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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:56 AM

I actually don't want time heist Loki running around. He hasn't experienced Ragnarok and isn't a 'good' guy yet. If Infinity War Loki could possibly survive and come back, I would be happier.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:54 AM

That would make for a less interesting show, dude.
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:41 AM

The Space stone allows travel anywhere in creation.

 

Presumably that would also include time and multiversal travel as well.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:35 PM

The Space stone allows travel anywhere in creation.

 

Presumably that would also include time and multiversal travel as well.

Then what's the point of the Time and Reality Stones if the Space Stone can already do their jobs?


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:59 PM

The space-stone should not allow for multiverse-travel.
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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:09 PM

And certainly not time.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 03:25 PM

The time and reality stones allow you to control time and reality.

Being able to travel somewhere doesnt mean you can actively control it ala Strange re-winding time or Thanos turning Drax into chunks.

Honestly, the reality stone should do everything the gauntlet does right?

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 03:31 PM

The Reality Stone's effects seem to be limited in that the user needs to be in close proximity and possibly exert constant mental effort to maintain the effect. When Thanos left Knowhere, Drax and Mantis immediately returned to normal. The Reality Stone probably needs to be combined with the Power Stone to create permanent change.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 03:44 PM

The Space Stone's got some here-to unknown quantities to it (Hence why I continue to call it the Cosmic Cube), since it turned Red Skull into a wraith guarding the Soul Stone.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:14 PM

The Space Stone's got some here-to unknown quantities to it (Hence why I continue to call it the Cosmic Cube), since it turned Red Skull into a wraith guarding the Soul Stone.

 

I don't think the space stone made him guard the soul stone.  I think there just isn't a lot of opportunity on Vormir and that's all he could find.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:55 PM

That would make for a less interesting show, dude.


A Loki who is semi good isn't that interesting? I... suppose past Loki who's still evil would be more interesting because he can grow as a character again? But the character reset would be confusing. And I do hope they don't give him a love interest.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:31 PM

I don't think Infinity War Loki had the evil cleared from his system.  His death was a good one, yes, but either way he's gonna be up to some mischeif.  He isn't the God of scepters.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:27 AM

Its passed 700 million domestically and is less than 400,00 away from dethroning avatar worldwide (it needs like 350,000 or so)
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Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:14 PM

The radio this morning said it made it to number one. 



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:25 PM

Blast from the Past, Ya Kid K.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:39 PM

The Space Stone's got some here-to unknown quantities to it (Hence why I continue to call it the Cosmic Cube), since it turned Red Skull into a wraith guarding the Soul Stone.

It also 'created' Captain Marvel and as a 'battery' several times. It was used more like it was the 'power' stone more than space .

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:47 PM

Yeah.  I think that's because in actual reality they got the Space Stone and Reality Stone out there before they realized they could be Infinity Stones.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:08 PM

We never did find out what the Soul Stone could actually do, did we?

 

The Reality Stone's effects seem to be limited in that the user needs to be in close proximity and possibly exert constant mental effort to maintain the effect. When Thanos left Knowhere, Drax and Mantis immediately returned to normal. The Reality Stone probably needs to be combined with the Power Stone to create permanent change.

 

I recently read a bit of an MCU guidebook at Barnes & Noble that stated Malekith could have easily used a fraction of the Reality Stone / Aether's power to create a pocket sector of space as a haven for the Dark Elves, but he was so arrogantly hateful of everyone and everything else in existence that he gambled on waiting for the Convergence to commit omnicide on the entire universe.

 

(The Thor: The Dark World film never explicitly detailed it, but evidently as the Dark Elves predated the Big Bang, the very fabric of the present day Milky Way's spacetime was toxic to their being, hence the masked suits worn by the Dark Elves.)


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 11:10 PM

 

That would make for a less interesting show, dude.


I... suppose past Loki who's still evil would be more interesting because he can grow as a character again? But the character reset would be confusing. 

 

Exactly. Watching him go through this sort of change during a series is going to make for more compelling television. And any viewer who could figure out what transpired during "Endgame" isn't going to be very confused. 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:03 AM

Yeah.  I think that's because in actual reality they got the Space Stone and Reality Stone out there before they realized they could be Infinity Stones.

 

I still wish they'd left the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube as its own thing, but I understand the desire to tie the films together.

 

We never did find out what the Soul Stone could actually do, did we?

 

Insight, wasn't it? After he gets the Soul Stone Thanos remarks to Stark "You aren't the only one burdened with knowledge." and he takes time out of his victory lap to actually console Scarlet Witch after she killed Vision.





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