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@  Darkstream : (09 April 2020 - 04:24 PM)

My wife had that same concern..and yet trees keep falling

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

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#21 Ave Destron!

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:56 AM

it feels like it has been so ingrained into my skull that when someone says, for instance, starscream my brain just leaps to which one?

or i usually consider prowl II before prowl 2
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Posted 24 December 2018 - 01:21 AM

Universe Ramjet.


I mean, I like the G1 guy, but I can't help but think of Mr. "Turned to anti-matter by eldritch beings outside time and space."


He's got a Kirby Krackle!

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 01:37 AM

Megatron's a T. rex

Optimus Prime shares a voice actor with Megatron

Bonecrusher is a mine-clearing vehicle

Star Saber's a sword

Shockwave is Longarm

Thrust is Squidhead

Frenzy is silver

Starscream has high heels

Soundwave has no face

Ironhide has huge cannons

Rampage is a crab

Scourge is rivals with a shark

Cyclonus is a scary oni samurai guy

Galvatron is, er, the Decepticon Leader back from the dead

Dinobot is just one guy

Jetfire is old

Devcon is some weird-ass Cloverfield looking thing

Blades is a Rescue Bot


I guess roughly speaking, anything but the originals. A whole lot of exceptions, but still. It gets real annoying when they announce a name and I immediately get excited just to find out it's the one version I don't like at all, which is all the goddamn time.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:20 AM

I've got probably the weirdest one. Leadfoot is the PCC guy.

Later, G1 Thrust was found stuffed in a gym locker, the recipient of The Dreaded Rear Admiral.
M "In My Head The Arms Micron Vehicon Is Prime Thrust" Sipher

You realize you've just raised the question of who owns the name "Vehicon."

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:41 AM

My Shockwave is the one from DR. SMOOV's video

Edited by Presumed Dead, 24 December 2018 - 02:41 AM.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:33 AM

Does G1 Thrust though? I know his bio says stuff, but I can't think of a single thing G1 Thrust ever did of note, be it the show, Marvel Comics, or IDW.
So Armada Thrust certainly wins the character bit.

Problem is I just like G1 Thrust's design better. Armada Thrusts design is certainly unique, but it doesn't do anything for me. And I say that as someone that adores Armada.

Beast Machines Thrust is crying in the corner.
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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:18 AM

I've got probably the weirdest one. Leadfoot is the PCC guy.

Later, G1 Thrust was found stuffed in a gym locker, the recipient of The Dreaded Rear Admiral.
M "In My Head The Arms Micron Vehicon Is Prime Thrust" Sipher

You realize you've just raised the question of who owns the name "Vehicon."


It's either Bombshell or Skywarp, right?

#28 D Buster Prime

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:29 AM

obviously Sideways owns the name Tarantulas

It seems like you may have misspelled "Unicron".


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:25 AM

Usually it's the version I remember from G1 (or RiD, or the UT, etc), but often I've forgotten the G1 version (or they just made no impression on me), and I default to some more interesting version I've made up in my head.

"My" Ratchet is actually more like Batou from Ghost in the Shell, as a fusion of his "party guy" Budiansky bio from MTMTE, his more casual cartoon personality, and the more badass warrior-medic I recalled from the few glimpses I had of the Marvel comics --he knows how to be serious, but he's also the guy you'd want to crack a few energon-beers with at the end of the day.

I also make heavy use of renaming and repurposing to bring in other memorable versions.

The grumpy old animated Ratchet is Remedy, and the Jeffrey Combs version is Rest-Q the Gobot.

This is my biggest issue with Movie Bumbelebee. The original Bumblebee isn't any of the things that the currently pushed version is and my brain rejects the modern character as Bumblebee. I have really no issue with the modern character at all, but it just isn't Bumblebee. The could have named the character anything else and it would be less jarring to my childhood perception of what Bumblebee is.

I've been calling him Hubcap; yellow guy who looks like Bumblebee, has a pathological need to be liked, and a communications expert who could figure out how to use radio transmissions to communicate.

Animated Bumblebee is Bumper, both because he's the "young, inexperienced" archetype, and because of his voice actor.

RiD2015 Bumblebee does match my (seasoned veteran, post-war) version of Bumblebee, so he gets to be "merged" with G1 Bumblebee and keep the name.

UT Hot Shot is Tigertrack, because Tigertrack is known for his visual sensors, and UT Hot Shot had a fancy visor.

("Hot Shot" is the veteran and pyrokinetic leader of the Spy Changers, simply because he was here first.)

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:57 AM

I don't have that many examples where later characters overwrite the earlier uses of a name, but there are some.  Off the top of my head...


Inferno belongs to the Beast Wars one, seeing as that's the one with a personality.


Barricade is a police car Decepticon. I don't like any of Bay's movies, but I know a good concept when I see one.


A bunch of IDW versions take precedence of the properly G1 incarnations in my mind, but that would be a bit long and complex to go into here.


Scorponok is a bit of a weird case because I have no attachment to the Unicron trilogy character, but his design is absolutely the one I prefer and think of first (in G1 colors, though).


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

Scavenger is the Armada guy.

Really, combiner limbs don't have much personality so they're low priority on their own names.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 11:59 AM

Most of the time it's the original incarnation of the character.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:37 PM

Yeah, unless there's a case where it's a name that was applied to a character with no personality or fiction presence, I tend to think of the originals in 98% of the cases.  When I think "Blackout", I initially think the Movie guy, not the Micromaster.  But guys like Prowl, Ironhide, Starscream, or whomever else... it's always primarily the G1 incarnation.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 12:53 PM

Blaster can find a new name for his lion, Steeljaw is a the big bad wolf now.

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 01:12 PM

Scourge is always going to be the Cybertron character to me. RID 01 was my first Transformers series, but I just cant agree with that Scourge getting to own that name. I do like it for Evil Optimus Prime in the context of Grand Scourge, though in that case its because I imagine it more as a title than an actual name.

I wouldve said G1 Red Alert comes to mind before Armada/Cybertron/Animated, but after you described G1 Red Alert I realized I was thinking of First Aid instead, so I guess maybe I do think of that name as belonging to an ambulance.

As much as I love the Cybertron character, something about the name Ransack just says old-timey fighter plane to me.

Inferno is a weird name for a fire truck and it suits the Beast Wars character much better.

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