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@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.


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#101 Zodberg

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:57 AM

In Superman 1 and 2 how come General Zod spoke solid english, barring his misunderstanding of Houston/Earth? For Kal El it makes sense he speaks English as he was raised in Smallville. For the Krypton scenes with Jor El it makes sense those are translated, but Dru Zod breaks out of the P.Zone and can intuitively chat it up with Luthor. And how come Darksyde annoys people when we all accept that Darkseid is Anti-Life? Really Darksyde is a bit silly but come on people, Cheetor.
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Posted 26 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

I have a lot less problem with "Darksyde" as a name and a lot more with the fact that it validates this fandom's sometimes-astonishing inability to recognize that sometimes things aren't literal.

Edited by LV!, 26 January 2019 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 10:58 AM

I have a lot less problem with "Darksyde" as a name and a lot more with the fact that it validates this fandom's sometimes-astonishing inability to recognize that sometimes things aren't literal.

That I can sympathize with. Like when the comic that came with Legends LG-EX Greatshot turned the character, who was originally his own person according to his 1989 toy's bio card, into just an upgraded Sixshot. That retcon created validation for a misconception (conceived by an audience that existed outside of the Japanese G1 shows' sphere of influence, no less) that never should have existed in the first place.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#104 Jim S

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:24 PM

Gosh, having multiple different interpretations of the same toy must be tough.

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:16 PM

The point here, though, is that there should not be multiple interpretations within a single continuity. That straight up makes no sense. IMHO
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#106 Jim S

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

"Single continuity"

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

Wasn't Greatshot being Sixshot Japanese fanon?

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

Probably


 

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:45 AM

 

I'm generally not a fan of ex post facto naming of things, and less so if I think that it's a dumb or inappropriate name. Or if it's conflating the thing with something else that it wasn't intended to be associated with in the first place. So I dislike Brigadoon for the reasons Kil mentioned, Darksyde because it's very very dumb, and stuff like Playback for the Paradron guy or Archforce for Straxus!Megatron because I think they should be separate characters.

Honest question: how do you feel about the Nemesis?

 

 

Hah, a good question. I'm mostly okay with it, it's not a name that's been co-opted from something else, it's a name that fits very well, it doesn't come about from some weird fandom thing, and the fact that it was named before I got back into Transformers with RiD2001 tricks my brain into it having more 'legitimacy' than it might otherwise have. Likewise, I've mostly got no issue with the names of Victory and Revenge. I fully accept the need to give unnamed things names, I'm just squirrely about how it's done.



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:18 AM

I don't think the Flying Island was unnamed given it was the Flying Island, but I suppose you could say the same for the Deception Ship.

It's always bothered me that the Nemesis is so very ... self aware in its name, but that doesn't make it out of place (none of these particularly are.)
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:36 AM

I still find it funny that both the American and Japanese Beast Wars creators came up with the exact same name for their respective series' final trump card vessel by sheer coincidence.

 

Like, if the Decepticon ship hadn't been nameless until 1999, you'd think the BWII Nemesis would have been named after the G1 Nemesis, but BWII used the name first. Before any Western TF media ever used the name for anything. :o


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:41 AM

Yeah, your average new fan would never guess which one was the Nemesis Prime.

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 12:04 PM

I'm still waiting for an Animated-style Nemesis to be named in-universe in homage to the Terrakor leader Nemesis.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:35 PM

 

 

I'm generally not a fan of ex post facto naming of things, and less so if I think that it's a dumb or inappropriate name. Or if it's conflating the thing with something else that it wasn't intended to be associated with in the first place. So I dislike Brigadoon for the reasons Kil mentioned, Darksyde because it's very very dumb, and stuff like Playback for the Paradron guy or Archforce for Straxus!Megatron because I think they should be separate characters.

Honest question: how do you feel about the Nemesis?

 

 

Hah, a good question. I'm mostly okay with it, it's not a name that's been co-opted from something else, it's a name that fits very well, it doesn't come about from some weird fandom thing, and the fact that it was named before I got back into Transformers with RiD2001 tricks my brain into it having more 'legitimacy' than it might otherwise have. Likewise, I've mostly got no issue with the names of Victory and Revenge. I fully accept the need to give unnamed things names, I'm just squirrely about how it's done.

 

Fair enough!


 

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:34 PM

What if humans advanced to the technological potential of converting Earth into a transforming spaceworthy mecha? Like Functionist Primus and Antillan Unicron.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

 

I'm generally not a fan of ex post facto naming of things, and less so if I think that it's a dumb or inappropriate name. Or if it's conflating the thing with something else that it wasn't intended to be associated with in the first place. So I dislike Brigadoon for the reasons Kil mentioned, Darksyde because it's very very dumb, and stuff like Playback for the Paradron guy or Archforce for Straxus!Megatron because I think they should be separate characters.

Honest question: how do you feel about the Nemesis?

 

 

It's a great name!

 

I mean, people name ships. Especially military ships. Like, we can imagine that when the ship was constructed, the dudes who built it gave it a name, and other people would use that name for reference because it's the best shorthand possible. And since it's a big bad scary huge ship, something dark and menacing seems like a name they would give it.

 

But the flying island? Nobody in the story was naming landforms! The Vok only talked about "Nexus Zero" and "the experiment".  The Maximals and Predacons only talked about subsectors** and coordinates.  Nobody named the waterfall that the Axalon was perched over, or the lava field where the Pred ship crashed, or the flying mountain, or the field with the standing stones, or any other place that recurred within the story and would have been important to the characters.

 

And if they didn't give names to those important places, why would they give a proper name to a thing that was only in their lives for like, a couple of hours before it got smashed to bits? That's the real rub for me: it makes no sense in the story that ANYONE would have given the thing a name at all, without us hearing it used on-screen.

 

** Actually they did give funny code names to the subsectors. Maybe in that context, the location of the flying island's remains might make sense: Subsector Brigadoon. 


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:10 PM

What if humans advanced to the technological potential of converting Earth into a transforming spaceworthy mecha? Like Functionist Primus and Antillan Unicron.

Then we shall rename this Earth, and it will be Gobotron!
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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:31 PM

 

What if humans advanced to the technological potential of converting Earth into a transforming spaceworthy mecha? Like Functionist Primus and Antillan Unicron.

Then we shall rename this Earth, and it will be Gobotron!

And it will be ours and it will be our Gobotron!


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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