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@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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#21 Maruten

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

No, sometimes it's just a bad trailer or it's not indicative of the full product. Particularly with "TV" series. With a movie trailer, yeah, you're probably getting a fairly comprehensive picture of the movie. But there's a lot more room in a series to expand beyond what might be chosen to include in a trailer. 


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:04 PM

Here's what I took away from the trailer:

 

Carmen Sandiego is a member of V.I.L.E., an evil organization that trains thieves.

Someone is implicated as having died, and Carmen has a crisis of conscience

Decides to stop thieves from stealing stuff VILE wants by...stealing it herself.

 

Were I a parent looking into programming I'd be comfortable letting my child watch, that set up would already be a hard pass. Were I a fan of old Carmen Sandiego shows, this would still be a hard pass. Carmen Sandiego is not some Anti-Kim Possible. She's the bad guy.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

No, sometimes it's just a bad trailer or it's not indicative of the full product. Particularly with "TV" series. With a movie trailer, yeah, you're probably getting a fairly comprehensive picture of the movie. But there's a lot more room in a series to expand beyond what might be chosen to include in a trailer. 

Anything could be more than it appears, but it's not possible to judge what has not been experienced yet, therefore we must judge by what we can see.  If it comes out and winds up being amazing, then opinions will likely change.

 

Until then, all we have is the trailer and advertised premise.  Telling people not to have a reaction to the promotional material based on hypothetical future revelations is pointless and obstructive.  Why bother having a thread about it and discussing it if we can't have an opinion at this point?

 

 

Carmen Sandiego is not some Anti-Kim Possible. She's the bad guy.

I could see making her an anti-hero, but not putting her in the spotlight.  Make her someone who is convinced that the world's most priceless artifacts are best kept in one place, that they're genuinely safer in her keeping and it would be an interesting interpretation.

 

But putting her in the spotlight takes away one of the most central aspects of Carmen Sandiego: The mystique.  Make her the mysterious entity that gets between the Player and VILE, but don't make her less mysterious.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

The old 90's cartoon Carmen was not a bad guy she was an Antagonist. She had rules and morals. She's mostly about the thrill of the heist and getting away with it, then the crime itself. She sets up these elaborate heists wanting the heroes to try and stop her. She was against killing and the like. She is a professional almost along the lines of Captain Cold or Catwoman. Career Criminals that care about the job and getting it done clean, no mess no death, because they are not amaetures. But like Catwoman and Captain Cold she can be a protagonist, when there is a worst criminal then her out there. For all we know, by the end of this she's taken down the heads of VILE and taken it over herself, becuase she's already proven she can be the better theif.


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#25 Maruten

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:00 PM

Anything could be more than it appears, but it's not possible to judge what has not been experienced yet, therefore we must judge by what we can see.  If it comes out and winds up being amazing, then opinions will likely change.

 

Until then, all we have is the trailer and advertised premise.  Telling people not to have a reaction to the promotional material based on hypothetical future revelations is pointless and obstructive.  Why bother having a thread about it and discussing it if we can't have an opinion at this point?

 

Fair points. I just think it's worth acknowledging that there can be more to a show than its trailers and "trailer with no appeal" is not a guarantee of "show that gets everything wrong". But of course you're right that the trailer is out there to persuade you to watch, and if it doesn't convince you then you're entitled to check out and it has quite possibly failed at its job (though obviously "what the trailer should give us" is pretty subjective).


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:49 PM

*watches trailer*

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:35 PM

Book , Cover

Show, Trailer

Nuff Said

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

GUMSHOES!

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Yep.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:21 PM

This looks like the best Erin Esurance series.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:14 PM


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:39 PM

I am going to watch this with an open mind just like I did with the reboots of The Magic School Bus and She-Ra.  I don't think it's fair to judge a show on one single trailer.

 

Besides, Carmen's long-time secret partner, Waldo, told me to or else.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:15 PM

I like it. It takes basically "Where on Earth..." Carmen and tweaks her morality just slightly more righteous than it was. She's still a thief. She's still stealing things.

 

She's just doing it to keep it out of the hands of other thieves. And like Shadewing said there's a real possibility this sets up for her eventual take over of VILE.

 

Sure she's the 'bad guy' but a lot of media involving her presents her as not always having been the bad guy. I'm down to watch that, or at least give it a shot. 


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

Oh man, I opened the thread thinking they put the old gameshow on Netflix. Stink.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:54 AM

omg... the old cartoon theme... as elevator music in episode 2...

 

...And there is Zack and Ivy in ep 3... Not the same characters...

 

And the info dump about the locations between travel...

 

 

I think this series has my respect at the very least.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:41 AM

Further upping my respect, now the series is also homaging the game show as well.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:12 AM

Actually Netflix just let on that

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:45 AM

It kind of reminds me of Rescue Bots


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:54 AM

Finally finished it. Need season 2 now.

And I kinda have a crush on Argent.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:13 AM

I'm somewhat fearful yet I'll give it a shot.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Finally finished it. Need season 2 now.

And I kinda have a crush on Argent.

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Man there is something really sad that we went from the traditional gender roles of smart guy, dumb woman to smart woman dumb guy. It's like there can't be a balance or a mix or anything.





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