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@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:43 PM

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:56 PM

Eh, it's such an old in-joke now that I don't see it changing.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:09 AM

And even if it did, the fact that it's so old would still continue to make post-change hugs suspect.


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 08:34 PM

it was just the kind with arms only.

 

no worries -some people just don't like unsolicited hugs. it's cool, I've learned something new  


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 11:39 AM

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had too much caffeine, gimme questions


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:03 PM

how much is too much? 



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:03 PM

How much caffeine is too much? Asking for a friend.

Edit: Dammit!

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:07 PM

What are the highest and lowest recorded temperatures in your geographical region?

 

Do you own a cat?

 

What's your favorite science fact?


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 25 July 2019 - 01:07 PM

Seen any cool robots lately?

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:08 PM

how much is too much? 

 

 

How much caffeine is too much? Asking for a friend.

Edit: Dammit!

I don't know the exact milligrams because it came from a local area coffeeshop but "enough that you feel like you're vibrating and/or disconnected from your body". Which, when I was more actively consuming it on a daily basis, too much then was like, close to 500mg in the span of a couple hours. (I had taken some excedrin for a headache on waking up and gotten a couple of bottled dunkin donuts coffees on the way to work and underestimated their caffeine content because they were small. I was a fool, and they clocked in at just shy of 200mg a pop.)


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:29 PM

Seen any cool robots lately?

 

As a matter of fact, yes, just a few hours ago:

 

 

 

What are the highest and lowest recorded temperatures in your geographical region?

 

Do you own a cat?

 

What's your favorite science fact?

 

Temperature records took a bit of homework, or I'm just not using useful search terms. For my town, the highs are 106°F/41°C and the lows are -14°F/-25°C. I expected the highs to be higher, but I'm probably remembering heat indexes more.

 

I do not, but I wish I did. Cat allergies are an awful curse. :(

 

Just the existence of the triple point as a concept! (So much so that I made an OC around it, whoops.)


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

Oh my gosh someone needs to pick that up and get it made, now. = o

 

I'm sorry my silly question made you work, but I'm impressed that you answered it. X ] We were having this odd conversation in the Mayhem Discord server between three of us about our local climates, with three of us living in widely to narrowly ranging places and me in the middle with almost the exact spread you got. = ] 

 

Sorry about the allergies!

 

Nice pick! = D Wild what can happen outside of our familiar regimes....


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 25 July 2019 - 03:49 PM

It wasn't bad work, I was just mostly puzzled by the fact that the almanac sites that were coming up didn't list highest and lowest of all time, just had the highest and lowest for each month. I guess that's something more-requested, though!

 

The allergies suck, but aren't enough to deter me when I visit a friend who has a cat. I just wouldn't want to live with that, for the most part.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:50 PM

would you like an invite to the mayhem discord... ? one of the others will have to give you it... I'm not on the special list ;) 



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:53 PM

I tried it before, but found myself mostly lurking and then just not checking it all that often, and ended up trimming it from my servers 'cause I felt bad not using it.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:03 PM

Just so you know though, Destron, anyone can, in fact, make an invite from the Mayhem Discord. It's technically possible to turn that off but it's allowed by default. = ]


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 25 July 2019 - 04:21 PM

okay that's fair... thanks for answering my questions - I remember I need to keep my hugs to myself though so no worries this time 

Okay, do you want a cookie or something...? Making a big deal about "look how much I respected this boundary you set up" really isn't a good look, my dude.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:42 PM

I think he's just trying to be cute. It's still the same "I remember your thing and am controlling my usual impulse" message, but I think the emphasis is on "I remember your thing" and "I have huggy feelings". The other thing is at least as nuanced as not saying it would be, and Destron kinda doesn't that. = .


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 25 July 2019 - 05:01 PM

Pardon me if I don't find it cute when someone makes a show of learning some people don't like unsolicited hugs at 37 goddamn years old. If you do something that bothers someone and they call that out, you apologize at the time, quit doing the thing and move on. Pointing out how you didn't do the thing like that is some elementary school shit.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 05:09 PM

I'm sorry I even brought it up. 







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