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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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#1 tec

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:57 PM

Im over here thinking about the past and that got me to thinking about passing on that Neo-Geo and a bunch of games I regret not getting now


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 03:30 PM

I actually regret buying an Xbox 360 a decade or so ago.  The Wii wasn't living up to its sales with valid 3rd party support (seriously, even with the lesser hardware, a LOT of those games didn't even compare to Gamecube games in visual quality), so I opted to get "one of the other two".  I went with the Xbox 360 for its lower costs and stronger 3rd party support.

 

Years later...I'm feeling I probably should have ended up getting a PS3.  I feel it would have had stronger long term support, plus the PS One support and the fact the media function ultimately got better than the 360 offered.



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:03 PM

I regret getting rid of my SNES Chrono Trigger at the time I got a really good deal on the cart but I bought some crappy games with the turn around money


Edited by tec, 06 February 2019 - 11:14 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:25 PM

I regret buying Rygar on PS2.. paid 50 dollars and beat the game the first day.



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:38 PM

About a decade back: I wound up getting rid of most of 8 and 16 bit gaming stuff. I was in the process of clearing out a LOT of shit, and the reason I decided to move the stuff was because I wasn't using it. It was sitting in a bin in a closet and had for a good long while.

 

I wound up going emulation and getting a retro trio since, but it's just not the same.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

I played WoW for seven years.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 06:13 PM

I played WoW


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:32 PM

WoW played me.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:33 PM

I played WoW for seven years.

 

 

I played WoW

Yeah, see, I don't regret the time I put into my WoW account. Granted, I was never on there for as long as some (a piddly two years.) regardless of the changing fancies of popular culture. I had fun, and I could afford to have that fun.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 10:12 PM

About a decade back: I wound up getting rid of most of 8 and 16 bit gaming stuff. I was in the process of clearing out a LOT of shit, and the reason I decided to move the stuff was because I wasn't using it. It was sitting in a bin in a closet and had for a good long while.

 

I wound up going emulation and getting a retro trio since, but it's just not the same.

 

I have similar regrets about the old computers I've chucked over the years. And the case of Commodore 64 disks that I stuck up in the attic, where they have almost certainly been subjected to temperatures beyond the range they warn you on the box to keep them in. Granted, most of them were pirated, because apparently the only person on earth who actually paid for Commodore 64 games was the guy who cracked and copied them, but a few (Pac-Man, Bristles, RoboCop) were legit. If nothing else, I'd have liked to be able to rip them and offer them to emulator sites, whose collections consist almost exclusively of cracked copies with those obnoxious HACKED BY DA LEET KREW splash screens at the beginning.


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 11:11 PM

We got all of our Commodore 64 games out of the back of a monthly magazine that contained pages of the code...

My dad was cheap.. but I learned to read and program basic from it LOL

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:30 PM

its not video game related getting out of tabletop miniatures  stuff.  



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:53 PM

I regret what I'm sure most of us have regretted at some point with our collections.

 

Letting people borrow stuff you never get back.

 

Yeah, I still never got a new copy of Earthbound or P.N.03


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:13 PM

I regret what I'm sure most of us have regretted at some point with our collections.

 

Letting people borrow stuff you never get back.

 

Yeah, I still never got a new copy of Earthbound or P.N.03

 

I feel ya. I lent a friend my original black-label FF7 circa 1999. Never got it back, and he has no idea where it could have gotten to.



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Posted 18 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

When I had to move to Oklahoma, I had to clear out a TON of stuff.  Among those things I felt I needed to sell off was a my collection of Dreamcast games.

 

It was the first console I bought FOR ME, and my local Shopko store was really good about cycling inventory so I ended up with a TON of games on the cheap.  I think the only games I ever payed full price for was Soul Caliber or maybe Sonic Adventure.  Every couple weeks I'd hit the store and grab some cheap Dreamcast game for $15 or so.

But it was a big collection with a LOT of the rarer games: Skies of Arcadia, Grandia 2, Shenmue, Record of Lodoss War, DOA2, Soul Caliber, Sonic Adventure, Tech Romancer, Power Stone, Marvel vs Capcom 1 AND 2, one of the Street Fighter 3 releases, Sega GT, Metropolis Street Racer, Project Justice, Zombie Revenge.  Even had all 3 Bleem! discs for Gran Turismo, Tekken 3 and Metal Gear Solid, and a copy of MGS at that.

 

Sold it all for pennies on the dollar to clear it out of the house.  Probably should have just sold off more of the toys considering where the toy industry has gone over the past 12 years.


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 06:51 PM

I regret what I'm sure most of us have regretted at some point with our collections.

 

Letting people borrow stuff you never get back.

 

Yeah, I still never got a new copy of Earthbound or P.N.03

Two different copys of black labeled FF7s to two different GFs

 

Speeking of RPGs and regret I make it a stupid habit of buying Star Ocean RPGs and never actually playing any of them at all SO3 for the PS2 I clocked maybe 10 hours in and thats it


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

"Dear Humanity, we Regret being alien bastards, we Regret coming to Earth, and we most definitely Regret that the Corps just blew up our raggedy-ass fleet!"


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