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@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  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.


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#1 Rhinox

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:05 AM

On April 25th, 2009 I was married to the only woman I'd ever dated.  The only one I'd ever loved.  

On July 8th, 2018 she told me she was done, that she didn't love me and I had to leave.  

Today, March 3rd of 2019 I am officially divorced.  

 

Per the judge, I will pay her alimony for ending our marriage for the next 31 months.  

I work 40 hours a week at a Correctional Institution.  One of the hardest jobs you can have.  For that I earn $140 every two weeks, paying child support and alimony.  

 

 

 

For every end, though, a new beginning.  Mine starts today.  


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#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:08 AM

Good luck brother, you can do anything you choose to do.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:24 AM

Sorry to hear that Rhinox.

Best wishes going forward.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:32 AM

Good luck Rhinox.

 

You have the right attitude going forward.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:42 AM

Really sorry to hear that, but this is a new chapter in your life . . . Take some time to grieve, but know that it's going to get better.

 

(Also I really hope I'm misreading and you don't make only $70 a week.  If so, yikes. D: )



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:49 AM

You got this, Rhinox. It's going to be hard for a good long while, but you got this.

 

Though please tell me you got to keep your house.


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#7 Rhinox

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:52 AM

No.  I have no house, not that I could afford it.  I don't have primary custody of the kids.  I have all 3 credit cards and their associated debts in my name.  I pay insurance for the kids going forward.  

 

I am, for at least the next few years, basically a wage slave for a family I don't live with.  

I don't mind child support.  Those kids are mine and I will pay whatever it takes so they succeed.  What galls me is that I can be kicked out of my home, my family, my life, and pay her for the privilege.  

 

If you ever wonder why some good people, good dads quit their jobs and don't bother to pay, this is why.  


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#8 Echowarrior

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:53 AM

Sorry about all of that. I hope that your wages go up, or something else happens to improve your situation that doesn't involve something terrible happening to someone.


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#9 Rust

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:56 AM

But you don't have to pay the mortgage, do you? Or is that included as part of alimony?



#10 Rhinox

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:03 PM

She has to refinance the house into her name or it gets sold and we split the proceeds.  

I earn damn near $20 an hour.  I have a very good paying job.  I just don't get to see said proceeds for a while.  

Dropping her from my insurance will help.  Until the orders were finalized I had to keep her on.  That put support at $575 per check plus $460 for insurance for everyone.  Now I'll only be paying $160 in insurance per check and support.  So I'll start back getting checks around 4 to 500.  This past month I've made $140 to $145 a check.  It's been difficult.  


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#11 Ironbite

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 03:52 PM

At least it's done man.


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#12 DarkeklawGW

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:08 PM

This is the worst part of the Divorce Process.  The guy gets raked over the coals.  

I hope your life evens out soon. 

 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:52 PM

I am sorry to hear that man. As someone that has been where you are, I can only tell you that it does get better. Just keep improving your life and be there for your kids, and one day, you will look back and think how much better off you are.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:15 PM

Yay for... some kind of closure, and for... theoretically being able to move on now. Hard to find a yay that really sticks though. 

 

31 months isn't that long I guess. And you can get through anything for your kids. 

 

But jeez, American divorces are brutal. 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

 

But jeez, American divorces are brutal. 

 

Canadian, too; at least from what I'm told. I never intend to find out.



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 08:09 PM

Sounds to me like she took you for a ride.  That sucks-I hope things improve for you.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:54 PM

Shit. I'm so sorry.



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:09 PM

This is the worst part of the Divorce Process.  The guy gets raked over the coals.


This.

It makes me furious just reading about this kind of thing.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:29 AM

I had a colleague who was in a similar situation who had to quit his job and go re enlist in the army because he could no longer afford his measly rent. I hear the only to get a fair situstion is to basically wage war on your ex in the court system, and who wants to do that, especially when you have children. Lawyers are evil.
I had a colleague who was in a similar situation who had to quit his job and go re enlist in the army because he could no longer afford his measly rent. I hear the only to get a fair situstion is to basically wage war on your ex in the court system, and who wants to do that, especially when you have children. Lawyers are evil.
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#20 Rhinox

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:33 AM

I was told by many, many coworkers who were divorced that the only way to get anywhere is to demand everything, but expect nothing.  That if I wanted even a 50/50 kind of split I had to go in demanding 100%.  

 

I couldn't do that.  

 

The only thing that would do is hurt the kids.  Pissing off the ex just means their lives will be more difficult.  At the end of the day, my entire goal is to make sure the kids will be okay.  If that means I have to live with my parents for the foreseeable future, then that's what I'll do.  

 

My goals at this point are to get the ex off my insurance so I can actually get checks over $500 again.  It's time to rebuild, not figure out how to tear the ex down.  


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