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@  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.

@  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.


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:53 PM

I'm very frustrated and somewhat burned out on anything related to IT stuff. I'm not sure exactly why. I still like computer stuff and I do my best not to fall behind in tech (but that's getting harder and harder).

 

But I don't like doing it as my job anymore but I don't think I know how to do anything else. 

 

 

Anyway, the computer I'm now typing on wouldn't boot the other day because one of the RAM modules failed. I just let it sit for a couple days but couldn't tolerate how slow it was with only one working. So I figured I'd try to troubleshoot it.

 

The 'failed' on didn't work in either slot and the good one worked in both. So I just said "Hug it" and licked my fingers, rubbed it up and down and then wiped it on my pants. Now it works. 

 

Score one for the "IDGAF" method. 



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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:59 PM

I feel ya. Right now I'm wrestling with an ongoing hard drive issue that just keeps getting more and more bizarre. After my main hard drive started developing errors, I salvaged a spare drive I wasn't using to do a fresh install on, and after a few months that one stopped wanting to boot anymore for some reason. And now that I've bought a brand-new drive and put in the time doing yet another fresh install and migrating everything over, it decided to suddenly restart into a "scanning your hard drive for errors" sequence, which I guess failed so now it's booting straight to a blue screen that says it "could not recover" such-and-such. How does something like that happen three times in a row?


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 03:16 PM

It's probably not the drive, might be the wire, or the port the drive connects to.

 

Or maybe it's just dusty. I've revived a scary number of computers with an air compressor.


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:04 PM

It could also be the tecgnomes, they get into all sorts of things.

But yeah, could be the cable. My grandparents MacBook was having serious HD-like issues, but it turned out that that particular model was notorious for bad HD cables an a new solved their issues.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:51 PM

I find that trying the same thing until I get a different result actually works most of the time.


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 04:56 PM

Welcome to me about 10 years ago.. left The IT field and never looked back.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:39 PM

I hate clowns too.



#8 wonko the sane?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:57 PM

I find that trying the same thing until I get a different result actually works most of the time.

Sometimes tech support is synonymous with voodoo. I actually got a computer running once by just taking off the side panel.


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:29 PM

I feel ya. Right now I'm wrestling with an ongoing hard drive issue that just keeps getting more and more bizarre. After my main hard drive started developing errors, I salvaged a spare drive I wasn't using to do a fresh install on, and after a few months that one stopped wanting to boot anymore for some reason. And now that I've bought a brand-new drive and put in the time doing yet another fresh install and migrating everything over, it decided to suddenly restart into a "scanning your hard drive for errors" sequence, which I guess failed so now it's booting straight to a blue screen that says it "could not recover" such-and-such. How does something like that happen three times in a row?

 

 

Have you tried licking it?

 

Anyway, the worst part is the job I have now is the first job related to my field that I got since I got laid off in Feb 2018. But now I make less money than I did 7 years ago, which is when my real IT career started. 



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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:08 AM

I'm sorry your beefing with Tim Curry maybe try other Steven King works I recommend the Regulators or someones else work like The Forbidden Zone


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:45 AM

oh... I wasn't sure what 'it' we were talking about ...

 

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:01 AM

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:23 AM

I find that trying the same thing until I get a different result actually works most of the time.

Sometimes tech support is synonymous with voodoo. I actually got a computer running once by just taking off the side panel.

In middle school I could reliably solve my classmates' computer problems by just standing nearby.

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#14 Fnu Aw

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:12 PM

I wonder what would happen if the two of us stood near a computer.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:13 PM

Either the Y2K Virus or Skynet.

#16 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:47 PM

Let's hope skynet. Y2K would destroy the computers, but we could bog down skynet with internet porn and get on with our lives.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:34 AM

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:40 PM

when did y2k become a virus? is that what they're teaching people ? 

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:56 PM

It depends on who you ask (especially since it was a non-event anyway). Specific example: In Digimon: Our War Game (dubbed and heavily rewritten as the second part of Digimon: The Movie), Diablomon is the personification of the Y2K bug.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:21 AM

so you're saying if I ask weebs or morons ... 





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