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@  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.

@  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


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#41 Skids

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:18 PM

Its crazy to have  such a historical building burn like that.  Granted its a mix blessing. The ability to rebuild the building with present day mind set, or better construction planning, materials, and technology. Can help this wonderful building in the long run.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:22 PM

 

Hey Fnu....please stop ok?  I get it.  It's a historically significant building.  It is not, nor will it ever be, a symbol of the entire human race.  It's a building paid for with blood.  Beautiful, but it's still got a dark history.

I think this could use a touch of qualifying - most of the big, pretty monuments we have lying around from before the last few centuries also happen to be or have been symbols of cruelty and oppression, because that's generally how they got built in the first place. The Pyramids of Giza or something only have a different position now because you don't have a building, ideology, and practice that's in currency in the same capacity or directly mapped to one that is. It's not the origin of the building that changes. 

 

 

The Pyramids are generally understood to not be symbols of cruelty and oppression any longer, because we're getting a better sense of who actually built the things (Namely, NOT slave conscripted labor). They're ultimately...well...

 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:28 PM

Let's keep in mind that this isn't the first disaster to befall the building.  It's been left in disrepair (the whole reason the book was written), modified, plundered, damaged by war and added to over it's long lifespan.  Also worth noting that the original renovation didn't have all the original plans, so... what we know as the Notre Dame Cathedral isn't even the original look.

 

 

They supervised a large team of sculptors, glass makers and other craftsmen who remade, working from drawings or engravings, the original decoration, or, if they did not have a model, adding new elements they felt were in the spirit of the original style.

 

Given its prominence in French history and worldwide notoriety, it's very likely they will rebuild it, though that will take a long time to accomplish.

 

That said, it's a terrible tragedy and people are right to be distressed over it, but it's by no means the end of the story for Notre Dame Cathedral.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

I thought it was some sort of bad joke in the morning because it seemed impossible, how could the great Notre Dame be burning? The destruction of the spire was heartbreaking to watch. It's sad and also a bit enraging, this destruction because of some careless mishap. It seemed like it was on fire for hours before any real effort was made to intervene (but that's just from checking on it periodically.) I hope some heads roll but more importantly if they fund raise I'd happily contribute to restore this human marvel.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

The Pyramids are generally understood to not be symbols of cruelty and oppression any longer, because we're getting a better sense of who actually built the things (Namely, NOT slave conscripted labor). They're ultimately...well...

I wasn't referring to the slave labor myth. Notre Dame didn't use any to my knowledge either.


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 15 April 2019 - 08:58 PM

I thought it was some sort of bad joke in the morning because it seemed impossible, how could the great Notre Dame be burning? The destruction of the spire was heartbreaking to watch. It's sad and also a bit enraging, this destruction because of some careless mishap. It seemed like it was on fire for hours before any real effort was made to intervene (but that's just from checking on it periodically.) I hope some heads roll but more importantly if they fund raise I'd happily contribute to restore this human marvel.

 

Putting it out was problematic due to its Gothic architecture. As I understood it, the weight of the water used to put out the fire could have caused a major collapse of the structure itself (Hence why Gothic buildings are supported with buttresses), so they had to be really careful lest they end up doing more damage.

 

 

The Pyramids are generally understood to not be symbols of cruelty and oppression any longer, because we're getting a better sense of who actually built the things (Namely, NOT slave conscripted labor). They're ultimately...well...

I wasn't referring to the slave labor myth. Notre Dame didn't use any to my knowledge either.

 

 

Fair enough. I'm tired and not communicating well at all - both here and elsewhere, so I apologize if I came off wrong.

 

EDIT: So it seems while Notre Dame burned...a fire also started in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Reports say it was put out in short order but still, the timing is...eerie.


Edited by Rust, 15 April 2019 - 09:05 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:16 PM

I take great relief out of the fact that no one was hurt in this fire, and that while the structure was damaged, it's nothing that cannot be restored with time and hard work. Notre Dame shall live on. Paris as a city, France as a nation and the world as a whole will not let it die.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 10:10 PM

Great, I was hoping something like this had happened at some point.

 



 



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:16 AM

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She's still beautiful.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:23 AM

Well, a skylight looks good there, at least.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:45 AM

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She's still beautiful.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:59 AM

I'm a religious fool and I call it fantastic workmanship.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:14 PM

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She's still beautiful.

 

And the stained glass is still standing!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:14 PM

 

Meanwhile, I bet you anything people at Disney are panicking about whether they should cancel or edit their upcoming Hunchback remake out of concerns that parts of it will be "too soon".

 

Just announce that a portion of the revenue will be donated to the rebuilding effort.

 

 

Any profit the film makes after production costs and marketing, should be given to the fund to restore this grand old lady to her former glory.

 

I know from what I've read that the French President is saying within five years but I got this feeling it will take twice as long because its going to be a long and painful reconstruction, the Stain Glass widows will have to have their panels removed and examined because of the fire.

 

 

Its crazy to have  such a historical building burn like that.  Granted its a mix blessing. The ability to rebuild the building with present day mind set, or better construction planning, materials, and technology. Can help this wonderful building in the long run.

 

This old lady going to take a lot for rebuilding because they got to deal with the underlaying issues that were present prior to the fire, the stone work in places is crumbling, so restoration will likely be slow and painful

 

I thought it was some sort of bad joke in the morning because it seemed impossible, how could the great Notre Dame be burning? The destruction of the spire was heartbreaking to watch. It's sad and also a bit enraging, this destruction because of some careless mishap. It seemed like it was on fire for hours before any real effort was made to intervene (but that's just from checking on it periodically.) I hope some heads roll but more importantly if they fund raise I'd happily contribute to restore this human marvel.

 

From what I understand, part of the reason it took so long, aside from trying to save many of the tressures within as humany possible, the roof was made of lead and it was hard to get water into the area where the fire started, plus they had to battle to prevent the two towers from going up in flames as well.

 

There will be a lot of work ahead of the people whose job is to sort out this mess but the first thing is to remove the staffolding surounding the building and replace it and then cover up the roof to shield her from the elements, then they are likely to begin slowly removing the mess within, its not going in skips or off to recycling centres, they are going to be examined by experts. About the only way to sum up what must be done is "The Notre Dame war has begun" The first battle has been won but furrier battles lay a head, but she is strong at eight hundred and fiffty years young, this is nothing, I hope she stands for centuries to come.


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:16 PM

Apparently the reason the interior damage wasn't worse is because medieval architects assumed the wooden roofs might catch fire someday and so constructed stone vaults beneath the roof to catch burning falling wood. Which is exactly what happened, 854 years later. Now THAT'S an insurance policy.

The roof, btw, had been made of 13,000 oak trees (not a typo), exactly one plank per tree, and each over 300 years old when cut. They don't make 'em like they used to.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:16 PM

In case anyone thought that deforestation was a 20th century problem. X ]


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

Apparently the reason the interior damage wasn't worse is because medieval architects assumed the wooden roofs might catch fire someday and so constructed stone vaults beneath the roof to catch burning falling wood. Which is exactly what happened, 854 years later. Now THAT'S an insurance policy.

 

 

Doesn't surprise me since cities back then were much more vulnerable to fire.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:05 PM

Fair enough. I'm tired and not communicating well at all - both here and elsewhere, so I apologize if I came off wrong.

Sorry, by the way. I wasn't communicating very clearly myself. = [


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:55 PM

Now I wonder how much of the reconstruction will follow the original designs to the letter for the sake of tradition and how much they'll update. Making the roof or literally anything else out of lead nowadays is right out, obviously, but they might also want to reconsider using that much wood.


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