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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:44 PM

 

Kind of plays like a greatest hits from the original, which after all these decades I hope there's a little more to it, but it still got me excited and I'll be there opening weekend.

 



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:56 PM

Looks good.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:57 PM

Air Force recruitment numbers must be down.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:11 PM

Could be fun. I am cautiously optimistic for a good story.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

Some of those scenes look like they trying to recreate the original film but it doesn't look to bad of a film, could be worth seeing next year thou i wonder will they have a dog fight in the air towards the end and who the enemy will be, the original it was the Rusians but these days they aren't as serious treat as believed, I'm kind of on the sidelines about this film, the original was a product of its time at the tail end of the Cold War.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:49 PM

I'm a sucker for jets, aircraft carriers, and jets taking off aircraft carriers so... I'm interested.

 

I mean. I don't at all care about the characters or anything from the original movie outside of the fighter jet stuff, but, it at least looks not terrible?

 

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:52 PM

Air Force recruitment numbers must be down.

 

You mean Navy?

 

Anyway, gotta say this could be fun. Top Gun is such an unmitigated cheese fest in the aviation world - there are two types of pilots, those that take Top Gun seriously and those that make fun of them. I'm kind of looking forward to it.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

Yes!!! Saw this with a friend who is in the Navy when this dropped earlier and we both screamed during that last shot 

 

I am ready


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#9 Cybersnark

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:51 PM

But will it have cautionary heterosexual subtext?

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:29 PM

Not overly fond of the F-18, but I imagine they had to make do with what the Navy actually uses now.

 

I hope this exchange exists somewhere in the movie...
 

Iceman: "Hey Mitchell, what are you gonna do when the Navy retires your wrinkly old butt?"

 

Maverick: "Whatever keeps me in the air, Kazansky.  Maybe I'll get a job flying a cargo plane full of rubber dogs#!t out of Hong Kong."



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

 

They DID show some shirtless volley-ball.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:58 PM

Did the trailer neglect to mention that Maverick and Iceman are a happily married couple?



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:16 AM

But will it have cautionary heterosexual subtext?


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:34 AM

Will Starscream be returning for this one?  :p



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:43 AM

Will Starscream be returning for this one?  :p

 

Maybe, he might be bringing along his fellow seekers, the ones from Cybertron, AKA the Rainmakers!


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:53 AM

Starscream (F-15) wasn't in the first one.

 

That being said, there is a shot near the end where we see an F-14 flying off over the mountains, so that's weird since it's been retired for 13 years. Maybe the movie starts with a flashback segment... or spoiler! Maverick goes to fly for Iran. :D


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#18 The Predaking

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:53 AM

A neat trailer. I will have to check this out, but I honestly can't remember the last time I saw the original film.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

Starscream (F-15) wasn't in the first one.

 

That being said, there is a shot near the end where we see an F-14 flying off over the mountains, so that's weird since it's been retired for 13 years. Maybe the movie starts with a flashback segment... or spoiler! Maverick goes to fly for Iran. :D

 

It was a reference to the scene where Goose goes to meet his family and his son has Starscream in his hand the entire time. *feelingoldnow*



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:44 PM

yep there is  G1 TF in Top Gun

 

 

Also just because the F-14 retired does not mean that we don't have any that are working in the States


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