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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:53 PM

Can we turn this into a general Nerf thread? I was getting ready to build a Kronomag but I finally managed to catch the Spamf kit on Gavinfuzzy's Etsy shop before it sold out, so I'll be modding up a Falconfire instead.
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Posted 09 October 2019 - 09:15 PM

It's also worth noting that Nerf has also launched a lower priced line of blasters to directly compete with other manufacturers.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:40 AM

Howzzat? They already don't paint anything that isn't facing out of the packaging.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:39 PM

I have nothing useful to contribute but I love the title of this thread.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 06:17 PM

I've been digging through my old Nerf stuff and seem to have most of what I was looking for. The big prize is the yellow and the clear Vulcans. They're nice impressive centerpieces.

 

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:02 PM

Apparently, if you don't press the Ultra darts in hard enough, they don't trigger the DRM button. So far, there really doesn't seem to be a reason to buy that thing.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:17 AM

Apparently, if you don't press the Ultra darts in hard enough, they don't trigger the DRM button. So far, there really doesn't seem to be a reason to buy that thing.

 

There's 3 more coming that will at least give more of a range to judge.  By the prices, I'm guessing they'll be springers so I'm inclined to prefer them anyway.  Still, if they're halfway decent probably try to find a way to get them to accept talons and shoot stefans instead anyway.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:37 AM

What I'm hearing is that off brand companies that still use the old format will have some nice leverage to improve their sales by catering to people who don't want to pay out the anus for the new darts.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:42 AM

What I'm hearing is that off brand companies that still use the old format will have some nice leverage to improve their sales by catering to people who don't want to pay out the anus for the new darts.

 

If Nerf were switching to the Ultra format exclusively, sure.  But since they aren't, no.  


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:48 AM

Ah, I misunderstood the premise then. OP sounded like it was going to be the new standard.

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 11:53 AM

I suppose that would depend on how well the new format sells. If it's a rampant success, large scale standardization will probably follow soon.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 01:24 PM

I suppose that would depend on how well the new format sells. If it's a rampant success, large scale standardization will probably follow soon.

 

I doubt it.  Between Mega darts, Rival HIR, Vortex, and the standard Elite-size darts in all their flavors, There's at least 3-4 ammo styles on the shelf currently as-is and they haven't phased the others out for one or the other.  


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:21 PM

If the new Ultra stuff does well, they'll probably downsize some of the other ones to push Ultra more. So I want Ultra to fail spectacularly so I can continue to get normal Nerf readily.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:08 PM

Apparently, if you don't press the Ultra darts in hard enough, they don't trigger the DRM button. So far, there really doesn't seem to be a reason to buy that thing.


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Posted 23 October 2019 - 12:19 AM

Yeah, I know. Flaky DRM blocking legit use? WHO COULD HAVE THUNK IT?


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Posted 18 November 2019 - 03:23 AM


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:24 PM

Today's a great day to pick up one of the greatest Nerf blasters ever made.  Amazon has the Rival Nemesis for sale today at 50% off.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:08 PM

Today's a great day to pick up one of the greatest Nerf blasters ever made.  Amazon has the Rival Nemesis for sale today at 50% off.

 

Meh.  If you're going for a high-capacity Rival blaster you're better off getting a $55 Perses at Wal-Mart.com 


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:36 PM

The Perses has a greater rate of fire, but it's hard to beat the capacity and power of a Lipo modded Nemesis.  I can't choose, so I have both.



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Posted 02 December 2019 - 02:39 PM

The Perses has a greater rate of fire, but it's hard to beat the capacity and power of a Lipo modded Nemesis.  I can't choose, so I have both.

 

An extended hopper from OutOfDarts gets you 100 rounds with a Perses.  I just think the ergonomics on the Nemesis are awful


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