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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".


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It is the year 2050. Why is "OK, Millennial" trending?


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:26 AM

By now y'all have probably heard about the trending meme "OK, Boomer" ascending from TikTok to the New Zealand Parliament. For those out of the loop, the meme mocks attitudes commonly associated with individuals of the Baby Boomer generation. Unsurprisingly for a social phenomenon, meme users have generically expanded targets beyond genuine Boomers, such as to Generation X parents. For their part, detractors decry "OK, Boomer" as ageist.

 

Now let's think further on, as this Reddit thread ponders. Ultimately, entropy is inevitable and each generation of humans becomes decrepit in its own way. While Generations Y/Z may be on the short end of the stick of life right now, what do you anticipate will become their clashes with the youth of tomorrow?

 

As a refresher, here are the loosely-agreed birth dates for generations in Western culture:

 

1883-1900 | Lost Generation

1901-1927 | Greatest Generation

1928-1945 | Silent Generation

1946-1964 | Baby Boomers

1965-1980 | Generation X - Latchkey Kids, MTV Generation, Baby Busters

1981-1996 | Generation Y - Millennials

1997-? | Generation Z - Digital Natives, iGeneration


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#2 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:36 AM

Bold of you to assume that Millennials want to live to see 2050.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:52 AM

Bold of you to assume we'll even have a choice in the matter.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:11 AM

“Whither are the manly vigour and athletic appearance of our forefathers flown? Can these be their legitimate heirs? Surely, no; a race of effeminate, self-admiring, emaciated fribbles can never have descended in a direct line from the heroes of Potiers and Agincourt…”

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

Probably in response to us telling stories of plentiful food and resources.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:10 PM

I'm too apathetic to make the requisite Bubblegum Crisis macro, but generation gaps happen, surprise


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 13 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

We won't be able to guess. Think about how terminology evolved from 40 years ago to today. Whatever kids in 2050 will be calling Millenials, none of us would probably understand it.

I think the entire thing funny, because this happens with every generation. It goes both ways too, with older folks thinking the younger are useless.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

https://www.penny-ar...y-in-the-future

 

I think of this for the future problems.

 

Of course that is assuming that we don't destroy the planet or ourselves.


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:13 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:33 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

Their general apathy towards everything is just getting reciprocated back.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:04 PM

With older folks thinking the younger are useless.


I know the ones i work with are pretty useless
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:58 AM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:07 AM

"Every time I talk to an old person about a home they are like, ' My house is worth two million dollars, and I bought it for 11 raspberries.'."


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:01 AM

 

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.

 

Better end...we get to stay home (in the house we paid for), watching Ranma, Exosquad, G1, Robotech, and GI Joe with our kids (which we had), teaching them to play Battletech, driving to work to pay for the kids having an existential crisis and the nurse for our aging Boomer parents, all to get ready to drive over and feed them and wipe their **** from their TV remote (seriously, how does that happen).  You wonder why we don't engage in the culture war, or boycott salt water, or eat flackseed and gravel...we don't have time.

 

Great...now everyone is going to say, "Ok, Xer", but I can't hear you, I am watching Bubblegum Crisis with my son to get my smiles where I can.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:30 PM

Here is the stand up comedian I quoted:

 

 

 

Has some language.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:09 PM

"Ok Boomer" is just "cool story bro" with the subject becoming more generalized.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 
And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.
Ah yes. Free from the drama about wondering what sort of world our children and grandchildren are going to inherit.


...wait.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:51 PM

Latter half of the sentence aside, it's gotta be said that no one gets left out of the inter-generational drama. It's not as if no one has ever used the term "gen X-er" derisively. And I'm a millennial who already doesn't understand gen Z or whatever they're called.


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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