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@  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?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers


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#1 videomaster21XX

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:53 PM

So probably from me falling asleep in it a few times. (And my cat loving to climb up the back of it) the Computer/gaming chair I was using pretty much died.

 

I currently have my futon pushed back in front of my computer so I can sit on SOMETHING while I type this.

 

I'm looking around, but am unsure of what I want to go for to replace my old one.

 

So given I trust you guys, what kind of chairs do you use? I basically come home and sit at the computer and either use it or play videogames, so it's something that I'm hoping to have last a while.

 

I'm really just looking to have it be tall enough to support my head. (I'm about six feet tall).

 

I'm trying to keep it "around" 100 bucks. Going a little over (Like maybe 30 bucks over) Is fine.

 

Just, anything you'd recommend? I basically made this thread because I can trust you are real people who will give me real suggestions, rather then the 'reviews' on places like Amazon. I got burned pretty bad last time I did that. You think I'd know better. (Well I mean you guys have seen my posts, so you likely know I'm an idiot, but still. >_<)


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:31 PM

I don't set at a desk for my gaming, but I like a nice low, upholstered chair. Something similar to this

https://www.amazon.c...9480084&sr=8-24
I finally got rid of that big white box.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 07:27 AM

Unless you already have an idea of what you want: I think you might need to hit up a furniture store and start sitting. That's how I did it anyway, I went to the local staples and just sat until I found a chair that met the intersection of comfort and a price I was willing to pay. In my case, it was a mid level manager's chair.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:50 AM

Chair does look nice Ultra Magnus, but not likely to work for what I need. I really do probably need something that can swivel/roll like any usual computer chair.

 

I'll look into being able to go to a staples, or maybe big lots will have something.

 

One of my concerns is that I've read a lot of reviews about 'good chairs' that say "Yeah it was comfortable for the first few weeks, but then the padding gave out and now feels like you are sitting on a park bench with some leather over it."

 

Given my plan is to basically be sitting on this every day for long hours at a time, that wouldn't work.

 

Also given I use a bicycle to get around, transporting a chair will have to wait till I can get help from a roommate with a car. So part of me was kinda hoping to order online to avoid that, but yeah, might be my only option.

 

I suppose if I think about what my goal for this thread was, it was the hope that someone might have been using a chair for a couple of years now and it still feels comfortable to sit in and could suggest it.

 

Also thinking about it, the last time I bought a chair from a store that I got to test out. It felt fine just sitting there for a few moments to test, but trying to sit in it for long hours proved not to work AT ALL. So there is that too.

 

I really don't want to drop 100 bucks or so on a chair and then find out it's only going to last me a month or two at the most before I can't stand sitting in it anymore.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:20 PM

Where did I say you can't order it? Staples does delivery. Just find the one(s) you like, write down the name and model number, then look it up online. If it has some durability to it, you buy it online.

 

You're furniture shopping man: internet shopping is great, but you basically NEED to try before you buy. Take your time, visit a couple of stores, and test out the display models. That's what they're there for. Once you have a better idea of what you liked: research, research, research. It'll take a while, but you'll nail down the one you like and then you can just order it.


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:57 PM

Don't be afraid to spend a lot of time in the chair at the store if your concerned about that. Bring your phone, start watching a movie or something.
I finally got rid of that big white box.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 01:09 AM

Where did I say you can't order it? Staples does delivery. Just find the one(s) you like, write down the name and model number, then look it up online. If it has some durability to it, you buy it online.

 

You're furniture shopping man: internet shopping is great, but you basically NEED to try before you buy. Take your time, visit a couple of stores, and test out the display models. That's what they're there for. Once you have a better idea of what you liked: research, research, research. It'll take a while, but you'll nail down the one you like and then you can just order it.

It seems so simple now that you've said it, but I never even considered that could be a thing.

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:36 AM

 

Where did I say you can't order it? Staples does delivery. Just find the one(s) you like, write down the name and model number, then look it up online. If it has some durability to it, you buy it online.

 

You're furniture shopping man: internet shopping is great, but you basically NEED to try before you buy. Take your time, visit a couple of stores, and test out the display models. That's what they're there for. Once you have a better idea of what you liked: research, research, research. It'll take a while, but you'll nail down the one you like and then you can just order it.

It seems so simple now that you've said it, but I never even considered that could be a thing.

O_o

 

Ha, no worries. Lots of folks get stuck in habits and don't even realize it's happened. :)


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 04:51 PM

I love my AKC Racing chair.



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 10:32 AM

I love my AKC Racing chair.

I'll admit I've had my eyes on that style of chair. I see a lot of people I follow on youtube using it.


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Posted 05 February 2020 - 11:50 AM

I was wondering how your search was going, had any luck so far?


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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:08 AM

Funds ended up not being there, so I've been on pause. Just got tax return though, so I feel comfortable looking again.


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Posted 06 February 2020 - 10:27 AM

Funds ended up not being there, so I've been on pause. Just got tax return though, so I feel comfortable looking again.

When you don't have the coin is the best time to go furniture shopping. You can't satisfy the need to purchase NOW so you're more likely to focus on the other elements your looking for.


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