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@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Base XO is definitely unstoppable.

@  Donocropolis : (07 June 2021 - 04:30 PM)

What about magnets? No one knows how they work or what they can do.

@  Bass X0 : (07 June 2021 - 02:22 PM)

Yes Cybershark, and now no force in the universe can stop us.

@  Cybersnark : (07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM)

Aaaan we're back!

@  Telly : (06 June 2021 - 09:07 PM)

its alive! AAAALIIIIIIVEEEEEE! *maniacal laugh*

@  repowers : (06 June 2021 - 02:18 PM)

WHAT!!! ALLSPARK!!! you IN LIVE!!!!!!

@  Donocropolis : (06 June 2021 - 01:53 PM)

Indeed. I was missing it.

@  Shockwave 75 : (06 June 2021 - 11:35 AM)

So glad the boards are back!

@  Echowarrior : (06 June 2021 - 07:45 AM)

It's alive! Alive!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2021 - 08:32 PM)

Aw man, I missed this place...

@  Sabrblade : (05 June 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Now here in Manhattan, the spell is broken! And we live again!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM)

Groovy.

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 07:23 PM)

How is everyone

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 06:42 PM)

test

@  tigerhawk : (24 May 2021 - 07:42 AM)

I'm making progress with tweezers. It's no great loss given Dai Atlas minor roles anyway, I really do prefer this mold for Titans Overlord and Sky Shadow,

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM)

Had that happen once. Drilled a 1 mmhole in the peg and superglued a rivet into it for something to pull on.

@  tigerhawk : (22 May 2021 - 09:44 PM)

pliers, superglue, heat, nothing has worked so far but I had to take yesterday off due to pfizer side effects.

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 07:04 AM)

is there enough plastic sticking out to yank it out with pliers?

@  tigerhawk : (21 May 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Oh great my Legends Dai Atlas fell and the gun snapped in two, the handle is stuck in the port on top of the vehicle mode.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:14 AM)

Also, our compound terms are legendary among foreigners, because we throw them together as a single word, with no spaces and usually without hyphens too.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:12 AM)

You can have straightforward sentences that are a literal word-replace translation of stuff like "I go to school", but once you throw in perfect tense and prepositions, you end up with insane constructions where the main verb is at the very end of a very long sentence, so you have to listen to the whole sentence until you have any clue what is going on.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

And I stand by that. German sentence structure can be utterly insane.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

Fun fact: When I was teaching German kids English, I kept telling them that English grammar and especially sentence structure is more logical than German.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

e.g. Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den was by a Chinese guy pointing out the weirdness in his own language, rather than the frustrations of somebody learning Chinese as their second. So English isn't the only case where native speakers might enocunter funky issues.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

Then I shall concede, and retire.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

I'm not sure if that's even all that unique to English.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:07 AM)

Which is why I specified those comparing learning it to learning other languages as a second language.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:04 AM)

And I don't think "ancedotal frustration" means much, considering that every language has complaints from people trying to learn it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:03 AM)

The fact that these stand out certainly makes Japanese "not a smoothie". And it's only consistent within more recent loanwords. Older ones stick out in a different way.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:00 AM)

Even writing them generally in katakana is a consistent treatment, and gives someone learning the language a general expected approach. I'd say the anecdotal frustration with English by those learning it compared to learning other languages as a second language is a demonstration that this sort of consistency and organization was not a valued thing in the past few centuries of the language's development.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

Frankly, it just sounds like you think other languages seem a certain way because you don't look into them all that much.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

It's pretty pervasive in Japanese as well, with how these feature into everyday speech.. And I don't know what you even mean by "deep", since writing them in a particular character set basically calls attention to not just their derivative nature, but their relative recency as well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 12:25 AM)

Indeed, every language has those artifacts if you examine deeply enough, but in English they're not deep, and they're pervasive.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:56 PM)

like Japanese using three different script types together, and more recent word borrowings tend to be in katakana.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:51 PM)

I don't know what you mean by "cohesively". Borrowings are probably obvious if you know what to look for.


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#3061 Rodimal

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Posted 25 April 2021 - 02:42 PM

Can we please teleport these idiots to their chosen realm of existence already so they will leave the rest of us alone.

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Posted 27 April 2021 - 07:47 PM

Including Tucker Carlson:

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Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson thinks people wearing masks are "repulsive" and told his viewers last night that they should even call the cops when they see children wearing masks.

And knowing the yearning, empty vessels that make up the bulk of his viewing audience, you know it will happen. 911 operators will be diverted from actual emergencies so the intellectually lazy prep school boy can revel in the extent of his power.

Mind you, it's children wearing masks in Walmart that so disgusts him. Not the oppositional defiance bunch that so proudly sports semi-automatic weapons in Walmart.



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 08:09 PM

I don't like to promote non-comedic violence, but seriously why has nobody punched him in the throat yet.



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Posted 27 April 2021 - 08:12 PM

Because 1) Despite the projection of the GOP that states otherwise, the American political left is less violent than the right. And 2) There's no such thing as Karma. 


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Posted 27 April 2021 - 10:16 PM

And 3) none of us could stand to be in a room with him long enough to get close for a punch.

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 12:23 AM

If I were a cop, I'd be mad as hell at this guy for encouraging what are essentially bogus 911 calls.

 

But of course, I'm not a cop. Because I'm a decent person.

 

The people who are, are probably giddy with anticipation at the prospect of getting to storm more innocent people's homes and gun them down.


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Posted 28 April 2021 - 03:42 AM

Time for him to go on another fishing trip?



#3068 wonko the sane?

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 05:18 AM

If I were a cop, I'd be mad as hell at this guy for encouraging what are essentially bogus 911 calls.

 

But of course, I'm not a cop. Because I'm a decent person.

 

The people who are, are probably giddy with anticipation at the prospect of getting to storm more innocent people's homes and gun them down.

I'm willing to bet the majority of cops are simply looking forward to this because it means they won't be getting real calls, so they'll be getting paid to do nothing.


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Posted 28 April 2021 - 05:19 AM

So I have this coworker who is still vehemently against any kind of vaccination, clings on any reports of obscure side-effects or deaths following a vaccination, while at the same dismissing Covid as a mere "sneeze", using the old "they died with, not because of the virus" argument, and refuses to talk to other coworkers who have either been through a Covid infection themselves, or know someone who has or had Covid. Because it's easier to argue your biased position when you don't have to directly talk to someone who has first-hand experience.


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#3070 CORVUS

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Posted 28 April 2021 - 11:22 AM

Your coworkers sounds very secure in his world-view. I'm sure its not built on a metaphorical house of slippery-sand or anything. 


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Posted 12 May 2021 - 05:21 AM

I'm sure I've said this before, but...
 
If Republicans refuse to wear a mask and refuse to get vaccinated, and Democrats have no problem with wearing a mask or getting vaccinated, and masks and vaccinations help contain the virus, doesn't this mean that in the long run, it's going to be a disproportional number of Republicans who get infected, get sick and potentially die of Covid? A cynic might call this "survival of the fittest"...

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#3073 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 08:25 AM

Until their refusal to not be morons lets the virus mutate, creating new problems and killing more people. But preventing that would require the antimask/antivax crowd to actually think about anyone but themselves.

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 08:43 AM

We could convince them that Trump has a special event planned at mara Lago. We then wait for them all to go to Florida, then let Bugs Bunny do his thing. Problem solved. We'll just have the left wing homeopathic nutjubs refusing to vaccinate left.

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 08:47 AM

We could also just drown the entire area in Napalm. Save us a hell of a lot of trouble in the long run.



#3076 wonko the sane?

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 10:48 AM

A question I have asked repeatedly of late is: why in the hug aren't we just aerosolizing vaccines and just hugging spraying it over populations?


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Posted 12 May 2021 - 10:51 AM

I don't think that's how it works.
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Posted 12 May 2021 - 11:26 AM

We just need to science at it some more.

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 02:32 PM

I don't think that's how it works.

Yeah, it kinda had to be in your blood stream for your body to analyze it.

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Posted 12 May 2021 - 04:41 PM

 

I don't think that's how it works.

Yeah, it kinda had to be in your blood stream for your body to analyze it.

 

My bloods not a computer. Despite all the microchips from all those other vaccines. :D


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