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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.


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The Pandemic Panic Thread - Get Your Breathing Masks and Hunker Down for the CoronaVirus!


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#21 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 04:16 PM

Its ok guys, the Trump Administration has this. Theyve got a solution ready to roll out!

https://twitter.com/...3633532933?s=21

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 04:24 PM

More tax cuts have been "under consideration" since before the midterms. It's all talk.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 05:04 PM

*Scrubbed*

 

My initial reaction was one of callous indifference towards those who will be directly affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. It was crass, crude, and I sincerely do apologize for it.

 

It's just...

 

The media have been banging the "BE AFRAID! BE VERY, VERY AFRAID!" drum on pretty much everything since 2001 when I really became conscious of the mainstream media as a "thing". And it's now 2020 and I am so very, very tired of being told to be afraid of every damn thing. I've survived at least four predicted apocalypses at this point, to say nothing of half a dozen superbugs, and that's not even mentioning the scare of global thermonuclear confrontation that's coming back into fashion again.

 

I refuse to allow myself to be ruled by fear over something I cannot control. That way lies madness.


Edited by Rust, 28 February 2020 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 28 February 2020 - 05:54 PM

Many things can be true at once:

-The outbreak will be deadly to many thousands of vulnerable people
-Trump's stupidity and evil are making it worse
-The media naturally promotes panic and spectacle to make ad revenue, as has been true since the days of "killer bees" and "shark summer"
-The media particularly loathes Trump and portrays everything he does as the apocalypse, like the Soleimani strike

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 07:08 PM

There's a whole range of responses between caution and panic, Rust. I'm advising something in the neighborhood of the former, not the latter. One is useful, the other helps absolutely nobody.

 

Find your comfortable range, but indifference shouldn't the one you choose.


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Posted 29 February 2020 - 01:22 PM

First person in the US to die of COVID-19

https://twitter.com/...6775926784?s=21

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 01:44 PM

Inevitable. Now I'm waiting to hear what their situation was: age, general health, etc.
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Posted 29 February 2020 - 01:47 PM

Did I misunderstand what he said, or did Trump officially call this outbreak a hoax?



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Posted 29 February 2020 - 01:55 PM

Yes. A hoax perpetuated by the news media and the Democrats.

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 02:12 PM

The infuriating thing is that when you point this out to his supporters, they try to translate his statement into "oh, he just means the liberal media coverage, not the virus itself!"

 

But that's not what he actually said, which is what's important.  Our president doesn't know how to articulate a complex thought into coherent speech.


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Posted 29 February 2020 - 03:00 PM

once again, it's Mexicos' fault. 

 


The Trump administration is considering imposing entry restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, according to two U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials.
 
Mexico’s government said on Friday it had detected three cases of coronavirus infection in three men who had all recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the fast-spreading virus. https://www.reuters....t-idUSL1N2AT07P 

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 03:38 PM

Did I misunderstand what he said, or did Trump officially call this outbreak a hoax?

 

 

He didn't say the coronavirus was a hoax, he said the Democrats politicizing it to attack him was (in his usual... eloquence...?) a hoax and likened that effort to Mueller, impeachment, etc. There's a sliver of truth to it and of course Democrats will weaponize whatever they can especially in an election year. That's politics.

 

 

 

 

 

once again, it's Mexicos' fault. 

 

 


The Trump administration is considering imposing entry restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, according to two U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials.
 
Mexico’s government said on Friday it had detected three cases of coronavirus infection in three men who had all recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the fast-spreading virus. https://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-usa-mexico/exclusive-u-s-weighs-restrictions-at-border-with-mexico-over-coronavirus-threat-idUSL1N2AT07P

 

 

 

This was buried in the third paragraph of the article you linked so you might have missed it:

 

 

 

The concern over containing the virus at the southern U.S. border comes as the Trump administration also weighs possible restrictions on the entry of travelers from South Korea, Italy and Japan.

 

It's like they're weighing entry restrictions from countries that have outbreaks on a case by case basis.



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Posted 29 February 2020 - 04:47 PM

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Posted 29 February 2020 - 06:12 PM

ARE YOU AFRAID YET?



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Posted 29 February 2020 - 06:46 PM

ARE YOU AFRAID YET?

I've been scared for so long, how am I even supposed to tell anymore?


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Posted 29 February 2020 - 09:56 PM

A video popped up in my recommendations today from Linus Tech Tips about how anyone thinking of buying new tech stuff should pull the trigger right now because, even in a best-case scenario, the huge drop in supply from all the Chinese workers (including those responsible for shipping components from other Asian countries) staying home is going to have a long-term effect on prices the same way the flood in Thailand kept hard drive prices high for years.

 

He also informed me that YouTube has been demonetizing videos that mention coronavirus, which is... troubling, but I'm hesitant to say they're doing it for bad reasons because I can't think of what any bad reasons could possibly be. More likely they're trying to discourage people from trying to cash in on a current hot topic by spreading misinformation.


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Posted 01 March 2020 - 05:15 AM

Definitely make any tech purchases soon if you live in the U.K. regardless of Coronageddon, because we’ve got the Pound crashing around June, and from next January all the post-Brexit tariffs and customs charges kick in.
 

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:10 AM

He also informed me that YouTube has been demonetizing videos that mention coronavirus, which is... troubling, but I'm hesitant to say they're doing it for bad reasons because I can't think of what any bad reasons could possibly be. More likely they're trying to discourage people from trying to cash in on a current hot topic by spreading misinformation.

 

YouTube's been demonetizing videos for ending with the letter "Y". Even if it is my principle entertainment platform (I pay for Premium membership), even I find YouTube's demonetization policy utterly baffling. How exactly do they expect to run a successful business model if 90% of their creators get demonetized for a 15 second song blurb in the background?
 



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Posted 01 March 2020 - 01:51 PM

YouTube has operated at a loss since literally day one. At this point the most baffling thing about it is that Google hasn't shut it down completely by now.


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