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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

*sigh* Yup.

@  Foffy : (24 July 2017 - 06:16 PM)

That's the exact opposite of what Facebook wants to happen, though. They're hoping you get sucked in by other content and end up spending more time on Facebook and/or making an account.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

I hate that these days when you use a permalink to a Facebook post, the rest of the page's material still shows up below. Like, WTF, I only want the old way of seeing the post and nothing else!

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:34 PM)

I call bullshit on that

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 01:08 PM)

Read the article. Apparently too many comics sets off the machines due to the glossy pages messing up the X-ray

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:03 PM)

what possible justification could they have to ban books containing drawings?

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 12:56 PM)

Per the article, United appears to be the only airline, but there might be others.

@  Dracula : (24 July 2017 - 12:48 PM)

Like anyone needed another reason not to fly United

@  Evac : (24 July 2017 - 12:46 PM)

No, apparently just United did.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 12:22 PM)

so the weekend of SDCC, the TSA banned COMIC BOOKS from check-in luggage. http://lechicgeek.bo...ium=LCG FB Page

@  Arazyr : (24 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

...guy

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

LEAKER DROPS POWER OF THE PRIMES BOMBSHELL! Shrapnel: "No, Bombshell's the other guy"

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

...did RichardT and Nevermore just accidentally do a Cybertron Enquirer gag?

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 10:52 AM)

Note I wrote "bombshell"in lowercase.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:17 AM)

in this case, face

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 10:16 AM)

depends what appendage its used on.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

I'm something something years old and I have actually never shaved with anything other than electric

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

is it worth the trouble?

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Why does a safety razor give a closer shave than an electric razor?

@  RichardT1977 : (24 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Nevermore That was Shrapnel, not Bombshell.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:07 AM)

Deluxe Sludge alone is enough that I probably won't have to eat anything until 2025.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:06 AM)

I don't know about Paladin, but I personally am fueled by the rage of fans who have a very specific idea of what a Transformers toyline should be.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2017 - 09:23 AM)

What do you mean too good? I don't recall lots of Micromaster updates.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 09:06 AM)

i remain unconvinced. "if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

@  General Tekno : (24 July 2017 - 08:58 AM)

yep - especially given that sure is one hyper easy forensic trail to find everyone involved in the leak

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:56 AM)

"How to lose your job spectacularly".

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Holy cow.

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Jesus, that Power of the Primes bombshell leak.

@  Fear or Courage : (24 July 2017 - 08:41 AM)

At least in Canada, they have excellent customer service.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2017 - 11:33 PM)

I've ordered from them several times with no problems.

@  Telly : (23 July 2017 - 11:19 PM)

i havent. but ive only ordered from them a few times

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 11:16 PM)

Has anyone here ever had trouble with orders from Tfsource before?

@  BlackMax : (23 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Good track, but I prefer Paranoid. Is there any tune better for this board? "tell a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry".

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 08:41 PM)

GEN'RALS GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES *GUITAR CHORD* JUST LIKE WITCHES AT BLACK MASSES

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:29 PM)

Once again, there is pain, I bring flame, I bring cold. I'm the blood red sandman, coming home.

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:26 PM)

Yo, when Team Skull meets you, they don't even greet you!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Yooooooo

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM)

Yo.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:14 PM)

Once more, I have returned. w00t.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 02:01 PM)

Macross Delta sucks but I listen to the music anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (23 July 2017 - 09:46 AM)

And dealing with me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 08:47 AM)

Don't forget the rock music and D&D.

@  unluckiness : (23 July 2017 - 07:52 AM)

He certainly doesn't have the time to be employed full-time what with all the war-stoking, dinosaur fossil burying, pornographing and etc

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?


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#1 rodimus primevil

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:24 PM

Apparently, a city in Kansas has changed it's from Topeka to Google. So Google has now changed it's name to Topeka in honor of the town.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:25 PM

Gosh, is it April 1st or something? This must be some kind of joke.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:29 PM

This is related to Google Fiber. 1gb/s

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE(Patchouli Knowledge @ Apr 1 2010, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gosh, is it April 1st or something? This must be some kind of joke.



Umm no it was to honor the town that changed its name to Google. Doesn't really count as a April Fool's joke.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:35 PM

sure it does.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE(rodimus primevil @ Apr 1 2010, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Patchouli Knowledge @ Apr 1 2010, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gosh, is it April 1st or something? This must be some kind of joke.



Umm no it was to honor the town that changed its name to Google. Doesn't really count as a April Fool's joke.



Yes it does.

#7 rodimus primevil

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:57 PM

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Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We?ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:57 PM

Did you read the linked article on Topeka changing its name?

Or, just read this.

Edited by Patchouli Knowledge, 01 April 2010 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(rodimus primevil @ Apr 1 2010, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka.


That's the joke.

People will log on today and be all, 'wtf!?'

Read this:

http://googleblog.bl...mpany-name.html

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Correspondence to both our corporate headquarters and offices around the world should now be addressed to Topeka Inc., but otherwise can be addressed normally.

Google employees once known as “Googlers” should now be referred to as either “Topekers” or “Topekans,” depending on the result of a board meeting that’s ongoing at this hour. Whatever the outcome, the conclusion is clear: we aren’t in Google anymore.

Our new product names will take some getting used to. For instance, we’ll have to assure users of Topeka News and Topeka Maps that these services will continue to offer news and local information from across the globe. Topeka Talk, similarly, is an instant messaging product, not, say, a folksy midwestern morning show. And Project Virgle, our co-venture with Richard Branson and Virgin to launch the first permanent human colony on Mars, will henceforth be known as Project Vireka.

We don’t really know what to tell Oliver Google Kai’s parents, except that, if you ask us, Oliver Topeka Kai would be a charming name for their little boy.

As our lawyers remind us, branded product names can achieve such popularity as to risk losing their trademark status (see cellophane, zippers, trampolines, et al). So we hope all of you will do your best to remember our new name’s proper usage:


PROTIP: Check out the link at the very end. The 'one shot' link.

Edited by skankerzero, 01 April 2010 - 03:07 PM.

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#10 Wing

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:09 PM

Wooooooooooooow. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

I find this thread even more amusing than the actual joke. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:16 PM

You...don't get humor do you Rodimus?

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Apr 1 2010, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You...don't get humor do you Rodimus?

Well, Rodimus was generally shocked when he found out Ricky Martin announced he was gay...
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#14 rodimus primevil

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Apr 1 2010, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You...don't get humor do you Rodimus?


My sense of humor is somewhat dry. This really isnt a joke to me. To me, a good joke, for example on April Fool's was when Kal posted that Hasbro was shuting down the Allspark for copy right infrigments. That was funny to see some of the people's reactions. This? Not so much.
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#15 Rhinox

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:21 PM

WooHoo! #1G4Topeka!

Yes, we changed the name of our town to Google this past month as part of our effort to attract Google's Fiber Experiment to our city. As a nod to our move, Google changed their name for today. It is indeed a joke, but one where both sides are having fun.

As a resident, I couldn't be more thrilled and I do think this speaks well for our chances of landing the Fiber Experiment.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:20 PM

But you *do* know it's not 1985, right?

QUOTE(rodimus primevil @ Apr 1 2010, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Ironbite @ Apr 1 2010, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You...don't get humor do you Rodimus?


My sense of humor is somewhat dry. This really isnt a joke to me. To me, a good joke, for example on April Fool's was when Kal posted that Hasbro was shuting down the Allspark for copy right infrigments. That was funny to see some of the people's reactions. This? Not so much.


#17 rodimus primevil

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Apr 2 2010, 12:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But you *do* know it's not 1985, right?

QUOTE(rodimus primevil @ Apr 1 2010, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Ironbite @ Apr 1 2010, 08:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You...don't get humor do you Rodimus?


My sense of humor is somewhat dry. This really isnt a joke to me. To me, a good joke, for example on April Fool's was when Kal posted that Hasbro was shuting down the Allspark for copy right infrigments. That was funny to see some of the people's reactions. This? Not so much.



Yes and I did get a chuckle out of the dial up Kal, thank you.
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#18 Rhinox

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 07:45 PM

I'm kinda hoping you make the green and black a regular theme option. The purple hurts my eyes after a while, but the white is a bit bright.

I'm a fan of the green and black.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:59 PM

I'm taking it down tonight but will tweak it and add it at some point.

I just don't like multiple themes because everytime there's a version update you have to re-skin them all.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

Appreciate that, Kal. Thanks.

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