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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)


@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 06:54 PM)

a total 3 people are there right now. come on folks! talk to us!


The Allspark Almanac II: Time to GEEK-OUT

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#1 Jeysie


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:51 PM


WHOOHOO, I so can't wait until I can get this. icon-fire.gif So looking forward to all the cameo bios and episode tidbits.

As for the preview, in addition to the badass Megatron toy-that-could-have-been (le sigh) I'm so loving the Yatter page and all the cool references on it. I guess making that wiki page was worth it after all!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:53 PM

Looking forward to it. I've got my pre-order.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

'Prime' can come and take all the ratings records it wants, but I'm not letting Animated go off quietly into the night, no way, no how. It deserves another chance in the sun, someday, somehow, CN's partial ownership be damned.

At least give us the last damned season on DVD, if nothing else. Jeez.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:02 PM

I've this ordered and really can't wait to get my hands on it... those pages have really wetted my appetite for more animated!!!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:14 PM

Wish Hasbro would finish developing that new Megatron toy. Both vehicle modes look decent, and I dig the creepy Beast Machines-like head. And it would blend in pretty well in a non-movie line, I probably wouldn't have even recognized it as an Animated figure if I wasn't told first.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:50 PM

Wait, it's out this week? I thought it got pushed back to July?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:52 PM

Brilliant, a head-start on the annotations! icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 05:57 PM

Can't wait to order this thing. Hopfully I won't have to wait until december to get it.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE(HellCat @ Jun 28 2010, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait, it's out this week? I thought it got pushed back to July?

This week IS July!

Also, Marauder Megatron is SWEET.

Edited by fangwing, 28 June 2010 - 06:07 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE(fangwing @ Jun 28 2010, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(HellCat @ Jun 28 2010, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait, it's out this week? I thought it got pushed back to July?

This week IS July!

Also, Marauder Megatron is SWEET.

The last info I had was mid-late July. Not straight out the gate.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:17 PM

Oh heck, Shortpacked! got a shout out in the Almanac! Walkys gonna be jazzed. icon-fire.gif

And holy! That Abandoned Maurader Megatron looks sweet. Though I gotta admit the head gives me a Sigma 5 Cobra Commander feel.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:20 PM

Who wants to see some annotations? Sure ya do! This is MY preview! icon-arcee.gif

Pg 16 – Yoketron's bio refers to numerous Cybertronian martial arts: Crystalocution (originally mentioned from G1 Banazi-Tron's bio), diffusion (from Dreamwave's More Than Meets the Eye handbook), Tekkaido (from the BotCon 2001 exclusive Arcee's bio) and Circuit-Su (from Bugly's bio, also mentioned in the Animated cartoon itself). Two new arts are introduced here: Tahtib-tron and Laser Lathi, named for Tahtib and Lathi, types of cane-fighting from Egypt and India, respectively.

Pg 64 – This partial episode summary for “TransWarped” takes the form of the Headmaster's account on Yatter, the Transformers equivalent of Twitter introduced in the Collectors' Club exclusive story, “Eye in the Sky”. Yatter is copyright Alternate Reality, Inc, the computer programming company from issue #40 of the Generation 1 Marvel comic. The Beast Wars II Moon toy appears in the title bar, as does the Japanese ID number for Raiden, C-131. The page prompts users to post with the order “Report to me at once!”, the command Optimus Prime gave Ironhide in the opening scenes of The Transformers: The Movie. Headmaster has 26632 followers, after the Star Trek vessel, the NCC-26632. He follows 137 people; there are a lot of potential things this could reference, but for now I'm going with the Star Trek Starbase of the same numerical designation.

The lists of top trackers and trending topics are, of course, full of references:

*Trackers include in_your_face_furg (Furg was the doorman at Dancitron in the Generation 1 episode “Auto-Bop”; an Animated version of his character design is his userpic seen in the main body replying to the Headmaster's Yatts), SJ2Sweet (evidently Sally Jones from Energon, given that someone with a userpic of her is also replying to the Headmaster), President_for_Life (one of the many titles of Generation 1 Arab dictator Abdul Fakkadi), Maggie_M_999 (Maggie Madsen from the live-action Transformers movie), ravagekitteh (the actual in-fiction Yatter account of Shattered Glass Ravage; also exists in real life on Twitter), SacredPalutena (Palutena from the Kid Icarus video games), Where_am_I_Hibiki (“Where am I now?” was a question often asked by perennially lost Ranma ? character, Ryuga Hibiki), triffid_venom_stings (referring to the titular carnivorous plants from “Day of the Triffids”), Wallace_Enoch (Enoch Wallace from the Clifford D. Simak novel “Way Station”), HeecheeTechGuy (the Heechee are aliens from the works of Frederik Pohl) and Ignignokt108 (Ignignokt is one of the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force).

*Trending topics include Digital Doom (from the 1987 Generation 1 pack-in leaflet, “Digital Doom on the Highway to Destruction”), Ear Fungus (an infection often detected in visitors to the Sector 7 mobile command unit, part of the “alternate reality game” promotion for the first live-action movie) #TFARP (the hashtag of the real-life TransFormers Animated RolePlay), WrecknRule (catchphrase of the Wreckers), Shortpacked! (webcomic of Transformers fan David Willis), #FIRRIB and #FIBRIR (an ancient fandom debate revolving around the colors of Generation 1 Rumble and Frenzy; they mean “Frenzy Is Red, Rumble Is Blue” and “Frenzy Is Blue, Rumble Is Red”), I Risk My Life For Earth (the title of an episode of the Japanese Transformers series, The Headmasters), Darque Chocolate (the villain of the murder mystery dinner from the Official Transformers Collectors Convention 2004), Battle Protocol (the title of the first episode of Robots in Disguise), #ertd (the nonsensical acronym for the Extra-Terrestrial Response Division from Panini's Armada comics), ThisManThisMayonnaise (Donny Finkleberg's proposed “Potato Salad Man” graphic novel from issue #15 of the Generation 1 Marvel comic) and Rotate Blade (a fandom nickname for Beast Wars Dinobot's spinning tail-blade weapon, deriving from an infamous fanfic).

Edited by Chris McFeely, 28 June 2010 - 07:21 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:23 PM

Lonegamer's gonna send me mine; I can't wait!

Which reminds me; I should probably pay her, now.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:27 PM

If Hasbro lets that gorgeous piece of resin go to waste by never making it, so help me... icon-megs.gif

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:34 PM

And the first salvo of McFeely vs. the Allspark Almanac II references is fired!

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:38 PM

And the first salvo of McFeely vs. the Allspark Almanac II references is fired!


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 06:52 PM

Seeing how popular this is makes me wish Someone would do a nice English version of one of those Japanese G1 print media books or something. Just for a subject I'm more of a fan of.

This is nice too though.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:17 PM

For the record, I love this, I can't wait to own it, and my passion is partially because I want to see another AllSpark Almanac someday, even if it takes years.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 07:40 PM

*paws at the screen*

I definitely know what I'm asking my parents for this Christmas. Unfortunately, we don't have the funds to buy it right out of the gate.
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Jun 28 2010, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If Hasbro lets that gorgeous piece of resin go to waste by never making it, so help me... icon-megs.gif

I hope you're being facetious, because they're not making it, and have no incentive to ever make it, since it never even had a fiction appearance. You're pretty much looking at the next Transtech prototypes, unless Hell freezes over and somehow Hasbro find a justification for releasing a toy from a dead franchise that never even appeared in said franchise.

At this point, I'm just hoping Hasbro doesn't think that whatever 'Prime' gives us will somehow magically make all the people that want more Animated toys and stories disappear. Because it won't.
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