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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)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  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!


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#141 Walky

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:40 PM

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I had to scan this page for friends of mine in the "Gargoyles" fandom. But I figure I'll post it here too:
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Yeah, the Superbook reference made me laugh like a fool.


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#142 Walky

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:43 PM

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Wait a minute, there's a Studio 4C short (Starscream's Fantasy) we never saw!


It's been seen, but apparently not by you.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:46 PM

Something to hope for should hell freeze over and we ever get Season 3 on DVD.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:03 PM

"Sensei Yoketron" makes my inner Japanese student twitch.

For those that don't speak or didn't learn Japanese, titles such as "sensei" (an honorific usually used for teachers or masters) and "taisa" (colonel) is placed after the person's name. E.g., "Kakashi-sensei" and "Mustang-taisa".

Edited by lonegamer8, 30 June 2010 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:12 PM

Japawhat? That's Cybertronian. Sure the words are the same, but in application?
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE(Ryune @ Jun 30 2010, 08:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, episode summaries!

SUMMARIES:

1. Three-parter opening "Trial of Megatron." Sentinel vies for power, Bulkhead's hometown is attacked, he and Sari go off to save it. Megatron uses this as a distraction to transport the entire prison of Kaon to the middle of Lake Erie in a bighuge prison break.

2. "Allspark-alypse Now!" Sentinel gets the bright idea to use the Allspark to beat Megatron for good, and comes to Earth. Prowl's ghost goes "not on my watch" and possesses Allspark-sparked bots (like Wreck-Gar) to warn Optimus and explain why this is bad juju.

3. Soundwave battles Steampunk Luddites. No, really. I read this and I went "OH MY GOD STEAMPUNK IN MY TRANSFORMERS." OP teams up with them to help beat Soundwave.

4. Mirror Universe ep, with Sari and Bulkhead filling in Cliffjumper's role in SG.

5. Minicons escape from Kaon into detroit and start taking everything apart, including Transformers. Ratchet and Fanzone team up.

6. Cosmos (!) comes to earth with an important message and borks it up when he scans a B-movie saucer prop.

7. Megatron and the Constructicons have a turf war over engergon.

8. Two-part finale, which sounds like the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, with OP gathering as many allies as he can to beat Megatron forever.

1. Megatron escapes. In the next episode? RESET BUTTON!

2. Prowl's ghost?

3. Two thumbs way up!!!

4, 5. Sounds like fun.

6. I'm glad this didn't happen.

7. The Constructicons are more badass than I thought. Sounds like fun.

8. So, like the end of season 3 then.


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:26 PM

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Japawhat? That's Cybertronian. Sure the words are the same, but in application?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

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Where's my Hot Shot pics? icon-screamer.gif

Where do you think?
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:37 PM

CHANnel FOUR of course!

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:42 PM


+1 for GWAR reference.

At first read-through, I'm not entirely thrilled with canonizing Alignment and now "officially" having sent Blackarachnia and Waspinator into the Beast Wars. But the former had basically all-but-happened already anyway given its thorough invasion of JTF fiction, and the latter was always a toss-up and if a book like the Almanac DIDN'T make it happen the pent-up fanservice power would have imploded in an antimatter vortex destroying the universe. So I guess I'll have to deal with it.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:51 PM

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#153 Sprocket

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:54 PM

It's not like we'll ever see it referenced again, so I can live with Beast Wars crossing over with Animated.
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#154 Walky

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:59 PM

It's not a terribly great Beast Wars if Rattrap is still on Cybertron.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:11 PM

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At first read-through, I'm not entirely thrilled with canonizing Alignment and now "officially" having sent Blackarachnia and Waspinator into the Beast Wars. But the former had basically all-but-happened already anyway given its thorough invasion of JTF fiction, and the latter was always a toss-up and if a book like the Almanac DIDN'T make it happen the pent-up fanservice power would have imploded in an antimatter vortex destroying the universe. So I guess I'll have to deal with it.


Did I send them to a Beast Wars universe? I tried to make it intentionally ambiguous. Blackarachnia doesn't know if she's on a new alien planet, or on a remote part of Earth. Standing stones does not the Beast Wars make.

Funny story about how that page came to be. The model sheets were labeled "Primitive Planet," so originally I named the planet Energoa. Then, Derrick came back to me and said that she might actually be on Earth, so I went back in and hedged my bets, so that it'd work either way. In any event, I wasn't intentionally trying to send them to a BW universe / dimension / future / whatever.

As for Alignment... I like Alignment. The Marvel G2 comic was Furman's baby, I don't see much reason why it shouldn't end the way he wanted it to.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:21 PM

Can someone pm bio and scans of rodimus and cyclonus? Is there a height chart in the book? Amazon isn't shipping till later this month!

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and now "officially" having sent Blackarachnia and Waspinator into the Beast Wars.

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In each of their vignettes, BA and Waspy mention unnatural standing stone formations. Waspy further notes seeing a floating mountain. Of course, as pointed out above, it isn't absolutely necessarily THE Beast Wars. For one thing, they'd have to have traveled to an entirely different dimension--something transwarp cells have never been shown to do.


It's overall an astounding book out of an astounding pair of books. I've never read anything like it--that kind of playful active engagement with the reading audience, REVELING in experiential interactivity and layers upon layers of storybuilding. They're the perfect companion pieces to the series. Perhaps for that reason, I actually found the later chapters surprisingly bittersweet. There's all this-and-that about how much effort went into creating material that could never and will never be finished, and the notes from Eric and ESPECIALLY Aaron struck me as pretty wistful. I've read a lot of stuff from Aaron over the years but never anything like this message, where he talks about how much they valued winning the fans over to Animated and how everybody's efforts worked out so well and how it hadn't ended like anybody really wanted it to and they're so glad to see people still cherish it. And we do.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:50 PM

Well, I think I'm about 40-45% through the crossword.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:06 AM

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Yeah, the Superbook reference made me laugh like a fool.


Yay someone recognized Gizmo!


the ONLY time I ever saw anything superbook related was at church when I was wee. I couldn't tell you jack about it, just that it had a red robot with a cross on his chest. I recognized that right away XD.

Nicely done.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:12 AM

I think it's official now. The two Allspark Almanac volumes are now the must-own books for a Transformers fan. If you don't like them, you're dead inside.