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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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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:36 PM

QUOTE(Caboose! @ Sep 20 2010, 03:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Sep 19 2010, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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BESIDES, let's all keep in mind the golden rule of comedy, yes?

TIMING!

Esser, the Golden Rule of Comedy is that no matter the joke, someone, somewhere, at sometime, will or would have found it funny.

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Yeah, the whole nakama thing pisses me off too. I believe the translators had a huge war back in 2000ish over it, classic example of nerds messing with something that should have just been left alone.


Nakama, many honorifics... there're a lot of things that can(and SHOULD) be translated.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:40 PM

Wow, Archie is a dick. Does he always two-time like this?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:00 PM

Man, the whole plot of Archie is that he can't decide between Betty and Veronica. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:33 PM

Relationships in general in Archie comics are... very fluid. I've discussed it before, but Archie comics are vignettes, not part of an ongoing cohesive continuity. This means that the characters will change to suit the story.

As a result I honestly can't think of a single teenaged Archie character who hasn't cheated or two-timed, and who wouldn't do so at the slightest opportunity. This includes the otherwise stable relationships like Ethel's obsession with Jughead, Betty's obsession with Archie, or even Midge and Moose or Chuck and Nancy. Show any of these people another pretty face and they will abandon their 'true love' in favour of gettin' some with someone else.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE(Boltax @ Sep 20 2010, 04:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Relationships in general in Archie comics are... very fluid. I've discussed it before, but Archie comics are vignettes, not part of an ongoing cohesive continuity. This means that the characters will change to suit the story.

As a result I honestly can't think of a single teenaged Archie character who hasn't cheated or two-timed, and who wouldn't do so at the slightest opportunity. This includes the otherwise stable relationships like Ethel's obsession with Jughead, Betty's obsession with Archie, or even Midge and Moose or Chuck and Nancy. Show any of these people another pretty face and they will abandon their 'true love' in favour of gettin' some with someone else.

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(Riverdale is kind of a bleak place in that way... but at least the adults all have stable, seemingly loving relationships.)


The original plan called for it to be Archie / Veronica (wish fulfillment of the average teenage male to find a hot rich girl who's into him), with blue-collar Betty along to help provide balance. Unfortunately, a number of fans latched on to Betty as the better option for Archie, and so the early writers tried to throw them a bone or two; this resulted in even more people shipping Archie / Betty, thus setting up the present love triangle.

So really, the whole thing was a massive "oops!" on the part of the series creators.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

Considering the character of Betty appeared BEFORE the character of Veronica... not an enormous amount of time before, but before... I'm not sure how true that reading of author intent is. Betty appeared in PEP #22, and Veronica in PEP #26 -- a good 4 months apart, at least. In fact, Archie and Betty shared their first ever appearance in PEP #22, in a story where Archie tries his darnedest to impress her.

Honestly, your entire theory sounds like malarkey to me... but I don't know what your source on that is.

Even if it's based on things the creators said at the time, I'd be hard pressed to believe that it's tremendously accurate.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:33 PM

You think that's iffy, once he stated that every male protagonist in Gundam Wing was gay because of the way they looked. You know, like every other 80-90s anime prettyboys ever.

Also, Boltax! I know you used to look at Aussie Kid rags like K-Zone and stuff, they must have lots of tepid comics too. I remember some really badly-drawn ones.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:02 PM

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You think that's iffy, once he stated that every male protagonist in Gundam Wing was gay because of the way they looked. You know, like every other 80-90s anime prettyboys ever.


That wasn't me; I actually noted that they each had girlfriends in some fashion by the time the series was over, even if some of the pairings were iffy (like Quatre / Dorothy or Wu Fei / Sally).

I do recall, however, commenting on the fact that there seems to be a lot of fangirls and confused newbies who think them to be gay.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:05 PM

Yes it was you, you've also stuffed up and/or spoiled tons of shows in huge write-ups for as long as I've been a member.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:32 PM

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Also, Boltax! I know you used to look at Aussie Kid rags like K-Zone and stuff, they must have lots of tepid comics too. I remember some really badly-drawn ones.


They almost never have any locally produced material. Mania, one of the main ones I read, used to publish 4 pages of Transformers every month -- but they stopped, without finishing the story they were publishing. There's basically no new content, it's all just reprints from Marvel, or Disney, or other companies.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:31 AM

Giles was a British political cartoonist. Enjoy:



The Westminster system doesn't have fixed terms of government. The government in power chooses when the election is cast. Thus:



HAHAH! RACIST:


And last, but not least... BATMAN!


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:34 AM

...Wow, those are infinitely better than American political cartoons? Do you know why? Because they don't hugging LABEL everything!

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

So I have some 'new' stuff to show you! I had a parcel arrive in the mail and in it were a bunch of old issues of The Beano. So awesome. I love the Beano so much. These are all from the 70s (except for one issue from the late 60s). I've scanned a bunch of stuff for you from one issue from 1971. So enjoy the samples from THE BEANO #1530!!

First off, a perennial favourite, Billy Whizz!


Uhhh... yeah... actually I think I may have found a potential candidate image for my next avatar.

There's also Dennis the Menace. Who isn't that menacing in this issue, actually.


The use of colour in these comics is really interesting. There's some 'full colour' pages, the front and back cover, and the middle spread. Then there's the black-and-white pages. Then there's the red toned pages. Like Little Plum story:


As well as absolute classics like Little Plum there's other strips that I was familiar with when I was a kid in the 80s, but which have long since been cancelled. Like this one:


Lord Snooty was one of the most popular Beano characters at one point, believe it or not. (Oh, and sorry about the middle spine of the comic getting into the scan.)



Not much to say about the Nibblers, honestly. They're just some mice. As well as these familiar strips I was excited to find a bunch of stuff I'd never seen before. Like this:



Or this lovely piece of stereotyping:


The fact that The Beano is a Scottish publication makes this all the funnier to me.

Finally there was the 'discovery' that the Beano used to have ADVENTURE strips as well as joke strips. I actually already knew this, but there's a real difference from knowing it academically and actually reading the friggin' things. I mean, I did not expect the high adventure of Billy the Cat and Katie.




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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:50 PM

Now then, fellah....

I have a little something, not a scan unfortunately. This is from a 2006 crossover between Batman and Detective Comics called "Face the Face" in which Harvey becomes Two Face again. I forget what issue as I no longer have them, but Harvey whips out his trusty coin and this is what we get.



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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:33 PM

So I picked up "TMNT meet Archie" the other day. It's a wholy unremarkable book which, honestly, I don't think was intended to be called "TMNT meet Archie". The meeting between the two of them is just a single piece of an Annual which I'm guessing was retitled after the success of Archie vs. the Punisher.

But that's just me guessing.

Anyway, the most interesting thing I found in the entire book was the letters page. Enjoy:


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