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@  Boomhauer : (20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM)

The best moment of the Emu War is when they brought machine guns to shoot at large groups of birds and at no point a single person in the room brought up "wait but emus are fast won't they just dodge and-"

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  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.


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#41 mx-01 archon

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:36 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Feb 16 2011, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I passed on a Kup today because the muted plastic just looked so blah.


But he's Kup. Bright and shiny and bold is so goddamned wrong for him it's not funny. Actually, no, it is funny. It's funny that Takara thinks that the metallic paint on him is an improvement.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:40 PM

I agree, he should look worn down (which is why i'm also getting the e-hobby edition). But the muted plastic of the Hasbro release doesn't make him look old so much as it makes him look cheap.

Edited by Magnus, 16 February 2011 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:41 PM

The eHobby deco is really best for Kup, with it simulating paint being worn off around the edges, though it's still too saturated looking. But I won't complain about that because I love the shade of blue in the stock photos. That's part of why I was so surprised how close regular United Kup looked to the Generations version.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:44 PM

I have no idea at what point this fandom's definition of "cheap" became different than the rest of this world's...

The "damage" apps on the e-Hobby version look... not so great, IMO. I've never been a fan of those silver paints markings they call "damage". They're just too sharp-edged and perfect. I think some of the best weathering I've seen on mass-market TFs were on the Wal-Mart yellow Landfill set, or more recently, the mud-splatter on the Wal-Mart exclusive Recon Ironhide repaint (minus that one unpainted panel that sticks out like a sore thumb).

By the pre-release photos, he also looks very blue, which also doesn't sit right with me. Nope, Generations all the way, for me.

Edited by mx-01 archon, 16 February 2011 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:18 PM

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QUOTE(Nanite @ Feb 16 2011, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They didn't fix my big gripe with Laser Prime: Cheap looking/feeling plastic. The gray, cyan, and red bits still look as cheap as the domestic version.


They clearly should have used black plastic because it's the most expensive.


Sorry I didn't mention the black then, it looks like crap too. icon-primal.gif

I'm talking about the depth, finish, and saturation of the plastic, and the red, gray and cyan looked the worst.

For example: to me, Kup looks rich. The plastic has depth and saturation to the color. On the other hand, all of G2 prime's colors lack depth. They're glossy, almost translucent, and wash out the detail on the toy.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE(Magnus @ Feb 16 2011, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After getting both versions of Drift, Jazz and Tracks, i'm pretty much going to be only buying United from now on. The Japanese figures just look better.


Yeah the improvements really make a huge difference with those three. They are brilliant and on par with some of my favorite Henkei figures (like Smokescreen, Astrotrain, Dinobot, etc).

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:10 PM

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Not to change the subject, but does anyone have a picture of Scourge with G1 Fracas anywhere?

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Feb 16 2011, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Feb 16 2011, 07:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to change the subject, but does anyone have a picture of Scourge with G1 Fracas anywhere?

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He can't even hold Fracas actually, the peg is just a tad too big and I'm worried if I forced it in there that Scourge's hand would crack at the thinnest point.

So here is Scourge holding not-Fracas, United Fracas, while G1 Fracas hangs out.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

Okay. Unless Hasbro's retool of Laser Prime is REALLY good, as in Motormaster (even if he is named Menasor), I'm totally getting that United version.
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#50 Gizmoboy

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

Exactly what I wanted to know and see. Thanks Randy

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE(Suspsy @ Feb 16 2011, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay. Unless Hasbro's retool of Laser Prime is REALLY good, as in Motormaster (even if he is named Menasor), I'm totally getting that United version.

If he is even released in the next year.

QUOTE(Gizmoboy @ Feb 16 2011, 09:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Exactly what I wanted to know and see. Thanks Randy

You're welcome, I'm surprised he can't hold it considering Generations Kup can hold the original Recoil IIRC.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:24 PM

There is some minor variation from unit to unit, also.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

I don't have an original Fracas, so I'm attaching a picture of the custom Fracas I got from Darkov (this post has more information; he does great work). It's actually the Nightstick mold because their character models were swapped throughout G1. It fits, but it is tight. Of course, since it's not an original Fracas, I wouldn't be opposed to filing his peg down if need be.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:22 AM

Uhhhh.... Why are the eyes blue on Generations Scourge?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

Lightpiping gimmick that doesn't work anyway. Intended to be painted red but it was budgeted out, but they kept the nails. Forgot to. Take your pick. All reasons are good ones.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:49 AM

At least eyes are ridiculously easy to paint. Even a complete novice can do it with a paint marker and screwdriver.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

Very, true. I'm just somewhat disapointed.


Why was it clear blue plastic anyways? And, yeah the promos did show red paint.


And, yeah i've been painting TF toys for years. Painting the eyes gloss red isn't a big deal. It's just a little surprising in Scourge's case.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 12:31 PM

Eh, I actually rather like the blue eyes for some reason.