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@  Devcon : (22 November 2017 - 08:05 AM)

Chu-ChuChu-Chu-ChuChu-ChuChu-CHU-ChuChu-Chu-ChuChu-ChuChu-CHU-ChuChu-BEAST WAAAAAARS

@  BlackMax : (21 November 2017 - 04:53 PM)

Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2017 - 08:00 AM)

Okay, that's freaky good.

@  Locoman : (20 November 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Today I learned that the credits theme from Avatar syncs up alarmingly well with the theme from Beast Wars.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:24 PM)

We badly want to move and completely lack the money to do so. Sigh.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:23 PM)

Which, the opposite side of one bathroom wall is the bedroom. The other wall has all my Transformers on the other side. And it was so bad the other day it actually stunk up the laundry room below the bathroom.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:21 PM)

And the smell is leaking through the bathroom. I'm guessing the vents are connected.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Turns out they smoke. A lot. I know this because it's now cold outside and they're closing their windows.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

So, I moved to a duplex this summer. And I noticed my neighbor's kept their windows open all the time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2017 - 06:58 PM)

The Netherlands fights the sea every day.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2017 - 02:32 PM)

It's a Spider's Game over there.

@  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


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#1 Luke

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:29 PM

  • Fair warning that this is the panel that usually includes a "no photography" slideshow. We're going to try to bring it to you live, but if Hasbro says no devices, we'll have to get you a report after it's over.
  • UPDATE (1:09pm PST) No devices. Denied! Daytonus has promised us a report immediately following. Sorry guys, I wanted the live coverage too. icon-screamer.gif

Edited by Lukeblast, 05 June 2011 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:41 PM

Should be interesting - not sure I understand though, how different is it from the Hasbro panel yesterday? Thanks.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Jun 5 2011, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Should be interesting - not sure I understand though, how different is it from the Hasbro panel yesterday? Thanks.


This is the one where they show all the super cool stuff we're not allowed to see becuase we didn't spend the $ to go cross country.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:52 PM

The Saturday panel is more-or-less for the stuff on the shelves/in the pipeline. Goes roughly 6 months out.

This is the panel for wowing you with stuff that's often not quite that far along, but you're likely to want hard. Last year, this panel is where we first heard about most of the Generations/RTS stuff like Lugnut and Perceptor and all that--things that were only released (or "released") just recently.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:55 PM

Ah, so this is the more interesting one then.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:07 PM

SO going back to this panel over the years what toys were premiered here that eventually got made? I remember Classic Megatron.

Edited by mignash, 05 June 2011 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:10 PM

Oh, the poor fans. They'll have to wait an hour to get their information for free instead of immediately.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:12 PM

Well you know. There're these things called "pen" and "paper" and they can transcribe real-time and allow one to report after the fact. icon-fire.gif

I'm sure we'll get all the news.
 
 
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE(mignash @ Jun 5 2011, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The most interesting, and "no devices" now. Hasbro, do you realize how many fans you piss off with this?

Those five people who have never been to, or heard of Botcon? No pictures. Ever. Everything takes pictures now, so no everything.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:15 PM

This is a treat for the die-hard fans that actually stayed on Sunday, and is traditionally where the best reveals are. It's no surprise it's no-photos, no-devices.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:23 PM

Hey, any of you guys remember last Sunday's panel, when they revealed Lugnut, and some idiot shouted "GLORIOUS" at the top of his lungs abotu seven times?

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:25 PM

Yeah, I don't blame Hasbro for wanting to keep the special slideshow for those present... well, special. They have to balance their desires to do cool things for us (the fandom) against the levels of security and secrecy required of being a business.

I'm impatient and want my reveals NOW, but the previous years have shown that Hasbro can't be nice about it. If they want to prevent leaks, they have to shut it all down... and even then...



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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:29 PM

I hope Solus does Gilbert and Sullivan. (Like, y'know, Mordin.)

Their species is monogendered. Male and female have no real meaning to them.

Edited by Esser-Z, 05 June 2011 - 03:30 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:40 PM

Wooo! New Thirteen member!
Also glad to see Nexus. I was actually a little afraid they were going to dump him and come up with someone new.
Also, whoever the Beastformer of The 13 is better not turn into a real animal.


And I was right about them making separate MMOs for different markets.
Kind of want to play both. Although, I'm more excited for the Jagex one.

edit: From what we saw of Prima and what I've heard of the others I kind of hope those guys get another slight redesign before they show up anywhere.
I'm ok with them using the Prime aesthetic. I just want it to be a bit more obvious they they're Transformers.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 05 June 2011 - 03:42 PM.



#15 Esser-Z

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:55 PM

So, basically, multiple multiverses!

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:57 PM

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a: the multiverse exists in a separate universe


.... and Daytonus wanted to kill himself over the questions...

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:59 PM

Some of those were good questions.
Like confirming that characters from the "aligned" continuity will be appearing transmedia.

edit:
I can understand the The 13 stuff being like the pre-LOTR stuff, but I still would like them in some physical form.
Anything would be nice, even Kreons.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 05 June 2011 - 04:01 PM.



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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:00 PM

all I have to say is...huh.

I'll answer questions at some point. Gotta go now though. Peace

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:01 PM

While I'm pleased to finally get it flatly-stated that "aligned" is not "multiverse"... "aligned" seems anything BUT.

It's all one big story in several parts that don't necessarily fit together, it seems... so something like a comic universe, I guess, where each title has their own thing going on that technically happens in/effects the others, but doesn't necessarily HAVE to (outside of "events" of course)?

Seems like trading one concept of multiple continuities for another is all it really boils down to.

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#20 Esser-Z

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:03 PM

Aligned is a separate multiverse from the previous multiverse, as I read it.