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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.


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#1661 repowers

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:51 PM

Yeah, I've gotten super frustrated with video reviewers who spend 15 minutes waving the toy around with their huge grubby hands taking up half the frame and going "uhhhh" but never once put it next to any common toy for size reference.

 

Or if they do, it's some other equally obscure 3P toy, which doesn't help!

 

My recent 3P foray has a been few things:

- rounding out some mini-bots that haven't had satisfactory official mainline scale releases --- Huffer, Gears, Cliffjumper, Bumblebee for a complete '84 set; Pipes because MTMTE. 

- TINY BOT ARMY. Roughly 3" versions of traditionally larger guys.

- TINY RAINBOW SEEKER ARMY: not sure I'll continue down this road, but I've got a purple guy and a turquoise guy, with a red guy and a green-purple guy on the way. 

- not-so-tiny rainbow Seeker army -- just a 3-pack of slightly-smaller-than-Deluxe seekers in purple, green and orange-yellow. They are delightful! I'd buy more if they were out there. 


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Robert is made to withstand plenty of play, and transforms from car to robot! Go, Robert, go!

Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

#1662 MidnightFox

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 07:38 PM

Not gonna lie, Iron Factory sucked me in with tiny Seekers after I bought their tiny Shockwave...



#1663 repowers

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:39 AM

"I only wish I knew what I just gave you permission for!"

 

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Robert is made to withstand plenty of play, and transforms from car to robot! Go, Robert, go!

Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

#1664 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:01 PM

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BBTS I don't think these are both three inches.

In the spirit of better size comparisons:

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Capoeira is pretty much exactly what I wanted him to be, to the point that I'm strongly considering Manero even though I already have a real Legends class Jazz. I'll probably get one of the vans, too. (The Datsuns look very nice but they seem to edge into Too Big for my purposes.)

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Detective is... not what I wanted him to be, and it looks like that's how Mechanic Studio trends so I don't think I'll be ordering more of their stuff, but he's very well made. If a roughly Scout-class Hound is what you're after, I'd imagine you'd be happy with this one.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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#1665 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:12 PM

Iron Factory hooked me with Tiny Windy Blade, netted me with Shockwave, and clocked me over the head when Bruticus could hold Shockwave
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#1666 Sciflyer

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:07 AM

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BBTS I don't think these are both three inches.

In the spirit of better size comparisons:

tumblr_pz7xc3NxFa1rde8t3o4_r1_640.jpg
Capoeira is pretty much exactly what I wanted him to be, to the point that I'm strongly considering Manero even though I already have a real Legends class Jazz. I'll probably get one of the vans, too. (The Datsuns look very nice but they seem to edge into Too Big for my purposes.)

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Detective is... not what I wanted him to be, and it looks like that's how Mechanic Studio trends so I don't think I'll be ordering more of their stuff, but he's very well made. If a roughly Scout-class Hound is what you're after, I'd imagine you'd be happy with this one.

 

  Yeah, I took the bait on that MS Detective and was disappointed that he was so big.  Still, it is a nice figure and he's currently my grab-n-transform bot on my desk at work.


Edited by Sciflyer, 14 October 2019 - 07:08 AM.


#1667 MrBlud

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 07:20 PM

What are these and where can I buy them?

 

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 08:28 PM

The Grimlock looks a lot like a model kit version I've seen on Wish, albeit sold as a completed toy.

 

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#1669 Kevin S

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Posted Yesterday, 11:47 AM

What are these and where can I buy them?
 
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Oversized versions of the Dx9 Dinobots?

Found this eBay listing:
https://www.ebay.com...aBoCSKoQAvD_BwE

So they are apparently Mech Fans Toys, I try to track down later


Thus far, the only place Ive found that has all the figures in stock is Robot Toy Base, which is my go to store when everyone else seems to be sold out. You might be familiar with its prior incarnation as Chimungmung

https://robotoybase....product_id=5085

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My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.



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