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@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?


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#1581 Strafe

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 10:20 PM

Dake: I got the set from BBTS.

 

Strafe: I almost had a heart attack. For some reason when I saw your picture I assumed it was a promo shot for the upcoming 4th wave of Marvel/Avengers Infinite figures. They're releasing Star-Lord, Drax, and Rocket/Groot again so I was hoping these were new figures despite the rumors of the three-pack individual releases. But I see now they're the Legends figures.

 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:32 AM

I felt guilty for all of two seconds, but that was quickly obliterated by the notion that my crappy photography was misconstrued briefly for something official.

And now I dance the dance of the happy.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 06:32 PM

My NOVA figure arrived today, and he is absolutely SPECTACULAR...!

 

 

...aside from the gummy plastic he's made of...

 

 

...and the fact he has two left forearms...

 

 

...

 

 

*sigh*

 

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:44 PM

Damnit EE, ship my stuff faster! Well, get it in stock first, I guess.
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:30 AM

...aside from the gummy plastic he's made of...

The whole figure? :doh



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

Except for the torso, yeah. I've never felt a figure whose limbs and head were as flexible as this one. I'm really disappointed. He looks great, but that's about it.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:44 PM

Wow, that's not reassuring; sounds like he might end up a perpetual leaner down the line if he isn't posed properly. And this was the only character in the GotG Legends line that I was interested in, too...

 

*continues to cry at the utter impossibility of finding Black Cat and Black Widow* :(



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

I saw one Black Widow and one Black Cat ever. I really wish they'd do something to even those out for people. The shelves are freaking choked with Spider-Men.

 

I have no interest in the Iron Man figure it comes with, so if anyone has the accompanying BAF Groot leg and isn't already using it to complete Groot, I have some Earth dollars set aside in my Paypal account with your name on them. It's the final Groot piece that I need!



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 01:36 AM

I just want Rich. Maybe Draxtista.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

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Small continuation - I really dunno why they gave us Stark, he didn't stick around with the team for very long. I can understand why they might not offer up Ronan, but come on. No Nebula?

Would two females in an assortment be ruinous?


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

Small continuation - I really dunno why they gave us Stark, he didn't stick around with the team for very long. I can understand why they might not offer up Ronan, but come on. No Nebula?

Would two females in an assortment be ruinous?

 

Two women in one wave of a superhero line would give everyone vaginas, every toy maker and store owner knows that. That's why they work to protect us.

 

(And yes, I mean it would give female consumers an extra vagina. No one gets out unscathed)

 

 

 

My NOVA figure arrived today, and he is absolutely SPECTACULAR...!

 

 

...aside from the gummy plastic he's made of...

 

Yeah, what the crap is up with that? My Nova's arm was tortured and twisted like a prisoner of war. I haven't seen such crappy material and such crappy in-box posing since before Mattel abandoned selling DC Classics in stores in favor of their online pyramid scheme.


Edited by Sean Whitmore, 06 June 2014 - 06:22 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:53 AM

(And yes, I mean it would give female consumers an extra vagina. No one gets out unscathed)

 

 

That's harsh. Every month they'd be one period short of an ellipsis.

 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:47 AM

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Small continuation - I really dunno why they gave us Stark, he didn't stick around with the team for very long.

Because Stark is the Bumblebee/Batman/Emmet/Snake Eyes of Marvel Comics. Other than Spider-Man. :p

 

Also... man, Nova looks really good there. Does the gummy plastic extend to the joints, making it feel like they'll stick together and eventually tear off from just posing him?


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 07 June 2014 - 03:48 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 08:53 AM

Because Stark is the Bumblebee/Batman/Emmet/Snake Eyes of Marvel Comics. Other than Spider-Man. :p

 

And Wolverine.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

This new Nova figure bugs me, but to a lesser extent than the first MU one.

 

Take away his red helmet crest, and then see how far apart his eyes are.

 

One of those little things that you can't unsee.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 09:56 AM


 

Also... man, Nova looks really good there. Does the gummy plastic extend to the joints, making it feel like they'll stick together and eventually tear off from just posing him?

 

 

I'm not totally sure what people are referring to with the gummy plastic. All of the figures in this wave, including Nova, feel solid and have nice, tight joints. I'm not sure if that's abnormal, or what. They have a little give if you try and bend them a little, but I'd prefer that to having them snap. He's an awesome figure. The one part that does feel a bit on the flimsy side are the small pieces holding his pauldrons in place.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:19 AM

Walgreens exclusive Agent Venom?

Seems the packaging has Spidey Legends cross-sell, if that means anything.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:22 AM

Walgreens exclusive Agent Venom?Seems the packaging has Spidey Legends cross-sell, if that means anything.


Well, that's gonna be a nightmare to track down.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

 

What. The. Actual. Hell.


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