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@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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#1801 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:07 PM

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 10:55 PM

Battle of the Bautistas...

 

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#1803 Liege

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:01 AM

Got my hands on a Nova, Drax and Gamora yesterday: found Nova at FYE (a pop culture store chain) and Gamora and Drax at Target. I have the Iron Man and Starlord on preorder at bbts and I've had to resort to eBay for Rocket.

Edit: also, why is no one talking about how great the Drax figure is? He's got a fantastic head and body sculpt and he just looks fantastic in any pose. Plus: HIS BOOTS HE CAN STORE HIS KNIVES IN THEM! We all need to recognise the awesomeness of Drax and his boots.

Also spent the morning looking for Agent Venom. No luck so far. The manager of one store tried to insist that one spider-man toy was as good as any other and tried to get me to buy a titan hero spider-man. I politely declined.

Edited by Liege, 01 September 2014 - 08:11 AM.

QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 3 2013, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Escargon @ Aug 1 2013, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:10 AM

Battle of the Bautistas...

 

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That is a HUGE head on the right one.

 

'Hey baby, you got a jawbone that just don't stop'.


Edited by Cat, 01 September 2014 - 08:11 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:42 AM

Got my hands on a Nova, Drax and Gamora yesterday: found Nova at FYE (a pop culture store chain) and Gamora and Drax at Target. I have the Iron Man and Starlord on preorder at bbts and I've had to resort to eBay for Rocket.

Edit: also, why is no one talking about how great the Drax figure is? He's got a fantastic head and body sculpt and he just looks fantastic in any pose. Plus: HIS BOOTS HE CAN STORE HIS KNIVES IN THEM! We all need to recognise the awesomeness of Drax and his boots.

Also spent the morning looking for Agent Venom. No luck so far. The manager of one store tried to insist that one spider-man toy was as good as any other and tried to get me to buy a titan hero spider-man. I politely declined.

 

Well, first of all, I think my brain broke just a bit when you said you still have FYE's where you are. Just a bit jelly here, to be honest.

 

I also echo the lament of the fruitless Venom search. There are three around me, and only when one said they had the UPC in their system did I even have a glimmer of hope of finding one. It wasn't as dire when it was just me wanting one, but then my 15-year old had to go and be excited about it after seeing it on my screen (nothing excites 15 year old boys if it doesn't involve body parts or bodily functions). I'll be damned if I don't find a Venom for that kid.


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There's a distinct difference between buying something and SUPERbuying.
And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:07 AM

Got my hands on a Nova, Drax and Gamora yesterday: found Nova at FYE (a pop culture store chain) and Gamora and Drax at Target. I have the Iron Man and Starlord on preorder at bbts and I've had to resort to eBay for Rocket.
Edit: also, why is no one talking about how great the Drax figure is? He's got a fantastic head and body sculpt and he just looks fantastic in any pose. Plus: HIS BOOTS HE CAN STORE HIS KNIVES IN THEM! We all need to recognise the awesomeness of Drax and his boots.
Also spent the morning looking for Agent Venom. No luck so far. The manager of one store tried to insist that one spider-man toy was as good as any other and tried to get me to buy a titan hero spider-man. I politely declined.

 
Well, first of all, I think my brain broke just a bit when you said you still have FYE's where you are. Just a bit jelly here, to be honest.
 
I also echo the lament of the fruitless Venom search. There are three around me, and only when one said they had the UPC in their system did I even have a glimmer of hope of finding one. It wasn't as dire when it was just me wanting one, but then my 15-year old had to go and be excited about it after seeing it on my screen (nothing excites 15 year old boys if it doesn't involve body parts or bodily functions). I'll be damned if I don't find a Venom for that kid.

Do you happen to still know the UPC? I couldn't find it online.

Yeah, it sucks that he's going to be a bitch to find, especially as you want him for your kid too. He's already in the 40-60 range on eBay. I really want him too, if only for dorkier than usual reasons. Aside from his awesome look, he totally reminds me of a fan character I made up as a kid amongst my many toybiz spider-man figures: a black ops military trained spider-clone with a venom symbiote, Stealth Spider/ Spider Soldier (I was nine don't judge me).

Although apparently Ultimate Spider-Man (tv show) did something similar, not sure how I feel about that.

If I come across an extra one in my search I'll sell it to you for cost plus shipping :).
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QUOTE(Escargon @ Aug 1 2013, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 09:54 AM

The manager of one store tried to insist that one spider-man toy was as good as any other and tried to get me to buy a titan hero spider-man.

*sigh* That was not the best sales tactic.
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

HOLY JIVE THE WALGREENS I WAS AT THIS MORNING FOUND THEM AT THE BACK AND CALLED ME! I literally squeed when I hung up.

I got two, one for me and one for Big Show if he's still interested.
QUOTE(NightViper @ Aug 3 2013, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Escargon @ Aug 1 2013, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And Liege, you're words really have had an effect on me. It made me relise I've shouldn't care about what others think of me, I should only care about what I think of myself.

Liege is a small dude with a lot of wisdom.

Well one of those descriptive words is accurate I suppose!

3ds friend code: kyle 4141 2965 5460 pm me yours to add.

#1809 Big Show

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 10:52 AM

PM sent! Much appreciated!
 


QUOTE(David Willis)
There's a distinct difference between buying something and SUPERbuying.
And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

#1810 Detour

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 02:08 PM

I don't buy that much Marvel product but at one point I bought that 5POA Thor at clearance prices because I needed to use the grocery store it was at to withdraw some cash to pay for pizza at work (no ATM nearby).

The figure is crap, primarily because of the posing, so I bought an Ultimates Thor dirt cheap on ebay because the proportions worked, and then I merged the two.

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You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#1811 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:11 PM

That works quite nicely as a Marvel NOW! Thor. :thumbsup



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:07 PM

My small but well-loved Gladiator collection...
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I wish ever so much that I could afford to snag the Bowen statue as well as the Hard Hero statue. :(

EDIT: just realized I forgot to stand my MU Gladiator in this shot.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:00 PM

Nice little focus there. It's only seeing them all together that I notice just how different the colours of the face are on each.



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:10 PM

Yeah. Personally, I've always preferred a deeper purple like the big Marvel Legends figure there.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:12 PM

Yeah. Personally, I've always preferred a deeper purple like the big Marvel Legends figure there.

 

Agreed. I don't like the ashy grey look on the Bowen. It looks okay on its own, but next to the others, it really shows itself. Shame that it was made at the time when their factory was weird. The rest of it is also so nice that it makes up for that odd colour choice. My Archangel one has the same sort of issue, IIRC.

 

I'm a bit late here, but was there really 2 variants of the Toy Biz ML wave 8 Modern Armour Iron Man? A yellow or unpainted red torso?


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 05:43 PM

I went to 2 out of the 3 Walgreens in my town and didn't find an Agent Venom, but I did see a Strafe and Cyclops at TRU. Didn't pick them up though since they were the only two there.




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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:23 PM

My Guardians and Annihilators again. Just at more... dramatic angles...

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:31 PM

Question.

Does the Starlord there have a Chris Pratt head?


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:01 PM

He does, yes.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:09 PM

But whether it's a "good" Chris Pratt head... well, your mileage may vary.





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