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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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#5681 Dake

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:09 PM

I've never heard of an olive Blowtorch, but the yellow Croc Master was in the lost wave 6 with Rock Viper and Crazy Legs.


 
 
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:27 PM

Wait, Rock Viper's wave wasn't lost.  I saw that thing at TRU and passed on it because it sucked.  Was there another release of Rock Viper that got lost?


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

I've never heard of an olive Blowtorch, but the yellow Croc Master was in the lost wave 6 with Rock Viper and Crazy Legs.

No, not the yellow one. There was a planned running change to give Blowtorch colors based in preproduction concepts of his original 1984 toy, and Croc Master would get Python Patrol colors, but they never happened.

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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.

 


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 05:54 PM

Good to see Hasbro sticks to its guns on running changes that stand still, heh.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:08 PM

DePreist (I think) swore up and down that the running change figures had been made too. "I'll look into that" he said. Several years later...

 

Yes, because everyone being the same color worked so well for the RoC line. :D

Yup, all-black was terrible on dozens of figures at retail at one time. In my IG forces though, which have been collected as they trickled out from various sources over the course of 7 years and supplemented with a few customs, this Undertow is going to look boss.

 

 

 

Seriously though, that's not what the toyline has ever really been about and certainly not what the Collector's Club line of figures is supposed to be about. If we wanted something almost right we could kitbash parts.

 

I guess it makes a certain amount of sense though as they're just homaging their earlier Club repaint vs the original figure.

Yup. I might point out that the toyline and Collectors' Club have not been about giving fans the entire ARAH line completely redone in every color and detail that it had before, don't you dare change a thing but you also need to do it better and improve it too.

 

With respect, I think the idea that it's "almost right" or that only the original can be homaged is the fallacy here, not my desire for a little bit more cohesion in a single faction.


Edited by Lukeblast, 11 February 2015 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:19 PM

My own opinion obviously, but while I get why a guy like Destro would need a private army to protect his assets, the concept of Iron Grenadiers as a third faction in the war just rubs me the wrong way.

 

That being said I always liked the Undertow mold and loved the blue one from 2001. I just don't feel a repainted 50th Eel with some reused vintage pieces works. Granted the Undertow's look was always unorthodox (which is why I loved it) so it'd be hard to pick parts that would work exactly well... but it'd be nice if there was a hint that they at least tried...


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 12 February 2015 - 10:50 AM

Considering the bios at least never painted the Iron Grenadiers as an actual "army" so much as Destro's personal mercenaries/product testers/instigators/telemarketers, I'm a little iffy on the third war faction, too.  I always got the feeling that there were maybe a few hundred of them, tops, which is why they were all considered highly trained and well compensated.


Edited by Spark, 12 February 2015 - 10:50 AM.

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#5688 Luke

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

My own opinion obviously, but while I get why a guy like Destro would need a private army to protect his assets, the concept of Iron Grenadiers as a third faction in the war just rubs me the wrong way.

 

That being said I always liked the Undertow mold and loved the blue one from 2001. I just don't feel a repainted 50th Eel with some reused vintage pieces works. Granted the Undertow's look was always unorthodox (which is why I loved it) so it'd be hard to pick parts that would work exactly well... but it'd be nice if there was a hint that they at least tried...

I'm not saying there's no discussion to be had about how this (or any/every other) figure could be improved. I'm objecting to being told my personal desires are at odds with the purpose of the line (I never even implied they were aligned), immediately followed by the imposition of personal desires as though that were the purpose of the line.

 

I was just saying why I, myself, don't have a problem with the colors on this figure and why I, myself, don't particularly want the original colors. It wasn't meant to say others shouldn't want them or that we should never get them. There's still room for improvement; just for starters I'm probably going to find a rebreather from Depth Charge and bin that Torpedo backpack.



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Posted 12 February 2015 - 01:24 PM

Oh you misunderstand me, I'm raising no objections over the choice of color scheme. Just the choice for the base figure that leaves me unimpressed.

 

And yeah, that old Spy Troops rebreather chest piece could've been a good place to start...


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

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Posted 12 February 2015 - 05:16 PM

Recondo's up!
http://www.gijoecon....F15preview3.cfm

Rather than using the deco Recondo had as the Tiger Fly pilot, they went with a preproduction one. Fascinating.

http://www.yojoe.com.../recondo2.shtml

 

(kinda worried he'll end up gorilla-armed, though. IIRC those short-sleeved arms are made to work on slightly larger bucks like Sgt. Stone/Kwinn and POC Recondo/Joe Colton)


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

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:53 AM

To nobody's surprise, GI Joe is largely ignored by Hasbro's investor event, outside a blurb about live action films.

 

It's not that Joe wasn't mentioned that bothers me, its the fact they keep playing up Stretch Armstrong and Micronauts as "new brands" when we haven't seen ANYTHING from them at all.  At least Joe had a live action movie a couple years ago and still has product out at stores, even if just TRU.

 

Also, new MASK logo? (on the bottom, next to STretch Armstrong):

http://www.tfw2005.c..._1423835639.jpg


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 11:02 AM

Stretch Armstrong?

Now THERE's a franchise I'm okay with mixing with GI Joe. Especially if Vac-Man joins up with Cobra.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 12:33 PM

To nobody's surprise, GI Joe is largely ignored by Hasbro's investor event, outside a blurb about live action films.

 

It's not that Joe wasn't mentioned that bothers me, its the fact they keep playing up Stretch Armstrong and Micronauts as "new brands" when we haven't seen ANYTHING from them at all.  At least Joe had a live action movie a couple years ago and still has product out at stores, even if just TRU.

 

Also, new MASK logo? (on the bottom, next to STretch Armstrong):

http://www.tfw2005.c..._1423835639.jpg

 

That logo is for Jem.

 

And yes, we heard from Hasbro specifically that there will be nothing Joe related until Joe con so...


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 10:20 AM

Kinda surprised at the complete non-reaction over Recondo...


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#5695 Dake

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

Because he's not particularly exciting?


 
 
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Posted 15 February 2015 - 12:26 PM

I like the character, but have no particular attachment to him, nor do I have a particular attachment to Tiger Force in general. It looks fine to me, but it was never going to be a thing I wanted no matter how it looked.



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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:28 PM

At least G.I. Joe will be getting a mini call out with Combiner Wars Viper. I will by two my Cobra Commander Hot Shot and SerpentOR can use for troops.

Now I'm left wanting Crimson Guard transformers though.
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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:40 PM

Cobra Commander Hot Shot?


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

Nick got AoE Hot Shot and found the Retaliation Cobra Commander head fit it perfectly so...Cobra Commander Hot Shot.


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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Blud.

I mean, I posted it in this thread!
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