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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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The G.I. Joe Thread


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#9741 Detour

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:38 AM

 

I'm guessing the O.G. Joe fans probably think he will be Storm Shadow when all indication is that he will play Snake Eyes.

Hence why there isn't yet an uproar.

This.  They're all assuming he's Storm Shadow.

 

No, my circles weren't discussing it at all at the time of my posting.

 

They are now.

 

And the butthurt...

The butthurt is real.


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 22 August 2019 - 09:29 AM

They're probably all pissed he's not also a septuagenarian that was in Vietnam, too.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:59 PM

If Mr. Golding is cast as Snake Eyes, how is this even an issue?

 

He wears a mask that covers his face! Why is there even--

 

Is it because Larry Hama wrote him as white? Larry Hama has erroneously brought back characters in the background that he forgot he killed off. Have we reached critical nonsense mass that we can't have TWO Asian protagonists (assuming Storm Shadow is in the movie)?

 

. . .Why is my fandom like this?

 

The good news: Ray Park wrote a very nice and classy note to fans:

 

It’s been a pleasure to play a character twice in a Hollywood big budget movie that was part of my childhood and influenced me throughout. 
NINJA LIFE! 
Thank you @paramountpics@lorenzo_di_bonaventura#erikhowsam #stephensommers#bobducsay @jonmchu 
#actionman #gijoe #snakeeyes#thankyou 
NINJA SITH LIFE!

 

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:01 PM

Presumably this is an "origin" story, so I don't expect we'll see the mask until the end of the movie.

 

In the end though we don't need another "white savior" movie - Iron Fist wasn't just problematic because of the bad acting. I'm all for changing things up. All I want is a good movie.


 
 
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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

If Mr. Golding is cast as Snake Eyes, how is this even an issue?

 

He wears a mask that covers his face! Why is there even--

 

Is it because Larry Hama wrote him as white? Larry Hama has erroneously brought back characters in the background that he forgot he killed off. Have we reached critical nonsense mass that we can't have TWO Asian protagonists (assuming Storm Shadow is in the movie)?

 

 

Yes



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 04:17 PM

If Mr. Golding is cast as Snake Eyes, how is this even an issue?

 

He wears a mask that covers his face! Why is there even--

 

Is it because Larry Hama wrote him as white? Larry Hama has erroneously brought back characters in the background that he forgot he killed off. Have we reached critical nonsense mass that we can't have TWO Asian protagonists (assuming Storm Shadow is in the movie)?

 

. . .Why is my fandom like this?

 

 

Nah, that's overthinking it.  More like: Larry wrote it, therefore it is set in stone for all time.  To deviate is to commit heresy.

 

For the record, I've nothing against Larry.  But come on, he has been writing for this franchise since shortly before I was born.  Gotta move on some time.


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:11 PM

I'm always happy to see a franchise inviting big names back. I will always applaud a project that puts Hama on Joe, Claremont on X-Men, Furman on Transformers etc.

I may not want to read it... and you have to keep these things small, or rather self-contained (ARAH is NOT small and will run forever obviously). God knows you don't want Furman writing Optimus Prime and Lost Light. But I like to see those iconic creators thrown a bit of love now and then.

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 01:30 PM

Storm Shadow has been cast for Snake Eyes.

https://deadline.com...yes-1202702725/



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 04:49 PM

Storm Shadow has been cast for Snake Eyes.

https://deadline.com...yes-1202702725/

 

He seems like he'll be great. I saw him on "Call the Midwife."

 

I did.

 

Shut up.



#9750 Detour

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:29 PM

Okay.

 

But is he as sexy shirtless as Lee Byung-Hun was?


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 23 August 2019 - 08:38 PM

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.

What does bug me about this, is how some in the media are all but fanning the flames of controversy by going out of their way to say how this new casting "fixes" the problematic nature of Snake Eyes being a white guy. I mean, they're basically begging people to get angry about it.

And sadly, its working.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:37 PM

Okay.

 

But is he as sexy shirtless as Lee Byung-Hun was?

 

THIS!

 

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.

What does bug me about this, is how some in the media are all but fanning the flames of controversy by going out of their way to say how this new casting "fixes" the problematic nature of Snake Eyes being a white guy. I mean, they're basically begging people to get angry about it.

And sadly, its working.

 

That's how they generate clicks/revenue. Easy money form people who get upset over pressing issues like this. 


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:19 PM

Just East Asian?

If this movie was really trying to be progressive, they would have fought tooth and nail to cast Margaret Cho as Snake Eyes.

#9754 Detour

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:12 PM

Who writes your jokes, Jamie Kennedy?


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.

 


#9755 Lancer

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 01:24 PM

Just East Asian?

If this movie was really trying to be progressive, they would have fought tooth and nail to cast Margaret Cho as Snake Eyes.

Go back to Hisstank.



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:33 AM

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.


I thought it was just a name change to de-Americanize it for an international audience. Was there more to it than that?

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:55 PM

I thought I had read at some point that Hama's idea for making Snake Eyes a white dude was because Hama didn't want to come off as if he was inserting himself as Snake Eyes (a Larry Stu).

I dont think he could have planned for the level of hubris caused by the white savior complex trope.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 02:36 AM

I've never had any real attachment to G.I. Joe, because us Brits got "Action Force" instead. So this casting doesn't bother me. I'll be interested to see how it goes.

I thought it was just a name change to de-Americanize it for an international audience. Was there more to it than that?

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Action Force was the successor line to Action Man and had it's own original molds, factions and fiction for the first few years of the line, using the more articulated Joe recolours as vehicle drivers. In 85 Palitoy folded, Hasbro took over the line and it became a rebadged de-americanised Gi-Joe for a couple of years before they switched to straight up Gi-Joe and it fizzled out.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 12:34 PM

Yeah Action Force had its own set of heroes and villains with the Red Shadows as the baddies and Z-Force/Q-Force/etc as the good guys.

When it made the switch to GI Joe, it had Baron Ironblood (Red Shadow leader) kill off all his officers so he could restart fresh as Cobra Commander and founded the new Cobra organization. Red Jackal survived and was renamed Destro though his origin as a cyborg-ized former Action Force officer was pretty much forgotten. Black Major was left for dead. Skeletrons became BATs. And the main action Force characters (like Skip, Quarrel, Lt. Dolphin...) were cast aside as Duke and the gang took over.

It was pretty crazy.

#9760 Rycochet

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:46 AM

https://www.joeaday....5-action-force/

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