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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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#1741 NightViper

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

JoeCon 2013 has been announced - April 4th -7th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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G.I.JoeCon 2013 Coming to Indianapolis, Indiana April 4th ? April 7th!

Fort Worth, TX ? December 4th, 2012 ? Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro?s official G.I.Joe Collectors? Convention, G.I.JoeCon, announced today that next year?s convention will take place at the JW Marriott from April 4th thru April 7th in the great city of Indianapolis. You can make your hotel reservations now at GIJoeCon.com.

In the coming weeks, Pop Culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for G.I.JoeCon 2013 through the GIJoeCon.com online registration system. Fans and Collectors? who register for G.I.JoeCon as a General OR American Hero package holder will receive either the 12-inch Secret Mission to Dragon Island or 3 3/4-inch Nocturnal Fire convention set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday Night Casino Night Dinner event. Finally, General and American Hero package attendees will also receive a special bonus to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

For more information on G.I.JoeCon and all activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit GIJoeCon.com.
About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company?s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro?s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Fun Publications, Inc.
For nearly 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. © 2012 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.?


The title of the box set might give you a hint about the theme.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Figures - Tunnel Rat, Outback, and Shockwave have already had Night Force incarnations done for their new molds.

If Hasbro taps the TRU set from a few years back, then that would leave us with a set consisting of Flint, Beach-Head, Falcon, Tunnel Rat (TRU), Crazylegs, and Roadblock. Otherwise, FunPub is going to have to try and piece together some of the classic 1980s guys, which could easily get expensive.

Vehicles - The SHARC redeco has already been done, leaving us with the Skystriker and Moray redecoes as options unless they find some of the vintage vehicle molds.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

God, FI, cut it out.

Fun Pub made a Python Patrol-themed set work after most of the Python Patrol characters were already released at retail by Hasbro. They can make Night Force work.

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.

 


#1744 Mecheon

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Dec 7 2012, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Its not just going to be Night Force, there'll be a Cobra component to the set as well

They just did Iron Grenaiders versus Oktober Guard, it'll probably be some Night Force Joes versus Appropriate Cobra Force

#1745 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Oh, hell, right, Joecon...totally forgot about the deadline for that 2011 set re-release.

Actually, it appears to still be available in the club store, but it's still $360 right near Christmastime, so it's still a no-go for me.

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#1746 Detour

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE(Mecheon @ Dec 6 2012, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Dec 7 2012, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Its not just going to be Night Force, there'll be a Cobra component to the set as well

Even then, FI's issues revolve around the fact that three out of twenty-two members of Night Force got made already. And even then, only one of Tunnel Rat's two looks.
http://www.yojoe.com...ightforce.shtml

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.

 


#1747 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 6 2012, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
God, FI, cut it out.

Fun Pub made a Python Patrol-themed set work after most of the Python Patrol characters were already released at retail by Hasbro. They can make Night Force work.

Really, Night Force would probably be only 5 or 6 figures to begin with, and just because they didn't have figures back in the day, doesn't mean they won't get a new one. Same with vehicles, wouldn't surprise me if the RAM or ARmadillo were brushed off for a NF version.

Probably means Cobra will be some variant on Night Watch, maybe finally see the Modern Crimosn Shadow Guards Hasbro has been teasing for the lsat 5 years.

#1748 Mecheon

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 7 2012, 09:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Mecheon @ Dec 6 2012, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Dec 7 2012, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If it's Night Force, then we might have some issues.

Its not just going to be Night Force, there'll be a Cobra component to the set as well

Even then, FI's issues revolve around the fact that three out of twenty-two members of Night Force got made already. And even then, only one of Tunnel Rat's two looks.
http://www.yojoe.com...ightforce.shtml

Gotta go at it from every angle

But yeah. Night Force Snow Cat. Needs to happen, if only so I can pick it up to have an in-scale version of the... Cybertron/Universe/Whatever it was figure

Edited by Mecheon, 07 December 2012 - 07:03 AM.


#1749 Detour

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

QUOTE(Mecheon @ Dec 7 2012, 07:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But yeah. Night Force Snow Cat. Needs to happen, if only so I can pick it up to have an in-scale version of the... Cybertron/Universe/Whatever it was figure

Universe. 1.0.

And yeah, that should happen. Especially since they retooled the Snow Cat already back in POC!

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 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

The set would be made proportionately more interesting if it focused on updates of "classic" Night Force guys who so far haven't had any. Spearhead, Lightfoot, Muskrat, Sneak Peek, Psyche-Out... I guess you could argue RoC Charbroil and Repeater count as updates, but they didn't share colors with their progenitors or anything. That's seven entirely new(ish) guys right there, plus I guess Cross Hair and Nunchuk, but I don't know if they'd be high on anybody's radar.

On the other hand, I would love a new Action Man, because inter-toy crossovers make me giddy. I would demand a Doctor X to go with him, though.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:15 AM

QUOTE(Monzo @ Dec 11 2012, 04:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On the other hand, I would love a new Action Man, because inter-toy crossovers make me giddy.


Yes. Very yes.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(Monzo @ Dec 11 2012, 04:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
plus I guess Cross Hair and Nunchuk, but I don't know if they'd be high on anybody's radar.

That depends... if they go for something less "Quick Kick renamed" and more "Nunchuk proper" I'd be all for one... He's still missing from my modern Ninja Force.

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.

 


#1753 Detour

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:26 PM

So, hey.


New Retaliation trailer:
http://movies.yahoo....-163139765.html

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.

 


#1754 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

Ah, I see they Tatum'ed things up a bit.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

So there's apparently some controversy/hilarity with the Figure Subscription service. The Club showed off the carded images of Cover Girl and Big Boa because those won a poll for the ones the fans most wanted to see. This caused several Ebay sellers to put up "preorders" for those figures with "late December" or "early 2013" as the ship date. The GI Joe Collector's Club took to Facebook on December 5th to correct this, saying
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FYI - Despite rumors online, Big Boa and Covergirl are not the first two figures that will ship. They were ONLY shown due to a request poll here on Facebook. Some people misinterpret things, so don't believe everything on the internet. :-)


One of these auctions, seen here, got a bunch of fans in an uproar because someone claimed the seller is Brian Savage's son. This further led to claims that the son, supposedly named Mike, has the figures in-hand, which in turn led to a lot of vitriol about the Club screwing the fans over, giving preferential treatment to the boss' son, spoiling the surprise they encouraged, consorting with demons, etc.

The thing is... the seller doesn't claim to have the figures in-hand. You can see right there in the description: "IT WILL SHIPPED IN LATE DECEMBER. THIS IS A PRE-ORDER AS I HAVE MADE MULTIPLE ORDERS." We have the seller saying that it's a preorder, and they have multiple subscriptions. That's certainly possible. Someone messaged the seller asking how he could be sure of the ship date and got the reply "i will not sell something i am not sure of!" Obviously someone is wrong here, but it seems likely that it's the seller, no?

(I should note that it's possible that the auction listing DID originally say that the person had the figures in-hand. However, I haven't seen anyone claim that the listing changed. Why would someone making the sort of accusations that have been made miss that one?)

The Club proceeded to knock down all the accusations in further comments:
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??? Brian doesn't HAVE a son named Mike. And none of Brian's children have these on auction. All the samples we've received are here in the office.

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I just checked and Boa and CG don't even ship the same month, much less the first month. We have samples showing the packout and these to ARE NOT in the same shipping box.


You can actually see the progression of the rumor mill here... Club shows photos, some assume those are the first and state it as fact-->wonder where they got the info, someone claims the source is Brian's son-->if it's Brian's son he probably has them in-hand before we do and he's selling them, how dare he-->the Club screwed the fans over again, RAGE.

So what we have here is either a portion of the fandom that fed itself to the point of frenzy over a shred of misinformation, or the Club lying in practically conspiratorial ways. True to form, some still believe the latter.



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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 12 2012, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, hey.


New Retaliation trailer:
http://movies.yahoo....-163139765.html


Releasing it the same day as the Pacific Rim trailer?

Not the best of ideas.

(Still seeing it though)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Dec 12 2012, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So what we have here is either a portion of the fandom that fed itself to the point of frenzy over a shred of misinformation, or the Club lying in practically conspiratorial ways. True to form, some still believe the latter.


Hm...that sounds just like the kind of thing Mike Savage would say.

J'accuse!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

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LIIIIIIEEEFELD!

Not even Liefled hugs up faces that badly.

And Liefeld usually draws a full cover instead of just half of one and then mirroring it...
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:24 AM

Joe fans are a rage boner filled group. I am not surprised at all if that people from the likes of HISS Tank went crazy over the slightest conspiracy theory.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

Unfortunately, the amount of times this happens and how many fans absolutely despise any change even if it could save the franchise paints a lot of fans as... not very bright.
Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.



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