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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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#1761 Detour

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

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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.

 


#1762 Esser-Z

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Dec 12 2012, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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)

I had the same thought. Any kind of excitement this trailer worked up for me was totally dwarfed and concealed by Pacific Rim.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Really? I'm still more pumped for this than Pacific Rim.


Probably because this one at least puts its heroes in the heat of the action, rather than remote-controlling robots.

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.

 


#1764 Esser-Z

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

I hadn't heard the Pacific Rim robots were remote control. But, uh. It's giant robots vs kaiju. That's way more awesome than soldiers vs terrorists.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.

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 14 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

ninjas < Giant robots
ninjas < kaiju

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

WROOOOOOOOOONG[/Luthor]

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.

 


#1768 Esser-Z

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:25 PM

You are a sad, sad man.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

Not really. Kaiju stuff is boring. Nothing but cheap rubber and foam suits and spectacularly bad special effects and a lot of focus on half-dimensional characters that are typically divided between boring scientist wanting to study the monsters and boring army guy wanting to blow up the monster.
The giant robot genre is not what it used to be, having been dominated for the longest time by the emo-est of gender-ambiguous teens.

Ninjas are zany. Even in their worst form, they're still entertaining schlock rather than infuriating suck.


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 14 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not really. Kaiju stuff is boring. Nothing but cheap rubber and foam suits and spectacularly bad special effects and a lot of focus on half-dimensional characters that are typically divided between boring scientist wanting to study the monsters and boring army guy wanting to blow up the monster.
The giant robot genre is not what it used to be, having been dominated for the longest time by the emo-est of gender-ambiguous teens.

Ninjas are zany. Even in their worst form, they're still entertaining schlock rather than infuriating suck.

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Ah yes - and from the previews, this is exactly what Pacific Rim will look like. icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

I'm plenty excited for the new Joe film, but I don't see it being able to beat Pacific Rim in the theater. Unless Joe is spectacularly good and PR is spectacularly bad of course. I expect them to both be just enjoyable though and as such I think PR will have a broader draw both domestically and internationally.

Can't we just be excited for both on their own merits? Why are we comparing apples to hand grenades?
 
 
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.


I'm not sure where you got that impression, but I'm fairly certain you're wrong. The 'blueprints' for the Jaegers even show the location of the pilots inside the mechs on the advertising images.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Dec 14 2012, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah yes - and from the previews, this is exactly what Pacific Rim will look like. icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

That last post of mine was far less about Pacific Rim specifically, and more about the genres in general.


Regarding Retaliation vs Pacific Rim... The mountainside fight still looks more exciting to me than anything shown in the Pacific Rim trailer...

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.

 


#1774 Detour

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.


I'm not sure where you got that impression, but I'm fairly certain you're wrong. The 'blueprints' for the Jaegers even show the location of the pilots inside the mechs on the advertising images.

The trailer. It shows the pilots doing what amounts to "motion capture", side by side.

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 14 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 07:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Really? The remote-controlledness of the robots was made quite apparent in the trailer....


Hotshot-piloted giant robots vs kaiju would've been awesome. I grew up on Grendizer, I love me that jive.
But remote-controlled robots vs kaiju? Significantly less awesome. Such smaller stakes when your hero is never really in the heat of the battle. It'd be like having Top Gun except instead of F-14s you'd have remote drones. Whee?

I can't say Pacific Rim can top Retaliation. Retaliation is soldiers AND NINJAS vs terrorists AND NINJAS.


I'm not sure where you got that impression, but I'm fairly certain you're wrong. The 'blueprints' for the Jaegers even show the location of the pilots inside the mechs on the advertising images.

The trailer. It shows the pilots doing what amounts to "motion capture", side by side.


Yes. That's the Neural Bridge. INSIDE THE MECH.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

I was pretty sure that's how it worked. It's not a new idea.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

That said, I plan on seeing both Retaliation and Pacific Rim as both look great. I'm a bit more excited for Pacific Rim, but that's because the last Joe film didn't do a whole lot for me.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

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What are those shoulderpads from?

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QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes. That's the Neural Bridge. INSIDE THE MECH.

That doesn't look like the inside of a mech. There's two pilots! And a support crew the size of an aircraft carrier's! Why does a mech need more than just its pilot? It's like loading up an F-15 with a pilot, a gunner, a command officer, three mechanics and two engineers.

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 14 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Dec 14 2012, 07:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Yes. That's the Neural Bridge. INSIDE THE MECH.

That doesn't look like the inside of a mech. There's two pilots! And a support crew the size of an aircraft carrier's! Why does a mech need more than just its pilot? It's like loading up an F-15 with a pilot, a gunner, a command officer, three mechanics and two engineers.


Well all of the information that's been released for the movie says its inside the mech, the blueprint viral images show it being inside the mech, so I'm going to go with the official sources on this over what you think you see.

The rest of your complaints are just silly. Are you actually saying that there aren't mechs that had multiple pilots, or a support staff?

Or are you just expecting 1 guy at a command console? Cause there is a LOT of mecha media that doesn't follow that.

Edited by Matthias Phage, 14 December 2012 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE(Matthias Phage @ Dec 14 2012, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The rest of your complaints are just silly. Are you actually saying that there aren't mechs that had multiple pilots, or a support staff?


The notion of multiple pilots / crew for a single mecha goes back at least as far as the 1970s, and - at least in Japan - seems to have been taken for granted by the early 1980s.


As it is, the Battletech RPG notes that some high-level military commanders will pilot custom units that have dual cockpits. The idea behind this is that if the battle gets intense enough, the commander can focus on actually commanding the battle and leave the actual piloting and fighting to the co-pilot. I also recall reading about dual cockpit set-ups being used on some training mecha, as it allows the trainer to ride along with the cadet.



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