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@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  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.


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#1 Scavgraphics

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:31 PM

Looks like the old Apple thread went poof in Kal's mad plan to make things work, so here's a new one.

So, my iPad (1) and my iPod Touch 4th Gen are not updated to iOS5.

My main computer is a G5 running Leopard. (I have a Mac book pro @ snow leopard and a dodgy Dell Hackentosh also at Snow Leopard).

I'm considering upgrading my iDevices to iOS 5. What, if anything, will I gain from this, given the limitations of my main computer?


Edited by Scavgraphics, 24 October 2013 - 02:34 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:47 PM

Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:55 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Nov 7 2011, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


Because you're a bad person..a corrupted database?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Nov 7 2011, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Database @ Nov 7 2011, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


Because you're a bad person..a corrupted database?


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Nov 8 2011, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


I'm not sure. Apple Corps is the company that was created by The Beatles in 1968.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:05 PM

QUOTE(member0 @ Nov 7 2011, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Database @ Nov 8 2011, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why does the thread title make me want to do a bad joke about Steve Jobs?


I'm not sure. Apple Corps is the company that was created by The Beatles in 1968.



Yeah, I was going to post that myself.

This thread should be about the Beatles.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:28 PM

I would hold off till they bring out iOS 5.1 which is said to introduce multi touch gestures to the iPad 1 and that way you will avoid some of the bugs in 5

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE(Geoff @ Nov 7 2011, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would hold off till they bring out iOS 5.1 which is said to introduce multi touch gestures to the iPad 1 and that way you will avoid some of the bugs in 5


huh..had you asked me, I'd have sworn the first update had already happened (or was that 5.0.1)?
Any rumored time of release on that?


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On another topic, man I let updates get away from my...on my iPad, I have 135 updates waiting....and for so many apps I don't use.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:53 PM

Beta 2 of 5.0.1 was just seeded to developers recently, so it shouldn't be long now. I'd go ahead and upgrade. There's a ton of new features in iOS 5 that may make your life easier depending on what you do. And once you get this update out of the way, all the future updates will be over the air. You won't be dependent on plugging it into a computer just to upgrade.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Nov 7 2011, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On another topic, man I let updates get away from my...on my iPad, I have 135 updates waiting....and for so many apps I don't use.


Oh you and me both. They need to make them like "Windows Updates". Automatic, invisible, in the background etc.

It's the same on the desktop. I rarely reboot the laptop, so that's also got a load of updates waiting to be installed

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#11 lordtaco

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:48 PM

It still baffles me that Apple doesn't use their own push notification framework to show a badge or an alert whenever you have apps to update.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:30 PM

^ it does (unless I'm mis understanding what you're saying).

I used to just hit update all each day..but then a comic app went evil with an update, and I wanted to keep the version I had, so I had to do updates 1 by 1...and then it all went downhill from there.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:10 PM

It doesn't show a badge on the icon until you open it up.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:24 AM

^ huh....guess I've had updates pending so long with the badge showing I forgot icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE(Proper Dave @ Nov 7 2011, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Nov 7 2011, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On another topic, man I let updates get away from my...on my iPad, I have 135 updates waiting....and for so many apps I don't use.


Oh you and me both. They need to make them like "Windows Updates". Automatic, invisible, in the background etc.

And here I am wishing Windows Update were more like the one iOS has ? one centralized system that handles all my app updates instead of having to rely on a dozen different self-updaters and even more programs that don't bother with one at all.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:59 AM

Mobile Flash is dead! Long live iOS!!!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:19 AM

There's just no reason for it. It's a technology that served its purpose, and still has a purpose, but that purpose isn't the web anymore.

Edited by PiratedTVPro, 09 November 2011 - 10:55 AM.

Yep.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:25 AM

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It's a technology that served it's purpose, and still has a purpose, but that purpose it's the web anymore.


I can't even understand this sentence! Maybe I'll make it my sig.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:56 AM

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QUOTE(PiratedTVPro @ Nov 9 2011, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's a technology that served it's purpose, and still has a purpose, but that purpose it's the web anymore.


I can't even understand this sentence! Maybe I'll make it my sig.


Edited for clarity. I think the ambien might still have its claws in me.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:32 PM

Cool iOS 5 feature I just discovered: hold down the back arrow in Safari rather than clicking it and you'll pull up a desktop style option of going back to a specific page (rather than having to click each page back one at a time). Appears to be iPad only right now (5.0.1)


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