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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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#21 NightViper

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I fail at Doctor Who blind bags. I went through all the ones at the local Hastings (they now have the bags for $4 each) and was sure I'd gotten some Daleks. Instead, I got the Doctor, a Silent, and THREE Amy Ponds (all the common version). Since I already had a Doctor and an Amy from an Amazon purchase, not exactly the result I was hoping for.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:06 AM









SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?

SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?!

I LAUGH AT SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK!


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy. I think I was mistaking Amy's hair for a Dalek torso.

Tempted to try popping off the face of one of my astronauts and sculpting a female one for River.

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#24 Betty Nor

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:19 PM

I thought about asking my family to hook me up with the Target Black Friday sale of the Scorpion Pyramid for $65, but then I realised that it can be had for $72 on Amazon right now, which is about the same price as Target after tax - only w/o hassling my family to get up and brave the horde.

So there's an option for those of you who can't or don't want to go out early on Black Friday.

#25 NightViper

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy.


That's what happened the first time I found a case of series 1 (at Fan-Expo in Toronto). All of the Daleks were gone, but I didn't know that. So I spent all that time looking for the largest pieces in the bags. I ended up with a few Doctors, an Angel, an a couple of the lizards. After that case sold out, they set out a fresh case. I picked up a bag and...it was a Dalek. There was absolutely no confusing it with any of the others.

Kinda makes you feel a bit foolish when you do finally come across one.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

Like NightViper said, there's no mistaking a Dalek once you've found one. The large solid "skirt" bit with the rows of bumps is a dead giveaway.

One advantage of these figures being Lego style is that you can mix and match the parts if you get multiples. For example, put a Rory head on a Roman Auton's body and you've got a cheap alternative to the Rory chase figure.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Put Rory's head on Amy's body and you have an "Experimentation Phase" Rory variant!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:31 AM

Just found out Lego Universe is ending in two months (I'm behind apparently). That's a shame. The free area was really fun. (And apparently was quite popular) but apparently not enough of those people felt like going on to the full pay experience. Which is understandable.

Me and my son really loved the free area but a monthly fee was just a bit too much to ask for a Lego RPG. Still surprised they're right out shutting it down rather than try a transaction free to play format or something. I'm a little sorry to see it go as I always hopped to play it some more somewhere down the line.

Ah well


-ZacWilliam, giving it its own Lego toy imprint and kits maybe sold with free game hours might have helped them...

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#29 Esser-Z

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:04 AM

Picked up the Alien Abduction set. Love the abduction gimmick it has. Amazingly clever use of rubber parts.

I also have the jet copter and amazingly awesome big mobile HQ put away for Christmas. Can't wait to build the HQ vehicle. It looks like one of the best sets I've seen in a long time.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

Yeah, amongst a bunch of other sets, I've got Alien Conquest HQ and its predecessor, Agents Mission 6 Command Centre waiting for when I get home. Definitely looking forward to assembling those monsters. It's going to be a Lego-overload.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

hugging awesome!

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#32 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:20 PM

Those're pretty cool. I'm mostly interested in the Joker because he has PURPLE. GLORIOUS PURPLE.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

The think I don't get is Batman's cape, or lack there of. They could have used the wings from the Bionicle Phantoka sets and made something 10 time better.

#34 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 26 2011, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.


I'd say chances are good it's not the whole helicarrier. Likely it's just whatever cell Banner is kept in on the carrier, with smash away doors.


-ZacWilliam full helicarrier set would be awesome but huge...
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#36 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:29 PM

Well, I'd not expect a full, minifig scale one. But a big flying carrier of some kind would be awesome.

You're probably right, though. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:52 AM

It's priced below the Quinjet chase set. But that price is also $99 and well enough for a base or large vehicle.

So it might turn out kind of super deformed but be a well enough approximation.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

Power Rangers Samurai Mega Bloks:
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:48 PM

They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

QUOTE(Cabooceratops @ Nov 30 2011, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.





Have we seen anymore more SC Megabloks other than the Battlecrusier?



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