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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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Best Answer Wheelimus, 31 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

Hey everyone we've got something exciting to announce - now when you're going to buy LEGO anyway you can simultaneously support The Allspark! Here's some links for ya!

 

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#5601 HellCat

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:09 PM

Didn't really care for it. Batman and Ninjago were both mediocre and so much of this clearly hangs on the reveal from the first movie. Seems obvious the idea is the sister put them through hell as a toddler and has now returned now she's older.

Also that "hapless male" bit in the trailer is so desperately trying to grab interest. I swear the first movie was smarter at challenging Hollywood sexism.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 06:44 AM

Honestly, I never liked the humans scene in the first movie, it kind of ruins the sense of disbelief one has up until that point, I really hope they don't do that again. With the Lego Batman movie, I actually enjoyed that film, it is one of the best Batman films around, Ninjago, I've not seen but then I not seen anything of the TV show so I not bothered with it.


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 05:59 PM   Best Answer

Hey everyone we've got something exciting to announce - now when you're going to buy LEGO anyway you can simultaneously support The Allspark! Here's some links for ya!

 

General link (note the free shipping on orders over $35)

 

Sale items link

 

Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting the community!

 

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 11:56 AM

I got the lego defender of the Universe in today, 16 bags of stuff, haven't begun construction, YET, but I look forward to building Voltron


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:46 AM

For some odd reason, I just wasn't all that interested by Voltron - despite having Mattel's most recent beast as well as the new Playmates Legendary Defender versions on display.

 

I did pick up the Ninjago Quake Mech from Target, which had been placed on the plan-o-gram at $45.  I had never really intended to pick that one up, but the Price-per-Piece ratio was too outstanding to pass up.  I'm headed down the slippery slope of getting all of the Ninjago Movie mechs now (I got Jay's Lightning Jet for $35 at Wal-mart a few weeks ago).

 

Well, maybe not Zane's Ice Tank.  Even at a deep discount, it's really hard to see that design in anything remotely resembling a positive, non-boring light.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:15 PM

So far, I'm over half way through construction, I done the Blue & Yellow lions, most of the Black Lion, only the rear legs to go with him, then its onto the green and red lions, I had to laugh at what they use for the cross on Voltron's chest, its a lego verison of a tool used to remove the bolts on a car wheel when one has broken down! As I did the blue lion I found one part missing which is a single panel, lucky spare parts came to the rescue, AGAIN, while not very important, it does kind of complete the look! One thing I can say for this kit, its a different take on the idea of build Giant robot, this guy is going to be pretty large when finished, the yellow & blue lions are about the size of a deluxe transformer in robot mode, so he'll be large that is for certain, can't wait to finish him, but there is other things that need doing, plus I'm taking a small break from construction!


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:37 PM

The Quake Mech is totally not a kid-friendly model.  Not just because the MSRP is $90, which is insane for a kid's toy, but because the single wheel as its legs is so not stable for play.

 

Yes, there's a kickstand to help it stabilise when at rest, but as soon as it gets off that kickstand, gravity demands a massive face-plant.

I've found that grasping it by the kickstand, when moving towards wheel-mobility, is the best practice, but holy carp, I've come really close to breaking it just handling it.

 

It's still quite impressive, just not recommended for kiddies.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

Completed the Voltron, its a intersting build with a few parts I've never seen before and it kind of makes me think it could kind of bring some different mech desgins in the future using the parts for the arms, but one thing for certain, its more of a display piece than anything else, the combined form has no movement in the legs, only the head and arms can move, so posing is limited unless you want to take off one the Black Lion's rear legs and have it facing in the manner of the lion mode, just to get a sort of kick pose! I'll take some pictures later and upload them, but overall, its a good build, made one major goof during construction, in regards to Voltron's left arm, how one of the parts go, I put it in wrong and the arm was floppy, but that's now been fixed!


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

For some odd reason, I just wasn't all that interested by Voltron - despite having Mattel's most recent beast as well as the new Playmates Legendary Defender versions on display.

 

 

Yeah, same here.  And it's weird.  You'd think I'd want it.  I love Lego.  I love Voltron.  Together they just don't do it for me.  This despite me having no trouble with blocky Star Wars Lego stuff.  *Shrugs.



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 05:08 AM

For me, I think it has more to do with me phasing out of LEGO again this year.

I've been collecting consistently since 2011, and I've amassed a load of bricks and sets, most of which I don't have the shelf space to display.

 

I think if it had come out a year ago, it would have been a different story, but alas, Voltron remains a hard pass.



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:36 AM

Lego Voltron, is best suited to display than anything else, at the moment, unless I go about customising it but that be a lot of work, mainly around the Black lion's legs, not the actual legs but the body connections because as it is, you have to disconnect the legs with some of the body and move them to a different procession for lion mode, I'll do it at some point but currently I'm more focused on scheming improvements to my castle, I want to expand it and make the walls a bit more stable, not the Nexo Knights castle but my big custom castle that I constructed from three sets of King's castle, its mainly the front and rear I want to expand outwards so that everything inside that I've added can be moved about to improve space, this is what it currently looks like inside:

 

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As you can see, its crampped with a bar, a black smith, an armoury contained within, so I want to expand more.


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 07:19 PM

The Mega Construx gods must have finally heard my lamentations about my lack of certain original 151 pokemon availability and sent unto my local Target a Series 4 power panel.

 

So I finally have Shellder and Magnemite without paying through the nose via after market prices.

I haven't opened Magnemite yet, but Shellder might be one of my favourite micro-builds right up there with Meowth and Rattata, which is no easy feat considering he's pretty much bereft of articulation.

 

Shit, I need to get Snorlax now before he disappears.  I feel like he's a Target exclusive or something since I've only ever seen him there.

And once I add Blastoise, I think I'll be in the clear to wait a while and see if Venusaur and Mew/Mew-Two come down in price at all.  I am excite to almost be caught up on that collection.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 05:45 PM

Expanded my BIG castle, also expanded my mini figures in resent days!

 

Speaking of lego, back in the summer, there was a trail of large Sculptures in my local city and one was made of lego, tonight was the Auction and lego Gromit went for £22.000 or in USD: $28,505.40

 

Here's a picture of that Gromit:

 

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He wasn't the highest seller of the trail thou, the highest went on two Sculptures of Wallace, which was £55.000, each (UDS: 71,263.50), the money raised from the trail and selling the scultures is going to charity to help sick children, the charity is at the heart of Wallace and Gromit creators and the company behind them, its a local charity in some respects being based in the city near to where I live! I did get out and see all of the sculptures around the city and that was good fun, it takes one to parts of the city and region one would not normally go, it makes for great family days out, but the trail is over and they have now been sold!


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Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

ok, I got in the mail in the last couple of days:

Lego City Airshow, which is a aircraft hanger, two jets, one byplane for stunts, plus a ground vehicle, this is a good set, unlike the one I got in the mail today/yesterday!

 

The other kit is: Ninjago Garmadon's Volcano Lair, it has some nice desgin ideas but honestly, its one of the worse models I've come across, it kind of feels incomplete on top of the fact it keeps falling apart with its surport structure at the base, the Nexo Knights Knightinton Castle is better desgined than this, the main problem tends from the fact its on stilts with little thought given to how its all connects together, thankfully I incooperated the segements into another model of mine and they are being kept seperate but I do not recomend it unless you got some grand plan in mind to attach to another model, example of the bad desgin comes down to connecting two small base plates together, they use a two dot plate as a connection and the model keeps breaking as your trying to build it, even with the upper level connection, it still wants to fall apart!

 

I did also get cheep, another copy of Jestro's Volcano lair with most of Arrons fighter from the Nexo Knights range, I don't plan to build the lair as I got my own but I plan to incooperate parts to make it slightly bigger and maybe have a place for my lego Smaug to stand or maybe have what I've kind of taken from some other parts I gotten resently, and dubbed the throne of Darkness, I just got a bit of a back story in mind that I might turn into a photo comic at some point!


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Posted 06 October 2018 - 10:59 PM

Part of the new holiday reset at Big Lots.  It's not a "rebuild into a giant robot" deal like last year's sets, the vehicles simply attach to each other once completed, using Mixel-style ball and socket joints.  Haven't built mine yet, so here's the box pic.  (Also comes in a color variant.)

 

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#5617 Betty Nor

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 11:02 PM

Jestro's Volcano Lair is a great set.  I've long phased out of my brief Nexo Knights collection, but that model is staying built.

Of course, I removed Jestro from the top spot and gave it to that dark wizard from one of the CMF series a few years ago because his deco demanded it.

 

Garmadon's Volcano Lair wasn't bad for the small size that it was.  Obviously, I would have preferred a $120 model, but what can you do?



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:22 AM

Part of the new holiday reset at Big Lots.  It's not a "rebuild into a giant robot" deal like last year's sets, the vehicles simply attach to each other once completed, using Mixel-style ball and socket joints.  Haven't built mine yet, so here's the box pic.  (Also comes in a color variant.)

 

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These are usually fun, cheap little sets and a good source of parts.  I may have to pick this one up, see what else I could make out of it.



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 11:26 AM

Garmadon's Volcano Lair wasn't bad for the small size that it was.  Obviously, I would have preferred a $120 model, but what can you do?

 

Make improvements, expand the original desgin or connect it to another model as I have done, or you could just dismantle it and build something else out of it, which is Lego's primary function, construction!


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

Goddammit, the Lego Ideas Stitch set got rejected.


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