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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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#5641 Betty Nor

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

Okay - I've officially been working too much lately.

This morning, I found the measuring cup that I use to scoop my dog's food in the kitchen dust bin.  I apparently threw it away after scooping out his dinner when I got home late last night.

...and I found bag 11 mixed in with all of the empty bags that had contained bags 1-10.

 

To Mattel/Mega's credit, they did offer to have me return the entire set and receive another one.  Not crazy about mailing back the whole set, especially after sinking a couple of hours into building it so I'm glad to have found the "missing" bag.

 

It's been a long week.  hug.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

And it's done.


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#5643 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:52 PM

Well, this is kind of sad, but I think I'm skipping this year's holiday set.

I mean... Santa's House, absolutely. The workshop? Down for that. Christmas train! Well, okay, cash in on the Tom Hanks Is Everything And Everyone On This Train movie. Train Station! Okay, well, it hooks into the rail loop, I guess-

Fire Station!

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:49 AM

Got a few MyBuild mech suit sets from Amazon this week, built one tonight.

 

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Brick quality is okay, but some of them hold more loosely than I'd like (and more loosely than some of the single stud connections can withstand).  Comes with a couple sprues of extra weapons that the minifig can't carry while in the mech.  The core skeleton frame manages to get by with only six unique new pieces (the torso, shoulder/foot pieces, thigh pieces, elbow/knee pieces, and pieces that work as upper arms, lower arms, and shins).  $18-21 per set with free shipping is definitely worth picking up at least a few.  (The other two I got turn out to be inspired by "All You Need Is Kill," the Japanese light novel/manga that was used as the basis for that Tom Cruise time loop warfare movie.)

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

I made some changes to the Lance mech suit, mainly the arm that holds the lance, I turn the arm into the lance, replacing the hand, it looks so much better and more fitting for a guy who uses lances as a weapon, other wise, he might as well be Clay with a long thin sword!


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#5647 Betty Nor

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:39 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!

 

I just bought the throne room set.  Ultimately, I decided on Garmadon in his pyjamas, bowl, and spoon because it just seemed appropriate.

For $16, it was a great way to get a very nice complement of minifigures.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Both the Rita and Keiji armors from MyBuild are higher quality than the Base Defender.  I think they may have cut some corners on the Base Defender to offer a minifigure and accessories while holding the price down.

 

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:45 PM

Gonna ruin it for everyone, but

Day 13 of the City Advent calendar

'Young girl with ice cream'

You cannot convince me that is not a Young Sarah Palin
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#5650 Betty Nor

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

I've been working on the Ninjago City Docks for almost a month now, and I still cannot find the motivation to finish it.

It's not to say that it's a bad model per se or the construction techniques are boring.  There have been some serious "ah-ha" moments when I thought a build was not going in the right direction.  It also combines with the Ninjago City set from last year - I hope they continue this trend like the Creator Modular line.

 

...but yeah.  I've got three bags' worth of steps to do, and I find myself putting it off indefinitely.

It almost feels like studying in college - I keep finding reasons not to do it, and at some point, I'm going to have to make myself get it done.

 

Pretty sure that's not how a (super-pricey) LEGO set should make you feel.

 

I think part of the problem is that I have the partially completed model ($230) adjoined to the Ninjago City set ($299), and I am not seeing a $70 gap in value between them.  Ninjago City is infinitely more interesting and impressive.  Heck, the old $150 Creator Modular City components have more presence and splendour.

 

Maybe if the designer had kept the build confined to a single baseplate, this would have given the build more height?

 

And of course, the amount of space devoted to the water-way, while aesthetically pleasing, does hamper the extent of the actual builds.  This was a detracting point of Ninjago City as well, which is, effectively, 3/4ths of an actual building.

 

The docks feel like 1/2 of a building and then stretched across the additional 1/2 baseplate.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

A while ago, I got Vader's Castle but I've not been motivated to carry on building after I done the tie fighter, it might because of work but there is the added pressure of Christmas shopping (driving me insane, AGAIN!!), so I just not really been motivated to work on it, I've been doing my Lego city Advent calander for this year but not Vader's castle, I'll get to it, evenly!


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Is anyone else disappointed with this year's Star Wars Advent Calendar thus far?


Signatures are overrated.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:59 PM


I love that i had Freemaker characters in it. And it's nice to see cool newer characters like Rose and the Guavan Deathgang guy, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by most of the mini-kit builds. Cloud city was a neat idea though.

-ZacWilliam, I wish it had included Rowan's R0g3r rather than a generic Droid trooper.
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

I'm a bit disappointed in the scattershot feel.  I liked how the previous ones would have reliable 2-4 day runs of a single setting/movie/etc.  The closest we've gotten so far this year is that the Rathtar and one of its meals appear back to back.

 

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#5655 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

MEGA Construx Heroes figures are $2.50 each on clearance at my local Wal-Marts. Also, with the stark white faces these guys are tough to photograph. Either I use the flash and it washes out their faces or I turn it off and they blur a little. But with the parts they've given these guys, they knew army building was going to happen. They come with two different guns, two different eyepieces that can be worn on either eye, three different greeble-boxes that can be attached on four different hardpoints, and an arm-hose that can likewise go from either arm to any hardpoint.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

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green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:32 PM

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green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?

 

Minus a robot mode, so yeah, kind of!


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Kinda like this guy I bought a few years back.

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Sort of a Springer-Bulkhead fusion.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

That this combination of vehicles and colors keeps coming up by chance seems like an unlikely coincidence.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

I just saw the sneak preview of LEGO Movie 2. Its probably number 3 behind LEGO Batman and LEGO Movie 1, but it has the best songs of the three (I never bothered seeing Ninjago).
Signatures are overrated.



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