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@  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)


@  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

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#5681 Superomegaprime

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 04:00 PM

I got the lego movie 2 emmet's dream house set, this is a pain of a set to build as just the house, it took me around about 3 hours, I not done the alterative form as a space ship, YET but its a troublesome kit to build, it seems kind of straight forward but its not, thou I would say the weakest of the house desgin is nothing to latch the two halves of the house together beyond just holding it with your hands, that is on top of the fact its bags aren't numbered, so you have to pretty much make a huge mess and start building from that, so one couldn't really finish a bag and then take a break of a few hours or a day without having to spend time tidying up. The house is two levels with windows that open up and has some small details, such as a table and a sofa but no bed as such or fridge but there is a cooker plus some outdoor structures and a tape deck to likely play "Everything is awesome!" Figure wise, you get Emmet, Lucy, Unikitty plus whoever that new bloke is (I didn't look at the box for his idenity and can't go and look now as I already recycled the box thus gone, but I don't really care at this point).


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

I don't care about the Flintstones as it was well before my time, but I'm really tempted to pick up the set because it's such a unique and interesting build.  

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

I watched the Flintstones way back in the day.  The lack of Dino actually pushed this one into the pass column.

I may change my mind later.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

I use to watch a bit of the Flinstones when I was younger but I never really got into it, I think a lot of it, just went above my head at the time, about the only thing I can seriously recall outside of the openning song was the main cast names, everyone else I had no clue of their names! As for the lego kit, I'll pass, as I said, I wasn't seriously into it and still not that serious about it, it a product of its time but holds little value to me, much like the Simpsons do not hold my interst any longer!


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:54 PM

Saw LEGO Movie 2.

Rushed and underwhelming. Apparently this director did Trolls and it shows. Took the clever twist of the movie and managed to overcomplicate it whilst doing a far more generic plot. Some characters return despite having no real role. Jokes are fired way too quick.

LEGO Movie 2 is what people expected LEGO Movie to be. Ugh.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:36 AM

Hey y'alls! I post a lot in the Discord channel for LEGO stuff, but I'd completely forgotten this topic was a thing. I just want to post this here, since things can quickly scroll away on there:




I've been working on this Sonic Mania-themed LEGO Ideas project for a while now. I've written a bit more on the campaign listing itself, but if you're not familiar with LEGO Ideas, it's a mechanism through which fans can showcase concepts that could get turned into real releases... with the caveat of requiring 10,000 votes. That's a bit of a long journey, but I feel like it's feasible.


Anyone here interested?

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

Weird that they leave Dino out of the set, and then put him on a missing poster on the tv. Buncha smartasses :D

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:59 PM

Haha, I didn't notice that.  Pretty clever.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:28 PM

Any time I see a lego Sonic, I think "WTF have they done to him?" Sonic's body is meant to be round, not squared, also his legs are to short, and where are the spikes for his back? He is a hedgehog after all, just one that is blue and can run faster than the speed of sound!


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:12 AM

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In need of Movie Arcee's missile, PM me if you have a spare.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:49 PM

Just managed to score a good LEGO deal on eBay recently. I'm an avid Mixels collector (helped on the wiki tons, still do, and my avatar's a Mixels character), but I made the mistake of starting right when Series 1 was starting to wane, so I missed out on a couple S1 Mixels, and since those were 2014-levels of LEGO, they rack up awful prices on lots now.


Someone sold Vulk for $3.50 with $3 shipping, only a $1.50 higher than the list price that Mixels normally were, so that's the best deal I've ever seen for a now-five year old set, and now I only have three Mixels to go. This was such a great theme, LEGO really needs something that captures this vein again.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:54 AM

Completely agreed. Mixels were a perfect bite sized LEGO set. Full of personality, inventive builds, and cool new parts.

And those little ball joints aaaaaaaa

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:49 PM

I didn't get all the Mixels, but I did love those little guys. 


I wish Lego had a similar line right now, because they were great fiddle sets.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:04 PM

Got some of the Fantastic Beasts (and Harry Potter) Collectible Minifigures. I got Tina Goldstein (whose name I always have to look up), Jacob Kowalski and Professor Sybil Trelawney.


To be honest, none of them were in my top 10, but I like Jacob well enough. I didn't know Professor Trelawney's cup went in her plate, so I ended up putting one of Jacob's cookies in the plate. It's a unique paint-job, compared to my LEGO Friends ones which all seem to be the exact same brand of chocolate chip.


I love Trelawney's hair, so I ended up putting it on my Friends Andrea and it looks pretty epic. It's almost like the whole boho look was made for her.. I just wish it was the Friends hair piece plastic rather than the hard plastic, I like the feel of the sort rubbery Friends plastic better. I also tried Andrea's hair on Trelawney and it really softens up her look, makes her more versatile as an older teacher/mentor/etc character.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:24 AM

Are there any Ahsoka Lego (or other brick) minifigures?  (From Star Wars.)  I have a friend who's a huge Ahsoka fan.

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

Picked up my first Lego set in what a year?


Speed Champs(So glad we got more of theses gems) McLaren Senna


And what a build it has some new parts I have never seen the build was kinda nuts and did some odd things to get the look

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 12:24 AM

Are there any Ahsoka Lego (or other brick) minifigures?  (From Star Wars.)  I have a friend who's a huge Ahsoka fan.


Yeah, although I don't know if they've been in print for a while.


Looks like just picking up a figure wouldn't run you more than about ten bucks, though, assuming you don't want a set to go with her. 

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 09:10 AM

Speed Champs man I wish Lambo could join in the fun and that I had all the non american kits


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:11 AM

Preview images for the Summer LEGO Friends sets are out, and I think it's fair to say I'm mostly excited and a skosh disappointed. We got no new boys. Instead we have the Always Working Zack in yet another new job (ice cream stand operator slash pirate?), and two Ethans in the exact same outfit he was wearing in his debut last year.

However, I didn't get that Ethan, so I'm glad I have another opportunity to grab him (and in a very cool set, I should add). I'm also a bit sad there's no new set with Liam or Mason, since I've been looking to get them too, but there's always the older sets that are still available within reason (for now, because prices on these can skyrocket after a while).

As for the positives, I'm glad we're getting so many new fashion pieces/torsos as well as some favorites I didn't get the first time around too. I'm glad we're getting not one, but two alternate blonde hair-pieces since I'm not a fan of Stephanie's default piece (one is even for her!). The new Heart Boxes are great too. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed building the only one I got from the first wave, and I plan to get more from that wave too.

Though I didn't exactly want my first year of like, serious collecting to start with a beach line, I love beach lines so I'm glad this extends from "hanging out" wear to "ocean rescue" gear. I'm also glad to see at least one new girl (Kacey) in a set that reminds me of one of my favorite older (now-defunct) LEGO themes.

There are a couple of sets that are yet to be revealed though; the new Friends theme art features Olivia in a weird bathing suit and Stephanie in The Coolest Lifeguard Outfit so I can't wait to see those.

I'm hoping we get a Stephanie's Lifeguard station with Mason, so they can be a cool Brother-Sister team.

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