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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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#41 Ashley

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

I don't think so, but there was a bunch of Warcraft stuff shown at Blizzcon. Oh, and this poll implies more Starcraft ships:

http://blog.megablok...battle-cruiser/

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

Went ahead and took advantage of the Mega Blok sale. Got the MegaZord and the Blue Dragon Zord, plus a half off Dragons Universe set, for $53 and free shipping.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Nov 25 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


The new Lego MInifig Robot has a big wind-up key in his back!!!! icon-fire.gif Awesome!

Also, who else is going to use one of the Snakemen's head to create Frank from Donnie Darko from Bunnysuit guy? icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

I finally noticed that my local WM has the random minifigs, so I bought two packs. I got a boxer and a gladiator! Pretty neat. I like all the extra painted details.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

Anyone else buying the Character Building blindpacks? I'd place them below Mega Blocks in quality, but they're cheap fun.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Dec 3 2011, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

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You too? I have two, gave a third to my sister, and just the other day when I was checking out the packs that I got for stocking stuffers felt the backpacks for two more astronauts.

Yikes.

Well, at least I'm pretty much set on them. I got a black ninja, two red ninjas (Jinx!), a construction worker, an army guy (Bob's gonna fight my Weeping Angel!), a special forces guy (might switch the pants with the army guy to make a Flint), a knight, and the two astronauts. I might still try for a zombie, but I haven't really come across any blind packs that have felt like him.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:13 AM

I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

Snowshoe Jetpack!
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

I forget the name, but the bigger vehicle is actually a giant version of those "flip over to make it another car" toys. So far I've only seen that and the Rattlecopter in stores, though, none of the smaller sets yet.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Dec 5 2011, 04:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1


Oh hey, it's Snaketocopter!

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

I need the Rattlecopter. It's so awesome.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/05/mojang-h...inecraft-legos/

"Mojang has officially begun courting a relationship with LEGO, with the ultimate goal of creating an official Minecraft set of the popular building blocks. The company announced the initiative on Cuusoo, a site devoted to helping amateur (plastic) bricklayers make a connection with the LEGO company.

The concept is simple, builders propose an idea for a LEGO set and, should said idea gain 10,000 supporters, it will be reviewed officially by LEGO. If LEGO decides to produce the set, the project's creator will receive a royalty. Should the Minecraft set reach production, Mojang has promised to donate its royalty to charity. The project is well on its way to an official review, with nearly 1,000 supporters, though Mojang's Daniel Kaplan tweeted that the company is also "working directly with LEGO" to make the project a reality.

Far be it from us to point out the obvious, but wouldn't Minecraft LEGOs just be ... LEGOs?"

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

So it'd be what..a set of 2x2 square bricks with different painted textures, some tools, a square-headed minifig, and maybe a creeper? I'd probably buy it icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:57 PM

I'd assume they would include some custom parts to make "Steve" and a creeper or something.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

Just built the Blue Dragon Folding Zord set (PRSamurai Mega Bloks). It's...okay. Pretty solid in the pieces, although the joints are a bit iffy.

There's a second model shown on the package, but A) there's no instructions for it in the box (not exactly a dealbreaker, mind you) and B) there's two dozen pieces that aren't even used in the main model, just there for the second one.

My biggest objection, though, is that they break the cardinal rule of stickers: the stickers cross many pieces, making it so that you can't disassemble the model if you put the stickers on.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

Go to the crafts store and buy a scalpel. Use that to cut the stickers. It's not a perfect solution, but short of not applying stickers... I dunno.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Oh, I have plenty of sharp enough blades. But designing it to put stickers on the sides of stacks of thin panels? Bad design. Better would have been to lose the second-model pieces, put on some flat panels and side-peg pieces so that you could mount the stickers on flats hanging from the sides.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:18 PM

Okay, I built the MegaZord. Took two hours, and the stickers were just as bad. At least most of them go on flat panels, and just needed to be cut into 3-5 pieces each. The ones on the sides of the legs I left off, since they'd need to go into a dozen or so pieces each. There's enough leftover pieces to make a kibble jet, but neither of the alternative models is worth bothering (and both require removing stickers from even the flats). Oh, and there's the occasional color error in the instructions.

The final result is pretty nice, although the ball joints aren't stiff enough even with the rubber cups stuck into them. I might take them out and stick something behind each to increase the pressure. While chunky, the nine large ball joints do allow for pretty good articulation.

Worth $35? All in all, probably not. But a nice break from a day of grading.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:32 PM

Those sticker problems sound like a deal breaker. From what I've seen in-store on packaging, they're doing some smaller sets of a figure plus control console. I might just get those to get the figures and forget about the larger sets.



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