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@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.


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#221 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

Probably my final purchase of the year:

December
FOC Blastoff - $15.98

Grand total for 2012: $726.75

Not as bad as I thought, but wow...


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#222 KidTDragon

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Just updated for probably the last time this year.

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#223 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:31 PM

Year-end totals, and damn. A little less than 2010, but waaay more than 2011. I'm gonna have to cut way the hell down on exclusives and 3rd-party stuff next year if I want to stay out of Intervention territory.

DECEMBER
FP Function X-1 Code - $68.99
Generations Artfire - $139.99
Generations Hot Spot - $25
Generations Soundwave - $25
MP-14 Red Alert - $83.99
TFC Uranos F-4 Phantom - $99.99
TFP Skyquake - $29.99
Transformers MTME #10 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #11 - $1.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #85 - $1.99
Transformers RID #10 - $1.99


Year total: $5634.90



QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Nov 26 2012, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
JANUARY
Botcon Custom Class - $115
Botcon Primus Set - $340
DW-P01 Face Off - $15.99
DW-P02 Duel - $12.90
EZ Collection Series 02 (Box of 12) - $74.99
EZ Optimus Prime/Megatron - $20
Generations Stepper - $119.99
Headrobots Stronghold - $59.90
Henkei Onslaught - $39.90
ROTF Smokescreen/Starscream - $10.99
MJ Junkion Head E - $11
MS-01B Brown-King, MS02-4PACK - $40.00
MS02-CPEX-SPNSTR - $23.00
PE-09 Ninja - $26.90
PP03L Lightning - $105.00
PP03J/E/A Jet, Elegy, Attack - $440.00
PP03J Jet-G2 Limited Prototype - $160.00
PP03R Rainforest Limited Prototype - $115
PP03S Storm - $105.00
TFC Madblender - $79.90
TFC Neckbreaker - $79.90
TFP FE Bulkhead (Takara) - $52.90
Transformers Classics: UK Volume 1 - $19.79
Transformers MTME #1 - $3.99
Transformers RID #1 - $3.99

FEBRUARY
CHMS Sunstorm - $28.49
TFCC Drift - $49
TFCC Over-Run - $54
TFCC renewal - $40
TFP Cyberverse Arcee - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Bumblebee - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Cliffjumper - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Ratchet - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Vehicon - $4.99 (2)
TFP Megatron - $19.99
TFP Soundwave - $11.13
TFP Wheeljack - $12.99
TFP FE Optimus Prime (Takara) - $54.99
TFP FE Starscream - $26
TFP FE Vehicons (Takara) - $37.99 (2)
Transformers MTME #2 - $3.99
Transformers RID #2 - $3.99
United G2 Megatron - $37.99
United Windcharger and Wipeout - $49.99

MARCH
DOTM HA Leadfoot - $16.48
Henkei Brawn - $11.51
RF-006 Gold Scout Upgrade Kit - $29
RW-010 Maestro Blaster - $10
TFP Arcee - $9.99
TFP Cyberverse Bulkhead - $7.99
TFP Cyberverse Megatron - $7.99
TFP Cyberverse Optimus Prime - $7.99
TFP Cyberverse Starscream - $7.99
TFP Ratchet - $12.99
TFP Season One DVD - $19.99
Transformers MTME #3 - $3.99
Transformers RID #3 - $3.99

APRIL
AM-06 Skywarp - $37.99
Animated Shockwave/Bumblebee set - $30
Botcon Kick-Off/SG Optimus Prime - $95
Botcon SG Junkions - $99
Botcon SG Octopunch/Spinister - $89
Botcon SG Soundwave headband - $5
BW Wolfgang - $20
CA-01 Warcry - $30.00
DOTM Armor Topspin - $8
DOTM Cyberverse Starscream - $4.99
DOTM Soundwave - $35
EZ Trailbreaker - $5
G2 Hooligan - $20
G2 Strafe - $12
MP-11 Starscream - $159.99
MW Thundercracker - $10
TFP Cyberverse Breakdown - $5.99
TFP Cyberverse Evac - $5.99
TFP Cyberverse Mirage - $5.99
TFP Hot Shot, Knockout, Vehicon - $54.99
Transformers Autocracy #1 - $0.99
Transformers Autocracy #2 - $0.99
Transformers MTME #4 - $3.99
Transformers RID #4 - $3.99

MAY
DW-TP-01 Blade - $14.90
DOTM Que - $34.90
G2 Eagle Eye - $1.25
MW Megaplex - $4.95
TFP Cyberverse Dreadwing - $9.99
TFP Cyberverse Ironhide - $4.99
TFP Cyberverse Vehicon - $5.24
TFP NYCC set - $29.99
TFP Vehicon - $14.99
Transformers MTME #5 - $3.99
Transformers RID #5 - $3.99

JUNE
RF-008 Hub Scout - $25
RF-009 Bump Scout- $25
TFP Airachnid, Dead End, SS Bumblebee - $54.99

JULY
AM-12 Breakdown - $59.99
Generations Shockwave - $14.99
Reprolabels TFP sets - $45.50
SDCC Bruticus - $99.99
SDCC Shockwave H.I.S.S. - $59.99
TFP Cyberverse Ultra Magnus - $8.99

JULY
AM-16 Vehicon Jet - $29.99
AM-16 Vehicon Jet - $29.99
Generations Junkheap - $13.99
Generations Junkheap - $6.99

AUGUST
DW-TP-03 Max Power (2) - $25
DW-TP-04 Destroyer (2) - $20
DW-TP-06 Sage - $11
Generations Jazz - $7.49
TFP Cyberverse Flamewar - $5.24
Transformers: Regeneration One #81 - $1.99
Transformers RID #6 - $1.99

SEPTEMBER
Classics Legends Perceptor - $10.03
DOTM Cyberverse Sideswipe - $4.75
FSS Installment #1 - $97
GDO Bluestreak - $5.99
GDO Brawl - $9.99
GDO Cliffjumper - $10.99
GDO Dead End - $5.99
GDO Hoist - $5.99
GDO Motorbreath - $0
GDO Sandstorm - $5.99
GDO Springer - $10.99
GDO Thundercracker - $5.99
GDO Wheelie - $10.99
Masterpiece Optimus Prime - $99.99
ROTF Legends Tankor - $8
TFP Cyberverse Bumblebee - $0
TFP Cyberverse Fallback - $5.96
TFP Cyberverse Skyquake - $9.96
TFP Cyberverse Tailgate - $5.96
TFP Dreadwing - $26.99
TFP Kup/Rumble - $39.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #82 - $1.99
Transformers RID #7 - $1.99
Transformers RID #8 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #6 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #7 - $1.99
Universe Legends Aerial Rivals set - $13.50

OCTOBER
AM Thundercracker Exclusive - $54.99
AM-19 Ironhide - $29.99
MW-03 Hench - $39.99
MW-04 UFO - $39.99
ROTF Straightaway Shootout set - $3.25
TFP - Thundertron - $25.99
TFP - Ultra Magnus - $29.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #83 - $1.99
Transformers MTME #8 - $1.99
Transformers MTME Annual #1 - $3.99
Transformers RID #9 - $1.99
Transformers RID Annual #1 - $3.99
TW-T01 Grind Rod - $58.99

NOVEMBER
AM-26 Smokescreen - $29.99
GDO Powerdive - $22.99
GDO Swerve - $4.99
Generations Air Raid - $13.50
Generations Kickback - $13.50
Generations Starscream - $13.50
Generations Sideswipe - $13.50
Generations Ultra Magnus - $13.50
MP-12 Sideswipe - $83.99
Transformers MTME #9 - $1.99
Transformers: Regeneration One #84 - $1.99
Transformers RID #10 - $1.99
WB003 Warbot Assaulter - $94.99

Edited by Sean Whitmore, 26 September 2013 - 05:58 PM.

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#224 Gryllid

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

QUOTE(Gryllid @ Jan 1 2012, 02:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'll be buying less this year.


Yeeeeeaah. That didn't happen.

Assuming I don't find anything in the next couple of days, I estimate my 2012 purchases at $441.

Still, that averages out to, what, $8.50 a week? Not bad as habits go.

#225 SilverFirePrime

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

And to wrap up 2012:

- Generations Soundwave, Rumble/Ravage, and Junkheap
- Prime Rumble

When you find yourself standing on the brink of surrender, know that many in the past faced trials such as your own, but overcame them with their great conviction.
No matter the greatness of your desperation, the failures of your efforts, or the injustice of your treatment, at least a few men have stared into the same challenges and emerged victorious from these tests.
Such men are not only a great source of inspiration, but also the very foundation upon which modern society rests.

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#226 Darth Irian

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

QUOTE(Daith @ Dec 8 2012, 03:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
December
Reveal the Shield Bumblebee - 6.99
Reveal the Shield Laser Prime - 6.99
Reveal the Shield Jazz - 6.99
PRiD Kup - 14.99

PRiD Kup - 12.99
PRiD Ultra Magnus - 12.99
PRiD Thundertron - 12.99
Generations Onslaught - 14.99
Generations Blast Off - 12.99
Generations Vortex - 12.99
Generations Brawl -12.99
Generations Swindle - 14.99

Figures in Italics gifted to my favorite boys and gal

Updated with the rest of bruticus and my awesome Ross finds.
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#227 Onyx

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:59 AM

Generations - Fall of Cybertron

Optimus Prime
Jazz
Shockwave
Soundwave w/ Laserbeak
Soundblaster w/ Buzzsaw
Rumble/Ravage
Frenzy/Ratbat

#228 Echowarrior

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

One last update, one last purchase. Bring on 2013!
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#229 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

WAIT WAIT WAIT
I forgot to do this before I went home for the holidays.

2012 IN PLASTIC:


2012 IN VINYL:


In both cases, I successfully cut down the quantity slightly over 2011, and ended up with some really good stuff. Still... as usual, it's too much stuff. I need to sell more stuff in 2013.



#230 Echowarrior

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:03 AM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jan 1 2013, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WAIT WAIT WAIT
I forgot to do this before I went home for the holidays.

2012 IN PLASTIC:


2012 IN VINYL:


In both cases, I successfully cut down the quantity slightly over 2011, and ended up with some really good stuff. Still... as usual, it's too much stuff. I need to sell more stuff in 2013.


You've prompted my curiosity. Who's that blue Classics Prime?
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#231 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

A knockoff in Diaclone Powered Convoy colors, called Kold Konvoy. Bit of silver paint slop, iffy joints, and the shotgun falls apart... But he sure looks pretty.

#232 Echowarrior

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(ChessPieceFace @ Jan 2 2013, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A knockoff in Diaclone Powered Convoy colors, called Kold Konvoy. Bit of silver paint slop, iffy joints, and the shotgun falls apart... But he sure looks pretty.


I figured he was a knockoff, but I agree, he does look nice.
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#233 The Predaking

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

And just totaling it up, I spent just under $500 on TFs this year. Wow. Maybe I shouldn't keep track next year. icon-hotrod.gif

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#234 Echowarrior

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Jan 2 2013, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And just totaling it up, I spent just under $500 on TFs this year. Wow. Maybe I shouldn't keep track next year. icon-hotrod.gif


I'd go ahead and keep track. My own experience has shown that even if your costs go down one year, they can jump back up the next year.
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#235 Anonymous X

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

2012 was the lightest year for Transformers for me for a long time. Well, since I was an undergraduate student with no money. I personally spent less than ?120, which isn't much by my standards. I really can't imagine spending that much more in 2013 unless there's some new non-FoC Generations figures at last, or some very tempting reissues.

QUOTE(Specimen-17 @ Feb 29 2012, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ultimately, collecting toys with gold plastic is like global thermonuclear war. The only way to win is not to play.


#236 electricidad

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

QUOTE(electricidad @ Dec 10 2012, 06:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
March
PRID Arcee $13
PRID Bumblebee $13
PRID Cliffjumper $13
Cyb Vehicon $6

April
PRID Wheeljack $13
PRID Soundwave $13
Megatron $20
Prime Prime $20

June
PRID Starscream $20
PRID Vehicon $13

July
PRID Dead End $13
PRID Bulkhead $20

September
PRID Ratchet $16
FOC Shockwave $16
DOTM Darksteel $5 (thanks, Family Dollar!)

October
Generations Springer $21 (after shipping)

November
PRID Knock Out $10
PRID Airachnia $10 (thanks, Aldis!)

2012 Transformers Total to Date: $255. That's a freaking car payment.


December
Kreo Scorpinock, Galvatron, Crankcase and Spinister $12
Third Party Hench $41 (after shipping)
PRID Thundertron

Total for the year: $328

It's not horrible. Still, money's tight and that would have paid for a season pass for my 10-year-old to ski all winter at a nearby resort.

The best thing I bought this year: Hench. Hands down. It fits perfectly with the CHUG aesthetic, and it's the definitive version of the character. In 1984, Brawn was my first Transformer. . .I almost feel like I can just stop collecting now, having come full circle.