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@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.


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#1 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

The previous thread has gotten bulky beyond reason.
With Registration going live it's time for a new thread so others won't feel the need to catch up on 90 pages.

Have at it!
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#2 Rosicrucian

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

Hey! Fun Pub! Take my money!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

I'm confused. Was there going to be a figure revealed today?
Reclaim the suffix.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

I have nothing to say yet, but I wanna be notified about responses, and so I offer this:

QUOTE(Botcon Twitter)
One head per toy. Each toy will have its own unique head to the overall offering. Troopbuilders can be a different thing though.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

So Botcon is a place to get good head, then.

PM me if you're bored!


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

IT'S UP!!!

And I think I got in the class, for Thursday. WOO!

Incidentally, number 4473.

Edited by Devcon, 06 January 2012 - 06:24 PM.

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#7 Repugnus

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:23 PM

Registered! With the Customization Class! Invoice Number: 4498! (Whatever that number means.)

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

Well there went my entire paycheck.

But FIRST custom class EVER! icon-ironhide.gif

Who else is going to be there Wednesday?

Edited by MrBlud, 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM.

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#9 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

I had 4479.

...but the on-screen receipt of what I purchased was BLANK.

SO WHAT THE HELL.

Do I have to do this again? Did it go through?

Edited by Code of Walky, 06 January 2012 - 06:36 PM.


#10 Detour

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jan 6 2012, 06:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have nothing to say yet, but I wanna be notified about responses, and so I offer this:

QUOTE(Botcon Twitter)
One head per toy. Each toy will have its own unique head to the overall offering. Troopbuilders can be a different thing though.


Makes me wonder about the rumored Kick-Off now.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#11 Rosicrucian

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

Oh. Attendees only. Welp. I'll wait.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 6 2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well there went my entire paycheck.

But FIRST custom class EVER! icon-ironhide.gif

Who else is going to be there Wednesday?

What I was thinking myself icon-fire.gif

Now to buy my plane ticket, and renew my passport so my boney Canuckian ass will be allowed on Texan soil.
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#13 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 6 2012, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had 4493.

...but the on-screen receipt of what I purchased was BLANK.

SO WHAT THE HELL.

Do I have to di this again? Did it go through?


God damn, I'd better have gotten that customization class.

...I'm trying to do it again just in case, but the selection iframe(?) at the bottom are 404ing.

#14 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:28 PM

Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already. Got in on the Wednesday one. Our first look at Ultra Magnus and Metalhawk too (Metalhawk is Thunderwing with a human head icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif).

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#15 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

I had 4567. Nice that they sent e-mails to the club members before the tweet.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

Damn, the Thursday custom class went fast. Got in the Wednesday class, however.

One thing I don't understand - what do they mean by the class being from 9am to 5pm. I can't imagine it taking 8 hours to put paint and assemble a TF.
Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

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#17 Walky

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 6 2012, 06:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surprised the Thursday Class is sold out already.


God damn.

I better have gotten in. I put in my damn card and everything, and then the damn receipt page was blank of the options I'd chosen.

#18 MrBlud

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

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#19 Detour

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

Wow, Metalhawk's jet mode is a bit messy color-wise, IMO.
Robot mode is gorgeous, though.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#20 Powered Convoy

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

So when did this actually go online, the message I got in my e-mail was at 6:25?

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