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@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  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)

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.


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#6761 Monique

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:54 PM

It's weird because everyone had basically forgotten about him and moved on in the last month or two, so it seems really stupid to make a reappearance by fixating on the very drama that blew up in the first place instead of just doing something innocuous instead.

 

I mean people had forgotten about him but the second he surfaced doing anything it would have started back up again. I mean had he even done something low key like some minecraft lets play it would have been a deluge or articles about the accusations against him. I haven't had the chance to watch the video yet but guilty or innocent it totally makes sense to come back into the spotlight like this because if it does mostly or fully exhonerate him than he forces any articles written to be about the video in which he presents his case, rather than about how hes just back despite the accusations.

 

that being said it might get lost in the noise of today. Today people decided to drop major accusations of rape against a couple people in the gaming industry and I just imagine the news cycle is going to be more about that then PJ's receipts.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 09:07 PM

Well, I stumbled across this just now:

 

"Charlie has a mental condition so clearly he's lying" is pretty shitty. And that his sidepiece is with him on this is even worst given how much she loves to frame herself as a "mental health advocate".

Love the deliberate "I'm so devastated look how disheveled and unshaved I am" appearance too, top look. Especially since he was looking and acting pretty normal when he got spotted on his Vegas vacay with his sidepiece.

 

 

 

That it's primarly people like Keemstar and The Quartering who're standing by him is pretty telling.

Dude's trash.


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

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:02 AM

 

Well, I stumbled across this just now:

 

"Charlie has a mental condition so clearly he's lying" is pretty shitty. And that his sidepiece is with him on this is even worst given how much she loves to frame herself as a "mental health advocate".

Love the deliberate "I'm so devastated look how disheveled and unshaved I am" appearance too, top look. Especially since he was looking and acting pretty normal when he got spotted on his Vegas vacay with his sidepiece.

 

 

 

That it's primarly people like Keemstar and The Quartering who're standing by him is pretty telling.

Dude's trash.

 

 

That is an interesting summation of what he was saying. I took it as the Chai was having a ton of mental issues during that time period when he claims this all happened. Given the rest of the info about them, and that they have taken down their claims against him at this point, I kind of believe the guy on that particular matter, as well as what he showed with his friend Charlie.

 

The rest of the stuff he did, however, yeah, dude is definitely skeezy.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:53 AM

So two people lied about their ages. Doesn't nullify the other underage fans he solicited nudes from

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:16 AM

Well I want to chime in because I'm still seeing hate for the guy here, and I heard a bit of some drama around him, but well here's the thing:

 

I didn't follow this guy, I knew nothing about him, and didn't follow the 'drama' so don't really know the full extent of what was going on.

 

That video was linked to my discord and on a whim I decided to watch it.

 

From my stand point, based on what I've seen I'd believe his word right now. Especially since I know how people and the internet seems to love a bandwagon.

 

So... what's skeevy about him? 

 

So two people lied about their ages. Doesn't nullify the other underage fans he solicited nudes from 

 

Like this. In the video he clearly showed he was asking for ages before accepting anything.

 

So, what am I missing?


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:21 AM

Wasn't he married at the time of these solicitations or am I getting my Youtube Internet Controversies crossed? Because I know next to nothing about this guy, but if you're soliciting while married that's pretty damn sleazy.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:41 AM

That is an interesting summation of what he was saying. I took it as the Chai was having a ton of mental issues during that time period when he claims this all happened. Given the rest of the info about them, and that they have taken down their claims against him at this point, I kind of believe the guy on that particular matter, as well as what he showed with his friend Charlie.
 
The rest of the stuff he did, however, yeah, dude is definitely skeezy.

 They locked their social media the hug down because the usual toxic element was sending both of them death threats and targeted harassment, but go off I guess.
 

Well I want to chime in because I'm still seeing hate for the guy here, and I heard a bit of some drama around him, but well here's the thing:
 
I didn't follow this guy, I knew nothing about him, and didn't follow the 'drama' so don't really know the full extent of what was going on.
 
That video was linked to my discord and on a whim I decided to watch it.
 
From my stand point, based on what I've seen I'd believe his word right now. Especially since I know how people and the internet seems to love a bandwagon.
 
So... what's skeevy about him?

The deliberate "I'm so tired about all this" look with the stubble and the sunken eyes when all other sightings of him (Nevada vacation, MtG event in Seattle, IKEA) he was out and about looking perfectly fine. It's all an act.

 

The texts from a supposed mental health professional whose sole response to "my wife is threatening suicide" is "that sucks bro". No hugging way any licensed therapist leaves it at that.

 

The "Chai has mental health issues, can't trust that!" bit.

 

The complete refusal to own up to any mistakes, it's all either The Channel Awesome Response ("sorry you feel that way") or "I forgive you for believing all the vile lies about me".

 

The fact that he's cozying up to Keemstar in a reply to Keem's tweet where he openly calls Heidi a whore, despite barely asking people "don't harass Heidi" in his video proper.

 

I can provide links to twitter accounts and threads of a few people who fell victim to his predatory habits. Even if they're not underage, maybe that'd convince you he's an abuser? Or is it easier to believe there's a conspiracy against him?
 

 

So two people lied about their ages. Doesn't nullify the other underage fans he solicited nudes from

Like this. In the video he clearly showed he was asking for ages before accepting anything.
 
So, what am I missing?

 

How many instances has he "clearly shown" though? I believe it's one screenshot, maybe two?

 

Even then... Jenny Nicholson still put it best.

https://twitter.com/...602056213417987

 

Wasn't he married at the time of these solicitations or am I getting my Youtube Internet Controversies crossed? Because I know next to nothing about this guy, but if you're soliciting while married that's pretty damn sleazy.

He was. His wife approved of one "body-positivity" blog but later asked him to shut it down, and was unaware of the OTHER pornblogs he was running on the side.


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

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 06:32 PM

I dunno how to feel about it but really not my worry either. On the Chai bit its like.. yeah if the interactions happened during a time when Chai admits there is a giant gap in their memory due to brain injuries then it's not really.. possible to take Chai's recollection of events during that time as legit because.. they admit they don't /have/ any recollection to have made. Charlie looks pretty guilty. I don't know that its the "usual toxic element" either because at the end of the day nobody loves a false accuser and the methods people use to harass are universal.

 

On the therapist bit.. eh.There are a TON of shitty therapists out there. I went through three of them until I found one that wasn't shit. Although I don't know summarizing the text from their therapist that way is really fair because Her threatening suicide is not something that his therapist can really control and what they are trying to control is helping him work out how hes going to de tangle from a toxic person.

 

Power imbalance is acknowledged by him in the video.. Most people won't really care about it in the end anyways.

 

meh. Is he innocent? no. Is he guilty of everything he was accused of? No. Is Heidi probably sorta shitty herself? Looking that way. Will anyone from his old circle really welcome him back with open arms? hug no, not worth the risk even if he could prove everything was a lie.



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:20 PM

The deliberate "I'm so tired about all this" look with the stubble and the sunken eyes when all other sightings of him (Nevada vacation, MtG event in Seattle, IKEA) he was out and about looking perfectly fine. It's all an act.

 

The texts from a supposed mental health professional whose sole response to "my wife is threatening suicide" is "that sucks bro". No hugging way any licensed therapist leaves it at that.

 

The "Chai has mental health issues, can't trust that!" bit.

 

The complete refusal to own up to any mistakes, it's all either The Channel Awesome Response ("sorry you feel that way") or "I forgive you for believing all the vile lies about me".

 

The fact that he's cozying up to Keemstar in a reply to Keem's tweet where he openly calls Heidi a whore, despite barely asking people "don't harass Heidi" in his video proper.

 

I can provide links to twitter accounts and threads of a few people who fell victim to his predatory habits. Even if they're not underage, maybe that'd convince you he's an abuser? Or is it easier to believe there's a conspiracy against him?

 

*Ahem* I want to repeat myself:

 

I didn't follow this guy. I didn't follow the drama. All I have to go on is his word in that video. Hence why I'm asking for the other side of the story. (Ironically what he asked people to do in his video, yet I'm doing it to see if I should not believe him)

 

I realized later my comment might seem like I'm defending him. I'm not. I'm late to the party and trying to gather info.

 

Like the thing about him looking fine in other places. Well I mean yeah those could have been him taking breaks from all the drama. You kinda have to do that. So of course when he sits down to make a video about it, it all piles back on him.

 

But yes it's also very possible he's faking it. I don't know. I don't know the full story.

 

So again, what am I missing?

 

From what I saw he had a blog where people would share nudes. Okay yeah that's kinda weird, but not really illegal unless minors and involved. I'm hearing minors were involved, but the only instances he let me see were the two in the video he disproves. So what are the ones he's hiding from me?

 

This video of his could be a trap to get symphony from people like me. People who came in and only saw his video, not knowing the full extent of everything.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:24 AM

Could be a trap to get your sympathy?

 

Ironbite-dude you fell for it hook line and sinker.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:03 AM

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:34 AM

I fell for it and that's why I'm asking for the other side of the story?

 

Here is what I know:

 

There was some drama about Projared. I heard it had something to with him and underage fans. Something like he was asking for nudes or sex. I didn't pay it much mind. I didn't follow the guy and didn't feel like getting swept up in all the drama. Just hoped that if he was guilty justice was served.

 

So here we are three months later and his video is linked. I had skipped what was going on, no I didn't see the memes or whatever. I don't have a twitter, I don't go to 4chan. I come here and places like Equestria Daily. Besides this thread which I don't really visit all that often, so I didn't get any info on what apparently happened.

 

I figured instead of trying to read several pages of this thread that wouldn't always be talking about Projared, I'd ask what was up. Perhaps get a quick summery.

 

I'm hearing the guy is skeevy, but I'm not being shown any evidence.

 

I don't doubt this guy could be scum, I'm just making sure I have the facts before I come to any conclusion.

 

So right now I have his word in that video. I've not watched any other videos on the subject. I've not seen any twitter things about him doing horrible things.

 

So where do I need to look to find the other side of this story? Because believe it or not I haven't seen anything of it in the last few months, even if you think it was everywhere, I did in fact manage to miss it all.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 06:01 PM


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:17 AM

:rolleyes well that certainly is.. a take. 



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:24 PM


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.

 


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 11:40 PM

About a year and a half old by this point, but I wanted to share it anyway:

 


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:49 PM

Doug Walker is going to be reviewing 'The Wall'. Is it wrong for me to want to put in the comments 'Change the Channel' for 'Tear down the wall'.



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:27 AM

It would probably be better just not to watch.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:51 AM

So this guy popped in my recommendations a few days ago. It's a rather neat channel. Actual trial lawyer going through various courtroom/legal entertainment and pointing out and explaining what it gets wrong and what it gets right.

 

 

It's just a fun and fascinating channel and the guy seems genuinely likeable and personable.





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