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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#21 Big Show

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

My God, I love this place.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

Oh and I'd like to thank whoever made the signature widgets.

Nice to see the BW guys get some love - including my favorite BW toy!

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#23 Big Show

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:03 PM

Did the sig widget things break anyone else's Allspark? I get the "web page not found" instead of the picture, and it won't load pages correctly anywhere on the pafe after the "sig" is displayed.
QUOTE(David Willis)
There's a distinct difference between buying something and SUPERbuying.
And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

#24 Daytonus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

I have no idea why the sig broke for you. It seems like the forum tried to insert bbcode into the middle of the iframe, which is totally bizarre. Gotta run right now, but I'll look into it.

#25 Big Show

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

Well, it's not crippling the entire website anymore, so I'll hold off before putting it back in my sig until you get the chance to check it out.
QUOTE(David Willis)
There's a distinct difference between buying something and SUPERbuying.
And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

#26 Daytonus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

gosh, I'm so proud of this site right now. $300 in the first 16 hours? Amazing.

#27 Galenraff

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:22 PM

Daytonus is responsible for the widget. He had the idea for it to be a Battleship game in progress, and picked the selection of characters! Plus, he's the one who knows how to code. He gets all the props for that!

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#28 Bleargh001

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

That time again? Fantastic!

Gotta get my jive together and find out how much I can do this year!



#29 tec

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

If your gonna sell any G1s on ebay let me know what your selling before hand I cant do ebay but would love help you raise funds icon-fire.gif

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#30 Kevin S

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

Right now, the total seems to be 498.03. But I got to ask, how did we get .03? I even went to donate $1.97, just so we'd have an even number, and the widget rounded it out for me.

It just seems a bit odd. (And please note, the $1.97 would have been my 3rd donation, I'm not being that cheap.)
My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

#31 Galenraff

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

The Amazon transaction fees are structured very similarly to Paypal's. So they take a small portion of each transaction using the automated widget.

I could math all over this stuff later tonight if you like, but last year's fees were a ridiculously small portion of the total contributions. It's worth it for it to be so super-easy for people to contribute. But offhand, I want to say the total landed in the 1-3% range; very cheap.

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#32 Kevin S

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Jan 27 2012, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Amazon transaction fees are structured very similarly to Paypal's. So they take a small portion of each transaction using the automated widget.

I could math all over this stuff later tonight if you like, but last year's fees were a ridiculously small portion of the total contributions. It's worth it for it to be so super-easy for people to contribute. But offhand, I want to say the total landed in the 1-3% range; very cheap.


That's fine. No need for the effort. It explains everything. However, I think the Widget we used last year, didn't calculate for the bites that Paypal took, so its a bit jarring to actually see the odd donation figures.


Still, if you want to do idle math stuff. Maybe, you might want to figure out how much extra person has to pay on the dollar, to actually pay a dollar.

So, if a person wants to pay 5.00, then they need to pay 5.50 (or something). Admittedly, this seems to fall somewhat apart, since it doesn't appear you can donate in increments.

My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

#33 Galenraff

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

Unless there's more underlying voo-doo at work on the back end than I realize, here's the Amazon Payments fee structure. So if you're just the kind of OCD that wants to see even numbers, that should help you figure it out. Personally, working behind the curtain, I know my amount will always be a nice round number, but otherwise I'm sure this would bother me too. icon-hotrod.gif

(Bear in mind the overall "transaction fee" percentages for the entire drive will be lower than what's on that page, since any donations that don't use the widget will lower the average.)

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#34 Daytonus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

For the anal-retentive, I added the code for calculating fees, if you want to add those on top before sending to us. Also, decimals are also available, for the uber-anal retentive.

Edit: For anybody playing along, those calculated donation+fees were incorrect for about 3 minutes, before I realized that I wasn't doing my algebra right. That is, if you want to end up with $x , and they tell you fee= (sum *.029) + .3 , you can't set x=sum, solve for fee, and just add it. You have to set sum - (sum*.29 + 3) = x, then solve for sum.

Edited by Daytonus, 27 January 2012 - 06:31 PM.


#35 Edwin

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:35 PM

Donated. Good luck to us all! icon-hotrod.gif

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#36 Wheelimus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

Bump. Threads still have a disappointing lack of Battleship fever. Sigs guys, sigs!

...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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#37 Daith

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

Alright we are already up to 6 % in less than a day! I'll try to donate at least 5 per check. Hours have been sucking lately but I do what I can here. Already shared the link on facebook earlier. icon-ironhide.gif

Edited by Daith, 27 January 2012 - 07:50 PM.


#38 Ms Virion

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:51 PM

My finances have really taken a turn for the worse this last month, and I've had to cut out a lot from my budget, but I'll try to donate as often as I can. It's for a great cause after all.

Edited by Matthias Phage, 27 January 2012 - 07:51 PM.


#39 HellCat

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

It'll have to wait until tomorrow but I'm hoping to donate and hopefully more then my pitiful add ons to the last two drives.

Completely echoing others in this is always something that makes me feel proud to be part of this community.

#40 Wheelimus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

If you can't afford to donate much (and I won't be able to) a little help promoting the effort goes a long way. Power up your signature at other boards you post at and get the word out.

...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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