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@  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.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:22 AM)

I dunno; like life itself I think the things that define it are open to change. It's not like I have grand expectations of immortality, constantly downloading my consciousness into freshly-grown genetically-enhanced clones of myself. But I think it's a waste for so much accumulated experience and memories to just wink out.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

or something

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

all semblence of order our purpose are symtoms of the sickness in man's ego mad mind. sense is not possible until the end.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:19 AM)

existence is a vulgar absurdity

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 03:18 AM)

Eh, death is part of what defines life. Sooner we accept that it's just a thing that happens, the better.

@  Pennpenn : (26 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

Probably be easier to develop that kind of thing if a significant portion of the population didn't think it was going to happen anyway for no adequately explainable reason.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:43 AM)

Or we could go "extinct" in a Singularity, becoming one with our technology to the extent we cease to exist in our current state.

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Or we'll be killed by Skynet and unleash a plague of von Neumann probes upon the universe.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Assuming all humans leave Earth, of course. Plenty won't, or won't be able to.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:35 AM)

Technically it could be subspecies of Homo sapiens... But after a couple thousand years away from Earth, it's kind of inevitable humanity will evolve to adapt to strange new habitats.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

We'd have to adapt to different conditions, especially when we're unable to return to Earth.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:32 AM)

I can't really see humanity in its current state if/after we "go cosmic," though. You'll have different people adapting to living in zero-G environments, on colonies on other planets that have various conditions...

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

True.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

Evolution doesn't mean extinction of a previous state always, tho.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:27 AM)

Well, humans as we know them (Homo sapiens) will probably go extinct at some point as the species evolves further. That's only if we somehow don't destroy ourselves.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Oh, humanity will go hypercritical and wipe itself out long before that's a concern.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 11:04 PM)

All we need to do is built Diebuster to haul us away from the sun

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Okay, well all of us will be dead. Jury's out on our descendants.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

But we'll either be dead or be forced off the planet well before that point, since Earth will turn into a Venus-style hellhole in about a billion years.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

[/science nerd]

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

About five billion years, actually.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 09:38 PM)

Go check that episode of Doctor Who to see what date they said.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 09:26 PM)

We got a date for that yet? I want to clear my schedule to watch it.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 08:46 PM)

There are some more immediate doomsday scenarios on a more local level, like the sun expanding and consuming us all.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 08:25 PM)

In a few trillion years, there's going to be a Big Rip, a heat death, a Big Crunch or a Big Bounce, so- wait, you're talking about Stargate.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 08:20 PM)

I just wish Universe had a conclusive ending...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 07:53 PM)

They had to try something new, and it didn't work.

@  Echowarrior : (25 April 2017 - 07:31 PM)

SG-1 was a good series. Atlantis too. Universe...dear god was that ever a misfire.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 02:56 PM)

Started watching SG-1 right before season 9. The Stargate were the last live action series that could hold my attention week to week.

@  Rycochet : (25 April 2017 - 02:52 PM)

Sg1 really lost it's appeal once they got too far into the ancients/ascended plotlines.

@  Gizmoboy : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM)

I enjoyed the movie. Never got into the TV Series.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 02:19 PM)

About twenty since I cared. :D :D :D

@  Whirl Maximus : (25 April 2017 - 01:50 PM)

ten years since Stargate SG1 ended.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 11:05 AM)

it's all about that sweet, savory monosodium glutamate!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

If you're eating cheap Chinese, nutritional value is probably not the first thing on your mind.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM)

depends on where you get them from, but sometimes the paper has more nutritional value.

@  Robowang : (25 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I have actually eaten the cookie without opening it before. I didn't realize it until my wife asked what my fortune was.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 09:18 AM)

It's like the fortune cookies. After getting so many over the years I just barely notice them.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Sorry, yeah, I also dislike any policy which involves including putting Optimus Prime in teriyaki chicken.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 09:13 AM)

That sounds like an unfair assessment of the teriyaki chicken.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Yeah but there's no way they weren't designing it with the Optimus Maximus or whatever in mind. That said I could just be annoyed because I dislike the "every line must have at least one Optimus Prime in there somewhere" policy that Hasbro seems to have.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:05 PM

Excellent pictures!

Oh man, I cannot wait for this guy to get here *GLEE*

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

Hah, I was not expecting a perfect re-creation of the Autobot group shot at the end of 'The Fierce Fighting on Planet Nebulos'. Awesome.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

Does Grapple's head look a different shade of yellow in person, or is that just the photograph?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Jan 29 2012, 07:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Excellent pictures!

Oh man, I cannot wait for this guy to get here *GLEE*

Thanks!

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Jan 29 2012, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hah, I was not expecting a perfect re-creation of the Autobot group shot at the end of 'The Fierce Fighting on Planet Nebulos'. Awesome.

Thanks, yeah I definitely wanted to do that set up. Though I don't have Artfire because that toy doesn't exist. icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 29 2012, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does Grapple's head look a different shade of yellow in person, or is that just the photograph?

It's not a very good match due to covering up the black with yellow and all.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

That was the main reason I preferred Hasbro Grapple. I like that the orange head makes him look less like Inferno, but the color match is bad, and any scratches in that orange paint stick out like a sore thumb.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:31 PM

ARGH.

I can't spend $100+ just to get one sexy stepper! Too bad he can't use his gun in vehicle mode though.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE(Jeremy @ Jan 29 2012, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was the main reason I preferred Hasbro Grapple. I like that the orange head makes him look less like Inferno, but the color match is bad, and any scratches in that orange paint stick out like a sore thumb.

Yeah, of the 4 I received only one didn't have some scratch on (at least the front) of his helmet.

QUOTE(Blues @ Jan 29 2012, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ARGH.

I can't spend $100+ just to get one sexy stepper! Too bad he can't use his gun in vehicle mode though.

That is my only complaint about the figure. They should have put a whole in his roof or some peg there or on his spoiler.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

Nice photos, Randy! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:41 PM

Beautiful!
I really like the blacked out headlights. I wish someone would paint their Jazz's lights white like that, so I could know if it'd look good... (cuz I'd like to try it, but I'm hesitant)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:04 AM

War buddies!

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Man, I hope Hasbro does Ricochet too. Doesn't matter if theirs lacks Nightstick, I could use the one from Battle in Space Cyclonus.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:43 AM

I'm still smarting over how much he'll end up costing at a local specialty store [although to be fair it's not too far off from elsewhere with shipping], but I've got to have this.

That said, I hope Hasbro does get around to him eventually... one way or another.


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