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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 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

I will post pictures as soon as I can

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

Sean Whitmore found the Cyberverse figures, but I believe this is the first US report of Bot Shots. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:38 AM


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:45 AM

I've heard a lot of speculation about the botshots and the game aspect so I thought I'd give a picture of the back and the general idea behind it.

Each bot has a spinner in his chest with 3 faces. A fist power, a blaster power, and a melee weapon power. You spin these around, choosing which face you want to appear. You then crash the figures into each other where they pop up into bot mode. Fist beats melee, melee beats blaster, blaster beats fist. In case both threw a particular one, the highest power number wins.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

Who's the red guy on the cardback?

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 01 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Hmmm... BotShots "Battle online!" Is that up and running yet?


ZacWilliam, trying not to get too into Prime but boy are pegs full of brand new toys tempting. icon-hotrod.gif


Also, awesome that the Vehicon comes with Blaster. That's a heck of a pack in. icon-arcee.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 01 February 2012 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:05 PM

What store was this?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:11 PM

That was my Toys R Us store that I work at in Topeka, KS. The red guy on the cardback is my Botshot, Sentinal Prime.

There was only one of him in the case. He's transparent red plastic and turns into a little fire truck.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

Did you guys just get a truck today or have they been hiding in the back?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:17 PM

Sentinel, really?
The head was reminding me more of Cybertron Clocker.

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 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE(RCX @ Feb 1 2012, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you guys just get a truck today or have they been hiding in the back?


heheheh. We got a truck today.

Back when I was working overnights the week before christmas, I made sure every box of Transformers we had was put out. That way we had no backstock whatsoever coming in to the new year. You're seeing the dividends of that work. icon-arcee.gif

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#12 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:03 PM

a couple quicky shots of my Sentinel with Cliffjumper in package, give you an idea of the size.



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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:16 PM

That Cliffy is a Cyberverse Commander? Commando? So... around Scout size? So Bot Shots are tiny?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:25 PM

I think Cliffy is a Legion class.

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 01 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 1 2012, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think Cliffy is a Legion class.


This. Bot Shots are VERY tiny.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

that makes me think of an alternate universe were Bakugan-ish kids fight battles with their autobot/decepticon companions.

Sam witwicky: "Dylan! I challenge you to duel: My Bumblebee vs your Soundwave!"

Dylan gould: "then I choose battlefield mars! let's duel!"

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

Are they the same size as... Battle Beasts maybe?
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#18 Rhinox

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 1 2012, 01:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are they the same size as... Battle Beasts maybe?


Little bulkier, but yeah, that's about the same height.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

those look like they are just a tad bigger than micro machines. Maybe Bakugan-sized.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE(Pony of Merak @ Feb 1 2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
that makes me think of an alternate universe were Bakugan-ish kids fight battles with their autobot/decepticon companions.

Sam witwicky: "Dylan! I challenge you to duel: My Bumblebee vs your Soundwave!"

Dylan gould: "then I choose battlefield mars! let's duel!"

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