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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 Gridlock

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:31 PM

http://www.comicbook...review&id=11442

Totally awesome! :3

#2 Magnusblitz

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

Maybe it's just the coloring, but it feels like Milne did a pretty good job of fitting the Roche designs from the first issue (especially Chromedome and Cyclonus on page 4). Only the mouths/teeth really scream Milne to me.

Edited by Magnusblitz, 10 February 2012 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

Yep. A cool scene, reference or joke in almost every panel plus great artwork throughout.

So we have Duobots now. SIROIB!


Would have preferred 'Hell' to have been replaced by 'Slag' though.

Edited by Bass X0, 10 February 2012 - 02:40 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:45 PM

QUOTE(Gridlock @ Feb 10 2012, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Gosh I love Brainstorm. So self-impresed and impatient and outclassed intelect wise by several other bots on board. He may be this issues Swerve for brief but endearing characterization. And it's spot on to his classic character.

So. "Duobots" I'm gonna assume they're the Autobot equivalents of Duocons. If so, I'm a little bummed their names aren't more in the Duocon style to give us a hint at their alt modes.

Skids as a bad@$$ is really kinda a wierd fit for me. Classic characterization, what very little he had of it, was a rather soft spoken spacey academic anthropologist. Wonder if this will at all play on the Japanese set that makes him and Skreetch interdimensional warriors?


-ZacWilliam, even with a slight disconnect on super-action-hero-Dr.-Whoish Skids this is great stuff. 1984! 1984! CAN NOT WAIT for the full issue. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

Shock and Ore?

Oh.

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God.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Feb 10 2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Would have preferred 'Hell' to have been replaced by 'Slag' though.

What a spastic idea! D:

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Feb 10 2012, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Shock and Ore?

Oh.

My.

God.

I'm confused, elaborate, please?

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

"Shock and Awe"?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

I miss Roche.

But I love this. Skids got more personality in 3 pages than he's had in his entire existence thusfar.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

Part of me is glad for this as it shows me a few more members of Team Rodimus, for my shelf rearranging.

Though I do love Brainstorm little bit with Rodimus, and Rung's Praise then fear of Ratchet.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:11 PM


By colors I'm assuming that's Hoist doing the... hoisting?


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

I don't think I could disagree with that without lying to myself, but Milne's really bringing his A-game this time around.

He could stand to ease up on the detail though: makes the eye wander.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

QUOTE(Sprocket @ Feb 10 2012, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

I don't think I could disagree with that without lying to myself, but Milne's really bringing his A-game this time around.


Don't get me wrong, the arts great. But I adore Roche's style, and wish he could be the primary artist for, well, everything. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

But I love this. Skids got more personality in 3 pages than he's had in his entire existence thusfar.


Too bad its not Skids' established personality. This new personality could have been attributed to anyone who hasn't been given a personality in fiction or tech specs without any problems from what we've seen so far.

Edited by Bass X0, 10 February 2012 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 10 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By colors I'm assuming that's Hoist doing the... hoisting?


-ZacWilliam, have we seen him in IDW before?


In ongoing he left autobase to join Hot Rod... and got captured by Skywatch moments later. Can't remember if he showed up after that.

Edited by Gridlock, 10 February 2012 - 03:23 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

I love Skids. Well, I already loved Skids, but I love this Skids. He feels like a cross between Memento and The Doctor after a Regeneration.

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 10 2012, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
By colors I'm assuming that's Hoist doing the... hoisting?

-ZacWilliam, have we seen him in IDW before?


Yes. He, Beachcomber, and Tracks were captured by Skywatch in ongoing #3. He later made some appearances in Revenge of the Decepticons.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

I love Ratchet's quick self-repair.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Feb 10 2012, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 10 2012, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I miss Roche.

But I love this. Skids got more personality in 3 pages than he's had in his entire existence thusfar.


Too bad its not Skids' established personality. This new personality could have been attributed to anyone who hasn't been given a personality in fiction or tech specs without any problems from what we've seen so far.


Except we can't say if this is his usual personality in this universe. We see him startled, confused, and trying to sort things out, for reasons we don't yet know. So he's not likely in his proper state of mind, considering he can't even recall his name at the moment.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

QUOTE(Xaaron @ Feb 10 2012, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love Skids. Well, I already loved Skids, but I love this Skids. He feels like a cross between Memento and The Doctor after a Regeneration.


Yes. I had the same vibe. Specifically he reminds me of the regeneration into David Tennant, where he's fairly manic and questioning "what kind of man he is" the whole ep.


-ZacWilliam, half expected a "no second chances" moment. Still if ya gonna capture a vibe, the Tennant Doctor is a great one. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:48 PM

This is the same dude who drew Megatron Origin??? Holy geezus.
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