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@  BlackMax : (21 November 2017 - 04:53 PM)

Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2017 - 08:00 AM)

Okay, that's freaky good.

@  Locoman : (20 November 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Today I learned that the credits theme from Avatar syncs up alarmingly well with the theme from Beast Wars.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:24 PM)

We badly want to move and completely lack the money to do so. Sigh.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:23 PM)

Which, the opposite side of one bathroom wall is the bedroom. The other wall has all my Transformers on the other side. And it was so bad the other day it actually stunk up the laundry room below the bathroom.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:21 PM)

And the smell is leaking through the bathroom. I'm guessing the vents are connected.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Turns out they smoke. A lot. I know this because it's now cold outside and they're closing their windows.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

So, I moved to a duplex this summer. And I noticed my neighbor's kept their windows open all the time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2017 - 06:58 PM)

The Netherlands fights the sea every day.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2017 - 02:32 PM)

It's a Spider's Game over there.

@  Boomhauer : (20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM)

The best moment of the Emu War is when they brought machine guns to shoot at large groups of birds and at no point a single person in the room brought up "wait but emus are fast won't they just dodge and-"

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.


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#121 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

For me, Soundwave as an SUV isn't that bad. But the head on that design needs to be more Decepticon symbol-looking and less "generic dude with head crest and visor". Also, the biggest problem, honestly, is that the toy doesn't exist.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:44 PM

I like the idea of Soundwave as an aerial vehicle, honestly. Mostly because the notion of his cassettes as missiles or bombs being air-dropped into battles is very visually appealing in my mind's eye. And it's a plausible way for him to have multiple minions handy at once.

An alternative way would be to go the Machine Wars route and make him a missile tank.

I basically just don't want another car or SUV.

Edited by Spark, 06 March 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

Is making him an mp3 player with SD cards that turn into his minions that jivey of an idea? I mean, is it?

Stealth drone Soundwave is still cool, (as is Laserbeak) don't get me wrong, but outside of his voice; capitalizing on his "minicons" is what made the original Soundwave great. I want a toy that exploits that.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Me too. Like I said, it's one of Soundwave's defining characteristics that Hasbro never seems to understand.

As for the MP3/SD Card idea, the MP3 player idea is fine, but the SD Cards are just waaaaay too thin from which to produce even a remotely good robot/beast mode. The CD changer things from Bandai years ago sort of proved that. Everything ended up looking like featureless origami critters.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:19 PM

Soundwave having a bunch of deployers inside him strikes me as... idk, limiting the character. The Prime version is the one that has perfectly encapsulated his role and taken his characterization as the enigmatic surveillance master. They managed to make Laserbeak work, but giving him a tiny armada of jive talking colorful pets sounds like focusing on Soundwave more as a gimmick than a character.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:21 PM

Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.

Edited by Spark, 06 March 2012 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Right, and I agree. They don't need to be actual SD sized SD cards, though. Making them thicker than actual cards should be allowed, after all, it is a toy and would definitely be out of scale with everybody else, anyways.

Maybe Soundwave should be like a Nintendo DS, and the games would be his 'lil dudes. Fictionally, they could hook up to anything they wanted and record whatever they want, after all, Ravage was definitely flying into places he probably shouldn't have been flying in to as a cassette. Depending how you want to take it, the idea should be able to translate better than it has.

Not that new Soundwaves have been bad! They haven't, but something a little more on the nose would be nice.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 6 2012, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.


I think I'm the only one that doesn't find Prime Soundwave the least bit interesting. He might as well be another Eradicon.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Mar 6 2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'm the only one that doesn't find Prime Soundwave the least bit interesting. He might as well be another Eradicon.


Well, the Vehicons and Eradicons are starting to talk now, so iunno about that.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

SD card Transformers would end up like this: http://tfwiki.net/wi...e:STFRavage.jpg

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 7 2012, 03:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.


Well, then, to be Soundwave, I don't think he should BE Soundwave. This is the first version that feels like the Decepticon version information agent.

G1 Soundwave isn't a character. He's a toy.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 6 2012, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Soundwave should be like a Nintendo DS, and the games would be his 'lil dudes.

Still too small. Try GBA.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Mar 7 2012, 04:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Spark @ Mar 7 2012, 03:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soundwave IS a gimmick. That and his (also gimmick) voice are what made him cool in the first place in the '80s.

Prime Soundwave is okay, but honestly he feels more like, I don't know, G2 Skyjack than G1 Soundwave. Hell, he's already got the head.


Well, then, to be Soundwave, I don't think he should BE Soundwave. This is the first version that feels like the Decepticon version information agent.

G1 Soundwave isn't a character. He's a toy.


And Prime Soundwave isn't a character either. He's a cypher at worst and a parrot at best.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

As opposed to a yes-man. Did cartoon Soundwave ever say anything important that didn't involve ejecting so-and-so for operation:whatever?
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:16 PM

No, G1 Soundwave was the parrot (through aid of his minions).

Prime Soundwave, without saying a word of his own, actually manages to convey(very creepily might I add) the secondary notion that to him, information is power, with the way he carefully selects sound-bytes in order to manipulate any given situation.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

I'll definitely say that Prime Soundwave is a very different character from previous Soundwaves. But again, if we're talking about upgrades here and taking Prime Soundwave as such, he's a poor upgrade of G1 Soundwave. Taking him on his own and having no previous toy incarnation, then by default he's not an upgrade failure.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Mar 7 2012, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Mar 6 2012, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe Soundwave should be like a Nintendo DS, and the games would be his 'lil dudes.

Still too small. Try GBA.

Or the Device Label Blaster route as some form of USB hub, with thumbdrive minions ala DL Ravage.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Mar 6 2012, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think I'm the only one that doesn't find Prime Soundwave the least bit interesting. He might as well be another Eradicon.


I actually don't really care for Prime Soundwave, character-wise. Design-wise, sort of interesting, not really Soundwavey enough to me, but I got the toy because of the great suggestions of him as BM Jetstorm.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

Classics car Soundwave's chest seems too wide.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

Well, G1 Soundwave's chest was pretty wide too. But he also had wide hips, so the chest might not stand out that much.