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@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.


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#1 The Doctor Who

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:39 PM

We have new neighbors. They are about my age, perhaps a bit younger (so in their mid-to-late twenties). There were concerns about it when they arrived. My roommate was all like "Oh great, we're going to have more twenty-somethings living next door." and I was all like "Don't judge them by their age. You never know, they might play obnoxious music and stuff."

Of course they do. And they play that genre of music that seems precisely designed to inspire irritability, frustration and general tension in yours truly: Heavy Base Music.

Maybe I'm just odd like this, maybe there's some strange quirk in my physiology that makes me unusually sensitive to bass frequencies, but I cannot stand prolonged low-frequency sound. After a while it makes me feel physically ill and tense to the point of violence. In essence: I don't just hate it, it hates me.

I have to confess, though, that they have been reasonable enough. They don't play it constantly and tend not to play it after nine or ten at night. I can live with this.

But the fact remains: It's there. And it's got me wondering about this strange phenomenon of ultra bass sound systems. Are there people who just like the feeling of having all their internal organs vibrated like Superman phasing through a solid wall or is there something else?

I like a little bass. Enough to give the sound depth and punch, but after that it starts to get into the territory of painfully discomforting. And before anyone says 'don't knock it till you've tried it' I have. I had the misfortune to ride with some friends, in a car with one of those stereo systems that have audible bass for a city block radius. It was, perhaps, one of the most singularly painful experiences of my life. It was like my whole insides were being scrambled and I was seized with the incredible urge to just throw the door open at the next light and make a run for it. Like, curling-up-in-a-fetal-ball miserable.

Is this normal? Is it just me?

Edited by The Doctor Who, 28 March 2012 - 09:55 PM.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

This wasn't about Mega Man either? What the hell! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

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This wasn't about Mega Man either? What the hell! icon-fire.gif

There, happy?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

I too expected some sort of screaming Dr. Wiley creation.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

If it's too loud, you're too old

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

Here in south TX not a day or hour go by without some car bass shakeing the windows......(in fact just as I was writeing this a car went by with huge bass)
It gets to a point here where unless I like the song most of the time its some rap stuff I hate I just dont pay attion anymore

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:56 AM

QUOTE(tec @ Mar 28 2012, 10:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here in south TX not a day or hour go by without some car bass shakeing the windows......(in fact just as I was writeing this a car went by with huge bass)
It gets to a point here where unless I like the song most of the time its some rap stuff I hate I just dont pay attion anymore


I get the distinct impression that it is hard for the good Doctor to ignore it, considering it's making him feel like Dr Manhatten is playing merry hock with his insides.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:46 AM

Aww, its not about me either.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:31 AM

So let me get this straight. Superman can phase through walls? I thought that he just went through them?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

Damn this isn't about my stupid fish either. Although my bass is loud too when she picks up small rocks in her mouth and tosses them at the acrylic sides of the tank.

More to the point: I love music with heavy bass. Generally anything around 100 Hz in pitched is considered quite bassy, but you also have some folks that really enjoy a 30 Hz line. If your neighbors are experimenting with infrasonics (adding a bassline with a pitch of less than 20 Hz), you are not insane or unusually sensitive:

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Infrasound
http://www.scienceda...01201152406.htm

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

I'm the exact same way. Especially if I'm in a car or something that's playing really loud, bassy music. It's makes me nauseous and light headed and pissy. It's generally just obnoxious.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE(The Predaking @ Mar 29 2012, 07:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So let me get this straight. Superman can phase through walls? I thought that he just went through them?


Yeah, no phasing. The Flash probaly could, and Martian Manhunter can. Batman just glares walls into submission and then there is a door there. In fact, the sheer force of Batman's will has ensured there was always a door there. Everybody else just smashes through the wall and makes Lex Luthor annoyed since he put all that money into clearly marked doors and skylights so he won't have to keep paying to replace the roof. Again.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:17 AM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Mar 29 2012, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, no phasing. The Flash probaly could,

Barry could, and Bart can. Wally never quite got the hang of it. It seems to be an Allen-only thing.

And yeah, heavy bass tends to make me sick to my stomach. Especially since (around here, anyway), "loud bass" = "rap/funk/whatever-we're-calling-it-this-week." I have no problem with loud music that actually has dynamic range, but this is just a constant ear-splitting stream of grunting that sounds like a gorilla trying to take a dump.

The really stupid part; given how low-frequency soundwaves work, the people nearest the speakers actually aren't even hearing the bass because they're inside the wavelength. All they're doing is pissing off people around them.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Mar 29 2012, 05:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(tec @ Mar 28 2012, 10:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here in south TX not a day or hour go by without some car bass shakeing the windows......(in fact just as I was writeing this a car went by with huge bass)
It gets to a point here where unless I like the song most of the time its some rap stuff I hate I just dont pay attion anymore


I get the distinct impression that it is hard for the good Doctor to ignore it, considering it's making him feel like Dr Manhatten is playing merry hock with his insides.


Yeah 'ignore' isn't an option. 'Tolerate' given that it isn't too heavy is possible, but not 'ignore'.


QUOTE(Dissever @ Mar 29 2012, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Damn this isn't about my stupid fish either. Although my bass is loud too when she picks up small rocks in her mouth and tosses them at the acrylic sides of the tank.

More to the point: I love music with heavy bass. Generally anything around 100 Hz in pitched is considered quite bassy, but you also have some folks that really enjoy a 30 Hz line. If your neighbors are experimenting with infrasonics (adding a bassline with a pitch of less than 20 Hz), you are not insane or unusually sensitive:

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Infrasound
http://www.scienceda...01201152406.htm

If you decide to research further, be on high alert for quackery. And I am happy to hear that they don't go super late at night. icon-hotrod.gif That's much to be grateful for, right there.

Ahh, thank you! This is what I was looking for, only I had no idea the specifics for which to search. I don't know what frequency they're using or experimenting with... it's just the way it hits me.

Actually, they keep it pretty quiet, all things told. We had someone before who made it so heavy that our dishes rattled a little. I can tolerate what they play, although it does make it hard for me to sleep.

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QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Mar 29 2012, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, no phasing. The Flash probaly could,

Barry could, and Bart can. Wally never quite got the hang of it. It seems to be an Allen-only thing.

And yeah, heavy bass tends to make me sick to my stomach. Especially since (around here, anyway), "loud bass" = "rap/funk/whatever-we're-calling-it-this-week." I have no problem with loud music that actually has dynamic range, but this is just a constant ear-splitting stream of grunting that sounds like a gorilla trying to take a dump.

I could have sworn that Superman did that at one point too, but whatever.

Yeah, that's the thing, I like loud music. There's nothing I love more than to crank up something operatic and bass-y with lots of strings and drums... but it seems like there's a certain segment of the populace and kind of music that really plays heavily on the bass, boosting it way above the other frequencies.

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The really stupid part; given how low-frequency soundwaves work, the people nearest the speakers actually aren't even hearing the bass because they're inside the wavelength. All they're doing is pissing off people around them.

I am convinced that it has nothing to do with the audio itself. I've known a few people who liked this sort of thing and from my observations, it seems to be more about just liking the feeling of the bass, rather than the actual audible sound it produces. I can't fault them for liking it... I just wish more of them were willing to realize the effect it has on some people. There have been times in my car when I was stuck in traffic with a person behind me blasting base notes so heavy it made MY rear-view mirror vibrate at standstill that I was sorely tempted to just back straight into their car.

Alternatively, a sonic-guided missile would work admirably as well.

Edited by The Doctor Who, 29 March 2012 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

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QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Mar 29 2012, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, no phasing. The Flash probaly could,

Barry could, and Bart can. Wally never quite got the hang of it. It seems to be an Allen-only thing.


I will confess that I'm basing it mostly on the the DCAU stuff which implies that Wally West is capable of a great many things that he would never do because it's too dangerous to himself or to others

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:44 PM

The house next door to ours is up for sale and this is probably one of my biggest concerns (loud music in general really). I fully admit the hypocrisy that when it's MY loud music I'm fine, but I get irritated by other's. Thing is, I do everything I can to make sure my loud music is not bothering other people and if anyone says anything I'm quick to turn it down.

We have a couple of cars in our neighborhood that always cruise through with bass booming. One guy must get off work at 9 or 9:30 because you can plan on hearing him nearly every night entering the neighborhood at about 9:50 to 10. Another kid rolls through in his hooptie with every single body panel rattling like crazy. Those are the ones that make me chuckle because they're literally shaking their car apart and it sounds like crap from the outside.

The most annoying one is a kid that goes out and just sits in his car at night listening to bass. Sometimes he'll sit out there for five minutes, sometimes half an hour - and the type of bass seems to be that really grating kind.

In the end, I'm just looking forward to surreptitious, noise-canceling earpieces in the future where you can set it to tune out whatever you want and then everyone can play whatever they like as loud as possible and I'll just watch things rattle for no apparent reason. icon-fire.gif Yeah - I'm getting old.
 
 
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

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In the end, I'm just looking forward to surreptitious, noise-canceling earpieces in the future

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:52 PM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:03 AM

About the "body resonating" effect of bass, that I never get either. It physically nauseates me. I generally avoid bars and discos anyway, but when I had to go there, I could not stand it. Once I had to sit through a party just next to the man-sized loudspeakers, it was not a pleasant experience, I felt like losing my lunch.

Not to mention you have to shout at the top of your lungs just to get to the person sitting next to you... which makes for a sore throat pretty soon. Can't see why people would enjoy that... but they do, some humans are just weird that way.

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Mar 29 2012, 02:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have new neighbors. They are about my age, perhaps a bit younger (so in their mid-to-late twenties). There were concerns about it when they arrived. My roommate was all like "Oh great, we're going to have more twenty-somethings living next door." and I was all like "Don't judge them by their age. You never know, they might play obnoxious music and stuff."

Of course they do. And they play that genre of music that seems precisely designed to inspire irritability, frustration and general tension in yours truly: Heavy Base Music.

Maybe I'm just odd like this, maybe there's some strange quirk in my physiology that makes me unusually sensitive to bass frequencies, but I cannot stand prolonged low-frequency sound. After a while it makes me feel physically ill and tense to the point of violence. In essence: I don't just hate it, it hates me.


Same here. My "lovely" 40-year old (and from how she looks, probably single for life) neighbour lady loves playing her heavy bass music. Usually around 1AM in, or if it is a weekend, 6AM in the morning to wake me up. She lives in a tiny 20 m2 flat, sure, but sweet Primus woman, if you want to listen to this at an ear-splitting volume (I can hear it even in the farthest corner of my flat), ever heard of headphones?!?

And it's not just me - the previous two tenants we had in the flat I now live in have complained too. To no avail. Once, when she played them so loud I actually could not sleep, and despite my better judgment banged on her door and asked her to turn it down, she complied because she saw I was not in an arguing mood... but other times, she shuts the door to my face, or says I have overly sensitive hearing. And sadly, I cannot even raise complaints against her at the committee, as she doesn't own the flat, is only a tenant, and the owner is impossible to reach.

The only method that seemed to work against her was a taste of her own medicine - I put my tapedeck to the adjacent wall, speakers towards it, turned up the volume and started playing my eighties collection. icon-fire.gif That made her stop pretty soon. My previous tenant just used to bang the wall with a shoe until she stopped (so much that there was a shoe imprint on the wall there when he moved out, for which he apologized).

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE(tec @ Mar 28 2012, 10:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here in south TX not a day or hour go by without some car bass shakeing the windows......(in fact just as I was writeing this a car went by with huge bass)
It gets to a point here where unless I like the song most of the time its some rap stuff I hate I just dont pay attion anymore

Come on Tec, you're in mid-east Texas.

South Texas is the Valley. (which is where I'm from) icon-waspy.gif

Oh, and I drive one of those cars. Love my bass.
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