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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:29 PM)

Once again, there is pain, I bring flame, I bring cold. I'm the blood red sandman, coming home.

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:26 PM)

Yo, when Team Skull meets you, they don't even greet you!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Yooooooo

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM)

Yo.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:14 PM)

Once more, I have returned. w00t.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 02:01 PM)

Macross Delta sucks but I listen to the music anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (23 July 2017 - 09:46 AM)

And dealing with me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 08:47 AM)

Don't forget the rock music and D&D.

@  unluckiness : (23 July 2017 - 07:52 AM)

He certainly doesn't have the time to be employed full-time what with all the war-stoking, dinosaur fossil burying, pornographing and etc

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2017 - 08:27 PM)

It is very irritating that no one seems to agree on whether the word "namesake" refers to the thing that came first or the thing that came second.

@  2017 : (22 July 2017 - 07:19 PM)

I'd like it, but I really don't have the cash or the justification.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.


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#1 Kalidor

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

No, this isn't a post to ask you to click on the google ads (but feel free if you see something you like).

Rather, this is just to comment on how freaky the algorithms are. I just downloaded CutePDF because I don't have a printer on this laptop. It's a neat program that lets you print to it as though it is a printer and save it as a PDF document.

So even though that has nothing to do with anything here... now my ads are for 7zip and similar open source, free software. Nothing on this site generated it.. it came solely from my download in another tab.

What else does Google track, I wonder.

#2 ExVee

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:49 PM

There's a reason I won't use Chrome. Oh, sure, I expect they can track whatever they like regardless of your browser, but no need to make it easier for them.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

I suspect they can look at all the cookies, and if it can detect subject matter, it changes adds to match. Ive noticed lots of strange crossover data with the adds. The funny thing is they are so hit or miss, like "Quality Transformers and Electronics" and I paid my comcast bill the other day, so now I get Clear and Century Link ads.

#4 Waspinator

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

I like the spam recipes that show up in Gmail sometimes.

#5 Year Zero

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE(ExVee @ Apr 6 2012, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a reason I won't use Chrome. Oh, sure, I expect they can track whatever they like regardless of your browser, but no need to make it easier for them.

Ah, so its not just me then? Excellent.

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#6 Varnon

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

I was getting adds for stores selling turtles and tortoises on allspark after going crazy looking at buying tortoises online with the GF.
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#7 Lisbon Virgo

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

I've been getting ads for Russian dating sites lately. I don't remember looking at website featuring Russian women here recently.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Lurkercon @ Apr 6 2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been getting ads for Russian dating sites lately. I don't remember looking at website featuring Russian women here recently.

or so you say.

#9 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE(Lurkercon @ Apr 6 2012, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been getting ads for Russian dating sites lately. I don't remember looking at website featuring Russian women here recently.

I've been getting Asian girls ads, myself, which I've not been too in a LONG TIME.

Seriously.

World of Warcraft is a popular one that pops up.

#10 tec

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

I hart Asian mailorder ads been geting thim sence I did some serches on Japan

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#11 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

Ever since I've been dating my girlfriend I've been getting dating ads featuring big hooves girls. It's funny as my girpfriend has a rather nice rack.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

I get a lot of ads for flowers.