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@  unluckiness : (16 June 2019 - 01:20 AM)

And for hug's sake, I hope that the new Fire Emblem's PC isn't one of the DLC

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 June 2019 - 04:11 PM)

Smash Bros could never touch a new franchise again, and I'd still have laundry lists of side characters and villains I'd love to see included.

@  unluckiness : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

DINNER

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:36 AM)

cuz i wanna fight a boat

@  SG Roadbuster : (15 June 2019 - 09:35 AM)

if we must have another zelda character, id want the king of red lion

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 10:38 PM)

I would unironically love Tingle in Smash.

@  Paladin : (14 June 2019 - 02:06 PM)

they HAVE to put Travis Touchdown in at some point now, right???

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 June 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Right after Shaq.

@  Locoman : (14 June 2019 - 12:36 PM)

When will we get Bluster Kong in Smash?

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 08:20 AM)

The last three DLC characters are Tingle, Charles Barkley and L Tetris block with Reverse L Tetris block as an Echo fighter.

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Pipe dream Smash entry: The Prince from the Katamari series. :D

@  MEDdMI : (14 June 2019 - 06:35 AM)

The space/time around them gets frozen too! ....or something.

@  unluckiness : (14 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

I still want to find out how freezing people suspends them in midair

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 June 2019 - 02:45 AM)

We really need Subzero or Scorpion in Smash. Violence aside, they are pretty big gaming icons as well.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Given Nintendo's relationship with Tecmo, I'm still waiting for Ryu Hyabusa

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

I'm still waiting for Doomguy.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I just started watching High School DxD (don't judge me...) and I caught on the Nintendo Treehouse some request Rias for Smash lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 June 2019 - 11:25 AM)

I have having to watch a video to find out why someone wanted me to watch the video

@  Nevermore : (11 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

I remember when the TPB for The Dark Age 2 was delayed for an entire year...

@  Trpodeca : (11 June 2019 - 03:55 AM)

I just wish they'd release the Astro City paperback trades.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:31 AM)

As an open-minded heterosexual, I wouldn't mind seeing more of that.

@  Nevermore : (10 June 2019 - 05:29 AM)

Currently in the process of re-reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City. Big props for the issue featuring the "Dancing Master" and its portrayal of non-stereotypical gay characters.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 June 2019 - 05:25 AM)

Don't phone charges often contain special rapid charge circuitry, though? The voltage might be higher too, given the selfie stick probably has a very basic battery.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 11:28 PM)

Glad to be of assistance!

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 10:32 PM)

*checks selfie stick and phone charger* huh. perfect fit. thanks!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 June 2019 - 09:58 PM)

I would use the USB-to-AC adapter that came with my iPhone, though I gather you must have a different brand of cell phone.

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:42 PM)

In that case a generic adapter is probably your best bet, then. Keep in mind a lot of hotels now have plain USB outlets in rooms too, though; but I guess that's not guaranteed

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 05:31 PM)

yeah, i just need something small to plug into the wall. im not sure im taking my laptop on my trip later this year and i want a way to charge my stuff

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:04 PM)

They also have wall outlets with built-in USB in addition to the two regular plugs; I installed those around my place so I have USB ports everywhere

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:02 PM)

You might be able to get a generic adapter to use with it at Radio Shack if you know the appropriate voltages or whatever

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:01 PM)

It came with a USB cable with no AC adapter? A lot of lower priced electronics do that, presumably assuming that USB is pretty ubiquitous

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Yeah, must be, I guess.

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:59 PM)

maybe having bluetooth has something to do with it?

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:58 PM)

the one i got has an on/off button, and came with a usb to attach to my laptop to charge it. its this one https://www.walmart....ility/432985497

@  TM2-Megatron : (09 June 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Selfie sticks have power? I thought they were to just hold the phone away from you

@  Telly : (09 June 2019 - 04:44 PM)

need some technical help.how do i charge my selfie stick without using my laptop? is there some kind of portable charger? i know it sounds like a dumb question, but i dont know very much about this stuff

@  MEDdMI : (08 June 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Different songs or overdosing don't work for me. My brain can play multiple songs at once. Best to do something else to distract me.

@  Xellos : (08 June 2019 - 05:36 PM)

Still, the worst is having the last song I hear before going into work being stuck in my head all day.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2019 - 05:00 PM)

Get a different song stuck in your head too. Let them battle for supremacy. Only the strong survive.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 03:53 PM)

Keep listening to it over and over until you got the lyrics memorized. By that point, it will start to fade out of your system.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

I've discovered the easiest cure for having a song stuck in your head is overdosing to the point of fatigue.

@  Steevy Maximus : (08 June 2019 - 12:27 PM)

Jedi Fallen Order sure does look a LOT like a Souls style game with Star Wars flavoring

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 06:18 PM)

I have a hard time believing that you speaking at length and with great detail is something you wouldn't be good at. Glad you had fun.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:51 PM)

Funny thing is I wasn't nervous at all. Might have helped that I was able to speak freely due to having assembled my speech from a lot of smaller segments I had previously told to my colleagues on the shopfloor, with a few punchlines added.

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:49 PM)

Allegedly I did well. Lots of applause, and was told I was leagues beyond the guy who spoke before me (though that wasn't difficult, that guy was dry as a river on Mars).

@  Nevermore : (07 June 2019 - 02:48 PM)

So I volunteered to hold a small speech at our strike assembly today (lots of Amazon employees, plus some people from IKEA, Smyths toys and some other local retailers).

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 June 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Today Dolly the Sheep and Super Salmon, tomorrow Neo Sapiens. We're through the looking glass people.

@  Kalidor : (07 June 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Happy birthday @Pinkcolliebot

@  Pinkcolliebot : (07 June 2019 - 12:03 PM)

Today's My Birthday!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 June 2019 - 03:16 AM)

Think how many copies of Optimus Prime's brain could fit on that.


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#1 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

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Stormy Rich, Florida High School Student, Barred From School Bus After Reporting Bullying Of Special Needs Student
Posted: 05/28/2012 7:04 pm Updated: 05/29/2012 2:09 pm
Stormy Rich, an 18-year-old Florida student, says she was punished after reporting bullying of a special needs student on a school bus, and standing up to those bullies when the school didn't take action.

Rich, an Umatilla High School student, was riding on a middle school bus because she had earned enough credits to avoid a first-period class, getting to school later by taking the bus for the neighboring middle school, the Daily Commercial reports.

But one girl on the bus -- a special needs student -- was regularly being picked on by her peers, but couldn't comprehend what was being done to her.

"Just because she doesn't understand doesn't mean that should be happening to her," Rich told WOFL-TV.

She adds that the peer bullies would tell the girl that she couldn't sit in certain seats on the bus and would force food in her mouth.

"I actually had to tell her to spit it out because she didn't understand," Rich said.

The teen, fed up with their behavior, complained to the bus driver -- but nothing changed. She then complained to a high school official, who told her he would contact the middle school, but like before, the bullying continued.


So Rich decided to take the matter into her own hands by telling the bullies to stop aggravating the girl. The harassment stopped for a little while, but then the bullying students began threatening her, despite her regular complaints to school officials.

In response, the district revoked Rich's bus-riding privileges, saying Rich exhibited bully behavior.

"[The district official] said what I did made me the bully, with me telling the kids that if they didn't stop, and if the school didn't do anything, that I would have to handle it," Rich told the Daily Commercial. "To me, it was just going too far."

District officials are standing behind its response, telling WOFL-TV that two wrongs don't make a right. Rich says she's being punished for adhering to school policy, which calls on students to report any bullying they witness.

Lake County Schools communications officer Christopher Patton told the Daily Commercial that he cannot discuss the bullying complaints or student discipline, adding that this is just "one side of the story. ?There are other parents that are involved in this."

Rich's story echoes a number of controversial school decisions made with respect to bullying. In March, Georgia student Essance McDougald said she was suspended for not reporting to Lithonia High School officials that she was being bullied.

In January, Jack Persyn -- also a Georgia student -- was suspended after he self-reported that he had accidentally brought a knife to school. Persyn found the knife in the pocket of his backpack, which had been purchased by his aunt at a yard sale, and neither the student nor his aunt checked the contents of the bag before taking it to school.


So the older kid who is seeing this tells the younger kids to stop. And SHE gets removed. Which leaves the poor bullied special needs student on her own. Again.

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#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:38 PM

Whats the point of having policies that directly address bullying if they don't do anything about the bullying?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

Once again someone being punished for doing the right thing when everybody else wants to look the other way. I salute this kid in doing what is right.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

There is not a Picard faceplam powerful enough to represnt how I feel about this
Theses schools need a huge shot of common sence and common decantcy


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

Schools really aren't interested in discipline anymore due to sue-happy parents. They just don't want to enrage a lawyer in the times when funding is tighter then it ever has been.

Ironbite-disgusting that this happened though.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

Nothing to sue here some kids need to be tossed off the bus for bullying ANYONE the parents little lives are dissrupted now they have to get off there collective asses and take there morons to school parents disaplne there kid for doing wrong

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:23 PM

This, folks, is why I'm such a strong supporter of home-schooling and private schools.

There are just too many officials nowadays that think "zero tolerance" means "zero common sense".

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:27 PM

QUOTE(tec @ May 29 2012, 01:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is not a Picard faceplam powerful enough to represnt how I feel about this
Theses schools need a huge shot of common sence and common decantcy


I've heard that common sence and decency is not it the budget this year. Thats part of the reason why my wife became a major volenteer at my kids school and PTA and kinda got forced into being the VP

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

Nicely put.

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This, folks, is why I'm such a strong supporter of home-schooling and private schools.

Home schooling solves problems like this the way gastrectomy solves heartburn.

Private schools are promising, but they're just as capable of having bad policies.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 May 2012 - 02:30 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:34 PM

The average person likely can't afford private schooling for their kid(s) either; particularly if they've got more than one. Not that anyone should have to pay huge bills for a private school just to avoid bullying, as they already pay for the public system via their taxes, and it should (at bare minimum) be able to provide children an environment free from mental and physical abuse by their peers.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE(tec @ May 29 2012, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is not a Picard faceplam powerful enough to represnt how I feel about this


Such a facepalm should be directed to the bullies and the school officials who made this decision.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ May 29 2012, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The average person likely can't afford private schooling for their kid(s) either; particularly if they've got more than one. Not that anyone should have to pay huge bills for a private school just to avoid bullying, as they already pay for the public system via their taxes, and it should (at bare minimum) be able to provide children an environment free from mental and physical abuse by their peers.


The high school I went to was pretty much Thunder Dome: the head principal didn't care about anything but his own career, the campus cops were often incompetent (one actually came to work with a hangover; he subjected me to a rant about tequila), and there weren't anywheres near enough faculty or staff to pick up the slack. It was ugly.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ May 29 2012, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This, folks, is why I'm such a strong supporter of home-schooling and private schools.


That's utter nonsense. We're talking about school policy, not quality of education. You see the same stupidity in the Corporate world - this is hardly exclusive to education.

Speaking of that, it's stupid but I can see where the School District is coming from. I don't agree with it, but I see where it's coming from. This is a High School student - the only High School student - on a Middle School bus. Even for the best of intentions, when a Senior starts threatening a Sixth Grader, there's going to be consequences.

Now if the school district wasn't moving with myopic slowness on the issue, said verbal threat might never have been issued. But it was, and all the school sees is a student who doesn't even technically belong on that bus threatening the regular riders.

Like I said, it's a policy which just like corporate polices tend to be "Simple Solutions For Simple Minds" and as inflexible as a block of granite.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

I love it when doing the right thing is wrong.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

The difference between public and private schools is that private school bullies are slightly weaker, nerdier, and more stuck-up.

I personally went to a Catholic school though, which is a private school except that for about 40 minutes every other day you had to sit on your arse and listen to the principal natter on about god and jesus.


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This, folks, is why I'm such a strong supporter of home-schooling and private schools.


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The high school I went to ... weren't anywheres near enough faculty or staff to pick up the slack. It was ugly.


Maybe if less people home/private schooled their kids they'd care more about the public school environment/success.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

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The difference between public and private schools is that private school bullies are slightly weaker, nerdier, and more stuck-up.

I personally went to a Catholic school though, which is a private school except that for about 40 minutes every other day you had to sit on your arse and listen to the principal natter on about god and jesus.



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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ May 29 2012, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe if less people home/private schooled their kids they'd care more about the public school environment/success.


Also if we paid our educators anything close to their relative worth in other nations. And if our politicians would stop telling teachers how to teach.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:23 PM

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Lake County Schools communications officer Christopher Patton told the Daily Commercial that he cannot discuss the bullying complaints or student discipline, adding that this is just "one side of the story. ?There are other parents that are involved in this.


awe hug the stupid parents, thats half the problem right there. You sissy ass school people trying to cater to every whining snob of a parent in the hopes they dont get mad and yell at you.

The logically thing would have been to have the bus driver watch the bullying, report back to the School district and then ban said bullies off the bus, but no you went the *scrubbed* route and banned the person who was trying to help. Which you basically ignored...


and this is why the topic of Public vs Private, home schooling is meaningless. Stupid is stupid period.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:53 AM

What the hell is the credits crap? You do well enough you get to skip classes? That's no way to get an education.