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@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?


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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:13 AM

eh... nothing of interest but a few pennies and lint.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

You are a dirty mean person. Luckily I have a mouse trap in my pocket for just such occasions. But what you will find money wise is getting sent to Swoop09 in about 30 mins.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:24 AM

Whoa, whoa, whoa. THERE ARE CHILDREN HERE.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

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Whoa, whoa, whoa. THERE ARE CHILDREN HERE.


Just doing my job, ma'am. You want to complain, talk to my superiors.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

PERV! *pepper sprays*

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

harassment lawsuit!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:48 PM

Harassment... or her ass mint?

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

Well... let's see *empties pockets*

Sonic Screwdriver, glasses, Jelly Babies, a yo-yo, a box of patented strike-anywhere matches, a... sort of chisel thing for carving wood, a heavy atomic spectrometer, a light atomic spectrometer, a slinky, two Algolian Suntiger teeth, a bottle of Quilacten Hypermint extract, two bottles of ginger beer, a half-eaten packet of Jammie Dodgers, the scales of a Santraginian Angler Fish, a sample of Vogon Poetry, a penlight, a pocket watch, scarf repair kit, a collapsible telescope, a Subether Sense-o-Matic that I must remember to return to it's owner, a UNIT ID card (three incarnations out of date, no less), a recorder, a small pouch of gold dust, a spare TARDIS key, a hyperthermic barrier, 3D Glasses, two rubber stamps and a length of twine.

And now the other pocket...

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Jul 19 2012, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well... let's see *empties pockets*

Sonic Screwdriver, glasses, Jelly Babies, a yo-yo, a box of patented strike-anywhere matches, a... sort of chisel thing for carving wood, a heavy atomic spectrometer, a light atomic spectrometer, a slinky, two Algolian Suntiger teeth, a bottle of Quilacten Hypermint extract, two bottles of ginger beer, a half-eaten packet of Jammie Dodgers, the scales of a Santraginian Angler Fish, a sample of Vogon Poetry, a penlight, a pocket watch, scarf repair kit, a collapsible telescope, a Subether Sense-o-Matic that I must remember to return to it's owner, a UNIT ID card (three incarnations out of date, no less), a recorder, a small pouch of gold dust, a spare TARDIS key, a hyperthermic barrier, 3D Glasses, two rubber stamps and a length of twine.

And now the other pocket...


Is that it? I though you would have more.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

Your worst nightmares made manifest.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

Now can you point out to the people in the jury *where*, on the doll, did the man touch you in the pants?
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:31 PM

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jul 19 2012, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Jul 19 2012, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well... let's see *empties pockets*

Sonic Screwdriver, glasses, Jelly Babies, a yo-yo, a box of patented strike-anywhere matches, a... sort of chisel thing for carving wood, a heavy atomic spectrometer, a light atomic spectrometer, a slinky, two Algolian Suntiger teeth, a bottle of Quilacten Hypermint extract, two bottles of ginger beer, a half-eaten packet of Jammie Dodgers, the scales of a Santraginian Angler Fish, a sample of Vogon Poetry, a penlight, a pocket watch, scarf repair kit, a collapsible telescope, a Subether Sense-o-Matic that I must remember to return to it's owner, a UNIT ID card (three incarnations out of date, no less), a recorder, a small pouch of gold dust, a spare TARDIS key, a hyperthermic barrier, 3D Glasses, two rubber stamps and a length of twine.

And now the other pocket...


Is that it? I though you would have more.

Oi! These are my pants pockets. Yeah, they're bigger on the inside, but not as bigger on the inside as my coat pockets!

Honestly, though... I never quite know what is actually in my pockets at any given time... it's sort of like piloting the TARDIS: I may not always get what I want, but I usually get what I need. I suspect the old girl has somehow taken over my pockets. Makes it hard to give a comprehensive list. This is pretty close though.

Edited by The Doctor Who, 19 July 2012 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE(Devcon @ Jul 19 2012, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now can you point out to the people in the jury *where*, on the doll, did the man touch you in the pants?

Right here! *points to his forehead*

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:03 AM

*Grabs barrier and Vogon Poetry.*


Don't ask, I'm trying to get some sleep here...

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:55 AM

QUOTE(Spin Out @ Jul 20 2012, 12:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Devcon @ Jul 19 2012, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now can you point out to the people in the jury *where*, on the doll, did the man touch you in the pants?

Right here! *points to his forehead*


foreskin... forehead... keep getting those two mixed up.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 04:15 AM

My paints are on Solmon Grundy...tough luck pal

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Jul 20 2012, 03:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Grabs barrier and Vogon Poetry.*


Don't ask, I'm trying to get some sleep here...

*wonders if he should explain that the hyperthermic barrier is not unlike a hyperthermic chamber, only portable*

Nah, I'm sure they know what they're doing...

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:36 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Jul 19 2012, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jul 19 2012, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Jul 19 2012, 12:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well... let's see *empties pockets*

Sonic Screwdriver, glasses, Jelly Babies, a yo-yo, a box of patented strike-anywhere matches, a... sort of chisel thing for carving wood, a heavy atomic spectrometer, a light atomic spectrometer, a slinky, two Algolian Suntiger teeth, a bottle of Quilacten Hypermint extract, two bottles of ginger beer, a half-eaten packet of Jammie Dodgers, the scales of a Santraginian Angler Fish, a sample of Vogon Poetry, a penlight, a pocket watch, scarf repair kit, a collapsible telescope, a Subether Sense-o-Matic that I must remember to return to it's owner, a UNIT ID card (three incarnations out of date, no less), a recorder, a small pouch of gold dust, a spare TARDIS key, a hyperthermic barrier, 3D Glasses, two rubber stamps and a length of twine.

And now the other pocket...


Is that it? I though you would have more.

Oi! These are my pants pockets. Yeah, they're bigger on the inside, but not as bigger on the inside as my coat pockets!

Honestly, though... I never quite know what is actually in my pockets at any given time... it's sort of like piloting the TARDIS: I may not always get what I want, but I usually get what I need. I suspect the old girl has somehow taken over my pockets. Makes it hard to give a comprehensive list. This is pretty close though.


Phew!!!! I thought you were running out of stuff.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:56 AM

QUOTE(swash @ Jul 19 2012, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
harassment lawsuit!



this.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:20 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Jul 20 2012, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Jul 20 2012, 03:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Grabs barrier and Vogon Poetry.*


Don't ask, I'm trying to get some sleep here...

*wonders if he should explain that the hyperthermic barrier is not unlike a hyperthermic chamber, only portable*

Nah, I'm sure they know what they're doing...

Nope, no clue... Just need to get some sleep...

And Google gives me this


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