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@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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#261 Sjogre

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

Rarity wasn't willing to take that risk.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

It's the sort of thing you'd think would be Pinkie Pie's idea.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

Its probably my fave outfit Rarity has made, its really cute.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

Because it's a big pile of Fluttermemes. Hoodie? Check. Goggles? Check. Bunny ears? Check.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

Hmm, never thought of it like that before. But then, I'm also not familiar with any of those things being memes. The only meme I know of regarding Fluttershy doing something that wasn't already from the show was Fluttershy-with-a-juice-box. Am I just behind the curve?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

I don't so much remember hoodies with her, really. Goggles I can kind of get, in the context of Dr. Adorable. Bunny ears, haven't seen a lot of, but it makes sense.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE(Sjogre @ Jan 5 2013, 02:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Besides, everyone in the show is aware of the fourth wall. The other are just better at not staring at the camera.

Director:" CUT! Take ten while we check the gate."

Spike lights up a cigarette, applejack cracks a beer, a make up pony trots out to glue pinkie's cutie mark back on. Twilight plays on her smart phone and rarity doffs her wig and scratches her head. Fluttershy screams at the animal handlers to get the damn things away from her, and rainbow dash demands to be let off the fly by wire setup.

All the while the producers curses the whole lot of them, and the hasbro rep counts his money while raiding the craft services table.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

Hahaha. Yes. Just like Roger Rabbit. Twilight is still kicking herself over being suckered into doing her own stunts. When her horn started heating up in Too Many Pinkie Pies, it was because Twilight was actually casting a spell instead of just adding them in post like they usually do. They dropped the cut where Twilight panicked and dunked her head in a bucket of water.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE(Pocket @ Jan 9 2013, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm, never thought of it like that before. But then, I'm also not familiar with any of those things being memes. The only meme I know of regarding Fluttershy doing something that wasn't already from the show was Fluttershy-with-a-juice-box. Am I just behind the curve?

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#270 Zamuel

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

I want to know...just how much does Zecora know? Upon rewatching, she didn't say she taught Twilight everything but rather that Twilight completed all of her lessons. Zecora has been shown to have a massive amount of magical knowledge even though she lacks unicorn style spell casting. I've had this curiosity for a while, aided by the fact despite being on good terms with Ponyville, she still willingly lives in the Everfree Forest.

With Pinkie Pie, why this episode? While there's some episodes where she badly needs to be put on mute, it's sad that it happened in the episode where she's trying to defend her family's livelihood. I guess that's amplified by my desire to know more about her background. Was surprised at the number of people who thought the rock farm was made up.
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#271 Sjogre

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

The only one of Zecora's lessons that we saw was focusing on, well, focus, something that Twilight Sparkle can have trouble with. Magic in this setting seems to rely on focus, so it's a good lesson, but Zecora wasn't showing a lot of magic of her own.

I think that she's an alchemist or herbalist, but her knowledge of the magic of plants and animals can be more generally applied. She also seems to be a literal Witch Doctor, as she knows how to fix or fight magical ailments. The only magic she's been implied to have seemed to be stage illusions, but she still knows how spell casting magic works.

I really want to know more about Zecora's backstory. So much stuff they could do with that.
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#272 Zamuel

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Sjogre @ Jan 25 2013, 02:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think that she's an alchemist or herbalist, but her knowledge of the magic of plants and animals can be more generally applied. She also seems to be a literal Witch Doctor, as she knows how to fix or fight magical ailments. The only magic she's been implied to have seemed to be stage illusions, but she still knows how spell casting magic works.


That's what makes it interesting. She's that super informed mentor who genuinely can't do the things the "chosen one" needs to do as opposed to just sitting in a cave somewhere. It's also interesting that Zecora (and to a lesser degree, Pinkie) specializes in more broad Old World type information as opposed to specific wizard spells.
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#273 Fnu Aw

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Maybe Zecora does have awesome powers and just hasn't felt the need to reveal them to anyone yet.

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#274 Sjogre

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Knowledge is power. Twilight is considered so powerful because she can use so many different kinds of magic, not just because she can lift heavy weights. The duel in this episode focused on quantity of tricks just as much as quality.

Zecora knows how to use the fauna of the Everfree to make a number of potions, was able to diagnose a dragon, and knew enough about magic duels and magicians to come up with a winning strategy. She might not have cast spells, but she's a pretty decent Batman kind of character, a niche that no one else in the show fits.

If we never get to see Zecora outmaneuver and defeat a spell caster without using any magic herself, I'll be really sad.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

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Zecora knows how to use the fauna of the Everfree to make a number of potions,

Flora.

Fauna is animals (like fauns), flora is plants (like flowers).

#276 Shadewing

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE(Cybersnark @ Jan 26 2013, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sjogre @ Jan 26 2013, 12:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Zecora knows how to use the fauna of the Everfree to make a number of potions,

Flora.

Fauna is animals (like fauns), flora is plants (like flowers).


She might also use the fauna in her potions too, its not like we see EVERYTHING she does. icon-waspy.gif

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