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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

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@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!


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#41 HomelessOne

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 09:10 AM

To clarify, I was actually ragging on New Phyrexia ruining Mirrodin.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 04:43 PM

http://magic.wizards...ions-2016-09-12

 

New level of rarity I guess, which include some fan-favorite cards they don't like to reprint often.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 08:38 PM

To clarify, I was actually ragging on New Phyrexia ruining  repairing Mirrodin.

fixed. also i will never see one of those. itll be return to zendikar expeditions all over again. 



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:52 PM

I just dislike how they had to majorly retcon for there to be any natives at all on Mirrodin, and how hard creative took a dump on poor Slobad and Glissa. The New Phyrexia/Mirrodin Pure thing being a marketing lie is obnoxious but nothing that unexpected or outrageous.

 

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Edited by HomelessOne, 13 September 2016 - 01:13 PM.

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 08:01 AM

Just got back from the prerelease. Only won about 5 out of 11 games but for me that's not too bad. Running a tri color deck didn't help as it usually was not giving me the one type of mana for the cards in my hand. And the one card I wanted to play I only got the chance to cast once and was countered hard. But come on who doesn't want to see this happy smiling.....

 

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OK, no one wants her out against them. :D


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 05:52 PM

I've been winning a lot of Commander games lately with m'man:

 

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

I'm the second name on this plaque. I'm at 12 decks for modern and counting, now.
GB Elves
Mono red Goblins
GU Infect
BW Soul sisters
Living end
UR possibility Storm
RWG Burn
UB Torpor Terror
GW hatebears
GW Peggy Hill, Boggle Champion, Arlen Texas
4 color Nahiri Restore Balance
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I'm most of the way to a UW prison deck.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:37 AM

http://magic.wizards...tion-2016-10-24

 

http://mythicspoiler.../c16/index.html


Edited by HomelessOne, 24 October 2016 - 12:30 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:02 PM

I'll be first to admit I'm not the greatest MtG player and it's always been more about the fiction behind the cards rather than the game itself that kept me playing. So when todays spoiler previews for commander came I was beyond happy to see a Weatherlight crew member make a comeback with new artwork.

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Now that vehicles are a thing though can I get a new version of the Weatherlight please :love


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#50 Daith

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:22 PM

So the Aether Revolt Prerelease is this weekend. My pulls were a bit lackluster this time. Pulled the Green and White Expertise cards, along with a Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, and Baral, Chief of Compliance out of my AER packs and Marionette Master and Multiform Wonder from the two Kaladesh packs. Foil Promo was Disallow.

 

I went to the afternoon tournament since I had all weekend off but was a pretty small turnout. Only about 17 or so, so I was the odd guy out round one unfortunately. But I did about my norm. Since I got mostly Black and Blue that's what I ran and had some luck with some stall and Artifact damage. Getting a couple Consulate Turrets out saved my butt in round 3

Round One: Odd man out

Round Two :1-2

Round Three: 2-0

Round Four: 0-2.

 

No extra prizes for me but at least I got some wins in.. 



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 02:33 PM

So amid all the video game Hype Magic announced a good slate of whats to come in the next year leading into the 25th Anniversary
 
So Amonkhet's second set Hour of Devastation is coming in Mid July with the prerelease tourneys the weekend of July 8th Nicol Bolas confirmed as a  Planeswalker if we didn't already think it wasn't going to happen. But he's one of the two featured Planeswalker in the PW Decks

 

In release Order

 

Commander 2017 -  August 2017

 

Ixalan - September 2017

 

Merfolk vs. Goblins Duel Deck set - November 2017

 

Iconic Masters set- November 2017

 

Explorers of Ixalan -November 2017

 

From the Vault: Transform - November 2017

 

UNSTABLE - December 2017

 

Rivals of Ixalan - January 2018

 

Masters 25 - March 2018

 

Dominaria - April 2018

 

Magic 2019 Core Set - July 2018

 

So we seem to be mixing up the sets again over the two block set they have done lately. Ixalan will have two large sets and one small set like the old three block rotation. They have said we won't necessarily stay on a Plane for any certain amount of sets anymore and will follow however the story they want to tell pulls. This also allows them to brake up the Gatewatch a bit more and possibly feature other New and returning Planeswalkers. The amount of stuff between November and January is crazy. Crazy enough for another UN Joke set. :D Plus the return to Dominaria is interesting. Not sure I've been that into it since the Invasion cycle but of course it's a good nod to for the 25th anniversary.

 

 


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:07 PM

Wow, Dominaria? That's a bit of a surprise.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 05:21 PM

Dinosaurs and pirates. ok you have my attention WOTC. 



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:52 PM

Has it really been that long??

 

I started back in the summer of 94

I had grown tired of sports cards and there ability to sit there and do nothing so I changed my focus to cards that I could play with and landed on Magic

 

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Missing out on only a few sets

My fave was the Tempest and Urza Saga block


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:29 AM


 

Missing out on only a few sets

My fave was the Tempest and Urza Saga block

 

Both Favorites of mine too. It's really when WotC started a heavy push into the lore it seems. I still have the Tempest short story anthology book. And Urza is my Jedi's name on SW:TOR, as well as a few Pokemon Trainers over the years.I've really been on a big Magic kick the last couple years. Especially with Amonkhet and the Egyptian like theme it has going.I think I've bought more Amonkhet than any set in the last decade.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

I only bought 2 packs so far but im gonna see about a fat pack


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:28 PM

Heck you realize we are getting a new set practically every two months just with the actual expansions. Usually we've gotten a break between Sept/Oct and January But I think they are trying to push out Ixalan so they can set up Dominaria as the 25th anniversary block. It might be a bit more spaced out between Rivals of Ixalan and Dominaria but it's crazy to me how rapid fire things are in the coming year.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:11 PM

Based off the new Hour of Devastation spoilers

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:07 PM

Based off the new Hour of Devastation spoilers

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:14 AM

So, it's been announced that Cryptic Studios (Champions Online, Star Trek Online, Neverwinter MMO) is working on an MMO based on M:tG.

 

I await further news with baited breath.  There's real potential there, but it could turn sour really quickly.  It really depends on how well they incorporate the feel and trappings of the M:tG universe.  If it's just another generic fantasy MMO that name drops iconic M:tG elements, than no deal. 

 

Ideally, I'd very much like if it would ape the original Guild Wars a bit, factoring in its deep skill/spell gathering system and "deckbuilding" toolkit.  Addictive and meaningful collecting mechanics I feel are key to achieving some of M:tG's appeal and identity.  Don't be so faithful that it just becomes M:tGO with avatars and a worldmap, though.

 

It would be very cool though if it were expansive enough to let you explore the card game's iconic settings, especially the more exotic ones like Ravnica, Zendikar, or even Kamigawa. 

 

So, tentatively excited.


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