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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.

@  MEDdMI : (14 October 2018 - 07:41 PM)

Captain Planet we need you

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:30 PM)

As long as nothing interrupts their morning latte and consumer-driven lifestyles, they're good

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:26 PM)

Because humans are notoriously bad at caring about things they don't see happening within their lifetimes

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:09 PM)

And no one else in my class cared. None of my teachers cared. My parents didn't care.

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:08 PM)

One of my more frustrating memories regarding Climate Change is from when I was in 2nd grade in 1996. My poor redneck middle-of-nowhere school had a decade old science textbook written so a 2nd grader could read it and it had enough about the impending Global Warming that I was worried as a 6 year old.


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#3301 Vexwing

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Let's riot.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

Panic, I guess?

 

I replied to the email from June 6 asking what I should do. I wish I'd known sooner that it was a problem that I hadn't received an email... I didn't even plan to think about this until Wednesday.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:01 PM

Then what do those of us who don't know what time we're supposed to show up for package pick-up do?

If you're on a tour or the custom class, show up at 9:30 on Wednesday.  If not, show up at 6 on Thursday.

 

Ballroom B in the Convention Center for both days.


Edited by Powered Convoy, 16 June 2014 - 04:01 PM.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:31 PM

No response to my email (as expected), but TransfrmGod's post in the other BotCon thread is relevant:

 

 

 

 


Has anyone received the purported "Package Pick-up instructions (email) and event operational notes. That email will be quite long but...".  I admit, I'm getting a little uneasy here.  I know, I know "it's FunPub", "they don't understand technology", "the fax is in the mail", ha ha ha.

 

I always try to give them the benefit of the doubt, but this is cutting it close, even for my liking.

 

 

A couple weeks ago, for the package pickup. Try sending an email their way.

 

Well, I feel silly.

 

For anyone else in my situation, be aware that at the bottom of the message I quoted earlier is the line "Also, the schedule has been posted online for the weekend. If you lose your copy of the email or want to reprint your invoice, go to the registration link to log in and click My Account."

 

Sure enough, I can see and print out the email, which was allegedly sent on the 6th, the same day the message went on their page.  I still don't think it was sent to me, but at least it's accessible, and I don't have to hope that SOMEONE at their end sees my email before leaving for Pasadena.

 

 

I went to the Registration link on BotCon.com ( https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34 ), logged in, clicked My Account, and there was a link to the email they never sent me. Turns out I'm in the 6PM group, so I guess it's good that I know now to show up early.


Edited by ChessPieceFace, 17 June 2014 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:46 PM

I went to the Registration link on BotCon.com ( https://www.eventman.com/login.cfm ), logged in, clicked My Account, and there was a link to the email they never sent me. Turns out I'm in the 6PM group, so I guess it's good that I know now to show up early.

 

I'm getting nothing but a Cold Fusion error.

 

Cold Fusion is a thing that's still used by people, apparently.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Try this link instead: https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34



#3307 Vexwing

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

Woo! Thanks, man!

 

If several people on this board alone didn't get the pickup info email it's likely to be a pretty widespread problem. Sure can't wait for all the chaos of people forgetting to bring obvious things like their ID or invoice.  :p


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:32 PM

Wahoo! Thank you very much.

 

Printing out the info now. Looks like I'm in the 7pm group.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:48 PM

I am with the 6pm group.  How early should I get there?  Last time, I was a couple hours.  It was fun standing in line and I got the at-show exclusives no problem, but I don't want to get their too early if it will make no difference.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:20 PM

I'm sorry that I didn't think of this sooner, but people looking to shop in the Pasadena area should be aware that a local ordinance here means that you won't get free plastic bags to carry your purchases in. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags (some stores even give you a small discount for doing so) or you can buy a paper bag (usually 10 cents each).

This kind of thing is becoming common in quite a few cities, but it will no doubt come as a surprise if you're not used to it.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:26 PM

I'm sorry that I didn't think of this sooner, but people looking to shop in the Pasadena area should be aware that a local ordinance here means that you won't get free plastic bags to carry your purchases in. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bags (some stores even give you a small discount for doing so) or you can buy a paper bag (usually 10 cents each).

This kind of thing is becoming common in quite a few cities, but it will no doubt come as a surprise if you're not used to it.

 

And for anyone who forgets, I'll be standing outside Target selling paper bags for 5 cents a pop for my Souvenir Fund.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:23 AM

BotCon starts today, right?  At least the customs class?  When would we realistically expect to see news starting, Friday I guess?


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

BotCon starts today, right?  At least the customs class?  When would we realistically expect to see news starting, Friday I guess?

We should realistically see the announcement of the custom class figure in two and a half hours (as soon as the class sees it, it will be tweeted, both officially and unofficially, if precedent is any clue).

 

We'll probably learn about the attendee-only exclusive tonight, when the custom class and "field trip" folks get through registration.

 

We will learn of the at-con souvenirs tomorrow night just before the club store opens.

 

Other stuff? Friday's a good bet.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 18 June 2014 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:42 AM

Well it really depends on when Hasbro starts setting up the floor cases, as there usually are a few early things like store exclusives in there. Though I get the idea if you just went up and started taking pictures before you were supposed to Brian Savage would *bampf* right in front of you mid-snap and physically destroy your camera.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:45 AM

Try this link instead: https://www.eventman...ogin.cfm?eid=34

 

After some futzing around, I was able to determine that the password I use for the club store was too long and/or complex for the Botcon registration site.  I had to reset my password (temporarily) to something short and stupid in order to log in.  So hooray, once again, for Fun Pub web security.

 

(I'm in the 6:00 group.)



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:47 AM

For custom class attendees, I recall that you get your box set today, but do you get a separate time to get the other exclusives?


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Custom class folks get in line for souvenirs Thursday night at the same time everyone else picks up their regular stuff.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:10 PM

We should realistically see the announcement of the custom class figure in two and a half hours (as soon as the class sees it, it will be tweeted, both officially and unofficially, if precedent is any clue).

 

We will learn of the at-con souvenirs tomorrow night just before the club store opens.

 

Other stuff? Friday's a good bet.

 

We'll likely hear from someone tonight what the at-con freebie is as well.


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#3319 Loki Corvinus

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 01:49 PM

Maybe they've only sent them out for people taking the custom class.

 

Someone a few days ago said that if you log into your order page and click on "My Account", there is a copy of your pickup email and instructions there even if you never officially received it in an email.

 

edit (I should learn to finish reading an entire thread before replying. Well, hopefully this info helps anyone else with the same problem.)


Edited by Loki Corvinus, 18 June 2014 - 01:52 PM.

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