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@  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.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


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Microblaze Creations Titans - WFC Bruticus Upgrade


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#1 Axaday

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:08 PM

This is more like it.  This is the one I would have wanted if they had come to market before I realize I had no attachment to WFC Bruticus.  He looks TONS better with that Onslaught, but he doesn't look like Bruticus to me, so I'm gonna have to pass.

 

Anyway, I don't mean to be a drag.  It looks nice!

 

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

WOW! That's expensive!

It doesn't improve the set enough to justify that price tag, in my mind.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

I might be interested if they make him in SDCC colors.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

This may go on a short list of "Things to buy if I end up with extra money somehow.".

Only thing is I wouldn't know what to do with the deluxe Onslaught. Have him ride on Bruticus's shoulders?




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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:40 PM

Display him in vehicle mode



#6 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

Might be interested in G2 colors, or remolded as Impactor, because I could use a bigger Impactor.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 05:13 PM

Looks impressive. I don't have the version of the Combaticons that this goes with, but I'd be into a G2 version for suresies. 

 

I wouldn't say no to an Impactor, either. Maybe with fixed colors ala the Covenant of Primus art. 



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

This does look good -- really good, actually.  But like Axaday, WFC Bruticus doesn't do anything for me.  Still, this figure + set goes a long way to taking the WFC toys and turning them into something resembling a decent combiner.  Kudos to Microblaze Creations!  :thumbsup


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#9 unluckiness

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:47 PM

I might be interested in a Fruitius set, but with that price, I'd rather get a G2 version. Still, I'm a bit apprehensive on how it takes disassembly for Vortex and Blast-off to achieve its look.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:02 PM

I'd be all over this if FP Colossus didn't exist.

 

I would buy a Ruination version though.


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#11 mx-01 archon

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:22 AM

WOW! That's expensive!

It doesn't improve the set enough to justify that price tag, in my mind.

 

I think it's around the right ballpark.  3P Voyagers average around $80-90.  Throw in $30 for the accessories, and you're there.

 

Compare to say, Mania King, who was fairly well received, and cost $115 for a Voyager-sized figure by his lonesome.



#12 Axaday

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:28 AM

But like Axaday, WFC Bruticus doesn't do anything for me.

 

Maybe we just have really different senses of humor.



#13 Sciflyer

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:24 AM

I'd be all over this if FP Colossus didn't exist.

 

 

Speaking of, while I like the look of Colossus and what the set does with the Energon combiners, I kind of wish that FP would release their own Onslaught and the two other limbs to make an even better Bruticus.  I realize that doing that would nullify a lot of the cool add-on weaponry, but it would be nice to have an option.    



#14 Powered Convoy

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

I think this looks great.

 

The price isn't too great though.

 

If they make one in TakaraTomy colors I'd be all over it.  As it is Onslaught is already pretty much there, it's just the extra parts for the others that are off.

 

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

On it's own, I like it.  It's a nice, chunky rendition of FoC Onslaught and I've always been a fan of that color scheme.  Love that vehicle mode too.

 

HOWEVER, I don't think it works at all with the other Combaticons.  I've never been a fan of the thing with combiner teams that include one giant guy and four tiny guys.  The game equalized them so all five members of the team were about the same size.  In the game, the combined Bruticus mode reflects this, with a rather big-limbed look to him.  But this Onslaught does away with all of that.  He's back to being a giant that dwarves his teammates and, as a result of the size disparity, Bruticus loses his unique proportions.




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#16 Canthros

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

I kinda like it, but it would need the SDCC colors for me to consider dropping money on it.

It does look nice.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

#17 Gizmoboy

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

Same here Canthros.



#18 Rosicrucian

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:06 PM

That's kind of the real problem with upgrades for Generations Bruticus, isn't it? He's been made in too many color variations, and there's no guarantee you picked the "right" one to release yours in.

#19 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 05:30 AM

Honestly I think a Wreckers set would've been the best bet. People would buy it just for a nice big Impactor. Of course, then we'd all be complaining that it's orange instead of Impactor's purple.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:02 AM

Honestly I think a Wreckers set would've been the best bet. People would buy it just for a nice big Impactor. Of course, then we'd all be complaining that it's orange instead of Impactor's purple.

If they did an Impactor, I'd think they'd use Last Stand of the Wreckers colors, over what Hasbro went with. That still might draw some complaints, but that's because the Transformers collector's market is verifiably insane.

Something like this:
http://www.tfw2005.c...sic-colors.html

Edited by Kevin S, 08 March 2014 - 07:04 AM.

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And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.