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@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)


@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.


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#3637588 TFwiki.net thread 3.0

Posted by Nevermore on Yesterday, 03:22 PM

Please remember that the category "comparison images" exists. :)

#3637544 Power of the Primes General Discussion - Wave 1 out in U.S., p. 155

Posted by Nevermore on Yesterday, 01:44 PM

Meanwhile, over at TFW2005, the MAGA Jazz issue doesn't even exist, and the staff is making sure it stays that way.

#3635018 Power of the Primes General Discussion - Wave 1 out in U.S., p. 155

Posted by Nevermore on 13 November 2017 - 02:26 PM

So Southern Hobby is listing the wave 2 case assortments, and because Hasbro has a habit of labeling wave 1 as "AS00" (evidence: Robot Kingdom listings) and wave 2 as "AS01", a TFW staffer incorrectly assumes these are the wave 1 case breakdowns.
Prime Masters (apparently the working name was "Power Masters"?)
Legends Class
Deluxe Class
Voyager Class
Leader Class

#3634140 Transformers: The Basics

Posted by Nevermore on 12 November 2017 - 07:27 AM


#3634123 Distribution problems, international availability and exclusives

Posted by Nevermore on 12 November 2017 - 06:38 AM

I'd like to introduce a new term which I've borrowed from another field:

You know how the working world is rapidly changing? People no longer having one single job from when they first start working up until their retirement? Stuff like second and third jobs, seasonal/temporary jobs, switching employers and so on. The term for that is "irregular employment". It's a rapidly growing aspect of everyday life in pretty much every country with a working economy, but it hasn't really filtered down into our culture yet. People still view the old ways as the "default", and the new ways as the aberration (often with a negative attitude towards people who get unwillingly stuck in the system).

I'd like to adapt that terminology to the field of toy distribution and establish the term "irregular release pattern". That describes everything from toys appearing in certain markets long before they show up elsewhere, to store exclusives ending up in different venues than originally intended (and sometimes being easier to find internationally).

And whether we like it or not, irregular release patterns are likely to become even more frequent in the future.

#3634115 Human / Nebulan Tech & Idea Sharing?

Posted by Nevermore on 12 November 2017 - 06:16 AM

Seeing as we as a species can't even get along with each other, I don't see how an encounter with another humanoid species wouldn't inevitably lead to open warfare.

#3633819 Walmart getting first dibs? Not allowing preorders for other stores until the...

Posted by Nevermore on 11 November 2017 - 06:12 PM

Case in point:

Retail sighting before most online retailers even have preorders up.

#3633804 Power of the Primes General Discussion - Wave 1 out in U.S., p. 155

Posted by Nevermore on 11 November 2017 - 06:00 PM

Wave 1 of the Deluxes just appeared at a Target store in Arizona.

This is surprisingly early. So early, in fact, that there isn't even an Amazon listing linked with Jazz's UPC barcode yet!

#3633439 Not a rumor: Hasbro trying to buy Mattel

Posted by Nevermore on 11 November 2017 - 06:03 AM

Remember when there were laws that prevent these sorts of things?

Good thing we don't have socialism anymore.

#3632458 Rumor mill: Hasbro to acquire TakaraTomy?

Posted by Nevermore on 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

That user is infamous for long-winded absurd posts full of factual inaccuracies, faulty reasoning and other bull**** for the sake of pushing his own agenda. I recently smacked him down good in another thread.

#3632046 Rumor mill: Hasbro to acquire TakaraTomy?

Posted by Nevermore on 08 November 2017 - 07:36 PM


Hahahahahahaha. Ahahahahahahahaha.

EDIT: Wait. I've fallen for Seibertron reporting a months-old story from elsewhere.

#3630827 TFwiki.net thread 3.0

Posted by Nevermore on 06 November 2017 - 06:03 PM

Figured our Porsche article was a good place to give a very brief explanation of the company's shared history with Volkswagen, which is a lot more complicated than most people (especially those that aren't German) think.


Ich mag deine Anmerkung über die Aussprache. :)

Huh. Did you have to look that up or are you a fluent speaker?

I've taken one semester of German in college. So I looked up the words I wanted to use and cross-referenced then against my grammar knowledge. Did it succeed?

It's surprisingly flawless, grammar and all. Kudos.

#3629835 TFwiki.net thread 3.0

Posted by Nevermore on 05 November 2017 - 07:16 AM

Figured our Porsche article was a good place to give a very brief explanation of the company's shared history with Volkswagen, which is a lot more complicated than most people (especially those that aren't German) think.

#3629809 Titans Returns General Discussion Thread - Surprise Grotusque/Scorponok, p.556

Posted by Nevermore on 05 November 2017 - 05:21 AM

Finally, Wingspan and Cloudraker have been sighted at a Walgreens store in the US.

#3626637 TFwiki.net thread 3.0

Posted by Nevermore on 31 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

this Guy really hasnot heard of spelcheking GRAMMER or punctiation which is why he Writes run on sentances with numerous errors in Them