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Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"



I've ordered a few knock off lego sets, and most of them have been pretty decent. There was one airplane that was kind of a lovely design, but the parts were still good quality. The only problem (?) areas I've seen are in minifigs - the leg -> torso and hand -> arms connections aren't quite as good, and the hip joints are frequently mis-aligned, like, when you bend them, the feet touch.

The one technics set (knock off of 42006) I ordered was almost indistinguishable from the real technic legos I've got.

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HELLOMYNAMEIS___
Dec 29, 2007



Would you smoke AliExpress herbal cigarettes? Can't be worse than regular ciggies, right?

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


Just Chamber posted:

Has anyone bought any of the Lepin fake lego sets? What's the general quality like and what's some good sets to buy? Looking for a fairly big build to keep me a bit occupied during this quarantine. Though I realise by the time it arrives this will probably be over.

I have the knockoff Falcon and Aston Martin DBS. Nothing bad to report. Manuals were great. Thinking of getting teh Saturn V, ISS and Lander as I still haven't bothered to open my offical Lego boxes and the local toy store pretty much yelled at me to not open my legit lego stuff I haven't opened already.

Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



HELLOMYNAMEIS___ posted:

Would you smoke AliExpress herbal cigarettes? Can't be worse than regular ciggies, right?

Doesn't this fall under the golden rule of never to buy anything that goes in your body?

Sure: from a reliable supplier, it's probably a great source of smokeable chrysanthemum (WTF?) - but you'd never know if you got a batch covered in pesticide until you started seeing purple pandas

Hirayuki
Mar 28, 2010


College Slice

Moo the cow posted:

Sure: from a reliable supplier, it's probably a great source of smokeable chrysanthemum (WTF?) - but you'd never know if you got a batch covered in pesticide until you started seeing purple pandas
Seeing purple pandas isn't a bug--it's a feature.

I've been extending the purchase protection period on my older orders--I know they're out there, just stuck; hell, I'm given to understand there are over a hundred USPS trucks in our local hub still waiting to be unloaded, and even my domestic packages are in serious limbo--but this request was a new one:

quote:

Dear friend,
Sorry to disturb you. In order to control the unexpected COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese government is taking the most powerful measures. To make sure everything is under control , China has extended factory resumption time, resulting in some suppliers not delivering in time. We are sorry to inform you that we might not send out your package in time. Could you please raise a cancellation request and we will deal with it as soon as possible. The cancellation reason please choose 'other reason'. Thanks for your kindness.
Best Regard.
I mean, I still want this fancy mixing cruet thing. I even chose the one seller who wasn't charging exorbitant (for Ali) shipping. I wrote back asking if I could extend the purchase protection period instead, that I understood and was used to the delays and was happy to wait. We'll see. Sellers asking to cancel tends to put me in mode.

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



the experience of shopping on aliexpress humanizes the manufacturers in a way other online stores don't. On no other website do I get the experience of 'ah poo poo I hope everyone in that factory is okay' so often

Malloc Voidstar
May 7, 2007

Fuck the cowboys. Unf. Fuck em hard.

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan



Hot Rope Guy

Killingyouguy! posted:

the experience of shopping on aliexpress humanizes the manufacturers in a way other online stores don't. On no other website do I get the experience of 'ah poo poo I hope everyone in that factory is okay' so often

other online stores tell you nothing at all. Only on AliExpress will you get a "sorry for the delay, our factory is on fire. I can offer you a small discount"

Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

a cat




Ham Wrangler

Moo the cow posted:

Doesn't this fall under the golden rule of never to buy anything that goes in your body?

Sure: from a reliable supplier, it's probably a great source of smokeable chrysanthemum (WTF?) - but you'd never know if you got a batch covered in pesticide until you started seeing purple pandas

That's all true. But these pictures are really convincing.



I've always hoped to live 70 millimeters.



For healthy

I don't even smoke and I'm tempted. Good price too. $5 a pack vs. I dunno even know anymore I think it's $12 a pack for ciggies in Canada.

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



Someone please do an aliexpress herbal cigarettes trip report

Except not really I don't want to be on the hook for encouraging someone to kill themselves

Jack-Off Lantern
Mar 2, 2012



They just contain kratom or meth. Totally safe

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

I was hoping they might throw in some random free research chems, but meth, what a deal!

3D Megadoodoo
Nov 25, 2010

BENIS


I'm gonna buy a pack and have someone else smoke them

Then I'll go to jail if they're toxic - no more rent and utility bills for Jerry, baby!!

Horace
Apr 17, 2007

Gone Skiin'




I get this helmet for cool dudes.

Bored
Jul 26, 2007

Dude, ix-nay on the oice-vay.



“Dominate the Computer”

Piss Meridian
Mar 25, 2020


Bored posted:



“Dominate the Computer”

I love that song

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird





Nap Ghost

Apologies as I'm sure it's been discussed multiples times over hundreds of pages and I even lived in China so should probably know this but - wtf is the name of the terrible Western font they use and why always that one??

For Lego Lepin content:


super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009



Lipstick Apathy


Lego Bateman

Fashionably Great
Jul 10, 2008


sticksy posted:

Apologies as I'm sure it's been discussed multiples times over hundreds of pages and I even lived in China so should probably know this but - wtf is the name of the terrible Western font they use and why always that one??

For Lego Lepin content:




I own both of these and they're great.

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

Wish I had money to replace my AV, that was ripped from me during a mayo challenge, with this. Lol fuck spending more money on this site tho.




Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



sticksy posted:

Apologies as I'm sure it's been discussed multiples times over hundreds of pages and I even lived in China so should probably know this but - wtf is the name of the terrible Western font they use and why always that one??

You inspired me to research:

quote:

MingLiU (細明體) – default interface typeface for Windows 3.0 to Windows XP,
Originally distributed as a raster typeface in the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 3.0, then it was available in TrueType format as 'MingLi43' in the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 3.1.
Starting from version 2.00, it was internally sorted in Unicode sequence with Big-5 codepage, and carried the English name 'MingLiU'.
In version 2.10, the typeface file also contained PMingLiU (新細明體).
MingLiU (mingliu.ttc) was distributed with the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 95 to Windows 98, all regional versions of Windows 2000 to Windows 8.1, Traditional Chinese version of Windows 10, PMingLiU Update Pack (新細明體更新套件),



Basically, they all using the default Chinese typeface supplied with Windows since 3.0

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

Classy. They know the product should sell itself.

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird





Nap Ghost

Moo the cow posted:

You inspired me to research:




Basically, they all using the default Chinese typeface supplied with Windows since 3.0
Thank you for digging this up, that really is the perfect explanation, too

plus, it only took almost exactly 16 years but I think I finally found a new av...

Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



sticksy posted:

Thank you for digging this up, that really is the perfect explanation, too

plus, it only took almost exactly 16 years but I think I finally found a new av...

My pleasure.

I always had mild curiosity as to why the spacing was always messed up: turns out that they using a non-kerning typeface designed for fixed-width characters.

Fleta Mcgurn
Oct 5, 2003

Porpoise noise continues.


That font always vaguely bothered me but I was never exactly sure why.

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

Wish I had money to replace my AV, that was ripped from me during a mayo challenge, with this. Lol fuck spending more money on this site tho.



Fleta Mcgurn posted:

That font always vaguely bothered me but I was never exactly sure why.

It's the machine translated equivalent of Comic Sans.

Hug in a Can
Aug 1, 2010

NICE FLAMINGO
kind heart
fierce mind
brave spirit

be good and try hard!


Fleta Mcgurn posted:

That font always vaguely bothered me but I was never exactly sure why.

The kerning is weird.
MS Gothic is the Japanese font equivalent, and it has the same issue.

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


Oh wow that was actually something I always wondered, I hate that font and I absolutely hate when they use it for any UI like buttons and such.

ante
Apr 9, 2005

No... Not without incident.

Thanks guys, now I'm going to notice it

Moo the cow
Apr 30, 2020



Hug in a Can posted:

The kerning is weird.
MS Gothic is the Japanese font equivalent, and it has the same issue.
All the non-roman character typefaces are non-proportional : Chinese, Korean, etc

SEKCobra posted:

Oh wow that was actually something I always wondered, I hate that font and I absolutely hate when they use it for any UI like buttons and such.
The characters themselves are pretty ugly and I did wonder why they were never updated to be prettier: then I realised that MS probably think 'why the hell are you using this typeface for English text? Use the perfectly good -and free- Times New Roman we gave you, rear end in a top hat'

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.


Grimey Drawer

MS like you to use Courier now.

NoneMoreNegative
Jul 20, 2000
GOTH FASCISTIC
PAIN
MASTER




shit wizard dad



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32900709358.html

As far as I can tell they ship empty; what would you fill them up with?

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

tiny doll shoes from aliexpress

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014



NoneMoreNegative posted:



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32900709358.html

As far as I can tell they ship empty; what would you fill them up with?

Water, and then a couple goldfish.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006
TUBGIRL ENTHUSIAST



Stripper heels in business form, I can dig it.

Unperson_47
Oct 14, 2007





NoneMoreNegative posted:



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32900709358.html

As far as I can tell they ship empty; what would you fill them up with?

Pogs and/or beef jerky.

moller
Jan 10, 2007

Swan stole my music and framed me!


Unperson_47 posted:

Pogs and/or beef jerky.

Hulk Hogan meat

1redflag
Feb 15, 2012

I'm accidentally a suicide bomber!


Dead wife’s ashes

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007



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Betazoid
Aug 2, 2010

Hallo. Ik ben een leeuw.

sticksy posted:

Apologies as I'm sure it's been discussed multiples times over hundreds of pages and I even lived in China so should probably know this but - wtf is the name of the terrible Western font they use and why always that one??

For Lego Lepin content:




What keywords do you need to put in to get Lepin Bateman?

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