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 Author: crazylegoman View Messages Posted By crazylegoman
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 12:08
 Subject: Re: Movements in Item Type and Category #7
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In Catalog, Dhobeck writes:
  In Catalog, crazylegoman writes:
  It's true that those 2 parts are the least similar to the other parts in
the arch category, but I think they fit there much better than they would in
the Plate, Modified or Tile, Modified categories.

-1

David

That means we still have 0.000000000000000000000000001

I cannot dispute your math sir.
 Author: Dhobeck View Messages Posted By Dhobeck
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 10:33
 Subject: Re: Lego boxes
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In Off Topic, kzinti writes:
  In Off Topic, Dhobeck writes:
  Over the past couple years I’ve taken a liking to Lego box design and was wondering
where the best place to get bulk empty Lego boxes without ridiculous shipping
charges and if there is a store that has a ton of them.

What size boxes are you looking for? I've got shelves full of stuff, some
cheap, some very expensive. Are you looking for something to use in a project
or for reselling?

On the smaller side of things and I’m not sure what project but a project and
not reselling them
 Author: kzinti View Messages Posted By kzinti
 Posted: Apr 12, 2024 10:24
 Subject: Re: Lego boxes
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In Off Topic, Dhobeck writes:
  Over the past couple years I’ve taken a liking to Lego box design and was wondering
where the best place to get bulk empty Lego boxes without ridiculous shipping
charges and if there is a store that has a ton of them.

What size boxes are you looking for? I've got shelves full of stuff, some
cheap, some very expensive. Are you looking for something to use in a project
or for reselling?
 Author: Dhobeck View Messages Posted By Dhobeck
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 14:38
 Subject: Lego boxes
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Over the past couple years I’ve taken a liking to Lego box design and was wondering
where the best place to get bulk empty Lego boxes without ridiculous shipping
charges and if there is a store that has a ton of them.
 Author: bricks2you View Messages Posted By bricks2you
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 09:54
 Subject: Re: Printer issue
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Thank you, since I'm not very tech savvy, I will go with the second option,
Gremlins.

In Off Topic, SylvainLS writes:
  In Off Topic, bricks2you writes:
  Last night I was relaxing watching TV and my printer activated and printed out
a two page order from BrickLink.
The order had been filled, and completed 10 days ago.
The computer had been off and on, as had the printer several times since the
initial order.
How is it that something stays in memory for so long and then just presents itself
to the world, or at least my part of the world?

Printing jobs are sent into a queue (= saved somewhere on your disk) before being
sent to the printer.  If the printer doesn’t answer or is interrupted or if the
queue is interrupted or there’s a glitch and it doesn’t know the job was printed
or it forgot it was, it’ll try again later.
It may not try again immediately when the printer is available, something else
may trigger it.

When you add features like:
— multiple printers,
— multiple users / machines,
— pausing,
— auto-retry, etc.,
you also add potentialities for glitches.

Well, that, or it’s gremlins….
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 09:49
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In Off Topic, bricks2you writes:
  Last night I was relaxing watching TV and my printer activated and printed out
a two page order from BrickLink.
The order had been filled, and completed 10 days ago.
The computer had been off and on, as had the printer several times since the
initial order.
How is it that something stays in memory for so long and then just presents itself
to the world, or at least my part of the world?

Printing jobs are sent into a queue (= saved somewhere on your disk) before being
sent to the printer.  If the printer doesn’t answer or is interrupted or if the
queue is interrupted or there’s a glitch and it doesn’t know the job was printed
or it forgot it was, it’ll try again later.
It may not try again immediately when the printer is available, something else
may trigger it.

When you add features like:
— multiple printers,
— multiple users / machines,
— pausing,
— auto-retry, etc.,
you also add potentialities for glitches.

Well, that, or it’s gremlins….
 Author: buildingfactory View Messages Posted By buildingfactory
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 09:27
 Subject: Re: Lego disapearing?
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Lego are like socks in the washing machine,
they just disappear

In Off Topic, eracine writes:
  Why is it that when a part hits the floor it disappears? It is amazing how many
pieces I have lost when a part hits the floor. Is there any science behind this?
Could I be the only one?

Eric
 Author: bricks2you View Messages Posted By bricks2you
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 09:21
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Last night I was relaxing watching TV and my printer activated and printed out
a two page order from BrickLink.
The order had been filled, and completed 10 days ago.
The computer had been off and on, as had the printer several times since the
initial order.
How is it that something stays in memory for so long and then just presents itself
to the world, or at least my part of the world?

Jim
 Author: TheHatter13 View Messages Posted By TheHatter13
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 08:25
 Subject: Re: Is this a glitch?
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In the future for program questions you would go to https://forum.bricklink.com/
or click the link forum link in the splash page of the app.

This is not a glitch. You have hidden all panels and need to go under view and
click show all panels. If you want to just have that show up when you want a
part you can click tab and it will come up until you go back to the main window.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 08:22
 Subject: Re: Is this a glitch?
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In Related Software, grean0308 writes:
  I don't know why that happened, but the screen of Studio became like this,
and I can't select or install the parts. Is this a glitch? How can I get
back to normal operation? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but it didn't
work.

Hi and welcome

The dedicated forum for Studio and PartDesigner is https://forum.bricklink.com/
(hover over the red Studio icon on every page, then click “Studio Forum”).

There, you should be able to upload a better image.

Here’s the direct link to post in the correct subforum: https://forum.bricklink.com/posting.php?mode=post&f=4

Please, also tell us what’s your operating system (Windows, macOS)?  Its version? 
Your hardware?  The version of Studio you’re running?

Also, if that happens with a particular model, it would help if you could attach
it.

Can you also join Studio’s log file?  This file is called Prev_Player.log
and it can be found:
on Windows: C:\Users\{YOUR USERNAME}\AppData\Local\Stud.io\
on macOS: /Users/{YOUR USERNAME}/.local/share/Stud.io

Notes:
— .local & AppData are hidden (Cmd + Shift + . (period) to see hidden files in
macOS Finder; on Windows, you can search for %localappdata% (with the percent
signs) to directly go to AppData\Local),
— the file is overwritten everytime you start Studio, so get it just after you
have had the problem.
 Author: grean0308 View Messages Posted By grean0308
 Posted: Apr 11, 2024 07:31
 Subject: Is this a glitch?
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I don't know why that happened, but the screen of Studio became like this,
and I can't select or install the parts. Is this a glitch? How can I get
back to normal operation? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but it didn't
work.
 
 Author: 1001bricks View Messages Posted By 1001bricks
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 13:07
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In Off Topic, dursagon writes:
  In Off Topic, Brickwilbo writes:
  In Off Topic, dursagon writes:
  (Cancelled)

To whom it may concern,

I wanted to check in and see if anyone was interested in a story about the ugly
side of LUGs and Lego communities that are RLUGs and receive perks from Lego.

I was a member of a Texas LUG until in 2022 I was physically attacked at their
convention by someone thinking I was in a place where I wasn't supposed to
be but was asked by another member to volunteer to retrieve something for them
as they had to stay at the location they were at.

Oh

That seems to require some claim filed at the Police, it's not "minor"
especially if you fear for yourself. The more they receive claims, the greater
the chances for them to start to investigate. Of course, I don't know how
it works in your Country, but here we're supposed to contact them.

Take great care of you.
 Author: eracine View Messages Posted By eracine
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 12:32
 Subject: Re: Lego disapearing?
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In Off Topic, brickbuzzard writes:
  Are the dropped pieces even hitting the floor? I swore that they burnt up upon
re-entry into the atmosphere.😏

I knew there was an explanation thank you!
 Author: tonnic View Messages Posted By tonnic
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 11:59
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Part No: 40234  Name: Rat / Mouse
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40234 Rat / Mouse
Parts: Animal, Land
?
 Author: CykillsGarage View Messages Posted By CykillsGarage
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 11:40
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In Off Topic, eracine writes:
  Why is it that when a part hits the floor it disappears? It is amazing how many
pieces I have lost when a part hits the floor. Is there any science behind this?
Could I be the only one?

Eric

you are not the only one
 Author: brickbuzzard View Messages Posted By brickbuzzard
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 11:32
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Are the dropped pieces even hitting the floor? I swore that they burnt up upon
re-entry into the atmosphere.😏
 Author: Akir View Messages Posted By Akir
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 11:17
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In Off Topic, eracine writes:
  Why is it that when a part hits the floor it disappears? It is amazing how many
pieces I have lost when a part hits the floor. Is there any science behind this?
Could I be the only one?

Eric

Try waiting a few days, then dropping another piece. You might find the old one
while searching for that. The trick is to stop dropping things once you've
lost the cheapest possible piece... ;D
 Author: dursagon View Messages Posted By dursagon
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 11:10
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To whom it may concern,

I wanted to check in and see if anyone was interested in a story about the ugly
side of LUGs and Lego communities that are RLUGs and receive perks from Lego.

I was a member of a Texas LUG until in 2022 I was physically attacked at their
convention by someone thinking I was in a place where I wasn't supposed to
be but was asked by another member to volunteer to retrieve something for them
as they had to stay at the location they were at. I was upset by the hostile
interaction, and I reported it as well as told my wife about the incident, but
I was blown off and my complaint dismissed.

I tried to get along with my abuser for a year after that but the abuse and the
abuser acting like nothing happened bothered me more and more. Then in 2023 I
reported the incident again to the group Ambassador who blew me off and told
me they didn't want to deal with it and I needed to confront my attacker.
I explained to them my past experiences and that I would be too intimidated to
do that, and nothing was done. To explain, I'm Neurodivergent and a victim
of extreme childhood abuse which is why I've collected Lego since 1975 to
help me get past the abuse with creativity.

With nothing being done, I then went to another member of the group who had a
lead role in the group and reported everything to them. They dismissed my complaint
by telling me they'd investigate it and get back with me but never did. At
this point, my attacker has gained more power in the group by giving a meeting
space to the group and inserting themselves into the leadership of the group.
With nothing being done behind the scenes in secret, I made the incident public
for everyone to see. With the leadership of the group now upset about it going
public, they attacked me in posts and verbally in an attempt to protect my abuser.
After they made me feel very unwelcomed, I tried going to other local clubs only
to find out that I had been blacklisted for filing a complaint about how the
group handled my incident.

As a whistleblower, I was abused further and called every ugly thing in the book
including being called crazy and needing to be on meds which is the classic American
abuser thing to say about their victim. Things got ugly and in one of the other
groups, a contestant from Lego Masters prejudged the situation and listened to
the negative blacklisting and began to play mind games by blocking me in group
chats and then unblocking me when I complained only to wait a little while and
then reblock me. All I ever did in the group is respond to requests for parts
and showed what MOCs I was working on. They even went so far as to try and instigate
a confrontation in a thread where I was fulfilling a parts request.

I know part of this is these people are abusers. But another part of this is
the greed with the people in these LUGs. Because Lego gives only so much loot
to RLUGs, these RLUGs hoard what they can get out of Lego and even go so far
as to abuse the Lego LUGBulk program as well as Project Support programs. They
fiercely defend their territories, and they attack anyone who would or could
disrupt their access to the Lego loot. I think blowing the whistle on the group's
activities to forcefully and abusively exclude someone because they were not
as influential as their abuser/attacker.

I am just trying to get the information about the ugly side of Lego collecting
can be out there so that people can be more informed and cautious about some
of the LUGs out there who are not as nice and clean as Lego would want.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 10:48
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In Off Topic, eracine writes:
  Why is it that when a part hits the floor it disappears? It is amazing how many pieces I have lost when a part hits the floor.

I think we all know the frustration

  Is there any science behind this?

Theory of Chaos and Probability


   Could I be the only one?

Your question is more intriguing to me than the predictability of the dropped
LEGO coming to rest. It goes to our nature. Which I believe is the among the
last things we'll come to fully understand, ourselves
 Author: bricks2you View Messages Posted By bricks2you
 Posted: Apr 10, 2024 10:26
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I drop a
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
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3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick {Green}
on the floor it slides under the table between two stacks
of shoeboxes and becomes invisible without the use of a flashlight.

Then I drop a
 
Part No: 98138  Name: Tile, Round 1 x 1
* 
98138 Tile, Round 1 x 1
Parts: Tile, Round {Green}
it lands on its edge and stays right where it landed,
easy to pick up.

I don't know why.

Jim
Bricks2you


In Off Topic, eracine writes:
  Why is it that when a part hits the floor it disappears? It is amazing how many
pieces I have lost when a part hits the floor. Is there any science behind this?
Could I be the only one?

Eric

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