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  • Favourite Anime
    Lots. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...

    Ghost in the Shell
    プラネテス (ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ)
    Any "real" science fiction actually
    Angel Beats!
    Clannad: After Story
    Your Lie In April
    Pet Girl of Sakurasou
    Spice and Wolf
    FLCL (original)
    Any Miyazaki/Ghibli
  • Favourite Genres
    Slice of Life
    Space Opera
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  • Location
    Someplace between Santa Monica and Sedna.
  • Occupation
    Data systems engineer
  • Interests
    reading (SF), electronics, science, engineering, space, computer programming.. and of course anime.
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  • Favorite Video Game/Series
    Kerbal Space Program
  • Favorite Game Consoles
    PC Master Race - May our frame rates be high and our temperatures low.

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  1. Found this gem from a couple years ago where someone recreated the Interstellar docking scene in KSP machinima. I'd seen it done in Space Engineers and Star Citizen before but this KSP one is spot-on.
  2. Installed (pre32) optifine in 1.17.1 of minecraft. Optifine actually makes MC playable at 4k on a 4-core Ryzen 5 3400G APU in a deskmini X300 set-top-box case. True, 20FPS on low settings is marginal, but given that there's only the integrated GPU in the Ryzen chip - no room for a discrete GPU in that X300 case - that it is playable at all at 4k is remarkable. If I drop the resolution down to standard HD and turn vsync on I get a solid 30fps, even with sildur's shaders, a x128 texture pack, and a bit of eye-candy enabled in the settings. (The display is a "TV" in the den so anything more is a waste of computing cycles. 30fps is as fast as it gets.)
  3. Drone + volcano + 4k = cool video.
    1. Q-Tip


      The little 'waves' the lava makes are mesmerizing.

    2. efaardvark


      @Q-Tip amazing to see waves of liquid rock flowing like a river and crashing like water at the beach!

  4. I don’t go for those animes with mega episode counts. I like closure. The longest I’ll take on is maybe 2 or 3 seasons. Longer than that and it gets repetitive and boring. (IMHO, YMMV, etc.)
  5. Surprised a rabbit in my garage today..


  6. Yesterday wo Utatte Somewhat chill, but I hope it stays that way. Liking it more than I thought I would.
  7. Spending my break watching a KSP machinima...



  8. Apple pie with whipped cream and raspberry syrup.  If you have to ask about the calories then you probably don’t want to know but soooo good. 😋


    1. Ohayotaku


      On a personal level, I have a much harder time restricting salt in my diet than sugar.

  9. Best comment: "KSP space music should start played, when they passed Karman line".  :D


  10. Sounds vaguely like Redline. (Imagine if the game Borderlands were made into an anime. Sort of.) If you like racing anime then you could do worse. Even if it turns out to be not what you're looking for it is worth a watch.
  11. So I opened my Steam client for the first time in a while and noticed Valve has announced a new toy. Their "Steam Deck", a new portable gaming platform that looks like it might give the just-announced OLED Switch some competition. The blurb says, "It is a Zen 2 + RDNA 2 powerhouse, delivering more than enough performance to run the latest AAA games in a very efficient power envelope." Supposedly available in December, assuming the asian chipmakers can get their logistics sorted out by then, but you can place a reservation now. Prices of between $400 and $650 have been announced as well, depending on model. More specs and such available here. Interesting? Or another Steam Machine style flop?
  12. Astronaut wings are "classy" (which I don't mean in a good way) but if we're going that route and giving anyone who crosses the Kármán line such a medal then we need a "with cluster" or something extra to distinguish the real ones who actually made orbit from the wannabes who just took an expensive rollercoaster ride.  Add another dangly bit for reaching other (lunar, Mars) orbits, and extra enhancements for actually landing on various extraterrestrial bodies.

    Silly I know, but if you're going to do it, do it right.  Right?

    1. kamomesan


      Participation trophies for space travel is a concept that I wasn't expecting to think about today, but here we are.

  13. I've got "Project B.E.A.S.T." going in the background while I do some household paperwork & bill paying. No time to actually play games these days but BEAST is an old Kerbal Space Program series and basically a very good tutorial on how NOT to play the game. We were all there once. Entertaining for KSP addicts like me.
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