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efaardvark last won the day on January 16

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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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    Someplace between Santa Monica and Sedna.
  • Occupation
    Data systems engineer
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    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. Somebody finally figured out how to hit an enderman with an arrow...
  2. Got a c19 booster shot today.  Heard mixed reviews from my coworkers as to what to expect in terms of side effects.  I got off pretty clean with the original vaccination.  Just some localized muscle soreness around the injection site and maybe a bit of fatigue (or maybe just working too hard) but nothing else.  Hope this goes as well but I took tomorrow off as a comp-day so I get  3-day weekend, just in case.  I figure if I need it, great.  If I don't.. well, there's plenty around the house that needs to be done too.

  3. Good idea in principle. Not always practicable however. Crunchy's show descriptions usually leave something to be desired for instance. (And even that assumes their web site or app will display it properly in the first place.) I generally live by the 3-episode rule. I'll give pretty much anything that much of a chance, and I have found a few unexpected gems that way. If a show hasn't hooked me by then however then I'll probably skip the rest of it.
  4. Not exactly (re)watching this but some of the older folks here can remember "Mazinger Z"? This isn't quite as I remember it though...
  5. I'm sure there's more out there but the only two I can remember are Sakura Trick and Aoi Hana. AH is quite the better of the two IMHO. Yuri isn't my thing though so take that with a grain of salt. Of course there's plenty out there that has a bit of yuri in it. I happen to have just finished watching Konohanatei Kitan & it has Ren and Natsume for instance. hth..
  6. Ok, I gotta ask. Regarding the just-released "low end" RX 6500 GFX card for $200 MSRP (street price $280ish), is it a good deal given the circumstances surrounding its release, or is it simply predation by a company who has - along with most of the rest of the industry - announced record profits this year and knows that beggars can't be choosers. Seems to me that they're trying to get away with releasing a "cheap" card (relatively speaking) that can't even compete performance-wise with similarly-priced cards from 5 or 6 years ago just because they think us customers have been through so much industry-wide crap in the past few years that we'll go for anything that's less unacceptable than the status quo. Kind of like when Emperor Ming said, "Let's just say they'll be satisfied with less."
  7. Found a zombie spawner in minecraft.. so I built an EXP farm! It also works really well for collecting rotten flesh drops, which I can sell to a nearby villager priest for a steady supply of emeralds. Need "mending" for that pick though..
  8. I checked out the first couple eps and I agree. Haven't seen ep #3 yet but this one can go wrong in so many ways and even the second ep looks to be veering down one of many wrong paths. It is provisionally on my PTW list but I hope they can recover and keep it together. I'll be checking out the reviews before I get back to it at my season-end binge. If it they make it sound at all sketchy I'll probably skip it. For now though I'm watching Konohanatei Kitan. I saw the OP and liked the background artwork so I thought I'd give it a watch. The backgrounds in the anime proper aren't as good as something like Hanasaku Iruha and the story itself some might call boring but it is cute and I get enough excitement from other parts of my life. Besides, what's not to like about kitsune girls? "Relaxing" is my term for it.
  9. I often do the biphasic thing myself. Oyasuminasai.
  10. Blizzard + MSFT?? Who thought that was a good idea? For $69B US cash! This makes MSFT the 3rd biggest gaming company by revenue. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-19/microsoft-msft-activision-blizzard-atvi-deal-shows-big-tech-metaverse-push
  11. More high winds tonight. Was thinking of going to bed early but with all the rattling, clanking, and thumping going on outside I decided to stay up. At least I don't have to get up early to go to work tomorrow.
  12. Just thought I'd canvas the field again. I've been looking to upgrade my Boox reader/note-taker for a while now but I've been holding out for a color display and there's some really nice looking ones out there these days. The display on the Boox Nova 3 looks perfect, but I want the bigger 10.3" display of my Note Pro. Almost there, but not quite.
  13. Interesting theory. Nice tie-in with string theory too. Is ST finally becoming useful?
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