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  1. Tomorrow is going to be a long day.  (If it goes.. last I heard the weather at Tanegashima wasn’t great.)

     

    https://www.emiratesmarsmission.ae

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      It didn't go.  :(  Recycled for another try Thursday.  Probably at about the same time but Mitsubushi won't commit to an exact time more than 40 hours in advance so I probably won't know until tomorrow what my exact schedule will be for Thursday.

  2. Final episode for Arte, My Next Life as a Villainess & Ascendence of a Bookworm  S2 all air tomorrow. While I’ve enjoyed all these series a lot hangs on how they wrap things up or at least pause till the next season.

  3. searching for ecchi

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      @Ohiotaku Sorry, I wasn't referring to Gleipnir in particular.  I was just responding to the OP question.  I haven't seen Gleipnir yet so I can't comment on that specifically.

      re: ecchi in general.. I'm pretty much the same way.  I can handle the occasional em-bare-assing situation as a well-considered part of the plot or character development.  An occasional swimsuit/beach filler episode is tolerable.  Even when I was younger though I didn't really see the point of a whole series that's just a stream of panty-flashes, wardrobe malfunctions, improbable bath encounters, and nosebleeds.  "Cliched trope" is the term I usually apply to that sort of thing.  It is like trying to watch something built around someone telling the same (old) joke over and over.  If that is all a series or an episode is then I'll just skip to the next item on my bottomless list of things to watch.

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  4. searching for ecchi

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Ecchi for ecchi's sake isn't really my thing but I did just recently finish Demon King Daimao (Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Mao).  It was ok.  The only other one that I can think of at the moment was Haruka Nogizaka's Secret.  I'm sure others can come up with a better list.

      Edit.. oh, and of course High School DxD.

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  5. Look how similar these two characters look

    Hakuya MITSUMINE | Anime-Planet

    Yu ISHIGAMI | Anime-Planet

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      The eyes are a bit different.  Eyes can mean a lot.

      I'm pretty sure the top character is from Engaged to the Unidentified and the bottom one is from Love is War.  (Sorry, I'm horrible at remembering names.)

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  6. Look how similar these two characters look

    Hakuya MITSUMINE | Anime-Planet

    Yu ISHIGAMI | Anime-Planet

  7. Subtitled version of new Attack on Titan trailer

     

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      If it actually is the end then maybe I'll finally get around to watching it.   I tend to stay away from stuff that goes on and on and on and on.  But I like a good story.

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  8. And now they’ve expanded the curfew in Los Angeles to the surrounding areas.  I am so done with 2020. :veryangry:
     

    edit: oh, and they’re bringing in the national guard.

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      If I were one of these work-from-home types then that might apply.  I’ve still been commuting however.  It is a 24/7 job too.  I’ve managed to stay off the mid shift, but I’ve done a few swings.  If this turns out anything like the Rodney King riots it won’t matter anyway.  We could hear gunfire and smell tear gas even at home back then.  Last thing I want to have to deal with after a long shift in the NOC is a “papers please” moment on the way home at 11:30 at night.  (Or worse.)

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  9. SpaceX live feed for today’s Crew Dragon launch..

     

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Aborted due to weather.  :(  Next try is currently scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

  10. Tonight's dinner: 

    Alpha Foods Plant-Based Nuggets Reviews | Social Nature

    Chik'n Nuggets | Alpha Foods | Plant-Based Convenience

    Mushroom & Asparagus "Risotto" Recipe | Green Giant®

    Green Giant® Riced Veggies Cauliflower Risotto Medley

     

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Not gonna lie, "meatless meat" has always been questionable in my mind.  Not totally against the idea you understand, just... highly skeptical.  The veggies are ok.  Not a big fan of broccoli either but in small amounts it is fine.  Drop a small slice of fish or chicken on that rice to make a donburi bowl out of it and I'd make a meal of it, no problem.

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  11. You unintentionally filled the status section of the site's main page sis.

     

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Long ago I tried bowling on uppers.  That ball toooooook soooooo loooooong to get to the pins.  That's what this version reminds me of.  🤣🤣🤣🤣

       

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  12. Finishing up Noragami. I'm thinking Food Wars, Listeners, BNA, Gosick, or Banana Fish are up next.

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      efaardvark

      Gosick was fun.  👍  That guy with the hair!  XD

      Listeners was good too, but kinda different.  A few musical easter eggs made it watchable for me, but it did seem just a bit disjointed otherwise.  I think this is one that the music geeks will enjoy but a lot of other people will come away slightly confused, maybe even put off by.

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  13. Does anyone know how to solve all 6 sides on a rubiks cube 

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      I used to.  Got a book (this was before google) and practised the transforms until I could do it all on my own.  Turns out to be one of those life skills that isn't worth remembering however, and I've long since recycled those brain cells for other purposes.  :D

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  14. Wow...the death scenes in Another are pretty insane. Like Final Destination level nightmare fuel. Yikes.

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Wear a raincoat.  Leave the umbrella at home.  :D

       

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  15. Wow...the death scenes in Another are pretty insane. Like Final Destination level nightmare fuel. Yikes.

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Yeah, it opens with that death by umbrella impalement on the stairs.  Kind of puts you on notice right away.  😱

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  16. so dam frustrated as i have to keep working in my frontline job and the rest of the world goes in to lockdown including the delays of my fav simulcast animes ~ just as well im not in lock down i suppose as id be out of my mind with nothing to watch long before now

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      I know the feeling.  I'd sure like to be "working" from home myself.

      At least the freeways aren't (usually) jacked up.  Finding a parking space isn't a problem either.

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  17. Thanks for the points, though I have lots & didn't need them.  I'll donate them back.  :D

    also thanks for the follow & the yt link.. listening to it now in the background.

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      btw, like your spirited away theme.  anything Ghibli is ok with me.  I just watched Whisper of the Heart a while back.

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    attack of the 10 point guest-kun

    anyone else ?

    wanna be sure if anyone else is getting spammed by a guest,

    still reporting to higher ups about this, had 64 notifs >.>

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      @XII360 No, I'm in the same situation.  I don't remember exactly what my points were before either.  :( 

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  19. Ohaiyogozaimasu. Migrated from MAL. Currently ttrying to figure out how to change my username. Have a naisu day. Help would be appreciated.

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      @Kity.. To change your username click on "shop" (at the top of the page.. should be in the bar somewhere to the left of your avatar/icon), and then it is probably easiest to click on "shop items" under "categories" in the box just below the bar at the far right.  Then look at the list of items to t/he left. (see below) You're looking for "change user name".  (Might also be interested in "change member title".)  Buy that item and you'll be able to change your user name.

      You'll need points for the "purchase" however.  Normally you accrue points by interacting in the forums .. creating & replying to topics, etc.  Fortunately for new users you can also take donations from other members.  I've got plenty.. if you need some just let me know.

       

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    attack of the 10 point guest-kun

    anyone else ?

    wanna be sure if anyone else is getting spammed by a guest,

    still reporting to higher ups about this, had 64 notifs >.>

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      This happened to me as well.  90-something notifications when I logged on this morning.  Each one was a 10-point gift from "guest".  All of them seemed to hit at the same time, except one which occurred yesterday.  Can't tell the exact time, but I just took this screenshot about 2 minutes before posting this reply & it says "1 hour ago".  It is currently 10:53am pacific time.

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  21. Between Elon's "Private beta begins in ~3 months, public beta in ~6 months, starting with high latitudes"

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1253113227095007233

    and the FCC's ratification of WIFI6 ..

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/the-fcc-ratified-wi-fi-6e-this-morning/

    .. the nerd is me is kind of getting excited.  :)

     

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Yes.  Rural areas is his stated primary target audience since they're under-served by the AT&Ts and Comcasts and TimeWrners out there.  But any one who is disenchanted with the current monopolies is welcome as well.

      And yes, pretty much everything he does is directly or indirectly related to setting up a permanent Mars colony.  Starlink was started because he needed something big to justify all the launches he's been doing, and putting up 12,000 satellites is a good way to guarantee a steady supply of paying customers for Falcon, Falcon Heavy, and Starship.  Of course the money has to come from somewhere, so "hey, how about we sell universal broadband while we're at it?".  While putting up Starlink he'll be getting experience to do the same thing at Mars, where there's virtually no global communications infrastructure.  Same reason he's taking people to the space station.  He'll probably also be the commercial carrier for NASA when they go to the Moon.  (He's already tried to get a NASA contract for a lunar landing, but Boeing and LockMart successfully lobbied against it on the grounds that they don't believe it can be done.  Whereupon Musk said, "It may literally be easier to just land Starship on the moon than try to convince NASA that we can.")  Again, more Mars practice.  Solar panels and batteries for houses and power grids.  Tunnel diggers.  Internal combustion engines don't work on Mars, but electric cars would.  It all fits together if you assume Mars as a background context.

      The man may be crazy, but he's crazy like a fox.

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  22. Between Elon's "Private beta begins in ~3 months, public beta in ~6 months, starting with high latitudes"

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1253113227095007233

    and the FCC's ratification of WIFI6 ..

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/04/the-fcc-ratified-wi-fi-6e-this-morning/

    .. the nerd is me is kind of getting excited.  :)

     

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      @Wedgy sort of.  The Starlink system isn't designed to communicate directly with handsets like the ground-based cellphone/tower system, or Iridium, or some of the others are.  Starlink needs a ground terminal "about the size of a pizza box".  Said pizza box has a phased array antenna system* to communicate with the satellites via Ku and Ka bands.  Presumably however this box will also have some sort of standard, consumer-friendly output like an Ethernet port and/or WiFi connectivity. 

      The WiFi 6 connection is purely in my mind at this point but it makes sense.  WiFi 6 is theoretically able to cover an entire house with up to 1.2Ghz bandwidth.  Most urban locations will likely have interference that limits that to something somewhat less, but it should still be able to handle the full bandwidth of a Starlink connection, which is (again theoretically) in the ~600Mb range. The overall idea (in my mind anyway) being that you could put a Starlink pizza box with built-in wifi on your house's roof and get a ~500Mb connection to the internet, wherever your house is in the world.  Even if your "house" is actually a plane, a boat, or an RV it still works, since the "pizza box's" antenna and electronics are designed to be mobile.  As long as it has visibility to the sky and power you should be good.

       

      (*basically a flat panel of electronically-controlled elements that together behave like a steerable dish antenna only with no moving parts.)

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  23. quarantine in PH got extended to may 15

    not that it bothers a closet freak like me much, tbh >.>

    didn't feel like scripting today, was in a bad mood, so decided to draw one of the characters in game im trying to make

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    also, 

     

    this is a pudding commercial song

    and its catchy >.>

    su- sugoi~

     

     

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Hmm.. I think you should notify @RyePotatoes, pudding ambassador extraordinaire.  :D  

  24. How are you doing? Haven't seen you around for a bit so just wanted to check on ya

    1. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Still alive and working.  Not from home unfortunately, and covering 3 jobs for people out or sick.  Too busy/tired lately to spend much time online.  Thanks for inquiring.

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