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  1. I just recently watched it as well. There's kind of a debate going on here The ending was a bit unusual. I still don't get why they did two of them which were basically the same. As far as I got it and remember it, it is tied to a buddhist/abrahimic view of what will happen after everybody dies but yeah, to get back on topic, I don't think we are quite at the end of the world yet.
  2. Aircraft question.
    This is gonna sound random but I ran into a pickle at work and need someone who knows about Aircrafts. So, I'm working on error theory and need to include an example of an aircraft cockpit. Is it true that aircraft cockpits in general have these three things as interfaces (among others):
    Buttons which you can push, Levers (or would you rather call it a switch?) which you can flick on/off and knobs which you can turn left/right?

    Anyone who knows this or knows someone who knows would really do me a solid here! Or if you have any kind of reference where I can look this up (like a cockpit manual?).

    1. Xyro


      Falcon 900B

      Well the cockpit of a Falcon 900B has all three of the above, if that is what you need?

      Modern aircraft nowadays use far less controls and buttons, but still have all three of the above

    2. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      that's what I did at first as well :) I also looked at some articles but could never really say if that was specific to the one aircraft type or if aircrafts in general have all three.
      this is what happens when someone who doesn't know anything about them like me tries to include something like it 😂

    3. Xyro


      Well, you can guarantee that any and all aircraft still do require all three of the above user interfaces. Trying to change around the norms of the inside of a cockpit would get confusing, so while some more modern ones remove the mass majority of the unecisary clutter, there are still all three of the interfaces above, just varied in the number actually available :3

  3. @Sam_harris_43 You never know, I know that @Seshi did something related to bodybuilding? So it could have been that you are a professional strongman
  4. probably a religious prophet, but I don't know what question though
  5. in your display image (is it 'which of the guys is you' or 'which of the guys are you'? both seem possible)
  6. Illusion of Terra


    I am quite unprofessional, and most of my supervisors were and are. Not in a way like @Seshi mentioned, more in a 'what? I can't believe these guys actually work at a university' kinda way. I regularly write insane e-mails starting with things as 'fellow humans' and randomly offer food to students People are usually quite confused but after a while they get that I just don't care too much about formalities and everyone mellows out which makes debates a lot more productive than everyone trying to be as wordy as possible (which is quite an annoying thing in philosophy, if people take over 5 minutes to pose a simple question).
  7. Aight So which of the guys are you?
  8. Hi there, if it's an anime forum you were looking for, you came to the right place
  9. I don't know yet. The last episode wasn't really much of my taste. I actually don't think they necessarily need more characters (although I also don't mind) as long as they actually are decently depicted/portrayed. So far they all seem a bit stereotypical.
  10. Just an fyi, I won't be home for about a month because of work and have no idea if and how much access to the internet I'll have. So don't go destroying the forums 😂 I'll try and check in when possible though :) 

    1. Muco


      I will try to NOT destroy it while you are away.

      @Seshi after reading this: giphy.gif

    2. Seshi


      Aww, Yep.. You'll be missed! I hope you have a great time while you're away.

  11. Great idea for a topic! Neon Genesis Evangelion takes place in the year 2015, but I'm not sure it was meant to be realistic
  12. Hi, maybe you will find these useful. If you quote someone (like you did) or if you write @FreshPairOfEyes they will get a notification that you mentioned them. You just have to write the "@" symbol and then the beginning of the name and you can pick it (works most of the time). Something else that I found useful is the "Unread Content" button in the upper right corner. This shows you posts on threads you haven't seen. If you want to message people you can also directly write them a DM by going to their profile and then the "Message" button. Otherwise, like others have said you can just reply to people in threads like this or in Wicked's chat corner, or write on their profile as a status update. After a few posts you will be able to edit your posts by pressing the edit button. I think that's all of the useful things I can think of right now Oh yeah, you earn points by posting and opening threads. You can use those to do certain things such as changing your username or pin a topic.
  13. @Beocat It's great to have the perspective of someone who also watched the series. Sounds like I'd enjoy it. So I am seriously considering watching it after the second movie
  14. @Lucky Bolt Oh, I saw a couple of episodes of that. Was interesting, the only thing I found a bit weird was that they said "everypony" instead of "everybody"
  15. Hi there, I saw that Dr. Stone is among your favorites. In case you are currently watching it, there's a thread about it here (although it's mostly just me who posts there after each episode )
  16. Hi, since you brought it up, what's a pegasister? Seems like a mix of pegasus and sister. I just recently finished Neon Genesis Evangelion because it was so hyped. Well, it's 'interesting' and I don't have anything specific to rant about (maybe why the heck they released two endings which basically were the same). Even though I think it's a really decent anime and probably a classic, in my opinion people hype it a bit too much. There's a lot of religious symbolism which if you get makes it a lot better, but you don't have to get it to watch it. There are so many titles out there, that it's difficult to randomly suggest some. I'd definitely second Ohiotaku's list. Something you might really enjoy is Silver Spoon (only in Japanese with English subtitles though). It's more or less about students at an agricultural school (includes several things having to do with animals).
  17. The point about her honoring the warrior's code is pretty convincing I think. Hadn't thought about that I don't actually know how many there are. I've only heard of two but not sure if there might be something like a special episode that is the continuation of the movies but is not actually considered a movie. But I guess after watching the second movie, we'll see!
  18. Okay, let's look at the Land of Education. Generally, I think you can approach this whole thing in two ways. Either you look at it from a fictional perspective, i.e. let's assume that the land of Education is purely interested in education and almost nothing else (I think this approach is more interesting if you want to design a game etc). Or you look at it from a more realistic perspective, i.e. let's assume that one of the countries we have nowadays would be ruled by politicians who are all educators (this approach is probably more interesting if you are trying to understand human cultures and politics as they really are). I think the answers to your questions will be different depending on which perspective you take. So I will call these perspectives A (the fictional one) and B (the more realistic one). What defines criminal behavior & how criminals are charged and punished?  Whether the culture's predominant religion considers certain actions to be sinful? This one's tricky. How sinners are treated by religious leaders and society alike? How gender roles are defined? Interesting question but difficult to answer. I guess both A and B would determine gender roles by their current state of knowledge about them. If they think that men or women are better at teaching they would stress this? What values the culture holds dear? What behaviors are generally considered to be improper or immoral?
  19. So, I just watched it as well. I can't remember their names though so I'll mostly refer to them by description Like @Blue Dragon I thought the atmosphere and pacing was great! Also the art style was fantastic which made it a lot more enjoyable for me! It was interesting to see a different side of the whole 'Tokugawa vs. Meji' war thing which they already had in Rurouni Kenshin. Kenshin was more one of the modernist in that sense and the Shinsengumi were (as far as I know) more on the traditional Tokugawa side (although I know very little about Japanese history). I always think non-Japanese people like me don't get a lot of the references because we don't know Japanese history well enough. Anyway, coming back to the actual movie. The whole drinking the water of life transforming you into a fury or not was really interesting! But I think they could have build up on that a bit more. Maybe show a bit more the side effects and how it changes people. It's also interesting in a way that you see those traditional sword fighters, who would rather die than continue without the ability to fight, resort to some 'outside' help while at the same time probably refusing to use 'western' weapons like guns. At first I thought it would be realistic, but that whole devil/demon thing surprised me and I thought it added quite a lot to the movie. And how they made it art-wise was magnificent! I kinda felt like Chizuru would at some point unleash more of her powers, but let's see what'll happen in the next movie. Also, I'd actually would want to know more about the whole demons who have been living there for centuries and the whole history behind them. What felt a bit strange to me was the whole thing in the end with the long-haired main guy who also turned into a fury. What I mean is the whole romantic aspect. I don't know, for me it wasn't really present until then, so it felt a bit abrupt in a way. Maybe it was just subtly there and I didn't get it though. In a nutshell, I think it was a great movie and I kept thinking that there probably has to be another part. Turns out there is, which I'll definitely watch as well
  20. There's quite a lot of questions so it would take a long time to answer them all. I wouldn't mind giving you my two cents on each of these questions, but how about going at it one question at a time? You pick one and say what you think, and others respond. When you think there's enough there, do the same with the next question. Generally, for the first set of questions, I think you can just look at many different real/existing countries and see what their position towards those questions are. For example, if you look at the question "What behaviors are generally considered to be improper or immoral?" you can see that many countries/cultures consider behavior that causes harm without any sensible purpose (such as randomly killing others) improper. For your second set of questions (the countries ruled by different kinds of people), I think you can take what you know from the first set of questions and try and apply it specifically to each case. For example, above I said that people usually hold behavior that causes harm without any sensible purpose as improper. A country run by farmers and hunters might see it as not sensible to deplete all natural resources because in the long run you'd run out of them. Thus, they might be strict on laws of how much of which species you can hunt so that the species doesn't go extinct. As for the kinship system, I think that's quite complex. There are many different reasons why these systems developed the way they did and each case seems to be very specific to their environment or culture. I remember that one of my anthropology professors once told us about a culture where if the mother dies the kids get to stay with their uncles (and not with their father what you might expect). Turns out, it was quite common in that culture for a woman to have many husbands and because they couldn't know which of them is their real father, they would go the mother's brother (who you know is related to them because they came out of the same womb which you can clearly see). So they had quite specific terms and distinctions for all sorts of uncles and fathers. As to why exactly it developed that way, is again a different complex question. Really interesting stuff, but quite complicated
  21. Hi there, so what's your experience been so far? I always wondered what it must be like to start watching as an adult.
  22. @Blue Dragon Yeah, someone just opens a new thread with the title of the movie after they've watched it. I guess it's Wednesday then. North Carolina and Chicago are more or less in the same time zone, so that works out!
  23. I'll just continue with Intangibility, which is the power to pass through matter. The opposite as a weakness would be to not be able to pass through anything, which is a little extreme. So I'd say to make it realistic, an opposite superpower might be something like making your enemy stuck in all liquid i.e. your enemy can't even pass through water and is stuck.
  24. Somebody here has got to be spear! nevermind, @Musuko

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