I've seen some stuff that would really make you say "like what?"

Sunday, October 31

World

So, PZ...

Look at this picture of Maddox and his political principles, too — he's indistinguishable from contemporary teabaggers, except for the fact that he had his sign professionally done and all the words are spelled correctly.
What exactly are you against - free enterprise, capitalism, liberty, private property rights, or America?

Or are you implying that people who support free enterprise, capitalism, liberty, private property rights, or America are intrinsically racist?

Being on the right side of one debate doesn't always make up for being a ranting loon in another.

(From here.)

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Friday, October 29

Anime

Princess Tutu In Three Minutes Fifteen

Warning 1: This is basically a spoiler-reel for the entire show.  But you won't catch most of the meaning unless you've seen the show, so I don't know if it's really as spoily as all that.

Warning 2: If you're able to watch this that likely means you have Flash installed, and those cretins at Adobe have just managed to defeat the security on 99% of the world's computers again.  Youtube is safe enough, but for general browsing you'd better get yourself Flashblock or something similar.  Oh, and set PDFs to be downloaded rather than displayed in-browser, because, yes, they managed to introduce the same vulnerability into Acrobat.

Video?  What video?  Oh, right, the video!


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Wednesday, October 27

Cool

We Just Installed Three Of These

No, really.


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Geek

Drowning In Dragons

Since GOG pulled their little stunt a month ago, they've released Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and as of fifteen minutes ago, Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition (the original game, both expansion packs, and the Kingmaker DLC).  Oh, and Temple of Elemental Evil too, but I'm not so excited about that.

I wonder how Neverwinter Nights will run on a modern PC.  The last time I played it was on a Pentium 4 2.6 with a GeForce 6600GT, and the Aurora toolkit (that you use for building your own dungeons) was pretty sluggish, though the game ran quite well.  My current system is a Phenom 9750 with a Radeon 4850, which makes it about eight times faster.  Should be interesting!

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Cool

Yes, That's A Thing

That's certainly a thing, is what it is.


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Tuesday, October 26

Cool

An Engineer's Gotta Do What An Engineer's Gotta Do

Yes, even that.


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Monday, October 25

Geek

Gigabit? Pfui!

As mentioned earlier, I needed to back up 9TB of data over the weekend.

Gigabit ethernet is really, really slow. sad

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Anime

When, Suddenly, Patlabor...

Just because.


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Anime

Panty & Stocking W/ Garterbelt

Apparently the only time I get to watch anime is when one of the servers at work dies.  Which one did.  So I spent the weekend bringing up a new server, transferring 9TB of critical data, and then handing the ailing box over to the hardware techs to do their worst.

(We lost four entire servers to bad RAID controller firmware last year, so I've come to view routine hardware maintenance the way the CDC would view an ebola outbreak in central Manhattan.)

Anyway, this:



Um.  I'm not totally against that style of animation.  I love Invader Zim, but I love it for its bleakly absurdist humour more than its visual style.  Panty & Stocking gives us poop jokes.

It also gives us this:



Would the show be any better if it all looked like that?  I honestly don't know.

1.5 headcats out of 4.  Not unmitigatedly awful, but not good.

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Anime

Machiko

Someone's also started fansubbing Maicchingu Machiko Sensei.  You remember, this one:



Sadly, it's not very good.  But this is Japan, so it ran for 95 episodes and spawned at least two live-action spin-offs.

Google google google.  Two live-action theatrical-release films and at least four videos.

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