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Going all the way back to 1981 today with the first of many opening themes from Urusei Yatsura.  The show ran for 196 episodes, with 12 OVA specials and 6 theatrical movies.

Rumiko Takahashi has always been great at starting stories, but only once managed to finish one.

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The one factor working in our favour is that our self-appointed fascist overlords are really, really dumb.


Disclaimer: The question is whether they are dumb enough.  And the answer is yes, they are all the dumb.

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1 "Petrol supplies - what you folks call "gas" even though it's a liquid"
You know it's 'gasoline', right?  Or, as I've heard you Down Under folks call it, 'guzzleline'.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, May 12 2021 12:22 AM (eqaFC)

2 Apparently the dog walking in the park is rape paper turned out to be a semi-honest effort to show that the review system and the editorial oversight were hot garbage.  They produced some other papers that you might recognize from being passed around in right internet circles as 'those wacky leftist academics'.  So possibly this paper is false flag, or dishonest. 

I'm not trying to defend publications coming out of universities.

It isn't clear to me what strategic objective Russia is hoping to achieve here.  Hitting the east coast makes sense for activities in Europe or Africa, but it is a really short window of opportunity. 

One possibility is miscalculation wrt US internal tensions.

Another is that they are collaborating with the Biden regime to frame regime opponents as Russian.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Wednesday, May 12 2021 12:47 AM (6y7dz)

3 Semi-honest compared to the apparent UMinn matter. 

The dog in the park folks admitted it when asked, and apparently then disclosed everything that they had been pulling.  

Posted by: PatBuckman at Wednesday, May 12 2021 12:52 AM (6y7dz)

4 Oddly enough, in my many years of buying pretty much everything on Amazon, I've never received a product identifiable as a counterfeit. Lots of shoddy crap, some of it shipped slow-boat-from-China despite claims of guaranteed two-day shipping, and even Prime shipping has become non-deterministic over the past several years (particularly since they started using the US Postal Service), but no fakes.

The most annoying thing Amazon is doing to me these days is bait-and-switching the seller. I add something to my cart that's supposedly Prime shipping from Amazon, and when I go to check out, it's a week to ten days from a brand new Marketplace dealer with no history who's playing pricing games. I used to have a laptop on one of my wishlists, and every time the "prime" price went down, it turned out to be a dealer with no history that somehow was the "best" choice.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, May 12 2021 12:57 AM (ZlYZd)

5 Fundamental issue here, universities went all in trying to pave the way for the PRC's viceroy, and are salty about pushback.  They publicly sold their credibility, and are sad now that people do not trust them.  

Expect more stupid research into this that is likewise wildly off base. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Wednesday, May 12 2021 01:00 AM (6y7dz)

6 "even Prime shipping has become non-deterministic over the past several years (particularly since they started using the US Postal Service)"
I think I've had one, or maybe two at most, packages a day or so late.  But since I moved to Galveston, where most of my Prime orders are shipped USPS, probably because they don't have a local carrier, I've run into a problem I've never seen before:  two times, an order was marked as delivered, and wasn't actually in my mailbox.  Apparently my postman sometimes marks packages as delivered before actually putting them in the box.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, May 12 2021 02:08 AM (eqaFC)

7 Rick, about 70% of my USPS Amazon deliveries match that pattern. USPS will either mark it delivered or "attempted but failed" when the driver gets back to the post office and discovers that it never made it onto the truck. Then it will either show up at 6am the following morning or two days later, even if the status is "held for pickup". Meanwhile, Amazon believes the original false delivery claim and rates USPS as a reliable carrier.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, May 12 2021 04:17 AM (ZlYZd)

8 Apple Computers:  We can't see any evidence of genocide or slave labour.

Bob Berdella:  I can't see any evidence of murder or homosexual rape.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, May 12 2021 11:41 AM (obo9H)

9 On happier note, Slitherine announced a new Master of Magic game.  New, not 'new addition.'

Actually, now that I think of it, I am not sure if that is good news.

Posted by: cxt217 at Wednesday, May 12 2021 01:09 PM (4i7w0)

10 J, that's really annoying.  But in the two cases I mentioned, the postman marked the items as delivered while he was still at my complex.  (I know the 3rd-party Amazon-branded drivers can do it too, because I've had more than one instance where I knew where they were via delivery vehicle tracking, heard them at the door, opened it as they're walking down the hall, and fired up Amazon and seen the order was already marked "delivered" with a picture of the box on my doormat.)

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 13 2021 04:30 AM (eqaFC)

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