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Anime of the day is A Place Further Than the Universe from 2018, the story of four girls who all - each for different reasons - dream of visiting Antarctica, and do.

It's the first time I've ever seen Fremantle - my mother's home town - depicted on television, never mind in anime.  It makes perfect sense if you're travelling by ship from Japan to Antarctica; it's exactly where you'd go.

The premise is a bit of a downer - one of the girls is seeking closure after her mother was lost on a previous expedition - but the show manages to remain cheerful without ever losing sight of that.

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Disclaimer: And maybe even some of the incompetent ones.

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1 Yeah, well!  Does your server monitoring app mine crypto?  Does it act as a keylogger?  Will it do deep packet inspection on your local network?  Can it exfiltrate every file on your machine to a host in Singapore?

Posted by: normal at Thursday, June 17 2021 10:59 PM (LADmw)

2 Add Max Headroom to the list, since so many pieces of Big Tech would love to be able to monitor and monetize you 24/7 without you having the ability to turn them off.

I have always had mixed feelings about A Place Further than the Universe, namely due to the single giant elephant in the room of the series of how Shirase's mother went missing.  It is a very good series to be sure, and having more Kana Hanazawa and Saori Hayami in a title is always a good thing, but there has been a taint to my experience that affects my enjoyment of it.  It is certainly not the most egregious incident I have seen, but I still wish it was not so.

Posted by: cxt217 at Friday, June 18 2021 10:25 AM (4i7w0)

3 Okay, I feel silly asking because I just started following your page and I've seen it mentioned twice now, but what are the four essential keys for a keyboard?

Posted by: QC at Friday, June 18 2021 02:14 PM (8nxoP)

4 pgup/pgdn/home/end

Posted by: mikeski at Friday, June 18 2021 04:12 PM (P1f+c)

5 You really only need wasd and at least one ctrl key.  The rest can be faked.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, June 19 2021 10:58 AM (obo9H)

6 Normal, you sound like a member of the 30% club.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 19 2021 11:32 AM (eqaFC)

7 To select a line of text, hold down both control keys, both alt keys, and shift-F, while ejecting the DVD and pushing it back in again.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 19 2021 01:35 PM (PiXy!)

8 The stated method fails reliably, but using a paperclip to open the DVD tray and manually closing it (with a BackStreet Boys Into the Millennium DVD in the tray) before it gets halfway open seems to work here.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, June 20 2021 12:09 AM (obo9H)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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