I don't know how many people have bought iPads because they liked the Nexus 7 so much, but whatever the number is, +1.
I've been thinking about it ever since the retina iPad appeared; I could afford it, but there was a gap between afford and justify that I couldn't bridge. The cheaper Nexus 7 had much less of a gap, so that became my first PDA since my trusty Palm Tungsten T3.
The 7" screen is just right for reading fiction and playing games and generally noodling around. It's too small for reading technical documents, comfortable web browsing, or watching TV. (If you need to zoom in, your screen's too small.)
So I found myself looking at the Asus Transformer Infinity, probably the best all-around Android tablet today. It's kind of expensive in Australia, though, and although the 1920x1200 10" screen is a solid step up from the Nexus 7's 1280x800. it's still not the 2048x1536 of the iPad.
Need a name for my Nexus 7 too, come to think of it.
P.S. 3G, 64GB, black, as I said to the young lady in the blue shirt.
I just finished watching Higurashi Kai on DVD, thanks to a fine bunch of Australians who just licensed it. So how about a Hanyuu? Recent (by DVD release anyway), schoolgirl, goddess. Nothing especially apple-y about her, though.
Posted by: Mikeski at Monday, September 03 2012 02:45 PM (1bPWv)
I know that you've used Yurie. Have you used Skuld?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, September 03 2012 03:15 PM (+rSRq)
Have you used Sia or Rin or Primula from Shuffle?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, September 03 2012 03:22 PM (+rSRq)
Ha! How about Athena from Campione?
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, September 03 2012 03:23 PM (+rSRq)
I don't want to think what would happen if I named it for a character from Higurashi
I haven't used Skuld. We did have a trio of servers at a previous job that I named Urd, Belldandy, and Skuld (and then added two more, Peorth and Mara), but that was a decade ago.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, September 03 2012 03:24 PM (PiXy!)
Haven't seen Campione
yet. I thought of Rin from Usagi Drop
(one of the best shows ever
) but I'm lukewarm on that name because it's so common in anime.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, September 03 2012 03:27 PM (PiXy!)
What I have at the moment:
- Mio and Sae - notebooks (15" HD model and 13" ultralight, respectively).
- Haruhi, Yurie, Nagi - older PCs. (Nagi runs Windows 7, the others Linux.)
- Shana, Lina - current PCs. (Windows 7 and Linux respectively.)
- Sugar, Pepper, Salt - LaCie 5Big NASes.
- Taiga - reserved for a Mac if and when I buy one.
- Akane, Aoi, Midori, Mikan, Kurumi - mu.nu/mee.nu servers.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, September 03 2012 03:34 PM (PiXy!)
"How about Athena from Campione?"
...but Athena didn't get the apple, Aphrodite did. (link possibly NSFW due to Renaissance-era art.)
Posted by: Mikeski at Monday, September 03 2012 03:42 PM (1bPWv)
Aha! But the one who rolled the Apple of Discord out was Eris
. I think we have a winner!
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, September 03 2012 03:59 PM (PiXy!)
Yukikaze is a goddess, but she ain't any schoolgirl.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, September 03 2012 04:54 PM (+rSRq)
(And Eris says it's against the law for her to act like a deity.)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, September 03 2012 04:55 PM (+rSRq)
I've had to bend the rules a bit after the first three. Haruhi, Yurie, and Nagi were easy, then it got harder.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, September 03 2012 05:16 PM (PiXy!)
Himari (from Omamori Himari) comes pretty close. She's a schoolgirl, and she counts as a kami
under Shinto rules.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Monday, September 03 2012 05:34 PM (+rSRq)
count. Nagi and Yurie are both kami
. Only Haruhi is actually a supreme being.
And I left Tanarotte off my list (PC, Linux).
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, September 03 2012 06:30 PM (PiXy!)
Madoka Kaname (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), I think, should be considered.
And I think I can make a good case that Angol Mois (Keroro Gunsou) qualifies as a goddess.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, September 04 2012 10:02 AM (+rSRq)
I gotta stop doing this.
Keina (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou) is effectively a goddess.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tuesday, September 04 2012 10:15 AM (+rSRq)
And to prevent Pixy from running out of names before 2026, Mashiro from Tayutama is a kami-turned-schoolgirl. Or avatar-of-a-kami. Or fragment-of-a-kami. Or something like that. (I wasn't watching it for the plot, apparently.)
Posted by: Mikeski at Thursday, September 06 2012 06:51 AM (1bPWv)
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