December 11, 2013
In Mouretsu Pirates episode 26, at 03:29, Marika calls words of encouragement to Courie as the electronic warfare begins. It sound to me like iicchatte! iicchatte! It's translated as "Go get 'em!"
I can see that it's the imperative form of some verb, but I can't figure out what verb it is. Is it the imperative of iku?
December 10, 2013
Being old ain't no fun. Especially if your health is failing. But it comes to us all eventually, and with some of the stuff I've been reading about, maybe I was lucky to be born when I was.
I got to live to see the Moon Landing. I got to participate in the rise of computers and networking. I lived during the most prosperous period in American history. And I didn't have to live through a period in which it became official policy that all white men are evil incarnate, guilty until proven innocent when accused by any officially designated "victim".
I made it through school without any debt. No one does that any more unless their parents are filthy rich. Mine were not, and anyway my dad died just before I entered college.
But when I was in college I didn't have to live in mortal fear of being expelled because some girl accused me of sexual improprieties. When I was a cub engineer I wasn't terrorized by the prospect of female coworkers accusing me of same.
Texas is now the second most populous state in the Union, and it's attracting a lot of immigrants. Part of that is because it's one of the few states to not collapse economically in the face of Obama's policies. But I wonder if a lot of people are moving to Texas because it's one of the few remaining places in the US where they don't believe that white men should be punished just for breathing. It's one of the few places left in the US where the American Dream hasn't been murdered in its sleep by Political Correctness and the Cult of the Victim.
December 08, 2013
A long time ago I mailed Wonderduck a suggestion for a mystery ship and he didn't use it. (Which is fine; he isn't under any obligation.)
But I think it's noteworthy because of its history, so here goes:
As usual, no cheating.
I'm not going to make any more posts about new episodes of Sekai de Ichiban because I don't care any more.
I never cared much; I mostly followed it as a joke. It was never very absorbing even at the best of times, and with the end of the first plot arc, I find I don't give a damn.
I will be doing a post, probably next Thursday, about whether the first BD removed the censorship fog from the first episode's shower scene. That's not the same.
Sad to say, it will probably make a major appearance in the top rotation at some point. As stupid as the series is, it really was loaded with appropriate eye candy.
UPDATE: When it was first announced, I figured that Walkure Romanze would also be a good source for the top rotation. I only managed to watch two episodes of that, and the only report about it I've seem recently is that it did end up being as awful as I thought at the time. I don't know about any eye candy; seems to me that the women spend a lot of time in plate mail, which is only fan service if you have a really strange fetish. The rest of the time they were wearing stiff jackets, which equally misses the point. But maybe there were better things I missed. After all, it's an H-game adaptation, and it's hard to believe there isn't any fan service in it.
For all its faults, Yuushibu has had plenty of fan service, and it will definitely be a series I plunder.
Time for another nudity post. This time we've visiting High School DxD.more...
December 06, 2013
They're still telling story but it's still coming out slowly. Their decision to finish with the Amada arc is still looking like a mistake.
A couple of things happened in this episode, but not really very much. The story telling continues to feel really flabby.more...
(Here's a bigger version). You can see the path the beaver has been using to get up to the tree it's attacking.
December 05, 2013
Seems one of the two trees was already completely ring-barked, so the handyman only protected the other one with chickenwire. Since then the beaver has been back more than once to work on this one, and you can see it's made a lot of progress.
My phone is an HTC Android "DNA" (AKA "Butterfly") from Verizon. It's a very nice phone which was absolutely the latest thing when I got it a year ago, and now Verizon doesn't sell it any more. I guess "new" gets old pretty quickly in this market. (Worse than when I was a phone designer.)
It only has one connector on it, a micro-USB. (The EU issued a regulation requiring all phones and similar devices to use that from now on. I generally am no fan of EU "design from the top by bureaucrats" regulations but this one made sense, with the idea being that it was stupid for every device to have to have its own charger, with a different unique connecter. So the charger that came with my first Kindle Fire works to charge the second one, and also works to charge my phone.
Part of why I bought a second Fire was that the connector on the first one broke, and it won't charge any more. And since I have had to plug my phone in twice a week, I've been afraid of the same thing happening to it.
A few days ago I heard someone referring to "wireless recharging" and it occurred to me that although such a thing is pretty new, maybe my phone is new enough to do it.
Well, it turns out it can. The keyword turned out to be "Qi" and it's a standard for wireless chargers. I just put in an order for one from NewEgg and it should arrive sometime next week. Once I have it, I should be able to charge my phone just by leaving it sitting on the charger pad.
One thing I'll be curious about: when I plug the phone in, there's an LED that turns amber while it charges, and turns green when it's finished. Will the same thing happen with a wireless charge? My guess is "yes".
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