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by pwhodges
Sun May 21, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 239
Views: 15852

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

Well, the number of chromosomes in the human genome was only correctly determined in 1954 (paper published in 1956).
by pwhodges
Sun May 21, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 239
Views: 15852

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

A reminder that important new discoveries can still be made in areas thought to have been well known: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/when-scientists-saw-the-mouse-heads-glowing-they-knew-the-discovery-was-big/2017/05/19/f33cc574-246a-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html
by pwhodges
Sun May 21, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Evageeks.org News and Feedback
Topic: NemZ Has Passed Away
Replies: 23
Views: 631

Re: NemZ Has Passed Away

You can remind yourself of the banners he made for us by selecting the theme with "random banners" in your user control panel.

I thought of making a plain black banner with some memorial text, but I suspect that would have offended his design sense!
by pwhodges
Sat May 20, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: These Moons Were Made For Walking (Weird Image Thread 8)
Replies: 648
Views: 36985

Re: These Moons Were Made For Walking (Weird Image Thread 8)

The blog that those paint colours are from also has several attempts at AI-invented recipes. One of them someone actually tried to make, and they claim it's not completely horrible...
by pwhodges
Thu May 18, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Evageeks.org News and Feedback
Topic: NemZ Has Passed Away
Replies: 23
Views: 631

Re: NemZ Has Passed Away

I have been lucky, at my age, that only one of my immediate circle of friends and acquaintances has passed away. So the unexpected death of someone I felt I knew who was younger than any of my children came as a considerable shock. NemZ was a considerable character who contributed significantly to t...
by pwhodges
Tue May 16, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Should Asuka die in the final film?
Replies: 57
Views: 2030

Re: Should Asuka die in the final film?

Another possible reason for Asuka to take him is the more calculating one that she wishes to prevent him falling back into the hands of Nerv. But even so, she takes him alive rather than trying to find a way to off him (does she carry a side-arm, I wonder?).
by pwhodges
Tue May 16, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Manga bonus chapter and 3.0
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Manga bonus chapter and 3.0

My question is: did she conceive her plan after having a baby, or conceive a baby to carry out her plan.
by pwhodges
Tue May 16, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Just finished watching The End of Evangelion...
Replies: 19
Views: 1051

Re: Just finished watching The End of Evangelion...

I think this unproductive thought, the author wanted to give us this end, no matter what people want Only trivia is for purely passive viewing/reading; any worthwhile piece of fiction leads the viewer/reader to think about motivations and consequences, including those that follow from the ending. A...
by pwhodges
Tue May 16, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Should Asuka die in the final film?
Replies: 57
Views: 2030

Re: Should Asuka die in the final film?

Clearly not, as Asuka has just taken the trouble to rescue him.
by pwhodges
Tue May 16, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 9: Pen-Pen's Playhouse [use spoilers]
Replies: 1906
Views: 202524

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 9: Pen-Pen's Playhouse [use spoilers]

I think the concern is more for Asuka's dislocated leg.
by pwhodges
Mon May 15, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: YouTube Videos
Replies: 1853
Views: 219445

Re: YouTube Videos

by pwhodges
Sat May 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Stupidities
Replies: 159
Views: 13513

Re: Computer Stupidities

Quite aside from the issue of patching, this is not the first ransomware to hit the scene (CryptoLocker was the first to become widely known, four years ago). Anyone professional responsible for backup whose regime doesn't take account of this possibility has been negligent.
by pwhodges
Sat May 13, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Stupidities
Replies: 159
Views: 13513

Re: Computer Stupidities

This should be a big wake-up call to every manager or administrator who has refused to fund upgrades of computers that are required on security grounds. But you know who the fall guys will be... I face-palmed on seeing a headline of Mrs May "reassuring" us that this was not just an attack ...
by pwhodges
Fri May 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 9: Pen-Pen's Playhouse [use spoilers]
Replies: 1906
Views: 202524

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 9: Pen-Pen's Playhouse [use spoilers]

Ray#860544 wrote:
SPOILER: Show
Image

Pen-Pen appears to be whistling down in the corner, 'cos he's grabbed a piece for himself already.
by pwhodges
Fri May 12, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Who, truly, is best girl?
Replies: 69
Views: 6256

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

Joseki#860534 wrote:Sakura was unbearable during the movie, how so many people could like her it's beyond my comprehension: she just pretends to be all smiles and cute but she's just faking it.

What's your basis for that assertion?
by pwhodges
Tue May 09, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)

MKVToolNix provides a pretty quick and easy way to rewrite the file with the desired defaults. I do that from time to time (it's also handy for combining, say, a dub from an old DVD with a nice new BD video rip).
by pwhodges
Tue May 09, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)

"Meme-subs" are ones that where the script (as extracted from whichever stream's subtitle track) is embellished with chan-speak and other forms of "humour" by the re-packagers. That's distinct from not providing a dual-audio rip in the cases where a non-Japanese optical disc is ...
by pwhodges
Tue May 09, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)
Replies: 39
Views: 935

Re: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)

As someone who often prefers dubs (though I'm pretty easy overall), I don't think they are a very strong argument for sites like Nyaa - the people who upload to these sites often go to the trouble of removing dubs when ripping Western media (ties in with Mr. Tines's remark about meme-subs groups, I ...

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