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by drinian
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 128777

This whole event really bothered me, as the complaints were so alien that I had trouble finding any understanding or empathy for the protesters at all. I ended up thinking about it a lot. I went and read the protesters' manifesto on Tumblr in the hope that maybe I could come to some understandin...
by drinian
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: Sonic the Hedgehog
Replies: 123
Views: 19465

Reichu#800736 wrote:...Am I weird for actually liking Sonic Spinball? :tongue:

I'm a horrible gamer, but I have probably spent more time on Spinball than any other Sonic game and still find it fun.
by drinian
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Where can one get a good End of Eva poster?
Replies: 16
Views: 7481

TMBounty_Hunter#800604 wrote:You would be extremely hard pressed to find a legitimate source for official posters in the west.

Having been through a few Mandarake branches, Nakano Broadway, and a good chunk of Akihabara on several occasions without much success, I'm sort of unclear on where to find them in Japan, either.
by drinian
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Where can one get a good End of Eva poster?
Replies: 16
Views: 7481

Guy Nacks#800572 wrote:I was able to pick up two circa 1997 Death and Rebirth posters which are now framed and in my room. I'm never selling them.


This one? That's the one I have.
by drinian
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Where can one get a good End of Eva poster?
Replies: 16
Views: 7481

I assume you're talking about the US domestic cover with the giant Rei head -- have never seen that on a larger poster than the ones that came with the DVDs themselves (and those are all creased up). There's a company called Asylum Anime that specializes in authentic Japanese posters...
by drinian
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Funimation statement regarding fan art (legal stuff)
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Non-expert opinion: Largely seems to be a codification of the status quo, really. But I wonder what trademarks they are specifically interested in protecting, and why. Remember that the primary purpose of trademarks are to distinguish your business, brand, or product from others -- this is why they ...
by drinian
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 128777

IronEvangelion#799879 wrote:It baffles me why anybody would think that doing this for real would be a good idea.

Reviving extinct species is a specific goal to work towards that will lead to a lot of discoveries and inventions?
by drinian
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: FUNimation Signs Distribution Deal With NBC Universal
Replies: 3
Views: 844

My guess -- and this is complete speculation -- is that the market for physical media is shrinking every year, and for physical-store sales even more, so this allows Funimation to focus on online presence and offload the details of getting product to stores to Universal. Then again, I am one of thos...
by drinian
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Stupidities
Replies: 167
Views: 20862

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/06/write_down_your.html FWIW the advice I gave above is easily compatible with this: write down your master password and keep the rest in a password store ("written down" digitally). That's honestly more what I was thinking about. Ju...
by drinian
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Stupidities
Replies: 167
Views: 20862

For the record, I practice the below and store my secrets in pass . Given how many websites don't store passwords safely, are likely to be breached, and don't perform proper rate-limiting on brute-force password attacks*, the best practice for passwords is clearly as follows: 0) Only mem...
by drinian
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Are You a Night Owl?
Replies: 25
Views: 2305

I'm trying to train myself to need less sleep. I'm tired of sleeping for ten hours because then it just feels like I've wasted a few hours when I could have been doing something else. When I was in college, I tried to induce myself into a polyphasic sleep pattern so that I would only sl...
by drinian
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Are You a Night Owl?
Replies: 25
Views: 2305

Oh, and if you're sleeping right, you should be able to avoid caffeine, which is good for your health and your wallet. And you'll probably have to start laying off the chocolate as well as caffeinated after 4 PM as well.

SSD and I can attest -- it's fun turning thirty!
by drinian
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: SEGA pulls Shining Force and other titles from the App Store
Replies: 1
Views: 854

There's some Phantasy Star stuff still up at archive.org, which has some sort of official relationship with Sega and other rightsholders allowing them to be played for free. Sonic Spinball's still up as well, which was also mentioned in the article.
by drinian
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Are You a Night Owl?
Replies: 25
Views: 2305

Daily exercise will make it a lot easier to sleep at night. Even switching from sitting for eight hours a day to standing while working for 2-3 hours a day will help. Here's my experience as someone who needs eight to nine hours of sleep a night, but has hobbies that aren't conducive to that...
by drinian
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 128777

I've found that a lot of people taking out student loans do it so that they can go to the ivies or whatever top prestigious school they want to go to, and I think that attitude comes from ignorance about just what kind of education you can get at a college that doesn't have a fancy name att...
by drinian
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 128777

Two Canadians barred from leaving Malaysia on the grounds they did spiritual damage to a mountain, causing a magnitude 5.9 quake . If they had stripped down in Canada at one of the most famous places in the nation, they'd probably at least be cited for something, too. The way this story's b...
by drinian
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Aoi Honō
Replies: 21
Views: 7521

Just finished the series. I felt like the lead, although really talented at physical comedy, was just a little too over the top, and his story shallow although there were hints of character development here and there -- that being said, it's a must-watch for fans of Gainax or people nostalgic ab...
by drinian
Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Forum Wackiness [Alerts Only]
Replies: 1021
Views: 132257

I made a couple of edits to the way posts are processed and displayed so that some uses of <and> characters will actually work, which shouldn't visibly affect anyone. If site rendering appears to be off, let me know. One side effect is that I can now share this with you. Some of you might have n...
by drinian
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Computer Stupidities
Replies: 167
Views: 20862

I think the analogy was pointing out the lack of Linux support in the majority of softwares. I'm not sure if this is accurate though, never used Linux. Sometimes I remember there is a looking-glass world out there from my own, having avoided the Microsoft tax for a decade now. Pretty much any s...
by drinian
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 128777

The particular people in this story were Latino, Ray. The practices of the NYPD and their statistical oddities have been discussed in a lot of other forums.

I think that we need to wind up this topic.

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