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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/2/2017, 3:30 pm

    Testing..testing..Microsoft did some new upgrades again so just testing..
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/4/2017, 1:10 pm

    I guess I will have to get replacements for both my tires. Since Ben Franklin is moving out that makes things difficult.

    Been doing some more composting earlier today before it got too hot. Still No See Em's are a problem.

    The library finally got their AC fixed so the hours will be back to normal on Monday. This means I don't have to go down there so early.

    MEtv had a list of crossovers yesterday but missed a few:

    1.Dragnet/Adam 12
    2.Adam 12/Emergency this one is odd since in the episode Reed and Malloy have to
    escort someone to Rampart General so in it both series are treated as though they were real;
    but later on in Emergency Adam 12 is treated like a fictional tv series because
    Gage becomes addicted to it.
    3.The Gambler movies since they included the likes of Chuck Connors, Richard Boone and
    James Garner all reprising their roles.
    4.Bonanza/The Flintstones yes there was an episode where the cast of Bonanza
    parodied themselves on The Flintstones.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/7/2017, 4:52 pm

    Our lawn is pretty pathetic now. I think anytime now Lawrence of Arabia might show up to try crossing it in search of an oasis! Laughing

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    Post by Almael on 8/8/2017, 7:25 am

    Can't help it water has become an issue everywhere in the world. The latest reports a week+ ago wasn't good at all.
    Well, from what I see the weather is generally a bit more chaotic like the 10-20 years ago period when climate change became pronounced. Looks like a pattern of chaotic and calm periods. Something future generations have to figure out.

    It seems to me the media attention is slightly more about military these days on a daily basis, or covers more military related news that wouldn't have made the cut before. Of course biased toward US/Russian/China/NKorea. I admit I've found "news" to me that where actually dated by years. It's not like I follow these things so it's not surprising. But since they are of technical nature I'm surprised they slipped by.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/9/2017, 1:29 pm

    Probably because the news has its Hate Trump mantra going that everything else seems to slip by.

    Well we have been into rationing since last week and since our house is even number we only can water Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday and a bit on Sunday.

    We had our car taken in to have the brakes repaired yesterday. Since no-one drives now we have to think of selling it. Any way on the news yesterday evening there was a story about an accident where the owner of the car didn't have the brakes looked at...

    My bike is also in the shop so walking until I get it back.

    I sent in my order for Himouto! Umaru-chan Monday so that takes care of August.
    Next month will be the biggie: Monster Musume. Very Happy

    Once I finally get the rest of my dvds back in cases I will be able to know just how much space I have.
    btw: Since Ben Franklin is going out of business it looks like to get electronics,etc. will mean a trip to Walmart in either Spokane of Sandpoint,Idaho from now on unless they have what I'm looking for
    at Shopko or one of the two remaining hardware stores in the area.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/11/2017, 1:10 pm

    Sooo the New York Times Editorial Board wants the libel suit filed against them by Sarah Palin to be dropped because they can't be responsible for what's printed in the NYT.especially the editorial page
    because They Don't Read The New York Times and thus Can't Be Responsible for its Contents!
    scratch scratch scratch
    I guess we are back to "It all depends on what the meaning of the word is is." territory.

    Heroes and Icons have reached the part of DS9 when Ezri replaces Jadzia. Reminds a lot when Dr.Who used to be good. Nichole deBoer's entire time as Ezri though short was fun.
    Especially her first few episodes when she's still dealing with being Dax.

    "Gotta learn to control these sudden urges."

    Yeh! cheers cheers cheers cheers for our favorite little Dutch Canadian Trill!
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/14/2017, 4:57 pm

    The ironic tragic thing about what happened in Charlottesville,Virginia over the weekend was the
    fact that Gen. Lee himself would have been aghast at the bigotry and hatred coming from both sides.
    He was a man who first and foremost wanted those under his tutelage to become true Christian
    gentlemen and citizens;which means he wouldn't have favored either side doing what they did.
    Then again after years of watching young men die he would have wanted a peaceful solution.

    But the South haters will have their day.
    Speaking has someone who has both Northern and Southern ancestors.

    Any ways on a more positive note,I went to the second hand store in town today that has the
    DVDs and got Abbot and Costello: Who's On First which is a compilation of some of their
    most popular sketches including the title one and Run Lola,Run which is the first non-English
    title I bought which wasn't Japanese. I wanted to get it for a long while so couldn't pass up the
    opportunity. Cool
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    Post by Almael on 8/16/2017, 9:24 am

    Yeah, but the present is always shaped by people pursuing one way or the other. The enemy is not always the enemy. I've nothing against those historic/art statues but if people misused them for the worse and or are not ready or mature for them then they should be removed from view at least. Preferable stored until such times when citizens are mature and ready to face history.

    There's no denying it anymore. Dark times are at hand. It's only a matter of time. And I'm afraid it got quite short. That said I won't let this drag me down and cowering in a corner or so.

    New studies on electric car's usefulness vs. ordninary
    http://www.ivl.se/download/18.5922281715bdaebede95a9/1496136143435/C243.pdf

    Last week a summary on global weather of 2016 saw a high rise in warming and related human intervention. That's probably the reason for this "chaotic" weather this year.

    Also the new recommendations from NIST on passwords is to use phrases combined with a scrambling of your own. Also no longer a time-based-must-change recommendation but rather keep it longer or change when known it got leaked. Leaked email/passwords can be checked here:
    https://haveibeenpwned.com/
    https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords
    Provided by a security researcher. Needless to say this is also the best way to collect.

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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/16/2017, 1:31 pm

    Oh my poor eyes! affraid

    Well the whole hysteria began with the shooting in South Carolina, before that nobody much cared
    one way or another about Confederate symbols or monuments except for a few on the fringes.
    I've always thought the best way to fight the misrepresentation of the South by racist groups
    was to reclaim those symbols for all of America; in order to remind people that they belong not
    just to the South but to all of us, whether or not we like it.

    Also I think we tend to forget that racism and slavery aren't limited to geography and time, they're
    an ever present problem that we as humans all have part of, again whether or not we would like to admit it. The North is as guilty as the South, and New England most of all since the slave ships
    were made in New England shipyards and sailed from New England ports.
    Lot of New England families made money off of the slave trade.

    So looks like the book sale for Friends of the Library will be held at our church this year.
    At least I don't have to worry about crossing the street this time. Very Happy

    Himouto! Umaru-chan is on her way now. Next month:Monster Musume.
    Smile

    Rightstuf has announced their crowd funding for the dub of Aria:The Animation has reached
    81% thus far.

    I wonder who they will get for Akari and Alicia.

    Hockey news: it looks like Idaho and Montana will be part of the Vegas Golden Knights broadcast
    network as per today's Spokane Spokesman Review.Not only that but the team had representatives in Couer d' Alene on Tuesday.
    Great that we're getting interest from the NHL; though my #1 team will always be Minnesota.
    btw: that pretty much puts the kabosh on any Seattle NHL franchise.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/18/2017, 1:07 pm

    So the Kickstarter thing went well for the Aria dub. Smile

    hmmm....so they're attacking monuments to Lincoln now, including the Lincoln Memorial which got
    vandalized. Gotta blame it on the current Public School system in the U.S. for a lot of this nonsense.
    Looks like a lot of our future leaders are going to be either home schooled or come from parochial
    or private or charter schools as the Public School system looks to have gone down the drain in a lot of places.

    That and the fact that a lot of the idiots on both fringes not only know literally squat about history, but
    with things like Tweeter and Instagram don't know how to spell correctly.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/21/2017, 1:59 pm

    The eclipse is about over now. Seen parts of it at the library and on the way home and when I got
    back. Not totally darkness the way I thought, just looked like it does around 4 p.m. or so here.
    Though a bit cooler.
    At least it wasn't cloudy or raining.
    Also watching it in fits and starts is the best way of doing it,that way you don't hurt your eyes too much. Even watching with some sort of filter can damage the eyes a bit.
    My eyes feel a bit abused even with the glasses I wore.

    Anyhows I got Himouto!Umaru-chan in the mail today so next is Monster Musume.
    Now that I am almost done with 2017 have to give a thought of how much I want to get next
    year. I know I ought to slow things down a bit,which is why I want to concentrate on Nozomi and
    Discotek in 2018.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/23/2017, 2:01 pm

    Well it was an interesting astronomical phenomena but not all that life changing. I really don't get
    why so many people were so gaga about the eclipse. To me seeing a wild animal like a deer is much more thrilling and even in a way mystical experience than seeing an eclipse.

    Got some more comics today.When I was paying the guy at the second hand store where I get my comics talked about a group of kids who came in and started to take some of the books out of the
    plastic bags before bothering to buy them.
    Not only is that damaging the books but it is also simply rude to the next person who may want to actually buy them.
    Any ways got some more Spidey, Avengers, West Coast Avengers also She Hulk,Spider-Woman
    Iron Man and a double What If?
    Have to go through and see what all I got so Friday I can give a more complete report.

    I just thought about it yesterday and if Himouto! Umaru-chan were translated into English
    the title would be something like Little Sister! Miss Umaru Laughing Laughing
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    Post by Almael on 8/24/2017, 8:32 am

    I've seen it a few times already, so I'm not really that excited anymore.
    I just found out Saber Rider got a kickstarter for an oldgame (port)
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/saberridergame/saber-rider-and-the-star-sheriffs-the-video-game

    life-size Gundam Unicorn!
    https://japantoday.com/category/national/Tokyo%E2%80%99s-new-life-size-Gundam-giant-robot-statue-to-open-to-public-next-month
    I wonder how complex this model is. The modelkit is certainly the most advanced and complex design ever.

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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/25/2017, 1:08 pm

    Cool

    Only in Japan too! Laughing

    btw: we finally got a couple of amps hooked up to the computer which means we now got sound!

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    Post by Almael on 8/26/2017, 5:32 am

    Was about time.

    The sinking of the Nautilus turns out to be (as suspected) a means to hide a crime.
    https://www.theguardian.com/global/2017/aug/13/submarine-maker-held-as-search-for-kim-wall-continues
    Now that what's left of her body was found, it's all too certain. A test drive from 6pm to 10/11 am the next morning was highly suspicious to begin with. I guess it's pretty clear what happened. It's just sad this obviously world famous DIY sub got its death sentence. I doubt it will ever be used again.

    Dark Matter season 3
    Again it ends with some future points to loo for. Heard nothing about a 4th season. In any case the way the many overall story points go it's very similar to Andromeda Ascendant.

    I'm switching over to the (lost) Last Ship.
    Tbh like Zipang a sole destroyer is nowhere near self sufficient nor has enough resources to last more than a week or two without at least fuel supplies. The navy refuels thousands of times a year for less than 300 ships with 2/3 in port all the time. Even a cruiser won't do. Perhaps a nuclear cruiser would do but the old ones probably have less space in exchange for storage. *shrugs*

    So tired today so...
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    Post by Almael on 8/27/2017, 7:10 pm

    Looks like the storm in TX wasn't so bad for the most part. Certainly there's a lot of flooding as usual. Well, at least my folks there are alright.

    Hm so there is actual talk about nuclear ships coming back soon due to oil prices. I dunno. New subs are coming that's already set in stone but surface ships. I think the competition between energy and nuclear energy isn't over yet to be certain about it. Any classic navy advertisement:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw8FvUtQca8 puzzle time! Not really tough.

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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/28/2017, 2:07 pm

    Yeah having sound makes a lot of difference, especially in trying to learn language on the internets.
    Listening to how the words are actually pronounced makes a whole lot of difference. Before I could only guess in my head as to the sound.

    Nautilus got me stumped because the only two I know about are Captain Nemo's ship and the first
    nuclear submarine that successfully navigated under the North Pole.

    We certainly could use some of the rain here. about an inch or two. Hard to look at other people suffering from too much rain when you have had too few.

    Of course everything is going back to Katrina in comparison.

    Pretty exciting second half to the Vikings game yesterday. Just goes to show that it's always the score at the end that counts, no matter how far ahead you are if you end up loosing no one really cares that you were up 24-3 at half time.
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    Post by Almael on 8/29/2017, 3:17 pm

    Scientist (yet again) conclude the hurricane being an example of what's to some. The weather chaos is definitely a result of 2016 over usage emissions. It's too clear after looking at the data. Anyway, so evacuation orders were given for the southern parts. I guess this will have long term influence like Katrina did or perhaps more so due to larger area affected.

    So NKorea shot a second time in a row in the mornings over North Japan. Since no forces reacted and intercepted them people are extremely nervous and doubtful. From point of view the military didn't want to waste million buck missiles when it's clear the missiles won't hit. Note that "land" is just half way on the missiles' path so they were far high up over land when they passed. Altitude estimated to be 550 km (space). Actually, that's too far to intercept from the sides. They obviously calculated this.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 8/30/2017, 1:52 pm

    So far it seems they're testing for distance and not accuracy. Just because Kim keeps talking about
    targeting Guam doesn't mean they have the accuracy to actually hit Guam.
    Even then it would be a rather short war, since the US would be able to retaliate within seconds of any
    such attack.
    And this is why neither side attacked the other during the Cold War; both the US and the USSR
    knew that the minute a nuke was launched and hit either Moscow or Washington DC the other
    side could retaliate with devastating effect.
    Or does Kim know that little factoid?

    Re-reading The Ultimate Spider-Man short story collection edited by Stan Lee copyrighted
    1994.

    I still don't know about the new movie.
    I guess it would be worth the watch simply for the scenes with Tony Stark in them.
    And speaking of which. I seem to becoming a bit of an Ironman fan more and more.
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    Post by Almael on 8/31/2017, 3:32 pm

    Yep, not to mention reliability. The missiles still explode shortly after launch.

    More discussions came up about
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/25/how-could-the-sonic-attack-on-us-diplomats-in-cuba-have-been-carried-out
    Reporters are puzzled about this etc. Well, such a weapon is actually on sale for some time. It's selling point is that it targets the brain so even earplugs will not work.
    and here old stuff explanations:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFm3J1cTSv4

    With rain still keep raining in TX it's getting from bad to worse. At this point I have no doubt it's becoming worse than Katrina. If only it would have stopped on last Saturday it would have worked out. I hope people can still get out before their area gets flooded, too.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/1/2017, 1:44 pm

    Amen.

    Lot of people need help and lot of people giving it.
    Did you see the video of a bunch of guys with monster trucks helping a stuck national guard truck
    out of the water?

    Also don't forget about the animals. Lot of pets and strays that lost their homes are getting evacuated to different parts of the country to find new homes,including eastern Washington.

    That reminds me, in the manga of Inubaka:Crazy for Dogs in one volume they go down to
    a city where there was a big earthquake and there're a bunch of homeless dogs that need rescuing.
    So fiction kinda resembles real life at times.

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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/4/2017, 1:48 pm

    Happy Labor Day. Very Happy

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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/6/2017, 1:39 pm

    It's been so smokey here in the Inland Northwest that several outdoor games have had to be cancelled. The playoffs in the Northwest League short term A league between Spokane and Vancouver
    have had to be moved to BC for the entire series.
    Also an outdoor concert by the Spokane Symphony had to be cut off midway through because it was just too bad for both the audience and the musicians.
    I don't think we've had anything like this before up here; it's even worse than when they used to
    burn the grass in north Idaho.

    So MLB is winding down and I don't know which to look forward to more now: NHL or NFL.
    With the Vegas Golden Knights now in the NHL it makes hockey even more interesting to be watching. Since Idaho is in the Knights broadcast area, I wonder if we'll get any of their games
    locally since we're in eastern Washington.
    But seriously I'd be only interested in picking up the Minnesota/Vegas games since I consider my
    first loyalty to the Wild.

    I pretty much given up on the news these days, either way we seem to be doomed! Twisted Evil
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/8/2017, 1:31 pm

    Need to go back to dentist on the 20th to get some fillings worked on... Crying or Very sad
    Also they decided to move me from every six months to having appointments every fourth month
    in order to monitor my gums etc.
    Still need to see the peridonist but money and transport are the two biggies.

    They also found a couple swollen glands well doing a check of my jaws so have to tell the doctor about them on Monday when I have my appointment.
    Will be glad when October gets here and all these appointments are down and over.

    Not been outside all day because of the smoke and need to rest those glands a bit.

    Sending away for Monster Musume either Saturday or Monday so it will be my treat for
    September.
    We also have the Friends of the Library book sale at church on Fri & Sat.
    Speaking of which I'm joining,finally after twenty years of attending. Very Happy

    Re-watched part 1 of The Emissary on DS9 yesterday night. Picard looks
    nervous when Sisko mentions he was on the Saratoga at Wolf 351.
    What I liked about the opener is that you actually get to see what was happening at
    Wolf 351 while the Enterprise D was trying to repair and get underway again after their own
    run in with Locutus and the Borg.
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    Post by mitsuki lover on 9/11/2017, 1:58 pm

    Doctor at 2:15 so won't be eating until after 3:00. Sad

    Watched The Orville pilot yesterday and it was pretty impressive. Ok, some of the raunchier
    language aside,but then again it is a Seth MacFarland production.
    Nice solid Star Trek connections too.
    Can't wait to see the episodes that Jonathan Frakes and Robert Duncan McNeil directed.
    btw: Victor Garber as Admrial Halsey lent some gravitas.I hope that when possible they can
    bring him back as a recurring character,as long as there isn't a conflict with his DC's Legends of Tomorrow shooting schedule.
    Also Penny Johnson Jerald as the doctor. Great to see a familiar face from DS9.

    Before that I watched the re-run of the pilot episode of Touched By An Angel on
    Metv. I always wondered how Tess got that sweet ride. Laughing
    What made it work while so many other Faith Based projects seem to fail IMHO was that
    it doesn't try to prove anything but starts from the premise that the supernatural exists,
    and that eg angels are real and goes from there.
    A lot of other Faith Based Projects try to start at the other end,ie trying to prove
    first and that's why they tend to falter.

    That reminds me I finally got around to joining church yesterday to become a regular member.
    Except now I don't have an excuse to duck out of congregational meetings like before.
    Oh...well... Laughing

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