39 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
Re: Pretty Fly for a Japanese Girl
"Well, if they're on children, then they aren't reproductive bits, since children can't reproduce."
Well often many folks who enjoy these laws "children" can cover anything upto and including 21 and not actual age, how old they appear. Also apparently a drawing is a child... which is about the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I mean how does a picture reproduce?
Now given white folk tend to go "she looks about 10" about real Japanese women what chance do drawn characters have?
I mean a drawing isn't a person, unless you're mad. But we had all these arguments before and it's a waste of time. I mean in the UK a drawing of a character that appears under 18 literally has rights. How retarded is that?
"However, DECC insisted changes in cost were solely driven by the change in accounting methodology, not by underlying cost changes, said the report."
Would this new accounting methodology be accounting for all the actual costs as opposed to throwing a dart at a board 3 times and multiplying the result by the page number the minister happens to be on in playboy then multiplied again by the number of folders on his desk?
Re: Paper shortages
I'm all about the Gumshoe system and rules light systems nowdays.
Games like rolemaster are great from a "system engineering" point of view but always pigs to ref (same with stuff like Anima)
Love the old tristat system to and ofcourse the wod system is nice and lightweight.
Technically speaking the core part of D&D has been free for some time (under the OGL) just without any of the setting. But I've always hated D20 with a burning passion and it only got more hateful.
There are lots of nice systems out there - I really enjoyed Ingenium from a classic fantasy side of things as character gen took 5 minutes for 4 players. Need a certain kind of seat of your pants fluff stuff ref though http://www.rpgnow.com/product/86469/Ingenium
Youtube Content Matching & Copyright infringement system
I'm vaguely surprised there hasn't been an article about this (well there may have been, I did a search and it doesn't seem that there has been) given El Reg's interest in the area of Copyright, Google and, abuse of position.
Recently Youtube changed their system so that far more large popular channels (in this case gaming channels) are being flagged for copyright infringement and the supposed copyright holders taking the ad money for those videos (and dragging their feet in responding to objections, and then down right claiming material that isn't theirs.) The youtube reviewers are then hamstrung not only by the automatic matching system that auto flags materials and redirects the revenue to the "copyright holder" but they are also limited to a maximum of 3 disputes at a time, though this is really 2 as if you receive 3 dmca strikes your channel is closed down (even though the DMCA notice is simply part of a legal process and not a confirmation of guilt)
All the while Youtube/Google is still making money from Ads and often companies are illegally gaining revenue off of other peoples copy righted material.
A good set of videos on this come from Angry Joe (one of the people affected by this - also NSFW) but a number of big youtube reviewers have been attacked using the Youtube copyright system.
Angry Joe's videos on his experience
And the example of abuse committed by companies using the flagging mechanism
Oh goody this sounds wonderful
"NCA '[will] not comply with freedom of information requests.' According to a government fact sheet on the NCA (PDF, 5 pages, easy read) the agency's employees will be authorised to use covert surveillance powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000"
the skype app on my nexus 7 is crap, with its permanently landscape view o.O unless it's been fixed since last time. So I don't use it... OH WELL! I stopped talkling to most people anyway.
Skype and MSN both have similar problems anyway (the mad "I can talk to that person just fine, but all my messages bounce back from that person..." *restart* "Now they get to that person but not the other one" *restart* "Now I can't talk to anyone." etc
Re: Yes, we know.
Another goes down hill in the last 2 episodes, far better are Serial Lain and Boogiepop Phantom.
Also for Manga Lament of the Lamb, MPD Psycho, and a list that goes on and on.
Complex well written stories. There are also great simple stories.
Manga and anime aren't a genre they're a medium. And mediums that spawn more material (dojin works, computer games, live action, American Live Action rip offs, music, animated movies, models, costumes, etc, etc, etc)
But as said mr troll, people like what they like, and a lot of people like anime/manga/cosplay/maids/blah
"Heck, I didn't have to wait long for *everything* to get downloaded and install on my new PC last year - all I neeedd to do was install Steam, type in my username/password once and click "download all my stuff". A win for Steam as I didn't need to bother finding my disks."
It's even easier than that, you can just copy all the games to your new pc and double click the downloads in Steam and they double check that they're correct and go. A few games don't but most do.
Re: ...anime AND porn?
before talking have some idea of what you're talking about
This season alone there are 61 new Anime (seasons / movies and OVA) that aren't Hentai.
These range from shows about cooking and, panda's running cafes to adult shows like fate/zero and Sankarae, also slice of life shows, comedies, ecchi shows, moe shows, shounen shows, shoujo shows, mysteries, action, horror, romance, giant robot and a whole draft of other kinds of shows.
Your comment is much like going
Live action shows and porn? There's a difference?
Which is equally retarded.
"Most workers enter through this route and, for instance, tens of thousands of IT workers have been brought in through intra-company transfers at a time when UK residents with IT skills are struggling to find work,"
Can't say I have been having any problems and i get calls every week, oh you mean
" transfers at a time when UK residents with *useless* IT skills and those not willing to relocate to where the work is are struggling to find work,"
Anyway I await the daily mailesque anti immigration crowd to blow their load in indignant rage.
Touch screen for PCs would fly for me in one of two ways, first is as a driver for a proper screen (a bit like a wacom tablet) second is as a control system for a game (think selecting points for your artillery to land whilst dodging bullets from those cyborg monsters coming at you.) A lot of us don't have super long arms and sit a reasonable distance from our screens so an actual multi touch monitor is a bit useless in the real world. They're far more interesting as a multitouch interface of some sort (map tables, damage repair, commanding squad mates, etc whilst still having to play.)
I've played a few games in Japanese arcades that have touch monitors as the main screen but the whole machine was designed that way so you're sitting in a position where touching the monitor isn't a pain in the arse.
"every single member of your family will be stripped of their assets, their citizenship (don’t matter if they were born here or not) and then dumped back in the county of their ancestors penniless."
Guilt by relation - nice - works so well too. Really proves you're a progessive, just, civil society.