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Or in the words of Joe Manco -

 "In this world there's two kinds of people, my friend...
  Those who can sub, and those who can only leech.
  You leech."

And then there's whiners...

Wow, some really spoiled folks here.

Thanks and props to L-E for the great job you're doing with this series!

Past L-E Projects / Re: Captain Harlock!
« on: January 06, 2009, 10:34:01 pm »
Thanks for the wonderful job you all did on Captain Harlock!

Past L-E Projects / Re: Captain Harlock!
« on: May 23, 2008, 05:11:15 pm »
Yaaay! Yaaayyy! Thank you!!

General Forum / Re: How much of an anime fanatic are you???
« on: May 13, 2008, 05:55:07 pm »
The question should be "How Many Hours Of Anime Do You DOWNLOAD Everyday?"... Who has time to watch? I'm always hoping I'll get into a really serious traffic accident, or have a heart attack, or something, so that I'll have an excuse to watch some of it.

General Forum / Re: The Game of Shiritori
« on: April 30, 2008, 05:23:17 pm »


General Forum / Re: The Game of Shiritori
« on: April 30, 2008, 05:40:26 am »


A dessert with agar cubes, fruit, and beans in a sweet syrup. Yummy.

I witnessed the operation of one of the first two operating fusion reactors, the twin tokamaks at UCLA and Princeton. The one at UCLA took roughly six months to prep for a millisecond shot. It was triggered by eight Litton Radarange microwave ovens with their magnetron tubes pumped by a massive (size of a semi truck) Lincoln welding supply - Huge 4 gauge cables ran into and out of the backs of the ovens. There were 4-8 Commodore c64 computers hooked up to sensors in and around the tokamak, and they had cheap color TV's for monitors. When the tokamak was fired, the monitors were gaussed beyond all rescue, and gallons of liquefied teflon ran out of the tokamak (The teflon had been big machined hunks used as dielectric insulation between the walls of the tokamak).

UCLA had previously built a small tokamak that was a twin of one built in Russia - the designed proved to be optimistically undersized and neither was completed, but it could be seen hidden behind some fences and tarps in the machine shop area of Boelter Hall until the mid eighties.

Anyway, as you can see from the vast scale of the Japanese reactor, a *portable* fusion reactor like the Gundam would use would be quite a leap.

I think that number is far too low.
$729 Million is pennies when you are talking about the military. 
A raptor costs ~$100M and an arleigh burke destroyer costs $1100 Million. and another $710 Million for the armament.  A Virginia-class sub costs about $2100 Million to build.  The "tax rebate" proposal just passed by Congress cost $150 Billion or $150 000 Million.  They also neglect the cost of armament which is often just as much as the combat vehicle itself.  A pretty shoddy job at cost estimation IMO.

Since mobile suits are powered by fusion reactors, you could spend all the money you can print trying to build one, and never make it. I don't think the anime ever mentioned the power plant, but Tomino refers to the fusion reactors often in his novelizations. Of course, a real Gundam would incinerate itself in a few seconds, since it's design doesn't take heat dissipation into account at all.

Past L-E Projects / Re: Captain Harlock!
« on: April 25, 2008, 05:30:47 pm »
Mplayer should work perfectly on the styled subs with the '-ass -embeddedfonts' options.

Past L-E Projects / Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« on: April 24, 2008, 07:45:06 pm »
Fantastic job, as always. Thank you!!

Past L-E Projects / Re: Captain Harlock!
« on: April 24, 2008, 07:42:58 pm »
Woah, I wasn't paying attention and look what happened!

Thanks to everyone! What a treat!

General Forum / Re: VFR (No, nothing to do with aircraft.)
« on: April 09, 2008, 08:27:42 pm »
so what is this aircraft about?

Eh?  ???

General Forum / Re: VFR (No, nothing to do with aircraft.)
« on: April 08, 2008, 05:24:54 pm »
That may be. But if you get most of your dvd's from China and India, you have a lot of material that did not benefit from this sophisticated hardware. With these dvd's I am happy to settle for simple linear blending, combined with the progressive mode of my TV, which at least makes them watchable.

Since the problem that I was trying to solve requires only the detection of small chunks of "proper" (not pathological) hard-telecine content, which the Transcode 32detect filter can do, I think I will be able to do what I want to do, which is to properly decimate small sections of 30fps content in 24fps content, without accidentally dropping a keyframe. Mencoder, btw, does not seem to offer a filter that can detect hard-telecine reliably.

General Forum / Re: VFR (No, nothing to do with aircraft.)
« on: April 08, 2008, 12:00:27 am »
This is great! I think we just did a better job capturing the nuts and bolts of this issue than I have seen in any video forum!

Thanks teucom!

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