Feb 23, 2005

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Feb 21, 2005

Good anime

I have discovered an interesting thing. More to the point, a new anime, definetly worth watching to all fans of good space combat.

Target destroyed!

Starship Operators is an anime (so far 4 eps have been released) about a single spaceship fighting a war after the main fleet has been destroyed and their country has surrendered. So far, every episode has a nice one on one battle, with a nice array of weapons (including asteroid throwing ship), decent tactics (how to spot a stealth ship or close to a long range ship) and character development. I had some doubts after the 1st episode if the story would hold, but after the 4 eps I am definetly hooked up and want more.

The crew

Btw, they finally managed to explain why we can hear sound in space...

Target spotted

Since the show is not licensed outside Japan, episodes can be downloaded from animesuki. Catch them when they are available!

Official site, probably nice...if you can read Japanese :D; some tech pics under mechanics section, character sections has character pics and bios.

Seaslug Team has pics and spoilers, be warned!
http://www.davidslife.com/anime/reviews/starship_operators_1.php (pics and review)

Your standard blurb on animesuki.

Feb 9, 2005

Late update

Almost a week with no updates - that is rare even for me. I was waiting for the replies to the quiz...got none :(

Well, no replies - I am not telling you the answer then. Over the next few days I'll be at Krakonsci-fi con, so expect few updates (please note...if you want more updates, all you gotta do is *ask* :D).

Quiz question nr 3: Who and when wrote the oldest alternative history?

Feb 1, 2005

News...or no news

Today's news...well, I am not a journal. But I can point you to 2 very interesting news sites. You probably know the first one, as I mentoned it already: Wikinews. Well, Wikinews is interesting, but atm it is far from comprehensive (although it is growing rapidly). Now, the second site is probably more widly known: one of Google spin-offs, Google News. What it does it offers you a search (suprise...) for the latest news on a given topic. A nice thing, give it a try - or check the most recent news article about Wikipedia :) Btw, I had a really good laugh reading the 'Guide to a smarter you' . Although, on a second thought, this should be obligatory subject in schools...well, perhaps with the exception of visitng Fark.com :>

With accordance to the rules, I am extending the last queston deadline until I get at least one answer...

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