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Animation / Re: New Game! Appreciation Thread
« on: 2017-06-22 23:38:09 »
The PV for New Game!! is finally up! I did a quick-and-dirty translation of the dialogue bits for you all here:

This PV features the new OP and ED themes by fourfolium: STEP by STEP UP↑↑↑↑ and JUMPin' JUMP UP!!!!

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INtellectual Exploration / Bingo Meme Thread
« on: 2017-06-19 22:03:04 »
Making personalized bingo cards has become a meme, so this is a space to post your worst.

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I said I'd post about the PFSense router, so here it is. I've put together the hardware based on a lot of research. There were some hickups, but it ended up OK. I actually finished this almost two months ago, but hey, better late than never!

  • MBD-X10SLL-F-O uATX Server Motherboard (LGA 1150)
  • Intel Celeron G1820T Dual-Core CPU (2C, 2T @2.4 GHz 35W TDP)
  • 8GB Kingston Unbuffered ECC DDR3 1600 RAM
  • SanDisk SSD PLUS 120GB MLC SSD
  • Intel 82573L Gigabit NIC (w/ riser)
  • Supermicro CSE-512L 200B Case w/ 200W Power Supply
  • Supermicro Passive LGA 1150 Heatsink

The reason I went with the Celeron and not the Intel Xeon E3 1220L v3, which has hyperthreading and a much lower TDP at around the same price, is that PFSense only recently added multi-threading support, so I believe I'll actually get better performance out of this higher-clocked chip. It's a little-known fact that all consumer Intel chips in the i3 line and bellow (Pentium, Celeron, Atom) support error-correcting memory, so there are no compatibility issues using this OEM consumer chip. Edit: I might actually be forced to get the Xeon a higher-clocked i3 after all due to OpenVPN adding support for Intel AES-NI hardware acceleration. I will take the opportunity to benchmark this, however, and post an update with the results.

You might also ask (rightly) why anyone would spend $500 on a router. Well, I have two main reasons: the first is that I am now using Ting's gigabit fiber, which you basically need a custom solution like this to take full advantage of, and the second being that I want to run an always-on VPN for privacy at the router level, which actually requires a fair amount of computational power at these speeds. There's other fancy stuff I can do too, like run a router-level firewall and (very importantly) an ad-blocker, but those are the main reasons. Also, if it wasn't clear why I had a second NIC, it's because PFSense requires this for separating the WAN and LAN.

Here are some pictures of the build:
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And finally, I just picked up this military-grade portable server rack for my entire setup that I can just slap a shipping label on and send anywhere I want on eBay last week for cheap. I'm moving in two weeks, so it will definitely come in handy.

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Removed sticky. We can make a new thread for the incoming members this fall.

Submissions are closed. I am currently compiling what I did get and we will be releasing an electronic version this summer, with printed copies available for the activity fair this fall. A big thanks to everyone who submitted stuff!

Submissions are closed. We will not be doing a 2016/2017 T-Shirt. Sorry!

Hey, so there's a humble bundle going on right now for most of Sekai Project's titles. Check it out!

Animation / Re: New Game! Appreciation Thread
« on: 2017-06-02 15:57:29 »
Just another reminder what the best version of Aoba is~

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Animation / Re: New Game! Appreciation Thread
« on: 2017-06-01 23:13:00 »
Small update:

New Game!! is set to air on July 11th! The full schedule is below:

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« on: 2017-05-23 04:30:17 »
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Animation / Re: New Game! Appreciation Thread
« on: 2017-05-23 02:25:05 »
P.S. I probably would've romanized "Hochiduki" as "zuki" or "dzuki" because I think that would encourage the closest correct pronunciation in English readers (since づ isn't really a sound we have in English) but "du" probably is the most technically correct.

Oh, you're right. I was lazy and copped the official romanization, but it's bad so I changed it.

Animation / Re: New Game! Appreciation Thread
« on: 2017-05-22 03:32:01 »
I'm personally really interested in seeing how they handle the foreign character Christiana Yamato (likely a returnee or half-Japanese woman given her name, but her listing "Japanese [language]" as a skill indicates she may not be fully bilingual), because I just took the 4th-Year Japanese Workplace course and I have thoughts™ about foreigners working in Japan. Given that New Game has been pretty realistic and grounded in terms of its depiction of the workplace (obvious comedic exaggerations aside; see the article linked a few posts above), I am optimistic.

I will likely return to this subject once the show starts airing, so keep an eye out for that if you are interested.

Animation / Re: New Game! Appreciation Thread
« on: 2017-05-22 03:13:57 »
They also announced an advanced-screening of the first episode at an event on June 17th, where there will also be a live performance by forfolium, who are once again doing the show's OP. Not translating all of the details because I doubt any of you are going :P

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Animation / Re: New Game! Appreciation Thread
« on: 2017-05-22 02:19:00 »
Lots of new info just got posted today regarding some new characters. Here's the rundown. Translations are posted above their source tweet.

【New character announcements!】New characters Momojiki, Tsubame, Hotaru, and Yamato's reference art and CV have been made public! The key visuals are also being unveiled, so many people ought to be interested! #ニューゲーム

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Momiji Hochizuki CV: Suzuki Arisa

Birthday: January 17th
Height: 160cm (~5'3)
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: B
Likes: Rice, Meat, Vegetables、Everything
Bad With: Carbs, Sweet things, Talking to people
Special Skills: Taking care of cows, Milking cows
Birthplace: Hokkaido

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Tsubame Narumi CV: Hitomi Oowada

Birthday: May 16th
Height: 164cm (~5'5)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type: AB
Likes: Chinese food
Bad With: Hand dexterity, but it is required for detailed work
Special Skills: Cleaning, Washing, Cooking, Customer Service
Birthplace: Hokkaido

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Hotaru Hoshikawa CV: Manaka Iwami

Birthday: July 7th
Height: 157cm (~5'2)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Blood Type: O
Likes: Vegetables
Bad With: Meat, etc. (greasy foods), Exercise
Special Skills: Art
Birthplace: Tokyo

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Wako Christina Yamato CV: Kaori Nazuka

Birthday: October 1st
Height: 171cm (~5'7)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Blood Type: A
Likes: Japanese Food
Bad With: Beating touched by others, skinship
Special Skills: Memory of things, Japanese
Birthplace: France

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News / Re: New Forum Theme
« on: 2017-05-20 00:21:21 »
Blue/Grey it is. Also looking at bringing back the "random tidbits" box, but that is going to take some time.

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