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Spam / Re: shitpost central
« on: 2017-10-12 03:47:11 »
Ah, good, someone did post the video.

Why are we counting cliffhangers here? Things like Aldnoah.Zero were in production the whole time, so calling the first cour "season 1" doesn't make a lot of sense.

Things that actually just ended and I was mad about, though: Kamisama Dolls. They even announced a second season, but then canceled it.

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I was also mad as hell about where the Index anime left off but my prayers are finally being answered with that one!

Animation / Re: The reason I am watching Blend S
« on: 2017-10-09 01:14:08 »
It's a good reason, TBH.

Animation / Fall 2017 Anime Season - Discussion Thread
« on: 2017-10-07 16:35:12 »
So, I realize that we missed summer due to everyone being on break and forum usage dropping off, but I hope the new members will help re-vitalize them this semester!

If you are new, this thread is a place to tell us what you are watching/looking forward to watching this anime season. The only rule is NO SPOILERS!

To start things off, I suggest taking a look at what Kizunai Ai is watching:

Spam / Re: Introductions Thread (Fall 2017)
« on: 2017-10-02 02:17:39 »
Hiya! I'm showing up waaaaaay less this semester than I did last semester, so for all you newbies (welcome, by the way! And please stay so that we are not lonely ;__; ), I'm that kid who likes Gundam a lot, walks at a normal speed (fast? no you're just slow :U), never comes to Thursday meetings, and rarely comes to Saturday meetings (hopefully those last two will change next semester!). Maybe I will exert an effort to make it to the karaoke night this semester. I joined CAINE last year. We were very lonely last year. Very lonely.

Always glad to see people come to Saturday meetings! I hope they have been expanding your repertoire a little bit.

Spam / Re: Introductions Thread (Fall 2017)
« on: 2017-09-28 11:17:40 »
I guess I'd better go ahead and introduce myself for the new people.

I was President of CAINE last year (2016-2017), and Showings Director for the two years prior to that (2014-2016), but I've actually been in the club since the beginning of 2012, back when I was still at the local community college. I finally graduated from UVa over the summer, but I'm sticking around in Charlottesville for the time being, so I'll be coming to meetings pretty regularly and helping out the current batch of officers where I can. I also still run the forums, so if you have a question related to that, just let me know in the "news" section or send me a DM.

I got into anime around 2009 when I stumbled upon the show Planets on Netflix while looking for sci-fi shows I hadn't seen already and liked it so much I tried a bunch of different stuff all at once and was hooked. The ones that I remember having the biggest impression on me were Full Metal Panic!, Haruhi, and The Place Promised in Our Early Days. Fall 2010 was my first experience with seasonal anime, and soon after that I was watching 20+ shows a season regularly and was hooked.

It was around this time that I got into fansubbing with some poorly-put-together Blu-ray rips of my favorite shows at the time, Full Metal Panic! and Angel Beats!. I quickly got the itch to do proper fansubbs for airing shows, though, and became involved with a number of different groups including Doki, Interrobang, Anxious-Helium, EveTaku, Sage, and others on top of doing my own subs for a few things like Last Exile: Fam. Now that I have more time on my hands, I've been translating stuff for practice, but I haven't seriously considered getting back into real fansubbing because a) I might be getting a job in the industry soon, so I don't want to get involved in what is still essentially piracy, and b) fansubbing isn't what it was a mere 5-7 years ago--that was really a golden age where there existed heavy competition for every airing series and the overall quality of the best releases far rivaled anything before or since. Most fansubbers, myself included, are happy with the way things are now, though. We were essentially doing charity work, so if someone is willing to sub things legally and quicker than we ever could, there's little reason to continue unless you feel particularly attached to the show and think you could do a better job.

If you want to follow my exploits in translating, video and image processing, and building computers, you can check out my blog here:

If you just want spicy memes you can follow me on Twitter:

If you want to see what I'm watching currently, my MAL is always up-to-date:

News / Re: New Forum Theme
« on: 2017-09-28 00:22:08 »
Japanese fonts are currently broken. I am working on a fix. ごめんなさい

Spam / Re: shitpost central
« on: 2017-09-27 19:48:30 »
Rather than inactivity in the forums, it's more like the KGB silenced-- I mean, there is no dissent among the people.  Everyone is probably too content with their lives to engage in intellectual discourse.


Добро пожаловать, comrade!

I don't mind all the activity, but try to keep new thread generation to a minimum if you don't expect replies!

My bad for not making a new introductions thread. Here you go.

Spam / Introductions Thread (Fall 2017)
« on: 2017-09-27 19:42:57 »
Hey, everybody. If you are new to the forums, please consider leaving a post here introducing yourself. I'm not asking for your real identities or anything if you don't want to post those, but maybe just say something about yourself--favorite shows, comics, games, etc.--so we know what your interests are.

Welcome to CAINE!

INtellectual Exploration / Re: Translation stuff
« on: 2017-09-21 04:57:48 »
At long last, it's here: the first PV for the Legend of the Galactic Heroes remake!

INtellectual Exploration / Re: Translation stuff
« on: 2017-09-10 03:58:46 »
I translated the PV for the upcoming Hyouka J-Drama I was hyping in the live-action movies thread a while back. It looks really good!

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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