Got My Hero Academia today! I originally wasn't going to as I liked it but it wasn't really one I super enjoyed, but I have been loving season 2 and plan on buying it, and I couldn't just have season 2.
Awww... You remembered that i have the Inori Aizawa browser... (tsundere) Inori is adorable though! ;-; Kind of reminds me a little of Yui from K-ON!.
Outside of Inori's fashion, what was nice is that i found out about many anime trade sources. They have subsequently done away with that (watch they didn't have full permissions) (laughs) however, i did bookmark sites that were of particular interest and probably should check back in on them.
Slow internet and loading to the cloud is making this a bit slow, but the first post now has active links. I'll try to add a couple things of interest each day till I've got most of the "first experience" pics and videos here for viewing.
Today, I've loaded a few thing from my first trip to Akihabara. Not everything is up yet, so will likely be continuing this one as time allows.
My first trip to Akiba was a bit of a disaster. My phone didn't work because of a change in carriers, so I was playing it by ear as to how to get to where I wanted to be. A lot of things I didn't get to see till much later because I ended up getting lost.
It's very common for convenience stores or pachinko parlors to license anime for advertising purposes, and often have special gifts available from set locations when items are purchased. Being a foreigner, I couldn't do the pachinko parlor offers, but did find some of the stuff interesting to at least see.
Finally, this one I just found too hilarious to not take a pic of. Maps in Japan are laid out in larger blocks, and have A LOT of smaller walking streets which run within those blocks. This particular building sets between Shinjuku San Chome and Shinjuku Ni Chome in one of those small streets. It's a perfect example of Intergalactic Understanding because apparently even aliens get jock itch.
Alright, I have responded to this point before, but to further clarify, almost 70% of Americans have only 2 choices available for broadband providers, and about 30% have literally only one. So for most people, "shopping elsewhere" simply isn't a possibility. Even if about 30% have three or more providers, there is no guarantee that any option will behave ethically. I myself have only one option in my area. If my provider screws me, I'd have to move in order to change my service, and even then, it's just changing from one terrible company to another.
This is the one I want to focus on. I am saying that without net neutrality, ISPs will, more readily, invest their own infrastructure into these areas without fear that their infrastructure will be appropriated. And honestly, I feel that if it is likely that they will compete in these areas where your option is Internet from one source or nothing at all, it is worth the risk.
No one is arguing that competition isn't good. I'm just asking for you to substantiate your claim that this bill would increase healthy competition among ISPs or lower average prices.
Its not like the other side really has any substance to counter this too... This is all conjecture. Sure it may not create competition, but by keeping NN we also probably won't improve our prices, internet speed, or customer service.
No source I've found have concrete numerical data, no matter if you are pro or con. Yea sure pro-NN people will say "oh the ISPs have invested into infrastructure" but the anti-NN people will say "but not as much as they otherwise would have"
Quite honestly, both the HBR articles and the wikipedia articles read to be largely unbiased and have been most of my inspiration. I'm not good at articulating when it comes to certain subjects, primarily Net Neutrality because it is so darn confusing.
Honestly I find the HBR article on why we should oppose it makes more sense/easier to follow compared to the one on why we shouldn't oppose it.
I do honestly want to call into view who is for NN (mostly internet based businesses) and who is against (ISPs and Hardware manufacturers).
Both sides have compelling arguements, ones I can agree with (curse me and my ability to think both ways!).
My view on it is that we want to force private/public companies to behave like a government institution. Is this good or bad? Well... we don't want the gov't to be reaching beyond their bounds. But also, wouldn't ISPs controlling what goes on on the internet be considered free speech? Money is speech. Corporations are people. The internet is constantly changing. Remember when MSFT had to deal with antitrust laws for Internet Explorer? Now IE is a joke. When will we no longer need underground cabling for internet?
"Cricket Leigh is an American actress. Cricket was born in Michigan, raised in Chicago and graduated from New York University before moving to Los Angeles. She is best known for voicing Mai in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Leigh wrote and played all eight characters in Constantly Distracted in 2005. She also played Alma on Pop Tarts in 1999, voiced Tangier in Red Faction II in 2002, and played Mala for the original screening of Terra a year later. She played Bernice in The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down in 2006, and, in 2007, provided the voice of Basil in Capcom's third-person action game Lost Planet: Extreme Condition."
I don't know where your getting her playing Lucy from she does not work for Funimation. She mostly an Actor but got her claim to fame with voicing Mai from Avatar... Wish she would do more voicing actor roles she was very good as Mai. And she told me it was very hard to do in the beginning for Mai b/c she nothing like her and did not how the director wanted her to voice her as so she had to alway had to think oppositely when voicing the role but she made it work so good.
@Zethus Wow, I thought I had clicked EVERYTHING on our site lol, thank ya much!
As for gif avatars, I really think there's a size limit. I want to say mine was under 16kb. I just uploaded it as normal (.gif) file. Might have been dumb luck or maaaaaaaybe it's super secret Funimation privileges granted by papa Goku.
There is a fairly sizeable portion of Japanese that "can" speak English, but they tend to have just as much trouble with our language as we have with theirs. I'll spare all the details, but I absolutely hated Harajuku because of English. Between the pieces provided, I'm sure there will be someone in their office that can figure out what is being said if they take the time to review it.
Ah, Farph cuts right to the "heart" of the matter, nicely done. Have you given any thought to my bumper sticker suggestion? (laughs) ;-)
Ancient highlights an aspect of high-mindedness. Interesting... More or less, it is discouraging to see a system that can marginalize thought. I will also add (realistically) how many people do you think take the time to "reveal" a comment once put into obscurity? (laughs) :-)