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    If you'd like to follow me on my current and future endeavours, please PM me or leave a comment here
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    To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the One Piece TV anime broadcast, the franchise's official website announced on Saturday that the Romance Dawn one-shot manga, which is considered to be the origin of the One Piece franchise, will get an anime adaptation to broadcast on the anime's birthday, October 20. Romance Dawn was released by Eiichiro Oda in two versions in 1996: one was in WJ Summer Special magazine which was later included in One Piece Red. Another was in Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which was later included as one of the short stories in the Wanted! collection. It describes a different Monkey D. Luffy from the One Piece franchise. The WJ Summer Special version previously received an OVA adaptation in 2008. The news described that it will be the first anime adaptation for the one-shot, which refers to the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine version. Source: One Piece.com
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    Generation eight of Pokémon is officially here, as this morning Nintendo announced Pokémon Sword and Shield, to release this fall on the Switch. The pair of games are three-dimensional and cel-shaded. Pokémon Sword and Shield will be the first mainline games in the series to appear on a home console, they’ll take place in a new region (“Galar”), with a whole bunch of new Pokémon, including three starters that Nintendo showed off in a trailer this morning: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble. The previous generation of monster-collecting games, gen seven, began with Pokémon Sun and Moon on the 3DS in 2016. Now, three years later, it’s time for the next one.
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    Have a Happy Spooktacular Merry Halloween-mas.
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    Crunchyroll and VIZ Media announced a home video and electronic sell-through distribution deal that will bring anime titles to fans across the U.S. and Canada. Through this deal, VIZ Media will now distribute select Crunchyroll series and upcoming acquisitions through home video and EST. “VIZ Media, in partnership with Warner Home Entertainment, is responsible for distributing some of the biggest titles in anime. This partnership will ensure maximum exposure and monetization for our content partners’ IPs and empower us to super-serve anime fans across North America,” said Sae Whan Song, head of business development for Crunchyroll. “We’re looking forward to working with VIZ Media to broaden our distribution and to offer our fans another way to enjoy their favorite series.” “With Crunchyroll’s expansive catalog of anime in every genre and VIZ Media’s demonstrated success in sales and distribution, we’re excited to join forces to deliver the best titles to viewers any way they want to view it,” says Brian Ige, Sr. Vice President, Animation, VIZ Media.
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    Sentai announced DanMachi Season 2 for Dubcast on Hidive in July!
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    @diarma86 there's a good reason we decided not to just 'pack up'. The site did start out as just a discussion forum. The download stuff was just an 'addon' to it and of course people just flocked to it...but it ended up also creating a lot of problems for the site as well - namely people that just sign up to do nothing but spam or cause trouble (mostly the former). This played a large part into Koby's decision, and by extension, mine. It was very difficult to do what we had to do. We knew the impacts of either decision. But I've said this a million times already - there is only one thing we care about more than anything else, and that's every single one of you. Even downloads being there couldn't hold a candle to how much we cared about our members. In the end we did what we had to do...not just to protect ourselves or this site, but also to protect each and every one of you. Because we just care that deeply. We realized that making this sort of call would mean the site would never be the same. It was not an easy sacrifice, believe us. But we'd rather keep the site and its members, than lose everything. You guys are why we keep doing this. No other reason. None. We'll be cooking up some stuff this summer, hopefully when I've got more time. Look forward to that!
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    Did you know... that The most notable period of piracy happened between 1650s and 1730s in a period that is today known as "Golden Age of Piracy"? Then, large amounts of organized pirate fleets managed constantly raid trade routes of Caribbean, West Africa, Red Sea and India, and various publications started promoting their idolized way of life, great adventures and riches that they captured. Some of the most notable pirate captains managed to inflict such a fear and devastation to the trade community, that they even manage to completely stop naval commerce between commerce in few occasions. Exploits of pirates such as Blackbeard (who operated in Caribbean and was famous for his theatrics and personal image), Henry Every (who managed to capture incredible wealth and retire without being caught by authorities), Henry Morgan (who fought against Spanish as a privateer his entire life), Edward Low (famous for his cruelty and love for torture), and Anne Bonny (one of the rare female pirates) managed to attract such attention, that European and US governments had to react. For years their armies were occupied with fighting among themselves, but when peace treaties have been signed threat of piracy became unbearable to all of them. With few organized attack they managed to kill several major pirate captains (such as Bartholomew Roberts who captured over 470 ships in Caribbean and West Africa), destroy their hideouts (at the peak of the pirate activity, their bases at Madagascar held over 1000 people) and provide better support to trade fleets and end so called "Golden Age of Piracy".
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    Fact of the Day - PIRATES Did you know... that Blackbeard was the most feared pirate of all ? Blackbeard ( aka Edward Teach ) was known as the most terrifying pirate in the world . Before capturing a ship he would weave hemp into his beard and light it on fire , an intimidation tactic that made him look demonic .
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    Blimps are commonly used for advertising purposes, and some blimps have 1000s of LED lights on them to shine messages. Blimps are often deflated in transportation processes. Also, some blimps were used for patrolling purposes for the United States Navy in the World War I period.
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    Fact of the Day - BLIMPS Did you know... that A blimp is an airship that has no internal framework to keep its helium gas bag rigid? They lift due to high pressure and helium pumped in the balloon and uses less fuel in two weeks than it takes a 747 airplane just to taxi to the runway. The only solid parts of a blimp are the gondola, where the passengers are, and the tail fins used for stability. Blimps require propeller motors for steering mobility purposes. Pilots power and steer blimps with two propeller engines and a movable tail and rudder system. On average, blimps can travel 150-200 miles per day. The usual cruising speed for a blimp is 35 miles per hour in a zero wind condition. There are 4 air valves on each blimp- two at the front and two at the back. The valves are opened and closed to either let air out or keep air in the ballonets. Without any lifting gas, the empty ship (GZ-20) weighs about 12,840 pounds. Inflated with helium, the ship weighs only 100-200 pounds, depending on the amount of fuel, payload and ballast aboard.
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    4 is well known to be an unlucky number because 四 sounds similar to 死 (sǐ), which means "death" in Chinese. People will go to extremes based on superstitions of the number 4. In China, the presence of the number 4 is avoided in most public settings; in addition to elevator buttons, addresses, ID numbers, phone numbers, license plates, and product names will usually omit the number 4 for fear of being attached to bad luck. Houses and apartments that have 4 in the address number will sell for much less than ones without. Mentioning the number four to an ill family member is considered to be highly offensive, and giving anything with 4 on it to someone can be seen as a death threat.
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    The first movie released on VHS was The Young Teacher, a South Korean drama about a teacher who organizes a volleyball game at her school to boost self-confidence and school spirit in her students. While the film received little recognition, the VHS format proved to be very successful and quickly became the number one format for buying and selling movies.
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    The site migration was completed, albeit with a few bumps along the way that made it take like 6 hours instead of 2 and a half, lol. Really sorry about that, but things should be working properly again. Notice - Site Migration When: February 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours What: Site migration to a different server Sorry for the short notice on this one, but it's important. I will be migrating the forums off of the current server onto my own servers. This is because, at this point, we're essentially paying for server hardware resources we're not even really using, and this is due in large part to the removal of downloads from the site. It simply doesn't make any sense to continue to pay for the server the forums are on because of this, so I have instead made an offer to Koby to host the forums on my own server, free of charge. To facilitate this move, I will be deactivating the forum website right around 7:30 PM CST this evening. I've set aside 2.5 hours to perform the move, but if things go as planned it'll not take the entire window to do. The gameplan is as follows: At or around 7:30 PM CST, deactivate the forum website in the webserver configuration, redirect all traffic to a static page Perform full database dump (expected time: about 15-30 minutes maximum) After confirming dump integrity, migrate the dump file to the new server and import it (expected time: about 15-30 minutes maximum) Begin transferring website-related files to the new server (expected time: about 45 min to an hour maximum) Migrate webserver configuration files to the new server, and locally test configuration (expected time: about 10 minutes or so) Make the necessary changes within DNS (expected time: will vary depending on various ISP's DNS caching policies and refreshes) Obviously, since I have offered to host the forums completely free of charge, this raises the question for many of you: should I still donate? The answer to that is, absolutely! Even though I will be hosting the site itself free of charge, Koby still has to pay the licensing costs of the forum software itself as well as the themes. So yes, continue to donate. The only change is that money will just be used to keep the forum software license current as well as pay for these wonderfully designed themes we have. Oh and, of course, @Koby is still insistent upon compensating me for the trouble even though I said I'd do it for free (stubborn guy, LOL), so a portion might also be used for that as well. As always, IRC and Discord will both remain available. Again sorry for the short notice, but this move is that important and we feel that it's the best way to move forward from here. Thank you for your understanding!
  15. 5 points
    English dub confirmed for Haikyu!! S3 https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2019-02-19/sentai-filmworks-confirms-english-dub-for-haikyu-season-3/.143636
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    The 26th and final episode of Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) ended with an announcement on Saturday that a sequel anime film is in production. The film will cover the Mugen Ressha-hen (Demon Train) arc. Synopsis Ever since the death of his father, the burden of supporting the family has fallen upon Tanjirou Kamado's shoulders. Though living impoverished on a remote mountain, the Kamado family are able to enjoy a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village to make a little money selling charcoal. On his way back, night falls, forcing Tanjirou to take shelter in the house of a strange man, who warns him of the existence of flesh-eating demons that lurk in the woods at night. When he finally arrives back home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight—his whole family has been slaughtered. Worse still, the sole survivor is his sister Nezuko, who has been turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Consumed by rage and hatred, Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and stay by his only remaining sibling. Alongside the mysterious group calling themselves the Demon Slayer Corps, Tanjirou will do whatever it takes to slay the demons and protect the remnants of his beloved sister's humanity. [Written by MAL Rewrite] Kimetsu no Yaiba adapts Koyoharu Gotouge's supernatural action manga of the same title, which began airing on April 6. Aniplex of America licensed the anime series and streamed it on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu. Adult Swim's Toonami programming block will run the show with English dub beginning October 12. Prior to serialization, Gotouge received an honorable mention at the 70th Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards in 2013 for their Kagarigari one-shot, which became the prototype for Kimetsu no Yaiba. The latter began serializing in Weekly Shounen Jump in February 2016. Shueisha published the 16th volume on July 4, with the 17th volume planned for an October 4 release. Kimetsu no Yaiba has a cumulative 10 million copies of its compiled volumes in circulation. VIZ Media licensed the manga in English in July 2017 and publishes it simultaneously with the Japanese release in their Shounen Jump service. The eighth volume went on sale on September 3, and the ninth volume will be published on November 5. Shueisha's Manga Plus platform also began simulpublishing the manga in English this January. Kimetsu no Yaiba ranked among the top 20 manga in the male readers category in the 2018 Kono Manga ga Sugoi rankings.
  17. 4 points
    Kevin Feige took the stage at Comic-Con to pull back the curtain on Phase 4 of the MCU, which includes 'Black Widow,' Disney+ shows and sequels to 'Thor' and 'Doctor Strange.' "The Infinity Saga is complete," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige declared at Comic-Con Saturday. After 11 years and 23 movies, the Marvel boss pulled back the curtain on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future as it enters Phase 4 following the events of Avengers: Endgame. At the end of the panel, just when fans thought he was done, Feige caused a new uproar by casually telling fans there were films he didn't have time to talk about, such as Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 — and more importantly, Fantastic Four and X-Men movies. He also unveiled an A-list casting, revealing that Mahershala Ali would be joining the MCU as Blade, the vampire hunter that was played by Wesley Snipes in three movies previously. While those films don't have dates, earlier in the panel Feige revealed that up first will be Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, which will open May 1, 2020 and is directed by Cate Shorthand. The Eternals will follow on Nov. 6, 2020 and Feige brought out the cast, including Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikarus, as well as Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek as Ajax, Lia McHugh and Don Lee as Gilgamesh. Chloé Zhao is directing the film, which Feige described as "full on Jack Kirby," a reference to the cosmic property's creator. While the studio no longer has Robert Downey Jr., it does have a new weapon in its arsenal: Disney+, the upcoming streaming service that will feature Marvel shows that connect to the films. Feige revealed Falcon & Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, will bow in the fall 2020. Next up, Feige revealed the title for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which he revealed will star Simu Liu as Marvel's first Asian leading man. It will open Feb. 12, 2021 and also star Tony Leung as the real Mandarin (Ben Kingsley played an imposter version in Iron Man 3). Awkwafina is also to star in the film from Destin Daniel Cretton. WandaVision, the Disney+ series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Betteny will follow in spring 2021 and take place after Endgame as Wanda Maximoff deals with the loss of her partner, Vision. Captain Marvel character Monica Rambeau, who was a child in that film, will appear as an adult and be played by Teyonah Parris. Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston's trickster god, will debut on Disney+ in spring 2021. Feige revealed that this features the 2012 version of the character who in Endgame stole an Infinity Stone, but it will take place after Endgame. Part of the mystery is where he's been and what he's been up to. The upcoming Doctor Strange sequel was revealed to be titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It will hit theaters May 7, 2022. Olsen's Scarlett Witch will appear in the film, and her series WandaVision will lead into the movie. Filmmaker Scott Derrickson, known for his horror work, described it as Marvel's first scary movie. Back on the Disney+ front, the alternate reality animated series What If...? will hit summer 2021, with Jeffrey Wright voicing the all-seeing Watcher. A number of MCU actors will reprise their roles. A Disney+ Hawkeye event series will star Jeremy Renner, who strolled out on stage, and will feature the fan favorite comic book character Katie Bishop, a young protege of the archer. It hits fall 2021. The theme of show will be Hawkeye, a superhero with no superpowers, teaching someone else how to be a hero with no powers. The next Thor movie was revealed to be titled Thor: Love and Thunder, and will debut Nov. 5, 2021 from filmmaker Taika Waititi. "As new king (of Asgard), she needs to find her queen. That will be the first order of business," star Tessa Thompson told the crowd to cheers. In a big twist, Natalie Portman will return to the franchise as a female Thor, with the story taking its cues from the recent comics run penned by Jason Aaron. The actor hasn't acted in a Marvel movie since 2013's Thor: The Dark World, and was believed to be done with the MCU. Here's the full slate: Black Widow (May 1, 2020) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+, Fall 2020) Eternals (November 6, 2020) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Feb. 12, 2021) WandaVision (Disney+, Spring 2021) Loki (Disney+, Spring 2021) Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021) What If…? (Disney+, Summer 2021) Hawkeye (Disney+, Fall 2021) Thor: Love and Thunder (Nov. 5, 2021)
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    Did you know... that perhaps one of the the most well known characteristic of the grey wolf is its hauntingly beautiful howl ? This is a primary communication tool , both between lone wolves and their pack , as well as between packs . When it comes to territory , inter-pack howling will determine the size and strength of different pack , often determining weather or not to attack or retreat .
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    Did you know... that in the year 1916 , 55% of the cars in the world were Model T Ford , which is still an unbroken record ?
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    Fact of the Day - FLAGS OF THE WORLD Did you know... that the flag of Nepal is the only country that does not have a standard rectangular flag, and in the same time it is the oldest official flag in the world? The blue frame stands for harmony and peace, reminiscent of Buddha, who was born here. Crimson, on the other hand, is the national color. Some people compare the triangles with the Himalayan summits, but they are actually a Hindu symbol.
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    Fact of the Day - PROHIBITION Did you know... that he prohibition of alcohol in Canada arose in various stages, from local municipal bans in the late 19th century, to provincial bans in the early 20th century, and national prohibition (a temporary wartime measure) from 1918 to 1920? The relatively large and powerful beer and alcohol manufacturing sector, and the huge working class that purchased their products, failed to convince any of the governments to reverse their stance on prohibition. Most provinces repealed their bans in the 1920s, though alcohol was illegal in Prince Edward Island from 1901 to 1948. By comparison the temperance act in Ontario ran from 1916 to 1927. Despite having prohibition from 1916 until 1927 in Ontario, the government allowed for numerous exceptions. Wineries were exempted from closure, and various breweries and distilleries remained open for the export market.[26] In Hamilton, Ontario, Rocco Perri specialized in exporting liquor from old Canadian distilleries, such as Seagram and Gooderham and Worts to the United States, and helped these companies obtain a large share of the American market. In London, Ontario, Harry Low and his group of rum-runners bought the Carling Brewery, while the Labatt family left the operations to the manager Edmund Burke. The fact that the "export" might be by small boat from Windsor across the river to Detroit only helped the province's economy. Rum-running occurred in other provinces as well.
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    The Underground Railroad was the inspiration for a faction in Fallout 4, the Railroad, consisting of safehouses for synthetic humanoids who escaped another faction known as the Institute.
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    Yesterday's fact:- Insomnia, confusion and headaches are caused due to mobile phone radiation. Experts have identified ringxiety, nomophobia, telephonophobia and frigensophobia as conditions that can effect people.
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    Did you know... that India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 16 percent of global production. Also, Chess was invented in India. Never Imagined that one would be a thing.
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    Did you know... India has the largest postal serice in the world ? Its postal network contains 150.000 post offices , yet it is also considered one of the slowest postal networks in the world .
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    Fact of the Day - INDIA Did you know... that Hindi is not the National Language of India? There are more than 20 official languages and Hindi is one of them but it is not India's National language. Official languages are the ones which a country uses to communicate on an official level. In fact, there are some cities in India like Chennai, where people are happy not to communicate in Hindi.
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    This is perhaps one of the most uncomfortable features of the castle, as if the castle weren’t uncomfortable enough; there were no toilets, but rather little constructions called “garderobes,” a hole through which users would aim their waste products, which would ultimate go through shoots which wound up in the surrounding moats. Adding to the wretchedness, these “bathrooms” were often cold and breezy, hardly conducive to progress. Another gross detail: the “garderobe” was called such as residents would keep their clothing inside, as the odor would repel insects (and any human with a sense of smell, most likely).
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    Did you know... that the America Class is one of the largest assault ship of the US Navy ? So far , only one ship , the USS America , has been completed ( in 2014 ) . The ship has a total length of 257 m ( 844 ft ) and displacement ( weight ) of about 45.000 long tons ( 46.000 t ) .
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    The rulers of Minoan Crete were the first to raise a navy specifically for the purpose of battling piracy. He managed to clear the surrounding waters of piracy for a time, until his navy was destroyed by a tsunami around 1400 B.C. and piracy resumed.
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    Did you know... that In 1925 , Goodyear Tire and Rubber created the blimps we now know today ? The term ''blimp'' is a mix of the original British word for blimp , ,,limp,, and the most common type of blimp class , B , thus creating ,,blimp,, bizkit .
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    Did you know... that 17 is considered unlucky. When viewed as the Roman numeral, XVII, it is then changed anagrammatically to VIXI, which in the Latin language translates to "I lived", the perfect implying "My life is over." Also 9 is feared in Japan because it sounds similar to the Japanese word for torture or suffering, so it's also considered unlucky
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    And that's my birth date. Finally got the reason for my bad luck.
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    The northern lights look like fire, but they wouldn't feel like one. Even though the temperature of the upper atmosphere can reach thousands of degrees Fahrenheit, the heat is based on the average speed of the molecules. After all, that's what temperature is. But feeling heat is another matter – the density of the air is so low at 60 miles (96 kilometers) up that a thermometer would register temperatures far below zero where aurora displays occur.
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    Fact of the Day - AURORA BOREALIS Did you know... that the Aurora Borealis makes sound ? The answer is yes! However, not everyone hears the sound and not all aurora produce it. Several credible witnesses in both the Northern Hemisphere (aurora borealis) and Southern Hemisphere (aurora australis) report hearing a sound accompanying the Northern Lights and Southern Lights. According to Neal Brown, former director of the Poker Flat Research Range, which conducts extensive experiments on the aurora borealis, witnesses say they hear the sound of the aurora when it is visible. Since the lights we see from the aurora are produced at 60 miles (100 kilometers) and higher up in the atmosphere, it’s unlikely the sound is coming directly from the aurora. This is simply because the light reaches an observer much faster than any sound. However, the reports of sounds, usually described as a hissing or crackling, are credible. Certain blindfolded subjects, unable to see the aurora, correctly announced the presence of the aurora, based on sound. Not everyone hears the aurora, plus it seems likely the conditions aren’t right for all aurora to produce the sound. The sound has been reported in both summer and winter, on a variety of terrains.
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    Did you know... that in ancient times , a month was calculated roughly by the length of time it takes the Moon to orbit Earth and begin a new phase ? This occurs about every 29 and a half days . Although the length of a month now varies , the word month comes from the word "moon" ( a "moonth" ) .
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    Did you know... that the first phone book was only 20 pages long , was issued in 1878 and was apparently very short ? Since the phone was only invented two years before , it makes sense that not everyone was on board with the new technology yet . Strangely enough , the first phone book also instructed readers to “commence the conversation by saying , ‘'Huolla!''
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    Did you know... that as a tribute to Alexander Graham Bell when he died in 1922, all the telephones stopped ringing for one full minute. As a result, 14 million telephones in US and Canada were affected.
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    The memorable Nokia tone for receiving SMS text messages is Morse code for ‘SMS’ Likewise, the ‘Ascending’ tone is Morse code for ‘Connecting People,’ (Nokia’s slogan) and ‘Standard’ is Morse code for ‘M’ (Message).
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    This is best illustrated by one person (call them Unlucky) falling into a black hole while another person (call them Lucky) watches. From Lucky’s perspective, Unlucky’s time clock appears to be ticking slower and slower. This is in accordance with Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which (simply put) says that time is affected by how fast you go, when you’re at extreme speeds close to light. The black hole warps time and space so much that Unlucky’s time appears to be running slower. From Unlucky’s perspective, however, their clock is running normally and Lucky’s is running fast.
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    Did you know... that the VCR was sold for $1000-$1400 in 1975 when they were first introduced? that's nuts!!! That's $4,444-$6,222 in today's economy.
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    The password for the computer controls of nuclear tipped missiles of the U.S was 00000000 for eight years.
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    Fact of the Day - COMPUTERS Did you know... that Genesis Device demonstration video in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was the the first entirely computer generated movie sequence in the history of cinema. That studio later become Pixar.
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    Did you know... that Jason David Frank ( the Green/White Power Ranger ) is actually a 7th degree black belt , a pro MMA fighter , developed his own style of karate Toso Kune Do & held the world record for most pine boards broken in free fall ?
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    Did you know... that in the martial arts demonstrations there have been occasions where people fight huge animals like bulls and manage to kill them in a single blow? One such example was Mas Oyama a karate master earning him the name "Godhand"
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    Fact of the Day - MARTIAL ARTS Did you know... that very few activities have as many legends and myths surrounding them as do martial arts? Hundreds of practices are included under the title of martial arts, and some of these were passed down in secrecy for many generations. Furthermore, martial arts developed in countries that have been historically isolated from the Western world. Thus, there are many conflicting theories and opinions concerning the origins of martial arts. What is known is that martial arts began in the ancient cultures of Asia, including China, India, and Japan. In both China and India, artifacts from 2,000 to 4,000 years old have been found with paintings of people striking possible martial arts poses. Qigong , one of the oldest systems that may be considered a martial art, is believed by some historians to be 5,000 years old or older, originating in ancient China. Some scholars trace the development of martial arts much later to the sixth century a.d. According to legend, that is when a Buddhist monk from India named Bodhidharma brought Buddhism, yoga exercises, and meditation techniques to the Shaolin Monastery in China.
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    Did you know... that whisky does not age further once bottled ? Therefore a whisky bottled in 1999 as 10 years old , is not now 20 years old in 2019 . However , whiskies bottled in decades or centuries ago can show some change , especially if the closure is not air-tight .
  47. 4 points
    @dealvidit are you sure it's also not the fact that I'm operating it on a much quicker server (mine!), or that my server administration skills played a part in it? LOL I mean ever since we migrated the site over here, it pretty much gave the site access to vastly more resources than it previously had available on its older server, namely because virtually nothing else runs on this server to consume its resource - like literally there's only one other low-end process running on this server and that's it. Other processes on the other server were consistently consuming resources and while for the most part that didn't hurt the site's performance too terribly much, it still had a noticeable negative impact. Mind you it's not the reason we migrated though, the reasoning there was more or less the fact that Koby didn't feel like we needed to be paying for server resources we're hardly using, and me (being my generous self) graciously stepped in and offered to host free of charge. All that aside though I'm very happy to see there are those that remain loyal to the community. They recognize the fact that, first and foremost, that is precisely what Kametsu is, what it started as, and what it will always continue to be. Thank you so much!
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    Fact of the day - EAR Your ears never stop hearing, even when you sleep. Your brain just ignores incoming sounds. Also, after eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
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    Did you know... Voyager I and II are carrying record albums made of copper that are analog time-capsules from the late 1970s (when the spacecraft were launched). The albums contain greetings in fifty-five languages, musical selections from different eras and cultures, and information about where the records came from. Voyager 1 is 12 billion miles and Voyager 2 is 10 billion miles from Earth, making those two records arguably the most widely distributed albums of all time.
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    The official website for the Psycho-Pass anime franchise revealed on Friday that the anime is getting a third season titled Psycho-Pass 3. The anime will air on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block. The anime will star Yuuki Kaji as Arata Shindō and Yūichi Nakamura as Kei Mikhail Ignatov. Naoyoshi Shiotani is returning to direct the series at Production I.G, and manga creator Akira Amano is returning as the original character designer. The original Psycho-Pass anime premiered in 2012 and ran for 22 episodes. The 11-episode Psycho-Pass 2 television anime series then premiered in October 2014, and the Psycho-Pass movie opened in Japan in January 2015. Funimation released all three anime on home video. The franchise also includes the newly released three-film Psycho-Pass SS or Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System project. The first film, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.1 Tsumi to Batsu (Crime and Punishment), opened in Japan on January 25. The second film, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.2 First Guardian, opened in Japan on February 15. The third film, Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System Case.3 Onshū no Kanata ni ____ (In the Realm Beyond Is ____), opened in Japan on Friday. The franchise has inspired several manga adaptations and spinoff manga, as well as the Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness game.
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