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@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.


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Ticking time bombs: The legacy of World War II


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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM

This is just a little bit of FYI, from the perspective of someone living in Germany. I'm not trying to argue about the war itself (my grandparents' generation started it, committed a crapton of atrocities, then lost, the end), and I'm not trying to argue about the rights or wrongs of certain types of warfare as executed by the Allies. I'm just telling you about its legacy.
 
 
For as long as I remember, leftover bombs from World War II that had not detonated (official English term is "unexploded ordnance", also colloquially referred to as "blinds") have been a permanently lingering potential threat that could be lying under the ground beneath our feet. They would regularly be uncovered during excavations for a new construction project, and then numerous city blocks would have to be evacuated, and a bomb squad would be called in to disarm the bomb. Another danger is that the material the bomb is made of has progressively corroded over the decades, and thus there's the real possibility that a bomb might eventually explode on its own. While being buried underneath a building where people live. Since 1947, there have been about 20 auto-detonations, sometimes without being triggered by any outside force.

Just this weekend, there has been a situation in the city of Dortmund, about an hour from where I live, that involved a massive evacuation.
https://www.thelocal...mass-evacuation
https://www.dw.com/e...ombs/a-51963479
https://www.dailymai...ombs-found.html
https://www.timesofi...ass-evacuation/

Some statistics I read today that might give you a little bit of perspective as to the scope of this situation: A whopping 1760 (!) WWII bombs have been found last year. And those are only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For the entirety of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.



How about other countries that were bombed during WWII? Do people there also still have to live with the fear of leftover explosives?


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:15 PM

I've seen stories about unexploded blitz bombs being found in England, but I don't live there so it's all second hand to me.
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:01 PM

I live in the Charleston, SC area and they still find the occasional cannonball from the Civil War.



#4 Nevermore

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:43 PM

I live in the Charleston, SC area and they still find the occasional cannonball from the Civil War.

 

Are those dangerously explosive?


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:39 PM

I know WWII sea mines are still occasionally found scattered around the ocean and there was one caught just last year off of the Isle of Wight in a fishing net.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:29 PM

I understand it's a problem in southeast Asia too.  The US dropped a lot of conventional bombs during Vietnam.

 

http://legaciesofwar...-million-bombs/


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:34 PM

 

I live in the Charleston, SC area and they still find the occasional cannonball from the Civil War.

 

Are those dangerously explosive?

 

 

No.  If you find one, you can probably sell it.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:00 PM

 

I live in the Charleston, SC area and they still find the occasional cannonball from the Civil War.

 
Are those dangerously explosive?
 
 
No.  If you find one, you can probably sell it.

Not true. There is unexploded Civil War ordnance, and it can, and has exploded, causing casualties.
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:02 PM

I was going to say, Grapeshot Canisters were a thing.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:21 PM

Ocasonally in the UK unexploded WW2 bombs appear, mainly around the southern cities during large construction projects, if I recall correctly, in my local city when they were building a massive new shopping centre about ten years ago or something, they came across a unexploded bomb which got dealt with but then a large chunk of the city got trashed during the war! There is a church that's apart of a local park, where the roof got completely destoryed but they never replaced it and to this day they not done anything, so these bombs can still be found on occason but its becoming increasly rare and they are becoming rather sensative as time goes on but back when the bombs were dropping it was more a case of looking before leaping for those dropping the bombs which is why where was so much destruction in World War 2! Thou in the begining it was aimmed at miltray facuilties before it spread to towns and cities as plans went a stray from a single accident, thou I recall seeing a photo from the aftermath of a raid during the war, London I think it was, someone's office had been destoryed yet it was business as normal, they were outside, someone on a typewriter being told what to write and they weren't going to let the enemy break their spirt by giving into dispair and they simply got on with business as normal.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:44 PM

 

I live in the Charleston, SC area and they still find the occasional cannonball from the Civil War.

 

Are those dangerously explosive?

 

If I'm right they are blown up. During the war some of the cannonballs were filled with gunpowder to explode in the air.


So we know about Germany and England how about the rest of Europe that was a battlefield.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:04 PM

I know in some parts of the world, unrecovered land mines from that era are also a serious problem.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:53 PM

 

 

 

I live in the Charleston, SC area and they still find the occasional cannonball from the Civil War.

 
Are those dangerously explosive?
 
 
No.  If you find one, you can probably sell it.

Not true. There is unexploded Civil War ordnance, and it can, and has exploded, causing casualties.

 

 

I didn't realize we had exploding cannonballs in the Civil War, but I see that you are right.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 01:03 AM

why have we not used tech (xrays, echo sound, metal detection ect) and start griding off large populated area and find these things?

 

Clean up the past so we can live on in the future


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 01:32 AM

Germany already has a specialist bomb disposal service, and it seems they're already really active with the amount of material uncovered.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:01 AM

If it were that simple, they'd have done it already. An urban environment has been built over and around them. You'd have to evacuate sections of city where people live and work for months at a time. You could have some close to underground pipes and metal detectors and ground-penetrating sonar wouldn't be able to sort it out from the infrastructure. You'd have to tear away the foundations of buildings and houses every time you found a metal object, and how often would it be something dangerous and not just some metal post-war debris?


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:02 AM

What they do whenever there's a new construction project is analyze old aerial photos taken by the allies after a bombing raid. That way, they can sometimes pinpoint specific suspect areas.


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:05 AM

why have we not used tech (xrays, echo sound, metal detection ect) and start griding off large populated area and find these things?

 

Clean up the past so we can live on in the future

They have. That's how much ordinance was dropped.



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 01:46 PM

An artillery shell from the Civil War has been found in downtown Charleston.

 

https://www.postandc...Xn1NDOyDQJhMJQE





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