atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#853: Follow-up

The problem with Blue Drop ep 13 downloading turned out to be due to the auto-backup program that copies files to my external hard drive when I'm not doing anything else. Disabled that, presto, the thing downloaded without a problem.

An upgrade was recently released for that program, of course, and like a doofus I went ahead and allowed it to upgrade. Argh.

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Nanoha, from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha et al, is about 90% what I imagined Asa (from my own series American Dawn) being. They even have the right voice, for Christ's sake.

It's not fair.

...okay, Nanoha is not Asa. Asa's not a magical girl; if anything AD is a "slice of life" series with a few random insane elements thrown in. Nanoha lives in a world in some far future and it's probable that the "magic" is, in fact, merely technology beyond the Clarke limit. ("Any sufficiently advanced technology..." etc.) The personalities aren't the same, either.

It's still not fair.

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Current outside temp: -5°F. For the third day in a row. "Global warming" my ass.

Anyone care to explain to me how higher average global temperatures lead to colder winters? I am prepared to listen with a (mostly) straight face. As far as I can tell, when the average temperature of the planet is higher it means winters are mild. This ain't "mild". It's not the worst winter in my memory but it's not mild by a long shot.

The weather people predicted a "mild" winter for this year. They were wrong, because long-term weather prediction is pretty much impossible. Yet we believe them when they tell us it'll be hotter in 50 years?

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General Tao's Chicken for dinner. And I just finished a plate of reheated leftovers. And now my stupid cat is licking the plate. I thought cats weren't supposed to like spicy food?

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Going through the old posts I found that someone read my rant regarding Ferengi in the Federation. I need a way to know when someone has added a comment to one of the 853 (as of now) posts I've posted, dang it, so I can reply in a timely manner.

I'm sure LJ has a way for me to know; I just haven't found it. Maybe I need a copy of LiveJournal for Dummies.

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