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- 1. Ghost In The Shell [IMDb] [Wiki] (series)
- Blood: The Last Vampire [IMDb] [Wiki]
- Akira [IMDb] [Wiki]
- Appleseed [IMDb] [Wiki] (2 movies)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Evangelion [IMDb] [Wiki] (anime series and films)
- Macross Plus [IMDb] [Wiki]
- Ninja Scroll [IMDb] [Wiki]
- Street Fighter Alpha [IMDb] [Wiki] (film and VG series)
- Heat Guy J [IMDb] [Wiki] (anime series)
- Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex [IMDb] [Wiki] (subscription only) (anime series)
- Akira - The Making Of (subscription only)
From only a short list there, I could say that the genre for this series seems to be cyberpunk - or at least traditional Japanese action, fighting and robots! Other non-anime films like this are Blade Runner, The Matrix Trilogy, The Animatrix (Second Renaissance), and I Robot (maybe even Sin City as well).
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- OpenOffice has all the same functionality of MS Office, but the only problem is that it cannot import/export properly to/from Access (Databases). Check out the website. The great thing about this office suite is that its completely free!
- Tesco has recently opened its own range of software including Tesco Complete Office, which appears to have all the features as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access - and can apparently import/export between both Tesco and MS Office! Check out the website. Tesco is giving it away for only 20 quid with free Internet support!
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Here's a video I found on MSN Video a little while ago, and I think it's just amazing how far science has gone into reading the signals and brainwaves of our grey matter. Anyway...
Man uses thought to control TV
A man paralysed from the neck down has learnt how to use a computer and control a TV using the power of thought.
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"We have to go where we most need to be, to follow our hearts to where they take us"
Good night, good luck, and take care to all of you!
10 September 2006
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All the films made by Ghibli are Japanese anime – moves made in animation. Some of you may be familiar with InuYasho, Pokemon, Dragon Z Ball, Cowboy Bebop and the Moomins.
Most of these television series and films are “dubbed” (recorded verbally) in Japanese, so when broadcasting companies such as Disney buy these films, they are re-dubbed with English actors so people in the UK and USA can understand them. This makes a great benefit towards anime that is targeted as children, as reading subtitles instead would be somewhat complicated.
However, not all anime is aimed at children. In Japan, one of the main types of magazines is actually manga, which are Japanese animated cartoons. There are literally thousands of different genres of manga which reach out to all ages – young and old.
Usually when a manga artist or anime director starts to work on ideas for a film, they begin by exploring their ideas using manga to set different scenes in the world and of Japanese history, symbolism, culture or religion. Then the manga is constructed into movie material and voice actors chosen.
Some of Ghibli’s films include Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away (my favourite) and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Although some of these films may seem quite childish, especially My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service, all of them have much deeper meaning, symbolism and moral. Miyazaki is well known for creating similar character models and themes (e.g. humans vs. nature) in all his anime movies, and they differentiate form other films by showing how the protagonists (main characters) change and develop.
The top sites for info on these films include IMDb, Wikipedia, Nausicaa.Net, and of course, Google Search.
Oh, and, one more thing – these films can get very touchy, moving and compelling, so get the tissue boxes ready! (Especially for Grave of the Fireflies)
I am personally very moves by all these films and the others I have seen (including Only Yesterday, Whisper of the Heart and The Cat Returns), and regard them in as much value as The Matrix.
The animation is beautiful, the characters are life-like and believable, the scenery is outstanding, and the stories and places visited are spectacular. Every one of them will be a memorable treat for your heart and mind!
27 August 2006
This means that when you get older, you can't hear the sound.
And teenagers have cleverly been using this sound clip as an advantage over adults. For example, if you had this sound clip on a mobile phone as a ringtone, no adults would be able to hear it! Cool, huh?
However, because the noise is terribly annoying to listen to, some shop owners have also been using it as a deterrent to get evil-looking teenagers away from their shops!
Here's some links:
Google Search - Sonic Teenager Deterrent
Google Search - teen buzz (download links as well)
26 August 2006
Anyway... a useful tip for you, and an intented pun joke: Put money in your shoes - you'll be stinking rich!
I just want to say that I hope everyone got what they wanted on their exam results, that you all passed, and that you can get the future you always wanted. If not, remember that there is still hope for those that believe.
And... I have a new mobile! My dad offered to buy me one for about £100 but I said, nope, I hardly use the one I used to have anyway (the battery broke for no reason :( ) so I thought it would be better just getting a simple Nokia 1100. But anyway... it is a very nice phone and I still have enough features to rattle through yet!
And any of my stalkers (no not really :) ) may have also noticed I have been limping recently because I fell off my borrowed bike.
I now have a large chip of my knee taken away - OUCH! So to all you cyclists out there: please, for your own safety, wear kneepads!
By the way, I was turning round a sharp corner (I'm not very good with them, obviously).
15 August 2006
* Spirited Away is a lot like Lost In Translation. The unity of two friends in a world they don't fully understand.
* The animation is amazing and reminds me of the animation in The Animatrix's 'Beyond' episode.
* The music (especially the songs Day of the River, The Return and Reprise) sounds like the soundtracks for:
- Godspell - the song Prepare Ye (The Way of the Lord)
- The Polar Express - the songs Suite and Believe
- Nanny McPhee - song played at the final wedding in the snow
- Atlantis: The Lost Empire - the trailer
- other Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli films such as Laputa: Castle In The Sky and Nausicaa
I also have been to a few sites that grabbed my interest towards Spirited Away:
Studio Ghibli - Pictures from the film
Infoseek (Japanese) - more pictures that look as if they have been adapted from it
IMDb's pages and also the messageboard that I have posted on (registration required for access)
14 August 2006
- Smashing your computer's hard drive like hell! You can watch some videos on YouTube for some... inspiration.
- Formatting and securely deleting your files (using qualified purchased software).
- Keep it. Attach it as a spare hard drive. Backup your files and keep the old hard drive stored somewhere else.
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So the idea I'm trying to get across is that both sides have advantages and disadvantages. You are in a Catch-22. So it's your choice. It is not right to say which one is better than the other, because both of them have cons, but both of them also have pros.
There's another messageboard page on this website with a very funny video from YouTube about how rubbish Macs are!
Thanks for reading :-)
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INTJ - "Mastermind". Introverted intellectual with a preference for finding certainty. A builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models. 2.1% of total population.
Introspectives.org - messageboard for people with this personality
|Birth’s day of the week||Thursday’s child “has far to go”|
|Robert||"From the Old English meaning 'bright fame'. Good natured, friendly and outgoing with a great sense of humour. He has great energy."|
|Astrological star/sun sign||Aquarius, the water bearer|
|Personality type (Jung)||INTJ – systems builder, analyst, logical-intuitive|
|Birthstone||Amethyst, symbolises sincerity|
|Personality Profile||Day of Precognition – “a whiz with the computer”|
Here's some stuff about INTJ:
19 June 2006
Now I'm so happy because the good thing is that I solved it really quickly, and all my methodical processing, as above, got me my resolution! Anyway, thanks to the Dell Forums!
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Now my urge to hit a computer is rising!!! or I might just throw it out the window instead! GRR!