Today’s music is brought to you by DJ Pon-3 who apparently now has youtube account.

So I decided to youtube search some DJ-Pon3 and I found out someone made a Vinyl Scratch account, but what I found was interesting was that there was shirts which can be purchased here. What I love about that shop is that it’s not pure black shirts that burn your chest while you’re outside. There’s quite the selection of colors even if the designs are  somewhat limited; For 20 bucks, I’m willing to pay for some white shirts.

Anyway, ponies aside it’s time to see what Japan’s been up to.
First off, Madoka-fags can rejoice cause shit just got real and 3 flicks have been announced.

3 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movies Announced

Author: Artefact

Top magical puella anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica is apparently to receive a brand new movie edition, much to the delight of fans and, doubtless, QB.

The sole basis for the announcement is a leaked image of what is purported to be the cover of the December edition of Newtype. The general consensus is that it appears to be genuine.

Details are as yet lacking, but utterly groundless speculation as to its content ranges from it being a mere recap of the TV series to it being a tale of mahou shoujo from another age.

The online reaction has been quite enthusiastic – although not always in the conventional sense, as frightening amounts of effort have been expended in trying to prove the cover is a fake (if so, it is at least a very good one), that it was leaked by Aniplex (based largely on a piece of paper visible under the cover), and (most plausibly) that Shaft is likely to be in trouble producing both Madoka and Kizumonogatari movies at the same time.

Update:

As expected, the announcement is genuine

According to these reports, there will be three movies, 2 of which will rehash the TV series and with one being a completely new production.

Eh, I’ve never been a Madoka fan cause I’m not some pussy-ass, mahou-shoujo loving faggot like some people I know. Admit it, mahou-shoujo died out after Sailor Moon and CCS; All those who don’t believe this are obvious fags in denial.

Next up, Tony Taka‘s 2012 calender.

Tony Taka’s 2012 Calendar Rather Sexy

Author: Leon

2012 nears, and obligingly enough Tony is ready to help otaku to keep up to date come the new year – thanks to his 2012 calendar, featuring one of his classic sexy illustrations for each month.


I remember when I tried doing a calender for my brother; The art was terrible, but I tried my best. Shame the calender was later torn up. Oh well, enough reminiscing, the calender can be purchased on J-list for $28.00…Expensive shit.

Next up, Japan makes it’s first military robot, PETMAN.

ASIMO vs PETMAN: “Japanese Robots Are A Joke!”

Author: Artefact

Japanese are aghast at how pathetic their nation’s robotic poster-child ASIMO is compared to America’s new bipedal military prototype PETMAN.

For those not yet familiar with PETMAN, Boston Dynamics’ famed bipedal testbot, the video below shows how far science can progress if only a nation has the foresight to run the world’s largest weapons development program:

ASIMO vs PETMAN: “Japanese Robots Are A Joke!”

    • Author: Artefact
    • Categories: Japan, News
    • Date: Nov 8, 2011 18:49 JST

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Japanese are aghast at how pathetic their nation’s robotic poster-child ASIMO is compared to America’s new bipedal military prototype PETMAN.

For those not yet familiar with PETMAN, Boston Dynamics’ famed bipedal testbot, the video below shows how far science can progress if only a nation has the foresight to run the world’s largest weapons development programme:

The video caused quite a stir the world over, and in Japan a variety of unfavourable comparisons to Honda’s apparently pointless eternal prototype android Asimo were made, although the fact most of the videos were 10 years old spared it too much criticism.

“This thing makes Asimo look like a toy.”

“Compare to Asimo. This is real bipedal locomotion. Over 5 times faster, capable of running. In ten years it will be complete. The country they send this machine into will be doomed.”

“It still has wires on it!”

“Those are just to prevent damage if it falls over in a test?”

“It can do push-ups! It’s hardening its body!”

“It is a lot less creepy than I thought it would be.”

“Asimo is just a bunch of programmed tricks for entertainment. The possibilities of something like this, based on actual reflexes, are so much greater.”

“Japan is only developing them for industrial or welfare use. This is clearly military. And their government is clearly pouring huge amounts of money into it, so it’s no surprise development proceeded so quickly.”

“I thought they stopped working on Asimo in 2007 in any case.”

“Machines built for war really exude bloodlust don’t they?”

“I’m a little sad that Japan has been so badly beaten in a field it is supposedly dominant.”

“Meanwhile, Japan is busily making fembots.”

“In 10 years these will be maidbots and osanajimibots. You’ve won!”

There is probably something to the realisation that human expenditure on sex dwarfs expenditure on military activity (and, indeed, just about everything else), and that most men could probably be persuaded to take out a mortgage several times that on their house in order to own a robotic sex slave.

However, with impeccably poor timing, Honda has decided to unveil a demo of the latest version of Asimo – perhaps in a futile effort to upstage PETMAN

The rest  are vids and I don’t want to fry anyone’s DSL (lolDSL) so you guys can check the article for the rest of the vids.

This is apparently the first publicised update in 4 years, so the timing is certainly suspicious.

In an effort to produce something useful, Honda has also been flaunting a boring robotic arm it says it developed for use cleaning up the nation’s stricken reactors (embarrassingly, Japan had no robots capable of such work and at one point ended up using American packbots).

However, given that Tepco has been able to freely and cheaply sub-sub-sub-contract the poor and destitute to work amidst the radioactive remains of the prefecture it ruined by the simple expedient of sacking them after a day’s rad exposure, it seems this may be a hard sell.

Unfortunately for Honda, few discussions of Asimo manage to get far without the embarrassing Asimo tumble video being trotted out.

Compare to the famous videos of Boston Dynamics’ military robo-packdog BigDog smugly prancing around in the mud and being mercilessly kicked, abuse it is hard to imagine Asimo surviving intact

Even Asimo’s latest iteration is proving embarrassing to the Japanese, supposedly the world-leaders in robotics:

“Maybe now it can manage a flight of stairs.”

“It’s good, but if they don’t actually work out a way of selling this they are going to be overtake.”

“Stop messing around and make a useful robot already!”

“It can probably play DDR, but without mobility and judgement it’s useless.”

“After the quake, the illusion that Japan is some kind of robot heaven was totally shattered.”

“What ever happened to Aibo?”

“It’s a waste of time if they can’t put this to military use. Just a hobby, not something a corporation should wasting its time on. They should hurry up and sell it to the Yanks whilst it’s still worth something.”

“I feel sorry for the person inside.”

“They’ve been blown away by Boston Dynamics so now they are trying to save face by loading it with junk features like sign language, aren’t they?”

“Are you PETMAN lovers trolling? The technology is on totally different levels, Asimo’s is 20 years old.”

“It would be perfect if they could actually load an AI onto it.”

“Hurry up with the sex robot.”

“These two robots have totally different development objectives.

People say Asimo is nothing like a human, but it’s actually really close. Its way of walking is said to be close to how a person walks when they are trying to avoid spilling an unsteady cup of water.

If you were serving a table, pushing a wagon or leading a child or old person by the hand, that’s how you’d need to make a robot walk.

PETMAN isn’t designed with that in mind at all at the moment. Its designed to make fast and forceful progress through the rough outdoors.

That’s why it’s meaningless to compare the two.”

“Honestly, I think Honda has got carried away with the romance of the thing.”

“So America makes military robots. Japan’s making them for… why? Communication? Nursing? To be friends? I’m not sure if this is more like Honda or Japan.”

“Its movements are quite intricate though. It’s impressive.”

“It’s getting worse and worse. It’s just repeating preprogrammed motions like some stupid Aibo.”

“Asimo is really depressing. You can see it is at its limits, whereas PETMAN is just getting started.”

“You wouldn’t send something like this to a war or disaster zone. But then, you wouldn’t use a bipedal design in those environments in the first place.”

“It is just an advertising billboard for Honda. Of course it’s useless.”

Huge article is huge. *Phew*

Seems Japan will be outputting Gundams soon, then Japan will take over the US and we’ll all party like it’s 1699. [devilhorns.jpg]

Well, let’s see how the rest of the world is holding up.

Latest accusations hurt Cain with Republicans: Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON | Tue Nov 8, 2011 4:10pm EST

(Reuters) – Forty percent of Republicans view presidential candidate Herman Cain less favorably after watching a video in which a woman accuses him of groping her in a car, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll results released on Tuesday.

Thirty-nine percent said they believe that the assertions by Sharon Bialek, which Cain has flatly denied, are true.

Bialek said on Monday that Cain made a crude sexual advance toward her in 1997 when he headed the National Restaurant Association.

The findings are from an online survey of 462 Republican registered voters on November 7 and 8. Survey respondents were shown a video of Bialek making her allegations.

Cain, a former pizza company executive, has led many opinion polls in the race to become the Republican nominee to face President Barack Obama, a Democrat, in next year’s election.

So Herman “Pizza Boy” Cain has 39% of voters against him. Racist America doesn’t sleep, Racist America doesn’t eat, Racist America is the politiKal machine that is fueled by white Rednecks who don’t understand English. Racist America is no better than Putin and his fueled hatred for Americans. It’s always been in my book that Racist America is the Western Russia; has been and continues to be New Russia.

It’s been a while since I gave you some tech news so here’s some news about Firefox.

Firefox 8 released with integrated Twitter search, other improvements

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Mozilla announced today the official release of Firefox 8, a new version of the popular open source Web browser. The modest update introduces a few new features and brings a number of minor improvements to the browser’s underlying HTML renderer.

The built-in search box in Firefox’s navigation toolbar has been extended to support Twitter searches. Users can now select Twitter from the drop-down list of available search engines. Mozilla partnered with Twitter earlier this year to release a special build of Firefox that ties into the social network. The search box integration from that custom build is now part of the official Firefox release.

Another noteworthy user-facing feature in Firefox 8 is stricter control over side-loaded add-ons. Mozilla is cracking down on third-party applications that install add-ons in Firefox without the user’s knowledge or permission. Such add-ons have caused serious problems for users in the past—like the notoriously buggy Skype toolbar which Mozilla had to remotely disable earlier this year when it caused 33,000 Firefox crashes in one week.

If Firefox 8 detects side-loaded add-ons when it starts, it will disable them by default and display a prompt asking the user if they want the add-on to be enabled. This will help protect users from invasive toolbars and other unwanted cruft.

In addition to these new browser features, Firefox 8 also has some improvements under the hood. The browser’s HTML rendering engine has gained support for cross-origin resource sharing, a feature that will allow a website to load WebGL textures from other sites. WebSockets also got a boost in this release with an updated implementation that conforms with the latest draft specifications.

Users can download Firefox 8 from Mozilla’s website. The new version will also be rolled out to users through the stable update channel.

Next up is…ugh, the middle east again? 😐 goddamnit.

Iran nuclear program raises ‘serious concerns,’ UN agency says

Los Angeles Times

REPORTING FROM WASHINGTON — The United Nations nuclear inspection agency has “serious concerns” about “possible military dimensions to Iran’s nuclear program,” according to a report released Tuesday.

Citing a thousand pages of documents, satellite photos and intelligence information from 10 member states, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has taken steps to develop a nuclear bomb, despite Iran’s contention that its program is entirely for civilian purposes.

“Credible … information indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” the report says. “The information also indicates that prior to the end of 2003, these activities took place under a structured program, and that some activities may still be ongoing.”

The report says the activities included:

— Efforts, some successful, to procure nuclear-related and dual-use equipment and materials by military-related individuals and entities.

— Efforts to develop undeclared pathways for the production of nuclear material.

— The acquisition of nuclear weapons development information and documentation from a clandestine nuclear supply network.

— Work on the development of an indigenous design of a nuclear weapon, including the testing of components.

“This certainly gives more ammunition for those who are pushing for sanctions,” said a senior congressional aide who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.  “I think it’s going to make it more difficult for Russia and China to resist.  I hope it doesn’t prompt Israel to launch a military strike.”

Before the report was released, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that the Islamic republic did not need a nuclear bomb to confront the U.S.

“If America wants to confront the Iranian nation, it will certainly regret the Iranian nation’s response,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by Iran’s official Islamic Republic News Agency. “They are saying that Iran is seeking the atomic bomb. But they should know … we do not need a bomb. … Rather we will act thoughtfully and with logic. History has shown that anyone acting against the Iranian nation regrets it.”

Iran Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the U.S. and other Western nations have no proof that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

“There is no serious proof that Iran is going to create a nuclear warhead,” Salehi said during a visit to Armenia, according to AFP news agency. “The West and the United States are exerting pressure on Iran without serious arguments and proof. We have repeatedly stated that we are not going to create nuclear weapons.”

Well, that’s our show for today. What the hell, Iran? Stop making headline news, no one cares about you. We all know you’re an uneducated scumbag full of guns and stupid. Anyway, that’s our show for today, I will see you guys next time. Good night, everybody.