Daily Tech News 14 June 2021

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Anime of the day is Revolutionary Girl Utena from 1997. Based on a manga by Chiho Saito, the TV series was largely created by former staff from Sailor Moon, led by writer and director Kunihiko Ikuhara. This led some Sailor Moon fans to look to Utena as the natural successor to that series.

Boy, were they in for a surprise. Well, not on the lesbian relationships angle, I guess; even the English dub couldn't erase all of that from Sailor Moon. Cousins my ass.

There's also a movie, created by the same staff, partly a retelling of the TV show and partly an ending, and it contains the same amount of weirdness as the 39-episode series condensed down to 90 minutes. Which even for me was a little too much.

The English language release was derailed because after the first 13 episode arc was released to positive reviews the remainder was held up for more than five years by a licensing dispute. It was years before I finally got around to watching it all from the beginning.



Tech News

  • Turf invaders: Amelia Watson and Gawr Gura of Hololive did a watchalong of the Microsoft / Bethesda announcements at E3. Well, not the whole thing, it appears that the E3 stream ran for nine hours altogether, but the major announcements from the first 90 minutes or so.




    E3 livestream is here. It's age-restricted so I can't embed it - though the gremlin commentary above is not.

    Because of the risk of copyright strikes - Hololive has a lot of trouble with YouTube, from shadowbanned streams to accounts with a million subscribers being summarily deleted - they don't show any of the content. You watch the live stream in one tab and their commentary in another. Bit of a pain to watch later because you have to sync the streams by trial and error, but better than having your entire channel scrubbed.

    Or you can just watch the Hololive side and they seem to be baked.

    The funny thing is, a huge chunk of the audience of the E3 stream was also watching the Hololive commentary - something like 80% of the YouTube audience - and they were posting references to the commentary in the main chat. And the girls were roasting the game announcements.


  • Ryzen 5800X vs Intel 11700K: Battle of the 8 core mainstream CPUs. Again. (Tom's Hardware)

    Both are readily available now, and are pretty close on performance, but at least in Australia the 11700K is 20% cheaper. On the other hand, it uses twice as much power, and if you need to upgrade Intel provides you with nothing where AMD has a 16 core part available today.


  • Be careful what you wish for: You might just get it. It's the 21st century. Where's my flying car? (MSN)

    Though with a single-seat model costing $300,000 to build and government red tape being thicker these days than molasses in Boston in January of 1919, it could well be the 22nd century before we actually see these things.


  • There is apparently a movie called 2:22. I've never heard of it and the IMDB ratings give me little reason to look closer.

    But exactly as you'd expect, automated takedown notices of pirated copies targeted every web page with the digits 222 in the URL. (TorrentFreak)

    Medium articles? Linux distros? IRC chat logs? Dr Phil episodes? Japanese porn?

    They will put you on the list, kiddo.



A Prebuilt System That Doesn't Suck Video of the Day



This is a $1000 system built by Newegg. It's not perfect, but it turned on, played games, and didn't catch fire. That's what our expectations have been reduced to.

I might end up getting a Dell - not the model Steve panned previously, but something similar - because during their regular sales the entire system costs $500 over the current retail price of the graphics card it contains.


Hamster Duality Anime Music Video of the Day



It's Chaosprojects again, my go-to source for cool AMVs. He doesn't do a lot of flashy effects but he's a professional video editor and his timing is on point.


He also did this one:




And this one:



You might now recognise clips from Umaru-chan and Amaama to Inazuma in there. Plus a whole lot of Yuru Camp which we haven't covered yet.


Disclaimer: And several others that are likely to appear in future updates.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 02:19 AM




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1 Whoo-hoo! I'll fetch the others.

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 01:36 AM (nzEdf)

2 Wow, i have a real-life application of Hanlon's corollary to Clarke's law in a lawsuit i'm handling. It's an intentional tort case. I love the corollary. English is such a good language for stuff like that.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 14, 2021 01:44 AM (KAi1n)

3 It took decades for Big West and Harmony Gold to bury their legal hatchets in things other than their own hides over the licensing and rights to Macross and Robotech.

Now if they would only finally release Macross Seven Macross Frontier, and Macross Delta in the US market.

"De Kulture!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 14, 2021 01:46 AM (ipWZW)

4 Or it's it Clarke's Corollary to Hanlon's Razor?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 14, 2021 01:48 AM (MqQvv)

5 Next on the miracle list, Shoji Kawamori finally accepts Macross II: Lovers Again as being part of the Macross prime time line. Nah, that'll never happen.

https://youtu.be/7ppTY6EmTeE

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 14, 2021 01:50 AM (ipWZW)

6 Yes, Clarke's Corollary to Hanlon's Razor.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 14, 2021 01:52 AM (MqQvv)

7 One of the great mysteries of Dirty Pair is Mughi. For a giant alien ursonoid he has his own voice actor. But what exactly is Mughi?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 14, 2021 02:09 AM (ipWZW)

8 LOL! in My Little Himouto: "You're a b**** but I love you anyway."

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 02:09 AM (nzEdf)

9 hmm; weird

The word "himouto," used to describe Umaru, means "dried-fish little sister."

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 02:11 AM (nzEdf)

10 Maybe I'm mis-hearing the lyrics.

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 02:15 AM (nzEdf)

11 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2021 02:16 AM (arJlL)

12 9 hmm; weird

The word "himouto," used to describe Umaru, means "dried-fish little sister."


Yeah, it's apparently a term for young women who act prim and ladylike at the office but are normal slobs like the rest of us the minute they get home.

I was sad to learn that it wasn't a portmanteau of hamster and imouto.

10 Maybe I'm mis-hearing the lyrics.

Narrator: They were not mis-hearing the lyrics.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 14, 2021 02:22 AM (MqQvv)

13 I was sad to learn that it wasn't a portmanteau of hamster and imouto.

Thought that was Hamtaro...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 14, 2021 02:26 AM (ipWZW)

14 Did I read correctly? IRC is still in existence?

The good old IRC was the true free communications platform in the 90s.

Posted by: nobody at June 14, 2021 02:34 AM (dyNnE)

15 Meanwhile, China is at it again, this time a nuclear power plant failure:

https://tinyurl.com/588zevyh

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 14, 2021 02:37 AM (sdXdm)

16 This is a $1000 system built by Newegg. It's not perfect, but it turned on, played games, and didn't catch fire. That's what our expectations have been reduced to.

LOL.

Does it at least play Quake 3, a game from 22 years ago? Back in the day, you had to buy or build a state of the art PC to play the game.

Posted by: nobody at June 14, 2021 02:50 AM (dyNnE)

17 This is my first time watching the dude from Gamers Nexus. He's just the right amount of disappointed without dramatic acting and nonsense flamboyancy.

*Subscribed*

Posted by: Slapweasel at June 14, 2021 02:54 AM (Ckg4U)

18 You can tell how shitty a movie is: by its IMDB "rating". Anything below 6.5, get ready to watch crap. My minimum rating is 7.0 or more.

Every movie's initial reviews on IMDB are 100% astroturfing. They're all 10.0-"masterpiece cinema" (thereby revealing the bots are located in either China or Europe). Long after corporate trolls have stopped posting fake reviews, the true rating stabilizes down to around 7.5-8.0 for good movies.

2:22 has a 5.8. CRAP.

I won't even bother downloading movies below 7.0. I won't burden my media server with junk.

Posted by: nobody at June 14, 2021 02:59 AM (dyNnE)

19 Mughi is a cat

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 03:10 AM (Cxk7w)

20 From middle of ONT, It never did rain here

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 03:15 AM (Cxk7w)

21 It's flag day, going to put our my flag.

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 03:17 AM (Cxk7w)

22 Nor here.

The sky is clear here.

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2021 03:17 AM (arJlL)

23 We need the rain here. It is often forecast and it clouds up and looks like it will rain but it keeps blowing over or misses us completely.

When mom's sump.pump hasn't run in over 3 weeks, it's a drought.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 14, 2021 03:19 AM (k/rH4)

24 Hard to believe it's already mid-June

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 14, 2021 03:22 AM (k/rH4)

25 Heading out.

Find that thing that brings you joy and try to make it a good day, all.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at June 14, 2021 03:30 AM (k/rH4)

26 JT middle of night, had window open, heard thunder way off, upper part of MontCo was getting a T-storms but it disappeared soon after.

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 03:33 AM (Cxk7w)

27 https://www.americanthinker.com/the biden administration is fundamentally transforming the military
https://tinyurl.com/4jpmvcav

Been saying all weekend the Leftists have found a way to destroy the military they have wanted to do for 50 years.

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 03:45 AM (Cxk7w)

28 Never caught on to the Robotech/Macross stuff. Aired in '85?

Posted by: a dude in MI at June 14, 2021 03:49 AM (+I6Y/)

29 8 LOL! in My Little Himouto: "You're a b**** but I love you anyway."
Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 02:09 AM (nzEdf)

The makings of a good country-western song.

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 04:01 AM (nzEdf)

30 Bet there are Japanese C&W groups

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 04:09 AM (Cxk7w)

31 MLii is right, if we are going to come here at this time breakfast should be served

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 04:16 AM (Cxk7w)

32 Hmmmm, I thought the problem with the Boston 1919 molasses was that it flowed a bit too well ...

Posted by: lurk at June 14, 2021 04:16 AM (MIODZ)

33 "Thank God and Greyhound You're Gone" comes to mind. Forgot about that one when we were talking about breakup songs the other day on an Ace-thread.

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 04:22 AM (nzEdf)

34 https://legalinsurrection.com/reporter who broke bill clinton loretta lynch tarmac story found dead in his alabama home suicide suspected
https://tinyurl.com/4jpmvcav

Could Hillary have a Ring of Power?

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 04:23 AM (Cxk7w)

35 MLiI had a three-in-a-row hit-and-run!

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 04:26 AM (nzEdf)

36 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 14, 2021 04:28 AM (ju2Fy)

37 Could Hillary have a Ring of Power?
Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 04:23 AM (Cxk7w)
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Nah. Flying monkeys.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 14, 2021 04:30 AM (sdXdm)

38 I don't like Mondays
Later all

Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 04:30 AM (Cxk7w)

39 I just walked out on my deck.

The sky ain't clear no mo !

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2021 04:31 AM (arJlL)

40 Could Hillary have a Ring of Power?
Posted by: Skip

More like ring around the collar.

And skidmarks !

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2021 04:32 AM (arJlL)

41 32 Hmmmm, I thought the problem with the Boston 1919 molasses was that it flowed a bit too well ...

Well, now that you put it like that...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 14, 2021 04:33 AM (MqQvv)

42 "Rainy Days and Mondays," Skip.

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 04:45 AM (nzEdf)

43 7 One of the great mysteries of Dirty Pair is Mughi. For a giant alien ursonoid he has his own voice actor. But what exactly is Mughi?

I always thought of him as a Displacer Beast from D&D, but apparently he's a genetically-engineered combat support cat thing.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 14, 2021 04:46 AM (MqQvv)

44 Arigato, Pixy-sama for introducing the wonderfully zany adventures of Umaru-chan and her poor onee-chan, Taihei in Himouto! Already watched the 1st three episodes with much satisfaction and renewed interest in exploring the slacker-life style under the tutelage of the Master Hamster, Umaru but just don't think I can be that lazy....for Nana-can on the floor below I would do anything for that girl.

Regarding Utena, I wholeheartedly agree with the English dub derailing my potential enjoyment and I need to make more time in my busy anime schedule to rewatch the Sub version of that remarkable show.

Posted by: Lazzari Scooter at June 14, 2021 04:59 AM (YvEh8)

45 Mughi is essentially a giant genetically enhanced cat creature that has hyper intelligence but whose Scooby Doo like cowardice makes him mostly a furry mascot for the ladies. Now, Namo he is the underrated sidekick who often saves Kei and Yuri from certain doom and never really gets his due as he was completely dropped from the OVA and the movies ;-(

Posted by: Lazzari Scooter at June 14, 2021 05:03 AM (YvEh8)

46 'morning...

'lurk' is correct. The molasses that day did not run thick that day, but, rather, quick. Part of the inner brick wall of the tank is still there. I swear that on hot days you can still smell the sweetness. Once I even heard the horses...

Posted by: Oldowan at June 14, 2021 05:09 AM (mKEKR)

47 And since the TV series took something like 20 years to come out in English, nobody really knew about Nanmo. Mughi at least shows up in a couple of other places, including Flash.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 14, 2021 05:11 AM (MqQvv)

48 Also, I must say those AMVs hit their themes of the loveliness of food and the fun chaos of the Dirty Pair very nicely. Of course how can you go wrong with the sounds of the Turtles and the imagery of Kei & Yuri blowing stuff up in those iconic outfits (or lack thereof in some cases) ?

Posted by: Lazzari Scooter at June 14, 2021 05:12 AM (YvEh8)

49 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at June 14, 2021 05:16 AM (6Pqz7)

50 Hey, Skip,. Tell me why...

Posted by: Oldowan at June 14, 2021 05:18 AM (ZgUGL)

51 Pixy is cool!

Not 19 y/o Thai/French natural born vagina big tit bed slave cool, but cool none the less!

Posted by: Large Hardon Collider at June 14, 2021 05:24 AM (o6NKx)

52 Thanks for the fun tech stuff, Pixy. Expanding our knowledge base, painlessly.

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 05:27 AM (nzEdf)

53 >>> The molasses that day did not run thick that day, but, rather, quick.

I believe the tank was heated, otherwise molasses would have been a seasonal product. Demand for rum was year round.

>>> I swear that on hot days you can still smell the sweetness.

So they say.

Posted by: fluffy at June 14, 2021 05:30 AM (UnQlg)

54 40- And skidmarks !
Posted by: JT at June 14, 2021 04:32 AM

She needs a better laundry detergent!!

Morning, JT!

Posted by: Moonbeam at June 14, 2021 05:33 AM (qe5CM)

55
There was a fundamental structural flaw with the molasses tank, which was never inspected prior to the molasses being stored there. A sudden warming of the weather caused the molasses to expand and rupture the tank.

I found that a company I worked for was the successor to the Purity Alcohol Company.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 14, 2021 05:36 AM (mht8P)

56 Mughi is my spirit animal...alien...whatever Mughi is.

Posted by: Brother Tim sez at June 14, 2021 05:41 AM (Mooke)

57 Dems can't get their act together on an infrastructure bill because it doesn't have enough climate change stuff in it. Also, the UK seems to think they are some kind of influential world power.

Posted by: f'd at June 14, 2021 05:42 AM (Tnijr)

58 I'm just kinda wonderin', if you are tits deep in warm molasses, is that bad or just kinky?

I'm, er, asking for some friends.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 14, 2021 05:47 AM (F0YaR)

59 Oh man, I had completely forgotten about Utena. I'm pretty certain I watched a fansub of that show since most of the anime I watched came from fansubbers. Good stuff.

Posted by: Santos L. Halper at June 14, 2021 05:48 AM (6mWO8)

60 Though it's possible I just saw a version with ripped subs.

Posted by: Santos L. Halper at June 14, 2021 05:50 AM (6mWO8)

61
Sorry to sound ignorant, but is there a story associated with these anime videos? I know exactly zero about the genre but it just looks like fast-paced animation backed by peppy Nippo-Rock songs. Is there, like, more to it?

Not denigrating it in any way, mind. It just baffles a noob.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 14, 2021 05:57 AM (mht8P)

62 Ned Beatty has passed at the age of 83...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at June 14, 2021 06:10 AM (ZSK0i)

63 If I had a flying car, it'd be targeted by an air defense unit.

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:11 AM (Lzpvj)

64 61 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 14, 2021 05:57 AM (mht8P)

Depends on which one, anime tends to be an outgrowth on manga which is a comic with literary pretensions.

Good anime is legitimately art, bad anime is essentially an animated commercial jingle.

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:13 AM (Lzpvj)

65 29 8 LOL! in My Little Himouto: "You're a b**** but I love you anyway."
Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 02:09 AM (nzEdf)

The makings of a good country-western song.
Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 04:01 AM (nzEdf)


The band is Bowling For Soup. Not sure of the track.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at June 14, 2021 06:13 AM (T7iTv)

66 Hiya Moonbeam !

Posted by: JT at June 14, 2021 06:14 AM (arJlL)

67 15 Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 14, 2021 02:37 AM (sdXdm)

China will be the country that unleashes a mini black hole that devours the Earth through stupidity and incompetence rather than malignant intentions.

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:14 AM (Lzpvj)

68 57 Posted by: f'd at June 14, 2021 05:42 AM (Tnijr)

The UK is the currency exchange window at the airport these days.

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:15 AM (Lzpvj)

69 27 Posted by: Skip at June 14, 2021 03:45 AM (Cxk7w)

The democrats have had a grudge against the US Military since 1865.

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:18 AM (Lzpvj)

70 China will be the country that unleashes a mini black hole that devours the Earth through stupidity and incompetence rather than malignant intentions.
Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:14 AM (Lzpvj)


Yes, unlike the Rooskis of the cold war the yellow horde seems as dumb as the traitors in our country they bribe.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at June 14, 2021 06:19 AM (y7DUB)

71 Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:14 AM (Lzpvj)
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"The Great Hole of China". Catchy!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at June 14, 2021 06:19 AM (sdXdm)

72 Long weekend?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 14, 2021 06:23 AM (xopIz)

73 65 The band is Bowling For Soup. Not sure of the track.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at June 14, 2021 06:13 AM (T7iTv)

Thanks! That helped me find the lyrics ("The Bitch Song"), which I had not been able to find:

https://tinyurl.com/2ebrhfap

(LOL, the TinyURL ends in "fap")

album: "Let's Do It For Johnny!" (2000)

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 06:24 AM (nzEdf)

74 There is a nuclear leak at a plant in China

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 14, 2021 06:24 AM (GPwVZ)

75 Dominion Voting Systems Day?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 14, 2021 06:24 AM (xopIz)

76 The story from that first Freenode link sounds a lot like an online gaming guild. Guild leader says they're retiring because they're sick of the drama or don't have time for the game, hands reins to someone people aren't sure about, who then turns it into their own personal fiefdom, people start quietly (or not so quietly) talking about leaving, new leader bans people for "splitting" the guild or "creating a toxic environment," which causes more people to leave, and the new leader ragequits and/or disbands the guild.

Posted by: pookysgirl, w(e)ary of guild drama at June 14, 2021 06:25 AM (XKZwp)

77 74 Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 14, 2021 06:24 AM (GPwVZ)

The lack of moral resolve and love for we "subjects" is why western civ is in trouble.

Xi *should* be destroyed by this, bit he will not be because western nations do not protect their people's interests anymore but instead protect the leadership's graft vectors.

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:26 AM (Lzpvj)

78 74 There is a nuclear leak at a plant in China
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 14, 2021 06:24 AM (GPwVZ)

So Biden will be saying, "C'mon, man."
At most.

Posted by: m at June 14, 2021 06:26 AM (nzEdf)

79 Other than overpriced chocolate or cookies (bisquits) in a decorative tin, when was the last time you saw anything that says Made in the UK? When you do it's generally being dumped at Big Lots.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at June 14, 2021 06:27 AM (I58tH)

80 72 Long weekend?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at June 14, 2021 06:23 AM

I was wondering about that too...

Posted by: Moonbeam at June 14, 2021 06:27 AM (qe5CM)

81 76 Posted by: pookysgirl, w(e)ary of guild drama at June 14, 2021 06:25 AM (XKZwp)

Sounds like Sec Def Austin does it not?

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:27 AM (Lzpvj)

82 Nood- JJ's up!

Posted by: Moonbeam at June 14, 2021 06:28 AM (qe5CM)

83 " ... since 1865."

1861, actually.

g'mornin' everyone !
(& good evening, to Pixy !)

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 14, 2021 06:35 AM (wHoql)

84 83 Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 14, 2021 06:35 AM (wHoql)

They were feeling pretty heady until 1863.

Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:37 AM (Lzpvj)

85 Sounds like Sec Def Austin does it not?


Posted by: sven at June 14, 2021 06:27 AM (Lzpvj)
Don't get me started on that moron! Especially since two of my nephews (probably soon to be three) have to serve under the idiot and don't need Aunt PG's diatribes.

Posted by: pookysgirl, sick of incompetence and/or malice at June 14, 2021 06:40 AM (XKZwp)

86 My introduction to Utena was a VHS tape given to me by a friend back in the late 90s. It was of episode 20 of the "Black Rose Saga" taped off TV in Japan. The duel music was what got me to watch the entire series and go to my only anime convention in Chicago in 2000 where the creators were the main guests.

The story is weird but the music and the visuals are what I like most. Bought a boxed art book there and got it signed by Chiho Saito the artist behind the series.

Posted by: geoffb at June 14, 2021 08:06 AM (r//c2)

87 "Cousins My Ass"
ROFL

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 14, 2021 09:30 AM (HBlzO)

88 61
Sorry to sound ignorant, but is there a story associated with these anime videos? I know exactly zero about the genre but it just looks like fast-paced animation backed by peppy Nippo-Rock songs. Is there, like, more to it?

Not denigrating it in any way, mind. It just baffles a noob.

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So basically AMVs, "Anime Music Videos" are a thing. Fans of Anime will splice clips from shows with American Pop songs, Japanese Pop songs, or music from the Anime Soundtrack to make custom music videos. The AMV might focus on one specific anime or have a theme of different anime that they use for clips to go in the music video.

Pixy has been giving us a good selection of AMVs in these posts as well as the intro credits to various anime shows.

Posted by: Santos L. Halper at June 14, 2021 09:54 AM (6mWO8)

89 Mughi is an acronym for Military Utility Genetic Higher Intelligence. He's a super smart cat/bear thing that can repair and rebuild anything. He has two tentacle things on the side of his body that can manipulate energy and hold tools.

Posted by: doug whiddon at June 14, 2021 10:21 AM (hP9mp)

90 Mughi sounds like an engineer class Motie.

Posted by: geoffb at June 14, 2021 11:22 AM (r//c2)

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