Tonight on GeekNights, in honor of the DVD mystery boxes that everyone seems to have ordered, we review the first episode of the first DVD of the Rumiko Takahashi Anthology (aka Rumic Theater): The Tragedy of P. In the news, PictureBox is shutting down, and Neverland is bankrupt. The GeekNights Official CounterStrike server is starting to rock again, as is the GeekNights Official IRC during the shaker classic.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the technical/skill requirements of one Penny Arcade job posting. We talk about how to learn how to set up that most dreaded of services: email. RMS proves that Bitcoin has finally "made it" by calling for an anonymous alternative. Amazon reveals its (entirely unsurprising) plans for drone deliveries, further casting into stark contrast the progress of technology and the inability of government and society to keep up. Rym is back from Istanbul and has photos to share.
Tonight on GeekNights, we give brief reviews of two anime: Yowamushi Pedal (a TV show) and The Wind Rises (Miyazaki's last movie). The latter is a fictional account of the personal life of the very real Horikoshi Jiro, who designed the very real fighters used by Imperial Japan in World War 2. In the news, keep an eye on the creeping tentacles that are Cardfight: Vanguard, and Miyazaki has given up on movies, but not on manga!
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about live streaming video, while streaming said video live (and discovering after-the-fact that the video ended up stuttery-as-fuck: sorry about that!). In the news, Caller ID by Google and a reputation data for phone numbers are angering a certain kind of person, Scott's english muffin problem proves unsolvable, and Scott reviews the iPad Mini Retina.
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GeekNights Presents: Utena
Episode nine of Utena is probably the most important and revelatory of all episodes up to this point in the show. We see Utena's backstory, as well as Touga's and Saionji's. We learn of a pre-existing relationship between Utena and the school, between Utena and the two boys, and possibly some context to Utena's prince and his gift of the ring to her.
What exactly did young Utena see that gave her the courage and conviction to leave that coffin? Saionji, believing that Touga had a hand in it (and now confronted with the reality of death: both of the body and of true friendship), is set on his disastrous path.
Touga betrayed Saionji, with the help of End of the World (whoever or whatever that is), removing him from the equation while simultaneously setting the stage for his coming duel with Utena. But, what exactly is he after?
Is there something "eternal" in the castle?
Book Club - Stasiland
Stasiland is a nonfiction narrative by Anna Funder. It follows the personal stories of Germans in the immediate aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Stasi. Very relevant to the current events in the US related to government spying, the stories themselves are from a perspective not commonly seen with post-divided-Germany accounts.