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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    HOLY SHIT..And here i was browsing rightsuf and thinking i shoulda gotten the GL jacket but this.THIS is just fucking epic..

    Also COME ON AND HURRY UP WITH MAJESTIC PRINCE I NEED MOAR!!!!!
    Buy it and tell me if it is comfy so I can buy it please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inner Universe View Post
    Buy it and tell me if it is comfy so I can buy it please.
    LOL my budget is shot for the month what with the PS4, Projext x zone, 150 in rift credits(which should become 300) annnd yeah,.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    It's a horror-eqsue, survival-based, post-apocalyptic fantasy sci-fi action drama based on an award-winning Japanese novel (not light novel, actual novel).

    One of the few shows I've rated 9/10, an excellent story with one of the best anti-villains I've ever seen.
    Well, I'm on episode 4 now and it does have me intrigued so we'll see where it takes me.

    Edit: Rather enjoying it so far, but I have to vent the biologist in me. First off, their description of bonobos as more peaceful is a bit of a complex tail. It is true that by comparison to chimpanzees they seem to engage in less hostility, much of this appears to come from their particular living conditions rather than genetic difference. Second, "species will do anything to survive" is not really accurate. Individuals do things for themselves as well as those around them under various circumstances. They do not operate for the good of the species, and it can be shown how things on a species level can lose out because of competition on an individual or group level. Anyway, /end lecture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neichus View Post
    Well, I'm on episode 4 now and it does have me intrigued so we'll see where it takes me.
    I envy you watching it all at once. Despite being a great show it is very slow at parts and it was painful waiting each week to watch more, especially with major cliffhangers. In the last few episodes of the show pages and pages of this thread was taken up by discussion going back and forth on it in detail. It was awesome.

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    funny thing about ssy was i kinda dropped it after 2 episodes cause the beginning was so incredible slow and boring for me but when people kept talking about it i startet watching again and from the field trip arc on i really liked it ;P i think watching ep 3-9 really helped too ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    In the last few episodes of the show pages and pages of this thread was taken up by discussion going back and forth on it in detail. It was awesome.
    Only show I had that experience with on these forums was Steins;Gate back when that was coming out. It was pretty fun, but I haven't even actively watched a series that's coming out in years to replicate that.

    Regrettably I have to call it a night at episode 7, although to be frank I enjoyed the earlier episodes more (especially listening to the library) than the naked mole rat wars. But they put in a good foundation at the start so I'll have to see where it goes tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neichus View Post
    Well, I'm on episode 4 now and it does have me intrigued so we'll see where it takes me.

    Edit: Rather enjoying it so far, but I have to vent the biologist in me. First off, their description of bonobos as more peaceful is a bit of a complex tail. It is true that by comparison to chimpanzees they seem to engage in less hostility, much of this appears to come from their particular living conditions rather than genetic difference. Second, "species will do anything to survive" is not really accurate. Individuals do things for themselves as well as those around them under various circumstances. They do not operate for the good of the species, and it can be shown how things on a species level can lose out because of competition on an individual or group level. Anyway, /end lecture.
    By species will do anything to survive they are correct. Animals (including humans) don't care about others of their species unless it is family (or in humans case friends). Their own survival and that of their families is how the species survives, so through that their main goal is the survival of the species. Each family only cares for their own and because of that the species stays alive.

    The only purpose of reproduction is for the benefit of the survival of the species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    By species will do anything to survive they are correct. Animals (including humans) don't care about others of their species unless it is family (or in humans case friends). Their own survival and that of their families is how the species survives, so through that their main goal is the survival of the species. Each family only cares for their own and because of that the species stays alive.

    The only purpose of reproduction is for the benefit of the survival of the species.
    Well, I'm trying to make a specific point. There is a tendency for people to attribute survival of a [i]species[/i] to being the evolutionary pressure. I was simply underlining that survival of the species as a whole is a byproduct of selection on individuals.

    For instance, males are largely useless for most species that are not monogamous. There are far far more males than necessary, because one male is capable of fertilizing hundreds of females. The flip side is that most males do not do so, and in most species only a small percentage of the males reproduce. So males are like buying a lottery ticket: most of the time you lose, but sometimes you win big. Females are a nice, safe investment because for most species if they reach reproductive age they will pay off (fitness-wise).

    Now, if there were pressure at the species level you would expect that we'd get like a 10:1 ratio of females:males in these species since that would be better suited to the level of investment of each. Instead you get a 1:1 even in species that are highly polygynous because the higher the female:male ratio becomes the better males are as an investment (it's like a harem anime; if it's only one guy in a land of girls, he's got a pretty good chance). So selective pressure drags the sex ratio back to about even, which is a detriment to the species as a whole since it's a lot of wasted bodies that are consuming resources, fighting each other, and generally being a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neichus View Post
    Well, I'm trying to make a specific point. There is a tendency for people to attribute survival of a [i]species[/i] to being the evolutionary pressure. I was simply underlining that survival of the species as a whole is a byproduct of selection on individuals.

    For instance, males are largely useless for most species that are not monogamous. There are far far more males than necessary, because one male is capable of fertilizing hundreds of females. The flip side is that most males do not do so, and in most species only a small percentage of the males reproduce. So males are like buying a lottery ticket: most of the time you lose, but sometimes you win big. Females are a nice, safe investment because for most species if they reach reproductive age they will pay off (fitness-wise).

    Now, if there were pressure at the species level you would expect that we'd get like a 10:1 ratio of females:males in these species since that would be better suited to the level of investment of each. Instead you get a 1:1 even in species that are highly polygynous because the higher the female:male ratio becomes the better males are as an investment (it's like a harem anime; if it's only one guy in a land of girls, he's got a pretty good chance). So selective pressure drags the sex ratio back to about even, which is a detriment to the species as a whole since it's a lot of wasted bodies that are consuming resources, fighting each other, and generally being a pain.
    Oh definitely. Even though, males who don't ever reproduce in their lives do work for their sole survival and in turn that helps with the overall survival of the species. Say the males who where getting all the girls got killed off, the males left would be the sole males that would be able to reproduce. Also them surviving keeps up the population of said species. It's that coupled with our intelligence that makes humans dominant.

    I don't know much about the exact science to all this so all of what I'm saying is really out of my own head.

    Also, why are we spoilering this anyways?

  10. #20050
    Suggested my friend watch Shingeki, I told him where to torrent it.

    "I'm kind of looking for an internship working for the government right now and I don't want to torrent anything because if they looked up and saw that I torrented it they wouldn't hire me. You think you can find me a non torrented version?"

    I faced palmed so hard it imprinted my face.
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    i have no idea where u live but it shouldnt be licensed and with that it should be absolutly legal to load fansub versions also if your government is tracking ur traffic u should be really worried ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inner Universe View Post
    Suggested my friend watch Shingeki, I told him where to torrent it.

    "I'm kind of looking for an internship working for the government right now and I don't want to torrent anything because if they looked up and saw that I torrented it they wouldn't hire me. You think you can find me a non torrented version?"

    I faced palmed so hard it imprinted my face.
    If someone this stupid is potentially able to grab employment with the government where you come from... Well. Wanna come over to Poland? Ain't all roses and daisies here, but apparently could be worse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valynvin View Post
    i have no idea where u live but it shouldnt be licensed and with that it should be absolutly legal to load fansub versions also if your government is tracking ur traffic u should be really worried ^^
    It's technically not legal but other countries aren't going to pursue you in a different country for it. It isn't feasible in the slightest.

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    Torrenting pretty much any files, even copyrighted, is a so-called white crime. Sure, it officially is against the law... But no one's gonna spend any effort pursuing the offenders in any form.
    "Defending a position by citing free speech is the ultimate concession: you're saying that literally the most compelling thing you can say for it is that it's not illegal to express."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    It's technically not legal but other countries aren't going to pursue you in a different country for it. It isn't feasible in the slightest.
    Exactly... it's a fansubbed anime that isn't even licensed in the United States. There exists zero possibility that torrenting Shingeki no Kyojin would prevent someone from getting a job. I wanted to scream when he said this to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inner Universe View Post
    Exactly... it's a fansubbed anime that isn't even licensed in the United States. There exists zero possibility that torrenting Shingeki no Kyojin would prevent someone from getting a job. I wanted to scream when he said this to me.
    ... It's on crunchyroll and hulu so that's actually a terrible example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    ... It's on crunchyroll and hulu so that's actually a terrible example.
    I don't think that matters. They just have the license to stream it. Downloading fansubs from groups that just download the raws and sub them should have nothing to do with crunchyroll or hulu.

    I might be wrong though, idk.

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    so you're saying it's licensed in the US.

    and it is actually licensed for release in the US by Funimation.

    Alot of groups rip videos from crunchyroll too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bals View Post
    so you're saying it's licensed in the US.

    and it is actually licensed for release in the US by Funimation.

    Alot of groups rip videos from crunchyroll too...
    Besides Horriblesubs (which is literally nothing but rips), major groups rarely do, because Crunchyroll is usually behind. And I realize FUNimation has the license, but you never mentioned them.

    Anyways, anyone know what the best fansub group for Infinite Stratos is? On MAL it looks like all the groups had problems, I have no idea what one to download from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadiu View Post
    And I realize FUNimation has the license, but you never mentioned them.
    the original point was no one had the license when there are several people that do.

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