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by groink
Mar 11th, '08, 18:42
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slow page loads
Replies: 55
Views: 8817

Apparently the log file reached 2GB and caused the server to really slow down whenever it tried to update it. Anyway, made a few tweaks. Let me know if it slows down again. I'm running into the same problem on my Apache installs. Apache doesn't work nicely like IIS, where IIS creates a new log each...
by groink
Mar 11th, '08, 03:44
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slow page loads
Replies: 55
Views: 8817

The page loads are REALLY bad in Hawaii. Tried it on three ISPs - same results on all of them.
by groink
Mar 10th, '08, 08:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Chiritotechin
Replies: 15
Views: 7268

Does NHK do specials for every Asadora (well, for Chiritotechin, aside from the SP which came after ep30). I think I saw a Dondo Bare SP before New year's.. or I could be wrong. :scratch: Well, NHK puts out two types of "specials". The special that is released for every asadora is in the form of an...
by groink
Mar 9th, '08, 06:07
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (3/8/08) - Moto Kare
Replies: 40
Views: 18473

I would assume so, yes. SOTW/SOTM - What Is It? How Does It Work? Are torrents (drama series) from other trackers eligible for J/K/C "Series of the..."? Currently, we have aznV.net's, Jem's and JTV's permission to include their torrents in the "Series of the...". Is that what you mean? Ah, cool! I ...
by groink
Mar 9th, '08, 05:47
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (3/8/08) - Moto Kare
Replies: 40
Views: 18473

While it would be great for JTV to be a part of the JSoTW, I do not feel that I should be recruiting them. Instead, they should be allowed to volunteer as volunteer seeders. But is Kamui6 aware that she's even allowed to be on JSoTW? Because as long as I've been on D-Addict, I didn't know until you...
by groink
Mar 9th, '08, 04:05
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (3/8/08) - Moto Kare
Replies: 40
Views: 18473

I only pick shows in the JSoTW Volunteer Seeders thread. The JTV version of Moto Kare has no volunteer seeders and does not qualify for the JSoTW. The softsub version is on the list and did not have any seeds when the poll started. Two things here. First, the renzoku list linked is over one year ol...
by groink
Mar 9th, '08, 03:39
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ugly celebrities
Replies: 238
Views: 123419

Please lock this topic. For every person named, there will be several others who will flame in in disagreement. Topics should encourage enriching dialog. This is not enriching by any means.

--- groink
by groink
Mar 7th, '08, 21:22
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (3/8/08) - Moto Kare
Replies: 40
Views: 18473

One other thing... The reason people mentioned the JTV torrent for Moto Kare is that the logic of voting for a specific drama despite the torrents already being seeded well is a total waste. The reason for even coming up with the four choices is lack of seeding ANYWHERE - whether it is D-Addicts, JE...
by groink
Mar 7th, '08, 21:10
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW (3/8/08) - Moto Kare
Replies: 40
Views: 18473

"It's a dog-eat-dog world. And I'm wearing my Milkbone underwear." -- Norm @ Cheers Since Day 1, the SoTW has ALWAYS been a "who can speak the loudest wins" event. No holds barred, people! I haven't seen it lately, but early on we used to spread our propaganda across the various drama topics, trying...
by groink
Mar 7th, '08, 07:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: soft subs vs hard subs - which do you prefer
Replies: 179
Views: 60160

soft subs quality is MUCH BETTER... Interesting you mention the "quality" of soft subs. Maybe you mean the quality is better regarding timing or grammar. But if you mean just the looks of soft subs, I have to disagree. My problem with soft subs is that they don't render that nicely. When I watch ha...
by groink
Mar 6th, '08, 04:38
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Uploading a torrent
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

I seriously don't think you actually uploaded the torrent. It isn't showing up in the Torrents Pending or the Torrent Comments forums.

http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/torrents ... +all&sort=
by groink
Mar 4th, '08, 05:40
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Advise please
Replies: 6
Views: 3464

Wait... I thought that the more seeders there are, the faster the download???? At least that's what many of these "Five seeders are not enough! We need MORE SEEDERS" leeches tell me. NOT!!!!!! This confirms what I've been telling everyone. If your bandwidth sucks, increasing the number of seeders wi...
by groink
Feb 29th, '08, 09:12
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Stream Japanese TV on your computer with KeyHoleTV
Replies: 992
Views: 777371

before she told me that she could only hear the sound, but no picture. But now, when she reinstalled it, it messes up her computer. Is there a solution for that? Try disabling hardware acceleration on the video card. Usually video that involves overlaying may conflict with some video card drivers. ...
by groink
Feb 27th, '08, 18:22
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: soft subs vs hard subs - which do you prefer
Replies: 179
Views: 60160

http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_21010_0.htm

Please merge this topic with the previous one since the previous topic already has collected data. Hate to waste it.
by groink
Feb 27th, '08, 07:19
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: American TV Series ~ What do you think about it?
Replies: 91
Views: 26736

Reality shows in America isn't plentiful amongst the TV networks only because of the content: - Cheap to produce! Think about it... The entire production cost for one season of Survivor is cheaper than ONE ACTOR'S PAY for ONE EPISODE of Friends!!! - Don't have to pay the cast. Remember, only the win...
by groink
Feb 27th, '08, 02:15
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: [poll] Who is the most charming Japanese actress?
Replies: 224
Views: 111240

biniBningPunkista wrote:Becky
:nuts:
by groink
Feb 26th, '08, 21:22
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: sony, HP, dell laptops
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

thanx alot :D i'll check them both. ok i've heared that vaio heats too fast is it true? This is very true. My Vaio can fry an egg! I bought one of those USB-powered laptop coolers. You can find these for around $20 to 40. You place the laptop on top, and it cools the laptop down A LOT!!!! --- groink
by groink
Feb 25th, '08, 18:49
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Yuna Ito
Replies: 4
Views: 2868

I wouldn't say that Yuna is the best singer, or anyone else for that matter. But I would say that Yuna is a unique singer in that in Japanese pop culture, she has a major advantage in two areas: 1. Many Japanese appreciate the fact that Yuna is a native English speaker. It is rare in the geinokai fo...
by groink
Feb 24th, '08, 22:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Who's Your Favorite Screenwriter?
Replies: 24
Views: 12898

The strange thing about screenwriting is that they can no longer take full credit for their works, as many of the 2000s dramas are based on previous writings (novels, manga/anime, etc.) It isn't like what screenwriting used to be during the 1980s and 1990s when the screenwriter wrote the entire scre...
by groink
Feb 24th, '08, 07:14
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: sony, HP, dell laptops
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

then ill check the dell first..then i have 2 compare it with sony... ok what is the sony model u recommand? :D How much money ya got?!?! :lol I would look into the Sony Vaio VGN-FZ4000. Price range is around $1300 depending on what you add to it. 15.4-inch widescreen display. It has Intel Core Duo,...
by groink
Feb 24th, '08, 02:42
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: American sings the soul of Japan ~ Jero
Replies: 18
Views: 5999

This guy is DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN good!!!!!!!!!!!!

--- groink
by groink
Feb 24th, '08, 01:04
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: sony, HP, dell laptops
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

I'm not up on the latest hardware. But that 4GB expansion capability is good advice, since Windows Vista just keeps growing and growing in size. Personally I like Sony (I'm a Sony Vaio owner) but I also like Dell as I'm a fan of their desktop PCs (own four of them.) I had to work with Dell support s...
by groink
Feb 22nd, '08, 04:31
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW - Koi Seyo Otome
Replies: 28
Views: 14584

this is a tragedy saiyuki was doing so well just a few days ago Seriously, it doesn't matter. Saiyuki is seeded well as-is. As of this post, there are an average of five seeds per episode. Koi Seyo Otome needs the seeding a hell of a lot more. It looks like this will win, so I'll wait a week or so ...
by groink
Feb 19th, '08, 05:03
Forum: International Community
Topic: Hawaii D-Addicts
Replies: 380
Views: 75028

Just found out that Jake will be on Conan O'Brien Tueday. If any of you haven't seen him play, now is the time to catch him.

--- groink
by groink
Feb 19th, '08, 04:48
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Which P2P applications do you use regularly?
Replies: 10
Views: 5840

fuurin, hate to get technical, but wouldn't utorrent, bc, az and bt all be lumped under 'bittorrent' (as the p2p app)? Fuurin made it clear... He wants to know what P2P applications people use, and wants to break down the different BitTorrent protocol-based applications. He's not checking to see wh...
by groink
Feb 19th, '08, 02:31
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: NHK Taiga --- yoshimune 1995
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

I doubt you'll find this. Mori Motonari is the earliest NHK Taiga drama I've seen on the Internet. You may want to post on the KIKU-TV site as Yoshimune aired there in 1995, to see if someone who frequents there recorded the series. I have seen Yoshimune on DVD from NHK, but it is only a soshuhen re...
by groink
Feb 18th, '08, 09:33
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: hero && yunho are gay? o.0
Replies: 28
Views: 19143

Re: hero && yunho are gay? o.0

so i just saw a video of them together... are they REALLY gay? :blink i cant believe it hero is soooo cute omg -_- http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v315/xXx--Babe/231566257.jpg the 3rd one to the right and the last guy ~ where is the vid? Ummm... you are like 2 years and three months LATE!!!!!
by groink
Feb 18th, '08, 09:08
Forum: International Community
Topic: Hawaii D-Addicts
Replies: 380
Views: 75028

oh, btw, i don't know if anyone listens to his music, but i just finished watching a concert with jake shimabukuro (ukulele virtuoso). I had dinner with him and his lady friend about six month or so ago. We ate at Momomo on Waialae Ave. Interesting considering she and I dressed up, but he wore bagg...
by groink
Feb 17th, '08, 11:11
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Is there only one type of dog in Korea?
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

I'm not sure, but in Japanese dramas they do the exact same thing. Only they use the mutt in this post.

--- groink
by groink
Feb 14th, '08, 18:27
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: More Variety Shows!
Replies: 3
Views: 2690

Have you tried looking at JPOPSuki? Most of the variety shows are posted there.

--- groink
by groink
Feb 12th, '08, 01:20
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Torrent Size Preference
Replies: 9
Views: 2140

Here's what I was getting at back on the previous topic regarding batching... Seed episode-by-episode FIRST, and with a few days to a few weeks in-between. By doing this, you will achieve your 10 completions much quicker so that you can break away from the swarm and go onto other things. Also, it is...
by groink
Feb 10th, '08, 06:42
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW - Koi Seyo Otome
Replies: 28
Views: 14584

I voted for Koi Seyo Otome. This aired before I subscribed to NGN, so I've never seen it before. If this ends up being seeded, I may consider uploading the follow-up series that aired two years later:

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Motto_Koi_Seyo_Otome

--- groink
by groink
Feb 10th, '08, 06:27
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW - Koi Seyo Otome
Replies: 28
Views: 14584

Re: please have ...

tellbrian wrote:kira kira kenshui
It is very well seeded at the moment.

--- groink
by groink
Feb 8th, '08, 08:42
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Clubbox engine programm dll/exe suddenly a Trojan virus?
Replies: 9
Views: 4189

I'm not a user of clubbox, so I cannot get into the specifics of that application. It could actually be true that your clubbox installation is infected. I would recommend uninstalling the clubbox software completely, re-scan and continue to clean your PC, and then re-download and install from a reli...
by groink
Feb 4th, '08, 08:26
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Atsu-hime (Taiga Drama)
Replies: 105
Views: 56929

I'll be recording this series for my own use - as I've done since Toshiie to Matsu days. But I don't plan on uploading it anywhere. I'm waiting for someone else to take on the challenge of uploading episodes for an entire year. As I've done with Musashi, Shinsengumi! and Furin Kazan, I'll help repla...
by groink
Feb 3rd, '08, 10:12
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Motokariya Yuika
Replies: 27
Views: 21251

just watched Fuji TV Super Drama Festival [2008.01.07] - Yuika's looking good as always. :) http://scaturan.buriguri.jp/gallery2/d/11617-2/vlcsnap-75483.png Cool photo! That's Kodama Kiyoshi sitting behind Yuika. The two of them were also in FIGHT (Yuika played Yuu, the heroine, and Kiyoshi played ...
by groink
Jan 31st, '08, 01:52
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Advertisements at Bottom of Posts
Replies: 7
Views: 6256

In the interest of not starting a new topic for this I thought I'd bring it up here. Are the sig advertisements moderated or approved in anyway beforehand? Because the other day there were ones that soooooo were not appropriate for a family friendly forum. No approval process - at least by a human ...
by groink
Jan 30th, '08, 19:54
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Personal User Stats location
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

In order to keep track of stats like this, there must somehow be a link between IP address and the user account. Because D-Addicts does not require login to its tracker, the link between the two is impossible. But this is actually a good thing! Your user account is linked to your e-mail address. If ...
by groink
Jan 30th, '08, 02:58
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: TRACKER (Problems and Solutions)
Replies: 629
Views: 162210

Re: Tracker Status

d-addicts.net. 86400 IN NS ns1.addicts-seikai.net. d-addicts.net. 86400 IN NS ns2.addicts-seikai.net. These are the correct results. I use Open DNS, and I think many others should do the same. Open DNS gives me those same results. Tracker's working fine for me. When I use nslookup and set the serve...
by groink
Jan 28th, '08, 07:06
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW - Psychometrer Eiji Season 1
Replies: 19
Views: 13921

Noticed puccakiss79 is a volunteer seeder. Is puccakiss79 even around anymore????? I haven't seen her in quite some time.

--- groink
by groink
Jan 28th, '08, 06:38
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Viewing Movies From External Hard Drive On TV
Replies: 5
Views: 20302

There are several topics on this subject. To summarize the solutions that have been given: 1. For desktop PCs, obtain a video card with video out, such as S-Video, and connect it to the TV. ATI and several other companies make these video cards. Most modern TVs have S-Video input. Most modern laptop...
by groink
Jan 27th, '08, 07:43
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE ASIAN DRAMAS
Replies: 880
Views: 420341

Mada Koi wa Hajimaranai is about a struggling couple who committed suicide two hundred years ago, hoping to meet each other in the future when things are better. They return to modern day as regular office workers. So it isn't exactly a "Back to the Future" kind of thing... More like a re-incarnati...
by groink
Jan 22nd, '08, 06:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: jdrama viewership top listing
Replies: 5
Views: 3605

Remember, boys & girls, that the value of a given rating changes with the passing of each year. In another topic, I spoke about 40-points in 1985 having the same value as 30-points in 1995, and 20-points in 2005. If you know your Statistics 101, you will find that various things affect viewership ra...
by groink
Jan 21st, '08, 23:19
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Asking a Girl to the Prom...
Replies: 17
Views: 6536

This seems to be the time to deliver a piece of advice I received years ago from my high school speech teacher. There are three big events in a woman's life: her wedding, her senior prom, and her junior prom. It is highly probable that she'll never get married. Therefore, her proms will be the major...
by groink
Jan 18th, '08, 04:41
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 532
Views: 519494

The reason I'm against categorizing by artist association is that DramaWiki is not aka ActorWiki. That's my platform - put our energies into the TV dramas, which is our number-one focus. We are still missing thousands of TV dramas on DramaWiki. Ai no Gekijyo is still over 50-percent incomplete. 98-p...
by groink
Jan 16th, '08, 19:46
Forum: International Community
Topic: Large Threads to be Locked - Please Read These Rules
Replies: 10
Views: 18764

I don't know if it's just me, but the "Edit" button is my friend and it annoys me to see that there are people too lazy to edit their posts. I think the problem is that most of these frequent posters have the chatroom/IM mentality, in that once they send a message, they can't take it back. This, al...
by groink
Jan 16th, '08, 17:52
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Comcast excessive internet bandwidth usage
Replies: 24
Views: 6325

What upload speed do you suggest I use? 500 kb/s? When I upload, I originally set it at unlimited. After five completions, I throttle down to 300 kb/s. Based on the BT protocol, this will force the five completed people to start uploading. I guess it all depends on how fast you want your downloads ...
by groink
Jan 16th, '08, 06:23
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Comcast excessive internet bandwidth usage
Replies: 24
Views: 6325

Why should anyone need to "monitor" their bandwidth???? Can you SERIOUSLY watch everything you're downloading? I'm the master of seeding, and I don't even come close to the numbers you guys are revealing. For starters, DO NOT set your seeding level to unlimited.

--- groink
by groink
Jan 14th, '08, 07:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Good dramas for helping pick up the language?
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Watch Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari . The characters in this renzoku speak in COMPLETE, properly structured sentences. You can't find it on-line anywhere. But they're available if you search hard enough via Google and maybe purchase or trade with someone. If not, find ANYTHING that is written by Hashid...
by groink
Jan 14th, '08, 07:23
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: A VIEW OF THE INCIDENT HAPPENING TO ZARD SINGER- IZUMI SAKAI
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

There are thousands upon thousands more important things I should be concerned with in my life. Sakai-san's death isn't among them.

--- groink
by groink
Jan 13th, '08, 00:20
Forum: International Community
Topic: Large Threads to be Locked - Please Read These Rules
Replies: 10
Views: 18764

Re: Large Threads to be Locked - Please Read These Rules

4. chatting - members are posting very short responses and using the forum like an instant messenger program. do this 50 - 1000 times and the thread can grow very large. One more HURRAH over this issue. It appears that some message board users cannot distinguish it from other forms of chat-like sys...
by groink
Jan 10th, '08, 06:16
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Against dramas and/or subs being streamed
Replies: 59
Views: 15647

Is that true? Because if that's the case, you have a student paying 20k for freeloaders.. Hehehee... Check out this article... Crunchyroll is a San Francisco based startup that is a sort of YouTube for anime and other mostly Asian video content. The three founders, who asked to remain anonymous, ar...
by groink
Jan 10th, '08, 00:30
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: torrents page loads slow - www.google-analytics.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

You might have spywares or something, too. Do consider that. <3 Also, Remember to clean your cache once a while. Will help your Browsers. Not me.... I'm actually a certified IT professional. I've done some research on this problem. My PCs are clean as a whistle! There's definitely a rogue advertise...
by groink
Jan 9th, '08, 19:31
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Manga done by Non-Japanese, would you read it??
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

My understanding is that, for years, Japanese manga have been illustrated by outsiders. I remember one of my anime friends telling me this about 15 years ago. His explanation was that the labor in places like South Korea was cheaper. Regardless, it doesn't matter to me whatsoever. Just because someo...
by groink
Jan 9th, '08, 19:18
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Is there new karaoke contest special show for this season?
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

Well, it may be karaoke, but it isn't referred to as such in this case. The Japanese call this type of show "monomane", which basically means impersonation. There is an annual New Year special with a similar name and feel to the Kouhaku Uta-Gassen, where the white team goes up against the red team. ...
by groink
Jan 9th, '08, 07:55
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: torrents page loads slow - www.google-analytics.com
Replies: 8
Views: 1787

Regardless of Google's sites being slow at responding, they do pay the bills here. Now Crunchyroll's ads linking you to phishing sites... That's another thing... Unless you log onto that site with an account, most of the time their ads send you to scanner2-dot-malware-scan-dot-com . It is the risk w...
by groink
Jan 9th, '08, 04:54
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 532
Views: 519494

Re: Talent Agencies

How would the powers that be feel about transitioning actors' existing, external talent agency links into DWiki category? Against . DramaWiki is TV dramas FIRST. The actors who perform in them are secondary. As I've voted down other categories like genre, extending the production categories, and ev...
by groink
Jan 8th, '08, 03:07
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: Comcast excessive internet bandwidth usage
Replies: 24
Views: 6325

Here's most ISPs form of logic.... Have you ever stood in line at a computer store? Remember those guys up in the front who are buying 100-pack DVD blanks? Quickly, off the top of your head, he's going to use these blanks to: A. Back up photos of his family. He takes an average of one photo every 5 ...
by groink
Jan 6th, '08, 20:53
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Kinpachi Sensei 7 Eng subs - stopping uploading INDEFINITELY
Replies: 8
Views: 6179

Thanks, everyone! "Yeah, I read the statement but they're just words."

--- groink
by groink
Jan 6th, '08, 13:58
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: How fast is your internet connection?
Replies: 95
Views: 37762

out of date
by groink
Jan 6th, '08, 13:33
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: anyone knows if i can make the font for the subs bigger???
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Is it possible to make softsubs font larger in VLC player? Doesn't look like it. Because VLC uses its own built-in codecs, it doesn't use ffdshow and such. VLC handles the subtitles internally... Looking around in the program, I don't see any font manipulation options. I checked the Subtitles/OSD p...
by groink
Jan 6th, '08, 13:01
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Kinpachi Sensei 7 Eng subs - stopping uploading INDEFINITELY
Replies: 8
Views: 6179

Well, it looks like eguano2 has been suspended. So I'll have to let that one slide by. eguano5 is still active, so he should still be able to remove episodes 1 and 2 from that account. Strange how YouTube still allows eguano2's videos to stay up. My YouTube account was canned, AND they deleted all o...
by groink
Jan 6th, '08, 12:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Kinpachi Sensei 7 Eng subs - stopping uploading INDEFINITELY
Replies: 8
Views: 6179

eguano5 is another user on YouTube who uploaded episode 2. That must be removed as well. I don't have a YouTube account. It is up to the D-Addicts community to force him to remove the episodes.

--- groink
by groink
Jan 6th, '08, 12:38
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Kinpachi Sensei 7 Eng subs - stopping uploading INDEFINITELY
Replies: 8
Views: 6179

Kinpachi Sensei 7 Eng subs - stopping uploading INDEFINITELY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFqfN8HFCqQ 'nuff said. If you want the uploads to continue, it is in your best interest to pressure eguano2 to remove episode 1 from YouTube as soon as possible. If the episodes are still on the site a week from now, I'll start deleting the episodes off the tracker. M...
by groink
Jan 6th, '08, 01:16
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: American TV Series ~ What do you think about it?
Replies: 91
Views: 26736

Speaking of DVD box sets, I do own several of them:

Sopranos, all six seasons

Silk Stalkings - technically this is a Canadian TV drama, but it aired in the U.S. on CBS late-night (before David Letterman moved to CBS.)

There are a few others but I can't think of them at the moment.
by groink
Jan 5th, '08, 10:27
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: American TV Series ~ What do you think about it?
Replies: 91
Views: 26736

I really love How I Met Your Mother. Mostly cause I practically am the main character. It's like watching my life on TV or something. They're on their third season currently, but because of this writer's strike thing, only episode 10 or 11 has aired. The first 2 seasons are on DVD and very well wor...
by groink
Jan 2nd, '08, 04:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What do Japanese People think of American Remakes?
Replies: 55
Views: 13812

I know that when I 've asked them if they would like to see a movie in a theater here, they 've all been excited about seeing a US movie, in spite of the fact that it was in english and they didn't understand the language as well. In all fairness, I guess it's the same reasoning behind many of us n...
by groink
Jan 1st, '08, 22:11
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: What do Japanese People think of American Remakes?
Replies: 55
Views: 13812

Repeating what has been said in other topics: - The primary reason for the remakes is that most Americans are uncomfortable watching Asians. You won't hear of this on Asian-driven message boards. But in many other message boards and blogs, this is a HUGE issue among viewers. Re-producing Asian movie...
by groink
Dec 31st, '07, 03:41
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: First TIme To Buy HDTV
Replies: 22
Views: 3445

What are the environmental conditions of your room? Is it naturally lit by sunlight? Do you use flourecent light bulbs? Conventional light bulbs? Do you plan on watching TV with the lights off? How far away will you be from the TV set when you watch it? Even though you won't be subscribing to HDTV s...
by groink
Dec 23rd, '07, 01:54
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: [Discussion] Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Replies: 73
Views: 45117

I just don't understand how a bunch of soft porn gravure models find themselves in the line-up I've been out of the loop with a lot of things this year and thought the same thing when I saw the list... :fear: Supposedly Hoshino Aki in the 57th event was popular among viewers. I can see other TV net...
by groink
Dec 19th, '07, 20:17
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: [Discussion] Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Replies: 73
Views: 45117

Several of us editors are working on the English Wikipedia article for the 58th event. Still waiting for the song/order. I believe that the 2nd half has a lot more weight on which team wins this thing, so the order of appearance will be vital. I just don't understand how a bunch of soft porn gravure...
by groink
Dec 13th, '07, 20:30
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: For New Members - Introduce Yourselves!
Replies: 1503
Views: 310043

HIII ALLLZ!!!!!!!! im NEW here so gud too c u al wel im nt rly cing u but u no wat i mean im SOOOOOOO exited 2 b here. ive bn luking @ d site but nvr regsitred. but now im strating NEW FANSUB GROUP CALLED DONUT LOVE!!!!!!! its gonna b awsum!!!!! jus wantd 2 llet u no. :D This will be the first IMsp...
by groink
Dec 13th, '07, 04:28
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Basically end of 2007, anyone anticipating dramas of 2008?
Replies: 15
Views: 5043

I anticipate that the dramas will be even WORSE in 2008. More pretty boys... More manga-turned-live shows... More comedies....

Now I'll crawl back into my 1990s VHS collection....

--- groink