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2013-03-26 09:35:47 AM  
Thought this was going to be about republican media reporting.
 
2013-03-26 09:38:27 AM  
Unleash the attorneys.
 
2013-03-26 09:42:03 AM  
I will only buy it if - somewhere along the way - he is raped by tentacles.
 
2013-03-26 09:44:32 AM  
Where's the sex and scantily clad girls?

/isn't that what Magna is all about?
 
2013-03-26 09:45:16 AM  

neongoats: Thought this was going to be about republican main stream media reporting.


FTFY
 
2013-03-26 09:53:24 AM  
I wonder what his magical dress will look like when he has to transform to defeat the Winmonster.
 
2013-03-26 09:56:32 AM  

StrikitRich: neongoats: Thought this was going to be about republican main stream media reporting.

FTFY


Yeah, that crazy liberal, commie, main stream MSM media sure had things wrong. Good thing they had solid fact based reporting from Drudge report, right?

I'm going to go poop and think of you as the poo slides out. Good day sir!
 
2013-03-26 09:59:53 AM  
Does he swap bodies with a high school girl at some point and fight a tentacle monster with the power of song whilst getting into wacky uncomfortable situations in the locker room?

'cause I'd buy the shiat out of that.
 
2013-03-26 10:13:46 AM  

MythDragon: Does he swap bodies with a high school girl at some point and fight a tentacle monster with the power of song whilst getting into wacky uncomfortable situations in the locker room?

'cause I'd buy the shiat out of that.


Sooooo what you'd get is a high school girl with a reality distortion field......it's been done.


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2013-03-26 10:14:57 AM  

Elegy: I will only buy it if - somewhere along the way - he is raped by tentacles.


MythDragon: Does he swap bodies with a high school girl at some point and fight a tentacle monster with the power of song whilst getting into wacky uncomfortable situations in the locker room?

'cause I'd buy the shiat out of that.


Well, if the Japanese don't do it, we'll just have to commission Ghastly.
 
2013-03-26 10:24:54 AM  

neongoats: Yeah, that crazy liberal, commie, main stream MSM media sure had things wrong. Good thing they had solid fact based reporting from Drudge report, right?

I'm going to go poop and think of you as the poo slides out. Good day sir!


At least it'll be in the toilet now instead of on this thread.
 
2013-03-26 10:26:49 AM  
... And the fangirls squee.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-03-26 10:48:41 AM  

They have BBC Sherlock as manga
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They have Jesus and Buddha are friends manga
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They have the Pope, Putin and Bush manga
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encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

I am not surprised by a steve jobs manga. It wont help popularize the iphone in japan though.

 
2013-03-26 10:56:23 AM  
Next up, a documentary manga on MacOS.

i.imgur.com (Pops)
 
2013-03-26 11:05:21 AM  
Feh.  They'll have a Bill Gates manga out soon that is just as good and half the price.
 
2013-03-26 11:13:00 AM  
JobJob's Bizarre Adventure?

/yare yare daze
 
2013-03-26 11:18:30 AM  

neongoats: I'm going to go poop and think of you as the poo slides out. Good day sir!


Speaking of weird manga ideas the Japanese would love....
 
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2013-03-26 11:19:25 AM  

Elegy: I will only buy it if - somewhere along the way - he is raped by tentacles.


I think Jobs rapes the schoolgirls with his tentacles.
 
2013-03-26 11:20:24 AM  

ColSanders: Feh.  They'll have a Bill Gates manga out soon that is just as good and half the price.


Except that it's loaded with worms, and halfway through the series, the managa upgrades it's ink, and you can no longer read your old copies, but you can buy extra copies of the old ones with the new ink.
 
2013-03-26 11:21:25 AM  

ColSanders: Feh.  They'll have a Bill Gates manga out soon that is just as good and half the price.


just as good apart from the viruses, and having to reboot the book every four pages. then you have to decide to adopt early or wait for at least one service pack.
 
2013-03-26 11:54:03 AM  
I CALL FOR A FARK PHOTOSHOP CONTEST!!!!
 
2013-03-26 12:00:48 PM  
Apple fan-boys must be spusing all over themselves.
 
2013-03-26 12:03:15 PM  
home.isp.studenten.net
 
2013-03-26 12:06:23 PM  

dionysusaur: ColSanders: Feh.  They'll have a Bill Gates manga out soon that is just as good and half the price.

just as good apart from the viruses, and having to reboot the book every four pages. then you have to decide to adopt early or wait for at least one service pack.


As opposed to a vastly overblown virus resistance, lack of compatibility with many models of eyes, only coming on 1 type of paper instead of being able to pick basically any on the market, and costing twice as much for less readability?
 
2013-03-26 12:09:50 PM  
Yes, so a guy who actually got real things built that everyone can buy has a "reality distortion field", but things that deliver nothing but hype and trinkets like 3D printers and private space are all ultra-realistic things, I suppose...

Just like a religion.
 
2013-03-26 12:27:03 PM  
Alucard meets Jobs.

That's a bit of Manga I'd pay to read.
 
2013-03-26 12:31:38 PM  

Dinobot: They have BBC Sherlock as manga
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They have Jesus and Buddha are friends manga
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They have the Pope, Putin and Bush manga
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I am not surprised by a steve jobs manga. It wont help popularize the iphone in japan though.


The Jesus and Buddha are friends one is actually really good. The iPhone is killing it over here.
 
2013-03-26 12:32:16 PM  
He kinda looks like Gendo Ikari in the provided images.
 
2013-03-26 12:39:08 PM  
I don't need anyone else distorting my reality. This pain in my shoulder is downright hallucinogenic.
 
2013-03-26 12:41:12 PM  

dionysusaur: just as good apart from the viruses, and having to reboot the book every four pages. then you have to decide to adopt early or wait for at least one service pack.


What's the matter, you were going through your stale jokes bin and forgot about the c:\dos\run and "information superhighway roadkill" classics?
 
2013-03-26 12:47:10 PM  

ferretman: Where's the sex and scantily clad girls?

/isn't that what Magna is all about?


It's about Steve Jobs; it'd have underage boys, not girls.
 
2013-03-26 01:05:15 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Yes, so a guy who actually got real things built that everyone can buy has a "reality distortion field", but things that deliver nothing but hype and trinkets like 3D printers and private space are all ultra-realistic things, I suppose...

Just like a religion.


I swear, your butthole must be so tight that engineering students are looking at it for the next ultra high tensile strength space material.
 
2013-03-26 01:07:37 PM  

Likwit: The Jesus and Buddha are friends one is actually really good.


Yeah, Saint Young Men is really funny. I was cracking up big time when Jesus is mistaken for the son of a Yakuza boss.

I'm glad its getting an OVA.
 
2013-03-26 01:08:26 PM  

unchellmatt: Alucard meets Jobs.

That's a bit of Manga I'd pay to read.



Releasing control art restriction to level 3...
Level 2...
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Goddamit!
 
2013-03-26 01:15:46 PM  

Kinek: Quantum Apostrophe: Yes, so a guy who actually got real things built that everyone can buy has a "reality distortion field", but things that deliver nothing but hype and trinkets like 3D printers and private space are all ultra-realistic things, I suppose...

Just like a religion.

I swear, your butthole must be so tight that engineering students are looking at it for the next ultra high tensile strength space material.


That's about par for the course for space ideas. Coming out of buttholes. Did you pray in the direction of Cape Canaveral while gently sobbing over 1970s space propaganda posters today?
 
2013-03-26 01:27:33 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Yes, so a guy who actually got real things built that everyone can buy has a "reality distortion field", but things that deliver nothing but hype and trinkets like 3D printers and private space are all ultra-realistic things, I suppose...

Just like a religion.



Jesus, man... What is with your unending hatred for 3D printers? Is it possible for you to be able to comment in a thread without mentioning them?

And private space programs are certainly real things. SpaceX has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS. How much more "real" do they need to be then that?
 
2013-03-26 01:36:12 PM  

MythDragon: unchellmatt: Alucard meets Jobs.

That's a bit of Manga I'd pay to read.


Releasing control art restriction to level 3...
Level 2...
[adiumxtras.com image 50x50]
Goddamit!


Oh well played... well played indeed!
 
2013-03-26 01:41:34 PM  

mongbiohazard: Jesus, man... What is with your unending hatred for 3D printers? Is it possible for you to be able to comment in a thread without mentioning them?


Don't hate them, I hate the uncritical gee-whiz fantasizing people do when 3D printers are mentionned. I believe I've said this about a quadjillion times now.

mongbiohazard: And private space programs are certainly real things. SpaceX has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS. How much more "real" do they need to be then that?


But there have always been "private" (when >50% of the revenue come from the government subsidies) space outfits, it doesn't mean you'll get to vacation on the moon. Or colonize Mars.

Where is OTRAG these days? Or the 1997 Japanese space hotel?

It's all just PR and propaganda and fantasies. Yes, we can fill metal tubes with kerosene, maybe do it a bit cheaper and quicker than 40 years ago. It doesn't amount to a hill of beans for the vast majority of humans and the species will all live on this planet, right here, forever, notwithstanding a few LEO hops for billionaires. Sucks, eh?

We'll see in about ten years. 3D printing will be a largely forgotten fad with a very few real applications. Just like VR. And just like VR, in ten years 3D printing will look as dated as Lawnmower Man ....

Space will be like it is today, a vacuum with a few satellites and probes in it, and dead floating rocks with unimaginable distance between them.
 
2013-03-26 01:46:48 PM  

erveek: He kinda looks like Gendo Ikari in the provided images.


Calling it now. One day, all the iPhone owners are going to answer a call, and turn into Tang.
 
2013-03-26 01:52:22 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: mongbiohazard: Jesus, man... What is with your unending hatred for 3D printers? Is it possible for you to be able to comment in a thread without mentioning them?

Don't hate them, I hate the uncritical gee-whiz fantasizing people do when 3D printers are mentionned. I believe I've said this about a quadjillion times now.

mongbiohazard: And private space programs are certainly real things. SpaceX has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS. How much more "real" do they need to be then that?

But there have always been "private" (when >50% of the revenue come from the government subsidies) space outfits, it doesn't mean you'll get to vacation on the moon. Or colonize Mars.

Where is OTRAG these days? Or the 1997 Japanese space hotel?

It's all just PR and propaganda and fantasies. Yes, we can fill metal tubes with kerosene, maybe do it a bit cheaper and quicker than 40 years ago. It doesn't amount to a hill of beans for the vast majority of humans and the species will all live on this planet, right here, forever, notwithstanding a few LEO hops for billionaires. Sucks, eh?

We'll see in about ten years. 3D printing will be a largely forgotten fad with a very few real applications. Just like VR. And just like VR, in ten years 3D printing will look as dated as Lawnmower Man ....

Space will be like it is today, a vacuum with a few satellites and probes in it, and dead floating rocks with unimaginable distance between them.


And hopefully you'll be dead.

/Like your grandfather, from claiming the Wright brothers were building toys
 
2013-03-26 02:11:18 PM  
Quantum Apostrophe: Don't hate them, I hate the uncritical gee-whiz fantasizing people do when 3D printers are mentionned. I believe I've said this about a quadjillion times now.

So..... you hate that people are excited about the potential of a new technology. Uhhhhh, OK. Because that sounds so much more rational.

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Quantum Apostrophe: But there have always been "private" (when >50% of the revenue come from the government subsidies) space outfits, it doesn't mean you'll get to vacation on the moon. Or colonize Mars.


If the program is being operated by the government then by definition that's not a private space program. The recent emergence of serious private space ventures is a new and exciting development. Sorry you don't seem to be able to share in that excitement.

Quantum Apostrophe: Where is OTRAG these days? Or the 1997 Japanese space hotel?


Huh? I don't quite understand what we're supposed to be outraged about. That there's no hotels in space yet? That'd be like being "outraged" a few years after Kitty Hawk that a global network of passenger jets had not yet been created or that a few years after DNA was discovered we didn't have genetically cloned replacement organs yet. Just because the technology isn't keeping up with your unrealistic developement pace doesn't mean it's not promising.

Quantum Apostrophe: It's all just PR and propaganda and fantasies. Yes, we can fill metal tubes with kerosene, maybe do it a bit cheaper and quicker than 40 years ago. It doesn't amount to a hill of beans for the vast majority of humans and the species will all live on this planet, right here, forever, notwithstanding a few LEO hops for billionaires. Sucks, eh?


"A bit cheaper"? The cost difference is already huge, and as the technology is further refined and developed - and more competitors emerge - the price will drop even further while capabilities increase. And they are ALREADY delivering. As mentioned, SpaceX actually has a contract to deliver supplies to the ISS and has already delivered the first load.

You seem to want to shiat on the idea though just because they aren't keeping up with your arbitrary and ridiculous expectations. Back in the real world, things seem to be developing quite nicely.
 
2013-03-26 02:13:36 PM  

Carousel Beast: And hopefully you'll be dead.

/Like your grandfather, from claiming the Wright brothers were building toys


Seriously.  QA is one bitter, dream-hating motherfarker.
 
2013-03-26 02:13:57 PM  

Carousel Beast: Quantum Apostrophe: mongbiohazard: Jesus, man... What is with your unending hatred for 3D printers? Is it possible for you to be able to comment in a thread without mentioning them?

Space will be like it is today, a vacuum with a few satellites and probes in it, and dead floating rocks with unimaginable distance between them.

And hopefully you'll be dead.

/Like your grandfather, from claiming the Wright brothers were building toys


The difference is people were able to demonstrate within a handful of years with early 20th century technology (they didn't even know about the neutron, the size of the universe or even had a formal theory about information!) that they weren't toys. Oil, metal and engineering. In 1914 we already fought wars with cloth biplanes.

The space loon brigade has nothing to show even after half a century of promises, hopes and dreams.

A reasonably intelligent person would investigate the "why" of this fact.

Unless you either don't acknowledge that fact, or don't have the desire to find out why. I assume you actually are reasonably intelligent, so the obvious answer is you don't want to find out. This behavior is consistent with that observed in religious people.

Or you can just keep shouting at the sky. Reality won't care.

You'll be dead too, right here on this rock you hate so much, yet it floats in space and provides you with everything you need to live.

Do you have social and/or parental issues? Is that why you want to leave this planet? Humanity won't be different even if we somehow manage to colonize Mars, let's say. You'll have the same mix of personality traits and intelligence levels as here... Unless you advocate only sending the best, richest and brightest? Which isn't eugenics how exactly? But life extension is bad because only the best, richest and brightest will be able to afford it, right?

Steve Jobs had nothing on the space priests as far as reality distortion goes.
 
2013-03-26 02:14:02 PM  

mongbiohazard: Quantum Apostrophe: Where is OTRAG these days? Or the 1997 Japanese space hotel?

Huh? I don't quite understand what we're supposed to be outraged about. That there's no hotels in space yet? That'd be like being "outraged" a few years after Kitty Hawk that a global network of passenger jets had not yet been created or that a few years after DNA was discovered we didn't have genetically cloned replacement organs yet. Just because the technology isn't keeping up with your unrealistic developement pace doesn't mean it's not promising.


1) OTRAG was a German space firm in the 70's/80's (Orbital Transport und Raketen AG).
2) Stop feeding the trolls.
 
2013-03-26 02:35:01 PM  

TheBigJerk: Seriously. QA is one bitter, dream-hating motherfarker.


What made you choose that dream? There are TONS of dead dreams to chose from. I'm just a realist, that's all. Seriously, look at all the dreams of the future from bygone eras... Your space dreams look as dated as a 1920's city of the future.

Why is this difficult to see?
 
2013-03-26 02:38:15 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: The space loon brigade has nothing to show even after half a century of promises, hopes and dreams.


I nominate you to be in charge of the 'they didn't really go to mars, it was faked' movement. You will be great at it.
 
2013-03-26 02:39:57 PM  

ProfessorOhki: 1) OTRAG was a German space firm in the 70's/80's (Orbital Transport und Raketen AG).


We should have been colonizing the moon decades ago, or at least bringing the kiddies to space for the weekend by now.

Why hasn't it happened? What do you think is different this time?

Have our materials and energy sources and propulsion technologies gotten better in the same proportion as our information processing technologies?

Because that's the usual rebuttal from people with no clue. "But but but computers."

Bits don't move mass. Sorry guys.

You, me, and everyone you know, love or hate will all be right here on this planet. There's no magical material or energy source out there.

We know, because many have looked. Burning chemical fuels as reaction mass is *IT*.

Sure, sure, we can generate entire millinewtons of force with exotic technologies... Why don't they scale?
 
2013-03-26 02:42:28 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I believe I've said this about a quadjillion times now.


You have. please stop. We heard you the first time.

Quantum Apostrophe: A reasonably intelligent person would investigate the "why" of this fact.


An actually intelligent person would not need to investigate because it is obvious. People won`t stop banging on that there is something better to do when there is not. Government is half satan and half populist policy so the good stuff gets squeezed out because the public are stupid and the politicians are evil...
 
2013-03-26 02:44:57 PM  

TheBigJerk: Carousel Beast: And hopefully you'll be dead.

/Like your grandfather, from claiming the Wright brothers were building toys

Seriously.  QA is one bitter, dream-hating motherfarker.


I have him as `dismissive earth bound twat` but each to their own. I can see how he could be both.
 
2013-03-26 02:47:37 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Carousel Beast: Quantum Apostrophe: mongbiohazard: Jesus, man... What is with your unending hatred for 3D printers? Is it possible for you to be able to comment in a thread without mentioning them?

Space will be like it is today, a vacuum with a few satellites and probes in it, and dead floating rocks with unimaginable distance between them.

And hopefully you'll be dead.

/Like your grandfather, from claiming the Wright brothers were building toys

The difference is people were able to demonstrate within a handful of years with early 20th century technology (they didn't even know about the neutron, the size of the universe or even had a formal theory about information!) that they weren't toys. Oil, metal and engineering. In 1914 we already fought wars with cloth biplanes.

The space loon brigade has nothing to show even after half a century of promises, hopes and dreams.

A reasonably intelligent person would investigate the "why" of this fact.

Unless you either don't acknowledge that fact, or don't have the desire to find out why. I assume you actually are reasonably intelligent, so the obvious answer is you don't want to find out. This behavior is consistent with that observed in religious people.

Or you can just keep shouting at the sky. Reality won't care.

You'll be dead too, right here on this rock you hate so much, yet it floats in space and provides you with everything you need to live.

Do you have social and/or parental issues? Is that why you want to leave this planet? Humanity won't be different even if we somehow manage to colonize Mars, let's say. You'll have the same mix of personality traits and intelligence levels as here... Unless you advocate only sending the best, richest and brightest? Which isn't eugenics how exactly? But life extension is bad because only the best, richest and brightest will be able to afford it, right?

Steve Jobs had nothing on the space priests as far as reality distortion goes.


Wow. I haven't seen this much pearl-clutching and useless hand wringing since... Shiat, I can't even come up with a funny comparison. It's that sad.

On another note, I now know why EVERYONE makes fun of QA and makes snide remarks, especially in 3d printing threads.

You should probably go worry about what your neighbors or doing now. I'm sure they miss your constant attention and criticisms when you are telling everyone on Fark that they are unrealistic dreamers.

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