June 24th, 2007

Neko (lofulah)

A whole different "Day of Silence"

http://www.savenetradio.org/

There will be a whole different "Day of Silence" this 26th of June, 2007.

Due to planned increase in royalty rates, many internet radio stations (or, streaming music stations... whatever you wish to call them), like DI.FM, Japan-a-radio (whee, streaming anime music and J-pop!) may get shut down.

To quote:
If the rates are left unchanged, virtually all independent webcasters will be bankrupted and most larger parent companies would logically shut down their Internet radio divisions through the end of the 2005-10 period.


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Neko (lofulah)

A-Bike, "Naked Dance!"

Both via porsupah:
1. The A-Bike - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-bike
Rather spiffy. Although I wonder how well it balances - looks like you could quite easily fall backwards. Hm, official web says hard surfaces only. Still, if it's as convenient as it looks, it might be rather nice.

Speaking of folding bikes, I saw one parked at the Friendship Heights Metro (subway~) station friday. It was completely folded up into a small square of stuff - well, not that small. Not much longer or higher than a normal bike wheel though. Should have snapped a picture.

2. And this amused me greatly. Probably because it's late.
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/462050/
(and animated too: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/513443/ - hee~ the girly scream amuses me so much. Both characters are male, by the way.)
Haven't heard the song before, so... went and downloaded it. It's Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Not... an awesome song, but I suppose it is quite girly? Maybe? ::has no social knowledge in that area:: Rather upbeat, but dance-able to. At least when you're ABSOLUTELY sure you're alone, of course. ;) ::goes to close his bedroom door::

...And the furaffinity post reminded me of this from Better Days by Jay Naylor. =^^=

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Oh buggers, Byousoku 5 Centimeter was licensed by ADV? Buggers, buggers, buggers. Why couldn't you guys wait until after it's been all released and fansubbed before licensing it? Although... It does looks like something I would have bought the DVD for anyways.