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Jan. 29,2018 at 06:07 am JST


Selfie App Turns Ju-On Ghosts Into Instagram-Worthy Stars

posted on 2018-02-01 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Anime fan creates stunning character artwork using nothing but Microsoft Excel

February 1, 2018 / Sora News 24
You can skip buying that expensive graphic drawing tablet as long as you’ve got the ubiquitous spreadsheet program and some serious skill.


Crunch Report - Week of January 1, 2018

No Monday video - New Years Day!

Telegram and Instagram Are Being Restricted in Iran

MoneyGram’s Sale to Alibaba Blocked by U.S. Government

Ethereum Hits $1,000 a Coin

GoPro Cuts 200-300 Jobs

Crunch Report - Week of January 8, 2018

A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge

ElliQ Robot Raises $22 Million

Jimmy Iovine is not leaving Apple

Boeing Prototype Drone Can Carry 500 Pounds

No Friday video

Crunch Report - Week of January 15, 2018

No Monday or Tuesday videos

Apple pledges $350 billion investment in U.S. economy

Amazon reveals 20 finalists for second HQ

Google and Tencent ink patent agreement

Crunch Report - Week of January 22, 2018

Netflix is now worth more than $100 billion

DJI unveils new Mavic Air

Fiverr acquires And Co

CNN shuts down Casey Neistat’s Beme

MoviePass pulls out of 10 AMC theaters

Crunch Report - Week of January 29, 2018 :man_technologist: [FINALE WEEK] :woman_technologist:

Elon Musk’s flamethrowers bring in $5 million so far

Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway are building a healthcare company

The Last Episode Of | Crunch Report


Yet still no talk of them lowering subscription costs and/or upping the budgets of Netflix original series. :confused:


February 11, 2018 / Sora News 24


February 11, 2018 / Sora News 24


I’m stoked I’ll finally have my own computer soon. I’ve only ever had a laptop to use and while they’re nice to have you can’t upgrade them so I’ve decided to move on. Back in January I set up all the details and specs that I wanted on OriginPC. Hopefully I should have it sometime later this week or next.

Edit: here’s the specs if anyone’s curious.

Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G

Processors: Intel Core i7 8700K 6-Core 3.7GHz (4.7GHz TurboBoost)

Graphic Cards: Single 11GB ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Memory: 32GB G.Skill TridentZ 3000MHz (2 X 16GB)

Operating System Drive #1 (Primary): 250GB Samsung 960 Evo PCIe NVMe M.2


That’s going to be a nice machine. What Case & Power Supply are you working with? I’ve assembled a lot of PC’s and it can hurt you if you don’t get a good case & p.s.

Mark Gosdin


Case: Phantek EVOLV

Power Supply: 850 Watt EVGA SuperNOVA G3

OriginPC is building it for me. It costs a bit more but they have good services as well.


Excellent, having them assemble it for you means that it will be working correctly before you get it. Let them do the “Smoke” test. :smiling_imp:

Mark Gosdin


February 15, 2018 / Sora News 24


Holy crap I would go blind in a dark room lol





The Best OTA DVRs: 2018 Edition

FEBRUARY 21, 2018


No longer will you be expected to provide your own external storage to record your shows: sensibly, this model includes 64GB of on-board storage.

A few years ago, I bought the fam a 2 TB external drive for their FiOS DVR (the max size supported). They managed to fill up both that and the internal drive, so 64 GB would be full in a flash. :grin:


Our home NAS is 6 TB now - not full yet, with a 4 TB external for backup. Still have a stack of Anime & Live Action disks that need ripping not mention CD’s.

Mark Gosdin


February 24, 2018 at 11:10 JST / The Asahi Shimbun


Feb 24, 2018 at 06:36 am JST / Japan Today


Feb. 24, 2018 at 05:36 am JST / Japan Today


I bought myself a 4 TB external drive a few years ago, never thinking I’d fill up that much space. But I too have dabbled in bluray ripping and 4 TB has become mighty small for that.

I haven’t kept my ear to the ground on the ripping scene to know if UHD bluray has been made rippable yet, but if it is I’ll definitely have to upgrade my storage.


We’ve no TV that supports UHD and I don’t foresee needing one any time soon. Ripping will come whenever there’s a big enough demand for it, but I’m in no hurry.

Mark Gosdin