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Deeper Than Words

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A Classic AMV by Nostromo, Arjuna - Nature's Kingdom.

Song: kai tracid Conscious 
Anime: Arjuna (Earth Girl Arjuna)

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About Arjuna
The story opens with Juna telling her boyfriend Tokio she feels too cramped in the city, and deciding to take a trip to the Sea of Japan. On the drive, they get in an accident and Juna dies. As the spirit leaves her body, Juna sees the dying Earth. The planet's suffering is visualized by worm-like creatures, the Raaja. The Raaja vary in size, from microscopic bacteria to those entwining the planet. A young boy named Chris appears before Juna and offers to save her life if she will help the planet. She agrees and is resurrected.

As is clear from the title, Arjuna, the series is highly influenced by Hinduism, as well as Indian culture in general. The story was inspired by the Bhagavad Gita, most notably in the character of Chris, who is modeled after Krishna.

The setting for the show, Kobe, was chosen by creator Shoji Kawamori for his persona…

A Feel Good AMV

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One of the nominations for best use of lip-syncing for 2009 at www.animemusicvideos.org. Certainly one I'd vote for, it's a rather funny video and has already been awarded best comedy, in a previous constest. A good selection of scenes from various anime, song by Avenue Q.

Song: Au Revoir Simone - Tell Me (Clock Opera Remix)
Anime: Guilty Crown, Chaos; Head, Durarara!!, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, Black Rock Shooter, Code Geass, Bakuman, Kamisama no Memo-chou, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Editor: Hunter103Download [ Torrent ]

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Schadenfreude



Literary Usage and Philosophical Analysis The Book of Proverbs mentions an emotion similar to that now described by the word schadenfreude: "Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him." (Proverbs 24:17-18, King James Version).

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle used the term epikhaireka…

Latest Display Technology

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Many expect that quantum dot display technology can compete or even replace liquid crystal displays (LCDs) in near future, including the desktop and notebook computer spaces and televisions. These initial applications alone represent more than a $1-billion addressable market by 2012 for quantum dot-based components. 
Straight From The Press Release Nanosys Completes Commercial Agreement with LGIT for its Quantum Rail™ Lighting Products


About Nanosys, Inc.
Nanosys, Inc. is an advanced material architect, harnessing the fundamental properties of inorganic materials into process ready systems that can integrate into existing manufacturing to produce vastly superior products in lighting, electronic displays, solar power, energy storage and medical. For more information, visit www.nanosysinc.com.

Palo Alto, Calif., January 21, 2010 – Nanosys, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive commercial agreement with cutting edge electronics component manufacturer LG Innotek (LGIT). The …

The Right Tool for the Job or Hobby

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After viewing some of the user productions of Cinelerra, I've become very anxious to get to work on creating a video of my own.

For his first video ever, this user has created a pretty good AMV. It's from the animated series Read Or Die. The visual cues thumping to the audio don't seem to be as good as say, Nostromos' AMVs, but this is this guys first attempt at using Cinelerra, and it is better then expected from a noob.



Certainly allot of effects for a first timer, makes me wonder if he's used an NLE (non-linear video editor) before, like Adobe Premier or Sony Vegas


About Cinelerra
    Cinelerra is a prosumer non-linear video editing system. It is designed for the 
GNU/Linux operating system. It is produced by Heroine Virtual, and is free

software distributed under the GNU General Public License. As a professional editing program, Cinelerra requires significant computing power.

   Cinelerra includes support for very high-fidelity audio and video: it processes aud…

A Classics, One of the Best - G.I.T.S.

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Ghost in the Shell. 

Ghost in the Shell is a futuristic police thriller dealing with the exploits of the cyborg Motoko Kusanagi, a member of a covert operations division of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission known as Section 9. The unit specializes in fighting technology-related crimes. Although supposedly equal to all other members, Kusanagi fills the leadership role in the team, and is usually referred to as "the Major" due to her past rank in the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. She is capable of superhuman feats, and bionically specialized for her job — her body is almost completely mechanized; only her brain and a segment of her spinal cord remain organic.

The setting of Ghost in the Shell is cyberpunk or postcyberpunk, similar to that of William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy. Kusanagi and her colleagues face external threats and also suffer internal conflict over their own natures.

Ghost in the Shell made an impression on a number of filmmakers. Larry and Andy Wa…

Preventive Maintenance

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There are heaps of reasons why Linux is more secure than Windows. Some believe that it's because Windows is the dominant OS and so that's the one that all the hackers want to attack - but this is a long way from being the principle reason why Linux (and BSD, as well as Mac) is safer than Windows. Most of the reasons are related to it's illustrious but very ancient predecessor, Unix. This operating system was designed, right from the beginning, to be used on a network - and in the days when computers were terribly expensive, security was a priority right from the outset. Normal users could only change their session and could not do anything to the core system itself.

    What this translates to today is that any machine running Linux has a modular structure. As with Unix, a normal user cannot do anything that could be dangerous to the computer. Such actions can only be undertaken by opening a special session called 'root' which requires a specific password. Wh…

3 Great AMVs from Nostromo

Nostromo Here are 3 great Anime Music Videos by Nostromo, who makes some of the best AMVs out there.



Galaxy Pad This video was created from a short film from a movie called Genius Party. Genius Party is an anthology of short animated films released on July 7, 2007.
Song: Planet Funk - Stop Me



Running Man This video uses multiple anime
Song: Utah Saints Something Good (Van She 08 Radio Edit)
These videos by Nostromo are released in HD 720p @ 60 fps and seeing the originals is like seeing a whole new video. Download them here



Auriga Nostromo "Auriga is a constellation in the northern sky.
Numerous anime went in to this AMV, post comment for full list.
Songs: DJ Spoke Watch Them Fall Down (Montano Dub)
Comments from Nostromo
4 months of work : 1 to get and select the footage, 1 to cut and clean the footage, 1 for the editing and 1 to add some effects and transitions. Not the big project I had in mind for the past 2 years yet.
As usual, the result is quite different from what I ima…