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by groink
Jan 23rd, '18, 09:45
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Site for downloading Japanese Variety Shows
Replies: 305
Views: 22551

Re: Site for downloading Japanese Variety Shows

Aloha, GGib! Could you send me an invitation for the site? Thank you very much!!!!

--- groink
by groink
May 14th, '12, 02:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Asadora (NHK Morning Drama)
Replies: 148
Views: 41712

I wrote the following list on my web site back in 2007. The following are my top-10 lists of NHK morning dramas: Overall Best Asuka (1999-2000) Fight (2005) Oshin (1983-1984) Churasan (2001) Junjo Kirari (2006) Futarikko (1996-1997) Himawari (1996) Mio-Tsukushi (1985) Teruteru Kazoku (2003-2004) Pia...
by groink
Aug 26th, '09, 20:22
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: can i change my name?
Replies: 4
Views: 2736

Re: can i change my name?

SciencePrisoner wrote:Hi can i change my name? :-(
Only Ruroshin can change your name. PM him this request.

--- groink
by groink
Aug 21st, '09, 04:32
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 523
Views: 473656

ah, there is a way to fix this upload issue. With the new usergroup scheme you can limit certain privileges (e.g. upload) of new accounts. So, the privilege to upload files can be limited to users who have reached " autoconfirm " status. Users reach that status after certains days and after making ...
by groink
Aug 20th, '09, 23:00
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 523
Views: 473656

The other thing I'm seeing a lot of out of the new accounts is a constant need to change the imagery - even perfectly good imagery is being replaced with crap. It seems that the imagery are more important for these people than the text, and most of the imagery changes lean towards the editor wanting...
by groink
Aug 20th, '09, 01:50
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Drama Wiki - Cant see any drama descriptions
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Localhost? We're trying to P2P the entire DramaWiki database to every visitor. j/k

--- groink
by groink
Aug 19th, '09, 11:07
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 523
Views: 473656

Ruroshin - you the man! Forget anything my imaginary friend ever said.

--- groink
by groink
Aug 17th, '09, 01:03
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 523
Views: 473656

Can I make a suggestion? Disable new accounts for now, until the server performance issues have come back to normal? The combination of having to train dozens of newbies, along with the sluggishness of the server - it really doesn't benefit anyone or the cause.

--- groink
by groink
Aug 15th, '09, 22:08
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 523
Views: 473656

Ruroshin,

I really don't see the reason to allow anons, and users to create their own accounts. Things have been running really smooth up to now. I would still like to see admins create the accounts. Just now reading the new account creations, some of them are really suspicious.

--- groink
by groink
Aug 15th, '09, 21:33
Forum: D-Addicts Stuff
Topic: DramaWiki - Information Repository for Asian Dramas UPDATE
Replies: 523
Views: 473656

Categories are barely used. Genres should be categories, using nationality to fine tune them. A JDrama category isn't that useful when inside you have 1,792 articles. What about more categories, like "highest rating" per season? Or in the case of actors and actress, talent agencies, award winners, ...
by groink
Aug 14th, '09, 07:26
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Audio/Video out of sync for various videos.
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

I've just tested kmplayer with an affected file, and it seems kmplayer plays the affected files fine and without any issues. I haven't tried VLC. It doesn't really tell us what the cause was though..., which I'd be interested in finding out so i could play them on my home theatre. My bet is that yo...
by groink
Aug 14th, '09, 06:23
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Audio/Video out of sync for various videos.
Replies: 14
Views: 2317

Re: Audio/Video out of sync for various videos.

Problem summary: I frequently get audio/video sync issues with many video files I've downloaded (such as that above), and I don't know why it happens or how to fix it. Does anyone have any ideas? The symptoms sound very consistent. With that, here are some ways of determining the cause: 1. On the v...
by groink
Aug 13th, '09, 23:40
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: TV Tuner?
Replies: 7
Views: 8238

I'm reading this question completely different from everyone else. Even if dnzinha had the hardware to capture digital TV, he still needs some way to get the signal transmitted from Japan to Brazil. The only Japanese network that transmits to Brazil is NHK World Premium - and even then I'm not sure ...
by groink
Aug 8th, '09, 11:44
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: TV Not connecting to 1080p setting on PS3
Replies: 12
Views: 4875

When calling Sony, I'd start of by telling them your problem just like you did in your first post. And then, if the tech starts beating around the bush and points fingers at your LG TV, then I'd bring up the handshaking hardware issue and see if he's aware of it.
by groink
Aug 8th, '09, 11:22
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: TV Not connecting to 1080p setting on PS3
Replies: 12
Views: 4875

ummm, so basically it is ps3 problem that can not be fixed because it varies between different tv makes. Unfortunately, yes. But, reading into the quote I made earlier, Sony should be updating their firmware with fixes as they nail down these problems. The crappy thing about it is that the fixes/pa...
by groink
Aug 8th, '09, 10:49
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: TV Not connecting to 1080p setting on PS3
Replies: 12
Views: 4875

Found another interesting scenario.... One PS3 user has an "older" PS3, and he too could not get 1080p. He discovered that the length of the HDMI cable was the cause. He used a 6-foot cable, and that worked. Switched to a 50-foot cable - did not work. --- groink wow, thanks for all your research i ...
by groink
Aug 8th, '09, 10:10
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: TV Not connecting to 1080p setting on PS3
Replies: 12
Views: 4875

Found another interesting scenario.... One PS3 user has an "older" PS3, and he too could not get 1080p. He discovered that the length of the HDMI cable was the cause. He used a 6-foot cable, and that worked. Switched to a 50-foot cable - did not work.

--- groink
by groink
Aug 8th, '09, 10:03
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: TV Not connecting to 1080p setting on PS3
Replies: 12
Views: 4875

I'm researching further... This seems to be a problem with several makes and models of TVs. In short, they're all saying the same thing you're saying - when they attach the PS3 to another TV, it works fine in 1080p. The consensus, therefore, are saying that it is one of the following: 1. It appears ...
by groink
Aug 8th, '09, 09:08
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: TV Not connecting to 1080p setting on PS3
Replies: 12
Views: 4875

Process of elimination.... Is the PS3 defaulting to 576p? Is there any other HDMI-based appliance that can generate 1080p - to test with the TV? My first guess would have been the cable, but as you mentioned you did change out the cable. If 1080p on the PS3 works on other TV sets, then its got to be...
by groink
Aug 7th, '09, 03:16
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: korean and chinese culture-the differ and similarity
Replies: 31
Views: 28678

Can you guys tell me more about the Korean Culture. things that I might be inclined to do and they might find extremely rude. Sorry to butt in, but what you're doing right now is hijacking of someone else's topic. This topic is to discuss the differences between two cultures. If you want advice on ...
by groink
Aug 5th, '09, 02:05
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: HELP PLEASE !
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

aNToK wrote:OK, first you hire a few native Japanese speakers. Then you get some recording equipment.....
Yo! Let's get together and create some Japanese oral content.

--- groink
by groink
Aug 1st, '09, 04:44
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Has Aja-Aja site been attacked?
Replies: 44
Views: 16312

Re: Attack Notice

Can I ask u at what time did u experience the pop-ups. I been browsing the site the site as a non-member with any adblock protection or anything and I have yet to experience popunders after I made the changes. D-Addicts experienced this awhile ago. When you subscribe to an ad provider like AdBrite,...
by groink
Jul 31st, '09, 10:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Help , whats this jdrama named??
Replies: 13
Views: 2145

Nodame Cantabile
by groink
Jul 30th, '09, 22:57
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Question re peer stats
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Any idea what's up with that, groink? What I find interesting is that I experienced the multiple connections by 85.17.170.xxx when I ran BitComet. At one time, BitComet was eating a huge amount of bandwidth, and it brought my ethernet hub to a crawl! So I quit BitComet, closed all the connections u...
by groink
Jul 30th, '09, 10:04
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Windows File Tracker (WFT)
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

aNToK wrote:.....................
Oh, GAWD that was a gross joke!!!!! I'm glad you censored it. Rock on!

--- groink
by groink
Jul 30th, '09, 08:53
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Question re peer stats
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Some information regarding 85.17.170.xxx... Apparently, the subnet is owned by Leaseweb. Leaseweb is known to be a organization that hosts macro BitTorrent trackers - including biggies at one time like Demonoid and everlasting.nl. I suspect that you see them connecting everywhere as a means of index...
by groink
Jul 30th, '09, 03:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: RECOMMENDED/FAVORITE JDRAMAS (ask for suggestions here)
Replies: 4437
Views: 1400532

JSA member Uchidate Makiko wrote several dramas about sumo. The only one I'm familiar with is Hirari , starring Ishida Hikari. She plays a young woman who loves sumo and ends up becoming a nutritionist for a sumo stable. Another drama is Chiyonofuji Story , also written by Uchidate-san. This is a bi...
by groink
Jul 29th, '09, 22:13
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: New Western Digital HD Media Player - USB-In -> HDMI Out
Replies: 46
Views: 34689

itsukiD wrote:has anyone successfully connected a dvd drive to this player yet?
It won't work because the WDTV cannot read ISO or UDF partitions.

--- groink
by groink
Jul 28th, '09, 11:41
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Foreign money identification and value
Replies: 12
Views: 7248

Thanks, everyone! I'm glad some people found this interesting.

--- groink
by groink
Jul 28th, '09, 01:31
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Foreign money identification and value
Replies: 12
Views: 7248

Puppet Princess wrote:I'm confused why you can't figure out things like the ones that say "Singapore 50 cents" on them.
I'm lazy! Only 30 minutes was spent between finding them and posting them. Plus, seeing things appear to be dead on D-Addicts, I thought this would be a good exercise for the members here.
by groink
Jul 28th, '09, 01:00
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Foreign money identification and value
Replies: 12
Views: 7248

I added the flip side. Thanks!
by groink
Jul 28th, '09, 00:44
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Foreign money identification and value
Replies: 12
Views: 7248

Foreign money identification and value

Yo! Cleaning around the house, I came across a Sucrets case (just this case alone must tell you the contents is old.) In it contains a bunch of coins foreign to the United States. Background: my brother was a U.S. Marine, and traveled throughout Asia around the early to mid-1980s. These coins are wh...
by groink
Jul 26th, '09, 01:15
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Has Aja-Aja site been attacked?
Replies: 44
Views: 16312

It's funny how you lecture me like that, especially when I'm pretty sure I know network and data security stuff considering my occupation is about them. And I find it ridiculous how YOU seem to know bunch of stuff about me (see the red parts). You don't always have to act like besserwisser. It's no...
by groink
Jul 25th, '09, 23:09
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Has Aja-Aja site been attacked?
Replies: 44
Views: 16312

Those who had problems when entering the site, you can pretty much just blame yourself for not having decent protection on your computer. I've never had problems with Aja Aja website, I use Mozilla Firefox with Adblock Plus and NoScript, and, of course, I have anti-virus program that is up to date....
by groink
Jul 24th, '09, 00:06
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Don't Japanese actresses like to kiss?
Replies: 122
Views: 28458

If they're not going to make the kiss look good, then why have a kiss at all?? When it's done well, holding hands or a hug or any number of other things can be WAY more effective than a poorly done kiss scene. Another person outside of Japan with a culturally biased opinion. Please define for us wh...
by groink
Jul 22nd, '09, 23:03
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Has Aja-Aja site been attacked?
Replies: 44
Views: 16312

Moderators - Please merge this topic with the existing aja-aja topic regarding the pop-ups: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_76178.htm I've provided evidence in the form of logs, so the popups ARE there. And the administrator of aja-aja explains that there ARE popups, and explains the switch...
by groink
Jul 20th, '09, 00:08
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Don't Japanese actresses like to kiss?
Replies: 122
Views: 28458

Yeah u seem to neglect the rest of the things i said, u can't pick and choose which one fits ur reasoning, 1. kisses btwn guys in their yaoi hints drama look more passionate. u neglect/ignore that part. In end u can stick to ur reasoning, and i can stick to mine, im me, you are you. I don't read/un...
by groink
Jul 18th, '09, 01:15
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Don't Japanese actresses like to kiss?
Replies: 122
Views: 28458

Why cant they kiss, why must they look like two dead fish being force to kiss lord, there were dramas that would have been perfect if it wasnt for the lousy kiss or lack of passion, sometimes i get so turned off by the lack of any chemistry between main leads in a drama that i drop it. i dont need ...
by groink
Jul 16th, '09, 01:55
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 4599

groink - I've always assumed that exposure to Japanese television and music is fairly high in Hawaii, is that a fair assessment? While we have a large Japanese community in Southern California, I don't think in-language entertainment has much reach beyond the community itself. Some Hawaii history. ...
by groink
Jul 16th, '09, 00:41
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: With whom do you share your JDorama or JPop/JRock Addiction?
Replies: 25
Views: 4599

We have an unofficial Japanese drama club of sorts on Oahu. Four or five of us meet at Aki-no-no (Ito Yuna's parents' restaurant) every Friday night. Nothing organized - just fans of Japanese culture. But lately, we've been meeting at other restaurants, and at times sticking to IM and Twitter becaus...
by groink
Jul 14th, '09, 22:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Don't Japanese actresses like to kiss?
Replies: 122
Views: 28458

A HELPFUL REMINDER TO ALL....

Against public belief, Japanese dramas are written ONLY for the Japanese living in Japan. If they're okay with the kissing, then so be it. 'nuff said.

--- groink
by groink
Jul 14th, '09, 00:02
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Why Japanese tv stations only Terrestrial television?
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Re: Why Japanese tv stations only Terrestrial television?

Actually they're syndicated stations. TV Tokyo can be watched in Kansai, it's TV Osaka/TV Kyoto/Etc FujiTV is actually KansaiTV TV Asahi is actually ABC TBS is actually MBS NTV is actually Yomiuri. Here's something I've always wondered... Why do the affiliates like, for example, YTV have separate w...
by groink
Jul 13th, '09, 22:25
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Why Japanese tv stations only Terrestrial television?
Replies: 7
Views: 3954

Isn't it because most Japanese have moved on to cable TV? I've read in several places that cable TV, pay TV, etc. are the cause for the overall drop in terrestrial TV ratings.

--- groink
by groink
Jul 12th, '09, 06:58
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Has Aja-Aja site been attacked?
Replies: 44
Views: 16312

I'm okay because I'm using an anti script program and it stops anything that try to pop up or re direct unless I enable it too.....you guys should try anti script programs for the browser you use. Although I do agree that at the end you need to protect your arse, it does hurt aja-aja.com somewhat. ...
by groink
Jul 12th, '09, 06:47
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Has Aja-Aja site been attacked?
Replies: 44
Views: 16312

I'm using a sniffer, and can read the HTTP sessions a web site goes through. In the case of aja-aja.com, they're using AdBrite, and it sends your browser to this site within 2 seconds of connecting to aja-aja.com. Other sites it sent me to during that single connection include: adbrite.com feedjit.c...
by groink
Jul 12th, '09, 02:43
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do you really hate where your born that much??
Replies: 115
Views: 15525

WHORE: You want business? KURD: No, no, sorry. WHORE: Well, have you got a fag then? KURD: No, I not smoke. WHORE: (something incomprehensible) KURD: You go away now! WHORE: Who the f--k are you telling to f--kin go away you bastard? F--k off! KURD: What? You f--k off! WHORE: What you saying? Come ...
by groink
Jul 7th, '09, 22:56
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: How do I rip a DVD and put my own subs (for Densha Otoko)
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

The DVD you bought may be a Chinese bootleg. I don't think Fuji TV ever released the TV series with English subtitles (the movie version with Yamada has subs.)

--- groink
by groink
Jul 2nd, '09, 12:21
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are long hair actors popular?! EW!!
Replies: 46
Views: 12380

Haha, well I see you have an incorrigible disposition. You are free to believe whatever you want. I merely suggest studying some basic sociology. As a person holding a master's degree and two bachelor degrees, along with four college semesters of anthropology taught by a Harvard-graduated professor...
by groink
Jul 2nd, '09, 11:31
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are long hair actors popular?! EW!!
Replies: 46
Views: 12380

Just to clarify a thing or two... Masculinity is culture; not biological. So saying that it is a role intended by nature isn't 100% correct. It is a role created by society. No, I have to disagree. I strongly believe masculinity is a natural trait of a male. I'm not speaking of masculinity in terms...
by groink
Jul 2nd, '09, 01:07
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are long hair actors popular?! EW!!
Replies: 46
Views: 12380

@ groink : I do wonder how many studies are out there that conclusively link metrosexuality and sexual orientation. If a man grows his hair long or pays a little more attention to fashion and grooming than the average joe does, will that necessarily make him gay? :scratchchin: Off the bat, as a lin...
by groink
Jul 2nd, '09, 00:46
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: I don't get it... How come most J-dramas have HORRIBLE PQ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7893

http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_75734_0.htm You should be contributing to the topic via the link above. In short, it appears that there are two possibilities that are causing the picture quality: 1. There is a fight between the people who are actually capturing these dramas, and then upload...
by groink
Jul 1st, '09, 23:47
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: I don't get it... How come most J-dramas have HORRIBLE PQ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7893

Okay, let's go back to the matter at-hand. If you want credibility on your issue, you must give people SOME information: 1. Are the Japanese dramas RAWs with soft subtitles? Or, are they hardsubs? 2. Name some examples of Japanese dramas you consider to be of bad quality. 3. How are you watching you...
by groink
Jul 1st, '09, 22:30
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: I don't get it... How come most J-dramas have HORRIBLE PQ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7893

Troll on the J-drama forum. Virtually all of his posts are K-drama related. The rips here can always improve. But, to stop watching an entire genre, and posting here the way he did, doesn't draw any sympathy from us, nor will it solve the problem anytime soon. --- groink I'm not a troll... you trol...
by groink
Jul 1st, '09, 21:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: I don't get it... How come most J-dramas have HORRIBLE PQ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7893

Troll on the J-drama forum. Virtually all of his posts are K-drama related. The rips here can always improve. But, to stop watching an entire genre, and posting here the way he did, doesn't draw any sympathy from us, nor will it solve the problem anytime soon.

--- groink
by groink
Jun 30th, '09, 04:02
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: New Western Digital HD Media Player - USB-In -> HDMI Out
Replies: 46
Views: 34689

For anyone interested, here's what .srt subtitles look like with firmware 1.02.07 and subtitle border set to thick. I'm not sure what version firmware I have on mine. I know I updated it once so far but I am not sure if it is 1.02.07 version. Turn on the WD box. Go to Settings -> System Scroll down...
by groink
Jun 29th, '09, 03:20
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are long hair actors popular?! EW!!
Replies: 46
Views: 12380

Whereas gay women have struggled more with disclosing their sexual orientation. There's truth to this, but there's also a reason for it. Gay women in general use their gay-ism as a propaganda tool, rather than simply expressing their sexual preference. When a guy comes out of the closet, he is prac...
by groink
Jun 28th, '09, 01:59
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: When will 704x396 be an obsolete res standard?
Replies: 63
Views: 14613

Reading all of this, it does appear that MPEG-2 is much easier on the CPU than h264 and such. I'll need to find something like MR.BRAIN to see if the h264 video has an effect on my set-up.

--- groink
by groink
Jun 28th, '09, 00:24
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: When will 704x396 be an obsolete res standard?
Replies: 63
Views: 14613

any 1080i .ts raw providers in this thread? what video codec you guys using? I downloaded the 59th NHK Kouhaku in TS format from jpopsuki, so that I could have something to rip down to DVD format. But my PC can play the TS as-is, using VLC, and it plays smoothly. I don't have that much: P4 HT, 3GB ...
by groink
Jun 25th, '09, 06:26
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Log in issues with Firefox
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

I don't think I've had to log on D-Addicts on my main PC for at least the past two years. I'm currently using Firefox 3.0.11.
by groink
Jun 23rd, '09, 10:14
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Is it possible for a guy and a girl to be just friends?
Replies: 289
Views: 88017

Re: Is it possible for a guy and a girl to be just friends?

yes,it's possible for a guy and girl to be friends. i am girl and i have lots of guy friends. Ask each of them, "Tell me the truth... Have you ever thought about me naked?" I have lady friends who tell other friends, "Oh, groink? He doesn't think about me sexually", and yet I know their bra sizes. ...
by groink
Jun 21st, '09, 11:56
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Looking for very raw, literal translated subtitles
Replies: 16
Views: 3961

Re: Looking for very raw, literal translated subtitles

I know that in fansub groups, often a translator will do a rough first pass, and then a fluent English-speaking editor will redo the translation. Perhaps that rough first pass is what I'm looking for. This is how I thought things worked. I've been told that nowadays, for the sake of optimizing time...
by groink
Jun 20th, '09, 09:36
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Best opening for a J-Drama
Replies: 51
Views: 15253

My favorite openings: Itsuka Mata Aeru - The theme song by Southern All Stars kicks butt! And, the part where Fukuyama, Sakurai and the rest keep trading looks with each other - that's really cool. HOMEWORK - The scenes during the opening theme are comical! None of the scenes are of the actual chara...
by groink
Jun 20th, '09, 06:16
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Problem playing some episodes using VLC
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

You know, although the problem has been (somewhat) solved, it does bring up one big HUGE problem with DDL. And I'll give a theory as to how the files became damaged. When they were originally distributed, assuming via BitTorrent, one person was stuck at 90-something percent. He probably stopped the ...
by groink
Jun 20th, '09, 05:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Japanese Dorama
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

To be quite honest, I don't think Japanese dramas is a world-wide success. I think it is a success among the tiny circle of drama fans like my friends and I, but most certainly not beyond that. During the 1990s, they were a huge treat because there was no such of a thing as fansubbing live TV dramas...
by groink
Jun 20th, '09, 00:47
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Problem playing some episodes using VLC
Replies: 11
Views: 2588

As far as the Internet is concerned, I have no idea what aja-aja is. It sounds like it is a DDL site. Is anyone else there reporting success or failures with this video? If the files in question are ripped (doesn't have to be uploaded) by the same person, it may be the fault of the ripper. As sungie...
by groink
Jun 18th, '09, 09:46
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Searching for a Drama I started watching...
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Smiling_Sparrow wrote:This is just for curiosity sake, but I was also watching a Drama called Suppli. I would have sworn that I got it from here, but it isn't listed in the completed drama section. Was it removed for some reason?
Most people use the katakana romaji version of the name - Sapuri.

--- groink
by groink
Jun 17th, '09, 22:43
Forum: Tech Discussion
Topic: HDD Media Player
Replies: 3
Views: 2334

The method used to download might have an effect on the binary condition of a file. Web browsers like IE and Firefox do not perform a hash check, such as CRC and MD5, on files downloaded. To work around this, uploaders place their videos into storage containers, such as RAR or ZIP, and then upload t...
by groink
Jun 12th, '09, 10:23
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: How can I rip japanese subtitles from a DVD to srt?
Replies: 6
Views: 3383

As XrayMind explained earlier, subrip does not automate the subtitle ripping process when it comes to pictoral characters, such as Kanji. You need to train subrip to recognize every one of potentially thousands of characters. I tried to do this just to see what it involves, and let me tell you it is...
by groink
Jun 10th, '09, 22:34
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: Best Japanese martial arts dorama
Replies: 2
Views: 2345

Kagero no Tsuji Mei-bugyo! Ooka Echizen Mito Komon Aberenbo Shogun Yagyu Jubei Nanaban Shobu Ude ni Oboeari Kage no Gundan Momotaro Zamurai Hacchobori Seven Tenbatsu ya Kurenai Yami no Shimatsu Jou Some of these may not be available on the Internet. KIKU showed most of these, and that's how I watche...
by groink
Jun 8th, '09, 04:11
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why are long hair actors popular?! EW!!
Replies: 46
Views: 12380

Couldn't find a more appropriate topic to place the following in... http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/06/07/neill.japan.herbivorous.men.cnn http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/06/05/japan.herbivore.men/index.html Interesting report about "herbivore men" (we were calling them "metrosexual...
by groink
Jun 4th, '09, 04:54
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: J network service
Replies: 39
Views: 11219

Okay, let's put this into practice. You're ABC Publishing, and you're suing Harvard University for distributing hundreds of copies of your book without paying for it. In court, the judge asks you, "Why didn't you sue Leeward Community College or Boston University for copyright infringement? Why did ...
by groink
Jun 4th, '09, 04:13
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: J network service
Replies: 39
Views: 11219

In the United States, it is required as part of one's copyright agreement with the government. If you receive copyright protection for your work, you've got to enforce it. If you don't, you lose your right to use it in future litigation. This is wrong. You're confusing trademarks vs copyright. Noth...
by groink
Jun 3rd, '09, 19:53
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: not receiving email on new PMs
Replies: 9
Views: 2184

i found out that d-addicts stopped sending emails to my ISP email domain.. i changed the email to a gmail account and is fine.. its strange because i have always been getting email from d-addicts using my ISP email account.. It is possible that your ISP rejected the emails as spam, based on D-A's s...
by groink
Jun 3rd, '09, 04:52
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The Korean Wave: Is It Really Waning?
Replies: 92
Views: 20919

why are you ranting on koreans? can u just let us be? please? pretty please with a cherry on top? Ummm... Wait, let me guess.... Because the name of this topic is "The Korean Wave: Is It Really Waning?" I seriously don't believe the original poster of this topic meant that as a rhetorical question....
by groink
Jun 3rd, '09, 04:06
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: The Korean Wave: Is It Really Waning?
Replies: 92
Views: 20919

"That's basically how I see the Koreans - just a nation filled with "Look at me! Look at me!" folks. I mean, why can't they be like many other nations and just enjoy the fact that they're big in their own country? Fricking bunch of posers if you ask me! Okay, that's fair. I did indeed say that. And...