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by Tetsuwan Penguin
10 months ago
Forum: Fan Creations
Topic: Darkmelter is the name of the Astro Boy X villain
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Darkmelter is the name of the Astro Boy X villain

Looks like a cross between a 'Borg' and Dr. Black Jack, with a Demon and a 'Terminator' thrown in for good measure.
by Tetsuwan Penguin
10 months ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phoenix anime coming to Blu-ray/DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Phoenix anime coming to Blu-ray/DVD

I'll have to look out for that. It would be the first BD disk I would have purchased.
by Tetsuwan Penguin
11 months ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: MIGHTY ATOM real robot, based upon that other little robot
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: MIGHTY ATOM real robot, based upon that other little robot

Robi may be the basis for Atom, IE: use of servo motors, speech synth, etc. Atom adds a camera and display screen which Robi does not have. I have no idea about the software.
by Tetsuwan Penguin
11 months ago
Forum: Astro Boy Discussion
Topic: MIGHTY ATOM real robot, based upon that other little robot
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: MIGHTY ATOM real robot, based upon that other little robot

A story on this was posted before, but I don't think I've ever seen video on it. Here is a link to that: https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E8%AC%9B%E8%AB%87%E7%A4%BE-%E5%AE%8C%E6%88%90%E7%89%88ATOM-%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%A5%E3%83%8B%E3%82%B1%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3%E3%83%AD%E3%83%9C%E3%83%83%E...
by Tetsuwan Penguin
1 year ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: out of touch for nearly the next month
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: out of touch for nearly the next month

Well if you have a dial up modem in your computer, your cable provider might have a dial up number you could use to at least get emails. That is if you even have a land line.
by Tetsuwan Penguin
1 year ago
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: out of touch for nearly the next month
Replies: 5
Views: 1993

Re: out of touch for nearly the next month

You can always tether your cell phone to your computer via USB to use it as a GSM modem so you can browse the web and get your emails. Will eat up your GB, so you might end up paying extra fee for data that month. A few years back after a hurricane we lost our landline phone and DSL when the phone l...
by Tetsuwan Penguin
1 year ago
Forum: Multilingual forum
Topic: Kanji question
Replies: 1
Views: 2510

Kanji question

I noticed that the Kanji for book 本 is the same as part of the kanji for Japan 日本. Book in Japanese sounds like the same syllable used in Japan. But I had learned that the kanji for Japan, combines the kanji for 'sun' and 'root', from which we get 'land of the rising sun'. But why is the word for bo...
by Tetsuwan Penguin
1 year ago
Forum: Fan Creations
Topic: The Ghost Train
Replies: 6
Views: 2617

Re: The Ghost Train

I hope you enjoyed my early 'trick or treat'. As I said in the introduction, the Malbone Street wreck really happened. Today Malbone Street no longer exists under that name, it's now called 'Empire Blvd', and the station is the Prospect Park stop on the Brighton line. The Consumers Park stop mention...

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