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Announcements / Website format change
« Last post by noquiexis on November 05, 2019, 08:54:47 AM »
     Effective January 1, 2020 the http://www.arimecibo.com website will have a change in format. Nudity will no longer be allowed on this website. This includes the Arimecibo Island Forum, the Magnus Bay Colony Forum, and the galleries for both. The User Agreement ("Terms of Service") will be updated to reflect this change. By continuing to use this website, all current and future members will be bound by the new User Agreement.

     Current members are asked to remove nude pictures from their galleries and forum posts. Nude pictures that remain after January 1, 2020 will be removed by the website owner (noquiexis).

     In keeping with the new format, references to other doll-related websites will be removed. It is my intention to transform this entire website into a "family friendly" and "work safe" environment.



     It was never my intention to allow nudity on this website. I only did so when the Our Doll Community website went dark in November 2016. My original intent for this website was to make a backup for the Personal Web Pages that my Internet Service Provider used to offer. They discontinued that policy years ago. Had Our Doll Community not experienced problems staying online, this website would not have launched until January 1, 2016.

     I was made aware of, and began to support Dressember in late 2017. Dressember is one of many organizations that work to eliminate human slavery and sex trafficking. Maintaining a website that promotes the soft pornography of naked dolls (representative of naked humans) is inconsistent with my work to support anti-sex-trafficking. Doing so is hypocritical.



     My four-year subscription to the current web host (WebHopstingPad) runs out in November 2020. When that happens I will be moving the website to a new web host. I do not want to be bound by the "Adult Content' restriction imposed by some web hosts.

     WebHopstingPad has found new and creative ways to restrict my use of my own website. Most recently I have been (temporarily) IP blocked by "the server firewall" (a phony excuse if you ask me) almost anytime I access the gallery or try to upload new pictures. In addition to that, WebHopstingPad (and consequently http://www.arimecibo.com) has been blacklisted by a few web hosts as  porn web host. Some here have never received any of the e-mails sent out by the forum. This includes the registration activation e-mail.

     This is a very low-traffic website. Most of the time when I log into the forums, I am the only one logged in, with maybe 3 guests, if any. If anyone desires to leave the website, they wont miss much.

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:
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Anatomical Doll / Better Than Us
« Last post by noquiexis on August 29, 2019, 09:14:11 AM »
Better Than Us
Right-click the pictures to see larger images in a new tab or window.

     When I heard Feodora speaking in her native language, I thought she was on the phone talking to her mother. Instead she was watching "Better Than Us", a Russian TV show on Netflix with English dubbed in. I sat down to watch it with her, and thought it quite good.

     The English-speaking players do a good job of keeping in time with the Russian-speaking actresses and actors. The end credits show that only a few English-speaking players cover a lot of the Russian-speaking players, but their voices may have different inflections for each character that they cover. I tried to pay attention to who they are, but I got caught up in the show.


     From Wikipedia: Better than Us (Russian: Лучше, чем люди, romanized: Luchshe, chem lyudi, literally Better than Humans)
      {Interpreted} from Wikipedia: Plot: The story takes place in a future where androids serve the population in various positions, even replacing humans in some jobs. They raise children and work as chauffeurs and security guards. In China, an android Arisa (Paulina Andreeva)* is designed for the men inconvenienced by the one-child policy, which resulted in a gender imbalance. Arisa is programmed to be wife to a man and mother to adopted children, and to protect her family. {She} is not programmed with Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics {and she kills} her creator. {Then} she is sold out of country.


     I could go on with more from the Wikipedia article, but that includes some spoilers. I will report that some of the "bots", as they are called, look like robots with obvious mechanical bodies. Other bots are played by real women and men. Some have the exaggerated movements of typical movie robots, but others move more naturally.

*  Paulina Olegovna Andreeva (Russian: Паулина Олеговна Андреева; born 12 October 1988)

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The Auction Block / Manufacturers and vendors
« Last post by noquiexis on August 23, 2019, 07:48:26 AM »
Note to manufacturers and vendors

     Manufacturers and vendors of dolls and doll-related products, other than TPE products, are restricted to one (1) sales topic on The Auction Block. Anything they want to change or add must be on that one (1) topic. Posting multiple sales topics will be considered as spamming.
     Manufacturers and vendors are not allowed to put website sales links in their signatures. Any such links will be removed. A second offence will result in that account being banned.
     Manufacturers and vendors, other than those who deal in TPE products, are welcome to participate in discussions on any board so long as they comply with these rules.

Reasoning:

     It has been noted on other doll-related forums that some manufacturers and vendors spam the boards of those forums with advertisements. This includes adding a website sales link to their signatures, and then starting or replying to topics just to give that website link maximum coverage. Such behavior is not allowed here

     The registration agreement and the Colony Rules both prohibit spamming. Those who deal in TPE-related products got so bad at it that they are absolutely restricted to one (1) topic on one (1) board. Here that board is TPE Marketplace.

     It is not the intention of the website owner that members never see links to the products that they want. That would defeat one of the reason why they join forums like this. Manufacturers and vendors should be glad that they get free advertising at all. They should also remember that this is NOT their sales floor.

C:-) C:-) C:-)
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The Auction Block / Naturally growing hair grows differently for everyone
« Last post by supplierwigs on August 23, 2019, 03:42:13 AM »
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Anatomical Doll / Shard & Shield
« Last post by noquiexis on July 18, 2019, 12:13:28 PM »
Shard & Shield

     For the launch of her new book Shard & Shield, author Laura Van Arendonk Baugh offered a sweet deal for those who pre-ordered -

"a special advance purchase swag bag with:
◾cool new character art
◾a full-color digital map of Chrenada and the surrounding lands
◾a prequel story (novelette, really)
◾and most exciting, you’ll help [a charity*] fight human trafficking and chattel slavery, as [see important charity update].

"It was through research for Shard & Shield that I actually first learned of how persistent and prevalent slavery still is. So let’s celebrate the book’s release by doing something about that." - Laura VAB

*International Justice Mission (IJM)

     Laura had a contest for those who sent in (forwarded) a proof-of-purchase email.
"By sending that email, you’ll also be entered to win one of three limited-edition collections of loot:
◾a small crystal Shard fragment of your own
◾a lovely printed map
◾gorgeous character cards featuring that cool new art (they look like bubble gum trading cards)
◾a personalized signed paperback of Shard & Shield" - Laura VAB

Right-click to open larger images in a new tab or window.


"To the lovely Feodora and Terry - Always be brave! Laura VAB"


The swag, crystal (lower center of the map), and signed paperback.


Feodora and noquiexis with the signed paperback and Kindle book cover

     I did not have another necklace chain, so I hung the crystal on one of the four Dogeared necklaces by using a paper staple. Feodora is also wearing the ever-present Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon from Avon. We are both wearing the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital magnetic logo pins.

     Feodora is wearing Jennifer Morrison's "Be the hero of your own story" tee shirt. I put that on her specifically for this Thank You picture. I am wearing one of the annual Komen Toledo Race for the Cure tee shirts. This is the picture that I sent to Laura.

     I support Dressember, which supports International Justice Mission (IJM) and others through their Grant Partner program. When I read of the Laura's promise to donate $2 to IJM for every preorder, I made a special donation to IJM. When I read about Laura's legal complications ("No good deed ever goes unpunished."), I made another donation to IJM.

8) :D 8)
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Anatomical Doll / The Arrival of Beatrice
« Last post by noquiexis on July 04, 2019, 01:12:23 AM »
The Arrival of Beatrice

     We are celebrating the arrival of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's painting "The Salutation of Beatrice" (a poster print). As always, right-click on any picture for a larger image.


Feodora and Beatrice

     The original work is located in the Toledo Museum of Art, Gallery 32. Of all the treasures in the museums collection, this painting is by far my favorite.

     From the Publication Entry:
     Pale faced, full–lipped, with a thick head of wavy chestnut hair, this image of medieval Florentine gentlewoman Beatrice Portinari embodies the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. The group of British artists and writers calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood aspired to an aesthetic based on early Italian Renaissance art and the direct observation of nature, in contrast to what they saw as the overblown and insincere British academic style.


Feodora's Zoo Pets

     From the Publication Entry:
     Rossetti found a rich source of inspiration in the works of his namesake, thirteenth-century Italian poet Dante Alighieri. In 1861 Rossetti published a translation of Dante’s Vita Nuova (New Life), a series of autobiographical sonnets detailing Dante’s unrequited love for Beatrice Portinari. The Salutation of Beatrice illustrates lines from the second sonnet in Vita Nuova, which Rossetti inscribed on the gilded frame he designed specifically for the painting: My lady looks so gentle and so pure / When yielding salutation by the way / That the tongue trembles and has naught to say / And the eyes, which fain would see, may not endure. Beatrice walks toward us, dominating the composition, while Dante, in the background, is sheltered and comforted by the red-robed figure of Love.


The white rectangles on the wall are my indoor TV antennae.

     From the Publication Entry:
     Rossetti’s model for Beatrice was Jane Morris (1839–1914), wife of his friend the artist and designer William Morris (1834–1896). She became Rossetti’s muse (and possibly his lover), particularly after the death of his wife and model, Elizabeth Siddal, in 1862. He allegedly associated his feelings for Jane Morris with Dante’s for Beatrice, adding a personal note of longing to this, his last large-scale painting.


Dante Gabriel Rossetti (British, 1828–1882), The Salutation of Beatrice.
Oil on canvas, 1880–82. 60 3/4 x 36 in.

     I looked online many times for a poster print of this painting, at a price that I was willing to pay, and for the quality that I wanted in the poster. A trip to the museum convinced me that I should get this poster now.



     The Arthur Hughes painting of Ophelia (about 1865) is also in Gallery 32.

     
The painting and the poster

     Finding a quality poster at a good price is not that easy. Another of my favorite paintings is one of the three done by John William Waterhouse. Based on an 1832 poem by Alfred, Lord Tenneyson, The Lady of Shalott (1888) illustrates the unknown Lady seated in a boat and contemplating her fate. I bought one, did not like the color cast (too dark), and bought a second poster print. They are both in the same frame with the brighter one in front. The original painting is in the Tate Britain, London.

     
Feodora and The Lady of Shalott

O:-) :-* O:-)
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General Discussion / Pi Day 2019
« Last post by noquiexis on March 15, 2019, 06:58:10 AM »
Hello math lovers!
3.14 (March 14) of 2019
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson posted this picture on his Twitter page:
 

"Gotta love pumpkin Pi."

From "Wandering For Life" (Twitter)


 
Let us not forget Pizza Pi


Image credit: http://cogansghent.com/sh-html/
 
or Apple Pi
 

Image credit: https://patch.com/michigan/detroit/pi-day-2017-deals-pizza-pies-metro-detroit
 
Slicing a pie (pizza or other) would be an interesting way to teach fractions. The students would just eat it up!

 :tasty: :tasty: :tasty:
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General Discussion / Re: Chinese Domain Name Scam
« Last post by noquiexis on March 12, 2019, 08:15:40 AM »
Follow-up on the Bitcoin scam

     I found a few links about the Bitcoin scam. Apparently, it has been around for a while.

What should you know about the Bitcoin Email Extortion Scam?

Get an extortion scam email? Here’s what to do

University of Michigan
NOTICE: Extortion scam emails with stolen passwords not credible (updated)

From the U of M article:
References

Sextortion Scam Uses Recipient’s Hacked Passwords (Krebs on Security, 7/12/18)
Don't Fall for This Scam Claiming You Were Recorded Watching Porn (Gizmodo, 7/17/18)
A frightening email that is spreading online (Kim Komando, 7/10/18)
Phishing scam known as 'sextortion' is using people's real passwords to blackmail them for supposedly watching porn (Mirror, 7/16/18)
How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam
Scam Alert: Sextortion Email Using Real Passwords (Infogressive, 7/13/18)

If you want to report the scam, go to:
Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center

C:-) C:-) C:-)
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General Discussion / Re: Chinese Domain Name Scam
« Last post by noquiexis on March 08, 2019, 12:09:51 PM »
Bitcoin scam

     On March 8, 2019 I received a scam e-mail at this website that was forwarded to my primary e-mail address. Most likely it came from the same scammer as above. By the time I looked for the original message at Arimecibo, the system software had already deleted it.

     I did not open the e-mail to read it, but extracted the text by checking Properties in my mail client (Windows Mail {WinMail.exe} on Windows 7). The text of that e-mail is posted below as a warning to everyone. My comments are in Maroon.



From: "HACKED" <Phony e-mail address>
To: oquiexis@arimecibo.com This message would never find me!
Subject: IMPORTANT! You have been recorded masturbating!

Text:
Hi there,

The last time you visited a porn website with teens, you downloaded and installed the software I developed.
I do not visit porn websites, so this is bullshit.

My program has turned on your camera and recorded the process of your masturbation.
I do not have a camera on either of my computers.

My software has also grabbed all your email contact lists and a list of your friends on Facebook.
Seriously?

I have the - Oquiexis.mp4 - with you jerking off to teens as well as a file with all your contacts on my computer.
More bullshit. The dufuss could not even get my name right!

You are very perverted!

If you want me to delete both the files and keep the secret, you must send me Bitcoin payment. I give you 72 hours for the payment.

If you don't know how to pay with Bitcoin, visit Google and search.

Send 2.000 USD to this Bitcoin address as soon as possible:

<-- link obfuscated by noquiexis -->
(copy and paste)

1 BTC = 3,850 USD right now, so send exactly 0.524689 BTC to the address provided above.

Do not try to cheat me!
As soon as you open this Email I will know you opened it. I am tracking all actions on your device.
More bullshit. The message came in as plain text. There is nothing that can track my keystrokes or mouse movements.

This Bitcoin address is linked to you only, so I will know when you send the correct amount.
When you pay in full, I will remove both files and deactivate my program.
More bullshit. If this dufuss had the goods on me, he would milk it for all he could.

If you don't send the payment, I will send your masturbation video to ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES from your contact lists I hacked.

Here are the payment details again:

Send 0.524689 BTC to this Bitcoin address:

----------------------------------------
<-- link obfuscated by noquiexis -->
----------------------------------------


You саn visit police but nobody can help you. I know what I am doing. I don't live in your country and I know how to stay anonymous.

Don't try to deceive me - I will know it immediately - my spy software is recording all the websites you visit and all keys you press. If you do - I will send this ugly recording to everyone you know, including your family.

Don't cheat me! Don't forget the shame and if you ignore this message your life will be ruined.

I am waiting for your Bitcoin payment. You have 72 hours left.

Anonymous Hacker



     As I mentioned above, this message is posted as a warning. Do not fall for this bullshit.

C:-) C:-) C:-)
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General Discussion / Chinese Domain Name Scam
« Last post by noquiexis on March 08, 2019, 12:03:48 PM »
Chinese Domain Name Scam

     I received a few e-mails at Arimecibo that looked suspicious. In the messages, someone claimed to attempt registering my Domain Name and Internet Keyword in China.  I contacted my web host to find out what they thought. Upon further investigation, I found this article:


     The text in the article was almost word-for-word as in the e-mails. Apparently these scammers are using the same translation. I know that a few members here have websites for their own businesses and other hobbies, so be forewarned.

C:-) C:-) C:-)
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