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Yeah. Made to advertise the release of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8, the ad features a character named Inori Aizawa, a "personification of Internet Explorer," fighting off killer robots (presumably with exoskeletons made of chrome. Subtle.).

The official Inori Aizawa Facebook page describes the character as:

"When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow and awkward girl.

However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do.

Why don't you get to know me a little better?"

This isn't the first ad that Microsoft has been using the styles of anime: in September, they released a three-minute short of Ghost in the Shell characters using Surfaces. Chances are that they'll be making more of these types of ads in the future.

I, for one, was disappointed that the character wasn't named Inora the Explorer, but hey, you can't win 'em all, I guess...

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In case you haven't heard, today (December 6) is the official day where marijuana becomes legal in the state of Washington. Yes, you can blaze a fatty in your front yard, and police officers can walk by and do absolutely nothing.

In light of this new trend, former Microsoft executive Jamen Shively is planning to cash in. Besides significant quantities of THC, entrepreneurship is also in his blood. His grandfather Diego Pellicer was the world's largest marijuana producer in the late 19th century. Shively is looking to start his own marijuana production business to carry on the tradition. Presumably he'll pass the business to the left down to his kids when he dies. I respectfully submit the business name "Hotbox 360" for your consideration, Jamen.

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