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Gerard van Schip
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Lives in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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This has to be one of the dumbest videos on Japan I have seen. Both my kids go to school here for 5 years and seeing I teach English in schools I have seen other schools and the stuff in this video did not happen in any of the schools I have been to.
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I was seriously thinking about throwing all of my 79.000 photos on Google's new +Google Photos service but a quick play revealed they ditch all of the custom meta info!

Aperture, iPhoto, Photos from Apple and even Google's own Picasa use tags or keywords for photos yet none of that info, including face info, is taken over when importing photos.

Also meta data added online is lost when you download the photo. Uploading the same photo with tags to +Flickr or Apple's Photos site retains the tags.

Massive fail for a company that relies on data mining it's users.
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Google's Photos online, on Android and on IOS are cool. Why does their Windows and Mac desktop app suck so bad?

I would ditch Apple's Photos in a flash if Picaso was half decent.
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+Gerard van Schip​ that's one of the downsides indeed you have to adjust to how Google works in the cloud. I heard also about Google Music problems where metadata changed without notice. 
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One would think +Madame Tussauds San Francisco would have invested in a 3D body scanner by now.
Step inside the Madame Tussauds in San Francisco and you'll find waxworks of Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and other American icons. Steve Jobs is also p
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I received this bit of spam from +Eltima Software in my mailbox. I'm curious if they have approval from Miss +Miley Cyrus to use her likeness.

Anyways, anyone who pays money for this bit of software needs to get their head checked out. May I suggest +VLC ?
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This has to be the coolest auction ever. If I was rich and had the space to house this I would probably buy most of it as I have seen and enjoyed pretty much every single movie that these props were used in.

Also, many items have casts of famous actors faces and bodies. Closest many fans will ever get to their idols.

http://www.propstore.com/rickbaker/
An unprecedented offering of creature and makeup effects material from the legendary artist's career. Pieces include creature suits, masks, puppets, make-up appliances, maquettes and concept artwork.
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Having worked for rich families I would point add one thing. If a person growing up in a rich family suddenly finds himself poor he's often unable to cope. 
A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.
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Really goes to show have human lives are valued around the world!
 
These are the amount of fatalities during the construction of World Cup and Olympic games infrastructure past and present. The construction in Qatar is still ongoing and so the fatalities are most likely to increase in numbers.

Qatar 2022 World Cup: International footballers call on Qatari government and Fifa to stop 'modern day slavery' -  http://ind.pn/1BsDDUn
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This is all about money. FIFA don't care about labourers, their deaths are a price worth paying for the kick backs, foreign holidays and luxurious lives their top brass live.
It's time to end it
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A local mum from the Tokyo Mums network (which as a rare stay at home dad in Japan I belong to) posted a link to a handmade clothing competition she entered into. Really brought back memories as my mum used to make me and my sister outfits and to be honest I thought that was a dying thing but it seems to be very much alive.

While I usually share 3D printing tech I realise that my mums was doing the very same thing, copying patterns from friends and creating her own versions from the material of her choice.

If you can spare a moment vote for these home makers. The mum in Japan made the Octopus dress.

Vote here http://www.projectrunplay.com/2015/05/and-top-ten-for-may-are.html?m=1
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What I have been waiting for ever since I first saw a computer. Let's how they work out how to do this within the next 40 years. Seriously, I would sign up for this in a flash! 
The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer
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The title is still misleading though. It's not that YOU will live forever. A clone of your brain will live on, but you will still die...
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This is exactly how the world works.
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I want to open a fucking checking account!

A crusty old man walks into a bank and says to the woman at the teller window "I want to open a fucking checking account."

The astonished woman replies, "I beg your pardon, sir. I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?"

"Listen up, dammit. I said I want to open a fucking checking account now!"

"I'm very sorry sir, but that kind of language is not tolerated in this bank."

The teller leaves the window and goes over to the bank manager to inform him of her situation. The manager agrees that the teller does not have to listen to that foul language.

They both return to the window and the manager asks the old geezer, "Sir, what seems to be the problem here?"

"There is no fucking problem," the man says. "I just won 50 million bucks in the fucking lottery and I want to open a fucking checking account in this fucking bank."

"I see," says the manager, "and is this fucking bitch giving you a hard time?"
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I already loved my Nexus 5 but the battery life was not that great Now I have a Nexus 6 and  after a whole day at my sons school, browsing the net, recording videos, taking photos I find I still have 82% battery left, I'm in love with this Nexus 6!
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+Sven Sorrell yup, not touched. There is zero Yahoo apps on this phone, 100% stock Google. So far very impressed with my Yahoo switch. 
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Occupation
IT consultancy, tech support, Social Media Consultancy and some English teaching
Skills
Information technology, light web coding, Apple tech support, some Windows, Linux and server tech support, fluent in Dutch and English, able to understand German fluently but very rusty at speaking it, learning Japanese
Employment
  • Gerard van Schip Consultancy
    IT Consultant, 2011 - present
  • MR Systems
    IT Consultant, 2010 - 2011
  • New Edge + The Brewery
    IT Manager, 2003 - 2011
  • Cordiant Communication
    IT Manager, 2001 - 2003
    Responsible for the Macintosh side of IT which included roughly 300 users spread over several offices.
  • Mediasurface
    Websites Manager, 1999 - 2001
    Responsible for the Intranet, Extranet and Internet websites.
  • Silicon Heart
    Tech Support, 1998 - 1999
  • TAOS
    Mac Engineer, 1993 - 1994
  • MacScan Holland BV
    Scanner operator, 1992 - 1992
  • A&D Holland BV
    Graphic Designer, 1991 - 1992
  • Apple Inc.
    Teamleader, 1995 - 1998
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Currently
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Previously
Richmond Upon Thames - Catford - London - Slough - Nieuwegein - Utrecht
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Tagline
A multilingual technology consultant, born in The Netherlands, worked in London and now living in Japan.
Introduction
I keep procastinating what to write here so I thought I would write a few points on things I care about bullet points
  • technology, all of it, if it eats electricity chances are I like to play with it
  • Apple, the technology company, I also like IBM, SGI and some others but Apple is my main intrest
  • the 3 main abrahamic religions, judaism, christianity and islam. I think as they currently stand they are a dirty stain on humanity and if we are to progress upwards in our evolution as a species it needs to radically change or simply be removed
  • The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Japan, the countries I have called my home
  • humanism, you know, be good to your fellow human beings, for no other reason than it being the right thing to do, no gods with rewards or punishment required
  • fairness to all, we are all human beings and deserve to be treated humane, regardless of gender, race, age, appearance. As such I rejoice in victories of the suppressed, be it  females, Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Transgender or people of the various races
Background
Just a little history on myself. I was born in Utrecht, Holland way back in 1971, attended a school for the print industry where I encountered the first Macintoshes back in 1985, that pretty much changed my life as I was convinced at that point that computers were the way forward. Seeing that teachers did not agree I left school. Then while working for Apple Benelux I was told I was fired due to them outsourcing my job to the UK who then hired me back at almost 3 times my salary as they could not find qualified Dutch speakers on their little island, thats how I ended up in London where I worked first for Apple and then as IT Manager for several global design firms, ending in one of my best jobs ever with MR Systems, not because they paid well but because they really cared for their clients and are basically a bunch of swell guys, sadly it was not too last. My wife wanted to move back to Japan as she thought it would be a better place for the kids, now living here I have to agree.

Might elaborate on some points later, im not a big writer ;)
Bragging rights
At age 40 I decided to throw my 17 year career in technology down the drain to follow the love of my life to Japan and become a full time dad, living with in-laws I cant talk to ;)
Education
  • School voor de Grafische vakken
    Publishing Industry, 1985 - 1991
  • De Regenboog
    1985
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
October 20
Relationship
Married
Other names
Wilhelmus Gerardus van Schip, WG van Schip, Gérard van Schip, Skippy, puckman, macman71, macotaku, dıɥɔs uɐʌ pɹɐɹǝƃ
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Lovely little bakery. Do not let the run down outside appearance of the shop turn you off, the products are freshly made and delicious.
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reviewed a year ago
Large park spread over 2 levels separated by large trees and connected with 3 stairs and one path for wheelchair or pram access. The top level has a big field where you will often find families having a picnic surrounded by a soft jogging track. There is also a brand new set of workout equipment, a large baseball and football field, a community centre, a tennis club, archery club and 2 clean public toilets. The lower level has a stream running through it with 4 water features, the stream is often filled with small children playing in it. At the back of the park is a large Japanese temple.
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If you have ever been to an IKEA you know what to expect, it's exactly the same as any other IKEA anywhere in the world. If you have never been to an IKEA. Its a large and spacious store with cheap wooden furniture. The restaurant stocks decent and relatively cheap food and staff is friendly and fast. Only negative point, for me as a foreigner, is the lack of Swedish food in the food store. Many items you find in the Swedish, UK and Dutch stores are missing.
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reviewed a year ago
My wife was booked in for a caesarian, just before we were scheduled to go into the operating theatre they had an emergency caesarian to do so told us to wait. 4 hours later I decided to venture outside only to find a shocked nurse exclaiming "oh you are still here?". Surgeon was brought back in, caesarian performed and we thought our misery had ended only to find out he had made a mistake in the stitching resulting in them having to cut my wife open again to redo it a week later. I'm not even talking about the mixed up paperwork with another patient on our visits.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago