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I am very happy to see the demo scene alive and well.
 
‘Offscreen Colonies’, A 64-Kilobyte Real-Time Computer Art and Music Demo Featuring Futuristic Sights and Sounds
"Offscreen Colonies" is a 64-kilobyte real-time computer art and music demo by Hungarian multimedia artists Conspiracy that features a vast array of surreal and futuristic sights and sounds. The de...
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Been there, seen it "live" on the big screen. It was awesome.
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I've lived here for so long that there's a lot of small(1) things I just take for granted by now. It's good to be reminded about them from time to time. I don't really follow this show, but it is pretty good.

(1) OK, so Matsuko Deluxe doesn't count as small by any measure.
 
Sure, folks in the US might have their Daredevils and Fresh Off the Boats and their early viewings of Fury Road and Avengers...

But you don't have Matsuko no Shiranai Sekai, so I win.

It's currently my favorite Japanese TV show. The only show I can truly recall going "Oh, I should get back home early on Tuesday, so I can watch TV..."

It basically translates (clumsily, like all things) to "The World that Matsuko Doesn't Know About".

This is a show where normal people who are specialists in some field or object that everyone takes for granted, and then spends 15-30 minutes talking about it with Matsuko Deluxe, a fat gay transvestite man who's famous for "bursts of anger"※.

That's it. That's the show.

But holy crap, it gets so bizarrely interesting. Here's some of the topics I watched:

Headphones
Movie subtitles
Potato chips
Humidifiers
Smoked meats
Female bodybuilding
Pickles

It's really weird, it's basically a talk show version of the old David Macaulay's book The Way Things Work. For example, the smoked meats one, there was a guy who explained the history of meat smokers, and how the woods they burn and their shapes change the flavors of the meats. The pickles one had a lovely pickle agricultural researcher talk about the best ways to make pickles, and discussed the most unusual pickled foods sold in Japan. The movie subtitle one had the lady responsible for most of the subtitles of Hollywood movies over the past 40 years (there's apparently only about 6 people in that industry at the top level), and the thought that went into how she translated lines like "Hasta la Vista Baby" from Terminator Two. 

And Matsuko Deluxe just does his thing. Just being a nice host and interesting commentator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzHzofRRTlE <-- The one on movie subtitles and pickles.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTBrqYaQcYCEdqIxF9AD3iWKxdqmR0_nE

※ Not really: He's actually (seemingly, mind) a pretty awesome, kind, straightforward person, who just happens to not take bullshit, and speaks his mind when normally milquetoast TV celebrities would never rock the boat (frex: Waves recently when he said he doesn't want AKB48 to be doing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opener). But in Japan's cautious TV celeb world where no one "punches up", that makes him a "barely restrained wild/loose canon", and play up his spicier remarks. 

And yet, he has more empathy and concern for people around him than any other A-lister (ex: Lots of top-level comedians like Downtown treat those around them like shit, they don't even hide it).
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Reminds me of a guy I worked with in San Francisco - he was very funny but also shy, so he was only funny to people who knew him well. 
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The biggest issue I have with Windows is not the lack of open source, not the clunky shell, not the tiny dialogs with scrollbars in the middle of a huge, empty screen, and not the inability to actually use multiple keyboard layouts in a smooth manner.

My biggest issue is that I only need it about twice a year. So every time I boot into it to do some task, I spend perhaps ten minutes on the task, then an hour waiting for the thing to install updates.
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+Christian Conrad no, this is Windows 7.
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Chanterelle pasta, shishamo, home-made olives, girolle cheese and salad. #ぎちそうふぉと
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おいしそうな御馳走写真。
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Blog: We did have a bit of cherry blossom viewing last week after all, despite the weather. Oh, and a bonus picture of me by a fisheye lens inside!
So in the end we did have a decent cherry blossom viewing after all. We went to Kawachi Nagano in southern Osaka to visit one of Ritsukos friends who lives there. It's sort-of rural, but still easy to get to by local train. Sakura, Ume. Cherry trees and a still-blooming ume.
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I'm not even sure I can imagine... :-)
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Hm, setting guid on a directory doesn't seem to work for me under Ubuntu 14.04. EDIT: solved - see below:

Basically, if a directory has the guid bit set, then any files created under it should belong to the group of the directory, not of the user creating it. But I can't get it to work. Even if I set it, the files get the group of the user, not the directory.

Anybody happen to know why?

OK, I figured it out - or found a workaround:

If the directory belongs to the same group as the users primary group, then this works fine:

$ chmod -v g+s mydir/
rättigheterna hos ”mydir” ändrade från 0775 (rwxrwxr-x) till 2775 (rwxrwsr-x)

$ ls -l
drwxrw s r-x  2 user users_group    4096 apr  9 11:25 mydir/

But if the directory belongs to a different group — even if it's one the user also belongs to — then it will say that it changed the guid bit, but not actually do it:

$ chmod -v g+s otherdir/
rättigheterna hos "otherdir” ändrade från 0775 (rwxrwxr-x) till 2775 (rwxrwsr-x)

$ ls -l
drwxrw x r-x  2 user other_group    4096 apr  9 11:28 otherdir/

Note that the "s" bit is not set, despite what chmod claims above.

The solution is to do the chmod command as root:

$ sudo chmod -v g+s otherdir/
rättigheterna hos "otherdir” ändrade från 0775 (rwxrwxr-x) till 2775 (rwxrwsr-x)

$ ls -l
drwxrw s r-x  2 user other_group    4096 apr  9 11:28 otherdir/

And now it works.
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Ah - I did open a new shell before trying to fix the directory. As you say you need to. I never fully understood why that was necessary though, so thank you for the clear explanation. 
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You know how Google lately has replaced captchas with an "I am not a robot" checkbox? I keep failing that check :(

Hey, maybe I am a robot! Cool!!
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+Peter Durfee The Terminators do not follow Asimov's Law. That is why Google+ prohibits the T-800 and T-1000: http://www.google.com/killer-robots.txt
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Bellman's Fredmans Epistel 81: "Märk Hur Vår Skugga" on ukulele.
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This. A thousand times this. A transistor-level simulation of a full 6502 CPU. Running in your browser. You can actually zoom in and pan, and see the high and low states of each and every transistor as it works.
The Visual 6502 · FAQ Blog Links This simulator uses HTML5 features only found on the latest versions of browsers and needs lots of RAM. If you have trouble, please check compatibility. Keyboard controls: 'z' to zoom in, 'x' to zoom out, 'n' to step the simulation. Mouse controls: Left-click and ...
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And that one is pretty much the one I've had in mind. 
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At the crowded Bic Camera in Namba on Saturday: the pre-order line for the Apple watch.

If not even Apple can excite their own fans in the most gadget-crazed country I know, then the smart watch category has a real problem.

#applewatch #smartwatch  
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for the ppl saying smart watches dont do anything, please enlighten me on what exactly a smart watch should do? the only 2 advantages a traditional watch has over smart watches to me is battery life (but i have never used my watch in my sleep. traditional or smart watch) and speaker (for alarms. my moto 360 can only vibrate there is no sound). other than that, my smart watch wins.  
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今日の昼ご飯はチキンラーメンと生卵です。シンプルで満足な料理でしょう。

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We call that ponyo soup in our household.
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I did not know this: Kansai Airport, my "home" airport, has not lost a single bag in its 20 years of operation. That's pretty impressive actually. But also a fair bit of luck, no doubt.
New rankings reveal there is an airport that has not lost a passenger's bag since it opened in 1994
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A dash of luck, and commitment to mission. In português we say Parabém! 
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  • Lund University
    computer science, 1990 - 1995
  • Lund University
    cognitive science, 1995 - 2002
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From Sweden, but I've been living in Osaka for nine years. I've worked in cognitive science, neuroscience and robotics.

I am affiliated with Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, but placed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute of Computing Science in Kobe, where I work on a project to model the subcortical motor-related areas in order to better understand the physiological effects of Parkinsons disease.

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Spent a summer in grad school building a trebuchet instead of doing any actual work.
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    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2012 - present
  • Kyoto University
    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2009 - 2012
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    Researcher, 2006 - 2009
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    Post Doc, 2003 - 2006
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Metering For All | The Online Darkroom
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Film and darkroom website with info, tips and advice on materials and techniques used in making traditional wet prints.

Llama - Location Profiles
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Tired of your phone buzzing in the middle of the night? Annoying your colleagues by having your phone blast out your ringtone at work? You n

The Online Darkroom Store now open for business | The Online Darkroom
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Film and darkroom website with info, tips and advice on materials and techniques used in making traditional wet prints.

JuiceSSH - SSH Client
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The all in one terminal client for Android including SSH, Local Shell, Mosh and Telnet support. Features: - Full colour terminal / ssh clien

Firefox Beta
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Help refine and polish the newest features almost ready for prime time. With Firefox Beta, you get to test the latest performance, customiza

Vim Touch
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VimTouch is a open source VIM port on Android. It supports full vim syntax and finger touch gestures to help VIM much more usable on touch s

External Keyboard Helper Pro
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Varför är det så kallt på biblioteket?
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A taste for Sweden
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This year my annual trip to Sweden began earlier than I expected. It came out of the blue. It wasn't even in Sweden. The blue was the Medite

There are Speed Graphics and SPEED Graphics! | The Online Darkroom
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Film and darkroom website with info, tips and advice on materials and techniques used in making traditional wet prints.

Aedict3 Japanese Dictionary
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An off-line english japanese dictionary which uses Jim Breen's JMDict (upgraded EDict)/KanjiDic2/WWWJDIC data along with data from the Tatoe

”Jag är livrädd för att min dotter ska välja att bli vittne”
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Aedict
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An english-japanese dictionary which uses Jim Breen's EDICT data. Does not require japanese keyboard. Internet access is used only to downlo

Ingress
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Awarded Top Game of 2013 at Google Play Player's Choice Awards.“It’s a social network, a lifestyle, and exercise rolled into one.” - Chris M

Wolf Hound and Dachshund
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We interrupt this transmission for some adolescent self-examination. My high school Swedish teacher – I’ve forgotten her name – played the s

I'm (almost) a real bona fide journalist now!
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I got an email from The Daily Journalist, and they wanted me to join their illustrious club of fellow journalists. Which was nice.

Mnemosyne
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Free, fast, flexible flash-card tool

japandroid: An Android Fanboy's Impressions of a Week with iOS
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In my last post, I explained how I went through the procedure of getting an iPhone 5 in order to get an LTE - compatible SIM card and contra

Very good Thai restaurant, less adapted to Japanese taste than most. The seating is not terribly comfortable, though, and the bathroom is Japanese style only.
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Good, solid chain cafe. Second floor is open and spacious with lots of small tables. Usually not crowded, so it's a good spot for working or studying.
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My favourite omuraisu restaurant. The place is in a slightly seedy part of Namba, south of Amemura on the "wrong" side of Midosuji avenue, but the restaurant itself has a very calm, pleasant and slightly old-fashioned vibe that feels more high-class than you'd expect from an omuraisu place. Plenty of tourists; on one hand you won't feel out of place as a visitor (and there's English menus available too), but on the other, you are as likely to rub shoulders with a fellow tourist as with a local. Some people dislike it, others are comforted by it of course. The omuraisu itself is very, very good. I've had several varieties and they've all been tasty. I especially like the mushroom-sauce variants. Plenty of food, but there's set meals and a fair assortment of side dishes to pick from as well if you want (fried shrimp always goes well).
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Pleasant ramen place with traditional decor but a modern take on the food. The soup is very thick with more than a hint of sweetness. The noodles are pleasantly chewy. Japanese-style toilet.
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Good vietnamese food. The lunches, especially, are well worth it. The basement in an old building can feel just a little like a dining hall at times, but the cool and dim atmosphere is very welcome on hot summer days.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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