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That head transplant thing? Mind hacks summarizes it perfectly:

"Gizmodo reports that a neuroscientist says he’ll do a head transplant ‘real soon now’. Hungover neuroscientist reads Gizmodo, thinks ‘I said what!?!’"
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さすがYouTube: 大江戸の火消しは三味線で"Smoke On The Water"。やっぱり三味線をちょっと引きたいな。
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I'm mostly used to living in Japan now. But now and again, this country still manages to surprise me. We just got an email from the building management: somebody forgot to take their change in one of the vending machines; please come by and pick it up.

Yes, a random person finds loose change in a vending machine and takes the trouble to bring it to the building caretakers instead of keeping it for themselves. And if somebody comes by to ask for the money you can be pretty sure it really was them that forgot it in the first place.
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When I was in Hokkaido, they had really big vending machines with ~5 different sizes of drink per variety.  The varieties were all priced differently, but the sizes  were all the same prices:
Aquarious 200ml-1.5l - 500y
fanta 200ml - 700ml - 375y
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water 200ml - 1l - 450y
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Now, the idea of a Ubuntu tablet intrigues me. Especially the idea of having two seamless "modes" depending on the input devices you've got.

Add a reliable way to connect this to a projector (including VGA, with an adapter), and to run Impress with the presenter screen on the tablet and the presentation on the big screen and you've just sold me a new tablet.
 
Making videos is hard.  It's taken a lot longer than I hoped to get this finished.  Anyway, here you go - Convergence In Action.

All the Unity & Mir code will land in the trunk once the teams are happy with the quality.  Some of it is already there.  We're still not quite satisfied with Xmir, there is more work to do around the input stack, so please bear with us while we get the bugs ironed out and then we'll get the alpha version ready for you to try on your own devices.

If you can get to MWC, come and see us in hall 8, 1F41.  If you can't, that's why we made you this video, and I'll capture a few moments from next week and share them here.

Filmed in Potatovision.

(Huge thanks to everyone who helped get us this far.  Thanks for staying up late, getting up early and working through lunchtimes to fix bugs, add features and get the demo's working.  It is enormously appreciated.  Go Ubuntu!)
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The employment market is rough everywhere. Brilliant short movie! (Swedish, but English subtitles).
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+Yukiharu YABUKI どちかというと、日本の正規雇用(終身雇用)からアルバイトや契約雇用世界のような問題について映画です。
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Unanticipated uses of tools, part 158: Send an email with a map to a place of business — drawn as an excel spreadsheet, using cell borders to delineate buildings and streets, and labels as cell contents. Using alternate filled black- and white cells to denote a railway is a thoughtful touch.
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Bloody hell, they'll use Excel for anything here, won't they? I keep expecting to receive wedding invitations composed in Excel.
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Working at a cafe in Kyoto this afternoon. They provide windows tablets at the counter seats to play with. And since playing is more fun than staring at a simulation while it hangs in the process queue, play I have.

The interface, "metro" coat or not, is familiar windows. In fact, metro feels like little more than an alternative launcher/file manager on top of the usual desktop; I don't understand what the fuss was ever about. Categories in a flat grid and an alphabetized list of app does not a revolution make. This is all windows desktop through and through.

And that's the problem with it. The interface and the apps are all desktop windows. It's made for the kind of environment where you have a largish screen, a mouse and a keyboard. Apps are typically windowed, with borders and bars with little use on single-task tablets. Icons need double-tapping. You even have right-click menus (selected by long presses) everywhere that make you pick a small, easy-to-miss alternative with your fingers. It's probably just fine for touch-screen laptops, but it feels very off - out of place - on an actual tablet.

A tablet and a laptop are two separate things, not tweaked formats of the same device. You use them in a very different way, and mostly for different tasks. This is not a tablet, it is a keyboard-less laptop and that's a different thing. And while a tablet is very useful, I don't think I can say the same about a laptop without a keyboard.
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I think my real problem with this tablet is the workflow. A tablet is very much a single-task device. You're doing one single thing that fills the screen. You can of course switch back and forth between tasks, but you really switch between them, not doing both at once.

And that's really what you want to do with a tablet. When I'm standing in the train, in a meeting, or sitting on the couch I'm looking to do one specific thing. I may be looking something up, reading a pdf, making notes or whatever, but my focus is on that one thing.

A tablet is a single-use device, like a media player or book reader, where you can change that single use as you see fit.

A laptop — and the OS's that support it — is not. It is inherently a multi-tasking device; a desktop with various tasks spread out. Some may be transient things you start, do and finish within seconds,  while others may be ongoing for weeks or months. It's a completely different workflow and a different way of thinking.
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Leonard Nimoy. Live long and prosper.
 
*Leonard, you lived long and prospered, and were an inspiration to me and to millions. Rest in peace. *
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Taking a break from Shadowrun Returns; you need to sit down for a fairly long session, and I'm too tired at night to spend the time.

Instead I've started on Portal 2, since you can play it in short bits now and again. And it's just a really surprisingly great game. Never mind the actual game — the environment, the story and the characters are pure gold. "You might have a very minor case of serious brain damage."
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And everything else aside, I love how playing Portal reprograms your brain, teaching you how to solve puzzles in 3 dimensions. Feels a bit like growing a third eye. You're just not the same anymore. ...And you start to notice good surfaces for placing a portal, on real life buildings.
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Git question: can you create a branch after the fact from a set of commits?

Say you're working on something on a branch. As part of that, you fix up and change a feature in your code, spread out in some number of commits. Now you realize this is really a feature all of its own, and you'd like to have that in all your branches.

What I do now is cherry-pick those commits into other branches. That works. But from the repo history point of view it would really be neater if I could put them into their own named branch, so it's completely clear that they belong together and do one particular thing.

Is that feasible to do?
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+Yukiharu YABUKI ああ、そですね。プロジェクトを違う場所にcloneして、やって見たらいいですよね。
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Blog: We're making homemade miso this year. Surprisingly simple, but it takes a while — we won't get to eat it until next winter.
Miso is a staple of Japanese cooking. Nowadays you buy it ready-made in supermarkets or miso-shops, but up until fairly recently it was not uncommon for people to make their own. It's really quite simple: cooked soy beans, rice or barley is mixed and fermented with "koji" until it turns into a ...
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you'll have your own temari is as well!
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Beginner-level Python question:

Assume two arrays, t for event times and id for event id:
t=[1,2,4,7,9,12,23,50]
id=[7,3,3,5,7,3,5,7]

I want an array with each id's events grouped in sub-arrays:
[[2,4,12],
[7,23],
[1,9,50]]

What's the elegant way to do this? That is, without a dozen lines of (messy) array-munging code? Note that the ids need not be consecutive or begin with 0. Numpy/Scipy etc. are of course available.
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What programming language? It's two characters in APL :-)
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    computer science, 1990 - 1995
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    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
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    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2009 - 2012
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    Researcher, 2006 - 2009
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    Post Doc, 2003 - 2006
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Llama - Location Profiles
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Film and darkroom website with info, tips and advice on materials and techniques used in making traditional wet prints.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.
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