Profile

Cover photo
Jan Moren
Works at OIST
Attended Lund University
Lived in Osaka
19,417 followers|3,119,533 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotos+1'sReviews

Stream

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hack a "smart" rifle to miss or become unusable through a wifi connection with a fixed, unchangeable admin password. J/T +Folmer Fredslund 

Tiny computers are everywhere. Even a wifi sd card is actually a full Linux system. More and more tiny systems (SOC) have things like wifi, bluetooth, even LTE connections built in by default. It's not just for user functions either; a wireless port is very convenient for technicians doing maintenance or a repair center looking for a fault.

Manufacturers will today often make "separate" models in part by disabling or enabling functionality in software. And the more you can reuse components the cheaper it gets. So a maker could have one standard SOC for their entire range of products, with all kinds of stuff integrated and nobody but the system designer even knows it's there.

I bet it will become really common with equipment that have no business being online, and where neither the seller or buyer even realizes you can connect to it remotely, or that it has open, unfixable security holes.
 
Runa A. Sandvik har lige vundet internettet. Officiel titel på CNN: Hacker.

Epic.

Følg Runa her: https://twitter.com/runasand

#hacker  
 ·  Translate
2 comments on original post
9
1
Sy Bernot (Psybernaut)'s profile photoJan Moren's profile photoFolmer Fredslund's profile photoBert Shaw's profile photo
4 comments
 
+Jan Moren , yes that brings it all to a whole new level!
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Tokyo Olympic Logo. A "T" with the right-hand bar broken off after a hit from a red ball? A "T" and an "L" for "Tokyo 'Lympics"?

At times like this we can all be thankful for the London Olympics, and the bar for excellence set by their designers. At least the Tokyo logo isn't two cartoon characters sharing an adult moment, so there is that.
4
Jan Moren's profile photoDavid Van Cleef's profile photoChristian Conrad's profile photoChad Alan's profile photo
9 comments
 
I think it's too generic to be a ripoff, it's just SO generic someone already did something a lot like it.  And I was wrong, it's not a Realty Company, it's a THEATER company... my mistake. 
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
I read through "The Improbable rise of Singularity Girl" on my flight this weekend. Picked it up as part of a Story Bundle some time ago.

It was good. It was, in fact, very good indeed. Hard fantasy of the "singularity" persuasion - yes, brain uploading and all(1) - but it doesn't take itself so bloody seriously, unlike too many books in this genre. The story is very straightforward but the writing is fluid, tight and often funny.

If you like William Gibson, Charles Stross and people like that, it's a fairly good bet that you'll like this one as well.

1) No, I don't believe it is remotely possible. Maybe not even in principle, and most likely never in practice. But it does make for an entertaining sci-fi trope.
Helen Roderick thought life would be easier after she died. Her neural paths would be scanned, then simulated on computers, letting her experience a life without aging, without dandruff, without any of the drawbacks of hauling her own squishy meatbag hither and yon. For a little while the plan ...
8
1
Cass Morrison's profile photoBryce Alexander's profile photoEvelyn Mitchell's profile photo
2 comments
 
I may need to buy it just based on the author's name. It doesn't hurt that I also like the genre. 
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
Finally back home in Osaka. Must be a scout camp happening in Japan; we had about a hundred million Italian scouts on the flight. At least it wasn't football supporters. :)
12
Amelie Harms's profile photoChuk Goodin's profile photoValdis Kletnieks's profile photoOwen Campbell's profile photo
11 comments
 
Here in the UK, our Jamboree contingent was selected three years ago and they have spent that time raising the £3000 fee (much of which is to subsidise Scouts from other nations) and preparing for the various challenges they will face in Japan - including, I out case, a trip to London to navigate the tube!
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
You know Japanese "washlet" toilets? That will wash your behind? They're very nice actually - after all, if you get crap on your fingers, do you want to wash off with water or just wipe it with a tissue? But what do you do when traveling abroad?

Panasonic now has a washlet you can bring in your bag. When you're done, just point the nozzle in the right direction, and off you go. Here's instructions for use, in case you don't get the point: http://panasonic.jp/toilet/product/dl_p300/index.html

Yes, this feels like solving a non-existent first-world problem. But at the same time I wouldn't mind having one when travelling...
 ·  Translate
10
3
Bob Calder's profile photoJohn Said's profile photoatena nissi's profile photoMz Maau's profile photo
9 comments
 
Unintentional things happen. That's why they're called accidental +John Said. That said, poop is everywhere.
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
They are not kidding about the amount of food here in Prague. Restaurant starters would be the main meal home in Osaka. Actual main meals are huge. We even get food where we expect none. This pile of sandwiches and cake is just for the 10am coffee break.
28
2
Richard Carlsson's profile photoJan Moren's profile photoApostolic Residence's profile photoGabrielle de la Fair's profile photo
6 comments
 
..or survive between the noon lunch and the 7pm buffet without another helping of sandwiches and donuts? And some of that oh-so-delicious Czech beer to  wash it all down with?

If I only gain 5kg this week I'll be lucky.
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
19,417 people
Armand Victor Claustro's profile photo
Manuel Valcarcel's profile photo
Richard Thomas's profile photo
suraj vishwakarma's profile photo
Gerson Lage's profile photo
Eric Rineer's profile photo
Tarak Pandya's profile photo
Dr Ghosh Charitable Trust's profile photo
Aleksandar Ivanovski's profile photo

Communities

25 communities

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
Prosthetic arm for children that lets you swap out the normal gripper for a lego attachment. Brilliant.
Hoping to build the confidence of children living with a missing limb, Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar, of Umeå University in Sweden, has designed a prosthetic arm that’s compatible with Lego so kids can swap its gripping attachment for their own custom creations.
13
4
Pat “PatMan” Reynolds's profile photoJonas Neergaard-Nielsen's profile photoIgor Raihlin's profile photoCurtis Forrester's profile photo
12 comments
 
Yep.

The rest of the story is blah; it devolves into a new-age:ish thing where they start tapping some mystical energy source that gives everyone free energy and cures him of his muscle disease. Oh well.
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
Git problem again (same as last time). I now did a clean checkout from github (edited for brevity):

$ git clone github.com/myaccount/project.git
$ git remote add upstream github/project/project.git
$ git fetch upstream
[new branch] master as upstream/master
[new branch] bugfix as upstream/bugfix

$ git diff upstream/bugfix
(a nice diff showing changed code)

$ git merge upstream/bugfix
Already up to date.

What am I doing wrong? diff shows different code. merge finds nothing to merge.
1
James Salsman's profile photoHoward C. Shaw III's profile photoJan Moren's profile photo
9 comments
 
+Howard C. Shaw III Ahhhh! Seems I may want to have a word with the owner of the original repository.
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
Travel eight hours west, no problem. I just have one very long day,  then wake up early with half the jetlag gone. Travel east, on the other hand, is a nightmare. I fall asleep mid-day and get completely out of sync. Then I spend the next week sleeping at lunch and waking at night, while slowly adjusting back to normal.

And I get to do this all over again when I fly to Europe once more in about ten days...
7
James Lamb's profile photoErgun Çoruh's profile photoJan Moren's profile photoK Saga's profile photo
9 comments
K Saga
 
I googled again. In the local morning, avoid carbohydrate and eat protein. How about protein powder for athletes? It's not so easy-to-drink with water. If you cannot drink it, you can eat it mixing in any food.

http://www.moon.sannet.ne.jp/y-obahan/jetlag.html  (Japanese)
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
Quick observation: The ratio of Macs to Thinkpads is a function of how close the subject is to the computational end of neuroscience; or possibly a function of how much time the participants spend coding.

General neuroscience presentations had an audience with an almost equal number - perhaps 1/3 Macs, 1/3 Thinkpad and 1/3 everything else. A tutorial on using specific simulation software had perhaps 80% Thinkpads. A group meting on simulator development was 100% Thinkpad with not a single other model in sight.
11
Vincent Knight's profile photoJan Moren's profile photoAlexander Eberspächer's profile photoDevin Stewart's profile photo
12 comments
 
Thinkpad master race reporting in.
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
The "minimal effort" approach to conference poster presentations. 
30
Add a comment...

Jan Moren

Shared publicly  - 
 
Trying to download a 3GB VM image over free airport Wifi defines whole new levels of pain and frustration. It's almost as if they don't want me hogging all the bandwidth meant for many dozens of users. Imagine that.

Cancelling; I can always download it once we arrive.
12
Add a comment...
Jan's Collections
People
Have him in circles
19,417 people
Armand Victor Claustro's profile photo
Manuel Valcarcel's profile photo
Richard Thomas's profile photo
suraj vishwakarma's profile photo
Gerson Lage's profile photo
Eric Rineer's profile photo
Tarak Pandya's profile photo
Dr Ghosh Charitable Trust's profile photo
Aleksandar Ivanovski's profile photo
Communities
25 communities
Work
Occupation
scientist
Employment
  • OIST
    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2012 - present
  • Kyoto University
    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2009 - 2012
  • ATR
    Researcher, 2006 - 2009
  • NICT
    Post Doc, 2003 - 2006
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Osaka - Lund - Stockholm - Borlänge
Contact Information
Work
Email
Story
Tagline
Janne. In Osaka.
Introduction
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.

Bragging rights
Spent a summer in grad school building a trebuchet instead of doing any actual work.
Collections Jan is following
Education
  • Lund University
    computer science, 1990 - 1995
  • Lund University
    cognitive science, 1995 - 2002
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
Janne
Links
Jan Moren's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Metering For All | The Online Darkroom
www.theonlinedarkroom.com

Film and darkroom website with info, tips and advice on materials and techniques used in making traditional wet prints.

Llama - Location Profiles
market.android.com

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
www.theonlinedarkroom.com

Film and darkroom website with info, tips and advice on materials and techniques used in making traditional wet prints.

JuiceSSH - SSH Client
market.android.com

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

Firefox Beta
market.android.com

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
market.android.com

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
market.android.com

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE RATING SYSTEM TO REPORT BUGS! INSTEAD CONTACT ME ON: keylayouts@apedroid.comA non visible soft keyboard (Input Method)

Varför är det så kallt på biblioteket?
www.dn.se

Hej Jenny, varför är våra stackars svenska bibliotek så kalla? Nu på vintern sitter jag aldrig på bibblan utan tjocktröja och varma snowjogg

A taste for Sweden
www.dn.se

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
www.theonlinedarkroom.com

Film and darkroom website with info, tips and advice on materials and techniques used in making traditional wet prints.

Aedict3 Japanese Dictionary
market.android.com

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”
www.dn.se

Det tog tre försök innan Althéa Gagliano klarade av att lämna Jehovas vittnen. När hon till slut tog steget förlorade hon kontakten med hela

Det här går nu att ladda ner – utan att begå brott
www.dn.se

Sergej Rachmaninov, Fats Waller och Beatrix Potter hör till den långa rad av kulturskapare vars verk blir allmän egendom från och med nyårsd

Aedict
market.android.com

An english-japanese dictionary which uses Jim Breen's EDICT data. Does not require japanese keyboard. Internet access is used only to downlo

Ingress
market.android.com

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
scienceblogs.com

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!
japologism.com

I got an email from The Daily Journalist, and they wanted me to join their illustrious club of fellow journalists. Which was nice.

Mnemosyne
plus.google.com

Free, fast, flexible flash-card tool

japandroid: An Android Fanboy's Impressions of a Week with iOS
www.japandroid.info

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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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).
• • •
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
5 reviews
Map
Map
Map
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.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago