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Jan Moren
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One year on, and my bonsai is still alive; that was the main goal for the first year. And it's not only alive, but has actually grown a bit.

I cut short the largest bud a few weeks ago (I think I'm supposed to do that), and soon got two new small branches coming off the trunk. Time to start worrying how to shape it into an actual bonsai...

The picture didn't come out too well, by the way; I wanted to avoid burned-out highlights in the pot, but the diffusion gives the plant a too-flat appearance.

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Good luck with yours, I only managed to keep mine alive for a year, then it decided to petrify itself and dehydrate. it took me about another year to realize that it was dead and I had been watering a piece of still needley kindling for the better part of a year...
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Sonys Android keyboard is now available in the Play store. It is my favourite keyboard so far, for various reasons. Most important to me, I don't have to switch between English and Swedish; I can just have a Swedish layout keyboard and type (or swipe) in either language and it'll still do appropriate spelling corrections and suggestions.

My only problem with the keyboard is the lack of a quick way to switch to a different keyboard such as Japanese, with a long-press on the space bar for instance. If it had that as well, it'd be perfect.

#sony #xperia  
Xperia keyboard is your default keyboard for all languages except Chinese, ...
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Yes, SwiftKey is certainly as capable at least 
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When you need to resort to this kind of graph to make your case, you've already lost but refuse to accept it.
Took me a couple of minutes to spot what's weird about this graph. You go to Maths Hell for this sort of thing, you horrible gun apologist, you.
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I'm not sure what bothers me more, the inversion of the y-axis, or the fact that people think this graph,  and in particular looking at any one point, or transition, on the graph could ever mean anything without correlation to the "numerous" factors involved with gun violence (or violence in general).  In other words, the graph is mostly meaningless no matter how it's drawn.
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Network advice: We had some network trouble at home. Now my wifes Mac Mini won't get an address through DHCP. I always get, which seems to be a "didn't work" catch-all subnetwork. All our other machines and the wifi router on the same network get addresses just fine. I can connect the mac to the wifi, with no problem.

So, the Mac gets DHCP leases from the wifi router with no issue. Three other machines get DHCP leases from the external router with no problem. But the Mac Mini does not seem to get a proper DHCP lease from the external router.

So, how do I find out on a mac what is going wrong with the network? Worth noting is that the external router is out of our control (part of the building installation), and was shut down for a while due to the network trouble.

Advice? Ideas?
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It's a hybrid Mach/Free BSD kernel that often does not include the latest utilities. The plus side was that my SSH server was too old include the flaw. :) The bad side is that Apple often (as you know) doesn't include a full install, e.g., SciPy and NumPy not included with Python.
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Seems the next Civilization game will be on Linux as well. Which leads me to ask if previous installments have been playable on Intel graphics laptops, or if I can simply forget about this?
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My wife doesn't really care what I actually do when I spend time on my computer, only that I don't spend it all.

Which is one reason we get along so well, I guess :)
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This is quite fun. The Unabomber for FORTH is interesting; I have to admit I still have a soft spot in my heart for that language.
I always was a fan of Mr Spock.
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+Jan Moren: I know a bloke who did the calculations for his home's windy staircase in PostScript.  On an original Apple LaserWriter, too.
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Pretty spectacular conceptual shot.
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The idea has been done before of course, but this is a rare example that really works.
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OK, so this one was pretty funny.
Now there are even #Heartbleed jokes... (at least, the geeks amongst us will find this one funny)
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This is way too much fun for my own good. It's a Javascript tutorial game, but this one is very much for people that already know how to code.

The challenges are not difficult, but you end up spending a lot of time trying to think up creative or effective ways to solve them. In fact, I've already stumbled onto "If you can read this, you are cheating! D:" once. I'll try to stay within the bounds of the game.
Truly geeky fun.
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+Ken Yasumoto-Nicolson I made it ignore me and always go left instead.
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The NSA knew about a disastrous security flaw for two years. A flaw that put most organizations and companies around the world — including American ones — at severe risk. And they did nothing at all, except, likely, take full advantage of it themselves.

And we are supposed to trust them about anything at all? Isn't it rather more accurate to say that effectively they are the enemy, every bit as much as any other security agency or criminal organization.
BREAKING: NSA said to have exploited Heartbleed for intelligence for years.
The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.
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To trust government is to invite abuse. Pure and simple. Our country's founders knew this and attempted to craft limitations on government's reach - those limitations worked for a long time, but I think that time is over. Pandora's box is opened and our government now have tools and law in place to do what they please. We can object, they'll make some wet-noodle apology (if at all) and some lame limited ceremonial change, but will continue to do as they please.

Gee, I'm getting seditious in my older years... 
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  • OIST
    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2012 - present
  • Kyoto University
    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2009 - 2012
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    Researcher, 2006 - 2009
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Janne. In Osaka.
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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    computer science, 1990 - 1995
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    cognitive science, 1995 - 2002
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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.
Public - 8 months ago
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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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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very good
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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.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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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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