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This weekend I have learnt that you can easily mistake cucumber for zucchini if you're not careful. On the upside, I've also learnt that oven-roasted cucumber turns out quite well. Roasted cucumber, paprika and onion with olive oil and coarse salt on a bed of couscous was delicious.

Now to decide what to do with the unused zucchini left in the fridge...
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Entertaining Onion piece aside, Amazon does sound like a pretty crappy place to work.

I'm considering what to do next, and looking for a job at a large tech company or a startup would be a natural choice. But neither I nor my wife can accept the "your job is your life" work ethic that so often permeates these places.

Time is money, people often say. I'd gladly take less money in exchange for more time. That's not generally an option in the tech field, unfortunately.
 
SEATTLE—In response to accusations of an abusive workplace environment, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos assured employees Tuesday that the company’s human resources staff was working 100 hours a week to address their complaints.
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I've steadfastly snubbed their recruiters over the years. Ever since I heard about the practice of dropping the bottom 10% I lost all interest. While I'm generally a leader in the teams I work with I just don't agree with this approach. Simple does not create an environment I want to spend my precious life in.
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Not in Sweden anymore. 
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I strongly recommend this movie in order to develop proper appreciation of Istanbul :-)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459242/
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As a start, how about making "war criminal" status apply not just to the losing side of a war?
 
As we remember Hiroshima, let's not forget that the US strategy of mass slaughter of Japanese civilians didn't start there.  70 years ago on March 10th, even more people were killed in the firebombing of Tokyo - a city where most houses were made of paper.

279 planes flew over the city and dropped 1,665 tons of bombs.  Most were 500-pound cluster bombs, each one releasing 38 incendiary bomblets at an altitude of about 2000 feet.  These bomblets punched through the roofs of people's houses or landed on the ground and ignited 3–5 seconds later, throwing out jets of flaming, sticky napalm. 

The planes also dropped 100-pound jelled-gasoline and white phosphorus bombs that ignited upon impact.  The city's fire departments were overwhelmed, and the individual fires started by the bombs joined to create a huge firestorm that destroyed 16 square miles of the city.  Over 100,000 people died - nobody knows how many, and both the Japanese and Americans had reasons to downplay the casualties.

General Curtis LeMay, who led this attack, said:

“Killing Japanese didn’t bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal."

Joe O'Donnell, a marine sent in after the war to document the effects of the bombing, wrote:

“The people I met, the suffering I witnessed, and the scenes of incredible devastation taken by my camera caused me to question every belief I had previously held about my so-called enemies.”

The picture shows the charred corpse of a woman in Tokyo who was carrying a child on her back.  In this style of war, cities of people, many perfectly innocent, are treated like rats to be exterminated.  A resident of Dresden, firebombed by the US 70 years ago in February, gets the point across:

"A thermal column of wind generated heat in excess of 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit, melting trolley windows and the asphalt in streets, the wind uprooting trees. When people crossed a street, their feet stuck in the melted asphalt; they tried to extricate themselves with their hands, only to find them stuck as well. They remained on all fours screaming. Small children lay like "fried eels" on the pavement. The firestorm sucked all the oxygen out of the city."

Let's try to avoid this, eh?  It's not necessarily easy, and I'm not saying I know how, but let's try to avoid making our world into a hell. 

Interestingly, in 2007, the Association for the Bereaved Families of the Victims of the Tokyo Air Raids brought a class action against the Japanese government, demanding an apology and 1.2 billion yen in compensation. They charged that the Japanese government invited the raid by failing to end the war earlier, and then failed to help the civilian victims of the raids while providing considerable support to military personnel and their families.  They lost their case, they took it to the Supreme Court, but it was rejected there.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Tokyo

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/03/tokyo-firebombing-world-war-ii/

http://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/courses/ww2/projects/firebombing/personal-memoirs.htm
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Korean conscripted (slave?) laborers were under the nuclear devices. They were moved to Hapcheong valley near Daegu.
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Blog: I got myself a Meopta Flexaret VI and some Fomapan in Prague as a souvenir. Seems to work well; we'll see what the pictures will look like.

Also, we'll leave for Sweden and Istanbul tonight. A week of summer vacation away from the heat in Osaka.
I did get myself a souvenir back from Prague: a Meopta Flexaret Automat VI. It was made from 1961 to 1967, and judging from the serial number mine is from the mid-1960's. It's not in particularly good condition; some chrome and paint has flaked off, there's a few rust spots, and the leatherette ...
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Istanbul is awesome. You might find the heat of Osaka there though ^^
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Blog: A week at CNS 2015 in Prague. Lots of pictures.
[A note: Flickr has changed the way you can embed images. If you have any problems with the pictures here, please let me know.] A week in Prague. Old buildings, beer and heavy food away from the oppressive July heat of Osaka. I guess three out of four isn't too bad, as Prague was in the midst of ...
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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.
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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.
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I was surprised to find that Turkey has washlets. A truly civilised country.

We're packing up before leaving Istanbul tonight. It's been a wonderful - but very long - trip, between my brothers wedding in Sweden and our own holiday in Istanbul, and it'll feel great to come back home to Osaka again. 
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It's a clear, sunny midmorning in August - and I still have to wear long sleeves on the balcony. Yep, we're back in Sweden alright. 
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+Jan Moren​ I am glad my mother didn't have to live in Osaka.
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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

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

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

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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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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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.
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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