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Today's breakfast is at Yayoiken: salmon, fresh egg on rice, natto and miso soup. No coffee but you can take as much tea and rice as you want.

Oh, and this costs pretty much the same as the mcRubber set next door.

Edit: I think of Yayoiken as, well, McDonald's for Japanese food: inexpensive, quick and you know what you'll get. Taste doesn't come into it. Today's breakfast really improved my impression of the chain a fair bit.

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+Glenn Phillips There's no tradition of eating natto in Kansai, so I didn't try it for years after coming here. Once I did, I quickly learned to like it. I typically eat it for breakfast two or three times a week. I'd eat it every day but my wife loathes it so I won't push my luck. 
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In Fukuoka for Golden Week. The hotel doesn't have breakfast included so for a change we tried the McDonalds breakfast.

The "egg and sausage muffin" is basically a hamburger, except the bread is fried and the burger has some added flavouring. The fried egg puck is a little bouncy but tastes fine.

The hashed potatoes are amazing. They have only texture and absolutely no flavour at all. If you add some salt and pepper they will taste like, well, salt and pepper.

When you consider how exquisitely sensitive we are to tiny amounts of flavours, and as any kind of heating or cooking wiIl create lots of flavour agents, this is actually quite a feat. It's like they set out to engineer lumpy water, or reinvent konyaku using potatoes.

The coffee is quite decent. But there's no fruit, yoghurt or vegetables, just fried stuff.

It's an experience, certainly. Not one I care to repeat, though. Tomorrow we'll just go to a café as usual. 
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+Sven Sorrell As I wrote, it's basically deep fried bread, and the patty looks and tastes like a hamburger doused in sugar water.

I really would skip breakfast altogether rather than experience this again.
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My Xperia Z1 with Android 5 just crashed and rebooted when I got a phone call. That's not great. Hoping for a reasonably speedy update. #sonyxperia #android  

EDIT: it is possible the phone call is a red herring. I was using the regular Xperia keyboard, when the buzzer went off to signal a call - but it never stopped, the phone was completely unresponsive and then rebooted by itself.

But, I have the keyboard set to vibrate when I press a key. So it is possible the buzzer was in the middle of such a brief pulse when the phone locked up, and that's what I thought was the call signal. My wife did try, and fail, to call me right at the time, but it is possible she just happened to do it right after my phone locked up or was rebooting.
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Not talking about custom roms my friend... They have some workarounds for the issue on the original rom, apparently it's something related to 4g, I read about it few weeks ago... They have a section there for original z1 and you'll surely find people with similar issue 
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I just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 on my home machine. It went exactly the way I want these things to go: I pressed the "upgrade" button. It downloaded and installed everything in the background, then prompted me to reboot.

And after the reboot everything is exactly as before. I mean, there's clearly a lot of improvements in the background - it boots faster than before for instance - but it has left my set-up as untouched as it can. No surprises, no downtime, no hassle. Perfect.

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+Andrew Woolner I rarely to never install anything not in the regular repositories. And I'm mostly happy with the UI so I don't do any drastic changes to things.

But in general, things have been getting better and better; this time the number of problems are so close to zero as to not matter any longer.
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Build a plotter with scrap optical drives and a Raspberry Pi. Cool!
 
+HomoFaciens has used the stepper motors from old optical drives to make a tiny wifi plotter controlled by a Raspberry Pi.
Our old friend HomoFaciens (who has the best voice of any Raspberry Pi user we've met) has another fantastic piece of work to share. He's recycled old optical drives for their stepper motors, and made a tiny plotter, controlled over WiFi, from those motors, a servo, four H-bridges and a ...
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Add an encoder and it'll work fine too. Higher-end servos all use DC motors too after all.
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This NYTimes opinion piece is a good, balanced cunterweight to the doom-and-gloom fluff people often push about Europe.
 
Is Roger Cohen's assessment of Europe and the EU correct?
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Long day in Fukuoka and Karatsu. The hotel bath is the perfect place to relax before we go out for dinner.

It was early and the bath still empty so I took in my phone for a quick picture. Can't say the steam and water drops do the picture nothing good, but at least it shows what it looks like.
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Kerbal Space Program has gone 1.0! And is on sale on Steam and on the makers homepage until May 1st. I've played the demo a couple of times, and it's a great explosion space simulator. Downloading it right now.
KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space.
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Oh noes, must resist temptation (to play again). When will they launch "enough free time" 1.0?
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Anybody else do this kind of thing: I went out to get one part (a JFET). First store didn't carry them. Second store were sold out. Third store had similar models but not the one I was looking for. By now it's getting late, and I'm stressed and worried that I have to order it online (a ridiculous idea for a single part), but the fourth and last store in the area has it in stock.

So I buy about eight of them even though I only need one, just in case. It'll probably be a few years before I need one again, and I'll likely forget that I have a handful already.
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If you have the closet space. And don't forget you have the stuff already, and buy new anyway. :-)
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Git question: Let's say I have two branches:

  /----b----c   current
a-----------d   master

I'm working on current. I discover a silly bug from way before, so I branch to a bug fix branch and fix it:

                /----e   bugfix
  /----b----c            current
a-----------d            master

The bug is really from way before "a" and does not particularly depend on anything newer than that.

Now I want to merge the changes only in the bugfix branch to both current and to master. That is, I want the changes in "e" to apply to both "c" and to "d", but I do not want "b" or "c" to end up in "d", since I'm still in the middle of working on current.

My guess is that I should rebase the bugfix branch to "a", then merge it with current and master. But how can I reliably discover the common ancestor to all the branches I want to merge with? And is there perhaps a nifty command to do this automagically?

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+Jan Moren​ I think that you are looking for "daggy fix". I once suggested that such feature should be added to git but it never got any traction.
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I'm a Giant Squid!
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We might be cousins then!
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Blog: How not to prepare ice cream. With irrelevant bonus picture.
Ah yes, the joys of middle age. I was just preparing dessert for the two of us — vanilla ice cream and strawberry jam — and added some shaved chocolate chips on top. Except that I didn't wear my reading glasses and took the jar of whole black pepper instead. I did think that the chips were kind ...
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I've had curry ice cream and chili ice cream, and they were really good - Szechuan pepper sounds interesting!
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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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scientist
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  • OIST
    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2012 - present
  • Kyoto University
    Researcher, computational neuroscience, 2009 - 2012
  • ATR
    Researcher, 2006 - 2009
  • NICT
    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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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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Vim Touch
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External Keyboard Helper Pro
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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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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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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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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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reviewed 2 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
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