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Jan Moren
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Why am I not surprised.
 
‪"Intel x86 documentation has more pages than the 6502 has transistors" made me smile. http://www.righto.com/2013/09/intel-x86-documentation-has-more-pages.html?m=1‬
Microprocessors have become immensely more complex thanks to Moore's Law, but one thing that has been lost is the ability to fully understan...
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Perhaps you could use the pages to fold origami logic gates and build a mechanical 6502 from them?
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Hah, useful!
 
TIL that there is an
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Meirinkan, a used science book store in Kanda in Tokyo, had a sale on some English language books. Spent a happy couple of hours going through the stacks while my wife browsed the other book stores in the area. 
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I'm sure you've seen Simon Stålehags eerie paintings of an alternate-reality 1980's Sweden. Now you can play the role-playing game!
 
Step into the alternate '80s universe created by scifi artist Simon Stålenhag in this retro RPG, in the vein of ET and Stranger Things.
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Ah Sockiplast, the tabi equivalent for small Swedish kindergarten ninjas of the 70's & 80's
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This looks like the best book bundle in a long time. I've got some of these already; even one or two of those books would be worth the price.
 
Unix, I nix. We called up our friends at O'Reilly to put together this bundle of Unix (and Linux and more) resources for all. Find your nutshell reference, your pocket guide, and your power tools here in the Humble Book Bundle: Unix presented by O'Reilly!

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/unix-book-bundle?utm_source=GooglePlus&utm_campaign=Unix_Book_Bundle_Announce&utm_medium=Link
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We've evaluated using +Inkscape on OSX as a lightweight Illustrator substitute. Functionally it is good enough for the use cases we needed, but unfortunately a few smaller issues and one show-stopper means we have to abandon the attempt.

* It is sluggish. I guess Quartz is not accelerated at all. It's still perfectly usable though, so this by itself is not a major problem.

* It doesn't use the native printer dialog, so you can't use the printer driver settings. Have to get around it by saving to pdf, then print the pdf file. Makes the workflow more painful than it should be.

* Trying to set Japanese dialogs and menus makes the application fail to start. This is frustrating, as there's bug reports about this that ar many years ans several releases old, and the fix is easy: it's a bug in the shell script that detects the locale for OSX, and the fix is a single line change. Still, the bug has gone unfixed for years.

* You can't input Japanese text into your design. This is an absolute showstopper for us, and this is the reason we have to stop using it.

We're trying out Affinity Designer instead. Not open source, and not quite geared toward the graphical design end of the spectrum (you can't easily write vertical text for instance). Still, it's a fraction of the cost of Illustrator and so far doesn't seem to have any problems preventing us from using it.

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Yeah, I've used it on both OSX and Linux. Now that my workflow is almost entirely on Linux, I use it regularly and have really come to love it.
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So, is there any fucking way you can install stuff on OSX without having to give a credit card to iTunes first? 
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+Martin Andersson Ah, I didn't realize that. I assumed they were an actual zip or tar-like archive. I'll take another look this weekend.
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Attending a training seminar on deep learning.

I've attended or held hands-on training sessions for a decade now, and running the software is a constant problem. I've seen people install the software on their laptops; boot USB sticks with Linux images; run VM's with Linux; log in and use a remote cluster; and, now, running docker images.

And it always takes thirty minutes for everybody to start and run the software. We really, really suck at this software configuration and distribution thing.

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True, I think if we can reach that point where the fault lies with the hardware or something other than the software/installation/configuration, it'll be a nice point to reach (or return to, like back when you'd just hand someone a sheet of paper they could read/write on right away? lol)
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Got Xcom 2 in the Feral Interactive sale. Question is how many days hours I can hold out before installing it.
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+Romel Vera Hm, I was going to say I prefer playing with all the stuff from the start. I don't have that much time for gaming and I'm not sure I'll ever have time for a second playthrough.

But you, and that review, is pretty convincing. I'm less concerned with  the new aliens, and more with the unbalancing effect of the weaponry. Xcom already had that problem, with the endgame becoming too easy once you had a squad full of buffed, fully equipped people (had to replay the final battle to even see the entire dialogue).
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Off to Tokyo tonight. It's 20 degrees here in Naha now, and about 8 in Tokyo; not wholly convinced this is a good idea. 
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+Karl Eklund I had to go find my coat and muffler in storage yesterday evening. Didn't expect to need that stuff so soon. I've only just started wearing long sleeves in the mornings :)
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Dear lazyweb: Is there really no semi-standard pure C library for reading and writing CSV-type files? Or is there some other simple format for exchanging numerical data that I should know about?

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+Martin Andersson Thanks for the link - that's probably the best option for csv. My problem is with teaching beginners to the language, and telling them to write their own file parser just to input data is not, um, very pedagogical.

Really rather odd that we don't have a collection of modern extensions to the standard libraries with things like this.
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Janne. In Osaka. And Okinawa.
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From Sweden, but I've been living in Japan for many years. I've worked as a researcher in cognitive science, neuroscience and robotics.

Now I work at OIST in Okinawa, as a member of the Scientific Computing and Data Analysis section, where I assist researchers with computer modelling, HPC and using clusters and supercomputers.

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Spent a summer in grad school building a trebuchet instead of doing any actual work.
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  • Lund University
    computer science, 1990 - 1995
  • Lund University
    cognitive science, 1995 - 2002
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scientist
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    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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Imagine yourself opening a Japanese web page in your favourite browser, or reading a Japanese novel in your favourite book reader. Suddenly,

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)

Varför är det så kallt på biblioteket?
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Free, fast, flexible flash-card tool

Japanese and Okinawan dining in a beautiful old wooden building in a backstreet of the pottery village. Warm, quiet atmosphere, good service and very good food.
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Very good pork shabu-shabu. Open, clean atmosphere. Excellent place for a weekend lunch.
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Very good food, especially for the price. Good atmosphere. The staff is friendly but a little overwhelmed at times, so don't expect service to be speedy.
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Good, unpretentious local place. Food is good, prices are reasonable.
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reviewed a month ago
Convenient, inexpensive apartment hotel at the coast. Clean, well designed and newly renovated. The elevator is small. It takes 25 minutes to city center by foot, or 10 minutes by taxi. A large supermarket is almost next door, as is the small man-made beach. The room came equipped with fridge, microwave, IH stove, pot, frying pan and cutlery with a small dining table and chairs. There's also a washing machine - amazingly convenient during hot summers, though you need to bring your own detergent.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Relaxed, casual place with a modern take on classic lunch menu dishes. The ginger-fried pork was tasty and fulfilling; their miso-soup set, with a large bowl of miso soup with tofu and meat as the centerpiece - was wonderful.
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