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Watching 'The Last Samurai' is wrinkling my brain! Not for Tom Cruise being a samurai but due to the inconsistencies regarding history at that time (the film was set in 1876).

The "samurai" were hardly an effective power by 1876 (not to mention that the shogunate had long been out of power by that point - the film would've been more believable if it took place in 1863, but that wouldn't have been nearly as sexy as there would've been guns and warships, etc. and Cruise wouldn't be post-Civil War, he would be in it). There hadn't been nearly any internal military conflicts in Japan in almost 250 years at that point, the samurai weren't nearly as well trained as they were during the height of the power. If anything they were largely discontent - marginalized by a class system that kept them under a strict code of conduct while preventing them from reaping the rewards of commerce. There's a reason the Meiji restoration happened in 1868 and a reason why there was large discontent in Japan during the late-Tokugawa era - the government's power was crumbling, it wasn't nearly as effective as it use to be.

While I can believe the premise of a rogue samurai village fighting to "keep the old ways" - fighting for a return of the shogunate is almost laughable.

It did please me though that they were showing Tom Cruise woodblock prints to "educate him about the ways of the samurai." Kind of hard to tell but it looked like they were some of Yoshitoshi's more gruesome prints - for example from his series '28 Famous Murders with Verse': http://www.yoshitoshi.net/series/murders.html Thankfully at least that's a series that was printed before 1876 so at least that's marginally correct - huzzah!
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You can see who Google thinks you are in the ad preferences, mine are dead on:
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/
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mine are good... according to what I use the internet for at least. It doesn't have my age on there...
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Khan Academy Exercise Rewrite is live, more details in my blog post. Congrats to the whole team on making this happen!
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way cool
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Unghh... OSX Lion's inverted scroll wheel is really wrinkling my brain. Looks like you can fix this by changing an option in the mouse preferences.
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Lotta hardware :)
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I took a panorama picture of Khan Academy during our weekly standup meeting (uses Photosynth, requires Silverlight).
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Photosynth is much more than that, Photosynth creates a 3D scene you can walk in, and it does all automatically, you just upload a lot of pictures of a place, and it creates the scene, this example is just a panoramic picture.
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How I'm battling Hurricane Irene: Carving a Japanese woodblock print and watching Starcraft 2 at MLG: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeresig/6086435519
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Cool art-inspired concert by +Nell Shaw Cohen happening tomorrow at the Peabody Essex Museum outside Boston.

Companion web site for the piece (uses jQuery Mobile!): http://beyondthenotes.org/empire/
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Nice pic.
There's a white guy in the bottom doing a kamehameha.
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My "Uses This" interview is now live: See what tech I use for development and media watching.
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+Paul Bennett doesn't that make Chrome better for browsing?
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Huh, just found out that Google+ Hangouts use jQuery. Neat! Thanks to +Kaleb Hornsby for the heads-up :)
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Thumbs up!
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Just wrote up a blog post detailing how our random exercise generation works in the new Khan Academy exercise framework.
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I loved the approach you used for selecting questions. Hopefully kids won't be so focused on badges that they start cheating and listing all the answers as it's a known set.
PS : Universal Subtitles is an awesome way of doing subtitling.
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John Resig is the Dean of Computer Science and head of JavaScript development at Khan Academy and the author of the book Pro JavaScript Techniques. He’s also the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library.

Currently, John is located in Brooklyn, MA. He's hard at work on his second book, Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

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    Computer Science, 2002 - 2006
  • Horseheads High School
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John Resig - JavaScript Programmer
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jQuery 1.6 and 1.61 are out the door Congrats to the team and everyone that was involved with the release A relatively controversial change in 1.6 was ...

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Today were pushing live a complete rewrite of the Khan Academy Exercise frameworklive demo A big push at Khan Academy has been to write moreandmore ...

John Resig - Processing.js
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John Resig - Khan Exercise Rewrite
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John Resig - JavaScript in Chrome
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John Resig - How do Mobile Browsers Behave?
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John Resig - A Web Developer's Responsibility
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A Web Developer's Responsibility. It's safe to say that the biggest tax on a web developer is spending so much time dealing with browser bugs and ...

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My "Uses This" interview is now live: See what tech I use for development and media watching.

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I took a panorama picture of Khan Academy during our weekly standup meeting (uses Photosynth, requires Silverlight).

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The final result of Monday and Tuesday's jQuery Core Bug Triage. We triaged about 250 tickets, are down to less than 200 open tickets (many of which…

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Just wrote up a blog post detailing how our random exercise generation works in the new Khan Academy exercise framework.

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There is a stark contrast between what jQuery team members will say about a ticket to each other (think: lots of profanity) versus what we write in a…

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A big couple weeks coming up here at Khan Academy. We're working on getting a beta version of the new exercise framework live (having ported over 100…

John Resig - Random Khan Exercises
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Random Khan Exercises. Were taking an innovative new approach to providing students with exercises in the new Khan Academy exercise frameworkwhich will be ...

John Resig - jQuery 1.6 and .attr()
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jQuery 1.6 andattr. jQuery 1.6 and 1.61 are out the door Congrats to the team and everyone that was involved with the release ...