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Protip: Never assign menial punishment to a programmer.

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+Scott Wyant Well, that and if he'd insisted on having your brother do it right, the principal would have to watch him for another hour.

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Every contractor he's stiffed know perfectly well he has no intention of delivering this. (Besides, he probably can't deliver...)
 
Trump vows 'insurance for everybody' in replacing Obamacare

Sounds great. Completely opposed to Republican plan, if he means it, which would be great. Remember, laws written by Republicans _prohibit the government from negotiating lower drug prices _

"“We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump said. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen with us.”

"Trump was also quoted as saying in the interview that he would target pharmaceutical companies over drug pricing and insist they negotiate directly with the Medicare and Medicaid government health plans for the elderly and poor.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump aims to replace Obamacare with a plan that would envisage "insurance for everybody," he said in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday night.
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That's because it turns out even fascism is difficult to do on the large scale. It's why CEOs make shitty leaders outside of the corporate world.

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The White Russian should probably be made with the cheapest vodka...

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got an email with the following... Rather fitting I must say.
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I'm thinking Mr. Thiel is feeling a little big for his britches...

And Google keyboard autocorrected that name to "thief".
 
Thiel considering run for CA governor in 2018?

FUCK, NO.
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+1 for the autocorrector...

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I don't know how the sign is pronounced, but at least I know the kanji means (roughly) "Cave of the Drunken Dragon".

Anime: Kobayashi-san-chi no Maid Dragon
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NHK cooking show...

Host: Is it possible to do this (chocolate Swiss roll) at home? It looks complicated.
Chef: Oh, yes, it's easy if you're careful.

Note that this chef's comment would've been far more convincing if they had the host make the cake, but nope-- NHK had the chef do all of it.
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At least there's Gretel's Magic Oven, where they have the actor/host do the cooking every step of the way....

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Please, Reince. You've never exhibited leadership of any sort, so you are in no position to lecture President Obama.
 
But, but Reince, Obama can't "step up" to declare Trump legitimate, because your RNC said Obama isn't legitimate, being Kenyan and all, so his support wouldn't be legitimate. 
Priebus rejected Democrats' comparisons to Trump's own well-publicized doubts about Obama's eligibility to serve.
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Things that made me giggle for a bit: You know all the insults flung in the first department of the Argument Sketch from Monty Python? They all apply to the President-elect.
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In the long run, spamming "pro-business" policy hurts businesses. Removing regulations encourages abuse and corruption, for example, the 2006-2008 financial crisis stemming from, among other things, an almost completely unregulated derivatives market.

But Wall Street and small businesses appear to want more "pro-business" shit, because their general attitude towards the economy is "MINE MINE MINE and fuck the workers". They never learned from 1929, they didn't learn from the S&L crisis in the 1980s, and they sure as hell didn't learn from the Bush years.

What every small business appears to be dreaming of is to be the next Airbnb or Uber, where the business does its own thing, ignoring all the laws and regulations built up to prevent abuse because the mobile Internet makes all things obsolete or something. Well, no, that's not quite true, it's more like, "Why obey laws when you can get filthy rich flipping regulators the bird?"
 
The pervasive pessimism among professional economists stands in stark contrast with the judgment of financial markets, which rose strongly in the wake of Mr. Trump’s election, and have remained buoyant since.

It also puts economists at odds with the judgments of small-business owners. According to the latest survey from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the balance of members who expect general business conditions to improve has moved drastically. In October, the pessimists who saw business conditions as likely to worsen outnumbered the optimists by seven percentage points; the latest survey from December shows that the optimists now outnumber the pessimists by 50 percentage points. It’s an extraordinary shift — one the association described as “stratospheric.”

I’m not quite sure how to reconcile these conflicting signals. One possibility is that Mr. Trump remains something of an unknown, and each group is filling in the blanks differently. Small businesses, pleased to see a businessman in the White House, might be tempted to believe the best. By contrast, there’s a reason that economics is called the dismal science, and few economists trust politicians — of either stripe — to get things right. Greater uncertainty gives economists a broader canvas upon which to project their pessimism.

But it may also be that these groups are describing different things. Businesses and markets care about profits. Economists focus on workers as well as the businesses they work for, on buyers as well as sellers, and on new firms as much as existing firms. Mr. Trump’s anti-regulatory zeal may help businesses but hurt workers; his anti-trade agenda could help sellers but hurt buyers; and his instincts to protect existing jobs may advantage existing businesses at the expense of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Or perhaps the optimism of small-business owners is about what they think is most likely to happen, particularly in the short run.
In a meeting in Chicago, a fear that their advice will be ignored — and that the new administration’s policies could court economic disaster.
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Attempting homemade breakfast sausage.

Yes, it's 1 pm. I'm a late riser.
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We're talking about a guy who risked life and limb to make people truly free, versus a guy who thinks "sacrifice" means "swindling workers into building shit for free".
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That's nice, but it's not hands free...
 
With #AndroidAuto, you can seamlessly use your 📱, listen to 🎶 and navigate 🚗 both in-app and in your dash.
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The Moto X, as far as I can tell, was an exception-- it had dedicated processors for voice and gyroscopic movements. That's not something that can be said for most devices today, including the Pixel.

Bringing in tech from companies that are currently or formerly part of Google/Alphabet isn't just a matter of copy/pasting, as I hope you're aware. Chances are, that stuff was heavily patented and designed to work with the custom processors on the X that don't exist anywhere else. Adapting this to work on a more generalized device would take months, possibly years, of developing and debugging, etc.

As far as icon size is concerned, I'd much rather have bigger touch targets while I'm driving, but maybe that's just me.
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I'm a Japanese-American Christian IT guy who (now on rare occasion) plays the violin. That should cover the majority of people who actually know me or know who I am.

For those who are familiar with Myers-Briggs personality types, one online survey scored me as INFP.

Other interests include progressive politics and video games. I do translation work on occasion, but my off-the-clock productivity is about the same as Piro from MegaTokyo-- as in, busy with other stuff to the point where productivity hurts.

日本からの皆さんもお気軽にサークルしてください。(日本語が下手でお恥ずかしいですが…。)


My commenting/posting policy:
  • Keep it respectful, keep it cool: I reserve the right to uncircle or block people for most Bad reasons-- generally, being nasty to me personally or to friends of mine. I don't block often, as the G+ community tends to be respectful. Obvious TOS violations (spamming and the like) will be reported. Be warned that while I respect conviction of worldview or belief, I don't respect people who expect everyone to agree with them!
  • No crazy stuff: I have little patience for conspiracy theories or anything that's similar. I do try to keep an open mind (and often fail), but it's been said that "arguing with a conspiracy theorist is like wrestling with a pig-- after a while both of you are dirty and the theorist is enjoying it!" What's a conspiracy theory? Anything that tries to present an "alternative viewpoint" despite all the evidence to the contrary. Apollo mission hoax, that sort of thing. (I might refine that definition, but it'll do for now)
  • This isn't Twitter or Facebook. There is no need to post an empty follow-up that revises your earlier comment or post-- just edit the post. If you're revising an argument in debate, use strikethrough (minus before and after). Flooding someone's notifications is an indication that you're more impatient than accurate; take your time and organize your thoughts. If the discussion gets away from you, start a post and follow up! Also, engage with your friends! Talk to them! Share something you found funny and yuck it up! If you've got a smartphone or laptop with a camera, go join a Hangout! (Note to self: explore hangouts) If you expect G+ to automatically make you visible to your new friends, I'm afraid you'll find this as exciting as the journalists who expected people to drop everything and talk to them and declared G+ a "ghost town".
  • TODO: add policies as I remember them... or make them up.
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Umm... played video games since the Atari 2600?
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  • UC Irvine Extension
    Mobile Application Development, 2013 - 2013
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Recovering IT support tech, aspiring Android/iOS developer.
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IT support (OS, databases, network), Bilingual Japanese/English (spoken and written), basic web development (HTML/CSS), Ruby, Java, shell scripting, FreeBSD, Linux, Samba
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  • OSP2
    ERP Support Engineer, 2007 - 2012
    Responsibilities: Enterprise technical support for Japanese datacenter technicians. Identify and triage messages for multiple clients and systems. Troubleshoot problems in areas including but not limited to: applications, database, OS, network, backups, hardware. Provide stopgap and final solutions for client problems. Access vendor support for solutions. Write up detailed explanation of problem and solution with different reporting formats for each client. Translate latest technical documents to Japanese. Achievements: - Built and set up FreeBSD file/print server (Samba) and DNS cache. - Built and set up Windows 2008 Server for Sharepoint 2010, including SQL Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory. - Set up a wireless security camera system using consumer-grade products (web cameras, FTP server). - Acquired ISO 27001 certification (Information Security Management System). Trained new hires as systems administrator and managed the technical aspects of the ISMS. - Advised CEO on product purchases.
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Don't listen to the glowing reviews. Beware of any associate who tries to rush you into signing or initialing anything, because they will claim you returned a vehicle with damage you didn't do, and you'll be both screwed and liable. Make damn sure they list on the agreement all damage, no matter how small, to the vehicle you rent (and there will be damage)before you sign anything.
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I've had horrible experiences with the online and phone ordering systems-- the orders would be cancelled with or without notice and without even a proper attempt to charge my credit card, without a suitably reasonable explanation. The visit to this store the other day would represent my fifth attempt to order service from T-Mobile, after 4 aborted attempts online and over the phone, and the difference is like night and day. The staff here was very helpful and courteous, clearly explaining what they had to offer and how much it would cost. Additionally, they were very patient with my mom and me-- we are very finicky shoppers-- and after an hour or so we had a 2-line family plan and 2 smartphones. So the answer to frustration online or over the phone is to go to this T-Mobile shop! If you have a few dollars to spare, buy a few accessories, because you can get a reasonable deal here (if you can't afford it, shop around on Amazon). I'm going from a grandfathered Verizon plan to 2 lines at the same price, plus a chunk of change more for a couple of new smartphones. After 2 years, I'll probably have a far better deal than I ever had with Big Red.
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Public - 3 years ago
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Orenchi is the sister shop to a _yakitori_ place down in SoCal (Los Angeles, I think; I'll have to look them up). The Japanese _kodawari_ (obsession) spirit is strong here, because there is a limited amount of soup that can be served, and when that's gone, the restaurant closes. My friend and I ordered the "special" ramen, and I have to say that Google+ needs some more ranks in the "food" rating because this is easily a 5+. The soup is intensely flavored, rich in gelatin, yet perfectly balanced-- they said they spent hours prepping the stuff, and they are most certainly not joking. I was very sorry I had a burrito earlier that day. The staff are very friendly despite heavily accented English, but I bet all of them are from Japan, because the servers both worked quickly and made sure that every need was met (yes, you will wait for the ramen-- it looks like the chef handles all the noodle orders). That, and they responded exactly as how a ramen shop would in Tokyo. Owing to the quality of the food, the place will be packed and _loud,_ guaranteed, from the second the place opens. Your best bet is to skip lunch and wait outside until they open. I'm surprised they're getting some low marks for decor, but I felt like I was in an old-school Japanese restaurant complete with the wood plank and _sumi_ ink menu. Okay, the place doesn't exactly lend itself to conversation, and the tables/chairs might be a bit wobbly, but the food has a way of rendering that irrelevant.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 4 years ago
A colleague tried the miso, and I tried the _yatai_ special. Tasty soup, chewy noodles, and all the toppings you would expect from a ramen shop in Japan. The atmosphere was a bit dark, but I bet this would be a nice cozy spot for a date because the tables are candlelit. The servers are very friendly and accommodating; one knows fluent Japanese, which is definitely a plus (my colleague is originally from Japan).
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Took in a neglected pickup for repair; within 3 hours Anthony and Khang identified the problem, and 2 hours later it was fixed and ready to go. I knew it was going to be a costly repair when he said "fuel pump" because the pump is inside the gas tank, but the repair cost was very reasonable. They even showed us what happened to our fuel pump after 10 months of neglect. Courteous, fast, affordable service. Definitely one of the best in the area.
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"Cafe" is an odd pick for a name, as this is much more like a fish and chip shop with some upscale additions to the menu. They have the local Granville Island Ale/Lager on tap, no doubt from the brewery right across the street-- the ale was well-balanced: not too hoppy, not too malty, and a great complement to the fish and chips. If you get anything here, get the seafood platter, which is a little of everything plus some garlic butter sauce. I don't know if the chef went to the nearby culinary school, but if she did, it certainly shows. The food was fantastic: perfectly seasoned, neither over- nor under-done. It is a bit cramped, having 6 or 7 small tables plus a bar in a space where I would use 4 tables, but the food and excellent service are well worth it.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
I'm a huge fan of snack-type bread,and 85c has some of the best selections this side of the Pacific-- including the Japanese bakeries. The savory bread is satisfyingly chewy and soft, and pastries are flaky and light-- sorry, no rustic loaves here to my knowledge. I have yet to find a roll or pastry I don't like here, and the service is quite good-- during the evening rush they will pre-wrap your selection to speed you on your way. My one complaint is with the location; the parking often gets crowded to a frightening degree, and even with the crowd controlled within fire safety code limits you cannot hear yourself think during rush hours. Nevertheless, that should give you a very good idea of the quality of food served here. Think Seinfeld's Soup Nazi without the Nazi. Next time I will try the coffee and amazing-looking cake. Yum.
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Public - 5 years ago
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