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Protip: Never assign menial punishment to a programmer.

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I used to like writing out the first line and then using dittos for every subsequent line.

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And if this results in a space-borne community of designer humans, some guy in Sunrise will make a crappy, angst-filled animation about it...
 
Chinese Scientists Doing Risky Human DNA Experiments

Ignoring ethical and technical worries of scientific community. "It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes."

A new gene editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 makes it easy to "mold" a person when he or she is a single-celled embryo. Results so far: "The Chinese study bore out many people's fears. Though the researchers were able to target the HBB gene, only rarely did the desired correction occur. Sometimes they made changes in the wrong places. Summing up their data, the team concluded that it was still too soon to use CRISPR/Cas9 to edit embryos in clinical settings." 
It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes.
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quote: The bees you should be concerned about are the 3,999 other bee species living in North America, most of which are solitary, stingless, ground-nesting bees you’ve never heard of. Incredible losses in native bee diversity are already happening. 50 percent of Midwestern native bee species disappeared from their historic ranges in the last 100 years. Four of our bumblebee species declined 96 percent in the last 20 years, and three species are believed to already be extinct. A little part of me despairs when I read in a scientific paper: “This species probably should be listed under the Endangered Species Act if it still exists.”
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I do things to help native bees....including the way I plant, the brush I intentionally leave around, and today, I bought a little bee house for the mason bees.  Tidy lawns are not good habitat, but because of what I do, I usually have a good range of native and honeybees that hang out around my place.

(not so sure about the lack of worry about honey bees the writer is talking about, but for sure, we need to do what we can for all the bees.)
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The fact that Aniplex region locks their YouTube channel to Japan shows that the same paranoid "we must punish the Internet" mentality that spawned the Sony rootkit fiasco is still alive and well in Japan (but then again it's probably just Aniplex-- they're owned by Sony!).

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This is the appropriate response to being chased by a truck-eating vehicle that's large enough to eat a truck and trailer 200 times bigger than you are.

About time Bones got back into its element...

Anime: Kekkai Sensen
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Sure takes me back.

I'll take these ads over most advertising these days, actually, especially pharmaceuticals.
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Wonder if he'll yell that the recording is racist?
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Or an awesome prank. A little transparent green wrap, a little Photoshop...
 
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R.I.P. Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand from Star Trek

Sad day. :-(

Grace Lee Whitney was 85 and died Friday at her home. Early in her career, Ms. Whitney was a singer who opened in clubs for performers including Billie Holliday and Buddy Rich. She appeared in a number of movies and early television shows. But she is best known for her Star Trek character Yeoman Janice Rand.

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Mad genius of love Aligura is voiced by Satomi Kohrogi. Her vocal career is quite long, but of the anime I've seen I remember her as Ushio from Clannad.

Anime: Kekkai Sensen
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This episode was a blast!

Kekkai Sensen is one of the most fun anime I've watched so far. It's weird, with it's crossover of cyber-punk with typical Bones comedy.
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Yep, Texas is like "a whole 'nuther country." Now let's move it to Pluto, where it can be like "a whole 'nuther planet" and their moronic population can run free in the hard vacuum or whatever minimal atmosphere is available.
Texas' GOP governor is sending the National Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.
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    Mobile Application Development, 2013 - 2013
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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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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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magus_melchior, Steam: Earl of Sandvich, D3: Zirconius#1393, TODO: Add SC2 tags
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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
"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 - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 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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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
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 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
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago