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Morio Murase
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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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LA Area: We're number 1! We're... oh wait.

Interestingly, there's been talk on the local NPR member station about the "missing link" between the 710 freeway and Pasadena in Alhambra.
 
Think the traffic is bad in your city? Now you can compare it to the worst in the world, thanks to rankings from TomTom, the GPS maker.
TomTom Traffic Index - Measuring congestion worldwide
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Heh! Catipede.
 
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This is a good piece if you're trying the Christian walk.  But I particularly thought this quote was something to ponder:

I object to legislation that makes it legal to put up a “no gays allowed” sign, even if no one were to do so despite its legality.

And the notion that American Christians, living on land stolen from others, buying cheap goods made by underpaid workers, buying gas which is connected to our support for the oppressive regime in Saudi Arabia, suddenly become complicit in evil when they bake cakes for a wedding that is not in line with their beliefs, is reprehensible nonsense.
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My personal fave is the animated flash version here:
http://www.privatehand.com/flash/elements.html
 
Science ain't rock and roll but this is good stuff nonetheless.
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I will check it out, watching The Trews right now. Love Russell Brand!
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There’s been an amazing backlash against the new law in Indiana, signed by Gov. Mike Pence, that appears to give business owners broad rights to discriminate against LGBT people by citing “religious freedom.” The backlash is so rampant that Pence has already started dodging and weaving and pretending that this bill has nothing to do with gay people, even though, when he signed it, he made sure to surround himself with anti-gay activists so you kn...
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Not sure if this is a thing we could get into, but I'll let you look into it.

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OMG! You can RENT Lego sets?!?!?!
This would have been my Netflix of choice when I was a kid!
...and they DEGAF if you lose a piece or two!
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And so it begins.

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We're proud to introduce Smartbox by Inbox: the mailbox of tomorrow, today: http://goo.gl/PsD4XU 
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Slightly easier than making a Nutella banana crepe.
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Warren:
By this point I was furious. Dodd-Frank had created default provisions that would automatically go into effect if there was no confirmed director, and his bank was almost certainly not in compliance with the those rules. I told him that if that happened, “I think you guys are breaking the law.”

Dimon (JP Morgan CEO):
Suddenly Dimon got quiet. He leaned back and slowly smiled. “So hit me with a fine. We can afford it.”

As Warren noted in a 2014 Senate Banking Committee hearing, Dimon was proved correct: Though his bank was forced to pay $20 billion in fines, he still received a significant raise at the end of 2013.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/31/elizabeth-warren-jamie-dimon_n_6972182.html
WASHINGTON -- A meeting between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jamie Dimon deteriorated almost immediately after the JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO visited the recently elected senator and consumer advocate at her Capitol Hill office in 2013. ...
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+Morio Murase From the corporatist perspective, it is a great deal. These idealists arrive in Washington ready to remake the system and they leave a few decades later, fat, rich and totally subservient. Look at Mitch McConnell, compare his pre-election rhetoric to the swill he spews now.
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  • UC Irvine Extension
    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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reviewed 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
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