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This is such fertile ground for parody it surely must actually be a parody.... #fukushima
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http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-honami-smartphone-uses-a-magnetic-mount-for-nex-lenses-and-a-curious-lens/

I would consider this if the price wasn't crazy. But the wifi viewfinder integration would be difficult, making me wonder if it only works with Sony phones, which probably kills it.
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Looks really cool. But, wouldn't your phone be heavy with that cool lens? That's my concern.
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#iris2  English Google Plus is somehow completely empty of posts about IRIS2... Rey is an awesome character only second to the great Baek San.  Like the original IRIS you need to stop asking questions to enjoy it, such as why the female lead is twice walking around the next day after being shot in abdomen.  But if you can manage to cross your eyes for the artistic license (including the number of rounds you might find in any actual pistol), you'll find plenty to enjoy.  (including the lovely Oh Yeon-Su...)
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Excellent Japanese Drama "Saki"...
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tks for your participate about this hangouts!!!
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Two interesting snapshots of the semiconductor business I make my living in

1) $3.9bn investment in Texas-based fabs by Samsung: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57560195-92/samsung-takes-step-forward-in-$3.9b-chip-effort-in-texas/ ...contrasted with the news Texas Instruments will pull out of France, where their OMAP software engineering (used in eg, Kindle Fire) was based with the loss of 500 jobs and another 1200 jobs gone in the US and worldwide as it gives up competing in smartphone / tablet market http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2019927679_apeufrancetexasinstruments.html  ...the Texas / Texas angle is hard to miss...

2) Two Apple smartphone patents recently have been disallowed by the US Patent Office... these were being used as big sticks by Apple to extract royalties from the weaker players like HTC (which seems doomed somehow, despite doing a good job).  HTC also was the first to fold and agree to pay per-handset royalties to Microsoft for their Android phones.

That's interesting because these are claims by Apple that they originated and were first to imagine these innovations: they're around pinch-to-zoom and other touchscreen-related claims.  But they flat out lied, they were not first to make these innovations.  HTC is still paying royalties on these busted claims presumably and Apple makes like a dowager whose propriety has been questioned when claiming more than $1bn from Samsung on the basis of these claims - one of the patents in that case has now been rejected by the Patent Office as being any Apple innovation.

As we reach the end of the year and think about what 2013 may hold these two events seem portentous...
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Interesting article about the distinction between the people broken by long-term lies of others, and the way the guilty parties retain the internal continuity they caused to be lost from their victims.
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Back home in Taipei, some photos from London and Amsterdam.

Since I left it seems the car park next to our apartment in Muzha is being turned into a new building, it'll be distressing if it blocks the lovely view on one side of a vegetation-covered hill.
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How about charging him with incitement to rape?  At that point it doesn't really even have anything to do with a religion, it's a frightened old man in a position of power hoping to get others to cause pain to those he's frightened of.
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One of the reasons i'm not considering visiting Egypt :safety issue.
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Evening, Sat 9 Feb

"Hey guys!  Lets go down to the embankment by Taipei Zoo MRT and let off fireworks until 02:30!  It'll be cool and it will scare out any bad spirits for the coming year!"

"Sure!  Let's do it every night over CNY!"

Evening, Tue 12 Feb, 01:00

"Whoa, why is there an angry mob of sunken-eyed zombies with baseball bats wading through the river coming towards us?"
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Yay Wellcome, I knew you could do it ^^  Let's not inquire too deeply what's under the cement, let's just enjoy the moment.
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+Andy Green OK ^^
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Religion primes people to believe any old nonsense without questioning... in Russia the apocalypse is already a fact and the only solution is to drink more vodka...

''Online forums have been buzzing with people exchanging tips on what to eat after the entire human population is wiped out on Friday. "If I'm not mistaken, Russia makes all sorts of dehydrated products that are rich in all kinds of vitamins," a user named Yelena Portnenkova wrote on a forum called "How to live? What to eat?" on VKontakte, the Russian version of Facebook. "Yet filling a garage with stocks of food is not just pointless, but dangerous. If the apocalypse comes, then crowds of hungry, angry, terrified and horrified people will sweep into your garage just because they suspect they might find something edible."''

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/17/mayan-apocalypse-mania-grips-russia

Enjoy your Friday.... and the rest of your weekend...
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+Ryuutei Sebastien BLANC , that can explain anything. Everything that contradict your belief is actually a test of faith. Yet even with no god out there, it's going to make them end up like Job :P.
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Upmarket pet food and goods store... two resident cats and premium Western noncereal cat food... central location and staff spoke English
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Has basmati, curry sauces and both ground and spice mixes. If you want pieces for a proper curry this is the place in Taipei.
Quality: Very goodAppeal: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food was quite good, madras was milder than I expected, I think you might need to order one notch up. Curries were tasty, chicken was real in them. We'll certainly be going again. You should try some chappatis, they were really good.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
They were a bit dubious about a westerner but cheered up after I polished off the octopus sashimi. Could do with more side salady things on the menu. Not as authentic as some smaller places but quick and reliable quality.
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Real French cuisine... I had cassoulet... delicious. It's expensive but the real deal.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
There's an ok mart there, but no hua nan atm... just an atm from other bank
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reviewed 2 years ago
It's at the next big intersection south...
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reviewed 2 years ago