Tagged: Society

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10 years in Japan

Exactly 10 years ago, on October 1, 2009, I started my work at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), arriving the previous day in a place not completely unknown, but with...

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FOSSASIA OpenTechSummit 2019

FOSSASIA brings together developers and users of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). It is an organization developing software applications for social change using a wide-range of technologies. It was established 2009. Projects range...

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RIP Dropbox on Linux

Yesterday, Dropbox has finally pulled the plug on its Linux support. Let us keep a silent minute for the deceased. Of course, Dropbox does see this differently, but their explanation that ext4 is the...

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Making fun of Trump – thanks France

I mean, it is easy to make fun of Trump, he is just too stupid and incapable and uneducated. But what the French president Emmanuel Macron did on Bastille Day, in presence of the...

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The poison of academia.edu

All those working in academics or research have surely heard about academia.edu. It started out as a service for academics, in their own words: Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers....

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Stella Stejskal – Im Mezzanin

A book about being woman, mother in a modern but still traditional society. About happiness and fulfillment, love and sex, responsibility and dependency, about life: Stella Stejskal‘s Im Mezzanin (in German). Written by a...

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Planet Earth I – From Pole to Pole

In preparation for watching the new Planet Earth II (BBC page, Wiki) by David Attenborough, I re-watched the original 2006 BBC Planet Earth, episode one, From Pole to Pole, fortunately it is now available...

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John Oliver and news in Japan

Yesterday evening I was enjoying several features by John Oliver, mostly about the upcoming election in the US (Scandals), but also one of the best features I have heard from him on Guantánamo. It...

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Yukio Mishima: Patriotism (憂国)

A masterpiece by Yukio Mishima – Patriotism – the story of love and dead. A short story about the double suicide of a Lieutenant and his wife following the Ni Ni Roku Incident where...

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Suki Kim – Without You, There Is No Us

A book that goes further behind the walls that surround North Korea than anything else I have seen. Suki Kim managed to squeeze herself, American-Korean, into a English teaching job at the Pyongyang University...

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Rest in peace UK

I am mourning for the UK. I feel so much pain and pity for all my good friends over there. Stupidity has won again. Good bye UK, your long reign has found its end....

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さよなら幽霊塔

6年以上北陸先端科学技術大学院大学の同じオフィスで働いていた。去年度先端大学は僕の契約を延長してくれなかった。4月からバカな研究員の契約になって、週4時間だけでバイトしている。4月から今週まで自分のオフィスを使えていたけど、これもオシマイだ。これで僕が好きな幽霊塔から離れている。