Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Can Mr. Sato collect them all or will he wilt beneath the early summer sun trying? Stuffed with sweet red bean paste and consisting of a soft, doughy exterior, anpan is a timeless classic and a ubiquitous feature in bakeries across Japan. The baked sweet is so popular that convenience store chain Daily Yamazaki has… Anpan… Continue reading Anpan Roundup: Mr. Sato’s odyssey to gather all Daily Yamazaki red bean buns local to Tokyo【Pics】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Nakagin Capsule Tower

https://soranews24.com/2021/05/11/the-pros-and-cons-of-living-in-nakagin-capsule-tower-an-architectural-marvel-in-tokyo/trackback/ Yes, it still exists. And the author is attempting to stay in the building for one month. Efforts to raze the building are on hold. Similarly the building is not being actively rented out (no doubt due to Covid19), but the writer was able to make contact with the person in charge and find… Continue reading Nakagin Capsule Tower

SIFT and DeepCheapFakes

Want to give full credit to O’Reilly Radar and NYTimes.com for the articles they published that got me thinking about threats to the veracity and usefulness of the Internet these days. SIFT and DeepCheapFakes Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:11 AM I know Mike Caulfield was spotlighted in a NYTimes article addressing ways to defend oneself… Continue reading SIFT and DeepCheapFakes

Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” Beta Is Just Laughably Bad and Potentially Dangerous

Road and Track Magazine: If you think we’re anywhere near fully autonomous cars, this video might convince you otherwise. Thank you Road and Track magazine and website for doing the testing on this long-standing belief in Tesla’s insurmountable technological lead in Autonomous Driving. I’ve marveled at each and every notable reported accident where-in a driver… Continue reading Tesla’s “Full Self Driving” Beta Is Just Laughably Bad and Potentially Dangerous

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Damning evidence from WHO

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/15/977527808/who-points-to-wildlife-farms-in-southwest-china-as-likely-source-of-pandemic I read the following words from this NPR report back on March 15th. And I don’t know how to interpret and read it: “There was massive transmission going on at that market for sure,” says Linfa Wang, a virologist who studies bat viruses at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. He’s also part of the… Continue reading Damning evidence from WHO

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This is the absolute worst train to fall asleep on in Tokyo…or wait, maybe it’s the best?【Pics】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=%211m28%211m12%211m3%211d415274.386455723%212d138.98866724700198%213d35.59489731900607%212m3%211f0%212f0%213f0%213m2%211i1024%212i768%214f13.1%214m13%213e3%214m5%211s0x60188bfbd89f700b%3A0x277c49ba34ed38%212z44CSMTAwLTAwMDUg5p2x5Lqs6YO95Y2D5Luj55Sw5Yy65Li444Gu5YaF77yR5LiB55uuIOadseS6rOmnhQ%213m2%211d35.6812362%212d139.7671248%214m5%211s0x60196082b7322431%3A0x7dbea29f223111b%212z5rKz5Y-j5rmW6aeF44CB44CSNDAxLTAzMDEg5bGx5qKo55yM5Y2X6YO955WZ6YOh5a-M5aOr5rKz5Y-j5rmW55S66Ii55rSl%213m2%211d35.498337899999996%212d138.7688217%215e0%213m2%211sja%212sjp%214v1614575091238%215m2%211sja%212sjp Oversleep and miss your stop on this train and you’ll be stranded in the middle of nowhere, which might just be the start of a beautiful adventure. One of Japan’s favorite places to catch a few extra Zs is in the train, since if you can grab a seat, the soft swaying and rhythmical sounds…… Continue reading This is the absolute worst train to fall asleep on in Tokyo…or wait, maybe it’s the best?【Pics】 — SoraNews24 -Japan News-

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From the Kara Sea to the college quad — Bryan Alexander

Thinking about the intersection of higher education and climate change sometimes can be daunting in its scope and complexity. Sometimes small, individual stories are a good way into the topic. Today’s case in point: a Russian gas tanker just traveled successfully across most of the Arctic Ocean bordering Asia.  Twice. This is such an extreme… From… Continue reading From the Kara Sea to the college quad — Bryan Alexander

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Lent | Gardner Writes

Oh man, reading Gardner Campbell’s blog entry has made me think too, it’s high time to commit to the task and Do the Thing. That’s right, you gotta write. And rather than pester and prod and forward all the neato cool things I bump into, maybe I had better just send them all to the… Continue reading Lent | Gardner Writes

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Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing — from: The Next Platform

No matter if you are talking about compute or networking, there are two opposing forces that are constantly at interplay on a field of green money. … Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform. Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing —… Continue reading Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing — from: The Next Platform

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