Tonight, my dinner of (mentai) ochazuke coincidentally matched Shinya Shokudo. With leftover rice, butter rice to match the episode. うまい！
Unexpected Viking toilet discovery leads to controversy https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/unexpected-viking-toilet-discovery-leads-to-controversy/
In principle it's a disgrace that a cardiothoracic surgeon died after being punched after calling out a smoker in the foyer of a hospital.
Having a conversation tonight about language, communication, linguistics reminded me of one of my favorite jokes.
Scientific research piracy (Sci-Hub) site hit with $15 million fine (from Elsevier). Top comments are cutting. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/06/scientific-research-piracy-site-hit-with-15-million-fine/
Prob not common, but one thing I felt strongly reading the article was that I too would love to have a beach shack on an island off Shikoku.
At an event looking at meteorites and cosmic dust, early solar system, seated next to a linguist. Years of teaching in Japan coming in handy
Air Force budget reveals launch cost diff SpaceX ULA: over $400 million SpaceX: about $100 million https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/air-force-budget-reveals-how-much-spacex-undercuts-launch-prices/ #space
An interactive dining experience. Culinary performance art. It reminds me of protein folding. Changing colour, fragrance would be amazing!
Why are Japanese parents always unimpressed when their children start speaking?
Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a surprise payload—a Chinese experiment. I love int'l science collab #space https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/saturdays-spacex-launch-carried-a-secret-payload-a-chinese-experiment/
Not to mention long term effects. Eg in deep sleep CSF flushes metabolic byproducts from brain incl beta-amyloid plaques assoc w/Alzheimer’s
Watching #ChicagoMed hear "loss of consciousness", automatically think GLOC. That'd be the aviation background kicking in #aerospacemedicine
Out of nowhere I briefly smelled a strong scent of licorice, while walking along the harbour side boardwalk. It reminded me of Sweden.
I'm not a coffee person, but love the wood, greenery, subdued lighting. #Kyoto Weekenders Coffee Tominokoji #Japan http://sprudge.com/weekenders-coffee-tominokoji-110977.html
Like failed "leave early on Fri" and "get employees to use their paid vacation days" campaigns, hard to change social,institutional culture.
And, "Something did smell rotten in Denmark!"
For the agricultural romanticists, "Let me be the combine harvester in your field of passion."
Box Hill Hospital surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann dies after alleged assault http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-28/box-hill-hospital-surgeon-dies-after-alleged-assault/8583176?pfmredir=sm via @abcnews
I couldn't get to sleep Mon night so looked at rental listings for Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Miyakonojo, Nichinan, Hyuga, Kirishima, Kagoshima.
New word I learned thanks to Royal Children's Hospital Clinical Simulation department: moulage. To apply mock injuries for training purposes
Fascinating. A long-time resident English surfer solved the mystery of an Australian pirate ship in Japan http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-25/english-surfer-solves-mystery-of-australian-pirate-ship-in-japan/8639906?pfmredir=sm
Today while riding my bike to the lab I saw a guy riding a bike carrying two bike wheels on his back. AHAHAHAHAHAAA. Man I crack myself up.
Followed link to related article. Was not disappointed. The Machine prototype finally unveiled by HPE https://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/2016/11/hpe-machine-prototype/ #poi
Test 2: long strips, made from two gelatins that melt at diff temps, noodles spontaneously divide when hot broth melts away certain sections
Flat pack pasta saves a lot of space and shipping costs. Just add water. Looks cool as hell going from 2D→3D http://www.kurzweilai.net/are-you-ready-for-pop-up-shape-shifting-food-just-add-water #MIT
O.M.G. There's a subreddit for oyajigag. #japaneselanguage #Japan
I've started properly studying Japanese (kanji, reading skills at first) - it feels like an oppressive gloom within me has been dissipated.
Hey there, medical interns/residents, that whole lack of (deep) sleep is impairing your ability to learn. Also, naps won't reach deep #sleep
"As the satellite flew straight through Steve, data from the electric field instrument showed very clear changes," - Eric Donovan
Terrible furniture, atmosphere, staff can ruin good food, but average food can be lifted to be part of a great experience by the surrounds.
Another day, another new Neal Caffrey #WhiteCollar word. Amenuensis.
Tokyo has launched a campaign to try and reduce train overcrowding - doomed to fail? https://japantoday.com/category/national/tokyo-launches-campaign-to-ease-overcrowding-on-trains #Japan #Tokyo
Among my favorite comments - "...I saw "unexpected Viking toilet discovery" and immediately thought it had something to do with Mars."
I'm scanning my old Uni notes and found, "Ambition is just an excuse for not having the guts to be lazy."
Why don't kleptomaniacs understand puns? Because they take everything literally.
I couldn't get to sleep last night so looked at rental listings for Hiroshima, Takamatsu, Miyakonojo, Nichinan, Hyuga, Kirishima, Kagoshima.
If I'm with someone who's blind, and something really unusual occurs, and I say, "You don't see that everyday", it would be so accurate.
A well crafted phrase, especially legal or regulatory, is a thing of beauty.
US gov’t taps The Machine to beat China to exascale supercomputing. As long as no 3rd party's working on Samaritan https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/06/us-doe-the-machine-exascale-supercomputer/
Test 1: transparent discs of gelatin flavored with plankton and squid ink, that instantly wrap around small beads of caviar.
Because their first words are usually just まあまあ。
The Beijing Institute of Technology experiment just launched to ISS is looking at gene mutation rate. Yes! #nanoracks #spacemedicine #dna
A flying car, called Skydrive, to light the 2020 Olympic flame in Tokyo? Oh, yes, please happen! http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2017/05/29/toyota-backs-new-flying-car-project-that-will-light-tokyos-olympic-flame-in-2020/#2d9e680b5114 #Japan #Tokyo
Sleep depth reduced in certain part of brain proved the causal connection between deep sleep & learning efficiency https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-deep-efficiency-brain.html
Meet Steve, the strange vertical Aurora phenomenon. Found by #citizenscience https://shar.es/1FpPDH via @SPACEdotcom #space #astronomy
When I go out for food or drink, I find it increasingly helpful to think that I'm paying mostly for the service and atmosphere and building.