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Japan's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) has an information booth to introduce us to their the friendly drug sniffing dog mascot Kasutamu-kun (Custom-boy).

You can see the Golden Gate back in the distance. What an amazing city...

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Oh my God. Is that a USB-C port in my rental car?!?

This is the future ๐Ÿฅฐ

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I see many parallels between this 90's story and the 21st century story of One Laptop Per Child.

We like to hear success stories written by the winners, but there's much more to be learnt from the spectacular failures of passionate people working on a vision that didn't come true because it was ahead of its time, or disconnected from the market reality, or perhaps too much inspiration without the required amount of perspiration...


@walterbender
@hhardy01
@mako
@rubenquidam
@BarkMarnett

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I just watched General Magic on the plane, and it's an awesome movie.

Everyone who thinks they're up to invent the future should get this lesson from history... that's the easy way.

imdb.com/title/tt6849786/

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Why KDE comes with most dull set of wallpapers?

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โ— NEWS โ— #jeffhuang #Programming โ˜ž My productivity app for the past 12 years has been a single .txt file https://jeffhuang.com/productivity_text_file/ I use multiple ones

I pulled an all nighter to see if I could adjust my circadian clock ahead of my flight to the US, but the airport terminal is so bright that now I'm 100% awake ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Anyone played Clone Hero? And how is it?

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_Amazing_ discovery today. The #Amiga and the #MSX mouse share the same balls and covers!๐Ÿ˜‹

The same email also came with a much less impressive, but more idiomatic English translation:

Thank you for your continued support.

@benoit @jeeves

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I got another ultra polite business email ๐Ÿ˜‚

Bernie Innocenti ๆง˜
ๅนณ็ด ใฏๆ ผๅˆฅใฎใ”้ซ˜้…ใ‚’่ณœใ‚Šใ€ๅŽšใๅพก็คผ็”ณใ—ไธŠใ’ใพใ™ใ€‚

Let's break it up:

ๅนณ็ด ใฏ = usually (in the past)
ๆ ผๅˆฅ = special status
ใ” = honorific
้ซ˜้… = ใ“ใ†ใฏใ„ = consideration
่ณœใ‚Š = gift, boon?
ๅพก = honored
็คผ = thanks
็”ณใ—ไธŠใ’ใพใ™ = humbly express

Putting it all together:

(We) are humbly honored for your continuous, special gift of consideration.

Reading:

ใธใ„ใใฏใ€€ใ‹ใในใคใ€€ใ”ใ“ใ†ใฏใ„ใ€€ใŸใพใ‚ใ‚Šใ€€ใŠใ‚Œใ„ใ€€ใ‚‚ใ†ใ—ใ‚ใ’ใพใ™ใ€‚

@benoit
@jeeves

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๐Ÿ“ฃ Programming Language World Championships 2020 #plwc2020 ๐Ÿ“ฃ

A knockout tournament where 32 programming languages compete against each other, and you decide the winner of each round by voting.

There will be two matches per day, and in two weeks time we'll have a winner!

Discussions are encouraged, but please, keep it civil and peaceful. It's just a fun game.

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Round 1 of the 2nd Programming Language World Championships is complete!

Round 2 starts... NOW!

#plwc2020

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