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Get a load of this conference paper from 30 years ago, it is so ZING! on academic journals:

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I'm interested in what users think about this from @darius - and in particular his Mastodon fork Hometown:

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If you were thinking of auto-deleting your old toots I have good news - I made a thing for you (me):

We arrived in Tokyo to what feels almost like summer (it’s 6 celsius).

“In 2016, JR Central reported that the Shinkansen's average delay from schedule per train was 24 seconds. This includes delays due to uncontrollable causes, such as natural disasters. The record, in 1997, was 18 seconds.”

we’re averaging around 220-260kmh in case you were wondering.

Reading this glorious article on investing in public transport and killing car culture, whilst travelling on a super high speed, extremely clean and comfortable Japanese train:

We found the Sapporo Coop the other day.

Reading a little more about them it now makes sense why this is the only place we’ve shopped where they didn’t automatically give us a plastic bag.

Being in Japan, it still has heated velvet seats, luggage racks, and announcements in English.

Our entire local train to the Shinkansen station is one carriage. 🚞

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April 1992—since the mid 1970s technical services staff have made millions of changes to records using command line edits string change, replicate, append. But now, the cursor goes INSIDE the record.

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

The photo from above is taken at Goryokaku Tower, just outside the park. There’s some somewhat odd (to me) hagiography going on there for this guy: Hijikata Tishizō. He was a Tokugawa general in the Boshin War and died at the Battle of Hakodate. i.e. He was a rebel leader on the losing side of the civil war. Also kind of sounds like a prick TBQH.

Yesterday we went to Goryokaku Fort. Pretty amazing. There’s a complete reconstruction of the offices of the Tokugawa era Magistrate (effectively, the Governor, but also the chief magistrate). It was so awesome I forgot to take photos inside.

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We have discovered the Japanese animal-based version of Australia’s Funniest Home Videos.

Truly, only a gaijin could fuck up packet curry this badly.

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