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Posted in: Artificial meat, made in space, coming to a supermarket near you See in context

Remember the Muppets' episodes of "Pigs In Space..."?

Now come true.

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Posted in: Social networks face quandary on politics in misinformation fight See in context

Why is the big eye apparently looking at a backwards "f". Do they think we're too stupid to understand what reflected writing looks like?

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Rainfall is usually quoted in mm not cm. And 1000mm is 100cm, actually. Must be early morning fog on the brain. ;-)

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Posted in: ANA’s new Economy Class seats receive Good Design Award See in context

I've had sliced bread that's thicker than those seat-backs.

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Posted in: Rosy world See in context

Now if they had been real roses, I'd have been impressed. But as it is, what a waste of plastic.

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Posted in: Fan fun See in context

Things they do with the flag!

That is a bloke, right?

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Posted in: Parade rehearsal held for emperor's enthronement ceremony See in context

Interesting left/right side-cars on motorbikes. Mirror images. Sweet.

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Posted in: Former education minister makes waves by linking same-sex marriage to revising constitution See in context

Time to admit it's the 21st century.

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Posted in: Binge eating videos find big audience, even for weight loss See in context

It works! Even these photos are putting me off eating.

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Posted in: Japanese whalers complete first commercial hunt in 31 years See in context

“I recently had fried whale for the first time in years, and it was outstandingly delicious. ... I’m sure consumers will appreciate the taste once they try it.”

I've never eaten whale, and never shall.

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Posted in: Fireman arrested for exposing himself to woman in Yokohama See in context

Drunk and can't remember. The stock excuse, it seems.

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Posted in: Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, researchers say See in context

This reminds me of Woody Allen's film Sleeper. The doctors are discussing Allen's character, who has just been awoken from a 200 year sleep..

Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called "wheat germ, organic honey and tiger's milk." 

Dr. Aragon: [chuckling] Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties. 

Dr. Melik: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or... hot fudge? 

Dr. Aragon: Those were thought to be unhealthy... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.

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Posted in: Tom Cruise meets Ukrainian president in Kiev See in context

One of those two might be wearing lifts.

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Posted in: 'Treason,' 'civil war:' Trump ramps up rhetoric on Twitter See in context

At least there'll still be the 22nd Amendment in 2024. Hopefully.

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Posted in: Musk unveils SpaceX rocket designed to get to Mars and back See in context

He probably watched Ad Astra and thinks he can get to Neptune in 9 weeks.

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Posted in: Scientists discover oldest galaxy cluster See in context

I can't wait for the James Webb telescope to start taking pictures of the early universe. Just hope its mirror(s) aren't the wrong shape like Hubble's.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by mother See in context

Side and rear windows in cars seem to be getting smaller, making all-round views more difficult unless there is a reversing camera.

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Posted in: Greta Thunberg: Climate savior or puppet? See in context


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Posted in: Face masks to decoy T-shirts: The rise of anti-surveillance fashion See in context

I expect multiple Elvises will be spotted in Las Vegas

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Posted in: Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation See in context

He's been watching too many Marvel movies.

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Posted in: After the Oct 1 rise in the consumption tax from 8% to 10%, do you think the one-yen and five-yen coins will gradually disappear from circulation? See in context

10% of 50 yen is 5 yen, so no, unless everything is priced in multiples of 100 yen before tax, I don't think 5 yen coins will disappear.

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Posted in: Cuteness goes beyond death in Japan with super-cute memorial urns See in context

I doubt I'd fit inside one.

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Posted in: On the go See in context

The first driver has just passed the shop he was looking for.

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Posted in: Chubu Centrair International Airport gets Twitter account shut down for being 'underaged' See in context

Tokoname is a nice little city to walk around if you're into ceramics.

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Posted in: Japanese roboticists predict rise of the machines See in context

As a scientist, I hope to develop self-conscious robots like you see in 'Blade Runner' 

Will we ever be able to create a conscious robot? How will we determine whether it is, or is just good at appearing to be? The same question for all biological life forms.

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Posted in: Eye welcome you See in context

Let's hope it's treated more gently than the Johnny-Cab robot driver by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall.

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Posted in: Emmys apologizes for wrong photo during memoriam segment See in context

To me, he will always be Andrew Preview.


Google it if you don't know what I'm talking about.

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Posted in: IOC chief to confirm Japan's food products safe for Olympic participants See in context

Most dangerous food next year? Mochi.

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Posted in: Stunning blow for Johnson as court strikes down parliament suspension See in context

Tangerine. Many of the 17.4 million may not be particularly vocal, but as Speaker Bercow might say, They will be heard.

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