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Posted in: Strange blanket promises good night’s sleep with help of tentacle-like noodles See in context

I’d wake up feeling very full and wondering where the duvet had gone.

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Posted in: What are the pros and cons of shorter hospital stays (in most Western countries) vs longer hospital stays in Japan? See in context

Shorter stay help reduce risks from hospital acquired infections like c-dif and MRSA.

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Posted in: Body paint artist shows off surreal animal-human creations at new exhibit See in context

Take that! you facial recognition cameras!

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Posted in: Quasi-milliwave radar device recognizes slowly walking people See in context

So if I’m crossing on a green man at less than 2km/h, an autonomous driving car will still run me over?

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Posted in: Why 'Gone With the Wind' eclipses both 'Avengers' and 'Avatar' See in context

The most memorable one-liner in GWTW: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

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Posted in: Machine-meshed super-humans remain stuff of fantasy See in context

"A monkey has been able to control a computer with his brain, just FYI," Musk said

Extraordinary! I thought I was unique in being able to control a computer, albeit with the help of my hands and eyes.

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Posted in: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world See in context

Successive presidents, Bush, Obama, Trump, have altered NASA’s objectives so much that it’s no wonder progress has been much slower than in the 1960s.

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Posted in: One year to go See in context

Red, yellow, green, blue, and ... Purple must be the new black

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Posted in: Stay in a flight simulator room at a Tokyo Haneda Airport hotel See in context

Just as well it’s not a simulator for the 737-Max. Stuff of nightmares.

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Posted in: Air New Zealand to remove more single-use plastic from flights See in context

I hope their cutlery gets washed and reused. A long time ago, I remember Aeroflot had metal knives and forks. The cabin crew checked you didn’t keep any as a souvenir.

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Posted in: The machine that made the moon missions possible See in context

My first calculator cost the same as a month’s bedsit rent. I could then calculate my debt to 8 decimal places.

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Posted in: Riding grass cutters for orchards gaining attention for use at solar plants See in context

Are neck-ties now the fashion when mowing?

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Posted in: Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark nuclear scare after quake See in context

I sent a fax yesterday. When the call completed I was 100 percent sure it had been delivered and not intercepted. With an email, I would have had to wait for confirmation of its delivery, and electronic copies of it would persist indefinitely and insecurely in cyberspace.

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants next week See in context

How many of the 12 million illegals voted in the last election?

Not enough, apparently.

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Posted in: Japan sets carbon-neutral goal by 2050 See in context

What really matters is what China, India and Africa do in the next 20 years.

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Posted in: DNA analysis identifies suspects in record 3,146 cases in 2018 See in context

It’s not just the 1.2 million people on the database that should be worried, it’s all their blood relatives also who can be implicated by a partial DNA match.

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Posted in: UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal See in context

I’m really not looking forward to there being a Johnson in number 10.

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Posted in: Ahead of UK visit, Trump praises Brexit-supporting 'friends' Johnson and Farage See in context

I had been hoping the Duke of Edinburgh would be DT’s chauffeur around London.

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Posted in: Hydrogen-power electric flying vehicle: Long road to liftoff See in context

If they are as noisy as helicopters, then I hope they don’t start flying in great numbers near me.

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Posted in: Trump tees up for golf with Abe See in context

I wouldn’t have recognised Abe.

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Posted in: 'Pictures run riot' in major Japanese manga show in London See in context

I think hand-drawing will eventually die out... I just hope we can then preserve them.

I think hand-drawn will always be valued more highly than anything largely the product of a computer.

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Posted in: Tearful British PM May says she will resign on June 7 See in context

The next UK PM needs to be someone very wise, but not in it for themselves. I vote for Bran Stark.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

Embrace both methods by saying the family-name twice, as in, for example “The name’s Bond James Bond”.

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Posted in: British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs See in context

Perhaps Donald Trump will suggest something when he visits the UK next month.

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Posted in: 2 AI robots guide visitors during test trial at Tokyo Station See in context

The lady in the photo looks well pleased. She must have enjoyed the services of the multi-lingual robot.

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' reaches its end, with one or two shocks left See in context

Was that a subtle advocation of Scottish independence, or was I reading too much into the story about the Northern Kingdom?

No matter, the bit I enjoyed most was the in-joke about the Song of Ice and Fire book.

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Posted in: New laws of robotics needed to tackle AI: expert See in context

If we have drones flying about the place that are autonomous, cars that are autonomous, bots online that are speaking on Twitter or in finance trading stocks, all of those have to be attributed to a person

But autonomous cars cannot be attributed to a person, otherwise they’re not autonomous, surely?

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Posted in: New service will tell your boss to 'Take this job and shove it' -- for a price See in context

When I was made redundant, my boss didn’t tell me, but some HR low-life. So I quite sympathise with employees using this new service to resign.

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Posted in: Hollywood movie featuring schoolboy Trump in pipeline See in context

Will it have ‘cheering format’ screenings? Can’t wait.


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Posted in: ALFA-X bullet train See in context

UK’s HS2 top speed 362 km/h (225 mph). 2 km/h faster than Alfa-X.

According to the plans, and if it ever gets built.

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