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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:32 am

Japanese Reconstruction Minister wears an Eva tie to a press conference

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>Hello everyone, as you can see from my tie, I am in charge of REBUILDing
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:17 pm

The singularity is the rapture for nerds, dude. It's not going to happen. - Chuckman

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Postby Joseki » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:57 pm

"Naruto" And "Bleach" Animator Kazunori Mizuno Passes Away



In my mind deaths to overworking is something I tend to connect with the Holocaust, slavery or the construction of the pyramids, it's a sad (and stupid) reality indeed.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:28 pm

It's common enough across Japan, and not just in the anime industry, that they even have a specific word for it -- karōshi (過労死), which can be translated literally as "overwork death" in Japanese, is occupational sudden mortality. The major medical causes of karōshi deaths are heart attack and stroke due to stress and a starvation diet.
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Postby Joseki » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:52 pm

I knew it was a problem but I didn't know it was so severe. I googled "karoshi" and I stumbled upon the sad story of Yuji Uendan, dead for overworking, that left "The time I spent has been wasted" as last message and it hit me really hard. Living in a western society morally based on the leftovers of Kant's idea of human dignity this kind of mentality is something I can't, and I won't, understand.

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Postby Ray » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:18 pm

http://nypost.com/2017/04/13/komodo-dra ... ntibiotic/

Komodo dragon blood could be key to life-saving antibiotic

Using literal Dragon blood to make healing potions. We live in a fantasy light novel.
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Postby Bagheera » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:35 pm

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Postby soul.assassin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:31 am

http://www.polygon.com/2017/4/18/153402 ... r-backlash

Why it was a good thing I stopped reading Kotaku a long time ago.

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Postby jcmoorehead » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:00 pm

View Original Postsoul.assassin wrote:http://www.polygon.com/2017/4/18/15340296/horizon-zero-dawn-kotaku-developer-backlash

Why it was a good thing I stopped reading Kotaku a long time ago.


I'm not really sure I see an issue with Kotaku from the article to be honest. I think people talking about and sharing stuff like that about game dev is cool, despite the fact that it might be "common knowledge" to some.

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Postby Bagheera » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:28 pm

View Original Postjcmoorehead wrote:I'm not really sure I see an issue with Kotaku from the article to be honest. I think people talking about and sharing stuff like that about game dev is cool, despite the fact that it might be "common knowledge" to some.


Agreed. what I got from that was mostly "Twitter users suck," which is, well, Twitter.
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Postby Joseki » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:51 pm

https://www.motorsport.com/formula4/new ... sh-895833/

"British Formula 4 racer Billy Monger has lost both of his lower legs after a horrific crash during last weekend's final Donington Park race. The 17-year-old JHR Developments driver collided with Patrik Pasma after being completely unsighted as the Finn’s car was stranded at Schwantz Curve. Monger had to be airlifted to hospital after medics took nearly two hours to extract him from his car, but the extent of his injuries has emerged only now."

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Postby Ray » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:55 pm

Dutch Court declares anime fansubs illegal.

https://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2 ... e-illegal/
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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:11 pm

View Original Postjcmoorehead wrote:I'm not really sure I see an issue with Kotaku from the article to be honest. I think people talking about and sharing stuff like that about game dev is cool, despite the fact that it might be "common knowledge" to some.


I rather see Kotaku as an example of, duh, "gaming journalism". Besides, it dumps shit on anything they see as weird from Japan, so that they rack up clicks for ads.

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Postby TheFriskyIan » Tue May 02, 2017 8:16 pm

A penguin at a local zoo in Japan has seemingly adopted a waifu.

http://goboiano.com/japan-puts-anime-in ... s-a-waifu/

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Postby Ray » Tue May 02, 2017 8:19 pm

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Postby TheFriskyIan » Wed May 03, 2017 9:42 am

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Postby soul.assassin » Sat May 20, 2017 7:36 pm

http://www.jpopasia.com/feed/21417/ayum ... tely-deaf/

If I were a pop singer, this is a fate worst than death. :facepalm:

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Postby pwhodges » Sun May 21, 2017 10:35 am

"Being human, having your health; that's what's important." (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
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Postby Bagheera » Sun May 21, 2017 12:07 pm



So these vessels are plainly visible when dissecting the brain, and no one in the history of medical science ever thought to ask, "oh, hey, what are those?" My pride as a scientist has taken a deep hit. I'm glad my specialty was never anatomy or medicine, because if it was I wouldn't be able to step outside after hearing that news.
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Postby pwhodges » Sun May 21, 2017 12:59 pm

Well, the number of chromosomes in the human genome was only correctly determined in 1954 (paper published in 1956).
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