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Seeking travel writers based in Japan
A message from Douglas Stallings (dstallings [at] fodors [dot] com): Fodor’s Travel is currently looking for writers to update our coverage of the following six destinations/regions in Japan: Nagoya & Vicinity Kyoto Western Honshu (Hiroshima, Miyajima, Tamaguchi, Hagi, Tsuwano, Izumo Taisha, Matsue, Okayama, Kurashiki) Kyushu (Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Aso-San, Kagoshima,...
The future of the electric car →
Piece in “The Week” examining the economic outlook for electric vehicles.
Habilis - the email-to-Dropbox gateway →
Neat way to get files into your Dropbox via email. Meant for iPad users whose options are limited today, but could come in handy for others.
Free to good home: 2 x 1GB RAM sticks (PC3-8500, 204 pin, pulled from a recent-ish aluminum iMac) 3 x 512MB RAM sticks (PC2-5300, 200-pin, pulled from older MacBook and white plastic iMacs) These are pretty much the smallest sizes these machines shipped with, so I know it’s not likely they’ll be an upgrade for anyone, but they’re sitting here in my office desk and I...
'Ground Zero mosque'? America needs a reality... →
To get to the Cordoba Centre from Ground Zero, you’d have to walk in the opposite direction for two blocks, before turning a corner and walking a bit more. The journey should take roughly two minutes, or possibly slightly longer if you’re heading an angry mob who can’t hear your directions over the sound of their own enraged bellowing. Perhaps spatial reality functions...
The Chicago Manual of Style Online: Significant... →
A list of rule changes in CMS 16. The first one listed on this page is an ugly one, if you ask me.
Japan's Media Dinosaurs Struggle to Adapt →
Mark Austin looks at the changing media landscape in Japan.
Japan’s Unfinished Reformation →
An Ian Buruma piece on Japan’s political landscape today: “If Japanâs status quo is to change, the countryâs oddly skewed relationship with the US is one key factor. Too much dependence on…
Japan as Number Three →
A Japan Echo piece on China’s economic rise: “Chinaâs rapid economic growth over the past 30 years has been a process by which it has returned to its long-term development track after a relatively…
“A Mac Twitter client with keyword filtering, muting, inline saved search results, inline conversations, tweet lookup, and more.” Looks like it might be worth taking for a spin.
Davos for the disturbed | The Economist →
Right-wing group Issuikai invites far-right politicians from various European nations for a meeting of the minds. They talk about how horrible immigrants are and visit Yasukuni together.
Nine Maxims On Translation →
Interesting thoughts on translation, with some good advice for all translators in them.
Thoughts on legal translation →
“Sadly, there are many contract drafters (both lawyers and non-lawyers, both Japanese and non-Japanese) who fill their contracts with incomplete, inconsistent or illogical terms. As the translator,…
Lexington: Build that mosque →
An Economist piece on why the Islamic center should go up near the WTC site as planned.
Glossary of Japanese terms used in contractual writing. Helpful stuff (J-J definitions only).
Chinese Nuclear Forces and U.S. Nuclear War... →
Downloadable report that “documents how the Pentagon, the intelligence community, congressional committees, private institutions and part of the news media frequently exaggerate Chinese nuclear…
Beyond Futenma: US opens critical new military... →
All eyes are on the Futenma issue, but work has moved forward at Iwakuni and Yokosuka to bolster the US military presence and capabilities in Japan.
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You can’t win without the abs. You can’t win with a gut sticking out.– Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on his fondness for the state’s Central Valley, the “abs of California”. (via officialssay)
So, I was texting back and forth with a former coworker when suddenly I realized...– Spotted on the Ars Technica forums. Yikes!