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Old 2010-11-08, 08:26   Link #9721
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"The Japanese don't like shooting and war games very much. They prefer playing in fantasy worlds and battling with swords. I think there is very little interest in fighting with guns and this sort of combat game."
I'm amused with the Enterbrain man's statement, as I know that Kana Ueda sometimes goes off to battle in Halo.
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Old 2010-11-08, 09:18   Link #9722
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Leukemia breakthrough suggested in lab finding
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...rticle1788954/
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Old 2010-11-08, 10:03   Link #9723
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Amazing the science breakthroughs that are possible today. Long live scientists!*

* - I imagine they are already working on that...
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Old 2010-11-08, 12:01   Link #9724
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Amazing the science breakthroughs that are possible today. Long live scientists!*

* - I imagine they are already working on that...
Actually, yes:

Army Looks to Keep Troops Forever Young:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009...forever-young/


The End of Aging? Inside the New Hunt for a Cure to Growing Old:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/scie...ension/4248482


Though it all brings this Dilbert comic strip to mind:

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2008-01-30/
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Old 2010-11-08, 15:13   Link #9725
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Actually, yes:

Army Looks to Keep Troops Forever Young:

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009...forever-young/
Great. Then they can start drafting people in their seventies
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Old 2010-11-08, 15:31   Link #9726
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Great. Then they can start drafting people in their seventies
That would solve the social security quandary, instead of black people for Operation Human Shield we can have old people, 2 birds meet one stone.
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Old 2010-11-08, 15:32   Link #9727
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Sad news from Japan, Yoshinobu Nishizaki (creator of Space Battleship Yamato) passed away yesterday on November 7th due to a fall. Here are the news links:

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na002000c.html

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...ki-passes-away
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Old 2010-11-08, 15:38   Link #9728
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G-20 Needs More Than Luck to Avoid Lost Decade

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...iam-pesek.html
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Old 2010-11-08, 16:33   Link #9729
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10,000 refugees flee from Myanmar after election violence
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1789774/
Beside China, is there anyone than back-up the junta ?
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Old 2010-11-08, 16:45   Link #9730
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10,000 refugees flee from Myanmar after election violence
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1789774/
Beside China, is there anyone than back-up the junta ?

India - the world largest democracy has quite a few trade deals with myanmar.
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Old 2010-11-08, 18:00   Link #9731
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USA vs Europe

who will be the first to find god particle?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10733944
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Old 2010-11-08, 19:10   Link #9732
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The Netherlands comes up with a novel idea to combat illegal cannabis plantations: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11714714
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Old 2010-11-09, 07:34   Link #9733
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China and Germany slam U.S. policy before G20 summit
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...6A80MB20101109
Remind me of what is the use of those reunion.
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Old 2010-11-09, 09:03   Link #9734
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China and Germany slam U.S. policy before G20 summit
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...6A80MB20101109
Remind me of what is the use of those reunion.
I believe it accomplishes the following:

* It guarantees at least one argument between nations per year.
* Protesters get good practice at being angsty.
* Police get to have fun with riot shields for probably the only time in their career.

But apart from that, nothing useful.
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Old 2010-11-09, 10:18   Link #9735
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I believe it accomplishes the following:

* It guarantees at least one argument between nations per year.
* Protesters get good practice at being angsty.
* Police get to have fun with riot shields for probably the only time in their career.

But apart from that, nothing useful.
Having verbal arguments in batches instead a major one that branches into other means? Make sense.
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Old 2010-11-09, 11:30   Link #9736
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U.S. cargo shippers lobbied against security screening in years before mail-bomb plot
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1791240/
Of course they probably thought than strict inspection would cost on the long run more than loosing a few airplanes, given the (apparent) low risk ...
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Old 2010-11-09, 14:00   Link #9737
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Mystery Missile Launches Off Southern California Coast, Military Says 'Not Us'

"Last night the normally hazy sunset off the southern California coast was i
nterrupted by a missile streaking upward and across the sky, captured by a local
CBS News affiliate's helicopter camera. But no one from the Navy to the Air Force
to the brass at the Pentagon is saying definitively what the object was or where
it came from, outside of the fact that it originated from somewhere at sea about
35 miles west of Los Angeles and north of Catalina Island."

See:

http://www.popsci.com/technology/art...medium=twitter
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Old 2010-11-09, 14:14   Link #9738
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it is ET and he is going home.
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Old 2010-11-09, 17:56   Link #9739
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Actually, it's not quite THAT funny.

Experts were saying that the kind of the vapor trail indicates a missile of considerable size, possibly a sub-launched ICBM. The Department of Defense has no clue who or what it was, but at the same time they claim that there's no cause for alarm, and that no foreign military would be behind this. (Which - in this combination - makes no sense whatsoever, but what could make the American press mention this little detail).

So. How could that happen?

Possibility 1: Launched by the US military, and someone has forgotten to announce the launch. Exceptionally unlikely, because the US military should know who fired the missile when, at least.

Possibility 2: Launched by the US military, but they're pretending not to know. Now why would they possibly do that? What's the point? Does anyone doubt that the US has submarine-based missile platforms? The only reason I can come up which would be remotely likely would be that this was some kind of accident. But if that's the case, that's no reason to worry?!?!

Possibility 3: NOT launched by the US military. Unsettling, but perfectly possible. THIS would make sense, as a message: "Look, we can fire strategic missiles at you from point-blank range." - as a threat. And if something like this happened, I'd expect the American DoD to react EXACTLY this way: Pretending not to know, insisting that this was no cause for alarm, and categorically denying that it could have been someone else.

So let's see with which cover story they'll be coming up. If there's no detailed final conclusion, and we see the story dying out in the media quickly, I'm convinced it will have been 3) - and then I'm wondering what the *censored* is going on to cause a major power to pull off a threat like that. And for WHAT?
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Old 2010-11-09, 18:14   Link #9740
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Yeah, it is kinda worrying when the least alarming possibility is that some kind of typo on some console in a submarine resulting in the launch of an ICBM. "Sorry, guys! I was cleaning the rocket, and it went off on its own..."
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