By Kristina Pino from Japanator
One of the foods that I never ate before moving to Japan that I now eat daily is cucumber.
Japanese cucumbers are delicious, and I especially like working some insta-pickling on 'em and enjoying them on the side with a meal. This video of a dude cutting and arranging one cucumber into a beautiful bowl of beauty is, like, I dunno, the Mona Lisa of finger foods for me right now.
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By SilverOptimus from TFW2005
Prime 1 Studio official Facebook page has posted
details and images of the MMTFM-05 Grimlock & Optimus Prime statue.Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-05 Grimlock & Optimus prime Transformers Statue,The ultimate team up! Together in battle for the Epic final confrontation to save the human race from extinction.
MMTFM-05 Grimlock & Optimus Prime Version specially features:
Approximately 89cm L x 35cm W x 60cm H
LED eyes light up function
LED Mouth light up function
LED Base light up function
Accessories include :
Autobots Emblem Stand with light up function.
Optimus Prime Statue Features:
Approximately 22cm L x 21cm W x 29cm H
Semi articulate upper torso.
Accessories include :
One (1) Switchable Leg Stand version
One (1) Switchable Leg Ride version
One (1) Shield
One (1) Switchable point sword version
One (1) Switchable regular sword version
NO LED light up function for Optimus prime Statue.
We've mirrored the images with this news post. Check 'em out, after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator
For some reason Japan just can not get enough of Funabashi City's yuruchara
Funasshi. Last year the hyperactive pear was voted the number mascot in land of rising sun, somehow beating out the super popular Kumamon, who seems to have picked up quite a few fans this year.
For some unknown reason, Funasshi is constantly shown on TV in some sort of tough spot, freaking out. Today we see the poor dude taking a swim in the United States, for some undisclosed reason. I mean, why not?
The whole thing is actually for a TV special which airs next week on TV.Read more...Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's our-cooperation-was-strictly-reluctant department
Apple CEO Tim Cook insists that Apple doesn't read -- in fact, says Cook, cannot read -- user's emails, and that the company's iCloud service wasn't hacked. ZDNet presents highlights from Cook's lengthy, two-part interview with Charlie Rose
. One selection of particular interest:
Apple previously said that even it can't access iMessage and FaceTime communications, stating that such messages and calls are not held in an "identifiable form." [Cook] claimed if the government "laid a subpoena," then Apple "can't provide it." He said, bluntly: "We don't have a key... the door is closed." He reiterated previous comments, whereby Apple has said it is not in the business of collecting people's data. He said: "When we design a new service, we try not to collect data. We're not reading your email." Cook went on to talk about PRISM in more detail, following the lead from every other technology company implicated by those now-infamous PowerPoint slides.Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's all-we-want-is-a-captive-audience department
writes 200,000 Australian residents reportedly use Netflix today, tunneling their video traffic to the US, UK, and other Netflix markets via VPN connections. A proper Netflix Down Under service isn't expected to launch until 2015. Last week, Aussie video streaming company Quickflix told Netflix to stop this practice, so Australian viewers can return to Quickflix and other local alternatives. But Quickflix CEO Stephen Langsford didn't explain how Netflix could restrict Australian VPN users, beyond the IP geolocating and credit card billing address checks it already runs. Today, ZDNet's Josh Taylor ripped into the absurdity of Quickflix's demands. From the article: "If Netflix cuts those people off, they're going to know that it was at the behest of Foxtel and Quickflix, and would likely boycott those services instead of flocking to them. If nothing else, it would encourage those who have tried to do the right thing by subscribing and paying for content on Netflix to return to copyright infringement."Read Replies (0)
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator
Livetune's Kz has really come a far way since his Vocaloid days. Initially livetune's music was usually hyper J-Pop or dramatic video game-esque themes. However the dojin music circle has truely become a full blown pop production powerhouse.
His newest song, Daisuki no Hito Dakara
features the smooth and sexy vocals from GOLDEN BOMBER's Sho Kiryuin. Both artist get to really explore a very pleasant, sensual side, which I find quite appealing. The video is also quite cute, showing aching hearts in a Japanese Karaoke parlor. Only for the lonely!Read Replies (0)
By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
The TakaraTomy Transformers Twitter feed
has added some new images of Masterpiece MP24 Star Saber making the wait for this Masterpiece even more unbearable! These new images show Saber posed on top of V-Star, which also reveals what looks to be a smaller sword and/or hilt for Saber to wield AND the shield accessory that becomes a flight stand!
Check out the images attached to the post and discuss in the forums thread!Read Replies (0)
By timothy from Slashdot's big-and-fancy department
An anonymous reader writes MINIX 3 is a small POSIX-compliant operating system aimed at high reliability (embedded) applications. A major new version of MINIX 3 (3.3.0) is now available for download at www.minix3.org. In addition to the x86, the ARM Cortex A8 is now supported, with ports to the BeagleBoard and BeagleBones available. Finally, the entire userland has been redone in 3.3.0 to make it NetBSD compatible, with thousands of NetBSD packages available out of the box. MINIX 3 is based on a tiny (13 KLoC) microkernel with the operating system running as a set of protected user-mode processes. Each device driver is also a separate process. If a driver fails, it is automatically and transparently restarted without rebooting and without applications even noticing, making the system self-healing.
The full announcement
, with links to the release notes and notes on installation, can be found at the Minix Google Groups page.Read Replies (0)