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Hi #scicomm fellows, just discovered this instance so I migrated here from nasqueron.
I'm a postdoc in #ComplexSystems, currently working in #ComputationalNeuroscience but in the process of reconversion towards #environmental issues.
Interested in #sustainability and #foss, #sf and #illustration, #japan and some more...
I'm Wim, in Glasgow (Scotland).
I like #photography, #reading, #art, #veggie cooking and #japan (#日本語).
I do research on #compilers, #languages and runtimes (e.g. #OpenCL) for #FPGAs, #GPUs and #manycores.
I program in #Perl, #Haskell, #Fortran, #C++,#Python.
@wim_v12e is my main account, I use it mostly for the non-technical stuff. The computer stuff usually goes on @firstname.lastname@example.org.
(EN): WOW. So far I thought that deeper than the Japanese you CANNOT disappear into the rectum of the Americans, but as I learned today - it always goes deeper … When Tarō Asō, Deputy Prime Minister of Japan, says that Japan will defend Taiwan against “the Chinese”, the #China haters worldwide are of course happy, but the most interesting thing about this nonsense is not that he said it, but when .. . The date when he said that makes a lot of Chinese people shake their heads, to put it mildly. If you don’t know what it is about (ok, hardly anyone knows) I recommend looking for the “Marco Polo Bridge Incident” (en) or “Incident at the Marco Polo Bridge” (de) in this internet thing, which then led quite directly to the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. The fact that Japan was occupying Taiwan at the time is only the icing on the cake for all the thoughtless nonsense that the China haters utter. Well, sometimes it would be really good if politicians not only think about WHAT they say in advance but also WHEN … but that too will probably be intentional.