The good news: Tepco now offers a plan with energy from 100% waterpower.
The bad news, their interfaces and sites are so horrible that I just gave up after one hour of trying to book it.
I wonder what they do if more people jump onto this than they can provide from water power plants.
Why do Japanese have to react to such a sms, instead of saying "hah, I wait for a letter or something"?
Because reputation is everything, having a bad record for paying can prevent getting loans or a credit card. Also when I applied for PR, I had to prove to have payed taxes and have a clean record.
So, fraud sms are a thing also in #japan ..
Got one with "we could not fetch your fee, contact NTT support center".
Online access to credit card data showed though that they fetched money recently. Then, verification of the sender phone number and "contact here" number did not bring results. But searching the text shows that NTT issued a warning, and that they do not send such sms.
"super mario bros NES" goes for $660.000 .
Get rich with investing in computer games! At least it's not heating up the planet line #bitcoin ..
The Debian Project abruptly released all Debian Developers moments after a test #debianbullseye A.I. instance assumed sentience
When playing #nethack , when your unix/linux user receives an email, the mail daemon appears in the game and delivers the mail to you.
I was quite flashed learning that. Has anybody other examples of this merging of the real world with a game? I hesitate to call "augmented reality" related here.. this is somehow special.
Aus aktuellem Anlass:
Was man erst unbedingt haben will und dann gerne vergessen würde.«
Around Tokyo, one can already go hiking end of March with a light jacket and sweater. Today's track: https://fluxcoil.net/wiki/japan/tokyo_hiking/tanzawa_tounodake
Nokia Bell Labs has transferred Plan9 to the Plan9 Foundation. Editions 1, 2, 3 and 4 have now been released under MIT license by the foundation.
Play this game. It’s amazing. (You can use Wine or PlayOnMac on macOS) https://laurahunt.itch.io/if-on-a-winters-night-four-travelers
the Lost ANSI Art Scene
An other great example how #japanese art/tradition meets technology:
#fossasia is running this week, the sessions are so that also Europe can join: https://eventyay.com/e/fa96ae2c/schedule?date=2021-03-16