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Mozilla

Journal: Slashdot Extension 0.2 released

Slashdot Japan editors released new firefox extension,Slashdot Extension at Sourceforge.JP.This new extension intended to "make Slashdot more useful".
Slashdot Extension 0.2 can be used with both Slashdot Japan and Slashdot.org.
Currently,It's 0.2 and very first stage of development.Slashdot Japan users discuss at Slashdot.jp article for more further usability and feature.
Robotics

Journal: Japanese SDF start to develop GUNDAM

It's not Wikipedia article or hoax.It's real!
Technical Research and Development Institute,Japanese Self Defense Force's technicla research center,annouces they start to develop "GUNDAM-like advanced personal weapon system".Look at this PDF.Details are not yet released.But Mobile Suits is nothing near "personal weaponry",it should be battlesuits of some sort.More information would be provided at Ichigaya GrandHill Hotel on November 7.
Announcements

Journal: Japanese Instant Ramen Inventor died at age 96 1 1

Accoding to Yomiuri Online(Japanese article), inventor of modern instant noodle,one of the best frineds of nerds, Momofuku Ando died of myocardial infarction ,on January 5. Ando claimed "chicken ramen" instant noodle was everyday diet of his own and largely contributed his healthy ,long life.Try another cup noodle for your healthy geek life?
Software

Journal: HTTP-FUSE-KNOPPIX

http://unit.aist.go.jp/itri/knoppix/http-fuse/index.html
Press Release says it is developed from bitter experience that SFS-KNOPPIX did't run well for American and European(!) user.

Apple

Journal: Secret of medieval Japanese Art revealed

http://www.nhk.or.jp/special/schedule.html

"Kohakubaizu" drawn by Ogata Kolin,famous Tokugawa-shogunate era Japanese artist,was said to be drawn using gold and silver tissue.
but modern scientific equipment reveal its true nature.

Geek would notice one of the important scientific equipment is Mac OS X computer!(period)

User Journal

Journal: Poelina:"kawaii" Linux Book on Japan

GNU/Linux system is considered too complex and unsuitable for layman in Japan as well as U.S of A.
But a group of Japanese geeks writes a book named "Poe-lina" ,full of customoizing tips for "kawaii" Linux.
And nIcer goods is included with the book by the authors; Customised "Kawaii" KNOPPIX CD!(Screenshot)
"Poe-lina" may launch desktop linux in Japan ,...may not.
Technology

Journal: RAID4

I was taught only practical RAID-tech is RAID 5,1,0(or combination of 1+0),and no RAID-2,3,4 is developped and available.
But recently I found Fujitsu has RAID-4 storage server(http://storage-system.fujitsu.com/jp/term/raid/07.html)

# I'm a kind of Fujuitsu guy.

Why RAID-4?
RAID-5 has all the advantages of RAID-4,plus its know-how and merits and flaws are all well-knownn(compared to rare RAID-4).
You may be able to consult with Google for any time for any trouble.(Correctness of answer is not guaranteed,but you can try)

Why RAID-4?
Does RAID-4 have any advantages over RAID-5?

Any Comments and Suggents(especially from RAID-guru) are welcomed

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