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Actually, PS2 runs Linux natively. What Sony is gauging is whether an special kit they currently sell in Jaan will be worth something here in the states. This kit will include a 40GB hard drive, keyboard, mouse, and maybe a few extras.
If you have ever played with this, then you will most certainly know then that it runs Linux. It is fast, has a flashy command promptwhen loading a game, and to top it off, the windowing enviroment is very good. I plan to buy one when they drop the price down in November.
I in fact DO understand Japanese. Well, a lot of it, anyway. I'm still learning, though. Can write alot of it. Actually, it's pretty easy to learn if you look at speaking differently. The only hard part is that respect language stuff. Have trouble with it! Thanks for the info!
I caught up with this about a month ago but didn't think anyone would be interested.
Linux Installer (Redhat 7 in drag)
Playstation 2 Runtime Env.
40G Hard Disk drive (external)
PC Card Slot Connector (You can't use an SCPH-30000)
PC Card 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T type connector
USB Connecting Keyboard 106 Layout
USB Connecting Mouse 3 Button
Special (?!) Display Cable
("Sync on Green" compatible display needed)
an exorbitant price tag.
No immediate plans to release an overseas model. One reason cited was the incompatibility with SCPH-30000.
If anyone's _really_ interested I can translate what the dev team said in recent interviews, but frankly for the price tag, you can buy an old pentium and install linux cheaper (32M is notalot to playwith).
A good start to learning Japanese is to get a Japanese OS. You can always hexedit programs to display English for some stuff. Unfortunately, the writing system does not extend to logical western language patterns but there are libraries of radicals to ascertain meanings and readings.
Much like programming languages.
I see your from Tokyo. Which district? Have you lived there your whole life? Wanna play 20 questons? (heh heh...) I've ALWAYS wanted to go there, for a couple of reasons. One, it's interesting, the way the culture is. So many people, and yet everyone can get along! (from what I understand, anyway.). Two, I'm an anime nut! I don't know if I'd fit in there, though. Probably go throught a big culture shock. It just looks interesting. I watch the live webcam of Shinjuku alot. Oh yeah, I watch 'toonami' alot. It's a two-hour block of anime. It's all censored, cut up, and killed to be suitable for a five year old little girl, though! I hate americanization! America ruins everything not to the culture! The only thing they don't americanize is 'Iron Chef'. They even subtitle Kaga-san! Anyway, I plan on going there someday. Looks so nice...
I don't really know about anime. But I know that Studio Ghibli's 'Maju no Takkyubin' has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity and 'Crayon Shinchan' still enjoys saying obscenities to his mother and setting a shining example to Japanese kids everywhere.
I live in Asagaya, an area just left of Tokyo (station) on the map. It's convenient but crowded and noisy. Tokyo is still expensive but it seems less so when you live and work here. I work in Shinjuku. If you can see a DoCoMo Tower that looks like the Empire State (from a distance, with imagination) I work just to the right, on the other side of the station tracks.
If I had lived here all my life, I would probably not speak English this well. I theorise that this is also why you might not know of any major Japanese software houses.
Culture shock. Japanese people often experience culture shock on returning here, but if you come for less than three weeks, you won't notice it.
Japanese people are very trusting, polite and hospitable, and it's a shame that they are often admired but not well liked or trusted.
You could always come and find out for youself
English, eh? I doubt if you would have trouble with it. Speaking, I mean. I wouldn't worry if pronunciation is correct or not.
Americans, like myself, tend to not speak proper english ever! (Most of the time it's just a bunch of slang.) Yeah, I guess it's just carefree. It can be looked at in two different ways. It can be appreciated because it's carefree and, well, kind of crazy when you think about it. Then it can be loathed because people seem to be lazy as far as the speech.
How many years, if any, of English did you take? Your grammer is VERY good! I hear that Japanese students must learn to read English. If you can speak as good as you write it, you will have NO PROBLEM AT ALL!!! Heh, you might even be too good for an American to understand.
I know about Japanese being admired but not trusted. Many American's are prejiduce. I'm not that way, because the way I see it, no one is better than another. People see and hear so many stereotypes, which irritate me. Especially that all Japanese girls/women are easy! COME ON! I don't know for myself, but I seriousely doubt it. Or, that all Japanese would take their life if they mess up on the job; stupid stuff like that. People just don't know any better. It's a shame, though, that people can't, in fact, be more like the Japanese. I think America, or the world, for that matter, would be much better off if we were. I hope we do change.
You know, I am going to go to Japan, in about four years! If you still work at the DoCoMo building, I'll have a bunch of my friends stand outside with signs that say "COLONEL PANIC IS HERE TO SEE BERT FROM LINUXQUESTIONS.ORG"...
Anyway, it's been my dream to go to Japan for some time now. I'll definately go for sure!
Oh, I have a question or two, if you don't mind. I'll put them in right here...
Okay, is it REALLY true that many of the Japanese exercise at work? I hear this all the time, but don't know if it is true.
WHAT IS 'JUKU'? I hear it's cram school. Is this true?
Is their lots of censorship in Japan?
Please don't get upset with all my questions, I'm just curious, because I can't get to Japan for A LONG time. Don't feel obligated to answer, though. Thanks for the reply! :-)
It looks overcast in Shinjuku. Has it been rainy? It Looks that way in Yokohama, too. In case you don't get back to this soon, I'm talking about on Friday, Japanese time. I think it's either noon or around that tiime in Japan right now, as I'm watching the webcam. If I'm facing Shinjuku Alta, which way would I go to get to the DoCoMo building? I can't seem to find it. I am talking about looking straight at it. I can see the tracks. Thanks for putting up with my questions!
It has been overcast in Shinkjuku but not raining. Only threatening to.
Look southwards. If you can't see a Yahoo! neon signboard anywhere, you won't see the DoCoMo building.
1. Not many modern companies still do this. Some do though and it's taken quite seriously. They also sometimes clean the offices themselves although personally, I'd need to be offered lifetime employment to do that. (*Joke*) - I really wouldn't want lifetime employment _anywhere_.
2. Juku is a cram school, yes. Kids go there to get into prestigious middle schools, to get into prestigious high schools to get into prestigious Universities to become pen pushers working for the government. Strange but true. Perhaps a dying breed though.
3. Mmm. That old one. Well, what kind of censorship are you talking about? Officially according to the constitution, 'No censorship of any kind shall be upheld'.
Will someone complain if you burn a flag here? No, but you might be arrested for creating a fire hazard.
If this is an anime - censorship question then well there might be censorship enforced according to artistic guidelines but repression of this kind often breeds counteraction. Which do you find more offensive - portrayal of nakedness or it's censorship?
Hey if you can put up with my linuxquestions then I'll put up with your japanquestions