Archive for February 26th, 2008

Will they sell it here?

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | S Korea to send ‘kimchi’ to space

When South Korea’s first astronaut flies off in April, he will have the comfort of eating his national dish of kimchi. It’s basically spicy pickled cabbage. But since it’s pickled, it’s teeming with bacteria which is a no no for space flights.

All space missions are in a germ free environment so they wont bring any organic items such as germs that might mutate and turn into something horrifying when they fly back to Earth.

So back to the kimchi. Apparently Korean scientists have found a way to make kimchi without bacteria. Hmm I wonder what that tastes like? Will they sell it here vacuum packed?

Would you use one of these?

Futuristic public toilet in London – Boing Boing

Cory Doctorow has posted on Boing Boing a picture of a public toilet in London. I saw a similar device in my travels in Paris last year. Over there it costs around 10 Euros to use and you only have 15 minutes before the door automatically opens.

Now that is a scary thought.

Persona 3 FES coming to North America in April

Official Persona 3 FES Website

Atlus, in a surprise announcement says it will bring Persona 3 FES which was Japan only title will now be heading across the Pacific.

This is great news! Early adopters need not worry, you can transfer over your save game from the original game and import it into FES to take advantage of the new features and additional storyline. Wow and to think I’m almost done with it. It’s exciting to see Atlus bring over the extended special editions of their game to countries other than Japan. (Hint hint Square-Enix, cough cough Final Fantasy 12 Zodiac Job system, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix) I hope this will start a trend of these games finally seeing the light of day in the west.

Now all you fanboys can spend more time with Mitsuru-senpai. The fun arrives in April 22 of this year.