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May 17, 2021

Daily Tech News 17 May 2021

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  • The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys. (Bloomberg)

    Or in this case, buy up the small companies working as sub-contractors in your field, pay everyone more to keep the staff happy, and squeeze out the middlemen who were taking all the profits.
    Software engineers are underpaid in Japan compared to the U.S. and there's a shortage of them, according to Saito.
    Funny how that correlation escapes so many people. Mind you, the shortage of good engineers is universal.

Anime of the day is Iria: Zeiram the Animation, a six-episode OVA series from 1994. At the time all I knew about this was that it was awesome; it came out about the same time as the world wide web so there was limited information about who or what Zeiram was or why they needed to qualify this as "the animation".

Zeiram was the titular monster of a 1991 Japanese live action sci-fi / horror film - also featuring Iria - and this anime series acts as a prequel. Apparently the live action film (and its sequel) are not particularly well-regarded, but the anime series is a minor classic.

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Hololive Clip of the Day

You might wonder why anyone would watch an anime girl play Minecraft when they could just play the game themselves, and this is why.

Disclaimer: You might wonder if all of Hololive is like that, and the answer is no, some of it is a little strange.
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