« Arigato » used to be « rare »

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« Arigato » can be the most famous Japanese words.

Some say « Arigato gozaimasu », the more polite way.

But do you know this word used to have a different meaning?

When something rare, impossible happened, ancient people in Japan believed the power of Gods made this happened, and they would say this message to them;

「有難いことです。お礼を申し上げます。」

« Arigatai koto desu.  Orei wo moushi age masu. »

「有難い」 consists of 有る(Aru = exist) + 難い(Katai = difficult)  makes « rare/impossible to happen »

「お礼を申し上げます」 means « Thank you very much », or more polite way of saying that.

So, this message means « That was rare to happen. Thank  you very much. »

As time passed, somehow the second phrase was dismissed, and people just said « Arigatai koto desu« , deriving the meaning the abandoned phrase once hold.

Later, it was abbreviated and here comes « Arigato« .

As it was a word for the Gods, it must…

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Video Uploads! #3 27th August

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Hello! Another day with new uploads. This time we continue Xillia 2, Dark Souls 2 DLC and a little gameplay of some Mario Kart 8 DLC. Hope you enjoy them :3

Dark Souls 2 – DLC Crown of the Old Iron King – Part 2: Brume Tower 2

Tales of Xillia 2 English – Part 30: 4th Gigantos Batch

Tales of Xillia 2 English – Part 29: Quests! #2

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Floating City | Ciudad Flotante | Nina Lindgren

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Stockholm-based illustrator, printmaker, and artist Nina Lindgren was been working with cardboard to build a series of stacked geometric cityscapes that look like small architectural islands. The works are assembled like puzzles from carefully cut cardboard panels with internal lights for some of the houses. Her most recent piece, “Floating City” was recently on view at ArtRebels Gallery. You can see more over on her website.

La ilustradora, y artista Nina Lindgren – de Estocolmo- ha estado trabajando con cartón para crear una seria de paisajes geométricos de ciudades que lucen como pequeñas islas arquitectónicas. Los trabajos son ensamblados como puzzles hechos de paneles de cartón cuidadosamente cortados, con luces al interior de algunas casas. Su obra más reciente “Ciudad Flotante” fue recientemente expuesta en ArtRebels Gallery. Puedes ver más de su trabajo en su sitio web.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Falcon and The Winter Soldier Accepts

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Once upon a time, we may have been amused simply by watching celebrities dump water on themselves in honor of ALS research, but a few weeks and thousands of videos later, it now takes something a little more outside the box to really get our attentions. Fortunately, Captain America stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan found just that route when they decided to do the deed in costume.

Of course, as you saw in the above video, it’s not quite the costumes fans were expecting. No, instead of suiting up and rocking the outfits they wear on camera, they procured miniaturized versions of their characters and dumped ice water on them. It’s a great little departure from the audience’s expectations and perhaps most importantly, it taps into a key element of Marvel’s success.

Whether true or not, Marvel has been able to create a sense that everyone who works on…

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Tyrese Explains Why You Need To Get Rid Of Negativity & Excuses [VIDEO]

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It’s yo boy J Mac checking in and check out this motivational video I came across.  The homie Tyrese explains how you should make settle for excuses or negativity in your life.  If you change the way you think it can change your life for the better.  Check it out below!

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Is Bigger Always Better When It Comes to Building iPads?

Deepak verma

By this time next month, the rumors about a new, larger iPhone will be put to rest. By next year, if those rumors hold true, we’ll also have the super-sized 12.9-inch iPad alongside the regular 9.7-inch model and the mini
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Is Bigger Always Better When It Comes to Building iPads?

Deepak verma

By this time next month, the rumors about a new, larger iPhone will be put to rest. By next year, if those rumors hold true, we’ll also have the super-sized 12.9-inch iPad alongside the regular 9.7-inch model and the mini
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Is Bigger Always Better When It Comes to Building iPads?

Deepak verma

By this time next month, the rumors about a new, larger iPhone will be put to rest. By next year, if those rumors hold true, we’ll also have the super-sized 12.9-inch iPad alongside the regular 9.7-inch model and the mini
It’s a product I don’t full
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These Aren’t Futuristic Homes for People. They’re Luxury Condos for Bees

Deepak verma

A few modern concessions include a thermostat, a scale for measuring the honey production, and, on the exterior, a tiny landing strip for incoming bees making their way back indoors.
August 28, 2014 at 02:20AM
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3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

Deepak verma

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, th
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3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

Deepak verma

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, th
August 28, 2014 at 02:19AM
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3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

Deepak verma

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Created by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler, th
August 28, 2014 at 02:19AM
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Tall People Won’t Have to Endure Reclining Airline Seats in the Future

Deepak verma

Tall people began complaining when passengers reclined in their airplane seats. It was the height of human excess. Within a few years, everything had changed.
August 28, 2014 at 02:19AM
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Instagram Reveals Stunning Tech Behind Its New Hyperlapse App

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Instagram released a new app this week called Hyperlapse, an app that makes it simple for users to create seamless iPhone or iPad.
Now, Instagram is offering a look at how the app was built from a technical perspective on the Instagram Engineering Blog.
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Protect and Power Back-to-School Gear by GREGORY SCHMIDT

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By GREGORY SCHMIDT

Gadgets for returning students include smartpens, laptop-size backpacks, USB drives and backup batteries.

Published: August 28, 2014 at 4:00AM

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What Makes SWIFT an Instant Hit? Ranjani Rao

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Apple introduces Swift as “an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch.” Presented to the world at Apple?s developer conference WWDC 2014, Swift has indeed aroused the interest of iOS developers.

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As one of the most developer friendly languages, Swift comes with a couple of surprises for the developers:

  • Interactive playground – Apple promises that coding using Swift will be interactive and fun. Well, Apple is indeed referring to the interactive playground feature of Swift. What it does? It visualizes every line of code as they are written! So you don’t need to wait till the end to view the result. How cool is that.
  • Safe coding – Any Objective C developer will feel an instant familiarity with Swift. But, as they go deeper, they will realize the differences– like the powerful Constants and the newly introduced tuples. Tuples will help you create and pass around groupings of values. But…

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Dropbox Simplifies Offerings, Reduces Pricing, Introduces New Features

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As anyone who has paid for Dropbox storage can tell you, the cloud company has not exactly been competitive when it comes to pricing, at least comparatively. With the abnegation of an incumbent, Dropbox has left its expensive tiers unchanged in recent months, while competitors like Google and Amazon
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‘Grand Theft Auto’ Maker: Lindsay Lohan Sued Us for Attention

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The makers of Grand Theft Auto said Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she claimed the video-game series’ latest installment features a character based on her.
In Manhattan court papers made public Tuesday, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and subsidiary Rockstar Games call the case frivolou
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Google Celebrates its 10th Anniversary as a Public Company

The Business Blog

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Earlier this month, Google celebrated its 10th anniversary as a public company. The search engine giant was originally listed on New York’s Nasdaq Stock Market on August 19th, 2004. Since then, Google has become worth almost 15 times more than it was on this day; at an astounding value of $391.36 billion, it’s easily one of the world’s largest companies. Google has also invested in and taken over 250 more companies in the past ten years, which add greatly to its overall worth.

Google has expanded and diversified its focus rapidly over the last decade, establishing itself as the leader of search engines, and investing in other technologies such as driverless cars, healthcare innovations, and Google Glass. The company was formed in 1998 as the side project of Stanford students Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Back then it was just a small startup based out of…

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