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CliffyApr. 11, 2014 - 01:15AM JST
Most people just browse the web, check emails and some times make skype calls. They can all be done on a phone nowadays. If they like a bigger screen, a tablet will do as well. Only those who need more serious CPU power or word processing.... will get a PC. Then, again, even a tablet has quad core now, so sooner or later it will be all tablet as long as external peripheral makers and SW providers can keep up with it.
Posted in: PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements
CliffyApr. 11, 2014 - 01:09AM JST
This looks like a very odd setting.
Posted in: What is everyone thinking?
CliffyApr. 09, 2014 - 10:27PM JST
Like most technologies we use today, it will trickle down to commercial use after a while (assuming the oil cartel does not kill this first).
Posted in: U.S. Navy converting seawater into fuel
CliffyApr. 08, 2014 - 10:04PM JST
Switch to Linux if you do not want to purchase new HW just to run the bloated Windows + the world famous virus called Macfee (another resource hog). My father-in-law's laptop was running Windows 7 until it got so bloated with all those Windows patches. Tried to uninstall any SW that are not used, disk clean up...without any improvement. He was actually thinking of getting a new laptop until I backed up all his personal files, wiped the whole HD and install Linux on it. Now, he is pretty happy with it. He wasn't someone I would call computer fluent, but he was able to use the Linux just as he was using the Windows. Besides, all he needs is to browse the web, email and watch some movies. Nothing fancy, so it suits his needs without wasting money on unnecessary purchase.
Posted in: Tech tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computers
CliffyApr. 08, 2014 - 09:54PM JST
Looks cool, better than the one that they made a while back with Matthew Broderick.
Posted in: Latest trailer of Hollywood remake of Godzilla released
CliffyApr. 05, 2014 - 03:20AM JST
I thought they are going to put a 3D printer there. Then, it may not be too far away also.
Posted in: Japanese convenience stores to get even more awesome this year
CliffyApr. 04, 2014 - 10:36PM JST
I thought only the main female character (what's her name?) is Asian, the rest of the characters are non-Asians. It will probably laced with CGI to distract viewers.
Posted in: Live-action 'Attack on Titan' film casts lead role, sets filming location and start date
CliffyApr. 03, 2014 - 02:37AM JST
Another income source to sell aging weapons. Better than spending money on disposing them.
Posted in: Japan lifts self-imposed ban on weapons exports
CliffyApr. 02, 2014 - 09:51PM JST
I have some prescribed medication to deal with those. It is a nasal spray. Gouge me eye balls out and soak them into the water, yes, I had that feeling also. Not to mention sneeze and cough, red eyes from rubbing them constantly. I used to be fine, then until a few years ago, I started to have the reactions.
Posted in: Spring in Japan: beautiful blossoms and hay fever misery
CliffyMar. 31, 2014 - 10:48PM JST
Some whale excreta (especially from sperm whales) worth quite a lot of money as they will be used for making perfume.
Posted in: World court rules Japan's Antarctic whaling not scientific
CliffyMar. 28, 2014 - 11:52PM JST
Is it me or the guy in the robot suit seems to walk kind of funny?
Posted in: Robot suit firm lists on stock market
CliffyMar. 25, 2014 - 09:46PM JST
There was a show on PBS couple of years ago showing how a Katana was made. Now, it is just a decoration. No different from some fencing sword or muskete I saw mounting in some people's home.
Posted in: Making the cut: Tokyo-based Londoner is one of world’s top sword experts
CliffyMar. 22, 2014 - 12:59AM JST
Just ignore the brat. If he acts up, slam him hard without mercy.
Posted in: What is the best way for the international community to deal with North Korea?
CliffyMar. 21, 2014 - 10:26PM JST
@Fox Cloud Lelean
Bruce Willis did the Die Hard again. Not to mention Stallone. You can pretty much tell both of them need walking sticks in the movies.
Posted in: New 'Star Wars' film to be set 30 years after 'Return of the Jedi'
CliffyMar. 20, 2014 - 10:16PM JST
Crimea was part of Russia until 1954 after the leaders got drunk in a meeting and decided to give Crimea to Ukraine. It was fine at that time because they belong to the same Soviet Union. Speaking of returning to Russia. I read that some other smaller nations also wants to become part of Russia for obvious economic reason. Economic sanction is pretty much useless against Russia. After all, it has surplus and unlike US....which only has growing debts. Military action? Forget it. unlike Iraq/Iran, etc. Russia has missiles and will not hesitate to push the buttons if under attack.
Posted in: Abe threatens Moscow with more sanctions over Crimea
CliffyMar. 20, 2014 - 03:35AM JST
There is also another speculation/theory about questionable cargo on the plane and US navy seal. Anyway, the Malaysian government is pretty much shown all its worst to the world on how incompetent they are. By standard, if a plane disappear from radar for 30s, you have to report that and it took the Malaysian government 6 hours to do that? Talk about slow poke and inefficient. I say UFO abduction, Bermuda triangle or entered a vortex into another realm, blah, blah, blah.
Posted in: Area of Malaysia plane search now size of Australia
CliffyMar. 17, 2014 - 10:40PM JST
Hummm"....It continued to show up as a blip on military radar, but was not immediately identified as the same flight...." So, without IFF, would the military sees this suspicious and scramble fighter jets to intercept or just lock on target and ......
Posted in: Malaysian plane probe focuses on cockpit crew
CliffyMar. 17, 2014 - 10:32PM JST
Land Rover is owned by India now. I owned a Land Rover before and I vow to never buy another one. Totally unreliable and spent its time in the garage being worked on rather than on a road and I bought it brand new. That pretty much explains why you do not see an LR on the road that often - in a shop getting fixed.
Posted in: Jaguar Land Rover drives to success in Japan
CliffyMar. 14, 2014 - 11:15PM JST
I feel like experiment sometime (with foods, etc) and recently I have found a way to make a bowl with chocolate using an inflated balloon and deflate it afterwards. Stuff that with gummy candy (another one of my experiments). Though, my wife find the candy too chewy. BTW, I see cooking as nothing but chemical experiment.
Posted in: White Day
CliffyMar. 13, 2014 - 02:24AM JST
I thought the US military was around that area doing something? Wouldn't their radar picked that up? A military radar is a lot more powerful and longer range than any commercial radar.
Posted in: Malaysia says it is not sure which way jet was headed
Apr. 21, 2014 - 09:07PM JST
Psychological torture can be as destructive as any physical abuse.
As others have observed, killing isn't…
Posted in: Daughter arrested for killing 83-year-old mother with kettle
Apr. 21, 2014 - 09:04PM JST
@Kurobune: In our local news, the woman is in a jail and accused on usual misconduct,…
Posted in: Michelle Obama's absence likely to be felt in Japan
Many folks are blindly just fobbing this off to another act by 'crazy' China, and ignoring…
Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation
Apr. 21, 2014 - 09:00PM JST
falseflagsteve ah Crystal Palace, a place that big money clubs and their owners go to shop…
Posted in: Liverpool close in on title; Everton sink United
I suppose I should not be surprised by this...but China has done it again. I wonder…