Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    To be clear, the Jeep had features installed that would do things to drive the car automatically. You can't steer a vehicle over the internet unless the vehicle has hardware installed to turn the wheel. Similarly, you can't use the vehicle's brakes over the internet unless automatic braking is installed.

    I'm not downplaying the problem. It IS a problem that all the automakers need to get a heck of a lot more serious about - especially now that they are pushing to get driverless vehicles out on the road.

    Posted in: Software patch issued after hackers take over Jeep

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    Fadamor

    Rapper Nicki Minaj had voiced outrage that her “Anaconda” failed to be nominated for Video of the Year. She suggested that the music industry was biased against her as an African-American woman and preferred female stars “with very slim bodies.”

    So according to Nicki Manaj, all African-American women have the opposite of "very slim bodies"? Way to slam all the women of a race you identify with, Nicki! I haven't seen the videos in question, but they've all been tripe for the last two decades in my opinion. I find it hard to believe the crop of music videos out these days are much different.

    Posted in: Katy Perry's feud with Taylor Swift heats up

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    Fadamor

    Whether it was incest or not is irrelevant. The children are still dead and the entire household's residents should be considered culpable.

    Posted in: Woman arrested after remains of 5 infants discovered at home

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    Fadamor

    That's great news for the five people that use bing I guess. Is this strictly speaking news relevant to Japan anyway though? If anything, people here use yahoo and at any rate pictures are generally spread and found on dedicated forums.

    So you're basically saying, "Because it doesn't completely solve the problem, you're an idiot for addressing at least part of the problem"? It's also presumptuous to assume because you and your statistically infinitesimal circle of acquaintances you know well enough use Yahoo, then the same applies for the rest of the nation. That's a huge assumption.

    While forums may be the major source of revenge porn, it quickly gets disseminated elsewhere and as JapanGal stated, once it's out there, it's basically impossible to retract. Companies like Microsoft taking a stand against such crass behavior will not completely eliminate the problem, but it WILL make the avenues for distribution shrink. Progress is progress, no matter how small.

    Posted in: Microsoft joins effort to curb 'revenge porn'

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    Fadamor

    Hmm.. Sounds like he applied for some support from "Cool Japan" for an overseas promotion and was turned down. This attack blog is the result.

    Posted in: Gackt lashes out at Cool Japan: 'Almost no results of Japanese culture exported overseas'

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    Fadamor

    I just noted on the FIFA site that Japan's second goal was an own-goal charged against Johnston. So the final tally was: U.S.A 6 goals, Japan 1 goal. ;-P

    Posted in: Happy fan

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    Fadamor

    I don't follow soccer and even I can see this is a rout. I don't see the U.S. letting up though. They've been criticized in the U.S. press during this tournament for being lacking in offense and that the only thing saving them was their iron-clad defense.

    Posted in: Happy fan

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    Fadamor

    I wonder how many people we're going to get who answer without having lived in both. And how many who answer without having lived in either.

    The question doesn't require that a respondent have lived in either country. It only asks if you were given the CHOICE to live and work in one of the countries. Had they wished to limit the responses to only those who have actually lived in one or both of the places, they would have framed the question in that manner. That said, I think a better question for posing on a Japanese News site would have been:

    If you were given a choice to live and work in South Korea or China, which would you choose?

    Asking "Japan or China" doesn't really reveal much, seeing as probably 90% of the people who frequent JT already live in Japan. Of COURSE Japan will win by a landslide! This is a poll where the question already determined the outcome.

    Posted in: If you were given a choice to live and work in Japan or China, which would you choose?

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    Fadamor

    All sugar is toxic to your body, and being addictive to it can be deadly.

    Now THERE's a false statement. You are claiming ALL sugar is toxic. Pop quiz... Q: What chemical is used by the cells in your body to perform their normal functions, and a lack of said chemical will cause the cells to die? A: Glucose - a sugar which can be converted from Sucrose ("table sugar") or Fructose (sugars found in fruits).

    ANYTHING is toxic to your body in the right quantities. Pure water or pure oxygen at high levels WILL kill you. Tea is toxic to your body if you drink enough of it. And yes, even glucose at too high levels becomes toxic. But glucose at the levels needed by your cells? NOT toxic.

    Posted in: Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

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    Fadamor

    I can't get my head around why the USA allow fully automatic assault rifles to be sold in wall mart.

    You can rest easy and stop trying to "get your head around" something that doesn't exist. Fully-automatic weapons (whether "assault" weapons or otherwise) cannot be sold in a place like Walmart. If an automatic weapon was manufactured after May 19, 1986, then it cannot be purchased per Federal Law (unless you are a dealer - presumably for resale overseas).

    Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms?

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    Fadamor

    Actually, the teacher or mother in the picture has only one arm.

    You can see part of her right sleeve - along with the cuffed end - on the left edge of the picture. Both arms appear to be present.

    Posted in: 10,000 textbooks recalled over 3-armed girl illustration

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    Fadamor

    I wonder what the strong magnetic field this hoverboard has to use will do to someone's ear buds? If they put a sensor overhead, can we get an MRI scan while we're using the hoverboard?

    Posted in: 'Back to the Future' hoverboard comes to life from Lexus

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    Fadamor

    What can he tell to police in attempt of self-justification, another person drove his bike, eh?

    Possibly. Depending on how clear the photo is, they will have the clothing the perp wore as well. If they find the clothes in this guy's home... it will be a bit harder to deny.

    Posted in: Bag-snatching suspect arrested after pursuer takes photo of his bike license plate

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    Fadamor

    That is the history of the 2nd A. That is no longer the case.

    Yes. Since the Supreme Court discounted the first half of the amendment that gives the reasoning behind it by referring to "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state,..." the right is now considered there for any reason under the sun. Currently, the only state that even pays lip service to maintaining a militia is Texas and that "militia" is more for show than capable of holding their own in a war. Each state now has a National Guard that replaces the archaic "militia" and each National Guard unit is issued weapons by the state. Personal firearms are no longer necessary, nor are they allowed for logistical reasons. So the whole reason the 2nd Amendment was put in there in the first place has been rendered obsolete. Well, that's how any sane individual would interpret a law that reads, "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." This can also be read as, "Because the free states don't have standing armies, they need militias and those militias will need to be able to bring arms whenever they are assembled. Therefore, Congress cannot infringe on a citizen's ability to participate in his state's militia by prohibiting the citizen from keeping or bearing said arms."

    The NRA and their sycophants, of course, would like for the entire first half of the Second Amendment to disappear entirely because it's a thorn in the side of their stance that the right to bear arms is unconditional. The problem is, they would have to have the amendment amended, and it could backfire on them by accidentally bringing the amendment into the 21st century and prohibiting the high rate-of-fire weapons we see used in these massacres. So they leave it as is and pretend the first half of the amendment has no bearing on the second half.

    Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms?

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    Fadamor

    ¥2,000 per hour, that's about 3 times more a shop assistant.

    The Hooters restaurants in Japan pay ¥1,000/hr to starting waitresses. I only know this because it's on their website.

    Posted in: Couple arrested for hiring Chinese girls on student visas to work as club hostesses

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    Fadamor

    Apple was trying to scam the artists. The royalty policies were already in place, so why would Apple need to change things by negotiating "revenue-sharing at rates that are slightly higher than the industry standard, to compensate for the three months that it plans to offer its streaming service without charge"? If APPLE INC. wants to offer the music for free for three months, why did that require a change in the royalties paid by Apple, Inc.? It was Apple's decision to offer the music for free, not the artist's. Apple was looking to reel-in more customers into their music program, and offered the free three months as a loss-leader... take the loss for the first three months, then make it up in the increased sales by all the new members after the three months are over. However, the artists obviously weren't a part of this plan - and it's THEIR WORK that Apple decided to offer for free. EPIC FAIL Apple.

    @Nakanoguy,

    but artists make revenue from other sources, not just from apple. i don't see how three months of not receiving royalties is going to bankrupt all the "small time" groups that swift is supposedly rooting for. on the other hand, it's going to make her and beyonce much richer. this is the same artist who removed her music from spotify because she wasn't getting paid enough.

    You're missing the point. Royalties apply to every sale of a musical work. Just because Apple decided to set the sale price at $0.00 doesn't mean that the royalties aren't owed. Royalties are not a percentage of the sale price, they are a fixed fee per sale regardless of how much the work actually sells for. When Apple decided to offer the artist's work for free, they were playing a little game with the artists. Consider the following:

    (Public statement) My name is Cim Took and I run the multi-billion dollar corporation Apricot, Inc. We're starting a great new music service and to get people to sign up, I'm going to let the members download ALL the albums they want for free. how great is that?! After the three months are up, however, the prices return to normal so make sure to sign up during the free download period!

    (Boardroom statement) Hey guys, I know it looks like we're going to be spending a lot of money here with little money coming in, but during the three-month window I don't plan on paying the artists ANYTHING. We'll tell them that they'll make it up afterwards because we'll slightly raise the amount we give them per sale of anything in our free-trial catalog after the free trial ends, but here's the kicker... Everyone that wanted their music would have downloaded it during the free trial, so sales afterwards will be virtually non-existent. We're actually going to be spending a lot LESS in royalties to the artists than we would with the normal arrangement!

    Posted in: Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift complains

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    Fadamor

    This question was posed because of the church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. and I'm not sure why the question was posed on a Japanese news site because no such right to bear arms exists in Japan, but whatever.

    With regards to the UNITED STATES of AMERICA'S right to bear arms, I support the right of every American citizen to bear the ONLY arms that existed when this right was incorporated into the Constitution: front-loading flintlock pistols and muskets. The founding fathers, as forward-thinking as they were, were ABSOLUTELY IGNORANT when it came to the concept of 15 or 30-round magazines and semi-automatic weapons. It's not their fault they were ignorant. Those things simply did not exist at the time this right was added to the Constitution. So for the NRA and all its sycophants to insist that a badly outdated amendment applies just as well today as it did on December 15, 1791 when the amendment was adopted, it just boggles the mind.

    Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms?

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    Fadamor

    These supposedly knowledgeable people talking about how the atomic bombs hastened the end of the war are ignoring the elephant in the room. The attack on Hiroshima was made on August 6 and... nothing happened in Tokyo. the attack on Nagasaki was made on August 9 and... nothing happened in Tokyo. On the same day as the Nagasaki attack, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan and proceeded to sweep the Japanese Kwantung Army out of China, Manchuria, Korea, and the Sakhalin Islands. By August 15 and with the Soviet troops threatening Hokkaido, NOW Tokyo did something. From Wiki:

    Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's research has led him to conclude that the atomic bombings were not the principal reason for Japan's capitulation. He argues that Japan's leaders were impacted more by the swift and devastating Soviet victories on the mainland in the week following Joseph Stalin's August 8 declaration of war because the Japanese strategy to protect the home islands was designed to fend off a US invasion from the South, and left virtually no spare troops to counter a Soviet threat from the North. This, according to Hasegawa, amounted to a "strategic bankruptcy" for the Japanese and forced their message of surrender on August 15, 1945.[21][22] Others with similar views include The "Battlefield" series documentary,[2] Drea,[17] Hayashi,[18] and numerous others, though all, including Hasegawa, state that the surrender was not due to any single factor or single event.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Japanese_War_%281945%29#Importance_and_consequences

    Posted in: Japanese art on atomic bombings exhibited in Washington

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    Fadamor

    At the time, she was approaching the limits of the Japanese Coast Guard’s normal range and decided with her team that it would be irresponsible to continue and potentially put rescuers’ lives at risk, the team said in a statement.

    So flying out to rescue someone doesn't put the rescuers' lives at risk until the rescuee is out of flight range? That's an interesting, if uneducated, view.

    Posted in: Steering failure, bad weather ended rower's Pacific crossing attempt

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    Fadamor

    Job retraining for jobs that don't exist ... A feel-good measure that will help Congess feel better about shafting workers in the US.

    Oh the jobs exist alright. Just not on your Government-propped-up farm, Farmboy. I still find it unbelievable that U.S. farmers were paid by the government to NOT grow their crops. In between tariff protection and government subsidies, U.S. farms are coddled way too much. Because of the tariffs on foreign agricultural goods entering the U.S., American citizens PAY THROUGH THE NOSE compared to what they COULD be paying... just to keep the farming corporations profitable.

    Republicans are crazy to work for Obama's agenda.

    You've got it the wrong way around. The REPUBLICANS are supporting this an Obama is bucking his own party by pushing for it as well.

    The thing everybody glosses over is that if this legislation is approved, the TPP is still no closer to including the United States. All this legislation (if approved) will do is allow the President to submit the trade agreement for approval without worrying about congress delaying it or modifying it. Congress gets a yes or no decision based on the agreement "as-is". If Congress rejects the agreement, then the Administration has to go back to the negotiating table and try to fix what Congress didn't like.

    Posted in: U.S. trade legislation vote expected Friday

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