Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    LOL. Always love the comments by the Apple fanboys. Windows XP is TWELVE YEARS OLD PEOPLE. How many Mac versions ago was that? While Apple releases the "next greatest O/S", Microsoft just updates what's already there via monthly FREE updates. (Still can't quite figure out why Mac fanboys tout "free upgrades" as an advantage over Windows) Apple calls it a "new O/S" and Microsoft calls it a "Service Pack". Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to.

    Let's examine some other "advantages" Macs supposedly have:

    "No malware, no viruses": Read ka_chan's post above to see just how naive those claims are. The only reason Apple has been able to get away with this little white lie is that their user base is SO FREAKING SMALL that most hackers haven't felt they would get as much notoriety "hackin'-a-Mac". Hackers want to make WAVES in the ocean, not ripples in a pond.

    "seamless integration with iPhone, iPad and iPod": Uh. yeah. That's going to be REAL high on the list for someone who doesn't drink the Apple kool-aid. Besides, we have iPads here in the school system and iTunes on the PCs. I haven't noticed any "integration" issues so far. So much for those "advantages".

    Linux is a great operating system, but it's open-source. Can anyone say "Heartbleed Bug" (ALSO open source)? I KNEW you could!

    Open source is always going to get the hairy eyeball from companies because the source code is out there for ANYONE to mangle. Sure, there are companies using Linux for their servers, but either they don't consider an exploit to be that damaging, or they just can't afford a closed-source server OS. If somebody told me our school division servers were ditching Windows Server and going with either Linux or Apple, I would have to (reluctantly) choose Apple over Linux. Student data needs to be protected just as much as your credit card info does.

    Posted in: PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

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    Fadamor

    As others have mentioned, this scam is happening in other countries as well. However, this scam seems to work so well in Japan because the stigma of the family being disgraced takes priority over caution. The caller apparently HAS to include some sort of situation that would result in a scandal in order for the victim to be compelled to take care of it as quick as possible.

    Posted in: 3 teens arrested for conning elderly people out of Y400 mil

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    Fadamor

    The driver of the FedEx truck was killed as well, bringing the death toll to 10.

    Posted in: Truck slams into bus carrying Calif high school students; at least 9 killed

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    Fadamor

    More wives working mean more "latch key kids" coming home to empty houses after school (if they even bother to GO to school).

    Posted in: When wives work, consumption rises accordingly -- spending rises for household services, eating out, female clothing and social expenses. It will lead to the positive cycle that Abenomics is aiming for.

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    Fadamor

    Japan manufactures a lot of their cars IN America, so it's not surprising that they are exporting less of them to there from Japan.

    Posted in: Mexico overtakes Japan as No. 2 car exporter to U.S.

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    Fadamor

    “CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America,” he said. “No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values… Now it’s just wide out in the open.”

    As usual, Rush DimBulb is way off in right field. Apparently he thinks the character Colbert plays in "The Colbert Report" is a real person. Apparently he ALSO never learned the difference between a comedy show and a talk show.

    Posted in: Colbert to succeed Letterman

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    Fadamor

    He was 13 not 3.

    Actually, he was 9, like the headline says.

    Posted in: 9-year-old boy falls to his death from 13th floor

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    Fadamor

    Wouldn't this be the most amazing miracle if the plane was intact, and airtight, and the people alive? We can still have hope!

    Yes, it WOULD be a miracle. Even ignoring the fact that an airplane fuselage is designed to keep pressure IN, not out (I doubt the fuselage could remain intact only a hundred feet under the ocean - never mind thousands of feet down), there's still the problem of breathable air.

    239 people breathing the air trapped in the fuselage would quickly deplete the oxygen and rapidly increase the carbon dioxide. Within 24 hours of becoming submerged, the air would be toxic to humans due to carbon dioxide poisoning. Having the passengers found alive after spending a month under the ocean with no food or water would finally get me to acknowledge the existence of a miracle-performing God.

    Posted in: Australian PM 'very confident' signals are from missing jet

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    Fadamor

    Given the Japanese penchant for abbreviating, with this store become a カラビニ? :-)

    Posted in: Special karaoke convenience store to open in Tokyo

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    Fadamor

    Congratulations on staying with the same person for 55 years.

    Posted in: Emperor, empress celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

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    Fadamor

    Sorry, I'm not seeing any "monster" employees in these examples. Even the girl who broke down in tears and then resigned isn't a"monster" because she realized the job wasn't for her and left.

    —A new employee whose wife sneaks the kids in just to see him because his overtime has increased so much

    If he really was a "new employee", how long had he been there to have his overtime "increase so much" that his family felt forced to come visit him? And why did the wife have to sneak at all? What, was he working on some highly classified project? As a "new employee", it's doubtful.

    Posted in: Outrageous behavior of 'monster' new company recruits

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    Fadamor

    When asked about why he was doing commercials in Japan, Gere apparently had a flashback to a scene in "An Officer and a Gentlemen" when he blurted out, "I GOT NO WHERE ELSE TO GO!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiIZLDeMOg0

    Posted in: Richard Gere appears as Tora-san again in Orangina ads

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    Fadamor

    As I think back, when playing I was away from adult supervision for quite a bit at ages 9 and 10. We used to head down to a nearby canyon in our San Diego suburb and slide down the grassy slopes on cardboard. Those canyons were susceptible to flash floods or wildfires but it never concerned us because "we would be faster than any fire or flood". It used to drive my mom batty when she'd have to track me down and get me out of the canyon.

    Posted in: 9-year-old boy falls to his death from 13th floor

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    Fadamor

    While i think the right-wing criticism of Obama's last encounter was blown way out of proportion, I do understand the driving force behind it. Countries go to great lengths to put leaders on equal footing when they meet. One leader - even inadvertently - showing more deference to the other can set off waves of controversy. I expect Obama will bow when they meet again (to not do so will cause the right-wingers to screech, "See? Even OBAMA knows he shouldn't have bowed before!"), but will have received some instruction on exactly how much of a bow is appropriate.

    I don't see a problem with him bowing to the emperor, but I don't really see any reason for him to even meet the emperor in the first place. The emperor holds no power and is only looked up to for being lucky enough to be born into a meaningless "royal" family. Surely Obama could make better use of his time.

    The same argument could be made for Presidents meeting with the Queen of England. That's not the main reason the president traveled to the country, but it's good PR to throw the figurehead monarchs a "status bone" while the President is there.

    Posted in: U.S. President Barack Obama will meet Emperor Akihito in Tokyo on April 24. Last time Obama met the emperor in Japan, in 2009, he shook hands and bowed, which upset some members in the U.S. Congress and media. Do you see anything wrong with him bowing to the emperor?

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    Fadamor

    “Some bosses introduce their new subordinates to a female life insurance salesperson, which is possibly the worst thing they can do,” says insurance consultant Toru Atoda.

    Yeah. Instead, they should introduce the new employee to a MALE life insurance salesman because men don't have girl-cooties. Plus, that way the new employee doesn't have to worry about the female life insurance saleswoman falling madly in love with them and sexually assaulting them. (Wait... that's a bit...)

    Posted in: Mistakes managers need to avoid when dealing with newly hired employees

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    Fadamor

    "Johnson" needs an upgrade to "Johnson 2.0"! Now I know where to go get it! ;-)

    Posted in: UK scientists make body parts in lab

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    Fadamor

    True as that may be, it fails to explain why the U.S. Navy would be so trusting and negligent in the first place. The Reagan is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Its officers and crew are or should be more sensitive than most to radioactive risk under all conditions, but especially when approaching a damaged nuclear power plant, and operating downwind of Fukushima.

    The navy wasn't trusting. They were constantly monitoring and when three of their helicopters returned with detectable radiation on the fuselages, the Reagan relocated farther offshore. Again, the navy KNEW the crew was not in a radiation-free zone as soon as the aircraft returned the first time, yet the crew was kept ashore. Why? Maybe the level of radiation wasn't that high. I imagine part of it was the huge PR effort that was being put behind "Operation Tomodachi". It wouldn't look good if the U.S. rushed up there, then backed-off. As funny as TEPCO's defense is in this lawsuit ("It's ludicrous to think anybody would take our word for it."), it actually has a ring of truth to it. As anal as the navy was about personal film badge dosimeters back when I was in the navy, I know these sailors were being monitored.

    The one thing notably silent in this lawsuit is whether any sailor has experienced radiation-related health problems. I'm guessing the answer is "Not a single one."

    Posted in: 79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi

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    Fadamor

    Indeed, Obokata might have made some fatal mistakes,

    Wow. I didn't realize somebody had died!

    Posted in: Obokata apologizes for mistakes but says her conclusions were accurate

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    Fadamor

    Can they get cars, trucks and motorbikes to run on seawater? That would be great...

    Sadly, the amount of equipment required to perform these conversions isn't going to fit in your typical minivan. Plus, there's not much seawater on the roads you drive on (unless a tsunami is in progress). I guess the key is how much seawater is required to process enough fuel to run a ship for an hour, and how long does it take to generate that fuel? Say your ship uses 50 gallons of fuel per hour, but the process only creates 25 gallons of fuel per hour. You'll be able to run longer than you used to without refueling, but you're still going to need to periodically refuel from a tanker.

    Posted in: U.S. Navy converting seawater into fuel

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    Fadamor

    I don't know who "Archie" is. Would that be like killing off Doraemon?

    Considering how long the Archie comic has been running (since December 22, 1941), I guess the Japanese equivalent would be killing-off Astroboy or some other long-running manga character?

    Posted in: Comic book character Archie to be killed off

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