Farmboy's past comments

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    Farmboy

    I'm looking forward to Dr. Strange, which could be the first movie in recent memory without any car chases, if they do it right.

    Posted in: Marvel unveils huge slate of new superhero films

  • 3

    Farmboy

    Farm boy, your weather forecasts are faulty. Have you ever heard of the Westerlies? They bring the Taifu

    JapanGal,

    Sure, I've heard of the Westerlies. What is your point?

    "The Westerlies, anti-trades, or Prevailing Westerlies, are prevailing winds from the west toward the east in the middle latitudes between 30 and 60 degrees latitude."

    Posted in: Kyushu town approves nuclear reactor restart

  • 4

    Farmboy

    I have no choice but to wish them well in this, and it seems to be happening in spite of what the people who live there want. I hope there will be no accidents. The stock price of Kyushu Electric has had a nice little bump this week, and I take that as an indication of a deal that has been completed.

    We now need zero problems, because Fukushima had the advantage of winds that mostly blew out to sea, toward the east, and this plant also has winds that blow toward the east, toward the rest of Japan, including Tokyo. All fruit and vegetables in the country would be affected by any accident, as would all the people. I do hope all that can be done for safety will be done before the plant is started, probably early next year.

    Posted in: Kyushu town approves nuclear reactor restart

  • 4

    Farmboy

    The restart divided communities nearest to the plant, pitting the host township that gets direct benefits from siting reactors against other communities that do not reap the benefits but say they will be equally exposed to radioactive releases in the event of a disaster.

    Yes, the town where the plant resides has an economy that is based on the plant running, and the next town over has an economy based on selling specialty items, mostly food. That town does not receive anywhere near the benefits that the adjacent town does from the plant. One small accident would kill their economic base. One large accident, of course, and neither town will have to worry about their economic base.

    Posted in: Kyushu town approves nuclear reactor restart

  • 1

    Farmboy

    I haven't kept up with this. What I saw had too much fighting and not enough lightness - just dreary trudging toward a resolution over heaps of bodies. I would watch this if I were feeling too joyful and wanted to tone it down a bit. That said, these movies have many fans, so the money should eventually work out.

    Posted in: Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

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    Farmboy

    It seems that the story is a little different now, or maybe my brain my in a different dimension, but yes, it was generous of the company to offer their masks for free. It's true that they will get some good PR for doing so, but that is as it should be.

    Posted in: Japanese firm donates 10,000 high-tech masks for Ebola fight

  • 5

    Farmboy

    to teach machines to think like people

    I would hope they would set their sites a little higher...

    Posted in: Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think

  • 0

    Farmboy

    This is what ... the fourth urine-throwing incident in so many months? Is it a club activity or something? Something from a new video game?

    If it's a way to mark territory, it's a little lazy to throw it, in any case.

    Posted in: Man arrested for pouring urine from PET bottle on girl

  • 1

    Farmboy

    The danger area would be the bathroom, and possibly the seats, if an Ebola victim sweats a lot. A face mask might prevent contact through a heavy sneeze, I suppose, but is more likely to protect against other, airborne diseases. Basically, Ebola is hard to catch unless you're a caretaker, a nurse or a doctor.

    Posted in: Japanese firm donates 10,000 high-tech masks for Ebola fight

  • 5

    Farmboy

    According to police, in a five-day span, the men bought 990 packs of disposable diapers

    Maybe they have a large family and they like to plan ahead? I think such responsible fatherhood should be encouraged.

    In any case, this might open up all sorts of diplomatic possibilities for international trade (the DPP?)... maybe for world peace (Peace for Pants Initiative?).

    Posted in: 3 Chinese men arrested for buying too many diapers

  • 0

    Farmboy

    You do know that these operations are named using a random name generator using the format (adjective) (noun), right?

    No, I didn't know that. It's surprising, then, that we haven't yet hit upon, "Operation Ridiculous Eggplant" or something like that.

    Posted in: U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense

  • 1

    Farmboy

    In Osaka? You could get someone near the station to hand it out instead of tissues.

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

  • -1

    Farmboy

    Keen Sword

    Time for a new advertising agency...

    Posted in: U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense

  • 6

    Farmboy

    But the opposition, routed by Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the last national elections, is smelling blood.

    Here's the thing, though. Abe is a leader, and opposition has no leaders. Zip. Nada. I would certainly prefer someone who would lead away from nuclear, away from war, away from an artificially induced economic recovery, away from a lot of things that Abe is leading toward, but Japan really MUST have someone who can lead. The LDP has leaders, and the other parties don't, at least not so far.

    The things that are happening with Abe's subordinates are NOT going to hurt him. The only thing that has potential to get the LDP out is the complete failure of the economy. Things there are on pretty shaky ground, and neither the US nor Europe look like their ground is any more solid. Honestly, I don't know what the future will bring. Let's hope it brings something positive.

    Posted in: Abe's troubles may not end despite resignations of two ministers

  • 8

    Farmboy

    Well-said! It’s time for Japan to think out of box and take bold steps to move on the negotiation, or else.

    US is offering very little that Japan needs, and is offering a lot that is not to Japan's benefit. Japan is taking the bold step of ignoring the TPP, as it should.

    Posted in: U.S. urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

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    Farmboy

    The Defense Department is going to want one.

    Posted in: Japanese firm showcases Bat-Signal of the future

  • 8

    Farmboy

    Obuchi's departure won't affect nuclear reactor restarts

    And neither will the overwhelmingly opposed voting public, it seems.

    Posted in: Obuchi's departure won't affect nuclear reactor restarts

  • 2

    Farmboy

    That's an interesting case. Was he jailed for producing the guns, or for making the video? I wonder if the latter would be protected under the law? It seems that regulating the content of videos when there is so much weird stuff out there would be difficult.

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

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    Farmboy

    Also, Q&A here. Sorry .. the first link above didn't go to English, though the map should be okay. I think this will work:

    https://www.city.fujiyoshida.yamanashi.jp/div/bosai/html/hazard_map/q_and_a.html

    Posted in: 4,000 take part in Mt Fuji eruption drill

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