Hunter Brumfield's past comments

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Put down that iPhone!

    Get off my lawn!

    Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

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    And how many lives have been saved by their airbags? More than 4?

    Posted in: Takata warns of bigger loss, but says air bag customers not cancelling

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    I wonder if anyone has thought to check them for microchips? Our dog, bought from a reputable store, had one when we got him at age 3 mos. Chances are the older dogs had them, had they had owners at some point.

    Such chips could be used to track where they came from/vet office.

    I was just wondering this morning what happens to the animals of elderly people who die and there is no one willing to take their dog or cat. I hate to think of what is done to these once-beloved pets.

    I see dozens of dogs every day and very few are mixed breeds such as are common outside Japan. I am not aware of any source for a dog outside of these shops so widely condemned in this commentary. How else (though we're out of the market!) to get a great dog like ours?

    Posted in: 27 more dogs found dead in Tochigi

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    I for one am delighted she has surfaced. She looks really good, scarcely "beaten down" as one poster strangely commented.

    Give her a break... she is still a wonderful asset to this country.

    Posted in: Recovering crown princess attends 1st imperial banquet in 11 years

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    Have to add mine, seen in store in Japan:

    Label on a cooking implement: "Warning: Burn yourself carefully."

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

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    As always I love Don Morton. Has been right on the movies for going on four decades in Japan. A cultural asset of the gaijin community!

    Posted in: The Kong Show presents - Don Morton at the movies

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    nigelboy

    That's hardly fear-mongering. It's about as understated as you can get with "volcano," "nuclear plant" and "Increased activity" in the same headline.

    Posted in: Agency warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

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    And every one of them has come to Sky Tree.

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    6km is a moderately fast walk. In non-congested areas 10km would be welcome, but I assume you'd turn off the collision detection feature in crowds or you'd never get anywhere.

    Sounds promising, though.

    Posted in: Aisin Seiki develops electric wheelchair with obstacle detection function

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    Headline completely misses the point of the article. The feckless translator incorrectly mentions "stress" as an alternative translation (the "( )" is a standard way they indicate that) and the editor oddly decided that was the key feature of the product -- that you don't have "stress" while taking a reading. Umm, no...

    Suggest instead: "NEC develops new means to easily take blood pressure readings".

    Posted in: NEC technology alleviates stress of taking blood pressure

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    The sums for her are truly trivial. Handing out paper fans to supporters? Shocking! It doesn't support a criminal complaint and certainly not walking the plank.

    Agree with you, Graham.

    We are also in her district and have seen her in person several times at our apartment confabs. She may have overstepped a bit, but it does sound quite trivial. My wife was saddened about the resignation, seems to like her a lot.

    Too bad, and I hope she comes back swinging.

    Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers

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    We have a massive General Electric refrigerator that has been working beautifully non-stop since 1955. It's like a monument to early American technology.

    How to get rid of THAT in Japan?

    Posted in: What to do with that junk you can't bring yourself to throw out

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    Great commentary on smoking!

    Posted in: GPod: Finding non-smoking cafes in Tokyo

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    I wonder how many times there has been seismic activity that subsided with no eruption? Taking that into account, it may have been seen as not that unusual.

    Posted in: No recovery of volcano victims due to eruption fears

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    This has nothing to do with "traditional magnetic cures."

    Pretty clear the toxin-absorbing nanobeads will be outside the body, and will attach to the bad stuff in the blood, then collect at the magnetized area to be removed. The cleansed blood then goes back into the patient.

    The problem I see as a layman is that a disease won't just be in the blood, but in tissue cells as well. So these will not be part of the body fluids that can be recirculated in quite a range of diseases.

    A start, though!

    Posted in: Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood

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    What? No comments?

    MS is so 1990s... no one gives a whit. Not hard to understand why.

    Posted in: 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

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    Wife and I ordered our 6s yesterday at Softbank in Kinshicho and the place was really buzzing, but they have it pretty well figured out, plus free coffee which was nice.

    Yodabashi Camera, where we usually go, didn't have the replica phones, but Softbank did, and it was immediately clear we both wanted the smaller version.

    My main problem is that too many apps require the newer IOS's -- I agree that my 4s is good enough, but I ran out of onboard memory. So it will go out to WIFI pasture for podcasts in my morning "information station" (thinking about simply installing it there with its own charger).

    Next on our agenda is the aWatch. Too bad there's such a wait, but it would have overwhelmed even Apple to have had the new iPhones and aWatch hit the stores at the same time!

    Posted in: Apple: Record 4 mil orders of iPhones on 1st day

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    Happens all the time in the States as well. My father handed over his keys at about 80 when he read the news about some old guy plowing into a crowd in New Orleans.

    For the disabled in Japan (stroke survivors) there is a 15-minute reactions test when renewing your license

    You sit in a simulator and hit the horn (no sound) every time a point of light shows on a video. It appears at different locations on the screen that shows a "through the windshield" driving video, so is testing your peripheral vision as well as your reaction time.

    Seems reassuring to me...

    Posted in: Driver held after car slams into 7-Eleven store, killing employee

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    Seems misguided. People come here to have a good time and are ready to spend money. They don't really care about the tax, and may pay even more back home. What they DONT want to do is have to worry about wasting their time on forms.

    Sounds like bureaucratic overkill.

    Posted in: Tax-free shopping gets a boost

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