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Jerome_from_UtahJul. 18, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
When one of my coworker's cube got plastered with those pastel cuties, I got curious about market penetration. They're all over the place! Hope they stay friendly. ;-]
Posted in: Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 14, 2014 - 12:42AM JST
I've had a couple of Sprint products in the past, but things changed and both got dropped. At one time, Sprint was the out front leader in fiber optics, not so much now; looks like SoftBank owns that position in Japan. T-Mobile keeps on improving their service with the latest being a world wide flat rate for Instant Messaging. Hopefully, SB will keep the T-Mobile management team on board. I will mention this story later this week at our local city's meeting about a local fiber-optic provider named UPTOPIA because of the additional competition aspect. Thanks for your just in time article.
Posted in: SoftBank reported in deal to merge Sprint, T-Mobile
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 07, 2014 - 02:20PM JST
Next bold step is to adapt this technology to "zero" G; as in a space ship or satellite. Also, home grow racks could be adapted to use both natural daylight and the LED illumination. I wonder what this kit would sell for at my local garden store or "big box"? The real beauty is the infinite scalability of the process.
Posted in: World's largest all-LED vegetable plant starts operations
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 05, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
Heat of water formation is 54,000 Calories per Mole. That translates to real money in the form of a power source. It's the same question that applies to electric cars. As the fellow in the Fargo movie put it: Show me the money.
Posted in: Japan announces roadmap for hydrogen introduction
Jerome_from_UtahJun. 09, 2014 - 04:28AM JST
Volcano eruptions are easier to predict than earthquakes. People had cameras positioned to record the eruptions of St. Helens, Pinatubo, and several others with some spectacular recorded events. On the other hand, earthquakes are proving to be really hard to predict, especially in time and a lot of them happen far from known fault lines. So, if you are in Japan, Alaska, or the US West Coast, prepare (build) for a 7.5 magnitude quake that will happen sometime in the next 100 years which could be tomorrow. This is where TEPCO failed in not having a sea wall around the plant which is located close to the coast. Question: Are there similar at risk facilities?
Posted in: 'Ring of Fire' volcano risk the last obstacle for Japan's nuclear plants
Jerome_from_UtahJun. 02, 2014 - 02:38PM JST
I remember getting shots every six months back in Vietnam. Two of them were for cholera and typhoid. What happened to that vaccine?
Posted in: Cholera vaccine is 86% effective
Jerome_from_UtahMay. 25, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
Something tells me they didn't check out TB. Tuberculosis spores from Egyptian tombs have caused unwary archeologists to get very sick. Talk about a "blast from the past"; this may be the one. If it presents as a skin infection, the name is Scrofula which used to be common in the Middle Ages and rather gross.
Posted in: Bacteria can linger on planes for a week: study
Jerome_from_UtahMay. 18, 2014 - 03:11PM JST
Cricky, sometimes comics get the word past the news minders. That was certainly the case with Stars and Stripes back during the Vietnam War. So, if something is being hushed up, Manga may just uncover it and maybe add some ideas nobody else realized.
Posted in: Nosebleeds, food, and fear: How a manga became center of a debate on Fukushima
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 26, 2014 - 01:28PM JST
Thanks to an OSI "This is what marijuana smells like." briefing, I found out that could be me doing the cardiac thing. After they lit up the ashtray and passed it around the room, my left arm went numb. Checked my pulse (about 150) and noticed the missed beats. That was forty years ago and I've been real careful since then. So, I would give that study some respect.
Posted in: Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 26, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
Can I find this in the USA? Here in Utah, most of our Sake comes from Folsom, CA.
Posted in: Sake brewer receives kosher certification
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 11, 2014 - 02:06PM JST
That quake happened on the Cascadia Fault. The exact date of the last "Big One" was established by monastery records up and down the east coast of Honshu in January of 1700. That "Orphan Tsunami" is featured in Japanese art which I saw before knowing what the story was. This is one of four possible seismic disasters that we "sweat" here in the USA. The others are California (San Andreas, etc.), New Madrid, and the Yellowstone cauldera. That last one would turn the entire northern hemisphere into an ice box.
Posted in: M6.9 earthquake strikes off California coast
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 26, 2013 - 02:58PM JST
Hopefully, none of the Marshmallow people are in the US Air Force or JAL. Both institutions have a "program" for those with a BMI over 25. I also remember a PanAm flight attendant that had visible ribs showing through her uniform and they still thought she was overweight. Remember, a waste is a terrible thing to mind.
Posted in: Don’t call them fat; call them Marshmallow Girls
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 26, 2013 - 02:43PM JST
Brings back memories, mostly of Akadama Port that came in a 2 L jug.
Posted in: Japanese becoming increasingly sophisticated wine consumers
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 23, 2013 - 02:11PM JST
Osakanews net listed the total buy which includes some VF-22 Osprey aircraft. I wonder if the demonstrations against this aircraft will stop now that close to 20 of them will be flown by Japan? In the US, the primary user is the Marine Corps distantly followed by the Air Force. I wonder which branch of the JSD will fly the new ones?
Posted in: Japan to buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 09, 2013 - 01:44PM JST
asybot12 is spot on. It took over 100 years for our scientists to realize that the Cascadia fault does create tsunamis. The Temple records of a huge "orphan" tsunami in January, 1700 confirmed the event. We now know the period is about once every 300 years or so and the evacuation route signs have been posted.
Posted in: Slippery clay intensified 2011 tsunami-quake, scientists say
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 21, 2013 - 03:22PM JST
There was a Korean science fiction movie that started with the idea that the assassination was averted. That changed the local history to the extent that Japan didn't get into the Second World War and the story goes to the 1990s with Korea still being part of Japan and, of course, still trying to find a way to become non-Japanese.
Posted in: China praises Korean assassin whom Japan calls a 'criminal'
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 18, 2013 - 02:59PM JST
Here in the USA, we are suffering under two frauds. 1. CO2 as a cause of "climate change". 2. Ethanol as a means to achieve energy self sufficiency and create cleaner burning auto fuel. The mud and ice cores disprove the first one because it turns out that CO2 peaks at the beginning of Ice Ages. The second one fails a life cycle analysis of the process. First, there is the environmental harm caused by the agriculture including higher prices for cattle feed and tacos. Then, there is the fact that cars have had active mixture controls since the early 1980s which wipes out changes of the fuel composition. Thus, all ethanol and other oxygenates do is reduce fuel mileage. Japan got this one right.
Posted in: Tense week ahead for U.N. climate talks afer Japan's U-turn
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 17, 2013 - 02:30PM JST
There is private donations coming from Hong Kong. Maybe someone overlooked that.
Posted in: Making sense of China's meager typhoon aid
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 15, 2013 - 03:35PM JST
My son's Hunter Safety instructor told the class that if there was more than one girl, the chances were that one of them would get the top shooting score. Sure enough, two of the three girls had the best scores. So, don't be surprised if more lady hunters show up.
Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 05, 2013 - 03:16PM JST
Here in Utah, the Ordinance says that people, hunter or not, in hunting areas will wear blaze orange during the rifle season which ended for us two weeks ago. However, I don't know what the law is in Japan. What was the fellow picking in the Fall? Around here, it's mushrooms (good luck on that) and acorns. If you have a brown beard and hair, wear a brown jacket and a white shirt, you may be mistaken for Bambi. Finally, is it mature bucks only or are spikes and does fair game in Japan? We count points before shooting so we don't get stuck with an illegal kill and a huge fine.
Posted in: Man shot after being mistaken for a deer in Shizuoka
Jul. 30, 2014 - 10:08PM JST
The distance from Yokota Air Base was mentioned in an article I read about this…
Posted in: Police ask public for info on 1995 triple murder case at Hachioji supermarket
Zichi, Sellafield (Windscale as was) was built by the taxpayer, on MOD land. Its not surprising…
Posted in: Dismantling Germany's nuclear industry, piece by piece
Jul. 30, 2014 - 10:07PM JST
Actually smithinjapan, mercury is not quickly flushed from the body. It builds up in the base…
Posted in: Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt
Jul. 30, 2014 - 10:06PM JST
They'd rather just assume that America will take care of everything
Why? Has America come nearby…
Posted in: China's war games don't faze Japan but disrupt civilian air traffic
Jul. 30, 2014 - 10:00PM JST
Regardless of the funds set aside for decommissioning, when a reactor has a meltdown the funds…