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Jerome_from_UtahAug. 22, 2015 - 10:49AM JST
100,000 is a small number in a hierarchical organization. Honcho #1 sends the request to his division (10 people), each of them send it to their underlings (100) who then "farm" it out to their groups (1000). The next level down gives us 10,000 people with just 100 fences in their neighborhood to check and the inspection doesn't take that long. The reports go upstream in standardized format (invented by Hollerith over 130 years ago) and the top guy turns in his report in about a month. I know of one organization that checks weights and waists of over 3 Million people four times a year using the same techniques.
Posted in: More than 7,000 electrified fences not installed properly: survey
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 04, 2015 - 12:18PM JST
Everybody spies; it's human nature. Now, if nations, companies, people, etc. aren't spying on you, that's not good because it means there is little of value. Somewhat akin to not being invited to the Prom.
Posted in: Suga asks U.S. for explanation on Wikileaks spying claims
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 19, 2015 - 08:44AM JST
Reminds me of an old staple at American county fairs that's been around over 100 years: Catching the greased pig. The porker usually wins this one.
Posted in: 'Lube Olympics' makes slippery bid to rival Tokyo 2020
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 13, 2015 - 01:25PM JST
Aren't you glad to not be in Sacramento, CA where 38 degrees usually happens in May and it's already busted 43 degrees, so far? It touched 40 here in Salt Lake, UT a few days ago; "but it's a dry heat"...Never mind Arizona.
Posted in: Kanto region experiences hottest day so far this year
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 11, 2015 - 01:46PM JST
The injured parties aren't the only ones with a potential claim against Takata. The auto manufacturers are taking a huge hit because of the recall and also consumers seeking out cars that use other airbag vendors will cause modified purchase decisions. Car rental companies could also get in the act lest one of their cars injure a paying customer.
Posted in: Takata rejects call for compensation fund
Jerome_from_UtahJul. 09, 2015 - 12:29PM JST
Has anyone tried to increase the level of "sequester protein" in test subjects? That could be the real key to preventing this disease.
Posted in: Blood test may be able to predict Alzheimer's
Jerome_from_UtahMay. 31, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
When I saw "infant" and "high altitude" in the story, my next thing was to check the source. Sure enough, the was Colorado. A previous story linked low birth weight to altitude; again, it was in Colorado. So, I was nervous when my son was on the way until he was born and weighed in a 8 pounds, six ounces (3.8 Kg). The girl down the hall beat that at almost 9 pounds (4 Kg). We lived at 6000 feet and the births were in the AF Academy Hospital (7600 feet). Native Colorado folks drink a lot of alcohol and that might be the real cause.
Posted in: Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths
Jerome_from_UtahMay. 18, 2015 - 02:38PM JST
Now, if they could open one near Fussa-machi (Yokota AB), that would be cool.
Posted in: Halal ramen comes to Tokyo with Asakusa restaurant
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 28, 2015 - 01:54PM JST
Fair exchange; California's coast is shrinking.
Posted in: Japan gets bigger as new coastline emerges
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 24, 2015 - 11:44AM JST
This isn't new. My mother saw an example in the 1950s. Back then in the USA, it was called Aid for Needy Children or ANC. The mother couldn't afford to buy a jacket for her son. Mom asked "Why doesn't he get a paper route to earn enough for the jacket?" The lady cried. It turned out that every dime he made would reduce the stipend meaning he would work for nothing. It's a trap.
Posted in: Family branded welfare cheats because daughter gets part-time job
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 20, 2015 - 01:39PM JST
The first comment might be expensive.
Posted in: Panel asks: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?
Jerome_from_UtahApr. 01, 2015 - 01:30PM JST
Wait until he tries to join the Air Force. If his waist exceeds one meter (39.4 inches), he fails the PT no matter what else he does. Gomenasai!
Posted in: Kumamon demoted for being too fat
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 23, 2015 - 01:47PM JST
Before they "cast those plans in concrete", check the old records about the "Orphan Tsunami" of January 1700 that was caused by the Cascadia fault earthquake off the Oregon and Washington coast. Where did that one hit? Next, what are the highest priority targets? Nuclear reactors and power stations come to mind. Can that in-rushing water be channeled and then released? Raising the JNR tracks on trestles might be more economical with the water flowing underneath and not harming anything. This is how old houses on the US Gulf coast survived hurricanes while newer structures were washed away by the storm surge.
Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 22, 2015 - 10:17AM JST
Actually, it's a pretty good idea. After the last two Japanese eruptions that made the news, I checked the Quake sheet on the drudge report and the seismic activity was negligible. That means someone needs to be watching to keep the lava and ash cloud from being the first warning symptoms (maybe too late).
Posted in: Council to oversee 24-hour monitoring of volcanoes
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 14, 2015 - 10:48AM JST
Unions are looking out for their bread and butter, dues paying members who might get replaced in a variety of ways. Meanwhile, in the world of on-line technology, there are a lot of people seeing threats to information sharing from copyright holders and litigation from an expanded group of Internet Trolls who buy obscure patents and then run around suing people. Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF.org) has been sounding the alarm about this agreement for months.
Posted in: U.S. unions gear up to fight Obama over TPP deal
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 10, 2015 - 03:09PM JST
I understand the dog meat is supposed to give one strength. I hope the gentleman understands that it is not popular for some people. I didn't know Madam Park had gone through that experience, too. The fact that she showed up proves her qualities as a leader.
Posted in: South Korea's president visits injured U.S. envoy
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 07, 2015 - 09:32AM JST
New items at the Chitose cafeteria? Venison steak, Bambi-burgers, venison teriyaki, and so on.
Posted in: Transport ministry to investigate how deer got on runway at New Chitose Airport
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 06, 2015 - 12:32PM JST
If you're a Clinton, having Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch call the shots on your case disposition: PRICELESS!
Posted in: Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release
Jerome_from_UtahMar. 05, 2015 - 01:26PM JST
It is Congress' prerogative to invite guests who can give expert testimony from time to time. PM Netanyahu is the consummate expert from his corner of the Middle East. If bad things happen to Israel, then other places in the world are put in more peril including its neighbors. The last time a national leader proposed to make a deal with a fellow whose own book called for the enslavement of its neighbors, a nation was stripped of its border defenses and the path was set for World War II and the Holocaust. According to PM Chamberlain, his agreement had achieved "Peace in our time". This time, there is another book that calls for the subjugation of others and their leaders want nuclear power to make that happen. Bibi's testimony is appropriate.
Posted in: Why Boehner's invite to Netanyahu was unconstitutional
Jerome_from_UtahJan. 20, 2015 - 07:50PM JST
They are talking about .23 percent of a hard to define effect on quality of life or life expectancy. In statistical terms, this is somewhere between the 5 and 6 Sigma level on a distribution curve which makes it really hard to justify. These people want to take us to Bloomberg's or Deblasio's NYC where a soft drink over 16oz (500ml) is verboten and a ban on insulated take-out containers is being contemplated.
Posted in: Lifestyle diseases kill 16 mil prematurely
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:28PM JST
I wanted to vote for almost all of the above so I picked other. Alien Invasion?…
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Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:26PM JST
Good on these guys! Spread it info, get more students out there, and ESPECIALLY let it…
Posted in: Student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:21PM JST
I like the ones hiding in rain coats and masks. You notice how none of these…
Posted in: Support for Abe
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:17PM JST
All they have to do is send in the tax office for proper audits & they…
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Posted in: U.N. chief Ban defends China parade trip after Japanese concern