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Jerome_from_UtahDec. 21, 2015 - 02:25PM JST
University of California at Davis, CA [aka UC Davis] developed a tomato harvester and the little red golf ball sized tomato that it would pick about thirty years ago. Now, if this thing can harvest and not squish a Beef Steak Tomato, that would be a break-through.
Posted in: Tomato-harvesting robots developed
Jerome_from_UtahDec. 04, 2015 - 01:03PM JST
The world's premier electronic shopping bazaar and the Famous Star from Carl's Jr. What a combination!
Posted in: California burger chain Carl’s Jr.’s to open 1st Japan store in Akihabara
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 21, 2015 - 03:19PM JST
This amounts to throwing away a potentially valuable commodity. It is one of the propellents that replace CFC in spray cans because it won't degrade the ozone layer. It can be used in place of ammonia and CFC in refrigeration and heat transfer systems. Are there any chemical processes that can use it as a feed stock? Then, there is always dry ice which we use for a variety of purposes here in the USA. Meanwhile Al Gore's "Armageddon" ten year count down is almost done without the promised calamities happening.
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 21, 2015 - 02:58PM JST
Another benefit is a lower incidence of colon cancer that wasn't mentioned in the article. I'm one of those people who can go to sleep after a late night cup of it.
Posted in: Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain diseases
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 18, 2015 - 03:54PM JST
Since Hurricane Katrina about ten years ago, the Atlantic hurricane seasons have yielded fewer storms and less than one landfall on average. Hurricane Sandy had become extra-tropical and then linked up with a Noreaster (cold weather storm) to create a monster that savaged the Jersey shore. But, it was not due to "global warming". Meanwhile, down in Antarctica, the ice cap has grown by billions of pounds.
Rush Limbaugh started an Armageddon countdown clock almost ten years ago when Al Gore claimed that the world would suffer coastal calamities if the carbon fuel consumption was not cut. That clock is within 70 days of completion, but the Florida coast is still intact, the NW Passage is still closed, and the NYC subways haven't filled with seawater.
This clock runs out about a week before the Iowa Caucus and the NH Presidential Primary a week after that and it will be interesting to see how those elections are effected.
Posted in: Global warming: What if we do nothing?
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 17, 2015 - 12:02PM JST
Well, I suppose they would work at home; but where I work, the IT folks would shut down my computer 15 seconds after I plugged it in. How to meet people you have only heard about....
Posted in: USB-powered heated gloves
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 16, 2015 - 04:27PM JST
I remember the author as a formidable opponent back in my California days when my "other job" was helping out Republican candidates. Once again, she is demonstrating the clarity of her thinking and I hope the CIA and NSA folks are paying attention to these issues.
Posted in: Worst-case scenarios that are more likely than you think
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 16, 2015 - 06:23AM JST
"Man made Global Warming" may be a sham. How much carbon was put in the air during the Medieval Warming Period that ended abruptly around 1250? How much was taken out to cause the Little Ice Age that lasted until 1850? Northern Europe switched from wine to beer and whiskey as a result of that change. Asahi and Kirin follows that tradition. After the great announcement of Global Warming, a funny thing happened: It stopped warming and the Antarctic ice cap is now more massive. Some climatologists are even suggesting a cooling period in our future due to solar cycles.
Now, if people really want to get out of carbon fuel, it is time to get back into the nuclear energy game and the United States should try to catch up. One benefit is that a nuclear plant emits less radiation than a coal powered plant due to trace elements in the coal. Please do the "Worst Case" analysis and harden those places against a tsunami (earthquake and high water). How high did the water rise in January, 1700? That one came from North America.
Posted in: Why are oil and gas companies calling for more action on climate change?
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 12, 2015 - 12:41PM JST
They should invite Congresswoman Martha McSally over for a visit. She was an A-10 Squadron Commander with over 200 combat missions. A-10 "Wart Hog" motto: Go ugly early!
Jerome_from_UtahNov. 08, 2015 - 09:55AM JST
I wonder if Dr. Schneider wrote this piece before last Tuesday's elections? The "gun control" crowd lost almost all the elections. By the way, has anyone noticed that most of the mass killings took place in Gun Free zones?
Posted in: NRA may be losing its grip on the public's imagination
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 18, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
I know of two conditions that facilitate fungal infections: Diabetes and AIDS. So, if there is a cause and effect relationship between fungal infections and AD, then there may be a relation between the other two diseases and AD. This is a statistical study that can be done with living populations and it doesn't have to violate privacy.
Posted in: Fungus found in brains raises Alzheimer's questions
Jerome_from_UtahOct. 06, 2015 - 02:54PM JST
This brings back memories of the Greater SEA Co-prosperity sphere.
Posted in: Abe's new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric
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
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Feb. 09, 2016 - 03:46AM JST
BTW, what's with the Patriot jerseys?
Dunno, but there's actually a Patriots fan club in Tokyo.…
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Feb. 09, 2016 - 03:36AM JST
M3M3M3: ... but the Australian model of handing out cash to people smugglers in exchange for…
Posted in: Some Australian asylum seekers to be deported have cancer, terminal illnesses
Feb. 09, 2016 - 03:31AM JST
Rey seemingly knowing the ways of the force by resisting Ren's Jedi-like mind trick. Ridiculous scene.…
Posted in: 'Star Wars' hits $2 billion global sales mark
Feb. 09, 2016 - 03:26AM JST
Zzzzzzzzzz. BTW, what's with the Patriot jerseys?
Feb. 09, 2016 - 03:25AM JST
Is this where the GOP is at these days? Torture, carpet bombing, and a ban on…
Posted in: Trump calls for waterboarding, other methods in U.S. fight against ISIS
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