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Jerome_from_UtahAug. 31, 2014 - 01:13AM JST
One of the Sacramento radio stations ran a preparedness ditty after the World Series Quake:
MILK, BREAD, TOILET PAPER...the three things Americans want when the stores close.
Posted in: Gov't advises citizens to stockpile toilet paper
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 25, 2014 - 01:49PM JST
The key here is predictability. Yesterday's earthquake south of Napa, CA (USA) came with ten seconds warning and the same source said the people in LA the the SF Bay Area could expect 30 to 60 seconds warning or enough time to park the elevators and open the doors. Next up in the scale are tornadoes with warning times ranging from hours down to minutes. Then, there are hurricanes and typhoons that can be predicted and tracked for days. Volcanoes are the most predictable with warnings ranging from years for likely events down to days prior to the actual eruption with Iceland being the most recent example. That being the case, Kyushu Electric seems to be on sound ground with their Sendai facility. On the other hand, if a tsunami is the possible threat, prudence would suggest building a sea wall around the plant that can hold back the worst case which could be a 40 meter wave coming from both directions as it did at Fukushima. Yes, it might be cheaper to move the reactor in some cases.
Posted in: NRA to study ways to deal with volcanic eruptions near nuclear reactors
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 18, 2014 - 02:44PM JST
SWAT teams started in the Los Angeles area after regular police found themselves out gunned by criminals. It didn't take long for the Number One target to be people engaged in the drug trade. Thanks to the War On Drugs, lots of police departments, Sheriff's Offices, and others want the firepower. This is the Demand-Pull side of the equation. That Pentagon 1033 Program simply provides the Supply Push side. This is from Econ 101.
To quiet the "Battle Rattle", both side of the equation need to be addressed.
Posted in: Stop Pentagon program that militarizes U.S. police forces
Jerome_from_UtahAug. 13, 2014 - 08:53AM JST
Have they tested this magic against VHF tracking systems? The answer may calm corporate euphoria about this system.
Posted in: Japan to test first stealth fighter jet
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?
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'
Sep. 03, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
Online digital entertainment is the new paradigm and hollywood is failing to adapt.
Posted in: U.S. box office slumps to worst summer in years
Sep. 03, 2014 - 03:57PM JST
Its about time.
Posted in: Abe names 5 women to new cabinet
Sep. 03, 2014 - 03:53PM JST
Gasp! Nearly a whole quarter?! *sarcasm I guess it has to start somewhere... Cosmetic as it…
Sep. 03, 2014 - 03:52PM JST
It's time to change the rules of engagement when dealing with monsters like this. No holds…
Posted in: Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist
Sep. 03, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
Seems to me like he's trying to pass the blame for his failures to his current…
Posted in: Abe to reshuffle cabinet in bid to boost his agenda