KnowBetter's past comments

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Yup, damn beer goggles got me again as I tried to read this before dozing off last night...

    It's just too bad the Yanks don't have a third option system. At least they did get one thing sort of right, no dynasty terms. Two and you're out, funny that, since their past time sport requires three strikes.

    Posted in: Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    America’s oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation’s youngest adults — now nearing 20 themselves — find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism and economic worry.

    Should that not read America's 'youngest' millennials - nearing 20...? Otherwise I fear my beer goggles have got the best of me.

    Posted in: Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Kishida said Tokyo lodged a protest to the North over the missile, and urged his counterparts to step up cooperation as they face the latest development.

    “I hope to coordinate closely in order for Japan, China and South Korea to lead the efforts of the international community,” he said.

    Yes, yes, yes. Okay, the next move and the only logical one is to invade North Korea once and for all, kill off the nutter regime and free the enslaved population. We all know it's eventually going to end at that but still seem to be waiting for the nutter to go too far. Why not just pick the fat bastard off in the middle of the night when he least expects it. I'm sure they could figure out a date and then move on it.

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea slam N Korean missile launch

  • 8

    KnowBetter

    Even with fans moving air around, I can NOT think straight at 28c and don't think most people used to working in cooler climates. No amount of time in my life has ever changed that. Add moving around the office and carrying heavy computer components and everyone I work with ends up soaked from head to toe in sweat. Yeah, that's good for workers. I have to drink almost four litres of water each day at work just to keep the headaches away and that leaves me as sweat for I might need to take one leak during the day. Who pays for all that water?

    Posted in: Lights off, hold the elevator - Japan Inc's answer to the rising yen

  • 1

    KnowBetter

    It totally depends on the city and where it is transit wise BEFORE. Vancouver as an example ended up FINALLY building a fixed rail line from the airport to downtown and they said it would take decades to ever reach capacity. It has almost reached its maximum capacity of 30 two car trainsets and after that they'll be screwed. The 99 Sea to Ski highway was FINALLY widened and more safety measures put in place but it appears that they could have done more. Both those examples would never have been done had it not been part of the Olympics bid promise.

    Posted in: Do you think mega-sports events such as the Olympics are good for the host city’s economy and infrastructure in the long run?

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    An update from Georgia Power...

    "A spokesman for the local electric company, Georgia Power, said the problem started with a piece of Delta equipment called a switchgear, which direct flows within a power system. No other customers lost power, he said."

    Source of updated quote:

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/delta-cancels-more-flights-in-wake-of-computer-system-outage-1.3020668

    I am amazed by the fact that Delta didn't have proper back up UPS (uninterruptible power supply) on key components which would have given them the key time of 5 to 30 seconds needed for the emergency back up power generators to come online and provide power until the main system service power was restored. Every high-rise building I have ever lived in or worked in has these back up checks annually or bi-annually. You'd think with so much riding on your data centres and IT infrastructure that this would be a top priority for Delta to keep running with many redundant backups in place to avoid a EPIC MELTDOWN like this.

    Posted in: Delta shutdown strands 1,000-plus at Narita airport

  • 3

    KnowBetter

    Delta and NWA became the beast they are today but Delta has always been known for having some of the oldest aircraft flying followed closely by NWA. I wouldn't be surprised if this mindset of squeezing every last penny and then a few more didn't just bite them in the a$$ because they didn't listen to their IT department's constant screams to update their system infrastructure. I've worked for quite a few companies who's 'good enough' mindset caused them to lose customers and unknown financial loses because their IT systems weren't backed up properly. UPS backup on every item plus back up power generation on the whole data centre when you're as big as Delta would be the minimum. What really went wrong and is being blamed on a power outage is complete BS but of course I doubt we will ever really know.

    Posted in: Delta shutdown strands 1,000-plus at Narita airport

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    WOW!!! People seem to have missed the point that it's still around $900 USD for one month of roaming charges on top of your regular month plan rate. The roaming charges are still a rip off anyway you slice it.

    Posted in: Gymnast Uchimura gets $5,000 roaming bill from playing Pokemon Go in Brazil

  • -1

    KnowBetter

    I for one hope she fights hard to change the old boys' club mentality and pull Tokyo's ruling mindset out of the 50's and into the modern world. She has one hell of a battle before her to make changes that will benefit Tokyoites.

    Ganbatte Koike san!!!

    Article Unavailable

  • 8

    KnowBetter

    Yea, I'd like to be rolling up on that beach too minus all that hardware. Then I'd pop up a brelly, open up the cooler and grab a nice cool bevie, sit back, drink it and then take a nap. That's my beach assault plan in a nutshell.

    Posted in: Beach assault exercise

  • 3

    KnowBetter

    Haruku Sanada, a high school student in Osaka, said, “I fell down the stairs. I’m worried that I may become unaware of what’s going on around me when I play the game.”

    And this is what is wrong with a lot of today's youth... they just can't help themselves however they get quite angry when we don't give them responsibilities that give them more freedom. Clearly they can't handle that.

    Article Unavailable

  • 2

    KnowBetter

    Queue the line ups at the hospitals for 'go' related injuries and people complaining of trespassers on their property or in places where the general public shouldn't be wandering into.

    Posted in: On the Go

  • 4

    KnowBetter

    BRING IT ON!!!

    Sitting on edge of seat waiting...

    Posted in: New Godzilla movie looks darker than ever in latest trailer

  • 3

    KnowBetter

    A runway was closed at one of Tokyo’s main airports Monday after a Hawaiian Airlines jet punctured its tires while making an emergency landing, forcing the cancellation of some domestic Japanese flights.

    Pretty sure there was nothing sharp on the runway that caused ALL eight (8!!!) main gear tires to "puncture". Perhaps the word 'burst' would have been a better choice. Hard braking and doing so with an aircraft at maximum landing weight for emergency reasons can lead to tires overheating and the safety plugs on the wheels blowing out to prevent the tires from exploding and causing severe damage to the underside of the fuselage and wings which could lead to a ruptured fuel line/tank, hydraulic lines, electrical wires or even control surfaces.

    Posted in: Emergency landing closes runway at Tokyo's Haneda airport

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    All these idiots do is speculate about this and that with no real idea of what they're doing except driving markets up and down because of their stupid, baseless speculation.

    Idiots playing the market as day traders and armchair traders are causing massive up and down swings in all markets from commodities to currencies and this in turn is affect us all in the short term as you can see daily if you need to buy something on web. One day it's a deal to get something and the next day the exchange rate kills it. Just stop monkeying around with the markets and keep your "the sky is falling" stories to yourselves!!! Please.

    Posted in: Farnborough air show flies into Brexit storm

  • 7

    KnowBetter

    edojin, I was thinking the same thing. Clearly China is now wasting resources on JT and in Japan pretending to make it look like poor little China is being picked on. Maybe China thinks people outside of China can be brain washed as easily as the Chinese within its borders. Proof of that is this silly article written by Xinhua.

    Posted in: Japan ruling bloc election win threatens regional stability, says China's Xinhua

  • 8

    KnowBetter

    I wish China would just shut its collective piehole, fix its own problems within its borders and quit trying to steal land, ideas and technology from everyone else once and for all.

    Posted in: Japan ruling bloc election win threatens regional stability, says China's Xinhua

  • 1

    KnowBetter

    Japan's laws are so confusing now more than ever. You can't buy things that are bad for you until you're 20 which is supposed to be the legal age because apparently before that in Japan, you aren't old enough to make informed decisions that will affect your life but now you can vote starting at 18 years of age and possibly screw up more than just your own life. I'm sure social media won't affect any of those votes...

    Posted in: #Vote

  • -4

    KnowBetter

    I have NO DOUBT that China WILL START WORLD WAR III as soon as it thinks it has the weapons in place to do so or China starts to crumble from within (more probable). It won't be a conventional war of past years but more of threats to call in debts from the USA which it pretty much could ruin and yet doing so would kill the hand that feeds it. That would force stage two of the war to which China would attempt to kill foreign powerhouse countries by damaging their infrastructure i.e. power grids, cell tower grids etc. via hacking and EMPs. Boots on the ground won't happen until it's clear they went too far but if you really think about it, those financial boots on the ground have been happening for almost a decade now in the form of money laundering using real estate as the mode of choice. Those that refused to call a spade a spade for fear of being labelled racist are now realizing they've been duped and are becoming worried they waited too long.

    It's time to STOP China in its tracks as we all know what they are doing and the longer we leave it unchecked, the stronger the uneducated bully will become.

    Article Unavailable

  • -2

    KnowBetter

    Funny that it was mainly the old folks who won't be around to see the mess they voted yes for, the dim witted (lack of education) that have no clue why they really voted yes, the racists which have tunnel vision and the DOLE riders that blame everything on anything but themselves.

    If the UK can vote this way, one can only imagine what will happen come election day in the US this year.

    Posted in: More than 2.5 million and rising sign UK petition for new EU referendum

Work
in
Japan

Search the Largest English Job Board in Japan.

Find a Job Now!

View all

Japan Investment
Properties

Listings Updated Daily

Search