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KnowBetterNov. 23, 2014 - 06:35AM JST
The only good thing about being that packed in is it's near impossible to fall over if you lose your balance on a turn.
Posted in: Rush-hour crush on Tokyo subway leaves train with broken window
KnowBetterNov. 22, 2014 - 06:22PM JST
That cop in the back seat looks more like a pissed off girlfriend giving the evil eye to her boyfriend whom she just caught making out with her best friend from high school. Seriously!
On topic, HELL YEAH!!! These little boys want to play like hoodlums and damage property? Cane them, fine them and throw them in jail to think about their actions. Too bad the rest of the world doesn't treat criminals like criminals.
Posted in: Germans charged with vandalism in Singapore face flogging
KnowBetterNov. 21, 2014 - 09:25AM JST
WOW!!! Now that's what would be deemed "Picture of the Day". Very nice!!!
Posted in: Sundown
KnowBetterNov. 21, 2014 - 05:15AM JST
FINALLY!!! Sparkling lights that stay up and on past Christmas to make winter a little more fun than the blandness that follows in January and February. You'd be surprised at how much these displays do to cheer people up when the days are shorter and the weather's not as nice.
Posted in: Shinjuku sparkles
KnowBetterNov. 20, 2014 - 05:53AM JST
Not sure why one would make such an ugly car to impress people to buy into this form of fuel. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
Posted in: Toyota to start sales of fuel cell car next month
KnowBetterNov. 19, 2014 - 11:16AM JST
I have replaced every light in my place with LEDs and now have much nicer light and need only about 1/5 of the power to light up the same area. Those display (festival) LEDs are much less powerful and I'm sure that the energy to happiness quotient is well justified in this case. I love December not for the all the gift giving but for all the lights! January seems so dull after that wonderland of December lights ends.
Posted in: Eternal lights
KnowBetterNov. 18, 2014 - 07:38AM JST
Let's end the BS that the anti-nuke group will strike up on here.
How do you fix the problem of lowering CO emmissions right now, in 1 year, 2 years 5 years? That's right, no solution but a lot of hot air that sadly won't keep Japanese warm this winter and cool next summer.
A real solution is a decade away so you'll need to make the hard choices now to restart the reactors and MOVE on a solution ASAP.
Posted in: Japan CO2 emissions hit record yearly high
KnowBetterNov. 16, 2014 - 11:55AM JST
Facebook used to be a good place to keep up to date with friends and family dotted around the world but then Facebook got FAR TOO GREEDY and killed what made Facebook great. The Terms Of Service (TOS) because too controlling and in the end the TOS pretty much claimed they owned EVERYTHING on their website which included the right to use your personal photographs for their financial gain. That was the beginning of the end for smart people using Facebook that didn't want their photographs making someone else rich and losing control over your property rights. Now you'd have to be a fool to post images on Facebook and then be shocked that they appear in an add. It's bad enough that scammers already did that but Facebook can do this legally because of their TOS.
Posted in: Facebook to curb promotional posts on user timelines
KnowBetterNov. 15, 2014 - 01:21PM JST
There are far easier ways to scratch your back but I guess this works too...
Posted in: Ice work
KnowBetterNov. 14, 2014 - 12:06PM JST
It's all about money and nothing more. Done! Next article please!!!
Posted in: Japan tries to tap growing Muslim tourist market
KnowBetterNov. 13, 2014 - 09:14AM JST
I 'allow' and even sometimes encourage good looking Zombie collisions all in the name of being a courteous city dweller.
There are some smartphone zombies that are really taking chances though and everyday I see a few that nearly become Darwin Award Recipients when going to/from work or out shopping/eating. Sadly this will get worse long before they start cracking down on it to save lives.
Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets
KnowBetterNov. 13, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
I don't plan on taking up land space. After making damn sure I've 'expired', I would like to become ash and be cast off into the breeze off a cliff facing over the Pacific if at all possible.
Posted in: End-of-life preparation
KnowBetterNov. 12, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
Most Japanese companies I've dealt with over the last 30+ years for my 'electronics' did the same sort of honourable service work. Next to build quality, this is the reason I support and pay more for Japanese made products. Going that extra step shows you care and wins you customers for life.
Did Nikon do this to score points? Ask yourself why you would need to ask that question and that will answer if you would have likely gone out of pocket to help someone after a tragic loss. I know I'd help because that's just me and maybe the reason I appreciate these stories because it's nice to see others doing the same thing to help others out. Treat others as you would like to be treated and you'll find, if you try, life around you tends to be kinder. It's hard to be in a bad mood when everyone is in a good mood.
Posted in: Nikon repairs Mount Ontake victim’s broken camera, returns photos to family
KnowBetterNov. 12, 2014 - 06:01AM JST
'Laguna' you beat me to it. And, yes, I am old enough to have lived through the ice age fears of the 70's so I CLEARLY remember it and that's why I call BS on the current fear mongering for profit. Al Gore can go forth an multiply with a iceberg if he really believes the crap he's peddling. Just look at his net worth before, during and after he started this 'global warming sales pitch'. Hmmm, his net worth has increased?!? By doing what? Oh that's right, selling fear and green energy and jacking up everyone's cost of living while increasing his net worth.
Profiting from peoples fears in the name of saving lives (green energy) is no different than profiting from war on the lives of others to fight with the weaponry you sell for profit. Would be even worse if you created the mass fear in order to sell your product. So what happened to that 70's ice age fear?
Sure it will a el Nino winter but just try telling that to Canada's western provinces that are dealing with snow already and in Vancouver I heard it was -2c yesterday night. That's not normal and would be far from anything dubbed as 'el Nino'. Mind you, go back back about 35 to 70 years and that cold weather apparently would have been normal at this time of the year. Are we seeing a pattern of returning to colder weather forming. Remember that scientists back in the 70's claimed we were headed for a mini ice age because of the cooling trend since the end of WWII yet the world was rebuilding and CO2 levels were climbing because of that massive rebuilding.
FYI, volcanoes of recent have been sending TONNES of 'green house gases' up into the atmosphere and yet no one looks at that as a cause of climate change. Are we now going to blame humankind for the volcanoes and earthquakes. YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!! They will figure out a way to explain it and you bleating sheep will buy it hook, line and sinker!!!
Posted in: Weather agency raises chance of El Nino emerging in winter
KnowBetterNov. 12, 2014 - 05:36AM JST
'Reza Rahman' and getting from New York City out to JFK by train is better or 'safer'. Nightmare is a state of mind depending on your view of life. I'll take the slightly longer yet SUPER SAFE ride out to Narita over getting the once over taking 'rail' out to JFK. FYI, LGA is similar in distance/access from New York 'City' as 'Tokyo' is to HND but I like my odds better in Japan. Just sayin'.
Posted in: Tokyo Station lists departing train’s destination as…New York
KnowBetterNov. 11, 2014 - 03:51PM JST
Cool story and sounds like a cool tour to be on. Would have been funny to watch the rare salaryman look up and do a double take on that sign followed by a really long eeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhh???
KnowBetterNov. 11, 2014 - 08:49AM JST
Hmmm, the USA seems to push for the TPP real hard and yet others aren't so sold on the idea. Considering who's interests the TPP will better serve, is it any wonder that Japan and other countries might not be so keen on the idea of giving more power and control to markets that already have too much?
Posted in: Progress but no deal in TPP trade talks
KnowBetterNov. 09, 2014 - 10:26AM JST
Bewbs and their 'restraining devices' whether required or not is not the point of this whole exercise. Money is! For the rest of us there is simply the enjoyment of seeing scantly clad women in lingerie which I'm sure even women will not contest as they sometimes need inspiration or simply an idea that helps guide them in their next purchase(s).
But really, why would anyone complain?! ;)
Posted in: 'Frozen'-inspired bra changes color when you’re near a friend
KnowBetterNov. 07, 2014 - 07:41AM JST
Second picture made short work of my breakfast... THANKS A WHOLE BUNCH JT!!!!!!!!
And on a serious note... why? Why do we really need transparent mice?
Posted in: Scientists make see-through mice
KnowBetterNov. 04, 2014 - 11:51AM JST
Um... sure, okay, this will work because people doing the piracy will be swayed by cuteness of mascots saying it's bad m'kay. Money well wasted.
Posted in: Japan’s latest anti-piracy ad features new mascots Popcorn Otoko and Soda Otoko
Nov. 25, 2014 - 09:24AM JST
I think there should be a grassroots movement to boycott this election! Minshuto should distance itself…
Posted in: Low voter turnout could erode Abe's call for fresh mandate
Nov. 25, 2014 - 09:21AM JST
I never get the selling prizes at the shady next door establishment thing, I always see…
Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'
And yet, a former "gangster" is allowed to have one.
Wrong, he was not allowed…
Posted in: Man fires shots into ex-wife's apartment in Yokohama
Nov. 25, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
It's been said that even the Yakuza are reluctant to use firearms because the gun control…
yabitsNOV. 25, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
US law presume innocence until proven guilty.
Pay attention. This…
Posted in: Missouri governor declares state of emergency ahead of ruling on Ferguson shooting