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    KnowBetter

    None of these sanctions will work UNTIL CHINA GETS ON BOARD AND SLAMS THE DOOR SHUT ON NORTH KOREA!!! Oh and any other NUT BAG STATE that has been supplying NK with the 'ingredients' for their weapons programmes.

    Posted in: Japan announces new sanctions against North Korea

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    KnowBetter

    We must now REALLY wag our finger at NK and that should scare them plenty into stopping their evil actions. The UN sanctions aren't much more than that.

    Posted in: N Korea fires rocket; no debris falls on Japan

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    KnowBetter

    When is China going to get tired of that little yappy dog aka North Korea and just look the other way while 'someone' defuses the 'dear leader regime' and reunites the Koreas? I mean really, this punishment of the people in North Korea has gone on long enough...

    Posted in: Ready for N Korean missile launch

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    KnowBetter

    Maybe there's some STUPID new online challenge for the 'bored out of their mind youths' which challenges them to see how many of these hand strap they can 'take'. Failing that, somebody figures there's a market for these or maybe someone is getting back at these companies for whatever reason OR it's a safety vigilantly going around removing the hand straps they feel need to be replaced... okay so I'm just spit-balling here.

    Posted in: Police investigate theft of over 330 hand straps from Tokyo trains

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    KnowBetter

    @ Fadamor...

    Really, you can tell that the earth which has been around for BILLIONS of years and now a mere 135 years goes by and the end of the world is coming because of a 1c average world temperature increase. I am pretty sure there was far more than a mere 1c temperature increase that ended the last ice age over 10,000 years ago and there must have been far more dead and/or starving polar bears than there are now! Only reason everyone is making such a freaking big deal about it is because of this thing called the 'INTERNET'.

    Next time you go on holidays and by holidays, I means REAL HOLIDAYS, no internet, no daily news, etc., just see how 'out of the loop' you will be when you return to the 'connected world'. You are being constantly bombarded by information and that information is being focused in a manner that 'herds' you to where they want you. It's the 80/20 rule and it just about applies to EVERYTHING on this planet. In this case 80% of the population are being herded into believing the hype. Not sure why countries with higher average IQs are falling for it as there is a direct world-wide relation to countries with high IQ having less organized religion in control but maybe it has something to do with that saying that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and today connected youth appear to be far more pushy at getting what they want NO MATTER WHAT!!!

    Sadly, if we keep wasting our resources planning for a hotter planet and then it goes the other way, there will be no way to recover from that. Just remember 'they' said from the end of world war 2 until the late 70's we were headed for an ice age but then all that information was altered to make it look like it was get warmer. Who can you trust? Certainly not the ones who stand to profit from all this BS.

    Posted in: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin

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    KnowBetter

    Let stop and use our brains for a minute.

    From sunrise to late afternoon generally everyday the temperature rises and to something that only lives for a hour or so that would seem like global warming if they kept records and passed them on that as spring and then summer approaches it trends to warmer temperatures and then cools as fall and winter approach.

    This planet has been here for BILLIONS of years so ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT HUMANS ENDED THE LAST ICE AGE 10,000 YEARS AGO? So what did? Clearly the Christians will say that's impossible as the world wasn't here but if we were to use our brains for a minute...

    This planet has gone and will go through cycles most of which are controlled by events outside its control so please stop with all this nonsense. Just go about your lives and reduce, reuse and recycle when ever possible and enjoy your VERY LIMITED TIME on this beautiful planet that just happens to be the only one that can sustain us for the time being.

    Stop buying into all this hype which is nothing more than another new 'religion' to control the masses. This madness will ironically only start another war when views don't align. History always repeats its self, that's just human nature and to want to be in control always leads to war.

    Posted in: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin

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    KnowBetter

    Brake fade and not being in the correct gear to properly maintain a safe descending speed is quite common. It doesn't matter whether the bus had a manual or automatic transmission, the laws of physics apply to all petrol/diesel/CNG/Propane motor vehicles. If you can't maintain a safe downhill speed using the engine with minimal use of the brakes on a long downhill stretch, you can bet you will be in trouble on a heavily loaded vehicle.

    That bus looks like it could have clearly used a 'runway lane' IF one had been available. You see these 'runaway lanes' in Canada and the USA on mountainous roadways all the time.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runaway_truck_ramp

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    KnowBetter

    “If Japan deliberately takes up a sensitive issue between China and Japan and uses it to create tensions and opposition…not only would (such an act) hurt bilateral ties but it would influence peace and stability in the region,” Cheng said in Japanese in a speech at a Tokyo hotel. “In the end, those who hurt others only hurt themselves.”

    That whole statement is just so full of BS that it makes my blood boil. Really, if you believe that load of lies coming from China, then I have plenty of bridges to sell you. Just ignore what China is doing in the South China Seas next to the Philippines. Ignore what is happening in Hong Kong to those that write books about any facts that show the Chinese government is corrupt. Ignore the blatant copyright and patent infringements that make Chinese companies RICH while the government either looks the other way or is invested in obtaining that information.

    Yeah right, don't bring up any topics that put China in a bad light HOWEVER TRUE THEY MAY BE because that would be bad for relations with them. China, you are CLUELESS and you're a bully at that!!!

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    KnowBetter

    “If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or unblockers,” Netflix vice president of content delivery architecture, David Fullagar, wrote in a blog.

    WOW!!! A comment that means nothing since they just said...

    Video-streaming service provider Netflix Inc said subscribers will, in a few weeks, no longer be able to use proxies to watch content not available in their home country.

    So then you're screwed if your internet service access just happens to be behind a VPN firewall that is not in your GEO location. For security, work will NOT allow us to use an open internet connection so that would now mean I would need to have a Netflix account in a country that I don't even live in for this work or pay for a second internet service in the location I'm at each and every place I travel to or live at. That just became as complicated as regular TV service. WTF Netflix?!?

    Posted in: Netflix to block proxy access to content not available locally

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    At $4000 for the limited edition 1200, Panasonic has CLEARLY been smoking something off. No DJ in their right mind will pay that ransom for a turntable that has barely been improved over the original that had NOTHING wrong with it. Clearly, the bean counters at Panasonic figured that they could make some easy money based on all the groups out there demanding the 1200s be brought back into production.

    Panasonic is about to feel the full fury of those groups soon. Already on facebook, several groups are outraged at that price and are contemplating buying other brands as a form of protest. I have already bought a pair AudioTechinca AT-LP1240USB super OEM turntables which may look different but have the same guts as the 1200s. To hell with bean counters gouging us for profit. Panasonic, you have truly disappointed your long term loyal customers.

    Posted in: Waxing nostalgic over vinyl records

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    KnowBetter

    Proof once again that China is out of control and WILL start the next world war. Just look at their past actions. Making people disappear is nothing compared to the island building they are doing in the South China seas right next to the Philippines. If you point out what is wrong with China, it just gets rid of you. China's moto is "you don't like it, tough!"

    Posted in: Hong Kong publishers spooked, pull anti-China books off shelves

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    KnowBetter

    Have a safe and happy new year! One simple thought I wish everyone would consider, please treat others as you would like to treated. Thank you. All the best to everyone. Cheers!

    Posted in: Happy New Year

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    But wait, if a spy tells them they are a spy, then would they have to, um, kill them?

    "Do you expect me to talk"... "NO MR. BOND, I EXPECT YOU TO DIE" as laser approaches Bond's crotch.

    Posted in: Planned Shinjuku attraction to offer 'real life' spy experience

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    KnowBetter

    Korean culture as Koreans have told me is all about showing who's right and in daily life you rarely apologize for most errors as that is a sign of weakness. Shocking as that is to Japanese and most westerners, Koreans always seem to want an apology yet do not accept them as they seem to just keep asking for them. This means once you have wronged them, your children will be responsible and then their children and so on. Sound familiar? You bet, the Chinese do that as well. It seems that those with a very low shelf esteem and a planet sized chip on their shoulder play to this stereotype. So what are you going to do about it? I'd just ignore the noise and move on.

    Posted in: S Korean students protest

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    KnowBetter

    Only in Japan, I swear that the 'family register' is the source of a LOT of evil, old school ways in Japan, foreigners married to Japanese will know what I am referring to.

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  • -1

    KnowBetter

    So that's where all the light-sabers ended up after the filming was finished.

    Posted in: Light-up

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    "It's basically a radar using Wi-Fi signals. Wraping yourself with aluminum foil would probably fool it."

    Yea, like it's bad enough just wearing the tinfoil hat in public, never mind a tinfoil suit...

    Posted in: X-ray vision? New technology making it a reality for $300

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    KnowBetter

    My last laptop was a Toshiba Qosmio, great screen but the GPU took out the mobo and that killed a $3600CAD beauty. That hurt but in the end, 7 months after the warranty ended, I put the boots to Toshiba and they replaced the main board and it was working again at no cost to me other than a few months of battling it out on the phone. Last to TV/monitors have been Toshiba and (knocking on wood) all is well. I remember my first Toshiba product was a compact cassette 'walkman' clone and it did as well as my Sony Sport.

    Sadly today, people just want lower prices and don't bother to equate that to lower quality and overall short lifespan. Now companies figure they can make garbage and they'll blend right in with the rest of the garbage. Warranty duration mean nothing if companies don't honour them so that's how you pick your products after features. Buyer beware.

    Posted in: Toshiba to cut 6,800 jobs

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Michael Jackson is back as a storm trooper (person at left of group).

    Posted in: Awaiting the force

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    I like the price! I hope the sound and ease of use is just as nice.

    Posted in: Turn your PC into a Hi-Fi network player for free

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