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    From 200m + up it will look like you are watching ants running around your feet.

    I'm looking forward to getting some pictures of Fuijsan on a clear winter day right around sunset.

    Posted in: Shibuya to get observation deck atop new skyscraper

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    One thing the train companies could do and it would not slow down anyone or impede access is it put sensors much like smoke detectors on board the trains that 'sniff' for flammable liquids and automated halon fire extinguishing systems in the washrooms. Those halon systems would pull double duty in the washrooms in that they would put out the fire by displacing all oxygen and in turn knock out a person that started the fire as well. Once the system is activated it would signal the driver via a stop alarm and lock the door to the washroom. This would give the driver time to stop the train and send someone to that washroom. Within two minutes the door could be unlocked and if the person had not died from the fire, then they could be given CPR. These suggestions could be implemented during normal maintenance and would at least address some of the concerns without making travel bog down in restrictive searches and their associated delays.

    Posted in: Transport ministry, train operators discuss security measures

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    Try to understand why governments who complain about the rising costs of medical care, those same governments that collectively lose their minds when a car company makes some error in production that ends up BY ACCIDENT killing 10 or so people goes on the war path to put an end to that but meanwhile lets other companies sell a product that is known to slowly and painfully kill its users and non users around them, to continue selling that product for decades after it was determined to kill... That is insanity and yet we all know it is but just shrug our shoulders. Turn to the side and cough please, that's a rough cough you have there...

    Posted in: Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

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    Sugary drinks don't cause the deaths, lack of self control does. You can also die if you drink too much water.

    Lack of self control and not giving a damn about reading the label (i.e. laziness and ignorance) are high on the list of what kills people. You can apply that to just about everything sold today or for that matter just about anything on this planet. Water doesn't kill but if you fall into a body of it and can't swim...

    Posted in: Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study

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    What was the point of this get together in terms of 'agenda'? One does not 'just' simply invite "envoys from more than 40 Islamic nations" to simply 'break fast' especially when that host nation is clearly not a Muslim country.

    Posted in: Ramadan dinner

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    'Yelnats'... I am sure you're just kidding but I don't think this guy who lit himself up was trying to harm anyone else. Chances are he just lost it and couldn't deal with life and its demands. If he had wanted to do harm he could have done far worse, don't you think?

    Just pretty selfish to off yourself in such a manner in a place that could have killed far more. Stupid and selfish and there's no excuse for that.

    Posted in: Late arrival

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    Playing it safe and hopefully everyone stays out of that larger exclusion zone, 'just in case'.

    Posted in: Volcano alert for Mt Hakone raised after small eruption

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    TrevorPeace: He hit only one person? in Teramachi? That's a miracle in itself. Glad the boy's okay, and the clerk should get a medal, if not a raise.

    Well, lucky it was only 10:30am on a Sunday because if it had been two hours later the place would have been packed!!!

    I know they need to get vehicles into Teramachi and other shopping street malls to do work and bring in stock but they have to figure out a way to block access to motor vehicles during business hours like they do in Europe with those pop up traffic bollards and make it so it's harder for motorcycles and bicycles to be in those places. You wouldn't see someone riding their bike in a mall so why would we expect to have someone flying by you in places like Teramachi.

    Posted in: Drunk student drives motorbike into Kyoto pedestrian mall

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    The main reason besides the fact that when you get to where you're going by HS rail there's no real connecting infrastructure is the fact that I just can't see the US build a dedicated line JUST FOR THE HS TRAIN WITH NO CROSSINGS.

    Posted in: Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

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    Tama made the news in Canada too. The picture they have on there clearly shows a cat who had a deep soul. Who knows, maybe in a past life she did work or wanted to work at a rail station...

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/japanese-tourist-magnet-stationmaster-tama-the-cat-dies-1.2439828

    Posted in: Wakayama's famous stationmaster cat Tama dies at 16

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    What kind of idiot puts a loaded gun into a suitcase for travel?!? When was the last time you saw a conveyor belt system in an airport treat a suitcase with gentle white glove service? Can you imagine if that gun had gone off while in-transit through the airport or during heavy turbulence because something inside the suitcase rustled its way onto the trigger? Of course there was no mention if the gun had a safety engaged or whether it was being transported with a trigger lock and in a proper gun travel case in which it STILL SHOULD HAVE BEEN UNLOADED.

    Posted in: Ex-Bangkok police chief arrested for gun possession at Narita airport

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    Weird, I thought they did that a while ago and it sucked because you needed to have a 'live' account with M$ to use the software and it 'liked' to store your work on their cloud servers 'for your added convenience'. um, cough.

    Posted in: Microsoft makes Word available on Android phones

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    'Black Sabbath', you need to read the article again and understand what is going on in that part of the world. The girl that ran away most likely did so because she knew she was going to die BUT she was not going to do so with the guilt of harming others even though she herself had most likely been tortured and forced to wear that bomb to do those nutters' work.

    Posted in: 30 killed in Nigeria by 2 girl suicide bombers

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    During the summer months I'd live in the shower if it wasn't for the water bill beating out the electrical bill and the fact that my PC doesn't do too well in the shower nor does the gas cooktop.

    Posted in: Mega-important debate: Do you shower before work or before bed?

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    33.8 million recalls and only 8 have died yet they make such a massive deal about this as the did with the Ford/Firestone rollovers that happen a decade or so ago. The message is skewed here it would seem as there other products just as deadly that even affect those that don't purchase them, let alone even use them, but we just all turn a blind eye to it and keep on selling them. I guess a product that causes quick death is evil but ones that cause a slow, long drawn out painful one that requires $$$$$$$ for medical care is acceptable? Maybe it's time that we all started to treat each life with the same priority as they do anytime danger of injury or death becomes known with any product that will kill the users or ones around them.

    Posted in: Honda, U.S. gov't confirm 8th death from Takata air bags

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    Having dealt with enough failed Samsung and LG TV and Monitor units at work well within the warranty period and getting nothing but the round-around from their tech department and warranty coverage, I WOULD NEVER BUY A KOREAN TV until they change their way of dealing with customers. Their last 12 years of business with companies I've worked for has always been to always start with the approach that the customer must have done something wrong and therefore it's not covered by warranty. Great way to instill a sense of crappy customer service especially since EVERYONE of those claims I made at work were in the end determined to have been manufacturing defects.

    Posted in: Sony, Panasonic cling to TVs, betting on halo effect of premium sets

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    The pictures looks like a poster perfect example for 'friendly fire knee capping'. I'd be nervous if someone beside me was aiming their assault rifle in my general direction. It looks like they do need more practice.

    Posted in: Philippines to hold naval exercises with Japan, U.S. as China row simmers

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    @akkk1, hmmm Chow Yunfat vs Jet Li. Now there's thinking ahead.

    Posted in: Shanghai film festival opens, taking aim at Hollywood

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    Hong Kong has sadly been living on borrowed time, Beijing will force its plan within its borders without blinking. Just look at their track record.

    Posted in: Hong Kong on high alert as new democracy showdown looms

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    See, smoking can kill you.

    Posted in: Man stabbed while walking home in Hyogo

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