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LostinNagoyaDec. 18, 2014 - 09:31AM JST
CNN is just reporting that US intelligence are saying that NK is indeed behind the attack.
Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats
LostinNagoyaDec. 18, 2014 - 08:21AM JST
Well, reports are saying that Cubans in USA are angry at Obama - what they really wanted was a change in Cuban ruling. Democracy, that is. It was about time, it made no sense to keep relations with China and not with Cuba.
Posted in: Obama announces U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
LostinNagoyaDec. 13, 2014 - 11:52AM JST
I agree that we should not see her life thru pink glasses - but that's exactly one of the reasons I admire her: her free will to submit herself to, perhaps, the most heinous royal house in the world, not to mention her mother-in-law, who was said to be not a nice person at all . All in the name of love. That's why she is so graceful - despite being ¨nailed down¨ since marrying the emperor, you can still see a glimpse of happiness in the corner of her gentle eyes. Unlike Masako, unfortunately - who look so sad, so terribly sad. In my opinion, Empress Michiko was ready to face both royal agency and her in-law. Masako was not.
Posted in: Empress in Belgium
LostinNagoyaDec. 13, 2014 - 11:03AM JST
I didn't understand the advantage of it, what's the difference from, say, Facetime or Skype?
Posted in: With WebRTC, the Skype's no longer the limit
LostinNagoyaDec. 13, 2014 - 07:10AM JST
She's an elegant woman, she represents Japanese women at their best. That's what's empress and queens are for.
LostinNagoyaDec. 06, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
¨Is you camera focusing our kaisha the right angle??¨
Posted in: Happy day
LostinNagoyaNov. 29, 2014 - 08:56AM JST
Just watched in on Youtube. From the 1:20s trailler it's hard to tell, but in comparison to a same 1:20s from one of the three first episodes it looks, well, shaky. Very 2010s, the shaky camera. Let's wait and see.
Posted in: 'Star Wars' trailer to be released this week
LostinNagoyaNov. 27, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
Apple will be worth 1 trillion dollars by next year.
Posted in: Apple market value hits $700 bil
LostinNagoyaNov. 26, 2014 - 03:14PM JST
What's next, BlackBerry? Offer a round trip to Caribe? I don't give the company another couple of years before it goes bankrupt.
Posted in: BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash
LostinNagoyaNov. 25, 2014 - 03:44PM JST
Just this last Saturday, TNT made a marathon of Star Wars, all 6 episodes in a row. It was a great joy, but the differences between the 1970s and 1990s films are abysmal. In quality and acting. I was just wondering how that the robots ants in the ice look so real while the cities and creatures in that jay-jay world are so fake. Two universes apart. Bring the 1970s back, please!!
LostinNagoyaNov. 23, 2014 - 01:09PM JST
Some names are unique, and thus perceived as weird. However there's a universe between unique and weird, but parents cross this imense line without thinking twice. Take Heather, Rehtaeh, backwards. Seriously. But, as impossible as it seems, funny names in English and Japanese pale in comparison to what happens in Brazilian Portuguese, namewise. Just today I got a leaflet from a hairdresser next block, Khllawddhya. Can you believe that?
Posted in: What are some of the weirdest names you've heard or read about people giving their children?
LostinNagoyaNov. 23, 2014 - 08:50AM JST
I see where this idea came from...do you know those guys sitting alone in front of Starbucks shops, with lots of time to spare?...Well...
Posted in: Japan sees modern Atlantis spiral deep into ocean
LostinNagoyaNov. 21, 2014 - 03:22PM JST
I forgot to mention that travelling back in time is one of the plots of ¨Intestellar¨, which I read, will be screening in Japan from the 22nd. In the movie Cooper falls into the accreation disk of a black hole and then. ..well, I will not kill the joy of it. I do recommend this wonderful movie, I became a fan of it.
Posted in: Do you think time travel will ever be possible?
LostinNagoyaNov. 21, 2014 - 01:19PM JST
This question sends us to the decoherence state of quantum physics: travelling to the past is possible, but we can not change anything there - just observe. To the future, here we see the double slit phenomena: reality splits into infinite versions, and just one will ¨materialize¨. So, we can not know which point of the probability wave will be the future. Past belongs to everybody, but the future, only to a higher intelligence we are not well aware of.
LostinNagoyaNov. 19, 2014 - 02:27PM JST
A classic in the genre. I saw it yesterday, just waiting for another sci-fi movie with a tasteless spoonful of American family drama thrown in the middle of the action that would make me forget the real world for a couple of hours. Instead, to my surprise, it's a thought provoking movie. If you understand a little bit of quantum mechanics and Einstein's relativity, then you'll be amazed at how hard they tried, and succeed, to make surreal concepts like ¨the 5th dimension¨ visible, or how the twins who gets old at different speeds of time would work in a space travel. If you are not into these areas of physics (but you should - the very brain of the computer you're using now is a work of quantum mechanics in a 3D scale), it will make you feel interested. There's already a book on QM explaining the physics in the movie. Nolan also was very sensitive with the sound used in the movie. Instead of the ¨epic¨ themes that have plagued Hollywood for years, he used a lot of silence and minimal back noises - which makes the space scenes more realistic. QM, wormhole, and poetic licenses aside, it's a superb movie. I would love to see it getting some Oscars next year.
Posted in: A minute with Christopher Nolan on his 'Interstellar' challenge
LostinNagoyaNov. 11, 2014 - 03:14PM JST
As in daily life, be wise. If I receive a pop-up message telling me to avoid such and such files, sites, I do that. Just incidentally, I had to use a Windows notebook today. I was amazed at how many malware warning I got. In the end it was very tiring, having to close so many warning windows I got in half an hour. In comparison to OSX it is very clunky and dirty, visually.
Posted in: Apple iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to attack: experts
LostinNagoyaNov. 11, 2014 - 03:23AM JST
@Fandango: welcome to the world of Apple haters, they'll be against iDevices no matter what. If it's good, it's good only for Apple. If it's bad, it's bad for everybody. According to their beliefs. LOL.
Posted in: New malware can infect iPhones via Mac computers
LostinNagoyaNov. 08, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
The key words here are ¨Chinese 3rd party store¨. Who the hell would connect to something like that? I only download from Apple.
LostinNagoyaNov. 07, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
Poor Masako. I wonder if Prince Naruhito feels guilty for leading her into this sad Japanese royal circle. I would feel so, if my loved one would suffer that much, because she could not be herself anymore.
Posted in: Royal garden party
LostinNagoyaNov. 07, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
Gee, by what you're saying, it's quite a headache to be invited to a wedding like this. Not to mention the protocols and etiquette, which must be very strict.
Posted in: Wedding march
Dec. 21, 2014 - 05:46AM JST
The real problem is that USA started these wars.
Posted in: How do you successfully end wars?
Dec. 21, 2014 - 05:43AM JST
Bertie: How about doing exactly as you suggest in the United States? It needs it.
Dec. 21, 2014 - 05:27AM JST
nip this toxic weed in its bud.
Too late. It has been going on in the…
Posted in: Anti-whaling activists found in contempt of court in U.S.
Dec. 21, 2014 - 05:13AM JST
My goodness he sustained multiple stab wounds and he still didn't see the person?
Posted in: Man stabbed at Shinjuku Station
Dec. 21, 2014 - 05:12AM JST
It is true that onscreen murder and deaths could have a negative and long lasting effects…
Posted in: Children's cartoons depict death more often than films for adults: study