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    Nessie

    Lonely old people will be monopolizing these bots, but at least it'll free up the cashiers the oldsters now slow down.

    Posted in: Nestle 'hiring' 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

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    Nessie

    @Nessie Yes, it is extremely difficult to choose who is right. Is it the medical professionals and scientists who studied these things and deal with them on a daily basis, or is it the politicians supported by the terrified masses, who maybe took a college level health course and got a C plus?

    A bit of sarcasm to brighten my day? NEJM is a journal for health-care professionals, so they will have a slant towards less restrictions for such professionals. They'll also give them the benefit of the doubt when it comes to self-reporting symptoms. But it doesn't take a medical degree to know that people are likely to downplay their symptoms or avoid reporting them. People lie to themselves all the time about their health, even when it's against their best interests. The NEJM editorial avoided this fact by pointing to the one person who did the right thing and did report his fever. A sample size of 1, otherwise known as highly anecdotal. So I don't think it's the no-brainer you make it out to be.

    Here's the editorial.

    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1413139

    Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike

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    Nessie

    New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial this week against mandatory Ebola quarantines. It's hard to say who's right here.

    Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike

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    Nessie

    The truck probably rear-ended the car cos the car had stopped suddenlly after it hit the biker.

    If you can stop for a car that stops ahead of you, you're following too close and/or not paying enough attention.

    Posted in: Motorbike rider killed after being hit from behind by car

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    Nessie

    If convicted, he could be jailed for up to six months or fined up to 300,000 yen under the country’s fishery law.

    What's Japanese for "chump change"?

    Posted in: Japan arrests Chinese fishing boat skipper over coral poaching

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    Nessie

    He billed it as an “emotional” robot that understands “70 to 80% of spontaneous conversations”.

    They better program it to understand "sod off".

    Posted in: Nestle 'hiring' 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

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    Nessie

    Japan has a tin ear for this kind of stuff. It all comes across like force-feeding from bureaucrats. They have no idea of their intended audience. They could use media consultants, but it's doubtful they'd want to hear what those consultants would have to say. For things like war-time sex slavery and whaling, there's no way to put a positive spin, so there's no point in engaging on these issues.

    Posted in: Japan’s PR battle for U.S. hearts and minds

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    Nessie

    The real problem would be holding onto (depending where it was from) and laundering this money over time, and keeping your mouth shut about it.

    For obvious reasons, we don't hear as much about the people who are able to kept it on the qt.

    Posted in: If you found a large sum of money in a secluded spot, would you keep it or hand it in to the police?

  • 1

    Nessie

    Will they ever make a superhero movie about a superhero who wreaks havoc with the endless string of superhero movie productions?

    Posted in: Marvel unveils huge slate of new superhero films

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    Nessie

    One bait Japan can never resist taking.

    Posted in: Japan, North Korea start talks on abductions

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    Nessie

    at most half the ministers are allowed to be chosen from non-politicians

    They'll get Makiko Tanaka-ed. It's no use having a minister who's an outsider, as the insiders will just flow around him or her.

    Posted in: Trade minister got funds from foreign-owned firm

  • 5

    Nessie

    No mention of the foreign country. How convenient.

    Posted in: Trade minister got funds from foreign-owned firm

  • 1

    Nessie

    I don't mind the added back-story to tie it into the Rings trilogy, but the addition of the Azog villain ruins it a bit.

    Posted in: Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

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    Nessie

    Depends whether or not I'd buried it.

    Posted in: If you found a large sum of money in a secluded spot, would you keep it or hand it in to the police?

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    Nessie

    what is dancing?

    "...a vertical expression of a horizontal desire" -- Robert Frost

    Posted in: Cabinet OKs changes to law that bans late-night dancing

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    Nessie

    They should bring Shatner back only after they bring Ricardo Montalban back, and not a moment sooner.

    Posted in: Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role

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    Nessie

    He's probably well underwater on his position (still probably only circa a million yen).

    Whether he came out ahead is not the issue. It may be that, through his influence, he cut his losses. You don't actually have to benefit for it to be a conflict of interest.

    Posted in: Minister hit by bar scandal also under fire for owning TEPCO shares

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    Nessie

    When you're measuring your stash in kgs instead of gigs, you have a problem.

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

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    Nessie

    As far as I know, nothing in Islamic teachings promotes rape or sex

    The justification of rape comes from Muhammad himself with reference to non-Muslim women taken captive. He approved of them being used as sex slaves. Here's the Qur'anic verse, which is supported by multiple hadith:

    “It is not lawful for you (to marry other) women after this, nor to change them for other wives even though their beauty attracts you, except those (captives or slaves) whom your right hand possesses. And Allah is Ever a Watcher over all things.” Surah 33:52

    In other words, women are fair game for sex, willing or unwilling, even if they're married, as long as they are captive non-Muslims. Sound familiar?

    And here is a modern Islamic site supporting that interpretation.

    http://islamqa.info/en/10382

    Praise be to Allaah.

    Islam allows a man to have intercourse with his slave woman, whether he has a wife or wives or he is not married.

    A slave woman with whom a man has intercourse is known as a sariyyah (concubine) from the word sirr, which means marriage.

    This is indicated by the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and this was done by the Prophets. Ibraaheem (peace be upon him) took Haajar as a concubine and she bore him Ismaa’eel (may peace be upon them all).

    Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also did that, as did the Sahaabah, the righteous and the scholars. The scholars are unanimously agreed on that and it is not permissible for anyone to regard it as haraam or to forbid it. Whoever regards that as haraam is a sinner who is going against the consensus of the scholars.

    Posted in: Joining Islamic State is about sex and aggression, not religion

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    Nessie

    I hear Abe graduated from Shaman U.

    Posted in: Quiet critic of Kuroda's 'monetary shamanism' turns up the volume

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