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Photoman333May. 21, 2013 - 11:09PM JST
At this time the official news there are only 24 confirmed deaths, much fewer than was feared earier.
The figure of 91 was way way premature, and like the early news in the Boston bombing, the news media in this case can't be trusted.
Posted in: At least 91 dead in Oklahoma City tornado
Photoman333May. 20, 2013 - 07:51AM JST
If you've been using Adobe Photoshop for processing and editing photographs, I highly recommend DxO Optics. It's a European photo editing application that's excellent and not in the cloud. And you'll feel a great sense of relief at not using an Adobe product.
Posted in: Adobe changing its products to cloud services with monthly fees
Photoman333May. 09, 2013 - 11:59PM JST
He makes $13 million a year? I didn't know China has an equivalent of the U.S. Hollywood overpaid film directors.
Posted in: Chinese director investigated for having 7 kids
Photoman333May. 02, 2013 - 12:02AM JST
wtfjapan @timtak sorry mitsubishi or any other Jcompany will never manufacture large passenger jets like Boeing , Airbus mainly because it cost more than 20billion in R&D just to develop one model of aircraft, then you have the engines which are the most costly and intricate part of any aircraft.
And if I'm understanding the Mitsu Regional Jet correctly, it's using P&W engines.
Posted in: Boeing takes full-page ads in major Japanese papers
Photoman333Apr. 29, 2013 - 11:04PM JST
malfupete @fadamor: I was thinking the exact same thing!
That was the first thing I thought of also - a typical Ponzi scheme.
Photoman333Apr. 24, 2013 - 09:25PM JST
Sports stadiums, where a large number of people are concentrated, have always been a concern to security professionals.
Posted in: MLB to discuss security after bombings
Photoman333Apr. 20, 2013 - 09:13PM JST
cwhite: fortunately not very smart and was caught on video
Well he was smarter than the owner of the boat, who sees his boat cover smeared with blood and guess what he does first. Call the police? No, he looks under the cover to see if an armed, wounded bomber is there. Idiot.
Posted in: Second Boston bombing suspect in hospital after being captured
Photoman333Apr. 11, 2013 - 03:29AM JST
The headline for this article is misleading. Admiral Locklear said he would recommend it, not that he would do it. (Presumably he does have authorization to do it but that's not what he said.)
Posted in: U.S. to intercept N Korean missile if allies at risk
Photoman333Apr. 11, 2013 - 03:20AM JST
BurakuminDes: Has to be the NSX. Better in many respects than the Ferraris of it's times. Honda will never make a better car.
Amen to that! I wanted one so bad I could taste it. The priceeventually came down on used ones but I still couldn't afford new tires every 10K miles, at least not those tires.
Posted in: Honda to hold popularity contest for 208 models of last 50 years
Photoman333Apr. 04, 2013 - 10:02PM JST
I don't understand this. CHINA is overseeing the ethics of Japanese corporate joint ventures? Are you kidding me? China overseeing ethics?
Posted in: Sony-Olympus deal gets go-ahead
Photoman333Apr. 04, 2013 - 09:58PM JST
*wtfjapan: “We did a few shows in London and New York last year ... and had such a good time that we thought ... let’s do some more.”
oh and we made a truck load of cash too! LOL*
Exactly - you read my mind.
Posted in: Rolling Stones unveil biggest tour in six years
Photoman333Apr. 01, 2013 - 10:41PM JST
Get Real: Check out this parody of Glass:
Thanks! That's excellent.
Posted in: YouTube announces shutdown in April Fool's prank
Photoman333Mar. 27, 2013 - 10:41PM JST
tkoind: This is a bad idea. I am dodging net zombies every day in Tokyo, near misses by bike riding net/phone zombies and then the far too frequent automobile residing net/phone zombies. Make the internet available on glasses and there will be even more web zombies crashing into people instead of paying attention to the here and now.
Yes, there is a lot of concern here in the US because we know there will be a bunch of fools wearing these while driving.
Posted in: Google picks 8,000 to test Internet-connected glasses
Photoman333Mar. 26, 2013 - 11:02PM JST
There are a lot of really good people working in Olympus. I fail to see the point of fining the company. Fine the jerks at the top who did this! (And also throw them in jail, of course.)
Posted in: Five-year jail term sought for ex-Olympus head
Photoman333Mar. 22, 2013 - 11:43PM JST
And this is the early promotional graphic:
Posted in: Ken Watanabe joins cast of Hollywood's 2nd go at 'Godzilla'
Photoman333Mar. 22, 2013 - 11:39PM JST
FWIW, according to Wikipedia:
According to Thomas Tull, chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures, (sic) "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop culturally relevant for as long as it has."
Photoman333Mar. 20, 2013 - 11:19PM JST
When I saw that headline I was thinking that if he hates the products in the machines that much, he doesn't have to buy them. :)
Posted in: Serial arsonist sets fire to 10 vending machines in Hachioji
Photoman333Mar. 19, 2013 - 11:45PM JST
smithinjapan issa1: Samsung clearly makes the better product, and consumers agree. Hence, the company is outselling all Japanese electronics companies (much as some posters will deny it)
No. Panasonic plasma TVs, particularly the VTs, are regarded as the best by true video afficionados and by the most respected home theater equipment reviewers. But they are more expensive than Samy's.
Posted in: Panasonic to scale down TV business
Photoman333Mar. 18, 2013 - 11:41PM JST
TheDevilsAssistant: Just wondering if a bus driver/captain would need a bus license AND a boat license to operate this thing.
I can't imagine why not - the driver would certainly need to know the nautical rules of the road.
Posted in: Amphibious tourist buses put into service in Tokyo
Photoman333Mar. 15, 2013 - 12:47AM JST
JoiceRojo: turns out that zen student was right... 71 years and from South America.... (which is the same as to say Latin American)
Zen Student wanted someone both not so conservative and from Latin or South America. Unfortunately that didn't happen - as I predicted he's very conservative (and he's 76 not 71). He's conservative enough to have been the runner-up in the previous papal election.
That is not to say he doesn't have good qualities. His humility is a very welcome attribute, and the Jesuits seek to accomplish something Buddhists strive for - renouncing attachments to material things.
Posted in: Cardinals fail to elect new pope on first day of conclave
May. 23, 2013 - 09:43PM JST
sometimes the truth is a little bit less sexy than complete fabrications
Although some parts of…
Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat
"Waaaaaaaaaay better than dubbed/voice over"
I dunno, sometimes the Japanese dubbed voices are pretty funny!
Posted in: What do you think of the quality of Japanese subtitles on English movies shown in Japan?
May. 23, 2013 - 09:41PM JST
This photo would be soo much better with Aso-chan instead of Abe.
Posted in: A visit from Thai PM
May. 23, 2013 - 09:40PM JST
"Betrayal of Islam"? Sorry Cameron but what your country just experienced is Islam's betrayal of Britain…
Posted in: Soldier's murder is attack on Britain, betrayal of Islam: Cameron
May. 23, 2013 - 09:39PM JST
their own iusses*
issues, sorry for the typo.
Posted in: Shares close down more than 7%