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TheBigRiceBowlAug. 25, 2011 - 10:20AM JST
Facebook settings are very convoluted, and confusiong, and buried quite deeply. Adding this kind of selectivity in an easy-to-access location is good.
I started using G+ and to be honest, prefer it to facebook now as it seems to be easier to link video, photos, etc. to the posts. The other good thing about G+ is that you aren't limited to that stupid 500 character limit post (unless you want to go in and write a "note", which most people never do).
Posted in: Facebook makes sharing more selective
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 30, 2011 - 01:44PM JST
Private servers are even LESS secure because they have much less security systems running on their servers. I would trust cloud servers over "offline" servers any day.
Posted in: Microsoft launches web-based Office
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 30, 2011 - 01:42PM JST
I am pretty sure there are a lot of other companies around that have secretly built their own power stations. Smart cats.
Posted in: Roppongi Hills to provide electrical power to TEPCO
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 30, 2011 - 01:15PM JST
OMG, when I read the title I thought it was "the parents of five murdered girls", or one family's girls all murdered! This is just as terrible, but thank god it wasn't what I surmised.
Posted in: Parents of five murdered girls still pushing for resolution
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 30, 2011 - 01:14PM JST
They are not just cute, they are beautiful. Tsuchiya-san is really tall. Yes, she IS wearing heels, but they all are. However she is the tallest of all. I wonder how tall she is? I'm sure some commenter will hit google, and then come back with her height for me, so I'm not going to go and check it myself. I'm just wondering. I'm 6'5" so I LOVE to see really really tall women.
Posted in: Samantha Muse All-Stars
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 30, 2011 - 01:12PM JST
Hmmm. Was this the one that I felt this morning while having breakfast? First my tummy flipflopped, then the dishwater started moving, then the doors rattled, and then I felt the swaying in the building.
Legs - You know you'll be back for more. You know you can't stay away. smile
Posted in: M5.4 quake jolts Nagano; 7 hurt
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 29, 2011 - 04:14PM JST
I LOVED Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Pelican, Hidden Salamander. She did a fantastic job.
Posted in: Myanmar deports Michelle Yeoh after Suu Kyi movie
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 29, 2011 - 04:11PM JST
Good. I think we need some rules and regulations for social media. It is, after all, now, no different than other types of media, and it is being used by companies, and marketers alike around the world for business purposes.
Posted in: Social media rules issued for athletes at Olympics
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 29, 2011 - 04:07PM JST
Dog - Fujitsu labels everything "V". Their first computer was the FmV Townes.
Posted in: Fujitsu opens BooksV online e-book store
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 28, 2011 - 11:33AM JST
Now if only they offered club soda, I would be in heaven!
Posted in: McDonald's selling all carbonated drinks for Y100
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 28, 2011 - 11:28AM JST
Elbuda - Japan IS learning. Many outside areas are now non-smoking. They are reducing the number of smoking cars in long-haul trains. Many restaurants are forced to completely close off the smoking areas so that non-smokers don't get the smoke. Companies that prohibit smoking in their offices are on the rise. Companies that prohibit smoking in the entire office building are rising in number.
We live in a different culture in a different part of the world; to follow other cultures patterns is not always reasonable. Countries and cultures need to evolve in their own special way.
I am thankful to see that the restaurants I go to are expanding their no-smoking sections even a little bit at a time, and that in general, the amount of smoke in the air whilst walking around Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc. has dramatically decreased.
Way to go Japan!
Posted in: Philip Morris fights Australian cigarette package rules
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 28, 2011 - 11:16AM JST
France has forever thumbed their noses at the world when it comes to nuclear power. Why stop now? On another article I left a comment re. an e-book I downloaded for free and read that quantifies the power available from all of the other sources of alternate energy. At the current time (as Sarkozy admits), there are no viable alternatives to oil and nuclear power. That will eventually change, and it will likely be pushed forward by the Fukushima Disaster, but TODAY we need nuclear and oil, as much as we may dislike these sources.
Posted in: France to invest 1 billion euros in nuclear energy
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 28, 2011 - 09:46AM JST
Although I do not frequent Pronto (a little too smoky for my tastes), I really like the concept: coffee shop and restaurant shifts to bar and restaurant. Five stars for flexibility!
Posted in: Pronto to roll out 'After 4' summertime menu
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 24, 2011 - 12:24PM JST
There is a fantastic book that is available for free on the internet in PDF format that anyone can download. The author takes a detailed look at all of the potential "alternate energy" sources, and converts everything into comparable numbers that are easy to understand. The book is called "Sustainable Energy - without the hot air" by David JC MacKay. The latest edition is Version 3.5.2 November 3, 2008. It is exceptionally written and really gives all of us laypeople an excellent eye-opening understanding of the amount of space we would need to replace current energy systems with alternate sources. A very famous person in the world (a name that everyone knows) recommended this book, so I took a chance. It is big, and has a lot of calculations in it, but it opened my eyes in ways that regular sources on the net never could. I highly recommend it. - Cam
Posted in: Quake expert urges Japan to overhaul nuclear power policy
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 24, 2011 - 10:18AM JST
If you compare the number of Mercedes Benz on the streets of Asia compared to EU or NA, it is painfully obvious that there are a lot of rich Asians who have a lot of money. Of course the population concentration is much higher over here as well, so that alone would mean there are more rich people here than there.
Posted in: More Asian millionaires than European ones
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 24, 2011 - 10:13AM JST
I bet this is the Chinese response to the current Japanese response to the Chinese fishing vessel captain's response to ... where was I?
Posted in: 11 Chinese warships cross high seas off Okinawa
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 24, 2011 - 10:08AM JST
Any company, or any individual for that matter, who doesn't review their policies on handling an issue that failed, is very very foolish. For example, if a company has a failed JV doesn't consider deeply how to improve itself and make changes for the next time around, they will repeat the same mistakes. Marriage is exactly the same; if two people fail at their marriage, and don't make an effort to improve, they will fail again the next time around. This is what we call "kaizen" in Japan. After all, you don't learn from your successes; you learn from your mistakes.
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 24, 2011 - 09:38AM JST
That's cool. I never knew anything about smartphone security like this. For computers it is "atarimae", but I guess it will need to become the same for smart phones and tablets because the miscreants will find ways to infect apps, for sure. Good on yer, McAFfee.
Posted in: McAfee to provide Android users with secure mobile environment
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 23, 2011 - 04:54PM JST
China has an entirely different set of rules that they operate by. It is not surprising at all that this has occurred. I met a Korean business owner in China who lost his first company to the Chinese government because they neglected to tell him that HE had to pay for roads, infrastructure and power lines out to his factory that they convinced him would be a great benefit to build in their country. Just imagine what would happen if you told the government you were ready for them to run the power out to your new huge company, only to find them say to you, "oh, you have to pay for that."
Posted in: Yahoo, Softbank, Alibaba remain in 'constructive' talks
TheBigRiceBowlJun. 23, 2011 - 04:41PM JST
My girlfriend would kill for a pair of those heels!
Posted in: Going gaga
May. 23, 2013 - 01:40PM JST
I do not understand the morbid curiosity that the people passing by had in wanting to…
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British solider butchered near London barracks
Japan needs to change their statutes about what constitutes an adult. If a person at the…
Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat
May. 23, 2013 - 01:38PM JST
so far the British gov't have not released any information or evidence which shows that…
May. 23, 2013 - 01:36PM JST
Why does that disturb you? What's bad about that?
Because NK are basically laughing at everyone…
Posted in: Japan considers talks with N Korea, surprising allies
May. 23, 2013 - 01:33PM JST
Doesn't make what he does right.
Why exactly is it wrong? Is he illegally…
Posted in: AKB marches on