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cwhiteNov. 25, 2015 - 08:30PM JST
I would rather be alone than have to mingle with people I have nothing in common with. I'll choose who I want to hangout with rather than sit at a table stuck with people I don't particularly want to know any better.
Posted in: Survey shows most Japanese employees don’t like Western-style work socials
cwhiteNov. 25, 2015 - 08:26PM JST
eventually yes, but not for a long time. The government will push hard to make this happen. Cost savings in printing, easy to control virtual money and complete traceability of all transactions to keep tags on their citizens. The rich will simply switch to other currencies such as rare metals and gems to conduct their daily illicit business transactions even more so than now.
Posted in: Do you think digital payment options will ever completely replace cash?
cwhiteNov. 16, 2015 - 04:44AM JST
sounds like a typical marriage with just some pricing attached to it.... you can call marriage whatever you want since it's different for each individual...
Posted in: Homeless guys happy to 'rent' themselves out
cwhiteNov. 15, 2015 - 01:33PM JST
and when you have both body parts? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgyny
cwhiteNov. 05, 2015 - 08:25AM JST
huh, it might as well be video games, tv, radio, comic books & manga and anything else that erodes your brain if you do too much of one thing. Perhaps if the parents bought their kids a notepc they would actually learn to program, surf the web with 2 hands, actually write something decent, create music, draw art, build a game, make money, etc, etc.... I can tell you the smartphone is a great device for quick access to info on the move, but a crap interface for doing anything productive!!
Posted in: The figures don't lie: Smartphones hurt kids' grades
cwhiteNov. 02, 2015 - 03:50AM JST
good god no
Posted in: What do you think of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto? Do you think he'd make a good prime minister?
cwhiteOct. 16, 2015 - 05:43AM JST
ummm no the Japanese Government specifically call it a tax number system
Posted in: Several suspicious My Number phone calls reported
cwhiteOct. 16, 2015 - 05:41AM JST
Good for her, but they will still install a electromagnetic deflector at the garbage disposal site just to make sure, so in hindsite there is a good reason why they don't bother separating aluminium and steel cans at the local level... now separating different plastics would be interesting...
cwhiteOct. 09, 2015 - 02:51AM JST
call it what it is in English "Social Security and Tax Number System" instead of My Number
cwhiteSep. 25, 2015 - 11:39PM JST
Sending in full time (white/western) Apple employees dedicated to just human rights and conditions to every manufacturing location with the authority to report anything not up to spec and taking videos and photos day in and day out with random interviews and questionnaires would make a world of difference and cost little compared to a lawsuit. I'm surprised they don't do this already. Forget random showing ups, but that person needs to stay onsite 24/7 365 and just wander around the halls, workplaces, staff rooms, cafeteria, living areas, etc snapping photos and taking notes... who cares if the person can't speak Chinese....just the existence of that person would make a huge difference...
Posted in: Apple under fire for factory conditions as iPhone 6s launched
cwhiteSep. 14, 2015 - 10:59PM JST
you could just pump seawater up once and dilute the contaminated water to your satisfaction and then let it loose into the sea.... or to save time just dump it all and fudge the numbers afterwards since it's the same thing....
cwhiteSep. 14, 2015 - 12:44AM JST
World's largest 2nd hand market resides on Yahoo Auction and then you have many other like Amazon Japan.
Posted in: Out with the old iPhones: 4 ways to reuse, resell, recycle
cwhiteAug. 22, 2015 - 05:55PM JST
boggles the mind, 1903..... witnessing so much history in the making...
Posted in: Guinness recognizes 112-year-old Japanese as oldest man
cwhiteAug. 12, 2015 - 08:54PM JST
I would imagine 90% of the phones have GPS and 70% of those are smartphones. You would think they could pinpoint the exact location as soon as they noticed them missing. The theif would not be turning off all the phones straight away nor carrying a large metal box. You should be able to track the phones right up till they lose reception. If the perpetrator is stupid then they may even turn the smartphones on when attempting to wipe the phone without being in a reception contained room.
Posted in: 340 wallets, 100 smartphones stolen at Waseda Academy's summer training camp
cwhiteAug. 09, 2015 - 11:43PM JST
Actually it's quite cheap for what it can do. Just that the article is crap!! Mobile ECG (electrocardiogram) devices are not cheap.
Silmee device that can measure skin temperature, heart rate, motion, sleep quality, and more. It’s aimed at researchers and medical professionals and offers more precise measurements than a typical consumer device: the heart rate sensor actually has electrocardiogram functionality. The Silmee Bar type Lite can measure a breathing interval based on cardiac potential.
Hospitals and people with certain problems can benefit from these wearables and with good software analytics can learn from the data points. Remember, the cost is not in the hardware, but the quality of the software!!
Posted in: Toshiba to release wristband-like biological sensor
cwhiteAug. 06, 2015 - 12:12PM JST
God no, murdering mass people is never morally justifiable. I wonder if they ever considered dropping the nuke on a slightly less inhabited area? Damage and fallout would be the same, just less dead humans....
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?
cwhiteAug. 04, 2015 - 12:53AM JST
20 tons of how much in total? If they estimate they need to remove 200 tons or 2000 tons then this is just the start.
Posted in: Fukushima operator says 20 tons of rubble lifted from reactor
cwhiteJul. 19, 2015 - 05:05AM JST
This is just to throw everyone off balance for the bigger debate on changing the constitution. Abe-chan was always going to default on the stadium so he can show to the public that 1 out of 2 problems can be resolved. Simple and effective politics. Sleight of hand....
Posted in: Abe says Olympic stadium to start from scratch; Rugby World Cup misses out
cwhiteJul. 07, 2015 - 07:53PM JST
If these were illegal then blasting music in an enclosed (near airtight) car is just plain stupid and equally illegal....
Posted in: Ear speakers mountable onto cycling helmet’s strap
cwhiteJul. 07, 2015 - 07:14PM JST
You didn't need re-entry stamps from 3 years ago unless leaving Japan for more than 1 year at a time. The new cards look fine, but the underlying system was to gather more individual data on all foreigners into one system. Their first version of the my number system for aliens. Not my cup of tea.
Posted in: Wednesday deadline for foreign nationals to get resident cards
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Nov. 27, 2015 - 04:36AM JST
Coal is worst idea about global warming.
But the issue is not even this longer term…
Posted in: Japan says advanced coal technology can help global CO2 cut
Nov. 27, 2015 - 04:34AM JST
(Yes, when it was also reported that as much as 1000 trucks have been seen in…
Posted in: Russia and Turkey refuse to back down in row over jet downing
Nov. 27, 2015 - 04:33AM JST
So long term prediction are basically useless. During the 80s some experts said Japan would have…
Posted in: No. of workers in Japan to decrease 12% in 2030
"If Blackbird439 feels Ecuador is so safe why isn't he living there?"
For the very same…
Posted in: Ecuador man found guilty in shooting of Japanese honeymooners
Nov. 27, 2015 - 04:29AM JST
Super Lib just think of all of the thousands of innocents that will die with that…
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