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cwhiteMar. 04, 2014 - 10:37PM JST
and what is 159 tons worth on the black market? I wonder if Japan asked China if they could look after it for a while what they would say. There are many ways to use plutonium as a weapon and for these quantities you don't require much of a launch system and more like an drone to sprinkle the crap from the atmosphere. My biggest fear is not Japan, but terrorists going after the stuff or some inside job to make some money or for religious reasons.
Posted in: Japan's plutonium stocks no reason for concern: IAEA chief
cwhiteMar. 04, 2014 - 12:32AM JST
start with figuring out when to use 男子 before choosing the harder one.
Posted in: 'Joshi' or 'josei' - At what age does a 'girl' become a 'woman?'
cwhiteFeb. 26, 2014 - 01:21AM JST
good luck with this. If it could be done for SNS then it would have been done for all the news outlets out there that pump out vast amounts of unverified junk.
Posted in: Researchers working on social media 'lie detector'
cwhiteFeb. 26, 2014 - 01:18AM JST
tell that to the guys who had bitcoins with Mt.Gox. Choose your country, bank and currency wisely.
Posted in: ATMs raise Bitcoin profile, concerns
cwhiteFeb. 17, 2014 - 10:59PM JST
sure, just change the name of the procedure to "controlled" and it's all hunky dory. No need to do anything though just let it continue leaking out 24/7
Posted in: IAEA backs controlled discharge of tainted water into sea from Fukushima plant
cwhiteFeb. 17, 2014 - 10:54PM JST
Why does it even need to be a dropdown menu? Just let people fill in the blank as they see fit. It's like picking a religion, most have none and some have multiple religions.
Posted in: New gender options for Facebook users
cwhiteFeb. 10, 2014 - 10:04PM JST
Well, yeah. With technology becoming more efficient and with a dwindling population. More people hundled into central cities that are much smaller than any house in the countryside. Renewable energy gradually rising although not quite at the speed I would like to see. All in all, yes it will just get easier as time goes by. As for nuclear energy being cheap, well that's a myth and is by far the most expensive energy in existence. If only Japan had not built all these nuclear plants and opened pandora's box the trillions upon trillions of yen could have been used for safer and cleaner energy.
Posted in: Can Japan meet its energy needs in the foreseeable future without using nuclear power?
cwhiteFeb. 09, 2014 - 10:51PM JST
Why were any of you travelling long distance on Saturday? It was a given since Friday night, so why risk travelling at all. For those traveling abroad, phone the airline and ask them for contingency plans before you even leave home. I'm also guessing most of you paid for the airline tickets with reputable credit card companies, probably gold and higher which will cover/insure the cost of missing a flight.....
Posted in: 3 dead, 494 injured as heavy snow hits most of Japan
cwhiteFeb. 09, 2014 - 10:19PM JST
Sad day for Japan and very scary. The elderly who probably made up the majority of the votes are only worried about the next 10-20 years of their remaining life. They don't seem to care about Japan as a whole, the next generation, women in general, nuclear waste or anything other than their pension, welfare, bank account and price of everyday goods.
Posted in: Masuzoe says he wants to make Tokyo No. 1 city in world
cwhiteFeb. 09, 2014 - 06:59PM JST
so what happens if you happen to be at a crime scene a few days before and leave some fingerprints behind?
Posted in: Japan, U.S. to share online fingerprint database
cwhiteFeb. 08, 2014 - 05:38PM JST
Japan especially Tokyo is extremely prepared for heavy snow. It's not like this is the first time in ever. I remember at least twice in the last 30 years. Trains unfortunately stop when snow reaches 10cm, but it's not like it caught anybody by surprise. If you travelled far from home then that's your problem. If businesses and shops expected employees to come into work this morning when it was already snowing, then that's between the owner and the employee to shout about. Most people are semi-prepared for earthquakes, typhoons, flash floods, heat waves, etc and snow is on the lower end of the scale for an emergency. All in all unless this continues for 3-4 days straight then Tokyo will be back to normal next week.
cwhiteFeb. 08, 2014 - 04:08AM JST
they should focus on BEMS/HEMS/FEMS/CEMS, smart grid applications, CityOS, renewable energy, nanotech, biotech, next gen robotics, smart devices, smart cars, big data analytics and combine everything together. It comes down to good software, great contents, robust eco system, OPENSOURCE, globalization and thinking outside the box. Now, lets see.... who can do that?
Posted in: Sony in talks to sell PC business to investment fund
cwhiteFeb. 06, 2014 - 07:19PM JST
I thought using ghostwriters was an accepted practice for centuries. Many times you need to use somebody affluent to get your work published out of the other thousands that comes along. Be it music, art, an article, book, software, webpage graphics or movie. In any case he didn't make much money out of this. Max 2million yen for one piece, average 200,000yen or less. 6% max on CD royalties and the rest would be appearances at theaters. Hardly a mastermind criminal and should have just made it a joint production. He obviously knows something about music as it was all his ideas that he described to the ghostwriter to create. Work together and just keep making music.
Posted in: 'Japan's Beethoven' admits using ghost composer
cwhiteFeb. 05, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
regardless of what we all think about NK, this is the first comment in a long time which is pretty accurate.
Posted in: N Korea calls Abe 'Asian Hitler'
cwhiteJan. 16, 2014 - 06:17PM JST
so Oulson should have shot Reeves as a preemptive strike so not to get shot. Since Reeves was packing then that would be all the proof needed for self defense. This would be the argument pro-gun nutters would need to use if everyone was walking around with guns in their pockets. Now I ask everyone here what would have happened in Japan in the same situation? Which do you prefer? How would you change things?
Posted in: Retired cop kills moviegoer for texting in Florida theater
cwhiteDec. 21, 2013 - 06:58PM JST
ah yes, the guy who goes round kidnapping flea ridden stray cats, drugs them and chucks them onto 2m high sign posts for people to photograph http://kazurinn.jugem.jp/?eid=1092 http://nekosamurai00.blog25.fc2.com/blog-entry-224.html hmmm
Posted in: Feline stars
cwhiteDec. 15, 2013 - 06:42PM JST
wait at least 1 generation of updates if you don't want to be disapointed
Posted in: Amazon Japan teases gamers with shots of PlayStation 4 stockpiles; warns of inflated prices
cwhiteDec. 09, 2013 - 03:50AM JST
If the Japanese can do the same as what the Ukrainian people are doing right now, then they have a chance for change.
Posted in: People power
cwhiteNov. 29, 2013 - 04:26AM JST
Why not sell off the entire company piece by piece. I would like to know what they are planning in replacement of what they sold. Downsizing should not be an option, just replacing old stuff with new stuff. If they are smart they will be investing in renewable energy, biotech, nanotech, polymers, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, DNA & genome tech, space energy, smart grid applications, high-tech automotive, BEMS, IEMS, HEMS, CEMS, power distribution, Mechatronic Systems Applications, bioengineering, carbon nanotubes, synthetic fibers, etc, etc........ anything Japan is already at the forefront of cutting edge next gen applications. Then you can kiss the rest of the followers goodbye in 10-20 years time. You can't copy the above tech and hope to be successful. It takes years of dedicated research, technical knowledge and the right type of persistent people (culture) that can deliver. Would you ever want a biosynthetic heart valve or brain implant made in China? Even if it is 1/10th the cost? Japan just needs to wake up and better understand and position themselves strategically and become the dominating countries in the above fields not just leading.
Posted in: Panasonic to sell chip plants to Israeli firm: Nikkei
cwhiteNov. 29, 2013 - 04:11AM JST
too much crap crammed into one box. Who really wants to watch netvideos, movies, family photos, youtube, facebook, music and whatever else over a game console. It's not eco, takes forever to boot up, not very quiet, has fiddly controls and just can't beat a device designed for a specific purpose. Take WDTV which is a small box that can do everything except play games at a fraction of the cost. You smartphone or pc hooked up to your AV system and TV is probably easier to use, quicker and cost effective. The LCD TV will probably dominate the living room in the next few years even more than it does today, so the game consoles really just need to concentrate on providing exceptional games and delivering a great experience. I won't be playing a movie or music on my console nor flicking through photos. I do however expect the consoles to hook up seamlessly with your smartphone and tablet to make life simpler.
Posted in: Xbox, PlayStation tackle console launch glitches
Mar. 07, 2014 - 05:41PM JST
Well, since he has been caught, I guess the inappropriately named eye-sore is going to remain…
Posted in: Kashiwa murder suspect says he wanted to fly hijacked plane into Skytree
Mar. 07, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
All I can say is GOOD LUCK WITH TAXING IT! Not going to happen until they…
Posted in: Gov't says bitcoin not a currency, but taxable
Why hang? Starve them to death!
Posted in: Malaysian couple to hang for starving Indonesian maid
Mar. 07, 2014 - 05:32PM JST
The government says Allah should be exclusively reserved for Muslims because of concerns its use by…
Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah
Mar. 07, 2014 - 05:30PM JST
They say:If you want to enjoy your life in Japan, you need to avoid two things:…
Posted in: Support your local police