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cwhiteJul. 29, 2016 - 02:27PM JST
Doesn't the arguments sound eeirly similar to immigrants/migrants coming into the county and invading your residential area that was one else peaceful and you knew every face? I'm neither for or against, since it always depends on the circumstances at the time, but I gives you a good idea as to why outsiders in large numbers will never be welcome.
Posted in: Japan latest battleground in Airbnb home-sharing war
cwhiteJul. 21, 2016 - 09:41AM JST
Cheap prostitution at best. She should just acknowledge that is what it is or perhaps she already does. I doubt she pays taxes. My interest is the contract template. Anyone got a sample?
Posted in: 'Mistress market' expanding in these hard times
cwhiteJul. 20, 2016 - 05:44AM JST
People seem to misunderstand the question "Are airport body scanners an invasion of privacy?"
Well, of course they are!! Regardless of the need to prevent terrorists, drug carriers or the insane from boarding a plane it still doesn't change the fact that it is demeaning. The guilty till proven innocent way of things just seems to be the solution to everything these days.
Seriously though, these machines only deter some terrorists of today and just means they need to up their game for tomorrow. My worry is nano devices that can be used to ignite jet fuel remotely. If you can swallow a camera and send remote video, fly drones miles away or create a bluetooth device the size of a penny then you know the tech is out there and very cheaply.
The simplest method using the equipment in use today is as suggested to separate the operator and viewer to a remote location who only has access to the x-ray image which is deleted immediately afterwards. The near future would be AI taking over with human intervention only upon alerts. It should work out to be more efficient and cheaper by having a remote central location dedicated to scanning the images.
Posted in: Are airport body scanners an invasion of privacy?
cwhiteJul. 14, 2016 - 02:27PM JST
Never had post lost in over 3 decades and thousands of deliveries. This would only be news if post was stolen. Anyway, everyday I see tens of delivery trucks (Yamato & Seino) with both back doors wide open for up to 15min while the driver makes his rounds in an apartment or office block. Been tempted to move the boxes of stacked Notebook PC's and LCDTV's many times just to prove a point, but I doubt much would change. Any other country and the van itself with the keys inside would be long gone.
Posted in: Japan Post embarrassed after passerby spots open post box in Chiba
cwhiteJul. 06, 2016 - 03:17PM JST
Cost? If a device costing around $100 which should easily be doable can be retrofitted to existing bins then that would be great. If not just a waste of money.
Posted in: Solar-powered 'smart trash bin' installed in theme park
cwhiteJul. 06, 2016 - 03:14PM JST
don't know what the price is, but I'm guessing it's going to be much much cheaper to just buy a portable diesel generator that would last much longer, run much cheaper and power anything you want..
Posted in: Sharp's new refrigerator cools food even during power failure
cwhiteJul. 06, 2016 - 01:52PM JST
Wow, only 4.5 years. Had he not flushed it down the toilet and it was reattachable then maybe an acceptable sentence, but I do wonder what the sentence would have been if something similar happened to a female? I often hear cutting the hair of a girl or damage to the face is much more heavily punished than if it happens to a male...
cwhiteJun. 05, 2016 - 03:31PM JST
I guess he could donate his own...
Posted in: 6-year jail term sought for man who cut off love rival's penis
cwhiteApr. 14, 2016 - 09:26PM JST
what, no Kevin Spacey?
Posted in: Which movie or TV president do you wish the real-life U.S. president could be like?
cwhiteApr. 10, 2016 - 08:38PM JST
Saw this on Japanese TV years ago. Who did the first video of the exploding watermelon? Anyway I hope they get to test this on Drumpf's head.... #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain
Posted in: In online first, 'exploding watermelon' takes the cake
cwhiteMar. 13, 2016 - 05:05PM JST
don't get it, I thought the problem only stems from one factory line.... Even if not they know how to produce non-defective ones and thus the blueprints exist. It's not like they have to recalculate and redesign everything from scratch....
Posted in: Replacing Takata air bags poses design, test, supply hurdles
cwhiteMar. 13, 2016 - 12:12PM JST
A lot of 'Tramp' supporters on JT, eh. Tells you a lot. He's not even the better of the evils like past presidencies. He's an idiot though apparently not that stupid. He knows how to sell crap to the people who love the stuff. In some respect he's like Abe-chan in just saying what the public want to hear, what they should be wanting (they know best before the people even know it themselves) and basically completely ignoring public opinion and do whatever comes to mind. What bothers me the most is he seems to get away with being one of the worst human beings I've ever know. How is it the US with all its "political correctness" doesn't seems to care about his racist, bigotry, sexist, hateful comments and views. Just because he acts like a kid other adults get slaughtered with just one accidental mouth slip. I'm sure he will be great entertainment to watch, but not someone I would want to negotiate anything with. No respect or trustworthiness. Morning meetings at the White House should be fun fun.
cwhiteMar. 03, 2016 - 12:19AM JST
My bad, need to calculate for 12M. 600,000 profit after materials per day is much more like it. After paying for staff and utilities that's not bad. My guess though is that the weekend is when many people pay their bills when the bank and post office is closed.
Posted in: Y12 million stolen from convenience store employee on way to bank
cwhiteMar. 03, 2016 - 12:15AM JST
good god yes is my answer just for the entertainment value (sure, of course no way if I was American)
Posted in: Would you like to see Donald Trump become the next U.S. president?
cwhiteMar. 02, 2016 - 05:58PM JST
1.2M yen is nothing for a combini. I've paid bills upwards of 400,000 (multiple ones) at the counter and many people pay their bills as well. As for a profit margin of perhaps 20% that's only 240,000 or 120,000 per day and if a busy store you may have 5-6 part timers on the job. But if 50% is from bills being paid then your looking at just 60,000 per day on a weekend which is nothing. Just scrapping by...
cwhiteFeb. 25, 2016 - 04:30AM JST
good luck with that, average person probably has 5 devices with lithium-ion batteries from wearables, smartphones, watches, game devices, hearing aids, note pc's, music devices, bluetooth headphones, digital cameras, mini-drones, flash units, remotes, battery chargers to your antique mobiles.
Posted in: U.N. agency bans lithium-ion battery cargo on passenger planes
cwhiteFeb. 25, 2016 - 04:10AM JST
Interesting, the number of users using messenger is probably more reflective of actual individual accounts. Looks like FB is acknowledging that of the 1 Billion+ accounts are more like 50% second/third accounts, lost accounts or deceased ones.
Posted in: Facebook updates Messenger app to handle several accounts
cwhiteFeb. 25, 2016 - 04:01AM JST
Torture simply doesn't work for those who believe in what they do. You'll have better luck trying to convert them like from any other cult or religion. You know how hard it is to get people to denounce a religion? It does takes time, but it can be done. The bigger religions are even harder like Christianity, but for a cultist religions and ideologies it's easier to point out the errors. Humanizing the person with family and memories is a more productive use of time.
Posted in: Do you support torture as an interrogation method if the objective is to prevent a terrorist attack or capture criminals?
cwhiteJan. 27, 2016 - 07:01PM JST
If 1/4 of the entire Japanese population or basically 1 out of every 2 households has/had her album than it's safe to assume she was pretty successful. She could write, compose and sing so that already beats most of the crowd.
If she had wanted to be ranked in the same pop genre of Carly Ray Jepson, Ellie Goulding, Kate Perry or similar of today I'm sure she could have pulled some strings back in the day. Not sure she would even want to, but it all comes down to networking with the right people in the industry and pumping oodles of money in marketing. Its like producing a movie and hype is important. Using youtube to go viral like Gangnam Style is more of a fluke and not sustainable. You can of course be talentless and still sell.
Posted in: Singer Hikaru Utada to return to showbiz in April with theme song for NHK drama
cwhiteJan. 27, 2016 - 06:44PM JST
If you're still using a key that can be duplicated in less that one minute of grinding, then you're using the wrong one. At least use a dimple key or one with magnetic pins.
Posted in: Japanese smartphone service lets you order duplicate keys by taking a photo
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Posted in: Actress Takahata apologizes over son’s arrest on rape charge
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Dunno about Japan but in many countries farmers are being blackmailed/taken advantage of by major supermarket…
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