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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
cwhiteDec. 29, 2015 - 04:55AM JST
while $8 million USD is not much the words have more meaning. I would like to know more about what ;evel of pressure Washington has been giving Abe-chan, but it would be nice to know along with any undisclosed deals made with S.K.
Posted in: S Korea, Japan reach deal on wartime sex slaves, including Y1 bil aid fund
cwhiteDec. 26, 2015 - 02:38AM JST
I would hold open a door for any man, woman, child or dog
I would not hold the chair for any man, woman, child or dog. It makes no sense.
I would give up my seat to the person who needs it most be it a man, woman, child or dog
Posted in: Do you think that a man giving up his seat on a bus or train to a woman, holding a door open for her or holding her chair as she sits down is outmoded?
cwhiteDec. 23, 2015 - 05:58AM JST
Billy Dee Williams is returning in episode 8
Posted in: Mark Hamill said he was 'suspicious' of J.J. Abrams
cwhiteDec. 15, 2015 - 02:56AM JST
good god no, Apple is still unusable in all the countries I visit. I can only imagine the numbers reflect people who click something and are accidentally taken to Apple Maps before they copy and paste the address back into Google Maps. I find I open an Apple Maps app only to dismiss it and open Google Maps all the time.
Posted in: Apple Maps, once a laughingstock, now dominates iPhones
cwhiteDec. 07, 2015 - 07:12PM JST
The suspended sentence is only for the stimulants before the 2nd arrest for suspected murder
cwhiteDec. 02, 2015 - 01:41PM JST
My Number is just a nickname and in English is refered to as the "Social Security and Tax Number System" http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/bangoseido/english.html
cwhiteNov. 27, 2015 - 06:01PM JST
Hire Chinese labourers to build a runway, housing, tv station and what not. Then hire Koreans to do the maintenance.
Posted in: Japan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands
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
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Jun. 01, 2016 - 02:30PM JST
Trump's the master media manipulator's got his media lapdogs pushing his brand worldwide. Add DPRK Today…
Posted in: N Korea says Trump isn't screwy at all, a wise choice for president
Jun. 01, 2016 - 02:28PM JST
Surely, the boy would have been found by now, if they left him where they said…
Posted in: GSDF joins search for missing Hokkaido boy
Jun. 01, 2016 - 02:27PM JST
the zoo has the responsibility to take care of him but instead they gun him down…
Posted in: Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy
Jun. 01, 2016 - 02:24PM JST
Parenting in this country is very questionable. There is so many stories about children falling out…
Posted in: Woman assaults 14-year-old son over TV channel dispute
Jun. 01, 2016 - 02:23PM JST
N Korea says Trump isn't screwy at all, a wise choice for president
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