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cwhiteApr. 08, 2015 - 10:21PM JST
only global Japanese companies have benefitted and many SMB's are struggling. Cheap oil and a weaker yen against the dollar is not a quick fix if Japanese is not producing or selling more.
Posted in: Japan posts 8th straight surplus in February
cwhiteMar. 21, 2015 - 11:39AM JST
If only all countries would acknowledge that their win or loss released their country from the venom of fascism and the inhuman goals of a criminal regime... I can think of so many countries...
Posted in: Former U.S. POWs, Koreans seek conditions for Abe's address to Congress
cwhiteMar. 15, 2015 - 09:39PM JST
good god, an app to complain.... I can only imagine the real time personal data they want to capture....
Posted in: McDonald's Japan launches complaint app
cwhiteMar. 15, 2015 - 04:46AM JST
$21m to apple equates to $70m to app companies.
Posted in: Apple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage
cwhiteMar. 15, 2015 - 04:45AM JST
Elon Musk is focused on better batteries for his electric car and while I hope the new lithium sulfur batteries to be the predecessors, it will take a least another 2 years for the factory to be built and another year to become mainstream. Companies who already have invested in lithium-ion batteries might was well built the best products they can with what they have.
Posted in: Omron to release lightweight solar power storage system
cwhiteMar. 12, 2015 - 09:17PM JST
Apple rakes in about $2.19m an hour in revenue from its iTunes and software stores, so that DNS bungle has cost the biz at least $21m today.
cwhiteMar. 12, 2015 - 08:23AM JST
Downtime costs a lot of money for businesses and if Apple had a SLA like a Tier 3 data center they would be screwed. Obviously they don't... http://www.sys-con.com/node/3297794
cwhiteMar. 04, 2015 - 11:55PM JST
umm would an app with facial recognition not suffice for any smartphone today? iris authentication just seems like overkill
Posted in: Fujitsu develops smartphone with iris authentication
cwhiteMar. 01, 2015 - 09:10PM JST
anything we are listening today that is over 50 years old has a good chance. Most music that requires electricity (aka digital) will not make it beyond a few decades. The problem is that recorded music doesn't last while written music that anybody who plays an instrument can reproduce it anywhere does. That doesn't mean that a tune will not last 100 years (if you can whistle it and it's catchy it will survive), but the original recording rarely would stay mainstream. Sure there will be always be a few people who listen to stuff that is extinct, but music companies need to continue producing new music (even if it is a cover) to stay in the business and make money. The question we should be asking is do we want to be listening to music produced in the last 60 years 100 years from now. My hope is music continues to evolve and is fitting for whatever period in history it is.
Posted in: Which music from the past 60 years do you think people will still be listening to 100 years from now?
cwhiteFeb. 27, 2015 - 03:47AM JST
tip of the iceberg, now think how fast and how far the AI can learn if we fed it the basic instructions first or it starts out from watching and learning from the best..... scary stuff...
Posted in: Rise of the Machines: video gamers beware
cwhiteFeb. 25, 2015 - 06:50AM JST
in the space age, accuracy is everything especially is you need to rely on extremely accurate positioning. Mind you with geostationary satellites there is a significant discrepancy with clocks on Earth even just after a few years.
Posted in: Two clocks keep time for 16 billion years
cwhiteFeb. 19, 2015 - 03:54AM JST
uhuh, well Japan’s foreign exchange reserves only totaled $1.28 trillion...
Posted in: Japan and S Korea to end currency swap pact, Bank of Korea confirms
cwhiteFeb. 11, 2015 - 05:24AM JST
Could they not find a place to dig that would actually be of some use? Excavation location, treasure hunt, construction site, playground, etc.... What a waste of energy to have to refill the holes.....
Posted in: Harry Potters zapped at Japan hole-digging contest
cwhiteFeb. 09, 2015 - 12:26AM JST
A passport is not a travel document to get out of your country, but a travel document to enter another. If Syria accepts this guy to enter their country then so be it. The government has no right to stop a person from leaving the country and the worst they could do is concoct some kind of reason to bar him from re-entering the country.
Posted in: Man's passport confiscated after he refuses to give up Syria travel plan
cwhiteDec. 04, 2014 - 10:32PM JST
What a stupid question. For every tree cut down plant at least 2 new ones. That should solve this debate.
Posted in: What’s better for the environment: a fake or real Christmas tree?
cwhiteDec. 04, 2014 - 10:15PM JST
As if any of you would want to be royalty (at least not as the #1 or #2 in succession) who are constantly watched, scrutinized and pretty much work everyday till they drop dead. Sure, they might be wealthy, but they have no control over it. I bet the amount of paperwork to purchase a new car is insane.
Posted in: Tens of thousands get rare peek at Imperial Palace
cwhiteNov. 22, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
Nobody listens to the same single 100 times let alone 1,500 time. The calculations for a stream x 100 = 1 single doesn't make sense. Why not just say how many streams, downloads and purchases of each song and the reader can decide what each figure is worth to them.
Posted in: Billboard chart revamped to include streaming
cwhiteNov. 21, 2014 - 06:48PM JST
Of course it can and will be done, but depends on what you define time travel as. If travelling to the future is all you want to do then that can be done with relative ease and in the same space time continuum. Going back in time is a bit more tricky and would require an anchor point today to get back to today in the future. Other types of time travel may result in different paradoxes, so probably not what one would like time travel to be.
Posted in: Do you think time travel will ever be possible?
cwhiteOct. 22, 2014 - 09:42PM JST
200kg is nothing, that's like 7-8 large boxes you use when moving house. Paper is heavy!!
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
Apr. 26, 2015 - 10:01PM JST
The only thing that the US government really cares is their strategy of pivot to Asia…
Posted in: Past and future hang heavy as Abe heads to U.S.
On a talk show today on Japanese TV (Akko ni makasei) Wada Akiko made the comment…
Posted in: Ichiro beats Oh's run record
Apr. 26, 2015 - 10:00PM JST
Hey biased mod I see you send notices when you think it is off topic but…
Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage
Apr. 26, 2015 - 09:59PM JST
Posted in: Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day
Posted in: Over 700 dead in Nepal quake; Everest shaken