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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
cwhiteJun. 28, 2015 - 12:15AM JST
Will Japan realise before it's too late?http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-23/the-way-humans-get-electricity-is-about-to-change-forever
Posted in: Gov't to stop inefficient coal-fired power plants being built
cwhiteJun. 23, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
It's like watching House of Cards Season3....
Posted in: Abe, Park call for a new era, free of burden of history
cwhiteJun. 22, 2015 - 10:48PM JST
Looks like a death trap, just feeling unwell and you'll probably hurt yourself big time. I dread to think what an earthquake would be like...
Posted in: Book explores innovations of modern Japanese home design
cwhiteJun. 22, 2015 - 01:44PM JST
For Asia it is usually before bed especially if you have air conditioning. After a day in the sweltering humidity you have no choice. The sweat during the day while working and going outside is different to the sweat while sleeping quietly.
Posted in: Mega-important debate: Do you shower before work or before bed?
cwhiteJun. 15, 2015 - 07:33PM JST
We have Abe supporters on the forum?
Posted in: Abe's support rate lowest since taking office in 2012
cwhiteMay. 28, 2015 - 12:37PM JST
I have yet to meet a Japanese who actually likes the Japanese National Anthem. Every person has said that it is dull (暗い) and really not suitable for public audiences like sports and school. They like to compare against the British National Anthem which is even more Nationalistic, but much more lively. In other words the content is not so important when the rest of the world doesn't understand it, but the melody is very important. I know Japan has tried to introduce newer versions, but to no avail. Personally something that cheers on the crowd before and after a game would be more welcome.
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.
Sep. 04, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKf6HGa8H50 (The Faces/Keith Richards) - the First Barbarians -- New Barbarians
Last of the classic guitar…
Posted in: Keith Richards belittles rap, metal
Sep. 04, 2015 - 04:46PM JST
pro-growth policy steps
This is another way to say "corporate welfare perks".
Posted in: Fiscal 2016/17 budget requests hit record Y102.4 tril
Clippety - we also outlawed slavery and bear-baiting. Both had strong "cultural" links, but we realised…
Posted in: Taiji dolphin hunt begins; coastal whaling set to start
Sep. 04, 2015 - 04:45PM JST
Good idea. But at the same time, be much stricter on buying and selling tobacco and…
Posted in: LDP studies lowering legal age for drinking, smoking to 18
Putin says he is open to talks about resolving the territorial dispute regarding the islands then…
Posted in: Russia risks Japanese anger with Far East war commemoration