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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
cwhiteOct. 22, 2014 - 02:29PM JST
sounds like he's just looking for something to get out of life. Many people do stupid things to a higher degree with no purpose. i.e BASE jumping or trying to beat some insane record like deep diving... Not crazy, just depressed would be a better description.
Posted in: One Japanese man tells why he wanted to fight in Syria
cwhiteOct. 16, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
most car companies would way the odds and not disclose any potential life threatening problems...
Posted in: Toyota to recall 1.67 million vehicles globally
cwhiteSep. 28, 2014 - 03:02AM JST
I thought the first thing people did after buying an iPhone was to purchase a rigid case to go with it and a good number of people will also buy a screen cover.
Posted in: Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software, offers fix
cwhiteSep. 09, 2014 - 02:55AM JST
Morning sickness is an illness? really? Isn't it a symptom of a hormonal change or balance? That would make periods an illness and probably hangovers.... Is growing pains an illness or perhaps cramps when you run? Dizziness from sitting down too long or pins and needles? Hmmm
Posted in: British royal couple expecting second child
cwhiteAug. 25, 2014 - 05:52PM JST
sounds like something a rich nut would do in the Middle Ages. Regardless of the legalities, his motives are just stupid. It would be far easier and cheaper to pay people off. Plus there are no guarantee that his kids would vote for this sicko dad. Just imagine the paperwork if he had 600 kids. The names, the lawyers, the tax, the daddy phone calls, education, inheritance, etc.....
Posted in: Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'
cwhiteAug. 25, 2014 - 02:48PM JST
I would have put Yokohama (Nakaku) and Kamakura on the list before most of these, but what do I know....
Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in
cwhiteAug. 20, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
nope, things have finally caught up to my expectations, but still a long way to go. When I can create a computer program by just telling the computer to create the program via voice commands then things will be where it should be.
Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?
cwhiteAug. 13, 2014 - 11:23PM JST
I like the bodyguard..
Posted in: Going Gaga
Mar. 03, 2015 - 05:29AM JST
Actually, it might do, if the protest contained a threat to put some economic sanctions back…
Posted in: Japan protests after N Korea fires short-range missiles
Mar. 03, 2015 - 05:26AM JST
What is Purin populaeity rate in Russia?
Posted in: 30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
Mar. 03, 2015 - 05:11AM JST
heh, heh, heh, You mean like the Bush reset? I guess, Obama, unlike Bush, just hadn't…
Mar. 03, 2015 - 05:09AM JST
It is actually pretty bad how we take this less seriously.
I mean, imagine NK fires…
Mar. 03, 2015 - 04:53AM JST
Now I wonder what kind of punishment will the law dole out to the 18-year-old and…
Posted in: 18-yr-old suspect admits killing Kawasaki boy to punish him