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cwhiteMay. 22, 2013 - 11:41AM JST
Xbox 360 won’t work on the new system
Xbox 360 won’t work on the new system
Well that sucks, I don't have any space in the rack or free ports to the TV. I already use splitters and daisy chained power cables. I guess if you can't swap a system out then you can't sell it, meaning a smaller 2nd market for used consoles.
Posted in: Microsoft touts Xbox One as all-in-one entertainment
cwhiteMay. 20, 2013 - 11:02PM JST
just because companies are not in the top 10 doesn't mean some of them dominate the market like zippers, lithium batteries, drill bits, bearings, electrical components, gyroscopes, lens, prisms, carbon fibre, synthetic polymers, fibre glass, specialized medical stuff, nano tech, ceramics, high tensile materials and so on. They will never become mainstream and most people will never know that they were an integral component of their household product, car, satellite or that it saved their life and something that even the Chinese could not copy if they wanted to. The best products are the ones you don't know about because they never breakdown.
Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of
cwhiteMay. 20, 2013 - 10:02PM JST
maybe this will answer the direction some airlines are going http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/28/ryanair-standing-only-plane-tickets-regulator
at least weigh the person and either fix a threshold based on the nations (flight originating from) average weight for either gender and/or have a total weight including luggage which if you are underweight means you have more luggage leeway.
Posted in: Do you think airlines are sneaky about fuel surcharges, fees for extra baggage and other charges for various services?
cwhiteMay. 19, 2013 - 01:56PM JST
I would have put Yamaha in the top 10. Most people forget they have their foot in many things and are leaders hands down in music and sports equipment...
cwhiteMay. 18, 2013 - 07:30PM JST
not much you can do with just the IDs. It's not like you can't guess the first 10 million ID's by using a dictionary.
Posted in: Yahoo! Japan suspects 22 million IDs stolen
cwhiteMay. 17, 2013 - 05:13AM JST
Just get me a smartphone that doesn't need to be super fast or ultra bright that can survive at least a full day on one charge. Oh, it sounds like they may have done it unlike my iPhone which won't last 3 hours of video time.
Posted in: NTT DOCOMO unveils 11 new mobile devices in 2013 summer lineup
cwhiteMay. 17, 2013 - 05:11AM JST
Even with adult supervision I would not let my 2 & 4 year old play on the edge of a river without a life jacket or floatation device/
Posted in: 2 children almost drown in river
cwhiteMay. 15, 2013 - 04:55AM JST
how do they transport the airplanes?
Posted in: High flyers
cwhiteMay. 11, 2013 - 06:55PM JST
stable 105 - 115 yen to the dollar works for me much better than below 100.
Posted in: U.S. tells Japan to stick to currency rules as G7 meets
cwhiteMay. 11, 2013 - 06:47PM JST
the scribble on the graffiti is just a scribble defacing the original piece of art. Who cares about getting permission when your really good. People will take down the wall intact and auction it off.
Posted in: Graffiti - art or vandalism?
cwhiteMay. 11, 2013 - 06:43PM JST
creepy yes, but the victims were very very very lucky!! Considering the stupidity of not locking the door they got off lightly. You don't want to imagine what would have happened if this guy was a serial murderer, rapist, homicidal maniac.
So, how many of you have actually left the door unlocked ever in say, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Philippines, India??? Any hotel??? He would also have to target specific types of apartment blocks that are not auto-lock or residential houses.Hopefully this traumatic event will instill some common sense for the victims.
And it does say (front) doors, not windows or any other back door because he would check for shoes. One reason to always leave a large pair of mens shoes even if nobody else is living with you.
Posted in: Man arrested for cutting off women's clothes as they slept
cwhiteMay. 11, 2013 - 06:32PM JST
the bullet train platform at Sendai Station does not have any guard walls or automated gates http://www.47news.jp/localnews/miyagi/2013/05/post_20130511074749.html
Posted in: Woman hit by bullet train at Sendai station
cwhiteMay. 06, 2013 - 06:11PM JST
Rules are made to be broken if they are stupid. The bike garages which cost 2-3000 yen a month are crazy (you could buy a new bike every few months). They are run by retired policemen (amakudari) who get a substantial wage. The bike garages should be free in the first place and it probably could be if they didn't insist on hiring companies to move bikes.
Posted in: Rules are made to be broken
cwhiteMay. 05, 2013 - 12:59PM JST
Criticise the translator till you read the original then comment
Posted in: Author Murakami sends message to Boston bombing victims
cwhiteApr. 25, 2013 - 12:20AM JST
sounds like they decided to book him for all the unsolved tire incidents over the last decade so they can chuck out the paperwork. A little bit of coercion and sleep deprivation is all you need to get that 99.99% confession rate.
Posted in: Businessman suspected of slashing up to 1,000 tires in effort to meet women
cwhiteApr. 21, 2013 - 05:13PM JST
OssanAmerica < Oh sure, they needed to drop 2 A-Bombs on populated cities to show off the destructive power. I'm pretty sure the same spectacular show could have been done in a much better location for all to see without killing hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children. Japan is a pretty mountainous nation and a lot of sea and islands to choose from.
You do know the criteria for choosing the cities was a large untouched (unbombed) urban area, 3 miles in diameter that would yield maximum damage. The goal was for the weapon to be internationally recognized by making a big show and obtaining the greatest psychological effects against Japan (a big experiment with lots of guinea pigs). It might as well have been Kyoto or Kokura or any other city, just as long as it had some military significance. I wonder what they told the families with POWs (British, Dutch, Americans) in those cities along with the 1,000's of Koreans and Chinese. I have no doubt that it was the 1.6 million Soviet troops who launched a surprise attack on the Japanese forces occupying eastern Asia that made the decisive decision to surrender.
Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show
cwhiteApr. 20, 2013 - 01:35PM JST
fortunately not very smart and was caught on video
Posted in: Second Boston bombing suspect in hospital after being captured
cwhiteApr. 20, 2013 - 05:05AM JST
knowing what to expect is not the same when you become actively involved, much like many people consider skydiving or bungee jumping could be quite fun, but back out at the last minute having paid the full fee upfront.
Posted in: Female lay judge to sue over stress caused by crime scene photos
cwhiteApr. 18, 2013 - 07:06PM JST
English is an easy language compared to Japanese, so better to start the road to perfection for Japanese and then learn other languages in parallel. I'm one of the lucky ones who got the best of both worlds, but I know many who have struggled because they are stuck in between. One thing I know for sure is if you don't enjoy something about the language (be it manga, books, movies, music, art, anime, etc) then there is no hope in becoming proficient. Same goes for computer programming and composing music which is like learning a new language.
Posted in: Required or not, English knowledge no guarantee of success
cwhiteApr. 15, 2013 - 05:11PM JST
if they thought it was a public area then just a typical day for the Brits.
Posted in: 2 British men arrested for trespassing in imperial compound
May. 23, 2013 - 08:52PM JST
A jog and a warm shower will give one a more restful sleep. Keep away from…
Posted in: New sleeping pill poised to hit market
May. 23, 2013 - 08:51PM JST
The only reason they had any problems, was not because of some folks in Ohio, not…
Posted in: U.S. Congress grills former IRS boss over tax scandal
May. 23, 2013 - 08:47PM JST
Hope for the Thai people that she's as good a PM as she is good looking.
Posted in: A visit from Thai PM
Been to these places, and they were amazing...
8: Shinjuku Gyoen (Tokyo)
9: Naritasan Shinsho-ji Temple…
Posted in: Places in Japan that made an impact on foreign visitors
May. 23, 2013 - 08:45PM JST
I wasn't referring to what you'd said but thank you for your reply anyway. I…
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British soldier butchered near London barracks