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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.
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
Aug. 01, 2015 - 06:42PM JST
The current logo is quite unoriginal. Change it!
Posted in: Belgian designer to insist Tokyo changes Olympic logo
Aug. 01, 2015 - 06:39PM JST
I guess he'll be paid off, the design will stay and taxpayers will just have to…
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Aug. 01, 2015 - 06:38PM JST
Gonna have to get the wife into this asap.
Posted in: The female cosplayers of summer Wonder Festival
Massive government spending is counterproductive, this is the obvious conclusion to draw from decades of this…
Posted in: Japan inflation tepid, spending falls in June
Aug. 01, 2015 - 06:36PM JST
Read it again mate.
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