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ebisenApr. 29, 2016 - 02:16PM JST
Ha, as a researcher I am truly saddened by most of these comments. Life us worth living beyond the point of filling your own stomach (or other immediate needs), you know. (Space) research is an easy victim of bashing for the hoi-polloi, not having the intelligence required for seeing its benefits for the decades to come. Just as a small point for the people asking why wasn't this money spent in ouhoku or Kyushu: building this telescope started decades ago, most of the money spend before the quakes...
Posted in: Japan gives up on failed black hole research satellite
ebisenApr. 28, 2016 - 02:09PM JST
Who can torture and kill a cat, can kill a human as well. While death penalty is too much, he should never be let to walk free again.
Posted in: Man arrested on suspicion of killing 10 stray cats
ebisenApr. 27, 2016 - 04:08AM JST
Yes, yes, hmmm, yes, yes , aaaaand the last one: yes!
Posted in: Miss Hooters Japan Contest 2016
ebisenApr. 26, 2016 - 04:02AM JST
I like it. A logo does not have to beat the old stereotypes again and again. The design is as cool as it gets.
Posted in: Organizers opt for harmony in new Tokyo 2020 Olympic logo
ebisenApr. 13, 2016 - 03:03PM JST
She's had incredibly bad teachers and just as bad parents, that completely failed to motivate her. She's sensing how her own personality is slowly getting wasted in a futile effort to shoehorn her to the society's mostly useless standards.
A child is never at fault for the adults' stupidity.
Posted in: Schoolgirl says education pointless; gets schooled in debate on Twitter
ebisenApr. 13, 2016 - 02:31PM JST
I vaguely remember the area... What do you expect,I was never sober while being there :) .
Posted in: Fire damages Tokyo's famous Golden-gai bar district
ebisenApr. 10, 2016 - 08:10PM JST
err, boring show for the new race of mindless drone-people? Some of us have better things to do than wasting time like this...
Posted in: In online first, 'exploding watermelon' takes the cake
ebisenApr. 10, 2016 - 08:00PM JST
for those minusing me, I agree with you, my mistake, indeed, he's not only wasting food, but air as well... there, I fixed it.
ebisenApr. 10, 2016 - 03:59AM JST
Waste of food...
ebisenApr. 10, 2016 - 03:58AM JST
This is one of the best way to spend my taxes I can think of. So yes, anotherexpat, if you don't like your taxes spent like this, remove yourself to a country without space technology. Your taxes will probably be spent on corrupt politicians.
ebisenApr. 04, 2016 - 06:11AM JST
Once I forgot in a train a bag with more than 4-50man worth of photography equipment. I found it at the last station, together with a complete inventory list of all the items in it (including some things I even forgot I had in there, see, messy bag and lifestyle) made by the lady who found it, together with the station master. Yes, ever since then, Japan is for me a very honest country.
Posted in: YouTuber conducts experiment to test Japanese people’s honesty
ebisenApr. 01, 2016 - 10:48AM JST
I'm a researcher. Most other readers here are obviously not. I wrote two years ago, when the scandal broke, about this method of hijacking future research results:
Publish a method with outlandish claims of the results it produces. It doesn't matter if you never got the results. Ask for others to refine your method until the mentioned results are obtained. Claim yourself as the inventor, even though 99.99% of the work was done by others. Your 0.01% will still give you author rights, even if the correct method has almost nothing to do with what was originally published. Nothing but a scam, really, has been done before and the scientific community is increasing its fight against such practices. This Obokata should not be allowed to ever express herself with respect to the STAM cells. She's deluded, but she still has the right to claim initial authorship, even if she never produced anything, if somebody, sometime in the future, obtains results with methods remotely resembling what she published.
ebisenMar. 30, 2016 - 04:52AM JST
Fadamor, those are Cuban prices, like I already wrote. This is what it really costs in USA:
Your are welcome.
Posted in: Rolling Stones play historic free concert in Cuba
ebisenMar. 28, 2016 - 07:32PM JST
Well, now Americans can finally get access to decent healthcare where a bag of freakin' salt water doesn'T cost 1000 USD. A flight to Cuba to buy some medicine would make a lot of sense.
ebisenMar. 25, 2016 - 04:08PM JST
I am offended by all those anti-death penalty people, putting the criminals in the same group (of humans) as me, and claiming they should get the same rights. By doing things not worthy of a human being they've lost their right of being considered one. Killing for insurance money, or killing entire families including children are definitely among those things.
Posted in: Japan executes two death row inmates
ebisenMar. 24, 2016 - 02:38PM JST
I am playing Nintendo games on my android phone since 8 years now. Was willing to pay for them as well, but Nintendo never released official versions, I got to use open source emulators and Rom files. They work just fine. Nintendo just doesn't want our money. The bunch of idiots calling themselves managers at that company should all be fired, can't even imagine how much in losses did their stupidity bring...
Posted in: Nintendo's first smartphone game attracts over one million users
ebisenMar. 21, 2016 - 02:18PM JST
Burning Bush, you're wrong about the defensiveness of automated pilots. They still have to move at 50kmh and they'll still crash into you if you don't respect the rules of the road. Physics is a bitch...
Posted in: Autonomous cars aren't perfect, but how safe must they be?
ebisenMar. 20, 2016 - 05:26PM JST
Yeah, putting Honda Acura in the same phrase with Ferrari and Lamborghini won't make them comparable, and won't make the reasoning in the article relevant either... Some common sense won't hurt here.
Posted in: Acura brings NSX specialty car production to U.S.
ebisenMar. 20, 2016 - 04:35AM JST
"I wish more people would wash their hands here more often."
if someone with noro throws up and you use the same toilet after him (does not even have to be the same stall), you can wash your hands all day long. It is airborne...
Posted in: 2-year-old boy dies at children’s hospital following norovirus outbreak
ebisenMar. 19, 2016 - 11:54PM JST
That's gotta be a new record, 3 km against the traffic on one of the most crowded highways in the world without crashing... Seriously...
Posted in: 88-year-old man drives 3 kms wrong way on Tomei Expressway
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Apr. 30, 2016 - 12:20PM JST
Britain has a similar system. Cynics refer to the awards (decorations) as gongs. As far as…
Posted in: Gov't grants 2016 spring decorations to 4,024 Japanese, 90 foreigners
Apr. 30, 2016 - 12:17PM JST
I was happily surprised when I saw Battleship 2012 a few nights ago. Never even heard…
Posted in: Who you gonna call? 'Ghostbusters' is back in business
Apr. 30, 2016 - 12:14PM JST
That the ice wall leaks is about as unexpected as the sun rising in the east…
Posted in: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight, TEPCO says
Apr. 30, 2016 - 12:13PM JST
If you don't find it funny, you're a sexist. You're implying women can't be funny, and…
Apr. 30, 2016 - 12:10PM JST
There seems to b a convergence between our end arguments (Japan's weakening of the…
Posted in: U.S. places Japan, 4 other countries on trade monitoring list
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