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electric2004Mar. 31, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
Posted in: What if everyone was texting while walking at Shibuya Crossing?
electric2004Jan. 30, 2014 - 02:32AM JST
Might be easier to detect if the woman is getting wet.
Posted in: Innovative bra cannot be unhooked without true love, say makers
electric2004Jan. 06, 2014 - 05:27PM JST
At least for Nissan Moco: in the version with remote controlled ignition key, which does not need to be inserted into the lock while driving, it comes standard with an alarm system when the door is opened without key.
(e.g. not using the mechanical lock or the remote key).
Posted in: 40 parked cars vandalized in Ibaraki
electric2004Jan. 02, 2014 - 08:56PM JST
Seems the employees did not use the orange paint balls, which they keep near the cash register for just such purpose.
Posted in: Man robs Sukiya store of Y270,000 yen
electric2004Dec. 27, 2013 - 07:41PM JST
The corrected link is at
Posted in: Japan ranked 6th in quality of life for children
electric2004Dec. 19, 2013 - 05:48PM JST
It seems he was intelligent enough not to relieve himself from the overpass onto the high voltage power lines for the trains.
Posted in: Fukuoka man ordered to pay over Y1 mil for peeing in elevator…every day for half a year
electric2004Dec. 01, 2013 - 02:10AM JST
Do they have to fly over china?
Posted in: Safe trip
electric2004Nov. 13, 2013 - 05:04PM JST
Really, no surprise here.
Posted in: There were falsified discounts for 1,045 products of the 17 stores.
electric2004Nov. 13, 2013 - 05:02PM JST
She is definitely a good choice.
Posted in: Caroline Kennedy sworn in as ambassador to Japan
electric2004Nov. 13, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
When there are nails, where is the man with the hammer?
Posted in: Nail Queens for 2013 announced
electric2004Nov. 12, 2013 - 08:52PM JST
This is a clearly biased article.
China is shown as the victim.
Sending out ship after ship to start disputes looks not passive, but aggressive to me.
Posted in: China’s passive wait-and-see strategy
electric2004May. 27, 2013 - 06:40AM JST
Thank you for your comments.
About access to the Hadron hall: it is necessary to have a radiation badge and it is also necessary to attend a lecture on the risk, when working in the Hadron hall area.
The badge is the access key.
Because the researcher affected were wearing badges, it was possible to find out the dose they were exposed to.
The other researchers on site were probably far enough away so that their dose should be negligible.
Still this event shows that the risk assessment was not complete.
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab
electric2004May. 26, 2013 - 07:40PM JST
Now we learn the meaning of (m)oral integrity.
Posted in: Porn star Sora Aoi's calligraphy sparks art debate in China
electric2004May. 26, 2013 - 03:20PM JST
As you correctly stated, the problem happened in the beam line to the Hadron experiment hall.
What did happen?
Usually the proton beam from MR (Main Ring), which was cycling at a 6 second period, will be extracted by a
process called slow extraction over a 2 second period.
One quadrupole power supply, which controls this procedure had a problem, and for one cycle the beam was
extracted in a too short time. E.g. the beam went there, where it was expected, but too high peak intensity.
This gave some damage and the reported activation.
This is not at all related to a nuclear power plant.
This is related to basic research in nuclear physics to find out about the nature of matter.
There is no radioactive material installed. Just a thin foil made of gold. This becomes activated, e.g. by hitting with protons, some gold atoms are changed and can become instable isotopes.
Most of such activation goes down in short time (hours or days).
electric2004May. 04, 2013 - 05:16AM JST
As Squidbert correctly stated, the name of the agency is JAEA.
The name JAERI disappeared, after JAERI and the cycle laboratory were unified several years ago.
Posted in: Black smoke detected from Monju reactor during test operations
electric2004Mar. 07, 2013 - 11:13AM JST
In contrast Daimler plans for 35 percent women in management positions by 2020. Now that's a goal.
Posted in: Nissan HQ opens a daycare facility to help increase female managers up to 10%.
electric2004Mar. 06, 2013 - 01:02PM JST
Now this could be a way to replace missing or lost Lego blocks!
Posted in: 3D printer wows crowds at world's top high-tech fair
electric2004Mar. 06, 2013 - 01:00PM JST
Good, finally there can be hope for the country. More early would have been better.
Posted in: Venezuelan President Chavez dies of cancer at 58
electric2004Feb. 20, 2013 - 01:16AM JST
Send the A-team!
Posted in: How do you solve a problem like North Korea?
electric2004Feb. 19, 2013 - 12:31PM JST
Looks like she is starting to get pregnant.
Posted in: Quickie
Steven C. Schulz
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
I always thought 1st world meant advanced economy, high standard of living, high tech, and large…
Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:55PM JST
" Imagine how much better the economy would be if prices DOUBLED every year! That would…
Posted in: Inflation may have beat BOJ forecast: Kuroda
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:54PM JST
Hope the don't have to recall them all back so they can pay their fines...
Posted in: Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outpacing GM
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:50PM JST
Seems like everyone wants a rule for everything these days as a way to solve all…
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:47PM JST
I dunno. Some strollers literally are the size of aircraft carriers all for one little baby.…