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jj1980May. 20, 2013 - 02:02PM JST
Wish they would have gotten the artists name. One of my favorite artists in Japan is Shohei Otomo. This doesn't look like his style, but who knows.
Posted in: Art attack
jj1980May. 13, 2013 - 10:16PM JST
Good grief, hate reading about things like this. Lets not paint with a broad brush, People are always eager to blame the driver right away. But sometimes it takes two to tango, and with out seeing the actual scene, it's hard to pass judgement on what really happened. Regardless of how many bad drivers, or careless cyclists there are. Always hated how many in Japan let too many little children be independent when clearly there is too much danger lurking around.
Posted in: 5-year-old girl run over by truck while cycling in Toyama
jj1980May. 06, 2013 - 04:24AM JST
I agree, safety measures should of been well thought out for things like this. But I'm not surprised about the bad location spot. I took a trip to Pataya, Thailand and went to an Elephant zoo where you could ride and feed them. What was right next to it? A gun range with a hack job of a brick wall where the targets are set.
Posted in: Man hit by arrow while walking in garden in Ibaraki
jj1980May. 04, 2013 - 02:30PM JST
I'm not understanding this. If you can't read a banknote, then how are you seeing the screen on a smart phone? Maybe it's time to buy better prescription glasses instead?
Posted in: Ministry of Finance, BOJ to launch smartphone app for visually impaired
jj1980May. 03, 2013 - 01:36PM JST
Reminds me of Ryu Murakami's book/movie "sixtynine".
Posted in: 2 girls vandalize junior high school, inspire copycat incident
jj1980May. 03, 2013 - 04:17AM JST
I recommend the movie "blue bird" with Hiroshi Abe. He plays a teacher with a stuttering problem and is the substitute teacher for a class that bullied a young boy who tried to commit suicide. So Mr. Abe makes them learn a valuable lesson in a strange but powerful way. Great movie, and I think these kids should learn the same way.
Posted in: Mother of suicide boy files slander charge against 3 bullies
jj1980May. 03, 2013 - 02:08AM JST
Sad, and I feel sorry for everyone who had to witness it.
Posted in: 6-year-old boy falls from jet coaster at Fukui theme park
jj1980Apr. 30, 2013 - 02:34AM JST
I've seen and helped recover decomposed bodies from the water, and it's a freaky scene in itself. If you have never seen a "floater" They actually start to resemble a fish face look at a certain point. But to add that he was still holding onto a metal box that contained pictures of the NK leaders really adds a whole new level.
Posted in: Body believed to have drifted from N Korea found on Akita coast
jj1980Apr. 28, 2013 - 04:01PM JST
Every time I got a new apple, Sony, or Microsoft product, I made sure I waited and had those companies prove themselves to me. I for one don't believe the ridiculous biased hype that many feel when talking about a said company, because we can no longer swear by name brands anymore. (remember when people used to do that?) Best of luck to samsung S4 and set a fire under apple's arse to keep them improving it's new devices and have this back and forth push. I also hope those who jump on the new shiny bandwagon prepare to brace themselves for unforeseen problems if they should arise. I never understood how people are so gullible to place themselves in hard spot, and spends tons of money on something that hasn't proven it'self fully. Time usually tells all, and many times on both Apple and Android users, those who thought they were cool in line and flashing those new phones. Later are embarrassed and blame the world for their ignorance. Do your homework.
Posted in: Samsung releases new Galaxy S4 smartphone
jj1980Apr. 28, 2013 - 03:41PM JST
Perhaps she was trying to scratch something off her bucket list?
Posted in: 69-year-old woman arrested for city hall bomb threat in Toyama
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 01:50PM JST
This could have been prevented had she cooperated and not resisted arrest in the first place. With that said, I for one do not trust all officers of any kind, and you never know how the can react or carry out certain procedures. One time late at night I was pulled over (This was in the US) I right away put my hands on the steering wheel and turned on the car light. Why? Because there are idiots out there who jump or get the wrong ideas. It's to protect both of us, to ensure to the cop he has nothing to be alarmed about, so I don't get tazed or shot because of his ignorance. Just do what you are asked to avoid situations like this.
Posted in: Woman dies after heavy-set police officer sits on her
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 01:47PM JST
Resisting arrest is a crime, obviously she wouldn't cooperate with the police hence the reason why it took a few to try and apprehend her. The story (like always) still leaves out important details, and it's easy for someone who has never done security work at all to drum up accusations like many I have read here. Who is to say she really died from how she was restrained, perhaps she had other health issues, or may have been on drugs. Who knows for sure?
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 12:47PM JST
Also I think people should always wait before they jump on new electronic devices. Too many want to be the cool, gotta be first to have it, or the impulse buying which is really naive. Even though I have used apple products for years, and owned various ipods during it's existence. I've always waited at least 6 months that way all the pros-cons are well known and I don't get buyers remorse. iphone5 has been out and i've done my research on not only the phone, but what carriers are strong enough and good enough to handle it with quality support. while someone will in the future will buy the iphone6 or the S4 and become disappointed and/or get burned by a money hungry incompetent carrier because they couldn't wait and jumped on the bandwagon.
Posted in: Review: Galaxy S4 decent, but filled with gimmicks
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 12:42PM JST
I think both apple and samsung phones are great, and it benefits us consumers when both companies try to out do the other. Even though I prefer the iphone 5 for various reasons other then being used to the apps and from using ipods for years. I do not toss the S3 or S4 to the side and claim its a lesser model because I don't think it is. I however as a preference didn't care for the S3 because only because I felt it was rather too large just a bit for a phone. Of course you get the gadget geeks who may toss in facts that can be a reasonable factor of which side you choose. But those who thumb down other comments or bash and start fan wars because they don't like the fact that one person likes apple or vice versa is ridiculous. Different strokes for different folks, I'm buying a phone for myself, not for them.
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 12:30PM JST
This is nothing new. I once watched a girl get hit by a car from texting on her phone. Landed on the hood with a death grip on that phone. Got off the car and continued walking and texting like nothing happened. I couldn't believe my eyes along with the rest of the people in the vicinity who suddenly just stopped in awe, so I can imagine what the person in the car felt. He had to get out and check to see if she even damaged the car, she didn't care one iota. Still can't believe it happened after all these years. Smart phones ran by dummies.
Posted in: Smartphone users who text while they walk becoming a hazard
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 04:52AM JST
Perhaps I'm too early to the party. But I'm glad that this hasn't turned into a fanboy/girl war. I agree with badmigraine, and I just hope that competition is still strong everywhere for a longer while because we consumers benefit from that.
Posted in: Apple's profit falls for first time in nearly a decade
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 04:43AM JST
“Most people feel tracking their finances is a burden, but it takes too much time....... " You know another thing that is by far a worse burden? Trying to clear theft ie: identity, credit card, cloned accounts etc....
Posted in: New app brings your bank accounts, credit cards, financial insights to your iPhone and iPad
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 04:36AM JST
What could the mother do? The employer knew of his condition? What did she hide? Nothing, Mother shouldn't be involved other then attending his trial. ("The court on Wednesday also ordered the driver, Masato Shibata, 28, and his employer at the time—who was aware of Shibata’s epilepsy—to pay damages") Even has had other accidents due to his illness. I feel for the victims parents, but to blame the mother? Do they know for sure that she did or did not try to convince him? Sometimes anger and other emotions effect their judgement.
Posted in: Mother, employer of epileptic crane driver ordered to pay compensation over fatal accident
jj1980Apr. 26, 2013 - 04:17AM JST
Thanks for the link malfupete. It's another reminder never to take things in life for granted, as it could end in any moment. The scary thing is, many people don't realize how often their lives are in the hands of one person. It's even scarier when THAT one person doesn't realize how many lives are in their hands.
Posted in: Memorial service held for victims of 2005 fatal train derailment
jj1980Apr. 25, 2013 - 02:33AM JST
Oh lets see.... celebrities who almost on a daily bases make an arse out of themselves on twitter, then forced to recant their flub with a fake apology. Along with the two nut jobs that mistakenly told Japan and/or world that North Korea launched missiles. I'm going to go with for worse.
Posted in: Are social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Reddit, changing the news gathering and reporting process for better or for worse?
May. 26, 2013 - 05:31AM JST
The domestic market and availability wrt toy guns in Japan goes very far back. So regardless…
Posted in: Tokyo Marui comes to play with replica sniper rifles, pistols and grenade launchers
May. 26, 2013 - 04:57AM JST
@LFRAgain: While your assessment is correct, we must never overlook the opportunity to enlighten even one…
Posted in: White House: Obama is no Nixon
May. 26, 2013 - 04:50AM JST
This was only newsworthy because of the rarity of reportable nuclear accidents combined with a lack…
Posted in: 4 researchers exposed to radiation at Tokaimura lab
May. 26, 2013 - 04:40AM JST
"Why does one fire proton beams at gold? Is it fun? Does something cool happen?…
May. 26, 2013 - 04:26AM JST
He was harassed by hateful Leftist's where ever he went.
Reasonable, intelligent Americans can clearly see…