jonobugs's past comments

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    jonobugs

    That's a bit strange that they don't check that sort of thing. When I was in the hospital they made me say my name each time I got an x-ray, even though they knew who I was and had my chart in front of them. And that was just for an x-ray.

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    jonobugs

    I'm more worried about the people that are texting while they are riding bicycles, bikes and/or driving cars.

    Posted in: Ninja will murder you if you use your smartphone while walking, safety video warns

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    jonobugs

    Doesn't this type of car defeat the whole purpose of a self-driving car? If I buy something like this, I would buy it because I would want to engage in another activity or take a nap. If I have to pay attention to the road, etc., then I would just rather do the driving in the first place. It has nothing to do with not trusting the car or the idea that of self-driving cars, but rather it would be a waste of time to watch something else drive, just in case I'm needed. If I was needed, then I would be kind of worried that the technology just isn't ready yet.

    Posted in: How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

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    jonobugs

    I just don't understand how people still do these things in this day and age. There are no shortages of information about this out in the world and there are so many alternatives. What a waste of life, both the victim and the perpetrator.

    Posted in: 18-year-old girl arrested for drunk driving resulting in death

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    jonobugs

    That's all they will charge him? Heck, I'll pay them that just to help me clean up my place....

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    jonobugs

    I wouldn't be too hard on the 12 year old child for telling on his big brother. He was being questioned by seasoned officers who probably used every trick in the book to get him to tell all. It seems to me that most adults in Japan also confess to a lot of stuff, so to expect an immature boy to withstand a police inquisition is pretty unrealistic.

    Posted in: Police arrest older brother of 12-year-old Kyoto student over smoking marijuana

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    jonobugs

    Technically speaking hacking just means to "use a computer to gain unauthorized access to data in a system". So regardless of the technical aspects, even logging into someone's computer with their password is 'hacking'.

    It's like the term 'breaking and entering'. If someone enters your house because you didn't lock the door, it's still considered 'breaking and entering' even though there was no breaking. Some places have changed the term to unlawful entry.

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    jonobugs

    that he got upset when she saw her come back to her apartment

    I'm confused by this part. Did they mean to write 'when he saw her'?

    If there is no error in the original, who's the other women they're talking about?

    Moderator: Sorry, that was a typo that has been corrected.

    Posted in: Man arrested for beating ex-girlfriend to death

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    jonobugs

    Not only that, if it had been you this article would've repeated the fact that you're a foreigner over and over and over and .

    This is about Japan, so when they are talking about people in general it's assumed they are Japanese. I believe that there is probably large percentage of people who find it important to know the ethnicity/gender of people so that they can make their judgements.

    For me, I find it a bit disheartening to hear about young people commiting crime, but I guess that it does fit in with the stereotypes.

    Posted in: 17-year-old youth arrested for stealing bag from woman in wheelchair

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    jonobugs

    @Jim

    I didn't thumb you down, but what you're talking about is actually legitimate, regardless of how you feel. This article is talking about someone scamming stores by demanding money or goods when they haven't even shopped there to begin with.

    Posted in: Companies learn to weed out false customer claims

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    jonobugs

    I think that the level of formality really depends on who you are addressing the email to. Of course when I'm writing to my friends I don't use formality such as Mr. or Mrs. but I do use that when I am talking with colleagues or people who I conducting business.

    Regardless of the formality, I almost always include some sort of salutation and close the email with with my name. If I'm writing to a business and there is an ongoing conversation via email I always include the previous emails because I need to assume that they may not remember or know about the previous conversations.

    I think the main thing to be aware of is how the other party views emails. If they are very informal they may not look at formality as a good thing and if they are very formal you can be sure that being formal will not upset them.

    Posted in: Modern etiquette: Caution required when dealing with email

  • 18

    jonobugs

    I have a feeling that this has nothing to do with a smart phone.

    Posted in: Girl stabs stepmother for hiding her smartphone

  • 0

    jonobugs

    katsu78 something I can just plug into my TV, and then stream things like Netflix

    If you have any game systems like a PS3, Xbox, or Nintendo Wii you can use those as well. I'm not 100% sure on the Xbox because I don't have one but I have the other game systems and they work.

    Posted in: TV party – Netflix, Hulu and other TV streaming services in Japan

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    jonobugs

    Sounds like the company should have done more than just demote him in the first place. It's fortunate that no one was seriously hurt by this man's actions.

    Posted in: Ex-Schindler employee stopped elevators to make trouble for company

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    jonobugs

    Sounds like a waste of time and tax payers' money.

    Posted in: Guam man appeals life sentence for stabbing rampage

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    jonobugs

    She got lucky! It seems that most people don't pay any attention to parked cars in Japan since so may people pull over illegally to read a text they just got.

    Posted in: Woman rescued after being stuck beneath car for 3 days in Hokkaido

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    jonobugs

    I'm supposed to ask for permission before "drinking alcohol against [my] will"??? This doesn't make any sense

    Drinking against your will is not illegal so of course you don't need permission. It's "forcing a fellow employee to drink" that's illegal.

    It's the only one on the list that should be obvious, although I think you should always ask before you do something at work you're not supposed sure about.

    Posted in: 4 workplace occurrences that could land you in hot water in Japan

  • 0

    jonobugs

    I'm sure that if you asked a similar group of Canadians similar questions about Japan they wouldn't do much better. It's just so sad that the only famous person they knew was J. Bieber.

    Posted in: Video asks young Japanese adults what they know about Canada

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    jonobugs

    Well, I guess that answers the rhetorical question my mom used to always ask. "If your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it too?"

    Posted in: One dead, one injured after 3 firefighters jump off bridge while drunk

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    jonobugs

    It makes me wonder if more awareness needs to be raised among the Japanese about help that is available. Too many people here think in absolutes and believe that their situation is unique and hopeless (which it almost never is).

    Posted in: Retired Japanese man who saved over 500 from suicide to be featured in documentary

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