jonobugs's past comments

  • -1

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    It's not just about cheating, it's also about health. Most people would agree that doping is not safe. Even if you decide that athletes should be allowed to destroy their own bodies if that is what they wish, many are often idols to young children and have a heavy influence on them.

    Would you want your son or daughter or any loved one taking drugs to enhance their performance simply because they see their idol doing it and succeeding? I believe this is why most people are truly upset when they hear the news. I myself was quite upset about the Armstrong debacle.

    Posted in: Is end in sight of forgiveness for dopers?

  • 0

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    I got my fill of Japanese TV in the first week in Japan while I was still in a hotel. My only saving point was that I had no Japanese knowledge at the time so it was a tiny bit entertaining.

    Now, I only watch stuff on the internet.

    I was once informed that smartphones, such as the iPhone are considered TV devices, but as far as I'm aware, iPhones are not capable of receiving a TV broadcast. How can they enforce that?

    Posted in: Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs

  • 2

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    What an idiot. He was facing a small fine at worst, but is now facing reckless endangerment.

    Posted in: Driver talking on smartphone flees from police, hitting woman on bike

  • 0

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    Wow, the implications of this is enormous and could possibly lead to other cures. I wonder if they would be able bind to proteins and viruses.

    Posted in: Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood

  • 3

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    Wow, either there is something definitely wrong with this boy, or his parents didn't raise him properly. I have to wonder why the parents didn't notice something amiss with him. I wouldn't think that a homicidal child just spontaneously happens.

    Posted in: 19-year-old youth stabs parents; mother dies

  • 0

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    I'm not sure there was ever a problem. If you tried to plug a USB plug the wrong way, it just wouldn't go. Simply turn it over and try again, presto, it works. The only people that would have problems are those who don't realize that they only plug in one way so they try and force the connection thereby breaking the plastic tab inside. I've never seen that happen though, so I doubt it is a problem.

    Posted in: USB frustration vanquished by reversible plugs & cables

  • 4

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    I wonder if that means that they will allow you to listen to music. They always had me shut off my mp3 player even though it didn't produce any radio waves.

    Posted in: Japan OKs use of smartphones, tablets during plane takeoffs, landings

  • 2

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    That's the one nice thing I love about Japan. When you see a price, that's the price you pay. No hidden fees on top of that. Well, that is until the 3% tax raise. Now, the supermarkets are showing the pre-tax price of goods. Not so happy with that tactic.

    Posted in: Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

  • 3

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    Whatever happened to having the children apologize to each other?

    Posted in: What to do when your kids get you in trouble

  • 1

    jonobugs

    I only want to know if and when Netflix is coming to Japan.

    Posted in: Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online

  • 12

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    Where I come from, EVERY seat is a priority seat. That is, if someone needs it more than you, you should get up and offer it to them.

    Posted in: Japanese train seats for the elderly: To sit or not to sit?

  • 3

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    Tessa, anyone you meet for the first time is a complete stranger. I don't think that social media had much to do with this case. I think you would have more of an argument if they had met only once and he decided to stalk her, but they dated for about 5 months, it appears.

    Posted in: Stalker jailed for 22 years for killing ex-girlfriend

  • 2

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    It seems quite unfair to those students who didn't 'flout' the rules. Are they supposed to police the other students?

    Posted in: University evicts over 100 students for breaching no-drinking rules

  • -5

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    I don't understand. Why are they distributing iodine tablets? Kagoshima is thousands of kilometers away from Fukushima and I haven't heard of other problems in that area. It seems like an unnecessary risk to ingest iodine in this case.

    Posted in: Residents within 5 km of Kyushu nuclear plant given iodine tablets

  • 3

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    They don't really state how fast the charge would be, but just say 'quickly'. If they can manage to find a way to charge a large battery within a few minutes, I think that it would give electric cars a BIG boost. I'm also wondering what the life cycle of this type of battery would be and it has a reduced capacity like the current batteries when it gets older.

    Posted in: New rechargeable cell has 7 times higher energy density than lithium-ion cells

  • 0

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    This is great news and encouraging to hear that things will get better in the future ... hopefully.

    Posted in: Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact

  • 14

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    We all know that common sense is not a strong point among Japanese people.

    No, "we" certainly do NOT know that. Please don't lump the whole race in with a few stupid people. Would you like it if you were classed along with the low lifes and criminals from your own country? I didn't think so.

    Posted in: Woman arrested after 5-month-old son dies in car while she plays pachinko

  • 3

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    It's a really difficult case, in my opinion. It's easy to blame the system or the police but without trashing the rights of the accused, what else could they have done? Even if the police were authorized to place accused stalkers in jail, it wouldn't have mattered if they have no address or information on his whereabouts.

    I think the people being stalked need to take more drastic measures such as staying with friends or family until the matter is resolved. Of course it wouldn't help if the stalker is really determined, but I'm sure it would help most other cases. This is such as disturbing and sad story.

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  • 4

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    All I know is that the cost of everything has gone up and my salary has remained the same. In fact, my boss is thinking about a reduction because business isn't so great anymore.

    Posted in: Inflation vs deflation: Which is right for Japan?

  • 1

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    I really doubt that Micky Ds will pull out, but then again, Wendy's did.

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