jonobugs's past comments

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    jonobugs

    In this case, I would consider charging anyone with attempted murder or attempted manslaughter if they are found intoxicated but still decided to drive a motor vehicle. "I was drunk" should not be an excuse, it should compound the crime.

    Posted in: Man arrested over hit-and run in Osaka

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    jonobugs

    What, if anything determines an execution date. It seems very arbitrary. Is it done this way on purpose as part of the punishment?

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    jonobugs

    And these are the people, supposedly on the same political spectrum, who are vying for the leadership of the country. Kind of says something, I think.

    Posted in: Cruz calls Trump a 'sniveling coward' for threatening his wife on Twitter

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    jonobugs

    I think what Tes tes is saying is to hang up your laundry to dry in the house, which is what a lot of Japanese people do.

    Posted in: No electricity required for this elegant natural humidifier

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    jonobugs

    While there are loads of conflicting information out there, this really isn't one of them. They are just saying that there are CERTAIN people at risk. I think for most people, having more HDL is still beneficial. In any case, it's better to raise your HDL levels with exercise rather than get it through drugs.

    Posted in: Scientists find 'good' cholesterol can sometimes be bad

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    60 years old is not too old to be driving, but it's definitely old enough to know better than to keep driving after you hit something regardless of what you 'thought' you might have hit. There are only a few things that could have been in the middle of an intersection. Another vehicle, a person or an animal. What did he 'think' the bump was (assuming he really didn't know?). I don't accept potholes, etc since he was a tour bus driver so he would well know the route.

    Posted in: Bus driver arrested over hit-and-run death of 6-year-old boy

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    jonobugs

    What is wrong with the foreigners who want to change Japan and make us think our ways are like theirs. This is a domestic issue and the teacher had no right to interfere with parental rights. Now with this said it does not mean that a parent should beat their child in such a way to inflict harm but that is up to each household and not foreigners opinions.

    I agree that foreigners should really stop trying to "change" Japan into what they feel is "the right way". However, since when is ignoring a crime part of the Japanese culture? I think you're confused about that. Yes, I believe many Japanese people overlook small transgressions but from what I can tell many Japanese people DO 'interfere' when they see a crime being committed. It's only when it's not clear that people tend to ignore these situations.

    Posted in: Parents arrested for slashing, choking 5-year-old son

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    So, after almost a year and a half of no progress, North Korea is finally going to disband their imaginary task force to find the abductees?

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    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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    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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    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

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    jonobugs

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

    Posted in: Girl stabs stepmother for hiding her smartphone

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