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jonobugsOct. 15, 2014 - 08:55AM JST
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?
jonobugsOct. 15, 2014 - 08:47AM JST
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
jonobugsOct. 13, 2014 - 09:17AM JST
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
jonobugsSep. 17, 2014 - 09:15AM JST
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
jonobugsSep. 17, 2014 - 09:06AM JST
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
jonobugsSep. 17, 2014 - 01:25AM JST
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
jonobugsSep. 02, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
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
jonobugsAug. 28, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
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
jonobugsAug. 26, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
Whatever happened to having the children apologize to each other?
Posted in: What to do when your kids get you in trouble
jonobugsAug. 24, 2014 - 01:06PM JST
I only want to know if and when Netflix is coming to Japan.
Posted in: Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online
jonobugsAug. 15, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
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?
jonobugsAug. 02, 2014 - 10:53AM JST
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
jonobugsJul. 31, 2014 - 10:12AM JST
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
jonobugsJul. 28, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
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
jonobugsJul. 25, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
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
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
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
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:13AM JST
We all know that common sense is not a strong point among Japanese people.
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
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:02AM JST
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.
jonobugsJul. 22, 2014 - 11:58AM JST
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?
jonobugsJul. 19, 2014 - 09:54PM JST
I really doubt that Micky Ds will pull out, but then again, Wendy's did.
Oct. 20, 2014 - 08:18PM JST
A pity it can't be Abe who quits instead
Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers
Oct. 20, 2014 - 08:07PM JST
The sums for her are truly trivial. Handing out paper fans to supporters? Shocking! It doesn't…
He should have recorded that conversation to clear him from being a 'killer'. I agree ..…
Posted in: Man says he killed his wife because she wanted to die
Oct. 20, 2014 - 08:02PM JST
This statement just shows you don't know much about Asia.
I guess you are self promoting…
Posted in: Univ student stabs woman to death because he 'wanted to kill someone'
Oct. 20, 2014 - 08:00PM JST
Empress Michiko sama,
All Japanese should feel very proud to have you as their empress.
Posted in: Empress Michiko celebrates 80th birthday