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randomenigmaApr. 12, 2014 - 04:46PM JST
You can't really draw any conclusions at all with a sample size that small. Maybe if all 10 had picked the new ones, it would be worthy of note, but a 4/6 split could easily be lost in the error from the sample size being so small.
Posted in: Old or new? Violinists can't tell which sounds better
randomenigmaApr. 10, 2014 - 10:08PM JST
Antivirus and security software? I have never run any of those and have never caught a virus. I guess the most important rule is not to do stupid shit.
Posted in: Tech tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computers
randomenigmaApr. 01, 2014 - 08:52PM JST
YouTube isn't true anonymity, it's pseudo-anonymity. "Anonymous" means no name and YouTube puts the name right above the comment.
If you have true anonymity, there is no name to attribute to each comment, so generally you get less jerks, because there is less to achieve by being a jerk.
Of course you still get some trolls...
Posted in: In new social networks, anonymity is all the rage
randomenigmaMar. 27, 2014 - 04:50PM JST
This still doesn't explain why I had a "hack" into my Live account only last week with the attacker's IP address being Hotmail's own network.
Posted in: Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak
randomenigmaMar. 27, 2014 - 04:46PM JST
Anyone with half a clue already knows not to trust the servers and to use end-to-end encryption if you care about your privacy.
Most of us just don't quite care about privacy enough to switch over.
Posted in: Google enhances encryption technology for email
randomenigmaMar. 17, 2014 - 09:33PM JST
Passwords still work fine. Just use a proper application to keep track of them instead of writing them on post-it notes.
Granted, I would prefer to be using a private key to log into web sites, but despite the technology being around for ages, nobody seems to be implementing it outside of corporate environments. :/
Posted in: Move over '123456': passwords to go high-tech
randomenigmaMar. 11, 2014 - 07:36PM JST
Ah, captain JList... I mean, captain negativity. Who knows, maybe this will be the one that remains.
Posted in: New online manga service features 200 titles, three selectable languages, and no fees
randomenigmaFeb. 28, 2014 - 07:50PM JST
with a SIM
with a SIM
Which is it?
Posted in: Connect to the Internet right away without any settings
randomenigmaJan. 31, 2014 - 05:37AM JST
450! This guy is quite dedicated to his hobby!
Posted in: Thief caught with 450 pairs of high heels
randomenigmaJan. 23, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
Actually, this article omits it, but Australia is on the list. Problem is, it was on the list last time too, and then the ticket booking never opened.
Posted in: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces 2nd world tour
randomenigmaJan. 21, 2014 - 08:51PM JST
No Australia this time either. Lame world tour that doesn't even visit all continents.
randomenigmaJan. 02, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
I'm curious about what legalisation did to the prices. Did they go down? If they went up, you can expect a black market to continue, undercutting the legal price.
Posted in: 1st legal recreational pot industry opens in U.S.
randomenigmaDec. 26, 2013 - 08:43PM JST
I was hoping this story would be about pizza with gold flakes baked into the crust. Reality is so disappointing. :(
Posted in: Pizza Hut Japan’s latest promotion gives 'golden crust pizza' new meaning
randomenigmaDec. 26, 2013 - 08:40PM JST
If the scalpers weren't able to sell tickets, they wouldn't buy tickets.
If they didn't buy tickets, the number of available tickets would increase because all purchases would be people who actually wanted to go.
If more people who wanted to go are getting tickets themselves, then they only have to pay the normal price instead of inflated prices.
The victim in this crime is, depending on your viewpoint:
(a) the person paying multiple times what they would have paid had they obtained the ticket directly, or
(b) the person who would have won the ticket which the scalper acquired.
You don't have to shut down auction sites to enforce this sort of thing, you just have to check ID at the door.
Posted in: Pundit says online ticket scalping should be made legal
randomenigmaDec. 21, 2013 - 08:45AM JST
Depends on the drug, Novenachama. Not every banned drug is crack. There are plenty of recreational drugs which are nonaddictive and don't even cause long-term harm, but are just banned because they are fun and have "no medical use."
Posted in: The pitfalls of legalizing drugs
randomenigmaDec. 06, 2013 - 12:28PM JST
Still cheaper than Sydney.
Posted in: Tokyo costliest Asian city for expats
randomenigmaNov. 29, 2013 - 09:04PM JST
1.5 out of 5 for me and it looks like it's going to happen.
Posted in: Five hobbies that prevent guys from getting a Japanese girlfriend
randomenigmaNov. 23, 2013 - 05:46PM JST
@Alphaape Where that "statistical probability" may be 0%. (Lessons learned: state your figures.)
Posted in: 1,000 line up to buy jumbo lottery tickets with top prize of Y700 mil
randomenigmaNov. 11, 2013 - 06:56PM JST
I think it's fine for games like GTA to avoid implementing the laws of humanity, unless it wants to do so just to exploit them. We don't complain about a game just because it doesn't implement the laws of physics.
Posted in: Japanese gamers debate Red Cross’s call for virtual crimes to be punished
randomenigmaOct. 27, 2013 - 05:05PM JST
Hatsune Miku would be a good choice.
There was a huge amount of talk about her when London was setting up for their olympics, despite that making no sense. And yet, here we are waiting for Tokyo's and there hasn't been any mention of her yet. How did she not appear in the poll at all?
Posted in: Which aspects of Japanese culture will 2020 Olympics showcase?
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:40PM JST
I love how all criminals in Japan always admits to a slew of other crimes, effectively…
Posted in: Serial burglar suspected of over 100 thefts
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:39PM JST
@ Ya Think - I like the term "anti-touch maniac" cuz I did run into one…
Posted in: Police officer arrested for sexually assaulting woman on train
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:35PM JST
I am sure there are plenty of Japanese military men who would love to have a…
Posted in: Japan sets up military post on western island
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:31PM JST
Police said Nagano had been given verbal warnings on several occasions to stay away from the…
Posted in: Man stabs ex-girlfriend, her parents in their home in Aichi
Apr. 20, 2014 - 05:30PM JST
In Moscow, the patriarch of the Russian Church, Kirill, in a prayer for Ukraine called on…
Posted in: Easter war of words breaks out between Ukraine and Russia