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    sf2k

    not going to be worth it to legalize if the label reads 30 years or older on it. Marijuana isn't alcohol, and we're going to have to respect that at some point

    Posted in: Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study

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    Meanwhile in Japan, this happens.....sigh

    You can savor more mentally-fulfilling communication with others, he said. It is such a wonderful thing.

    So can anyone, it's called talking to people

    This on the other hand is like outdoor hikikomori?

    Posted in: A fetish for full body suits in Japan

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    sf2k

    And the number of establishments banning it increases. It's not viable if all it is is a privacy vacuum.

    Posted in: Wearable tech gaining momentum

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    sf2k

    You would think it wasn't the money that brought prestige to RIKEN but the research they produce. Maybe they should rewrite their charter.

    Meanwhile remove all the deadwood that abandoned Obokata plus all the waste and see what's left. Then do that with all kinds of agencies and departments and the debt would probably be paid off. Otherwise go for more tax increases, gotta keep the cashola rolling

    Posted in: RIKEN splashed cash on luxury furniture to use up budget: magazine

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    Comedy shows are the only real news shows in the USA while news continues to unravel and succumb to the right wing horde. Right wingers never got the joke in Colbert and I hope he can find a way to keep that going even if the persona isn't there

    Posted in: Colbert to succeed Letterman

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    sf2k

    I'm in my happy place.... I'm in my happy place.... I'm in my happy place....

    Posted in: What is everyone thinking?

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    in news it's called the door swinging both ways. if you bring up a topic then you bring up all issues not just the ones cheery picked for presentation. We can also look at Abe's WWII reference gaffs as examples.

    This is what a free press does. Crying about it reinforces the notion that Japan is not free

    Posted in: Foreign correspondents 'blindly swallowing' anti-Japanese propaganda, writer alleges

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    what is the cost effectiveness of poising the planet for hundreds of generations and walking away for no reason other than inertia? Earthquakes are a problem so I guess I'll champion nuclear power and say there's nothing wrong with that because during an earthquake I would feel perfectly safe. Um...No.

    Geothermal removes 50% of the electrical load of a building, so the energy savings are there. I'm talking per building or per neighbourhood, not giant far away power plants. Geothermal doesn't have to be deep to be effective especially if vertical boreholes are replaced with cheaper horizontal plowing. This has been done commercially by Walmart of all companies over six years ago. They see the value of saving energy because it's low hanging fruit in their operations.

    Hydrothermal is a key winner for Japan, because it's an island nation with many cities along the coastlines.

    Heliothermal wouldn't have to wait for solar panel production to be useful.

    Subtract the electrical load with a geoexchange pump and housing relying on nuclear simply isn't needed anymore. And we no longer have to justify and revel in our pollution to generations to come.

    Posted in: Japan posts top growth in clean energy spending

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    Thanks Boomers..... idiots

    Posted in: Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51% of Americans

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    sf2k

    The large elephant in the room is why a Ring of Fire country doesn't use Geothermal, and all the other thermals (geo, hydro, helio) as practised successfully with commercial examples all around the world? Geothermal scales, doesn't have as many building restrictions as nuclear waste, won't kill people during an earthquake and can replace baseload of heating and air conditioning in buildings of whatever scale. Typically savings of 55% of electricity from the size of malls to homes.

    Sure, it's not sexy solar panels, but it would create jobs and utterly delete the requirement of any nuclear power ever again which at best can only cover 15% of need. Geothermal is progress through demand subtraction. Geothermal removes the need to desire the electricity for buildings. Add solar panels on top of that, and Japan will be laughing!

    BTW, if you're wondering about intermittent solar, Google molten salt energy storage. Include all the other green energy systems and it would be very cool to see Japan leading on energy

    Posted in: Japan posts top growth in clean energy spending

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    @blackrock

    No, engineers are paid to perform a task, not change a company. Green energy is more than just solar panels. Geothermal in all variants reduces load by 55% -ish. Combined heat and power, solar thermal, hydrothermal, there's a lot of things they can do. But if the least companies can do they can't even do, then reducing pollution will simply never matter

    Countries can skip over coal. It's like Costa Rica and communications. They didn't lay down a lot of wire because as an earthquake and geothermal country the land kept moving, so they went wireless and skipped the investment costs of land lines.

    These other countries can skip the sunk costs of coal and move ahead and not be stuck with the dregs of what the rest of the world wants to rid itself of. It simply doesn't need to

    Posted in: Japanese companies push to build hi-tech power plants abroad

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    the state’s textbooks note that the Sea of Japan is also called the East Sea, the name used by Koreans

    It's not a replacement, merely an aka for the region based on a Korean perspective. Hardly earth shattering. People will call it what they want to call it. The only reason I can thing of Japan protesting such a minor trivial thing is that its against anyone having a Korean perspective. Turns out people don't need Japan's permission.

    Instead what could have been an opportunity to build friendship is once again lost.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

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    sf2k

    Regardless of how clean it is (clean coal is an oxymoron) this article does not state how many tons of CO2 it will produce. So while the world thinks about trying to stop world pollution, companies are exporting coal plant technology! Hello? McFly? Anyone home?

    In another article link on the same page no less we have solar panels and clean energy spending. That would be better for an emerging market, for anyone really. Let the dinosaurs go

    Posted in: Japanese companies push to build hi-tech power plants abroad

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    it should be more corporate oversight, compliance, fines, and even jail time, not more slaves.

    Posted in: Japan moves to expand controversial foreign worker scheme

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    sf2k

    so Asia politics is the same as a baseball game junior high schoolyard picking teams.

    Posted in: After China snubs Japan, U.S. pulls out of naval ceremony

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    sf2k

    Sea What You Did There

    Posted in: Addition of Korean name for Sea of Japan becomes law in Virginia

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    @brians

    at least that can be dissipated over time, whereas nuclear waste can never be in your entire lifetime thus nullifying your point

    Posted in: Kyushu Electric becomes 2nd nuclear operator to seek gov't aid

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    sf2k

    Let them go bankrupt. The reactors have no value, only liabilities. JGov will be on the hook for keeping any spent fuel rods safe for thousands of years. Thanks in advance. Meanwhile from the ashes of that company can renewable energy, of which Japan has plenty, can then take centre stage. At last. People would have local and neighbourhood projects to get behind instead of just shuffling paper and saying otsukare...

    But we know all too well how this will go. Abe and friends will get all misty eyed, thinking about those poor defenceless engineers and bureaucrats, how can they survive? Are they going to be force to live in tents? Why, no, not on Abe's watch. Just don't tell anyone in Tohoku how much cashola they'll make. For the Abeland.

    All of Japans 48 nuclear reactors have been shut down, pending stringent safety checks, since a tsunami smashed into the Fukushima nuclear complex in March 2011.

    There should seriously be a celebration! How many days free of nuclear? Anybody counting?

    Posted in: Kyushu Electric becomes 2nd nuclear operator to seek gov't aid

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    Aeon flux

    Posted in: Price hike

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    There is no reason for today's Japan to be defending the Tojo era. To do so says it supports that era. Germany would be a good place to say, well that was then but Japan isn't invading nations. Ironic that the Japan government misses this opportunity and cannot leave history behind and only reinforces its malaise

    Posted in: Japan berates China's Xi over Nanjing remarks in Berlin

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