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sf2kMar. 09, 2014 - 10:51PM JST
well this is a half measure though. A full moratorium will become necessary
Posted in: Japan to halve tuna catch in northern Pacific
sf2kMar. 09, 2014 - 01:03PM JST
nice. I hope that's enough.
Posted in: Anne Frank House makes donations to Tokyo libraries
sf2kMar. 09, 2014 - 10:14AM JST
Japan will never get it and haven't for decades now. Sadly this is resulting in the elimination of Japanese language and words with what I call English Kanji. I'm still not going to know what the word means because it isn't used like English, and the whole exercise was meaningless. Internationalization doesn't mean Japanese language replacement. Keep your language while being international.
Posted in: Are Japan’s efforts at internationalization succeeding or not?
sf2kMar. 09, 2014 - 10:05AM JST
this is great news, but how is this going to stop it from happening again? I don't think there would be increased security at the libraries.
sf2kMar. 09, 2014 - 02:34AM JST
ah yes, the lemon continues
Posted in: Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings
sf2kMar. 08, 2014 - 08:15AM JST
name the charges
Posted in: 7 high school students face charges over suicide of classmate
sf2kMar. 08, 2014 - 03:44AM JST
read of someone being "detained" for 11 days then let go. Remember this is basically a benevolent police state and you should do fine. Nothing to see here, move along now
Posted in: Support your local police
sf2kMar. 08, 2014 - 02:09AM JST
that's cool. The Mac hardware is excellent and as long as it lasts it should remain a great tool for you. If you ever end up with a limit on updates ( ex: A friend couldn't update his Illustrator because it wouldn't work on 10.6 ) it is possible to stretch it's usefulness with Linux. I admit Linux isn't for everyone but nor are expensive macs, so I figure it's a wash ;)
Posted in: Microsoft to end support for Windows XP on April 9
sf2kMar. 07, 2014 - 10:39AM JST
You can install linux on a mac. If you're adventurous look for rEFInd Boot Manager.
Given that my 2005 and 2008 computers both use the latest linux software, and were bought second hand as well, (<$350 each) the cost of ownership is remarkable low compared to both windows and apple, but especially apple.
For the price of one macbook I could probably have more than half a dozen computers. It's unnecessary to play the hardware catchup game and still have highly capable systems.
sf2kMar. 07, 2014 - 08:22AM JST
From my understanding he doesn't run Bitcoin, merely created it. Outting his home location is really low class and speaks to a mob mentality that will now look to "get" him. In other news a Bitcoin CEO is in a suspected suicide.
Posted in: Nakamoto denies he's bitcoin creator
sf2kMar. 07, 2014 - 06:15AM JST
Thanks! Yeah I went VMWare install on XP and windows 7 for testing but the base system is Lubuntu. With Unity mode you can run windows programs while in linux without the need to reboot. You still have to install Windows like before but it's an image on the computer and grows like a file rather than taking up a partition.
I call this sandboxing, but there may be another term for it.
sf2kMar. 06, 2014 - 09:26AM JST
I agree about Windows 7. There's no point to use 8 on desktops. I also doubt the use of 8 in office environments
sf2kMar. 06, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
then they'll back down now that Ukrainians in Crimera are protesting larger than the Russians? No hum?
Posted in: Russia denies controlling pro-Moscow forces in Crimea
sf2kMar. 06, 2014 - 08:59AM JST
That's funny. Graphical installs have been around for decades and are perfectly available under Ubuntu and the Lubuntu and Linux Mint versions I mentioned.
Also yeah, you're not going to use Windows on Linux. That's rather the point.
I should note that I have another computer from 2005 that formerly ran XP currently running Lubuntu which is designed with old hardware in mind. Still running the latest software (13.10 = 2013 October) with an update expected this spring . Linux has much less to do with your hardware than Windows "requirements" allowing your hardware to last years longer.
If you're stuck with Windows programs and If you really want Windows XP to live on then use VMWare. I have Lubuntu in this case as the base system then Windowse XP in a virtual machine. But as time goes on I notice I don't need it.
I can run what's called Unity mode, allowing both Windows and Linux programs to work on the same screen at the same time. Fun.
Free also means safe, as Linux isn't a target for malware and viruses. Windows users must update their security weekly? daily?
sf2kMar. 06, 2014 - 08:14AM JST
go with Linux, and LibreOffice. Free
I use the flavour Lubuntu, a light version of Ubuntu which is the same in every way except with less bling. Also the popular Linux Mint would be good, anothter off shoot of Ubuntu.
Stop supporting bad software.
sf2kMar. 06, 2014 - 01:36AM JST
you couldn't loan money into existence with Bitcoin. Considering the billions and trillions of taxpayer dollars swindled into propping up the current banking cashola system every single year, versus these bumps which are public, it seems to me making a case for a currency stability. it may end up saving us a lot from the criminal banks.
Posted in: Gov't to decide bitcoin trading rules on Friday
sf2kMar. 06, 2014 - 01:27AM JST
They already resolved this by treaty but China is saying that its word is meaningless. Well we knew that. There are far more worthy countries to invest in than China, and Japan corporations I hope are considering relocating. Pick a democracy this time
Posted in: Chinese wartime forced laborers sue Japanese firms
sf2kMar. 06, 2014 - 01:19AM JST
Now this is strange. Given how Australia has a proportional election system, mandatory voting, plus being highly environmental it somehow gets this as a PM? The more interesting question is, what happened?
Posted in: Australian PM says too much forestry closed to logging
sf2kMar. 04, 2014 - 05:29AM JST
Good time to take back the Kuril Islands?
Posted in: Japan expresses concern over Russia's Ukraine move
sf2kMar. 04, 2014 - 02:38AM JST
Nice, a full-on zichi thread. Awesome read!
Japan has already won against nuclear and with so few nuclear reactors actually online could be nuclear free like last year or whenever it was. Don't have your gold medal bronzed.
So much of a mix of energy possible for Japan, basically all the thermals (geo, hydro, helio), combined heat and power, let alone better design and smart grids. I'm not even including photovoltaic but convert 1/3 of TV production to panels would be a step in the right direction.
Such a new direction would give Japanese hope and a sense of the future since it would take years for transition. Sadly Japan remains trapped by the brown envelope oyaji network.
I hope for a better future for Japan but it starts with voting and electing people who share renewable energy views. I hope it would be soon but given Abe's rise it is becoming a lost dream. I hope I'm wrong
Posted in: Gov't unveils draft energy policy with nuclear power as key source
Mar. 10, 2014 - 02:23AM JST
Never liked Instagram anyway.
Posted in: Instagram signs deal with major ad agency
Mar. 10, 2014 - 02:19AM JST
The U.S. froze all Japanese assets in the U.S., coerced the other colonies in the Pacific…
Posted in: Ukraine crisis stirs Japanese memories over disputed islands
Mar. 10, 2014 - 02:18AM JST
This is why Obama needs to stand up to Russia. China is watching as America fails…
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
Mar. 10, 2014 - 02:03AM JST
While Mt Gox faced hacker attempts to steal bitcoins, the exchange also confronted massive DDoS attacks,…
Posted in: Mt Gox faced 150,000 attacks per second, media report
Mar. 10, 2014 - 02:02AM JST
nope. japanese still xenophobic!