theFu's past comments

  • -5

    theFu

    I hope Japan hunts down these terrorist, kills them. A nice countdown for that would be nice.

    Posted in: Japan vows not to give up on hostages until very end

  • 1

    theFu

    As an email server admin, I have hundreds of different email aliases that filter into just a few real email addresses. The one I use the most is purely to fight spam.

    "spam@"

    Spam processors recognize this and remove the "spam" from the email. They are left without a valid email address.

    Of course, there are the aliases with my name, nickname, want-a-be nickname, job title, and after-hours club persona too. "dj-jd@"

    It isn't a big deal to have 10-20 different email aliases. Anyone can do it, since most ISPs provide 5 free email addresses per account or there is always, cough, gmail, assuming you don't care anything about privacy.

    Posted in: Japanese men discuss the most embarrassing types of email addresses

  • 0

    theFu

    The only way to make most people update (is any new Windows ever an upgrade?), is to remove support from the version they currently run. Hopefully for MSFT, by the time Win7 support ends, a free Linux OS will be viable and only businesses will be left with Windows.

    The rest of the world is migrating to platform-agnostic solutions.

    The offer of a free upgrade from Win7/8 to 10 "for the life of the hardware" seems like a trap. "Life of the hardware" can mean many different things. Until support ends (1 yr?). Until any major component fails. Or until the motherboard stops working after 15 yrs of replacement parts are installed.

    Honestly, I prefer to know what I'm buying and how long it will be supported. At least 5 yrs would be good and 10 yrs would be ideal.

    OTOH, none of this really matters much to people like me. Switched to Ubuntu in 2007 for almost everything and only use Windows a few times a month for payroll and finance stuff now.

    Posted in: Microsoft unveils Windows 10, HoloLens goggles

  • 0

    theFu

    I'd date her. Successful, international, travel, food, quirky, not too immature, but just right.

    Alas, I'm slightly too old and don't live in the correct city.

    Posted in: 'Nerd Girl' seeks perfect date for Tokyo birthday dinner

  • 0

    theFu

    Everyone lies. Based on almost every cop show I've seen on TV, police lie during questioning too. I've been taught to never answer police questions, unless there isn't any choice to avoid arrest. Then only answer with the shortest possible answer that is true. A famous video about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

    A brother-in-law was a retired cop. He had lots of interesting stories from 3 different police departments around the country where he worked which makes me think average police are a little less trustworthy than my normal peers. Sometimes they behave like drunk sailors on leave.

    I must admit, the last paragraph in the story completely lost me. Couldn't follow it at all.

    Posted in: One third of Americans believe police lie routinely

  • 1

    theFu

    Small strike teams. Take these wackos out, silently. Leave nothing behind.

    Sorry - been watching too much Jack Ryan movies recently. Those make it look really easy.

    Posted in: IS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless it receives $200 mil ransom

  • -2

    theFu

    My black friends call me "cracker", which I find offensive. I'm a hacker, not a cracker. ;)

    Part of me finds it funny that a protest group decides to peacefully protest at Atlanta's MLK parade and the the MLK organizers are upset at this.

    Local Atlantans see the corporation that is the King Family has lost their way. They are a joke here living off the deeds performed by MLK, but not advancing his ideals farther. It is sad, really.

    I live near Atlanta. Atlanta is 54% black according to 2010 census, so having black friends and neighbors isn't very unusual here. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/1304000.html

    MarkG - I agree with much of what you say, but have to disagree about police targeting blacks. They do, in certain areas and under certain situations. Even black police target black citizens.

    Posted in: U.S. remembers Martin Luther King amid racial tensions over police killings

  • 0

    theFu

    I've only owned brown, dark blue and white cars. Strangely, white doesn't show dirt as much as brown or dark blue, so my last 3 vehicles have all been white. Plus I'm lazy and don't want to have to constantly wash the car. Living in hot climates matters too. I think it is idiotic to have a dark vehicle here.

    I don't own any Apple products and never intend to. The blue vehicle was a Volkswagen. ;) It was nice, tight, sporty, and expensive for a non-luxury car. It also had squeaks in the dash that I couldn't correct after a few yrs. Drove me crazy. My parents had Volkswagens - they had the squeaks too.

    Posted in: What the color of your car says about you

  • 0

    theFu

    @gogogo is correct. On average, my internet facing servers see 1,000-15,000 attacks daily. This is nothing. Just stop using php and passwords, then most of these things become "internet background noise" and do no harm.

    Posted in: France sees 19,000 cyberattacks since terror rampage

  • 1

    theFu

    After the 1st one, I haven't been able to sit through any of these. Guess I'm not 10 yrs old anymore.

    Posted in: 'Transformers' sequel leads Razzies worst-of list

  • 0

    theFu

    It's a trap.

    Any talks without China and South Korea just don't make any sense.

    Posted in: North Korea offers direct talks with U.S.

  • 0

    theFu

    This seems like a wonderful event for the living and for those who have lost their child. Touching.

    A parent never recovers from the loss of a child. Never. Very touching.

    Hopefully, having a fixed ceremony for the new adults will cause something to "click" so they begin acting like adults. I won't hold my breath AND I wasn't any different.

    Posted in: Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies held across Japan

  • 1

    theFu

    Businesses, Taxis, and store workers should post the Japanese translation phone number for different languages to avoid misunderstandings. English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Spanish, German, Italian ... each with a different number with a translator of that language. Most of the time, I can point to get what I want, but sometimes that just fails completely, especially in department stores.

    Smartphone apps have more and more offline translation capabilities too, so having these on a tablet in the business for the most popular languages would be helpful too. Sadly, many of these applications don't support Japanese (Word Lens), yet. Google Translate does ok.

    Posted in: Revitalizing the inbound tourism market

  • 3

    theFu

    In lesser developed parts of the world, the police tend not to care about traffic infractions. The dangers of driving and sometimes walking in those places shows. Pretty much every vehicle has scraps, missing paint and dings from minor accidents.

    Enforcement of traffic laws is important for the safety of vehicles, property, and people.

    I've seen a woman walking killed in KTM by a bus/motorcycle accident because the motorcyclist was driving crazy (normal for KTM) and forced the bus to swerve to avoid it - hitting the woman on the sidewalk.

    The girls were behaving in a dangerous way, outside the law. The police were simply doing what is expected for a developed country.

    Posted in: Two 15-year-old girls on minibike crash after police chase; one dead

  • 0

    theFu

    There are crazies in every religion and it is up to the good, moderate, people inside each religion to deal with the fringes of their groups.

    Perhaps we could agree that killing anyone is bad, regardless of religious ... or non-religious beliefs and get that pushed across the world in music, video, and written and spoken media?

    Posted in: Middle East media fear growing Islamophobia after France attack

  • 1

    theFu

    Gag and straight jacket for the unruly.

    Inconsiderate - depends on the degree of the offence.

    I've heard nearby passengers get mad when the free beer ran out on a Prague to JFK flight, but the non-free beer wasn't made free. A steward raised his voice and put his face within a few inches of the passenger in a highly threatening manner which escalated with more loud talk heard throughout the cabin. The passenger requested to speak with the captain immediately after. It was all over in a few minutes and a formal, written, complaint was made to the captain and airline.

    Unfortunately, not all cultures consider losing control as a terrible trait to be displayed in public.

    Posted in: How should airlines deal with unruly and inconsiderate passengers during a flight?

  • 1

    theFu

    Thailand proposed a Thai food tester http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/29/world/asia/bad-thai-food-enter-a-robot-taster.html to ensure the spices were accurate. Surprising that Japan, home to so much high-tech stuff, hasn't produced something like that already?

    Posted in: Japanese restaurants are springing up all over the world - most of them fake

  • 1

    theFu

    Guess I'm just culturally clueless. There is a ton of money to be made if these 3 countries started working together and learned to drop the sins of the past. We are better together than separately.

    It isn't just about money either. There are cultural ties, amazing experiences, travel, and many other great things that a more harmonious region would allow.

    Get over it. I'm not saying to forget, just let it go and learn.

    Posted in: Abe says he will stick to past apologies in new WWII statement

  • 0

    theFu

    No, it is not.
    Early adopters are needed, but there will be hassles that aren't worth my time after paying much more for the base vehicle.

    Posted in: Japan’s hydrogen fuel cell stations begin to open, but are they worth the switch?

  • 0

    theFu

    There are bad people everywhere in the world. There are great people everywhere in the world too.

    We cannot tell the circumstances involved, so it is hard to judge from 4000 km away, but I won't let that stop me. The crimes (there were multiple) happened in India, so that is where the legal process and punishment will happen.

    If found guilty of rape, they should be physically castrated (nailed to a stump and pushed over backwards) and locked up for 20 yrs. If found guilty of kidnapping, they should be locked up for 20 yrs.

    The punishments need to be widely publicized throughout the region and SMS'd to all India cell phones to make it clear this behaviour will not be tolerated.

    I have many sisters. If any one of them were harmed in this way, that is the punishment I'd want for the guilty.

    Posted in: Indian police arrest 3 for gang rape of Japanese scholar

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