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wanderlustSep. 02, 2014 - 04:41PM JST
They'll be detained briefly, then they'll be out and back on benefits within the week; later claiming compensation for police harassment, and damages for infringements on their EU-granted human rights; all paid for by the same people that they are trying to behead and blow up!
Posted in: British PM Cameron says passports could be seized to fight terrorism
wanderlustSep. 02, 2014 - 09:32AM JST
Finally a sensible decision, and expect temporary to become permanent in a few years. The whole idea of other Japanese communities sharing the 'pain' of storing radioactive waste was never going to work. Now they just have to find some other types of business to replace the cash cow of nuclear plant subsidies and employment. Maybe some of the 300 billion can go towards that?
Posted in: Fukushima agrees to interim nuclear waste storage facilities
wanderlustAug. 30, 2014 - 01:22PM JST
'White-coat hypertension' is a well-known phenomenon, caused by the stress of a hospital or clinical visit, with reading sometimes more than 30% higher than they should be. So measuring BP at home is a good alternative, with the proviso of properly calibrated equipment and sufficient training. It is also more sensitive to picking up changes in BP than the usual 2~3 times a year visits to physicians' or nurses offices.
Posted in: Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs
wanderlustAug. 29, 2014 - 12:21AM JST
Just like with the tsunami markers in Tohoku, they authorities did not learn from the past history of landslides, and developers and real estate companies were happy to take the homeowners money. Greed...
Posted in: It's necessary to take measures to prevent newcomers from living in dangerous areas by coordinating the designation of areas as caution zones and through urban planning. It's also important to keep residents informed of the risks of mudslides.
wanderlustAug. 28, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
And now they are installing massive 40" LCD touch screen displays instead of the sample cans and push buttons. Lots of animations and fancy effects, but a totally user-unfriendly interface. Saw many people just give up trying to obtain a drink and walking to another nearby machine...
Posted in: Coca-Cola’s new vending machines don’t need electricity during the day to keep drinks cold
wanderlustAug. 28, 2014 - 12:10PM JST
The media and entertainment agencies have already decided that he is guilty, hence the deletion of his albums, cancellation of appearances, and general irreversible ruination of his life.
Posted in: ASKA pleads guilty to using, possessing drugs
wanderlustAug. 27, 2014 - 08:12PM JST
Why learn anything when you can 'google' it is a common response nowadays.
It's fine except when you are in hurry, in a sensitive area, out of range of a signal, or your battery is flat...
Posted in: Survey shows longer periods of smartphone use can lead to lower school exam scores
wanderlustAug. 24, 2014 - 03:52PM JST
Total age of the 'stars' of Expendables 3 was 850 years old....impressive!
Posted in: Stallone hopes to film next 'Expendables' movie in Asia
wanderlustAug. 24, 2014 - 01:18PM JST
Don't know which line the writer used, but Enoshima to Shinjuku takes between 72 and 95 minutes with one or 2 changes, not less than 30 minutes as per the article. Hope the rest of the research is better...
Posted in: Magazine survey picks Japan’s 10 best places to live in
wanderlustAug. 21, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
“elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports.”
“elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports.”
Don't get caught!
Posted in: FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports
wanderlustAug. 21, 2014 - 08:30AM JST
Spend another billion dollars and get it ready for the Olympics, I'm sure both Japanese planners and construction companies could manage it, and make it truly a useful investment.
Posted in: JR plans 3 new train lines linking Shinjuku, Tokyo, Shin-Kiba to Haneda airport
wanderlustAug. 20, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
Communication via telex tape - long, thin strips of paper - very similar language to modern texting but replies the next day; cashing paper cheques at the local bank to get cash pre-ATM; listening to the radio; upgrading from a black and white to a 'gasp' colour television; 45/ 78 rpm singles and 33 rpm LPs; starting a car using both the ignition and a choke; doing sums on paper without a calculator; seen a lot of changes, mostly for the better...
Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?
wanderlustAug. 19, 2014 - 08:43AM JST
3-4-1-2, 4-2-3-1, 3-5-2....does anyone really notice the difference when they are running around the pitch?
Posted in: Man United false start shows depth of malaise
wanderlustAug. 18, 2014 - 08:48AM JST
It's all about the money. Sponsorship, adverting, broadcast times, VIP boxes and privileges for the Olympic committee members, and their greater family, not forgetting expensive opening and closing ceremonies that have to be memorable. Sport? Yeah, a few people did some laps of the track, threw some funny shaped objects and swum around in the pool, but hardly noticed them in between the adverts, interviews, celebrity comments and incessant medal tables.
Posted in: Samsung extends deal as Olympics top sponsor to 2020
wanderlustAug. 16, 2014 - 12:55PM JST
Another irregular verb:
I accidentally mislabel; you commit fraud; he/ she/ it blatantly robs the customers...
Posted in: Shabu-shabu restaurant mislabels beef on menu at 3 locations
wanderlustAug. 16, 2014 - 12:51PM JST
Information and disinformation - the staple diet of spies everywhere. Easy to take advantage of being listened too, let your enemies hear the story that you want them to. Been going on for years...
Posted in: German secret service 'spied on Hillary Clinton': reports
wanderlustAug. 16, 2014 - 12:46PM JST
No-one is listening...
Posted in: Most people wish, hope and pray for peace in the world. So why are there still so many wars going on?
wanderlustAug. 15, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
Within Japan, the recent 'mislabeling' fraud by hotels and restaurants have markedly reduced the trust in the quality and identity of Japanese foods. Disguising the origin of goods and fish from Fukushima by food distributors has not helped the cause of 'safe food' either.
Posted in: There may be a vague feeling of anxiety that is not based on scientific grounds.
wanderlustAug. 14, 2014 - 02:22PM JST
By the time that you have read the volumes of small print detailing conditions, exclusion dates, exemptions, qualifying remarks, participation, partner rules, etc., you realise that just wasted an hour, and won't get much for it.
Posted in: What do you think of airlines' frequent flyer programs?
wanderlustAug. 10, 2014 - 12:08PM JST
I calculated on an average day, accessing company and home computers, intranets and business websites, WiFi and BB routers, news and social media websites, some online banking and shopping, and a number of forums, I used around 120 User IDs and passwords. Changing passwords on a regular basis and on multiple devices becomes challenging...and then there is the ATM!
Posted in: 7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords
Sep. 03, 2014 - 06:04AM JST
marcelitoSep. 01, 2014 - 11:13AM JST
That doesn`t diminish the difference in the way Germany has…
Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression
Sep. 03, 2014 - 05:57AM JST
Birth rate has been low. Bringing abducted Japanese back from N Korea will increase Japanese population…
Posted in: Japan to seek return of all its citizens held by North Korea
Tom Webb, I thought it was Koreans that eat dogs. I never heard any Japanese demanding…
Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji
Sep. 03, 2014 - 05:45AM JST
On the Japanese morning news today... looks like there is an arrest warrant out for Mr.…
Posted in: Kamasami Kong interviews Antonio Álvarez of Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Sep. 03, 2014 - 05:41AM JST
LMFAO! Well written and so true!
Posted in: Navigating a Japanese bathroom