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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
wanderlustAug. 09, 2014 - 02:06PM JST
Robots do not have to look or move like people, they just have to be designed to do repetitive jobs in place of people. Robots need humans for the design and creativity aspects, and they may not be very good at work in rice paddies or plantations, fishing or farming, and especially in crime, but it is the AI component that could be the decisive factor. How intelligent do we want these robots to be?
Posted in: Robots to upend the world of work, for good and bad
wanderlustAug. 09, 2014 - 01:35PM JST
Is it the Japanese makers, or their Chinese distributors and local dealers who are pricing the cars so high? The Chinese government ought to check that they are targeting the real culprits.
Posted in: Toyota says Chinese regulators looking at Lexus
wanderlustAug. 08, 2014 - 12:35PM JST
M2M (Machine to Machine) connectivity is set to take off over the next few years, with home automation, healthcare devices, and telematics in cars as the main drivers, until we approach a point where everything and everyone is connected to everything and everyone - The Singularity - postulated by Ray Kurzweil to occur in 2045 but with many now saying it could be as early as 2025. Combine that with the development of AI (Artificial Intelligence), and mankind could be at a dangerous crossroads...
Posted in: Connected devices have huge security holes, researchers say
wanderlustAug. 07, 2014 - 11:53AM JST
2 of the most dangerous women in the world - Christine Lagarde and Cherie Blair - coming to preach to Japan. Neither have a clue what it is like to be low income, unappreciated, unempowered, under-privileged and disenfranchised. Expect them to demand quotas and action plans, which will be forgotten within weeks of the event finishing.
Posted in: Japan to host 'World Assembly for Women' next month
wanderlustAug. 06, 2014 - 08:47PM JST
Both the Germans with their Uranverein, and the Japanese Army and Navy were trying to develop their own nuclear weapons; the Navy with its F-Go project at Kyoto, and the Navy with its own Ni-Go project at Riken, with uranium mining ironically near the site of the present nuclear disaster in Fukushima. Do people think the Japanese Military would have hesitated to use a nuclear bomb against the Allies, as their situation got more and more desperate? They were certainly happy to engage in biological and chemical warfare against civilians.
They were also willing to sacrifice a lot of their own civilian population through fighting with bamboo spears and suicide attacks with grenades and explosives, to defend their homeland against the Allies' Operations Olympic and Coronet, the planned campaigns for the invasion of Japan, which predicted Allied casualties of 1~4 million, and 5~10 million Japanese.
However, the sea blockade of Japan cutting off its oil and other essential supplies would probably have led to their inability to fight after a few more months, rendering the bombings unnecessary, but there was a larger threat on the horizon, Russia, who went from being a WW2 ally to a Cold War enemy quickly, while Japan became the US's friend and unsinkable aircraft carrier in the East, like the UK in the West.
Posted in: Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing
wanderlustAug. 06, 2014 - 03:34PM JST
The best verdict that he could buy! But what price for real justice?
Posted in: F1 chief Ecclestone ends bribery trial with $100 mil payment
Aug. 28, 2014 - 04:06AM JST
Orlando is developing a "Jim Carrey with hair" look?
Posted in: Full bloom
Aug. 28, 2014 - 03:51AM JST
zombies! I am a uni prof. I have plenty of cell phone zombies. My fellow teachers…
Aug. 28, 2014 - 03:41AM JST
What a joke! Do you know why these "loop hole" drugs are not a problem in…
Posted in: Health ministry requests Y1.1 bil budget to deal with 'dangerous drugs'
Aug. 28, 2014 - 03:37AM JST
Posted in: Lupin III comes full circle as live-action cast turns into anime characters for bread line
Aug. 28, 2014 - 03:26AM JST
There are plenty of strong focused and influential black leaders. Sharpton is NOT one of them.…
Posted in: Thousands bid farewell to slain Missouri teenager