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    KnowBetter

    This story is poorly worded and the image doesn't help clarify anything.

    The window is clear and you are able to see through it with no loss of clarity. The thin laminate layer in between the glass plates has a reactive substance that when the small projector, that is outside of the whole glass plate sandwich, shines the laser light, that layer 'catches' the projected image and allow you to see it. Not really all that high tech since you still need an outside image projected which is EXACTLY how HUDs work now. Therefore this story is misleading. If they manage to place a transparent LCD membrane in between twp pieces of glass and have the image display clearly, then I'd say that would be what this should have been in order to make news.

    Posted in: Light-emitting car window used as display

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    KnowBetter

    WOW!!! This actually hurts the brain to think that somehow this is even newsworthy. It makes my skin crawl and my teeth itch.

    Posted in: J-pop idol group gives lesson in iconic Japanese high school girl poses

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Call me whatever but that's a BIG NOPE and EEEEWWWWWWW!!!

    Posted in: Japanese celebrate Valentine's Day with insect sweets

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    NEVER going to happen for regular people unless it is 100% computer controlled. Just look on any street in any country and you will see people doing stupid and quite dangerous (read as illegal) things while driving with running red lights and changing lanes with no signals at the top of the list. Do you seriously think putting that mentality up in the air would be a good idea? Commercial pilots have a saying that the most dangerous part of their day is driving to and from the airport.

    Posted in: A commuter's dream: Entrepreneurs race to develop flying car

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    KnowBetter

    Alex, that damn crossing needs someone from Keio post there to issue late slips for when one is tardy due that ridiculous crossing. I missed an appointment once because of it and another time about a half year later was late getting to Kura sushi. :(

    Posted in: Land ministry calls for improvement of rail crossings that make cars, pedestrians wait a long time

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    ALL airlines must do this at the check in counter and most airlines re-check everyone's passport prior to boarding as they pass the 'gate'. The reason for this is that MOST countries will levy a fine to the airline for allowing a passenger to arrive on their soil without proper authorization. This is not new, Air Canada, of all airlines, has be doing this for well over a decade and I'm pretty sure that Canada is not a Nazi state.

    Posted in: JAL screening passengers from nations subject to U.S. entry ban

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    Making runways longer and then using the end as the emergency stop area really doesn't help stop an aircraft, it just gives it more time to stop. The real problem is when pilots don't land where they are supposed to land. There's a saying that pilots have to the effect of nothing is more useless than runway behind you. So if you look at the majority of runway overruns, you will note that great number of them were caused by the pilots setting down WAY TOO LATE!!! This logic of adding more space to the end of the runway on a runway that is safe to begin with for those aircraft is like setting the stop line for traffic at intersections further back because people keep deciding to brake late. Fix the attitude, do NOT just simply accommodate it.

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    KnowBetter

    They say 2016 was the hottest year on record and the planet is only warming up but so far this winter I have been buried in snow in Japan in three different prefectures and froze my butt off and buried in more snow while in Vancouver for three weeks back in December when they were getting -2 to -8c days and nights. It was so bad in Vancouver that the Canada postal workers just didn't even bother to delivery the mail because of all the ice built up on sidewalks. I know I'll get crap for saying this but, global warming sounds good right about now...

    Posted in: SDF mobilized to dig out snow-stranded vehicles in Tottori

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    KnowBetter

    Well, I doubt their next flagship phone will be so 'hot' and I mean that literally and figuratively.

    Posted in: Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7s

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    KnowBetter

    I'm surprised that this even happened in Japan considering just how slow emergency vehicles drive on the roads while code 3 coming to stops and waiting for red lights, etc. that in North America or Europe would not be done.

    I hope all make a speedy and complete recovery of their injuries.

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  • 1

    KnowBetter

    They should just call it 'the Donald BS'.

    Posted in: Japan ushers in new U.S. president with Y5,800 'Trump Burger'

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    I am glad to see this and hope people take the time to make sure they are plugging in the USB plug the correct way round so more can take advantage of this free service.

    It seems obvious but not sure how long those USB ports will last as they're not known for being the most robust design and people tend to just jam the USB plug in not knowing which way is correct. On aircraft with these USB sockets, I tend to find the connection is quite loose if it's still working but more often than not, they simply aren't working anymore.

    Posted in: Tokyo bus operator adds free-to-use USB chargers for tech-loving passengers

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    KnowBetter

    To be fair, if that denier's book offends you that much, just think how people of certain religions or lack thereof must feel when they find those religious books in their room. You might not see the connection but maybe it's because you are not aware of it or have never given it much thought. Maybe you should also be upset by that. By the very fact that you would NEVER have one of those religious books in your home but are now forced to sleep in the same room with it.

    I'm personally secure enough in my beliefs that having a hate book or whatever religious book maybe there, that I am not going to be forced by some dark energy to read it and then tow the company line but that's just me. Are you afraid of a book jumping out at you and taking control of your mind? I'd just ignore it and stop giving them free publicity.

    Just food for thought.

    Posted in: Winter Games bosses look to remove APA books, porn from TV in its hotel rooms

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    Right, they say that airliners can have a life of 20 years or more so changes might not come to every airliner. That's complete BS if you think that's true. To install that small tracking unit would be child's play compared to the work involved every time an airliner goes in for a complete inspection or when airlines update their cabins or in flight entertainment or add Wi-Fi, etc, etc, etc.

    This new measure only has to do with money and forcing airlines to comply with ALL aircraft would be the solution. How much are lives worth today to airlines? Installing these tracking measures is like an insurance policy. If these airlines must look at everything in terms of money then think about how much money could be saved in searching for a lost aircraft if they knew pretty much were it was. This also would help if this system could not be deactivated by anyone on board in case the aircraft was ever hijacked.

    Posted in: Satellite tracking to keep tabs on airliners over oceans

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    Don't get mad at this comment, it's merely an observation that this could a possibility of 'two birds, one stone' and maybe that's what was intended.

    Motoya figured it was a great way to make sure you don't get Chinese customers and in turn tow that revisionist views' line. I wonder if that was the plan all along while thinking about that old saying "there's no such thing as bad publicity"? If so, that's a sociopath right there.

    Posted in: APA hotel chain under fire over book denying Rape of Nanking

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    KnowBetter

    That app is clearly wrong, I know that face. It's the face of a cat giving you the "seriously, are you still at it with sticking that camera in my face?" I know it because I make that same face when someone does the same thing and I'm fed up with it. Poor kitty just wants to be left alone to rest.

    Posted in: Pet project

  • 3

    KnowBetter

    I can't stand Trump but China's government makes me teeth itch more so this ought to be worthy of a large bucket of popcorn.

    Posted in: Beijing warns Trump: One China 'not negotiable'

  • 2

    KnowBetter

    Unusually cold in western and eastern Canada then in Europe and now Japan. Kind of reminds me of the mid 70's.

    Posted in: Northern Japan digs out after storm dumps up to 2 meters of snow

  • 0

    KnowBetter

    Q-tips are great with 99% isopropyl alcohol for cleaning electronics and other delicate equipment but I shuddered every time when I see someone ramming them into their ears.

    Posted in: Why you shouldn’t treat earwax without seeing a doctor

  • -3

    KnowBetter

    Shigenari Moriyama, who had been actively promoting the use of the weed, praising its effectiveness for anti-aging.

    Where's the proof because every pothead I've ever known has always looked older than they were. Maybe on the inside it may slow down aging but on the outside... I call total BS.

    Posted in: Japan's draconian marijuana laws against ongoing trends

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