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    If the store or company does not have a backup plan then they should be fined for stupidity. I'm sure most stores or cafes will have more than 2 people per shift to mitigate such problems which arise very frequently. Expecting an ill part time employee or even full time to find a replacement is ludicrous. Assuming you did pull someone of the street or even a family member or friend, what use would they be if they have never performed that jon or task. If finding someone within the staff rota is the extent of it then the store manager or owner can do that unless they're incompetent. Personally I hope these types of establishments just go bust and better ones thrive. Exploiting 16 year olds is not good business in any sector.

    Posted in: 7-Eleven penalizes 16-year-old part-timer for taking 2 days off due to illness

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    I always thought the whole business model was only about building a successful monopoly business?? First come first serve whether it was Microsoft, Sony, Google, Nintendo, etc.... and there comes a time when they either get left behind, open the doors or get bought out...

    Posted in: U.S. court revives civil suit against Apple's App Store

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    give it time and they will copy the US once they realize how much money they can make and tax https://qz.com/872938/the-biggest-marijuana-grow-facility-in-the-us-isnt-where-you-think-it-would-be/

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

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    Sick, let's smile and snap a photo. I can imagine the reaction if it was some other similar memorial statue whether from Germany, Hiroshima or Tiananmen Square. At least show some respect. Actually I'm not quite sure what the statue itself represents. Why the chair?

    Posted in: 'Comfort woman' statue at Sydney church upsets Japanese-Australian community

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    You can loot any store, so that doesn't change. You can loot a vending machine or even an ATM. I'm sure they'll have a door, they obviously have a lot of security cameras and they do still need people (for now) to restock the shelves, answer questions, clean up, maintain the store, etc. The problem I can see is many geeks trying to beat (test) the system trying all sorts of switching, double taking, stacking, covering, blocking and even adding empty boxes or photocopies to the shelves to see what happens. Other problems is when you have multiple accounts, families and groups or people entering and handing products from one person to another, moving products to a different location, accidently knocking/dropping stuff from shelves and you're phone dying inside the shop.

    Posted in: Amazon testing cashier-free retail store in U.S.

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    human error is why trying to harness nuclear power is futile.... maybe after robots create and control robots they'll do a better job (seems like they did pretty well in Terminator although I'm not quite sure why in Matrix they decided not to go nuclear and go with humans batteries instead... maybe they're just smarter than humans )

    Posted in: Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection

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    ummm Global extension of "Cool Biz", but if PRed right it could be all that is hand made in Japan from swords & umbrellas to ultra high grade metal parts & space age carbon nanofiber materials.

    A question to all. What handmade (Made in Japan) products really suck? What products do Japan really suck at making, If any....?

    Posted in: What do you think of when you hear the words "Cool Japan?"

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    It's not just about how fast a supercomputer can run, but how efficiently it can be achieved. This incorporates cost vs speed vs size vs energy requirements vs heat. Anybody can throw money at such a project and build very inefficient yet fast computers. The smart ones will be modular and upgrade proof for many years. <www.top500.org/green500/lists/2016/11/

    Posted in: Japan plans supercomputer to leap into technology future

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    While distasteful better marketing could have changed this around. Instead of the being "Aho" which was the theme, they should of gone with artsy and chosen the photos a little more carefully and twitter comments. I've seen worse which in the right crowd becomes cool, new, transcending and refreshing. The food world also loves to use those words which seems to be a good fit. Now let the street cats have their X-mas feast.

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    Our society is built on the infrastructure of timely deliveries, perhaps A.I. will help speed things up even more and the self driving vans can just keep driving in circles while the delivery guy makes his rounds...

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    As a journalist, if he is reporting useful information for the world to read I would give him the benefit of the doubt. It's not easy to penetrate these radical organisations without considerable risk. He'll need to maintain the so called friendship in order to do so. If not, it's even easier getting him killed with false intel then detaining him.

    Posted in: Kurdish officials deport Japanese journalist over IS links

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    We already have the tech in the form of drones. It's not much of a stretch to see them testing out fly-by-wire with multiple propellers attached to a box like car. Anyway, first thing to do is remove the pilots which are prone to human error. A.I. is the only way to go once the airways become congested and you need to keep track on multiple levels in a three dimensional field. Once the software or cloud air is ready then it's a no brainer. The only danger is when people start messing around with the software to enhance it. Jail broken air bots for extreme sporting and high speed getaways. Fifth Element world is around the corner.

    Posted in: Meet George Jetson: Uber sees flying commuters in 10 years

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    They would just spoof the MAC address anyway

    Posted in: Mirai malware simplifies internet attacks like last week's

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    I thought PokemonGO was the answer. On a more serious note, the problem stems from the culture of this society as a whole and if that doesn't change nor will hikikomori. Now, there's nothing wrong with being an introvert if that's what you want to be. Anyway, I can tell you the real problem is actually from having built a society where you don't need to go outside your comfort zone. If you grabbed a hikikomori and plopped them in the middle of another country somewhere like Turkey or the Amazon, I can tell you they will struggle to stay alive rather than just give up and starve to death on the spot. No external stimulus or impulse to move results in a dull and boring life that brings no meaning and just static noise. A change of scenery will do wonders and pills, therapy and PokemonGO are just triggers to help. Kick em out and see if they wither and die or start fending for themselves. Actually you just need to give them a purpose to live and it doesn't have to be much at that.

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    Teeth and the smile as well as facial expressions mean too much to me to even consider this kind of approach. It's downright creepy and offensive at best.

    Japan used to be all about manners and expressing oneself in subtle ways, but this just negates that culture and is trying to dumb your senses down to an even lower standard.

    Intuition, first impressions, body language, micro expressions and more are part of the experience which is all required to make the best judgement at that moment to decide what to do next. Dumping that down is just stupid.

    It's pathetic to think people choose people on just external looks as it's the internal (subtle) looks that you look for after the initial 5 seconds. If you really want to go for fairness just get everyone to dress in the same prison outfit with the same haircut and of course no makeup. Now you have a non-judgmental situation where the face is less of an asset and everything else is up for grabs.

    Posted in: Face saver: Surgical masks worn at speed dating sessions

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    Perhaps this will open the doors to becoming a truly open Olympic games that it's supposed to be and not some marketing, bribing, my legacy, tourism, money making farce it's becoming to be.

    No sane Nation wants to host the entire Olympics at considerable cost that does not pay itself back in anyway. Sure you have a few weeks of increased tourism and a very expensive travel PR campaign.

    Sure, Japan isn't the greatest location to spread the load, but Europe would be perfect to host the Olympics in multiple countries. About time the 21st Century Olympics do things differently and smartly.

    Posted in: S Korea surprised by 2020 Games venue relocation reports

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    What a waste of money that could be used for so much more at home. $30B of tax payers money. Just imagine if they put a public vote to this....

    Posted in: Japan to expand Djibouti military base to counter Chinese influence

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