cwhite's past comments

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    cwhite

    I've rarely seen anyone on TV just act normally. It's a given that everyone has to be overly excited

    Posted in: Canadian YouTuber explains why she quit working on Japanese TV

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    cwhite

    Yahoo Inc has very little to do with Yahoo Japan directly which Softbank owns as the majority shareholder. Yahoo Japan also uses Google as their search engine and all the servers are in Japan. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2012/04/24/reference/yahoo-japan-same-name-very-different-company/#.V-VfUvl96Cg

    Posted in: Big email hack doesn't exactly send the message Yahoo needed

  • 0

    cwhite

    You can imply from this poll that sex is only for making children in Japan. If that were the case more than 50% would have children. Unfortunately since this is a poll for only single people it's even worse...

    Posted in: 40% of young Japanese single adults are virgins: poll

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    cwhite

    polls eh, even with huge samples they get it wrong on so many levels. Anyway, it's more important in the way the question was asked. With the right words you can shift the response to whatever you want. Asking a neutral question is actually harder than people might think because questions that came before may already give biased suggestions which are could be subliminal or just outright witty. http://www.nlpnation.com/subliminal-persuasion-techniques-questions.html

    Posted in: Pew poll: How the Japanese and Chinese see each other

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    cwhite

    Yes, I'm pretty sure N.K will not launch a nuke on purpose or as a preemptive strike, but they are dumb (over the edge) enough to accidently launch on a software glitch or bad info. I also doubt they have reliable tech to abort a launch or change course once the nuke is out of radio reach (satellite coverage for them is not very good). You also have to think about is it easy or hard to overthrow the government, hack the system, have a disgruntled general who has launch codes and access, an unstable soldier that takes revenge or out of desperation, external forces that infiltrate N.K nuke facilities and so on compared to other nuke capable nations. Perhaps they do have state-of-the-art security measures or they choose to copy the US archaic system which is kind of immune to digital hacking I don't know, but my guess is a shoddy system that a 15 year old hacker could get into or a broken chain of command mentality that just isn't worth the risk.

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  • 0

    cwhite

    Was this parked at the platform or a little way before? Just asking as if it was next to the platform the driver must be used to people snapping photos from the side windows. Not that this excuses him for idiocy, but you would think he would assume people are always watching and cameras are shooting.

    Now JR just needs to start printing and selling sock stickers for people to use on cars, planes, starbucks windows...

    Posted in: Bullet train driver suspended for putting feet up on control planel

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    If N.K had natural resources that the US wanted then things would have been very different.

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    cwhite

    Feel free to run 3 min adverts every 5 min if that will fund ya. I haven't watched NHK in decades so I won't notice, but other terrestrial channels seems to manage quite well. Actually you can just scramble the entire network which will equally not be missed.

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    cwhite

    Wow, I didn't realise it's such a chore to swap out things in an Mac. I guess you can't swap out a broken keyboard or similar with Mac Pros. At least the iphone wasn't too hard to swap out the LED screen or batteries. I just wish it was less time consuming.

    Getting rid of the phone jack poses so many problems especially with those who use it for payment systems like square, sensors, shutter control, data coms, etc. People don't realise that the jack has one channel in, two channels out and provides a small amount of power to micro-processors in headphones and other accessories.

    Most people will end up having to carry multiple adapters, 2 sets of earphones or another cable to keep charging their wireless earphones/headphones. Bluetooth will drain your battery even more. I wonder if they have fully tested what happens if a room or jam packed train carriages of say 1000 people use 2.4 Ghz Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz WiFi along with all those fitness wearables and iwatches at the same time?

    Posted in: Apple announcements: iPhone 7, Mario game, new watch, no headphone jack

  • 0

    cwhite

    Were you hired by some shady people with a vague contract that you had to sign within 30secs?

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  • 0

    cwhite

    if you have a dictionary password + a few random numbers then you already have a problem, but since the passwords were salted hash passwords they are of very little use if you have commonsense passwords.

    Posted in: Dropbox says 68 million user IDs stolen

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    cwhite

    Doesn't the arguments sound eeirly similar to immigrants/migrants coming into the county and invading your residential area that was one else peaceful and you knew every face? I'm neither for or against, since it always depends on the circumstances at the time, but I gives you a good idea as to why outsiders in large numbers will never be welcome.

    Posted in: Japan latest battleground in Airbnb home-sharing war

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    cwhite

    Cheap prostitution at best. She should just acknowledge that is what it is or perhaps she already does. I doubt she pays taxes. My interest is the contract template. Anyone got a sample?

    Posted in: 'Mistress market' expanding in these hard times

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    cwhite

    People seem to misunderstand the question "Are airport body scanners an invasion of privacy?"

    Well, of course they are!! Regardless of the need to prevent terrorists, drug carriers or the insane from boarding a plane it still doesn't change the fact that it is demeaning. The guilty till proven innocent way of things just seems to be the solution to everything these days.

    Seriously though, these machines only deter some terrorists of today and just means they need to up their game for tomorrow. My worry is nano devices that can be used to ignite jet fuel remotely. If you can swallow a camera and send remote video, fly drones miles away or create a bluetooth device the size of a penny then you know the tech is out there and very cheaply.

    The simplest method using the equipment in use today is as suggested to separate the operator and viewer to a remote location who only has access to the x-ray image which is deleted immediately afterwards. The near future would be AI taking over with human intervention only upon alerts. It should work out to be more efficient and cheaper by having a remote central location dedicated to scanning the images.

    Posted in: Are airport body scanners an invasion of privacy?

  • 1

    cwhite

    Never had post lost in over 3 decades and thousands of deliveries. This would only be news if post was stolen. Anyway, everyday I see tens of delivery trucks (Yamato & Seino) with both back doors wide open for up to 15min while the driver makes his rounds in an apartment or office block. Been tempted to move the boxes of stacked Notebook PC's and LCDTV's many times just to prove a point, but I doubt much would change. Any other country and the van itself with the keys inside would be long gone.

    Posted in: Japan Post embarrassed after passerby spots open post box in Chiba

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    cwhite

    Cost? If a device costing around $100 which should easily be doable can be retrofitted to existing bins then that would be great. If not just a waste of money.

    Posted in: Solar-powered 'smart trash bin' installed in theme park

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    cwhite

    don't know what the price is, but I'm guessing it's going to be much much cheaper to just buy a portable diesel generator that would last much longer, run much cheaper and power anything you want..

    Posted in: Sharp's new refrigerator cools food even during power failure

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    cwhite

    Wow, only 4.5 years. Had he not flushed it down the toilet and it was reattachable then maybe an acceptable sentence, but I do wonder what the sentence would have been if something similar happened to a female? I often hear cutting the hair of a girl or damage to the face is much more heavily punished than if it happens to a male...

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    cwhite

    I guess he could donate his own...

    Posted in: 6-year jail term sought for man who cut off love rival's penis

  • 0

    cwhite

    what, no Kevin Spacey?

    Posted in: Which movie or TV president do you wish the real-life U.S. president could be like?

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