jerobeam's past comments

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    jerobeam

    Good job, DoCoMo - do NEVER EVER surrender to the evil crApple !! I'm a DoCoMo shareholder and I fully spport this decision. Apple only wants to suck profits and imprison users in its "system". What is the cost to consumers and to the carriers who became hostages of this company??

    Posted in: DoCoMo holds out against iPhone mania, but at what cost?

  • -8

    jerobeam

    Apple (stupid overhyped products), Rosneft (thief of Yukos assets) and all solar energy companies

    Posted in: Who gets your vote for the three most hated companies in the world?

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    jerobeam

    most remarks here are amusing to say the least (...) Seibu is in retail

    Your remark is most amusing as well. Seibu Holdings is NOT in retail. Its business is railways and hotels. The Seibu Department stores are owned by Seven & I (Ito-Yokado).

    Posted in: Seibu shareholders reject Cerberus proposal for 9 seats on board

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    jerobeam

    only 4 hours? I was at two relatively "benign" AGMs this week (not in Japan) and they lasted between 7 and 9 hours.

    Posted in: TEPCO faces angry shareholders at 4-hour meeting

  • -3

    jerobeam

    it's about time to let all the safe reactors get to work again ! With the declining yen, the coal & LNG bill is killing Japan.

    Posted in: Power companies hope for quick screening of nuclear plants

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    jerobeam

    another one that will bite the dust. Boone Pickens, Steel Partners, TCI ... now Loeb. They never learn.

    Posted in: Hedge fund boosts stake in Sony

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    jerobeam

    I never really understood why Seibu had to be delisted and "bailed out" when the only problem seemingly was that Yoshiaki Tsutsumi controlled nearly the whole company (88%). Ok, so he broke the minimum-freefloat rules, and he was conviced, put in jail, all that. But what does this have to do with the finances of the company? Why did it suddenly need a bailout? And what happened to all the shares owned by Tsutsumi/Kokudo?

    Posted in: Cerberus questions Seibu management ahead of annual meeting

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    jerobeam

    what a stupid picture. You cannot check whether food satisfies the Cesium contamination criteria with such a device. You need at least a sodium iodide detector with a background shield, or better a high-purity germanium detector. But of course it's great for feeding sensationalist nonsense to the populace.

    Posted in: Fish test

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    jerobeam

    In your haste to disprove me, have you researched what that level is? We are talking about levels of a few mSv per year. Nothing you or me or even children should be worried about. It's a natural dose level in many places in the world. Some places in Austria, Norway etc have radiation levels that go into double-digit mSv/y. Nobody there thinks they ought to evacuate. This is pure alarmist hysteria.

    Posted in: Court rejects demand to evacuate children from city in Fukushima

  • -3

    jerobeam

    no, they have to reject it because the claim is absolutely frivolous. By those activists' standards, the whole planet should be evacuated because background radiation levels are "unsafe". But there is no place to go, because in space, the radiation exposure is orders of magnitude higher.

    Posted in: Court rejects demand to evacuate children from city in Fukushima

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    jerobeam

    ...not

    Posted in: Corporate governance: The Western way

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    jerobeam

    @TheQuestion

    Ever been to the Hanford site? It's also in the middle of nowhere.

    Posted in: At least six tanks leaking at U.S. nuclear waste site

  • 1

    jerobeam

    my thoughts exactly. AdWords-Otoko.

    Posted in: Man places ad for 'Girlfriend' on Google – gets 5 girls at once

  • 7

    jerobeam

    "The yakuza has engaged in activities from gambling, drugs and prostitution to loan sharking, protection rackets, white-collar crime and business conducted through front companies." and ** "The gangs, which are not illegal, have historically been tolerated by the authorities"**

    I have strong difficulties reconciling both statements. Are gambling, drugs, prostitution, loan sharking, protection rackets and white-collar crime not illegal? something to be tolerated??

    Posted in: Gangster arrested over dispatch of workers for Fukushima clean-up

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    jerobeam

    I already work on top of radioactive waste so living over it would not be any different. The dose rate in my office is at background level since it's all properly shielded. I would rather live near a disposal site for long-lived radionuclides than a regular dump site. A shielded source is no threat, and especially the long-lived waste is mostly harmless.

    What difference does it make whether my body digests proteins and lipids from "regular" corn or an engineered corn which does not require pesticides and uses half the water to grow, all by providing much better crop yields? The planet definitely benefits.

    There is a difference between cutting down rainforest and changing local rain patterns and believing that burnig coal and oil (carbon that was previously atmospheric anyway) will bring about armageddon.

    To sum up once again, these 3 categories of people (those raging against nuclear, GMO, CO2 with foam on their mouths) are basically (just as the luddites) uninformed and manipulated idiots (should we pity them like Lord Byron or be disgusted since in this age all the knowledge is so easily accessible like in no age before us and there is little excuse for moronism?) that think that technologies invented to benefit mankind should be destroyed because ... well they don't really know why but the essence is they MUST be destroyed - and don't try to reason with them.

    I wish we could be governed by reasonable men, and troops could be sent out like the English did against the luddites. Unfortunately their anti-science has become mainstream - with very real grave consequences for us all, and especially the poorest in this world.

    Posted in: Luddites: They raged against the machine and lost

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    jerobeam

    Jerobeam: can we burry nuclear waste under your house? yes you can. With proper shielding I wouldn't mind at all. Monopoly on seeds and suing anyone being polluted with GMOs? Communication used to be free (bush drums), now you pay for your telephony. Superior technology costs money. Trading empires of the past also used to have monopolies on technologies that were violently protected (read about the glass/mirror makers of Murano, Venice, or the dutch spice monopoly, or how Henry Wickham stole the rubber tree seeds 1876. Only communists can think that after large sums invested a developed superior technology should be free for all to steal and use without compensation. Climate change is not happening or isn't man made? Which is it? are you one of those that doesn't know that the climate ALWAYS changes (because solar activity, which is nuclear btw, always changes), and that the atmosphere contains 0.04% of Carbon? I question the sanity of anyone that thinks that the carbon content of the atmosphere (especially the tiny fraction that can be attributed to human activity) has any macroscopic short-term influence.

    Posted in: Luddites: They raged against the machine and lost

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    jerobeam

    judging by the train frequeny on the Yamanote and the fact that theyust keep going around and around it may ultimately be easier to transform the Yamanote into a giant moving walkway like in Asimov's 'caves of steel'

    Posted in: Yamanote line accident horrifies commuters

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    jerobeam

    today's luddites are the anti-nuclear knobheads, GMO protesters and climate change sectarians.

    Posted in: Luddites: They raged against the machine and lost

  • -3

    jerobeam

    That assumes you ate it continually (roughly so) for the 50 years, and I don't know about you, but I won't eat fish that's been out for more than a few hours, let alone years. If you and your adult family ate 1kg of the fish at one sitting, the long term (longer biological half-life ) dose is actually based on a maximum of 220kBq the first year, 13kBq the second, and 800Bq the third. Actual doses would be much smaller though, since Cs137 absorption depends on your potassium saturation.

    No, this is the dose coefficient for a single intake and the 50-year committed dose resulting from this single intake. The committed dose depends on the biokinetics of the radionuclide (reflected in the dose coefficient) and the amount ingested (in the case of ingestion). With inhalation it gets a little more complicated. I don't think you'll have any saturation problems as 254000 Bq of Cs-137 represent only about 0.08 micrograms of material. Of course if you ingest huge amounts of Potassium and Salt (Sodium) there may be less uptake, but the biokinetics of cesium are well-studied and known. If you want to calculate it by yourself, use http://www.epa.gov/rpdweb00/assessment/dcal.html

    Posted in: Record high radiation level found in fish caught near Fukushima plant

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    jerobeam

    the ingestion dose factor is 1.3E-08 Sv/Bq for Cs-137. That means eating one kilogram of this "stone fish" (is there even a market for consumption of this type of fish?) with 254000 Bq will result in a committed 50-year dose of 3.3 mSv. That's about one year's worth of natural radiation, 16% of the dose of an x-ray CT scan, or a bit more than 600 hours of fligh.

    "was caught at a port inside the Fukushima plant" There is no doubt fish INSIDE THE FUKUSHIMA PLANT will be contaminated.

    Posted in: Record high radiation level found in fish caught near Fukushima plant

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