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Posted in: No time to waste, warns Japanese climate activist See in context

Japan was the sixth-biggest contributor to global greenhouse emissions in 2017

Maybe its the 6-th biggest, but contributes to only 3% of the emissions. The thing is, until burning is the cheapest way to produce energy, these movements will have only one result: more things will be made in China.

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Posted in: American father, son to go on trial for helping Ghosn flee Japan See in context

I don’t know about internals of the Japanese penal system, but the resulting stats for Japan are very impressive compared, for example, to US: 600 in US). From this number it doesn’t look like Japanese system have a significant trend to convict innocent people. In this context 99% conviction rate seems a good thing since less innocent people get charged at the first place.

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Posted in: ANA begins on-site vaccination; JAL to start on Monday See in context

For the November target to be reachable, they need about 2 million shots per day. There is no evidence of that happening. or even promises or hopes.

If you do the math, the current pace is sufficient to reach the November goal. Of course, we need to exclude minors and some outliers.

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Posted in: AI is taking over job hiring, but can it be racist? See in context

Hm, does it mean that AI proves that bias and discrimination is an optimal approach in people selection? ;)

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Posted in: From 'batsu' to 'maru': Japan’s shift in attitude toward untying the knot See in context

Sounds like an article from 1922.

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Posted in: Microsoft says 'tank man' censorship due to human error See in context

Poor Chinese.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers say client happy after days of French probe See in context

He told the AP he had much more confidence in the French legal system than the Japanese system he had fled.

We all know that France has a more humane and equal legal system and not based on racial profile and xenophobia unlike some other countries.

Really? I think its more realistic that French are easier for Ghosn to buy a good deal, especially if he is in a safe place anyways. They probably already agreed on the final number and now doing they dance to make it look like a serious process.

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Posted in: Missing the moment: Virtual reality's breakout still elusive See in context

Its not there yet. Personally, I don’t see any benefits of using VR/AR in my life. Maybe for someone too lazy to clean the house or the dishes it can provide some sort of solution.

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Posted in: French magistrates question Ghosn in Beirut See in context

I like these types of hearings. Its very comfortable. I am sure the French judges also have terrific time in Beirut.

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Posted in: 2 male police officers, one female officer reprimanded after sex in koban, station See in context

I must know if they used handcuffs or other police gadgets.

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Posted in: Belarus opposition figure detained after flight diverted See in context

Europe is lucky that this guy was elected after Belarus sent all their nukes to Russia.

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Posted in: How can we stop the next pandemic? Here's what a WHO panel recommends See in context

It is not WHO’s role to criticize anyone or anything, but to provide information and to make reliable predictions and risk assessment. And if China is not trustworthy and known for its coverups in the past, it should be a factor in the analysis.

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Posted in: How can we stop the next pandemic? Here's what a WHO panel recommends See in context

The WHO did and does have the power to speak out publicly to the world and the world listens.

Exactly! And WHO failed badly in that and continue to fail, and nobody resigned or took responsibility. This behavior strongly indicates corruption. WHO should be heavily reorganized.

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Posted in: France joins race for COVID-weary tourists See in context

Not the best idea. They usually start striking as soon as the weather gets better.

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Posted in: Virgin Hyperloop shows off the future: mass transport in floating magnetic pods See in context

This technology is funny, but in what future there will be need to go anywhere?

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Posted in: More young Japanese look to Marx as pandemic, climate crisis magnify economic inequalities See in context

It’s a good thing. There is nothing wrong with reading Marx, Hitler or the Bible. Wrong is to follow something blindly without knowing the alternatives and consequences.

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Posted in: Ichiyama, Kipkoech win Sapporo half marathon See in context

On the second thought, covid gives extra incentives to run in front of the crowd.. :)

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Posted in: Ichiyama, Kipkoech win Sapporo half marathon See in context

Do they have to run in a crowd?

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Posted in: 10 years after death, bin Laden still mobilises jihadists See in context

Ah come on, these guys are just drug dealers using absolutely devastating educational crisis in the area to their benefits.

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Posted in: Honda aiming for 100% electric vehicles by 2040 See in context

I have a feeling that by 2040 Honda will sell 100% electric cars because there will be already a decade without gas stations.

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Posted in: After union vote, Bezos vows to do better for Amazon workers See in context

I don’t understand people rejecting to join unions.

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Posted in: U.S. expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking See in context

I don’t think any strong sanctions against Russia will be ever imposed. Russia is extremely weak with Putin: corrupted, inefficient. And while Russian top hierarchy hold most of their assets in the West, there can’t be any serious threat from Russia. Moreover, the situation is extremely profitable for Western countries: they buy Russian resources and most of the money are coming back (together with families of Putin’s friends).

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Posted in: Japanese study finds that writing by hand increases brain activity more than electronic memos See in context

Neh, they should have measured me trying to type in Japanese and they would find out that all my brain is active and yet no success.

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Posted in: Matsuyama makes history by winning Masters See in context

After he wins this, we know who will be lighting the Olympic flame this summer.

Is golf in Olympics this year?

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Posted in: U.S. weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies See in context

Rights groups have met with the IOC and have been told the Olympic body must stay politically “neutral.”

Didn’t know that genocide is just a political issue. Let’s have fun in Beijing and have a good laugh about all these “minor” political differences. They could also provide excursions to their concentration camps during Olympics, so that participants can learn more about Chinese culture.

They have been told by the IOC that China has given “assurances” about human rights conditions.

I guess the assurances were given in cash and other benefits.

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Posted in: Japanese karate champion testifies she was bullied by official See in context

My dojo has no protection gear.

It’s great until someone gets an eye injury or loses their teeth.

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Posted in: Report finds COVID likely jumped to humans from bats through 'missing link' See in context

It pointed to the fact that there was no record of any virus resembling SARS-CoV-2 in any laboratory before December 2019, and stressed high safety levels at the labs in Wuhan.

Ha-ha, there is no record. Is it possible for such record to survive and get on WHO table? The WHO is receiving a filtered input and making conclusions from that. It is hardly an investigation.

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Posted in: Report finds COVID likely jumped to humans from bats through 'missing link' See in context

In oct. 2017 US halted funding for new risky virus studies, and called for voluntary moratorium to minimize the risks of dangerous virus leaks from labs (these included studies of MERS and SARS viruses). Now WHO telling us that such research is basically safe and China can continue to do so.

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Posted in: Kono says inoculation pace to accelerate in May See in context

I am completely serious when I say I'd rather catch corona than wear a mask for the next decade.

BTW, a mask is not protecting you as much as you think. It’s rather protects others from you. That’s why in countries full of selfish bastards the virus is spreading like crazy.

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Posted in: From April, all price tags in Japan must reflect final cost with sales tax included See in context

To compensate all the suffering caused by this price trick they had for years, the new law should force sellers to display their prices 10% higher than they actually going to charge.

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