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Posted in: Air France plane hit the sea belly first See in context

even if this plane hit the water "belly first" that knowledge does not give you any insight into what the attitude of the plane was just prior to impact..it may have been tumbling end over end,rolling just pulled out of a nose dive etc so extrapolating the impact attitude back up to 35,000 feet is probably a waste of time.

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Posted in: Japanese Kitchen Knives See in context

hmm..i think we will ignore the parts about stainless steel being more brittle and less flexible than high carbon steel too.. These Japanese knives are made from a sandwich of high carbon steel in the middle and tougher/less brittle/more flexible steel on the outsides..it is the forming of this sandwich and its subsequent shaping into a knife(or sword) where the skill in the procedure is required.If you look closely at the blade of a Japanese hand made knife you will see something that looks like a mountain scene along its length this is the junction between the two metals that has been exposed in the sharpening process..called the hamon. High carbon steel can be sharpened to the finest edge but would snap under moderate flexing as it is so brittle so the blade is strengthened by the tougher metal on either side to making a useful tool.

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Posted in: Disney, Hong Kong reach $465 mln expansion deal See in context

forget the new attractions just build the new empty car parks and rent them out to the local drifting community..i don't mean the homeless.

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Posted in: Body parts found floating in Tokyo Bay See in context

nice idea f&c but no chance of it being true.

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Posted in: Assassination in Pakistan exposes Taliban rifts See in context

excellent, another ex-taliban many more to come.

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Posted in: Japan shares gain ahead of Fed's rate decision See in context

no rate change today..

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Posted in: Signals not from Flight 447 black boxes, French military says See in context

if they have detected the signals and the fact that the signals can be heard underwater for a distance of 2km, is accurate, then if they do not locate these boxes i will be more suprised than you would be if they do.

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Posted in: Remote kill-switch See in context

those who can't manage to keep a laptop safe should certainly not be trusted with running the country..lose your laptop..lose your job.

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Posted in: 7 slightly injured after Qantas plane plummets due to turbulence See in context

pawatan..i see you must be new here..substantial evidence has never been prerequired by posters here before they pronounce their verdicts.

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Posted in: Sarah Palin says Letterman owes women an apology See in context

republicans still pinning there hopes on her? enjoy the wilderness

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Posted in: McDonalds targets families with in-store only Nintendo DS service See in context

children get fat because they eat too much and their parents have not educated them about what a healthy diet constitutes,not because they have been "targeted" by Mcdonalds.I have never seen anyone dragged into a macdonalds against their will..if you can't moderate your own calorie intake get used to being fat.

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Posted in: Iran's Guardian Council ready to do limited recount of ballot boxes See in context

15 dead in iran suddenly an issue,when tens of thousands can die in Iraq for a better system,and go unnoticed..blinkered fool

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Posted in: Iran's Guardian Council ready to do limited recount of ballot boxes See in context

Obama could encourage the iranians to rise up and overthrow their oppressors ..then withdraw that offer later and stand back as they are all slaughtered..that's the proven cowardly approach.

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Posted in: Police officer strangled to death by wife in Chiba See in context

and in ending the discussion with "end of this discussion" you realize you just lost it?

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Posted in: Foreign nudists flock to Gunma hot spring resort See in context

or interested in the healing powers of the mineral rich waters,in fact the reason onsen came into existence to begin with.Westerners make the classic mistake MOST of the time..nudity=sex,sometimes its true but sometimes its not.

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Posted in: Woman who missed doomed Air France flight killed in car crash See in context

nothing predetermines events,all outcomes can be altered right down to the final second,action/consequence or inaction/consequence... Fate is used by the congenitally lazy to explain events conveniently..when generally events are more likely to be explained accurately inconveniently. Personal fate is alterable, as all smokers who have kicked the life shortening habit understand, fatalists believe that their dying day is predetermined so it won't matter if they smoke or not..Karma,if anything is much more closely aligned to the 'action consequence theory' than the 'everything is predetermined' theory.

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Posted in: U.S. student has her day in Italian court over sex-murder See in context

its not scientific of course but from facial expressions this woman wears,i would not believe anything she said. The pair of them have no alibi..they were with each other doing something illegal(classic attempt to be believed by admitting to a lesser crime perpetrated elsewhere) However these assumptions hardly make their guilt watertight..i predict a lengthy trial with a not guilty verdict as the facts get progressively muddied by the defense team. They should be being tried together, a much better chance of breaking their story down would have existed.

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Posted in: Woman who missed doomed Air France flight killed in car crash See in context

Fate..bah humbug..she didn't die on the plane because she was not on the plane, she died on the road because the driver failed to keep the car under control and hit something coming the other way.. Bad timekeeping missed the flight,bad driving hit the truck.

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Posted in: Yoshiki escapes unharmed after being mobbed by fans in Kyoto bookstore See in context

northlondon..lol

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Posted in: Foreign nudists flock to Gunma hot spring resort See in context

Most Westerners(unless they travel alone) lack the subtlety required to use and preserve mixed sex bathing.In their enjoyment of it they destroy it.

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Posted in: Police officer strangled to death by wife in Chiba See in context

but if she did murder him ,Blackops, were right in thinking you want her killed too?

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Posted in: Obama: D-Day veterans changed course of century See in context

"Some 215,000 Allied soldiers, and roughly as many Germans, were killed or wounded during D-Day" After reading this and trying to find out some figures i think JT may want to edit this copy as it is factually inaccurate. On D-Day ,that is 6th June 1944, allied fatalities were at the most3,000-5,000 and wounded maybe 10,000 tops..high figures and more accurate but maybe less "impact" than the 215,000 killed or wounded figure JT decided to use..i think, JT, you may have got the figure confused with the total casualty figures for the "battle of normandy" june 6th - sept 1st 1944.. You would do better to retrain your moderators as proof readers.

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Posted in: Obama: D-Day veterans changed course of century See in context

he had no reason to apologise to the nazis

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Posted in: Aso bonsai See in context

satsuki is shrub (not tree) aka evergreen azalea and is the most popular species for bonsai in Japan,there are many colours available,the explanation may well have included reference to its shape(not random..but clipped specifically to hint at a natural growing environment..root over rock, windswept,tree on rock or as in this case informal upright),its preferred growing medium (acidic) its requirement for semi shade and its age ,judging from the "trunk" possibly 70 years or more.Feeding and clipping regime..pot style and watering methods may also have lengthened the explanation given about this "tree"

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Posted in: Aso bonsai See in context

That is one hell of a bonsai..any guesses to its age?

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Posted in: Obama: D-Day veterans changed course of century See in context

"215,000 Killed or wounded"..1 killed 214,999 wounded? or 214,999 killed and 1 wounded or take a wild guess somewhere in between depending on your mood..or doesn't the distinction matter..bone idle journalism.

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Posted in: Air France jet likely broke apart above ocean amid violent storm See in context

"good idea" make them floatable..its more like one of the worst design flaws of modern times has been revealed by this tragedy..hopefully they can find them..they managed to retrieve artifacts from the titanic,and these recorders have "pingers" attached which should provide directional location.

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Posted in: Murdered Tokyo couple had cash stashed all over the house See in context

i see the money is more important on this thread than the murders..now that really is pathetic.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s latest health craze goes straight for the jugular See in context

Inkarob..i take it you have chosen the steroid free route to muscular perfection,you did not specify directly. Currently i have an arm that is recovering from having a nurse stick a needle in a vein,she stuck it through the vein and into the bicep tendon(elbow end) underneath which is now inflamed,the hole in the reverse of the vein continued to leak for 4 days after the test,filling the tissues with blood.All perforating treatments should be undertaken only after the risks are understood.

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Posted in: Sushi See in context

Do any of his web profiles mention he started his business career defrauding the UK Customs and revenue and was convicted of tax fraud and fined a large amount,it was the need to pay off this fine (or go to jail if he failed)that he has subsequently confessed provided the impetus for his business expansion. He has also tried ballooning across the atlantic /round the world held the blue ribbon for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a passenger boat amongst other attempts to die young.

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