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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 3,177 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 9,576 See in context

Not looking good, I'm guessing we will see over 8000 cases today.

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Posted in: 'I can die': Medvedev survives extreme heat at Tokyo Games See in context

They could just brute force it, lease dozens of commercial A/C units and blow cold air at the athletes. Cool air sinks so it should work in open air stadiums.

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Posted in: Electric car lithium demand powers mining revival in UK See in context

Ok, but the future of batteries will be graphene aluminium ion.

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Posted in: Death toll from Atami mudslide rises to 18; 12 still missing See in context

I'd like to hear more about the developers. Have they dumped industrial waste on other mountainsides?

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Posted in: Death toll from Atami mudslide rises to 18; 12 still missing See in context

So tragic. I hope all bodies will be recovered eventually to bring some closure.

I wonder if there will be any charges laid, seems there may have been criminal negligence involved. We don't hear about the cause of the landslide anymore.

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Posted in: Summer setback: COVID deaths and cases rising again globally See in context

@virusrex

Why would anybody have to acquit himself from giving proper advice according to the best available science at the moment? are you under the impression scientists have access to time machines or that situations (like mask shortages) always remain the same?

The problem is that people are not used to seeing real science in action. They think of science as a series of facts written in textbooks (in stone.)

The real strength of science is the possibility for consensus to change when compelling evidence comes to light.

I also would like people to stop criticising politicians when they change their mind, this should also not be a weakness.

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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

@Pukey2

Great. So when can I get my vaccination?

Have you applied for a ticket? Most cities are vaccinating under 65 year old now. Appointment slots are limited but you should be able to get vaccinated already.

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Posted in: Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge See in context

@Northernlife

How about getting the vaccine rollout sorted out first...

That is ridiculous. There is no reason the government can't work on two things at one time.

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Posted in: Tokyo's taxi drivers suffer another blow with no Olympic spectators See in context

Yea I feel sorry for the drivers but the olympics were never going to make any of them rich. I think it's time to look at getting out of that business. Margins are so low, costs high. Eventually they will be replaced by driverless services.

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Posted in: Massive soil mound on slope believed to have worsened Atami mudslide See in context

I wonder if the annual reshuffle of staff in city governments is a contributing factor? Seems like the earth mound was a known problem but nothing was actually done about it. Let the next person deal with it.

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Posted in: The ultimate in water recycling: Taking a bath in dehumidifier water See in context

I hope her dehumidifier is RoHS compliant.

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Posted in: The ultimate in water recycling: Taking a bath in dehumidifier water See in context

Please no! This is a terrible idea. I hope she doesn't get a fungal infection. The smell of that water must have been terrible.

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Posted in: Suga visits Haneda airport for briefing on anti-virus border measures See in context

@snowymountainhell doh nice catch. Funny!

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Posted in: Suga visits Haneda airport for briefing on anti-virus border measures See in context

Nice, so when you collect your luggage, identity thieves can read your name on the big LCD, wonderful.

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Posted in: Truck driver sentenced to death for hit-and-run deaths of two people See in context

If it was intentional, why did he run? So apparently he wanted to go back into jail, so he stole a truck. I think it's far more likely he hit those people accidentally, and panicked. Tragic for everyone.

This guy might be bad, but it's obvious the system has given up on him. I feel sad about this.

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Posted in: Parts of Sydney go into lockdown as Delta COVID-19 variant outbreak grows See in context

@cracaphat

And wouldn't the crew have been jabbed up anyway? Some things are really sus about the efficacy of the vaccines.

95% efficacy means 1 in 20 people can still catch it.

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Posted in: Is Japan's quickening vaccine drive in time for Olympics? See in context

Actually the number of 1st doses given has been dropping for the last 2 weeks. Take a look at the graph here... https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html

Now that 2nd dose appointments are piling up it will be harder to get 1st dose appointments... watch my words.

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Posted in: Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel See in context

Have they checked the water tank on the roof?

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Posted in: Search is on for COVID-19 patient who escaped out a sixth-floor window of Osaka hotel See in context

I would try to escape APA Hotel as well. I hope the guy didn't fall.

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Posted in: Truck driver sentenced to death for hit-and-run deaths of two people See in context

We don't know the full details of the case, but seems hard to prove that this was intentional? Manslaughter would be more appropriate wouldn't it?

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Posted in: No. of missing dementia patients hits record-high 17,565 in 2020 See in context

@laguna chips in dogs use RFID, used to identify strays when found, they don't transmit location data.

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Posted in: No. of missing dementia patients hits record-high 17,565 in 2020 See in context

Apple Watches with cellular would fix this problem. My first thought was airtags and tiles but I think they wouldn't work well in rural Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations See in context

Well I'm perfectly happy to get AstraZeneca vaccine.

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Posted in: Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations See in context

Why halt applications? Just add applications to a queue ffs. Isn't it more efficient to have companies pre-registered for when more vaccines become available?

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Posted in: Nissan CEO promises turnaround for disgruntled shareholders See in context

Empty promises. How are they going to get chips for their cars? The worldwide chip shortage is here for the medium long term.

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Posted in: Plans to sell alcohol at Olympic venues draw criticism from thirsty Tokyo residents See in context

Good luck making your $3 billion back. Does anyone remember the companies that sponsored the last olympics? I can't even remember which city hosted the 2016 Olympics. So irrelevant.

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Posted in: Lack of Olympic spectators bad news for Tokyo's souvenir sellers See in context

So they will be stuck with mountains of useless stock because they gambled on the Olympics. Sad day for you.

That junk was destined for the landfill anyway.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

@shogun36

Do those fans in the room mean, no AC? Or are they just a bonus?

Haha I had the same though. Also I’m hoping those are magic fans that don’t spread the virus.

@reckless

I’m pretty sure I read last year that Nitori is supplying the furniture. Anyone correct me if I’m wrong.

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Posted in: Organizers show off athletes' village a month before Tokyo Olympics begin See in context

I wonder what the tender process involved in the purchase of those wonderful beds.

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Posted in: Ugandan Olympic team member tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan See in context

TBH at this stage... I don't know if imported cases matter or not. The Indian variant is already spreading in Japan so it's too late really. We just have to keep vaccinating. That's the only way out.

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