These numbers are useless without knowing how many tests were done. Can someone please post the numbers since they never put this into the article?
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So Google (and Apple) develops an operating system and app ecosystem that hardware manufacturers and developers can (no one is forcing them) build a business on. They get the chance to piggyback, without investing the time and resources the tech companies spent to offer their platforms. And somehow it’s now illegal for the tech companies to dictate their terms of their business they built? What? Well, build your own platform if you don’t like the terms…
Samsung switched to a little-known operating system called Tizen but gave up on the software after struggling with a lack of applications.
Ah, that’s right. Turns out it’s kinda hard to build your own platform, isn’t it? It’s easier to just leech off the other guys and then claim “not fair” if you don’t like something. That something you agreed to when you signed the contract before going into business with them.
I sure hope this “tech regulation” nonsense gets struck down. Governments need to stop intervening in areas they don’t understand. The consumer market regulates competition itself. People spend their money on the best solutions that work for them. Hence, why we now have these two dominating mobile platforms and all the other inferior ones are gone. Nokia, Blackberry and even Microsoft couldn’t cut it. The reason is “open” platform architecture to build something great. All the regulation is doing is for companies to build more closed systems that won’t allow for any collaboration and in that sense, innovation.
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How is a person’s occupation in any way relevant to these kinds of stories? There are more important details missing.
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Lmao, this is ridiculous. So is the internet confined to Japan now? People from all over the world can bully you if they so please and there’s nothing Japan can do about it. Get out of the kitchen if you can’t handle the heat. Seriously.
Oh, and calling someone annoying or creepy is considered an insult? JFC, watch what happens when especially these particular types of people are not being called out anymore. The consequences will be much more severe than bullying…
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Exactly, parents don’t care much about that stuff, they just want to buy it for their kids that are asking for it. I guess unless the kid is with them, there won’t be any sale.
Similarly, I had to buy some cards for a friend’s kid who lives overseas. I have absolutely no interest in Pokémon but don’t mind picking some up for a favor. Guess that will be the end of that as well.
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Please note that the prevailing medical advice is to refrain from excessive drinking on the day of vaccination.
I asked my doctors that gave me the shots and they said enjoy as you always do.
Sure would be nice to get discounts at liquor stores.
…as you always do, sure, maybe for the first shot. For the second, I would highly advise against that. If you’re going to have 40+ degrees fever, no sane person, let alone a doctor, would recommend excessive drinking beforehand.
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Japan, as well as South Korea and Taiwan should have their own nuclear weapons. China and North Korea would have to think twice whether they want to attack.
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I always give a tip to the Uber eats delivery people. Maybe it’s culturally seen a bit rude, but I am quite sure it is also very much welcomed within those precarious employed and exploited guys, often from countries where tipping is usually done. They are even bullied by other road drivers or in the news, although they really struggle for themselves to survive and the people who are supplied with a lunch they only can order this way. Sometimes they even take some small things out and eat it, what shows how dramatic their exploitation is. Those are not tipped of course, but tipping in general might reduce their need to steal or do their delivery job hastily without care.
UberEats delivery people are not struggling to survive, as far as I can tell. Whenever it’s raining, there are zero UberEats delivery people available in my area, zero. If they can’t handle a bit of rain, then they are definitely not depending on UberEats money to survive. It’s more of a side hustle for them and they do it whenever they feel like it. So no, no tipping.
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As Japan has already banned the entry of foreign nationals, including those with resident status, who have been to those countries within the past two weeks, except under special circumstances, the measure primarily effects Japanese citizens.
Huh? When did that happen? Are we back to the racist immigration policies? Why are Japanese citizens treated differently than foreign residents? I thought we were done with this BS after the international outcry the first time around. Now they’re trying this again?
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Yeah, all talk and no action is not going to deter China from anything. They just keep walking over you.
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Every twelve seconds, on the same line? Not enough time to let ppl on/off. And if it costs 5x less than a monorail but can only transport a fraction of the capacity a monorail can, the monorail would be much more economical.
There are other cities around the world that use cable cars to fill in transport deserts and hard to reach places. It certainly has its uses but it sounds like a relatively expensive implementation for a big city.
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Why don’t they ferry it to the middle of the ocean and dump it there, far from any coastline?
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I think some misunderstand
Not really. The couple’s name is irrelevant for the story. The only name relevant is the politician’s. He’s a public figure and needs to be held accountable accordingly.
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Not true. France's total fertility rate of 2.06 live births per female is right at replacement and that of Okinawa at 1.94 is almost there. Find out what the secret sauce is in these places and apply it liberally in the Japanese mainland.
Right, France, where about 30% of the population are immigrants and you can’t figure out why they’re able to maintain their fertility rate?
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Here’s a novel idea; why not just make all baths mixed-sex and everyone wears a bathing suit, like in the rest of the civilized world.
Having to look at shrivel-d all night is not exactly my idea of a relaxing time. It’s also not that great if you go out with your partner for a relaxing evening that you then have to spend apart.
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