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Posted in: No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store in Seattle See in context

What about those without a (internet-connected) phone? Vending machine stores work and no phone is required. Will there be loaner phones to use? What if this is the closest (and only) store to an amish community (those that cannot use tech due to religious and philosophical reasons)?

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Posted in: No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store in Seattle See in context

JonathonJo:

But if you put it back on the wrong shelf, will you get the correct refund?

I foresee an Indian Jones moment - a shopper carefully eyeing the weight between the item he wants and a bag of sand, adjusting the bag as needed, and then grabbing the item and putting the bag of sand in its place.

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Posted in: Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war See in context

What's the point if the president doesnt listen? Any president....

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Posted in: Health minister says it is too early to talk about canceling Olympics See in context

Jimizo:

As for London ‘stepping in’, that idea was floated by a clown running for London Mayor while behind in the polls. This i---t is not to be taken seriously.

Was it lord buckethead?

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Posted in: Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape See in context

(Points). Another one down

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Posted in: Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape See in context

Still no answer. Guess there was no evidence besides "he said, she said." WITCH

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Posted in: All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers cured See in context

Cured or just recovered? Cure requires a type or types of medication, recovery does not.

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Posted in: Health minister says it is too early to talk about canceling Olympics See in context

...one London mayoral candidate saying London was ready to host the games if needed.

Isnt the Corona virus in london too? Political showboating. Could just delay Olympics as others have suggested. Countries without any Corona virus are like Bolivia and Zimbabwe. Definitely not japan. ;)

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Posted in: Studio Ghibli suddenly makes 38 albums of anime music available on Spotify, Apple Music, and more See in context

How much do those services cost? Streaming free anime music on youtube. Ads pay for it, like old fashioned tv.

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Posted in: Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape See in context

Dr maybe:

Thank you for your response. So was there no physical evidence? Google just shows news of conviction without going into list of evidence (rpe kits, cameras, third party witnesses, etc). Dont care if you want to downvote, I just want an answer. Thank you.

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Posted in: Japan's next restroom revolution? Phasing out squat toilets See in context

I've always wondered: if a dude has to go pee, are you supposed to stand and go in the squatter, or squat like you're going poo while you are just peeing.

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Posted in: Japan needs foster care rather than institutions: UK experts See in context

Issue breeding license only after they complete and pass certification. Would make the world a better place, eh?

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Posted in: Japan needs foster care rather than institutions: UK experts See in context

Kurisupisu:

If a potential foster parent has to go through training, why dont potential birth parents have to?

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Posted in: Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape See in context

I wonder what the evidence was besides the "he said, she said." Was there physical evidence? Evidence of coercision?

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Posted in: Japan 2019 condo supply lowest in 43 years as high prices hit demand See in context

Mmwkdw:

You would think housing, like food, would be exempted from the sales tax. Guess the Diet didnt think so.

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Posted in: Japan 2019 condo supply lowest in 43 years as high prices hit demand See in context

Unless there is collusion between real estate companies, prices should not be sticky-up (not decreasing with decreasing demand or increased supply). A smaller population and lower demand should lower the prices. That's how capitalism is supposed to work. The problem is when cartels (oligopolies) control market prices.

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Posted in: China's Xi writes thank you note to Bill Gates for $100 mil virus pledge See in context

Xi Jinping had a little cosmetic work apparently, from the picture;)=

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Posted in: California apologizes for Japanese-American internment See in context

The downvoter: what do you recommend? Did you present an alternative?

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Posted in: New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies See in context

Englisc aspyrgend:

When big govt said you cant see or receive nudy pix. Guess they grandfathered renaissance art with the naked cupids and such. Sometimes people learn from mistakes best by consequences. Sometimes the kid needs to touch the stove to know not to do so again.

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Posted in: Man on train pushes emergency button after passenger without mask coughs See in context

If masks are required, then the govt, or company requiring, should provide

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Posted in: Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral See in context

Fear is rising, like a tsunami.

Like an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear...too soon?

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Posted in: California apologizes for Japanese-American internment See in context

Even back in the 80s, $20,000 couldn't buy back their home and property. It was a pittance. Forced return of their property would be difficult too for the third hand owners (the owners that bought it from the ones who bought from the Japanese, whom were forced to sell at a discount rate). For the ones who directly bought from the Japanese-Americans, I'd return their property and compensate the 1940s person who bought it at the same price, pegged to inflation.

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Posted in: California apologizes for Japanese-American internment See in context

If I recall, the supreme court decision that upheld their internment (korematsu) was never overturned. So, the us could still do it, and quite easily as it was an executive order.

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Posted in: New Japanese smartphone prohibits users from taking naked selfies See in context

Bigyen:

What beach are you at?

Also, if adults can disable, children can too. Many kids are better at these devices than adults.

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Posted in: Professor denies he was pressured to remove videos on virus-hit ship See in context

Jansob1:

Ixnay in the USA. Several whistleblowers would disagree with your assessment.

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Posted in: Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with 'coronavirus' graffiti See in context

Wrong country of origin. Sounds like the after 911 in the US when some wanted to attack muslims but were so ignorant they attacked Sikhs. Firstly, don't attack anyone. Secondly, at least study about those you disagree with.

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Posted in: Professor denies he was pressured to remove videos on virus-hit ship See in context

When asked if he was being told to say he was not forced, the professor looked to his boss behind him and then said "no."

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Posted in: Man accused of groping woman on train, arrested for assaulting man who tried to stop him escaping See in context

The injured man will likely lose his job because he was in the hospital for so long. I'd like to know if his employer will guarantee him his job in recovery...and hopefully (longshot) pay him during recovery.

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Posted in: Nissan shareholders blast management over Ghosn scandal, dismal results See in context

Dawg, if you're listening...

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Posted in: Nissan shareholders blast management over Ghosn scandal, dismal results See in context

Debate and arguments, not so much shouting, should be present at shareholders meetings. These meetings are the parliament. There should be debate rather than the national peoples Congress of yesmen. The board is the executive, and the ceo, coo, etc are the admin...supposed to be anyway.

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