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Posted in: Range extenders: Solar panels provide more juice to EVs See in context

With its sleek, aerodynamic line and motors integrated into the wheels, the Lightyear 0 consumes less energy than electric SUVs.

Wait, what? Why is its consumption being compared to an SUV??? Of course it consumes less power than an SUV, it's smaller, lighter and more aerodynamic.

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Posted in: Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales See in context

"...bicycles work just fine..." 

Not when it rains.

Or you have passengers, or luggage, or shopping bags, or if you're a taxi, or a bus...

A cycle isn't a universal answer.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

KenchiToday  08:14 am JST

it was never a women’s rights issue for me. It was purely for the protection of an unborn child right to live.

If the unborn has rights, why does the mother have none?

If 'life' is so damn sacred, why does America still have the death penalty? Why does it still allow children to buy guns and murder people? Do those lives not matter?

A fetus that lives due to this law, will have a wonderful fulfilling life with caring parents, you think?

I would rather live knowing my parents wanted me, rather than knowing I was alive because my mother wa subjugated by religious zealots and forced to give birth under duress.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

Disgusting.

Why not just officially classify women and being the property of men and get it over with.

I cannot believe that people can in good conscience, legally force a woman to remain pregnant and birth a child; condemning that person to a life sentence of being a parent when they did not want to be. Pro-life very clearly actually means pro-dictatorship, or pro-hatingWomen.

America, I R Disappoint.

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Posted in: Power-saving reward points worth ¥2,000 to be given to households See in context

That's 2000yen per month, right?

Of course not.

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Posted in: Kishida plans reward points system to ease electricity bills See in context

Japan had Gasification energy plants, and shut them down. Bring them back, or build thorium reactors. Completely safe nuclear reactor with no weaponized byproducts.

The gov has options. They choose not to use them.

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Posted in: Australian KFC customers clucking mad over lettuce-cabbage switch See in context

Wait, a 300% rise? Sure, ok. KFC buy a lot of lettuce. It's reasonable to believe they're paying 10 cents for a lettuce, or less. How many burgers to they get out of each lettuce? At least ten I'd expect. So their lettuce cost goes from one cent up to three. As a percentage of one ingredient, it's a lot; but as a percentage of the price of the burger, it's insignificant.

Companies love this "costs are going up" lie.

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Posted in: Google urged to stop location tracking to protect privacy of abortion seekers See in context

America counts freedom as one of the most important thing.

Yes restricts freedom to males. Females are free to do what they're told.

If someone you don't know what's an abortion, it's not something that you get to have a choice in.

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Posted in: 7-Eleven’s delicious egg roll sandwiches deliver the most value for your yen See in context

"Although the specific weight isn't indicated on the label, it's heavy enough [...]"

That's always bugged me about Japan, products don't always have the weight or capacity visible on the products. It was regulation in the UK that packaging has to show a weight in grams or a capacity in ml in a prominent location on the labels. Why is this not a law here?

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Posted in: Nonprogrammers are building more of the world's software See in context

Using a "no-code" development environment is just programming in a non-conventional language. It's no different from using an IDE such as Xcode. Almost no-one writing code for iOS devices has any idea how pixels are written to the screen, that's abstracted away by the coding language.

Abstract enough away, and you get these new platforms, you also lose the ability to do complex things, and optimize the code in any meaningful way.

This is basically putting an air freshener in a car and saying you "built" a car because you put two pre-manufactured pieces together and created "car with air freshener function"

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Posted in: McDonald's finds a buyer for its restaurants in Russia; locations will reopen under a new name See in context

McDonalds did the logical thing.

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Posted in: Woman dies after jumping from moving car; driver arrested See in context

It's really quite difficult to jump from a moving car; it's not like in the movies. The air pressure against the door is significant. This took effort.

I suspect there may be something more to this story.

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Posted in: French city rekindles burkini row with pool rule change See in context

Can't people just wear whatever they want without other people imposing their values on them?

Why can't we live in a world where we don't tell others how to live their lives?

Why, in short, do humans insist on being dicks to each other?

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Posted in: Finland, Sweden submit NATO membership application See in context

Wow. Big news indeed. Never expected this, but its far from a surprising turn of events. Putin has destroyed Russia's reputation and political standing, and there will be repercussions for decades. It is all very sad.

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs ¥2.7 tril draft extra budget to fight inflation See in context

@Rodney, you realize you're complaining about helping people suffering, right?

That seems a little selfish.

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Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars will eventually put millions of people out of work around the world? See in context

Obviously.

Just as cars put millions of horses out of work.

Just as email put thousands of telegraph operators out of work.

It's called progress.

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Posted in: Japan signs ¥13 bil loan deal to help Ukraine economy See in context

@Eastman, that's not how money works.

Read up on how central banks function.

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Posted in: Japan signs ¥13 bil loan deal to help Ukraine economy See in context

Perhaps Putin could just stop being an evil dick and call off the war? He could even put a good PR spin on it and sell it as saving thousands of Russian lives and livelihoods.

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Posted in: 4-year-old girl dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

@BigP, the child didn't need supervising, the driver is responsible for paying attention and driving safely.

You reverse off a driveway slowly and this guy clearly didn't. You can't kill someone driving slowly.

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving umbrellas on train tracks in Wakayama See in context

" he placed umbrellas on the train tracks because he was feeling irritated."

Mental heath really needs to be prioritised in Japan. His 'excuse' is not acceptable. "I was having a bad day so I decided to endager/kill people"; NO. This is not ok.

Japan needs to shift from it's ancient work-first attitudes to something more.... civilized.

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Posted in: Ueno zoo panda's return to China delayed again due to pandemic See in context

@Pepepopo: I completely agree.

I can understand the draw of a zoo 100+ years ago, when travel was less common, the internet didn't exist, neither did color television, so people didn't know what an elephant actually looked like. But in the modern Internet-of-Cats world, there's really no need for a smelly, morally-bankrupt, depressing animal-jail to exist at all.

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Posted in: 10 dead, suspect, 18, arrested in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket See in context

How many more people need to be murdered by selfish monsters before America finally does something about this? Gun ownership needs to be curtailed.

Are these pointless killings, these wasted lives, are these really worth the "right to bear arms".

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Posted in: World's biggest YouTuber PewDiePie moves to Japan See in context

I hope his visa process is easier and smoother than mine! (and I very much suspect that it will be. Money talks)

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Posted in: N Korea reports 6 deaths, 350,000 ill after admitting COVID-19 outbreak See in context

So, in 24 hours, they went from "one case" to "350,000 ill" ???? That's... something.

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Posted in: California ban on selling semi-automatic guns to young adults overturned See in context

When you have a civilization where under 21's can buy a semi-automatic weapon, you don't have a civilization.

There's simply no justification for allowing people to own these weapons.

If they can't make guns illegal, can they make owning ammunition illegal? That could help.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving newborn baby in hotel room’s toilet bowl See in context

Why carry it to full term if she didn't want it?

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Posted in: Gov't says masks not needed outdoors if distancing maintained See in context

It still amazes (saddens) me how people refuse to believe that masks have helped.

Did you people never watch a hospital drama on tv and notice the doctors wearing masks? They do that to protect the patient! This isn't something new or irrational.

Still, I'm glad the government is telling people they don't need the masks all the time, we certainly do need to get back to "normal" life.

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Posted in: Sometimes we overdo it, such as wearing masks all day because we are afraid of what other people think. I think we should review our mask-wearing measures for times when masks are unnecessary. See in context

Masks served a valuable purpose in reducing cases, but this disease is clearly never going to leave. It's time to leave the masks in the box.

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Posted in: Britain pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog See in context

Wait, they announce new rules and bit fines, but don't say what those rules are, or if they will be legal to enforce? And this is a news story?

No wonder the companies declined to comment, what could they possibly have to say about this?

This is just garbage politicians trying to appear to do things, to justify their offensive salaries and kickbacks.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of intoxicated woman at hotel See in context

@girl_in_tokyo

Where is your post berating the people calling the woman a liar without any evidence?

There are no such posts in this thread.

You're not helping your case here.

Some posts are critical of decisions made that led to the event, but there's not a single post here calling the woman a liar.

No-one has made any comment about the appearance of the woman either, but you made sure to paint a picture of the man. I wonder why?

To be clear: Rape is bad. Also bad: judging all men by the standards of some criminals. If you do that, how can you complain when some men judge women by the actions of a few.

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