Michael T Burns comments

Posted in: Suga to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics See in context

@AG I get the impression that you don’t understand what the vaccine does. It does NOT prevent you from getting infected. It enables your body to fight it right away if you do, so you’re 85~95% likely to not get sick from it (depending on which vaccine you had.

But you can still contract it. And you can still spread it (before your body has killed all of it).

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

The numbers are so low, because people aren't being tested. Even if they feel sick.

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Posted in: Woman, 3 children found stabbed to death in car See in context

Weird how the article starts by saying they were “found”, then proceeds to say how the perpetrator TOLD them. Much more of the story was on the news too, like they were both married (not to each other).

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

What justifies confiscation of his spouse’s passport and cell phone?

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Posted in: How a vintage film format brought 'Apollo 11' back to life See in context

@Kenji Fujimori

No, it was just less succeptable to damage from satic and the type of radiation. Circuit boards and chips today are so tiny (down to around 7nm for some chips now?) that simply touching them without grounding yourself first, can destroy them. ESD is a problem with some of our best technology today!

So there’s that, and the fact that they took a path through an area near the north pole where the belts are “thinner” (I don’t know how else to describe it, but there are plenty of diagrams online of the Earth’s magnetic fields and such).

Still, there were reports from those astronauts of seeing “shooting stars”, even with thier eyes closed, while transiting through that area. We didn’t know a lot of information about those belts at the time, but we now know that those flashes of light were actually radiation particles that were making it through the spacecraft, and through the astronauts’ bodies.

So they really weren’t completely safe. We just didn’t realize the possible/probable impact at the time. Now that we know, we have to be cautious and come up with appropriate safety measures.

Finally, we haven’t been back since then because there was no reason to throw the kind of money nedded, at the task. Neil Degrasse Tyson has explained this in detail, time and time again. Search videos of him on Youtube for more intelligent answers than mine.

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Posted in: Record ¥333 million paid for bluefin tuna at new Tokyo market's first auction See in context

@kurisupizu not too bright, are you? First oof, that would be an excess of 3 million. Second, he is the sushi king. He owns the sushi chain “Sushi Zanmai” whis has stores all over the country. The man pays his taxes and can absolutely afford it.

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Posted in: The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time, beating Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' See in context

Incorrect. It may have surpased Thriller in the United States, but

1) Thriller is still the #1 selling album WORLDWIDE


2) The Eagle’s album is not evenan album. It’s a greatest hits collection, picking and choosing from several albums, as “Greatest Hits” always do.

If #2 seems too much like splitting hairs to you, refer back to #1.

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Posted in: 40-year-old man becomes 1st Japanese to make unassisted solo trek to South Pole See in context

Are there pictures anywhere? This is a must to make the blood of flat-Earthers boil...

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Posted in: 3 missing climbers die after being found unconscious on Yamanashi mountain See in context

@jansob1 it's because only an MD can declare someone dead. Reporters and police cannot (officially).

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Posted in: Alcohol detected on breath of U.S. serviceman after fatal crash in Okinawa See in context

@gogogo. 3 times the limit is a minimum of .09. More than legally drunk in the states. He could have slammed 3 beers 10 minutes before, and wouldn't have blown a .09.

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Posted in: Mobile phone service operators lift SIM locks See in context

As long as your phone model operates in a compatible bandwidth of the country you're using it it in, yes. For instance your phone MUST support CDMA to work in South Korea (forget that it's kind of hard to get temporary pre-paid SIM cards there...). Most new iPhones (especially ones sold in Japan) will work most anywhere when unlocked.

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Posted in: SoftBank warns droid owners not to try sex with them See in context

¥198,000 is less than $2,000

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Posted in: Mobile phone service operators lift SIM locks See in context

None of you seem to know how unlocking works on an iPhone. If it is locked, the carrier needs special access to one of Apple's servers (called "Fat Albert" (seriously)). They log into Fat Albert and add your IMEI to the white list, then the next time you connect your phone to iTunes, it will get unlocked. The problem is that Japanese carriers have never bothered to get access, so they really can't unlock your phone. I suppose they will order new phones that are already unlocked from the factory...

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Posted in: Shiga police arrest youth who posted prank YouTube videos See in context

Nobody can know the whole story simply by reading an article. Do the police have these packages with toothpicks in them for evidence? We don't know if it was staged or not. He could have easily purchased said items after filming the video.

And yes, they do need to make laws for a juvenile justice system. Not that I agree with the way this individual is trying to get his message across...

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