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Posted in: 5 members of Bad Lobster biker group arrested See in context

self proclaimed bottom feeders...Keep it classy Ebina

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Posted in: 5 members of Bad Lobster biker group arrested See in context

Bad shrimps

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Posted in: 17-year-old motorcyclist escapes from police despite being handcuffed; turns himself in later See in context

Probably has to go to work the next day, but found that handcuffs would inhibit him from doing his job, not to mention glaring looks from his boss and coworkers. Good riddens....another punk in the slammer makes one less on the streets making a ruckus

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Posted in: Rich and bald or handsome and poor? Survey asks Japanese women who’d they’d rather marry See in context

This is why the population is declining in Japan

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Posted in: 6-year-old girl strangled to death by mother See in context

My bad...I thought that Kazuno was the mother's name.....even more sad to know that the child was mentally disabled. Yes this woman should hang

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Posted in: 6-year-old girl strangled to death by mother See in context

Intellectually disabled? Why is she even having children, let alone being left alone with a child. So many issues at so many levels.

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Posted in: Sponsor of Naomi Osaka retracts ad videos over skin color dispute See in context

Whoever Nissin's artists are need to be fired and not just for this ad. Their artwork on other ads are also horrible. They literally make all of their characters look Caucasian when they should be Japanese

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Posted in: Man waits for passing train inside crossing gates See in context

Those bars aren't made of steel. Many are made of bamboo or plastic and are design so that they can easily be raised or break away. I completely don't understand why this man did this?? Is he suffering from dementia or is he a bit touched??

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Posted in: 11-year-old boy falls to death from 4th-floor apartment See in context

I can see how this happened. Perhaps he locked himself out of his house and tried to scale up the balcony. Being a latch key kid, I have done this as well, but we lived on the second floor. At age 11, you don't quite understand your own mortality and think you could do anything.

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Posted in: Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show See in context

Toy boata does it extensively. Honda builds most if not all of their engines

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Posted in: Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show See in context

Toy boata sucks! Why don't they ever build their own performance engines. They all built by Yamaha, Subaru, and now BMW, which begs the question, why should I get a Toy boata, when I can get a BWM Z4 if its goingo to have the same engine???

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Posted in: Writer for Hollywood version of anime 'your name.' says Japanese side wants Westernized viewpoint See in context

wonderful...another white washed movie

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Posted in: Train etiquette: Top 10 inconsiderate behaviors that tick Japanese train commuters off the most See in context

women who board overcrowded trains with big baby strollers and run into people or over people's feet.

12 screaming babies on commuter trains during peak hours.

people who push and shove others to try to get a seat, but then get off 1 or 2 stops later.

talking on cell phones -of course

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Posted in: 11-year-old girl slashed in neck by man at shop in Kagawa Pref See in context

Tanaka’s family had consulted police last year about his violence toward them at home.

If the police weren't so damn lazy this guy would have been committed or arrested a long time ago and this would have never happened.

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Posted in: Record 37,000 children suspected to have suffered abuse in Japan See in context

Society for old people no longer safe for children

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Posted in: 16-year-old student hit, killed by train in Tochigi Pref See in context

Police said they do not know why the boy was on the crossing.

Are the police really that dense? I think the reason is pretty obvious!

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Posted in: Premarital medical tests spreading as Japanese tie the knot later See in context

Marriage is more of a business partnership in Japan, especially the arranged marriages. You and your partner are together only to exchange services.

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Posted in: 4 Japanese basketball players sent home from Asian Games after spending night with prostitutes in hotel See in context

Let them play!!! what they do during their free time is noboy's business but theirs!!

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Posted in: Mother arrested for leaving 8-month-old daughter in freezing bathroom in January See in context

Chemical neutering....consider it!

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Posted in: 2-year-old boy missing after grandfather sends him home alone See in context

The sheer stupidity is so mind boggling.

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Posted in: Japan hangs all 6 remaining Aum death row inmates See in context

Lawyer Taro Takimoto, who was subjected to an Aum sarin attack, said the latest executions were "cruel," writing on his blog he wondered how the six executed Thursday must have felt during the 20 days since Asahara and the first six were hanged.

Misplaced sympathy by a dumb lawyer. How about thinking about the way the victims and their families felt for the last 20+ year after the attack knowing that some of these people were on the run for a while, while they sociopath leader sat in prison probably laughing at the police for not being able to find them. I can't belief he has the gonads to even feel any bit of sympathy for these murderers.

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Posted in: TEPCO to resume TV commercials for 1st time since 2011 Fukushima crisis See in context

Why would they need to spend money on advertising when they basically still have a monopoly/captive market and their corporate image is in tatters?

Exactly my thought. I would think that advertising would be in bad taste considering the amount of damage they caused to Fukushima and its residents.

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Posted in: Truck driver arrested for following ambulance through red light See in context

this is news?

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Posted in: Man arrested after leaving bottles filled with urine at police box See in context

Although I don't condone his action, I agree with his reasoning. The police are so lazy here!

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Posted in: Letters of executed cult members reflect regret, desire to live See in context

Things suddenly got real, now that the leader has been executed. Not so tough now are ya?

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Posted in: 82 car accidents caused by automatic brake malfunctions reported in Japan last year See in context

Do the cars have black-box type logs that can determine the data the car had and whether the system operated or not? 

Most cars these days are drive-by-wire, meaning that there is no mechanical connection between the driver and the car's physical control mechanism. All driver's inputs are interpreted by a computer and the computer sends signals the mechanisms that drive the car. Its much like how an RC car works but a bit more sophisticated.

Technically, the reason for all of this is to prevent the driver from wrecking the car by doing something that is beyond its design parameters. For example, in one of my cars, if I start the car, and floor the accelerator while the engine is still cold, the response is governed and the engine won't rev past certain point.

In many cars, they have included safety features into the programming so that the car won't respond to an input that maybe considered dangerous. Again, with the same car, if I gun the throttle, traction control kicks in to make sure that all four tires have grip before feeding power to them.

All of this governed a logged by the computer (ECU), so if someone claimed that they stepped on the brakes and the car accelerated instead of stopped, they can easy download the last few user inputs.

All of this is way to Orwellian to me. That's why I prefer driving my other car which is older and controlled by old fashion cables and hydraulics. No computer telling me how I should drive, hence I don't depend on it to drive my car for me.

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Posted in: 82 car accidents caused by automatic brake malfunctions reported in Japan last year See in context

Japan has pushed for passenger cars to be equipped with automatic braking systems to curb accidents. But the data suggest that they are not yet perfect in terms of traffic safety.

Classic case of the dumbing down of society. The REAL problem is that people are becoming way too dependent on technology to save them from their own stupidity. If you are so incompetent, that you NEED an automatic braking system to stop you from running into walls and convenience stores, then you have NO BUSINESS being behind the wheel PERIOD. Save us all from your poor driving skills and take the fricken bus. Bust most of all, stop blaming technology for your own mistakes.

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Posted in: 81-year-old woman arrested after driving car through convenience store entrance See in context

I still get baffled over how anyone can mistake the brake for the accelerator. The are different sizes, different positions, and different heights.

Also, even if you do mistake the brakes for the accelerator, how much pressure do you normally apply to brakes? You should be easing pressure on either pedal, but of the car to speed out of control into a convenience store, you would really have to be gunning.

And my last point, one of the main reasons for the existence of the automatic transmission is so that less skilled people can drive a car. So essentially, car engineers have dumb down cars so that anyone can drive them, Yet we still have people mistaking brakes for accelerators, to the point that we have to dumb-proof cars even more by putting sensors and cameras on them so that they don't run into walls. The more we stupid proof these cars, the more people become dependent of technology to prevent them from making mistakes.

Its really a vicious circle which should be stopped my retraining people to drive with existing technology rather than changing technology to cope with careless people.

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Posted in: Toyota gives Corolla a sporty makeover to draw young drivers See in context

@Browny1

You call these things "extreme technologies" but they're really not. They are quickly becoming the norm. Pretty soon, you won't to buy any car without these features installed because people won't know how to drive without them.

Remember when most of the cars on the road had manual transmissions and EVERYONE knew how to drive them? Look at where we are now. There are tons of people now who cannot drive manual -so much so, that in Japan, you practically need a special provision on your license to able drive a manual transmission car, which is ridiculous. You can thank Toyota for championing car made for dumb people. And now people often -way too often -mistake the accelerator or the brakes, so we have to put these stupid cameras and sensors on the cars to make sure that they don't run into walls or into people.

I don't think it would be too far fetched to say that pretty soon you'll need a special provision to drive any car that can't park itself or stop you from being an idiot driver.

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Posted in: Toyota gives Corolla a sporty makeover to draw young drivers See in context

And I don't mind missing at all writing a letter by pen, putting it in an envelope, putting a stamp on it, posting it and waiting for yonks for the reply. 

Again, false equivalence. You are comparing apples to oranges. If you tell me that you don't miss having to shift gears, or strain myself trying to steer a car with no power steering...or even worse, go back to the days of the horse and carriage, well that's an argument that can be made. But your argument about TV remotes, snail mail, and writing with pens....that's not in the same class.

Speedy delivery of messages and using electronic writing utensils are a necessity in this day in age. We cannot go back to using the older methods otherwise it will adversely affect the way we do things. Whereas, not having a car that can park itself, or one that applies the brakes when there is an object in front of me, isn't something that is necessary (for most drivers at least -although if we keep dumbing down society with these stupid things, people won't know how to drive anymore)

Moreover, analog cars that you actually have to "drive" still exist and work, and hopefully they'll continue to exist and work in the future.

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