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Posted in: Hiroshima A-bomb re-enactment dropped from U.S. air show See in context

It's totally inappropriate to even have thought about such a re-enactment. Period. Good thing somebody has the sense to stop it.

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Posted in: U.S. believes Japan on China radar incident See in context

You actually believe the U.S. State Department made this statement without the U.S. military not having looked at the data? Seriously?

Japan make the accusation to the world that China had locked fire control radar on its ship. Now it only has to show its "evidence" to the US, its ally and strategic defense partner (which I somehow think is not that hard to convince) to prove that it actually happened? Seriously?

if, as Fadamor has pointed out,

the ship's EW gear recorded detected radar emissions. It's relatively easy to take a look at a specific time frame to determine if a fire control radar was directed at the ship

why don't they just show that data to the world?!

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Posted in: Japan 787 probe finds thermal runaway in battery See in context

Elon Musk says that the lithium-ion batteries used on Boeing's 787 are inherently unsafe, due to its design. "Large cells without enough space between them to isolate against the cell-to-cell thermal domino effect means it is simply a matter of time before there are more incidents of this nature," he adds.

Both Boeing and Tesla (the electric car company by Musk) use batteries fueled by lithium cobalt oxide, which is among the most energy-dense and flammable chemistries of lithium-ion batteries on the market. While Boeing elected to use a battery with a grouping of eight large cells, Tesla's batteries contain thousands of smaller cells that are independently separated to prevent fire in a single cell from harming the surrounding ones.

"They [Boeing] believe they have this under control, although I think there is a fundamental safety issue with the architecture of a pack with large cells," writes Musk in an email. "It is much harder to maintain an even temperature in a large cell, as the distance from the center of the cell to the edge is much greater, which increases the risk of thermal runaway."

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Posted in: Okinawa cancels plan to use young women’s thighs as advertising space See in context

Okinawa.... the place where U.S. Military personnel commit heinous sex crimes..... a place where the bright idea of advertising on young female's thighs almost flew. Hmmmmm.

Makes you scratch your head, doesn't it?

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Posted in: Okinawa cancels plan to use young women’s thighs as advertising space See in context

And how would anyone get close enough to the sticker to be able to read what was printed on it?

But that's the idea, duh!

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Posted in: ANA flight cancelations top 450 with Dreamliner grounded See in context

whiskeysour wrote:

Give the battery contracts to Japan or S. Korea. Both countries can produce the best batteries in the world.

The batteries are made in Japan, by GS Yuasa in Kyoto, as a matter of fact.

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Posted in: U.S. gov't gets tough on China over isle dispute with Japan See in context

Four years later, Obama is starting his second term with his administration taking a tough tone on China over a territorial dispute with U.S. ally Japan, prompting a rebuke from Beijing on the eve of his inauguration.

I will wait until the dust of confirming Kerry (SoS), Hagel (DS), etc, into Obama's new cabinet has settled before I make this "tough tone on China" a policy for his second term.

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Posted in: Marines beat a retreat in Beyonce lip-sync flap See in context

“Who cares that Beyonce Lip #Sync the National Anthem, it was recorded live an hour before. You try singing in that cold,” tweeted one fan, referring to Monday’s near-freezing temperatures in Washington.

I got to agree with that. Everyone knows Beyonce CAN sing. It was just that the cold weather would make it hard. So why risks it? What would those naysayers say if she cracked her voice a little due to the weather? Would people rather something like that happened in such a historical event?

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Posted in: 'Gangnam Style' earns $8 mil for YouTube: Google See in context

@sighclops:

The real cash has been made through appearances and merchandising. I heard in Sydney, tickets to see him were $130 (about 11,000 yen) a pop!

Gees, are there actually people who would shell out $130 to see Psy the one trick pony!? I guess there are too much discretionary dollars around...

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Posted in: 'Gangnam Style' earns $8 mil for YouTube: Google See in context

How many of those 1.23 hits are from S. Korea?

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Posted in: Gun enthusiasts pack shows to buy assault weapons See in context

This kind of gun-loving, violent-prone culture is reflected in US' foreign policy. Just look at what it has done over the last 30 years!

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Posted in: School aims to create 'Asian leaders' See in context

It's interesting that she plans a university with what she sees as a more “Asian” way of thinking. Yet all the classes will be in English, which means a Western world way of viewing things. Wonder if the Chinese language wouldn't be a bit better as China is now the No. 2 economic power in the world and things are moving in China's direction here in Asia

English is an international language--that's a simple fact. The choice of the language for instruction does not have to be in conflict with its intended teaching of "asian way of thinking".

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Posted in: Japan says 4 more Chinese ships in disputed waters See in context

Behind the scene who do you think has the most to gain, of course the US.

This is so true. If only the general population of both China and Japan, and especially its politicians (those who actually weld the power of its day-to-day policies) can see.

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Posted in: China plans 80 books on Japan war trials See in context

ShuamiOct. 29, 2012 - 02:40AM JST

Yasukuni Publications Presents 'The Struggle For The Great East Asian Prosperity Zone. August 6th 1945 to August 9th 1945.'

Wow. I actually never were exposed to this kind of "whitewashing" of history, only heard about it. Now I know.

Just curious if the Japanese high school text books sound like that?!

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Posted in: China plans 80 books on Japan war trials See in context

DogOCT. 28, 2012 - 10:45PM JST

Yasukuni Publications Presents 'The Struggle For The Great East Asian Prosperity Zone. August 6th 1945 to August 9th 1945.'

After decades of Japanese goodwill to her Asian neighbors - Japan freeing Formosa from cruel Manchu occupation in 1895. Japan liberating Korea in 1901 ,with the approval of the League Of Nations, and giving hundreds of thousands of Korean women the opportunity to work for the great and good Imperial army. Japan fighting a defensive war in China in 1937-45 under extreme provocation from Chinese bandits and communists – Japan was cruelly attacked by the United States with two inhuman nuclear weapons that killed 300,000 women and children. Japan, being a lover of world peace, and for the sake of world harmony decided to give in to the unreasonable demands of the white barbarian bullies and stopped trying to liberate their Asian neighbors.

Wow. I actually never were exposed to this kind of "whitewashing" of history, only heard about it. Now I know.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. to cancel drill to retake island See in context

Any guess as to which side (US or Japan) made the decision to cancel the drill? The article was worded to make people believe that it's the Noda's office who made the decision. Is that the actual case? Somehow I have the feeling that it could be the US that actually wanted to cancel it. So far the fiasco involving the island purchase has already achieved the desired effect as far as the US interest is concerned (increased tension between Japan and China). Adding this drill to it won't change the bottom line much--US obviously does not want this to escalate into something that it REALLY has to be involved. Is my reasoning sound?

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Posted in: Nobel prize winner Yamanaka a stem cell pioneer See in context

This shows that stem cell research has finally bore some tangible fruit. Congratulations! Well deserved!

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Posted in: German activist arrested for vandalism in Taiji See in context

I am used to be sympathetic to Sea Shepard's cause. Not anymore (I'm still against large scale commercial whaling though). After watching some documentaries, actually most of them were produced by SS, I realized that these guys are paramilitary hippies. The "Cove" gave an initial visceral shock, but after the shock, you realize that these guys are just a bunch of egomaniac elitists who force their value system onto others, irregardless of these local people's history, culture, and livelihood. Now with these kind of antics, when are SS and company going to realize that they have seriously backfired?!.

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Posted in: 20,000 expected in Tokyo for IMF, World Bank meetings See in context

So did the Chineese Chang their mind and decide to attend or not. ? No. China has decided to skip the meeting for reason everybody knows.

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