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Posted in: Train driver’s locked tablet with forgotten password leads to big delay on Fukushima line See in context

The entire point of a tablet is to be able to do multiple things on it. Why are they designating different tablets for different tasks?

A multifunctional tablet is very dangerous during driving. Probably less dangerous on a rail, but simulating a dedicated fixed screen that needs minimum attention to operate is still safer.

But password-locking this screen will kill all the advantages

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Posted in: Unification Church followers in S Korea protest negative Japanese media coverage See in context

The woke cult is infinitely worse but is escaping all scrutiny

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Posted in: Fukushima chemical waste moved to Hokkaido for detoxification See in context

PCBs cause cancer

That's why they should be incinerated or otherwise decomposed at a waste treatment facility.

Potesting against PCB destruction is the worst idea someone could possibly have

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Posted in: Why the Unification Church has become a headache for Kishida See in context

Japanese are probably more prone to brain washing in the 21st century compared to other developed countries

Japanese are absolutely the least susceptible to brainwashing in the 21st century compared to other developed countries. Look at e.g. the massive momentum of the toxic woke cult elsewhere

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Posted in: Gyms facing COVID mask dilemma amid summer heat concerns See in context

Don't they have money for room air ventilation or filtration?

6 air exchanges/hour eliminated 82.5% of infections in an Italian study, I doubt that masks can achieve 1/10 of that

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Posted in: Japan may label Russia as 'challenge' in security strategy revision See in context

you haven’t wondered why their are not using hypersonic weapons, S-550 defense systems, satellite destruction technology, hydrogen nuclear tactical weapons, intense cyber attacks, nuclear armed subs, underwater and airborne drones, biological and chemical weapons, lasers and sonic weapons?

They do use some drones. But I think everyone is wondering why they're not using serious technical capabilities

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Posted in: Japan may label Russia as 'challenge' in security strategy revision See in context

Label it as "opportunity" and take back Kuril islands. Much of Russian military is tied up in Ukraine:)

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Posted in: Pentagon rejects NATO nations providing jets to Ukraine See in context

There's urban legends of Putin having terminal illness and being more willing to make desperate moves than "normal". But these tales have been around for a while, reducing credibility

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Posted in: Dogs can be trained to sniff out COVID-19 See in context

Not sure why, but I believe that the use of coronavirus-sniffing dogs has been scrapped everywhere.

In Finland it was due to bureaucratic reasons.

Inert dumb bureaucracy is one key reason why this pandemic has lasted beyond 2021

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Posted in: Princess Yoko, hospitalized with COVID, develops pneumonia See in context

Downplaying and ridiculing the dangers of Covid that has developed into pneumonia

The article has been edited. Most comments are to the original version that only mentioned testing positive

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Posted in: New Zealand convoy protesters vow to stay 'as long as it takes' See in context

The present vaccines DO REDUCE the numbers getting infected and reduce the active viral load

This was true for pre-delta strains. Delta erased most of the effect, and omicron erased all of it (unless you have a very FRESH booster)

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Posted in: Gov't under pressure to again declare COVID state of emergency in Tokyo See in context

The inconsistency is what gets me. You have close contact with a new case at home and it's 7 days isolation for you. You have close contact with someone at work and it's business as usual. What is the actual point?

The exhaled viral aerosol behaves like a gas. Homes have the lowest air exhange and a small airspace, and exposure is usually the longest. Unless you have a HEPA air purifier at home, transmission is most likely at home

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Posted in: 6 thyroid cancer patients sue TEPCO over Fukushima radiation See in context

this is the same japan that wasnts to release radioactive water into the ocean

The contamination level in the "radioactive water" is heavily below drinking water regulations. It would probably be legal to dump in California where otherwise everything causes cancer.

Also, comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima makes absolutely no sense on very many levels

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Posted in: Beijing warns of heavy air pollution during Winter Olympics See in context

I wasn't aware that India was also holding an Olympics this year. Oh, they're not? Then, maybe that's why it wasn't mentioned in an article about air quality at the Olympics.

Air pollution in India was relevant when they had the delta strain boom. Apparently polluted air increases respiratory aerosol exhalation at least 10 times

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Posted in: France bars unvaccinated from restaurants, sports venues See in context

It also more easily infects those who have been vaccinated or had previously been infected by prior versions of the virus.

2x vaccinated currently have slightly more omicron infections per 100000 than unvaccinated, 3x vaccinated have clearly fewer omicron infections per 100000 than unvaccinated.

Infection risk of previously infected folks lies between those of 2x and 3x vaccinated, but clearly fewer than unvaccinated.

The difference between all the above immune groups is very much smaller than with previous strains. Omicron is the great equalizer

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Posted in: Japan to expand COVID quasi-emergency to 34 of 47 prefectures See in context

Great idea. Didn't work all of the other times, but maybe this time it will. Let's beat a dead horse.

Still better than instituting draconian but completely ineffective medieval measures that actually increase infections, and shooting those who protest against them, like Netherlands did.

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Posted in: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask? See in context

That only demonstrate a deep ignorance about the kind of particles the masks need to stop to be useful.

You only demonstrate a deep ignorance about VOCs being as easy to catch as aerosols.

Do you also believe condoms to be worthless because the virus is smaller than the latex pores?

Completely irrelevant.

A VOC-absorbing mask is also "valuable and valid" against toilet stench. It's just very stupid and impractical, outside of some special circumstances.

Just as it's very stupid, impractical, ineffective and expensive to stick to personal protective gear as a state-level/global aerosol control measure for years. But it is just one aspect of how this is a pandemic of problem management stupidity and the virus itself is pretty irrelevant

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Posted in: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask? See in context

Experimental and epidemiological data clearly points out it work, so there is nothing silly about it

If masks actually were a practical, effective and non-silly long-term measure, then they should also be the main method against toilet smells, instead of ventilation

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Posted in: NEC to provide coating service on PCs to combat COVID See in context

The effect of a coating on the spread of an airborne virus is at least as good as the effect of a lucky charm.

The cost of this pseudoscientific coating, 10000 yen, is equal to the price of a very effective measure against an airborne virus - a HEPA air purifier.

I bet most company managers will prefer the coating, as pseudoscience is very cool

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Posted in: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask? See in context

Depends on whether you can afford a 15000 yen HEPA air purifier for home and workplace.

Relying on low-quality personal protective gear for aerosol control for years on end is quite silly. But entire nations do it. In Japan it even seems to work somewhat

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

students, drunk out of their minds, sitting on the ground outside office buildings

Any indoor drinking spaces should still use HEPA air filtration. Even if symptomatically mild, a steep wave of infections may get difficult to handle

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

students, drunk out of their minds, sitting on the ground outside office buildings

So even drunk, Japanese youngsters minimise airborne infection risks by spending a lot of time in open air. This might explain some of the Japan's relative immunity to various coronavirus strains

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Posted in: Tokyo to temporarily shut panda zoo, public spots due to virus surge See in context

massive virus loads and then give it back to human being visitors later again

It is possible that omicron being mild is because it spent some time in an animal host. A mouse has been suggested. A lab mouse, say conspiracy theories

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Posted in: Tokyo to temporarily shut panda zoo, public spots due to virus surge See in context

This is an aerosol virus (like other human coronaviruses). Restricting open air events will increase infections

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Posted in: Okinawa reports 623 new coronavirus cases; 390 in Tokyo See in context

The reason why this virus is not going away is because idiots do not learn.

That it's an airborne virus. Any air filtration or air exchange will suck it out of indoor air, but hand sanitation does exactly nothing to it. Hand sanitation is still good for some other infections.

I think Shinkansen has airplane-quality air exchange/filtration though?

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Posted in: Okinawa reports 623 new coronavirus cases; 390 in Tokyo See in context

Alcohol does actually increase loud-voiced blabbing aka aerosol production, so alcohol and late-night restrictions are primitive but do have an effect.

Requiring HEPA air purifiers would be a 20th century response, but 21st century is "back to Middle Ages" era.

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Posted in: Okinawa reports 623 new coronavirus cases; 390 in Tokyo See in context

I wish Japan immediately reported the PCR S-gene-negative aka omicron results with the total results like UK does.

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Posted in: Anime classic 'Akira' suddenly becomes free to watch, in its entirety, on YouTube See in context

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Posted in: Japan’s most annoying train habits: Passengers reveal the things that irk them most See in context

nCov is transmitted by stable aerosol, not droplets that fall to the ground rapidly.

But talking produces both.

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