Tim Rock comments

Posted in: Apple seeks old magic with new products See in context

Don't be so quick to tout the OS X and IOS systems. They are glitchy, require expensive updates to perfectly functional programs like Word for MAC and are increasingly getting away from being the best work creative platform to just being expensive gaming and retail (for Apple products) toys. I still use MACs because of so many years of wasting time with Windows has made me gun shy. I switched to MAC and everything worked for about a decade. Now, MAC is all over the board and you can't take advantage of everything MAC without constant and incessant "upgrades". Android products are starting to become attractive and they are certainly cheaper. Good luck MAC. 25% of your core users are still relying on Snow Leopard. Once you alienate those folks, you'd better have something fantastic in the offing or you will continue to shrivel.

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Posted in: 'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped See in context

This says it all:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/united-airlines-exploring-viability-of-stacking-th,2841/

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Posted in: Japan to resume Antarctic minke whale hunt despite ban See in context

Japan has such beautiful whale interaction venues like Ogasawara and Zamami. This small, bullheaded segment of government continues to give a black eye to a very concerned and conservation oriented whale watching industry. Sad. Get rid of the old guard.

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Posted in: Japan to propose 50% cut in young tuna catch See in context

It seems Japan has seen the light to show some restraint and actually respond to wolrd experts when it comes to the tuna fishery but still chooses to ignore all expert and world opinion and even legal ruling when it comns to whaling and dolphin slaughters like that in Taiji. When will we see some consistency from this country. All of a sudden Tekka maki may disappear so now they react? It is about the health of the oceans, NOT the health of the bluefin industry because each creature from tiny goby to giant whale plays a role in the eco-system. Not that the ocean has been repeatedly raped, safeguarding the at-risk species is important. You're deacdes too late to cure your deafness and stubborn attitude. This is a step in the right direction, but at a time when you have almost walked over the cliff.

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Posted in: Russia detains Japanese whaling research vessel See in context

"Whaling Research Vessel" ... very funny headline. And they don't communicate information with whale hunting ships? Please.

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Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that tim See in context

I still rarely answer my iPhone. It is irritating. But I do have one. But I love e-mail and the web and Facebook. One just has to watch old Seinfeld episodes to see how far we have come in 20 years. We had the first color TV in the neighborhood and my farm town grandma had a black & white thing with a 4 inch round screen. SChool must be much more interesting nowadays. But I still take trips to remote places on the globe on ships just so I don't have to have internet for 2-3 weeks. Sometimes talking is nice. But we still use the iPad to play Scrabble now on those trips.

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Posted in: Japan names islets in disputed area, around nation See in context

@ lucabrasi

Yes, towns. But are they islands? I think not. Mildred Jima. Yes, I like the sound of that.

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Posted in: Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt See in context

Sooner or later people have to get fed up with this old guard blowing their taxpayer money just to be stubborn and show they can still kill whales. Money is lost, no research is done, the international perception of Japan is negative. How much longer will the ignorance reign and blow precious dollars?

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Posted in: Bullying suspected in Aomori high school girl's death See in context

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FightingVikingJul. 24, 2014 - 06:32PM JST

teachers said they had not been aware of any bullying

They never are...

In the grade school I went to, Carl Silvestrini, the 8th grade teacher, was the force behind bullying and did not about it but kiss a few of the favorite athlete's asses.

Not only was the teacher a space cadet about bullying, he unwittingly promoted it through his "disciplinary" antics.

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Posted in: Name 3 of the best documentaries you have ever seen. See in context

1) Extinction Soup

2) Liberation 40

3) Sharkwater

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Posted in: 5 Japanese divers found alive; 2 still missing off Bali See in context

The remaining lost divers are facing dehydration and hypothermia problems. Jan is right, the boat operator made a fatal error in thinking he could get petrol and return to find them in such poor conditions. Fact is, at full moon on that dive spot, they should not even have gone diving. Bad decisions add up to bad situations.

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