Well, it shows they were planning it back in 2009, so presumably they already have done it. We need to focus on detection.
The two were only a short time apart and it took them time to evaluate what had happened and then build up the political will to agree to the surrender. It was never going to happen overnight.
I glanced through your posts to get an idea of what you thought "incompetence" was. It appears that you think not building the seawall higher at Fukushima was an example and that you agree with the blithe and wrong assumption that it was "corporate culture" which was at fault - even though the same TEPCO corporate culture also existed at the Onagawa plant.
You are not very good at reading comprehension.
Death is a very concrete measure of harm.
Except that it ignores all the people who survived by are now suffering. In the case of Fukushima it is often chosen deliberately to ignore those people because the speaker is trying to make out that it was not very harmful.
For example, why are no Japanese nuclear plants on line? There's no safety issue for most of the nuclear plants which weren't effected by the earthquakes.
Actually there is. Many of them experienced near or above their lateral force limits during the earthquake, and it is standard procedure after one to shut down and do a full inspection to look for damage. It takes a lot of time to do, and since so many plants need inspecting by a limited number of qualified people it is taking even longer than usual.
New seismic surveys have also revealed previously undiscovered fault lines below several plants. They need to be investigated to determine if they present a significant safety risk.
The fact that these plants have not re-started has nothing to do with hysteria, it is simply that none of them have been able to demonstrate they are safe so far.
You are arguing over the exact meaning of an AC's deranged ranting. Your username is oddly appropriate.
In the 1950's a decent Westinghouse consolve TV cost about $1000. Inflation adjusted to today, that's about $9000.
Yes, but in the 1950s televisions were new and not many people had them. Cars on the other hand were well established. If you compare televisions from the 70s, by which point most people had them, you will find that they cost about the same as they do now.
There is a large untapped market for a car marker who builds the same model of car, with no changes other than manufacturing refinements, for 7-15 years
Lots of companies used to do that, e.g. with the Mini that was basically unchanged over its 41 year production run. The problem is that in the 80s Japanese cars got really, really good and forced everyone else to up their game. Then it was Korean manufacturers that were matching the Japanese for reliability but at lower cost. Fuel efficiency has also been improving rapidly, while fuel prices have been going up. It just doesn't make sense to do it any more, and the cost savings are not that big anyway because while you can improve manufacturing techniques the real money is in redesigning cost out.
Besides which, if you are the kind of consumer who wants something reliable but cheap and doesn't care about the latest tech there are thousands of used Toyotas and Hondas for you to choose from.
What makes those people worth spending billions of dollars on?
Ask the TSA.
But most of it isn't unwarranted fear of radiation, it was due to a necessary and prudent evacuation and the subsequent delays in returning due to high measured levels.
You are correct, but the per unit fee is much higher than $0.20/unit in the case of the 3G/4G patents that are in dispute here. Most companies do not pay those fees, they cross-license instead. Since Apple is unwilling to cross-license they have to pay the per unit fee like everyone else. It's not discrimination, it's the standard terms offered to everyone and just because Apple doesn't like the deal doesn't make them the victim.
I wonder why they have not done this already. Okay, Apple spends a lot of money with them, but would it be more than what they would gain from seeing a massive shortage of Apple devices and potentially a reduction in quality/performance?
Apple is not the problem. The patent system is.
No, Apple is the problem. Before they came along everyone was cross-licensing without too much hassle. It wasn't perfect but it did work. People like Google were happy to use collect patents for self-defence. Then Apple decided that firstly they were not going to pay the standard fees for licensing standards essential FRAND patents, secondly they were not going to cross license some of their own and thirdly they were going to hit the big red global thermonuclear patent war button.
The patent system is broken, but the situation now is far, far worse than it was before Steve Jobs had a tantrum over other people "copying". That was despite the fact that he himself had previously said, on camera, that Apple was copying everyone else and it was a good thing.
The iPhone launcher is inferior to the Windows 95 desktop though, because organizing it is harder. All installed apps must have an icon on it somewhere, and while you can now hide them away in folders they all have to be there somewhere. Windows 95 could automatically keep your icons in alphabetical order too.
Indeed, all the elements were there before (slide to unlock, icon grids, pinch zoom etc.) and Apple just pulled it together. Credit to them for being the first to do such a slick device with it all, but they certainly didn't invent any of the individual elements and don't deserve patents on them.
I was in Japan when it happened.
It was mid afternoon and I was doing some shopping in a model train shop in Akiba. 5th floor. Everything started to sway a lot and I knew it was big, but at the time didn't really appreciate just how big. Japan is mostly earthquake proof so it's not like buildings were falling down around me or anything, but the shop took some damage as stuff was knocked over. When it finally stopped everyone made their way down the stairs and out onto the street, away from buildings in case of aftershocks and falling debris.
I sent an email to my mother from my phone, letting her know I was okay. After a while people just went back to shopping again, or wondering around seeing if there was much damage. There wasn't really in Tokyo, a few burst pipes and bits fallen off buildings but nothing too terrible. Some shops closed, others stayed open for a while but then decided to close early as news came in that the trains were not running.
I was actually kind of annoyed about the trains and eventually walked home since it was only maybe 5-6km. Watched some coverage on the news that evening with friends and it slowly started to become apparent just what had happened and how bad it was. More and more footage kept coming in and we just couldn't stop watching. NHK covered it 24/7 for the next week or so.
The next day we were hearing that Fukushima was in crisis, but there was little information to go on. Foreign news agencies were hyping it up, CNN called it worse than Hiroshima. People were mostly quite calm about it though, more worried than anything. Over the next few days it got worse and worse, but even so there wasn't mass panic.
The real concern now is the long term effects. People are aware that it took years for children near Chernobyl to be diagnosed with cancer, so they want their own children checked regularly to catch it as early as possible. Some people say it isn't needed, but if you had been in Japan at the time and seen the lack of information and clarity from the government and TEPCO you would understand why they feel they can't take their word for that.
Some 160,000 people were evacuated as a precautionary measure, and prolonging the evacuation resulted in the deaths of about 1100 of them due to stress, and some due to disruption of medical and social welfare facilities.
So you are basically agreeing with me. There was no way to know how bad the disaster was at the time they evacuated, and the levels in the evacuation area above safe limits in parts so clearly it was necessary. Your map has hundreds of metres per pixel, it doesn't show hot spots which are the problem, only an average.
I'm not sure what your point is... It was a disaster, people died as a result.