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Comment Re:It wont do much, but at least register interest (Score 1) 955

True. This isolated case would be a breach of privacy. But all of them combined (wars for oil, prosecution of foreign nationals in foreign countries, killings of civilians, etc) would certainly be enough to put them all in jail for life.

As for guns, your police and armed forces have more of them,

Not my police. I'm happy I'm not an American. There was a time (pre-9/11) when I thought the U.S. would be an awesome place to live. I even visited the MIT to check the place before taking a decision. Then 9/11 happened and your government used it as an excuse to invade some countries and become a police state.

I moved to Japan instead.

Comment Re:bs meter - yellow (Score 3, Informative) 319

And I guess you choose to ignore those paragraphs that conflict with your confirmation bias. From the article you quoted:

Researchers at Fukushima Medical University, which has been taking the leading role in the study, have said they do not believe the most recent cases are related to the nuclear crisis.

Last month, U.N. scientists assessing the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis said the radiation dose for residents in the region was much lower than Chernobyl and that they do not expect to see any increase in cancer in the future.

Comment Re:lol... (Score 4, Informative) 319

Are you seriously citing a website about oil as a reliable source for the dangers of nuclear energy? If so, then you're a fucking retard. And can't even spell "Fukushima", but that's a different issue.

How could any "fallout" from the Fukushima plant affect you 10.000km from here? And how the hell could it kill 14.000 children there? How do you estimate that? Don't you realize that the article you cited doesn't make any fucking sense?

Looks like you're another of the Americans who love to live in fear and ignorance.

Comment Re:Stone age society develops space age technology (Score 3, Insightful) 425

As for great schools, perhaps they are, as long as you exclude science, philosophy, art, history, perhaps geography. Since they're state run (and the state bends the curriculum as they see fit), they are chock full of religion (which takes over the science, philosophy, and art departments) and since their government expresses blind hatred against other countries, I can only assume history and geography classes are equally skewed.

And that's different from the U.S. how?

Comment Re:But that's not the real problem. (Score 5, Interesting) 1651

You have no idea about what you're talking about. I live in Tokyo. Here hundreds of thousands take their bicycles everyday to go just about everywhere. If what you say was true, then thousands would die every year from bike accidents because wearing helmets is completely voluntary.

Guess what? That isn't happening. People aren't dying left and right.

I can't speak for others, but I can tell you that *I* wouldn't ride my bike as often if I had to carry an annoying helmet with me every time I went somewhere.

Comment Re:Transforming DD into HD (Score 2) 204

I remember doing the opposite. In the late 90s I was still using 8-bit computers from the 80s as a hobby (MSX, relatively popular everywhere but the U.S.). Because the communications software was limited, we used to download software from local BBSs via our PCs, and then copy into floppy disks to use on the MSX.

The problem was that the PC didn't accept that I was trying to format 2HD disks in 2DD format, so in my MSX disks I always covered the little hole. This was either under MS-DOS 6.22 or OS\2 Warp (I didn't really use Windows much even back then).

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