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Posted in: Flash in the cam: Canadian MP sorry for baring all on parliament Zoom See in context

There was certainly a lot of talk about members, especially the male ones. The conference call must have made quite an impression...

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Posted in: 'Please drink' treated Fukushima water, China asks Aso See in context

Tritium is a low energy beta emitter, not as bad as a lot of things in pre-filtered Fukushima water, but can nevertheless affect DNA and increase the risk of cancer, even at low doses. It is much less risky than strontium, and it can’t easily be separated out from the stored water, but being blasé about having more of it in the water supply, as some here seem to be, is a little ridiculous.

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Posted in: U.S., European powers warn Iran over 'dangerous' uranium enrichment move See in context

a warning, not a war game... dratted spell check...

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Posted in: U.S., European powers warn Iran over 'dangerous' uranium enrichment move See in context

Blinker needs to remove “warn” from his daily vocabulary. It is not effective as a negotiating tactic. Do something or don’t do something. It can be a small something, but a war game is too small.

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Posted in: 'Please drink' treated Fukushima water, China asks Aso See in context

We’ll all be drinking it soon enough... a little more spicy every year forever into the future.

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Posted in: Japan's neighbors react strongly to Fukushima water release decision See in context

Here is the view from Deutsche Welle:

https://www.dw.com/en/north-south-korea-oppose-japans-plan-to-release-radioactive-fukushima-water/a-50400161

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Posted in: Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site See in context

Now they are reporting that it was a "remotely detonated device," and not a cyberattack. That makes more sense, but there is still no confirmation.

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Posted in: Gov't decides to release water from Fukushima nuclear plant into sea in 2023 See in context

From Oct. 23rd, 2020 article in New Scientist:

“A more serious matter is other, potentially more dangerous radionuclides in the water, including strontium-90 and iodine-129. TEPCO first published a list of contaminants in 2018. While filtering has reduced their concentrations, around 70 per cent of the water has yet to go through a secondary filtering process.”

(Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2258055-should-japan-dump-radioactive-water-from-fukushima-into-the-ocean/#ixzz6rsqHc3Gs)

If there has been further filtering of the strontium 90 and iodine 129 recently, it would be good to see a reference to it if a claim such as the one in the 4th paragraph of this article is going to be made.

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Posted in: Taiwan reports largest incursion yet by Chinese air force See in context

it’s a difficult position for all the parties involved. I hope someone sees a good solution.

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Posted in: Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site See in context

This isn't really Israel's traditional style. Not that Israel wishes them well, but they generally use missiles, bombers, or commandos, not so often cyberattacks, though maybe they would do it in conjunction with another country. Iran is not so well liked, so there are a number of countries who would be happy to help. Israel is not strongly denying it, though, so maybe we'll have more news soon.

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Posted in: Japan trails world in COVID vaccine rollout 2 months after its start See in context

Granny, call your lawyer! The vaccine should go here: https://www.cfp.ca/content/65/1/40

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Posted in: Gov't to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea despite fishermen's objection See in context

There is more than tritium in the water. TEPCO admits this, but after lots of articles calling it tritium water, people forget that fact. Strontium, for one, is extremely dangerous, and there is enough of it left to be concerned about. Still, the release is clearly going to happen no matter what is in the water, and then we can fill up the tanks again, and repeat forever.

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Posted in: Chinese vaccines 'don’t have very high protection rates,' says official See in context

It was good enough to get China out of big Covid trouble, and the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were not available yet.

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Posted in: Man who refused to wear mask on plane arrested again after trouble in restaurant See in context

He was arrested because he got violent, not because of the mask thing.

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Posted in: Chinese tech company develops robo-dogs See in context

It will be functional in some ways, but they need to make it cuter. Filling it with Reese’s Pieces would be fun, too.

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Posted in: BBC gets complaints over too much Prince Philip coverage See in context

The coverage was appropriate. You can’t please everyone, and changing the channel is an option if you don’t like it.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones See in context

He has touched the soles of many women, but they think he is a heel?

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Posted in: How did humans evolve, and will we evolve more? See in context

Yup! Vestigial organ for sure. I just wonder how much brain size we can lose and still use a remote....

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Posted in: Experts say Suga gov't unlikely to approve female monarch See in context

There were eight female emperors in Japan. The laws explicitly banning females came about in the 19th century, which is comparatively recent, so those laws do not necessarily reflect the original tradition of the country.

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Posted in: Gov't to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea despite fishermen's objection See in context

Probably, only those who can thrive on radioactive substances will survive. Please try to build your immunity. I’m sure those fish are delicious....

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Posted in: Experts say Suga gov't unlikely to approve female monarch See in context

Suga may not approve of the idea, but he won’t lead a fight against it either, in my opinion.

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Posted in: How did humans evolve, and will we evolve more? See in context

Evolution does not necessarily mean improvement. Cell devices are making brain function less necessary. The brain will no doubt soon become a near-vestigial organ. You can notice this change by watching the evening news. Those pictures of “the evolution of man” just need to be adjusted to reflect the new reality. Whales have been discussing this on their websites.

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

It’s rare that a cannabis user can get it together to commit a crime.

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Posted in: Gov't to release Fukushima nuclear plant water into sea despite fishermen's objection See in context

We can look forward to repeating the release of contaminated water at periodic intervals, since the purpose of the water is to control an ongoing reaction. We probably won’t hear about the release next time.

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Posted in: Japan considers prioritizing Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccination See in context

The fair solution is clear. Just send vaccinated athletes who are over 65.

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Posted in: China cautions Japan ahead of U.S.-Japan summit See in context

After carefully studying the picture, I think these two will go out for some heavy drinking, and agree to have another meeting soon.

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Posted in: Field of (bad) dreams now subject of research See in context

The truth is that there really are monsters under your bed and in the closet. You’d better learn how to deal with them.

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Posted in: Japan to extend ban on all trade with N Korea by 2 years See in context

I just looked this up. North Korea’s big exports to its trading partners are watch movements, ferroalloys, and fake hair.... hard to do without...

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Posted in: Leisure teleworkers - supposedly working but in fact gaming, day-trading, or scanning for new job opportunities See in context

First, if you are talking about people not doing their jobs, this is a hiring problem, not a problem with teleworking. Second, teleworking requires a lot of focus, and some breaks are needed, so if an employee is meeting reasonable goals, don't stress out about it.

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Posted in: China aims to vaccinate entire city in 5 days after outbreak See in context

In the US, soldiers run some FEMA vaccination sites, and do an excellent job. By all reports, they are fast, well organized, and efficient. In China, I would imagine vaccinating a city could also be done efficiently, and any successful measures any country takes to reduce the incidence of disease is admirable. People don’t need to share a political philosophy to see something as a positive step.

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