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Restaurant Tells Diners To Eat Everything On Their Plate

CoolMoDee Re:I like the idea (126 comments)

In Japan, you don't take things home. Portions are also much smaller when compared with your average American portion. So, I don't think this problem would occur. Also, bear in mind that in Japan it's polite to eat every last grain of rice on your plate - out of respect for the farmers that grew it. He's merely enforcing cultural standards.

more than 4 years ago

iPhone 3GS Is Number One In Japan

CoolMoDee Re:Obvious (250 comments)

Point taken. But mail is a basic function that everybody can use (and the interface is pretty straight forward). But what I was trying to elude to was these more advanced features the parent mentioned - Wifi Sharing, trackpad emulation, facial recognition etc.. who uses those? It seems like features just to have a checkbox rather than actual features that people actually use.

about 5 years ago

iPhone 3GS Is Number One In Japan

CoolMoDee Re:Obvious (250 comments)

What good are those features if you can't find (and thus can't use) them in the (mostly) horrible interface that make up Japanese cellphones?

about 5 years ago

Apple's WWDC Unveils iPhone 3.0, OpenCL, Laptop Updates, and More

CoolMoDee Re:Front Camera (770 comments)

I dunno, my old Docomo Foma F703i had a front face camera. Could use it to do video calls etc...and this was a few years ago. Didn't really use it that often though.

more than 5 years ago

Do We Really Need a National Climate Service?

CoolMoDee Re:What about NOAA? (358 comments)

In typical slashdot fashion I have yet to RTFA before I comment, but I would assume that they want something where the local weather conditions are not collected by volunteers (although I totally dig their dedication to what they are doing).

more than 5 years ago

Viability of Mobile Broadband For Home Use?

CoolMoDee eMobile in Japan (177 comments)

I've got a 7.2Mb/384kbit wireless card as my main internet connection in Japan for about $50/month. I am a very heavy user (a few GB/day down is not unusual (all legal, no bit torrent etc.) and haven't noticed any problems except for the some latency issues when using facebook or what not. Note that it is still plenty fast to stream youtube/dailyshow etc.. without any major problems. It really depends on what unlimited means and the coverage in your area. Here unlimited seems to really mean unlimited. Thus at least for me, I think switching to a 3G connection as your main/only connection to the internet is completely viable.

more than 5 years ago

Japanese "Hate" For the iPhone All a Big Mistake

CoolMoDee Re:Everyone hates congress too (327 comments)

I guess the difference is that in Japan, all phones have had push email accounts for years. Instead of being @mobileme or they are and are created when you purchase your phone. Instead of being charged per message, you are charged per packet. So if you like to write very long winded messages, they will end up costing you (marginally) more. In Japan, the push problem is solved without MMS. It just takes all the carriers to cooperate with each other for the benefit of everyone. And as a Tokyoite, I thank them.

more than 5 years ago

All US Border Crossings Now Require A 'Terrorist Risk Profile'

CoolMoDee Re:Awesome! (710 comments)

You should also mark Japan off your list of places to go too - as of last month all foreigners (except a select few permanent residents I believe) now get finger printed upon arrival. In Japan's case it is not wanting terrorists (of course) but also making it much more difficult to make get in with fake paperwork. More than once anyways.

more than 6 years ago


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Water on mars...

CoolMoDee CoolMoDee writes  |  more than 10 years ago I think nasa is far too overfunded. I mean they have spent millions upon millions of dollar and years trying to find water on mars. I am underfunded, and found water on mars just *days* into my search. For those naysayers, here is some proof! Water on Mars

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