Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Look back to 2015 (1)

In this year, there were many things to have remembered, both officially and personally.

January 8, 2015
Charlie Hebdo shooting case

After the incidence, Charlie Hebdo restarted the publishing. I am not sure its taste has been altered, but it seems to keep the stance mocking Islam and other ideologies, according to the media.

In my opinion, excessively aggressive expression ignites the fury of someone. We should be aware of the adverse influence of agitating public emotion. There is no doubt that the terror or violence is never justified even if after being inflicted a provoked, nonetheless.

January 14, 2015
Afternoon Tea in London

After returning the home, I have never enjoyed afternoon tea. There are many things to do other than tasting the tea. But I feel I need to have a precious time again at the cafe.

January 26, 2015
Anti-austerity won the election in Greece

After several conflicts, the economic status of Greece seems to be on the way to recovery. The jobless rate was decreased in youth. EU is going to decide to carry out the next bailout program. On the other hand, some reporters say the pessimistic prospect.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Skymark bankrupt

Finally, ANA Holdings won against Delta Airline in the competition to decide the way of restoring Skymark. It has been the main partner of Skymark, sending two directors into Skymark. Skymark's original idea that it should be the third party in the airline industry in Japan was collapsed. Nonetheless, it is fortunate for Skymark to survive this peril.

February 16, 2015
One-third of Londoners is teetotaller

I got drunk at Greece recently, leading to missing some fun. Since this incident, I have been a teetotaller. Alcohol is harmful rather than enjoyable for me.

March 27, 2015
German Airbus crashed in France

Germany seems to introduce random testing of pilots to examine whether they take alcohol or drugs. German pilots' union is opposing this policy.

Thanhnien: Germany plans spot drug tests on pilots after Germanwings crash

In my opinion, a regular medical check is necessary for some professionals, such as pilots, not to lead to a serious accident. It is problematic that it is impossible to detect seriously ill pilots and keep them away from the work. Letting them take a rest and proper treatment is essential for both themselves and the company. Some forcible ways are often inevitable, because some mental disorders get rid of our sound decision making. Of course, it should be strictly avoided that they are banned from the job for the diseases.

March 11, 2015
Too thin new Mac Book with Retina Display

I hesitated to buy Mac Book, and decided to choose the next Mac Book Air. I miss the release of the next Mac with a retina display.

March 10, 2015
US ambassador injured in South Korea

This incident did not result in the deterioration of the relationship between the US and Korea, fortunately. However, several factors interfered the complicated relationship between the US, Korea, and Japan. Very recently, Japan and Korea reached a historic agreement on the treatment regarding comfort women problem. I hope the mutual relationship will be more improved.

April 29, 2015
Brain Teaser in Apple

For unknown reasons, this entry became the most popular article in my blog. Many thanks to the readers.

April 24, 2015
Atomic power plant to restart in Japan

Recently, another power plant was permitted to restart by the court, which decline the counterclaim. Some plants will be prepared to generate the power in Japan.

Technically, atomic power plants are never completely safe during idling, although it costs many resources. So, it is not rational that most plants are hibernated. In my opinion, every power plants should be properly utilized, to wait for the development of plants using renewable energy. It will take several decades, I guess.

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