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UpvotingJesus337 karma

I actually watched Rampart once. AMAA.

edit: Thanks for the great questions. It's a really busy day and I'm going to try to come back...but no guarantees.

UpvotingJesus26 karma

Thanks for doing this! I got to visit Tokyo last October and really fell in love with the place... Living there for a few years seems like such a wonderful experience.

When I was there, I considered renting a car to explore, but the timing didn't work out, so I mostly wandered around the city by subway and on foot.

I'll be going back to Tokyo later this year and would love to rent a car and get out of the city for a day or two. Is there anything tricky about the rules of the road out there? I have my international driver's license already, and I've driven in England, so I'm (moderately) comfortable in a right-hand drive car on the other side of the street... I guess I'm just a little nervous about not being able to read all of the road signs. Do you have any suggestions to prepare?

Ultimately, the driving thing is just because of Initial D, and I have this ridiculous dream to drive safely and responsibly up and down the five hairpins of Akina (Mt. Haruna) and pretend I'm a master of drifting. I totally understand how goofy this is.

UpvotingJesus18 karma

I grew up in LA, and I remember way back in 1985 or 86, we had some visitors come to my classroom to talk about earthquakes and earthquake safety, and one of them made the point that Los Angeles would likely experience a very large earthquake sometime "in the next 30 years" (*I was 7 or 8, and that really stuck with me)

Obviously we can't predict that with any certainty but with all of the recent activity along the ring of fire, how likely do you think an earthquake in the 7.0-8.0 range might be in the coming years?

Do the smaller (3.0-4.0) earthquakes we see regularly in California help to relieve tectonic stress?

UpvotingJesus5 karma

Haha, yes, please point me to that video! I'd love to see that. I'm from California, so knowing the No Left On Red is a big one for me... Thanks!

[edit: snowy Haruna kinda freaks me out :) I'll be there in October so hopefully that won't be an issue]

UpvotingJesus1 karma

Saw that, thanks for the quick response! The photostream link doesn't want to load for me on my phone... I'm still willing to believe it's awesome though :)