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Posted in: Japanese construction firms hoping to attract talent from eSports to operate machinery See in context

I would have thought companies would prefer to be working towards automation and doing away with humans altogether.

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Posted in: Progressives returned for third term in Australia's Victoria state See in context

Just goes to show as bad as Dan Andrews was, he was still preferred over the conservative party candidate.

Wasn't even close.

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Posted in: Progressives returned for third term in Australia's Victoria state See in context

The Cult of Daniel Andrews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY64Ah_KKlM

Murdoch meddling at it's finest

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Posted in: Ukraine struggles to restore power See in context

Read the story yourself and decide if this is something civilians should be boasting about and that CNN should be glorifying.

100% agree with you that the civilian shouldn't be boasting about it or that a news outlet should be glorifying it. I can't disagree with what he did though. The enemy should not feel comfortable in the streets of the occupied lands for one minute.

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Posted in: Ukraine struggles to restore power See in context

Here is the thing, you do not decide what other people care about, nor which wars they mention.

If that is not an attempt at distraction I don't know what is.

or it is another case of whataboutism to distract from the current argument.

No, but thanks for sharing your ideas.It is good to see you try.

This article is about "Ukrainian civilians" suffering after "Russian Missiles" targeted "Ukrainian infrastructure" for what purpose? some military gains? or hopefully make the civilians suffer enough to have an effect on the war effort by Ukraine?

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Posted in: Ukraine struggles to restore power See in context

In other words, you are using the accusation of "bad faith" trying to silence opinions you don't like.

or it is another case of whataboutism to distract from the current argument.

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Posted in: Ukraine struggles to restore power See in context

NATO warmonger posters 

NATO did not start this war but thanks to Russia, NATO is no preparing for one. NATO forces will be more mobilized towards the Russian borders than ever before.

Russia started this war and now winter is coming they run and hide behind their defenses and pound the Ukrainian infrastructure, not for any tactical gains beyond creating misery for the Ukrainian people.

We can all see that this is a ploy by Russia to slow down the progress made by Ukraine and I am fairly certain that the Russian troops sitting in their little concrete pillboxes this winter, will be praying that the missiles do their job too.

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Posted in: Ukraine struggles to restore power See in context

Not whataboutism it hypocrisy of the west, if you can do it then you cannot say your opponent can't.

I'd Saudi can without the USA and UK cutting off weapons then it means it is clearly acceptable.

Why should you care beyond support for your argument? 2 wrongs don't make a right.

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Posted in: Musk says he is granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts See in context

Attempting to remove opinions because you don't like what they say is wrong. If anything give them the rope to hang themselves publicly.

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Posted in: Panel wants Japanese public to pay more for defense buildup See in context

Young people need to speak up. This is their future that the elders are denying them yet again.

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Posted in: Smoking cannabis may be more harmful to lungs than tobacco: study See in context

This is a myth, you're just older and can't handle as much.

lol joints are social and aren't meant to be bogarted, but passed around.

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Posted in: Smoking cannabis may be more harmful to lungs than tobacco: study See in context

Assumptions are for fools and bad diets are not exclusive to "potheads".

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Posted in: Smoking cannabis may be more harmful to lungs than tobacco: study See in context

and meat especially pizza, fried chicken and hamburgers have always been top of the menu.

Food feeds the engine, why fill it with junk?

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Posted in: Smoking cannabis may be more harmful to lungs than tobacco: study See in context

 I view the pot-extremists who boast pot as the savior of modern society the same as hardline vegans. The two of which coincidentally have a significant overlap.

Smoking pot makes generally makes people more relaxed and eating less red meat is good for your health and good for the environment so not a bad overlap if you ask me. Too extreme in anything is a problem

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Posted in: Smoking cannabis may be more harmful to lungs than tobacco: study See in context

Pure tobacco is no way as harmful as the chemical ridden cigarettes that the corporations peddle. With the corporatization of weed, we can only guess that the quality will drop as well. I used to buy shredded tobacco leaves straight from the farmer until the government made it illegal.

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Posted in: Trump Twitter account reappears after Musk poll See in context

Can't stand Trump, I think he is a completely boorish individual, full of self importance. However I believe that Musk did the right thing by re-enabling the account. Even a jackass has the right to speak, whether we choose to listen or not is another matter.

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Posted in: Trial of English-speaking test for Tokyo high schools face opposition from some parents See in context

It's all about good grades and exam results and not enough about critical thinking or true comprehension.

Get the pass and and get into a good school is all most parents bother with. Churning out more plebs.

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Posted in: Twitter exodus begins after Musk 'hardcore' ultimatum See in context

would hate to be in a HR/Sales/Accounts role these days. Easy rides are over for you ;)

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Posted in: Binance proposes fund to save crypto from future failures See in context

That has to be the stupidest proposal ever. Crypto was created as an alternative to digital money, Why back it with a cash fund?

The governments have to get there share of the pie.

No they don't. Govts are watching crypto from the sidelines. That's why this happened: there was no government protection. Lots of that money in FTX is gone, and there's nothing the owners can do about it.

Crypto was relegated to an investment token with no real backing and the governments knew exactly what they were doing when they forced this. Up until around 2014 it was used mainly as an online currency and the get rich crowd were just catching on, forcing it to be some kind of quasi asset.

Crypto has been dead for awhile now, the mainstream just slow to catch on, as usual.

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Posted in: Musk gives ultimatum to Twitter staff: Work intense, long hours or lose your job See in context

I think labour and employment laws exist for a reason.

Having grown up in a blue collar family I can agree with you, however the tech industry is a completely different beast.

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Posted in: Musk gives ultimatum to Twitter staff: Work intense, long hours or lose your job See in context

I think labour and employment laws exist for a reason.

Most coders would work under enterprise bargain agreements. One of the conditions in my last contract was if required I would be available for extended hours 7 days a week. This was rare but I was happy to do it and the pay was great.

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Posted in: Musk gives ultimatum to Twitter staff: Work intense, long hours or lose your job See in context

Real techies aren't afraid of all nighters! I'm pretty sure the right people are paid well enough that they will more than happily work as required and when needed. Let the socialites and parasites move on to their next victim.

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Posted in: Japanese volunteer fighting for Ukraine dies in war See in context

So, no, he was not a volunteer, but a soldier of fortune.

I think we can be sure he didn't go there for the money, earning (on average) around USD$700/ month is a pittance even in Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese volunteer fighting for Ukraine dies in war See in context

Brave young man died for what he believed in unlike the other side. Russians forced to fight and shot if they dare retreat, they face being imprisoned if they surrender and somehow return home.

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Posted in: Ukraine denies Western pressure to soften stance on talks with Russia See in context

Russia is hemorrhaging, Even with the MAGA support I don't see Putin being around much longer. Ukraine best to hold off and negotiate with the next thug to take over.

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Posted in: Cabinet approves ¥29.1 tril extra budget for economic package See in context

@Rodney after Russia becomes a failed state "once again" the west can swoop in and pick the carcass clean this time ;)

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Posted in: Halloween revelers fill Shibuya with security tight after Seoul disaster See in context

Watched a couple of youtube clips and looked like everyone was calm and having fun. The News however hyping up the scaremongering and pandering to the socially awkward negative nancy's.

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Posted in: 2 die in vehicle collision in Hokkaido after car hits deer See in context

The number of accidents isn't surprising. The roads are narrow and deer grazing on the verges are easily startled, always keeps me on my toes.

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching woman on train because ‘she wasn’t wearing mask’ See in context

Lock him up and throw away the key. This guy is nuts.

I agree hitting an old lady on the back of the head is very bad form, but seriously? lock him up and throw away the key...?

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Posted in: Pelosi lands in Malaysia as China rages over Taiwan See in context

This is becoming the most dangerous US administration in living memory. 

Hyperbole much?

Also, guess who's scheduled to appear in court tomorrow to be arraigned on drunk driving charges? Paul Pelosi. Coincidence?

Soo.. Pelosi is announcing a visit to Taiwan to divert attention away from her husband's DUI court appearance?

Thanks for the laugh!

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