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Posted in: China finds another 22 fake Apple stores See in context

While apple is not my favorite company since all their computers are overpriced, underpowered, terrible confusing computers. But I do love my 2nd gen itouch.

What I want is a fake rolex. The funny thing is, is that my uncle has one and it's worked perfectly for years.

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Posted in: Head, leg parts found in Osaka park See in context

I wonder if the head was male or female...

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Posted in: Gov't urges rail companies to take steps to prevent commuters falling off platforms See in context

I thought that the raised bumps were common place, I'm surprised that they were not there in the first place.

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Posted in: Google+ the fastest-growing social network ever See in context

The reason why most people use Gmail (like me) is because it makes making a Google+ profile 1000% easier.

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

Its TV that's how things work. Also I think they did the same with Tesla. Also it's ironic since I'm watching Top Gear right now.

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Posted in: Asahi Glass develops world's thinnest sheet float glass See in context

"This is like out of Star Trek" Ironic that you said that, I was talkng with my Unlce this weekend and how things that were in Star Trek and considered Sci-Fi that are now being used. Ie- automatic sliding doors,a flip phones, teleconfrence, video confrence.

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Posted in: Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022 See in context

I still believe that thre is nothing wrong with nuclear power. It is clean and offers alot of power for the surronding community and country. When ever there is a disater that happens with it people start saying that all nuclear power is a bad thing even though the events that caused the Fukushima reactors to have the meltdowns could never be predicted and that that a very rare case. There have been far less accidents with nuclear power than with any other type of renewable resource. But I do believe that we should get off of coal and oil as a power source since those will run out in a very short amount of time and when it does, if we have better alternitive power sources it will be a major benefit than if that is all that we reley on for power and transportation.

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Posted in: Obama signs Patriot Act extension See in context

If you have done nothing wrong and you do not plan on doing anything wrong then you do not have anything to worry about so people should quit their complaining.

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Posted in: Google launches trial of tap-to-pay phone system See in context

This should be on all phones, or atleast a barcode you can stick on it that allows you to just swipe to pay.

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Posted in: Roswell UFO was Russian craft: new book See in context

This makes much more sense than aliens crashing in New Mexico. I still believe in aliens since there are trillions of galixies with trillions of stars in each one and we can't be the only planet with intellegent life. I just don't believe that they have been visiting Earth.

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Posted in: Yahoo ready to deliver on promise to upgrade email See in context

I like to use Chrome, firefox was slow and never opened for me and I refuse to use safari. I use yahoo but I never look at it on the computer, only on my iPod unless I need to send an attachment. I turned the beta on with the new update and it seems fine to me but I will have to get used to it.

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Posted in: Buckingham Palace goes all-out for Obama state dinner See in context

Why in french? Last time I checked they speak English in England.

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Posted in: Russell Brand deported from Japan leaving Katy Perry behind See in context

He deserves it. This is one of the reasons why I will never do drugs. I actually want to be able to get into Japan. I like how they set up that law everytime I see a story on it I laugh at the idiots that it's about.

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Posted in: Driver pleads guilty in Utah bus crash that killed 3 Japanese See in context

7 hours of sleep for over two days is still alot in my book. That is a couple of days worth of sleep for me. You don't see me crashing my car when I don't get the recomended amount of sleep.

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Posted in: Man attempts robbery; flees after being told to go find job See in context

This is why I read the crime section. Japan may not have alot of crime compared to the west but what they do have is the funniest I have ever seen. Stories like this make my day everytime I see them.

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Posted in: When a company is at the center of a crisis (TEPCO or BP, for example), should that company's top executive resign to take responsibility? See in context

It is not always the CEO's fault that an incident happened. Resgining when it was an accident or a natural disaster just shows that they knew something would happen and that theu did not try to fix that issue. What they should do is all the can to fix the issue as fast as possiable.

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Posted in: Nintendo cuts Wii price in U.S.; offers cheaper game set See in context

I agree with Fadamor. I have a Wii but it is used more for netflix than to play games. Also the games sold for it are made for little kids and not older people.

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Posted in: English ability of little advantage for mid-career job seekers See in context

"but TOEIC is useless for conversing in English. I know a High school (Japanese) English teacher who has a toeic score in the late 800s, but can not put together a sentence in conversation. Its the same with the JLPT - just because you can read up to JLPT1 doesn't mean that you can speak Japanese. 2 completely different sides of the same coin."

I agree with this. From what I have read about this system of learning and the Japanese love of test, they teach you how to score high on the test which mostly involve writing and reading but not speaking which puts them at a large disadvantage outside of school where you most likely would have to speak english instead of reading or writing in it.

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Posted in: Taxi of tomorrow See in context

I would have voted for the karsan. They look really futureistic and would fit into the ever changing city better.

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Posted in: Apple upgrades iMacs with quad-core processors See in context

I'm not a mac fan but those speeds are very impressive.

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Posted in: Bin Laden's death provides fodder for U.S. TV late-night hosts See in context

“I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.”

Best one I have seen so far

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Posted in: Should the U.S. release photos or video footage of Osama bin Laden's body? See in context

In the US we have the right to see any info we want. I believe that pictures of his body (atleast one) should be released. This is like Obama and his birth cirtificate all over again. People will not believe you unless you show proof.

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Posted in: New video games expand vast 'Pokemon' empire See in context

In my eyes, and many of my generation. The Pokemon 'empire' is not as great as they state. I believe that the only true pokemon is the orginal 150 with the first games. Anything after that is pointless and is just a smart business tactic. I was watching one of the new pokemon shows with mmy little cousin during the holidays this year, and the only pokemon i knew was pikachu and there were probably about 50 in the episode.

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