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Posted in: IS teen 'shocked' after UK revokes her citizenship See in context

Its a complicated one for sure, but I totally agree with the UK government

she choose her side (so to speak), she should stay there, or whats left of it. Or a muslim country

after all she will feel more at home there

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Posted in: Japan manufacturing shrinks for first time since 2016 amid trade war See in context

First time since 2016? ...... hang on that's only 3 years! or 36 months! whats the big deal? that's nothing, just trying to make a news story I suppose

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Posted in: Samsung's new foldable Galaxy phone will have 5G and $2,000 price tag See in context

I don't know, sure this is an interesting device ... but hhhmmmm? The tablet is not particularly big and is quite thick and the bezels appear quite big too .....  and then there is the NOTCH! the very thing they ridiculed Apple for! And then there is the HUGE price tag, $2000 is the starting price! and I have serious questions about the durability of a folding device like this

Full credit for all the tech that's gone into this ....  but I have serious doubts, apart from a few rich show offs, who will buy it?

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Posted in: Chiba 1st Japanese city to recognize LGBT couples, common-law marriage See in context

Well, that's too bad for you, because the world is not going in that direction at all.

that doesn't make it right!

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Posted in: Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand See in context

All this talk of Apple going down 15% ... ok .... but Samsung has gone down even more and not much said! I agree Apple have their prices too high, I agree .... but they are a "high end company" thats their choice, and they make good profits (should move their focus IMO) these cheaper phones often don't make any profit at all, some are losing money. I read somewhere that Apple has about 70% of smart phone profits and Samsung is next with about 12%

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Posted in: Nurse arrested in rape of incapacitated woman who gave birth in Arizona See in context

I agree 26 years in this stage I find very strange the issue here is something much more important, rape

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Posted in: Apple's bombshell and the trillion-dollar question See in context

I agree, as most people would, Apple have pushed their prices too high! But, I think there are many other reasons as well, for one there isn't an infinite number of things you can do on a small phone and the human eye can only see so much detail etc etc. (there is a limit to screen quality etc)

So, what I am saying is, to start with Apple had a clear lead and they had Jobs. Two huge pluses. Now (sadly) Jobs has gone and who can really replace him? And over the years the other companies have improved their products

So, over the years companies using free software (how else can they compete?) catch up to and sometimes even over take Apple in a few areas. One must remember that these companies making cheaper phones with free software (for the most part) make hardly any profit (with a few exceptions due to sheer numbers). One must remember that Apple makes a huge profit! (one of their mistakes IMO)

I think another one of Apples mistakes was to keep on charging higher prices when the reason to choose them was getting smaller and smaller. For me personally, I like iOS and prefer it, especially for security and privacy but I can understand why people opt for cheaper phones

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Posted in: Caffè Veloce serves up tempting winter comfort drink based on hot sweet sake See in context

sounds great! I will look for that

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Posted in: Amazon to allow Apple Music on its Echo speakers See in context

Apple should do a little more of this, opening up a little to other things

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Posted in: Trump and Xi buy time in trade war. That was the easy part. See in context

we all know the failings of Trump, so many, but this is one area I more or less agree with him. China has been running away with the show (trade etc) and no one is really big enough but the US to do anything. I knew China would give in (they have agreed to buy more (

very substantial" amount of U.S. products to help narrow America's gaping trade deficit with China

sure, this is just the start, and a long way to go, that's a given, but China has to play fair now, or at least much fairer

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Posted in: Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea win on dramatic day See in context

what an awesome finish to a tense derby, esp as it was 0-0

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Posted in: Japanese rice increasingly shipped abroad as domestic demand wanes See in context

rice is so overrated and over priced, I can get by easily without it

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Posted in: How Carlos Ghosn has been spending his days in a cell in Kosuge See in context

greed greed greed

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

If their asylum situation was genuinely serious they would have taken Mexicos offer, this is obvious a trip for other reasons

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Posted in: China halts activities of baby gene-editing scientist See in context

This issue boils down to ethics or morals, and China being communist is a world view based on atheism, so they simply don't have the same moral or ethical compass western countries do

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Posted in: New Zealand halts Huawei from 5G upgrade over security fears See in context

Good on NZ! I am sorry but I just don't trust China and the big push to get so close to so many countries all over the world and have their products in sensitive places (like communications etc) is a red flag. And then the way they act like a thug taking islands so far away from China, while other countries are so much closer!

China is a communist country, with very little freedom ..... and I would happily pay a little more for sensitive infrastructure

my 2c worth

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Posted in: Japanese rice increasingly shipped abroad as domestic demand wanes See in context

I was stunned at the price of rice here when I first arrived

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Posted in: eBay CEO aims at multibillion dollar business in Japanese market See in context

Ebay will never be successful here, as has been proven twice already.

well, they must be going to try a different approach?

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Posted in: Apple's stock sours, while Microsoft's soars See in context

I myself, lean to Apple but have used Windows for most of my life. I think Apple so often shoot themselves in the foot with pricing and lack of flexibility in their software and limitations with files/formats. This is especially so since Jobs went. But its understandable to an extent, how could any company replace him? And full credit to the new boss at Microsoft! He has taken the bull by the horns and turned MS around! Competition is great and Apple needs to do better

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Posted in: Japanese company trips: Workers 'absolutely hate' them, so why do they still happen? See in context

I have been on some, ok, I would have chosen NOT to go if I had a choice, but I wouldn't say I hated them (company trips). They were a lot of fun (most of the time)

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Posted in: S Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan See in context

Obvious, a very regrettable thing that should never have happened. But its not like this was the first time this has happened in the history of the world. The russians did it to Germany and vise versa (WW2), Korea, china and Japan have a long history, where do you draw the line? If they go back on this "agreement" they should pay the money back (2015)

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Posted in: Mexico to boost security at border after migrants try to cross See in context

Why is everyone condemning the US for this? No country would allow a large number of people to storm their border! Try doing that at the Chinese or Russian border!

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