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Posted in: Samsung ditches headphone jack after jabs at jackless rivals See in context

kinda childish to make fun of other makers (re; no earphone jack) and then to do it yourself so quickly! It doesn't make Samsung look good at all

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Posted in: Apple gets lift from services, offsetting iPhone weakness See in context

One thing that few people mention is the huge hold Apple has on the wireless earphone market. The Apple Airpods have about a 70% market share! This is amazing considering they don't look all that good (to most people). This market is very competitive ... it amazes me that the Airpods are so popular

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Posted in: Samsung Electronics Q2 net profit slumps 53% See in context

Wow, that is a huge drop for such a big company with so many products

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Posted in: Seoul asylum See in context

these sort of immature things, thankfully don't last very long

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Posted in: Samsung predicts 56% drop in 2Q profit on weak chip market See in context

So ... not Just Apple, maybe for different reasons but its a tuff world out there

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Posted in: Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal See in context

Good thing Trump ripped up the agreement with nothing in place to replace it. Very responsible leadership.

you forget one huge point! this agreement was only temporary!

.... so while it might be have looking all nice for a few years, Iran would have been able to get untold millions $$$ to put into what they wanted to do all along ..... Iran has shown its true intent/colors

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Posted in: New law takes effect, banning smoking in gov't buildings, schools See in context

hate smoking and its so bad for you (and people around you). I see so many people smoking here but things are slowly getting better

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Posted in: Michael Jackson's popularity endures 10 years after his death See in context

I never liked him or his image, even before all the stuff from the closet came out

over hyped. But he did have talent, but a few sandwiches short of a picnic

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Posted in: Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over U.S. sanctions See in context

Supreme leader says Iranians won't budge over U.S. sanctions

yeh yeh, they all say that.

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Posted in: Folau raises over A$650,000 on Christian lobby website See in context

All he did was basically quote the Bible. And there are basically the same things on these issues in the Koran as well.

Lets look at what he said, he didn't hopelessly condemn Gays and atheists etc etc. He basically said ... "Unless you repent ......"

so it his own way he was trying to help them, not a blanket condemnation with no escape. You might not see the difference but its there.

These were no hos words, these are the words of the Bible and pretty much most of western civilization was built more or less on it. Most top Universities were Christian and we still swear on the Bible not The Gods Deluison

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Posted in: Iran's supreme leader tells Abe Trump 'not worthy' of a reply to message See in context

Iran is the last country to judge!! They are meddling in so many places and causing so much trouble. And the leader openly states Israel should be whipped off the map

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Posted in: Hong Kong police fire tear gas in running battles with extradition bill protesters See in context

Why are communists so afraid of freedom, why do they have such heavy handed laws?

... I think I know the reason.

Don't they know that they can't control their citizens like children forever!

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Posted in: Japan to stiffen rules for foreign university student enrollment after 1,600 go AWOL See in context

I thought it was very obvious things needed to be tightened

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Posted in: Gov't rejects ¥20 mil savings estimate for those living to 95 See in context

The point for me is, we all need to save for our retirement, thats clear, different people will have different needs and lifestyles

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Posted in: Automobiles are dangerous objects. If you feel you are becoming slower to react, it’s best to consider your life and return your license before you hurt someone. See in context

I can't see it happening but I think it would be a good idea to make older people (over 75? 80?) drive only manual cars. Aumomatic cars are just too easy for them to make a mistake.

A manual drive would require a little thought and not just putting your foot on a pedal. Sure I won't stop some of the accidents but it would help, I am sure of it.

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Posted in: Developers sue Apple over app store fees See in context

Tim Cook is greedy and is already destroying Apple, ¥3000 yen (less than 5 yen to make)

is this supposed to mean this is a normal mark up for Apple? as I know it is not the case. If you don't like Apple, that's fine. If the above is true .... it is not the norm! and anyway, ... all companies are there to make money

please list all the Apple components, devices Apple makes this amount of profit !!!

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Posted in: Apple leaves iTunes behind as it harmonizes software See in context

Gee, that's boring. Only computer illiterates would choose an iPhone over an Android... Mac desktops, I mean do they really still make those?

wow, some people are way out of touch

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Posted in: Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight in ongoing trade war: Fitch See in context

Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight

May? this is hardly news! of course they MAY gain

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Posted in: Japanese firms prefer to use 5G networks of domestic carriers See in context

5G is so over hyped. Far better to do it a little slower and be safer than to rush

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Posted in: Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries See in context

China bans many if not most western apps and companies for their own reasons, why can't other countries?

They are getting their own medicine

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Posted in: U.S., China brace for long haul in trade dispute See in context

I can't really see how China could win a trade war with the US ... unless they are just hoping that Trump will lose the next election.

The US has been crying out for years for more balanced trade with China but nothing happened.

then they had these recent talks over a few months and then China pulled out of its previously agreed points.

It will be interesting to see what happens, to my mind, both countries need each other but China needs the US more than vise versa

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Posted in: More foreign companies in China handing over technology in exchange for market access See in context

This is scandalise! why steal when you can more or less blackmail (can't get China access unless you give us your secrets). Only China (??) would go this low, imagine the US doing this!

This and the fact that China steals and copies and openly bans almost all foreign apps like Facebook, Google maps etc and you can see why so many people don't trust them. They just don't play fair

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

Boys like to peek at naked girls.

Which is natural.

being so called "natural" .... doesn't mean it is right or good!

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Posted in: FIFA rejects expanded 48-team 2022 World Cup See in context

its big enough now, maybe they wanted more bribes?

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Posted in: 13 teen boys caught peeping into girls’ hot spring bath during class trip See in context

I think you are projecting your Western values on the situation.

??? for goodness sake! This is NOT just western values, I think this kind of thing is not acceptable in pretty much ALL countries!!!

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Posted in: Australian flanker Smith calls time on 20-year career See in context

a great player

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Posted in: Australian rugby to open 'faith' review after Folau row See in context

To my mind is all seems a huge over reaction on the part of Rugby Australia. He hasn't hurt anyone, he has his faith, he is not alone in that, he may have used unfortunate words/wording but .....come on

One could argue that his words are/were "hate speech" ... but also on the other hand he didn't say they were lost without hope. And he certainly didn't single out gays! You could argue his motive was actually "love" from his point of view, as in he gave them a way of escape. He didn't just blanketly comdemn them

I think its very harsh to ban him from rugby when many fellow rugby players think and believe the same thing.

Grow up! Lets be clear, we will never be in 100% agreement on everything with everyone. Lets get on with live. I mean ... he was happy to play with everyone ... he refused to play etc

I know most people do not agree with his post and thats OK, I probably wouldnt agree with your either. Why make a big thing about it?

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Posted in: Google v Huawei hits millions of smartphone users See in context

China bans most apps in side China for its own reasons so why can't the US do it as well?

China has given its self a bad name for stealing and spying, they need to earn their trust! OK no country is perfect in this area but .... China would never allow an American company run their internet network and now the mess has snow balled. China was spent months in talks with the US only to go back on the agreements at the last moment. This seems to have made Trump play hardball

Yes, China should make their own OS then they wouldnt have this problem

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Posted in: Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone See in context

You have to say Samsung really did a very poor job here. Very unprofessional IMO. They just rushed this out with little testing and now they have to pay that price. I suppose they just wanted to be 1st, but far better to make a quality product.

I for one am amazed at the hype created over a folding phone. Sure its interesting but it seems so many people are head over heals over it just because it folds! But they forget they will loose a lot

Its double the price of an the top phones

You loose waterproofing

You lose pocketability (it will be quite thick on todays standards)

You lose a strong screen (not only because it folds but the hinge design means there will be a gap. If pressure is put on this .... who knows what will happen?)

A folding screen just won't last as long as a normal phone

There were some screen issues (in the past week) that have not been explained .... = huge question marks

I am sure some people will buy this, but I am not going near it

I will be very interested how this phone will be in say 6 months of us and what guarantee it will have

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Posted in: Some of Samsung's new folding phones are already breaking See in context

I still dont see the point of these 'foldable' screens.

I totally agree. I mean they aren't all that pocketable (very thick and possibly weak at the hinge?),

Being pocketable to me is the main reason to have it fold (??)

You pay an extra $1000us to have it fold and then its not small enough to put into a pocket with out it sticking out

Sure, tech geeks will love any tech like this but for the average guy .....? I don't think so

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