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Posted in: Mexican send-off See in context

There's been close to zero infrastructure development and economic support for high performance athletes in the current Mexican administration (and the last few...).

But yah, politicians and the public in general expect medals as if their athletes weren't barely scraping by; of course, except for soccer players and a handful others who can train abroad.

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Posted in: MLB players reaffirm pay stance; no deal with teams in sight See in context

Greedy players and greedy owners... Meanwhile, most other people are going through tough times.

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Posted in: Japan to test 10,000 people for coronavirus antibodies See in context

Good, a good number of countries have already done this. 10,000 tests are far from enough, though, specially if they're split between Tokyo, Osaka, and other prefectures. I'd like to see 50,000 for Tokyo and 100,000 for all of Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese woman turns 117, extending record as world's oldest person See in context

Alive since 1903... How the world has changed since then.

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Posted in: 10 troubled, triumphant years for the Michael Jackson estate See in context

I saw Leaving Neverland a few weeks ago. I had never payed any attention to the accusations or the trials against Michael Jackson through the last two decades of his life. Always thought it was a few crazed fans or greedy people close to him....

But if you watch that documentary, get read to be moved. the brutal truth is just undeniable. I cannot see, or listen to, Michael Jackson under the same light.

The "Michael Jackson Estate" might be alive and booming, but the man got away with many sick crimes...

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Posted in: Ohtani's electrifying start to MLB career a big hit in Japan See in context

This comments are so bitter. What'a up, can't handle Japanese people being successful overseas? The kid is doing great so far, it's gonna be near impossible to keep those numbers up but he already proved himself to be future Hall of Fame material. Go Ohtani!

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Posted in: Aichi city serving edible cactus to help raise profile See in context

I've eaten cactus in several dishes (soup, stews, tacos) and can confirm. "Nopal", as they call it in Mexico, is tasty, cheap, and highly nutritious.

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Posted in: Retail giant Aeon to stop selling porn magazines from January See in context

What really boggles the mind is how people still buy/peruse these magazines when the internet is actually a thing. It's like they're stuck in the 70s and 80s.

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Posted in: S Korean buses carry statues of 'comfort women' See in context

Downright creepy. They're indoctrinating Korean youth into a rotten form of nationalism, while they could be promoting a fresh relationship between two nations that should be as tight as brothers.

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Posted in: Big Mac sauce now comes in a jar from McDonald’s Japan See in context


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Posted in: World Order’s 'Singularity' raises profile of singular girls group See in context

I always feel good after watching World Order's videos.

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Posted in: Chiba zoo culls 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive' genes See in context

So the monkeys were culled based on scientific DNA testing and then they held a memorial for religious reasons. Mind blown.

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Posted in: Trump orders building of Mexico border wall See in context

Do you know what goes under walls? Tunnels.

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Posted in: Big Switch See in context

So return it? We've had the WiiU since launch, zero issues.

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Posted in: Sony enters virtual reality race with PlayStation VR headset See in context

Wrong price tag for the Rift. Rift motion controllers, as announced recently, are 200 USD. The Vive includes motion controllers from launch, over six months ago, so both sets end up costing the same if you want the full VR experience.

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Posted in: Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint of $10 mil worth of jewelry in Paris See in context

Oh no, they took the One Ring!

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Posted in: Hard-rock maid band BAND-MAID to start world tour in 2 weeks See in context

South America, Europe and Asia... So whoever wrote this thinks Mexico is in South America. Good job.

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Posted in: Mother Teresa: 'Saint of the gutters' canonized at Vatican See in context

Despite her "mercy", her philosophy was scary. Sure, she provided accommodations to many very sick, dying, poor people, but some who witnessed the conditions of her centers were horrified: no analgesics, no real medical care. Why? Because she believed, over everything else, that suffering is a straight path to the divinity.

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Posted in: Duterte declares 'state of lawlessness' after bomb kills 14 See in context

Some of these pictures are NSFL. Label them or take them offline.

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Posted in: BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; 'Mulholland Drive' No. 1, Japan's 'Spirited Away' ranked No. 4 See in context

I just went through the whole list and have to say I agree with most of it, at least the 60 or so flicks I've seen from those 100. Also, apparently, there are quite a few gems I have yet to see. Awesome.

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Posted in: Oliver Stone warns of Pokemon Go 'totalitarianism' See in context

He's not wrong, but what are the alternatives? I mean the real world alternatives, not utopias of freedom and good will in a healthy democracy. That just doesn't happen. It's clear that every country in the world is messed up one way or another.

Surveillance is, as scary as it is long term, one of the tamest ways to lose your freedom at the moment. There are surefire ways to protect your identity online and to keep you from being bombarded from advertising, I just wish there was more education about them so the general public could decide for themselves.

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Posted in: Pepper World See in context

The arms are detachable.

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Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' backlash brings out Internet trolls See in context

I saw the trailer to this and I have to say that a bad flick, whether it stars men, women or a teaspoon, is a bad flick. And this one looks terrible. Very few movie goers wanted this film made in the first place, Bill Murray tried his best to avoid being in it. At this point, with interest being so low, I guess they have to grab onto anything for exposure, even if it's to "Internet trolls".

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Posted in: You can now hang out with Totoro and explore Studio Ghibli worlds in virtual reality See in context

Thanks for the heads up. This worked great on the Vive, you can walk around Totoro's bus stop and the boiler room was awesome!

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Posted in: Indonesia threatens to bar DiCaprio over rainforest comments See in context

Palm oil industry has destroyed ~10 million hectares in Indonesia and is threatening both species of orangutans, tigers, etc, etc. It's well known as one of the worse ongoing environmental catastrophes this century.

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Posted in: Virtual reality girds for test in marketplace See in context

VR is here to stay. The Vive and the Rift launch in the next few weeks. Play Station's VR will launch next October.

I've followed the tech for three years and will put my money on the HTC Vive: room-scale, better tracking from day one, and it's already backed by experiences developed by NASA, Valve, and Lucasfilm (yah, lightsabers). Can't wait!

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Posted in: Blatter, Platini appeal decisions due next week See in context


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Posted in: For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016 See in context

Motion sickness won't be a problem at all for the vast majority of people. The consumer versions of both the Rift and the Vive have a refresh rate of 90 Hz, much higher than the development kits shown last year.

While the Vive does offer "room-scale" VR, the Oculus doesn't really offer 360-degree views, it does have some occlusion right behind the user, due to having only one (front-facing) tracker sensor.

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Posted in: Scientists glimpse Einstein's gravitational waves See in context

This is HUGE: a new way has opened for mankind to explore the universe. re: the first comment- So that's what 25 years of watching Japanese TV does to you.

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Posted in: Apple quietly working on virtual reality: report See in context

Quietly and lagging behind by over a year. Oculus started development almost three years ago. Personally, I'll be preordering the HTC Vive next month.

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