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Posted in: Japan has to toughen up, says J.League boss See in context

Tactical awareness, better coaches. This has been shown in Europe, where for example there are ten times more UEFA Pro License holders in Spain and Germany than there are in England.

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Posted in: Young rescues Man United; Chelsea preserve lead See in context

Its a real shame Liverpool had that disastrous start to the season. If had started better and were 6 or 7 points behind Chelsea now, then I would back them to win the league. The current gap is too much to make up, but they'll definitely finish above Southampton and those long-ball merchants United.

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Posted in: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked See in context

Let's just execute him and then if he's found innocent

Now that would take one hell of a lawyer... if the mask doesn't fit, you must acquit.

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Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you See in context

Good to stand up against this kind of system, I'm glad a lot of people in Japan do. Where I'm from half the country has been brainwashed by the national broadcaster and you can go to prison for not paying them for the privilege.

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Posted in: IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media See in context

Plenty more where he came from.

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Posted in: FIFA recommends Nov-Dec for 2022 World Cup in Qatar See in context

As an England supporter I'd like to see us boycott this.

I'll be avoiding products from FIFA sponsors whenever possible.

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Posted in: Magazine asks women if they’d rather date an ugly millionaire or unemployed hottie See in context

There's no such thing as an unemployed hottie to the vast majority of women. A woman could still be appealing to a man without a job or money but the rules of attraction simply don't function like that the other way round.

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Posted in: Volvo says self-driving cars will react 'faster than most humans' See in context

If the hype about self-driving cars is true and they can be shown to be safer, I don't see how the arguments like driving is fun, or we can't implement laws to determine who's liable in accidents etc. are going to fly. I mean just a 10% increase in safety would save so many lives. I bet it'd save a lot more lives than all the expensive wars on nouns such as terror, drugs etc.

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Posted in: Britain concerned over teenage girls traveling to Syria to join IS See in context

Well if east London isn't Islamic enough for you IS is the logical choice.

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Posted in: Controversial soccer ref says he is still learning the job See in context

Maybe he should try a career change. Like that other FIFA clown ref from the Italy South Korea game who later became a drug smuggler.

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Posted in: How come Japan has never demanded an official apology from any U.S. government for the dropping of atomic bombs on two of its cities? In fact, why don't Japanese hate America for dropping the bombs? See in context

We in Europe like the Americans less than the Japanese do

I didn't know "we" had reached consensus on the subject.

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Posted in: Japan sees 25 bil cyberattacks in 2014; 40% from China See in context

The US is still at the forefront in terms of anti hacking and software development, far and beyond anyone else to date.

Then its pretty embarrassing how the US government proclaimed themselves the injured party so loudly when Gary McKinnon hacked into military and NASA computers doing no more harm than leaving a message to tell them their security was rubbish.

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Posted in: Spalletti eyed for Japan soccer coaching job See in context

He's been out of work since March 2014.. don't think people have been beating down his door.

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Posted in: Brazil promotes safe sex at Carnival, handing out 78 mil condoms See in context

Yeah, but the men are studs right.

There will also be playas, pimps, gangstas, mack daddy's and so on.

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Posted in: 'Ghostbusters' cast set with McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, Jones See in context

Please don't ruin Ghostbusters in a remake

You missed Ghostbusters 2 then?

This one sounds so bad it'll make that look like the original Ghostbusters.

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Posted in: Obama meets new Saudi king to shore up ties See in context

I'm sure that'll be popular just like the half-mast flags flown around the world last week. When it comes to dealing with the Saudis, western leaders don't even bother to pretend that they're working for the people who elected them.

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Posted in: Snooker chiefs push for inclusion in Tokyo Olympics See in context

Darts would be better. The supporters are fantastic and its about to enter its golden age.

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Posted in: 'American Sniper' triggers angry debate See in context

The guy himself sounds like a standard moron bigot

It seems to me he was a remarkable man, but that's not the problem with the film.

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Posted in: 'American Sniper' triggers angry debate See in context

Recruitment propaganda. Scary thing is "89% liked it" on Rotten Tomatoes. I've heard some people in the US saying they wanted to walk out but were too scared as they might be seen to be un-American.

There were signs Clint Eastwood was losing it when he had an imaginary conversation with Obama at that Republican convention.

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Posted in: IS tells NHK it doesn't really need money; video authenticity questioned See in context

If the video is fake, you'd think there would be appropriately qualified experts saying so all over the world's media. I find it difficult to believe IS could fake a video that would stand up to the scrutiny of people with the right equipment who know what they're looking for. Experts on shadows... well if I believed them I'd be falling for every conspiracy theory in the book.

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Posted in: Bad news See in context

Indeed, the man in the picture looks very preoccupied.

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Posted in: Feminists cheer as bare breasts disappear from Britain's Sun See in context

Back in the day a good page 3 might require a re-read, alone in the bathroom. Now it doesn't even catch the eye as we've all seen things we didn't even know were possible thanks to the Internet. I didn't think anyone still cared.

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Posted in: Oxfam says richest 1% to own more than half of world's wealth by 2016 See in context

Owning a basic apartment in Tokyo would put you into this 1 percent. So if you do, or have comparable assets, please stop complaining and start redistributing.

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Posted in: Oxfam says richest 1% to own more than half of world's wealth by 2016 See in context

Average world income per person is estimated at about 10,000 USD. If you earn more than this, start redistributing!

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Posted in: Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert See in context

Apparently the UK has upped its terror alert from "substantial" to "severe". Presumably all that's left after that is "blind panic". And from the country that said keep calm and carry on during the blitz.

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Posted in: Oxfam says richest 1% to own more than half of world's wealth by 2016 See in context

During the industrial revolution, the ultimate distorter of wealth distribution, countries such as England got much wealthier, did that mean that, say, China got poorer?

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Posted in: Honda penalty earns 1-0 win for Japan over Iraq See in context

Amazing I can't get enough of the Asian Cup.

Anyone know any bars where I can watch Kuwait vs Oman?

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Posted in: Google expects public in driverless cars in 2 to 5 years See in context

Driverless car A crashes with Human drive carr B. Owner of car A says it's not my fault i wasn't even driving, so who pays? who is liable?

Well, I guess if its a software fault, the software manufacturer, if its a hardware fault, the manufacturer of the hardware. If the driver hasn't properly maintained it, or is using the software/hardware outside of its specifications or something, a bit like driving around without valid shaken now, the driver of car A. If this is going to be a very rare event, and a company, say Google, is making enough money out of the industry, I guess they'll pay when rare events like this were to happen.

How on earth can you make this massive assumption. Who's to say there won't be more accidents more people killed?

The testing that has been done. Like driving 700,000 miles without an accident. There's a lot more to be done, like adapting to poor weather conditions safely but they'll get there.

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Posted in: Google expects public in driverless cars in 2 to 5 years See in context

I would guess the majority of people who drive cars enjoy doing so. Where is the enjoyment in a driver-less car?

It will become an ethical/moral issue once driverless cars are proven to be safer than human drivers. If you've got 6000 road traffic fatalities per year in a country like Japan, and you can reduce it to close to zero, its hard to justify not to.

And what happens when inevitably one of these things crashes, who's fault is it?

We have that problem already. Manufacturers of equipment, cars etc. can be prosecuted if they don't follow laws regarding safety. Sometimes accidents happen and its no one's fault.

and how can you prosecute a machine?

You don't that's silly.

this will be an insurance nightmare.

But with less people killed or seriously messed up.

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Posted in: Going my way? See in context

He's permanently nullified any chick-magnet properties the car might have had.

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