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Posted in: Coppola backs Scorsese's comments on Marvel films See in context

Plot gymnastics in marvel movies make me tired.

Logan was good though, because of characters.

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Posted in: Backlash grows over China sea map in 'Abominable' film See in context

Also, significantly, the film is a partnership venture with Dreamworks.

So sad to have to grovel for a market, and shut down other markets in the process.

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Posted in: Japanese women categorize male friends by levels of intimacy, from hugging to bathing See in context

I like 'KAMOFURE' - at first Ithought, '鴨フレ', especially as it all leads to the bath.

Then manzai humor, like

'あなたは鴨フレじゃないけどカモフレ鴨 - ちがう、カも知らない。'

'やっぱ知らないね。「あひる」だろう。’ said the duck.

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Posted in: Is U.S. President Donald Trump a friend of Japan? See in context

Maybe it is a case of keeping friends close and enemies closer.

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Posted in: Torrential rain hits western Japan See in context

In Kochi, it depends on how saturated the ground is in rain area.

Pretty saturated for 鏡川 to be high in pics I’ve seen.

5 years ago after 4 typhoons in 2 weeks it was like that.

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Posted in: Coppola gets into 'Godfather' spat with UK's Johnson See in context

it's late. Let things now fall where they fall.

Let's hope one is Johnson.

Comparisons with first half of 16th Century English political history are not overt any more.

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Posted in: Hong Kong leader says she has not discussed resigning with Beijing See in context

Between Rock and hard place her situation now anyway:

resign, keep some credibility but be blamed for what happens next in the vacuum

stay follow CCP masters till usefulness is extinguished

stay and follow tone of 1China2 systems and become ‘disappeared’

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Posted in: Do you remember when you first sent or received email? What was your reaction? See in context

Hotmail, the version by that Indian guy who sold out to Microsoft in 1998, after which it all went pear shaped.

Still have the account, accessible, unlike the Outlook version which locked me out due to a security glitch 2 years ago.

Gmail and aGoogle are a bit more savvy, customer-relationswise it seems.

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Posted in: 15 rude things not to do on trains in Japan See in context

Well, when capacity of carriage is up to 200%, hard to avoid many of those things

Like No.10 - yeah just pass out on the platform or some other inconvenient place to avoid such being ‘rude’ on the train. Seen salarymans being kicked awake by Sotetsu-sen staff at Ebina and Isehara: 客さん、しゅてんですよ!PLUS!

Even so, can’t wait to gauge ‘rude’ness in Tokyo in the hot middle of next year.

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Posted in: Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with new 'Top Gun' footage See in context

Timely if non-disclosed Iranians appear.

And a new source for Chinese fighter jet training footage

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Posted in: Premiere of Chinese war film canceled in apparent censorship See in context

CCP is borish

Options to China abound - there is a world outside the Middle Kingdom

A pity the government there regularly forgets that

Premiere in Taipei anyone?

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Posted in: Australian watchdog readies clampdown on Google, Facebook See in context

Internet started idealistic and free. Only a matterof time before it became weapon of war and different players found ways to capitalise.

Little imagination has been required to find something to do with all that data.

Just another point where regulators are playing catch-up ... till the next time and next way that players get out of hand

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Posted in: 'Hunger Games' prequel book and film planned See in context

Wonder what those three in this photo are doing there for a story set 50 years or so before their charact re were born.

woder what has been happening to ‘Thor’s brother’ in the meantime

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Posted in: Average working hours of teachers in Japan longest in OECD survey See in context

Problem is partly generational - ie. teachers and support garnering own school experience as deeper guide than Education study, prac, policy guidance and PD would have.

The bloody club-かつどう Regime doesn’t help though

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Posted in: The media has a big problem: Who will pay for the news? See in context

JT’s Model with ads here and there (not really 邪魔の pop up ones so much) which do not interfere too much is good and costs me nothing - GOOD balance, and hope does not change

Thank you JT

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Posted in: Australia's ruling coalition wins surprise third term See in context

Oh well!

At least Abbott's out and Palmer is not in.

Same old same old.

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Posted in: Polls open in Australian election; opposition tipped to win See in context

97-98% of eligible voters vote - a kind of constitutionally copulsory democracy.

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Posted in: Will Smith calls 'Aladdin' remake highlight of his career See in context

Disney has a big animation portfolio just waiting ...

Anyone for Charlise Cheron as wicked queen in Snow White? Again?

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Posted in: 'Carol Burnett Show' actor Tim Conway dies at 85 See in context

Ensign Charlie Parker? Wasn't he?

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Posted in: Doris Day, actress who honed wholesome image, dies at 97 See in context

The Doris Day Show comedy was always a bit funny, in the 70s I think it was.

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Posted in: Do you think the escalation in the U.S.-China trade dispute is a threat to world economic growth? See in context

China has an internal debt crisis coming (real estate, credit card-type, loans). How flexible and how competent is the regime to deal with that? Maybe can, maybe can't, maybe just here and there.

The US hs been like that for years but stil has mechanisms in place to deal with it.

'My tarif is bigger than your tarif' is hardly helpful, as market volatility shows, ignred at everone's peril. N fan of corproate capital laissez faire, but that is how it is. War, trade war - bad for business, bad for you.

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Posted in: Do you consider what Wikileaks does to be journalism? See in context

Just another player - even if hey never wanted to be, they are now.

Better without Assange, so may become less contradictory in the future.

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Posted in: As time catches up with rock's greats, can the genre survive? See in context

Rock genre - at least lots of the melodies are accessible. This assists endurability.

Hiphop - sorry, less accessible.

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Posted in: Do you think the jury system is the best method of determining guilt or innocence in criminal trials? See in context

It took many months to find a jury for Lee Harvey Oswald's trial for assassination of John Kennedy, because so many people had seen the event on tv thereby becoming prejudiced.

The theatrics and mechanistics of the US system don't help with workability, but one comment about a simpler jury selection process in Victoria in Australia places that system ahead. Better than no jury anyway - an extra failsafe.

Juries decide points of fact (evidence and so on), judges and so on points of law (eg. including legal applicability of evidence). Still, like in Japan there are instances in jury-jurisdictions which people are convicted only to be retired decades later and freed with wasted lives.

judge Dread anybody?

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Posted in: HBO brings down curtain on TV phenom 'Game of Thrones' See in context

I keep wondering what will become of the GOT Youtuber industry afterwards.

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Posted in: Australian man arrested for spraying graffiti on Tokyo subway cars See in context

Another attention addict.

Please process him by the numbers - what is it, 35 days without being charged? Then the rest ...

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' author to discover TV ending to his saga See in context

Hmm - give some of the GOT Youtubers a bit more speculative life.

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Posted in: Abe explains choice of Reiwa for next era name See in context

So, do we all need new drivers licences like last time?

Personally I think shiritori should be the system for choosing new era names.

Heisei - sei...

If so, I had thought 'ri' could have been an inventive final component after some of the inventive economic policy of the incumbent regime.

Good luck to 'Reiwa Tenno-sama'

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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

I just remember lower-down and some higher-up officials deciding my middle name was my family name (ie. gaijin therefore English therefore English order therefore final part deemed family name even though it was presented in katakana in the usual myouji - shitanamae form) - even afer seeing my gaijin card.

For me it was just a time to be empathetic towards all those patient people with names from funny places who have to spell them out incessantly.

And I come from a country where its perfectly normal for nobody at work to know the family names of other people there anyway.

Mr Kono is on to something I think.

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Posted in: How can corruption be eliminated from organizations that control global sporting events, such as FIFA and the IOC, for example? See in context

While completely removing corruption is a pipe dream, but that does not mean efforts are not made to have proper checks and balances in place

Even international bodies need to be registered somewhere - local jursdiction applies.

In principle this works if in practice it may not.

For instance the IOC and FIFA are based in Switzerland - what are the checks and balances there like?

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