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Posted in: Facebook's flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content See in context

JapanFan:

I say icelandic. One must try really hard to learn...this will make people think twice before posting.

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

How about dual screens? Have one primarily for mobile functions we do everyday and both screens on for reading an E-book in a more traditional manner. If the DS 15 years ago had dual screens, we can surely make a modern full screen dual screen on both sides.

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Posted in: Facebook's flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content See in context

If required to police by govt, the govt needs to give money to hire programmers and translates. No unfunded mandates. Also, perhaps autocorrect every word (or have acceptable word bank on side of screen) to one of the 11 official languages of that site.

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Posted in: 6 Hollywood ripoffs of Japanese anime and manga See in context

Just a thought, but why live action everything? A lot of the appeal I get from anime is the artwork. I can't admire the artwork if it's not there (ie live actioned). Ducktales live action would be ridiculous, to use an American show.

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Posted in: New Zealand, France announce bid to stop social media being used to organize terrorism See in context

I know that these tech CEOs have money for flights and all, but:

1) who will pay for them to show up? I wouldn't want to take a forced vacation out of pocket.2

2) How much money will New Zealand and France dish out to tech companies to do what they ask? Unfunded mandates are bad and anti-capitalist. It's not cheap to do everything the govts ask.

3) Did the respective leaders even consult parliament let alone wait for a vote before deciding to act? Let's not allow parliaments to go the way of the Roman Senate as merely an advisory body.

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Posted in: Luckin Coffee, Starbucks rival in China, files for U.S. IPO See in context

The US govt will probably pull a Huawei and say Luckin is run by the Chinese govt and that the coffee is hacked.

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Posted in: Pile-up involving kindergarten bus, truck, cars, moped leaves 2 dead in Kumamoto See in context

American school buses still dont have seatbelts, despite accidents and requiring passenger vehicles to have not only seatbelts, but car seats for kids under 8. Imagine if school buses had to follow the law...

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Posted in: Expensive tissue paper at Osaka prison prompts human rights concern See in context

Thought japan used the waterjets now. Been a while, but seen online

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Posted in: Emperor performs ritual to report abdication to Shinto gods See in context

Jcapan:

Every time the US President says "God bless America" or prays at a site such as the tomb of the unknown soldier (a ritual in any other terms), your taxpayer dollars (if you're American) are at work too.

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Posted in: Suntory sells 'world whisky' blend as premium tipple See in context

Yubaru:

Just chug the bottle all at once.

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Posted in: Geoffrey Rush wins defamation case against Sydney newspaper publisher See in context

Cla68:

Should she go to prison for the same punishment he would have received as he been found guilty? (In general for all false allegations if prison sentence involved)

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Posted in: Iran's Khamenei calls U.S. blacklisting of Guards a 'vicious move' See in context

Autocorrect on new phone is putting commas in weird places...

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Posted in: Iran's Khamenei calls U.S. blacklisting of Guards a 'vicious move' See in context

Serrano:

The closest equivalent to the Supreme leader position is that of a parliamentary monarch (Victorian style). The Queen still commands the army, but parliament must declare war (though the prime minister is able to send some troops and apologize later). The Supreme leader, like earlier British monarchs, is not shy about his foreign policies...unsure if he voices domestic policies too, but he once, again like victoria, voiced preference over one president (Vic: prime minister) than another. The Queen is old too, but does not retire.

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Posted in: S Korean media criticize use of industrialist's image on new Japanese banknote See in context

NCIS reruns:

President dictator Park in japanese uniform would be brilliant. Korea then proposes comfort women on 10000 won bill. Hmm, time to up the ante...

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

Depends on how one defines rock. I define it by Bryan Adams, 80s Heart, Icehouse, and Genesis. Sure, that's over...or is it? Evanescence had a harder sound but I still got a Heart (80s again) vibe from it. Breaking Ben also was rocky.

Another music listener may call something else rock. I need not just a distortion or overdrive guitar, but keyboard (organ, "aahs", etc) for the chords, another keyboard (polysynth, etc) for the melody, a sax or English horn is nice, and usually drums. We all have our style of rock.

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Posted in: China says it wants to eliminate bitcoin mining See in context

The power of govt to tax is thwarted by bitcoin. Bitcoin is like the Swiss banks - user info is secure. Crypto or other digital currencies, uncontrolled by any govt, may be the future global currency that surpasses the devalued dollar, pound, etc.

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Posted in: Virgin territory: Study shows heterosexual inexperience rising in Japan See in context

While i do see the correlation between income and populayion growth in first World nations, many 3rd world countries are very poor yet have large populations and growing. I wonder if it's just income, or income and stress combined with expectations of a first World lifestyle.

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Posted in: World's first 5G phone released in South Korea See in context

"...download movies in a second."

I can see all the pirates salivating. New entrepeneural jobs for the unemployed.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife leaves Japan to appeal to French gov't; prosecutors want her questioned See in context

Drfrancia:

Believe the French (Brazilian, or Lebanese) foreign minister can appoint him or her at any time as a (special) diplomat, which would grant him or her diplomatic immunity. Wouldn't help the state of affairs between Japan and the other country though.

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Posted in: Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants See in context

Regardless of what one thinks of the law, what's up with the punishment discrimination? A fine (pennies for large tech companies and quite doable for medium sized firms), but 10 year imprisonment for individuals? How about making both equal? Give both individuals a fine or both 10 years imprisonment (the corporate equivalent would be a suspension of business for the set term).

Perhaps we should all incorporate ourselves so we just pay a fine, including for hmicide.

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Posted in: Far-right parties kick off campaigns for European Parliament elections See in context

Miyam:

Google: maps of US military bases around the world, troops in Africa, troops in middle east, 1953 coup in Iran, etc. Did you want me to reference in MLA or APA format too? ;)

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Posted in: Far-right parties kick off campaigns for European Parliament elections See in context

Actively interfering in elections all over too...but god forbid any country interferes in American elections.

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Posted in: Far-right parties kick off campaigns for European Parliament elections See in context

Recall the Ukraine coup of 2014? A then sitting senator and other US officials were there. Any wonder the crimeans wanted out.

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Posted in: Far-right parties kick off campaigns for European Parliament elections See in context

Shimon:

No mention of the US destabilizing the middle east and parts of Africa? Yes, American troops are deployed there too. Russia may be covert, but its small fries compared to the overt and covert US actions.

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Posted in: High school teacher in hot water after forcibly giving male student a buzz cut See in context

If all the schools around had similar hair regs and homeschooling is not allowed, this needs to be taken up with school board and prefectural govt...and ID as female until reg is made equal.

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Posted in: Odd translations found on English websites for tourists in Japan See in context

"There must not be the claps during service."

English from Swedish translation, if I recall, in a tourist area church.

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Posted in: High school teacher in hot water after forcibly giving male student a buzz cut See in context

Some men and boys have the same reaction as women and girls concerning their hair. How would people react if a girls hair were shaved off? I personally would have the same reaction for both.

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Posted in: Odd translations found on English websites for tourists in Japan See in context

Forgotten centre sounds way cooler. Also, English used to directly translate place-names long ago. Kings town for konigsberg (now kalingrad) and the black forest for Schwartzwald. Kinda seems cool.

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Posted in: China's construction binge spreads to Americas, rattling U.S. See in context

Couldn't be any worse than having NATO on Russia's front porch. Don't think the Russians like that very much. Belt and Road in Mexico might give the American govt a little bit of the golden rule (do unto others as you would like them to do to you/how would you feel if...)

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