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Posted in: 'Independence Day: Resurgence' not a sequel, says director See in context

Independence Day had some of the worst dialogues ever. I pity Bill Pullman for that.

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Posted in: Early days, but Apple Pay struggles outside U.S. See in context

Apple made a BIG mistake by only allowing transactions with new payment machines.

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Posted in: AKB48 to hold concerts at Universal Studios Japan every day starting in July See in context

Only in Japan...

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Posted in: Missing Hokkaido boy found alive in SDF hut in forest after 6 days See in context

Thank God he was found alive. I don't understand people foreseeing the past, asking how searchers didn't think of the hut. Huh??

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Posted in: GSDF joins search for missing Hokkaido boy See in context

OMG, hope he is finally found, alive. His missing reminds me of an American boy who just vanished in thin air some years ago in Hokkaido too. Last I read, he was never found.

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Posted in: Calbee's PR team See in context

Nice to see capivaras (original indian guarani name of this cute animal) protected in some zoos. But they don't belong to cold temperatures as Hokkaido, and they certainly don't eat bamboos.

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Posted in: Missing 7-year-old boy left in mountains by parents as punishment See in context

News of this poor boy made up to Brazil, hope he is found sound and safe. But, even in a bear country, wouldn't he be (or some sort of evidence) found by now? Something sounds fishy, indeed. I think they hurt him badly somewhere else and then decided to create a scenario where a bear would be the culprit.

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Posted in: Google Maps directions may soon lead you to ... more ads See in context

Waze is top, until you discover it's THE app that kills your battery.

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Posted in: Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles See in context

Hope Apple indeed is searching an EV - as a major global player, Apple would force everybody to adopt EV sooner than planned. Which is good for nature.

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Posted in: Brazil's Senate impeaches president See in context

Who can tell me what crime Dilma has been convicted of, that requires impeachment because of its seriousness?

I think you should study the Brazilian Constitution if you want to make a statement about her crimes, and not sound like a fool. She, in order to put her hands on public funds, make a detour from her legal obligations - the so called pedaladas fiscais - to avoid reporting and asking permission first to the Congress. In other words, she stole from public funds.

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Posted in: Suspended Brazilian leader blasts critics See in context

In her parting words at the presidential palace, Rousseff evoked her travails under the 1964-1985 military dictatorship, when she was imprisoned.

What she left out of her speech is that she was imprisoned for being a terrorist, bombing banks. Also, she "forgot" to mention that millions of Brazilians are angry because of unemployment while her family and friends became millionaires all of a sudden, the result of her being so "honest".

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Posted in: Brazil's Senate impeaches president See in context

Brazil woke up today with an atmosphere of hope, of bad things changing to a better tomorrow. Don't ever defend socialism if you haven't lived under one such regime, it's the closest kind of rule close to dictatorship. It's hell.

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Posted in: 'Predator' reboot to begin filming by October See in context

I am a big fan of Predator, except the last one - which lost its mystique. But I don't think a reboot is good, why not an episode 4?

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Posted in: How France sank Japan's $40 bil Australian submarine dream See in context

The Japanese did not attend a conference for the Future Submarines project in March, failing to understand the importance of the crucial lobbying event

This piece tells it all. A deal worth $40 billion and they don't attend a conference ON the subject? Well, it's clear that the Europeans didn't need to make a big effort to outsmart the Japanese "team". Problem is that they negotiate as if they were dealing with one of their equals, i.e, China, South Korea, Singapore, where a subtle "yes" a la Abbot could mean a solid commitment to seal the deal months later. They didn't understand that Australia makes business like the Americans and Europeans do: work hard till the last minute to get the deal.

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Posted in: Scores feared trapped as death toll from 2 Kyushu quakes hits 37 See in context

God bless the victims and their loved ones.

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Posted in: Brazil congressional committee votes in favor of impeaching president See in context

Perhaps the most corrupt administration in the world, ever. Lies that make the former US President Bush look like an angel. Economics that are far worse than those of Venezuela's Chavez. She called Cuba a solid "democracy". The worst example of what leftists can do to a country. Poor Brazilians.

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Posted in: Becky remains secluded at home following enforced leave from show biz See in context

Can't believe this is happening in modern Japan.

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Posted in: Adele officially best-selling artist of 2015 See in context

Is it only me who thinks her voice is insipid?

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Posted in: Google parent Alphabet passes Apple as biggest company -- now what? See in context

Wait until Apple launches its own search engine...

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Posted in: Apple's iPhone success may be reaching its peak See in context

Apple is victim of two factors, one of them is an inside one. First, iPhones are still way too expensive in most part of the world. Perhaps in first world countries it's relatively affordable. But in some countries it costs as much as a no-frills car. Seriously? And iPhones 6S models came out even more expensive than the previous release. Second, most people with older models are quite happy with what they have, iOS runs smoothly in 4 and 4S models. Why upgrade to an expensive model if this 2002 one is still beautiful and works great?

I am one waiting for the 7 model, will surely buy one. I am having a serious problem with a Samsung model I am forced to use at work. It is really not good for working or planning like iPhones are.

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Posted in: Scully, Mulder, paranoia return in 'The X-Files' reboot See in context

Reading this article, a mystery came back from the depths of my mind: in one episode about a werewolf, in the final scenes, almost close to the final credits, the camera sweeps over a green forest and in the middle of it you can see a devious eye looking directly at the camera, but at the same time it looks like just the shadows of the the trees playing a trick. I have watched all the X-Files episodes and this one sticks to my mind because of this scene. But I have forgotten it over the years. Time to watch it again.

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Posted in: SMAP members say they will remain together See in context

Such a tragedy. They could really disband.

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Posted in: Buddhist temples seek slice of foreign tourism boom See in context

@bfarm: yes, I heard from a Buddhist friend that the Japanese "school" is the most materialistic one. When he decided to spend one year meditating with monks, he choose Thailand. He said that Thailand, Cambodia and Laos defend the last standing fortress of true Buddhism.

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Posted in: George Lucas apologizes for calling Disney 'white slavers' See in context

@Kobe. With 4.02 bilion dollars in your bank account and given the ammenities, technology and medicine that he can buy, he can can live more twenty years and be solid.

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Posted in: ANA reportedly to buy 3 Airbus A380s See in context

In any case, I don't understand the Japanese's fascination with Hawaii

Easy to understand: 1) different, western culture, opposite to visiting Singapore, for example. 2) reively safer. 3) English speaking destination, an obvious target for every Japanese studying English. 3) the American way of life, which Japan dreams of.

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Posted in: George Lucas apologizes for calling Disney 'white slavers' See in context

@rainyday: he is still young and can, with those billions, start shooting a new saga like he did in 1977.

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Posted in: Buddhist temples seek slice of foreign tourism boom See in context

I have been to temples in Japan like this and I completely missed the most important point - from a tourist point of view: the history of the temple and its surroundings, because there were almost no explanation in English, or in any other language. Without a history to explain, it's just a complex of dark wood buildings. To attract foreign tourists, English should be the abundant in every place - from names of the trees, to a booklet telling why, who and when about the building. Most temples I have been to seemed to have a rich history, but they also seemed exclusive to people with a deep knowledge of Japanese language. Not for tourists.

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Posted in: George Lucas apologizes for calling Disney 'white slavers' See in context

Bitterness.

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Posted in: What was the best thing and what was the worst thing to happen to you this year? See in context

Best thing: I am healthy and getting by. Worst thing: I try to be positive, so not much bad things. But there's one thing that really annoyed me: to be forced to use an Android phone. It is like walking backwards.

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Posted in: 'Force Awakens' reaches $1 billion at box office with record speed See in context

everyone else loves this movie. Try karaoke

You light-sabered him in half. LOL.

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