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Posted in: Bite me See in context

Note the clever use of duct tape in this very professional shot.

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Posted in: Domino's Pizza offering unique discounts See in context

Now if only they offered an edible product.

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Posted in: Aum trials end 16 yrs after sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway See in context

Saran gas though first discovered by Germans (before Nazism) was also standard in both the US and NATO bag of tricks for many years.

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Posted in: Glitch reported on ANA's Boeing Dreamliner See in context

Standard operating procedure.

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Posted in: If you found a bag with a huge amount of cash, say 10 million yen, would you hand it in to the authorities or keep it? See in context

10 million? it was 5 I tell you and I handed it in.

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Posted in: Adopting English as workplace language in Japan has its downside See in context

@gogogo Have seen this so many times here it sickens me. Language skills are great and should be commended but it does not make you instantly all powerful in the world of business. I know a number of Japanese companies that hire based solely on Japanese ability and then wonder why they end up with people having no business acumen.

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Posted in: Computers in Diet hit by China-based cyberattack See in context

I get "pinged" from China all the time, also have soft bots from there testing all the open ports and seeing if they can log in, this has been going on for years. Firewall I've set up logs it all. Could be that this wasn't a "targeted attack" as normally they just run through all on-line computers that have any open ports.

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Posted in: Emi Takei endures heat for Sokenbi tea winter TV ad campaign See in context

Poor woman, bet she's the only actor that has ever had to do a reverse season shoot.

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Posted in: Toyota to sell China-made hybrid vehicles by 2015 See in context

I hope they don't have the same problem with batteries that Sony did.

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Posted in: Typhoon strands several thousand commuters in Tokyo See in context

I'm in Hamamatsu, and we've strong gale force winds here. I battened down the hatches last night but one of the tarp covered outbuildings I use for storage might lose it's covering. Tried to reinforce it again but the battering wind and rain forced me back inside after about five minutes. This is a hell of a storm.

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Posted in: Pure maple syrup linked to liver health See in context

Maple syrup is great but this study is hardly groundbreaking similar results were released six months ago: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/03/31/Maple-syrup-may-help-treat-diabetes/UPI-13931301577969/ A well time to make pancakes.

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Posted in: Norway killer's manifesto praises Japan for not adopting multiculturalism See in context

@Godan Similar situation in my case, and I agree with what you are saying however I keep trying and do on occasion win a battle or two. The war on the other hand is a different matter. I doubt that Japan will change its overall attitude towards non-Japanese no matter how hard we try to assimilate, at least not in my lifetime but then I never expected that it would and am willing to accept it and have made a great life for myself here.

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Posted in: AKB48 to hold competition to choose which member will sing 24th single CD See in context

Oh the drama of it all, I doubt I'll be able to sleep tonight.

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Posted in: A toast for Ai See in context

I know it's just the lighting and possibly the angle of the shot and pose, but in this photo she looks like a transvestite.

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Posted in: Yuko Ogura turns her attention to marriage after settling dispute with management See in context

Hippo:

Her voice makes me want to stick my finger up my nose far enough to scratch my brain.

LOL, couldn't agree more even though I know it's considered cute (or whatever) in Japan to have a 27 year old woman speaking and acting like she's 13. If I were forced to marry her the first thing I would do is buy a gun and shoot myself.

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Posted in: Seven Bank, Western Union to start overseas money transfer service See in context

The Nigerian 419ers are going to love this.

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Posted in: Ichihashi admits to raping, strangling Hawker, but denies intent to kill See in context

So let me get this straight, if I rape a woman then she cries out and I strangle her to shut her up it is not premeditated because I was shocked at her reaction to the fact that I had just beaten the crap out of her and raped her? Full life in the most unsavory jail cell with only the occasional cockroach as a companion.

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Posted in: Maki Horikita to play doctor in postwar drama See in context

Ume-"chan" -sensei, well at least the writers are taking things seriously, I suppose the first episode will be about her doing the first ever brain transplant in Japan, too bad it won't be her own.

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Posted in: Samantha Muse All-Stars See in context

Maybe it's a trick of the light, but the girl on the right either needs a longer skirt or realize that support hose is not the best thing to wear in a photo shoot.

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Posted in: 70% of Japanese oppose restarting closed reactors: poll See in context

@legs, did the same thing here, newest party is watching the electric meter spin, it's only money after all, and a great form of amusement.

For me the alternative to nuclear electric power is feeding my caged gerbils steroids so they can stay in the wheel cages longer and longer and run for hours. Who needs nuclear power when you have rodents hooked up to the grid.

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Posted in: Suit filed against Lady Gaga over proceeds from Japan quake relief wristbands See in context

1-800-LAW-FIRM (formerly known as Dewey, Cheatem and How) lost track of the ambulance they were chasing and ended up in front of a billboard featuring Lady Gaga and their minds went spinning as to their latest potential suit. Inside sources claim that the firm has in the past represented a number of claimants who have slipped on banana peels in front of prestigious offices but the firm have denied all rumors regarding their investments in the Chiquita brand of products.

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Posted in: Land of the rising moms See in context

Oops GW joke in there somewhere, of course I meant Brazilian, dumb auto spell checker.

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Posted in: Land of the rising moms See in context

Yes, I agree, Japanese women getting into their fifties and above are awesome, my (Japanese) wife just turned fifty this year and yet can pass in most cultures/countries for 35. Her intellect continually proves the adage about fine wines and she constantly amazes me with her depth of thought and knowledge. However, if I find out she's handing out toasters or razors to cute young Bazillion guys, we will have words.

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Posted in: Lineup See in context

Nice to see a group of women in reasonably short skirts not looking as they were proponents of the letter 'O'.

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Posted in: Marie broadcasts fashion show live on Twitter See in context

How does one "broadcast" a fashion show on Twitter, didn't realize they were allowing video feeds now. Not that I'm a fashionista by any stretch, but seems to me in the photo she has hurriedly thrown on her grandmothers sweater in an attempt to cover a not so risqué chemise.

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Posted in: Taxi of tomorrow See in context

Nice looking, practical, just wonder what it will look like after a couple of years on the street.

I still have an affinity towards Checker Cabs until they went with all vinyl coverings on the seats which were always so slippery, every hard corner felt like a crazy amusement ride at Disney.

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Posted in: Autopsy reveals woman found dead in Kofu was murdered See in context

@Monkeyz: couldn't agree with you more.

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Posted in: Tokyo shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods See in context

thepro: Yeah, that'll stop the radiation

Actually activated charcoal filters are one of the better ways to do exactly that i.e. filtering I-131, you should check your facts and do some research before coming across as an amateur.

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Posted in: What would you say are the main differences between the way the Japanese and foreign media are covering the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the ongoing nuclear crisis? See in context

Japanese media: Residents within a 30 Km radius of the Fukushima where evacuated as a precaution.

Foreign media: Terrified residents forced to flee for their lives in the middle of the night as deadly radiation descended down on the once peaceful area. As each of them stepped onto the bus that would take them far away to a place unknown and to an uncertain future they tearfully glanced back one last time at their homes of so many years each wondering if they would ever see their beloved land again.

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Posted in: Radiation detected in Fukushima milk, Ibaraki spinach after nuclear accident See in context

Conspiracy theory AKA there's something rotten in Denmark

In thinking about the spinach and milk situation I now wonder if in fact some (perhaps minute) amounts of radiation have been leaking from these old nuclear plants for quite some time. Given that most dairy cows here are not really free range and spend little time grazing naturally it would I believe take quite a long time for them to ingest enough irradiated grass to have an effect on their milk. Much of their food source is from cattle feed often in the form of pellets much like dog food. Could it be that the powers at be have known about the leakage for quite some time but now that the accident at the plants has happened it is an ideal time to create a scapegoat (as it were) and pretend that all of this has occured since the accident.

With the spinach one would think that irradiated ground water would be the logical explanation, yet is it really possible the ground water could become so tainted in such a short time (one week) and that the spinach could absorb enough in that time span to become impregnated with radiation. Again, could it be that the water has been this way long before the accident.

Not saying any of the above is true, just wondering.

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