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Posted in: Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of U.S. tariffs See in context

Apple will never move production back to the US, because no one would be able to afford to buy them anymore. They are already at the outer edge of affordable for most people, when made in China

Well apple is not into affordable but premium only products and they don't care if you buy or not, Jobs marketing strategy was simple "This is the iphone and you need to buy it", millions are yet to awaken from this trance.

They can definitely make them in the US and profit, only that the profits will not follow the current trend. Also both Apple and Samsung have started manufacturing there smartphones in India, so the alternative is already in place.

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Posted in: Trump accuses critics of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' as Putin summit fallout continues See in context

One of the most important qualities a president, or any leader for that matter, must have is the ability to communicate effectively. Trump has the worst communications skills of any US president, maybe ever.

Well he is communicating to the so called media exactly the way they need to be communicated, he is playing them around at his leisure and making them look like total and complete fools, while in the background he does the real work and gets it done. He is just using them as a distraction and the majority of MNS is providing all the distraction he will ever need.

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Posted in: Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin See in context

The usual AP narrative based dis-information, and no mention of Trump's reply to that prestitute AP reporter.

Link or it never happened.

At the end of his short speech Putin actually apologized to Trump

Link or it never happened.

All you need to do is watch the un-edited full press conference recording, its all there... guess the blind hate of Trump overrides everything.

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Posted in: Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin See in context

The usual AP narrative based dis-information, and no mention of Trump's reply to that prestitute AP reporter. At the end of his short speech Putin actually apologized to Trump, which could only mean that some major policy changes are on there way, this explains the so called condemnation by Russia haters.

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Posted in: Muslim candidates running in record numbers in U.S. face backlash See in context

There are travel bans in place on some countries because they are breeding grounds for terrorists.

Well, N Korea and Venezuela are not breeding ground for terrorists, and a country like Pakistan which

is all but the HQ of terrorism industry on this planet is not in that list.. the ban is all but a extension of policy (eg: oil) w.r.t those countries.

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Posted in: Japan stunned by manner of defeat, admits coach Nishino See in context

Well, as expected Nishino's not so aggressive defense, a.k.a less yellow cards strategy/mindset caught up with them, and this is what a top team like belgium exploited.

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Posted in: Japan bidding to make World Cup history, says Nishino See in context

Japan bidding to make World Cup history, says Nishino

You already made that history in the last match, the only way you can undo that is by playing creative and real

football, best of luck.

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Posted in: France beats Argentina 4-3 to reach quarterfinals See in context

The best WC match so far, that's what you call a soccer match.

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

Becasue Germany had to win, Japan didn't, and Korea were only playing for pride, just like Poland yesterday.

That was just one example, In majority of the matches in this WC so far, the teams played to win. Korea were playing to WIN and the pride that goes with the WIN. Guess you are fine to loose with no pride as long you get to the next stage, right ?

It obvioulsy won't work like that when progression does not depend on winning. It's exactly the same in the Champions League if you draw 1-1 away and only need a 0-0 at home, teams do not go all out to win the game

Well guess this should be announced prior to the match that either or both the teams are not here to WIN, how many fans will actually watch this match, in all probablity none. The concept of sportsmanship and pride is alien to you, matches are always to be won. If you get into that loose to progression mindset, you will hardly play the real game and in all probability never win any championship.

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Posted in: Japan booed as it advances on yellow cards despite losing to Poland 1-0 See in context

The objective is to qualify for the next round and they were able to do that. I bet people will still have something to say if they did the opposite and lost. Strategy is also important in winning matches and Nishino's strategy worked.

The only objective in any match is to win the match, that's what fan's want to see and that's what we saw in the Korea-Germany match, both teams fought fairly till the last min. Strategy should and always be to win matches by actually playing the match and not what the Japanese team did in the later half.

Nishino's stratgey so far has been less towards actually playing real football, but more towards using rather abusing FIFA rules to his advantage.

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Posted in: Twitter to confirm new accounts in spam fight See in context

Twitter has always been a safe haven for polite, measured, civilized discussion

Maybe in some alternate reality, in the real world its exactly the opposite, and tweets are not discussions.

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Posted in: Trump trash-talks restaurant that asked his press secretary to leave See in context

The real winner is probably the restaurant with all the media attention and while republicans might boycott it the number of customers will have increased.

Nope, this kind of media attention is what any restaurant will never want, this just shows there pure blind hatred, booting out your own government.. wonder what kind of customers they will attract in the future..

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Posted in: Demand for foreign workers may soften Japan's immigration rules See in context

And on the other side of the coin, Japan to recruit 200,000 IT pros from India, with the highly skilled to get PR within the year..

https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/japan-to-recruit-200-000-it-professionals-from-india-to-fill-manpower-gap-118030900400_1.html

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Posted in: Game arcade operator found guilty of fraud by rigging claw machines See in context

If you're going to imprison this guy, you've got to imprison all arcade operators!

Read the article again, its a suspended sentence, nobody is getting imprisoned.

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Posted in: Japan determined to settle abduction issue by talks with Kim See in context

Trump is tweeting that the cost of NK's denuclearization will be borne by South Korea and Japan. 

Think Trump did mention this in the press conference. So Abe unilaterally agreed to this or was forced by Trump, given the rich rare metals natural resources in NK, many countries would be willing to bear this cost.

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Posted in: Trump, Kim launch charm offensive at summit; no word yet on discussions See in context

The sanctions should only be lessened slightly until a fully enfranchised populace votes for a democratically-elected government in North Korea.

Going by this logic, sanctions should be in place against China and Saudi Arabia, right..

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Posted in: G7 leaders must not be intimidated by Trump, say Macron and Trudeau See in context

An overwhelming majority of Americans are with you, President Macron and Prime Minister Trudeau.

Nope they are not. Have elections in Canada and France right now, that playboy selfie king Trudeau and that gerontophile Macron will both be booted out, As for the US, Trump will be again voted to power.

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Posted in: Japan sees record population drop amid declining births See in context

In Japan, the family is below the workplace and is also below the school/sports club. It never comes first.

Yep, and that what needs to change, taking off for few hours during work for family chores is frowned upon and in most places would be career limiting, not to mention the post work drinking culture, which leaves no time for family.

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Posted in: Trump, Abe say it is imperative to dismantle N Korean weapons See in context

And what about the country which supplied them this technology..

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Posted in: Trump, Abe say it is imperative to dismantle N Korean weapons See in context

And what the country which supplied them this technology..

https://thediplomat.com/2016/08/the-long-history-of-the-pakistan-north-korea-nexus/

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Posted in: Men rearing infants and toddlers an 'unwelcome idea,' says LDP exec See in context

Oh, good grief! What a load of utter twoddle! This 'bond' you speak of may be apparent in the first two weeks or so, but it is not important. Once a baby reaches 2 or 3 months old they don't care where the milk comes from, as long as they get it. Women are quite able to express their breast milk and store it for any father to give to an infant

That bond is there for life, unless the mother has some condition, the baby should be on breast feed only for initial 6-8 months and this is very very important for the baby's normal growth and strong immune system.

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Posted in: N Korea says it is still open to talks after Trump cancels summit See in context

With NK and Iran, there is no other way.

Replace that with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, yes there is no other way.

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Posted in: Japan supports Trump's decision to cancel U.S.-North Korea summit See in context

Japan, the United States and South Korea will continue to put pressure on North Korea to change its policy,"

Remove South Korea from this equation, they definitely wanted this summit to go thru..both the Koreas want unification and Abe & co will do anything to undermine such a scenario.

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Posted in: Popular encrypted email standards are unsafe: researchers See in context

To exploit the weakness, a hacker would need to have access to an email server or the mailbox of a recipient. In addition the mails would need to be in HTML format and have active links to external content to be vulnerable, the BSI said.

And the above has nothing to do with S/MIME or PGP, poorly researched article with the usual fake headline, the encrypted email itself is not vulnerable to anything.

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Posted in: Malaysia bars scandal-plagued ousted PM from leaving country See in context

Oops it was Anwar Ibrahim not Dr Mahathir Mohamad, anyway he is the next PM in waiting, interesting times for Japan Malaysia relations.

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Posted in: Malaysia bars scandal-plagued ousted PM from leaving country See in context

Was not Mahathir Mohamad deported from Narita few years back, wonder how Japan Malayasia relations will play out.

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Posted in: Abe tells N Korea: Release Japanese abductees or no aid See in context

And why does he think N Korea will need there aid, S Korea on its own own will take care of all the aid, modernization etc, not to mention US and Chinese firms getting there share of the development pie. N Korea has huge deposits of rare earth elements, China already has access to this and now S Korea and US firms will also get there share, Japan as such does not picture anywhere.

Now this summit will be held in Singapore, had there been some real foreign policy experts in japan and had Abe shown some statesmanship this summit could have very well been held in Tokyo with Abe leading the way. Now Singapore which is relatively neutral will get more importance than Japan, not to mention business with N / United Korea.

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Posted in: India seeks Japan's help to build LNG facilities See in context

That's not my understanding. The term 'smog' was originally intended to be a mixture of smoke and fog. It's use has expanded to include photochemical smogs, but there is the implication that it includes particles other than those of clean air. Those particles may come from the burning or coal or oil.

You may want to study temperature inversion. In North India the smog is observed in the winters only wherein South India where there are no winters, no smog is observed, though same pollution.

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Posted in: India seeks Japan's help to build LNG facilities See in context

India has some of the worst smog anywhere. Switching to gas from oil and coal is a good idea.

Smog is caused by temperature inversion not by burning of Oil, wherever you have temperature inversion you will get smog and if no inversion than no smog.

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