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Posted in: Suga aims to get new digital agency running by autumn 2021 See in context

They should get Nintendo on it

I see it now, access your registration via a Switch app. While you are only joking (I hope) I'm sure they couldn't do any worse than what is currently in operation.

Just as long as the system is secure enough to keep out unfriendly actors from Russia and China, then that is a step in the right direction.

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Posted in: 'Suganomics' will target quick wins, not grand visions See in context

"He hates people with vested interests."

And I'm sure the feeling will be mutual.

But if he makes promises and keeps them, works for the benefit of the people then he will be returned to power a year from now.

Good luck Suga, you'll need it!

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Posted in: Man arrested for sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl he met on TikTok See in context

When TikTok first came out I looked at it and said "This is cancer" and didn't allow my kids to install it like all their friends had.

So far nothing has been able to change my view about the platform.

Additionally, why weren't her parents monitoring her internet access? Why was she able to meet with a stranger?

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Posted in: Koike lowers virus alert; Tokyo to be included in Go To travel campaign from Oct 1 See in context

Third wave, here we come....

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Posted in: Fear and loathing in Hollywood at streaming companies' stranglehold See in context

It wasnt always this way. What went wrong?

Yes, it was. When I was 12 I remember being hit in the back of the head with a Jaffa (Google that of you don't know).

When I was a teenager, I too was anti social at the cinema and cringe at those memories. Good times, but not who I am now.

They still are animals, like ever, but now people have more options to see new release movies. No longer do you have to wait to rent a movie three to six months after the cinematic release, to watch on your square TV with pizza and a 50c fee if you forget to rewind the tape.

Now you can watch movies simultaneously along with release, on your Hidef Widescreen TV on demand. Western society is full of degenerates, and you don't have to endure them to enjoy a movie anymore.

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Posted in: Self-driving buses being tested across Japan let you pay with your face See in context

Oh no, people are so put out by Ojisan taking a little extra time to find the right coin. Poor you.

And it's so hard to use an IC card anyway, right?

The only beneficiary of this is the companies. Bus drivers will be laid off or not replaced after retirement and this will only increase profits for the capital holders but impoverish communities. Why not just hire someone to help Ojisan load credit onto his IC card and keep bus drivers as they are?

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Posted in: Fear and loathing in Hollywood at streaming companies' stranglehold See in context

@EgoSum

I totally agree about visiting Japanese theatres. No noise, people quietly enjoying the movie. Of course laughter and tears, but not anti-social selfish creatures. I didn't want to point this out in my original comment for fear of becoming fodder for JCJ.

Also agreed about laughing alone, sometimes the jokes are too subtle and non-native speakers tend to miss it.

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Posted in: Fear and loathing in Hollywood at streaming companies' stranglehold See in context

I can hear the audience breathe, it gives me the pulse of to what extent my film excites people.

In Australia I can hear the audience talk, eat and let their kids kick the back of my chair. Don't get me started on teenagers who can't afford a hotel room. For $20 a ticket? And the price at the candy bar? Flip that!

Movie theatres need to provide a better experience and so far, they haven't. Consumers have been voting with their wallets, either to download movies or to pay for a streaming service.

Convince me that your service is superior and I will happily pay. But when I can have a better experience at home, at a time of my choosing, with snacks of my choosing, with company of my choosing, why would I pay more to recieve less?

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Posted in: Death knell sounds for some of Japan's oldest department stores See in context

How many young people have to accept low wages and long hours?

When do they have the time and money to buy fancy things? It's impossible to splurge when you are barely making ends meet.

Companies are in a race to the bottom with working conditions and wages, then act surprised when people don't have the funds to buy their products....

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Posted in: Wanted murder suspect ends fugitive life in South Africa after 17 years See in context

If the accusations are found to be true, hopefully he will be given somewhere nice to hang out in....

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Posted in: First trans, non-binary characters to debut on 'Star Trek' franchise See in context

For me, Star Trek jumped the shark by season two of Voyager.

The same that there is only one Matrix Movie, six Star Wars movies and I'm still waiting for seasons seven and eight of Game of Thrones.

These companies are free to produce whatever they think people will watch, and the people have enough options to do something else.

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Posted in: American Airlines bans face masks with exhaust valves or vents See in context

I've worked in masks in mouldy & contaminated environments for cleanups.

A mask with a valve is only to protect you. The valve allows your expired air to be pushed out easily, reducing humidity around your face. A mask with a valve offers almost zero protection to others as it allows your cough or sneeze to exit freely. Which is the whole point of the valve.

A mask without a valve keeps out airborne nasties and keeps your nasties on the inside. In a pandemic, this is the better choice, especially in an enclosed environment where others are forced to breathe your expelled air.

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Posted in: Australian state of Victoria to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce virus isolation See in context

Victoria has been naughty and now is being sent to it's room!

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Posted in: China demands Japanese fishing boats not trespass in its waters See in context

Just rocks? No worries, build an island there.

If it's good enough for China, then it's good enough for Japan.

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Posted in: UK asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks: report See in context

It is about time that nations are waking up to the fact that China isn't their friend.

The world has become top reliant on them for cheap stuff and has to move away and find new suppliers. Ones without concentration camps.

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Posted in: Go To travel campaign thrown into disarray after minister's remarks See in context

People can visit Tokyo but can't stay? Sounds a bit half baked of you ask me.

Just push back this plan, just like the Olympics. And close the bars!

Priority should be given to containment of COVID 19. You can't have an economy if the people are dead.

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Posted in: Abe faces backlash after Tokyo residents excluded from Go To travel campaign See in context

Originally, the travel campaign was premised on the pandemic having been contained, but they (the Abe government) tried to push it through anyway.

Why am I not surprised?

The ruling class aren't worried about the health of the citizens, they want their business friends to make profits and give kickbacks to them.

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Posted in: HIV patient 'first in remission' without transplant See in context

It's a positive that he remains negative!

Good news for sure.

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Posted in: Local police chief in Fukui ticketed for off-duty driving gaffe See in context

People make mistakes.

Police are people too, this wouldn't be the first office of the law running foul of the rules they are meant to enforce.

I'm just glad that no one was hurt and it wasn't a more serious infraction.

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Posted in: New Zealand restricts entry for its own nationals escaping coronavirus See in context

This isn't a ban on NZ citizens returning, this is a request to slow down entry as there aren't enough facilities to house the current influx of returnees. When there is space, they will be allowed to return again.

A three week freeze is hardly a ban. How can anyone misinterpret this????

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Posted in: Australia deploys police, army to enforce border closure between 2 states See in context

It is because people haven't been following the rules that Victoria is having to head back into lockdown. Stage two would be better.

Because people haven't been following the rules, active enforcement is now required. No wall is required, just appropriate forces to do their job.

This has worked before and won't be forever.

Be smart and have hope people.

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Posted in: Shooting star seems to have exploded above Tokyo See in context

A star in the east, I'm only "plage of frogs" away from completing my 2020 apocalypse bingo card!

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Posted in: Street Kart company ends crowdfunding campaign with dismal support See in context

A service that started by stealing IP from Nintendo, puts unwitting tourists in harm's way and causes nusance to everyone around them? So many tears will be shed at the demise....

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Posted in: High court says Twitter need not delete tweets on man's arrest history See in context

@JCosplay thanks for the feedback mate, much appreciated!

There is a fine balance between protecting the public and excessive punishment. Between public interest and the right to privacy.

And I'm not sure if a "for-profit" web service is the best organisation to decide what information is kept as a public record about private citizens.

Personally, I believe there needs to be consequences for when people act inappropriately. Severe enough to deter crime, to give the victim a sense of satisfaction and society to see that order is being upheld. Once the punishment is complete, that should be the end of the matter. Being named and shamed as described in the article constitutes continued and unnecessary punishment.

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Posted in: High court says Twitter need not delete tweets on man's arrest history See in context

The issue with this revolves around continued punishment. Sure he may have done his time, paid his fine, whatever, but surely he will be at a severe disadvantage when trying to move forward with his life.

There is a problem with "The Internet" in so far that anything published tends to stick around. Whether stupid things you did in your youth, things posted about you by people you trusted (revenge porn, etc) or simply reports of your past mistakes, there needs to be a time where you can be "forgotten".

For people who choose to become public figures, then your actions need to be a matter of public record. For those who pose an ongoing threat, there needs to be some kind of tracking (Terrorism offences or Sex offenders). For the rest of us, we need to be protected so that our private lives remain just that, private.

There are criminal records for a reason, concerned organisations can request a person's criminal history to see if something relevant is recorded. Once a period has passed, these records can become spent or sealed and no longer disclosed. These records aren't available to any nosey parker, services like Twitter are.

I feel, people deserve the right to pay the penalty (as decided by the courts) for their actions and then be able to move on with their lives, not to be continually punished through their records being available to everyone online.

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Posted in: Coca-Cola pausing social media advertising See in context

Facebook is little more than a cesspool.

Friends who I want to stay in touch with have my email.

Social media platforms exist to make money off content you create. So far they (generally) only operate to increase views, by any means necessary. Being a good citizen comes a far distant second place to the primary goal of monetization of YOU.

To companies that get out of these toxic environments, great!

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Posted in: You've got mail: 'Abenomask' distribution starts in Japan See in context

Masks aren't that useful for to prevent catching Corona. What they are good for is to prevent passing it onto others. A person can be infected without realising and be spreading the virus as they cough and sneeze. If they are doing this into a mask it will reduce what they spread compared to coughing into their elbow or just into the breeze.

Social distancing & simply staying at home is best, but for those who have no choice but to go out in public I would rather that everyone was wearing a mask to reduce the spread.

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Posted in: Foreign firms wary as China launches investment law See in context

China is starting to respect IP rights? I won't hold my breath on this one.

Simply put, China is losing it's competitive edge of cheap labour. It can only manipulate it's currency for so long. I'm happy to see other nations not putting up with their shenanigans any more.

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Posted in: Cram school teacher arrested for attaching dog collars to young student See in context

I just can't imagine the justification for this.

Heck, I couldn't even imagine thinking of this as an idea to do with a student.

Why, just WHY??

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Posted in: Man hangs himself outside Shinjuku Station in Tokyo See in context

How very sad.

"Suicide doesn’t stop the pain, you’re only shifting it onto others."

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