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Posted in: Netflix movie streaming coming to PlayStation 3 See in context

Why don't any Japanese firms allow people to do this yet? So much for advanced technology..

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Posted in: Cop caught taking up-skirt videos during anti-pervert campaign See in context

Wearing short skirts is fine, looking is fine. Moving a camera into a position where you can take pictures is not fine.

It's pretty obvious stuff.

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Posted in: 40 police cars, 100 officers, one copter mobilized to chase 2 thieves See in context

To be honest it makes for a good training exercise if nothing else.

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Posted in: Windows 7 strong, but don't pay to upgrade See in context

Agree with the multilanguage statement, it's a shame Windows doesnt do that as standard too. You need to buy the ultimate version for that.

Nessie- if you uninstall windows you may lose your warrenty, check before doing it. I had to keep my Japanese version of windows 64 bit when I put on English 32 bit to keep my warrenty on my new laptop.

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Posted in: Windows 7 strong, but don't pay to upgrade See in context

Strangely most tests reveal that XP is significantly faster than Vista and 7 so how does that work eh?

Strangely? Windows 3.11 is slower than DOS, Windows 95 is slower than 3.11... etc.

Hardware now is so cheap this really isnt a factor unless you are running a backwards PC. The new operating systems do more, and require more resources. If you dont need to do more, use an older operating system.

It's all about what you need the PC for, there are many choices out there. I'm all for choices such as Linux, however Linux is only really suitable for a minority of people.

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Posted in: New breed of employees can’t communicate and wilt under pressure See in context

Sounds like change is in the wind. It's good. Tough times for now, but it'll be better in the future. Husbands who know their famalies etc..

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Posted in: Health insurance gets more complicated with new visa law See in context

I wouldn't mind joining if they cleared my backpayments. I think in this situation it's the right thing to do.

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Posted in: Windows 7 strong, but don't pay to upgrade See in context

Interesting discussion. From my experience vista was an excellent OS a year after release, I didn't touch it on release (why would I when I can let other people test it for me).

Am running Windows 2k on one PC, Vista on another and on my laptop.

I've heard only good things about Windows 7 from people testing it, however I still won't upgrade on day 1, even though it will be free to upgrade a desktop and laptop.

Macs? I guess if what you need to do can be done one one, they aren't bad. But I'd rather build my own PC for under half the price.

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Posted in: Health insurance gets more complicated with new visa law See in context

I was on the Japanese national insurance for a few years, and then I moved to Tokyo where they neglected to tell me I have to change my insurance details. Thinking I was still insured (as I had informed all the relevant authorities of my move) I continue seeing my doctors as usual. Manage to accumulate 9 moths worth of medical expenses before they tell me my insurance isn’t valid. I worked out I would have to back pay over 200,000 yen for the medical treatment received in that period. Went to my local ward office and asked to be signed up, was told I’d have to back pay the 9 months of coverage and I wouldn’t be reimbursed for my treatment in that period. I couldn’t afford to sign up for health insurance as well as back pay the claims from the year, so I had to go without insurance. Now 15th months later I can’t afford to rejoin the scheme due to the ridiculous back pay system. … Not pleased.

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Posted in: Ishihara blames Tokyo 2016 failure on behind-the-scenes deals See in context

So where is his plan to get back all the money he wasted?

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Posted in: Travel chaos See in context

Reason not to work 9-5 #34324.

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Posted in: Japan’s medical infrastructure crumbling See in context

With the population getting older this is not a good sign.

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Posted in: What is your impression of the English-teaching industry in Japan? Have things improved since Nova's collapse or are there still bad apples in the barrel? See in context

Yup, a broken system. If you want good teachers you need to pay them well and treat them well. If you don't they quit and you end up with a school full of people who can't find better jobs.

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Posted in: Would-be store robber gets yelled at by employee; calls police himself See in context

Right now teaching in Japan can be interesting, but its not a career. Do it on the side and start your own business doing something else to keep you going in the future. There are a lot of other things you can do.

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Posted in: Sony's PS3 outsells Wii fivefold in Japan: survey See in context

Good for them? Its gonna be short lived and we'll get back to the norm after the buzz about the price drop / slim model is over.

Still haven't seen anything of interest on the machine.

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Posted in: Iran President Ahmadinejad proud of Holocaust denial See in context

There's nothing wrong with Holocaust denial, everyone is entitled to an opinion. But for the leader of a country to show his ignorance / bias like that is a stupid move. Celebrating stupidity is not a good thing.

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Posted in: Saitama police launch new unit to prevent groping on trains See in context

"I've come across a lot of exploitation of seemingly underage girls"

Yeah, seems to be pretty common unfortunately. I assume the rail companies are being forced to pay for this?

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Posted in: Two foreign-led conferences try to shake up music industry See in context

if you go to Shibuya to find good Japanese music you are a lost cause already

Depends on the type of music, you will find some amazing clubs in Shibuya if you are into the electronic scene.

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Posted in: Walkman outsells iPod in Japan See in context

I've been using mp3 players around 10 years or so now, and never owned an iPod.

Let me change the battery! Let me copy files on and off my player at will. Let me use my own software to move files. It's far too restrictive.

Unfortunately there doesnt seem to be much choice in the market anymore, and I worry if my current player dies, I'll have to buy one.

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Posted in: Legal loopholes give rise to bars, salons employing underage girls See in context

The law should in Japan needs to be understood in spirit. Depressing stuff.

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Posted in: Holocaust denier begins jail term in Australia See in context

Insane! And how is "anti-Semitic" even a word?? If I dont like Jews for whatever reason, it deosnt make me anti-Semitic, it just means I dont like them. The same as if I don't like Christians or Muslims.

Very dissapointed in this.

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Posted in: British film board bans sale of Japanese horror movie See in context

You just have, now if only you could post your contact details :)

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Posted in: Sony PS3 See in context

They are showing their feelings about the price tag. The first is shock, the next is laughter, then dissapointment and disgust.

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Posted in: Tokyo Bay booze cruise with miniskirted bar girls See in context

How can anyone feel good knowing that the person they are talking to is only there because they are being payed? I dont get it. I like the idea of these boat rides, with the cute staff and all, but in reality I'd just be thinking "Does she actually have any interest in what I'm saying?".

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Posted in: What do men do with their cell phones all day? See in context

this guy feels superior to the Japanese by showing contempt and ignoring them at every available opportunity??

He is saying Japanese people to that to other Japanese people.

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Posted in: Teacher gets pay cut for putting chalk in yawning student’s mouth See in context

The teacher should have been fired. It's an insane thing to do to a child. Teachers are there to help children learn.

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Posted in: Thanks, honey -- put it on my AMEX card See in context

35,000 yen a week for sex? I hope he's got a decent income, I certainly couldnt afford that.

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Posted in: Professional evictors target working poor See in context

The guarantor companies are a joke, I would rather pay a guarantor fee directly to the real estate agent that would be refunded when I leave... Stupid stupid system. The housing market is such a scam in Japan.

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Posted in: Miniskirt Police singer nabs groping suspect on train See in context

Limits should be placed on trains to prevent overcrowding, I wanna press charges against anyone who pushes me on a train.

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Posted in: Man sentenced to prison for groping insists on his innocence See in context

How about pressing legal charges against JR for forcing you into the position in the first place?

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