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Posted in: Woman found strangled in Osaka love hotel See in context

Poor girl. I hope they catch whoever did this. 17 is just too young for someone to die. My heart goes out to her family.

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

The best way to watch UK TV is to get yourself a free VPN with a UK IP address. Then using that go to the bbc iplayer site and enjoy!

If you don't want to set that up try using sites like sidereel.com that stream some TV shows.

Then you can see the episode in question. Think it's episode 5 or 6 in this series

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

@Skeptical

1) Nissan is NOT Japan 2) You obviously haven't watched the show. They compliment Nissan cars a lot. INCLUDING the leaf. 3) They didn't just drive around in circles on the show. They drove around a city LOOKING for a place to recharge as the battery warning came on when there was no official points in range. 4) It's people like yourself that get ripped in the UK. Mainly due to the fact you can't look at anything objectively and start calling foul when nothing insulting has been made towards you. Just like the show where their insult was towards the large charge times (13hours), the low range (100miles, although the show PROVED it wouldn't go 100 miles on the charge due to UK speed limits), and the severe lack of places to charge it. Look at it this way. My nearest recharge point is 120miles. The car can do 100 miles. Not difficult math but I'm pretty sure I'd run out of fuel before I get there.

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

Elbuda, you decided to insult the whole of the UK and not point out your anger at Jeremy. You were being as bad as he can be. The problem is that we KNOW that he does it for a laugh and joke.

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

Now watched the whole section about the electric cars (not just Nissan here folks). Jeremy happily said "I like the leaf" but it was the battery that was his gripe. At one point he drove 26miles and lost 40miles of range. The battery took 13hours to charge off of the mains. The nearest official charge point was 40miles away when already on a journey (something he may have avoided if he had planned for an electric car but he wasn't used to it). All in all he didn't really go up against Nissan. He just expressed that the idea of a battery doesn't sit well with him. The comparison that was mentioned was to think of every thing you have that uses batteries. How long does a charge last? How long until you need to replace the batteries on rechargeable devices like this car? The car was double the price of a normal car. Has roughly the same fuel economy as diesel cars and will need it's battery system removed after 4 or 5 years (less depending on use). You also have to remember that in the UK the speed limit is wel above the Japanese limit so the car will drain much faster

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

Ok now watching the show. Yes he did run around the city with the car BUT he was looking for a CHARGE point as the Nissan showed his nearest one was 40miles away and he had 12miles of charge left. His major gripe with it was that the car itself showed that is would take 13HOURS to charge back up

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

Trust me. Being Scottish we take a lot of stick from Jeremy but we know it's just part of the show and he insults areas all over the UK including his home area. It is unfortunate if a country take it to heart but that is up to them. As for electric cars. Yes they would be great to have. But I fear we are a long way off from having the recharge stations all over the UK, especially when we are still focusing on removing cars from the roads to ease congestion!

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

@lucabrasi there is one electric car on the market where the batteries are easy to reach. However I believe it has 200 of them. It was designed to take advantage of the modern technology employed by cell phones and used their most effective batteries. I wouldn't like to change all of them! You may just be luckier if someone agrees to let you plug your car into their house mains for a small charge.

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

Top gear have been in Japan. They were showing off Nissan's fastest car at the time (maybe Toyotas I can't recall exactly) and built an entire show around being in Japan. Their fastest car VS their fastest public transport

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

Wow a lot here insulting the UK. You understand every country etc has a different sense of humour etc right?

You want to insult UK cars? Fine. There aren't really any as they are mainly owned by German companies. People in here need to grow up and keep on topic. This TV show is famous around the world for it's humour. It doesn't set out to insult a single country .... it insults them all including it's own.

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

What scares people away from electric cars is simple ..... being limited to the places you can drive due to having to follow recharge points. If all stations had at least one electric charge point more people would buy them. Right now they are few and far between so everyone is avoiding them. That's all top gear were pointing out. OK they made it into a joke, but for anyone who watches the show we expect them to do that and it's what we like to watch.

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Posted in: Nissan fumes over BBC TV program 'Top Gear' See in context

I love how Nissan have made this about them. Everyone in the UK ranks Nissan as the number 1 electric car company. Top Gear however were pointing out that until there is a structure of electric car recharge points they are not going to work! The UK barely has any places that offer to recharge these cars outside the biggest cities! Seriously the nearest place that charges an electric car to me is 120miles away!

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Posted in: Transformers See in context

ah yes Japanese movies don't have major violence. I must have watched the wrong "Battle Royale" or "Ichi the Killer".

As for this movie ..... it was ok to kill time. But no major plot to it.

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Posted in: 23-yr-old student held for allegedly molesting 4-yr-old girl in Shiga games arcade See in context

Never mind ..... looks like I'm wrong.

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Posted in: 23-yr-old student held for allegedly molesting 4-yr-old girl in Shiga games arcade See in context

People keep saying about a guy. I thought Inoue was a girls name.

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Posted in: Time out See in context

Eeek Mrs Grand Prix looks like a skeleton. Vote for Miss Kimono!

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Posted in: Toyota chief apologizes over recalls, accidents in House testimony See in context

Another case of trying to take the public's eye off of American problems. Toyota is only being hit this hard because they are a foreign company. It's a shame governments use tactics like this to move the public's focus

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Posted in: Final run See in context

Errr she's 26th best in the world not 5th :D Love how they always post nice confusing articles on here :D

But yeah .... she looks like she's going to cry.

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Posted in: 14-year-old girl survives suicide attempt at Mie school See in context

Poor girl needs someone to talk this through with her. It also brings to mind that in the UK she'd now be arrested for attempting to kill her self. Screwed up law. Especially when all they need is some help in dealing with issues in their life.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

Anyway. Thanks for the discussion. Interesting to see. Will look into his interview and see if he was out of line there.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

Also if you look at the US uniform you will see a massive difference as they accepted snowboarding for the sport it is. They know the best snowboarders are the ones who really push it and they do like their "rebel" status. Just look at some of the heli jumps those guys do.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

Easy US .... he would lose his some of his following from snowboard fans. Shallow I know. But some fans would diss him just like you guys are. I watch the sport for the tricks these guys can do. But the money is in the fans who do take part "to look cool". As someone else said the best people to meet on the slope are the ones who are there to enjoy the sport. However, that has nothing to do whether they are skiers or not. I go in a mixed bunch and they're the best group you can ask for. The day is nothing more than looking for thrills on the slopes ... including our award of best wipe out of the day.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

hehehe to be honest yeah we do fall over at the lifts ..... but usually it's because we're stuck to our boards. Alot harder to balance that way ;)

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

I've not seen his press conference. If he was out of line there then yeah I'll say he's a proper "punk" as you guys like to put it. One place he should be formal is when talking to the press. My gripe was people knocking him for his clothing on the way to get a plane.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

Errr not once did I say snowboarding was considered cool or rebel. I said it had it's origins with punk music. Which is did and the punk influence is still there. The best snowboarders out there still love this free style the sport has and it has also developed into free style skiing. Do your homework or read posts in future dbung. I snowboard because I love the sport and I love the way I feel during it. When doing free style I can clear my mind and only think of the moment. If I thought it was just for being cool I would have dropped it when the big boom of snowboarders happened. That time is long over. Yeah I do see some on the slopes though that are all there to look cool. You spot them easily. They are riding crappy boards with big brand names on them and wearing all one brand from top to toe. Buy each piece to suit you.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

I didn't say he does know what dreads are about. To be honest I don'T care what they were for orignally. If someone likes something that doesn't harm anyone else let them do it. I'm sure if it was a funeral he would dress correctly. I'm also sure if he was given a more appropriate uniform from his country like many other boarding teams were he would have looked like he should have.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

Again seriously you guys think he's trying to look like someone else. Ok then where did your style come from? You seen it right? You decided you like it and bought it. This guy likes dreads and so he has them. So what. I see Japanese people with different hair colour every day. Maybe I should insult them and say "what do you think you're trying to do by looking like white people? Nothing but punks the lot of you"

Grow up people

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

Yeah sure image .... that's why I do snowboarding. That's why I buy nothing but the top brands ... oh wait I don't. I test my equipment and buy what works best. I'm more convinced you are someone who buys equipment by brand rather than by performance. Lie to yourself if you want. If snowboarders were so worried about image they wouldn't wear half the stuff they do. But then again it is you who is complaining about their "image". Two faced man. Two faced. "I don't like what you say and do. You should dress like the rest of us" I think that is all about image no? or "what image do they give about their country?" pfft seriously. Learn to accept people as they are and let them dress how they want. you don't like it ... then don't watch it.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

steve .... exact same arguement and battle that upper class have been saying to snowboarders for years. This is a comment from the 90'S "vandalising picnic tables with their trousers halfway down their ankles".

Time you guys gave up and realised that this is apart of boarding and always will be. We like the style and it's here to stay.

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Posted in: Kokubo out See in context

Also look up the stats if you want about snowboarders and skiers. Snowboarders are alot fewer. Doesn't mean anything. But if you want to post something make sure it's accurate and not made up.

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