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Posted in: Big mess See in context

Gonna need more than a mop for this one...

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Posted in: Thousands in Tokyo protest against nuclear power See in context

A huge amount of people are in Shinjuku protesting... there have been countless protests since I have been in Japan but I don't remember anything on this scale before.

Have Japanese people finally found something to unite them in anger?

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy drowns in bathtub in Hyogo See in context

They are all immature

How kind of you to make such generalisations.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy drowns in bathtub in Hyogo See in context

The cousins left the bathroom for a moment and when they returned, the child was floating unconscious in the tub

Sounds suspicious to me... did they expect him to swim or something?

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Posted in: Ladies love cool Japan, and so does LL Cool J See in context

Used to love the bassline on "G.O.A.T" but hated everything else he has done...

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Posted in: Japanese astronaut plans to grow space cucumbers See in context

Maybe Germany will blame them next for the E.Coli problem?

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Posted in: Coffee break See in context

I've always preferred Segafredo for coffee - just haven't been able to get into the Starbucks taste unfortunately :-(

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Posted in: New York Metropolitan Opera stars, fearing radiation, skip Japan tour See in context

The "event" began over 2 and a half months ago... why did they have to wait so long before cancelling? Seems a little unfair on anyone who has already bought tickets.

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Posted in: Sea Paradise See in context

The dolphin enclosure at Hakkeijima is pretty small... I remember feeling a little sorry for them when I visited a while back.

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Posted in: Does Fukushima show a split in philosophy between Asia and Europe? See in context

oh, put a forward slant or slash thing for the 2 gaps

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Posted in: Does Fukushima show a split in philosophy between Asia and Europe? See in context

In fact, if you look here you can clearly see most European countries have reactors under construction, planned or proposed. This article is completely pointless

en.wikipedia.org wiki Nuclear_power_by_country#List_of_nuclear_reactors_by_country

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Posted in: Does Fukushima show a split in philosophy between Asia and Europe? See in context

Is the fact the author keeps referencing Switzerland and Germany due to the fact they are the only 2 that are phasing out nuclear technology? I can't say 100%, but I guess the "other nations" exist only in the mind of the author - anyone have information to show otherwise?

Seems to me like the facts have been written to fit the story here, not the other way around... Plenty of European countries still use (and have plans to expand their use of) nuclear power so the headline and theme is completely wrong.

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Posted in: Fukushima tsunami plan based on single page See in context

TEPCO have, as you have, been exposed right down the line as miscreants.

This article simply suggests they were naive and not properly policed. I agree that they allowed this situation to unfold due to their own stupidity, but stop overreacting.

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Posted in: Protest See in context

I have no problem with people exercising their right to protest.... but do they really need to blow whistles and bang drums? That is just annoying and doesn't really serve any purpose to their cause.

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Posted in: BoA to make Hollywood debut See in context

Just had a quick check on IMDB, the synopsis sounds pretty bad...

A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of woman near Yokohama Station See in context

do you REALLY think the murder would go to the hospital with her? do you REALLY think he would call emergency services if he was the murder?

Could have been due to guilt?

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Posted in: Sony faces new waves of cyberattacks in Greece, Southeast Asia See in context

They need solid snake to get onto this one...

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Posted in: Hollywood tailoring movies for overseas audiences See in context

Great American comedies such as "Animal House", or "Caddy Shack", do not translate well at all

Comedies are always tough sells internationally as cultural references and differences can really change things from funny to "wtf?" in a different culture. Doesn't even need to be language based - just look at some of the UK/US differences in comedy!

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Posted in: Man falls to death from platform at Akihabara Station See in context

he fell off the platform

followed by

the man purposely jumped

Don't they contradict each other somewhat?

Moderator: Not at all. Only one person said the man jumped. He may have indeed jumped or fallen or was pushed.

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Posted in: Man attempts robbery; flees after being told to go find job See in context

and they call this news?

It's a story about a crime in the crime section. I think that qualifies as news.

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Posted in: Rally See in context

Ivan - brilliant!

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Posted in: Rally See in context

I've always found it funny how "I/me/we/us" gets translated into "it" with machine translation.

It doesn't get mistranslated - the subject is usually cut in Japanese and computer programs just add "it" because something needs to be there.

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Posted in: Rally See in context

I should do it in penmanship which would embarrass a nine-year-old

I don't know about that, this guy has made English more efficient by doing away with formalities such as grammar. He should be applauded for having the mental capacity to do so far beyond anything we can comprehend or imagine.

I vote him for prime minister - clearly he favours a "no-nonsense" approach to things!

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Posted in: VIP visit See in context

Show me a link and that he spent time among the victims

You didn't say that before - you said "in the disaster zone" and I pointed out that Kan was in Fukushima on March 12th.

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Posted in: VIP visit See in context

If I recall, he was in the disaster zone of their big quake in Sichuan within a few days

And Kan was in Fukushima on March 12th. What is your point?

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Posted in: Water power See in context

I still don't understand why they built the nuclear plant like 2 meters from the ocean

Sea water is used to make the steam that powers the turbines. It's also used to keep the whole thing cool. You need a LOT of water for a BWR and that's why anywhere you look in the world, they are on the shore.

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Posted in: Diana film at Cannes slams UK royals as 'gangsters' See in context

Hooray for conspiracy theories!

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Posted in: For smartphones, what's too big or small? See in context

What the iPhone needs is a good strong battery

Yeah, my iPhone 4 dies almost daily... the battery is shocking if you have the cheek to actually use the damned thing!

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Posted in: For smartphones, what's too big or small? See in context

(and I'm not talking Angry Birds here, which btw is free on Android)

It's only free because it is ad-supported on android...

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Posted in: For smartphones, what's too big or small? See in context

where can all those iPhone apps be found

iTunes. Just run a search for what you are looking for. (or google the app name with "itunes" and you will see a link to it that will automatically open iTunes for you)

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