Ah_so's past comments

  • -1

    Ah_so

    There is a moral calendar somewhere in Japan and it is stuck on 1950.

    It's pathetic.

    Posted in: Becky loses sponsors, regular TV appearances over affair scandal

  • 3

    Ah_so

    Simplistic universal signage to help foreign visitors to any country is to be welcomed.

    The manji is the universal sign for a temple. It is used in many countries, including India and China. The sign is not even the Nazi swastika!

    Any confusion relies on two pieces of ignorance: 1. That the viewer is unaware of the ancient Buddhist symbol. All educated people should be aware of this already. 2. That the viewer does not know which way round the Nazi swastika is and is therefore liable to confuse them.

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 2

    Ah_so

    I always think that pandering to ignorance is the way forward.

    After all, the Nazis never exploited ignorance, did they?

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 0

    Ah_so

    Welcome to the country page for Japan, which contains information about studying at LSE specifically for Japanese students. Currently there are 92 Japanese students at LSE - 76 graduate and 16 undergraduate.

    I struggle to see how any Japanese out of high school could cope with undergraduate work at LSE. My feeling is that most of those would have loved abroad previously.

    And this is not just for language reasons - I would expect a 2nd year US undergraduate to be out of their depth in a 2nd year economics class at LSE due to the early specialism in final degree subjects in the UK.

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  • 1

    Ah_so

    Am very happy with Windows 10. It works fine and does not have the awful user experience of Windows 8.

    Posted in: Microsoft's big Windows 10 push is part of broader strategy

  • 0

    Ah_so

    Do not pander to foeigners' ignorance. They will either be educated and know what the symbol means when they arrive or have a great opportunity to learn something new.

    Remove ignorance rather than protecting it.

    Posted in: Group urges changing Buddhist temple mark on maps to avoid Nazi connotations

  • 4

    Ah_so

    Censorship! Even if he had lied and had ties with the SS (which he doesn't) that no grounds to deport him. He hasn't done anything wrong.

    Actually, he has just been denied entry. They do not need any reason to deny entry.

    Dolphin eating is old tradition nothing new.

    All sorts of things are "traditional" in that they were done in a previous era. Most "traditional" things were dropped by Japan as soon as they could.

    Posted in: O'Barry ordered deported from Japan

  • 1

    Ah_so

    An odd crime, but when a bit of minor arson is the lead crime story in Japan, followed by a story about abandoning dogs' corpses, it gives a clue that japan is probably not the most crime-ridden country.

    Posted in: 5 vending machines torched in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward

  • 1

    Ah_so

    It is irrelevant if they disagree with Trumps opinion, or if they think he is an idiot. Do these MP clowns think they should regulate visa policy based on their idea of what is the correct opinion

    @Willieb: The whole thing that started this debate was Trump's view that people should be blocked from entering the USA on the basis of their religion. It seems far more reasonable to block 1 man for his hateful views rather than nearly 2m people based on their religion.

    [mods - please remove the duplicate post above of 4:58pm that had a formatting error]

    Posted in: MPs debate banning 'fool' Trump from Britain

  • 1

    Ah_so

    **

    It is irrelant if they disagree with Trumps opinion, or if they think he is an idiot. Do these MP clowns think they should regulate visa policy based on their idea of what is the correct opinion? ** @Willieb: The whole thing that started this debate was Trump's view that people should be blocked from entering the USA on the basis of their religion. It seems far more reasonable to block 1 man for his hateful views rather than nearly 2m people based on their religion.

    Posted in: MPs debate banning 'fool' Trump from Britain

  • 2

    Ah_so

    And what will people say 50 years from now? Will the legacy last?

    I would say so. Does his music sound dated? Not at all, whereas the Beatles clearly do - it was of an era, but much of Bowie's stuff transcends era.

    Sorry, Iman, no one here mentioned your loss, only theirs, which were/are superficial, compared to yours.

    You are right about the superficiality, but many many thousands die each day, but we do not mourn for every widow. Bowie only dies once.

    Posted in: Tributes pour in for David Bowie

  • 0

    Ah_so

    In the final analysis, all (as in every single one) of the Japanese-published (and ministry-approved) high school English textbooks are based on the standard accepted "sequence of acquisition" of grammar, with each unit having a dialogue and/or a story purposely manipulated to fit the grammatical point.

    Ask the text books look the same, are the same length and about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

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  • 0

    Ah_so

    I hope that the University of Yamanashi is not expecting a Nobel prize for this.

    Being Japan, this work was probably proposed by a young researcher in 1962,but only received all necessary approvals in 2013.

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  • 0

    Ah_so

    An MOOC may be an improvement on a distance learning course, but at the end of the day, there is limited professor contact time or quality essay marking. It is not a subsitute for a 3 or 4 year full-time university degree course.

    Posted in: Universities may be at risk as modern learners ditch the classroom

  • 0

    Ah_so

    It may have a concept car, but it has no prototype or clear picture of what it will produce. It is also highly secretive.

    I suspect a scam.

    Posted in: Mystery electric car startup unveils prototype

  • 0

    Ah_so

    I am pretty certain Britain will vote to leave, or rather think it is the more likely of the two. Opinion polls suggest otherwise, but they often mislead in the UK.

    It would probably not be a calamity if the UK did leave - both the UK and rest of EU would have a strong incentive to build a strong trade agreement.

    Posted in: Europe's year from hell may presage worse to come

  • -1

    Ah_so

    Warnings aren't going to work! They need to come out with a reformulated mochi for older people and young children so that they are are more water soluble and melt faster inside the mouth.

    I look forward to the invention of melting rice!

    Posted in: Authorities appeal to elderly to be careful when eating 'mochi'

  • 1

    Ah_so

    Another work around from Japan to snood having properly heated and insulated homes.

    Posted in: Heated clothes hanger

  • 8

    Ah_so

    A person who was both physically and legally a man is suing because he was not admitted to the women's changing room? Hell, sign me up to a class action suit.

    Obviously I am being a bit flippant - s/he was presumably living life as a woman and possibly undergoing hormone therapy, but while s/he was still carrying the bits between his legs, s/he could not be admitted to the women's.

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  • 4

    Ah_so

    I always find it ironic that Jesus is, considered an import prophet in Islam, but a celebration of his birth is taboo within Islam.

    However, the religion never celebrates Jesus, but does celebrate Eid, the event in the Old Testament when the Jewish prophet Abraham was willing to sacrifice his own son, Isaac, at God's command.

    Can't say it makes me want to celebrate, but whatever floats your boat.

    Posted in: Brunei's sultan bans Christmas in shift toward Islamic law

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