BertieWooster's past comments

  • -2

    BertieWooster

    Pandabelle,

    Hackintoshes are easy to make.

    Have you tried explaining that to the Apple legal department?

    Posted in: Palm-sized desktop PCs

  • 6

    BertieWooster

    Maybe this is what led up to the "last straw."

    Her Bathroom Procedure:

    Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to lights and darks. Walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas. Look at your womanly physique in the mirror - make mental note to do more sit-ups. Get in the shower. Use face cloth, arm cloth, leg cloth, long loofah, wide loofah, and pumice stone. Wash your hair once with cucumber and sage shampoo with 43 added vitamins. Wash your hair again to make sure it's clean. Condition your hair with grapefruit mint conditioner enhanced with natural avocado oil. Leave on hair for 15 minutes. Wash your face with crushed apricot facial scrub for 10 minutes until red. Wash entire rest of body with ginger nut and jaffa cake body wash. Rinse conditioner off hair. Shave armpits and legs. Turn off shower. Squeegee off all wet surfaces in shower. Spray mold spots with Kabikilla. Get out of shower. Dry with towel the size of a small country. Wrap hair in super absorbent towel. Check entire body for zits, tweeze hairs. Return to bedroom wearing long dressing gown and towel on head. If you see husband along the way, cover up any exposed areas.

    His Bathroom Procedure:

    Take off clothes while sitting on the edge of the bed and leave them in a pile. Walk naked to the bathroom. If you see wife along the way, shake wiener at her making the 'woo-woo' sound. Look at your manly physique in the mirror. Admire the size of your wiener and scratch your behind. Get in the shower. Wash your face Wash your armpits. Blow your nose in your hands and let the water rinse them off. Make fart noises (real or artificial) and laugh at how loud they sound in the shower. Spend majority of time washing privates and surrounding area. Wash your rear, leaving curly hairs stuck on the soap. Shampoo your hair. Make a Shampoo Mohawk. Pee. Rinse off and get out of shower. Partially dry off. Fail to notice water on floor because curtain was hanging out of tub the whole time. Admire wiener size in mirror again. Leave shower curtain open, wet mat on floor, light and fan on. Return to bedroom with towel around your waist. If you pass wife, pull off towel, shake wiener at her and make the 'woo-woo' sound again. Throw wet towel on bed.

    Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    borscht-san,

    When I was teaching at a university in Tokyo, there was no national anthem at ceremonies.

    I think it would be totally out of place.

    Posted in: It is not something that we should be forced to do. Universities are public organizations for students, and how they, their parents and society think about the issue is what counts.

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    "Smartphones are nothing more than poison to intelligence, personality and creativity."

    "If God had meant us to fly, he'd have given us wings!"

    "No one will ever need more than 640k of memory!" (Bill Gates)

    It seems that each generation produces its own crass statements like these.

    Posted in: Smartphones are nothing more than poison to intelligence, personality and creativity.

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    Borscht,

    Has anyone gone to a university ceremony without the national anthem or flag?

    Yes.

    They would have torn the speakers out of the walls if they had tried that in London.

    They used to play God Save the Queen in cinemas when I was a kid, but I'm ancient and they stopped doing this YEARS ago.

    GW

    Japan should let things grow organically, not FORCE people to do things

    You know, generally, I think they do.

    That's what's so weird about Meinherr Abe and his right wing mob.

    Posted in: It is not something that we should be forced to do. Universities are public organizations for students, and how they, their parents and society think about the issue is what counts.

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    Ah_so,

    You are quite right. My pricing information was out of date.

    The SSD's in the Asus models above are good, but tiny. The 1 or 2 Terabyte fusion storage in the Mac Mini is much more usable. Also, with the Mac Mini you can run OSX, Windows, Linux or Unix or all four.

    Better value, as you say.

    Posted in: Palm-sized desktop PCs

  • 6

    BertieWooster

    Don't know what the negative comments are about.

    We saw them in Sapporo about 10 years ago and they were BRILLIANT.

    It wasn't a show where you had to sit through hours of backing bands for ten minutes of two or three of the main band's tired and worn out hits.

    They put EVERYTHING into it. Just as Jagger says.

    They were leaping about the stage for a good two hours.

    And not just "Honky Tonk Women." and "Satisfaction" either. There were new numbers too.

    The Stones are phenomenal!

    Posted in: Mick Jagger to other bands: Make every show count

  • 5

    BertieWooster

    This story is a good example of painting a picture by omitting facts.

    Obviously this was not a blissfully happy relationship that suddenly went sour when hubby failed to wash his hands after using the toilet ONCE.

    There's going to be MUCH more to it.

    Is this the MILLIONTH time it's happened?

    Was he drunk?

    Was she?

    Is she in the middle of psych "treatment?"

    Is he "seeing someone else" and this was the last straw?

    Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet

  • -4

    BertieWooster

    They look remarkably like the Apple Mini, which debuted in 2005.

    Except that the Apple mini is cheaper and you don't have to hack it to run OSX.

    Posted in: Palm-sized desktop PCs

  • 3

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    East Asia is “generally so peaceful and therefore so prosperous.”

    But the US and Japan are going to change all that!

    Posted in: On Carter's first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails

  • 3

    BertieWooster

    What was the voter turnout?

    In Hokkaido it was a massive 40%

    Six people out of ten couldn't care less.

    Posted in: LDP-backed candidates win all 10 gubernatorial elections

  • 7

    BertieWooster

    Maybe Abe and his ultra right friends have benefited from Abenomics.

    Nobody else has.

    Salaries are the same. All prices are up. Taxes are up.

    We spend more on the same income.

    Where's the benefit?

    Posted in: Voting gets under way in regional elections

  • 1

    BertieWooster

    Do they mean that China should not destabilise Asia as the US has not destabilised the Middle East?

    Posted in: U.S. warns Beijing against destabilizing South China Sea

  • 3

    BertieWooster

    English is an international language.

    Which pronunciation is perfect?

    Here's a list:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialects_of_the_English_language

    Posted in: Pronunciation anxiety: Many Japanese people don’t want to speak English unless it’s perfect

  • 1

    BertieWooster

    LFRAgain,

    The phrase you quoted was what is technically known as "sarcasm."

    Also known as "tongue in cheek," "irony," etc.

    So sorry you missed it.

    Posted in: Suga urges Okinawan governor to back down in U.S. base dispute

  • 0

    BertieWooster

    tina,

    I think US govt deep in their minds respect Okinawans

    It was Onaga, wasn't it, on a visit to the U.S.A., who had this conversation with an American politician:

    "Where are you from, Mr Onaga?"

    "From Okinawa."

    "I've heard of that. A little island down south. Whats the population there? About 2,000?"

    There are some in the US govt who have heard of Okinawa and a few of these might respect it, but I wouldn't hope for too much.

    Posted in: Suga urges Okinawan governor to back down in U.S. base dispute

  • 2

    BertieWooster

    I really wish the time limit for Abe was up . . .

    Posted in: Are you in favor of term limits for elected politicians?

  • 3

    BertieWooster

    LFRAgain,

    More specifically, the U.S. is administering a parcel of land located on Okinawa.

    I wonder how Americans would feel if Okinawans were administering a parcel of land in the middle of New York city. And yes, LFR-san I know the US won the war, but 1945 was rather a long time ago.

    And the "parcel" of land totals almost 20% of Okinawa. One fifth. And much of the land that the US is occupying - SORRY - "administering" is in areas that would be ideal for tourist development.

    Add to this the fact that Futenma was originally five villages, the US military drove the occupants out of their villages and bulldozed the lot, houses, family graves and all to make a military base there, and you can begin to understand the anger that Okinawans feel.

    Onaga is one of very, very few Japanese politicians capable of independent and logical thought and doing what they were elected for - representing their people.

    Posted in: Suga urges Okinawan governor to back down in U.S. base dispute

  • 1

    BertieWooster

    Well, poor old Suga went home with his tail between his legs:

    “People in Okinawa never volunteered to host military bases…And the more the government insists the work continues, the more alienated and angry the people of Okinawa become,” Onaga told the government envoy."

    http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/05/japan-okinawa-governor-stands-firm-on-opposition-to-us-military-base/

    I wonder what Abe's going to say to the US when he visits?

    "MISSION FAILED!"

    Posted in: Suga urges Okinawan governor to back down in U.S. base dispute

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