Fadamor's past comments

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    Fadamor

    Mojang was offering server space to run private Minecraft worlds. That's where a continual revenue stream can be had.

    Posted in: Tokyo Game Show: Looking for the next big thing

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    I was going to say, "Aren't all funds in Japan funneled into the corporations?" That would be the reverse of what a venture capitalist does. I'm no expert on Japanese business models, but that's what it seems to be to this layman.

    Posted in: How does the venture capital market differ between Japan and the U.S.?

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    I got mine done because I was fed up of my ears hurting from having too-tight clip-ons, and of losing not-tight-enough ones.

    ...and the reason you felt the need to wear clip-ons? Because it was fashionable.

    My foreskin was removed right after birth for hygienic rather than religious reasons. I never saw it. Everything "works" so as far as I know the circumcision was done correctly. It wasn't until I entered middle school (with the mandatory after-PE showers) that I realized anybody might be any different than me in that aspect. Even though I never got to know mine, I cannot contemplate deciding as a teenager or young adult to have it removed unless there was a serious problem with it. I'm a firm believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Complications from surgery can happen even when performed by the most reputable surgeons.

    Posted in: Foreskin clip joints take unwary males for a ride

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    The girls were apparently dropped for breach of contract. That's all that can really happen. This paper demand for 8,000,000 yen is toothless.

    Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans

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    I'm going to assume the spying was during his stint in Tokyo. Interesting that it took almost six years after he departed Tokyo for China to reel him back in.

    Posted in: China's envoy to Iceland arrested for spying for Japan

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    I'll say it again - why someone (woman OR man) is not married is none of your business. If they feel comfortable enough with you to tell you, they will do so without an interrogation. Why do you feel you need to be the "traffic cop" for their relationships or the lack of them? Who designated you the matchmaker - deciding who does and who doesn't interact with them? IT'S. NONE. OF. YOUR. BUSINESS.

    Next, you say that "Why don't you get married?" is his question. It wasn't his question. He was given the question and he worked with it.

    True enough. He took the question he was given and turned it into a statement saying that there's nothing wrong with asking someone why they aren't married - as long as the question is asked in private. He's 100% wrong. IT'S NONE OF HIS (or anyone else's) BUSINESS why someone isn't married. He KNOWS that. He's using the question to put the recipient on the defensive.

    Posted in: Gender equality chief makes light of sexist jeering in Tokyo assembly

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    Fadamor

    Yes, folks, its still okay to ask a person in private if they are married. But no, its not okay to attack them over it in public or private or turn their private matters into a political weapon, and its not okay to try and make their life decisions for them.

    Read the article again, "Jack":

    Zenji Nojima, the chairman of a gender equality conference, generated fresh controversy Tuesday by saying it was fine to ask a woman why she wasn’t married—although the question should not be posed in public.

    There's a WORLD of difference between asking "if" someone is married (your quote) and "why aren't you married". Why someone is not married is no one else's business. Period. It's not OK to ask it in public OR in private.

    Posted in: Gender equality chief makes light of sexist jeering in Tokyo assembly

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    Fadamor

    Putin scares his own people. As the Russian mothers who were told their sons had died fighting alongside Ukrainian rebels whether their nationalism is on the rise?

    Posted in: Russians love their children, too - but that alone won't stop a nuclear war

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    Fine with me. We just got OUT of Iraq. I don't want us going back in.

    Posted in: New Iraq PM says no to U.S. ground troops

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    I have some good memories of his music before he went weird. He should stay wherever he went to and not spoil those memories.

    He apparently lives in London and vacations in Dubai.

    Posted in: Cat Stevens announces brief U.S. concert tour

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    Only four years for murder makes PERFECT sense because, you know, he was drunk at the time.

    /sarcasm

    Posted in: Man who beat mother to death in 2008 arrested for beating father to death

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    Male, 65 years old, and in charge of the Gender Equality Conference. What could POSSIBLY be wrong with someone from the "women should be barefoot and in the kitchen" generation chairing a conference that seeks to get women OUT of the kitchen? (rolls eyes)

    Posted in: Gender equality chief makes light of sexist jeering in Tokyo assembly

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    I could know Japanese more than you, and have been born here.

    If so, then the sign obviously wasn't intended for you, ne?

    Cortes Elijah is the exception but as for the rest of us, we are gaikokujin. "Overseas people". I can't really get upset over so generic a description or its abbreviated form "gaijin".

    Karaoke is a PART of Japanese culture but certainly not enough of a major portion of it to claim that it IS "Japanese Culture".

    This would be less of an issue with just a "Welcome!" sign instead of one specifically targeting foreigners. The fact that it was in English should be enough to draw foreigners' attention. Considering I know just enough Japanese to cause alarm at the mangling, though, I'm not going to judge the owner as being racist from one sign in a language that is not his native language.

    Posted in: Step in

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    The United Kingdom has been slowly divided-up over the years. I foresee a time in the not too distant future where it becomes just "Britain".

    Posted in: Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

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    ...and I thought Dennis Rodman was a baseball player, not a swimmer.

    (smirk) I thought he was a basketball player.

    I am not going to apologize for this countryman. I agree he should have been allowed to continue on his journey because the relative I.Q. of South Korea would have increased a bit had he been allowed to cross the river. If the North Koreans had captured him (as opposed to shooting him on sight), I would decline all offers of an exchange - if I had a say in the matter. "No, I think we'll let all the idiots stay in your country."

    Posted in: South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

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    Fadamor

    On the plus side.

    Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Barak Obama

    plus a whole slew of great musicians

    They don't fit the research parimeters so lets just look at the losers

    The article clearly talks about "teenagers who use cannabis daily". Unless you're prepared to claim that Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, et al were stoned 365 days out of the year as teenagers, your examples don't apply to this discussion.

    I HAVE been around teenagers who were stoned every day that I knew them and while I can't make any observations about health risks, I CAN state unequivocally that not a single one was able to accomplish much while stoned. The term "productive stoner" would be an oxymoron - if somebody were ever inclined to use it.

    Posted in: Daily cannabis smokers risk health, wellbeing and achievement

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    Will it be as bad as Windows 8, or worse? Even Windows 8 is still based on the 20 year old original Windows, same structure, same bad design, just to keep it compatible. A system that should have been abandoned and completely overhauled at least 10 years ago.

    Ehh... Windows 1.0 is considered the "original" Windows and was released in 1985 as a 16-bit shell running on top of MS-DOS. That makes the "original Windows" 29 years old. Win 95 and 98 were also merely shells on top of DOS. It wasn't until Windows NT and Windows 2000 that the reliance on DOS was completely eliminated. In addition, the operating system's default file format moved from the restrictive FAT to the more expandable and fault tolerant NTFS. So much for your "same structure, same bad design" comment. The ONLY thing common between Windows 1.0 and windows 7/8/8.1 is the fact that it has the word "Windows" in the title. But on the bright side, I'm sure Apple appreciates you mindlessly parroting their corporate dogma.

    Posted in: Microsoft to introduce new Windows software September 30

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    Fadamor

    If you read the original article, it concentrated solely on the demands by the management to the "fans" who went on the dates with their clients. THE BOYS are expected to cough-up 8,232,400 yen, not the girls, but there was no contract between management and the boys. I'm sure this is why no lawsuit has been filed and instead a letter demanding payment was sent. I think this was just a publicity stunt to try and discourage any other fans from trying to date an idol.

    Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans

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    Let's hope he's not detained this time.

    He's been in the U.S. without incident since the time he was detained in 2004. As best as anyone can figure, the person actually on the "Watch List" had a different spelling of Yusuf.

    The new music is a rewarding listen. Check out 'Roadsinger'... It's great to have you back!

    (chuckle) "Roadsinger" was released in 2008. It's no longer "new music". He has actually recently announced a new album that is to be released titled, "Tell 'Em I'm Gone". What are the odds some of the NEW new material gets onto the playlist for the U.S. tour? :-)

    Posted in: Cat Stevens announces brief U.S. concert tour

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    Fadamor

    I'm visiting Japan for a week in late October and part of the trip involves a hike up to the fifth stage on Fujisan. I think I'll pack a garbage bag in my backpack for the trip and clean up litter I find during the hike (unless it's decomposing or otherwise gooey). It seems like most of the trash is between the 5th and 6th stages, however. :-(

    Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji

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