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    Fadamor

    Court officials said that 38-year-old Hansen had been sentenced on three charges, including using a carriage service to transmit indecent communications to a person aged under 16, and possessing child exploitation material on Tuesday.

    “To put yourself in the shoes of a 10-year-old Filipina girl and seeing what some men want from you has been a shocking experience for them,” said its head of campaigns Hans Guyt.

    ...but this wasn't a 10-year-old Filipina girl. It was a computer program. How the heck did his lawyer let them get away with them claiming a computer program was "a person aged under 16"?

    Posted in: Australian convicted in child sex sting with virtual girl

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    Fadamor

    Mock him all you want, but Shatner has done pretty well for himself after a mundane TV series that seems like it ran forever but actually ran for only 2 3/4 years!

    Posted in: Shatner, 'Star Trek' director to meet about role

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    Fadamor

    ... I'm dumbfounded. I guess he was too embarrassed to walk into a store to buy one, so he resorts to physical violence, breaks her nose, and then steals one - guaranteeing infinitely MORE embarrassment when he's caught? It's true though... nobody has ever claimed these sorts of people think their actions through.

    Posted in: Man attacks student, steals her skirt in Ibaraki

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    Fadamor

    The Japan National Tourism Organization said Thursday that the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan so far this year exceeded 10 million by mid-October.

    Add one more. I'll be arriving at Narita on Saturday to spend a week in Tokyo and a day/night out in Hakonen. Please don't empty my wallet. O_o

    To all the people carping about how the percentage of tourists to the population seems low I offer this observation: As long as the tourism numbers are increasing the news is good REGARDLESS of tourist/resident ratios.

    Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan exceeds 10 million

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    Fadamor

    Wonder howany will die on unrelated accidents traveling to the dealer to fix the airbag.

    If there are ANY, I wonder how many of them would have survived with a properly functioning airbag? I doubt there would be any sort of statistically significant number of accidents on the way to get their airbags replaced - never mind fatalities during those accidents.

    The Justice Department is doing what it loves to do: Investigate. Just because they are investigating does not mean there was deceit on the part of Takata. Whether there was deceit or not is what the investigation is (hopefully) going to determine.

    Posted in: U.S. probes air bag maker Takata after 7.8 mil vehicles recalled

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    Fadamor

    And the problem is none of their menu is truly noteworthy.

    I chuckled at this. After decades of attempts to beat McDonald's "Big Mac" sandwich, competitor Burger King recently "threw in the towel" and came out with their OWN sandwich called the "Big King". The sandwich consists of two (presumably all-beef) patties, a sauce remarkably similar to Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed-covered club bun. Yes, ladies and gentleman, Burger King is selling renamed Big Macs!

    This is part of the increased competition McDonald's is talking about. I also notice all the other fast food chains (even Taco Bell!) have now started offering breakfast, cutting into McDonald's former supremacy in the fast food breakfast market. Unless McDonald's can figure out another way to stay above the fray, I have no doubt they will be losing more market share.

    What is the old saying "If you try to be everything to everybody, you'll end up being nothing to no one".

    This is true. There was a local start-up called "Five Guys Burgers and Fries" that expanded across the country in the last couple of decades. Their menu is bare-bones... burgers, fries, and hot dogs. http://www.fiveguys.com/menu.aspx That's all they make, so they get really good at making it.

    Posted in: McDonald's profit slumps, sales fall worldwide

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    Fadamor

    And I say that Japan's continued attept to white-wash decades of organized sex-slavery makes them comparable.

    ...and you are one person. Slater's comment was quoting another Western journalist who felt that "he believes denial of the comfort women issue is akin to Holocaust denial." Slater then adds his own comment that, "For most Western executives, the issues are hardly even comparable." Even if you happen to be an executive of a Western business, you are still only one such executive and Slater's comment would still be accurate.

    Posted in: Japanese politics: Foreign executives beware

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    Fadamor

    RIP to the man who helped open our eyes to just how devious our leaders could be.

    Posted in: Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

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    Fadamor

    Why would anyone pay any attention to these marketing campaigns terribly disguised as shallow and fake awards?

    They're the same people who grew up watching toy advertisements terribly disguised as shallow and fake cartoons/anime. To them, this is NATURAL.

    Posted in: AKB48, Satomi Ishihara, Amari among winners of Best Dressed Eyes Awards

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    Fadamor

    It was tapes AND magazines. I'm guessing the magazines made up most of the weight. Even 500 VHS tapes aren't that heavy.

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

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    Fadamor

    I wonder what the law is if you win 5,000 dollars in Las Vegas and you are resident in Japan (given that a resident is taxed on global income regardless of where it is made).

    In the case of casino winnings in the U.S., any winnings over $500 have 20% withheld at payout for Federal tax purposes. You are given a document from the cashier detailing what was withheld. When tax time rolls around, you include the total income won, but then include the document proving 20% was withheld which will reduce your taxes accordingly. Whether Japanese authorities would accept such proof of tax payment, I have no idea.

    Posted in: Osaka man wipes away millions in owed taxes by deducting losing horse race tickets

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    Fadamor

    Hey! Hang on! Yeah, the perp is dead, but so is the innocent woman. There's nothing to celebrate here!

    Exactly. The circumstances do not justify elation. Two people are now dead who didn't have to die.

    Posted in: Woman found stabbed to death; suspect jumps from building roof

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    Fadamor

    Time for a new advertising agency...

    You do know that these operations are named using a random name generator using the format (adjective) (noun), right? The names are intentionally chosen to not reveal specifics about the operation they get assigned to.

    Posted in: U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense

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    Fadamor

    The way this article reads, the issue was actually that the perps created a fake Facebook account with the victim's name, then posted a bunch of embarrassing pictures of the victim on it without the victim's permission. This seems to be more of an "identity theft" crime than it is revenge porn.

    Posted in: Court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses

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    Fadamor

    The "expansion" is actually a correction. Apparently they left models off the October 20 press release and the October 21 press release corrected the omissions.

    Note: The list below corrects the list that accompanied our October 20 advisory, which incorrectly included certain vehicles. The numbers cited for potentially affected vehicles below are subject to change and adjustment because there may be cases of vehicles being counted more than once.

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/Vehicle-owners-with-defective-airbags-urged-to-take-immediate-action

    The number of potentially affected vehicles now stands at:

    1. Honda 5,051,364
    2. Toyota 877,000
    3. Nissan 694,626
    4. BMW 627,615
    5. Chrysler 371,309
    6. Mazda 64,872
    7. Ford 58,669
    8. Subaru 17,516
    9. Mitsubishi 11,985
    10. GM (indeterminate number of 2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe and 2005 - Present Saab 9-2X vehicles)

    Posted in: Faulty Takata air bag warning expanded to 6.1 million U.S. cars

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    Fadamor

    Take one, rotate it horizontal, and you have a way to instantly blind someone at a distance.

    Posted in: Japanese firm showcases Bat-Signal of the future

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    Fadamor

    Sentence was over the top. You don't need to jail someone to make a point, especially considering his background and the nature of the case.

    OK, let's consider Imura's background: "a former employee of the Shonan Institute of Technology" who recorded the weapons being created and then posted the video online. (Translation: the man knows his way around the internet and is well versed on the controversy surrounding 3D-printers and weapons)

    What if... and this might be considered crazy talk... they jailed him not because they wanted to make a point, but because he broke the law regarding the manufacture and possession of firearms? Or is it your stance that nobody manufacturing illegal lethal weapons should go to jail for their crimes?

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

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    Fadamor

    Well THIS is going to affect the government's push for casinos. If you're allowed to deduct gambling losses from gambling winnings, the government's projected tax windfall on casino winnings will evaporate.

    Posted in: Osaka man wipes away millions in owed taxes by deducting losing horse race tickets

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    Fadamor

    Honda has the highest number of vehicles covered by the recall at roughly 2.8 million. Toyota is second at 778,000, followed by BMW at 574,000.

    Honda is easily the company most affected by this recall, yet AFP (or JT) decided to go with a photo of Toyota? Why wouldn't the visual that goes along with the article show the company most affected by what's in the article? Is somebody trying to protect their Honda stock portfolio?

    Posted in: U.S. urges air bag repairs as recalls expand to 4.7 mil vehicles

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    Fadamor

    Like Sangetsu pointed out, the word "could' eliminates any sort of definitive discussion. I clicked on "Yes" because it "COULD" happen, but that doesn't mean it is a foregone conclusion that it WILL happen. Next year we "COULD" encounter the Zombie Apocalypse - which would then get my vote as "the definitive humanitarian disaster of our time".

    Posted in: Aid agency Oxfam says Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation." Do you agree?

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