Fadamor's past comments

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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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    Fadamor

    Imura’s lawyers argued that he did not know his acts were illegal, a notion that the court rejected.

    ...and rightfully so. These were firearms that he created and Japanese law is very clear about who can and cannot be in possession of firearms. For his lawyers to claim he did not know his acts were illegal was pure B.S.

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

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    Fadamor

    I bet Disney will crank out several sequels. They will be milking this one for all it's worth.

    You're not taking much of a gamble with that bet. If you have a successful product, you continue to add to that product until demand wanes. Basic business rules FTW!

    Posted in: 'Frozen' fans who can’t ‘let it go’ have something to look forward to in January

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    Fadamor

    Why must the picture be interpreted as a metaphor for anything?

    Posted in: Follow the leader

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    Fadamor

    "No. That's not true. IT'S NOT PARSEABLE!

    "Search your dictionary. You KNOW it to be true."

    "NOOOOOOoooooo!!!" (I spelled it wrong!)

    Posted in: Star Wars English-Japanese Dictionary for Padawan learners

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    Fadamor

    Log Horizon 2 gets a continuing nod by me. The series attempts to explain all the quirks involved with MMOs (such as: "Why do those rabbits I kill always drop a few coins? Why do they have the rabbit-equivalent of coin purses?") I find these explanations almost as fascinating as their main plot.

    While I liked the first season of SAO (yes, even the Alfheim half) and I liked SAO2 for the first half despite the incongruities (you can't contact the game's administrators about a suspected murderer because the administrators are "overseas" and your solution is to send a minor in-game to expose the murderer? Seriously?!), I couldn't get behind a continuation of the plot the way it was heading. At some point, the ADULTS have to do the investigating regarding a ring of murderers, not kids.

    Posted in: The 10 best anime of the fall season, according to Japanese otaku

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