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HategoboJun. 11, 2012 - 10:58AM JST
I am more aware of what is happening around me because I seem to be surrounded by people totally oblivious to their surroundings because they have their eyes glued to their Iphone. I travel everywhere on foot and by train, and on numerous occasions my heart has leapt into my mouth as I see young children running along the edge of the platform trailing their "guardian" who has his or her eyes transfixed by the object in their hands. I also dont sleep on trains and in coffee shops, I like to see what is happening around me for my own entertainment. If I had been sleeping or surfing the net on my Iphone I would have missed the two old ladies who came into the coffee shop each wheeling a trolly from the supermarket opposite. They managed to over turn a table full of cups whilst manoeuvring, and having caused mayhem sat down , had a smoke, then got up and trundled out. On the way out they upset the table again and crushed a waitress into a doorway. Absolute classic entertainment missed by those snoring at the next table.
Posted in: In terms of personal safety, when you are out and about, whether you are walking along the street, waiting on train platforms or in shopping centers, and so on, how attentive are you to what people around you are doing?
HategoboJun. 10, 2012 - 12:02PM JST
@ globalwatcher This was Woodford v Olympus,his settlement at the Employment Tribunal was for a breach of UK employment laws. Awards at an ET are unlimited, hence Olympus wanting to settle out of court. That case is over and his settlement is his to keep. Any future case brought by the SFO will be a criminal case regarding the original falsification of accounts and payments to "advisors" connected with the purchase of UK - based company Gyrus in 2008.Thes payments apparently passed through Olympus UK.
Posted in: Woodford to receive Y1.2 billion in settlement with Olympus
HategoboJun. 10, 2012 - 09:09AM JST
This is not the end of the saga. Woodford took this case to an Employment Tribunal where the burden of proof is Civil Law ( balance of probabilities) to gain some redress from Olympus. The SFO and FBI are still investigating the original case regarding payments to "advisors" with regard to a breach of UK or US criminal law.
HategoboJun. 07, 2012 - 08:44AM JST
@tokyokawasaki. I agree with you, I always add a splash of Olive Oil and add pasta to boiling water.
Posted in: Whirlpool pot uses science to keep pasta from sticking to the bottom
HategoboJun. 01, 2012 - 03:11PM JST
No.5 mocks the size of a man`s penis in UK, and also in Hong Kong as far as I remember from all those years ago
Posted in: TripAdvisor Japan to give away T-shirts full of overseas obscenities
HategoboJun. 01, 2012 - 01:53PM JST
Didnt the US do something similar regarding alcohol, and look what happened there! :)
Posted in: New York proposes ban on sale of oversized sodas
HategoboMay. 31, 2012 - 12:07PM JST
Can anyone remember any Government putting their hands up and admiting that someone is one of their spies? So why is this news?
Posted in: China denies diplomat spied on Japan
HategoboMay. 30, 2012 - 11:18PM JST
My previous post should read "The SFO and FBI are still investigating" sorry
Posted in: Woodford agrees to out-of-court settlement with Olympus
HategoboMay. 30, 2012 - 10:58PM JST
This is not the end of the saga. Woodford took this case to an Employment Tribunal where the burden of proof is Civil Law ( balance of probabilities) to gain some redress from Olympus. The FSA and FBI are still investigating the original case regarding payments to "advisors" with regard to a breach of UK or US criminal law.
HategoboMay. 22, 2012 - 01:50AM JST
I agree with Squidbert and cracaphat, well and truly overhyped. However there must have been a lot of people who swallowed the hype and thought they would make a quick killing.
Posted in: Why do you think Facebook's stock failed to live up to the hype in its trading debut?
HategoboMay. 20, 2012 - 12:38PM JST
I am glad they will wear this "functionable" rainwear on their outdoor shoots. They deserve the best. Hope they are not "Dry clean only" Have these coats been described as "functionable" because they are not functional ?
Posted in: Itano, French Kiss launch Seven & i's rainwear
HategoboMay. 18, 2012 - 02:21PM JST
What has this got to do with the London Olympics? Absolutely nothing.
Posted in: Tensions rise over British queen's regal jubilee lunch guest list
HategoboMay. 18, 2012 - 12:51PM JST
Spain has been moaning about Gibraltar since 1713. Nothing new.
HategoboMay. 16, 2012 - 07:19PM JST
@Zichi I got a blue coronation mug and a "Fry`s Five Boy " chocolate bar. I hope the Japanese Royal couple enjoy their trip, I am sure they will be made very welcome.
Posted in: Emperor, empress leave for UK to attend queen's diamond jubilee
HategoboMay. 13, 2012 - 07:49AM JST
@sunhawk Of course beer should have a head, but not excessive, I think that is the point in question. I cannot imagine I would survive long if I drew a "Pint of Guinness" with a 3 inch head for Paddy and his pals. Yes I know Guinness is a stout but you get my point :)
Posted in: Japanese beer heads cause Westerners to froth at the mouth
HategoboMay. 13, 2012 - 06:54AM JST
Perhaps its the desire to get what you paid for. If I order a pint of beer I expect to get a pint, not half beer and half froth. In the UK there is a white line on the side of the glass that denotes the level liquid beer must reach to make a pint. Between that line and the rim is the "froth zone"
HategoboMay. 11, 2012 - 03:38PM JST
She lied about what actually happened then played the "I was drunk" card. Sentence should be doubled on appeal methinks.
Posted in: Prosecutors appeal Japanese-Taiwanese star's suspended sentence
HategoboMay. 11, 2012 - 03:09PM JST
Typo should be Emperor :)
Posted in: Emperor, empress to visit Britain for Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee
HategoboMay. 11, 2012 - 03:08PM JST
@nec123a Japan and the UK are democracies with a system of government based on a constitutional monarchy. The Japanese Royal Family are going to the UK to represent Japan at the celebration of the Queen`s Diamond Jubilee.You are entitled to your views about Republicanism, but it has no bearing whatsoever on this subject. The cost would still be the same if a future President Ozawa was visiting President Cameron. I know what I would prefer. Long may the present Emporer and the Queen reign. They are very welcome in UK.
HategoboMay. 11, 2012 - 02:51PM JST
@Oz Monster Thank you for your post, it was very informative. I stand corrected.
May. 20, 2013 - 12:35PM JST
This guy is out of his mind. I ride my bike just to station and would…
Posted in: Road traffic laws in Europe and the United States are simple, whereas in Japan pedestrians are always exposed to the risks of bicycles bumping into them from all directions...It is time for us to go back to the original point of the road traffic law, where bicycles and cars share the road.
May. 20, 2013 - 12:33PM JST
I have absolutely no use for anime girls...don't understand the attraction at all. Give me a…
Posted in: 'Moe' madness: Gov't realizes selling power of cute 2D girls
May. 20, 2013 - 12:32PM JST
Good on him. Can't really see how this is a crime though. Sounds like the toyota…
Posted in: Man arrested after taking Lexus for test drive to grandmother’s house 180 km away
Go into any McD's in Japan. You'll see two or three jr./sr. high girls (maybe even…
Posted in: Mega Potato to go back on sale at McDonald's Japan
May. 20, 2013 - 12:29PM JST
What, exactly, is the logic here? So I'm when I'm editing a 200MB, 30+layer PSD I'm…
Posted in: Adobe changing its products to cloud services with monthly fees