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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    It's hideous. Just awful, made even more so by the serif font for "Tokyo 2020".

    On the bright side, I'll save a fortune snatching up all the unsold ugly T-shirts to gift my relatives.

    Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo design ruffles feathers abroad

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    how many times can this same news story run?

    Hehe, nice one! Trust me when I say that "Surrender Season 2015" is just hitting full stride.

    "Conservatives" like Abe would love to have cancelled this series years ago, but it's been renewed for another 10 seasons by executives in Beijing. The drama continues until August 9, when, in the season finale, the mayor of Nagasaki makes a speech calling for an end to the use of nuclear weapons, by everyone, for all time... blah, blah, blah...

    Posted in: Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks, says aide

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    They said the horseless carriage was going to be a dud, Coke in cans, lots of things. This is ver. 1.0, just give it a minute. I'm sure there will be a "compelling use" by the time the 2nd generation rolls out.

    Posted in: Is Apple Watch a dud?

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    ...rip open the wounds of China and the other victims, and rub salt in them...

    Just by being vague? Wow. A bit dramatic, don't ya think? Are you hoping for blowback?

    Posted in: China envoy warns Japan not to backtrack on WW2 remorse

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    "Intrepid believes this plan offers the best opportunity to preserve Skymark as Japan’s third-largest independent carrier..."

    Independent in what respect? It's about to be co-owned by a foreign airline that's sold me my worst flying experiences. I hope JAL raises holy hell about Delta getting slots at Haneda when slots were denied to them.

    Posted in: Delta joins bid to rescue bankrupt airline Skymark

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    By mobile phone, like every other terrorist in the last 20 years?

    In Japan? Really? Does the phone have a cute Hello Kitty case? Cui bono?

    Posted in: Man calls Tokyo station with bullet train bomb threat

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    This is how the problem-reaction-solution cycle works. How exactly was the caller on Sunday supposed to detonate the bomb on Monday? Then, cui bono? If you're gonna go to all the trouble of building and deploying (read, hiding) an actual remote detonation device, how brilliant is it to give the cops 20 hours to find it?

    But 90% of you are only going to remember, "The shinkansen is not safe anymore. We need airport security theater! Wahhh!"

    Posted in: Man calls Tokyo station with bullet train bomb threat

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    Separately, a national security source said multiple overseas plots by Islamic State sympathizers had also been halted in recent days.

    Good old, handy, anonymous, unverifiable "national security sources." Yuh, right! This is irresponsible reporting, even for Reuters.

    The FBI has a track record of targeting the "disgruntled" who would participate in a terrorist plot if given the opportunity. In many cases, the FBI recruits potential terrorists and provides them with plans, equipment, and weapons -- before finally shutting them down and getting credit for thwarting another attack. That's how they keep the budget cow mooing when is there is no real terrorist threat.

    Posted in: FBI says it thwarted Islamic State-inspired July 4 attacks

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    the ripe old age of 112...

    AFP's penchant for hyperbole never ceases to amaze me. This is a rather disrespectful way to refer to a dead person.

    Posted in: World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    The accountholder used a profanity while expressing his dismay about the app likening his friend to an ape, a comparison widely regarded as a racial slur when applied to a black person.

    I would like to use a profanity expressing my dismay about this paragraph. If this tweeter used only one profanity after this happened, then that would be news. But this is still infant tech. I'll be more worried when it stops happening.

    Posted in: Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    The move comes after the board game-turned-console behemoth was forced to apologise for excluding same-sex relationships in an earlier game.

    Why was Nintendo apologizing at all? People whined and the techs changed a setting. Problem solved.

    Posted in: Nintendo to allow same-sex marriage in latest 'Fire Emblem' game

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    Japan needs to look after her own workers first.

    Absolutely. Except that Japanese workers would expect to be paid fairly, and something tells me that's never been part of the plan.

    Posted in: Olympic projects slowed by labor shortage

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    And at age 85, the married man will have 18.9 million yen in assets, compared to 15.87 million held by the bachelor.

    Yeah, but which one had more fun?

    Posted in: Cost-conscious males make for stingy relationships

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    Hooray for mononyms! The only way to ensure Hillary's victory is to nominate this idiot to run against her. They don't even need a dopey VP candidate who can see Russia from her house.

    Posted in: Jeb Bush launches presidential bid

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    Last time I was in a "rowboat," the "steering system" consisted of my upper body and two oars.

    Posted in: Steering failure, bad weather ended rower's Pacific crossing attempt

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    There's going to be hell to pay if John Oliver chugged that bottle of Bud Light Lime (and said it's deeeelicious!) for nothing.

    Posted in: FIFA official urges Blatter not to go back on promise to quit

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    but doing it via strangulation?

    Seriously? Given what this sad article tells us -- together for 50 years, the woman he was devoted to in constant pain and seemingly begging for it to end -- what method would you suggest that the husband, not any of us, would be able to live with?

    Posted in: 86-year-old man arrested over death of wife

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    The local (tower) controller failed badly here by not ensuring separation between the inbound helo and the departing 737. With the aborted takeoff roll fouling the runway, local's primary responsibility was to ensure the safe wave-off of the inbound 737. At every tower I've worked in, that means positive acknowledgement on tower frequency or guard frequency, light gun, or as a last resort that fat red button for the approach-end wave-off flares. The tapes will tell the tale, but the primary cause is going to be controller error, with serious questions about the actions of the inbound 737.

    Posted in: ANA jet aborts take-off after SDF copter cuts across its path at Naha airport

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    "We’re asked to foot the bill for barrier-free design and air conditioning"

    With no more retractable roof in the plan, I'd surely question the need for air conditioning.

    Posted in: Tokyo governor hits out at 'ridiculous' bill for 2020 Olympics

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    Cute story, but it appears to be 7 days too late: the Line stickers were only available for download until May 19.

    Posted in: KFC Japan adds more breast to their chicken with ‘sexy’ new LINE character

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