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    KnowBetter

    The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China.

    Quiet Mandarin chatter fills the air. Most of the shoppers are Chinese — and so are half the sales assistants.

    HAHAHAHA!!! That made me laugh, "Quiet Mandarin chatter fills the air." They are anything BUT QUIET!!!

    Posted in: As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?

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    The South Koreans like the Chinese know no shame so this comes as no surprise. First country, then the UN job. Ban should be BANNED for such action! Clearly biased and not in the UN's best interest.

    Posted in: U.N. chief Ban defends China parade trip after Japanese concern

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    "Communist authorities and state-run media have sought to pin blame for the disaster on local individuals and officials, rather than systemic factors."

    NOPE!!! This is in reality how most of China is run. It's the culture that exists and will exist until the Government is also held liable for their part. Greed and corruption is running rampant in China and all one needs to do to confirm it is just look around. If you're unlucky it may it even fall on you while you're looking.

    Posted in: China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts

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    How do you think they got all those users to install Windows 10 so quickly when that never happened for Win7 or 8 or 8.1?!?

    Anyone who blindly let Windows 7 or 8 do automatic updates is in for quite a shock when they find out that Windows 10 will NOT allow you to choose anymore on when updates are done. Unless you have an Enterprise version of Windows 10 you will have your device updated when M$ says so and as in the past, if that update just so happens to be 'broken' so will your device until M$ can quickly release an updated patch to fix their broken patch or update.

    For those that are enjoying that bliss of ignorance, keep doing as you did before and if you've been lucky, then buy lottery tickets more often.

    I have worked in the IT field for the last 23+ years and have seen just about everything. Of the 14 devices I currently own that run windows, NONE of them will be updated to Windows 10 until I see at work with the 1850+ users currently running Win7, that we have safely tested Win10 in the labs and it has been proven stable which currently it is anything but. Of course as a single or dual device end user, you're probably not even aware of just how badly Win10 spies on you. Nothing to hide? Sure, I've heard that all before but you still don't leave all your mail, pin numbers, medical information, financial information, etc. out on the sidewalk, right?

    If M$ has the back door open 24/7, then it's only a matter of their weakest link within that company going rouge and that info goes out onto the web for whatever reason. You did nothing wrong, had no porn on your PC, weren't on some cheaters website but hackers don't care. The M$ back door portal which they claim is for special 'telemetry' is pure BS and nothing more than an open invitation to spy at will, NSA style which by the way M$ and Google readily do already and the main reason for that back door, hence the reason that the 'Enterprise' versions don't have that auto update setting in stone. I too have nothing too hide EXCEPT all my personal information. Makes you think, no?

    Posted in: Windows 10 spreads to more than 75 million devices

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    Just another day at the office. These things happen and these pilots definitely earned their pay today.

    Posted in: ANA plane makes emergency landing in Osaka

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    I wonder now, will South Korea demand an apology from North Korea each and every year IF the two were ever to unify?

    Posted in: Deal reached easing North and South Korea tensions

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    Saves the tax payers' footing the bill.

    Posted in: Man serving 18 years for killing 17-year-old girl commits suicide in cell

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    KnowBetter

    Purely for scientific reasons I'm sure he said, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

    Posted in: Japan delivers whiskey to space station - for science

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    KnowBetter

    I find most breathing type 'band-aids' out there don't seal out the grime and then your cut ends up like a Petri dish growing a science experiment. Frankly, I find that liquid bandage or those second skin Band-Aid brand bandages that seal the damage skin work best and leave you with least visible scar in the shortest time. Also, they draw the least amount of attention to a cut which frankly you don't or shouldn't want to draw attention to.

    Posted in: Turn minor cuts and scrapes into fashion statements

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    "The planned Sept. 3 parade will showcase the People’s Liberation Army rapidly growing capabilities at a time when Beijing is asserting territorial claims in the South China Sea and East China Sea."

    This is NOT a to celebrate the end of a war but to SHOW OFF how they MIGHT start one will this MASSIVE WASTE OF MONEY WHEN WAR ONLY MAKES THOSE WHO BUILD THE WAR MACHINES RICH!!!

    Posted in: China holds rehearsal for military parade marking Japan’s WWII surrender

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    @zones2surf

    and they totally killed it in the right context of the word 'killed'. It was painful to watch and listen to as would be watching a cat slowly being lowered into a running blender. Okay, that would be far worse but still it was pretty bad.

    Posted in: Grande reception

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    Not sure if this is supposed to scare us or somehow turn us on... I am confused... oh wait, maybe that's the plan, SHOCK AND AWE!!! China will invade with thighs, butts and bewbies and we'll be rendered utterly helpless. :/

    Posted in: Dress rehearsal

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    I guess I'm not 'following the trend' but was it "free kitty ears with every handbag purchase day"? What's up with all the little girls and the cat ears?!!

    Posted in: Grande reception

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    The legacy of the war still strains diplomatic ties between Tokyo and Beijing. China says more than 20 million of its citizens died as a result of Japan’s invasion, occupation and atrocities.

    Meanwhile 1.6 million Chinese die every year from air pollution in China. China complains about something that happened over 70 years ago but can't manage to stop killing its own people while expanding its own grip on the surrounding areas.

    I truly feel sorry for all that suffered at hands of the Japanese military during WWII but I do think it's time that China starts living in the here and now and do something about the issues within their own borders caused by their own citizens that end up killing their own.

    Posted in: 'Children of the aggressors' - Japanese war babies adopted by China

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    I have flown over this nasty open sore they call a volcano a few times when flying from Naha or Amami Ōshima up to Kumamoto and every time I have noticed constant steam rising up from it. Each fly over always has me crossing my fingers that it doesn't go Krakatau on us as we approach. I can only imagine the stress the locals must live with constantly only made worse by every earthquake.

    Posted in: Japan raises eruption warning for volcano near nuclear plant

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    A total of five new runways are scheduled to be built at both Haneda and Narita to accommodate more flights in the future.

    REALLY?!? Currently Haneda has 4 full runways in operation and Narita has 1.5 runways in operation so unless they plan to wage war on the people living and still holding onto those little islands of property surrounded by taxi ways and bits of the uncompleted 2nd full runway at Narita, I'm guessing the lion's share of new runways will be added to Haneda.

    Posted in: Gov't to allow more flights over Tokyo as Haneda slots increase

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    Considering just how tightly packed the houses are to each other throughout most large cities in Japan, it was either EXCELLENT response time and fire fighting skills of the fire department(s) that showed up and/or extreme luck that it didn't get out of hand in a hurry when that plane crashed.

    Posted in: Plane crash

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    In any other part of the world this cancellation, this late in the game, would spell 'game over' for this stadium being finished in time. This is Japan so there is the slightest of chances that they 'may' pull it off BUT in the end to get it done in time it will be under-built and overcharged just to get it done. Cost for the end result will clearly show that it would have been better to have pressed on with the first 'ripoff' stadium. This 'alternative second choice stadium' will be a stop-gap just to house the 2020 Olympic events and then may not get much use after that because it won't be design for much more. Factor that waste into the savings and you're better off sticking with the first because it will end up costing the same in the end or more.

    Posted in: Japan faces Y5.9 bil loss over scrapped Olympic stadium

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    You could play nice with China but as we all know that would be like taking two steps back and then China will keep pressing its luck and then it will be another two steps back and so on. Why not just match the Chinese and start doing what they're doing and get to those oil and gas deposits before they do. China will regardless of whether Japan does or does not and it's not like Japan is swimming in natural resources like those anyways but does very much need them.

    Posted in: Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

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    The kid actually looks like he's yelling "BRING IT ON!!!"... to the heat that is.

    Posted in: Cooling off

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