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    CanadianINtokyo

    And productivity increased 1800% worldwide...

    This exactly!!!

    Posted in: Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide

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    I could use one of those while at work to warn me when I start dosing off in front of my PC at work!!!

    Posted in: Fujitsu unveils drowsiness sensor for drivers

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    Sorry turbostat but that Huffingtonpost rag is paid for by the lobbyists protecting lazy Canadian businesses. Uniqlo will fail in Canada IF it does not offer prices within the same price range as offered in The USA factoring in exchange rates.

    In Canada, most if not all businesses are full of BS stories as to why things are so much more expensive in Canada with the usual lies about duties and taxes and import costs, etc., etc., etc. So you tell me why something MADE IN CANADA is MORE expensive than 2000kms away in some small USA town?

    Uniqlo's prices are quite a bit higher in the USA than in Japan last time I checked as are Muji's prices so based on past track records in Canada, they will be even higher (taking exchange rate into account) in Canada. There are plenty of places in Canada that sell a lot of the same staple 'fleece' products but just like in the USA, Canada will need 'fattie' sizes. I'm not big by any means but a Xtra Large Japanese Uniqlo t-shirt is about the size of a medium in North America and if you wash that Uniqlo shirt in anything but cold water and hang it to dry, it becomes almost two sizes smaller.

    Things that do not have duties on them such as cameras, TV's, BluRay players etc. are ALWAYS more expensive in Canada so things with duties like clothing NOT made in North America will be priced too high to compete unless they pay the workers making them less or the bosses take a cut on their pay. I'm guessing not the latter. Uniqlo will have a difficult time in Canada. 15 years ago they would have done slightly better but now their product is cheap just like everyone else's crap.

    Posted in: UNIQLO to enter Canadian market in 2016

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    China and South Muppet Korea should both just shut the hell up and worry about their problems, THEIR REAL PROBLEMS in their own countries and forget about getting the 'dream apology' that they so demand.

    Stupid people live in the past and 70 years is long enough to be beating a dead horse. MOVE ON ALREADY, the rest of the world has and now China and South Korea just look like whiny little children throwing a tantrum. No one is listening anymore, we're all just laughing at your pathetic attempts. China and South Korea, you need to grow a pair and shut up, PLEASE!

    Posted in: S Korea, China warn Japan not to backtrack on wartime apology

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    BEIJING - China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan".

    Then China has the balls to complain why Japan would spend more on a military presence?

    China is not only STUPID AS A BAG OF HAMMERS but a THUG that will be its own undoing. If China wants to be a thug, then the world simply stops doing business with it. That will be the same effect as China going to war with anyone. That is China's death.

    The smartest move for China is to freaking move on already and quit acting like the idiot nations of this world I.e. Russia, North Korea and Iran. War is only profitable for those who sell the weapons. EVERYONE else loses.

    Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'

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    “Using the Internet, a photograph of the intended bearer’s face is sent to the counterfeiter, and the card ordered in China,”

    What, Chinese involved in counterfeiting? I am shocked... said no one ever.

    Posted in: Forged resident cards use postal system to evade authorities

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    Most of you talk about the reason for banning something is because it seems that the public at large can't be left to their own to decide what is right and wrong.

    You all speak about 'addiction' and suffering so why not ban smoking? It also kills those who don't partake in its 'addiction' and yet it's legal.

    If you think gambling is wrong because it harms people and those peoples' families then please consider the same logic when you think about other so called 'legal' activities. If you decide to take away the right to one form of profit at the expense of weak minded peoples' lives then consider that so called free choice for all activities that kill others while making a profit.

    The choice of freedom to choose isn't so free, it costs us all. You can't have your cake and eat it too...

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    In the nine months ending Dec 31, Japanese fighters scrambled 744 times, 32% more than the same period the previous year, the ministry said. Encounters with Chinese aircraft, which accounted for half of the nine month total, jumped to 164 in the final quarter of 2014, the most since 1958, when records began.

    WOW!!!

    ...And China has the balls to complain about the increased Japanese military spending. Well, I can see at least one of the places where there has been an increase in spending, at least 32% in fuel cost over the previous year.

    Posted in: Japan says jets scrambling at record pace to counter Chinese, Russian intrusions

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    That also applied to vehicle interiors, said Scheepers, with Chinese consumers going for much bolder designs.

    Must have been meaning to say tacky but just couldn't think of the word.

    Volkswagen research turned up a surprising anomaly, said Scheepers. It found that younger buyers want more sober-colored vehicles—while older consumers go for brighter ones.

    That is odd because I usually see the exact opposite.

    Posted in: What the color of your car says about you

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    'Yubaru', I was thinking the same thing or maybe those that would, have and so the numbers are levelling out. OR, maybe support has finally started to filter into the equation and people are getting some sort of help. I would prefer the latter so I will keep the rose tinted glasses on.

    Posted in: No. of suicides in 2014 drops for 3rd straight year

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    Officials on Monday revealed dramatic new details of the accident, saying a rapid change in pressure caused the plane to "explode" as it hit the water.

    "It exploded because of the pressure," said S.B Supriyadi, a director from the search and rescue agency.

    "The cabin was pressurised and before the pressure of the cabin could be adjusted, it went down - boom. That explosion was heard in the area."

    Hold on a minute, 'explode' or 'implode'?

    At sea level, atmospheric pressure is approximately 15psi. When an airliner is flying at cruising altitude, its cabin is pressurized to no less than 10.9psi which is the equivalent of being around 8000ft above sea level (usually closer to 6000-6500ft). The lower the altitude, the higher the air pressure. It will NEVER exceed air pressure at sea level so an explosion due to air pressure regulation problems in the cabin seems highly unlikely.

    Now I know this from first hand experience because I've had MANY empty water bottles with the cap on get crushed during descent into airports at or near sea level. If the pressure inside the aircraft was less than the outside air pressure after it suddenly dove/fell out of the sky at horrific speeds would the 'bang' not be an implosion? That makes a lot of difference as to what hell befell the passengers and crew on board that doomed flight as it tells clearly that the aircraft did just that, stay in one piece, fuselage wise, just before it hit the water. A horrible amount of time must have passed during that horrific descent. RIP to all the souls aboard that flight.

    Posted in: Divers recover AirAsia cockpit voice recorder

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    You may not agree with Le Pen on his views and warnings for Japan but then look at Denmark and England to see how that has worked out for them.

    Multiculturalism if kept in check works but then there are those that argue "then it's not true multiculturalism".

    Whenever religion gets to the forefront is always seems to force change and then that change forces change of the policies which then allow the floodgates to open.

    History repeats itself because we humans trust far too much that we will change however we see it time and time again that history repeats itself all for what we wanted to avoid. It must be human nature to do something we know will cause us harm in the long term because we actually hope that things won't result in the same way again.

    Japan may appear 'broken' in many ways to outsiders but its people are the reason it will survive as a nation deep in its culture.

    Posted in: Le Pen urges Japan to avoid making same mistakes as France

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    All this doom and gloom in the news and we're only 10 days into the new year. Is there any good news to report on?

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    Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University on Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey revealed that the hackers “got sloppy” and mistakenly sent messages directly that could be traced to IP addresses used exclusively by North Korea. Comey said the hackers had sought to use proxy computer servers, a common ploy hackers use to disguise their identities and throw investigators off their trail by hiding their true locations.

    “It was a mistake by them,” he said. “It made it very clear who was doing this.”

    Or maybe that what the 'true hackers' knew and did by 'spoofing' that IP address to make it look like NK did the hacking. Seriously, if NK want to hack someone, do really think going after Sony for a movie release about their dear leader wouldn't be to obvious even for the idiots of NK?

    This hack was an inside job and now they are trying to cover that up and go after NK (which should be the case for so many other real problems) for it. Frankly, I don't care who goes after NK for whatever reason, it's long overdue.

    Sony has to deal with its internal problems first and if this was truly an external hack, then they have even more serious problems than that are being blamed on NK.

    Posted in: FBI director gives new clues tying N Korea to Sony hack

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    I know this will sound really obvious and clearly reducing us to the lowest common denominator but... what if all cars required us to enter in a password ID prior to starting the car with a key or proximity FOB so we could lock out the 'old', and 'two birds, one stone'... thieves and unauthorized users? Pretty sure someone with dementia would be hard pressed to get by that safety protocol in their state. Just sayin'...

    Posted in: 83-year-old man with dementia killed in car crash while driving wrong way on expressway

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    Yup, that inside job failed unless you count blaming NK for it. Still I'd blame NK for it because that fat bastard is guilty of far worse.

    Posted in: 'The Interview' becomes Sony's all-time online hit

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    A desktop PC is like the kitchen in a home and while there are PLENTY of fast food outlets and combini around to keep you from being hungry, the real deal is almost always enjoyed while seated at the 'table' at home. I own 3 smartphones, a couple of tablets, 3 laptops and 4 desktops plus 2 all in one touch screen PCs mounted in place at home. The PCs 'desktops' get the most use while the rest 'round out' the 'connected life experience'. They are all now part of the 'collective hive' but the PC is the 'Queen Bee'.

    Posted in: Don't sound the death knell for the PC just yet

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    Funny how Japan is so advanced and yet something so plain vanilla as this can send the law into spastic convulsions.

    Posted in: Prosecutors indict vagina artist on obscenity charges

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    Rik314 I was thinking the same thing, how odd it would be if Sony got 'hacked' again and the only thing 'stolen' was the movie in question which would end up EVERYWHERE for free to anyone and with all the great NK publicity would cause the exact opposite effect that NK wanted of shutting it down and making it go away. Sure Sony would lose out $$$$$$$ but that's the price Sony pays for weak cyber security and being such wimps and caving in, in the first place. If fact, I think this should be mandated as a fine to Sony to correct its wrongs.

    Posted in: 'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains

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    This idiot should be sentence to a term for as long as the person he killed is dead... seems fair, yes?

    Posted in: Student dies after she is hit by car being chased by police

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