LostinNagoya's past comments

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    LostinNagoya

    Given that Samsung counts as "sold" all devices that were shipped from its plants to stores even if they're rest in storage - and not the paid devices by customers, as other companies do - S5 can "outsell" S4 easily with this booking trick. Samsung seems to be wrong in every way possible.

    Posted in: Samsung exec says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4

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    LostinNagoya

    Nice picture. Spring in Japan is gorgeous (minus the kafunsho thing, of course).

    Posted in: Colorful carp

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    LostinNagoya

    yes, rest the ugly, cheap-looking plastic case. LOL.

    Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

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    LostinNagoya

    I can't believe I just read above a comment saying that Android is better that iOS, because it's complicated...LOL. My gosh! Go figure these guys.

    Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

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    LostinNagoya

    iPhones sell well in Japan because they are what Japanese people like: sophisticated, like all the luxury brands Japanese buyers love. Samsung is an ugly thing, it does have some nice points, but it looks cheap, and clunky. Not what Japanese peole want, or want to be seen with. As for marketing, Samsung invest hundreds of millions of dollars, but most times it shoots itself in the foot. Make a search for "samsung payola", the results are laughable. Most stars it pays to use Galaxies in front of cameras, are discovered using iPhones for real business. And there's this recent episode, that looks like from "American Dad": this basketball player is paid millions to be seen with a Galaxy on his hand, and he tweets from his iPhone blasting Samsung's Android for erasing all his contact without him touching the thing. Samsung had to dispatch a team to his house, LOL.

    Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

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    LostinNagoya

    @Dutchduck: since when size is patented? However, tech search results are, something that Samsung shamelessly copies.

    Posted in: Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

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    LostinNagoya

    Gogogo: get your act together: iPhone6 is a mere rumour 6 months ahead, and the Galaxy S5 was released in more than a dozen countries last Friday. Ugly, as usual.

    Posted in: Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

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    LostinNagoya

    In short: Samsung is ready to rip-off somebody else's idea. Beware, tech companies that invest billions in new tech, there's a vampire Korean company out there wanting your blood for free.

    Posted in: Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

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    LostinNagoya

    (silence).....

    Posted in: Samsung Galaxy S5 makes global debut

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    LostinNagoya

    Zaccheroni is well respected abroad, and he works well with European teams. However, Japan does need an South American coach: to teach players how to play unfairly (remember Maradona's "Fist of God"? That landed them the title). Yes, soccer is about a little bit of being ungracious, like kicking the rival when aiming at the ball. The way Japanese players are, well, playing, they look like kindengartens against junior high school players. They need to mature in a mainly way.

    Posted in: Is Zaccheroni the right man for Japan?

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    LostinNagoya

    @pandabelle: there's a chic, upscale restaurant between Sakae and Marunouchi subway stations, on a street parallel to Sakuradori, on the left side if you walk from downtown to Nagoya JR Station. I can't pinpoint it, but it's somewhere along 5 or 6 blocks, if I recall correctly. It's quite famous among the foreign community in Nagoya. Don't be so blind. Or silly. Will you?

    Posted in: 'Japanese Only' banner sparks intolerance debate

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    LostinNagoya

    @pointofview: it has been reported that such technology is not implanted on planes because it's too costly for the companies. Hopes are that after this accident, IATA makes it mandatory from now on.

    Posted in: Sub hunting for source of 'pings' in plane search

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    LostinNagoya

    I see some naive comments here. Being in Japan for more than 6 months and never seen a "Japanese Only" sign?? I lived in Nagoya, a fairly peaceful city, and I know of lots of places out of red light districts that have such signs. Not many, but enough to a not so big city as Nagoya. In restaurants, izakayas and the likes. And there's also the unwritten "Japanese Only" sign, the one when you're singled out in stores, trains. Or are simply denied service by staff.

    Posted in: 'Japanese Only' banner sparks intolerance debate

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    LostinNagoya

    The only thing that I do unconsciously that I learned from the Japanese habits is when I have to walk in front of someone and I use my hand upright, palm open, to sign I will walk thru. My friends don't understand this at all.

    Posted in: You know you’ve been in Japan too long when…

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    LostinNagoya

    Samsung, anti-theft solution?...irony at its best.

    Posted in: Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

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    LostinNagoya

    Shame on you Rakuten, way too late...

    Posted in: Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales

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    LostinNagoya

    The design will be a winner, as always. But I doubt many Apple users will feel comfortable with a larger case.

    Posted in: New iPhone 6 screens reported to enter production as early as May

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    LostinNagoya

    Even before reading the comments I had the same thought as most did here: this photo is so Japanese, you could even infer that if the national banner was not there. It somehow reminded me of the paintings of Edvard Munch. Beautiful and deeply distubing.

    Posted in: First day on the job

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    LostinNagoya

    Three disgraceful World Cups in a row: amateur Brazilian organization, then troubled Russian politics and finally hot Qatar. What's next FIFA 2025 World Cup in North Korea? Joseph Blatter should be arrested for destroying the beautiful game. On topic, I wish Australia and USA could host 2018/2022.

    Posted in: Japan ready to take over Qatar World Cup, JFA chief says

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    LostinNagoya

    The Innovator Fruit vs The Thieve Harebol, epic...

    Posted in: Apple and Samsung to renew patent battle in U.S. court

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