LostinNagoya's past comments

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    LostinNagoya

    I like both teams - actually I like all women's teams, they play with grace and a desire to win that I'd like to see in men's tournaments. That said, this time I will root for USA - for the great job they're doing to the sport world by taking FIFA with a macho stance. Also, Japan got it last time. American girls getting the Cup this time will make soccer ever more popular in USA. It will be great for soccer when USA become a major force, which given their infrastructure will happen soon.

    Posted in: 'Bring it on' - U.S. women relish facing Japan in World Cup final

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    LostinNagoya

    When the waiter takes more than 10 seconds to arrive after I tilt my head.

    Posted in: What behavior by waiters in restaurants annoys you the most?

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    LostinNagoya

    I am in Brazil, and seriously, what they do here is close to scalping customers for profit. Taking a "global commoditiy" for comparison, a GAP t-shirt. While in US, Europe and Asia, GAP is a affordable brand to mid-class customers, here in Brazil taxes make the price so high that GAP is sold as high-end fashion brand. Only the rich ones can enter the store in Sao Paulo - which is located in one of the most expensive shopping centers in the whole country - and buy, say, a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. All this in detriment to domestic market. But if doesn't make the domestic production cheaper at all. Hering, a Brazilian brand that copycats GAP shamelessly, sells its products with prices even higher than GAP's. Moral of the story: Brazilians pay some of the highest prices in the world for almost everything. From clothes to electronic (one iPhone here pays two in some countries) to food. I am really satisfied that Japan has taken Brazil to WTO. I agree Japan is not a paradise for imports, but its light-years ahead of Brazil. Don't complain until you come to visit us, your wallet will hurt a lot.

    Posted in: Japan takes Brazil to WTO over taxes it says favor local firms

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    LostinNagoya

    @tinawatanabe

    There's nothing wrong. I was just joking with LucaBrasi (him being an Englishman) about the thumbs down I got initially when I posted it was a nice picture. I meant that the Japanese are happy, but unfortunately, due to Bassett's own goal. And I agree that most people feel sorry for her. I have seen videos of her sobbing, it's really heart wrenching.

    Posted in: Happy fans

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    LostinNagoya

    @Luca, is it you thumbing us down? LOL. England did a great job. But this picture is pure joy, at somebody else's expenses, but it is anyway. LOL.

    Posted in: Happy fans

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    LostinNagoya

    Really nice picture!

    Posted in: Happy fans

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    LostinNagoya

    @Lucabrasi: yes, I stand corrected. Anyway, surprising words.

    I have just watched the whole game on SporTV, and it's clear that England deserved more. They were way superior than the Japanese in the second half.

    Posted in: Japan reaches Women's World Cup final after England injury time own goal

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    LostinNagoya

    I just read in The Guardian that the Japanese coach made some derisive comments about England AFTER the game, his words like "...I don't know how England has reached so far...". Can you believe that? It seems that the way of football (speak before thinking) has reached Japan - which is a good thing for Japan IMO. This sort of comment clearly shows that Japan finally sees itself as powerhouse in the football world and not an exotic intruder in the kingdom of European/American teams.

    Posted in: Japan reaches Women's World Cup final after England injury time own goal

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    LostinNagoya

    As was most said most people can't tell the difference or are interested if it can be shared across their devices.

    I beg to disagree. Nowadays young people use high-end quality headphones or have boomboxes in their room. With these, you can clearly notice the difference in high, mids and lows. Of course, you only will tell the difference between AAC, FLAC or MP3 if you listen the same song in two of these formats. As a DJ, I can't say in seconds in which format a song was downloaded and is being played.

    Posted in: Apple Music goes live as tech giant bids on streaming

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    LostinNagoya

    Poor girl, hope she can redeem herself and the team in a near future. Beating Germany for the 3rd place is a great achievement. The second goal was a dive, but that's football. The British girls made a great job. But the Japanese girls are top of the tops. Can't miss USA x Japan!!!

    Posted in: Japan reaches Women's World Cup final after England injury time own goal

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    LostinNagoya

    Despite being an Apple user, the Music app has two flaws IMO. First you need to register a credit card with Apple, to have access to the trial period. Second, it's only available to iTunes in the most recent versions. People like me, users of iPhones (the 6), and Macbooks (2009 model, still running like brand-new), are either left out of Music or a little bit cautios about it. That said, my friends who have tried it, say it's better than Spotify.

    Posted in: Apple Music goes live as tech giant bids on streaming

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    LostinNagoya

    Todd Seiler

    The whole reason why Christians believe homosexuality (the actions, not the person) are immoral is because they are contrary to life, not because "scripture says so". It's because homosexuality focuses on the self rather than the self-giving of yourself (sacrifice) to support the creation of life, something invaluable and precious beyond any other material want or "need". Being contrary to life basically means contrary to God because he is life and the life giver. Homosexuality implies "no life". Simple.

    No, Christians (some), doesn't support same-sex relationships out of understanding of the true meaning of what Jesus said. It was not a long time ago that this same train of thought you're using here was used to accuse and condemn people to die burning in bonfires in public places.

    Posted in: Even Christian evangelicals are warming to gay marriage

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    LostinNagoya

    Can't believe this critic is "philosophying" a meaning to these sci-fi movies. What a profession, hun? Why not just see it as it is: a sci-fi movie, and enjoy it. And what about these others "I haven't seen it, but after reading this review, will avoid it"? Such boring, and bored, people.

    Posted in: Arnold (but little else) is back in 'Terminator'

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    LostinNagoya

    What time is the game, btw? Can't miss such a classic.

    Posted in: Women's soccer fever grips England in historic World Cup run

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    LostinNagoya

    From what I have been reading, Spotify users are going to move to Apple Music massively for two reasons: the quality (Apple uses AAC which is far superior than MP3), and that the fact that Apple has 7 million more songs under tis umbrellan than Spotify. I currently use sky.fm, which costs me about $5 a month. But I am ready to jump boats if Music proves to be superior.

    Posted in: Apple bets on radio splash in streaming bid

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    LostinNagoya

    Why should the German, French, Italians and other European citizens pay for the Greek irresponsability? Greek vote for Tsipras knowing what was coming their way, proof is that his first official visit as Prime Minister was to Brazil, where he asked for financial "advices" to leftist Presidents Lula and Rousseff, both who are about to be prosecuted as the brains behind the multi-billion dollars fraud that plagued the once mighty Petrobras - the federal company in charge of searching and distributing petroil. Rousseff very likely will face an impeachment process in the coming months, and both she and Lula supports the likes of Venenuela's Chavez and Maduro. Tsipras was fool enough to publicly say that Greece should follow Brazil as a financial model. Greeks have dug their own grave, they should find a - responsible - solution by themselves as well.

    Posted in: Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut

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    LostinNagoya

    Both sides played well, very exciting game. I wish Australia could get thru as well, perhaps next Cup. It is interesting how Japanese girls are so skilled in soccer, and they don't even have a J-girls soccer league.

    Posted in: Japan beats Australia 1-0 to advance to semifinal against England at Women's World Cup

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    LostinNagoya

    A thrilling game, the Japanese second goal deserves a golden frame. Beautiful. The Dutch played their best and deserved their goal. Congrats girls!!

    Posted in: Japan not ready to pack bags at Women's World Cup

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    LostinNagoya

    Well, she asks Apple to pay for her music during the Apple Music trial. But she doesn't apply the same rule to professionals that work for her. One situation, two different measures? Shame on her.

    Posted in: Apple changes tune on royalties after Swift complains

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    LostinNagoya

    I have watched only one one of the super hero movies: Iron Man, which was quite fun given the excelent Downey Jr. And I have stopped there: no more money spend on men flying on spandex, not out of stuborness, but out of interest. You see one, you have seen all of them. But each to his own.

    Posted in: Superhero movies are ruining cinema, says 'Exorcist' director

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