Reinaert Albrecht's past comments

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    Once you start to break up kanji in their component parts kanji learning becomes easy. I set up a special site to do just that: http://rtega.be/chmn/

    Posted in: Four ways Japanese isn’t the hardest language to learn

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    I will buy anything advertised by Bill Murray

    Yeah! For relaxing times, make it Suntory time! But honestly, Japanese whiskeys are really worth their money. The whiskey lovers here in Europe who've never heard about them really loved them when I gave them a taste.

    Posted in: Japan's whisky makers drum up global market for their drams

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    That Byodo-In is represented on the 10 yen coin is apparently lost on the author...

    Posted in: Why the 50-yen coin has a hole and other fun facts about Japanese coins

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    Princess SheilaNov. 24, 2013 - 01:16PM JST

    Remeber the accident JAL flight 123 dont let it happen again.

    JAL 123 went down because of bad maintenance.

    Posted in: Boeing warns of engine icing risk on 747-8s, Dreamliners

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    'The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water & breeds reptiles of the mind.' William Blake

    Posted in: Koizumi defends changing stance on nuclear power

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    So far, "Abenomics" is producing some impressive results.

    The chances of it burning down the entire japanese economy are actually quite big.

    Abe is young, ...

    What did this guy smoke? I don't consider 58 to be particularly young.

    Posted in: World leaders who are actually leading

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    thanks to the corrupt idiot fools in the LDP

    During LDP's rules more and more is coming to the surface, it was DPJ which covered it all...

    OK, but it was LDP which supervised the building and "inspection" of these things...

    Posted in: Decontamination of Fukushima hotspots costly and complex

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    "Eat to weigh less." There's an oxymoron somewhere in the previous sentence.

    Posted in: Japanese viewers go wild after TV show introduces mackerel as possible slimming product

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    Been using Ubuntu/Linux for years and haven't had any of the problems (virus/malware/interface idiocy/bloat/you-name-it) that everybody complains about for years in Windows.

    Posted in: Cherished 'Start' button returning to Windows software

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    You can say the most profound thing ever in Japanese, make the funniest joke, talk about the earth being taken over by space robots, whatever — and all you’ll get back is “Heeeeey.” But say any stupid thing off the top of your head in English and everybody will bust up laughing. English is a pretty upbeat language; Japanese, eh, not so much.

    Strange, over the 10 years that I've been visiting Japan this never happened to me (apart from drunk men in izakaya's). Maybe you talk to the wrong people in Japan?

    Posted in: Why you shouldn’t learn Japanese

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    I repeat: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." M$ is apparently in the one but last stage.

    Posted in: Microsoft slams Google on 'proper' YouTube app

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

    Posted in: Microsoft ads deride Google as bad place to shop

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    I'd like to see a similar survey of what makes the perfect air steward. Bottom of the list would be the snotty woman on Air Italia who when I dared, 5 hours into a flight from Narita to Rome, asked could she bring me a beer, snapped back "No, it's not drinking time". It was 5.00 PM Japan time.

    You shouldn't fly Alitalia if you want service.

    Posted in: Who do cabin crew think is the perfect passenger?

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    The sky has been falling since humanity has existed and there's always a subset of the population that believes it and runs around like chickens with their heads cut off.

    Except in this case nobody is running around... Everybody seems to carry on business as usual. I think it will probably only weigh in when some western countries start to be affected. By then it'll be way too late.

    Posted in: 100 mil will die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    What kind of junk is this? "supreme espresso experience" and Starbucks in the same sentence smells like ***t. Never drunk a coffee at Starbucks that's worth it's name.

    Posted in: Espresso journey provides unique coffee experience at world’s first Starbucks pop-up store

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    Funny how the nuclear industry always talks about "progress" without detailing what it constitutes. For an industry known to hide facts most of the time, this doesn't sound very encouraging.

    Posted in: Nuclear safety boosted to help avert another Fukushima

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    Can't wait for it to happen so I can spend all that lost time behind the wheel on reading some books.

    Posted in: Who needs a license? Self-driving cars coming our way

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    You will probably be expected to make your own bed. Halfway through the night your going to fall through your bed. It's all part of the Ikea experience.

    Posted in: Ikea to launch budget hotel chain

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    Punishment seldomly brakes this cycle.

    Then expel him/her. The problem is that they are together within a closed system.

    Thus making him/her feel even worse and in the other school everything is simply going to start over. Chances are that the bullied pupil is simply going to be bullied by others.

    Posted in: Bullying – the problem that won’t go away

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    Reinaert Albrecht

    MasterBapeAug. 03, 2012 - 09:05AM JST

    sillygirl and movieguy, couldn't agree more.

    That's where the problem lies.

    Bullying exists in every country, but it's usually because of problems kids/adults have in their own lives and then make someones life a misery by taking it out on them, which is bullying.

    As one who has been bullied myself I can tell you you are spot on. This problem is usually not solved by the teacher trying to intervene too much publicly. It usually makes the problem worse. The person bullying then sees that what he is doing actually has effect and in effect encourages him to bully more. Punishing won't help either. They will take their battle "underground".

    The problem is seldomly looked upon from both sides. The person bullying is, for some reason feeling bad himself because he/she doesn't have control of his own life (I've seen no exceptions in my life) and tries to feel better by wielding power over somebody else. The person bullied is usually a quite sensitive person. When being bullied he/she is going to immediately show that he doesn't like so the person bullying immediately sees that he is having power over that person and is encouraged to go on.

    Punishment seldomly brakes this cycle.

    Posted in: Bullying – the problem that won’t go away

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