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    Scrote

    There was a report by some Swiss researchers that estimated only about 400 Bitcoins were stolen from Mt Gox. Mr Karpeles should explain what happened to the rest. It won't be too long now before he ends up in jail.

    Posted in: At Mt Gox bitcoin hub, CEO sought both control and escape

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    Of course these people, as "private citizens", have the freedom to do as they please, but they should not complain if others ostracise them afterwards. And if they cannot understand why others might complain they are certainly too stupid to be running the country.

    Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine

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    They all look much the same to me so why these people are getting uppity is unclear.

    Posted in: Fans displeased with idol group’s debut single

  • -2

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    We were taught that yellow means stop. Here in Japan yellow means floor it and going through red is OK as long as you keep very close to the car in front such that you essentially form a single vehicle.

    Posted in: Driver turns herself in to police for failing to stop at yellow traffic light

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    I look forward to the Chinese courts granting compensation claims made by those who lost land and property during the reign of mass murderer Mao. But wait: the unelected Chinese dictatorship, in violation of its own toilet-paper constitution, doesn't allow its citizens to even file such complaints, preferring instead to arrest them without charge and send them for "re-education".

    Posted in: China seizes Mitsui O.S.K. ship over unpaid wartime contract compensation

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    Most of the wanna-be racing car drivers will take no notice whatsoever. They think they look cool revving their engines and racing along like mindless morons. To slow them down speed bumps are needed and make the road even narrower every few hundred meters, alternating the direction of priority traffic each time so that cars are forced to stop.

    Posted in: Fukuoka town experiments with new road markings

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    Big business everywhere moans about labour "shortages" and demands higher immigration from third world countries. What they really mean is they are too tight to pay a decent wage (except to their top managers, of course) and want to import labour on the cheap to increase their profits.

    I'm pleased that the Japanese government has so far resisted giving in to these companies at a time when many Japanese are not fully employed. Japan does not need and will not benefit from importing low skilled labour from third world countries. There will always be enough low skilled Japanese to do the work. They say there are hundreds of thousands of hikikomori sat at home playing video games all day. Let's turn off their internet connections and get them out on the building sites. Get the idle women out of the coffee shops and into offices.

    Posted in: The Japanese government remains cautious about addressing the population decline and labor shortage by accepting immigrants. What do you think are the pros and cons of Japan accepting more immigrants?

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    they confiscate your mobile phone and drop you deep in the mountains for three days with only a map

    What could possibly go wrong? I do hope that, in addition to the map, they give them adequate food, clothing and a tent, although that would probably be seen as "soft" in Japan.

    Posted in: Boot camps and desertion in the mountains among the ways Japanese companies train new recruits

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    What about all the other animals living there that might have urinated in the water, or is it completely devoid of any other life forms?

    Posted in: Portland flushes reservoir after man urinates in it

  • -1

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    They are not just pro-Russian forces, but real Russian troops who have infiltrated Ukraine and are trying to capture towns in the east of the country.

    Posted in: Ukraine launches operation against pro-Russian forces

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    That the politicians haven't yet made a decision is a message to Kyodo Senpaku to stump up the bribes.

    Posted in: Japanese whaling group says it intends to resume hunts

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    Why do they even bother with school entrance and leaving ceremonies? We never had either.

    Posted in: Teacher criticized for attending son’s entrance ceremony instead of her own school’s

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    Just stating that the solution is "immigration" isn't helpful. For example, the government propose to bring in construction worker "trainees" from overseas, but such people will hardly pay any taxes as their salaries will be too low. There are plenty of idle people in the country who could be brought into employment first, such as many women, but the government's daft tax system and workplace discrimination discourages many women from working full time.

    There is a skilled worker scheme for high-income migrants but it has failed to attract many people. Besides, isn't it a bit of a cheek for the government to basically say "come to Japan and help pay our pensions, but make sure you leave before you can claim yours"?

    Raising the retirement age to 70 will also help to solve the problem. With the Japanese loving to spend every waking moment in the office it should be quite a popular move.

    Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%

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    It's exactly the same in the university: we have to spend everything by the end of March. We also bought some new office furniture (not Italian), although I declined the offer of a new chair in favour of a top-of-the-range computer.

    It also depends on the source of the funds and how you receive them. If I ask a company to make a "personal donation" (via the university) I can keep the money until I need it. If the company pays it as some sort of collaborative research funding then I have to use it by the end of the financial year.

    The companies don't really care one way or the other, so I can build up a stockpile of cash through "personal donations". But if you get a government grant you have to use it within the fiscal year.

    Posted in: RIKEN splashed cash on luxury furniture to use up budget: magazine

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    The Russian foreign ministry accused Ukraine’s leaders of “waging war against their own people”

    Isn't that just what Assad is doing in Syria, wholeheartedly supported by Russia?

    Isn't it strange that Russia supports Assad in his fight against "terrorists", but rejects outright the idea that the Ukrainian government might use force to regain control of the east from Russian agitators?

    Posted in: West, Russia lock horns on Ukraine at U.N. crisis talks

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    Someone needs to paint some quotation marks on the whaling ship so it reads "Research".

    Posted in: Japan says it has made no decision on 2015-16 whaling

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    The Chinese military also has the job of murdering Chinese citizens who protest the unelected Chinese dictatorship. The Chinese dictatorship is keen that we do not forget past events, so let's remember that it is almost 25 years ago now that the Chinese army massacred Chinese civilians in Tiananmen Square.

    Posted in: China's booming military spending belies caution

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    “Doctors don’t know everything,” said the 42-year-old recruiter

    But they know a good deal more than an ignoramus recruiter.

    When the children of these dunces fall ill with whatever diseases they have not been vaccinated against do they take them to a doctor for treatment, or do they just sit around watching nature take its course?

    In some places schools will not allow unvaccinated children to attend; maybe that should be more widespread.

    Posted in: In U.S., vaccine denial goes mainstream

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    Japanese Ph.D examinations are not as rigourous as elsewhere. For example, there are no external examiners and no thesis, or only a rough thesis, is prepared before the pre-examination which, here at least, is a 45 minute presentation and 40 minutes of questions. No matter how many questions there may be you have to stop after 40 minutes. The schedule is more important than a rigourous examination.

    The thesis is prepared before the final exam, but usually at the last minute and from what I've seen I doubt any of the examiners reads it in detail, if at all. The final exam (presentation + questions) is more a formality than a proper exam, the pre-examination having already decided if the work was good enough, or not. Note that these exams are only held twice a year so people rush to meet the deadline, rather than spend time writing a nice thesis.

    This is how Obokata was able to get away with cut-and-pasting large sections of her thesis: nobody read it.

    For comparison, I was an external examiner for a Ph.D. student in the UK last year. I had several weeks to read the thesis, the examination had no time limit (it took over 3 hours) and the problems identified with the thesis had to be corrected and checked before the Ph.D. was awarded.

    Posted in: Waseda to review all science and engineering dissertations in wake of Obokata scandal

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    No verb conjugations and no plurals are other things that aid learning Japanese.

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

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