Scrote's past comments

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    Raymond: I wouldn't be so sure about support for Suica and Edy. Apple are very reluctant to support anything that they don't control; they are similar to Sony in that respect. For example, their iTunes software only supports an extremely limited set of file formats; their "office" software doesn't support open file formats; the iPad doesn't even have a USB port: you have to use Apple's proprietary sockets, paying them for the privilege.

    Posted in: Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out

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    Supey11: The data set is rather large: newspapers publish fairly detailed lists of prices in each area, although some values seem to be based on estimates rather than actual sales prices. Inside large cities there are large variations between areas. Outside of the major cities prices are still falling.

    Posted in: Land prices rise in Japan's biggest cities

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    I don't accept current copyright laws as they were paid for by media corporations and enacted by corrupt politicians.

    Posted in: Online piracy thrives in Internet cloud

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    Whatever it might say on a piece of paper somewhere, individual US states will never be allowed to become independent. They won't even be allowed a referendum. The federal government will not permit it, and they are the ones controlling the military.

    Posted in: One in four Americans want their state to secede, but why?

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    I imagine these mosquitos are breeding like crazy in the moat around the palace too. Hopefully, the fascists at Yasukuni will be coming down with dengue soon. It's only when the emperor gets it that there will be some serious action.

    Posted in: Officials spray insecticide in Ueno Park after new dengue fever case

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    But the grinning buffoon Kuroda was on TV last night claiming all is well.

    Posted in: Gov't downgrades view of economy as Abe promises reform

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    I'm happy that the Scots decided to stick with the union. I would also be happy if some sort of sensible, devolved government were implemented in all the component parts of the country, instead of the hodge-podge that exists at the moment. Unfortunately, I expect Labour to resist any devolution for England as they will often be in a minority there.

    Posted in: Cameron promises new powers to all parts of UK after Scots reject independence 55% to 45%

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    No one is threatening Russia, the problem is the crook Putin's attempts to invade and steal parts of neighbouring countries. Based on his logic he shouldn't be surprised when China invades eastern Russia to "protect" its citizens living there.

    This kind of aggression cannot be allowed to continue. One solution would be to expel all Russian citizens from other countries, taking away the crook Putin's excuse for intervention. But first, sanctions should be imposed on Russia to cripple the economy.

    Posted in: Russians love their children, too - but that alone won't stop a nuclear war

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    Why are these doctors still allowed to practise?

    Posted in: Foreskin clip joints take unwary males for a ride

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    "I would say 'Why don't you get married?' in private when I'm talking with women,"

    That's very presumptuous of Mr Nojima, but maybe he is thinking of the ladies he meets in hostess bars who at least are being paid to put up with him.

    Still, the LDP is full of blundering oafs like him so we shouldn't be surprised at his lack of manners.

    Posted in: Gender equality chief makes light of sexist jeering in Tokyo assembly

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    The main purpose of Japan's "research" will always be to harvest whale meat for sale. Therefore their actions will always be illegal.

    Posted in: Japan to file new research whaling plan this year

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    Sue the management companies for extortion: they are nothing but gangsters.

    And what happened to that woman who was suing her management company for extortion, housebreaking and other illegal acts? Are the media too scared to report it?

    Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans

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    We use Edy to make payments quite often; it's built into my credit card. I don't need a phone for that. For train and plane tickets I always buy online with a credit card. I long ago gave up on travel agents whose cheap, advertised fares never seem to exist.

    Posted in: Apple a decade behind Japan on mobile payment curve

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    This was reported on NHK news last night, as it is every week as mandated by the Abe government. I think they even use the same script for each report. I have noticed that this compulsory "news" item has been moved from Sunday to Saturday, possibly to demonstrate the "independence" of NHK.

    Anyway, if this really is Abe's top priority he isn't doing very well with it. Perhaps he should make way for someone else who puts the economy and balancing the budget first.

    Posted in: Abe says he won't back down until all N Korea abductees accounted for

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    The efforts of the Abe government to discredit the Asahi are interesting to watch. They seem to think that the retraction of one article about sex slaves means the whole thing never happened, ignoring the testimony of those who were abducted. Abe and his fascist mates can issue denials until they are blue in the face but the fact remains that the Japanese army did set up brothels staffed with sex slaves. Whether they did it directly, or forced civilians to do it is really just splitting hairs.

    In the case of the Fukushima reactors, we can read in the comments above that some people did flee the site, whether Mr Yoshida ordered it or not. I think the point here is that Mr Yoshida had lost control of the situation and was overwhelmed by the pressure he was under. The real scandal is the failure of the government to rehouse those affected and pay sufficient compensation. Instead, they are stacking the new nuclear regulator with yes-men, making it just like the old, failed one. They have learned nothing at all from the disaster.

    Posted in: Asahi apologizes for erroneous Fukushima, comfort women reports

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    A guaranteed way to increase inflation would be to print Yen and give it to the people. Give everyone Y100000 every month until inflation reaches 2%; it won't take long. But when Kuroda says he will do "whatever is needed" he is lying, as he won't do that.

    Anyone who takes pride in devaluing people's savings and salaries is an idiot, and that includes Kuroda.

    Posted in: BOJ ready to do whatever is needed to achieve 2% inflation target

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    I'm curious as to what will be in the report. The North Koreans must know that if they come up with a lot of nonsense, as they did before, there will be no change in the Japanese position.

    Mind you, even if they did return some people in exchange for an end to sanctions, Japan would soon reimpose them the next time North Korea takes "provocative" action of some sort.

    Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees

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    But construction and labor costs have soared due to rebuilding after a March 11, 2011, tsunami, and a rise in consumption tax from 5 to 8% this April was not factored in to budgets, a Tokyo government official said.

    Planners allotted 150 billion yen for venues in the bid but that estimate more than doubled late last year after re-calculations.

    I'd like to know how "soaring" construction and labour costs have more than doubled the estimated cost of building the venues. Have construction worker salaries doubled? No. Have material costs doubled? No. So what are we left with: either there is excessive bid rigging and corruption, or the initial cost estimates were nonsense. The government refuse to reveal the figures used to derive the initial estimate so that's probably the main reason, with bid rigging coming a close second.

    Posted in: A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

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    the government is thought to be compiling an extra spending plan worth around 5 trillion yen

    The LDP's answer to everything: more spending. What happened to bringing the budget back into balance? Never mind, just keep on wheeling out the delusional Kuroda to tell us how everything is fine.

    Posted in: Japan's economy shrinks 1.8% in April-June

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    impeccable political pedigree

    This makes her sound like some breed of dog. Whilst it is possible to breed dogs with certain attributes it is not possible to breed politicians with an ability to govern. That people vote for Obuchi and many others solely on the basis that they are the sons or daughters of politicians shows a staggering degree of immaturity among Japanese voters.

    Posted in: Obuchi has tough job to convince public on nuclear restarts

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