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Twenty4PlayAug. 20, 2008 - 12:53PM JST
Wow... now that's what I call marketing genius! Make something that only 0.95% of the population will want (because the other 99.05% aren't named Sato) and price it 400% above any comparable product! These are going to sell like hotcakes!!!
Sometimes I can't believe things people buy/sell in this country.
Posted in: 'Sato' USB memory
Twenty4PlayJun. 23, 2008 - 02:52PM JST
For some reason, I'm no longer impressed by these "advancements". Why is it that technological advancements make physical items smaller, but make our need for data storage so much larger? You'd think they would be trying to figure out how to make entire applications and/or data fit 5 1/4 floppies... not trying to fit 50GB onto a new and improved CD.
Posted in: Panasonic introduces world's 1st 6x write-once Blu-ray disc media
Twenty4PlayJun. 16, 2008 - 01:55PM JST
I'm a huge fan of Apple.. but I have to admit, the iPhone can't compete with the run of the mill J-phone. Style-wise, it trumps most J-phones, but in terms of features, it's sorely lacking.
GPS, Email, and internet... that's all it's got! Where's the Felica, TV tuner, QR reader and high megapixel camera? So what you have 8gb of memory for music? I'll just pop in new 2gb micro SD and im on my way.
Posted in: Softbank to launch iPhone in Japan July 11
Twenty4PlayJun. 16, 2008 - 01:23PM JST
I'm not sure I'd be interested in the robot lover, but the robot sex toy... bring it on! It's about time... woman have had mechanical aids for some time now.
Posted in: In 2050, your lover may be a robot
Twenty4PlayJun. 02, 2008 - 10:04AM JST
All this ratings crap aside... it's a great show, I love it and listen to it every morning while I drive to work. ;-) Reminds me of the zany, nutty shows I used to hear in the US... only better.
Posted in: InterFM DJ lifts the bar for morning radio
Twenty4PlayJun. 02, 2008 - 09:48AM JST
The whole auto purchasing gig in Japan just plain sucks! How many trips do I have to take to the police station and the auto tax office?!?! And if you're junking a car, well... you might as well double the amount of time and trips you're going to be taking. Not to mention all the "shaken" fees!!! It's almost too big of a hassel to keep a car here.
Posted in: Buying a used car in Japan -- what to keep in mind
Twenty4PlayMay. 29, 2008 - 09:46AM JST
I really am missing out.. I've been here over a year and still haven't experienced the love hotel! Great article.
Twenty4PlayMay. 29, 2008 - 09:09AM JST
Finally... someone who doesn't slip through the judicial system without a scratch! He killed someone with malice intent (regardless of whether he actual killed the person he meant to), he deserves the same.
Posted in: U.S. parole board denies clemency for man condemned to die for killing Japanese student
Twenty4PlayMay. 20, 2008 - 08:53AM JST
"Gentlemen, learn how to cook, because once you’re married, it looks like you’ll be on your own." - That is the single greatest line in the article, I honestly got a good laugh out of that.
Thinking back on ex g/f's and even the current g/f... NONE of them cooked! Of course they said they did simply to appease my inquiry as to thier cooking ability, but like these women here, Y99, snacks, ready made gruel and fast food, seem to be the normal Tokyo diet.
Posted in: The appalling cooking habits of young single women
Twenty4PlayMay. 13, 2008 - 12:58PM JST
At first glance, this was surprising. But after thinking about it.. not so much, there was scares of people running around with needles and poking people to infect them with AIDS years ago back in the USA. Whether it's true or not... it's definitely possible and even probable that people could be capable of this after dealing with the mental stress of finding out they have HIV/AIDS.
On another note... as for STD testing, I am surprised with this country, I get tested at least twice a year. But both of my ex Japanese g/f's have admitted that they have NEVER been tested!!! And they were in their late 20's!!!
BTW, Noborito, thanks a lot for the free clinic contact info, I just sent it out my g/f LOL... I think I'm in the dog house.
Posted in: AIDS spreading via dating sites: fact or fiction?
Twenty4PlayApr. 14, 2008 - 07:53AM JST
I predict a SHARP decline in SoftBank subscribers in about 24 months when everyones contracts expire. Since it costs an average of 650,000yen to cancel a 24 month contract, they've got most people locked in for that amount of time.
It didn't take me long to realize I had a much better deal with DoCoMo, and wasn't getting charged 22yen (11.5yen w/double-white) a minute every time I picked up the phone. In addition, since I had a smart phone, I was automatically paying the PC data rate that topped out at nearly 10,000yen (as opposed to the normal 5,000yen).
Good deal if only talk to people that have SoftBank. But if you're like most people, you're friends are on all three services.
Posted in: Softbank No. 1 in annual mobile subscriber growth
Twenty4PlayApr. 11, 2008 - 10:45AM JST
I wonder if they're gonna make us wear the cheesy red and blue glasses. Anyone ever see Captain EO at Disneyland? lol
Posted in: Disney says its Pixar movies will be released in 3-D
Twenty4PlayApr. 11, 2008 - 10:13AM JST
I love this country. But why is it I always miss these events?
Posted in: Porn producers arrested for filming at McDonald's in Saitama
Twenty4PlayApr. 11, 2008 - 10:12AM JST
Twenty4PlayApr. 08, 2008 - 10:33AM JST
Sarge - I whole heartedly agree. Besides, who other than Brits, history buffs and Royal Navy historians know who Adm Byng is? Maybe I'm an idiot, but I had to Wiki that one.
Posted in: Troubled times in Yokosuka
May. 25, 2013 - 03:38PM JST
“It is not just Japan that did something wrong. But Japan als. did something wrong ...…
Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran
May. 25, 2013 - 03:31PM JST
Not only it was 15 years now but as recent as last year this had been…
Posted in: Wrongfully convicted Nepali man asks for apology from the Japanese government
May. 25, 2013 - 03:25PM JST
Difference between chikan on train and judoka situation. Witnesses...no crime if no witnesses
I don't think…
Posted in: Judo official admits to sexual harassment claims
May. 25, 2013 - 03:13PM JST
do you not understand the meaning of slavery? slavery is coercing someone to undertake in…
May. 25, 2013 - 03:05PM JST
Too little too late. He should have hit the brakes long time ago before he finally…
Posted in: Hashimoto regrets meeting cancelation; wants to apologize to U.S.