donkusai's past comments

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    donkusai

    I like the idea, but anorexic women in over-stereotypical scenes leave me cold. There is so much beauty in Japan. These photos just seem so plastic to me. I tried to like them, but most of them seemed so soulless.

    Posted in: New ad campaign features Japan in all its stunning glory

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    donkusai

    I've come to love Japan vs. Australia games. This is really turning out to be a great friendly rivalry developing. Will be interesting to see how Japan go in the Asian cup on Australia's home turf.

    Posted in: Japan ready for Australian aerial assault

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    donkusai

    The natural name would have been Windows 9, but Microsoft is eager to suggest a break with the past. “We’re not building an incremental product,” said Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group.

    But it is incremental. Clearly it is an evolution of Windows 8. Between this sort of stuff and Apple's marketing, there seems to be more hype than product these days.

    Posted in: Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar

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    donkusai

    No. There are already too many permanent votes on the UNSC with veto rights and vested interests. There should be no permanent members, though nations with the highest populations and economies should get regular turns there (including the likes of Japan, the US, Russia and China). Perhaps a wider voice is what the UNSC needs. More nations inputting into the discussion and less opportunity for vested interests to ride roughshod over it.

    Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants Japan to have a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. Would you support such a move?

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    donkusai

    It would be good for Japan not to have redbacks, but I regularly have them under my back steps and in the garage. They're not aggressive and are only likely to bite if you stick your fingers into their webs (usually under clutter). I don't think anyone has ever actually died from a redback bite, not that I know of, anyway.

    Posted in: Redback spiders found in Tokyo for first time

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    donkusai

    The Russian aircraft flights coincided with a visit by Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to Washington

    Seriously, Putin? Do you think these sorts of intimidation tactics will make the West step back from supporting Ukraine? With Russian weapons and soldiers pretty much keeping the civil war going, this sort of nonsense can only strengthen Western governments' desire to draw a line in the sand and stop this chest beating.

    Posted in: Six Russian fighters intercepted by U.S. near Alaska

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    donkusai

    _Jack: I was already a bit suspicious about the foiled plot. And now, fifteen arrested. Dozens of homes invaded. Only one still in custody. Not even sure how they know about this supposed plot.

    Jack, these were associates of people who have already left Australia to fight for ISIS. They were already being monitored by intelligence agencies as they had known links to ISIS. that's how they knew about the plot.

    Posted in: Australia to bring in tougher anti-terror laws

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    donkusai

    Great effort by Nishikori! I really hope he does well in the final. And thumbs up to Djokovic for saying that he was simply outplayed. No excuses, it's great to see an athlete give credit where it is due. Respect.

    Posted in: History-making Nishikori beats Djokovic to reach U.S. Open final

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    donkusai

    Loved the original mad max, but I'd like to add the car chase from the Blues Brothers to the list. :)

    Posted in: George Miller reboots 'Mad Max' with '105-minute chase scene'

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    donkusai

    Why on earth wont they add a south pacific team based in Fiji, Samoa or Tonga? Are New Zealand blocking that idea because it's from those nations they get a lot of their good players from?

    Posted in: Super Rugby to add team from Japan or Singapore

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    donkusai

    They get rid after of the carbon tax because "it doesn't work" (according to Australian PM), yet after it's first full year in effect, Australia saw it's first non-downturn related fall in carbon emissions. Great work there, Tony. Not only is your head in the sand, but you've replaced a market based system that actually worked with a wish-list policy ("direct action") that economists pretty much all agree will do absolutely nothing. Great job. With that sort of logic, I'm interested to see what you'll stuff up next.

    Posted in: Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

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    donkusai

    I don't care whether you hate guns or love them so much you take one to bed with you at night... there's something wrong here. Can't we just get all the interest groups to take a step back, do some serious research into what causes people to do these sorts of things, and then try to do something to make these sort of events less common.

    Posted in: Texas gunman kills 6, including 4 children

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    donkusai

    I remember the 2006 world cup and Japan drew Brazil in the same group. Everyone was talking about how the Brazil-Japan game would decide the group winner and how Japan could win it. No one talked about their first game against an Australian team who were in the world cup for the first time in over 30 years. They lost that first game 3-1 and didn't even make it to the playoff rounds.

    Just concentrate on the group matches first, guys. Talk like this nearly always indicates you're not focused on doing the hard work needed to succeed in the tournament. Let's not have an early exit.

    Posted in: Japan has potential to win World Cup, says Honda

  • 0

    donkusai

    Didn't we learn anything from the last world cup? Leave the ball design alone and let the players play football. Print a fancy new design on the outside if you want to "brand" it, but don't destroy the player's ability to play the game by messing up the ball again.

    Posted in: Ninja knowledge underlies new World Cup ball

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    donkusai

    My deepest thoughts are with the families of the victims. While I'm no fan of guns, the issue here is a young man who thought he could end his pain by taking other people out with him. I don't know the solution to this. A less adversarial world perhaps? A more understanding community? All I know is that it is yet another sad day.

    Posted in: 7 killed in California drive-by shooting

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    donkusai

    Well done to the Wanderers - a club that didn't even exist 2 years ago. To make 2 A-League grand finals and the quarterfinals of the AFC Champions League is a great effort in the first 2 years of a club's existence. I hope they can progress even further and send off Shinji Ono in style.

    Posted in: Wanderers beat Sanfrecce to reach ACL quarterfinals

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    donkusai

    Washington firmly believed sovereignty disputes had to be settled “diplomatically and… in accordance with international law”.

    Oh... I didn't realise suggesting following international law was so “irresponsible”. If international law is irresponsible, then does that make breaking international law the responsible thing to do, China? I really hate political spin. It only satisfies those who already support the cause and shows the rest of us how truly disingenuous and pig-headed you are. Sad.

    Posted in: China slams 'irresponsible' U.S. remarks on Vietnam dispute

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    donkusai

    I'm sure I read somewhere that one of the big issues with hydrogen is the extracting of the gas from the atmosphere (or wherever they get it from) in the first place. Does the fuel-cell car just move the environmental damage to an earlier step in the supply chain? It would be nice to know this so it can all be put in better perspective. Still, with Japan being a fairly resource poor country, its great that they do so much to push innovation.

    Posted in: In green car race, Toyota adds muscle with fuel-cell launch

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    donkusai

    I have a non-smartphone phone... I have no intention of giving it up. I like it. I guess that I'm slowly becoming as extinct as my phone is... Well, been nice knowing you. I'll leave some crude paintings on cave walls so you'll remember me...

    Posted in: Android gains in U.S.; basic phones almost extinct

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    donkusai

    I spent many a new year's eve at Ise Grand Shrine. It's a beautiful place to visit and the areas south through Shima and down to eastern Wakayama are rarely visited but breathtaking.

    Posted in: Kennedy visits Ise Grand Shrine

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