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    jonobugs

    If anything, it sounds like this unfortunate man needs counselling for his own problems not blame for something the woman most likely did on her on.

    Posted in: Man held for abandoning body of woman he met on suicide site

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    I call BS. She can't claim to have not known better when she was clearly trying to and conceal the drugs within the package. Then, mislabeling it. If her father had sent it to her, I have strong doubts that she didn't know about it. At the very least, she had to have been aware for taking a strong drug into another country was not allowed which is why she was trying to be sneaky. She got caught, and now she has to pay the very steep consequences.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

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    Sounds like a good policy. What about photos that WERE taken with consent? I'm sure there are times when a photo was taken with the promise that it would only be seen by one person but that promise was not kept.

    Posted in: Google acts to curb 'revenge porn' from search results

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    I didn't give any thumbs down for that, but I do understand the feeling that all life is precious so by saying killing one person is worse is than another is, by default, saying that one life is worth more than the other.

    Posted in: Stalker jailed for 22 years for killing ex-girlfriend

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    Although people can easily drown in shallow water, I wouldn't consider 3 metres shallow. Add to that a 1 metre embankment and it would be a challenge for a physically fit person. This is such sad news. I hope other people can at least learn from this. Be very vigilant around bodies of water and perhaps stay away from places where it may be difficult to escape from.

    Posted in: 60-year-old man, 7-year-old girl drown in pond

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    In my opinion, the most effective way to reduce smoking is just to make it costly, coupled with education (especially towards children aged 8 and up). People will WANT to quit smoking on their own which will in turn lead to less smoking in public areas, etc.

    Posted in: Beijing smokebusters to go on patrol

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    This is guy was obviously out of his mind but yes, it took a degree of "bravery" to stab a poor innocent girl with an ice pick.

    I'm afraid that you and I have different definitions of "bravery". If anything this was an act of cowardice. A solitary girl sleeping on the train does not seem like a difficult or dangerous target that would jump up and attack him.

    Posted in: Man says he stabbed girl on train to see if he had guts enough to kill someone

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    I always wonder what these creepy people are thinking..."Hey, I think that girl is cute! I'm gonna throw some coffee on her so she'll notice me and think I'm cute too..." ???

    Posted in: Man arrested for throwing liquid on girl

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    My bicycle is way more efficient than both of those!

    Posted in: Flying has become more energy efficient than driving

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    All that sweet talk about plucking her eyes out and decapitation, and he still can't figure out why she dumped him!

    Posted in: Man, inspired by IS video, threatens to behead ex-girlfriend

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    jonobugs

    How about speedy service so you don't need to wait around ... still, it would be entertaining ...

    Posted in: Pepper Robot to offer concierge service at Mizuho Bank

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    Seriously? Wow, and they wonder why their company is struggling...

    Posted in: Hi-res flagship Walkman NW-ZX2

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    Wow, just ... wow.

    Posted in: Scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

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    I watched Japanese TV for the first month of my stay (mostly at hotels) and I haven't watched it since. Everytime I turned it on, there was a 'variety' game show going on and little else. Occasionally I would stumble upon the news and an old drama that I would classify as the Japanese version of an old Western. A samurai hero would save the town from some evil dude. I never did see the anime, although I've watched them elsewhere. The only shows that were interesting for me were the old samurai shows as the variety shows just repeated the same stuff over and over. I was surprised to see the same people on different variety shows.

    Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?

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    December 22, just in time for the kotatsu season

    Er, hate to burst the author's bubble, but it's "been" kotatsu weather for a month already. I do agree that having a real mikan would be much better than a bag of chips, though.

    Posted in: Mikan flavored potato chips sound gross, but may actually be genius marketing

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    Where's the Japanese spirit? Are you going to let China beat you on this??

    Posted in: Beijing bans smoking in public spaces

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    To be honest, I only clicked this link because I thought it sounded so bizarre to have a octagon shaped tablet. It reminded me of "The Office" where they were selling a triangular tablet.

    Posted in: Octagon-shaped 8-inch Windows tablet

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    I don't know anyone who ate a "typical North American" breakfast everyday. I'm sure there are a few people who do, but generally speaking I think that most people eat something easier to prepare such as oatmeal, cereal or toast. Those heavy breakfasts such as the ones described are generally for the weekends. I've also had the Japanese breakfasts, and while it may not suit the author, I would definitely not call them boring. I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast experiences both at ryokans and at a real Japanese family. Perhaps if they never changed from day to day, they would be boring, but they usually are varied.

    Posted in: Finally, an acceptable breakfast option at 7-Eleven: Eggs Benedict Sandwich

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    I wonder if there's a key back up for when the battery dies.

    Posted in: Padlock-style device opens and closes via smartphone

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