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mrmaliceMay. 14, 2013 - 12:27PM JST
i know a few places here in belgium with huge works where graffiti is definitely art with a capital A, i know a lot of alleys where there's just simple tags sprayed all over the place that don't really add to the decor there so me it's not a black&white answer
Posted in: Graffiti - art or vandalism?
mrmaliceMay. 14, 2013 - 12:12PM JST
amazing, amazing to see the state of the world when you see what humans are actually capable of achieving ... i blame it on politics and semantics, gremmar and spellnig nazi's mostly
Posted in: Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable
mrmaliceMay. 14, 2013 - 11:34AM JST
i see, the sub-genre of japanese porn has its own live roleplay community and some people got confused then ? Now now, don't blush, every culture has its subs outside broad daylight. Weird story to complete outsiders
Posted in: Man arrested for molesting woman after being invited to do so online
mrmaliceMay. 11, 2013 - 01:03AM JST
aspartaam as it's called here is not know for its healthy qualities either. It's a nice vow but exactly how is this not just a media campaign to get attention ?
the only way to fight this is to use real natural sugar and tell people to drink not too much coca cola, so is this what they plan to do with their commitment ?
Posted in: Coke takes anti-obesity campaign global
mrmaliceMay. 11, 2013 - 01:00AM JST
@serrano thumbs up but wether you're sarcastic about it you hammered the nail right on the head there. I sometimes wonder if anyone in the whole world is keeping a real perspective on these things. You dont just point a finger and expect someone to give up something they live on. Bar the morals from that and you get some hard reality on how the world works
Posted in: Kerry warns against Russian missile sales to Syria
mrmaliceMay. 10, 2013 - 10:14PM JST
if they can get me a mix of things like HBO and other series with maybe a little decent (non round bulgy blushing schoolgirl anime getting hosed with lots of suggestion but the real stuff like death nothe, black lagoon jormungand and even hyouge mono) for a reasonable price (that means not a monthly xbox gold fee for instance but less) then i'm in , i'd still prefer ppv for microtransactions. Maybe it would save a lot of people the trouble of downloading game of thrones for instance if they can just flick a euro (or less) to watch it at exact airing time instead of having to wait for years before local tv picks it up
Posted in: YouTube launches paid channels, in TV challenge
mrmaliceMay. 09, 2013 - 09:23AM JST
Can i generalise for once, a very short answer to the question ?
I myself think the Union is the only way forward but the way it is run atm combined with the financial crisis (of which the impact is far from over) raises doubt with a lot of people who long for (you know the cliché, right) the good old days, failing to see the golden 50s and 60s will not be coming back the way they lived it
Posted in: Is Europe losing faith in the EU?
mrmaliceMay. 03, 2013 - 09:22PM JST
so .... its not quite clear, do the chinese get a censored version with pieces cut out, or an extended version with more footage than the original aimed at the 1 billion wide chinese markit ?
Posted in: 'Iron Man' shows Hollywood's bent to take on China censors' steely grip
mrmaliceMay. 03, 2013 - 09:10AM JST
FOUR ? i had to read that a few times to make sure it said four ... someone should go check the gates of hell to see if anything got out lately, that's monstrous
Posted in: 4-year-old Indian girl dies after rape attack
mrmaliceMay. 03, 2013 - 08:56AM JST
Here in the land of no portunity schools are still stuck on the ancient ways of 1830, being the fact that french is important (as is flemish). Which both are not from a global point of view, while english does seem to be the most worldwide adapted language (as in it might get you further anywhere because more people understand at least a little more of it than any other language not their own). It would also break the language barrier present in this sad country in less than twenty years if everyone got to speak their native (the country is divided in three language zones) language as a first but was made to communicate in english when talking to each other. Would break the language barrier, help cross country and global communication, give all little students more chances in a global market and let everyone preserve their own cultural identity. A much too simple plan ofcourse since it would just have to be voted and set and be in effect for over ten years to bear results. There's also this thing where old people have been fighting over language rights for too long and they wont let it to. The laws are full of it. The governments waste endless time on it while especially in times like these they got a lot of more important things to do. Nothing gets done and time is wasted on a struggle from the past. Meanwhile it really helps no one. So, maybe that makes you overthere feel a little better about local efficiency.
english is very important, to be nationalist about it is a waste of time. It's there, it's used it's widely understood
Posted in: Silver bullets won’t help Japan, and neither will JET
mrmaliceMay. 03, 2013 - 08:47AM JST
not one single government in the world is probably worthy of labelling itself democracy. Open for discussion since representative democracy is one way of organising it but still puts the real power in the hands of ... well not a seleced but an elected few in this case.
Long way to go for humanity if at all it ever gets the point, see i dont discriminate, i hate everyone equally lol
Posted in: Is American democracy dysfunctional?
mrmaliceMay. 03, 2013 - 08:41AM JST
decentralisation away from government by underground (which does not imply criminal) organisations might give a hint as to who might care. The big chunk will probably not in the name of the children and the war on evil by the shining forces of light. Namecoins seem to go up in value lately but that might not be any kind of indicator at all. Those who didnt care will have lost the right to complain afterwards ofcourse
Posted in: Online privacy is evolving. Does it matter to you?
mrmaliceMay. 03, 2013 - 08:34AM JST
interesting between the lines reading here. Sad for the guy ofcourse but i dont really feel to much for peope commiting suicide and leaving others behind, fleeing responsibility unless they might be doing it out of some sense of taking responsibility perhaps. Which is off the topic but ... i read somewhere in japan police can keep you up to three weeks without actual factual proof or accusation or the permission of some kind of governor (i dont know the system there) and so this is it? 10 days held over driving without a license ?
So, if i took a trip to japan and i accidentaly dropped a wrapper in a park could they just arrest me for that and hold me for three weeks without any kind of accusation or conviction if i just opened my mouth in the wrong way because that is somewhat scary ?
Posted in: Man arrested for driving offense commits suicide at Chiba police station
mrmaliceMay. 02, 2013 - 01:12PM JST
i suggest banning paper and pencils as well since they might inspire the idea of writing something on them and empower people to write suicide notes. Maybe parents should be banned as well for not paying attention to their kid to the point it commits suicide. Maybe kids should be banned for being able to do this or maybe the whole world needs to be banned and restart at the point where some mudsnapper crawled out of the water since all of this is obviously not working out very well
Posted in: Parents in Russia request ban on 'Death Note'
mrmaliceMay. 02, 2013 - 12:15PM JST
sweet and very objective 'cough' opinion. I read however only the top slice of america is recovering (that means the richest groups and families) while the rest keeps lagging in the pit of the crisis. It's probably 'normal' albeit not quite as heartwarming as the author here would have it.
Posted in: America's decline is a myth
mrmaliceApr. 30, 2013 - 12:24PM JST
so when will google go into spacefaring, asteroid-exploitation and planetoid colonization ... i'm kinda looking forward to that ...
Posted in: Google keeps spotlight on future technologies
mrmaliceApr. 30, 2013 - 11:53AM JST
how quaint, meanwhile here and in america, stars stay in the news by scandal alone sometimes to keep from falling into oblivion, strange, weird, brave new world rising
Posted in: Mona Nakanishi makes her return to showbiz - for 3rd time
mrmaliceApr. 25, 2013 - 10:08AM JST
almost had me fooled there ... stream from the cloud, that means i cant just buy a dvd dor blu-ray to play when i want and would be completely dependable on servers being up or down, could never play by myself offline and will have to let my game go whenever they feel it's time to close down ?
somehow to me that spells thanks but no thanks, but i'm sure there's always a huge flock who buy into any kind of scam
Posted in: Microsoft to unveil new generation Xbox in May
mrmaliceApr. 15, 2013 - 04:54AM JST
i just had to think of this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJlPr2KHSFo
i once had a brain scan, just once ... the women looked at me and said :'i dont know but i think the machine is probably broken we'll get you another one later" and i never heard from them again.
Should i be paranoid about that ?
Posted in: Doctors use brain scans to 'see' and measure pain
mrmaliceApr. 11, 2013 - 10:33AM JST
sez they indeed lol, there's far worse ways of making money by looking good. If a woman is dealt the right cards at birth and can do it, then why not, it's not like they're forced to do it and maybe .. just maybe they dont mind the attention of a whole crowd drooling at them even if it's a well known fact that no woman wants to be the center of attention (insert sarcasm here)
Posted in: Why do sports use women as eye candy?
May. 20, 2013 - 12:03AM JST
BTW, Matsuoka and Kishi were not convicted. Matsuoka died with TB before trial, He was a…
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
May. 19, 2013 - 11:56PM JST
But the pair deemed the food unsatisfactory and failed to settlle the £16.91 bill.
Posted in: German resort island shaken over Japanese chef's murder
May. 19, 2013 - 11:54PM JST
Peter: I would be very interested in knowing your tricks to avoid crowded trains.
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
May. 19, 2013 - 11:52PM JST
More/different reporting on this here: http://www.thelocal.de/society/20130516-49745.html#.UZjnMZyjkiM
May. 19, 2013 - 11:51PM JST
Automakers ..... USA consumers know Japanese automakers replace any defect they can think before any accidenrt…
Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of