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    randomenigma

    Exactly. It's not wrong to call it pasta because it's just one type of pasta. But calling it "spaghetti" is more specific, so I don't really get the point of this article.

    Is it also unhip to use terms like "ramen" and "soba" instead of calling everything "men"?

    Posted in: Be careful how you talk about 'spaghetti' in Japanese — you may sound unhip

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    denied Beijing’s claims that its Self-Defense Force planes came “dangerously close” to Chinese aircraft 2. demanding China takes down the footage allegedly showing the incident.

    So which is it, Japan? Make up your mind!

    Posted in: Japan demands China withdraw plane encounter video footage

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    randomenigma

    @Novenachama does Coke even contain HFCS anywhere other than in the US?

    Posted in: Coke ad: It takes 23 minutes to burn off a soda

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    @Wolfpack

    I am astounded by the apparent support for sexualized depictions of children in manga and anime that I am seeing on this site. Folks posting statements against child porn are getting thumbs down???

    I can't speak for the multiple other people who came here before me, but I only hit thumbs down on the posts which conflated the concept of child porn with the concept of drawings of child porn. Yes, like yours.

    Child porn requires abusing a child to create and is absolutely not OK.

    Pictures of "underage" characters in manga and anime is what someone chose to draw and censoring that would be like censoring thinking, since art is supposed to be an expression of thought. Art is also supposed to elicit emotional response in the viewer, so if anyone is truly offended by a given drawing, it is quite obviously art, despite what you say. Some people will say, "it isn't art! It's porn!" Well, yeah. Something can be both. There are a lot of pornographic statues which are quite famous as works of art. Deal with it.

    Besides the freedom of expression argument, there is also the issue that making the cutoff due to a character's age is meaningless in manga and anime anyway. The creators just have to say that all characters are over 18 and now it's legal. You can't judge based on the "apparent age" because then you're banning real people who happen to look young as well.

    Posted in: Japan to ban possession of child porn, but manga, anime exempt

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    randomenigma

    "In fact, over the past few decades, the prices of illicit drugs have been falling while purity has been increasing."

    Sounds like it's going well. Keep going!

    Posted in: War on drugs going nowhere

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    randomenigma

    MDMA is not actually a narcotic, if you use the proper definition of the term. But it seems that people have misappropriated the term and now apply it to any illegal drug, even the ones which are not for the purpose of numbing your mind.

    Total bullshit that you would have your CDs pulled from sale just for this, too. What the hell?

    And yeah, the drug is far from the demon everyone says it is. Psychiatrists were going to use it to cure anxiety and other issues. What went wrong?

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    randomenigma

    Being an otaku is fine, but apparently being a geeky otaku is too much.

    Posted in: Japanese women reveal six pitfalls to watch out for on your ramen date

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    randomenigma

    Not much - he's completely flat.

    Posted in: Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

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    randomenigma

    I own one of the previous models and one of the things the software said was that it was only licensed for use outside Japan. I am assuming they have finally sorted that all out, otherwise you would be using this with none of the software.

    Posted in: Livescribe 3 smartpen

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    randomenigma

    You can't really draw any conclusions at all with a sample size that small. Maybe if all 10 had picked the new ones, it would be worthy of note, but a 4/6 split could easily be lost in the error from the sample size being so small.

    Posted in: Old or new? Violinists can't tell which sounds better

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    randomenigma

    Antivirus and security software? I have never run any of those and have never caught a virus. I guess the most important rule is not to do stupid shit.

    Posted in: Tech tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computers

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    YouTube isn't true anonymity, it's pseudo-anonymity. "Anonymous" means no name and YouTube puts the name right above the comment.

    If you have true anonymity, there is no name to attribute to each comment, so generally you get less jerks, because there is less to achieve by being a jerk.

    Of course you still get some trolls...

    Posted in: In new social networks, anonymity is all the rage

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    randomenigma

    This still doesn't explain why I had a "hack" into my Live account only last week with the attacker's IP address being Hotmail's own network.

    Posted in: Microsoft says it snooped on Hotmail to track leak

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    randomenigma

    Anyone with half a clue already knows not to trust the servers and to use end-to-end encryption if you care about your privacy.

    Most of us just don't quite care about privacy enough to switch over.

    Posted in: Google enhances encryption technology for email

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    randomenigma

    Passwords still work fine. Just use a proper application to keep track of them instead of writing them on post-it notes.

    Granted, I would prefer to be using a private key to log into web sites, but despite the technology being around for ages, nobody seems to be implementing it outside of corporate environments. :/

    Posted in: Move over '123456': passwords to go high-tech

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    randomenigma

    Ah, captain JList... I mean, captain negativity. Who knows, maybe this will be the one that remains.

    Posted in: New online manga service features 200 titles, three selectable languages, and no fees

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    randomenigma

    SIM-free with a SIM

    Which is it?

    Posted in: Connect to the Internet right away without any settings

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    randomenigma

    450! This guy is quite dedicated to his hobby!

    Posted in: Thief caught with 450 pairs of high heels

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    randomenigma

    Actually, this article omits it, but Australia is on the list. Problem is, it was on the list last time too, and then the ticket booking never opened.

    Posted in: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces 2nd world tour

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    randomenigma

    No Australia this time either. Lame world tour that doesn't even visit all continents.

    Posted in: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu announces 2nd world tour

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