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    ¥20,000 for one night? What a ripoff.

    Posted in: Japan's first transit hotel to open at Haneda airport

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    No physical presence at all, thus: (1) No easy way to browse for it randomly in physical stores yet (this might change.) (2) No easy and legal way to lend it to a friend.

    No booklet, thus: (1) No nice artwork aside from the single image you may not even get in the track metadata. (2) No lyrics info whatsoever. (3) No decent metadata for the tracks (MP3s have the ability but nobody does it right.) (4) Nothing to display on my shelves to show who I like.

    No attached physical bonuses. A good number of the CDs I buy come with posters. You could have a digital poster, but what's the point? The note they say about goods is spot on. The CD is just another form of goods.

    Soft distribution may just completely replace the media at some point in the future. But the industry can't just sit back and expect that to happen. They have to provide solutions to all the above issues so that people don't look at soft distribution as an inferior method.

    Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music

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    It doesn't even have to be a train service. A night bus running the same train lines would be sufficient. The only problem with this one was that it was a poorly chosen single route which was never going to be useful to anyone (except, I dunno, someone who happened to live in Shibuya and really didn't like walking?)

    Posted in: Tokyo pulls plug on late-night Roppongi-Shibuya bus service

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    Meetings for me are just a way other people in the office waste my time. I'd rather get work done.

    Posted in: Modern etiquette: Meetings still matter

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    @Extra Virgin Palm Oil

    It's not a donut (nor a doughnut, either).

    An enclosed, fried thing with jam in it is called a jam doughnut. Logically, an enclosed, fried thing with ramen in it would be called a ramen doughnut.

    So I guess if you're going to make outrageous claims like "durrhurr, it's not a doughnut", you should at a minimum: 1. Explain why you think it's wrong, so that people can point out the exact reason you're wrong, and 2. Provide a superior alternative.

    Otherwise you just end up looking like an idiot, like you did in that comment.

    Posted in: A ramen donut exists

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    just because you only have 7 tiles doesn't mean you can only make eight letter words. Nobody ever said you could only use one existing tile on the board in your word and I'm sure there are cases of people making 15-letter words.

    Posted in: Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way

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    @MissingCylonModel I believe that one has been debunked now. And besides, who remembers passwords? I have a machine to do that for me. Do people here also wash their dishes and clothes by hand?

    Posted in: 7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords

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    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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    @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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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