theResident's past comments

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    @Brainiac: I have to disagree with you. Source first is normally the key when it comes to the argument between CD and Vinyl, coupled with the qualirt of the original master for older music on CD. Vinyl sounding better is NOT a myth - but you need a very good turntable and a very good pre-amp to make it worth its while over a 'good' CD player. Garbage in = Garbage out.

    I'm lucky enough to have both a fantastic CD player AND the amps and speakers to reproduce music very well. Compressed downloads are just plain old rubbish - hence the argument can go back to a thread last week on that very subject. I just don't see why anybody would the spend the same amount of money on a 256K download from itunes over the actual CD. However...@Zichi, there is of course merit in your argument of lossless downloads in their various formats.

    Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music?

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    I always still buy the CD. If the CD is 1200 Yen and the dowload is the same price or even marginally cheaper - Why would I choose a compressed download and something I don't REALLY own over the uncompressed physical CD which is mine forever and sounds 20 times (or more) better played through a decent music system. Guess it depends if you a real music fan or not. Useless clutter? KInd of takes away the point of being a fan.

    Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music

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    @888naff: I suggest you recheck then. As of February 1st 2015 - there will onlt be 1 flight to London a day from Narita - and 3 frim Haneda. The timeslot restrictions were lifted in April. The USA will continue to be served from Narita generally, as Delta/United continue to use it as a hub and during the last set of talks with the Japanese Government refused to yield on their conditions re Haneda.

    Posted in: Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating

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    @YuriOtani: Your comments/analysis do not warrant a reply. Your knowledge of the industry is clearly a big donut.

    Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal

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    @Cortes -

    There are no 'second-hand' 747's out there economical to fly, why do you think most airlines are retiring their fleet. Even Delta have 4 more going to the graveyard in the desert by year end. A380 does a lot more with the fuel..... Airbus will have no problem selling these at discount to Emirates or Qatar. SQ are still waiting on a few too.

    @Serrano: haha. what a surprise from you! An attack on the Government with no contribution to the topic!

    Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal

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    @sighclops: I expect, as usual, with you, you are trying to do it on the cheap, hence the lack of success, which for most of us had been a way of life for quite a while now. @YongYang: For somebody who came back with such a response re my 'Defcon 1' comment, which I assumed was your attempt at humour, your post above does you no justice.

    Posted in: 4K video wirelessly transmitted in real time

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    @Hawkeye: Several other other airlines with good reputations were still flying through that corridor literally minutes before this sickening action. I suggest yoi do your research and/or read articles properly.

    Posted in: Why some airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

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    @Alphaape: BOAC did not fold. Themselves and BEA merged to become British Airways.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    @Jefflee; Well my answer to you would be, would the average person know that if they flew between almost any Western European destination to HK, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore etc that they would be flying over Ukraine? As every airline was until last night....

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    The NOTAM was issued for flights below 30,000 Feet. Until this morning, all the European carriers were still using this route - its if you like an 'expressway' way in the sky for flights between Western Europe and anywhere is Asia from HK Southwards. Airlines have NOT been avoiding this area at cruising altitides at all. MH have not acted irresponsibly as 'Alphaape' suggests above. That could have just as easily have been an SQ A380 flying from London to Singapore. A look at FlightRadar24 right now will show you empty airspace.

    My sympathy to the the families of the victims of this senseless act.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    theResident

    Let's hope TEPCO can get some of theirs turned back on soon and get our monthly bills down!

    Posted in: Nuclear watchdog says two reactors in Kyushu safe to switch back on

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    @cracaphat: Simulcast on NHK-E, as have been all games shown by NHK that have gone to extra time and has been well documented over the last month.. No need to have missed anything.

    Posted in: Germany scores in extra time to win World Cup 1-0

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    @YomgYang: Are you on 'Defcon 1' Evacuation alert?

    Posted in: Japan issues highest alert as typhoon approaches Okinawa

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    theResident

    If you can afford to eat Chinese at the Mandarin, then your original comment is just patronising.

    Posted in: Bookings open for Noma gourmet experience at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

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    theResident

    Since you're not in Japan today - It's unlkely you'll be bothering the reservation desk anyway. There will be plenty of takers.

    Posted in: Bookings open for Noma gourmet experience at Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

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    @YY - And your escape plan is what should a Magnitide 8.0 or higher occur under Tokyo Bay?

    Posted in: 2 quakes strike off coast near Fukushima

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    theResident

    ......but YongYang continues to stay in Japan along with his Children. I would have though this irresponsible beyond reproach whiilst continuing to lecture the rest of us.

    Posted in: 2 quakes strike off coast near Fukushima

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    theResident

    Yes, Thank you Gobshite. I've been woth DoCoMO since 1996 and have NEVER tied myself into a 2 year contract. Yes - that is exactly what will happen to you at Softbank. Crooks.

    Posted in: Japanese government mulls doing away with cell phone SIM locks

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    theResident

    @Gobshite: What 2 year contract? I don't have one. You are not FORCED into it.

    Posted in: Japanese government mulls doing away with cell phone SIM locks

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    theResident

    MNP is easy in Japan also. I'm struggling to see where you think the government is involved in this. Please find me some proof. Why is OK to unlock, for example a Galaxy for example then? Why. CAN you bring an unlocked iPhone into the country and DoCoMo are happy to provide you with a SIM card. I know several people who did this as they deemed Softbanks service too patchy/unreliable!

    Posted in: Japanese government mulls doing away with cell phone SIM locks

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