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FOB Japan Noob misinterprets observations coming to stange conclusion.
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Apple products are popular in Japan. McDonalds are popular in Japan. Foreign fashion brands are popular.

The Japanese market is not xenophobic. Really boils my piss when I hear blinding negative generalisations about Japan. The failure of Xbox and certain western phone trends in Japan is easily attributable to different market requirements. But not xenophobia.

Love Japan. Do not love those that enjoy pointing fingers at it.
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Taco Bell is by no means worth waiting in line for an hour, which is what will be required with the one location in Shibuya. The primary reason people eat at Taco Bell is price. If like KFC, the prices are drastically increased relative to the US, I see no reason to go, even if there are stores all over Japan.

However if they have 100-yen tacos, that changes everything. :)
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If I buy 1000 tacos it will feel about the same.
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Bahahahaha, this is the most absurd thing I've read all year! I bet if you put N1 on a translation resume, said resume would go directly in the trash.

Indeed companies all across Japan have need of people with native English and a Japanese language N1 certificate. The downside however is that getting that elusive N1 certification can take several years. Those fortunate enough to pass the N1 will find themselves with a knowledge of Japanese that exceeds 97% of the native Japanese population. For daily conversation, N2 or possibly even N3 would suffice. Translation however, requires the type of linguistic precision that only an N1 holder can wield.
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Ha ha ha nope. That certifies that you gave money to JTA. 

The JLPT1 cert is a nice sign that the job applicant can get through a newspaper article without his/her nose in the dictionary the entire time, but it isn't everything I need to see when I'm choosing who gets an interview. (In fact, I can name a number of translators I've hired on the strength of a translation trial who only had N2, or no cert at all.)
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Apple Engineer Talks about the New 2015 Macbook: https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc
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I regret that I have only one plus to give.
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Now they have a nice frontend. If only they'd do the same to the other end.
Japan Air Lines doesn't have the best web page, even for a Japanese entity. It's not as bad as trying to find a product on some random Rakuten page, but it can be difficult to navigate and prone to error. JAL's mobile apps had been similarly difficult to use, but their domestic flights app has ...
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A surprisingly good app from JR East. It also has the makings of a good looking app, too, but they need to scale back on the amount of information they cram into the some of these screens. It's also a bit clunky to use, but the wifi-based location service is a great idea.

Hope to see this feature rolled out to all trains with on-board wifi APs.
At about the same time Japan Airlines released a revamped mobile app that was actually useful, so did JR East. Many train companies have their own apps, but I rarely install them because they are only good for navigation within that particular rail network. Yeah, they probably have station ...
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Um... Is it really this hard to pull data off an android device and preserve the timestamps? 
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Should preserve with mv, or cp w some flags... I bet any GUI tool just does cp+rm.

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Pretty soon Apple Mail for Yosemite will just group my entire inbox into one, unrelated conversation.
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Its a feature, doncha know.    Simplifying the user experience.
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This is brilliant.
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It's . . . cho-brilliant
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What are your favorite linux mail clients? I was trying out Gnome Evolution, but it's got two horrible design issues that people have been complaining about for years.

1. When grouping messages by thread, these are always sorted ascending with the ascending such that the oldest message is on top, even when you the entire window is sorted by date descending, which is just dumb.

2. No soft wrap when composing plain text. You have the choice of a normal paragraph format which hard wraps at 72 characters, or you have the "preformatted" option which just doesn't wrap. At all. All text is shown to you on a single line with an ever-growing horizontal scroll bar.

These design decisions have been annoying people for well over 5 years according to Google. If it ain't been fixed by now it ain't never gonna.
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1.6 gb is ... um ... a lot.  A lot a lot.  A lot a lot a lot. That would be 3/4 of the total ram on this VM.  Yuck.
edit - IE10 is using 550MB of ram and all I have open is gmail and g+  0_o
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I tried to count up all the post-G3 (Mac OS X) era non-standard display ports used by Apple. Not all of these are proprietary, but they might as well have been since no vendors supported them, other than Apple.

1) Apple Display Connector, 2) Mini DVI, 3) Micro DVI 4) Mini Display Connector, 5) Thunderbolt

Does USB C make 6?
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lol @ dongles. Perhaps. I haven't used a dongle in a while on my Air, but that's probably because the 3 things I connect the most are: power, phone and hard drive. 2 USB ports and 1 charging port.. Hmmm...

And the keyboard, will have to be tried too of course.

Like I said, lots of time to think lol....
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wow.
One of the most shocking parts of the recently discovered spying network Equation Group is its mysterious module designed to reprogram or reflash a computer hard drive’s firmware with malicious code. The Kaspersky researchers who uncovered this said its ability to subvert hard drive firmware—the guts of any computer—“surpasses anything else” they had ever seen.…
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Time to dig the old Pentium III and 500MB HDDs out of storage...
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