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I was quite surprised when I got an area mail notification on my Nexus 6 that I bought through the Google Play Store. 
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My Nexus 5, also from the Google Play store, was the only one in my office to sound off the alert, but I'm in Kansai, so didn't feel anything.
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This doesn't make sense (the graph and text).

This is also why I don't allow automatic updates.
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Yup, on a screenshot you can make out the vertical blue line, but you can't see it at all on the phone.
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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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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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Docomo needs to get it's act together and clearly disclose what bands are supported. Right now information is contradictory, subject to interpretation, and way too much of a fucking pain in the ass to extract from their i-mode inspired shitty website.
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I'm sorry, it still doesn't make me want that surfboard. Too big and too expensive.

Does it have the one feature I want? Wireless charging / 置くだけ充電 

THe 0 on my phone fell off. So it's starting to become really hard to use after 8 years!
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The "Samsung" Galaxy S6 Edge is unlockable under the new guidelines when bought from KDDI but under the old from docomo.
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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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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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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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