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Comment Political Evolution (Score 1) 1080

It doesn't have to be "Communism" (or if you prefer it "Socialism") vs "Capitalism".

Human beings are endlessly inventive. We can create new kinds of socio-economic systems which improve upon anything we have seen before and are acceptable to the large majority of the population.

Maybe. I hope so.

Comment Niche Product (Score 1) 195

As this is such a niche product - I certainly have no interest in it - I guess the price is okay for whoever really needs such a device.

I am still content with my old Kobo touch. The battery life is still okay and it is in great condition considering I take it to work with me every day. If it broke I would almost certainly replace it with a newer Kobo model as I have got such great value from my current one.

Comment Re:Who Cares? (Score 1) 86

I am using Chrome with Adblock Plus on Android. As long as you can change the proxy settings for WiFi and mobile connections (and I can) it works fine. My phone (Sony Xperia Z3) is not even rooted. You have to download it from the Adblock site as Google have blocked it from the Play store.

Comment Khaku & Hatsumde (Score 1) 102

Here in Japan we will stay up and watch the famous singing competition Kohaku on NHK. After a midnight a short walk to the local shrine for Hatsumode - first visit of the year. They always have a big fire at the shrine and it's nice to get warm after spending a long time queuing to get in. No fireworks here.

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