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Posted: Feb 4, 2020 - 6:00am

This is very nice.  If these two countries can have a better understanding then anyone can given their history: {#Meditate}

 

 “Lands apart, shared sky”: Japan’s response to the coronavirus is winning unusual praise in China

 

https://qz.com/1796494/china-internet-users-praise-japan-for-coronavirus-response/?utm_source=YPL&yptr=yahoo

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Posted: Sep 10, 2019 - 12:18pm

China and Iran flesh out strategic partnership
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019 - 7:46am

Benefit of central planning?  I dont know.

The Washington Post has a fascinating story about how in China research is being done that could result in an enormous technological leap ahead of the United States.

The research means that “hacking-resistant communications networks” are being built across China, sensors are being designed “to see through smog and around corners,” and prototypes are being build of “computers that may someday smash the computational power of any existing machine.

“All the gear is based on quantum technology — an emerging field that could transform information processing and confer big economic and national-security advantages to countries that dominate it. To the dismay of some scientists and officials in the United States, China’s formidable investment is helping it catch up with Western research in the field and, in a few areas, pull ahead … Beijing is pouring billions into research and development and is offering Chinese scientists big perks to return home from Western labs. China’s drive has sparked calls for more R&D funding in the United States.”

The story defines quantum technology as seeking “to harness the distinct properties of atoms, photons and electrons to build more powerful tools for processing information.”

The Post writes that “last year, China had nearly twice as many patent filings as the United States for quantum technology overall, a category that includes communications and cryptology devices, according to market research firm Patinformatics. The United States, though, leads the world in patents relating to the most prized segment of the field — quantum computers — thanks to heavy investment by IBM, Google, Microsoft and others.”

In a recent report from the Center for a New American Security, it was said that “the United States must be prepared for a future in which its traditional technological predominance faces new, perhaps unprecedented challenges.”

It is an Eye Opening piece (and you can read the story in its entirety here). Quantum technology is way, way, way above my pay grade, but it seems to me that this story has a lot of implications that have nothing to do with technology.
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019 - 5:00am

do people really want an authoritarian/totalitarian form of government?

the inevitable downside of central planning

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Posted: Aug 14, 2019 - 5:11am

 miamizsun wrote:
unfortunately the people of hong kong are facing the borg equivalent

the strong arm "blue pill" utopian sales pitch...


but if you look under the collective "red pill" communist hood...

 
These guys were really terrifying!

 

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Posted: Aug 14, 2019 - 5:06am

unfortunately the people of hong kong are facing the borg equivalent

the strong arm "blue pill" utopian sales pitch...




but if you look under the collective "red pill" communist hood...

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Posted: Feb 1, 2019 - 3:20pm



engineering marvel


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Posted: Sep 19, 2018 - 5:54pm

welcome to the digital panopticon...

Leave no dark corner

China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring privileges — for others, punishment.

What may sound like a dystopian vision of the future is already happening in China. And it’s making and breaking lives.

The Communist Party calls it “social credit” and says it will be fully operational by 2020.

Within years, an official Party outline claims, it will “allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step”.




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Posted: Feb 19, 2018 - 10:59am

Terracotta theft: Chinese anger over stolen warrior thumb
According to court documents, Mr Rohana, 24, was attending an Ugly Sweater Party at the Franklin Institute on 21 December when he made his way into the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, which was then closed.  Mr Rohana allegedly used a mobile phone as a torch and took a selfie with one of the warriors, according to Chinese state media Xinhua, quoting the FBI.  He then allegedly put his hand on the left hand of the statue and appeared to break something off from it. He pocketed the item and left.
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Posted: Feb 15, 2018 - 9:19pm

The Yellow Peril Reloaded
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Posted: Feb 15, 2018 - 8:49am

 haresfur wrote:

I used to have a Huawei cell phone, back when you could replace batteries. I bought a battery on line and when I put it in, it started updating software. Hmm.

 
Yeah, Apple doesn't have a monopoly on software trickery...
c.
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Posted: Feb 15, 2018 - 12:29am

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https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/14/17011246/huawei-phones-safe-us-intelligence-chief-fears

Worse, Huawei is a huge manufacturer that makes tons of simpler devices, wireless or Bluetooth enabled, that could easily be used to collect information (read: spy) on anyone, anywhere. All those cool smart-home gadgets, where do you think they come from? I doubt the Chinese government cares what kind of mayonnaise I prefer, but it's no stretch to think they could collect sensitive, even classified, information. 

 
I used to have a Huawei cell phone, back when you could replace batteries. I bought a battery on line and when I put it in, it started updating software. Hmm.
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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 - 11:49am

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/14/17011246/huawei-phones-safe-us-intelligence-chief-fears

Worse, Huawei is a huge manufacturer that makes tons of simpler devices, wireless or Bluetooth enabled, that could easily be used to collect information (read: spy) on anyone, anywhere. All those cool smart-home gadgets, where do you think they come from? I doubt the Chinese government cares what kind of mayonnaise I prefer, but it's no stretch to think they could collect sensitive, even classified, information. 
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Posted: Jul 17, 2015 - 11:34am

 Proclivities wrote:
"An explosion at a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, Shandong province, China, on July 16, 2015. According to Xinhua News Agency, a fire broke out after the explosion, which was caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak at the plant, on Thursday morning."
explosion

 
 Those evil bastids are everywhere!Geez Pops,what did you do?

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Posted: Jul 17, 2015 - 11:09am

"An explosion at a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, Shandong province, China, on July 16, 2015. According to Xinhua News Agency, a fire broke out after the explosion, which was caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak at the plant, on Thursday morning."
explosion
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Posted: May 29, 2015 - 10:41pm

 kurtster wrote:
Didn't say you hate Americans or America.  Just the USA meaning the government.

Anyway, again a non answer to the question.  Nobody else gives a hoot about who or what you are, so what difference does it make I guess.

C'ya {#Wave}
 
There was a question?

A most peculiar/particular meaning to be sure. I guess that would also mean that when Americans attend international sport events some of them chant for their government, while the athletes compete with their government on their outfits.
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Posted: May 29, 2015 - 9:30pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

There you go again. Lies. Even if it were true, which it isn't, does that then mean you hate all countries (how exactly does one hate a country with all its diversity in people, politics, geography, flora, fauna, culture, etc.) except the U.S. because they are to be bullied/subdued for profit or even because they simply view things differently? Not particularly tolerant or open-minded. More a reflexive "my way or the highway" or "either with us or against us". A very dangerous streak of totalitarianism hiding behind a guise of liberty.

 
Didn't say you hate Americans or America.  Just the USA meaning the government.

Anyway, again a non answer to the question.  Nobody else gives a hoot about who or what you are, so what difference does it make I guess.

C'ya {#Wave} 


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Posted: May 29, 2015 - 5:42pm

 kurtster wrote:

You're not French or English.

One thing is certain, you hate the USA.

We've had this dance before.  You could end all the suspense once and for all.

There really isn't much more to talk about now, is there ?

Thank you for the civil repartee.

fini ...
 
There you go again. Lies. Even if it were true, which it isn't, does that then mean you hate all countries (how exactly does one hate a country with all its diversity in people, politics, geography, flora, fauna, culture, etc.) except the U.S. because they are to be bullied/subdued for profit or even because they simply view things differently? Not particularly tolerant or open-minded. More a reflexive "my way or the highway" or "either with us or against us". A very dangerous streak of totalitarianism hiding behind a guise of liberty.
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Posted: May 29, 2015 - 5:28pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

So which is it? Anarchist, socialist, labour, French, English, or perhaps none, or maybe all?

 
You're not French or English.

One thing is certain, you hate the USA.

We've had this dance before.  You could end all the suspense once and for all.

There really isn't much more to talk about now, is there ?

Thank you for the civil repartee.

fini ...

 


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