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  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    DIY Masks: There's a pattern and some instruction tutorials here: https://diymask.site/ (It's a HK site, so the video is in Cantonese, but there are subtitles after about 1'18", and the instructions are fairy clear. Should be easy-peasy for anyone with...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    You are utterly wrong. This is not an economic protest (except in the sense that the growing inequality here has left most people unable to survive). It's about HK Identity vs Chinese identity....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    The problem if they do that is the number of 'foreigners' here. Currently, in HK there are about 0.5 million people of non-Chinese nationality. While about half of them are Indonesian and Filipino domestic workers, I'm not sure that the...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Most physical trade goes directly from Shenzhen, or other ports in the mainland. HK and Macau are the only places where currency outflows can happen, and that's the main reason for their existence. still a very small amount compared to...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    The infrastructure is not 'provided by the Chinese Government' - they sell us water and power at inflated prices. our roads and railways, etc are build by their companies at our expense....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    The US can do nothing. The UK could grant citizenship to anyone with a HKID card and Permanent Residency (Anyone with the right of abode here, and a vote.) This is highly unlikely given the current politics in the UK....
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    That's very Orientalist. There *is* a functioning Democracy in Asia with Chinese people, and it's in Hong Kong[1]. There is a place in Asia where disputes between companies go to courts and not via patrons. It's Hong Kong. What we're[2]...
  • Commented on Normal service will be resumed eventually
    Condolences, Charlie. May your memories of them be a blessing. Process things in your own ways, in your own time. It's hard,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Also, Cork, down on the South Coast, has a very large sheltered deep water harbour. (It's where the Titanic last stopped before heading off the the North Atlantic.) There are regular ferry and container services to France and Spain, as...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    No, there is no desire to have the Brits back in charge. The desire is to get the PRC side to actually honour the terms of the handover agreement and grant us a "high degree of autonomy" as promised.They've consistently...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    So he was a civilian in the WW2 work then. According to Patterson: "I have today [May 11, 1942] accepted a civil service appointment as a mechanical engineer at the Naval Aircraft Factory, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Have notified 11th...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    "--Stock up on vegan haggis so that when you move to Ireland, you've got something to take the taste off irish beer when you're ex-pats over there..." You might be surprised by how cosmopolitan Ireland has become in the last...
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    The styling looks different with/without https. It looks normal with http, but there are no margins with https. Some kind of CSS weirdness, I guess....
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    Aperture works for me under High Sierra 10.13.4. I don't use it much, but it does open and run without complaint....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    > If you're positing Mandarin as one of the major languages, you should probably also posit Hindi/Urdu? A very large number of people who speak Hindi/Urdu also speak English, albeit a slightly weird version thereof, where you 'do the needful...
  • Commented on App store annoyances
    You would have to give up perl for objectiveC, and I would have to stop puzzling haskell for java, as much as I hate Larry E. It looks like Apple is going for a new development language with roots in...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    GHASTLY EDINBURGH HEAT WAVE (it's due to hit a peak of 19 celsius this afternoon and the cruel burning daystar has been sighted near the zenith) I am boggling at "Heatwave" and "19 Celsius" occurring in the same sentence without...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    That's true - almost all long distance aircraft I've travelled in over the last 10 years have had built-in satellite phone. Which everyone regards as the single most expensive way to talk. I've been on Thai from BKK (Bangkok) to...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    In Southeast Asia, a GSM phone works almost everywhere. I've been in rural parts of China and had solid 3G signal. Your GSM phone will work from Dingle to Seoul. Satellite phones are pretty rare here - it's unlikely anyone...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Well I was thinking of more of modern Ireland, France and Germany, where there are long traditions of Catholicism, but most people aren't too keen on the observance, they just follow along for the traditions, because it's what they grew...
  • Commented on Over-Extended Metaphor for the day
    Not really, iOS is a BSD based unix very similar to OS X. They even have the same development tools, and whole bunches of libraries are derived from NextStep. I guess you could describe it as culturally Catholic - has...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    The Invisible Hand of the Market mowed John Galt's Lawn. With tweezers....
  • Commented on Making history personal
    Been in, considerably older: the passage tomb at Newgrange in Ireland. My device is being balky at the moment, otherwise I'd look up dates - 3500 years ago? Or 3500 B.C.E.? Feeling like a dolt at the moment. But,...
  • Commented on The last refuge of scoundrels
    I like Ken Loach's approach: "How should we honour her? Let's privatise her funeral. Put it out to competitive tender and accept the cheapest bid. It's what she would have wanted."...
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