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EU isn’t like China

Apparently we are worse than China. These graphs show that we are worse than China – and the rest of South East Asia – at containing the spread of COVID-19. I still support the decisions made by the Danish government … Continue reading

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Big Fireworks; or Dangers of living in China

Or indeed any country where you are not treated as an individual: When China launch a rocket, the drop zones for spent boosters are in-land and the residents in the calculated areas are told to evacuate. Sometimes houses are hit … Continue reading

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Subcontract killers

Apparently, a man from China wanted a business rival killed so he hired a hitman. The would-be hitman took half, hired another hitman for the rest. But, the would-be second hitman did the same and this repeated, all the way … Continue reading

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No trade secrets for foreigners in China

This is at least interesting for anyone doing business – or traveling as a tourist – in China: It is important to fully understand what this means. Under the Cybersecurity Law, the Chinese government has the right to obtain from any person … Continue reading

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When the left turn to the feudal overlords

Deplatforming works; forcing a platform, like Facebook or Twitter, to remove a user so that user can no longer use the platform absolutely works. A crazy person like Alex Jones and his fake news Infowars is not missed, but of … Continue reading

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When censorship is too efficient

China has run into problems with their censorship: When you need workers to censor content, they have to know what they are censoring and if your censoring is too efficient, they wont know what they are supposed to be censoring. … Continue reading

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Watching the future with horror

Someone has taken Orwell’s warnings as a recipe: Some Chinese schoolchildren will now be tracked using chips in their uniforms. They are starting with the poorest areas first and then, once the kinks are ironed out, it will spread. The … Continue reading

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Dark Side of the Moon

The Moon doesn’t have a dark side. But, the Pink Floyd album is great. Congratulations to the Chinese for landing a probe on the far side of the moon. I accept that “dark side” is used to mean the “originally unseen … Continue reading

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A difference between Europe and China

I probably put to much into this, but I think it’s interesting that the largest, nominally communist country in the world uses this technology to enable banks to communicate securely, while capitalist west uses it to communicate between universities. It’s … Continue reading

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How China and the West are different

In China facial recognition and ML is used to track criminals, dissidents and built a giant database of who interacts with who. In the West facial recognition and ML is used to track celebrities at the a royal wedding, so … Continue reading

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