I don't know what happened for Kaifu and Google China. He was on a China Mobile 3G ads with several other IT celebrities to prompt 3G several weeks ago. And there was hot news about damn Green Dam. From nowhere, CCTV criticized Google as a searching provider for porn, twice! Since last night, Google.com is blocked in China. Baidu never works well for info outside China. Now Google.com is blocked. That's just absurd.
I left for work this morning around 7:30AM, and arrived at office at 8:45AM. It cost me 40 CNY . Shit! Normally it is a less-than-half-hour ride, costs around 24 CNY . This is what happening, in the name of massive Economic stimulation plan, and City Expo 2010. All the major roads in Shanghai are under construction or reconstruction. The business along the roads is hit badly because the roads are locked down and digged upside down. The restaurants posts huge posters crying out loud business as usual . Traffic will be this mess until the merry City Expo opens. This is the problem related to the culture, they just can't lose. Whatever it is, whatever it takes, it will be the most successful event, the biggest, the tallest, the largest.
Normally I will downgrade preloaded Vista to XP, for better and wider software selections. It is straightforward for Dell. It always comes with the utility CD, including all the drivers for popular OS (2000, XP, and Vista). Based on this expectation, I thought to install XP on a HP Pavilion DV2-1105AX laptop is just as simple as that. I was wrong. After XP is installed, the poor thing can't find the drivers for network, sound, video and whole bunch of other cards. The laptop doesn't come with any companion CDs. If you don't have network access, you are stucked. First thing, I need locate the driver for network card. And after some googlings, I realize there are some work. I looked for drivers at HP official site, and found nothing. It only supports for Vista. After extensive tryings, I finally got almost all working, except the video card, which is now just in Windows generic driver. Here is the list. 1. BIOS flush. It mentioned somewhere, and not necessary. 2. Chipse
"Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on Tuesday announced that all computers produced or sold in China after July 1 would be installed with the software package combining Green Dam and Minor Escort programs." Now my question is, who made this software? how well it is tested (potential Trojan horse)? how it works (smart enough to scan and recognize image, and block if the software detects reproduction system?). If we uninstall this software, can we be porn-safe? Followup, post an evaluation report
先来看妄语定义。所谓妄语，未见言见，见言不见，虚伪夸张，藉辞掩饰，皆为妄语。 再看bullshit的定义。 In his essay On Bullshit (originally written in 1986, and published as a monograph in 2005), philosopher Harry Frankfurt of Princeton University characterizes bullshit as a form of falsehood distinct from lying. The liar, Frankfurt holds, knows and cares about the truth, but deliberately sets out to mislead instead of telling the truth. The "bullshitter", on the other hand, does not care about the truth and is only seeking to impress : “It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side
"DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Corp said on Tuesday it reached a tentative deal to sell its Hummer brand to a privately held Chinese heavy machinery maker, part of an effort to drop four unprofitable vehicle lines and leave bankruptcy as a leaner company." There was a bid deal of IBM Thinkpad notebook by Lenovo . It was hot then, and still warm until now largely due to psychological pain. Now another icon of proud American made is grabbed by China. It is not a good deal for both sides. A gas guzzler with high brand value, bought by an unknown manufacture across the ocean, what's for? A gas guzzler with low brand value == dead meat. I even heard my US colleagues made fun about it today, bitterly.