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by legosaurus
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet
Replies: 34
Views: 3493

Re: China's '50 Cent Army' invades the internet

He doesn't mention the Great Firewall of China, and how these people will gain access to articles on subjects such as the Tiananmen demonstrations, so I assume they are either given a free pass, or doing it from locations outside of China. One aspect I'm not clear on is what happens if these people...
by legosaurus
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: China and everything pertaining to it.
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: China and everything pertaining to it.

So my question is, how much do you think white people stand out in China and are they accepted even if they do not speak Chinese? A lot. Though it does depend a lot on where you are. In Beijing, I never got stared at at school, 'cause there are so many international students. On the subway there mi...
by legosaurus
Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Mnemonics you love
Replies: 187
Views: 89649

Re: Mnemonics you love

Surprised these haven't been posted. Oh oh oh, to touch and feel virgin girls vaginas and hymens. Some say money matters, but my brother says big balls matter more. (Cranial nerves and their functions: sensory, motor or both.) As for taxonomy: King Philip called out for great sex. My friend remember...
by legosaurus
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: China and everything pertaining to it.
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: China and everything pertaining to it.

What is the work landscape like for Americans in Beijing? If you're white, teaching English is easy. If you're lucky, you can make decent money doing that. I don't know anything about other jobs, though hopefully that will change soon. What is the education level of a bachelors (or similar) like in...
by legosaurus
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: China and everything pertaining to it.
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

Re: China and everything pertaining to it.

What does a typical Chinese political discussion involve? It depends on who you're talking to, like anywhere else. I know the daughter of a CCP local official in Zhejiang who is very liberal, very open about her political views. I know a teacher in Beijing who gets angry when discussing politics an...
by legosaurus
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama
Replies: 40
Views: 4236

Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama

Retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, an adviser to the last three Republican presidents, said today that he is crossing party lines to support the Democratic candidate for the White House. “I think he is a transformational figure … and for that reason, I’ll be voting for Barack Obama,” Powell said on...
by legosaurus
Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Beijing Olympics
Replies: 174
Views: 13178

Re: Beijing Olympics

Plus, all their golds are going to be taken back for cheating! w00t. Interesting how quickly this died out. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/02/sports/olympics/02gymnastics.html?em The FIG/IOC has concluded that passports and residence permits provided are sufficient and that the competitors were of ...
by legosaurus
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Contaminated Formula Results in Illness/Death of Infants
Replies: 45
Views: 2603

Re: Contaminated Formula Results in Illness/Death of Infants

Fonterra, a New Zealand farmers group that owns a significant share in Sanlu, the first company found to have contaminated products, apparently informed the government of the contamination nearly two months ago. China was aware of this. I think this may be what they wanted to happen. There's a probl...
by legosaurus
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blood donation poll
Replies: 162
Views: 14367

Re: Blood donation poll

I've donated many times before. Went to the blood drive on campus today, but they wouldn't let me. They think I have malaria!
by legosaurus
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Chinese dictionary
Replies: 26
Views: 4491

Re: Chinese dictionary

but is 中 always pronounced the same? And if so, how? No, nothing in Chinese is always the same. There are standards though, 普通话 in China and 國語 in Taiwan (these are effectively the same). Here, is pronounced something like ʈʂʊŋ*. In China, despite hundreds of regional differences in pronunciation, ...
by legosaurus
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: speling iz knot umportint rite!
Replies: 91
Views: 8996

Re: speling iz knot umportint rite!

To kickstart his proposal, Smith suggested 10 common misspellings that should immediately be accepted into the pantheon of variants, including "ignor," "occured," "thier," "truely," "speach" and "twelth" (it should be "twelfth") ...
by legosaurus
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2417165

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

21/M/CO lolz Chris, soon to finish degrees in biology and Chinese at USC. The California one, not the Carolina one. I am a fan of the international olympiad competitions, teaching at the USA biology olympiad training camp, and also involved in competitive Rubik's cube solving. I have an excessive in...
by legosaurus
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Sebeka2 wrote:My second thought was to try and see if I couldn't spell XKCD on a 3x3x3. I can't. :(

How's this?
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by legosaurus
Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Chinese dictionary
Replies: 26
Views: 4491

Re: Chinese dictionary

And how do Chinese/Japanese speakers typically type hanzi/kanji? Multiple means. Here's a couple (mostly based around Chinese rather than Japanese): 1. Typing the pronunciation, and the computer guesses the character from context. You can correct the computer with a selection of possibilities for t...
by legosaurus
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Rubik's Cubes
Replies: 52
Views: 12324

Re: Rubik's Cubes

I once saw a simple sequence to permute the position of three edges on the middle layer (it changed their orientations too, but I don't care too much about that). Could anyone tell me what it is? What is your 'middle layer'? And how do you define orientation? Rotate the middle layer 90 degrees, tur...
by legosaurus
Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Actually it's not. According to the official Rubik's cube I happen to have in front of me, the center square hidden by the left (our right) bra strip would have to be yellow. And the red/blue/yellow corner is thus flipped in an impossible way. Your cube has a Japanese color scheme, it seems. Typica...
by legosaurus
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

This cube (or at least one interpretation of what's hiding on the far side) is solvable optimally by: U2 B2 U' L' U2 B U' D' F' D R2 D' R U' L' U2 L U - holding red up and blue in front like the comic Just eighteen short turns from those sweet sweet... Wait, can I find a more finger friendly solutio...
by legosaurus
Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0457: "Frustration"
Replies: 195
Views: 38751

Re: "Frustration" Discussion

Registered to post a picture of scrambled my cube. Can't be surprised I was beaten to it.

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