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    Vietnam has only 1 tiny airport in the South China Sea

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_in_the_Spratly_Islands https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spratly_Island#Tr%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Dng_Sa_Airport Length: 1200 m (only propeller planes can take off) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiery_Cross_Reef#Yongshu_Airport...
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    Almost all workers in Vietnam earn less than 3300 USD

    http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=236&loctype=1 76,900,000 VND = 3300 USD
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    What went wrong with the Texas power grid?

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/energy/article/Wholesale-power-prices-spiking-across-Texas-15951684.php #texas #accountability Millions of Texans were without heat and electricity Monday as snow, ice and frigid temperatures caused a catastrophic failure of the state’s power grid...
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    FedEx Truck Slams Into 100-Car Pileup

    Who is going to be held accountable for allowing this to happen?
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    India Today = Late Qing China

    Following the Opium Wars against Britain and France and then the Taiping Rebellion, the Qing Dynasty undertook the Self Strengthening Movement (自强运动)to modernize China's military and economy in the model of the west, while preserving the essential nature of the Chinese imperial system. This...
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    Vanguard to exit Hong Kong and move regional HQ to China, ceases operations in Japan

    https://www.ft.com/content/ff29241a-def6-4c8e-86a6-910f591254b2 Vanguard (US) is the 2nd largest financial asset management company in the world.
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    Where Next for HiSilicon

    I believe HiSilicon still has many niches to explore within the semiconductor market. Not being able to fabricate leading edge logic at TSMC does not preclude its ability from competing in other markets. However, it also has to make financial sense. My proposal: HiSilicon should become an IDM...
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    New Scifi Game - Deep Dark Forest 深暗森林

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1E7411d71t/?spm_id_from=333.788.videocard.0 RTS 4X based on Liu Cixin's Dark Forest novel. Social Darwinism on a galactic scale.
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    Should PLAAF or PLAN have bought the Tu-22M Backfire?

    There were rumors that Russia would sell Tu-22M back in 2013 with ToT and production. If PLAAF or PLAN had the chance to buy Tu-22M, I think it would've been a massive asset. If ToT on airframe production was provided, it would've been a very valuable stepping stone in learning how to make...
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    College Party Story of Politics

    @Figaro Raj is the nerdy Indian engineering student trying to hang out with white football players and cheerleaders, thinking that'll get him into the frats and become one of the cool kids. But they never invite Raj to any of the parties and keep giving him stupid shit to do, ripping him off...
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    League of Legends as a geopolitical metaphor

    Basically, in the online game League of Legends, South Korea used to be the best region for years. With their focus on making little mistakes, safely farming in lane, accumulating advantages and scaling up for late game, they simply played better than Chinese, Americans and Europeans who made...
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    Tesla gave workers permission to stay home rather than risk getting covid-19...

    Then it sent termination notices. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/06/25/tesla-plant-firings/ SAN FRANCISCO — When he defiantly reopened the company’s plant in Fremont, Calif., against county orders last month, Elon Musk promised Tesla employees they could stay home if they felt...
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    India is yet to get Chip Manufacturing Companies

    https://semiwiki.com/india/281849-india-is-yet-to-get-chip-manufacturing-companies-rajuprasad/ The digital age has propelled the world into consuming electronics at an unprecedented scale. Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — totalling 2.2 billion units in 2019. All...
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    Does anyone else find Commonwealth English to sound better than NA?

    What do people think about the Commonwealth accent (UK, AU, NZ) vs the NA accent (US, CA)?
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    Huawei 5G core network gets positive review from ERNW

    https://www.telecomlead.com/telecom-equipment/huawei-5g-core-network-gets-positive-review-from-ernw-95126 ERNW, an IT security service provider in Germany, conducted a technical review of the source code for Huawei’s unified distributed gateway (UDG) on 5G core networks and gave a positive...
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    Rapid test kits from China meant for Tamil Nadu diverted to US

    https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2020/apr/12/covid-19-rapid-test-kits-from-china-meant-for-tamil-nadu-diverted-to-us-2128949.html CHENNAI: A batch of 50,000 rapid test kits that Tamil Nadu had ordered from China, has been diverted to the United States, Chief Secretary K...
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    WHY HAS INDIA LAGGED BEHIND IN SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP MANUFACTURING?

    https://analyticsindiamag.com/india-semiconductor-chip-manufacturing/ While India has done well in terms of chip design and electronics manufacturing, there have been challenges in setting up of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (FAB) units for a long time. The digital age has propelled the...
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    American Delicacy: Nutria

    https://www.foxnews.com/story/nutria-the-other-red-meat NEW YORK – It's healthier than turkey, as exotic as alligator and, no, it doesn't taste like chicken. "I would probably have to liken the taste to wild rabbit," said Robert Walker, of the Louisiana Seafood Exchange. "Once people try it...
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    Coronavirus Test Kits Sent to States Are Flawed, C.D.C. Says

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/health/coronavirus-test-kits-cdc.html Some of the coronavirus testing kits sent to state laboratories around the country have flaws and do not work properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The kits were meant to enable...
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    Top 10 Photovoltaic Companies

    https://news.energysage.com/best-solar-panel-manufacturers-usa/ 2018 RANK COMPANY HEADQUARTERS 1 JinkoSolar China 2 JA Solar China 3 Trina Solar China 4 LONGi Solar China 5 Canadian Solar Canada 6 Hanwha Q-CELLS South Korea 7 Risen Energy China 8 GCL-SI Hong Kong 9 Talesun China 10 First Solar USA

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