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  1. I worry that a number of SE Asia leaders salivate...

    I worry that a number of SE Asia leaders salivate at the thought of running their country like China, where resistance is futile and protestors regularly turn up dead, if they turn up at all.
  2. How far can China go until Taiwan takes action?...

    How far can China go until Taiwan takes action? What a tricky situation.
  3. The comments after the article are,...

    The comments after the article are, well....:rofl:

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    Wonder if Twitter's going to suspend that account...

    Wonder if Twitter's going to suspend that account for "inciting violence." They're on a spree right now, with China's US Embassy account getting locked down earlier this week after comments on Uyghur...
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    The worst place in the world is wherever you are...

    The worst place in the world is wherever you are when you are lonely or have a broken heart. For me, it's that simple.
  6. So it looks like a couple people here actually...

    So it looks like a couple people here actually read Global Times and consider it a legit information source. Hmmmm.
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    Maybe this indicates that China is moving from...

    Maybe this indicates that China is moving from copy-cat production to actually developing new technology. Or are sex dolls with internal skeletons even new?

    Whatever it is, this is the perfect...
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    Couldn't possibly be the country that hoards its...

    Couldn't possibly be the country that hoards its researchers and the vulnerabilities they discover...:yup:


    https://www.engadget.com/2018-03-16-chinese-hackers-pwn2own-no-go.html

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  9. So the gambling is ok, but the gathering is not?

    So the gambling is ok, but the gathering is not?
  10. Perhaps the charm he learned in his hospitality...

    Perhaps the charm he learned in his hospitality courses helped him stay fed and undetected during his 3 months at the airport. Education money well spent.
  11. Rumor (Twitter) has it that Jack Ma is safe and...

    Rumor (Twitter) has it that Jack Ma is safe and sound in Hangzhou. Lucky guy?

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    Jack Ma was China’s most vocal billionaire. Then he vanished | WIRED UK
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    Millions of Social Profiles Leaked by Chinese...

    Millions of Social Profiles Leaked by Chinese Data-Scrapers

    Millions of Social Profiles Leaked by Chinese Data-Scrapers | Threatpost
  13. The Chinese and North Korean regimes really are...

    The Chinese and North Korean regimes really are the gold standard for free speech suppression. Looks like they have admirers (wanna be's?) in the SE Asia neighborhood.
  14. You mean the Belt and Road project isn't all good...

    You mean the Belt and Road project isn't all good intentions? :rofl:
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    The good news: they found it. But one must...

    The good news: they found it.
    But one must wonder how many more strains are in the system that haven't been found.
  16. At the rate things are going, we might be able to...

    At the rate things are going, we might be able to upgrade that word to "continent" in the near future.
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    At least all of Parler's post content, even the...

    At least all of Parler's post content, even the deleted stuff, apparently, has been archived and will soon be available for perusal. Apparently the archive effort (hack) included users‘ govt IDs too,...
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    Sticky: The vaccine has become a hot black market/darkweb...

    The vaccine has become a hot black market/darkweb item. Just like buying drugs on the darkweb, how would one know if they're getting the real thing? I'll just keeping wearing a mask.
    A look at the...
  19. It's allowed and even supported for those who...

    It's allowed and even supported for those who stay on the right side of the power structure. Top Chinese leadership though has found anti-corruption campaigns to be an excellent method of purging...
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    The Solarwinds security team needs a big shock...

    The Solarwinds security team needs a big shock right about now, and hopefully those two leaders can deliver it.
  21. China knows that once you control the water, you...

    China knows that once you control the water, you control the country.
  22. I assume you are referring to Fan BingBing. Would...

    I assume you are referring to Fan BingBing. Would definitely like to see a bit more of her. Somehow she's nicer to look at than Jack Ma.

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    China’s top actress Fan Bingbing reappears — what...
  23. The Chinese media would occasionally criticize...

    The Chinese media would occasionally criticize China too, if it was allowed to.
  24. Kim Jung Un disappeared a couple times last year...

    Kim Jung Un disappeared a couple times last year only to come back on the scene "as good as ever."

    Maybe this kind of behavior is becoming trendy for East Asian elites (who run or contribute to...
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    Tax software again. Smells a bit like...

    Tax software again.

    Smells a bit like Notpetya, which ground much of Ukraine (and companies like Mersk) to a hard stop after hiding out in a widely-used Ukrainian tax software.

    Backdoor built...
  26. I think these volcanoes are setting the stage for...

    I think these volcanoes are setting the stage for an exciting 2021!
  27. Math isn't my strong point either. How many zeros...

    Math isn't my strong point either. How many zeros would that be now?
  28. The state might not even want to run the company...

    The state might not even want to run the company better than private owners. It might just want to turn it into a multi-tool for a variety of purposes like population surveillance and intellectual...
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    Quite surprised to learn that Columbia has...

    Quite surprised to learn that Columbia has islands so far north of the mainland. 450 miles. Looks like a place worth holding onto though.
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    2020 would be the perfect year for Thailand to...

    2020 would be the perfect year for Thailand to get a dusting of snow, at least up on the mountain.
  31. Border walls, fences, and all things designed to...

    Border walls, fences, and all things designed to keep people immobile are quite trendy this year.
  32. Turns out CPR is even more useful than we thought.

    Turns out CPR is even more useful than we thought.
  33. At least Australia will have enough coal to stay...

    At least Australia will have enough coal to stay extra warm next winter. Or maybe they'll sell the excess to China anyways, via Russia.
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    And what did you learn on the call?

    And what did you learn on the call?
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    Interesting that Russia appears completely...

    Interesting that Russia appears completely unscathed. :chitown:
  36. In the US, illegal border crossings have become a...

    In the US, illegal border crossings have become a highly politicized issue. Curious what the sentiment is in Thailand.
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    Haven't heard yet whether any companies or...

    Haven't heard yet whether any companies or governments in Asia were affected. Saw this today though, and wonder if it's an indication that Chinese orgs were affected as well.
    "Chinese cybersecurity...
  38. It's ironic how hard China is working now to...

    It's ironic how hard China is working now to polish its image, while at the same time, it's got a boatload of people in SE Asia doing their best to tarnish the image. Half the news in Cambodia seems...
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    Love or obsession? I've done pretty stupid things...

    Love or obsession? I've done pretty stupid things too, but have a hard time figuring out what's love, and what's just crazy.
  40. Maybe we should split the inheritance since my...

    Maybe we should split the inheritance since my post informed you that the email's story is (somewhat) legit. :rofl:
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    I imagine Brandon Wales' phone has been ringing...

    I imagine Brandon Wales' phone has been ringing off the hook since November 18th.

    Interesting article about him for people seeing that name for the first time.

    After Krebs' dismissal, DHS’s...
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    Russian (state sponsored) hacking groups are in...

    Russian (state sponsored) hacking groups are in the news again. I imagine their, "cover your tracks" training is overdue.

    "Russian government hackers are behind the breach at the US Treasury and...
  43. I must admit ignorance. Didn't know that Eswatini...

    I must admit ignorance. Didn't know that Eswatini was a country. But it has made history today, with its prime minister dying of COVID. I believe this is the first senior government official anywhere...
  44. I would so much rather find gold, diamonds, or...

    I would so much rather find gold, diamonds, or simply meet a rich lady. Whale puke sounds like a lot of trouble to cash in.
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    Sex sells, even if music doesn't.

    Sex sells, even if music doesn't.
  46. Absolutely quality entertainment. :chitown:

    Absolutely quality entertainment. :chitown:
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    Russians are in a really bad mood these days....

    Russians are in a really bad mood these days. Anger is a stimulant for hackers.

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    You never, ever know. That's why it's a good idea...

    You never, ever know. That's why it's a good idea to say no to online romance, unless you like surprises.
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    If passports from UK, Canada, or USA were all an...

    If passports from UK, Canada, or USA were all an option, but people could only choose one, which embassy/consulate would have the longest line?
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    There are plenty of mainlanders eager to replace...

    There are plenty of mainlanders eager to replace each Hong Konger that leaves the city. However bad things get in HK politically, there's still a lot more freedom and openness than in mainland China.
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