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  1. Even the people on Cambodia forums like CEO and...

    Even the people on Cambodia forums like CEO and Khmer440 don't have much good to say about PP or Sihanoukville, or the direction Cambodia is going in general. Though Thailand is going through its own...
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    How are Thai hospitals handling the recent uptick...

    How are Thai hospitals handling the recent uptick in ransomware attacks against medical providers? Several US based healthcare systems have fared rather poorly.

    "Hospitals and the healthcare...
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    I like this simple, sufficient chart from Dell...

    I like this simple, sufficient chart from Dell that breaks the processor needs down pretty well. Access Denied

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    I had no idea. Sounds like space isn't so safe...

    I had no idea. Sounds like space isn't so safe after all, or simple.
    To avoid further accidents, would all of the different entities sending items into orbit need to coordinate somehow, sharing...
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    With all of these launches, and so many objects...

    With all of these launches, and so many objects flying in space, why don't we ever see reports about satellite collisions?
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    Would you be so kind as to share the link? I know...

    Would you be so kind as to share the link? I know someone who needs one of those too.
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    Per this report, Shopee and Line were hacked as...

    Per this report, Shopee and Line were hacked as well. No shortage of bad cybersecurity news these days.
    [Update-1] Lazada blames third party for data leak; leak affects Shopee and Line as well,...
  8. Curious why NK doesn't just release the prisoners...

    Curious why NK doesn't just release the prisoners to South Korea, marketing them as political asylum seekers.
  9. I wonder if COVID was the last straw. Not a...

    I wonder if COVID was the last straw. Not a bright future right now for amusement parks and cruise ship terminals.
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    Sticky: OP, appreciate you sharing your business story....

    OP, appreciate you sharing your business story. It's so good to see small businesses finding success, even during hard times.

    With the brisk business, are you and the wife finding time to get out...
  11. I wonder how the guy got the news out to the...

    I wonder how the guy got the news out to the meteorite collector community about his find. I love how sometimes misfortune becomes fortune.
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    We had a mini ice age that ended about 150 years...

    We had a mini ice age that ended about 150 years ago How the Little Ice Age Changed History | The New Yorker

    11,700 years ago was the end of the last full scale ice age. Pleistocene Epoch: Facts...
  13. Ah, deferred maintenance. It gets 'em every time.

    Ah, deferred maintenance. It gets 'em every time.
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    Phew. Glad I used a 100% unique password for this...

    Phew. Glad I used a 100% unique password for this particular site. They can have it.
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    Looks like 4 astronauts are going to be on the...

    Looks like 4 astronauts are going to be on the flight. Going to be interesting if one of them turns out to be COVID positive a couple hundred miles above the earth.
    Even cruise ships, which are...
  16. Pork disguised as beef is a tradition that...

    Pork disguised as beef is a tradition that started in China at least a decade ago. Perhaps this is part of Thailand's "globalization" process?

    22 Tons of Fake Beef Seized in China | First We Feast
  17. Pope Francis urges followers to pray that AI and robots "always serve mankind"

    The current Pope has got to be the most progressive in history, or at least quite close.

    In his November message, "the pope said AI was 'at the heart of the epochal change we are experiencing'...
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    Since we are on the topic of Avatars, Apple's App...

    Since we are on the topic of Avatars, Apple's App Store (on iPhones) now features shapeless, genderless humanoids. Have you noticed the strangely un-human characters?
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    Seems these days everything, whether intended or...

    Seems these days everything, whether intended or not, is a political post.
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    The octopus turkey is truly horrifying. Eye...

    The octopus turkey is truly horrifying. Eye bleach please.
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    If hackers steal from the rich and donate to the...

    If hackers steal from the rich and donate to the poor, is it justified?

    This professional ransomware for hire team just donated $20k in bitcoin to a couple of charities.

    When Hackers Have PR...
  22. China conducts its surveillance at a level no...

    China conducts its surveillance at a level no other country can even come close to. Back in 2013, CNN did a report about China's 2 million internet monitors. Imagine how many people are involved in...
  23. Icky. Is there a vaccine for that?

    Icky. Is there a vaccine for that?
  24. He probably has the right disposition to run a...

    He probably has the right disposition to run a pest removal business. Like some of us, just hasn't found his niche quite yet.
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    Sticky: It's started again. Who's next? "French...

    It's started again. Who's next?

    "French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a massive second wave of...
  26. "Asians aren't capable of organizing and using...

    "Asians aren't capable of organizing and using sophisticated protest strategies." That's what I'm getting from the article and some of the comments. Really people?
  27. Surely someone there knew how to make a...

    Surely someone there knew how to make a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The event must have just been too unexpected for anyone to think that bleeding out was even a possibility. Or they were happy...
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    Gunnebo is now one of those companies that...

    Gunnebo is now one of those companies that security pros no longer want on their resumes.
  29. Harry, "Belt and owned." Great quote! I might...

    Harry, "Belt and owned." Great quote! I might have to use that one of these days. I'm sure the Sri Lankans do.
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    I love maps. Is this from a larger image with a...

    I love maps. Is this from a larger image with a legend? Would be fun to see more of the surrounding regions.

    Wonder if things are more stable and peaceful these days since humanity has had 400...
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    Amazed that there are no spelling errors or other...

    Amazed that there are no spelling errors or other common signs of fishing. They look like pros.
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    Ok, I think I can do without security cameras at...

    Ok, I think I can do without security cameras at home. I'll just buy better locks because they, at least, can't spy on me.
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    Time for context. Ouch. "A lack of quality is...

    Time for context. Ouch.

    "A lack of quality is also indicated in the hesitancy of Chinese companies to file counterpart patent applications in foreign markets, demonstrated by figures ranking...
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    Being 100% Chinese ethnicity with a big extended...

    Being 100% Chinese ethnicity with a big extended Chinese family, I can soberly attest that the Chinese aren't any smarter than any other race. So many examples, so many stories, just from my family...
  35. Getting killed by a centipede might be a big...

    Getting killed by a centipede might be a big enough deal to mention on my tombstone. I don't really have any other cool stories.
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    I imagine that for Vladdy, this is another boost...

    I imagine that for Vladdy, this is another boost for Russian national pride, despite the arrest. Isn't hacking what Russia is most famous for right about now? The country is struggling in a lot of...
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    Didn't expect to see this happening in Russia. ...

    Didn't expect to see this happening in Russia.

    Big Game Hunting: Now in Russia (It's not about animals)
    "The email raised no suspicions. An employee of a Russian medical company boldly clicked...
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    Doesn't sound like your computer has a bright...

    Doesn't sound like your computer has a bright future. When you get a new one, consider saving things like pictures and important docs on the cloud. That way, if something goes awry with the hardware,...
  39. Chinese policy and people are really into islands...

    Chinese policy and people are really into islands right now. That big one in the south, Hainan, can't satisfy the appetite, so they're building some, claiming more, and working really hard on getting...
  40. Money opens so many doors.

    Money opens so many doors.
  41. Amazing how slavery has been a practice across...

    Amazing how slavery has been a practice across all cultures, nations, and histories. Humans are surprisingly inhumane.
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    For all those digital hypochondriacs out there,...

    For all those digital hypochondriacs out there, here's more news about Microsoft security vulnerabilities and patches within the last couple weeks. Not much comfort out there.

    Microsoft Patch...
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    If you were born in the center of that land mass,...

    If you were born in the center of that land mass, you'd probably have no idea that an ocean even existed, or that most of the earth was covered in water.
  44. It's not just Social Media algorithms that feed...

    It's not just Social Media algorithms that feed on hate speech & rage, but people do too. Getting emotions triggered and passions roused is stimulating, and it draws people to social media and makes...
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    Seems like everything is slipping. Bitcoin and...

    Seems like everything is slipping. Bitcoin and gold down now too. Sub-$10K Bitcoin price caused $653M open interest drop, largest since March

    Where are the safe investments? US real estate and...
  46. What are your predictions for when the market...

    What are your predictions for when the market will hit bottom?
  47. Another reason to keep Facebook at arm's length....

    Another reason to keep Facebook at arm's length. Let's keep alternatives, like this site, alive and well.
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    I feel like Africans in Africa are getting the...

    I feel like Africans in Africa are getting the short end of the stick much of the time. While their leaders seem to think that China and its technology are the solution, the reality on the ground...
  49. Thread: RIP Bitcoin

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    Bitcoin is sexy and edgy. Gold is old fashioned....

    Bitcoin is sexy and edgy. Gold is old fashioned. For many, owning bitcoin feels like being part of an exclusive club.
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    I haven't really fallen in love with MS Edge...

    I haven't really fallen in love with MS Edge either. Wonder if it's going to be on the chopping block in the next few years as well. With the speed of technological change, one never really knows...
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