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Apple’s Siri now speaks Chinese, it can’t locate Tiananmen Square but it will map out illegal prostitutes, possibly breaking the law

Apple’s voice-controlled artificial intelligence system Siri is pretty awesome in English. It’s smart, got a sense of humor, and fun to use. But now that it’s speaking Chinese, Siri is causing some problems.   When...

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Where do beggars in Shanghai come from?

In my previous post, we see that professional beggars in Shanghai are making more money than most people in Shanghai!  An investigation by the Shanghai Police Department showed that from Jan 1st to Aug...

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Beggars make over 10 grand a month on the Shanghai subway

Every city has its beggars, but how many beggars can claim to make over 10 grand a month? According to Shanghai Newscast, not only do professional beggars continue to beg regardless of frequent arrests,...

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Angry passenger splashes boiling water on flight attendant over flight delay

This past weekend on the night of the 18th, a Chinese flight attendant posted on Weibo complaining of how an angry passenger splashed 3 cups of boiling water on her to vent their anger. ...

Creative solutions to the Diablo 3 ban in China 5

Creative solutions to the Diablo 3 ban in China

I’ve been a long time fan of Diablo, and have anxiously awaited the release of Diablo 3. Since I had recently moved, I had originally planed to buy the game after I settle down...