Monday, July 09, 2018

打機入青山,換取一宿三餐

打機入青山,換取一宿三餐。

==青山篇==
🌀話要搵台幣,之後 agent 話有份精神病人工, 工作需要長駐屯門青山。🌀
Job post 入面嘅要求真係好高:演技要好,又要聽話,又要有時在有限嘅時間同道具入面都可以有創意做到特別嘢出嚟,用以證明自己係佢哋嘅一份子。開會又要一齊癲同傻笑。驟眼睇依份工,應該好多工作細節同好多人現在果份工一樣。
打機入青山,換取一宿三餐。

http://hk.on.cc/fbia/bkn/cnt/fbia/20180105/mobile/fbia-20180105231833172-0105_31011_001.html

大學生都要一窩蜂去同精神病醫生開會認真商討如何長駐屯門青山避難,皆因宿位特別有限,所以最緊要速度夠快。面試條件: 錯字要夠多,發音不正確,辭不達意又引經據典,條理要混亂卻選擇性服從邏輯,要偏離主題,全無說服力。🍭
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27530232

九巴刺客:疑犯不滿巴士飛站 警搜屋搵到7支縫紉針
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/oOR7UA8ViO

肚餓男便利店偷麵包 藝人黃建東幫手捉賊
http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20180617/bkn-20180617013225827-0617_00822_001.html

香港監獄美味監躉飯...仲豐富過醫院飯 / 老人院飯
http://www.twgreatdaily.com/cat99/node1068859

父親節專登著橙色笠衫方便捉拿入獄食監躉餐,
父親節人哋印金色請柬叫老豆去酒樓食龍躉餐。

==大細超篇==
今天起過馬路勿衝燈抄牌兼罰錢
香港貧賤賣命過活小蟻民,
一係在家做廢老廢中廢青,
一係在家做吸血鬼炒仙股,
就完全唔駛過馬路俾人罰。

睇電視,
標清看不清,
高清看不懂,
廢清看不到。

在香港,
標青也冇用,
高青也冇用,
廢青才有用。

又真係幾搞笑, 死供爛供買樓景, 受資助者享海景... (靚地起居屋,柒中之柒)
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27544549


迫死無樓中產。資助房屋有入息限制。 同私樓兩個市場
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/sGSmFW3LbO

降白表入息至4万,同時減少私樓量:林擲BB真心 毒!
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27543008

同家人去完大陸旅行返泥,成個人無哂鬥志
https://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27535116


==壓縮下一代篇==
下一代開始要享用小強之奶,因為夠環保,成本夠低,唔駛大把地方養牛,騰空土地又可以起劏房賣番俾下一代。
http://hd.stheadline.com/news/realtime/wo/1231071/

四川工廠養60億隻蟑螂製藥及牙膏、面膜 年賺10億人民幣
https://m.mingpao.com/ins/instantnews/web_tc/article/20180625/s00004/1529892885629

要去 ifc 返工搵多條毛就辛苦咁多,不如返大陸高科技養蟑螂, 依個有得傾!


你睇吓 Marketplace 嗰度咁多爛生果,如果你屋企有隻牛去食曬依啲就啱, 但係唔使牛啦,有小強食曬佢!

港大李輝指小朋友學繁體字筆劃多好辛苦!政府須檢討語文教育政策
https://ezone.ulifestyle.com.hk/article/2070399/港大李輝指小朋友學繁體字筆劃多好辛苦!政府須檢討語文教育政策




$600 0000/ 135呎 = $44444每呎

梁錦松:本港長遠需要1000萬以上人口
https://hk.mobi.yahoo.com/home/梁錦松-本港長遠需要1000萬以上人口-004000114.html

而家700萬人口,房屋問題已經搞到咁,你話1000萬人,政府多謝你幫忙
不如話香港需要一億人仲好! 企都冇位企就去你屋企住!
政府尊登內地普通話人同香港人分開入唔同公屋屋邨,內地人更喜歡投訴,所以新公屋俾內地人先。

蔡海偉:組合屋成本以千萬計 正物色私人捐款支持 - 雅虎香港
https://hk.mobi.yahoo.com/news/蔡海偉-組合屋成本以千萬計-正物色私人捐款支持-012228925.html

千萬不要除褲放屁👖💨





太空望落去,比起深圳/東莞,香港係一個未開發嘅地方....

層樓升幅等如我廿年人工
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/LO5Ab5sf2M

上樓無期 劏房戶兩年勁增三萬
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20161101/mobile/odn-20161101-1101_00176_016.html

泯滅人性系列:兩女共住豪宅區100呎單位 月租8000 經理:這是生活體驗!!
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27413432
呎租$80⚰🐿

樓奴有雞髀食?「屋邨仔」才是人生贏家!
https://topick.hket.com/article/1523392

比劏房更貴的「太空艙」 床位3.5呎闊月租5100
https://topick.hket.com/article/1525960

搵幾多萬都係低收入人士🐽,得閒呢應該日日呢 就日日搵兩罐奶粉去深圳,幫香港置諸死地而後生。

窮人真係好鍾意用自己果套窮思想去教下一代!
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/34yDNz15mO


又一城翰林閣
http://www.houseofcanton.com/tc.html
星期五又一城翰林閣食嘅嘢同火炭裕滿人家差唔多。
不過翰林閣每人$198埋單,咁貴可以趕絕俾唔起錢嘅低端人口。(我都頂唔順。)[1]

係裕滿人家食番翰騰閣一樣嘅嘢只需 $100埋單。

啊同事本來想食又一城 Food court入面嘅池記,去到先見到淪陷式超多人先去飲茶。
[1]我前公司個 manager 成日話我帶佢哋食西餐貴夾唔飽,兩年前我果啲價位都只係$110咋。呢個泥足深陷嘅 manager 又供樓又生兩件化骨龍加四大長老,又唔敢轉工,我跳埋今次工,可能揾得仲多過佢。
連差唔多 Manager 都係低端人口。🎭

所以,父親節快樂😣

煙king照我茶煙飯
沖涼dup骨靠蛇花
供車供樓憑俘虜
一個男人養全家

==創科篇==
對深圳一企業福利感到驚訝 默克爾連問2遍:真的?
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/WCRj9LfdeN

好彩佢唔嚟香港,真係一個天,一個地。🤦🏻‍♂ 人地一早知,科學園數碼港有乜好比人睇?
有,偏遠地區白石角兩個地產項目即將開賣,幾皮野一呎嘅住宅一定令佢目定口呆,留下深刻印象。

天價資助八段錦App?創科局捱轟 開發商反斥公眾無知
https://lihkg.com/t/659067/1

招攬科技專才計畫 月中交立會討論 - 雅虎香港
https://hk.news.yahoo.com/招攬科技專才計畫-月中交立會討論-221121930.html
香港留唔住人材,已成定局

龍七公:國際學校學額不足影響香港發展
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20131203/mobile/odn-20131203-1203_00184_012.html

呢個政府都真係痴撚線 唔扔錢落本土人才/科研 仲話要推科技人才入境計劃
https://lihkg.com/t/657470/1


==港女大陸婆篇==
同29 歳女拍拖的恐怖
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/Hk4NqqSMbO

己2x歲尾,有個40歲大叔溝我
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/tzMDEDt2bO

【娶大陸婆又出事】來港變瞼 處男被毒婦迷倒
https://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27522939

接新娘玩出火!燒炮仗變燒花車 新人結婚即孭百萬債務
https://hk.news.yahoo.com/接新娘玩出火-燒炮仗變燒花車-新人結婚即孭百萬債務-033800876.html

結左婚5年,後悔足咁耐。
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/SIlJ1gDeBN

其實今時今日擺酒真係完全無意義⋯⋯
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/olZ5slj6XM

細佬智力有問題.被父母慫恿娶大陸女人...
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/fdAmJo6gqN

講真窮人真係唔好生仔
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/CquX5uBgqN

男友話佢住私樓, 但上到去發現...
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/cCBBp1E5XM

公屋男VS私樓男
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/sCTuRk85XM

醫生男友好,還是賣菜小販男友好呢?
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27431856

3x歲想人工突破萬五,搵返個大陸妹幫我生仔
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/vvRAivCPoM


==民主篇==
人哋仔坐監
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/lAZkFZRgqN

==狗眼看人低篇==
錢是邪惡根源, 有錢就是美🤑

大學同學聚會,絕不邀請人工低過兩萬嘅舊同學!
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/lDs2FI43bO

大學生應該拎去配種, 瞓豬欄唔使捻房屋
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27506660

1,3,5,8 萬一個月都係哂度

清潔 12500
保安 14000
侍應,洗碗 16000

翠華 2018年六月一日
分店經理 - 樓面部(月薪HK$24,500)
副經理 - 樓面部(月薪HK$20,900)
主任 - 樓面部(月薪HK$15,900)
部長 - 樓面部(月薪HK$14,500)
外送速遞員 (全職 半職 兼職) - 外送(月薪HK$12,000)


主婦工時長年中無休 「上班」13小時僅睡7句鐘 - 雅虎香港
https://hk.news.yahoo.com/主婦工時長年中無休-上班-13小時僅睡7句鐘-072000769.html

【最低工資】月入8000元清潔工:時薪買不起快餐店早餐
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/lTgL63w85M

大家都係揾3皮
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/Zh4NQLncNN

而家五萬蚊人工已經唔算高薪
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/0hsDCvHcNN

月入8萬識唔到女朋友 殯儀館太子爺嘆:人地驚咗我
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/d8bxi8EcNN

 5萬月薪都只可以買上車盤?
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/eB9uELijNN

70萬豪裝公屋!阿仙奴球迷 變出「足球之家」
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/s5czAkpiNN

[就快爆]出左黎社會六年, 壓力好大
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/x2uAjaFgqN

==仔仔涉企圖謀殺系列==

老鼠藥放湯予60歲母飲 30歲仔涉企圖謀殺被捕
http://hk.on.cc/hk/bkn/cnt/news/20180526/bkn-20180526220326078-0526_00822_001.html

【惡毒的媽媽】女兒製母親節卡祝媽媽傷心 網民:可能係怪獸家長
https://ezone.ulifestyle.com.hk/article/2070722/【惡毒的媽媽】女兒製母親節卡祝媽媽傷心%20網民:可能係怪獸家長

日日跌落街😯



21歲仔憂工作及前途問題 青衣南橋遺滑板車躍下亡
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/eEsg6LNf2M

藍澄灣女子高處墮下 倒臥花槽死亡
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/yOFiAJ6f2M

==豆腐X系列==

百萬古墓,四億橋樑,千億高鐵

【動畫●豆腐沙中綫】紅磡站鋼筋接駁疑造假 結構承重力驟減 月台層隨時倒塌
 http://s.nextmedia.com/realtime/a.php?i=20180530&s=6996647&a=58249461

😭香港終歸變漁港🤷🏻‍♂🙄

【十八區.葵青】發展局85萬葵芳置藝術品 居民批似古墓感不安
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/87esdTG33M

西九站購內地段車票需手續費 田北辰:千億「買配菜」令人擔憂 (09:33)
https://lihkg.com/t/665484/1

馬時亨叫人內地置業,高鐵返工, 真心弱智
https://finance.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27425150
高鐵都應該唔平呀。。
而家直通火車都210。。
高鐵我當佢400算啦,一日800,一個月當返20日工都16000車費,16K*12*20
差唔多400萬,咁不如用來係香港供樓,睇唔出返上去住有乜著數。

4億西九天橋設計推倒重來被轟勞民傷財
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20180512/mobile/odn-20180512-0512_00176_040.html

==殤港系列==

紅磡站 - 爭住上落車
https://ezone.ulifestyle.com.hk/article/2083891

我有次上深圳都被大陸人嚇親 佢地係爭住上落車 搞到想出果個又難出 想入果個又無位入 好恐怖。如果連呢種蝗文化都殺埋入香港地鐵 咁就真係好恐怖。。。

試過喺紅磡站見到啲大lulu 先入,我唔縮直接撞出去。好爽。搵日再試。唔撞出去根本出唔到,塞住無位過。

==移民篇==
港生赴台讀大學 兩年升14% 逾8000人在台 有人稱為逃避「中國控制」
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/aqn0/lyQTJGW0ZN
同學讀完大學諗住係台灣賣點心。🤷🏻‍♂


【香港未到2047就玩完?】港人申移加拿大人數大增30%, 隨時引發股災樓災!
https://applink.discuss.com.hk/LwdvOAseGN

340萬購2000呎單位 港人四口家移民大馬 擁抱快樂童年
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=27445088


蟻民同外國生活分別
外國嘅樓盤傳真
Pimp the house just right.
https://youtu.be/jSU6crakqcE


香港仲衰過大陸
台灣仲衰過香港
韓國仲衰過台灣
https://hk.thenewslens.com/article/41898







旅行去玩的確是一份工作,看完令你以後不想再旅行

旅行去玩的確是一份工作,看完令你以後不想再旅行 (v1 初稿)





旅行去玩的確是一份工作,看完令你以後不想再旅行
其實旅行去玩都係一份工作,只不過係自己出緊糧比自己,僱主就係自己,你嘅工作就係要玩得開心安全啲。玩得開唔開心都係同自己呀,親戚朋友呀,Facebook 死對頭呀負責。照顧同行家人,幫手影相,都是一份工作。執行李嗰一種徬徨同依依不捨是這份工作嘅痛苦。自由行決定唔知唔識去邊度慘叫,自由行景點不開放巳經過咗開放時間行埋啲冤枉路又惨叫,跟旅行團被買豬仔貨不對版慘叫,購物團又慘叫,水土不服古怪習俗不接受太熱太曬太乾太濕太凍太震太高太煱太口渴太甜太酸太苦太辣太鹹着太多着太少太禮貌太粗魯太古怪太新奇,自己未夠十八太年老享受唔到又慘叫,打風落雨地震海嘯地冚恐襲火災水災大雨大雪火山灰有沼氣毒氣老鼠蟑螂昆蟲蛇狼虎獅豹象又慘叫,班車班機班船 delay 又 cancel, 自己遲到又慘叫,海關沒收你啲嘢,有人遺失護照,領事不批簽證,被拒入境又慘叫,比人詐騙非禮打劫強姦歧視羞辱當透明敷衍又慘叫,等飛機等排隊等滑雪等高爾夫等熱氣球等笨豬跳等機動遊戲等串燒食飯雪糕打邊爐壽司自助餐沖涼洗頭按摩推拿 Spa 針灸病房醫生跌打急症室又慘叫,返工老細叫你旅行同佢超時工作有在家人身體有一世人生大事生離死別又慘叫,見到男女朋友親友家人真面目反面又慘叫。
買漏買錯買多買少咗首信,首信有問題無退稅比銷售税,首信比海關沒收,比人行李塞必需申報物品,違禁品,酒店有問題,懷孕有大病傷殘去旅行時慘叫,食嘢食得太快太慢太少太多比人鬧時慘叫,嘢食太貴太平唔夠新鮮唔夠爽有鼠蟲菌霉爛毒燒燶又慘叫,冇肉食冇素食冇清真冇賣相冇味太甜酸苦辣鹹味精羶味苦澀味腥味臭味又慘叫。
買漏買錯買多買少咗首信,首信有問題無退稅比銷售税,首信比海關沒收,比人行李塞必需申報物品,違禁品,酒店有問題,懷孕有大病傷殘去旅行時慘叫,食嘢食得太快太慢太少太多比人鬧時慘叫,嘢食太貴太平唔夠新鮮唔夠爽有鼠蟲菌霉爛毒燒燶又慘叫,冇肉食冇素食冇清真冇賣相冇味太甜酸苦辣鹹味精羶味苦澀味腥味臭味又慘叫。
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旅遊前旅遊中旅遊後冇錢借錢或海外簽賬被收附加費,一個人孤獨旅行,成村人睇你頭要你帶佢哋出酒店玩但係一早起身自己又攰又遲到又千夫所指慘叫。



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依個世界有好多樣嘢要你戴,要你食,要你痾,要你搽,要你着,其實到最後啫係要你買啲你未必需要嘅嘢去搶曬你嘅錢。
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20分鐘一次按摩,唔好多喇,十一年共4000次,你共花上55.55日在按摩椅上,先至五蚊次。
又果你係 $100個鐘, 你在按摩椅上共損失了133333元。重貴過你買張嘢嗰 $20000。
如果張按摩椅唔好用,攪到你身體有毛病,就再加醫藥費,你就真係食 care 喇。。。

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

[cs402] Professional Issues. Discussed. Wave 2: Week 2 Thursday.

First of all, I agree with all the comment posts that was made by others previously.



A scant amount of money cannot scratch the itch of a growing problem. Starting with testbeds and deployment testing in small cities will prove that the system will likely to work in larger scales. Small progressive deployment and testing of the new system, with useful feedback of the end users, white-hat hackers, academia, the industry will help save money. Firmware of the hardware can be upgraded remotely to reduce testbed costs.

With the deployment of IPv6, the vast IP address space allows anonymity on which IP addresses the power grid servers are using, IP scanners are useless in IPv6, for sure. If a power grid server get hacked, just change its IP address to avoid the same hack at least for a while! If IPv6 is not going to be used in the power grid, it would be my major disappointment to see that happening.

Just like every other country in the world, the people are torn between indecision, doubts, apathy, ignorance and inaction on their own critical issues, the United States is no exception.

As the United States government is having severe ongoing budget cuts on education and researches, we need to compromise. I contend that the new power grid should allow some rooms for software flexibility so that the power utility companies can upgrade and standardize their systems later. To relieve this problem, the best is not to deploy the latest and unproven technology that may yield trouble later on. Often the most advanced technologies are the hardest to deploy. We need to get at least something out there to relieve the problem and hardware should be sufficiently upgradable to take in encryption and new architectures. The day the new solution is not deployed, the old power grid will be the same old power grid. We know that we all wanted to get a gold medal in a sport competition, you would rather to have a bronze than to get nothing at all, and that applies to the situation of the United States power grid.

The timing is critical. Do it now before the last straw of resource and money is gone!


Sincerely,
Patrick Yau

Monday, April 04, 2011

[cs402] Professional Issues. Discussed. Wave 1: Week 1 Tuesday.

Limitation

The following responses are referring to http://wsucpts.blogspot.com/

1. The blog http://wsucpts.blogspot.com/ does not accept more than 4096 characters in each comment.
Error from BlogSpot: “Your HTML cannot be accepted: Must be at most 4,096 characters.”

2. Support of text formatting is bad. I don't want to use HTML code.

3. I cannot edit my commentary posts after they are out and published.

4. I wanted to delete one of my comments and it delete the one that I don't want to delete!! Thus, a serious bug detected. (I saved my work in some other places rather than type straight onto the box; however, the less savvy ones will lose their comments.)

5. Alternatives: The platform used (blogger) for this kind of lengthy discussion on blogspot is bad. I suggest to use phpBB if possible. I can even host phpBB for you!


My discussion (7227+ characters) has now moved to:
http://dungslake.theforwardway.com/2011/04/cs402-professional-issues-discussed.html


Here I will be the first. Though it does not cover every aspect, here is my first dose of heavy input. It may need tons of follow ups for appropriate refinements. It is unexpected to have something like this happening for more work at the end of the semester. If we know this earlier during the semester it may help.

Identify the primary and secondary problems raised in the scenario.
Primary: The US power grid is old and has weak security - A gentle curse at the beginning which has become a havoc over the years.
Secondary: Inefficient delivery of energy through old power grid systems, incompatibilities between systems (new, old and different ones cannot communicate with each other without some intensive team-coding/testing), capacitors that are supposed to last in the power grid system for 40 years are allowed to be remained in the system for potential cost saving.

Stakeholders and their perspectives
1. Power industry: Profitability and reputation
2. The government and law makers: Are the laws and monitoring agencies are doing their work? Are policies are in place? Are contingency plans and backup power supply are in place to response to disaster/black outs? Are public education on these issues are enough. Environmental concerns, economical factors.
3. The public: The safety of the public. Is the food safe if a nuclear plant has some problems? Will the environment contaminated (air quality, spent fuel of coal/nuclear materials)? The affordability of their power bills. Is the power grid safe (electromagnetic waves are killing the bees?)? Are there any blackouts that will affect their productivity and safety?

What outside resources (people, literature/references, and technologies) could be engaged in developing viable approaches?
The academia: R&D, testing, prototyping
The power industry: R&D, testing, prototyping, large scale deployment
Technologies employed in new equipment: encryption on all data, mechanisms that detects DOS attack, playback attack, and contingency plans for dealing with these attacks.

Efficiency: smart grid can save energy by delivery power efficiently, and can reduce the number of blackouts.
Policies: background check of employees. Energy companies’ Internet and critical computers are strictly and solely for controlling the power plants and may send readings and communications out to the Internet, but not for personal use, for surfing Internet nor emails. The firewall of these critical computers should reflect this policy. A separate Internet line can be purchased for computers that are for employee’s emails and Internet browsing.

Identify related contemporary issues.
I have identified developing new technologies to reduce safety issues are not much of the concern of the energy companies. R&D money goes towards the question of how to get more powerful plants, rather than setting up for safety policies, and investing in emergency shutdown and recusing technologies.

Nuclear:
Here is my condolence to the nuclear disaster in Japan. The Fukushima plant is now 40 years old. Previous issues were covered up over the years. Underestimate/downplay of the severity of the accidents is the norm. They have been forging readings and data to ignore problems over many years. They have failed to upgrade the plants to meet better safety standards. They have failed to move the spent nuclear fuel to a safer remote place for storage. If it is not the others condemning these behaviors, these people probably will not stop their greed until "radiation are frying everyone's guts with mutated-dead-and-born-again-radio-toxic fishes" like a new Chernobyl.

Mining:
That is not it! Coal mines are deeper and deeper because of new technologies, and miners trapped in the mines more than often across the world. Developing new technologies to reduce safety issues are not much of the concern of the mining companies. R&D money goes towards the question of how to dig deeper rather than emergency and recusing tech.

Oil companies:
Look at BP and the gulf of Mexico oil disaster last year. Without revising the policies and laws thoroughly, another company are allowed to drill. It is way too soon. And we will be failed to acknowledge and act on this problem until another oil spill will occur. This spill won't be the last. We can try this ten times, or hundred times with "this dice that apparently has ones on all sides" and see who will be realizing this problem later, MUCH LATER. However, every time when this dice is thrown, humanity will creep into the graveyard one more step, and eventually bury itself alive.

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/bp-back-in-the-gulf-should-they-be-allowed-to-drill-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-again/question-1648501/?uuid=274cad4dbc354f45922fb22cbf27fc75&page=2#comments

Hemp and grass could be used to absorb spilled oil and they are biodegradable - availability is very good and removal of petroleum-soaked grass to a ground facility for further processing is easy compare to other various chemical methods (I saw a video demonstrating this and it works). Instead, they used chemicals that are also harmful when applied to the environment alone. Moreover, BP's employees are not even trained enough to use oil containment system properly. Very sad.

Let's take a deep long look at the power industry, and see if some of these energy companies such as TEPCO are powered by and driven by greed and mismanagement. See if they are on our side or exploiting us and the environment alive.

Researches on Rescue Robots:
During the first week of Japan nuclear disaster, at the beginning human were to do all the most important operation for the controlling, recusing, and inspection of the plant. Firefighting robots were deployed after a few days of manned fire engine were deployed. I consider this deployment and disaster response was extremely slow, especially for this developed nation - Japan.
Japan is publicized by the use the robots and gadgets. Yet there are only a handful of types of robots are deployed in this nuclear disaster.


As with all ethics issues, it is hard to define a right or wrong answers.
Opinion in the making: Should BP drill again?
http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/bp-back-in-the-gulf-should-they-be-allowed-to-drill-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-again/question-1648501/?uuid=274cad4dbc354f45922fb22cbf27fc75&page=2#comments

Further readings
http://robotland.blogspot.com/2011/03/nuclear-disaster-robot-disaster-2011.html
http://robotland.blogspot.com/2011/03/disaster-robots-needed.html
http://robotland.blogspot.com/2011/03/fire-fighting-robots-for-fukushida.html

The IEEE spectrum has been covering smart grid, smart cars, renewable energy and new technologies. I have been following the free online magazine for at least two years. I have been thinking it is impossible for my school to count my knowledge and understanding into these issues into my grades. I have to point out that most of the knowledge lists above are not attained through the Computer Science degree. These issues are important and we are not even need to learn as much as we need in order to graduate. You know the power of tunnel vision for graduation can be amazing; we can ignore all that around us, if we really wanted to.

My opinion about this CS curriculum is that having a class (cs402) that is so intensively brings up ethics issues can be too much to handle and to think about all at once.  If these are bought up earlier in the degree and being bought up often in other classes that will allow students to think progressively and prompt a better understanding of technology ethics issues.

Cheers,
Patrick

Monday, March 28, 2011

Done with Amway Business Opportunity

I haven't been to any Amway meeting the last four weeks, because after a 3-month evaluations and online/offline research, and also asking upline Amway IBOs, I have concluded that Amway:
  1. is a waste of time on extra meetings.
    1. They expect me to show up 3 times a week. Which I will swear won't.
    2. Some uplines advised downlines to sell their property in the 1990s for "investing" the business.
    3. The uplines tell you buying Amway is investing in your business. However; in fact, there is no investment on return (ROI) whenever you buy Amway products as an IBO.
  2. is a waste of money on overpriced products
    1. price to quality ratio is not competitive enough (when compare to non-Amway counterparts) so that I will be in favor of Amway products.
      READ: http://dungslake.theforwardway.com/2011/02/argument-against-amway-business.html
    2. price is too high, even IBO's price is considered (Amway Indepentent Business Owner)
      1. $300 a month to Amway + more food    vs.   $180 includes all groceries and cleaning products
    3. Thus, these products are a hard sell to customers
  3. targeting their customers/ perspective "business partners" to the wrong audience. Most college students  are not rich at all to waste money in Amway.
    1. For college students who wants to complete the degree, the timing for studying is tight. The problem will aggravate if the student also work part-time.
    2. The younger generation doesn't know about Amway much as compared to older generations, and Amway people are exploiting this piece of fact.
  4. is full of people don't know business and economics and tried to bullshit me.
    1. You don't want to be with people who are not well trained in economics and business and claim that they are marketing experts.
      1. The upline that I had, did not answer and resolve the problems that I have found in Amway!
    2. prospect of IBOs is pathetically bad.
      1. It is essentially a pyramid scheme but it is modified in such a way that there are people slowly and constantly leaving Amway and going up the Amway pyramid.
      2. [Estimated Platinum] IBO’s gross income [is] range from $35,500 to 41,000 per year (Jeez. Even worst than my Computer Science Degree starting salary at $50K). Source: http://www.suite101.com/content/how-much-money-does-an-amway-platinum-ibo-make-a199784
      3. Usually it takes 2 to 5 years to get to Platinum, but to get to Platinum you have to work a lot to get there (they labor you cheaply).
    3. indirectly controls the way I do purchasing
      1. Although purchasing is completely voluntary, purchasing or selling to customers is of course required to earn PVs and compensation from Amway. For a starting IBO, $300 a month to earn 150PV (point value) for $67 from Amway. However, the products themselves are overpriced. So, I have to pick products that have high PV so that I can fill up the 150PV quota more quickly. Resulting in over-consuming and time-consuming purchases. After the first three purchases, the $50 bonus will be gone, so $67 from Amway each month will be $17 a month for a new IBO.
        source: I am an Amway IBO as of Mar 2011.
      2. Shipping is expensive: Shipping is additional $30 for IBOs, but free for customer orders that are more than $99.
        source: I am an Amway IBO as of Mar 2011.
    4. may ruin your friendships, if they know what Amway is and you are making/encouraging them to join.
      1. I am smart enough that I have NOT dragged anyone into this business before I evaluate this once unfamiliar business myself carefully. The effectiveness of Amway business opportunity is pessimistic most of the time for most of the people.
      2. This is what I come up with: Whenever you "feel" that you are so special, a special sucker will born inside of you. And Amway will be the hook of that sucker.
    5. - two of my parents' friends were in Amway in Hong Kong
      1. They didn't make much money as good as a part-time job, and so they quit.
      2. I have a bunch of friends, they were older than me, they tried, and they also quit.
      3. Remember, if you ask your upline who make $100K this year in Amway, they can surely show you the only few diamonds out of a thousand participants in an Amway conference, the number is pathetically small: again, out of the conference, there is only a few out of more than a few thousands who are diamond in reality.
    6. do not think about why there are so many failures within themselves, and they failed to improve.
      1. Even the top level IBOs quit. Only 4000 IBOs reached diamond level across the world last year.
      2. Upline has failed to address my concern.
    7. is unethical for the society as a whole.
      1. A big business like Amway is around for so long because it is just allowed to exist as a legitimate business because the law cannot rule out Amway. It is unethical when the Amway business opportunity is target to everyone, and most people who joined are not doing good with Amway.
      To cancel:

      1. Email bcr@amway.com
      2. Include your Name, IBO number, phone, address, cancellation request and request for refund in the email.

      After you quit:
      1. You can buy some of the Amway products in Amazon and eBay so that you don't have to be an IBO to enjoy near the IBO cost.
      2. With more research, you can surely find competitive products that are cheaper than Amway products.
      3. You will save time and money because you are back in the open market, instead of using Amway products all the time.
      4. If you want high quality products, when you are in a open market, you need to know how to choose and get educated. You have the right to choose the best products in the open market that suit your best financial situation and needs.
        I here by warning people and my friends, although anyone may consider this is solely my opinion.