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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Capitalism: Dangerous signs
    • For last 4 years in software developers circles that I know (US, UK and Mordor) popularity of communist ideology and people seriously discussing books written by Marx, Lenin and others more than quadrupled.

      And this is people that are on top of the ladder considering their income. They are just sick of lot of things, like doing stupid low quality stuff because capitalists thinking about profits only, inability to properly share knowledge and source code and much more. If you have top living Apple devs discussing (very emotionally) how to end all the mess Apple is doing and fully understanding that changing people won't help, only changing system...

      Capitalism is in trouble.

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    Coronavirus: Very strange infection
    • A person who becomes ill with COVID-19 begins to infect others three to four days before the onset of symptoms (in rare cases, seven days), and he is most infectious two days before them and on the first day of illness. This was reported by the Deputy Director for Clinical and Analytical Work of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology Professor Natalya Pshenichnaya.

      The person who is sick remains contagious for five days after the onset of symptoms; later, the chance of infecting someone is small. The new coronavirus infection spreads mainly by airborne droplets, Pshenichnaya specified.

      All present infections are most contagious during cough phase.

      Here they effectively tell you that biggest issue is normally looking person without any temperature or coughing.

      In nature it is very inefficient strategy. But if you want to make sure that virus will become very hard to stop and to filter out sick persons - it is ideal design.

      It is also ideal as it make inefficient the subconscious behavior of distancing from someone who cough hard.

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    China: On Some Censorship and Economics
    • Since 2008, the production of pornographic films has been banned. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television's prohibition on pornography has been complete.Any film studio found in violation may have its license revoked. Possession of pornography is punishable by up to 3 years in prison, a fine of CN¥ 20,000,

      The emphasis on prudish relationship norms dates back to the Maoist period, during which cultural icons were portrayed as living without sex and marriage.

      Using artificial intelligence, Chinese Internet censors today are superb at detecting sexual images. Tech companies such as Alibaba and Tuputech developed algorithms to trawl various online platforms, for pornographic audio, photos, and videos with remarkable accuracy. The search engine Baidu reported removing more than 53 billion pieces of “harmful information” using artificial intelligence in 2019, almost half of which were pornographic. The public security bureau squelched more than 43,000 pornographic websites last year alone.

      The most intense censorship campaign, called “sweep porn and attack rumors,” came under President Xi Jinping’s government in 2014. The new attack not only promised to arrest website operators, it also banned the use of television satellite equipment that allowed access to foreign broadcasts, confiscated hundreds of thousands of illegal publications in print, and prosecuted what officials called “fake journalists” along the way.

      Interesting thing is that during industrialization different states behave very similar way.

      And it is simple economics thing, as in the minds of government you don't want resources (time) spent on it or it will hurt the economy.

      As most of effective new workforce in this period is in 17-30 years you need strong Church (as was in case of early industrial countries or Muslim states now) or central government crackdown on anything increasing time spent on sex.

      Very high home prices and dormitories design also help here. Intent is to have people working like most efficient screws in machine not spending time and energy on anything but working, eating and shopping.

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    Capitalism: Issue with conservative values
    • The leader of Poland’s ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, accused demonstrators of seeking the destruction of the nation and appealed to supporters to “defend Poland.”

      Riot police were deployed in Poland on Wednesday as people went on strike and gathered in the street for a seventh consecutive day to protest a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of fetal abnormalities.

      Protesters in Warsaw marched from the office of Ordo Iuris — a conservative group that has pushed for a full abortion ban — to the parliament building, which was surrounded by police officers in riot gear. Large crowds also filled the streets in other major cities, including Krakow, Wroclaw, Szczecin and Lodz.

      The deployment of the military and riot police has sparked alarm for NGOs who accuse law enforcement of using excessive force against peaceful protesters.

      On Sunday, women entered Polish churches to disrupt masses, confronted priests with obscenities and spray-painted church buildings, while members of some far-right groups and soccer fans surrounded churches to defend them, in some cases provoking skirmishes with protesters and police.

      Capitalism try to hold on something old and proven. And it does not work as expected.

      Issue with many present year capitalists is that they are loosing sense of society. And second wave will make it worse.

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    Bad design: Modern home WiFi routers
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      First, most routers no longer have proper antenna connectors, instead we have plastic around simple wire antenna, all made by novice designer.

      Second, form of the router and size of it are very unhandy. Including lack of flat solid top. many of them can't be normally placed ont he wall without looking totally nuts.

      In reality all it is made to cheat people, make them feel that new routers are somehow much more advanced than they are. And as we now have horrible review industry that try to lick manufacturers ass - we have that we have.

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    Cameras Sales: Japanese FF mirrorless
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      As of April, the decline in mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras was greater than that of the interchangeable lens type as a whole, and the number of units sold was 19.7% year-on-year, a decrease of more than 80%. However, it recovered rapidly after July. In September, the number of units sold was 97.8% of the same month of the previous year, and the amount was 90.3%, approaching the same level as the previous year.

      In reality all manufacturers now work via storage scheme where big amount of cameras are shipped to destination country but are not sold), holing for hot season. Even in Japan they prefer to store cameras for some months and wait.

      https://www.bcnretail.com/market/detail/20201025_196566.html

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