Category Archives: Yellow Peril

Screwed by Amazon, again.

This caught my eye a week ago. Less than five bucks, you know what it’s like when you need to get over the minimum for free shipping, though it turns out that this didn’t count for that purpose.  Well, why … Continue reading

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German-Made Bearings Blow Away China’s

The eyes aren’t the only characteristic that is rounder in the European. Here we have a side-by-side comparison of the humblest of fruits from two industrial powerhouses: simple bearings made in China and Germany. Both are advertised, per the description, as “weapons-grade,” though … Continue reading

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C Conundrum for the Organic Crowd If some of you find the following to be disquieting, I apologize in advance. But (A) it is all true; (B) it’s information your vitamin shops don’t want you to have; and (C) … Continue reading

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Glad to see it.

Scientists create a lithium-ion battery with super speed charging and longer life The ultra-fast batteries can charge 70 percent in only two minutes and don’t need to be replaced every few years. The batteries will work for more than 20 … Continue reading

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Doug: Interpreting the Chinese – Robert D. Kaplan’s Global Affairs

Interpreting the Chinese February 12, 2014 | 1004 GMT Stratfor By Robert D. Kaplan and Rodger Baker What are the Chinese up to? Why raise tensions as much as they have in the Pacific Basin? Beijing’s recent declaration of new … Continue reading

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Now he gets it.

A Solution to the “Made in America” Dilemma This article just pisses me off! The second – which plagues me to this day – is that I didn’t see how the outsourcing and offshoring trend in the technology sector where … Continue reading

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Made in China or Such a Deal I have for You.

European Project Trips China Builder A modest highway through Polish potato fields proved to be too much for one of China’s biggest builders. At one meeting, the Chinese ambassador, according to one witness, promised Covec would fulfill its obligation for … Continue reading

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What “Made in China” really means.

Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach Using seven passwords stolen from top Nortel executives, including the chief executive, the hackers—who appeared to be working in China—penetrated Nortel’s computers at least as far back as 2000 and over the years … Continue reading

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