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  2. Sounds like something very familiar in our local scene.
  3. the only way to counter inflation is self sufficient
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  5. that's crazy expensive! is the bazaar even able to draw such a huge crowd?
  6. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, described the U.S. blacklisting as a "big surprise," one that means "a very tough time" for the consumer business. If that wasn't obvious enough with the Google suspension, it is now, with the almost simultaneous news that chip-maker ARM and mobile network EE have dealt further crushing blows to the company. On Wednesday, the BBC reported that "U.K.-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei... ARM instructed employees to halt 'all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements' with Huawei and its subsidiaries to comply with a recent US trade clampdown." This comes about because ARM's designs, which "form the basis of most mobile device processors worldwide" contain “U.S.-origin technology." If the Google news was bad, the ARM news is potentially devastating. Whether or not a phone runs Android or has access to a Gmail app is insignificant compared to having a working phone in the first place. The BBC quoted one industry analyst who said that the move could be an "insurmountable blow to Huawei’s business." Also on May 22, EE, Britain's largest mobile phone network announced that it will deliver the country's first 5G network this month. Marc Allera, the chief executive of the consumer division of EE's parent BT, said that "this is the start of the UK's 5G journey and great news for our customers that want and need the best connections." Great news for customers, but more bad news for Huawei's smartphone business. The Financial Times was the first to report that "Britain’s largest mobile phone network has pulled Huawei’s phones from its 5G launch." The newspaper said that EE "had planned to offer Huawei phones but decided to 'pause' their launch due to the uncertainty around the use of the Android operating system," adding that "the company did not have the 'surety of service' it needed to offer long term contracts." On May 21, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei told Chinese state media that the U.S. ban will not impact company plans. And EE will still be using Huawei radio equipment, alongside Ericsson, for the initial 5G network. But not the all-important smartphones. “We’ve had to hold that back," Allera explained. "There are so many scenarios and we don’t have any clarity. But we can’t stand still. Nothing is crystal clear but we have to work within that ambiguity." EE's 5G service will launch in six U.K. cities on May 30, beating Vodafone's July launch. People in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester will be joined by a further ten cities later in the year. Think of this as an appetizer, though, with the "full 5G service" not expected until 2022. The U.S. blacklist, reported the South China Morning Post on May 21, "could obliterate demand for the Chinese company’s devices in overseas and give market leader Samsung a leg up in cementing its lead in Android devices." Especially if the networks don't make them available. "As far as overseas markets go, this [U.S.] move just turned Huawei’s upcoming phones into paperweights," Bryan Ma, vice-president of client devices research at IDC Asia-Pacific, told the newspaper. Huawei has spent the last week putting a brave face on the news that the U.S. blacklisting will extend from 5G networks to consumer devices. That brave face has now become impossible to pull off. A Huawei spokesperson told me by email that "we value our close relationships with our partners, but recognize the pressure some of them are under, as a result of politically motivated decisions. We are confident this regrettable situation can be resolved and our priority remains to continue to deliver world-class technology and products to our customers around the world." "Lose-lose," the company tweeted at the weekend. "Washington’s decision to force U.S. companies to stop doing business with tech giant Huawei creates losers on both sides." Right now, though, it's looking much more
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    john wick asian ver

    hahahaha his serious expression is very professional
  8. efficiency problems. expensive overheads 1st world problems
  9. 9.30am eat what shack shack? kumgong
  10. need to buy 5% REIT with $240k to get 1k interest monthly then added to BRS maybe can survive but inflation also
  11. SINGAPORE: An older person above 65 years old needs S$1,379 a month to meet his or her basic needs, according to a team of researchers from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYPP). This precise figure came from a study by the team led by Assistant Professor Ng Kok Hoe from LKYPP, National University of Singapore (NUS). They revealed their findings in a media release on Wednesday (May 22). The household budgets necessary to meet basic needs were S$1,379 per month for single elderly households, S$2,351 per month for elderly couples, and S$1,721 per month for a person aged 55 to 64 years old, the study said. Read more at
  12. China also has the same tech... This weapon has been there for many years liao...
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  14. The US military has a weapon that can cripple an entire country militarily and economically, without killing a single person. It is a missile that makes no sound, but fires its electromagnetic pulse cannon, sending a wave to the ground. That wave will fry all electronics and does not allow the enemy to fire guided missiles since the guidance system gets fried, and it cannot be shot down because it emits the electromagnetic waves as it flies, effectively knocking out any tracking or guidance system. Best of all, surge protectors will not work against the rays which hit far faster than the surge protectors can respond. From The Conservative Tribune Modern warfare calls for modern solutions. Gone are the days of the Cold War, when whoever could make the biggest bomb was considered the biggest kid on the block. Now, it’s all about fighting smarter. Enter the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project — or CHAMP for short. According to the Daily Mail, the missiles were tested back in 2012 before being adopted by the United States Air Force. Reportedly, 20 of these missiles have now been deployed. The weapons are loaded on B-52 bombers, and function like a cruise missile — but without the explosion. Instead, the CHAMP missile flies over a target and fires its electromagnetic pulse cannon, sending a wave to the ground. For electronics in the effective radius, it’s a death sentence. Surveillance systems, computers, cameras, and other electronics wouldn’t just be offline after this EMP blast — they would be completely destroyed. Well placed shots could shut down countries for months and would not require a follow-up invasion with troops. Two of the most vulnerable countries are North Korea and Iran, whose economies are already on shaky ground. This is something they should stop and think about before they start their saber-rattling again.
  15. TBH, M1 is one the best value ISP around, considering the price and the routing that you get to the web. it doesnt route u overseas and back if you visiting some local sites, cough cough ahem ahem si*gt*l .
  16. Ya... how come? Like intentional sabo...
  17. jialat this hot weather make prepared food spoil very fast
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