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Comment: Re: who cares how many children (Score 1) 238

by LynnwoodRooster (#48685015) Attached to: AirAsia Flight Goes Missing Between Indonesia and SIngapore

So we miss vital information - how many lawyers were on the missing plane. I can imagine, that in not so distant future the news on such sad occasion would look like this: A plane X from Y to Z went missing with N people on board of which M were lawyers. If M were close to N (conference in some nice brothel in Prague etc) there would be additional info about an official day of mourning.

Mourning? I think the situation works out that as M approaches N, the amount of partying increases, and if M happens to equal N then a national holiday is created.

Comment: Mission is not worthwhile (Score -1) 188

The mission is not worthwhile. It is the most phenominal waste of money in the name of science in human history. Its extravagant cost starves America's space program in its return to the moon. Worse it, the program aids Russia, enemy of the world. Deorbit ISS today!

Comment: Re:TFA is a big bullshit ! (Score 2) 32

by LynnwoodRooster (#48672741) Attached to: Inside China's 'Christmas Factory' Town, Yiwu
Note that $500 is about 300 pounds - right in line with the story. And smaller cities in Zhejiang typically are 20-30% less than the Shanghai area. I know in Suzhou my factories tend to pay around 2500 RMB for a 1-2 year experienced worker, with performance bonuses adding up to 1000 RMB on top of that.

Comment: Re:TFA is a big bullshit ! (Score 3, Informative) 32

by LynnwoodRooster (#48672733) Attached to: Inside China's 'Christmas Factory' Town, Yiwu

I am from China, although I am an American now, I do run businesses and some of them are in China

When I read the " ... for a maximum of £200 to £300 a month" I know that TFA is a big bullshit !

Really? I think you don't know China, nor do you do any business there. Zhejiang has the highest minimum wage, and it peaks in Ningbo at 1550 RMB per month (this information is out of date a bit, but pretty close to current conditions). That's 160 pounds sterling. Given that only inexperienced/brand new workers will earn minimum wage, the range of 200 to 300 pounds sterling is completely understandable and expected (that's about 2000 to 3000 RMB per month).

Additionally, new sales staff/office trainees in places like Shanghai run about 3500 RMB per month (low-level white collar) and a fresh acoustical engineering grad from the University of Nanjing (top Chinese school) in the top 10% of his class earns 4500 RMB (about 450 pounds sterling) per month. A very experienced (8 year) office manager with excellent English skills and 5 years experience working for Western companies earns 8000 RMB per month. How do I know? I just returned 4 days ago from Shanghai, where I signed contracts for all those positions.

Factory workers in China in the East rarely start at more than minimum wage. 1500 to 2000 RMB is a very good starting wage, and line bosses/leads may earn double that amount. Well below your 5000 RMB per month minimum salary.

Comment: Re:What I'd like to see (Score 1) 328

Maybe call the timelines with names appropriate for them, or at least non-racist terms. I'd hate for them to settle on something as stupid as "Star Trek White" and "Star Trek Black".

Wait, are you asking for a grim and gritty reboot of "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"?

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