Bob Shi
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Promotion and Public Toilets

  1. Promotion

Sometimes if there's old people or children on the MTR, I will give up my seat, unless I'm passed out (which happens often on the MTR I'm afraid).

If the person is alone, they might say thank you. If it's a child accompanied by a parent or grandparent, the elder will usually say, "big brother gave you his seat. say thank you." or something like that.

Today, I was promoted to Shu Shu. Some grandpa basically referred to me as "uncle".

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Piezo power is the future

can u imagine all the gadgets that could be powered by the piezoelectric effect. I think this is the next revolution. We have all this motor energy and nowhere to put it.

Basically, electricity is produced when a cell is mechanically stressed, for example, pushed.

Wikipedia's definition

Piezoelectricity is the ability of some materials (notably crystals and certain ceramicsRead more

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environmental action - grassroots level & GreenPower Walk

It seems that a lot of people who are sympathetic to being green ie pro-environment sometimes wonder what they can do and what effect one person can have.

Greenpower.org.hk has a nice detailed diagram of 21 steps one can take to reduce each person's effect on the environment by reducing use in materials and energy.

It's even easier in HK given the availability of mass transit, walkability of the city, etc.

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Even Amoebas know their own [family]

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20081125/sc_livescience/intoughtimesevenamoebasturntofamily;_ylt=AkvHDEsMvz0FwFEfroCkWSEPLBIFCalled Dictyostelium discoideum, this amoeba species generally keeps to itself when living in a healthy environment with Read more

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Drinking Your Filtered Pee


vaguely reminds me of Frank Herbert's Dune stillsuits.

"Some people may think it's downright disgusting, but if it's done correctly, you process water that's purer than what you drink here on Earth," said Endeavour astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper.

The new system distils, filters, ionizes and oxidizes wastewater - including urine -- into fre...Read more

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Favorite Musician

Who's your favorite musician of all time?

By that, I mean, who have you listened the longest and/or believe you will listen to for more years than anyone else?

For me, it would hands down have to be Jimi Hendrix, and not his early stuff, but more his later stuff where he branched out more, experimented more (with jazz, other ensembles, etc.)

Listening to Axis: Bold as Love and from his "posthumous album" Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

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Lotus Notes Suck

I found this quaint little website:


Part entertaining, part informative, part cathartic, this website lists annoying issues with Lotus Notes that, for the most part, I agree with.

Some, like the hieroglyphic password, I see as innocuous features I can easily ignore. Others, just absolutely waste my time, obstruct my workflow, and irritate the hell of out me. Conclusion: I hate Lotus Notes.  Unfortunately, I have no choice in t...Read more

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Batman finds a new nemesis

Batman is being sued by.... Batman:

"The mayor of Batman, a small oil-producing town in Turkey, has filed suit against The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros., the studio behind the record-shattering blockbuster, looking for a cut in the film's royalties in exchange for using the city's name without permission.

Which begs the question of where hizzoner has been the past 70 years.

"There is only one Batman in the world," Mayor Huseyin Kalkan said, per Variety. &qu...Read more

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Obama Wins!

Go Democrats, don't let us down.

“And though it seems heaven-sent / We ain’t ready to have a black President


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Michael Crichton is dead

You may of course know him as the creator behind Jurassic Park, ER, 13th Warrior, and others.

Michael Crichton (October 23, 1942 – November 4, 2008)

Crichton died Tuesday from cancer it seems.

Wikipedia has this to say about him:

Crichton's works are frequently cautionary in that his plots often portray scientific advancements going awry, commo...Read more

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sometimes aquatic. sometimes airborne. but pretty grounded.

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