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February 16, 2009

VIRUS!!!!!!!

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 9:09 pm

H1N1 Virus

OMG…….. I was soooooooo pissed…. the hosting company hided a virus to my website… I could not believe it… The website behaved abnormally for a while…. sometimes when I was in the back office, I could not click some buttons…. once I clicked them, I was brought to a spamware website and started downloading virus to my computer…. thanks for my McAfee, it was blocked…. and some friends complained that google/microsoft blocked my website because it contained virus…!!!!!!!!!

It drove me crazy!!!!!!! What a hosting place…. 

Anyways… it’s clean now… hope nobody is really affected by the virus… 

Sorry for everybody.

Think the bright side… cheers…

December 21, 2008

Hotmail hacked!!!!

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 11:11 pm

I feel sooooooooo bad these days… seems my hotmail was hacked and password stolen… and even worse… the hacker sent a spam to EVERY contact I have… that’s a LOT of people!!! Even more worse… they sent it TWICE…. I’m sooooo sorry for my friends and contacts… my apologies… 

I don’t usually use IE to browse website… I use firefox or Google Chrome… I heard that IE had a SERIOUS flaw for a few days but never thought I could be the victim.. :(:(:(:( 

I guess this is what happened that day….

That day, I opened hotmail in Chrome and wanted to reply an email… but Chrome seemed incompatible with hotmail… I could read emails… but could not write emails… so I opened IE to logon to hotmail… and sent the email… 

But I did not close IE immediately… I kept it open… since I had a conference call with the India team of my company (at 10pm… damn)… and it lasted till 11:30pm…. Only after that, I closed IE… 

I felt sooo tired that day and went to sleep immediately… and the next day… I was soooo shocked to see I had 30 emails…. most of which were returned emails… so I had to reply each email telling them the hacking thing… and I hit the maximum number of emails I could send for that day!!!! 

That’s the first time I encountered this…. and from some friend’s feedback…. obviously the hacker encountered the limit as well… so the hacker used another email account the send emails to the remaining of MY CONTACTS!!!!!

Smart hacker…. 

The worst thing is… the hacker sent out emails again today… I was sooooo embarrassed… and I had to change my password… hopefully this will NEVER happen again!

Again, sorry for the inconvenience… 

This is a real serious bug in IE… just to give you some idea how bad it is… 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm

October 12, 2008

Thanks or sanks

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 9:34 pm

Finally, after so many years in the states, I could tell the difference of “th” and “s”. Actually, when I paid attention, I would notice people said “sank you” when they should say “thank you”. However, over the years, I was never annoyed by the mistake… But this time was different. I was quite annoyed… I caught the mistake everytime people said so. and it irritated me… “sank you” has a total different meaning as “thank you”, maybe even the opposite meaning… 

After I became more sensative to the words, I listened around… you couldn’t imagine how many people spoke wrong, mostly Chinese… 

And now I understand why some people chuckled after I pronounced something wrong… it was hilarious…

September 29, 2008

Be healthy, and understand the reason

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 11:34 pm

Here is part of an email I sent to a personal trainer, who may have more insights.  

I actually did some research on nutritions myself, and my general feel is that we can’t really believe the supposedly “brand name” products from the department stores. I saw many multi-vitamin products contain Calcium, Iron, Zinc together. It looks nice to have more minerals in one tablet, but few people know that’s a marketing trick. They don’t sell what’s good for people, they sell what’s good for money. Remember the objective of business is to make money?

Well you get what you are paid for…. isn’t it true?

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As for the WHO report, you can find it here: http://feisun.org/MA/WHO_Research/

More specifically, in Chapter 1, page 6, second paragraph, you will find an example to illustrate vegetarian sub-population may have iron deficiency. The figure is in page 7 (figure 1.2)

In chapter 13, page 250 (page 5 in the pdf file), you will find heam iron can be found in most meat, while non-heam iron exists in vegetables. The absorption rate of heam iron is generally higher than non-heam iron. meat is also an enhancer of non-heam iron absorption. while Phytates, often found in vegetables are inhibitors of iron. Also, in page 269 (page 24 in the pdf file), you will find the bioavailability of iron from meat is much higher than from vegetables.

So, my question is, are you worried about your iron intake level?

My other question is about Calcium on Iron and Zinc. Calcium is an inhibitor of Zinc, Chapter 12, page 237 (page 8 in pdf file), and Iron, Chapter 13, page 253 (page 8 in pdf file). Why many supplements contain both Calcium, Iron, and Zinc? Is it an oversight or something?

I trust WHO report because it is composed by a number of experts from different countries. I don’t see how they can be sponsored by certain group of interests.

May 13, 2008

生命三角——地震求生(地震求生技巧,大家可以学习一下)

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 8:58 pm

A friend forwarded to me… maybe useful…
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My name is Doug Copp. I am the Rescue Chief and Disaster Manager of the American Rescue Team International (ARTI), the world\\\’s most experienced rescue team. The information in this article will save lives in an earthquake.

我的名字叫Doug Copp。我是世界上最有经验的救援小组—美国国际救援小组(ARTI)的首席救援者,也是灾难部的经理。本文中以下信息能在地震中挽救生命。

I have crawled inside 875 collapsed buildings, worked with rescue teams from 60 countries, founded rescue teams in several countries, and I am a member of many rescue teams from many countries. I was the United Nations expert in Disaster Mitigation (UNX051 -UNIENET) for two years. I have worked at every major disaster in the world since 1985, except for simultaneous disasters.

我和曾经来自60多个不同国家成立的各种救援小组一起工作过,曾在875个倒塌的建筑物里爬进爬出。在联合国灾难减轻(UNX051 -UNIENET)小组中我担任了任期两年的专家。从1985年至今,除非同时发生了多个灾祸,我几乎参与了每一次重大的救援工作。

In 1996 we made a film which proved my survival methodology to be correct. The Turkish Federal Government, City of Istanbul, University of Istanbul, Case Productions and ARTI cooperated to film this
practical, scientific test.

在1996 年,我们用我创立的而且被证明是正确的方法制作了一部电影。土耳其政府、伊斯坦布尔市、伊斯坦布尔大学、及ARTI联合制作了这部科学研究性的影片。

We collapsed a school and a home with 20 mannequins inside. Ten mannequins did \\”duck and cover,\\” and ten mannequins I used in my \\”triangle of life\\” survival method.

我们人为地摧毁了一座学校,和一个里面有20 个人体模特的房屋。十个人体模特用”蹲下和掩护”的方法,而另外十个模特使用我的”生命三角”的求生方法。

After the simulated earthquake collapse we crawled through the rubble and entered the building to film and document the results.

模拟地震发生后,我们通过倒塌的碎石慢慢进入了建筑物,并拍摄和记录了结果。

The film, in which I practiced my survival techniques under directly observable, scientific conditions, relevant to building collapse, showed there would have been zero percent survival for those doing duck and cover. There would likely have been 100 % survivability for people using my method of the \\”triangle of life.\\” This film has been seen by millions of viewers on television in Turkey and the rest
of Europe, and it was seen in the USA, Canada and Latin America on the TV program Real TV.

在一个在可直接观察到的而且科学的条件下,这部电影拍摄了我使用的求生技术。结果显示那些用”蹲下和和掩护” 方法的人存活率会是零,而那些使用”生命三角”的人能够达到100%的存活率。上百万的人已经在土耳其和欧洲的其他地方,还有美国、加拿大和拉丁美洲的电视节目里看到过这部片子。

The first building I ever crawled inside of was a school in Mexico City during the 1985 earthquake. Every child was under their desk. Every child was crushed to the thickness of their bones. They could
have survived by lying down next to their desks in the aisles. It was obscene, unnecessary and I wondered why the children were not in the aisles. I didn\\\’t at the time know that the children were told to hide under something.

我曾进入的第一个建筑物是 在1985 年墨西哥地震中的一个学校。每个孩子都在课桌底下。每个孩子都被压扁了。他们如果能在走道里挨着他们的课桌躺下,就有生还的希望。我不知道为什么孩子不在走道里。那时,我不知道孩子们被教导要躲在某物体的下面。

Simply stated, when buildings collapse, the weight of the ceilings falling upon the objects or furniture inside crushes these objects, leaving a space or void next to them. This space is what I call the
\\”triangle of life\\”. The larger the object, the stronger, the less it will compact. The less the object compacts, the larger the void, the greater the probability that the person who is using this void for
safety will not be injured.

简单地说,当建筑物倒塌时,落在物体或家俱上的屋顶的重力会撞击这些物体,使得靠近它们的地方留下一个空间。这个空间就是被我称作的”生命三角”。物体越大,越坚固,它被挤压的余地就越小。而物体被挤压得越小,这个空间就越大,
于是利用这个空间的人免于受伤的可能性就越大。

The next time you watch collapsed buildings, on television, count the \\”triangles\\” you see formed. They are everywhere. It is the most common shape, you will see, in a collapsed building. They are
everywhere. I trained the Fire Department of Trujillo (population 750,000) in how to survive, take care of their families, and to rescue others in earthquakes.

下次,你在电视里观看倒塌的建筑物时,数一数这些形成的”三角”。你会发现到处都有这些三角。在倒塌的建筑物里,这是最常见的形状。几乎到处都有。我培训 Trujillo (人口约为750,000的地方)的消防部门,教导人们如何求生,如何照顾他们的家人,以及如何在地震中援救他人。

The chief of rescue in the Trujillo Fire Department is a professor at Trujillo University. He accompanied me everywhere. He gave personal testimony: \\”My name is Roberto Rosales. I am Chief of Rescue in
Trujillo. When I was 11 years old, I was trapped inside of a collapsed building. My entrapment occurred during the earthquake of 1972 that killed 70,000 people. I survived in the \\”triangle of life\\” that
existed next to my brother\\\’s motorcycle. My friends who got under the bed and under desks were crushed to death …I am the living example of the \\”triangle of life\\”. My dead friends are the example
of \\”duck and cover\\”.

Trujillo 消防部门的救援总负责人是Trujillo大学的教授。他陪伴我同行,他说:”我叫Roberto Rosales,我是Trujillo的首席救援者。我11岁时,我被陷在一幢倒塌的建筑物里。就是发生在1972年的那场地震中,当时有70,000人死亡。我利用我哥哥摩托车旁的”生命三角”保住了生命。我的朋友们,那些躲在床下,桌子下的人都死了。(他列出了这些人的姓名、地址……)。我可以称作是 “生命三角”的活生生的例子,而我那些朋友是”蹲下和掩护”的例子。

Tips from Doug Copp:

Doug Copp的提示:

1) Everyone who simply \\”ducks and covers\\” WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE is crushed to death — Every time, without exception. People who get under objects, like desks or cars, are always crush.

当建筑物倒下时,每个只是简单地”蹲下和掩护”的人都被压死了,每次,毫无例外。而那些躲逃到物体,如桌子,或汽车下躲避的人也总是受到了些伤害。

2) Cats, dogs and babies all naturally often curl up in the fetal position. You should too in an earthquake. It is a natural safety/survival instinct. You can survive in a smaller void. Get next
to an object, next to a sofa, next to a large bulky object that will compress slightly but leave a void next to it.

猫,狗和小孩子在遇到危险的时候,会自然地蜷缩起身体。地震时,你也应该这么做。这是一种安全的本能。而且你在一个很小的空间里就可以做到。靠近一个物体,一个沙发,或一个大件,它仅受到了略微的挤压,但在靠着它旁边的地方留下了一个空间。

3) 3) Wooden buildings are the safest type of construction to be in during an earthquake. The reason is simple: the wood is flexible and moves with the force of the earthquake. If the wooden building does
collapse, large survival voids are created. Also, the wooden building has less concentrated, crushing weight. Brick buildings will break into individual bricks. Bricks will cause many injuries but less squashed bodies than concrete slabs.

在地震中,木质建筑物最牢固。木头具有弹性,并且与地震的力量一起移动。如果木质建筑物倒塌了,会留出很大的生存空间。而且,木质材料密度最小,重量最小。砖块材料则会破碎成一块块更小的砖。 砖块会造成人员受伤,但是,被砖块压伤的人远比被水泥压伤的人数则要少得多。

4) If you are in bed during the night and an earthquake occurs, simply roll off the bed. A safe void will exist around the bed.

如果晚上生发了地震,而你正在床上。你只要简单地滚下床。在床的周围会形成一个安全的空间。

5) If an earthquake happens while you are watching television and you cannot easily escape by getting out the door or window, then lie down and curl up in the fetal position next to a sofa, or large chair.

如果地震发生了,而你正在看电视,不能迅速地从门或窗口逃离,那就在靠近沙发,或椅子的旁边躺下,然后蜷缩起来。

6) Everybody who gets under a doorway when buildings collapse is killed. How? If you stand under a doorway and the door jam falls forward or backward you will be crushed by the ceiling above. If the
door jam falls sideways you will be cut in half by the doorway. In either case, you will be killed!

当大楼倒塌时,很多人在门口死亡了。怎么回事?如果你站在门框下,当门框向前或向后倒下时,你会被头顶上的屋顶砸伤。如果门框向侧面倒下,你会被压在当中, 所以,不管怎么样,你都会受到致命伤害!

7) Never go to the stairs. The stairs have a different \\”moment of frequency\\” (they swing separately from the main part of the building). The stairs and remainder of the building continuously bump into each other until structural failure of the stairs takes place. The people who get on stairs before they fail are chopped up by the stair treads – horribly mutilated. Even if the building doesn\\\’t collapse,
stay away from the stairs. The stairs are a likely part of the building to be damaged. Even if the stairs are not collapsed by the earthquake, they may collapse later when overloaded by fleeing people. They should always be checked for safety, even when the rest of the building is not
damaged.

千万不要走楼梯,楼梯与建筑物摇晃的频率不同(他们和建筑物的主体部分分别晃动)。楼梯和大楼的结构物发生不断地碰撞,直到楼梯发生构造问题。人在楼梯上时,会被楼梯的台阶割断,这是很恐怖的毁伤!就算楼梯没有倒塌,也要远离楼梯。楼梯就像大楼的一样会被损坏。哪怕不是因为地震而倒,还会因为承受过多的人群而坍塌。所以,我们应该始终首先检查楼梯的安全,甚至建筑物的其他部分并没有被损坏。

8) Get Near the Outer Walls Of Buildings Or Outside Of Them If Possible. It is much better to be near the outside of the building rather than the interior. The farther inside you are from the outside perimeter of the building the greater the probability that your escape route will be blocked.

尽量靠近建筑物的外墙或离开建筑物。靠近墙的外侧远比内侧要好。你越靠近建筑物的中心,你的逃生路径被阻挡的可能性就越大。

9) People inside of their vehicles are crushed when the road above falls in an earthquake and crushes their vehicles; which is exactly what happened with the slabs between the decks of the Nimitz Freeway. The victims of the San Francisco earthquake all stayed inside of their vehicles. They were all killed. They could have easily survived by getting out and sitting or lying next to their vehicles, says the
author. Everyone killed would have survived if they had been able to get out of their cars and sit or lie next to them. All the crushed cars had voids 3 feet high next to them, except for the cars that had
columns fall directly across them.

当发生地震时,在车内逃生的人会因路边坠落的物体砸伤,这正是Nimitz Freeway的路上所发生的事情。San Francisco地震的无辜受害者都呆在车内。其实,他们可以简单地离开车辆, 靠近车辆坐下,或躺在车边就可以了。所有被压垮的车辆旁边都有一个3 英尺高的空间,除非车辆是被物体垂直落下。

10) I discovered, while crawling inside of collapsed newspaper offices and other offices with a lot of paper, that paper does not compact. Large voids are found surrounding stacks of paper.

我发现,在报社或办公室里堆有很多报纸的地方,通常会好些,因为报纸不受挤压。你在纸堆旁可找到一个比较大的空间。

May 12, 2008

OMG

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 10:18 pm

中国今年真是多灾多难。想起年初的时候参加了一个易经的讲座,那位算命先生就说中国今年小灾不断。想起大灾小说的传统,也算应验了吧。。。

当时他还作了以下预测:
今夏高温,南方瘟疫横行。—– 过两个月再看吧。
北方干旱? —- 记不清了。。。
西北可能会有动乱,中央政府平乱。 —– 好像是西南吧。。。不过也可能没到。。。
国际关系紧张。 —– 有没有?
希拉里民主党选举后劲足。 —– 好像玄了吧。。。不过他也只说是感觉,不是算出来的。。。

其他的就记不住了。。。好像忠告是六月七月不要在中国旅行,特别是去南方。。。

hmm。。。听其言观其行吧。。。

bless China….

May 1, 2008

抄袭

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 12:03 am

想来想去,这篇文章还是用中文写吧。。。
刚才和一位朋友聊天,他说到又发现一个中国学校网站抄袭普林斯顿网站的设计。这次是上海大学悉尼工商学院


朋友已经给那网站发信,希望他们能够亡羊补牢。。。想两年前就有中国网站抄袭普林斯顿的设计,那次是人民大学哲学系。。。

当时还闹得挺大,上了Daily Princetonian。。。真是丢脸呀。。。也不知这些学校为什么用黑色和橙色,也不是他们的颜色。。。现在Princeton的主页又重新设计了。。。不过前几年去过Princeton的人都会一眼看出那设计是Princeton的。。。当时的设计是:

注:我后两张图片是取自Daily Princetonian的。。。

April 6, 2008

The Secret

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 10:42 pm

The Secret“,is a movie, is a book. It is the #1 bestseller in New York Times. Recently, I heard it over, and over, and over again. Out of curiosity, I checked out what it was. The book is about the law of attraction. In a sentence, the book describes the phenomenon of “you get what you want”. If you want something, you just need to think think think think about it.. think really really hard, and you will get it. Either you will try very hard to get it yourself, or something miraculously will happen. If you think it positively, you will get it positively. If you think it negatively, you will get it negatively. If you don’t want something, however, you still get that thing you want to avoid. It is the power of your mind.

My first impression was… gosh, they stole my idea… I didn’t form the exact “law”, but I had something quite similar… I didn’t think it original or novel however. To me, this theory is not well crafted. It tries to describe some observations with some fragmented, superficial reasoning. Actually, the phenomena have been observed for thousands of years and were theorized by many religions. For the religions I studied, Christianity and Buddhism, both have their own explanations. Christians attribute it to the power of God. Christians pray, trying to make a connection with the God, wishing something to happen. Sometimes God will indeed show His power. On the other hand, Buddhists attribute it to the power of Karma. Depending on the Karma you accrued in your this life and previous lives, you will or will not get what you want.

I, on the other hand, have my own theory. I have a theory, or more precisely, a hypothesis, on the formation of the universe. It tries to make connections among different religions and make them compatible. To me, different religions are just different views of the same “reality” from different angels. I always want to write my theory down. Actually, I have finished part of it and sent to a few friends to review…. but because of my recent interests in my new business, it is virtually put on hold now.

Of course, “the secret” is superstitious. It cannot be fully explained by the current scientific means, and thus, is not qualified as a “law”. However, even for believers of strong atheism (naturalism), this book may have some enlightening effect: think positively, focus on your dreams. After all, everything has two sides. It depends on what you take on. I like what Lu Xun said almost a century ago: You shouldn’t refuse something without even looking into it. You don’t know what you are refusing. What you can do instead, is to take it, study it, absorb what you consider beneficial, and discard what you consider not.

January 22, 2008

Googlepedia…

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 8:55 pm

Preamble: wrote this article a while ago… so it is not “news” any more…

Google just launched its googlepedia to compete with wikipedia… what is googlepedia? It is just like wikipedia with several notable differences: 1st, article authors are identified; 2nd, articles cannot be modified by others; 3rd, authors may make money out of their articles….

What a stupid idea… I first thought… the sale point of wikipedia is its impartial opinions…. and impartial opinions are due to anonymous contributions of the entire community… and now… how can the googlepedia ensure impartiality? obviously the articles will be biased… right?

However, at a second thought… I totally changed my mind… what a brilliant idea…

Wikipedia has its own problems, first of all… An article may be modified by parties of interests anonymously… though some technology can detect such actions, it only solves the problem from the surface…. Also, why people contribute? people want to spread the words… that’s the only reason for people to write to wikipedia… coz it’s anonymous… there are two other causes to write… be famous… and be rich… it’s a real, practical fact… unfortunately, wikipedia cannot use either of them… also because it’s anonymous… some wiki-like websites enforce named contributions… without much success… coz they only increase author’s responsibility… but not author’s motivation…

On the other hand… googlepedia can somewhat do better… people can still spread the words… names undersigned…. have more responsibility… and potentially can be more famous… and be richer… be impartial? well…. other people can comment on the articles… maybe that can partially solve the problem…

googlepedia is actually more similar to books…. both are named, both cannot be modified by other people… and both collect loyalty (kind of)… In that sense, google actually simplifies the procedure to publish books… simplifies the work of writing a book… coz even an article can be published… though it doesn’t come with a physical paper back… who reads books these days anyway?

google starts with some less conflicting areas such as science and technology… and invites some relatively well known people to write the articles… a great start move… let’s see how it works out…

January 13, 2008

What a brilliant strategy

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 10:28 pm

Some time ago, I made a connection at Los Angeles airport, having only two hours to catch the next flight with another airline at this foreign airport… Even though I checked the floor plan in advance, I felt quite nervous. Fortunately, my plane arrived on time.. so I rushed out of terminal 4 with my carry-ons, figuring out the way to terminal 2. That was quite a bit of walk… needed to cross half of the terminals… well… far it was… I had to start my first step…

When I walked half way there, I wanted to take a break… so I was kind of distracted, looking for a place to sit down… just at that moment, a voice came to my ears: do you have a question? I followed the sound, a man standing at the edge of the side walk, looking at me. Well, that’s really nice, I thought. Even though I knew my destination, it didn’t hurt to ask again… so I asked him the question, again. His answer confirmed my information. So I thanked him, started walking again. But he asked me at my back: may I just ask you one more question, just one more? Yeah, sure… he just helped me… I noticed that he held a folder in his hand, and he opened it towards me. well.. it was a flyer asking for donation. Would you donate some Christmas gifts for the children? damn… I was ambushed… I told myself… it was a trap from the very beginning… but at that time… what could I say? I gave him some cash even though it was against my rule: never donate in the street, because you never know whether the money will go to the right place.

Later I figured that the person was really smart… and the donation collection strategy was great…

No. 1, position, position, position. It is the number one rule in sales. He chooses airport, a place with a large throughput. He can meet lots of different people… at the same place… in a short time….

No. 2, strategy: if you want to get, you need to give first. He doesn’t ask for donation at first. In fact, at first sight no one can tell his real intention. Instead, he asks: do you have a question? It seems that he is a nice person offering to help (and he indeed is). It again goes back to rule No. 1, the position. At airport, lots of people are from other cities, or other countries. Many of them are not familiar with the place and in deed need help from locals. He first offers his help to other people, making them feel obliged to give something back in return. And then, he goes directly to rule No. 3.

No. 3, get to the point. After he offers help, he asks: can I ask one more question? Just one question, and that question directly ask for donation… no reasoning, no description… just ask for money… Most people will stop when he shows his intent to ask a question… because he has already offered help and the receiver would like to give something back… Remember, the receiver is in the mood of giving something back… so he catches the chance and ask for donation immediately… doesn’t give the other person a chance to jump out of the mood. Also, most people at the airport are in a hurry to catch planes. Nobody has the time to listen to long stories… the longer it takes the less the people is likely to give… it’s another reason to get to the point.

This strategy plays much better than the money for information trade… it is indeed very smart…

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