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True. 4G may tailor better to widely distributed rural backwaters due to greater distance in coverage.

4G's lower frequency/longer wavelength interference is comparable to light beams, where red hues are visible during sunsets and sunrises as light's low frequency/long wavelengths seep through water and smog molecules congregated near horizon thanks to gravity. Blue spectrum band of higher frequency and shorter wavelength or absorbed or bounced off by them, thus, unable to reach our eyes during dusk & dawn.

Whereas, highly dense and populated urban settings benefit more from the fifth generation spectrum, which uses higher radio frequency with shorter wavelengths. Similar to blue color band analogy, 5G drawback is they don't travel as far as explained above, but tailor more devices per area.

Forums > Living in Kunming > 5G Kunming

It is said when cooking frogs alive. Turning up the heat suddenly, the frog would jump out. But turning up heat gradually, they'll stay in the pan to meet their culinary fate.

Same can be said about technology. Gradual tech advancement cycles like small updates won't be met with societal resistance. But great leaps in upgrades may conflict with humanity's wiring; triggering fear response as our comfortable habituation with the old, familiar routines are undermined. A reoccurring theme for thousands of years.

Whether the manipulation of 4G speed is warranted, or just a froggy knee jerk fabrication, remains to be seen as adoptions pick up.

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Lets hope 5G tech is used more for education innovation than for mere games - insidious development of even greater smartphone addiction for our youth. As @Napoleon said, capitalism and education are not good bedfellows.

Forums > Living in Kunming > local moving service

Updating this topic:

HuoLala (货拉拉- 拉货搬家) is a intra/inter town moving company growing in nationwide popularity. Their variety of vehicles, slapped with their orange logo, are ever more conspicuous in Kunming as well.

Order their services via their app, which has over 50 million downloads in one app store alone. Look for them on your Chinese mobile app store, though not Play Store?

Different sizes of vehicles can be selected according to your specific need. Over tens of millions of Huolala drivers at your fingertips, 365 days a year.

The word on the street is they are cheaper and more efficient than traditional moving companies with branches outside the Mainland in Asia such as Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Taipei, and HK.

Has anyone tried them?


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Someone should let CNN know, Frank Losonsky died at age 99 earlier this year in February. Apparently he was the last remaining Flying Tiger.

A lengthy piece on Flying Tigers just published on CNN. Also a short video showcasing one of the last three living volunteer pilots, a 96-year old Losonsky. Cool pictures of the cool P-40 fighter planes in air are featured too.

The article even briefly mentioned Kunming...

"Chennault expressed his disappointment at his group's first combat mission against Japanese bombers attacking the AVG base in Kunming, China, on December 20, 1941. He thought the pilots lost their discipline in the excitement of combat."

Read it here:[...]

Our collective love for Spring City is what fuels our solidarity. Much love to all.

Kunming Aegean Shopping Mall is now offering surgical masks on their official Wechat account. 50 masks for 120 rmb. Delivered to your door for those who may need them. The price is reasonable considering widespread price gouging on ebay, amazon, and the likes.

Are you back yet JanJal? Your warm donuts and hot shower await.

Exceptions excluded, I speculate younger generations on average harbour more tolerance toward bi/homosexuality than do their more senior peers.

Likewise, I suspect laws that do not favor nor protect gay couples in China are voiced by more senior members of the Central Committee, less so by their younger technocrat peers.

For the majority of Chinese parents in their early forties and under, their children may not have yet reached the marriage discussion age. Perhaps a topic more relevant for parents beyond late forties to early fifties given trend of postponed wedlocks.

Maybe Chinese parents in this age group can chime me on this issue.

Honest communication is probably the best way forward between straight parents and their LGBTQ+ kids. Though I stand to be corrected.


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