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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.


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Reddit serendipitously featured an adorable video of a snub-nosed monkey (endemic to SW China) on their front page, on the eve of Kunming's biodiversity conference tomorrow no less:[...]

This fluffy one being hand-fed appears to be a Sichuan golden hair monkey (aka Sichuan snub-nosed monkey). Video, rather than images, truly captures their essence.

It appears GoKunming has featured these sub-nosed monkeys quite a bit over the past twelve years. Looks like conservation efforts to stave them from extinction panned out.

Snapshot: Chasing black snub-nosed monkeys in the forests of northwest Yunnan (by Fabio Nodari in 2019):[...]

New population of critically endangered monkeys found in Yunnan

(by Patrick Scally in 2019):[...]

Face to face with Yunnan's snub-nosed monkeys

(by Amanda Kaminsky in 2014):[...]

Conservationists save endangered snub-nosed monkey

(by Patrick Scally in Nov. 2013):[...]

Endangered snub-nosed monkeys evade extinction

(by Patrick Scally in Jan. 2013):[...]

Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys bouncing back from the brink of extinction

(by Chris Horton in 2009):[...]

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.


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