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Today, 10:32 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,618
Posted By STS-134

If we're under zombie attack, then it's fight or...

If we're under zombie attack, then it's fight or flight. As in, get the guns and dig in and hold off the zombies, or GTFO ASAP. And ASAP means we don't play games trying to see if we can change a...
Forum: China
Today, 9:31 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By STS-134

Are they staying put or trying to figure out how...

Are they staying put or trying to figure out how to get out? What's the perception among people inside the city about whether they'll be able to get proper medical care, if they happen to be unlucky...
Forum: China
Today, 1:35 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

The problem I have with this is that these people...

The problem I have with this is that these people don't seem to have the ability to judge when it's acceptable to tell lies and when it's not. If it's a project that's behind schedule, or a business...
Forum: China
Today, 1:22 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By STS-134

There is a consulate, but the US State Department...

There is a consulate, but the US State Department issued a Level 4 travel advisory for Hubei and withdrew all non emergency personnel from its consulate 2 days ago.
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Forum: China
Yesterday, 9:22 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Sure, but this only really works if: 1. It...

Sure, but this only really works if:
1. It doesn't really matter that you lied, and
2. Nobody is going to find out anyway

If the boss forgets to do something and one of his employees decides to...
Yesterday, 6:16 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 11,064
Posted By STS-134

Travel waiver for PEK/PVG/CTU for original...

Travel waiver for PEK/PVG/CTU for original departures between 1/24 and 2/7 if flight purchased before 1/23 https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/notices.html

Apparently no refunds, but...
Forum: China
Yesterday, 3:55 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

I'd love to see an analysis of the average...

I'd love to see an analysis of the average education level of the people who buy stuff like that. I think most of the more educated segment of the population, which includes most of my friends, my...
Forum: China
Yesterday, 2:40 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Exactly what they're serving and how it's...

Exactly what they're serving and how it's prepared are two orthogonal things. They could prepare "strange" foods and as long as it's done in a sanitary manner, diseases should not be jumping from the...
Yesterday, 1:30 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 11,064
Posted By STS-134

Agreed. Went to united.com this morning expecting...

Agreed. Went to united.com this morning expecting to see the waiver expanded to PVG and PEK (especially because Shanghai Disneyland and part of the Great Wall have already been shut down over fears...
Yesterday, 1:15 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 11,064
Posted By STS-134

I am pretty sure that if the government tries to...

I am pretty sure that if the government tries to get into a pissing contest with foreign companies, especially ones that are NOT even majority owned by governments they have diplomatic ties with,...
Forum: China
Yesterday, 1:07 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Scientific education will change this behavior....

Scientific education will change this behavior. Once you prove that this stuff has no positive effects on the body, people will stop eating it.

Quite the opposite happened with my grandfather...
Forum: China
Jan 23, 20, 10:40 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Yep, China is a land of contrasts. I flew into an...

Yep, China is a land of contrasts. I flew into an airport that handles more passengers than any airport in my country except ATL, into a city with skyscrapers and a modern subway system that is...
Jan 23, 20, 8:29 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 11,064
Posted By STS-134

If there were an issue at MKE or FWA, I would...

If there were an issue at MKE or FWA, I would expect UA to issue a waiver for ORD. If there were an issue at MRY or SMF or RNO, I would expect waivers for SFO and maybe LAX. It's entirely reasonable...
Forum: China
Jan 23, 20, 7:16 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

I have no idea. I've been in China and gone to...

I have no idea. I've been in China and gone to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tier cities, but I've never personally seen a market like that, so I have no idea how many places like that there are. Even in the 3rd...
Forum: China
Jan 23, 20, 4:53 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Yikes. And regardless of tradition, what...

Yikes.

And regardless of tradition, what they've done is basically the equivalent of having a bonfire and fireworks party after the National Weather Service has issued an extreme red flag warning.
Jan 23, 20, 3:57 pm
Replies: 299
Views: 71,294
Posted By STS-134

I called and confirmed Z was available, then...

I called and confirmed Z was available, then almost immediately after that, booked and tried to SAUA, and could not. So Z is not a perfect indicator. Perhaps Z availability is necessary for SAUA...
Forum: China
Jan 23, 20, 3:29 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

That's unlikely to help, as the virus is already...

That's unlikely to help, as the virus is already on both sides of the border. The only time we ever had a successful quarantine was when the Old World and New World were separated by the oceans and...
Jan 23, 20, 1:33 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 11,064
Posted By STS-134

Ah, I should clarify. If one wants to spend a...

Ah, I should clarify. If one wants to spend a couple of days near PEK or PVG, and then travel on to another city, then the price of the standalone ticket from PEK/PVG to elsewhere in China using UA...
Jan 23, 20, 1:20 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 11,064
Posted By STS-134

I'm surprised that UA hasn't expanded the waiver...

I'm surprised that UA hasn't expanded the waiver to at least include PEK and PVG. Anyone who wants to keep all of their flying on UA, and only books 016 tickets on UA metal, would have booked to...
Forum: China
Jan 23, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Most sites (including Scientific American) are...

Most sites (including Scientific American) are reporting that the virus may be linked to snakes. That article seems to suggest that the source is bats but nothing I've seen shows that this was...
Forum: China
Jan 23, 20, 10:27 am
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Well the thing is, there's a big difference...

Well the thing is, there's a big difference between when this type of stuff happens in say rural Africa, vs in one of the largest cities in China, and one that's well connected globally, with an...
Forum: China
Jan 23, 20, 2:05 am
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

Besides needing to fire people for not...

Besides needing to fire people for not immediately pouncing on this, a bunch of health department inspectors need to be fired for not doing their jobs. Look at this (from SCMP):...
Jan 22, 20, 11:14 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 11,064
Posted By STS-134

Definitely possible, but China isn't a place...

Definitely possible, but China isn't a place where people necessarily fly to anywhere close to their ultimate destination. Wuhan is a sort of hub on the HSR network, and is kind of equidistant...
Jan 22, 20, 10:59 pm
Forum: China
Jan 22, 20, 10:57 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 13,166
Posted By STS-134

And now we have a travel waiver. Which includes...

And now we have a travel waiver. Which includes outright cash refunds too....
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