Monthly Archives: March 2010

Beijing clears US warship to visit HK, but ties still tense

SCMP.com – Beijing clears US warship to visit HK, but ties still tense via SCMP.com – Beijing clears US warship to visit HK, but ties still tense.

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‘Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.’ – Ashley Montague

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Rio Tinto

The latest in the Rio Tinto affair. We don’t know how much they have been tortured, or how their families have been put under pressure, but there’s finally some movement in the case of the 4 Rio Tinto employees, which … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 38

‘As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way!’ – Anonymous Irish blessing

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SBYC in the news

Shanghai-based architect and boater Dirk Weiblen traveled to Dubai this month to sail the Puma Moth World Championships. ¬†No one in China ever competed at that level before, Shanghai Boat and Yacht Club member¬†Helen Ruud said. more…

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Quote of the day 37

‘The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.’ – Robert Louis Stevenson

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‘Satellite’ navigation in the 18th century

Low-tech Magazine: Satellite navigation in the 18th century. Nice article about navigation in the time before GPS.

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