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Review as of 10 December 2020. Been getting queries on road conditions so here goes.
*Personal driving experience with a small car. Hilux different story.
Kilo Nol: Tg Datu- Sematan
Complete, gorgeous but not dual lane.
Sematan-Lundu: Gravelly, some smooth stretches.
Lundu-Bau: SHIT. Steep drops, gravelly and potholed. Dark at night. Just use Rambungan-Sampadi ferry instead, worth the detour for your car's sake.
Bau-Singai-Batu Kawa (Kuching)
Diversions plenty, but drivable
Stephen Yong - Kota Padawan
Road ok, clear diversion. Flyovers all in various stages of completion. Traffic clogs at Kota Sentosa and 10th Mile.
11th Mile onwards complete, onwards to Serian
Serian: Roads still in the works but looks almost complete except for stretch going uphill/downhill after Ampungan.
Serian Bypass (flyover 1 & 2) both complete! Can zip and go straight out of town.
Simpang Gedong - Pantu Junction
Heaven is a place like this. Both dual lanes complete, but as of now only one side is open. Smooth, no diversions, blissful 120km/hour speed.
Then it starts to get patchy here and there (Balai Ringin, Sg. Tenggang)
Lachau: Bad, uneven, gravel.
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Kenney starts by offering condolences of family and friends of Sgt. Harnett.
He didn't acknowledge the fact the press conference started 40 minutes late.
854 trip reviews later, here's the % most liked cities:
Mexico City: 100% liked it
Saint Petersburg: 100%
Most disliked cities by trip reviews:
Ho Chi Minh City: 36% disliked it
Bucharest: 30% disliked it
London: 29% disliked it
Canggu: 29% disliked it
Warsaw: 27% disliked it
Krakow: 25% disliked it
Amsterdam: 24% disliked it
Interestingly, almost 1 out of 3 people (29%) going to top destination Canggu have a bad time. Not unexpected because it takes quite some effort to have a good time there with no choice other than having to drive a motorbike the biggest one.
More than 1 out of 3 people (36%) have a bad time in Ho Chi Minh City. That's also understandable. It's not an easy city either. Locals are less easygoing than for ex Thai and again you have to drive a motorbike everywhere. Not much public transport except buses I think
The divide between 93% of people having a good time in Berlin vs. 29% having a bad time in London is interesting too. These are two big W-EU cities. It's been said before that London is a playground for the rich. Berlin is more affordable, spacious, creative and fun I think
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a) it rains all year round.
b) we have a lengthy and cold winter.
c) Finland is a sparsely populated country with just over 5mil ppl, with land size ~3/4 of CA and most of it forests and lakes.
d) no friggin body is raking the forests." @mallahadley
. . .
Trump's "assertion that California’s forest management policies are to blame for catastrophic wildfire is dangerously wrong."
Trump's message attacking California is "ill-informed, ill-timed and demeaning to those who are suffering as well as the men and women on the front lines."
"Wildfires are sparked & spread not only in forested areas but in populated areas and open fields fueled by parched vegetation, high winds, low humidity and geography. Moreover, nearly 60 percent of California forests are under federal management ...
Let folks have their many talents, interests and gifts. Life is far more fun with variety, loves.
A lot of folks have come to know me as an activist & I’m grateful that folks care to know me at all.
But I wasn’t born in 2014. I was a whole teacher, executive, policy person, speaker, arts and culture lover, reader, writer, woman of faith, fashion and more before 4 yrs ago 🤷🏾♀️
We rightfully complain that marginalized people are not allowed to be fully human.
But we internalize and transfer our oppression daily. It’s a smog. We all breathe it in & act it out.
And then tell WoC “girl ain’t you supposed to be a _______? Why you doing ____?”
Can I live?
And don’t go reading anything personal into this-this isn’t about me necessarily and it’s no subtweet (I try hard not to do that.)
I’ve just been observing that behavior more and more lately. Especially when it comes to marginalized folks.
Evolution should be our aspiration.
“Can’t knock the hustle” should be our anthem.
As long as someone isn’t bringing active and continual harm, why can’t they explore their many sides?
Yahoo, who bought Tumblr years ago, used to have a huge adult presence on the early net. They allowed adult groups and what not.
However, people and bots (just like now) misused the service, and Yahoo were forced to make a choice. They made private the groups (and later closed them down and sold some of it to other companies) and then ended their chatrooms on yahoo messenger...
after a incident with one of the chatrooms vid cams. The damage was done, Yahoo Messenger lost a lot of people - and with the closing of the groups - backpage and Craigslist came more important.
Now backpage is no more and Craigslist is slowly passing away. Tumblr had a semi strong community, but once 2014 came around and both porn, and political bots exploded the quality started to go down,
With his younger brother, writer Larry Lieber, and Jack "the King" Kirby:
Tales to Astonish #13 (November, 1960)
With writer Lieber, and artist Kirby:
Fin Fang Foom
Strange Tales #89 (October, 1961)
With the King, Stan gives birth to the Marvel Universe:
The Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)
With Jack Kirby:
Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)
If everyone was holding bitcoin on the old x86 in their parents basement, we would be finding a price bottom. The problem is the risk is all pooled at a few brokerages and a network of rotten exchanges with counter party risk that makes AIG circa 2008 look like a good credit.— Greg Wester (@gwestr) November 25, 2018
The benign product is sovereign programmable money, which is historically a niche interest of folks with a relatively clustered set of beliefs about the state, the literary merit of Snow Crash, and the utility of gold to the modern economy.
This product has narrow appeal and, accordingly, is worth about as much as everything else on a 486 sitting in someone's basement is worth.
The other product is investment scams, which have approximately the best product market fit of anything produced by humans. In no age, in no country, in no city, at no level of sophistication do people consistently say "Actually I would prefer not to get money for nothing."
This product needs the exchanges like they need oxygen, because the value of it is directly tied to having payment rails to move real currency into the ecosystem and some jurisdictional and regulatory legerdemain to stay one step ahead of the banhammer.