China is a smog-filled hellscape

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Re: China is a smog-filled hellscape

Postby Mothra » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:12 am

Huh. The more I look into Tencent as a company, the more weird sinister it gets. Apparently they bought out Riot Games a while back, thereby owning League of Legends.

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Re: China is a smog-filled hellscape

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:33 am

A guy I know is arguing with a straight face that this is just China trying to implement a credit rating system.

Which may technically be true! But... UHHHHHHHHHHH...
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Postby Mothra » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:44 am

Been chatting with Frocto about it, and he was lollin' with his friend:
[0:23]Frocto: https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/c ... -americans welp
[0:24]*Liru memes softly.
[0:25]Bell: well thats a touch horrifying
[0:25]Jiche: It's IRL Elo
[0:26]Jiche: "i'm stuck in elo hell gg"
[0:26]Jarsh: wot
[0:26]Frocto: tencent own riot games too
[0:26]Liru: >tfw all your friends are capitalist pigs
[0:26]Frocto: and they made a personal rating system where your friend's poor performances can drag you down
[0:27]Frocto: THE JOKES MAKE THEMSELVES
[0:27]Liru: >tfw forever stuck in <500 ELO
[0:27]Liru: >tfw buy angry birds on smartphone and went from 750 to 600
[0:27]Liru: ;_;

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Re: China is a smog-filled hellscape

Postby Mothra » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:48 pm

Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Air Pollution for the First Time

If carried out properly, the temporary restrictions will affect many of Beijing’s more than 20 million residents. From 7 a.m. on Tuesday to noon on Thursday, schools will be required to close; cars will be allowed to drive only on alternate days, depending on their license plate numbers; and fireworks and outdoor barbecuing will be banned (grilled kebabs are a hugely popular street food in the city). In addition, government agencies will have to keep 30 percent of their automobiles off the streets.

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Re: China is a smog-filled hellscape

Postby Mongrel » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:55 pm

Terrifying images here.
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Re: China is a smog-filled hellscape

Postby Grath » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:40 am

Mothra wrote:Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Air Pollution for the First Time

If carried out properly, the temporary restrictions will affect many of Beijing’s more than 20 million residents. From 7 a.m. on Tuesday to noon on Thursday, schools will be required to close; cars will be allowed to drive only on alternate days, depending on their license plate numbers; and fireworks and outdoor barbecuing will be banned (grilled kebabs are a hugely popular street food in the city). In addition, government agencies will have to keep 30 percent of their automobiles off the streets.

It was twice as bad (300-range currently vs 600-range then) last week, it's just that this time they're like "hey so we need to acknowledge this because that was REALLY bad". Apparently if the wind's blowing east, days like this will fuck with people in Seoul, with yellow powder getting deposited everywhere and people having trouble breathing.

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Re: China is a smog-filled hellscape

Postby Mongrel » Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:22 am

We're now in Science-Fiction Land people.

Telegraph: Chinese people are now buying bottles of fresh air.

It turns out actual reality is a lot less funny than the Mel Brooks version.
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Re: China is a smog-filled hellscape

Postby beatbandito » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:54 am

I tend to outright not believe anything that sounds too crazy to be real except if they say it's in Asia.

However, I am willing to believe that an idiot with a weird idea did decide to bottle air. And from there I'm willing to believe that 500 bottles of it could conceivably be sold across the entire population of China. I just don't get why it's news.
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