Saturday, August 02, 2014

Quick notes: MNC monopolies, Forest man...

  • MNCs will milk any nation if there is no oversight. China shows how to handle them.
    - Audi cuts spare-part prices in China amid anti-monopoly probe.
    - Qualcomm looks at $1.2B in fines in China for abuse of monopoly.
    - No substitute to self-reliance. China builds chip giant.

  • GMO crops: Multiple pests have evolved resistance against "pest-resistant" GMO crops.

  • From Pune: Principal caned us for talking in Marathi: Kids . . . (when will colonialism die?)

  • Education that sucks life out of children: Dominated by Tiger Moms, cram schools and highly authoritarian teachers, South Korean education produces ranks of overachieving students who pay a stiff price in health and happiness. The entire program amounts to child abuse.

  • So what if she is 8-months old? She is Ahmadi, kill her!

  • Shyam Gollakota, assistant professor at the University of Washington: Mobile gadgets that connect to Wi-Fi without a battery

  • The man who planted a tropical forest singlehandedly, Jadav Peyang, the Forest Man


Jatin said...

Need to fix the link to the Forest Man news - it takes one to the MIT tech review.

Pagan said...

Thanks for pointing out, Jatin.. should be fixed now