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Unexpected issues with China’s new aircraft carrier:

Therefore, China’s first aircraft carrier will inevitably pose a new challenge to the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on how to provide food support for the large surface ship. From the point of view of cooking, western food is relatively easier to make and highly nutritious, but the equipment is complex; Chinese food is delicious and the equipment is comparatively simple, but the cooking process is complex and both the cooking water quantity and pollutant discharge capacity are large.

  For an aircraft carrier carrying thousands of people, traditional cooking methods of Chinese food will put unparalleled pressure on cook staff. It is hard to imagine how much valuable fresh water will be consumed in cleaning vegetables and how much manpower will be needed to cut and cook the vegetables if we make a common dish named Yu-Shiang Shredded Pork (Sautéed with Spicy Garlic Sauce) for all the officers and men on the ship. The standard of the meals abounding in fish and meat on aircraft carriers of the United States is high heat supply and simple processing. Except those of senior officers, the meals of ordinary officers and men are absolutely tasteless, and also do not adapt to China’s specific conditions.

It appears CartoDB is awesome.

Project Lobster covers ministers, it covers lobbies, and it now covers the subjects of meetings. Interesting note: in July, 2011, “Olympic Security” was where it was at.

Nice use of spider/radar charts – we built a whole report on cloud computing out of them, and then did some canny data reduction too.

Looks like a key blog.

Larry Lessig on Aaron Shwartz. I can’t help but think this is exactly the kind of thing Hunter S. Thompson was so often writing about, and of which he eventually despaired – the way in which society could just arbitrarily go after you, innocent or guilty.

Artificial Mancunian ribosomes.

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  1. the way in which society could just arbitrarily go after you, innocent or guilty.

    Not society, the state.

    (Mancunian Ribosomes link goes to the Lessig btw).

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  2. That’s a very odd piece about the carrier. Why wouldn’t these problems apply on board any Chinese ship? And is this really true about US navy food:
    “Except those of senior officers, the meals of ordinary officers and men are absolutely tasteless, and also do not adapt to China’s specific conditions.”
    I was under the impression that everyone ate the same food – and it’s pretty good. If it was tasteless, they might have fewer weight problems on board…

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    1. Why wouldn’t these problems apply on board any Chinese ship?

      Because this one has a crew several times bigger than any ship they’ve ever operated?

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      1. But also a galley several times bigger. If anything it should be less of a problem on a carrier, where there’s more space per crew member. Submarines would be much worse.

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