Noam Chomsky – Tactics, Boycott, and Non-violence

… just forget about principle for a moment, just think about tactics. You want to pick tactics that are likely to achieve something. Otherwise it is just posturing. Well, if you look for tactics that might achieve something. You don’t accept the battleground that your opponent prefers. Now the state power prefers violence. Do they…

The success of nonviolent civil resistance: Erica Chenoweth at TEDxBoulder

Caption from this TEDxBoulder talk I’d like you to imagine that you live in a really repressive country. There are elections, but they’re fake. The leader wins 100% of the vote each time. Security forces beat up opposition leaders with impunity, and they harass everyone else. This is a country where being in this room…

四中全會將徹底改造「一國兩制」

This article points out that one country two systems in Hong Kong is finally dead. I copied down below the entire document with google translated version along with it. 中共剛剛結束的十九屆四中全會發表的公布,以及隨後全國人大常委會法工委主任、港澳基本法委員會主任沈春耀對公布的解讀,明確無誤地表明中共從今開始將逐步對鄧小平始創的「一國兩制」進行全面的改造。 The announcement of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee that just ended, and the subsequent interpretation of the announcement by Shen…

Impeding rescue is equivalent to deliberate murder

This is an online article from here. Written by a medic who came to rescue the HKUST student who “fell” from 3rd to 2nd floor “dodging” a tear gas canister from police. But according to a medical doctor, it is more likely that the student got hit by a bean bag round and fell. I…

Will police brutality ends in Hong Kong?

It is November 2nd today in the US. And just half a day ago, there was another serious conflicts between civilians and police in Hong Kong. 128 pro-democratic candidates gathered in Victoria Park and had “separate” organized meetings with voters. This is an attempt to get around police’s earlier objection of rally at Victoria Park….

GPU conflict on 16.04

I have my old desktop with a old GTX580 and K40. The GTX580 finally burnt out after many years of service. I replaced with an old C2095 since K40 does not have video output. But 16.04 just stopped allowing me to login afterward. I know that it has to be the video driver problem since…

X1 Yoga 3rd gen trackpad problem

X1 Yoga 3rd gen has quite a lot of sleeping problem. Supposedly the problem should be fixable as Lenovo has already implemented a fix for X1 Carbon 6th gen which essentially the same architecture. Anyway, even though the sleeping problem is fixable. One of my laptops (i5) works well after resume from sleep but my…