Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A good trade !

1st woman: "I got this horse for my husband."
2nd woman: "Sounds like a good trade to me."
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Moses with a tablet

Technically, Moses was the first person with a tablet downloading data from the cloud.

And due to the first commandment, Moses became the first person to have a tablet with fake news.
The first commandment is:
"I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me."
Exodus 20:2-3

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Chess puzzle - Symmetry 1

I love chess puzzles with some kind of symmetrical position. If you know of other such positions, please let me know.

White to move, mate in 2.  Solution is in the comment section.

By the way, all my posts on chess can be found in this link ==>

My posts on chess puzzles with some kind of symmetry can be found in this link ==>

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Balanced diet

Woman on sofa: "It's important to have a balanced diet."
     Milk chocolates   -   Dark chocolates
     White wine          -   Red wine

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Land speed

What is your fastest land speed record ?

Mine is 431 km/hr on a Maglev Train in China
    from Longyang Road Station
    to Shanghai Pudong International Airport
2018 October.

What is the experience like riding the train ?

It is relatively quiet and stable, but not as quiet and stable as I had imagined. Well, if you sip from a cup of coffee, the coffee may get spilled on your clothes  :-)

Nonetheless, I am impressed by the speed, especially when 2 Maglev Trains pass each other. The relative speed is then 431 kph + 431 kph = 862 kph. At that speed, in less than the blink of an eye, before the whoosh sound made by the trains passing each other has registered in your brain, the other train is gone !  Well, I had never experienced anything passing so fast close by !

More on the Maglev Train

As at the time of writing, this is the only commercially operated magnetic levitation train in the world; and also the fastest commercially operated train in the world.

From Wikipedia: The line's balance of payments has been in huge deficit since its opening.

From 2004 to 2006, Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co. Ltd, the company which runs the line, had more than one billion RMB in losses. The line's lack of profitability derives from its construction for political reasons as a test project for the future of China's rail infrastructure, rather than as a viable market solution for the needs of travelers.

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