Two Chinese computer science university students made a pot of money–over US $150,000–operating 43 pirate servers of Shanda’s (Nasdaq: SNDA) online game
Legend of Mir 2. They were arrested in February.
If legal game operators are not delivering a reliable experience (see post below), there may be even less incentive for players to use official servers.
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Imagine you and 500 members of your alliance have just spent 4 and a half hours organizing yourselves, going on the long journey to the Gate of Ahn’Qiraj in World of Warcraft (WoW), and undertaking a quest. Just before you kill the final boss and get the loot, you’re all disconnected from the server.
Frustrated? If you’re Chinese, you send…
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Sister Furong (芙蓉姐姐) tops the list of one Chinese internet user’s “Most Disgusting Chinese Women of 2005.” A list we might not pay much attention to if it weren’t for the way that Internet stardom has shaped it. In addition to Sister Furong–for whom a Baidu search reveals 3.8 million results–“Hooligan Swallow” is another Internet star, who comes…
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Ziboy has been one of my favorite photobloggers since he started in 2001. If you want to see what Beijing really looks like, he can take you there.
His “friends” roll is another kind of window, into the Chinese online animation and blogging community.
New Chinese dating website: LoveTown.cn.
Notice that they have two white people making out on the front page:
It’s interesting to compare the profile pics here with, say, ones in Friendster.
Today we’re featuring a Taiwanese import recommended by the good folks over at PostShow, it’s a blog called 85階公廁 (85th Level Potty*). Here’s an excerpt from a post that features 一坨大便的故事 (the Story of Mr. Poop*):
* I’m using liberal translations in this post to convey humor.
The geeks have invaded Redmond! CNET (US/CN) reports that Microsoft research has “developed a prototype e-mail program in which cubicle dwellers can wade through e-mail and delete messages using their feet.”
In case you haven’t seen it before, this is a DDR pad in action:
What’s interesting is that of…
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