Disqus comment search service released!

https://pacific-waters-11622.herokuapp.com/ is the service endpoint.

I made this because I wanted to be able to search a user’s Disqus comments. On the Disqus site itself, for a user with a ton of comments, you have to keep scrolling down manually which is painful and takes too long. On the other hand, using this service I downloaded 4000+ comments of BobSykes in under 3 minutes (with a retry). By default, this search tool limits to searching 100 latest comments, which is basically guaranteed to take under 5 sec.

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The released version is very minimal, much because I wanted to get this out ASAP, even if means not having a separate (more descriptive) domain name for it, which will come later (assuming I’m not too lazy).

Please forgive if this initial version has a few bugs. There is one in that if you’re trying to download a ton of comments (like 4000+) of a user, it might timeout on the first request. It did for me. But, the second time (after a refresh) it took under 20 seconds to download 4000+ comments. For those of you who are more technical, I plan to make this ajax-y to download asynchronously in batches of say around 100, sometime in the future (again assuming I don’t get too lazy).

Again, https://pacific-waters-11622.herokuapp.com/.

You guys are welcome to provide me feedback via the following:

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And feel free to share this, including openly on the internet!

Also, shouldn’t happen, but for now no guarantee that there won’t be an outage.

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Thoughts on Google in China

I stumbled upon this MIT Technology Review article: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612601/how-google-took-on-china-and-lost/. It was quite accurate and well-written. I have put it in my reprints section. Link: https://gmachine1729.com/reprints/how-google-took-on-china-and-lost/.

I remember seeing it used back in its infancy back in 1999. Moreover, around 2000 probably, my mom showed me some newspaper article on the two Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Her words were something like, “they’re so young and already so rich and successful through this. If you’re really good at math, in the future maybe you could become like them too.” I was very little at that time.

There isn’t actually any serious math in most software engineering. Sure, PageRank has some math involved, with matrices and eigenvectors applied to “link analysis,” but overall, it’s more of an engineering, with the math just a tool. My math ability is quite strong but nothing spectacular, and my software engineering ability is probably quite mediocre though certainly good enough to be a software engineer at a top company, as I’ve already done.

Speaking of math, Sergey Brin’s father was a math professor at University of Maryland. Due to his being Jewish, he wasn’t able to officially be a graduate student in the USSR, but the system there back then was flexible enough to let him earn his PhD by passing some exams and writing a thesis with some original work in his spare time, while he worked in the Gosplan, if I remember correctly, the institution involved in economic planning. His dad was unable to get a full time job doing math despite the PhD, despite being quite a good mathematician. Eventually, their family took the difficult move to immigrate to the US, and Sergey ended up hating the USSR for “totalitarianism.”

We all know that USSR very much sided against Israel during the Cold War, so Jews there were by default persona non grata. Though you could become an exception if you really proved yourself not too Jewish in your politics or whatnot, as did Iosif Kobzon (the baritone singer of Soviet red songs considered the Russian Frank Sinatra) and some others. In any case, the USSR didn’t let Jews fuck up the country for their own benefit as the US has done, which is quite respectable. The Jews there made enormous contribution to arts and sciences with their talents, though not in a way that was so much “for the Jewish interest,” as has been the case in America.

I don’t exactly blame Sergey for his political stance. He’s a Jew, not a Russian. I bet he never really felt Russian, just like how I never felt American despite growing up in America. To align with the US over the USSR is very natural for a Jew, for reasons too obvious.

Before I developed some knowledge and credentials, I naturally saw Google very highly, almost blindly so. But over time, I saw some not all that great people becoming software engineers there, which is only natural given how many people they hire. A PhD student told me to my great surprise during my second year of college that I’m definitely smarter than the average Google developer. IQ wise that almost certainly is the case, but being a successful software engineer there is much more than about IQ.

Now I obviously don’t have any awe of Google. Almost certainly, it has the best distributed systems and AI technology. It has the most active users of any internet company in the world (its search engine, Gmail, Chrome, etc). I know and have interacted substantially with many engineers there. 90% of its money is through advertising, and because advertising is so lucrative when you are such a huge media platform, they can afford to pay its employees better, even if most of its engineers do pretty mundane work. Google has also done quite well at marketing, it’s come across as so cool and sexy, and for anybody to challenge it, that person would be mostly viewed as rather strange and uncool.

Larry and Sergey founded the company as graduate students at Stanford. They made a prototype search engine (pretty much a toy project) and I read they almost sold it for a million dollars (it was rejected because the other party found probably their thing not all that great). But after persisting with it and turning it into a company, they managed to secure enough funding and credibility that they could hire some really top notch engineers to make a top-notch technical product.

Yahoo was number one before Google (and was close to acquiring it even), but eventually, Google triumphed. One could say that Jerry Yang and David Filo could have become Larry and Sergey. Or maybe not. Larry and Sergey had a better background. US venture capitalists naturally would prefer Jews, especially a Jew from the Soviet Union who denounced it. Quality of technology is only one aspect of success. Connections and marketing tends to matter way more. Usually once you have enough of the latter, you can more or less buy the former. Larry and Sergey certainly weren’t the best at technology themselves, but they managed to hire people who were to create the real Google. In fact, people were telling me about how there are still traces of them asking some really naive technical questions on the Internet.

I remember Google’s leaving China in early 2010 all over the press. At that time, Google seemed so awesome, and the Chinese government seemed so uncool and shameful. Google appeared to have the moral high ground fighting against an evil communist dictatorship. They had like 25% market share at the time, while Baidu had around 60%, based on what I remember. Kaifu Lee was heading Google China and he was considered a big deal. (I’ve written on here about reading his Chinese book titled A Walk into the Future back in 2008 which after I actually learned math and computer science and actually spent time in academia and the software industry realized was kind of full of shit.) But after Google left, Kaifu also left. He failed to deliver Google in China. As for why Google actually left, that’s quite complex and hard to know for certain. Google will say it was due to being hacked and its principles against censorship. Baidu will say Google was losing money in China (I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case). Some will say that the Chinese government pretty much forced it out.

As written in that article from Technology Review linked above, the Chinese government has gained much more power and credibility over the past decade, though still disliked in the West. A decade ago, the Chinese government felt like China really needed Google and Silicon Valley giants for the technology and expertise and thus had to make certain concessions; now, that is no longer the case. A decade ago, people in China still really looked up to America. To challenge America’s credibility, especially that of its top institutions, like Google, like Harvard, would have given people some really funny looks in China. Now, with the benefit of China’s sizable advance in economy and technology, the trend seems to be turning. People are thinking more critically now in the face of an authority, including myself, reaching conclusions politically difficult to accept a decade ago.

From my reading and talking with people in China, as China gradually opened up in the 1980s, with more Chinese going to America and spread of American media in China, many in China lost confidence with the home country and eventually questioned the ideology and political system. The difference in level of technology and standard of living was one between heaven and earth. For instance, back then, cars were something that pretty much only organizations could afford. For the best of that generation, success meant being able to go to America for graduate school. Of course, the difference between US and China in 1980 was far smaller than in 1950, but people then did not think that way. They only saw superficially that the material standard of living in America was leagues higher. It was such that people even looked up to the four Asian tigers of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore as examples to learn from, let alone Japan. After the 89 incident, the political climate in some sense went further in that direction despite the government crackdown and more people wanted to leave the country.

Now that China is far more developed, more people are realizing the foolishness and shortsightedness of certain behaviors and decisions back then and more openly calling them out. As a consequence, people now kind of hate Deng Xiaoping, who some would regard as having come close to having seriously ruined the country. Quite prominently, China in 1980s was already test flying some Boeing 707 like passenger aircraft that was heavily invested in from 1970 on. But much due to its association with the people in power during the Cultural Revolution that Deng’s faction sidelined afterwards, the project was cancelled and the fruits of the R&D, the expertise accumulated, was pretty much wasted. If not for that, China may well already have had her own passenger aircraft in service by 2000, whereas now the target is roughly 2025, after they decided to restart R&D of passenger aircraft sometime in the 2000s. Back then, the political climate was such that integration with America and the rest of the world trumped actual, high quality development. As for those top mainland Chinese who went to America, some did well in academia and industrial R&D, while many only became more or less average engineers or scientists, all within American institutions, as a passive, second-tier minority. Many of the seconds who might have tried to go to America but weren’t able to (or a minority of top people who were patriotic enough to not buy into America even in that climate) ended up heading important projects in China or getting rich in business. As a concrete example, China has developed her own satellite navigation system, Beidou, which entered worldwide service lately according to online sources, an alternative to GPS that came 20+ years later. The Chinese in China who lead that endeavor might not be as smart as the smartest Chinese in America, but they have valuable expertise that no group of Chinese in America could ever have. Beidou is much more valuable than Google, which is honestly quite easily replicable, just at lower quality and scale. In contrast, only America, Russia, and China have the technical expertise and resources to a develop a satellite navigation system.

I’ve come to realize more so over the past year or two that over the 40 years of opening and reform, China did not get all that much from America, nothing that close to outweighed the risk of being dragged into a fire, which I managed to (one could say, narrowly) escape. In contrast, what the Soviets gave to China the 1950s industry and technology wise provided China’s modern foundation; it has been decisive to China’s success today. Moreover, the political and cultural influence from the Soviet Union on China is actually a durable one which has drastically transformed the inner soul of the Chinese people and nation for the better. Remarkable that forty years of direct exposure and interaction with a powerful and subversive America could defeat it not, with the trend now turning the other direction.

I view America and the Anglo world as powerful but shortsighted. There is a culture and system wherein it tends to be that the elites, to enrich themselves, in the long run screw over their entire system, which inevitably burn themselves too. For instance, the colonists in America didn’t have enough people to do farm work, so they imported slaves from Africa, and so, we have today the black problem in America. More consequentially, there is the deindustrialization of America that will be very difficult to reverse, a side of effect of outsourcing so that the elites could reap higher profits. American elites judge too much based on virtual economy and artificial economic indexes, whereas the Russians and Chinese, worse at self-deception, judge more on actual capability and quality in technology and physical production.

I’ve seen other Chinese judge the Jews similarly. By the way, Google is much run by Jews so one can view Google as somewhat a reflection of the Jewish way of thinking and doing things. You see, Google has almost religious faith in the the whole democracy and openness is necessary for innovation bullshit through which the American political mainstream judges China. In the Anglo media, you see many a Jewish pundit supported behind the scenes by some Jewish finance and media linking America’s creativity and innovation to free speech, market economy, and democratic system. I think it has much more to do with that the Industrial Revolution started in Great Britain (as for why, that’s very complex) and with the Anglo world’s colonization and exploitation of resources and labor than with any of those meaningless political buzzwords. The latecomers, Germany, Japan, Soviet Union, China have exceeded in the Anglo world in industry and technology in many aspects, and all four of them developed very rapidly when they were “totalitarian dictatorships.”

Recently, a Chinese mother (who spent a decade in the West but returned to raise her kid) cracked me up by saying in Chinese:

I feel like there’s no comparison between Jews and Chinese. Not even in the same league, one is a fox, the other is a lion.

Though a bit of an exaggeration, there is much truth in this. And I can see such a metaphor in Google’s interaction with the Chinese government as well. Sergey Brin and those Jews and Jew ass-kissers within Google, many of them technically brilliant, thought they were so smart and crafty and bound to win, and the test of time only made a fool of themselves. Same with the pro-West faction in China during the opening and reform. For a while, many people bought into them, but the long term outcome was that they became more despised by the mainstream in China after it became more manifest how lacking in foresight they were.

Jews are brilliant and they are crafty. They can produce genius scientists and artists, and they know how to do business and gain political power in the Western culture. For that, they can be quite full of themselves. But collectively, they lack the deep foresight and wisdom possessed by the Chinese, who’ve actually had their own country for millennia. Jews throughout history basically ran around leeching off other people, while the Chinese, whose civilization started in the so called Central Plain, expanded gradually the culture to pretty much all the land area of the People’s Republic of China today. Despite conquest by the Mongols and Manchus in the Yuan and Qing dynasties, the Han Chinese culture culturally reversed conquered the conquerors. Despite that modern science was developed in the West with the country semi-colonized and plundered following the Opium Wars, China managed to produce a Mao and Communist Party and modern China that is set to triumph over the Jewish run West over virtually all fronts.

This difference I believe is very much a fundamental difference in the collective genes of the two groups, of which the genes of the individuals, later moulded by the collective cultural environment, are constituents with interact in a complex fashion. It is inherent and cannot be changed. On this, I regard myself to be yet another data point, an true outlier not so much in my ability but in my perspective, which enables me to with the benefit of reading and experience independently come to the conclusions expressed and elaborated in this very piece, and others on my blog, despite that I was supposed to be instead culturally moulded by the other side by virtue of growing up in America.

Finally, something related to Google that I’d like to point out is that I have an extension published on there for organizing browser tabs: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tab-organizer/mbmmpilinpiapfcmknmjgikgoeicadka. You’re welcome to check it out. I mentioned this to a colleague at work in China and some people in the company use it. While doing software engineering, I can easily have 100+ tabs open, so this tool can help me easily find and navigate to the one I want and select and delete the unwanted ones in bulk. Though I dislike the top leadership and political values of the company, I still contributed to their developer community. Not only for free, to publish that required I pay some $10 fee to make a developer account. Chrome was certainly an extremely successful product, and if I remember correctly, that Pichai spearheaded it helped him become CEO.

Different types of people

I started this blog two years ago. At that time, I was still considering going into pure mathematics and at least half of my blog posts were on pure mathematics. I thought rather little about politics at that time.

Though I always had some casual interest in history/politics which I read about on the side, I always considered those as subjects for mediocrities/losers who weren’t smart enough to do math or science. To me, the most embarrassing was to have no real hard skill yet be very politically opinionated, especially in idiotic ways. To me, the typical humanities major in an American university was the lowest of the low. Dumb with no skills AND brainwashed by liberalism. Yet, those people end up running the world much more than actual smart people, because actual smart people are naturally more preoccupied with doing stuff and excelling and achieving for real, especially in math, science, and engineering. They’re too busy to actually gain power, and in the real world, they’re easily typecast as technical people who’re there to do the high IQ work as opposed to actually manage and make political decisions. So, to have people who know graduate level math or physics run the world doesn’t seem socially realistic at all.

When younger, I was more consumed with learning and doing math and computer science and software engineering with a bit of physics too, along with Chinese language and some history and politics on the side, the latter of which I regarded as more like taking a break from an intense workout because it required basically zero effort on my part. I really worshipped people who were real outliers in math and science and strived to be closer to them. I do have some ability there, but I don’t think I have the genes such that I could have been highly successful in some STEM field even with the most optimal environment. Lately though, I’ve lost much interest in that. Likely had my upbringing been more advantageous in that regard, I would still be on that track.

Even in STEM, there is a perceived hierarchy as far as brains go, with, crudely speaking, math and theoretical physics at the top, computer science (with the exception of some fields like programming language theory perhaps) significantly lower, and biology stereotyped as for intellectual lightweights who can’t do math. To STEM elitists, those actually doing humanities fields are often viewed as untouchables. Predictably, people in different fields in academia often look down on each other and can’t really get along, and I don’t think that will ever change.

Despite my STEM elitism, I think I was at heart never so apolitical or so nerdy. For instance, I was in some sense doubly elitist in my (mostly closeted back then) disdain for Chinese-Americans who didn’t know the language and culture. Of course, there are many second generation Chinese-American males who are highly talented in STEM whose abilities and achievements I much respect. Like, I was reminded of a guy who made a major addition to the Haskell language.

ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower, both of whom came to the West at young age but returned to the homeland after finishing graduate school, denounce in rage the first generation Chinese immigrants in a way that I would never imagine. To a STEM person, to talk like that would be seen much as embarrassing and unprofessional. After all, people in STEM for whom their everyday work deals with objective right and wrong are much less comfortable making vague general statements especially using semi-dirty language. But eventually, I only became more aware that in people fields, winning politically is what matters, as opposed to getting the factually correct answers.

If I were another standard deviation above the mean in talent, I would probably have a pretty good chance at becoming at least very successful on a purely technical track, and I would be too busy and too fulfilled developing and realizing my technical prowess to even think about the matters that ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower write about. I would find much more of a haven from the discrimination against East Asian males in America in my academic and technical accomplishments. At the highest echelons of purely technical (with minimal people managing component) STEM, there really isn’t serious discrimination as far as I can tell.

After I decided that my making a career in mathematics is no longer viable, I wrote much more on topics related to China and Chinese-Americans, with a bit of technical interspersed, still with at least some idea in mind that “ethnic activist” is pejorative. Of course, there was my realizing more so that if I wrote mostly technical, it would be difficult to get people to view my blog. I would affect only people past a rather high cognitive threshold. Indeed, it can be difficult for highly intelligent people to rid themselves of mind bias, to develop more perspective and be able to relate to more ordinary people.

In China, what I like is that the Chinese people there are much more diverse than the ones in America, who tend to be STEM immigrants and their offspring. And I feel that due to shared culture, I can better relate to people there not like myself. One can conclude from this that had I grown up in China, I wouldn’t have been so nerdy and so exclusively invested in STEM.

It’s unfair for college admissions officers and people in the real world to judge Chinese there for being overly focused on math and science and thereby nerdy, one-dimensional, and lacking in leadership or communication skills, because there isn’t much opportunity for the model minority in non-STEM fields. It’s better if you’re female though.

Speaking of female Chinese-Americans, I was recently in Nanjing, where I had the chance to see the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. There, I saw a picture of Iris Chang, a Chinese-American born in 1968 to university science professors, who published a book on the Nanjing Massacre, which became a New York Times bestseller. Her other books were all “ethnic activist” ones. I do wonder how that she managed to make that book New York Times bestseller, like, why would the white mainstream promote her so much? I cannot imagine a Chinese-American male pulling that off regardless of background. There is also that she married a white guy, with a hapa baby two years old when she committed suicide at age 36.

Almost certainly, Iris feels indignant with how Chinese-Americans have been treated, as well as what was suffered under the Japanese. I would not be surprised if ArmorUSA and ChinaSuperpower would view her with some disdain, seeing her a loser or sellout begging for acceptance.

As for myself, I much admire her courage and success in getting some publicity. That was not easy at all and surely, the nature of her work took a toll on her mental health. Overall, what she did was quite positive. More negatively, I also see it somewhat as an act of begging for sympathy, which is hard to truly respect.

I’m a pretty realistic and red-pilled guy in general, and certainly not a fan of passive approaches which miss the root of the problem. (By the way, I haven’t read her book, and I don’t really intend to.) Something to point out though is that from what I gather, the reason why the legacy of the war between China and Japan is such a problem (much more so than the one between Soviet Union and Germany, where the Soviets suffered just as much if not more) is that in the end Japan was defeated by United States and the Soviet Union with Japan transformed into an American puppet state afterwards as opposed to by China. The Japanese soldiers left due to surrender as opposed to actually being kicked out of China by the Chinese. In contrast, the Red Army actually took Berlin and later created a puppet state of East Germany. As part of the arrangement, America actually let Japanese war criminals get away in exchange for data gathered through human experiments in Manchuria, and at that time, the Chinese (and Soviets) were too weak to prevent that from happening. Unlike Soviet Union with respect to the Nazis, China never got any justice with Japan. It was that Imperial Japan was not defeated by the countries most victimized that enables the Japanese today to whitewash that past, what Iris Chang tried to pressure against through her book that gave Japanese war crimes more publicity in the Western world.

The way I see it, hate towards Japan on the part of the Chinese is understandable and unavoidable but neither well-directed nor effectual. More strain in relations between the two sides over the legacy of WWII does not help either side. There is actually more room for long term mutual understanding between China and Japan than between China and the United States. Both are Mongoloid countries with a Confucian tradition, with Chinese characters part of the Japanese script. On this, ArmorUSA has also pointed out, along with Zeldovich Yakov on Zhihu, that a Chinese in Japan, so long as he speaks fluent Japanese, can pass as Japanese, but a Chinese in America will never been seen as an American due to how he looks. Between China and the Anglo world, there is also neither cultural nor ideological compatibility, whereas China and Japan are more or less part of the same culture.

Despite that it was the Asian countries most victimized, Japan, indignant with how it was treated, was actually fighting WWII against the Anglo world. China at that time was too weak and backwards to be treated as an equal though too large to conquer. In the end, the gap between Japan and the Anglo world only widened, with the Japanese mainland conquered and occupied by a foreign force for the first time in history.

I recall Iris Chang used the word “genocide.” Well, ChinaSuperpower believes that the Anglo world intends genocide on East Asians. He is being a bit extreme here but he has a point. After all, the Anglo world did unapologetically commit genocide against the Native Americans who migrated to the Americas across the Bering Strait during the Ice Age. Nobody cares about the Native Americans anymore in America. The Jews, who run much of the Anglo world at this point, have been relentlessly trying to weaken and fragment the Arab countries in an attempt to systematically perpetuate Jewish-Anglo domination of the Middle East. Moreover, I learned last year that it was also a Jewish family that was responsible for the Opium Wars. It is also the Jews and America who seek to further political division among Chinese by defending and promoting the exiled regime in Taiwan and those associated with it. (On this, I shall note that Iris Chang’s parents were from well off intellectual families and fled to Taiwan to escape the communist takeover.) My experience with Americans has been that they love to make distinction between PRC and Taiwan and Hong Kong, treating the Taiwanese as a different identity from the mainland Chinese despite that they are the same ethnicity and culture, politics aside.

It is the pro-West right wing Chinese that is the most representative of the legacy of Western imperialism in China, that ought to be destroyed for the Chinese to truly rejuvenate. They are collaborators with the Anglo world from within on its genocide agenda. Many of them, such as Kaifu Lee, are already too entrenched based on both their family background and personal actions. ChinaSuperpower is very much correct that there isn’t much time left now, and one has to pick a side and do enough to prove that one is indeed on that side.

Iris Chang might feel indignant that people in the West don’t care about the Nanjing Massacre and other Japanese war crimes in China anywhere near as much as they do about the Holocaust. Though the Japanese were no less horrific, it’s absurdly wishful to expect Westerners to care anywhere near as much about them. Heck, the West doesn’t even care about and seldom mentions the war crimes and death toll on the Eastern Front, where the Soviet Union lost a much higher proportion of its population than did China, and the Slavic people are more or less white and Western in culture. So how can one expect the West to relate in a serious way to Japanese war crimes in China? The Chinese, based on the other side of the globe, are too racially and culturally different, not to mention ideologically opposed. The Chinese, unlike white and Western passing Jews, don’t have any political power in America either and neither will their perpetual foreigner descendants. Any Chinese with non-trivial political power (assuming there actually is one) in America is almost certainly a minority agent for American interests.

As for the Chinese in America, it’s unreasonable to blame whites for not viewing ethnic Chinese born in America as their own regardless of how Americanized they are or how American their English sounds. It’s also unreasonable to blame white Americans for viewing China as a competitor or threat or for being somewhat suspicious of ethnic Chinese in America. I have in general little respect for the Chinese-Americans with the beg for acceptance attitude. I advise Chinese in America with the ability to pursue a STEM field where you can hide in academia or in a company with many immigrants where you are judged more on your objective skills and work than on how you relate with people. Learn the Chinese language and culture so that you and later your kids won’t be stuck in the West. Don’t waste your time and energy trying to be American. Don’t be a loser like that.

As for interaction with whites, I find that whites in STEM fields are generally much better. Not that there isn’t any discrimination or racial tribalism there, almost certainly it’s far better than in the people fields, and you shouldn’t have to try to find out, as trying anything seriously necessarily comes with some opportunity cost. As much as I may dislike the Jews as a group, surely the ones in STEM are much better than those in finance, media, law, politics, and the social sciences, though almost certainly, they are higher in ethnic nepotism and bias than others in the same field. I’ve interacted with Jews in math and physics who were certainly smarter and higher-achieving than I am and they were for the most part nice people as well, with arguably also fewer personality problems.

I dislike the West mostly for its political value system, which is full of shit. Politics anywhere is at least a little full of shit, and in the Western, Anglo context, it is especially especially full of shit. The Western political elites are mostly dangerous, mentally sick people on a relentless mission of destruction, subversion, and genocide of those not subordinate to them. They dress this malice with an icing of “freedom, democracy, human rights, universal liberal values,” and I can’t see how anyone with a brain could not see through this. Lately, they haven’t even been successful at that but that doesn’t seem to alter their nature. Since it’s Jews with loyalty to Israel who spearhead the West, occupying so much of the capital and positions of power, it’s only fair to place much of the blame on them. There are Jews in STEM and second or third tier rich and influential like Ron Unz opposed to the establishment but they do not have the ability to seriously effect change. More whites seem to be waking up to this over the years too, and so, Facebook and the likes respond with more censoring. I certainly encourage more people, especially those of Chinese descent, to boycott Google and Facebook, which are both Zionist run companies. Chinese should be grateful that their great union has been wise and strong enough to protect the vast majority from those.

What Japan did to China during WWII is more a symptom of the problem, far from its core. The core of problem is the Anglo world and the Zionists who run it. Japan was in opposition with the Anglo world during WWII and with China’s help, the Anglo world managed to fully conquer it. But history was set up such that afterwards, the Chinese people collectively realized that only by turning against the Anglo world could they rejuvenate and much has been achieved over the past seven decades. That post war Japan has served up to this day as deputy of Anglo imperialism in East Asia is an artifact of conquest. Inherently, Japan should actually be in opposition to or at least a competitor of the Anglo world. America doesn’t care much about Japan anymore because Japan is already conquered and no longer poses any geopolitical threat, unlike during WWII. If not for that, the Anglo-Zionists would only be teeming with resentment, hate, and yearning for genocide towards the Japanese people as was the case during WWII. This Jew who helped me awaken further to the con being played on Chinese in America once said to me that the Chinese deserved to get brutalized by the Japanese during WWII.

It was Western imperialism that further divided East Asia. Aside from the Japanese invasion of Korea in the late 16th century, China, Korea, and Japan for the most part got along. Japan’s colonization of Korea and wars against China were out of a need to prove its modernization in the face of the Western powers. The divide of Korea and the far less traumatic one of China (that very asymmetric between PRC and anti-PRC) was, too, mostly a product of Anglo imperialism, and if not for the Anglo world’s wanting to keep it that way for its own benefit, the problem would have already been resolved internally. I am sick of all those Jewish voices like Nicholas Kristof under Jewish backing in the Anglo world who evangelize bullshit further for this purpose, and unfortunately for them, time is definitely not on their side. Readers of this blog see someone who should’ve become Americanized (but decided to stay politically wise instead) utterly disgusted with the Anglo world, calling out the Jews who run it, and doing what he can to mend the damage. This could not have been done anywhere near as much without a certain degree of implicit backing tied to certain global developments over the past decade.

Whites ought to understand that East Asians are not the problem. It is a small subset of Jews and their lackeys running America that is the core of the problem. Those are the people trying to trick you and exploit you for their agenda of proliferating and perpetuating Zionist political power on this planet. My white friend, who actually has genuine elite status on STEM contests at the high school and college level, saw it very clearly. His words were

A world run by Chinese or Japanese is one where they’d be rich and on top but mostly leave others alone, except to get money from them. A world run by whites is one where half want to conquer and half want to help. A world run by Jews is one where they’d systematically extinguish any hope of ending it.

卖国骗子李开复

关于他,我2018年9月在知乎上发表了回答,对于为什么越来越不喜欢李开复的问题。

昨天,看到了搜狐上的别了,李开复–奇特“导师”不为人知的二三事,自然想起了我最初对李开复的认识。这篇文章我也微信宣传了一下,以下文字为介绍

记得高一时一无所知的我却被他的一本书所忽悠,当时基本只在美国学校环境中,对互联网行业并不了解,并对此有一定的敬畏感,所以这样的人写的东西,我自然就信了,当时我还无疑的把美国顶尖学校和技术公司非常看好,了解中国好多以美国或美国华人的眼光,后来慢慢通过知识和经验的积累敢于得出了在美国难以想象的结论:中国核心科技从美国根本没有得到多少,远远更多来自了前苏联,微软和谷歌算不上多么核心的科技,门槛没那么高,尤其后者主要依赖英文互联网,李开复在严重污染中国青年的世界观,最好和美国保持距离,有些贸易和学术交流就足够了,把更多的精力和资源放在发展中国自己的企业和机构,让那些给美国当买办的人彻底边缘化。

那本书《与未来同行》是我妈妈在读,我妈妈建议我读的,当时我的中文也不太好,但是那本书用的都是非常通俗的语言。记得当时我妈妈跟我说李开复当了微软的VP,又当了谷歌的VP。我爸爸妈妈都不是做软件开发员的,不是学计算机的,对计算机知道也很少,那时候我对计算机也一无所知,可是我的数学在同学里算好,自然我妈妈可能想我将来会对计算机感兴趣,并能把我引进这比较挣钱的行业。后来,我也在硅谷大公司当过码农,李开复当高管的这两家巨头我也都拿到过做软件开发的工作,在那些地方认识不少人,了解他们是怎么回事。

反正记得李开复在那本书里写的都是他的教育哲学,人生哲学,没啥真正特别有含义的东西,大多是比较神话硅谷成功的人,说美国如何如何好,中国教育和学校如何如何有缺陷,好多那些我当时可能都相信了。

后来,我学了计算机科学,写了直接影响上万用户的代码,了解这个行业是怎么回事儿了。同时,我也上了研究生的数学课,在高中和大学数学竞赛都得过一些不算大但不可忽略的奖,至少证明了我有一定的能力,认识了一些数学博士等等,就不那么好忽悠了。同样,我的中文也大所提高,让我接触到了一般在美国的人很难接触到的信息,更正确的了解了中国的历史背景。

说起中国的历史背景,李开复是国民党后代这一点,我最近才真正知道,当前,只知道他是台湾人,初中来了美国。他爸爸却是黑中共的“历史学家”,伯伯和叔叔都51年被人民政府枪毙了。非常明显,他有强大的势力背后支持他在中国搞渗透,这一点,我也是2018年才真正认识到。

在美国长大以美国的意识形态为标准自然是默认的,长大时所听到的对于中国都是中国制造质量差,中国缺乏创新,中国需要跑到美国才能更有creativity(创造性),看到最好的华裔科学家工作都是在美国做的,李开复写的也基本朝着这个方向。我来到美国是因为父母来,长大听到的好多是,能跑到美国的人都有一定的能力,因为我们有能力,你才能在美国享受优越的生活这类的话。得到的总是一种中国不行,小时候太穷,而我们那代的美国人都有资源活远远更丰富的生活,所以中国人都想跑到美国来,都要学习美国。简单的例子,那么多中国父母在美国叫孩子学钢琴,是因为他们自己小时候没那个机会,把它看成作为成功父母的标准之一,而且还会和其他父母比。

后来,我慢慢发现大多这些我接触的第一代移民的观念有很严重的问题。对于他们小时候的中国,个人是穷,没有钱,他们都学不了钢琴,但这不意味着不会有极少数孩子,来自特殊家庭或者特别有天分的能得到一些国家的资源成为钢琴演奏家(反正一个没很强的音乐天分的人学钢琴意义价值不大)。对于很多东西,他们看得非常表面,缺乏远见。他们觉得他们自己能和美国有关联,有不得了了,即使自己没啥地位,就是个非常普通的工程师,没想到白人都根本瞧不起他们。然后,一个在美国稍微混出点名堂来的华人,如李开复,那在这些人眼里就不得了了。

说实话,实质远远更重要,要看你懂什么,做了什么。美国也有底层,也有中国人跑到那儿刷盘子的,的确美国的牌子当年很有价值,但这都不是永恒,现在美国的牌子就远不如以前了,而会继续朝着这个方向走。随着这个趋势,李开复现在也不行了,现在中国人更加觉醒,更加认识到他也就是微软和反华谷歌的狗仔了,中国代理人。他那种做法不可能给他永久性的地位。因为他曾经忽悠了不懂事的孩子的我,成年的了解世面的我只会对他更加反感,就让他自食其果吧。

李开复骨子里就是美国买办人,他的心中使命就是把中国的政治形势破坏到永远受制于人的局面,好实现他的“洋人第一,他们第二,中国人最低”的梦想。他是帝国主义解放前在中国养育扶持的政治癌症的后代,这个癌症被杀掉了不少,而他却在妄想其复活。一位身不由己在美国长大的中国人支持中国人民全心全意彻底扫除李开复之类的害人虫!

记得我有一次提到了李开复和Steve Hsu(一位拿了CIA的钱以他的互联网安全公司在中国搞渗透的蒋介石的远亲)为非常成功的美国华人。对方的反应是“问题是一旦美国对他们施加一定的压力,他们就会毫不犹豫的背叛我们,伤害我们”。不光是李开复和Steve Hsu,凡是在美国养了没有退路的香蕉孩子的第一代移民,基本都可以给出这样的判断,例外是有,对那些例外及他们的孩子,我的忠告很简单:想法尽快脱离。

这些人都算代表性的国共分裂的遗产,而美国社会一直在提拔他们那样的人利用他们对中国进行分裂,对中国威胁最大的不是反华的白人,而是这些不中不洋三观不正的买办人。我个人一直在想如何能够让我的人生活的做的更有意义,更有价值。或许凭着我的天分,我却能在某理工科领域做出点名堂来,但我觉得在美国我所接受的环境和机会,我的这方面的天分没有得到充分的发挥。即使那条路走顺了,早晚还是会面临一定的尴尬,因为我的经验告诉我,无论个人混的多么杰出,华人在美国是难以持续的,那种环境对华人一代一代的传承是非常打压的,而这集体因素很难不影响到个人。

所以我更愿意利用我的能力和背景帮助中国打倒李开复这类的汉奸,巩固中华民族的凝聚力,为中华民族赢得更加和谐美好的未来!

A special case of Vandermonde’s identity

Waking up this morning, I was somehow reminded of this combinatorial identity that appeared on an exam in a “math problem solving” class I took, which I didn’t actually solve during the test because back then I was an idiot. It was

\displaystyle\binom{2n}{n} = \displaystyle\sum_{k=0}^n \binom{n}{k}^2.

Basically, it’s observing that \binom{n}{k}^2 = \binom{n}{k}\binom{n}{n-k} and then seeing that we have an instance of Vandermonde’s identity. The square is basically a form of obfuscation.

This stuff feels so obvious to me now yet it wasn’t back then. To make this entirely self-contained, I will prove Vandermonde’s identity as well for this specific case.

Let’s say we have n men and n women. How many ways are there to select n people among those 2n?

Easy. \displaystyle\binom{2n}{n}.

Or we can for every k from 0 to n, take the number of ways to pick k men (\binom{n}{k}) and then the number of ways to pick the k women to exclude (\binom{n}{k}) so that there are total of n people picked. This value is the one given by the right hand side of the identity.

There really is very little to this once you see how it works. But I guess the thought process behind this is unnatural for (most) humans to develop. It might take a while before one can visualize it accurately and clearly. Again, it would have been somewhat mind-boggling to the high school me.

Certainly this loads much more on math IQ than on verbal IQ, and testing has indicated I’m somewhat stronger at the former.

Math seems to have a strong either you can get it or you can’t component, being more exclusive. It seems a much higher percentage of people can do software engineering than this kind of math. I’ve seem plenty of good, reliable, hardworking software engineers who simply do not have the brain to grok this type of math. Those people tend to go to state schools whereas the ones who are good at computers and good at math are more likely to go to, say, MIT, but they may well eventually end up doing more or less the same type of software work. Plenty of MIT students who did well in math contests don’t go into quant finance but end up at big software/internet company or Dropbox and even though they seem much sexier (in terms of how they appear on paper overall, their being much smarter), at work, what they do is not much different. Experience has told me that software engineering is much more about being able to grind computer stuff (not minding it too much or even enjoying it, and in that regard, I’m not very high) than about IQ.

Response to private message through “Contact” page

Readers of my blog are welcome to contact me through https://gmachine1729.com/contact/.

Somebody did a few days ago, and his message to me was

这个人没有给我他的邮箱,所以我只能以博文回复他(新的博文他早晚会看到的)。

他所说的”2nd latest blog post about giving up”是对我背景的反思。我没有真正的give up,对于走学术界,成为数学家(你们可以我的博客上有我写的纯数学的博文),更广一些就是在理工科,技术做出点名堂来,我可以说是基本give up了。我已经离开了学术界被精神污染了,就很难回去了。但是,我对我的人生还没有give up,我觉得自己还可创造不少价值,而这并非需要通过理工科的工作。

对于”Don’t end your life”,跳楼可不是什么容易的事情,加上我现在也没有这个必要。

对于”You have big brains. Do something useful with it.”,我只能这样说。那些需要特别高智商的学科,什么数学,理论物理,这些都是没啥用的,尤其是现在,高能物理都是已经基本解决的并从70年代以后基本停滞不前的,数学也专到难到抽象到研究需要学的很深才能做,做了也很少人能读懂,很少人会在乎,没啥应用价值。当然,也有应用性的需要大脑子的工作,那些啊,首先要学一段时间,再做一段时间,然后会更加发现你做的那东西有不少名校博士和你竞争少数的合适在工业界的岗位。我做的码农工作根本不需要真正big brains,一定的聪明就行了,更重要是刻苦硬拼,我的智商在这里没啥优势。150+的智商在今天价值一般不大了。

最后一段关于华人和中国,是”Even if the diaspora is doomed, we don’t have to die in vain. Make our homelands strong and ensure the next generation avoids our mistakes.”

我的博客内容一部分是针对diaspora的,有不少新加坡和马来西亚的访问,美国加拿大的我估计好多也是来自那儿的华人。对于diaspora,我暂时没太多可说,也不太了解这个人对diaspora是什么样的态度,他的描述比较模棱两可。

对于”make our homelands strong”,我只能说中国这一百年来,尤其是新中国成立之后已经强大很多了。摸索出了正确的政治路线,成立了新中国,打赢了抗美援朝,在近代史上首次赢得了中国在世界的军事地位,实现了现代化和工业化,搞出了两弹一星,等等,到了七十年代,中国虽然很穷,但是已经有了一定的基础,可以基本独立自主的进入美国为主得国际体系,让祖国强大的主要还是那一代人的功劳,改革开放快速的经济发展都是顺理成章,水到渠成,厚积薄发的结果。近些年来,中国又搞出了一些有国际影响力的民营企业,以华为为代表,军事上也随着北斗导航系统,航母等等接近甚至进入了世界级的行列。一百年前,中国还在引进西方近代科学和技术的初期,而现在中国在个个科技领域都有不少专家,不少人才。当年有先进科技知识的中国人还很少,大家都说要科学救国,现在这基本不是问题了。可以说难关早就过了。

我也是学理工科的,但是慢慢发现,尤其在美国,最需要的不是更多理工科搞得好的中国人。反而,需要更多能为中国赢得话语权的人,因为在这一点,有更多进步的余地。当然,中国的科技和经济发展给了中国的国际话语权一定的基础,中国人也需要更会通过媒体和政治姿态赢得真正的话语权。读者或许猜测这是我写这个博客的目的之一。无论如何,我觉得中国人已经有一定的硬实力,应该更大胆的表达自己的历史观和立场,尤其是对犹太人,西方的统治者,西方的寄生虫,多施加一些压力。要敢于对敌对势力的根源进行无情的冲击。

看到”ensure the next generation avoids our mistakes”,只能说每一代人要根据当代的形势,有适当的做法,而且每个人也不同,每个人有不同的长处短处,有不同的家庭背景,要考虑所有这些因素做出最适合自己的选择。

那在我眼中,上一代人主要的错误是什么呢?太浮躁,缺乏一定的远见。好多人看到了美国西方优越的物质条件,就非要崇洋媚外,否定自己,失去了一定的批判性,甚至失去了常识。改革开放中国是富起来了,但是以好多不好的风气为沉重代价。人过于注重有形资产,忽略了好多关键的无形资产。那些人把孩子很小送到国外,或生在国外就可以归根于这一点。听说在中国邓小平的名声已经很丑了,而上所描述的不良趋势主要是他搞的,自己没有更大的本事,所以只能通过腐败赢得政治权利。

我觉得我作为一位六岁去美国的写我博客上这些是能产生一些影响力的,自己有比较独立的眼光,没那么容易被美国长大的环境左右,我的存在也体现出了美国文化和意识形态的弱点,还是有一定价值的。或许读者会觉得我这么说太自恋,但自己觉得这是正确的描述。我觉得中国人应该自信一点,强势一点,有了一定的实力就不必太在乎别人这么觉得,要敢于在世界舞台上形成自己的新的标准,让别人接受。穷的吃不饱饭是以前,就不要留在那种心态,要根据自己情况的变化适当调整自己的心态。个人应该是这样,一个国家也应该是这样。

南京的博物馆

去了趟南京,第一次去,感觉那儿的历史文化非常丰富,古都么。去了中山陵,科举博物馆,也看了南京大屠杀纪念馆,还在南京大学见了人。

在科举博物馆,我竟然发现了有个数加错了,

上面的图里的直隶(今天的河北)的科举大家族数量应该是14而非11。

照了相留了记录,我想到了向带我们去那儿的人说一下,他回复说会转告!

对我背景的反思

几年前的我充满激情,而今天的我感到颓废。悲观的我畏惧自己三十不到就已经废掉,但终止生命谈何容易?更乐观的我相信这种低谷只不过是短暂的,未来充满着光明。

我自己的确很有天分,但是同时也不少弱点。负面会觉得我的诸多毛病远大于我的优点,觉得自己基因太差,被动混混日子就不错了,也绝对不要生孩子。把这个延伸一下就可以说即使我在中国长大,同样也会有不少性格上的问题,很可能比现在还差得多,而且我一生所得到的更多由于父母而非自己的能力。

昨天和母亲通话了。印象最深的是她说自己如何如何享受了在美国的生活,又逃避了中国的计划生育政策多生了个孩子。从这一点更加说明她放弃当时在国内的优越的工作和条件去美国是为了自己,说是为了我只不过是在掩盖真实。在美国是享受了优越的物质条件但是失去的是健康的文化和社交环境。尽管由于家庭环境和我个人独特的性格选择了与那些ABC保持一定的距离,学一些中文,没有在中国长大还是失去了很多并无法挽回,我妈妈说你现在也可以回去这种话对我是一种侮辱。

我的主要目的不是责怪任何人,这些已经过去了,有了沉痛的心理创伤也得忍着,跟那些在文化大革命被残忍迫害的知识分子,我的经历啥都不算,文化上语言上吃亏也不得不接受,想法把一张烂牌打好。

对我自己的事业,我也没有太高的指望。如果自己之前顺一些,如果留在了中国长大,凭我的天分成才可能性不能说大但绝对有可能,现在感觉就很难了。这么一说,自然会想到下一代。中国人至少从中华人民共和国成立后可以说是一代比一代好,我说的是与其他人相比的相对地位而非什么改革开放后吃的比毛时代好,这样夸改革开放贬低毛时代的人要不是坏就是傻。跨了阶级的人好多想如果把孩子送到国外能再跨个阶级,结果其实大多是相反的。因为中国人一直在快速进步所以自然充满乐观,可是总的而言,退步的可能性是一样大的,大多第二代华人在美国是不如父母,首先因为能够跑到那儿做技术工作的都是经过一定筛选的,他们基因好,能力强,但是孩子虽然也强但不会像父母那么强,还有一点就是在美国的文化和社会里他们属于劣势而又没有中国的文化和人脉为支柱。

说起这类社会观察时候我妈妈总会说应该多关注自己少想这些。这种态度我比较反对,而且很代表第一代移民的文化。如果一个人还处于贫困,还没有一定的经济基础,还没考上大学,我妈妈这种观点是绝对对的。可问题是我和我妈妈都有一定的经济基础,那就应该多有点社会责任感,多有点集体主义精神。

跑到美国的中国人竟是为了自己提升谋取机会把自己的中国同事黑掉的那种,当然中国也有好多这样的人,但是感觉美国华人这一点要差得多。在美国,面对白人是一种舔跪的态度,而互相之间是一种小人的攀比和勾心斗角。即使获得到了大的成功,有了不少钱的经常还是这种态度,这让我相当反感。有意思的是我的一个美国朋友也说过据他的观察中国人更会shank each other to get ahead。

我在想自己在中国能如何实现我的价值。当码农做一些功能影响很多用户挣一些钱,我是可以并已经做了一段时间了,但这是非常容易代替的,中国有太多聪明刻苦的人做这个能做的比我好。我很幸运没什么经济压力,我虽然不是没有嫉妒过那些很有钱事业非常成功的人,但我觉得我的私心真的不算强,我更愿意把一些真实的有帮助的而非骗人信息分享给更多人。好多留美移民的利益集团在中国都是骗人,我都在美国长大工作过,熟悉那儿的学术界和互联网行业,不知道比那些人要强多少啊,人要去美国得到真正的价值而非被骗,向我花钱咨询还不强得多?

反正我是非常建议不要让孩子在美国长大。我如果将来要孩子,绝对不会让他在美国长大。很可能我也不会要孩子,我没那么多的私心非要把基因传到下一代不可,如果找不到合适的女人有了一定的条件,要孩子也只会害了他。没有孩子反而能有更多的时间和精力把自己所有的传承到下一代。反正在美国养孩子送美国社会将来欺压的不中不洋的人我是坚决不会做的。

A revisit of the chosen people (the Jews)

From almost two years ago: https://gmachine1729.com/2017/07/13/the-chosen-people/.

After I sent this to a physicist, he responded:

I scanned that article a long time ago to see who you are
it is out of date just like my vixra article, because after UNZ showing that jewish achievement is way down now, there is no longer any question that the main reason is jewish people favoring other jews and lying and hyping all the time. you see it in academia all the time – and whites as well as asians slurp it up hook line and sinker. sad

This physicist is also quite obsessed with psychometrics and hypothesizes that verbal IQ is associated with self-deception, which also, according to him, is inversely correlated with autism/Aspergers. Sounds roughly right to me.

I wrote in response to his message above

I would bet JvN’s intelligence was also vastly exaggerated and hyped. Surely he was outlier in intelligence but the eidetic memory stuff and multiplying six digit numbers easily in his head stuff I now have hard time believing.

Genius tends to be exaggerated in biographies. That stuff doesn’t help for teaching young people. Much of the stuff in popular math and science books including of mathematicians and scientists is actually kind of a negative for actually learning the math and science.

The way to excel in anything is not to sensationalize it but to realize the simple and systematic ways and thought processes behind it. Once they are grasped there is nothing much more to it and they are straightforward. But you know many scientists for grants and misleading young people won’t do that and I would bet that Jews do more in that direction. I think Asians are probably the least in this regard though there are exceptions like Michio Kaku so they come across as uncharismatic/uncool. It’s uncool to say that there is actually a surplus of scientists (and engineers too in many fields) though it should be obvious if one examines closely. Jews are good at and inclined to hype and exaggerate especially in Anglo context.

His response:

yeah – the jews hype their jews that way – einstein was not all that clever either – he was not the one who first and best understood relativity, nor did he grasp quantum mechanics. the jews still today try to falsify the record on that – see the attachement – (did I send it to you – I just have it on this desktop for some reason)

That attachment I have uploaded to https://gmachine1729.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Winterberg0715.pdf.

I had also written to him:

I think it’s still pretty high at the highest level especially in academic research. They do have the advantages of access to older generation. But in terms of test scores and contest results and maybe grades too they’ve surely declined. But they can always say those don’t matter as much as research/work.

But yeah the Jewish social science people they need to go.

Relatedly, http://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/putnam2018results.html came out lately. While the problems do not involve any deep mathematics, they do require some cleverness to solve, and to be able to solve them under the 6 hour time constraint is even more impressive,. There are a total of 12 problem each worth 10 points. To place top 5 required 100, top 15 87, top 25 79, top 100 56, top 500 23, according to https://kskedlaya.org/putnam-archive/putnam2018stats.html. And there’s no subjective component. So it does say something.

The people at the top 25 are almost all East Asian with a few whites (whose names don’t seem to be Jewish) and Indians, and almost half (if not more) of the ones on the honorable mention list are East Asian as well. Upon seeing this, my reaction is that the ethnic Chinese students are really bastardizing contest math now, turning it into ping pong.

My white friend who placed at least honorable mention on this contest multiple times once surprised me by saying “to be honest, intellectually, it’s East Asians > Jews > whites.” Before he said that, this was actually somewhat unthinkable to me. But we have more evidence that that he might be right.

Let’s see the Jewish geniuses with ton of hype in the media that I can immediately think of: Einstein, Feynman, von Neumann, Erdos. No doubt that these people were real geniuses but it’s fair to say what we’ve heard of them in the English media is exaggerated or at least disproportionate. That physicist similarly has said that Stephen Hawking is Stephen Hawking mostly because of his disability, and I would be much inclined to believe that.

I was talking today with someone a bit about AI, saying how that’s also overhyped, with a ton of bullshit propaganda. And on that, I could immediately think of Ray Kurzweil and Marvin Minsky.

The Jews were certainly quite dominant in science in the US from WWII on. There was a golden era of science during the Cold War, especially in theoretical physics, that many Jews shined in in both America and the Soviet Union. There weren’t very many East Asians in America during that period but there were some top Chinese who came to US before founding of PRC or afterwards from Taiwan/Hong Kong who did breakthrough work. Like Chen Ning Yang, Tsung-Dao Lee (1957 Nobel laureates in theoretical physics) and Shiing-shen Chern (Wolf Prize winner, revolutionized differential geometry). There was also Qian Xuesen who was high up enough to be a professor at Caltech and tasked with getting information on Nazi rocket technology from Wernher von Braun after surrender but he returned to China in the 50s.

Nowadays science is so specialized that it’s pretty much impossible to make a fundamental contribution as did the geniuses listed above.

The Japanese certainly achieved much more than Chinese in science during the same period and many if not most of their geniuses did in Japan as opposed to in the West. The name Michio Kaku was mentioned here, but almost certainly he’s not a genius by achievement though he was also born later. Many more people have heard of Michio Kaku than of Hideki Yukawa, Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa all Japanese Nobel laureates in theoretical physics who made everlasting fundamental contribution to high energy physics (I don’t actually know their work but I place enough faith on Nobel Prize here to make such an assertion).

I wrote that I much dislike hyping of science and of genius. Its not conducive to actual learning. Much of the stuff in popular science books is quite disingenuous and reading them I would say actually has negative value. Chen-Ning Yang has actually publicly said that the high energy physics party is pretty much over (the fruit has been picked and what hasn’t even if it’s picked can’t really be tested). He’s honest enough to oppose funding of this supercollider in China that is estimated to cost $100 billion. As far as I know, he’s never said serious bullshit that misleads young people, unlike many scientists after they attain fame for some breakthrough, and I much respect that. I’ve heard from a Chinese physicist that he has also privately expressed disapproval of Jews. I told this to my friend who was a student at top university pretty much run by Jews and his response was pretty much that very few people aren’t at least somewhat averse to Jews but most self-censor.

I also remember a Chinese scientist who knows high energy theory along with chemistry and biology regarding Stephen Wolfram’s behavior as utterly shameful and sad. He basically used his reputation and money to start a company making mathematical software that he pays quantitative PhDs like shit to make because he can and misleads the public into thinking he’s the genius behind it all.

Oh yeah as for (non-Jewish) whites, there are too many geniuses to name, who did more classic work than Jews earlier on in history. Newton, Euler, Lagrange, Galois, Gauss, Riemann, Maxwell, Lorentz, Poincare, etc. So maybe we have reason to be suspicious. Maybe Jews actually stole some scientific glory later on from whites and got away with it.

As for East Asians, nowadays, it’s so much harder to do real breakthrough work in math and theoretical physics as the low hanging fruit’s been picked, so it’s hard to prove anything through that. But there were some truly important results in the 20th century, and the Japanese had the massive advantage of starting earlier than the Chinese did. Tenure at elite university and prizes nowadays still mean stuff even if there isn’t as much scientific value in the work. Contest results might in some sense be a better indicator of raw talent/intelligence given how brutally objective they are. For those, there is the preparation component (though preparation clearly has limits, you do need to be a genius in ability to make it to the top). One could similarly say that genius level scientific achievement has a cultural and access component especially earlier on in history so those are even less purely meritocratic.

 

Steve Hsu(徐道辉)

以前挺崇拜这个人的,现在评价对他越来越低了。他能力的确很强,而且很全面,能拿到美国不错或至少还可以的大学的理论物理终身教职,同样还创办了网络安全公司以26百万被收购,能够破竹子天花板当上大学高层行政人员,而且体育也强,中学搞了游泳比赛,大学打了橄榄球,后来还搞柔道,这种混合才华是少见的。对,他还研究智商和基因的关系,最近为此创办了公司,在这方面在美国也颇有影响力。然后他的博客每个月有十万多点击。可是呢,他没有一项做到最好或接近最好,理论物理,大陆过来的比他强的至少好几个,张首晟强得多了。硅谷创业一个26百万的收购也真的不算啥。体育他离专业水平就更远了。

我最近得知他开创的那家公司还把一个翻墙的工具在01年的时候部署到了中国,为此他拿了CIA的钱,并且得到了纽约时报及其他美国主流媒体的宣传。

我跟一位体制内背景的人说了他,那个人也对徐产生了兴趣,可是对他评价也不是特别高。总而言之,觉得徐有政治能力但是是那种符合美国已形成的体制和文化谋取成功的政治能力,做的更多一种模型美国亚裔,很优秀但是还是服从体系的,为了自己的事业发展不敢对其作出任何挑战。反而,这人觉得我的政治能力从某种角度更强,比如我的博客写的东西有点含量,不像徐那些只不过是引用别的文章或视频自己也就做点小评论。我的反应是徐的做法的确是那种比较现实主义的,没什么错或不好,挑战权威反而经常才是愚蠢的破坏自己事业的做法。

我告诉了那个人徐是蒋介石的远亲并且他开的公司所做的。他说若不是那个,徐或许在中国还能拿个政协委员,觉得他做了那个并在NYT宣传之比网上骂骂反tg还要严重。徐总是强调统计严谨,强调自己是理论物理学家,用什么controlling for all other variables including family wealth and legacy status, Asian-Americans are significantly less likely to get admitted,这类的一般人不愿意听的语言。他再强调客观再强调不要情绪化,我也能看出他对中国的一些问题的回避心理。他是蒋介石的远亲,父亲解放前赴美读博并留下了,家里保持了反共的政治姿态,他和他哥哥都考虑了去美国的军事学校,并且他也在他博客强调他父亲是一位patriotic American。用另一句话说,他是买办亡国奴的后代,他再有能力,很多中国人也会瞧不起他,甚至仇恨他。与祖国从新建立关系的机会他不是没有,九十年代零零年代他都有机会,可是零零年代初,他却拿了CIA的钱,赌了在中国搞和平演变的那套,现在事实或许让他心里难以接受,自己也意识到了他自己的孩子随着中美关系未来二十年只会更加恶化的国际形势在美国不会有太好的前途。其实我觉得他的孩子不会太差,有这样的美国喜欢的相对信任的国民党买办家庭背景,有他那么好的基因,能力也不会差,美国给华裔的好位置还是会他们优先,只不过如果中美真正特别闹翻了,他们的日子也不会太好。

徐最近自己办了个节目,视频放到YouTube上,关于中国,他选择了采访Kaiser Kuo,也是国民党背景在美国长大的人,不过这人倒是八九十年代就在中国工作了,搞了什么摇滚出了名,后来给百度做了公关。那个视频我懒得看,美国华人,尤其那些没在中国长大的,讲中国的大多是垃圾,就很快翻了翻语音记录,就完了。

在评论里,他写了个

2019-03-08 下午6.02.29

最后他还表示自己觉得美国和其盟友孤立中国会对他心中的祖国美国有帮助。为此,我这么回了他

China already has nation wide face recognition deployment. When you check into hotels, for instance, they match a photo they take of you with the one on your id card. AI is mostly an engineering, I don’t see that much point in much of the AI theory research done in academia. Neural nets/backpropagation is something any good theoretical physicist could have come up with given the right motivation. Back when it was discovered in the 70s, there was not enough computing power for it to be useful so it was still treated much as a curiosity/theoretical construct. So I don’t regard the idea itself as that valuable even. It’s more about the later refinement and implementation at scale.

China seems much faster at getting shit done. Like, food delivery and mobile payment is already well implemented and taken for granted in China. It has to do with that Chinese work hard and efficiently and it also has to do that they make decisions faster, much less time wasted arguing.

Not that a decoupling wouldn’t hurt, but that it’s too late for it to be decisive.

Decoupling would only benefit China. If you examine closely, China has not gotten much from direct interaction with America in modern times. What America has given China is mostly a destructive comprador class coupled with toxic liberal ideology. Forcibly seizing their assets and investing such capital into industry and modernization back in the 50s has proven to be decisive to where China is today.

Even after the reform and opening up, what genuinely critical technology has China actually gotten directly from America? It’s really difficult to think of. Most of the core technology China has developed was done by domestic institutions and in the case of the military ones, with some input from Russia and Ukraine. I can’t think of any Chinese institution that actually developed serious technology while interacting closely with America. Lenovo the PC maker is basically a PC assembly shop based off Intel and Windows that moved its headquarters to USA after the IBM Thinkpad purchase, nothing to write home about. Its founder is now widely despised in China. On the other hand, Huawei has developed some serious technology, and its founder never had any experience abroad. His company doesn’t IPO and he doesn’t ever go to America to status whore with Silicon Valley billionaires the way Jack Ma does. I’ve even heard from government people in China that Jack Ma is going to end up in jail eventually, which I found hard to believe.

Plenty within the former rich and educated in China supported the Chinese communists, and they were naturally integrated into the new system with high positions. They gave up some of their wealth for the greater good and after that they were still much better off than the average Chinese. Unfortunately, there was also a group of 买办亡国奴 who thought it was a better idea to continue to act as puppets for a nation and race that treats them like dogs and only rewards them to the extent that they are useful while entertaining delusions of superiority. Shame, shame, shame…

链接:http://disq.us/p/209dnfj

我觉得那些国民党跑到海外的华人精英也形成的他们的圈子和社区,他们好多的确能力很强,在美国混的很好,出了一些非常出名的科学家和科技创业家。那个人,他反而觉得那些人都不算一个真正群体,他说的原因我记不清了,群体还算吧,他们也有自己的identity(身份认同),只不过在我眼中不是什么好的,而是本质上受制于人的identity。

我在美国的时候还试了为徐创建一个百度百科页,可是老是通不过,最后放弃了,当时对他还很有好感,现在呢,就呵呵了。。。