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A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen

Dumass Re: Don't eat the street food (49 comments)

We waited for an hour at BoC last time to change money. It was like a Kafka-esque DMV. 4 windows, 1 wasn't available for currency transfers, then 2 closed as it became my turn (lunch time.) Then they didn't change all the money over. Why? Who knows. Use China Merchants Bank or just take your RMB back to HK.

about 6 months ago
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A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen

Dumass Re: Don't eat the street food (49 comments)

Yeah. I know the difference but just wanted to make a joke about stinky tofu.

about 6 months ago
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A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen

Dumass Re:Don't eat the street food (49 comments)

We stay near a street vendor that serves "Stinky Tofu." He's not the only one in town with that product, but I'm fairly sure I know where the stink comes from.

The worst part about gutter oil is that the "reprocessing" actually makes it more dangerous. The worst chemicals aren't broken down by heat and become more potent as the other garbage (literally) boils off.

about 6 months ago
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A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen

Dumass Re:Don't eat the street food (49 comments)

Also, bring your hotel name and address written in Chinese. The cab drivers will not know English. When you get to the hotel ask for a name card. It will have the name, logo, address, and phone number of the hotel on it. You can then give that to a cabbie.

The hotels will change cash, but only perfect foreign bills. I got told "this bill is broken" when it had a small crease in the corner. Either use an ATM in China or use one in HK and have Travelex do the conversion. There are also ATMs at the Hong Kong airport that dispense RMB. I trust those more than the ones in China. Beware that Travelex will convert your foreign currency to HKD and then to RMB if you bring them cash, doubling their fees. Use the ATM.

about 6 months ago
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A Tech Entrepreneur's Guide To Visiting Shenzhen

Dumass Re:Don't eat the street food (49 comments)

The advice to get a limo ride is also terrible. If you share the car with someone and they get searched, you get searched. If the car in front of you gets searched it can take a very long time to cross.

It's much easier to take a cab from HKG to the border and walk across if it's evening time. It's about $300HK/ $50 USD and you can take 1-4 people. The Shenzhen Bay crossing closes ~11:30PM, though, so if you're late you'll have to find another way.

During the day, a ferry is a better bet because customs can be extremely clogged up at the walk through checkpoint. I've waited 2-3 hours to walk back across into Hong Kong. There are far fewer people at the ferry terminal checkpoints.

about 6 months ago
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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

Dumass Re:No thanks (384 comments)

The chooser popped up once or twice in Reeder on my iPhone but seems to have disappeared as of a few days ago and I only get the desktop site now. It'd be nice to have a "switch to mobile/desktop" link somewhere on the page.

about a year and a half ago
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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

Dumass Re:Needs work (384 comments)

Took the words out of my mouth. This is infuriating and trivial to fix.

about a year and a half ago
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HP Snaps Up 3PAR For $2 Billion

Dumass Re:Why? (68 comments)

Exactly. HP puts up a higher offer, then if Dell is serious, they have to match it. It's a gamble since as AC says below, Dell can just walk away.

about 4 years ago
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HP Snaps Up 3PAR For $2 Billion

Dumass Re:Why? (68 comments)

Maybe they're trying to push Dell into buying at a higher price?

about 4 years ago
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Playing Music Slows Vista Network Performance?

Dumass Re:how on earth? (748 comments)

I just bought a Gateway NX570X laptop, they're still offering XP on it. Unfortunately, they're charging extra for it.

more than 6 years ago

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