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2021-08-30 12:51:18 PM  
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2021-08-30 12:52:49 PM  
However, no restrictions have been placed on how many hours Chinese children can spend building video game consoles.
 
2021-08-30 12:53:46 PM  
Oh, bother.
 
2021-08-30 12:54:15 PM  
The irony here is that the government is now going to create a large population of alcoholic parents.
 
2021-08-30 12:54:38 PM  
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2021-08-30 12:57:57 PM  
There's about to be a LOT of identity theft and private servers in China.
 
2021-08-30 12:59:13 PM  
This is all part of the CCP's goal of getting everyone back into low pay factory jobs. It links up with how they are trying to shift everything away from what they call the "fictitious" economy to the real economy - which is high hour and low paying manufacturing.

The same way they are cracking down on tutoring, universities, tech companies, etc. There is a shortage of factory workers and they've had to increase wages in factories to try to get people in there which messes with being able to keep things as cheap as possible. The population has had more access to the outside world, education and entertainment and the government believes all those things makes people lazy, along with I'm sure just uppity in general.
 
2021-08-30 1:01:18 PM  
Now they can spend more time worshiping at their in-home shrines to the Chinese Communist Party! Studying the writings of Chairman Pooh Bear Xi Work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for the sake of PROFITS! PROSPERITY! THE PARTY!

Ya, basically a more "advanced" version of the Republican party.
 
2021-08-30 1:01:38 PM  
There's a reason all the large cash rich Chinese gaming companies have been buying up chunks of every other global studio they can find. Their own market is about to suffer, so diversification is the only way to stay where they are.
 
2021-08-30 1:04:15 PM  
How does actively oppressing your young people play out over the next 20 years? This gon' be good
 
2021-08-30 1:04:23 PM  
GOD fark NO! MY WOW GOLD FARM!!
 
2021-08-30 1:04:35 PM  
They saw that they were spending tons of time on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. And they think limiting the hours on just those days will do the trick. LOL.
 
2021-08-30 1:05:12 PM  
Good.

Really. Strip all the fun stuff away for the people. Maybe they will finally wake up and get angry at big brother. Even better do something about it.
 
2021-08-30 1:09:38 PM  

Russ1642: They saw that they were spending tons of time on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. And they think limiting the hours on just those days will do the trick. LOL.


you're misreading, it's limiting them TO those hours. That's it, just three hours gaming a week.
 
2021-08-30 1:11:28 PM  
Expect unlimited hours on the new America's Army Peoples Liberation Army servers.  High social credit status gives better guns, low social status leaves you for cannon fodder status.

Eventually this will be corrupted by some party hack so 10cent or an even more connected company gets a youth monopoly, but by then the "high social credit" to win will be unremovable.
 
2021-08-30 1:11:43 PM  
Video games are like any addiction. Moderation is the key.
 
2021-08-30 1:12:05 PM  

Cyrene Valantion: Russ1642: They saw that they were spending tons of time on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. And they think limiting the hours on just those days will do the trick. LOL.

you're misreading, it's limiting them TO those hours. That's it, just three hours gaming a week.


The loads will create DDS every Friday Weekend and Holiday like clockwork
 
2021-08-30 1:13:57 PM  
Reminds me of the blue laws restricting sales of alcohol on Sundays when I was a young man. We always figured a way around it.
 
2021-08-30 1:16:44 PM  
And a new generation of hackers is born.
 
2021-08-30 1:17:22 PM  
Pretty obvious everyone will just be signed in as their mom / dad / older sibling.
 
2021-08-30 1:19:27 PM  
was it China where the kids review-bombed their remote learning apps with 1-star reviews so they would get taken down from the app store and they didn't have to use them?
 
2021-08-30 1:21:15 PM  

flamark: Reminds me of the blue laws restricting sales of alcohol on Sundays when I was a young man. We always figured a way around it.


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2021-08-30 1:21:31 PM  

Dokstarr: This is all part of the CCP's goal of getting everyone back into low pay factory jobs. It links up with how they are trying to shift everything away from what they call the "fictitious" economy to the real economy - which is high hour and low paying manufacturing.


This is absurd. They have endless other options for forced factory labor.
 
2021-08-30 1:27:58 PM  
Good.

Now limit time for grown-ass adults ffs.
 
2021-08-30 1:28:11 PM  

Dokstarr: This is all part of the CCP's goal of getting everyone back into low pay factory jobs. It links up with how they are trying to shift everything away from what they call the "fictitious" economy to the real economy - which is high hour and low paying manufacturing.

The same way they are cracking down on tutoring, universities, tech companies, etc. There is a shortage of factory workers and they've had to increase wages in factories to try to get people in there which messes with being able to keep things as cheap as possible. The population has had more access to the outside world, education and entertainment and the government believes all those things makes people lazy, along with I'm sure just uppity in general.


They're doing it wrong, then. The biggest bottlenecks in China right now are at ports and warehouses. They have no shortage of ethnic minorities they can press into production work through labor camps. It's a lot harder to hide those indentured servants when you expect them to also load your container ships.
 
2021-08-30 1:28:26 PM  

Dokstarr: This is all part of the CCP's goal of getting everyone back into low pay factory jobs. It links up with how they are trying to shift everything away from what they call the "fictitious" economy to the real economy - which is high hour and low paying manufacturing.

The same way they are cracking down on tutoring, universities, tech companies, etc. There is a shortage of factory workers and they've had to increase wages in factories to try to get people in there which messes with being able to keep things as cheap as possible. The population has had more access to the outside world, education and entertainment and the government believes all those things makes people lazy, along with I'm sure just uppity in general.


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/I'm serious
 
2021-08-30 1:29:02 PM  
Guess they'll mine crypto the rest of the time.
 
2021-08-30 1:29:24 PM  
Fortunately they have other activities to keep them busy.
https://twitter.com/yuanyi_z/status/1​4​32352251415351297?s=21
 
2021-08-30 1:31:16 PM  

flamark: Reminds me of the blue laws restricting sales of alcohol on Sundays when I was a young man. We always figured a way around it.


Now, with a lead like that, I'm going to assume that you were far too stupid too, like, buy alcohol on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, because that would be sensible and way too easy.

Tell us your story.
 
2021-08-30 1:34:05 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Fortunately they have other activities to keep them busy.
https://twitter.com/yuanyi_z/status/14​32352251415351297?s=21


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2021-08-30 1:34:13 PM  

Dokstarr: The same way they are cracking down on tutoring, universities, tech companies, etc.


Yeah basically all tutoring jobs from foreigners have been killed overnight. Every ''english teacher'' working in china is getting kicked out.

Xi is going full Mao.
 
2021-08-30 1:39:06 PM  
This actually solves another problem. Given the number of teen pregnancies that will result from young people having more time on their hands, the issues that evolved from the One-Child Policy years will be resolved.
 
2021-08-30 1:39:46 PM  

Dokstarr: This is all part of the CCP's goal of getting everyone back into low pay factory jobs. It links up with how they are trying to shift everything away from what they call the "fictitious" economy to the real economy - which is high hour and low paying manufacturing.

The same way they are cracking down on tutoring, universities, tech companies, etc. There is a shortage of factory workers and they've had to increase wages in factories to try to get people in there which messes with being able to keep things as cheap as possible. The population has had more access to the outside world, education and entertainment and the government believes all those things makes people lazy, along with I'm sure just uppity in general.


Gee, you sound like a real China expert. Do you work at a university or publish policy papers or is all of that based on anecdotes you read online?
 
2021-08-30 1:45:21 PM  
Anyone down for a LAN party?
 
2021-08-30 1:50:51 PM  

KC Dutchman: This actually solves another problem. Given the number of teen pregnancies that will result from young people having more time on their hands, the issues that evolved from the One-Child Policy years will be resolved.


Maybe if that work thats what they gonna do in Japan.
 
2021-08-30 1:52:25 PM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: Anyone down for a LAN party?


Did you vacuum?
 
2021-08-30 1:54:37 PM  

Dokstarr: This is all part of the CCP's goal of getting everyone back into low pay factory jobs. It links up with how they are trying to shift everything away from what they call the "fictitious" economy to the real economy - which is high hour and low paying manufacturing.

The same way they are cracking down on tutoring, universities, tech companies, etc. There is a shortage of factory workers and they've had to increase wages in factories to try to get people in there which messes with being able to keep things as cheap as possible. The population has had more access to the outside world, education and entertainment and the government believes all those things makes people lazy, along with I'm sure just uppity in general.


An interesting theory as 10 years ago, the Chinese govt was actively trying to get its economy out of making low end stuff which would be tied with low pay labor.  They pressured export companies to look at changing their product lines, stripped laws or regulations that favored low end production and basically announced to the world that they wanted into high end manufacturing.  SE Asian countries or other low cost countries could do clothes, toys and other cheap stuff. This meant favoring education and tech companies.

Also higher paid workers means happy workers who don't ask about political issues.
 
2021-08-30 1:55:38 PM  
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2021-08-30 1:57:01 PM  

BafflerMeal: Chimpy McSquirrel: Anyone down for a LAN party?

Did you vacuum?


No, but I have Cheetos and Mountain Dew for everyone.
 
2021-08-30 2:05:33 PM  
That is the government they want and deserve.
 
2021-08-30 2:07:05 PM  

mattgsx: It's a lot harder to hide those indentured servants when you expect them to also load your container ships.


You need people to load container ships?
 
2021-08-30 2:08:52 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Dokstarr: This is all part of the CCP's goal of getting everyone back into low pay factory jobs. It links up with how they are trying to shift everything away from what they call the "fictitious" economy to the real economy - which is high hour and low paying manufacturing.

The same way they are cracking down on tutoring, universities, tech companies, etc. There is a shortage of factory workers and they've had to increase wages in factories to try to get people in there which messes with being able to keep things as cheap as possible. The population has had more access to the outside world, education and entertainment and the government believes all those things makes people lazy, along with I'm sure just uppity in general.

An interesting theory as 10 years ago, the Chinese govt was actively trying to get its economy out of making low end stuff which would be tied with low pay labor.  They pressured export companies to look at changing their product lines, stripped laws or regulations that favored low end production and basically announced to the world that they wanted into high end manufacturing.  SE Asian countries or other low cost countries could do clothes, toys and other cheap stuff. This meant favoring education and tech companies.

Also higher paid workers means happy workers who don't ask about political issues.


No? How about, that's pretty much the exact opposite of how things work.

Higher paid/educated workers means they're more likely to have both free time and intellectual curiosity to meddle in politics and/or have strong opinions about policy.

Keeping the majority of people lower education, lower income workers who are scraping by and don't have the time or the energy to meddle in the affairs of their 'betters' is literally how authoritarian societies persist.

You let people feel too good about themselves and they start having the temerity to believe that their opinions matter.

You keep them underserved with hard labor and mushroom management and they're more likely to be grateful for whatever you give them.
 
2021-08-30 2:13:12 PM  
It's funny how after all the suppression of rights video games will be the thing that topples the CCP.
 
2021-08-30 2:14:32 PM  

Chimpy McSquirrel: BafflerMeal: Chimpy McSquirrel: Anyone down for a LAN party?

Did you vacuum?

No, but I have Cheetos and Mountain Dew for everyone.


Nice.
 
2021-08-30 2:18:25 PM  

Lochaber_Axe: It's funny how after all the suppression of rights video games will be the thing that topples the CCP.


I thought that was going to be the legacy server system combined with only old people owning Tech II permanent blueprints and...

... Wait, not that CCP.
 
2021-08-30 2:18:38 PM  

lizaardvark: flamark: Reminds me of the blue laws restricting sales of alcohol on Sundays when I was a young man. We always figured a way around it.

Now, with a lead like that, I'm going to assume that you were far too stupid too, like, buy alcohol on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, because that would be sensible and way too easy.

Tell us your story.


it trying to speak on behalf of flarmark, but my downstairs and outside beer fridges are only so big; if they're drained on a Saturday night I'll need more on Sunday.
 
2021-08-30 2:20:53 PM  

flamark: Reminds me of the blue laws restricting sales of alcohol on Sundays when I was a young man. We always figured a way around it.


yeah, buy a shiatload on saturday.
 
2021-08-30 2:34:03 PM  
Mother of God.... just imagine how powerful they would be if Kids incorporated!
 
2021-08-30 2:34:22 PM  

Arkanaut: mattgsx: It's a lot harder to hide those indentured servants when you expect them to also load your container ships.

You need people to load container ships?


Well, load the containers so they can be craned on, at least. Floor loaded containers require manual packing, and thanks to rapid import and JIT manufacturing there's a TON of LTL cargo that needs to get consolidated before it can be loaded.

It would be more accurate to say working on the ground at the freight forwarder's facility, but I think you get my point.
 
2021-08-30 2:37:54 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Now they can spend more time worshiping at their in-home shrines to the Chinese Communist Party! Studying the writings of Chairman Pooh Bear Xi Work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for the sake of PROFITS! PROSPERITY! THE PARTY!

Ya, basically a more "advanced" version of the Republican party.


Red state, red country, it's so simple.
 
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