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Kung Hei Fat Choi?

Kung Hei Fat Choi. That is the only thing I know how to say in Chinese. I grew up near San Francisco and always looked forward to Chinese New Year. (Chinese could buy firecrackers around New Year so we bought firecrackers from our Chinese friends.) I am here in China just before New Year so when I got off the plane and got to my hotel in Shanghai, I wished her a happy New Year. (KHFC) Well she gave me the most puzzled look and then I found out I was speaking the wrong Chinese. The Chinese that settled in San Francisco were for the Canton area. In Shanghai they speak Mandarin. WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME! 

I visited a lithium battery company. Making batteries is just a little harder than silk screening tee shirts. Screen the goo on the copper foil, and then match with the aluminum foil.
 I was quite surprised to see how slowly the worker did their work. Labor is incredibility cheap (I figure about a dollar an hour) and it doesn’t pay to have any labor saving machinery. Back in the late 70s I was a Test Engineer on a factory floor. We were still attempting to build stuff in America. As labor gets more expensive I think there should develop a market for production tools.

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