Revision, China Style

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The sight of students in a Chinese school hooked up to intravenous drips in order to better study on through the night has lately been drawing much attention to the remarkable quality of Chinese education.

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Parents are said to approve of the practice, being willing to pay any price in order to secure better grades.

The local government reportedly already subsidises the amino acids drips to in a bid to boost performance at national college entrance exams, but the time lost moving students to the infirmary to administer them prompted this school to move the drips to the classroom.

In the best tradition of both China and obscure supplements, there appears to be little scientific evidence that the practice actually boosts performance, and also little guarantee over what exactly is put in the feeds.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:54 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If you still fail the entrance exam, you're considered a 'college drip-out'.

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    Comment by Crowbar

    Which in turn is regarded a very retarded pun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    no crowbar, you're just an idiot with nothing better to add

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Well... He is a Crowbar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    One could say that he is a big tool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    college drip out! never thought of that

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    Comment by Epsilon
    06:42 07/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    But that doesn't mean that someone is listening.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 12/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    no no I think I speak for everyone when I say puns are lame

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    00:51 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Doping kids for better grades.
    Wow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:27 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    all is right in the world of capitalism!
    capitalism ho!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:22 12/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is an ancient practice of the mongoloid warriors to conquer their destiny.

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    Comment by viewtifu1
    00:35 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Soon they will be sabotaging each other's drips

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Will probably explode.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    03:18 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Will sink first, then explode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The IVs are probably laced with lead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Are the drip tubes even sanitized for that matter?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Nah, they'll just snort some dried rhino penis - this will eliminate all infections.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol'd hard

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    recycled from sewage

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    Comment by pikkamakk
    00:39 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I thought that it was some funny stuff like methamphetamine, not useless, boring stuff like amino acids.
    Also, it won't help, but it can make their veins inflamed. Way to go China!

    Comment by Char
    02:15 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sitting so long that you need a drip also will cause deep vein thrombosis a potentially life threatening condition.

    I wonder how many also are wearing depends to deal with that other distraction of having to get up to go to the bathroom?

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:58 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    There may not be scientific evidence for it as a concept, but there's also not a lot of scientific evidence for many of the naturopathic treatments for cancer that I used and they work. So I've learned that just because there's no evidence in a corrupt medical field doesn't mean jack shit. In fact in our case, "...not approved by the Food and Drug Administration" these days is like a seal of approval.

    In their case though, it's much more of an issue of sanitation and... well... the reason they're doing it. Amino acids aren't some witchcraft, they do work when utilized properly, but there's something to be said for the intention that diminishes their usefulness. Even if it is china's backwards logic, even they wouldn't subsidize it if it didn't somehow prove itself to work in this context.

    Healthier than energy drinks, that much is inarguable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:31 12/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is this ''bureku'' you speak of?

    Comment by Char
    05:22 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Biologically speaking you can achieve the same results eating a stick of beef jerky and drinking an energy drink or if you want one step a protein shake.

    It's really simple after 3 or 4 hours studying get up take a break and eat a snack and go to the bathroom if needed.

    As for loosing 15 to 30 minutes it's not wasted it's good idea to give your brain and eyes a break.

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    Comment by SierraM363
    01:38 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I didn't realize you had to study that hard to steal/copy other nation's technology.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    They bought magnetic levitation transport system from Germans with the reason that they were not able to copy/steal it, they want that to never happen again.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:43 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They try to study harder, so they don't have to steal anymore. Sadly they don't realize that studying is bullshit and kills creativity which is needed for the inventions they just copy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    nonono, they study harder to find legal loopholes with allow them to steal and not be penalized.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 11/05/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I know you are being sarcasm and I respect that. However, as an Engineer who are a Chinese and escaped from that shit hole becuase I was not allowed to design what I wanted and the boss just want me to make something "looks like" some popular products. I moved out and back to where I was born, got a job and work for the Army. Anyway, not all or most Chinese want to make crappy low cost duplicates but as long as you are a small time employee and you got a family to feed, what can you do? Some of my Chinese friends study real hard, they make real innovative things (open source) at home but their work forbid them to use their creativity. They are smart and creative people but its not the people who arnt creative, is those who are in the management level dont love creativity. I got mad every time people say Chinese (or imply All Chinese) just know how to copy stuff. I cannot argue that because it is what it looks like but I know its not the truth. I am gonna do something about it but as a single person, I wonder how much impact I can make.... well Id better stfu and back to do programs... probably fap a few Doujinshi before I sleep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That isn't just a problem in China, it's a problem around the entire world. I regularly pop in and out of indie game development teams, almost every last one is "ok I want that from Game A, this from Game B, and if we have time you can pursue your own idea". Except we never have time to pursue our own ideas because we're too busy making our own versions of other ideas. It's not much different in the professional world, except in that world if you do manage to sneak in your own stuff you get fired instead of a slap on the wrist.

    Before anyone bashes China for copying. Just take a few moments to look at the products your own country creates. At least Chinese products are brazen enough to put a "compared to Brand X" on the label so you know it's a blatant ripoff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:47 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @09:42
    Aw, man, don't take it so seriously. We (at least I hope most of us) know that there can be a innovative chinese. But the system you have right now fucks everything up, like you yourfelf see. As a polish guy I can tell you that life in Poland, when we were under the "care" of comunist Rusia was as absurd as that. To stay mentally healthy you have to laugh it off. They are quite a few polish comedies from that time, that show the insanity people had to go through, like: Miś, Co mi zrobisz jak mnie złapiesz, Nie lubię poniedziałków, Seksmija, Alternatywy 4. I'm afraid there won't be any chinese subs, but maybe at least english ones. I highly recomend them if you get a chance.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:51 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's kind of incorrect, Chen. I mean seriously, school studying does tend to stifle creativity, but in general it does offer some perspective on the world people wouldn't usually get. They wouldn't be ABLE to come up with new stuff if they didn't understand the science behind it and get introduced to things they didn't otherwise know existed, so while I do agree with your basic idea, I also disagree. But then again, this is the Chinese version of science and world history, so perspective may be a misnomer here...

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    Comment by Chen-04
    07:04 13/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @HouseLife
    You are right, studying was the wrong word. Replace it with memorizing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well it's hard for them

    sucks to be a chinese

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 11/05/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Obese white man detected

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:45 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    butthurt asian deluded into thinking copy/pasting 'white person detected' isn't spitting while lying down detected~

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:15 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    White person claim skill activated

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And nobody gives a shit, to many skills activated right now. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:14 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you've triggered my TRAP CARD. I summon Hastur-kun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:12 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    u mad little yellow-man?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We're not interested in Africa. Sorry, cannot help you there. But I'm sure there enough fetishists to permanently alter the oriental gene pool. :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a little yellow man I humbly request great white man to come back and civilise Asia. Very good job you did with Japan, most civilised now. Now please continue with rest of Asia. And Africa for that matter.

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    Comment by Dia
    03:39 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I wouldn't dare to accept chinese IV-drips even if it actually contained something useful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 11/05/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Sounds like government sanctioned experimentation to me!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    College drip-outs...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    My only reason to believe why china is lasting this long as a country and hasn't self-destructed yet is because the government has tons of freaking money that they are getting from other countries and in not so honest ways either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    yes, chinese parents like these and anyone like them have to wake up and face the facts................. not everyone in a country needs to have a degree. in fact, it is preferable that only few do or else who the hell is gonna work in starfucks and serve cofee?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    have you ever been to the united states? doesn't seem to matter whether people have degrees or not. higher education is just a way to do something inbetween your jobs at starbucks or whatever restaurant.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, in China, there is a huge difference in income between white collar workers and blue collar workers.

    Your average Chinese laborer, say a someone working mass production in a factory somewhere, will earn <$0.75 an hour. Your average Chinese "white collar" will make at least twice that much.

    So yeah, some Chinese parents are willing to do just about anything to get their kids a "good" college education, even if it does mean destroying their lives in the process.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    04:49 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should give genetical engineering a try. Works like a charme if done right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Suspect the Government might be hesitant about that. Just recall Tiananmen Square, now factor in students who are stronger, faster, and hardier than the soldiers/police sent to suppress them.

    As you'd only want to enhance your most loyal troops to the same degree, this due to the risks of a military coupe otherwise.

    Would just further complicate matters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, I would not be surprised to discover that China is already working on or creating genetically altered beings. Superior athletes, whom can pass a drug screening. Anything to take home Olympic gold.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    21:08 11/05/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    With GE you can make brilliant cripples. Anything you want. At least in theory.

    What's the point in making their bodies stronger?






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