We've seen things you people wouldn't believe. An infestation of QQ chat programs so thick and furious they set a motherboard on fire, download managers that corrupt all they touch like the grim reapers of the software world. We have seen virii blossom across networks like flowers of death. And if ye still be so foolhardy as to bring your Windows laptop to China knowing this we will just suggest a simple rule: never let anyone else touch it. The taskbar you save may be your own.
 said on
April 20, 2009
quick note - it's a pervasive chat program here, but be careful about installing QQ. The chat program was started by some ex-Microsoft employees and is basically impossible to uninstall. Tanked an older laptop of mine. Caution is merited.

 said on
April 20, 2009
VPN and Mac OS have kept me high and dry so far. QQ has yet to sink this ship.

I did however experience a glitch in my computer last summer where my security settings where altered, and I no longer had administrative access to my computer. Weeeeiiiirdd.
 said on
April 21, 2009
补充生词 Supplementary vocabulary for this lesson:

马桶 [mǎtǒng] toilet (the actual appliance)

操作系统 [cāozuòxìtǒng] operating system

键盘 [jiànpán] keyboard

鼠标 [shǔbiāo]computer mouse

全世界 [quán shì jiè] the whole world

全人类 [quán rén lèi] all humanity

全中国 [quán zhōng guó]all of China

 said on
April 21, 2009
我很喜欢这个图片! 够逗!
 said on
April 21, 2009
yeah. that photo pretty much sums up what it's like to bring a laptop into ANY Chinese computing environment. people should be careful connecting USB keys to their machines as well. a friend was infected that way, as USB dongles bypass the firewall.
 said on
April 21, 2009
图片中是什么动物, 是不是草泥马?
 said on
April 21, 2009
@menglelan,

Lol...

是木马(病毒),不过如果以后人们制造出一些“草泥马病毒”的话,应该也很有趣...

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
 said on
April 21, 2009
@menglelan - lolol. good one. :)
 said on
April 21, 2009
@Echo,

木马?!木马?!!!!!

哈哈哈,太有创意了!!!!!!
 said on
April 21, 2009
俺现在才发现,这个图片这么逗!

俺有时候也装一些软件——全是免费的。

就连装的杀毒软件,也是免费的。。。吼吼

要是俺的电脑死了,俺就再装一遍系统。。。。再吼吼
 said on
April 21, 2009
@Gail,

你真让我无语了...

汗...

不过话说回来,在中国,谁装收费的软件~

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
 said on
April 21, 2009
I'm too lazy to look it up... is 俺 "我"? Net slang?
 said on
April 21, 2009
@barrister,

It is northern 方言(dialect), means 我 :)

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
 said on
April 21, 2009
俺 actually means the same thing, and is just as slangy, in Japanese! Doesn't sound anything like the Chinese version though!
 said on
April 21, 2009
@maxiewawa,

你会日语?好厉害啊!佩服佩服!

--Echo

echo@popupchinese.com
 said on
April 21, 2009
@maxiewawa,

原来日语里也有这个字。哇塞!看来俺说的语言是国际性的语言哦!
 said on
April 21, 2009
@Echo,

我喜欢免费的软件,但是有一些软件是带着病毒的。。。所以我经常重装系统。。。。

有点儿遗憾。。。。


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