The Great Influenza

The Great Influenza

In the midst of the resurging Covid 19 pandemic, reading how we went through the previous great pandemic — the 1918 Spanish Flu AKA H1N1 flu — is illuminating. How deadly was the 1918 Influenza Pandemic? About one third of the people at that time ( 500...
Bill Gates book recommendation 2020

Bill Gates book recommendation 2020

Once a year, Bill Gates comes up with his book list at the end of the year. This year is no exception. Here we would like to draw reader’s attention to the 5 books that Bill Gates recommended for this year Christmas season. With holidays coming up and with the...
Kindle 文字转语音和繁简体转换功能

Kindle 文字转语音和繁简体转换功能

Kindle又推出新功能啦!这个福利是亚马逊中国账号持有者所专用的,只限于阅读中国亚马逊的kindle书籍。 第一:中文书籍的文字转语音功能 现在,读者可以在Kindle上听书了。无论是付费还是免费的书籍,还是 kindle Unlimited的,全部亚马逊中国上的Kindle书籍都有文字转换语音的功能。 和美国亚马逊不同,您可以使用马来西亚信用卡来购买中国亚马逊的书籍。 听听看机器的中文发音,不会太差吧。 愿意学习“阴阳上去”正确中文发音的老外们肯定非常喜欢这项功能了。可以保证Kindle所发出来的语音肯定是最标准的。...

Covid 19: what we know now

As of 24/10, as the country is gearing towards another ‘Emergency’ — all in the name of “combating the urgency and resurgence of Covid 19” — it might be high time to revisit what we know about Covid 19. We have been fighting this...