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Offline octovert

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Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 14:00:22 »
American, currently living in the netherlands.  I have a noppoo choc mini (mx browns), a leopold, deck legend (mx black), a g810, and a magicforce (mx browns).  Browns are generally my switch of choice.

Anything I should keep an eye out for while in China? Headed to shenzen, guangzhou, and beijing.


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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 14:12:31 »
When you get to China, check out the street food, it is amazing!!!


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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 19:17:42 »
When you get to China, check out the street food, it is amazing!!!



No, DO NOT eat meat in China.


China is a dangerous place at the moment.

Factory farming is bad in general in every nation, in the USA we got listeria/ecoli/mad cow, in China it's worse, (all that) + industrial seepage. The bulk of China does not have the large sewage systems of the west, so their waste water is much closer to the surface. Add the fact that their regulation is lax and corrupt by very typical bribery..mmm... YUM.

China's current industrial output SANS adherence/enforcement of waste regulations means alot of water + food is contaminated.


For example, all of their Upper echelon leadership have meals supplied from private farms/gardens, because THEY KNOW, things are pretty borked.



As for the general Butchery practices,  Well, mm... just youtube it.  NOT exactly the most hygienic..

I grew up on the streets of China, and I go back often, so I have very vivid memory of how it goes down.

They've got what's known as a Wet-market, where most people buy their meats. If you walk through, there's a distinct rotting corpse smell. At many stalls, meats lay un-refrigerated and in full air/sun all day, and butchery surfaces are 30 yrs old, often wood, and unclean-able.

These places are where street vendors buy stock as well, so.. just don't ..   Formal Restaurants are no better, because the whole supply chain is like this.


If you could avoid eating meat in China, do so.

Vegetables are much safer.  But definitely cook thoroughly, in fact, cook it until it' tastes bad, Extra safe..



Poultry is the biggest issue right now,  Over the past few years due to the rise of Battery Farming (In and Near populated areas). Asia has spawned the most variety and deadly strains of Flu (both swine and avian).

Things don't just kill you,  they have a Probability of killing you.  Every time a person eats meat, it's high-stakes. In certain environments, higher-yet.



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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 21:42:27 »
Alps or anything similar.

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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 22:58:32 »
American, currently living in the netherlands.  I have a noppoo choc mini (mx browns), a leopold, deck legend (mx black), a g810, and a magicforce (mx browns).  Browns are generally my switch of choice.

Anything I should keep an eye out for while in China? Headed to shenzen, guangzhou, and beijing.

I'd be surprised if you can find any boards beyond crappy MX clone gamer boards in China. The local market is skewed towards 'cheap mass market' and not quality. You could try the huge SEG electronics market in Shenzhen, but I've been there and found nothing of interest. Though you should go to SEG anyway just to check it out.

Look for other things in China. Lots of cool stuff, but quality and niche electronics is not one of them. Try the fried scorpion on a stick in the Beijing markets.
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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 13 May 2019, 23:26:31 »
Don't they have huge e-waste processing centers there? I'm sure they are stuffed full of old Alps boards.

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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 01:23:30 »
Don't they have huge e-waste processing centers there? I'm sure they are stuffed full of old Alps boards.

You seriously think that 0) the OP could locate these facilities, 1) is going to be granted access to an area like that and 2) even if he was, would survive the experience of climbing around on mountains of trashed tech components without needing a visit to a hospital?

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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 01:38:01 »
Grab it by the ****!
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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 02:43:19 »
People have found crazy vintage keyboards in China i would try to find places that sell off old stuff.  :thumb:
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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 02:54:00 »
Buy Xiaomi dirt cheap and resell them in Yurope  :cool:

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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 14 May 2019, 07:46:35 »
Don't they have huge e-waste processing centers there? I'm sure they are stuffed full of old Alps boards.

You seriously think that 0) the OP could locate these facilities, 1) is going to be granted access to an area like that and 2) even if he was, would survive the experience of climbing around on mountains of trashed tech components without needing a visit to a hospital?

They wear these thick overalls and gloves..

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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 15 May 2019, 22:30:00 »
I haven't bought a keyboard there in a long time, but I bought an original KBC Poker there in early 2011 and a KBtalking Pro bluetooth keyboard a couple years later. Every big city has a multi-story electronics market, I've mostly just been to the one in Beijing because that's where my inlaws live but I heard the one in Shanghai is the biggest one. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find things like keyboards, switches and PCBs at one of those markets. Just remember that prices are negotiable and even if your Chinese is good you'll get a better price if you go with a local.

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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 00:03:04 »
there's an asia specific realforce (55g silenced) that i would say is 100% worth picking up
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Re: Heading to China - what should I grab while i'm there?
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 16 May 2019, 00:32:47 »
Grab it by the ****!

This I can relate to...

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