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Earthquake in Central China
Posted 5/14/08
I feel bad, but at least none of my friends there were crushed.

I bet it's all over the one Chinese channel I have -.-
Posted 5/14/08

ailin350 wrote:
How do they even know how many people are under rubbles..? I think "lost" means people who are not under the rubbles or found dead or found alive.


http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080513006654&newsLang=en



China Earthquake Emergency Rescue Team Deploys LifeLocator(TM) Life Detection System to Find Quake Victims

U.S.-Developed Technology From UltraVision Detects Life Through Debris Piles Created by Earthquake-Caused Collapse of Buildings and Structures in China

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Members of China’s emergency relief team of medics and soldiers are using the UltraVision LifeLocator™ life detection system to support post-earthquake rescue efforts. The LifeLocator can detect the earthquake victims' shallow breathing through debris piles created as a result of building and other structures’ collapse. Use of the LifeLocator is a critical part of the rescue team’s efforts to find survivors in these life-threatening post-quake hours. The LifeLocator is able to detect very slight movement such as the movement created from shallow breathing, important for victims who may not be able to otherwise move or call out. China life-safety and security distributor Ancom Systems donated LifeLocator to the emergency earthquake rescue team. The team is now searching for survivors of the earthquake in Wenchuan County after being forced to hike in overland due to massive damage to roads in the area. The team arrived nearly 24 hours after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck. LifeLocator will be invaluable in these hours as earlier ability of victims to move or call out may be now diminished. Ancom Systems has distributed approximately 45 additional LifeLocators throughout various locations in China in the past five years and anticipates these will be used in other recovery efforts.

The UltraVision LifeLocator system will detect and locate victim motion and breathing both through man-made materials like steel-reinforced concrete, brick or pavement in either intact structures or debris piles. Victims in distress who are breathing but unable to move or speak, which may eliminate their detection by audio-based systems, can be found with the LifeLocator. In addition, rescue efforts can be continual, requiring no interruptions of other rescue efforts to provide the silence required for audio-based detection systems. The LifeLocator is wireless, eliminating the need to deploy probes, cables or wiring to search for victims and creating maximum ease of mobility over treacherous ground. Detections occur in under 30 seconds. The LifeLocator signals rescue personnel in real-time via a PDA that accurately and rapidly provides target information like location and distance to the victim.

LifeLocator uses ultra wideband (UWB) technology to greatly improve the odds of rescue over recovery in life-threatening situations. Ultra wideband technology is the most advanced technology for locating victims by sensing even minor movement or shallow breathing.


BTW, rubble is always singular I believe. It refers to a collection of debris. I don't think there is such a word as "rubbles."
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Posted 5/14/08

shibole wrote:
BTW, rubble is always singular I believe. It refers to a collection of debris. I don't think there is such a word as "rubbles."


Ok I see. Well, my spell checker says "rubbles" is a word.
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Posted 5/14/08
thats insane..
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Posted 5/14/08
I would like to quote this young lady on facebook:


Before any of you waste too many tears, remember that these are Chinese lying dead in front of us. Those Chinese deserve what they are getting for the way they have treated the peace-loving people of Tibet. The Tibetans can call this poetic justice!

I shall drink a toast over their bodies!


Anyone thinks the same way as her?

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Posted 5/14/08 , edited 5/14/08

ailin350 wrote:

I would like to quote this young lady on facebook:


Before any of you waste too many tears, remember that these are Chinese lying dead in front of us. Those Chinese deserve what they are getting for the way they have treated the peace-loving people of Tibet. The Tibetans can call this poetic justice!

I shall drink a toast over their bodies!


Anyone thinks the same way as her?

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Racist idiots.

Yeah, basically the two words above can summarize what I'm about to say.

The media is showing bias against China in the Tibet issue. Look at the picture below:

On the left is CNN's cropped picture, and on the right is the actual picture. Look through it, and you'll probably spot some significant differences.

More self-explanatory pictures.
I'd blame the media for showing bias. But really, I'm pretty open on the whole Tibet issue, but I just believe that the comment posted on facebook was extremely offensive.
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Posted 5/14/08 , edited 5/14/08
omgg =(
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Posted 5/14/08

ailin350 wrote:


shibole wrote:

Well, I'm not sure how "lost" was calculated, but if 25,788 is the number that they're sure are under rubble then the lost people could still be people under rubble or somewhere else. What exactly does "lost" mean?


How do they even know how many people are under rubbles..? I think "lost" means people who are not under the rubbles or found dead or found alive.



The number of people lost is the number of people not accounted for, or not cleared as dead, or alive. People who has not been found/identified yet, which includes people buried under rubble.
Posted 5/14/08
This is horribly sad.
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Posted 5/14/08

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I heard the news too but around 9000 people are dead WHAT !


the recent typhoon in burma killed nearly hundred thousand of people.. and soon in the same place will happen again so another thousands will die again..
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Posted 5/14/08
A lot of kids got owned. Lol.
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God must be working on population control --__--


that's a horrible to say but in a way..perhaps...
anyways, the latest numbers are that More than 50,000 people are dead, missing or buried under rubble after China's devastating earthquake according to: http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=NTc1NjU5MDEw
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Posted 5/14/08
240000 died?wow that terrible...
that must be an extreme earthquake
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Posted 5/14/08
i never knew this happened till today :/

i don't read the news or anything so i'm pretty behind with whats going on around me :/
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Posted 5/15/08
死亡:19509人 失踪:1405人
被埋:12300人 受伤:102100人
捐赠:13.44亿元 伤亡汇总

Death: 19509
Under Rubble: 12300
Donations: 1.344 billion Yuan
Lost: 1405
Hurt: 102100

- May 15th
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