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A Chinese controversy at USC

[I will continue adding links to this post as I find relevant material on-line.] This is a post about an unusual controversy in the United States over the use of the Chinese language in teaching. The controversy occurred at the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Chi Nan’s fall semester 2020!

At last an update, just in time for the beginning of the new semester! Welcome here to the new students, welcome back to the old.

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Made it through the mid-term

Finally reached the halfway point in this tricky semester. We have been lucky to keep meeting in class as usual, except for our classmate who has not been able to come back from winter break in Macau. Don’t worry, we … Continue reading

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Welcome back to the spring semester 2020!

After an extra week of vacation (which we will have to pay back at the end of June), we have made it through the first week of the new semester. Welcome back everyone, and for our students/classmates who are still … Continue reading

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Group on table joins

This is one of the more confusing issues of table joins. To make it extra confusing, try an outer join: Select * from ta as a left outer join tb as b on a.key = b.key Both tables have duplicate … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year

Even though it’s three weeks late, Happy year of the Rat! 恭喜! 恭喜!

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Merry Christmas!

It’s not very cold in Taiwan, and Christmas is no longer a holiday here, but Merry Christmas to all, just the same. And for those of you who like countdowns, get ready to say goodbye to the 201Xs (unless you … Continue reading

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jfkarc.info now online

I now have a new website on the JFK Assassination Records Collection at jfkarc.info. All my future posts on the JFK ARC will go up there. The new site now includes all my previous posts on the ARC from this … Continue reading

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Back online!

The Warren is back after a two month break. The unintended pause was the result of a failed upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Yuck, what a mess! Thanks to Chi Nan University’s Computer Center, however, I am now up … Continue reading

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Nosenko NBR: CIA files in the 2017-2018 ARC releases (Part 3)

This post looks at the CIA records on Yuri Nosenko in the JFK Assassination Records Collection (ARC) that were designated “not believed relevant” (NBR). Over 2000 pages of these NBR documents on Nosenko were released by the National Archives and … Continue reading

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