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Ever come across something you would like to mention, but it's not in depth enough to start a thread ?

 

Have a pet peeve ? An avocation you enjoy? Anything goes, but no Trading talk.

 

 

Computers are supposed to make life simpler. To keep us connected. But how do you manage your passwords ? How frustrating is it when you can't remember a password or can't find where you wrote it down. Trading accts, TL, Facebook, Twitter, Itunes, Amazon, Google, etc, etc, etc.

I just started using a product from a company called RedZone ( I don't work for them ), it's called "Password Safe". It looks like an old fashioned calculator. Works on 2 AA batteries so the info is never online. All you need is a single 4 digit pin and you you access and or store up to 400 passwords. It's about $60 bucks ( USD ). One less hassle .

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Hmm . . . I just have a word document that contains a table with all the passwords in. It has never let me down and didn't cost me £30 :)

 

My pet peeve is people who lead overcomplicated lives. Late last year I even bought an old alarm clock and ditched my mobile phone. I spend enough time that is compulsory staring at electronic gadgets - I don't want to have to deal with them in my free time also.

 

Have you seen 'Skyfall' (I don't work for EON Productions or MGM :) )? There's a great line about shaving with a cut-throat razor - "sometimes the old ways are the best". . .

 

Thanks for sharing though!

 

Kind regards,

 

BlueHorseshoe

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much the same - I use a password protection system called a printed piece of paper...with a few hidden codes for certain words, no one could guess what they mean, its off line, I can take it with me to another computer on a scrap of paper and it costs zilch as an extra.

I also have switched off the blackberry emails - I look at them when at the desk after that its, please text me if you want me - dont leave voice messages, and emails can wait.

 

.........................

As for a current peeve - presently its having to do taxes in 3 places (at least for the next year) - Australia as I am a citizen and have assets there, UK as I used to live there, Netherlands a I now live here.....all with different end of financial years, different rules and such....did I mention before I hate accountants and blame them for all the worlds woes.

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I enter my passwords in a spreadsheet that is stored on a flash drive that I use as a key fob. The spreadsheet is password protected as well.

 

I'm always mildly amused when I see someone with a bluetooth headset talking on the phone. It seems so much like they are talking to themselves... just yammering away. Before that technology became available, people who did that were usually sporting urine stained clothes and living on the street... always makes me grin.

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I enter my passwords in a spreadsheet that is stored on a flash drive that I use as a key fob. The spreadsheet is password protected as well.

 

I'm always mildly amused when I see someone with a bluetooth headset talking on the phone. It seems so much like they are talking to themselves... just yammering away. Before that technology became available, people who did that were usually sporting urine stained clothes and living on the street... always makes me grin.

 

They do have urine stained clothes.You are distracted by the blue tooth headset.

 

I can't stand it when I see people in a social setting engrossed by texting, off in another world with others around them. It is no different than talking to a person who begins to stare out the window and ignores you.

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They do have urine stained clothes.You are distracted by the blue tooth headset.

 

I can't stand it when I see people in a social setting engrossed by texting, off in another world with others around them. It is no different than talking to a person who begins to stare out the window and ignores you.

 

 

" I can't stand it when I see people in a social setting engrossed by texting, "

 

They shoot people in Florida for that.

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They do have urine stained clothes.You are distracted by the blue tooth headset.

 

I can't stand it when I see people in a social setting engrossed by texting, off in another world with others around them. It is no different than talking to a person who begins to stare out the window and ignores you.

 

Ha... agreed! The only thing that the urine stained and the bluetooth folks have in common is that they both think the voices in their heads (and the ensuing conversation) is truly important, and of great meaning.

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much the same - I use a password protection system called a printed piece of paper...with a few hidden codes for certain words, no one could guess what they mean, its off line, I can take it with me to another computer on a scrap of paper and it costs zilch as an extra.

I also have switched off the blackberry emails - I look at them when at the desk after that its, please text me if you want me - dont leave voice messages, and emails can wait.

 

.........................

As for a current peeve - presently its having to do taxes in 3 places (at least for the next year) - Australia as I am a citizen and have assets there, UK as I used to live there, Netherlands a I now live here.....all with different end of financial years, different rules and such....did I mention before I hate accountants and blame them for all the worlds woes.

 

As for the Tax part. I remember the first time I had a full IRS audit. I was scared shitless.

It turned out ok. Seems my wife thinks lipstick and eyeshadow are Tax deductions.

I think our returns are flagged now, have been audited twice since then. Now it's just a pain in the ass.

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I can't stand it when I see people in a social setting engrossed by texting, off in another world with others around them. It is no different than talking to a person who begins to stare out the window and ignores you.

 

they are probably busy 'liking' things on facebook.....that is another pet peeve.

Its like some school yard thing.....or maybe its just me (us) getting old.

(disclaimer : I am on farcebook, but wonder why people spend so much time on it. At least trading can be profitable!)

 

I saw a telephone the other day in a house - it had the old fashioned button whereby you had to push it to get connected to the operator, and then they connected you manually and probably listened in on the call, reminded me of my childhood.......who needed gossip magazines and social networking when you had the bush telegraph.

So while technology changes, I guess people stay the same....urine soaked and desperate to connect with others - even if they are imaginary, virtual or as some anonymous name on a trading site :)

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As for a current peeve - presently its having to do taxes in 3 places (at least for the next year) - Australia as I am a citizen and have assets there, UK as I used to live there, Netherlands a I now live here.....all with different end of financial years, different rules and such....did I mention before I hate accountants and blame them for all the worlds woes.

 

Do you have to pay in all three or simply file in all 3?

 

Given that we have to pay taxes, I wish we paid for social programs ala carte. So, before or during tax season, social program directors (congressmen) would tout their program and you then would decide how much of your taxes you would like to allocate to that program; zero, some, or none. You would, then, fund programs you are passionate about and not fund programs that you do not care about. You could also choose to use your taxes solely for paying down national debt if you care nothing about any of the programs. On the whole, programs that no one cared about would be terminated.

 

I also wish we would subsidize small business owners to hire the unemployed here in the US. cut unemployment compensation out all together and make it so that the only way you get money directly or indirectly from the government is by working if in fact you are able to work. If small business owners received a subsidy of 8 dollars an hour, to hire and train the unemployed, we would become very competitive with China and manufacturing would either come back here or redevelop here. Income tax revenue would soar and we would have balanced budgets or budget surpluses.

 

It irritates me that tax payers lost $10 billion baling out GM. In 2008, the unemployment rate in Detroit was 14%, now, after the bail out, it is 28%. GM is spending 11 billion in China developing manufacturing facilities. Small business people are less likely to outsource than large business.

 

Getting money from the government is an entire vocation here. It is amazing to me what people get. A single mom gets as much as $1900 a month while she is not working in Connecticut. She can work and get paid under the table and earn more than that. I have been approached by these people who won't work unless I pay them under the table because they don't want to lose the benefit.

 

I fired a woman who called me and wanted me to fax a document stating the termination date to show that she was unemployed so that she could get heating oil for her home (it was summer). She ran out of heating oil and would not pay for it while she was working. Her kids took cold showers until she lost her job. She did smoke cigarettes, drink Dunkin Donuts coffer every day, get her nails done once a month, and spend about $12 a day for lunch. This is a common type of person that milks the system. We are not helping these people by giving them money.

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MM - I have to file in all three.....

I have to pay in at least one, and then once the filing is done....maybe in the others - it all depends on marginal tax rates - eg; Oz and UK are about 35%, Netherlands higher.....but then there is an extra catch that my wife has some special tax treaty deal as she is an expat, and such and such.....nothing is simple.....and my peeve is that I am the one who has to deal with it, the paperwork, dealing with various accountants and such.

So far I have managed Oz, and the UK for last year.

Its probably easier just to say 0 in all and tell them to chase me up if they can be bothered.

 

As for your peeves....well what can we say :) ....people do what they are incentivised to do.

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Working the soil does things to a man

From head to toe, even his funny tan

Maybe a little dirt gets in his veins

Or the heat of the sun scrambles his brains

 

 

 

With tiller and rake and shovel and hoe

He puts on his gloves, he's ready to go

He's out to battle with the rocks and weeds

And straighten furrows to settle the seeds

 

 

 

He feeds them and waters and cultivates

And then he patiently waits, and he waits

All season long he tends to his plants

If he thought it would help he'd likely dance

 

 

 

He may wonder if it's worth the toil

Putting all that time into the soil

Even the harvest may not seem enough

In this high tech world of imported stuff

 

 

 

But there's satisfaction he can't elude

Raising and eating his very own food

One more benefit plays a major part

Enrichment in the soil of his heart

 

April 27, 1997 D.P.Groberg

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Working the soil does things to a man

From head to toe, even his funny tan

Maybe a little dirt gets in his veins

Or the heat of the sun scrambles his brains

 

 

 

With tiller and rake and shovel and hoe

He puts on his gloves, he's ready to go

He's out to battle with the rocks and weeds

And straighten furrows to settle the seeds

 

 

 

He feeds them and waters and cultivates

And then he patiently waits, and he waits

All season long he tends to his plants

If he thought it would help he'd likely dance

 

 

 

He may wonder if it's worth the toil

Putting all that time into the soil

Even the harvest may not seem enough

In this high tech world of imported stuff

 

 

 

But there's satisfaction he can't elude

Raising and eating his very own food

One more benefit plays a major part

Enrichment in the soil of his heart

 

April 27, 1997 D.P.Groberg

 

Hopefully true in all walks of life.

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On a different note:

 

A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year.

Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station.

He was declared dead at the scene.

Reilly’s identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing.

Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in front of the train, Arena said.

“Eddie was a great guy,” Rob Schaffer, a managing director at Vertical, told The Post in an email. “We are very upset and he will be deeply missed.”

The divorced father of three had rented a house around the corner from his ex-wife, Michelle Reilly, in East Norwich, NY.

One family friend, who said he spoke to the trader on Sunday, told The Post that Reilly “didn’t look good.”

Separately:

■  Autumn Radtke, the CEO of First Meta, a cyber-currency exchange firm, was found dead on Feb. 28 outside her Singapore apartment. The 28-year-old American, who worked for Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms prior to founding First Meta, jumped from a 25-story building, authorities said.

■  On Feb. 18, a 33-year-old JPMorgan finance pro leaped to his death from the roof of the company’s 30-story Hong Kong office tower, authorities said. Li Junjie’s suicide marked the third mysterious death of a JPMorgan banker. So far, there is no known link between any of the deaths.

■  Gabriel Magee, 39, a vice president with JPMorgan’s corporate and investment bank technology arm in the UK, jumped to his death from the roof of the bank’s 33-story Canary Wharf tower in London on Jan. 28.

■  On Feb. 3, Ryan Henry Crane, 37, a JPM executive director who worked in New York, was found dead inside his Stamford, Conn., home. A cause of death in Crane’s case has yet to be determined as authorities await a toxicology report, a spokesperson for the Stamford Police Dept. said.

■  On Jan. 31, Mike Dueker — chief economist at Russell Investments and a former Federal Reserve bank economist — was found dead at the side of a road that leads to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. He was 50.

■ On Jan. 26, William Broeksmit, 58, a former senior risk manager at Deutsche Bank, was found hanged in a house in South Kensington, according to London police.

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If you want to eliminate fear from your trading, just scale down your position so a loser

is not the end of the world.

 

(Ha) What about 3 full stop losers in a row? Taking that 4th trade can be a struggle... call it quits for the day; why dig any deeper? Pull up your big boy pants and trade out of it?

 

I decided to edit my question, and post my take on it:

 

I think if you are someone who is trading as a hobby, or you're a noob... go lick your wounds, take the day off. If you want to make a living at this... take the 4th trade. I can still recall the sense of accomplishment of the first time I traded out of a bad day. The confidence that you come away with is well worth the risk. In addition: if you're trading with money that you can't lose... you probably shouldn't be.

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Mystic,

 

I thought this was a thread: "not about trading".

 

A few quotes from Harvey Penick about the game of golf (a few thoughts for the summer):

 

No matter how poorly you play, there is always someone you can beat. No matter how well you play, there is always someone who can beat you.

 

You can hook a drive into the tall grass and then turn it into a par if you dig it out with a lofted club and follow with a good pitch or chip and putt. But if you muff a pitch or chip, you have lost a stroke nearly every time.

 

Yoga is the study of breathing. As I grow older, I reflect on how we take breathing for granted. Proper deep breathing is a joy, it calms your mind. Deep breathing is wonderful on the golf course as a provider of oxygen and strength throughout your body. I’ll bet on a deep breather any time, over a player who just breathes to stay alive.

 

The point of the swing is to hit a spot. Harry Vardon was a master. He knew you must hit what you swing at.

 

If you have a good grip and you can see the shot clearly in your mind and use the muscles picture of Clip The Tee or Brush The Grass, your swing will work- unless you start to doubt it.

 

Good players have the power to think while they are competing. Most golfers are not thinking, even when they believe they are. They are only worrying. Rather than worry, be mindful of the shot at hand and go ahead and play it as if you are going to hit the best shot of your life. You really might do it.

 

Supreme concentration is the peak experience of the golf swing.

 

A good grip, good balance and a good attitude make you a winner.

 

Nobody ever promised you life would be fair. To change your life you have to change the way you think.

 

When I ask you to Take Dead Aim, I mean that for a few seconds, you should be calm but aware, putting all your best attention into the moment at hand. You make what I think of as the sweet calculations of the wind and weather and distance. See a sharp picture of your ball striking your target in your mind. Bobby Fischer, the chess champion, said that when it was his turn to play, he considered only one move- the right one. You take out the club your mind tells your muscles is the right one to swing. At this point your imagination is stronger than your willpower. Your body will do what your mind tells it to do. You have no doubt, no fear. For those few seconds you are what you think. That’s Taking Dead Aim. Trust yourself.

 

Practicing your short game will help your long game in every way, but practicing your long game won’t help your short game at all.

 

It seems to me that confidence is the feeling we want to have in playing golf. But we can’t dismiss the value of faith either. I think faith is in the heart, and confidence is in the mind.

 

The ability to concentrate is good, but thinking too much about how you are doing what you are doing is disastrous. Trust your muscles and hit the ball in the hole. Keep it simple.

 

You don’t lose your swing between the ninth green and the tenth tee, and you don’t lose your swing from one day to the next. If you think you do, something is going on that you don’t understand. A diary might help explain it to you.

 

Golf is played in the present. If you can wash your mind clean each time while walking to your next shot, you have the makings of a champion.

 

Unless you have a reasonably good grip and stance, anything you read about the golf swing is useless.

 

Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have.

 

Life consists of a lot of minor annoyances and a few matters of real consequence.

 

Use the swing God had blessed you with, and go play golf.

 

Just let it happen. Don’t try and hit the ball far. Instead develop a feeling that the ball is going to go a long way without your really trying. And sure enough, it will. I call it The Feeling of Far.

 

Don’t listen too hard to the sound of the world. If I tell you to Take Dead Aim you might think I’m being simpleminded. But Taking Dead Aim means blanking out the sounds of the world. It can be an advantage to be a little deaf.

 

A golfer rarely needs to hit a spectacular shot unless the one that precedes it was pretty bad.

 

A tournament champion is a winner on the golf course. A person of honor is a winner everywhere.

 

Edit: My bad... this is about trading (ha).

Edited by jpennybags

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If you have a coulis that is too sweet add a little bit of lemon juice

Dont let your egg white mixture come into contact with egg yolk or oil or your meringue mixture wont develop stiff peaks.

Add extra vanilla in small doses for that extra something special - real vanilla not imitation

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Fresh Pasta...

 

Anyone who makes fresh pasta has their own mix that they enjoy. I like semolina flour, but 100% semolina can seem a bit leathery to some tastes (mine included). I've found that a 4 to 1 mix of semolina to bread flour works well, and pleases everyone. It has a nice tooth, but the mix of bread flour provides a certain quality of softness and feel that is pleasing. Any opinions are welcome.

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Fresh Pasta...

 

Anyone who makes fresh pasta has their own mix that they enjoy. I like semolina flour, but 100% semolina can seem a bit leathery to some tastes (mine included). I've found that a 4 to 1 mix of semolina to bread flour works well, and pleases everyone. It has a nice tooth, but the mix of bread flour provides a certain quality of softness and feel that is pleasing. Any opinions are welcome.

 

Maybe try using your 4:1 of durum and soft wheat, but ensure the latter is '00' ground.

 

You could see if you can track down this UK series from a few years back:

 

Simply Italian - Episode Guide - Channel 4

 

It claims to be about Italian cuisine more broadly, but it was entirely about pasta making. And the presenter is somewhat 'easy on the eye' :)

 

BlueHorseshoe

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(Ha) What about 3 full stop losers in a row? Taking that 4th trade can be a struggle... call it quits for the day; why dig any deeper? Pull up your big boy pants and trade out of it?

 

I decided to edit my question, and post my take on it:

 

I think if you are someone who is trading as a hobby, or you're a noob... go lick your wounds, take the day off. If you want to make a living at this... take the 4th trade. I can still recall the sense of accomplishment of the first time I traded out of a bad day. The confidence that you come away with is well worth the risk. In addition: if you're trading with money that you can't lose... you probably shouldn't be.

 

My bad, it,s not supposed to be about trading.

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Fresh Pasta...

 

Anyone who makes fresh pasta has their own mix that they enjoy. I like semolina flour, but 100% semolina can seem a bit leathery to some tastes (mine included). I've found that a 4 to 1 mix of semolina to bread flour works well, and pleases everyone. It has a nice tooth, but the mix of bread flour provides a certain quality of softness and feel that is pleasing. Any opinions are welcome.

 

I am really good at eating pasta.

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While William McNeil and others thought that the plague was brought from the interior to the coastal regions by troops returning from battles against the Muslim rebels, Benedict suggests that the evidence favors the growing and lucrative opium trade that began after about 1840.[5] In the city of Canton, beginning in March 1894, the disease killed 60,000 people in a few weeks. Daily water-traffic with the nearby city of Hong Kong rapidly spread the plague. Within two months, after 100,000 deaths, the death rates dropped below epidemic rates, although the disease continued to be endemic in Hong Kong until 1929.[6] Political impact in colonial India   Directions for searchers, Pune plague of 1897 The plague, which was brought from Hong Kong to British India, killed about 10 million in India,[7]it later also killed another 12.5 million in the British colony India in the next following thirty years. Almost all cases were bubonic, with only a very small percentage changing to pneumonic plague. (Orent, p. 185) The disease was initially seen in port cities, beginning with Bombay (now Mumbai), but later emerged in Pune, Kolkata, and Karachi (now in Pakistan). By 1899, the outbreak spread to smaller communities and rural areas in many regions of India. Overall, the impact of plague epidemics was greatest in western and northern India—in the provinces then designated as Bombay, Punjab, and the United Provinces—while eastern and southern India were not as badly affected. The colonial government's measures to control the disease included quarantine, isolation camps, travel restrictions and the exclusion of India's traditional medical practices. Restrictions on the populations of the coastal cities were established by Special Plague Committees with overreaching powers, and enforced by the British military. Indians found these measures culturally intrusive and, in general, repressive and tyrannical. Government strategies of plague control underwent significant changes during 1898–1899. By that time, it was apparent that the use of force in enforcing plague regulations was proving counter-productive and, now that the plague had spread to rural areas, enforcement in larger geographic areas would be impossible. At this time, British health officials began to press for widespread vaccination using Waldemar Haffkine’s plague vaccine, although the government stressed that inoculation was not compulsory. British authorities also authorized the inclusion of practitioners of indigenous systems of medicine into plague prevention programs. Repressive government actions to control the plague led the Pune nationalists to criticise the government publicly. On 22 June 1897, the Chapekar brothers, young Pune Hindus, shot and killed Walter Charles Rand, an Indian Civil Services officer acting as Pune Special Plague Committee chairman, and his military escort, Lieutenant Ayerst. The action of the Chapekars was seen as terrorism.[8] The government also found the nationalist press guilty of incitement. Independence activist Bal Gangadhar Tilak was charged with sedition for his writings as editor of the Kesari newspaper. He was sentenced to eighteen months rigorous imprisonment. Public reaction to the health measures enacted by the British Indian state ultimately revealed the political constraints of medical intervention in the country. These experiences were formative in the development of India's modern public health services.[citation needed] Global distribution The network of global shipping ensured the widespread distribution of the disease over the next few decades.[9][10][11] Recorded outbreaks include: Pakhoi, China 1882. Canton, China 1894. Hong Kong 1894. Taiwan, Japan 1896 (until 1923 Great Kantō earthquake). Jeddah, 1896. Mecca, 1898. Medina, 1898.[12] Bombay Presidency, India 1896–1898. Calcutta, India 1898. Madagascar, 1898. Kobe, 1898. San Francisco, 1899. Egypt, 1899. Manchuria, China 1899. Paraguay, 1899. South Africa, 1899–1902. Republic of Hawaii, 1899.[13][14] Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1900.[15] San Francisco, United States, 1900.[16][17][18] Manila, 1900. Australia, 1900–1905. Russian Empire/Soviet Union, 1900–1927. Fukien Province, China 1901. Siam, 1904. Burma, 1905. Tunisia, 1907. Trinidad, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador, 1908. Bolivia and Brazil, 1908. Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1912. Each of these areas, as well as Great Britain, France, and other areas of Europe, continued to experience plague outbreaks and casualties until the 1960s. The last significant outbreak of plague associated with the pandemic occurred in Peru and Argentina in 1945. The 1894 Hong Kong plague The 1894 Hong Kong plague was a major outbreak of the third pandemic in the world from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. In May 1894, the first case occurred in Hong Kong. The patient was a national hospital clerk and was discovered by Dr. Yu Xun, the dean of the National Hospital, who had just returned from Guangzhou. When the Chinese-style buildings were built, the Taiping Mountain area in Sheung Wan, the most densely populated area in Hong Kong, became the hardest hit area of the epidemic. Controlling the epidemic naturally became the top priority of the Governor of Hong Kong. From May to October 1894, the plague in Hong Kong killed more than 2,000 people and one-third of the population fled Hong Kong. In the 30 years after 1926, the plague occurred in Hong Kong almost every year, killing more than 20,000 people. Through the maritime traffic in Hong Kong, the plague epidemic originating in Yunnan, China, spread to all parts of the country after 1894 and eventually spread to all continents where humans live.[citation needed] There were several reasons for the rapid outbreak and rapid spread of the plague. First, in the early days of Kailuan, Sheung Wan was a Chinese settlement. It is located in the mountains. The design of the houses there included no drainage channels, toilets or running water. Intensive buildings and a lack of floor tiles were also weaknesses in housing design at the time. Secondly, during the Ching Ming Festival in 1894, many Chinese living in Hong Kong returned to the countryside to sweep the graves, which coincided with the outbreak of the epidemic in Guangzhou and the introduction of bacteria into Hong Kong. In addition, in the first four months of 1894, rainfall decreased and soil dried up, accelerating the spread of the plague.[19] The measures[which?] mainly included three aspects: setting up plague hospitals and deploying medical staff to treat and isolate plague patients; conducting house-to-house search operations, discovering and transferring plague patients, and cleaning and disinfecting infected houses and areas; and setting up designated cemeteries and assigning a person responsible for transporting and burying the plague dead.[20] Disease research Researchers working in Asia during the "Third Pandemic" identified plague vectors and the plague bacillus. In 1894, in Hong Kong, Swiss-born French bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin isolated the responsible bacterium (Yersinia pestis, named for Yersin) and determined the common mode of transmission. His discoveries led in time to modern treatment methods, including insecticides, the use of antibiotics and eventually plague vaccines. In 1898, French researcher Paul-Louis Simond demonstrated the role of fleas as a vector. The disease is caused by a bacterium usually transmitted by the bite of fleas from an infected host, often a black rat. The bacteria are transferred from the blood of infected rats to the rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopsis). The bacillus multiplies in the stomach of the flea, blocking it. When the flea next bites a mammal, the consumed blood is regurgitated along with the bacillus into the bloodstream of the bitten animal. Any serious outbreak of plague in humans is preceded by an outbreak in the rodent population. During the outbreak, infected fleas that have lost their normal rodent hosts seek other sources of blood. The British colonial government in India pressed medical researcher Waldemar Haffkine to develop a plague vaccine. After three months of persistent work with a limited staff, a form for human trials was ready. On January 10, 1897 Haffkine tested it on himself. After the initial test was reported to the authorities, volunteers at the Byculla jail were used in a control test, all inoculated prisoners survived the epidemics, while seven inmates of the control group died. By the turn of the century, the number of inoculees in India alone reached four million. Haffkine was appointed the Director of the Plague Laboratory (now called Haffkine Institute) in Bombay.[21] See also Timeline of plague Great Plague of London (1665) References   Cohn, Samuel K. (2003). The Black Death Transformed: Disease and Culture in Early Renaissance Europe. A Hodder Arnold. p. 336. ISBN 0-340-70646-5.   Infectious Diseases: Plague Through History, sciencemag.org   ListVerse.com (2009). The Ultimate Book of Top Ten Lists: A Mind-Boggling Collection of Fun, Fascinating and Bizarre Facts on Movies, Music, Sports, Crime, Ce. Ulysses Press. ISBN 978-1569758007.   Nicholas Wade (October 31, 2010). "Europe's Plagues Came From China, Study Finds". The New York Times. 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Plague: The Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World's Most Dangerous Disease. New York: Free Press, 2004. ISBN 0-7432-3685-8. External links
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