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I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me

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  • alanbond   发表于2019-10-21 10:07:00   沙发
    Bloomberg在中国多年以前被和谐了. 再说这里很多人也看不懂英文
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    alanbond 发表于 2019-10-21 10:07
    Bloomberg在中国多年以前被和谐了. 再说这里很多人也看不懂英文

    我都不知道连Bloomberg都会被墙。
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  • adamfu   发表于2019-10-21 15:10:16   5#
    Skip to content  Skip to content Bloomberg the Company & Its Produc**oomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Terminal Demo Request BloombergSign InSubscribe undefined Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Photographer: James D. Morgan/Getty Images  I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me Our plane became a flying laboratory.  By  2019年10月20日 GMT+8 上午6:17 Updated on 2019年10月21日 GMT+8 上午4:49 SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share Tweet Post Email I’ve just endured the world’s newest longest flight, a 16,200 kilometer (10,100 mile), nonstop ultra-marathon from New York to Sydney. It took about 19 and a half hours, and was almost as demanding as that sounds.  The record-breaking Qantas Airways Ltd. flight touched down early Sunday morning in Australia. The Boeing Co. Dreamliner delivered its few dozen passengers — including yours truly — to their destination more or less intact, even if some of us were not quite sure what day it was.  Qantas wants to begin flying the time-saving route commercially as soon as 2022, so the airline used this test trip to explore ways to reduce its inevitable downside: Soul-crushing, body-buckling jet lag. Here’s how my journey unfolded in real time.  Heading Down Under Qantas plans direct flights connecting New York and London to Sydney   Source: Qantas  Off the Ground It’s shortly after 9 p.m. in New York, our plane has just left JFK International Airport and it’s already become a flying laboratory. Since the goal is to adapt to our destination’s time zone as fast as possible, we click into the Sydney clock right off the bat. That means no snoozing. The lights stay up and we’re under instructions to stay awake for at least six hours — until it’s evening in Australia.   This immediately causes trouble for some passengers.  Down one side of the business-class section, six Qantas frequent flyers are following a pre-planned schedule for eating and drinking (including limiting alcohol), exercise and sleep. They wear movement and light readers on their wrists and have been asked to log their activities; they’ve already been under observation for a few days and will be monitored for 21 days in total. Most of them are bingeing on movies or reading books, but one of them is dozing within minutes. To be fair, I feel his pain. It may be the middle of the day in Sydney, but my body is telling me it’s pushing midnight back in New York.  Two Hours In It’s feeding time, and a key moment in the experiment. The specially designed dishes are supposed to fire me up, and a flavorful serving of poached prawns with chili and lime is like a gentle culinary slap in the face. Spicy Chinese-style cod with jasmine rice and sesame seeds repeats the explosive action. I’m momentarily awake.  The plane’s 40 passengers, including media, are all in business class: With so few passengers, nobody needs to travel economy. In an interview, Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce tells me the real Project Sunrise flights — if they go ahead — will have more legroom in economy than standard planes, and there will be some space at the back of the aircraft for stretching.  The six human guinea pigs at the heart of the research are seated on one side of the cabin. I want to do my own set of tests to see how my body is holding up.  Qantas Airways is testing the world's longest flight from New York to Sydney this weekend.  The unprecedented journey will last for almost 20 hours, as Qantas prepares to start the direct commercial flight as soon as 2022. More: https://t.co/RWK9EJtTKq pic.twitter.com/6xf8Vs7Vb5  — Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) October 18, 2019 After speaking to a travel doctor in Sydney before the trip, I’m armed with equipment to monitor my blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen-saturation levels. I’ve also got a memory test and a mood questionnaire. I want to see if a flight this long impairs my brain or dims my spirits.   The three-hourly tests I take during the first half of the flight reflect the demands of this trip. My blood pressure is elevated, though not high, and my heart rate picking up. My mood is light, though darkening very gradually.  relates to I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me Poached prawns with chili and lime, designed to wake passengers up. Photographer: Angus Whitley/Bloomberg Three Hours In  The physical pressure of this experiment is clear. Around me, passengers are standing up just to stay awake. The crew have been asked to keep sleep diaries, and to use iPads to rate their fatigue, reaction times, workload and stress. That dozy frequent flyer at the front of the plane is asleep, again.  While I’m finding this regime fairly challenging — and I’m not even in a do-it-tough economy seat — I try to keep things in perspective. After I first wrote about this upcoming flight last week, one reader emailed to urge me into a stouter mindset. During the Korean War in the early 1950s, he said, he regularly flew 40-hour reconnaissance missions with crew rotations every six hours. “Man up,” the 83-year-old told me. Point taken.  Four Hours In Marie Carroll, a professor at the University of Sydney who’s overseeing the passenger research on the flight, rallies her troops at the back of the plane. “This is the time, guys, when we really have to work through this,” she tells them. Moments later, they’re leaning against the food trolleys in the galley, stretching. Next, they perform upright press-ups among the empty economy sets. As a finale, they attempt synchronized dance moves in the aisles. All in the ** of science.  relates to I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me Passengers undertake synchronized exercises mid-flight. Photographer: Angus Whitley/Bloomberg It looks like cabaret, but beating jet lag is serious business. Beyond the sleepless nights and daytime fatigue, experts say critical processes including heart function and metabolism are upset when the body clock gets disrupted.  Read More: How the World’s Longest Flight Aims to Cure the Curse of Jet Lag   Seven Hours In A second meal arrives. For me, being fed twice in a relatively quick succession has really helped time pass quickly during the first part of the flight. This part of the menu should mean the next few hours slip by too: It’s heavy on carbohydrates and designed to send us to sleep. The sweet potato soup with creme fraiche is thick and luxurious, the toasted cheese sandwich less so. The chef on the plane tells me he’s been preparing our meals for three days.  The lights are dimmed at last, and it feels like I’ve been released. I crash for six hours straight. That’s longer than I can remember sleeping without waking on any other flight, even with the business-class privilege of a flat bed.  relates to I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me A Qantas chef prepares the passengers’ meals.  Photographer: Angus Whitley/Bloomberg Fourteen Hours In Across the board, my own medical tests suggest I’m coping. My blood pressure, which the doctor in Sydney said would be a good gauge of stress and fatigue, is back to normal. My heart’s pumping slower, I ace my memory test, and my questionnaire shows my mood is brighter.  The research on the passengers and crew will feed into Project Sunrise, Qantas’s plan to start direct commercial services connecting Sydney with New York and London. Other super-long flights from Australia’s eastern seaboard to South America and Africa might follow, Qantas says.  On board, Joyce tells me he’ll “absolutely” roll out this flight’s regime on his other long routes — if the science shows it helps. The trick is accommodating those who want to drink and snooze at will, Joyce says.  But don’t go booking your round-the-world flights just yet. Qantas needs new planes from Boeing or Airbus SE that can do the job with a full load of passengers, and a new deal with crew to work longer than 20 hours. “It needs everything to come together,” Joyce says. He initially had dreams of turning these super-long flights into flying hotels, with sleeping berths or a work-out zone. That vision gave way to reality when profit margins proved too tight to waste space on such luxuries.  Read More: World’s Longest Flight to Be Even Less Comfortable Than Expected  relates to I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me A view of Sydney from on board the Dreamliner. Photographer: Angus Whitley/Bloomberg Our plane doesn’t have the range to haul a full load of passengers with luggage to Sydney. It took off with its fuel tanks maxed out — about 101 tons. To keep the weight down, there’s no cargo, and food and drink are limited. In New York, the captain had seemed confident we’d make it to Sydney with gas to spare. He planned on landing with six tons of fuel, enough to stay airborne for another 90 minutes.   Seventeen Hours In Breakfast time, and there’s no limp sausage. Instead, it’s a bowl of ancient grains, avocado puree, warm haloumi cheese and a herb salad. This flight is turning everything on its head.  One of the frequent flyers, Sydney-based investor Nick Mole, says he got almost eight hours’ sleep and feels good. What about a full day’s work after landing? “I probably could do that,” he says. He thinks the bigger test will be how he copes in a couple of days.  Preparing to Land I feel better now than I did after flying to New York from Sydney a few days ago with one stop. The dozen or so hours it took to reach Los Angeles were followed by a grating hour and a half queuing at immigration with hundreds of other zombified travelers.  relates to I Just Took the World's First 20-Hour Flight. Here's What It Did to Me Disembarking in Sydney after almost 20 hours in the air.  Photographer: Angus Whitley/Bloomberg As our plane approaches its destination, Joyce addresses everybody on board. He tells us the flight has given him more confidence that Project Sunrise can work. And come Sunday lunchtime in Sydney, I’m feeling jaded but far from debilitated. I even make it through a children’s birthday party, surely an acid test of anyone’s nerves.    Personally, I would choose a direct Sydney-New York flight over one with a layover. But it won’t suit everyone: It took discipline and work to stick to the no-sleep routine in the first half of this flight. There may be a benefit to switching to the destination time immediately, but it comes at a price. I feel like I had to earn it.  The author traveled to New York at Bloomberg’s expense to join the Qantas flight back to Sydney.  (Updates to add extra information about economy class and requirements of the crew.) undefined Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg China’s Sneakerheads Chase 6,600% Returns Flipping Air Jordans Such outsize returns are hard to come by, but they've nonetheless caught the attention of young Chinese investors—and also the government.  Bloomberg News 2019年10月18日 GMT+8 上午5:00 Updated on 2019年10月19日 GMT+8 上午11:00 One of the hottest commodities in China right now is a pair of sneakers.  The SoleFly x Air Jordan 1 in black patent leather rocketed in value by 6,600% to a high of 75,999 yuan ($10,730) on the online marketplace Nice after its release in December. Only 223 pairs of Nike Inc.’s retro high-top were made for sale, according to online magazine Sneaker Files.  The model is among the most profitable sneakers traded on the exchange created by Beijing-based Nice App Mobile Technology Co. Such outsize returns are hard to come by, but they've nonetheless caught the attention of sneakerheads like Lei Xiaoming, 20, a mechanical engineering student in Huangshi.  relates to China’s Sneakerheads Chase 6,600% Returns Flipping Air Jordans The SoleFly x Air Jordan 1 in black patent leather retailed for $160 in the U.S. Source: StockX Lei has collected limited-edition shoes for years but only started investing in them in April.  “Prices were surging so much I thought it would be a better choice to sell them rather than wear them,” he said. “It’s more exciting than trading stocks.”  Since then, he's spent about 200,000 yuan buying more than 200 pairs—mostly Air Jordans and Adidas AG’s Yeezy line, a collaboration with rapper Kanye West. He’s earned profits of about 100,000 yuan by reselling some, he said.  Across China, more than 10 million monthly active users frequent online-resale apps, such as Poizon, Nice and DoNew, according to Chinese data-mining company QuestMobile. While many products suffer from the effects of the trade war, pairs of collectible sneakers are flying off the shelves, and that’s attracting the attention of U.S. sneaker exchanges StockX and GOAT—as well as China’s central bank and state media.  “China will soon become the sneaker capital of the world”  Most of what’s traded on these platforms are basketball sneakers—a testament to China’s love of the sport, even as the NBA faces backlash for a Houston Rockets executive’s tweet appearing to support Hong Kong’s protests.  The buzz over shoe reselling made a unicorn out of Poizon, developed by Shanghai Shizhuang Information Technology Co. In April, funding from Digital Sky Technologies vaulted its valuation to $1 billion, according to CB Insights.   China’s sneaker-resale market exceeds $1 billion in value, said Scott Cutler, chief executive officer of Detroit-based sneaker exchange SoleTrade LLC, known as StockX.  Chinese investors long have speculated in alternative assets, including cryptocurrencies, fiery liquor from Kweichow Moutai Co., and garlic.  Out of the Park Resale market returns for the most sought-after sneakers beat stocks  Source: Bloomberg-compiled data  Note: Return based on May 7 price. Size 42 sneakers used as reference.  Now, sneakers have their attention. Unlike Chinese stocks, which only can move 10% in either direction, there’s no cap on shoe returns.  “As with all frothy assets, there’s no telling where the peak is,” said Yu Yingbo, investment director at Shenzhen Qianhai United Fortune Fund Management Co. “As long as there are high returns, there is going to be money chasing them.”  Sneaker collecting went mainstream in the U.S. after Nike launched Air Jordans in the 1980s, and the trade went digital with eBay Inc. about a decade later.  Michael Jordan 1992 Summer Olympics Michael Jordan laces up his Air Jordan VII at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Photographer: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Today’s technology makes the trade more sophisticated. Apps collect bid and ask prices, chart costs and volume in real time, and allow users to share investment advice. Some also let customers buy coupons that can be traded for shoes before coveted models arrive—in effect selling sneaker futures.  Now more-established trading sites in the U.S. want a piece of the action in China.  StockX plans to introduce local payment and language support this year, said Cutler, previously the head of global listings at the New York Stock Exchange. China already comprises about 10% of StockX’s transaction volume.  Culver City, California-based 1661 Inc.’s GOAT launched a mini-app on WeChat in July after receiving $100 million in funding from Foot Locker Inc.  “China will soon become the sneaker capital of the world,” said Henek Lo, general manager of GOAT China. The demand from Chinese millennials is “something we haven’t seen anywhere else.”  Significant rewards typically are accompanied by significant risks, and sneaker trading is no different. Of more than 2,600 collectible models sold on Nice, 56% lost value, according to company data. Only 0.4% of footwear saw returns of more than 1,000% on the app.  But Tian Hao, 27, is convinced he’s cracked the code. These days, his 90-square-meter (969-square-foot) Beijing apartment mostly serves as storage space for his inventory, which he estimates to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.   relates to China’s Sneakerheads Chase 6,600% Returns Flipping Air Jordans Tian Hao sits among boxes of shoes crammed into the living room of his apartment in Beijing. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg There’s hardly any space to walk around in his living room, where hundreds of shoeboxes are stacked up on the sofa, TV console and coffee table.  As Tian runs low on space, he's stashing sneakers with a friend. In return, Tian helped him invest 260,000 yuan in sneakers. After splitting the profits, they each cleared 90,000 yuan in two months.  “This is one of my luckiest investments this year,” Tian said. “My friend can’t stop admiring me.”  Operating in a country known for its copycats, Poizon and Nice say they have strict processes to ensure they’re selling authentic products. Poizon hires “hardcore master-level sneakerheads” to inspect every shoe, including packaging, labels, stitching and glue, and it issues certificates to verified products.  Nice’s inspectors smell shoes to check if the glue passes the sniff test.  relates to China’s Sneakerheads Chase 6,600% Returns Flipping Air Jordans Nice CEO Alex Zhou Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg “There are so many details—the material, the label, the box, etc.—it’s extremely hard for knock-offs to get it exactly right,’’ Nice CEO Alex Zhou said.  Both Poizon and Nice offer guarantees against fakes, promising to compensate buyers at triple the value of their fraudulent purchases.  Lately, though, the Chinese apps are concerned about deflecting the government’s attention. It may be too late. An article published in June on state-run China Daily mentioned Poizon and StockX, calling out sneaker resellers for the “chaos” in surging prices.  And this week, the Shanghai branch of the People’s Bank of China warned the city’s financial institutions about the risks associated with sneaker speculation, according to people familiar with the matter. It said the resale platforms are a “financial game of hot potato.”  Adidas discourages the reselling of its sneakers, the company said. Nike did not respond to a request for comment.  relates to China’s Sneakerheads Chase 6,600% Returns Flipping Air Jordans A Poizon staff verifies a shoe at the company's authentication center in Shanghai. Source: Poizon Poizon has since spoken out against flipping shoes and in August stopped offering storage space that enabled traders to avoid taking deliveries.  “Shoes are for wearing, not for speculation,” said Charles Xing, the head of marketing.  Poizon CEO Yang Bing declined an interview request.  Nice also cautioned against the practice in a Sept. 27 WeChat post.  relates to China’s Sneakerheads Chase 6,600% Returns Flipping Air Jordans The Nice app. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg “Don’t embark on the unreturnable path of speculation for the greed of short-term profit,” Zhou said. “It’s going to harm others as well as yourself.”  The app suspended price charts, a leaderboard for price performance and discussions about investments.  Still, that’s not deterring resellers like Tian, who said he expects to continue trading for the next three to five years.  “The ‘chives’ who rush into this market may leave,” he said, using a nick** for bandwagon investors. “The sneaker lovers and collectors will be enough to nurture this resale industry.”     — With assistance by Jinshan Hong, April Ma, Shelly Banjo, and Kevin Dharmawan  — With assistance by Jinshan Hong, April Ma, and Shelly Banjo  Terms of Service Trademarks Privacy Policy ©2019 Bloomberg L.P. 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  • 天合DL2010   发表于2019-10-21 22:03:08   6#
    20个小时的飞行如果坐澳航的那种烂经济舱会不会中途死掉几个人?平躺的话还算凑合。
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  • clarklh   发表于2019-10-22 00:25:25   7#
    天合DL2010 发表于 2019-10-21 22:03
    20个小时的飞行如果坐澳航的那种烂经济舱会不会中途死掉几个人?平躺的话还算凑合。 ...

    那当年上学的时候在绿皮火车里面被挤得架空30+H的时光是怎么过来的?
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  • cohcoh   发表于2019-10-22 01:04:11   8#
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  • pvcc2000   发表于2019-10-22 07:53:20   9#
    alanbond 发表于 2019-10-21 10:07
    Bloomberg在中国多年以前被和谐了. 再说这里很多人也看不懂英文

    它只是一个财经新闻台啊
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  • 天合DL2010   发表于2019-10-22 08:40:19   10#
    clarklh 发表于 2019-10-22 00:25
    那当年上学的时候在绿皮火车里面被挤得架空30+H的时光是怎么过来的?

    时代不同了,当年坐绿皮车的平时生活有这么舒适整天待在空调房里缺少运动吗?当年有经济舱综合症吗?当年有现在这样每天吃香喝辣的吗?你那么怀念那个时代?
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  • xx.li1   发表于2019-10-22 08:52:08   11#
    alanbond 发表于 2019-10-21 10:07
    Bloomberg在中国多年以前被和谐了. 再说这里很多人也看不懂英文

    楼主还是低估了现在民航从业者的英文水平,还是要提高自己的姿势水平。
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  • garystuc   发表于2019-10-22 09:09:47   12#
    cohcoh 发表于 2019-10-22 01:04
    无非是从一个局域网转发里另一个局域网的东西……
    阴阳怪气的,想说什么就直说吧。 ...

    肉身墙外的话,网络良好的时候从未试过哪个服务器正常的网站链接点进去404的
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  • LHR-PVG   发表于2019-10-22 10:36:09   13#
    像这种超长途航线,应该至少像SQ那样只放超级经济舱。参照SFO-SIN这条航线不管UA还是SQ的经济舱都卖的便宜,另外只有超级经济舱配置的SFO/LAX/EWR-SIN卖的也不贵,说明什么?说明超长途航线航司经济舱根本没有竞争力,如果卖的贵的话根本无人问津,对于价格敏感客人来说还不如中途停留一下,真正吸引航司的还是那些头等和商务客人。所以QF应该至少像SQ那样,JFK和LHR直飞SYD航线不应该再设有普通经济舱。
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  • 你猜我是不是小号   发表于2019-10-22 12:10:10   14#
    adamfu 发表于 2019-10-21 15:10
    Skip to content  Skip to content Bloomberg the Company & Its Produc**oomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBl ...

    虽然我英文还不错。。。但这种没有排版的读着好累啊
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  • clarklh   发表于2019-10-22 14:53:04   15#
    天合DL2010 发表于 2019-10-22 08:40
    时代不同了,当年坐绿皮车的平时生活有这么舒适整天待在空调房里缺少运动吗?当年有经济舱综合症吗?当年 ...

    不是怀念,只是说人终究也能适应。
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  • clarklh   发表于2019-10-22 15:07:26   16#
    adamfu 发表于 2019-10-21 15:10
    Skip to content  Skip to content Bloomberg the Company & Its Produc**oomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBl ...

    貌似最后多了一段炒鞋的报道
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  • liuzaixin123   发表于2019-10-23 07:40:17  / 来自手机   17#
    如果日出计划失败,对大兴和天府也不是坏事啊。
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  • liuzaixin123   发表于2019-10-23 07:44:28  / 来自手机   18#
    天府机场离澳新和欧洲的距离微妙
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  • arr10   发表于2019-10-23 23:03:11   19#
    clarklh 发表于 2019-10-22 00:25
    那当年上学的时候在绿皮火车里面被挤得架空30+H的时光是怎么过来的?

    因为当年你年轻,才20左右……
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  • arr10   发表于2019-10-23 23:05:59   20#
    天合DL2010 发表于 2019-10-22 08:40
    时代不同了,当年坐绿皮车的平时生活有这么舒适整天待在空调房里缺少运动吗?当年有经济舱综合症吗?当年 ...

    最重要的是当年年轻。我初中每天骑车上下学往返要4小时,天天如此连续3年没觉过累,精力永远充沛。3、40岁以后的人谁还敢说自己能这样呢……
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  • arr10   发表于2019-10-23 23:08:43   21#
    pvcc2000 发表于 2019-10-22 07:53
    它只是一个财经新闻台啊

    一看你就不经常看这个媒体呀它确实是个经济台,但前几年深入详细报道某某家族资产,然后,然后就没有然后了……
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  • clw55   发表于2019-10-24 10:12:22   22#
    garystuc 发表于 2019-10-22 09:09
    肉身墙外的话,网络良好的时候从未试过哪个服务器正常的网站链接点进去404的 ...

    作为墙内人,我只是一声叹息
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  • chonetsao   发表于2019-10-24 23:24:06   23#
    pvcc2000 发表于 2019-10-22 07:53
    它只是一个财经新闻台啊

    因为财经台报道了三昌宝的家底和德意志银行的一大串匪夷所思的行为,再说我要被请喝茶了,还是去凉快凉快吧。
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  • pvcc2000   发表于2019-10-25 08:17:09   24#
    本帖最后由 pvcc2000 于 2019-10-25 08:20 编辑
    chonetsao 发表于 2019-10-24 23:24
    因为财经台报道了三昌宝的家底和德意志银行的一大串匪夷所思的行为,再说我要被请喝茶了,还是去凉快凉快 ...

    来了 老弟
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  • pek001   发表于2019-10-25 19:12:26   25#
    cohcoh 发表于 2019-10-22 01:04
    无非是从一个局域网转发里另一个局域网的东西……
    阴阳怪气的,想说什么就直说吧。 ...

    阴阳怪气的已举报,不习惯可以滚
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  • clarklh   发表于2019-10-25 21:34:16   26#
    arr10 发表于 2019-10-23 23:03
    因为当年你年轻,才20左右……

    现在坐飞机的也没有多大年纪,不是还有一帮天天马拉松的吗?
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