Taipei (/ˌtaɪˈpeɪ/, literally means "North of Tai(wan)"), officially known as Taipei City (Chinese:臺北市 or 台北市; pinyin:Táiběi Shì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī:Tâi-pak Chhī), is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan. Sitting at the northern tip of Taiwan, Taipei City is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei City. It is about 25km (16mi) southwest of the northern port city Keelung. The city is mostly located on the Taipei Basin, an ancient lakebed bounded by the two relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung and Xindian rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city's western border.
The city proper is home to an estimated population of 2,693,672 in 2009, forming the core part of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area which includes the nearby cities of New Taipei and Keelung with a population of 6,900,273, the 40th most-populous urban area in the world. The name "Taipei" can refer either to the whole metropolitan area or the city proper.
Taipei is a 2013 novel by Tao Lin. It is his third novel, his first book in three years, and his seventh book overall.
On August 15, 2011, The New York Observer reported that Lin had sold his third novel, then titled Taipei, Taiwan, to Vintage. Lin's agent, Bill Clegg, brokered the deal with editor Tim O'Connell based on "a 5000-word excerpt and a ~3-page outline", for "$50,000 with a $10,000 bonus if it earns out its advance." Lin reportedly chose Vintage after meeting with four other editors, including those at Little, Brown and Harper Perennial. Earlier that morning the Wall Street Journal broke the news and briefly interviewed Lin on his decision. Lin said, "Vintage/Knopf publishes most of my favorite writers: Lorrie Moore, Ann Beattie, Bret Easton Ellis."
On February 1, 2013, Entertainment Weekly debuted the cover. The article also included an interview with Lin, who said, of the autobiographical nature of the book:
The article did not comment on the cover, except to say that it was "shiny." Thought Catalog, in an article titled "The Cover For Tao Lin's New Novel Looks Sweet," wondered how it would appear: "The version online is a shiny gif. It will be interesting to see what the cover looks like on a physical copy." Apparently no critics recognized the gif cover as an apparent homage to the underground, avant-garde writer Bradley J. Milton, whose 'Huckleberry Milton' came out two years before.
Mahjong solitaire is a solitaire matching game that uses a set of mahjong tiles rather than cards. It is also known as Shanghai solitaire, electronic or computerized mahjong, solitaire mahjong and erroneously as mahjong. The tiles come from the four-player game known as mahjong.
The 144 tiles are arranged in a special four-layer pattern with their faces upwards. A tile is said to be open or exposed if it can be moved either left or right without disturbing other tiles. The goal is to match open pairs of identical tiles and remove them from the board, exposing the tiles under them for play. The game is finished when all pairs of tiles have been removed from the board or when there are no exposed pairs remaining.
Tiles that are below other tiles cannot be seen. But by repeated undos and/or restarts which some programs offer, one gradually gets more and more information. Sometimes, tiles are only partially covered by other tiles, and the extent to which such tiles can be distinguished depends on the actual tile set. Playing Mahjong solitaire optimally in the sense to maximize the probability of removing all tiles is PSPACE-complete, and the game gets NP-complete when peeking below tiles is allowed.
A sample of 10,000,000 games with the default layout, 'the turtle' (see right), which were analyzed in about 40 hours on a single processor thread, revealed that between 2.95 and 2.96 percent of the turtles cannot be solved even if peeking is allowed.
The evaluation, which was conducted from December last year to January, examines how a locality manages registered and unregistered hotels, and whether a city or county enforces measures to ensure the availability of safe accommodation, the bureau said ...Taipei, and Lienchiang and ...
IOSAndroid...Taipei, normally a fixture in the top 50, fell the most – it dropped 31 places from last year to tie with Hong Kong as the 77th most livable location. ... "At the same time, it is witnessing a growing housing crisis in the city with a shortage of accommodation for Taipei’s growing expatriate population." ... .
TaipeiMRT yesterday advised against embarking at the Taipei City Hall or Taipei 101/World Trade Center stations this evening to avoid crowds attending the New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Taipei 101. To accommodate New Year’s celebrations, the capital’s rapid transit system is to run continuously for 42 hours from 6am today to 11.59pm tomorrow.
The Humble HouseTaipei is pictured in Taipei’s Xinyi District on Oct ... To that end, the company said that its hotels — such as Le Meridien Taipei (台北寒舍艾美酒店), Humble House Taipei (寒舍艾麗) and Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel (台北喜來登大飯店) — would target local tourists and highlight accommodation packages that offer meals.
Worshipers pray at Longshan Temple in Taipei’s Wanhua District yesterday. The accommodation capacity for religious groups is to be expanded to four people per room, with the exception of family members who live together, he added.
Taoyuan and Taichung are also benefiting from soaring house prices that are pushing residents away from Taipei and other first-tier locations ... Given the growth trend, rezoned areas in New Taipei City are in need of new elementary and junior high schools to accommodate new students, it said.
The suspects — two men surnamed Lin (林) and Chen (陳), and a woman surnamed Lin (林) — allegedly used social media to recruit women to work overseas as prostitutes, escorts or bar hostesses by promising them high earnings in a short time, the indictment issued by the TaipeiDistrictProsecutors’ Office said.
An employee disinfects seating at a food court in New TaipeiCity yesterday ... If restaurants want to accommodate more customers, they must implement measures to separate customers, and ensure that they enter and exit separately, the Taipei City Government said, adding they must also seek approval from the Taipei Department of Health.
Relative affordability and accommodative policy also lent support to property markets outside the greater Taipei area, she said ... Transactions in New Taipei City fell 14.4 percent to 5,609 units and dipped 1.1 percent to 2,967 in Taipei, data from the respective city governments showed.