(My assumption is that the CCP/HK police used a chinese-made clone of something like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SelectaDNA rather than just a random blue paint.)
That sounds like a great way to end up with viri/cancer. Plus a lot of the chemicals used in manipulating DNA are extremely carcinogenic.
For instance, it's the top story under the "popular" tag on Reddit, currently.
And on that site, the submission isn't in some hacker-related forum; it's correctly in r/worldnews.
Also, mainstream politics is explicitly against the guidelines unless a story presents some "interesting new phenomenon," the assumption being that the mainstream offers nothing of intellectual merit worth discussing, by default.
So ignore Hong Kong. Let's talk about Clojure for the millionth time. It's a Lisp, good hackers like Lisps.
Non-China ("Western" doesn't quite cover it, there are others too) economic interests are the only things keeping these protesters alive.
Civil rights seem to be mentioned only when the countries which don't respect them are poor or weak.
When there is an economic interest they seem not be so important anymore.
However they seem to restrain from throwing it to the police directly. There is only one report of anyone injured by any one of these, by CCTV.
Depending on construction they can contain needles which will be fired out of the bottle when the bottle cracks.
It's a fire bomb. It's dangerous.
That is not Hong Kong in a nutshell at the moment.
The rioters are throwing Molotov cocktails and the cops have no idea how to handle it. I’m surprised Eirk Prince hasn’t offered to come on as a consultant.
As a Hong Konger, the problem isn't that the cops are amateurs; it's that the police are currently terrorizing HK residents. If Erik Prince helps them, he should know he's supporting state terrorism.