Survey: PLA More Popular Than Police The latest results released by HKU’s Public Opinion Program records the lowest satisfaction level with the police force since the 1997 handover . The net satisfaction index for the police fell from 36.3 to 29 percent. Even the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison beats the local police force : the survey, conducted in mid-November, recorded an increase in satisfaction with the PLA, which rose to 35 percent. Program director Robert Chung said the drop has to do with Occupy, and urged the police to let political problems be resolved through political means . The police force said it respected the findings. Our take: To be fair, it’s almost impossible to be less popular than the police right now. Prof Writes Lion Rock Banner Exam Question To get more people talking about the giant pro-democracy banner that was hung on Lion Rock back in October, Dr. Joseph Lee from the Polytechnic University’s Department of Applied Mathematics put in a question in an exam paper, asking students to calculate the best angle and position to photograph the banner with a drone camera . The question includes a disclaimer: “This question is written by Subject Leader Dr. Joseph Lee. It does not represent the political position of the Department of Applied Mathematics.” Lee told Ming Pao he accepts responsibility for writing the question and said on Facebook that it is better if more people know about the banner, adding that the exam paper will be archived at the university library. Many students indicated their support for true universal suffrage on the exam. Our take: Civic awareness through applied math—how very Occupy. Occupy Supplies Go to the Homeless Just before last week’s Occupy clearance, some protesters initiated a campaign to collect surplus supplies and distribute them to the homeless . They told Apple Daily that they would give umbrellas for the elderly to use as canes, and raincoats and blankets to keep them warm. The free supplies also attracted many non-occupiers, mainly the elderly, who brought along trolleys to gather unclaimed items. At one Occupy supplies station, volunteers urged bystanders to take home items ranging from mattresses and disinfectant to sanitary napkins. Our take: Peace and love to the bitter end.