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Comment Re:Apartheid (Score 1) 591 591

That's not true, except maybe for some government officials and other activities "involving the national security" (which can be pretty vast and arbitrary in China). Regular citizens do not need this exit visa and can leave the country whenever they want (it is the entry visa to any other country which can be hard to get).

Comment Re:No redundancy (Score 1) 247 247

You are right and I sure hope they are running like GP says they are. If you have backup pumps, of course you do not run them like the others. You shouldn't forget about them for twenty years hoping they will just wake up when needed, but running them full-time would be nuts.

Comment Re:Expect more of the same (Score 1) 383 383

So because it is worse elsewhere we shouldn't say anything ? An ad on a bus may be bigger and more distracting than an ad on a Kindle, but I have much less power over the bus company than over the device I bought myself.

And to answer your question: I can't drive or walk without seeing ads. And it does bother me.

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