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Comment Re:Stop the "stolen" goods in customs (Score 2) 90

I believe that Huawei cannot sell any of their Telecom equipment in the US. The Huawei switches exhibit the same bugs that the cisco switches have. I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia several years ago, and ETC had a room of Huawei equipment, and some of it was openly running Nokia Networks software.

Comment Re:Then why wasn't the loan to GM unfair? (Score 2) 90

Chevrolet has established markets worldwide. Huawei is "breaking into the market" worldwide right now. They give the equipment for free to customers, and get their money later in support fees. This is killing all other Telecom vendors worldwide. The customers still pay the same amount in the long run. Also, Huawei did not have the same startup costs as other Telecom vendors, as part of their equipment is stolen from Nokia, Ericsson and Cisco.

Comment Huawei has been pirating much more than Cisco (Score 1) 170

I was in Ethiopia in mid 2005 to work with Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC). Nokia Networks had a room of equipment, HLR, MSC, BSC, SGSN, etc. In the next room over, there was a room of Huawei equipment, and it was all cloned hardware running Nokia Networks software.

Comment Re:Hotels are For Suckers (Score 2, Interesting) 157

I am a business traveler that stays in hotels 315+ nights a year. No, I don't want to be some homeless person that sleeps on someones couch. I do try to stay in "Boutique" hotels or bed and breakfasts whenever I can, though. I am not reimbursed for wifi charges, so charging me for wifi is a total deal breaker and has been for many years.

Comment These are in use throughout the Middle East (Score 2, Informative) 652

If you travel through the Middle East, you see these things everywhere. Especially Lebanon. Every parking garage and big building uses these. When you ask anyone about those, 9 out 10 people say they work, and the other one is merely skeptical. If you look at one closely, it's just a plastic piece of crap with a metal rod. "There's a sucker born every minute".

Comment Re:Now you know (Score 1) 652

Many of those billions and billions of dollars were money laundered through Dubai. There are no questions asked where any of the investors got their money. How do you think so many buildings got built in Dubai? They have no oil in that Emirate. Ask anyone in Dubai, and they will tell you this. Really, it's common knowledge there.

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