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Comment 20m Yuan for stealing a sw? (Score 1) 46

Things work like this in China, if the gov or most of times a particular person who is in charge want sth to be done, and done quickly, you do it as required,and once you grabbed all the money you leave, no one actually cares what happens after wards. No public enquirers will be allowed to question how the gov spent tax money since that info is considered as state secret. You probably know that if you steal a s/w and do some localization work won't cost 20m yuan.

Comment Try Siemens Gigaset (Score 1) 289

I am not sure if you would share a usb port on you PC or not, I have a Gigaset S450 [DECT]and Siemens M34 USB stick, which works wonderfully with the Skype, and you can use it for VoIP and landline calls, sw has a perfect intergration with skype and your address book, even checks your email and delivers a notification on your handset. I lost track of the Gigaset development, I know that they do stand-alone versions of those phones now that allow to use Skype or SIP provider of your choice. Gigaset is the best phone system I have ever used with good industrial design and excellent features, I do not understand why is it not that widely available here in the US.

Comment vote for a government with an open internet policy (Score 1) 143

The bottom line is: in a democratic society, you always have the chance to vote for a government with an open internet policy, eg. the revoking of London congestion charges was immediately abolished by Boris Johnson. But for users in China, there is only one dominate party, which pretty much means no hopes for change, so AUS, CHN is two totally different situation.

Comment Gave up TV after moving to the US (Score 1) 502

TV viewer in UK, love UK TV programs, no ads and program quality is well high, good world news coverage, football, and international affair coverage such as World Cups, etc. I am fed up with TV in the US, rude and loud commercials are just horrible, personally I believe US has a fundamentally wrong approach. So I have stopped watching TV since 2007. I have Comcast internet only and will not pay for TV with stupid commercials. I would rather pay a higher price for a commercial free channel.

Comment Good job amazon (Score 0) 202

Well done amazon, who went for the extra mile so customer like me don't have too. I think what amazon has done is fascinating and benefit the customer, who can get their on time w/o the extra delivery charge; the RV campers, who can get some extra buck themselves; and of course amazon itself. It is a very create idea, yet challenging form a business' perspective, I am glad to hear the general result has been positive. I think a lot more companies that are facing a fluctuated demand dilemma could be enlightened by such a idea. Well done amazon.

Comment Game is a important medium in China (Score 1) 235

Another important reason why the government is posing more restrictions on gaming in China is due to game itself is becoming an important medium in China, which you can effectively reach the youth group in China [as well as the last US election]. Probably the only channel the government left in the wild without censorship for the past decade. Young people in China really don't have much option to choose a hobby, the only thing that is cheap and people can have fun is online gaming, that is why internet cafes are still filled with young people and underage children [gov require to be 18 to enter internet cafes in china during schools which is poorly enforced].

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