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News Chinese firm offers free mobile coverage for the Tube

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 21 Feb 2011.

  1. Orca

    Orca New Member

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    Only useful when the Tube is broken, which is everyday so I guess it will be useful?
     
  2. smoothie

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    ...I thought the internet was just a series of tubes...
     
  3. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    you slept with them both as well. I'm glad it wasn't just me. Just out of curiousitys sake when you went to the doctors to pick up the cream to stop the itching did you get a lollipop I get ripped off he was out of lollipops so i got a balloon instead.
     
  4. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    That's not a baloon, that's what you use NEXT time you sleep with them :D
    Can't believe i'm commenting this
     
  5. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    So itll be a a series of tubes within a tube....

    Round like a circle in a spiral
    Like a wheel within a wheel
    Never ending on beginning.....

    ahem.... well, :worried:
     
  6. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    Patrick Mercer...what a numpty! He just proved the general views of most conservatives; if you're a muslim you're a terrorist, if you're chinese your a hacker, if you wear a hoody you're a criminal etc. etc.

    Does he even know most of our electronics are made in China? *face palm*
     
  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    It's HUAWEI! I've yet to see a single product by them that's more than a steaming pile of BS.
     
  8. logonui

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    I just make a point of standing/sitting next to anyone on a phone and joining in the conversation, gets some laughes from the other passengers and you end up with a very red faced mobile phone user. They don't talk for long when everyone is looking over and laughing at them :D
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I solved the "phone users on public transport" issue with headphones.

    Although, having been on the Tube during rush hour - Is there really any desire from anyone to be elbowed in the face by some inconsiderate clot using his/her phone to tell their wife/boyfriend/husband/girlfriend that their day was a bit rubbish because they're a soulless jackass?
     
  10. Guest-16

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    But are designed by other countries, like Taiwan and the US, which are not PRC China. Manufacturing is one thing, software and design is another.

    The only good thing about phones on the tube is you get to use the net while travelling. They should just allow data packets only, no voice. I do most of my reading on the MRT here. You can even watch mobile DVB-T on the subway in Seoul :)

    To be honest, I think there's a legitimate security concern given the way China operates and how this company is managed. Like you say, there are plenty of Chinese companies or part owned Chinese companies that make electronics we buy and use, however there seems to be a lot of concern over this one for reasons not outwardly stated. While I would never listen to a politician, I would if it were to come from an informed (we'd hope!) intelligence service.
     
  11. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Why is that any different to the Labour point of view?

    anyway back on topic. That Amy sounds like my kind of lady!
     
  12. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    Yo dog... i herd you like the tubes.

    so we put the tubes in yo tubes!

    Now you can surf the tubes, while you surf the tubes!

    with someone with more talant than me please put that to the x-ibit images. :lol:
     
  13. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    But they would follow the rules. They don't need bruiser enforcers and CCTV everywhere to do it, either.

    In Britain, you'd get the usual nonsense - the businessman who just has to take that call, it's life or death, don'tchaknow?; the teen/young adult who disregards rules just because they're there... and if you used the extensive CCTV that is now on every Tube, train and bus to catch them and fine them for breaking the law, there would be all hell to pay in the media: "why did this model youth get fined blah-blah-blah when there's people out there murdering/raping/fiddling expenses blah-blah-blah 1984 blah-blah-blah big brother blah-blah"

    ...

    I kind of wish for the days when mobile phones didn't exist - or perhaps, didn't exist outside of those enormous and expensive 'execu-bricks' of the early 90's - business was no less or more life or death then than now, and yet with the ease of this 'always connected' society, even when you're not at work, you're working - just in case that e-mail comes, or whatever.
     
  14. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    While it is taboo to be making calls on public transport in Japan. The use of data services is not and you see everyone text, watching/listening to media, using the internet and everything else you can do with a modern mobile phone. What is weird is seeing a mature bloke in a suit reading kiddie porn manga next to you on his way to the office. That sh*t needs banning!
     
  15. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    It'd be a start if the people who treat an on-train mobile conversation as "everyone in the whole carriage must hear every word I say" would stop. I've heard stories from "guess who slept with who x days ago and where!" to business conversations that I'm sure said businessperson would get in trouble for if their boss knew, as they were rattling off account numbers, names, meeting times and plans... all sorts of junk at the top of their voice.

    It's an aural version of leaving the company laptop/memory stick/document folder on the train.

    Currently the Tube stops that. For which I am grateful (one of the few things I'm grateful about on the Tube, I admit...)
     
  16. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    The Tory MP has a sort of point, Huawei don't exactly have a squeaky clean history when it comes to playing fairly:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huawei#Criticisms_and_controversy

    I've also heard stories of them being thrown out of Australia for under-handed Chinese-goverment linked activities, but I'll be damned if I can remember the source.
     
  17. mecblade

    mecblade 14 year old Technophile

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    neither have several companies in the western society Bauul. Anyone remember the scandal with nestle selling milk to developing countries while advertising false claims like how it's more nutritious compared to breast milk in 1977? I can also list a few others.

    *sighs*

    What is the world coming to nowadays?

    I'm not a hacker, and i deplore what they do. Stereotypes FTL.
     
  18. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    If the Chinese really wanted to steal our information and listen in to a load of trivial conversations i'm sure they could put whatever they wanted into the western designed electronics. And yea maybe I myself am stereotyping the conservatives, lets just say politicians ;)
     
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