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User profile: Greginchina

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  • RegisteredAugust 18, 2006
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  • RegisteredAugust 18, 2006

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Wanted VPN

if you've got 12vpn just found an awesome new feature for iphone users. Its called connect on demand. it just starts the vpn whenever you open twitter or facebook app or connect to blocked site. don't even need to think about it anymore. It requires you to remove all current profiles and reinstall the IPSEC profiles from 12vpn.com/ios

sadly the 12vpn site is blocked right now so you need a vpn to even reach it.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Anybody using Kindle 3G or other

It should work. It basically depends on roaming agreements. The US Kindle has an AT&T sim card inside, the UK one has a vodafone sim card inside. Both of these networks have roaming agreements with China Mobile and China Unicom. Therefore if you are near a Unicom 3G signal it will use Unicom, if not it will probably use China Mobile as their EDGE is faster than Unicom's GPRS. You are not charged for roaming - the cost of buying the books is supposed to cover that.

Forums > Living in Kunming > How ”””fast”””” are your internets?

both china telecom and china unicom do high speed fibre. its extremely expensive and only available to businesses. you may be able to get it but you'd need to clear it with building management as it involves putting fibre cables through the building.

Otherwise you are pretty much stuck with ADSL.

China Unicom's WCDMA network is actually much faster than any home broadband packages. Assuming you can get a signal in your apartment (not always easy) you could run a MiFi device or some other kind of 3G-Wifi router.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Gmail chat blocked?

I remember when there was an earthquake in Taiwan a few years ago, the cable was broken somewhere in the taiwan straits and neither territory would allow the other's navy to send ships out to fix it. internet ground to a halt for months.

Forums > Living in Kunming > How ”””fast”””” are your internets?

there's very little point in measuring using an overseas speedtest as the GFW slows everything down.

When China Telecom advertises a speed that is the max speed between your house and their Kunming gateway and even that will vary according to many factors. They don't promise anything beyond that.

If you want to test go to www.linkwan.net and choose Kunming.


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Desktop site is looking great.

However the mobile site still doesn't work for webkit browsers such as iphone safari. I believe a lot of android phones also use webkit browsers. Text is just too small. If you could vary the font size depending on the browser that would be great. At the moment I can either view the really tiny text and strain my eyes or zoom in and have to scroll left and right to read every sentence.

Limiting the use of horn doesn't really solve the problem. drivers won't really understand why they aren't allowed to use the horn and will feel the new regulations are arbitary. they need to be taught that the horn is NOT a substitute for the brake nor is reaction a substitute for anticipation.

Basically they need to learn a totally different way of driving.

yeah, I was told once before that because that is the busiest time of the day it is preferable that neither of the 2 drivers gets it than one of them makes money instead of the other.

Of course this is nonsense as they could swap shifts at different times (before and after rush hours) on alternate days.

I hope this works. My wife told me she saw some news interviews with drivers who said that they will simply not stop at all, pretending they didn't see people, instead of stopping and then refusing a fare.

We'll see.

always amused to see the word "solicitor" used by a non-British English speaker. totally different meaning.


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