04/21/2012 11:49 PMYou mean the same labor government that is abolishing the R18 law and currently building the fastest ever fibre broadband network? If it were up to the opposition, we would all be using wi fi for the next 10 years because according to him we only use the Internet to read emails. Don't let some facts get in the way of a good story though.
Posted by Dorotan
Yeah, but don't forget, it took them it has taken them 10 odd years to do it? :D
I like the fact that Labor is finally getting rid of the 18+ law, and I like the fact that Labor is putting in fibre to the node, and I hate the fact that the Liberals want to undo it ... but still, as said above.
The Eastern states is about the same to Singapore and to the US.
The primary problem was with Optus, where their routing didn't include the cable that goes from Perth to Singapore, requiring people to go to the US and then to Singapore.
Generalising a whole country like this (even if you are a person of that country) is just wrong.
I think you failed Geography mate, Sydney to LA is twice the distance of Sydney to Singapore. You are forgetting about the little piece of water called the Pacific Ocean, it is bloody big, especially when travelling diagonally.
But yes, the majority of people are either with Telstra (no comment) or independant ISPs which wholesale Telstra's cables.
Generalisations makes the world go round, it is the basis of any market research. It might be ethically wrong, but when you have to talk about something as big and as diverse as a country, you cannot make exceptions for individual groups, you must take a look at as a whole. (Indian Bashing in Melbourne, Cronulla Beach Riots) ... Look, as a majority Australians don't go around bashing Indians, Australians have no problems with Indians, but as a whole, they don't like them that much - not to the point of wanting to see them get bashed, that is just simply against our culture regardless of race, but more so they might complain to their mates, about just how many they see etc. This is to be expected from every single culture on Earth and this happens in pretty much every single country, so there is nothing wrong there. But Australia does have a really long history of Racism, I remember when I was a kid it was against Chinese, before that in the 50s it was against Italians, now its against Indians? It comes and goes, the same with any country, compared to most we are the most tolerant country when it comes to Race, you don't see an African walking down the street and think, That guy ain't Aussie ... no, we accept everyone as being Australian because we are so diverse, but at the same time, the best way to sum it up is kind of like this:
You have three rooms.
In Room 1, you have a White American and a White Canadian.
In Room 2, you have a Chinese Singaporean, Chinese Malaysian, Filipino and a Cantonese guy (Hong Kong).
In Room 3, you have a Brit, a Frenchman, a German and a Spanish guy.
All of them speak English.
Waiting in the lobby you have a White Australian and a White Kiwi.
Which room do you think they want to go into?
What Blizzard did effectivelly is say, cause you guys are physically close to South East Asia, we are going to put you into Room 2, you must stay in Room 2, play nice and have fun. So, that didn't go down well, we cried and complained about wanting to be in Room 1, so Blizzard said, alright, everyone from Room 2 can go into Room 1.
So now, in Room 1 you have all of room 2.
Room 2 is empty.
And Room 3 was joined by a Russian and everyone in there is complaining, cause the Russian guy doesn't speak english.
That is what happened in a nutshell with the history of Starcraft II and the servers. We are an Asian country, no doubt ... but culturally we are closer to the USA and Canada than we are even to the jolly old mother land of England. That is why Australians got up in arms over being locked in a room with people from South East Asia.
I for one was quite happy in Room 2, cause as everyone knows, Asian guys have a lot of hot female asian friends (joke before anyone takes it the wrong way -_-), but I wanted the choice of being able to choose to play on any server, not just NA. Including going to the Taiwan server and hanging out with them, cause the Chinese UMS maps own.
And as for the people I chose to be in the rooms, they are the majority game players in their specific country, I had to generalise but you get that.
I could go on and on, and yes, Cronulla Beach wasn't started by white people, and yes, its been going on for 50 odd years, we have similar problems on the West Coast.
And @Goliath, Blizzard has done more for us than any other gaming company. And I agree with you 100%.