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on: December 12, 2018, 12:19:53 AM
They're in a bit of bother.
Aus and NZ blocked some infrastructure projects they had and other countries are following suit.
(Their CFO was arrested in Canada last week on fraud charges.)

I bought the old dear a Cubot phone (Chinese product based on Android) last year and I had to strip it back to basic phone functions to stop it acting like a pocket spambot.
It was so bad that I had to kill the built in browser and remove the others I'd tried, but the system still throws up messages asking for browser permissions.
It's a complete bag of cheap spyware shit tbh...the only way to fix it is to apply a custom ROM and even then I'm not sure it would do the trick.
Putting my foot through it would maybe solve the problem


Ironically, I'm using a Moto G5, which is also Chinese (Lenovo, ex-IBM) and I use Lenovo laptops...but I've gone right off Chinese manufactured phones.
Problem is, I don't think they're made anywhere else.   :embarrassed:


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Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 10:56:34 AM
And when you learn, as we did this morning, that the US military are going to contract out a huge portion of their IT including battlefield communications, etc, and Amazon is the likely choice - and they've been shown to be dealing with a Russian oligarch who is currently under investigation by the US intelligence people, there is no hope for any of us.


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Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 08:25:11 PM
I'd just like to go on record as welcoming our Chinese overlords.




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Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 08:38:53 PM
Me too.

I ordered a IBM Lenovo Moto G6, to replace my G5.
It was only £200 on Amazon today, but could cost a years labour in the salt mines after March 2019.  :laugh:


Fambly Guy

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Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 11:19:25 PM
Considered the G6 for my youngest's Christmas.
Given the cost of the 64GB 4GB RAM model it's a no brainer.

But do I want to go daft and get him the phone above the rig he's getting?


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Reply #5 on: December 15, 2018, 01:00:07 AM
The G5 is still OK and the G6 isn't much of an upgrade, but it's dropped in price by about £65 in the last few weeks.
Also, it means the old dear ends up with a better smartphone as a wee extra.



Fambly Guy

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Reply #6 on: December 15, 2018, 01:12:37 AM
G5 is okay for the next 5 years, for me.
It's for my kid I'm thinking of the G6. did think the G6 Play would do but for an extra set of tenners he'd get a far better phone.


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Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 07:54:08 PM


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Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 08:25:18 PM
I watched a documentary about fraud in China recently (I think it was made by John Pilger) and I recall mention that the Chinese government only regard stealing from Chinese companies as illegal, not foreign companies.


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Reply #9 on: February 04, 2019, 09:40:56 PM
I've read that too. The morality is as bad as Trump's.