Oh man! Will they ever fix it? 'The Age' reported today:
Repair crews might need until late January to fully restore Chinese Internet services after damage to telecom lines from an undersea earthquake was found to be worse than first thought, state media said.
And why does it take so damn long?
The ships are trying to repair the lines through a complicated procedure that involves pulling the heavy cables up from the ocean floor.
In case you don't know what I am talking about - there was a earthquake near Taiwan, and that stupid earthquake resulted in this:
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake snapped several international telecom cables, sparking widespread communications disruption in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and elsewhere. Knock-on problems occurred as far away as Australia.
So, the internet here in Shanghai is slow like hell, I am still unable to receive my mails through 'pop3' from Google Mail. And the web-based Google Mail loads for minutes... A nightmare! So what do you say in chinese now? Right: ????