It functions. It works.
But usage is limited to what apps are installed.
JJr, you know better than I how systemic the corruption is here. The complacency of the government and major companies dealing with infrastructure is almost a heritage thing, eh? I do not condone the original US colonialism, but dang it, the datus and trapols running the place now are not exactly what most Filipinos had in mind when they fought for their independence, I'm guessing. Forbes and Taft would have had shaken things up and got stuff going with a lot less pocket lining involved.
JJr was talking about the tangent we took off on - Philippines Internet speed, how he got good numbers, and why it is rare in the Philippines for things to work well. I was replying to that. Forbes and Taft were early Governor Generals of the Philippines under US rule. While there are many criticisms of American colonialism, they did try to improve the lot of Filipino's in general, which included major public works and extensive public education.
But it was far from the original topic and I probably should have replied to JJr privately. Sorry, Blackhawk. I did not mean to add to the daily clutter.
This really doesn't apply anymore, thank though!
Most of the low landers machines are simply surviving the best the best they can in the ambient temperature. Businesses with bucks will air condition their offices and the machines benefit from that. The average Filipino user or Internet Cafe will not have that level of indulgence. I am guessing they keep a lot of fans going in their cases.
A water or liquid cooled machine? Hmm, JJr might know if those show up in the Philippines but I haven't seen anyone talk about doing that approach and if they did, what sort of concerns they would have due to humidity and temp. Good question.
It actually sounds quite pretty where you are from, pics?
Where I live is both wonderful and awful. Terrible pollution in the downtown area due to a massive amount of badly tuned diesel vehicles. And traffic is .. well, not as bad as Manila, but that is like comparing the 8th and 9th rings of Hell, none of them are appealing. Once outside of the main town, it improves drastically. But it is 3rd World with houses nut to butt, big dogs in tiny cages instead of alarm systems (see brown out schedule for why they don't trust alarm systems) and guys peeing on power poles pretty indiscriminately. Toilets do not have seats nor do they usually have toilet paper. You are expected to improvise.
All that said, I love the place, and hate to leave it. If it wasn't for me having a very wonderful wife that deserves a chance to spread her wings and try the States, I'd not leave at all.
I've not a lot of photos so the easiest way to get a feel is simply google images of Baguio City: Baguio City Images
I spent 30 years in Portland Oregon and enjoyed it but looking for something a bit smaller and slower for the transition in the US. I am sure there are many things I will enjoy about being back in the States, but I'll miss the slower pace and general friendliness of the Filipino culture.
As I used to say when I was younger, the universe is in a constant state of flux ... or is that flush? Time to move on.
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Maybe Appalachian Mountains region? They are more like big hills, not so high up but just as pretty! :P You will meet plenty of friendly people. Southern states are good for that, Illinois, Kansas, Tennessee, Ohio is great. Just gotta do some looking! :D