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  • Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

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    By the time America spends about $1 billion per mile to build a perfunctory subway segment in San Francisco by 2020, China will have spent just $130 million per mile (around $13 billion) to complete another 100 miles of new metros in Shenzhen, serving 102 new stations on four additional lines. That's an expansion similar in total track length of the entire regional BART system, but with 2.5 times as many stations. Meanwhile, Silicon Valley will just be starting its construction to extend BART 5 miles into San Jose, at a cost of at least $4.7 billion (again, about $1 billion per mile).

     

     

    The Jubilee line extension in London cost £5.1bil (around $14.2bil in today's money) for 10 miles of track. Building tunnels through large, existing urban centres in the developed world is expensive. 

     

    It's no surprise that building a subway system in what is effectively a new city in China is cheaper - no obstructions, easy ground access, incredibly cheap labour, lax health & safety, ability to circumnavigate any planning laws...

    ccamp309
  • Apple's Tim Cook says his home state is 'too slow' on LGBT rights issue, pushes for education reform

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    Yep... I'm about as worried about what you are posting as Chic-fil-A is. As I said, Tim needs to quit campaigning and get things done at Apple. Like fixing the memory leak in Apple Mail and the Remote Desktop upgrade bug in his new Yosemite OS. That is much more important to me than listening to somebody complain about their sex life.


     

    I doubt Tim's Objective-C is good enough to fix those bugs.

     

    And I don't think Tim made any reference to his sex life.

    JoeSpitzak
  • Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

    Oh look, a DED piece that starts with an interesting topic and descends into an anti-Google rant. How surprising.