a child in Australia waits...
for 21st century speeds.
Yeah okay apples and oranges and strawman, but please indulge me.
Look at this, August - October, completed. In that year, that year!
The scale is just continent to continent, do you think Aus. could manage that on land?
Crikey! i tell you what, if you left it to the Aus. government, they'd put it down, tell you couldn't use it, sell it, back to their mates, tell you to put another down, tell you couldn't use that again because it was inferior product and is now useless, shoot you in the foot then tell you start walking, all with your money - taxpayer money.
I wouldn't usually espouse this, for obvious reasons, but do we need to consider reputable private companies to get vital infrastructure projects completed?
As a tax payer, i love so see the executive piss all that cash away, and less and less essential projects seem to be completed competently by elected officials. That should be grounds for a halt, the governments, both state and federal seem to incapable of hitting the broad side of a barn.
These catastrophic failures in delivery - the outcomes of which are detestable, scare the living shit out of me.
The future just reeks of cronyism and incompetence, which will be ironic as Australia slowly pitches into a second rate global citizen.
In other news, kudos FB and M$, i hope you play nice with your new link.