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Foxconn Accused of Taking Bribes

dreadlord76 Re:It's Foxconn Employees taking bribes from suppl (51 comments)

Here, why don't you read this: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57563189-92/chinese-authorities-probe-foxconn-bribery-charges/ Foxconn is cooperating with Chinese authorities investigating allegations that executives at the electronics manufacturer received illegal bribes from supply chain partners. The company, which produces consumer electronics for companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Sony, said in a statement that it brought in law enforcement officials to work with an internal audit team investigating the charges "against a number of Foxconn employees." The statement comes after Taiwan-based Next Magazine reported that a Foxconn executive had been arrested in September as part of the allegations. When queried by CNET, a Foxconn representative declined to address whether an executive had been arrested. "Since the matter is under investigation, we are not able to comment further," Foxconn said in a statement. "However, we can say that the integrity of our employees is something we take very seriously and any employees found guilty of any illegal actions or violations of our company's Code of Conduct will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." "We are also carrying out a full review of our policies and practices to identify steps we can take to strengthen such measures to further mitigate against such actions," the company added.

about 2 years ago
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Foxconn Accused of Taking Bribes

dreadlord76 It's Foxconn Employees taking bribes from supplier (51 comments)

This headline is really badly written.
A few high level Foxconn employees have been accused of taking bribes, by Foxconn. Foxconn called in the law enforcement on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and is working with them to capture all the responsible parties. So rather than Foxconn taking bribes, it's Foxconn employees abusing their power, and embezzling against Foxconn by taking bribes from suppliers.

about 2 years ago
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The Trouble With Bringing Your Business Laptop To China

dreadlord76 Re:Take the hard drive with you... (402 comments)

Can't they just install something in EPROM, so when you plug your HD in, it @#%@#*())___

about 2 years ago
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With NCLB Waiver, Virginia Sorts Kids' Scores By Race

dreadlord76 Re:And as a white parent who knows the realities . (622 comments)

There are plenty of Asian dish washers and restaurant workers, and have kids that are engineers and doctors. Does that count as upward mobility?
Wish I had mod points to adjust the Insightful rating.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Worms In the Toilet Might Be a Good Idea

dreadlord76 Re:Then who eats all the worm poo? (124 comments)

Next week, they will sell you an Aquaponics system, with worm shit eating plant, and worm eating fish, for $60K. The first time you take out a fish and eat it, you complete the cycle. For $100K.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Worms In the Toilet Might Be a Good Idea

dreadlord76 Re:$40K for 10,000 uses? (124 comments)

$40K can put in a pretty big septic system, with cistern and rain catchment to provide the liquid for flushing. You can probably get a grey water pond out of it as well if you plan it right. Still, a lot of money for a pound of worms.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Worms In the Toilet Might Be a Good Idea

dreadlord76 $40K for 10,000 uses? (124 comments)

4$ per flush. That's pretty steep!
And $40K for a pound of warms, sand, and a conveyer system? Must be the new Millionaire tax that France is enacting that is raising the prices.

more than 2 years ago
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Asking Slashdot: Converting an SUV Into an Hybrid Diesel-Electric?

dreadlord76 Re:Your generation never had SUVs (543 comments)

Back in the old days, there were these things called Station Wagons. People who had more than 2 kids used them to carry stuff and people back and forth.
As time goes on, Station wagons were un-cool as Drive-in makeout sessions gone the way of the dodo. But, people still want to carry their assorted off springs and general excess stuff.
In response, they bought these vehicles that looked like Station Wagons, albeit with a slightly shorter hood, with jacked up suspension, and larger tires. Rather than calling them station wagons, a new term was necessary. So the Sport Utility Vehicles were born. All was well in the kingdom of men.

more than 2 years ago
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After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?

dreadlord76 Re:visited to USA recently (813 comments)

Really? Tons of people die everywhere. In the grand scheme of things, we all die, with or without medical care. The universe does not give a rats ass about us. There are countries in the world that you can't get medical care unless you pay at the door. There are countries with supposedly universal healthcare, that if you don't pay your mandated premium, that you don't get care.

more than 2 years ago
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After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?

dreadlord76 Re:Beacon Power (813 comments)

PLEASE PLEASE buy a real transfer switch. It will only add another couple of hundreds of dollars, but prevents the backfeed from killing the guy trying to fix your power.

more than 2 years ago
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Researchers Try To Identify the Intelligence Gene

dreadlord76 Re:The downside genetic engineering (254 comments)

Why do people assume that different political point of views means the other folks are less intelligent?

more than 2 years ago
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Solving Climate Change By Bioengineering Humans?

dreadlord76 One Word (363 comments)

Miranda.

more than 2 years ago
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Almost 1 In 3 US Warplanes Is a Drone

dreadlord76 F-14s are gone... (328 comments)

Actually, the Navy decommissioned all the F-14s. So any actively deployed drone is needed more than the F-14....

Oh those Tomcats....

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

dreadlord76 Steve's impact on the world (1027 comments)

Even though I don't qualify as an Apple Fanboy, Steve's impact on the world of computing is felt everyday by all of us.
While Xerox PARC did the original GUI environment, and invented little things like the Mouse, Steve's vision with the Mac changed the computer world. It made computer accessible, influencing Windows and other OSs to make their system accessible to the masses.
Apple, Next, Pixar, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPads.
I believe Steve made the world better.

more than 3 years ago
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Iran Says Siemens Helped US, Israel Build Stuxnet

dreadlord76 Re:Obviously propoganda (300 comments)

See, that's exactly what they want you to think. They know you will think that way, therefore, they did it so you wouldn't think that it's them. Of course, you know that they know what you will think that way, so you know not to believe it, and therefore, it is them. Then again......

more than 3 years ago
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Senator Wants to Tax Internet Shopping

dreadlord76 Re:It needs to be a simple tax. (705 comments)

It's worse than that. What is a "Candy Bar" versus Food item differs in various jurisdictions. Is a Belt Buckle an Article of clothing or not? many state/county/school district has laws on the books on how much percentage they get of all sales tax revenue. You need to override all of that to get to true streamlined tax. A lot of people would cry foul.

more than 3 years ago
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Chandrayaan-1 Spots Giant Underground Chamber On the Moon

dreadlord76 Re:20,000-year-old robot in there? (322 comments)

Awesome! At least 1 person read the book.... Remember, the robot has to be mind reading as well.

more than 3 years ago
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Covert Video of Apple IPad 2 Just Released

dreadlord76 It's a Canary Trap (190 comments)

Apple actually shipped a number of prototypes to a variety of manufactures. Each with a different name. For example: iPad II, iPad 2, iPad Next Gen, iPad Mini, iPad Maxi, iPad jr, iPad Zwei Now that the pictures leaked, Apple knows which manufacturer leaked it. You know that the iPad 2 guys would not get the next contract. See, it's all part of the plan. That's why they have high stock prices, and we are just arguing about if they would name something with a 2 in the name.

more than 3 years ago
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Foxconn's Founder Opens Up About Making iPhones

dreadlord76 Re:Too many lawyers? Or too many laws? (384 comments)

There are lies, and there statistics. Please cite where your 99% number comes from other than from your own imagination.

more than 4 years ago

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