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azaghal1981

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Re: iphone
« Reply #885 on: January 22, 2012, 10:26:44 am »
Got the 4S jailbreak. Running quickly and smoothly so far.
Lots of digging and playing around to do.
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Re: iphone
« Reply #886 on: January 22, 2012, 01:12:54 pm »
so how many hiptards out there are all fired up about the "Occupy" movement, but wouldn't think of paying the extra $65 for their Iphone that it would take to support American jobs and fight slave-like labor conditions in China?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=apple&st=cse

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slappy

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« Reply #887 on: January 22, 2012, 09:39:04 pm »
so how many hiptards out there are all fired up about the "Occupy" movement, but wouldn't think of paying the extra $65 for their Iphone that it would take to support American jobs and fight slave-like labor conditions in China?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=apple&st=cse



If you really care about American jobs and slave-like labor conditions it would probably be wise to look above and beyond the 'hiptards' and Apple. As the article you linked above says..

"Foxconn Technology has dozens of facilities in Asia and Eastern Europe, and in Mexico and Brazil, and it assembles an estimated 40 percent of the world?s consumer electronics for customers like Amazon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Nintendo, Nokia, Samsung and Sony."




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« Reply #888 on: January 22, 2012, 10:18:41 pm »
so how many hiptards out there are all fired up about the "Occupy" movement, but wouldn't think of paying the extra $65 for their Iphone that it would take to support American jobs and fight slave-like labor conditions in China?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=apple&st=cse



If you really care about American jobs and slave-like labor conditions it would probably be wise to look above and beyond the 'hiptards' and Apple. As the article you linked above says..

"Foxconn Technology has dozens of facilities in Asia and Eastern Europe, and in Mexico and Brazil, and it assembles an estimated 40 percent of the world?s consumer electronics for customers like Amazon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Nintendo, Nokia, Samsung and Sony."

Save your breath, slappy. Our near-depression is caused by the iPhone-owning hiptards in the Occupy camps. If we just take them out, all will be better. It's just that simple....

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Re: iphone
« Reply #889 on: January 23, 2012, 01:11:53 pm »
so how many hiptards out there are all fired up about the "Occupy" movement, but wouldn't think of paying the extra $65 for their Iphone that it would take to support American jobs and fight slave-like labor conditions in China?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=apple&st=cse


I am laughing very hard right now.

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Re: iphone
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slappy

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Re: iphone
« Reply #895 on: January 26, 2012, 03:09:19 pm »
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html

Already discussed at top of page.

yeah . . . because you should discuss human suffering for technology . . . only once.

no ... but you could actually read what is above and contribute to the discussion beyond wasting space by simply throwing up already supplied links.

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« Reply #896 on: January 26, 2012, 03:11:06 pm »
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html

Already discussed at top of page.

yeah . . . because you should discuss human suffering for technology . . . only once.

Nobody dismissed these topics, what was retarded was doom's assertion that somehow apple cult member hipster idiots are largely responsible for the horrible labor practices in foreign countries.

FACT.  Companies as big as apple get that way by doing things in the most cost effective manner possible.  ALL they care about is the bottom line.  Don't ever act surprised that a campany like apple employs labor practices at the cost of human decency.  Corporations by their very nature are greedy soulless beasts.

I can't believe this could come as a surprise to anybody.  How can the facts in these articles be a revelation to anyone. 

I'm not waving a flag here, just stating the obvious.  Don't bother appealing to the common decency of these pigs.  They will do anything within the law (and sometimes those areas get very grey) to make a buck. 

The only way to change labor practices like these is to change the laws/rules govering the corporations that employ them.  Just reading this last sentence I've written I'm having another "duh" moment.


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« Reply #897 on: January 26, 2012, 03:17:26 pm »
there was a planet money podcast a few weeks back about manufacturing in 'merica.  very similar story.. simple technology (auto parts), moving from america to oversees just to stay afloat.  they could either change where they manufacture, or let their business fail.  when faced by politicians with the question "what can we do to keep your product made in america?", the answer was pretty clear - even with subsidies or breaks, it's inevitable the product will be made somewhere else.

my question is...  what happens when machines replace the cheap labor china depends on? 

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« Reply #898 on: January 26, 2012, 03:18:50 pm »
That's yesterdays news.  Today's big buzz is the amount of off shore cash they have.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/government/apple-made-in-china-untaxed-profits-kept-offshore/11126?tag=nl.e539

And unless you know the source of that cash, it's hard to fault them for the off shore part.  Hoarding that much cash on the other hand....
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« Reply #899 on: January 26, 2012, 03:24:10 pm »
there was a planet money podcast a few weeks back about manufacturing in 'merica.  very similar story.. simple technology (auto parts), moving from america to oversees just to stay afloat.  they could either change where they manufacture, or let their business fail.  when faced by politicians with the question "what can we do to keep your product made in america?", the answer was pretty clear - even with subsidies or breaks, it's inevitable the product will be made somewhere else.

my question is...  what happens when machines replace the cheap labor china depends on? 

This American Life had also had a good podcast on the whole situation.
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2012/01/a-response-to-the-news-from-apple