Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:10 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Hardware, Embedded Systems This is one sad story to report on. Sun Danyong, 25-year-old employee at Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn, has committed suicide after being subjected to apparently rather rigorous interrogation methods by Foxconn's Central Security Division. Danyong handled a shipment of 16 iPhone prototypes, and one of them went missing. Update: Apple responds: "We are saddened by the tragic loss of this young employee, and we are awaiting results of the investigations into his death. We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect."
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reality check
by unclefester on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 03:33 UTC
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Apple buyers think their PCs are hand carved from pure Unobtanium by elves in the Black Forest. The fact is they are cheap mass produced generic PCs in fancy cases.

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RE: reality check
by AlexandreAM on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 04:51 in reply to "reality check "
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I really wouldn't comment on this thread, considering I don't own anything Apple and the very few I've tried were not exactly as pleasant as I thought (they look great on screenshots, though), don't own anything Foxconn and do not know much about either companies or "sweatshops" in asia to bring anything new to the topic.

But really, is THIS what you think of a constructive comment to a thread touching the death of a person? Really?

Can this zealotry of "Mine is bigger than yours" get at least a little bit of common sense and stop showing in threads that are not concerning technical differences, where they feel justified to appear just because the name of a company is mentioned?

Here is my reality check for you, sir: Your behaviour in this matter was, in my very personal opinion, disgusting.

Just to notice one last thing: Considering I base my reply on personal feelings, I refrained from modding you down before posting, but I truly believe you're way off topic, and simply trolling. I just wish there could be a mod-down option as "Simply outright outrageous".

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RE[2]: reality check
by unclefester on Wed 22nd Jul 2009 10:57 in reply to "RE: reality check "
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What is wrong with pointing out the hypocrisy of Apple? They portray themselves and green and ethical but they are just as ruthless, money hungry and amoral as any other big corporation.

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