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Comment Suddenly... CHINA! (Score 1) 185 185

Is it just me or does OP seem to be stretching a little bit in the last few sentences to try and segue an article about US gender diversity into another dig at the working conditions in China.

Look, I'd like for all the people in China to have nice jobs, and be treated well, breathe clean air and eat double quarter pounders whenever they want to as much as the next guy. But stop blaming Apple for this not happening. Apple strides to set restrictions on their manufacturing partners that have been steadily improving pay and working conditions at those locations, and has gone farther in this regard than most, and even farther than many of their investors would like to see done.

Blame yourselves. The reason that Apple can't push harder for workers rights in China is that beyond using it as an Apple-hateboy talking point we don't actually care. If we did, then we'd be voting with our wallets, paying to buy phones that are "Work Dormitory Free" or "8 hour shifts with nice benefits - Gluten Free", but we don't. If Apple provided a "Good Conscience" iPhone, it would likely cost $1,500 and would be a worse market flop than the Kindle -- Though maybe it's worth a try just so that they can say, "Hey, we tried to give you the option to by manufactured and made in the USA, and you bought the cheap one".

Comment I was a local hire (Score 3, Informative) 294 294

I was a local hire at TATA (TCS) doing software work at Apple... Treated me well enough, however I quickly came to realize there was little chance for advancement / promotion in that track. So I found another job, where the bias was going more in my favor. The racial preference at TCS in the US would be more "awful" if it wasn't just a small coin balancing a big stack of the opposite bias elsewhere in the industry.

Comment Re:Crossed lines (Score 1) 166 166

It would also leave the homeowner in a somewhat laughable situation... They could either toe the line and say that the earthquake is "natural" therefore getting the insurance (hush) money, or try and convince the state that it was man-made, losing their house if victorious, and hopefully changing policy enough that more earthquakes won't happen.

Shame is, this only seems like a conundrum to the type of people who place the well being of society over their own momentary gains.

Like punning, programming is a play on words.