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Comment: Re:I doubt it was North Korea (Score 1) 89

For one thing, if North Korea was capable of this sort of hack they've got more tempting targets to use that capability on.

As soon as I heard about it, I thought the same thing - basically, they've tipped their hand for a worthless pot.

Trial run? Umm, with secret weapons that's generally not a good idea. See also: Britain, tanks, Cambrai.

Comment: Re:of course it wasn't NK (Score 1) 89

I don't know why so much of Slashdot seems to be taking the obvious "it was NK omg" story at face value, even after NK explicitly denied it. They take credit for things they've never done - if they'd hacked Sony successfully, of course they'd be bragging about it.

OMG, you're 100% correct.

It's like how football players always fake left and jink right, never the other way round.


Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers 191

Posted by samzenpus
from the HR-needs-to-be-better dept.
mrspoonsi writes with the findings of an investigation into working conditions at a factory that makes Apple products. Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Filming on an iPhone 6 production line showed Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. It found standards on workers' hours, ID cards, dormitories, work meetings and juvenile workers were being breached at the Pegatron factories. Apple said it strongly disagreed with the programme's conclusions. Exhausted workers were filmed falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts at the Pegatron factories on the outskirts of Shanghai. One undercover reporter, working in a factory making parts for Apple computers, had to work 18 days in a row despite repeated requests for a day off. Another reporter, whose longest shift was 16 hours, said: "Every time I got back to the dormitories, I wouldn't want to move. Even if I was hungry I wouldn't want to get up to eat. I just wanted to lie down and rest. I was unable to sleep at night because of the stress."

Comment: Re:EEE (Score 1) 215

by Hognoxious (#48629997) Attached to: What Will Microsoft's "Embrace" of Open Source Actually Achieve?

X-soft need the upcoming iDildo API functionality because, well, marketing say so.

The beancounters say IT can cross-charge it to underhands or overheads or something like that.

It's as sure as green apples aren't red that they can't be fucking arsed with building all that shit themselves.

Realistically, can you provide a scenario where M$ don't get some money out of this - apart from where a meteorite twats 7 barrels of shite out of X-soft's HQ?

"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows." -- Robert G. Ingersoll