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Comment: Re:Mandatory reading (Score 1) 32

by DerekLyons (#48674283) Attached to: Inside China's 'Christmas Factory' Town, Yiwu

These jobs represent an exit for most of these workers, the opportunity to build their life as they wish - or try.

Yeah. She's one of the lucky ones, she got out. Most don't. You'll never hear from them though.

Before any uninformed comments start blossoming

The crappy living conditions, the crappy hours, the lack of industrial safety, the crappy pay... all these things are well documented. Commenting on them is far from uninformed.

Comment: Re:Effing Grinches That Spoiled Christmas (Score 3, Insightful) 111

by PopeRatzo (#48673879) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

These "hackers" just made Christmas a lot less Merry for many children that just got some nice new Christmas presents.

Screw 'em. Take a day off gaming. If they can't find something else fun to do besides play on their XboxOne or PS4 for one single Christmas Day, then you've been a shitty parent. Next thing you know they're gonna start talking about ethics in game journalism and SJWs and then you have to drown them.

Better they learn now that not all gratification is instant, and an online first-person shooter whenever you want it is not a basic human right.

You'll thank me later.

Comment: Instant failure (Score 0) 36

by Lumpy (#48673245) Attached to: Nokia's Back In the Tablet Business, With the Android Lollipop-Based N1

Nexus tablet is better in every way, and they price this thing at Mini ipad pricing? are they nuts?

Dont buy any of this crap, Nexus7 or Samsung Pro tab 12.2 are the only two real android tablets at honest pricing.

Yes that 12.2 tablet is sexy as freaking hell and the most business usable tablet out there. it lets me view CAD files perfectly with clients.

Comment: Re:The Navy sucks at negotiating (Score 2) 87

by Richard_at_work (#48673225) Attached to: US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

It isn't in pristine condition, its full of heavy metal contaminants, asbestos, oils and other problem materials, and requires maintenance just to remain afloat in decent condition - a huge amount of effort is required to do anything with the ship, and the Navy doesn't want it on its budget any more. If the museum project had raised its money, they would have got it.

Having watched a documentary on another scrapping a few years back, the metal in these ships do not command a premium on the scrap market, and any scrapping company takes it on with complete uncertainty as to whether they make a profit or loss as they also have to deal with the toxics and those cost a lot these days.

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