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Comment Be careful how hard you squeeze (Score 0) 299

In a global economy, the balls your holding are often your own. It's great that manufacturing will be coming back to the US, but are Americans willing to pay 50%-100% more for their electronics? That's what Foxconn said it would cost if a assembly occurred in the US as US wages. Now, if you can believe Trump, they would be slapped with a 35% tariff if it was manufactered outside the US...but Apple and Samsung and the like are not going to be passing on that tariff to the consumer, with an appropriate mark up.

Americans will pay a higher price for moving jobs into the US or pay a higher price (with money going into Federal Government coffers to be spent on wasteful programs) in their attempts to penalize foreign corporations. And the likely outcome of the latter will be retaliatory tariffs on American goods, causing companies in the US who sell to other countries to lose their competitive edge.

All I can say is - be careful how hard you want Trump to squeeze, because you may not know you're the one who's balls he's holding until its too late.

Comment There was nothing to catch (Score 1, Informative) 283

These idiots have no idea what caused the fires. They haven't shown a single case where they can identify that the pressure on the battery causes thermal runaway. Remember that several phones failed while idle (not charging) and one failed while turned off (the guy on the plane). This "explanation" is just a couple of guys trying to Monday morning quarterback.

Comment NO - they didn't find the problem (Score 4, Insightful) 283

If they found the problem, it means that they can reproduce it. They were entirely unable to make their test unit fail due to the tight fit, nor were they able to observe that an increase in pressure of a phone in the off condition (under which at least one of the fires occurred in the v2 Note 7) *led to* a runaway thermal condition.

They're basically just speculating because they are looking for some clicks. This is about as conclusive proof as Trump has of 3 million illegals voting in California.

Comment Re:Retail and Driving (Score 1) 121

>Just what are people with only high school supposed to do?

In the words of one of the most (in)famous capitalists:

"I can't afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the [welfare] establishments I have mentioned: they cost enough: and those who are badly off must go there.''
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die.''
"If they would rather die,'' said Scrooge, ``they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."

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