I’m happy they got the guy and I got my iPad. I broke my arm, yeah. But it worked out.DC Metro rider Daniel L. Wenger • Discussing how he chased down a dude who tried to steal his iPad. Wenger, a 50-year-old analyst at the Pentagon, was reading the news when a dude came up from behind him and swiped it. It was quite the adventure from there, involving multiple metro trains, much running, and the suspect crossing over the electrified third rail at one station before he was eventually caught at another station. But Wenger got his iPad. Not bad, brah.
Suicides were not connected to bad working conditions. There was a copy effect. If one commits suicide, then others will follow.Foxconn manager Louis Woo • Explaining away last summer’s suicide problem at his factory in China, which is in the business of producing Apple products. The article cites the research efforts of two NGOs, which cast a less than flattering light on the factory — that workers are publicly humiliated if they perform poorly, that they’re treated “inhumanely, like machines,” that they’re paid a stiflingly low wage to force them to work exhaustively long hours, that they have to sign an anti-suicide pledge telling them to “treasure their lives” — it’s a grim and disconcerting read. Woo’s explanation for the problem of his workers killing themselves seems rather lame, as well. If one commits suicide, the others will follow? That’s not exactly a logical process you’d expect to see in a group of people who were otherwise living happy lives. source (via • follow)