February 2, 2011
"I feel no sense of achievement and I’ve become a machine.”
“Life is meaningless,”. “Everyday, I repeat the same thing I did yesterday. We get yelled at all the time. It’s very tough around here.”
Conversation on the production line is forbidden, bathroom breaks are kept to 10 minutes every two hours and constant noise from the factory washes past his ear plugs, damaging his hearing, Ah Wei said. The company has rejected three requests for a transfer and his monthly salary of 900 yuan ($132) is too meager to send home to his family.
“It’s the prices,” said Gordon. “Their prices are lower for high-quality work.”
“The fundamental problem for Foxconn and other Chinese factories is that their business model relies on a low-cost workforce sourced from rural areas of China,” BussinesWeek
January 24, 2011
The element written by the first group, which was activated after Stuxnet reached its target and is known as the “payload”, is very complex, well designed and effective, according to Mr Parker’s analysis. He believes this is evidence of the involvment of a major Western power or powers – potentially including Britain – because they have both the scarce cyber expertise, and access to the tightly-regulated nuclear equipment necessary to test the virus. Telegraph
Scott Borg of the United States Cyber-Consequences Unit suggested that Israel might prefer to mount a cyber-attack rather than a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. According to Borg this kind of attack could involve disrupting sensitive equipment such as centrifuges using malware introduced via infected memory sticks: “Since the autumn of 2002, I have regularly predicted that this sort of cyber-attack tool would eventually be developed. Israel certainly has the ability to create Stuxnet and there is little downside to such an attack, because it would be virtually impossible to prove who did it. So a tool like Stuxnet is Israel’s obvious weapon of choice.” Wikipedia
January 13, 2011
South Korean prosecutors have arrested a man for disseminating pro-North Korean videos and text through social networking services, which is a criminal offence in the republic.
The 54-year-old, surnamed Cho, is charged of 63 counts of breach of the National Security Law by posting online text messages such as “Long live Kim Jong-il, the mighty sun of human beings”, local media report. His Twitter account alone had some 3,000 followers, prosecutors said. RT
Who is it Cho? How can he get 3000 followers? And I think he absolutely realize that his action gonna cause bad legislation effect on him, and he maybe gonna be end up in jail for a long term. S. Korea National Security law really ‘scrutinize’ the internet after some tense moments and North Korea’s artillery attack in November. And I think it is not a very patriotic for Cho to make that statement, especially in these moments between North and South Korea.
December 30, 2010
The first time I watch that video, I thought it is some kind of joke, or parody. But, when I search videos for Rev. Billy, I found more video about him, preaching about exorcism. More video below. Read the rest of this entry »
December 21, 2010
The mobs threw petrol bombs,which cause the fire to the bank building with 25 staff inside, killing two women and a man. In this situation, I’m agree with George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister:
“We’re a free and democratic country and every citizen has the right to demonstrate. To protest is one thing, to murder is another.“
The riots ignited since the country face 272bn debt, approval for the 110 billion euro bail-out of Greece, taxes hikes, expenditure cuts, cutting on pension benefits. You can see by yourself, how the riot policeman burned by the mobs in here, and the tensions still growing and nobody can tell when it is gonna end, maybe when the Greece’s economy back to normal, but this thing seems quite impossible in this 2 years, maybe longer. And all these disaster, caused by the corrupt government.
See: ‘austerity measures’.
December 20, 2010
Image source Neogaf
A series of attacks by sharks on swimmers off the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt were described as “unprecedented” by shark experts. On 1 December 2010, three Russians and one Ukrainian were seriously injured within minutes of each other, and on 5 December 2010 a German woman was killed, when they were attacked while snorkeling near the shoreline.
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December 19, 2010
Here is one more example of corruption in Russia, especially in Moscow. The cost of highway construction include many factors. Type of ground, level of development in that area, technology used, material use, width and length of the lane , buying the land, relocating the those who live in the line and many more.
But, some observers said that the road cost in Moscow is high that other places is because of the corruption. Of course the construction companies reject that bribery is to blame for the enormous cost of road-building, and their reasons are what already stated above.
Europe ($4,8 mil), USA ($4 mil), China ($3 mil), Russia ($12 mil)
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