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Another Foxconn employee has fallen from a building to his death, the tenth fall reported since the start of this year, eight of which have proved fatal. Local police said they were looking into the incident, but given the spate of apparent suicides and bizarre circumstances surrounding them (a previous victim was found with knife wounds to the chest that were determined to be self-inflicted), these investigations come as little consolation. Something has to give, lest employees of the world's largest manufacturer of electronics and computer components continue leaping to their death at a clip of about 2 per month. I'm not suggesting we boycott Foxconn products -- they produce so much hardware... Read more...
When we first caught wind of this story, we thought maybe there was some kind of bizarre oral fixation that prompted a New York resident to toss a perfectly good USB thumb drive into his mouth and swallow it like a Tylenol. As it turns out, Florin Necula was simply trying to destroy evidence seized during a federal raid.We've seen this tactic in several spy movies, and we're guessing so did Necula. But what Necula didn't take into account was how much more durable portable flash drives are compared to paper, which is a lot easier to digest. But more on that in a minute.First, let's discuss for a moment why the hungry New Yorker would eat a flash drive in the first place. According to The Smoking... Read more...