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Shit is getting CRAZY!



Um… What?


Huge train derailment in Taiwan. 20+ dead, nearly 200 injured. Cause as yet unknown. Trains aren’t meant to zig zag.




US companies might take some flack for how interns and trainees are treated, but boy do Japanese black companies (companies that have especially bad working conditions) put them to shame, especially when the workers are from one of the “lesser countries” (read: Vietnam, the Philippines, etc.).

The company that’s making the news rounds says the interns: aren’t allowed to have romantic relationships (or even be alone in their room with a member of the opposite sex), aren’t allowed to sleep anywhere but the company dorms, can’t go outside in groups larger than two without permission, and have to pay a heft fine if they get pregnant. An trainee from Vietnam got pregnant, but she still hadn’t paid off the money she borrowed to move to Japan for work, so the company told her, “Get an abortion or get deported, you choose.”



Well, it happened.


Well, one less place in the world I’d like to live if I had to make the choice.

That said, and I’m probably preaching to the choir here, this won’t stop criminals, who’ll just put open source crypto software on their devices instead.


California considered adding a texting tax.
The FCC struck it down.