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Foxconn has been forced to shut down a factory in India after 250 workers were hospitalised after what appears to have been an overzealous bout of pesticide spraying. According to AFP the firm - famous for building the iPhone as well as a myriad of other gadgets - suspended operations at its Chennai plant yesterday after the …

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Mobile Phone Components? Pesticides?

Mobile Phone Components? Pesticides?

Don't tell me Steve has started specifying pesticides for iPhone components! He's really lost it now! Is he worried about Judas phones attracting flies or something?

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steve job think he can kill the software bugs this way?

so he is only human!

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Joke

Perhaps...

They were trying to get rid of bugs in iOS4?

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Flies

Flies do flock to shit.

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It's a RAID

Everyone out !!!

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Maybe they were just overworked?

nice to see it amuses so many people though. After some of the reports of Foxconn's explotation i think a few days in hospital would be some small relief for the poor blighters.

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Quick, light a match in the factory!

I think they meant "pests inside"

After all they're producing the devil's mobile telephone

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Maybe...

a 30 per cent increase in wages like the Chinese workers got will cure the problem.

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iFlies

Attracted to shit......

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Tasteless, but still just a Joke

Pesticide? Mass Indian casualties?

OK - who called the Union Carbide exterminators?

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bzzzzzz...

Let's not forget that India has a pretty mean mosquito problem. This is a country where DDT is getting less popular /because it isn't good enough at killing the mosquitos/.

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DDT?

No wonder they are getting sick.

OK now who was asleep during their management lecture? Increasing pay does not improve working conditions, it just allows you to make compensation elsewhere. The stress is just the same.

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How about meshing the windows ?

If pesticide spraying has become "routine", then there has to be something really bad going on. Even a "normal" dose of pesticide every day simply cannot be good for anybody.

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