W/e Poly... that's a completely different post. Lots of your posts are rife with sarcasm and derision... It's hard for me to sort out when you're serious and when not... so I don't try. I was just trying to have a conversation.
Of course, that's great.. you can disclaim either way later on.
"If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hard-line, unreasonable, totalitarian mullahs in the world but not with Republicans? Maybe he’s not the problem."
I think we got some wires crossed. I didn't really care one way or the other about the robots with or without a ton of chinese. I admitted I was wrong early on. My initial point which I think I was correct is that the manufacturing in China gets very little of the Apple profit pie. We should not cry that it is not in Houston because the percentage of the entire deal is so small.
Then when you posted the article which I thought was cool I latched onto the interesting part of which was the suicide rates. The actual numbers show that the suicide rate is low among the workers at foxconn (although the numbers are too low to be completely conclusive) but that the story is touting the ten suicides as an epidemic. That is why I went hunting for a youtube which said the same thing. Ten suicides a big deal but 540,000 workers should have at least 54 suicides so the story should read "FoxxConn Workers 5 Times Happy Because 5 Times less Suicides!!" But everyone uses data incorrectly, especially news media.
The reason I say the numbers are inconclusive even though the 10 is more than 5 times less than the expected 54 is the hotspot problem with the data. The news selected the suicides to try to prove a point. Say there are 4 suicides in May, 3 in June and 3 in August. So May to August or just 4 months there were 10 suicides. You might think you could multiply the 10 by 3 to get a one year rate, or 30 but that would be wrong. The data, and the time spread would be gathered incorrectly. Both need to be randomized. By adding or subtracting some months you can get the answer you want. People do this all the time. They don't know how to correctly manipulate data unless they just want to get the answer they want.
But in this case there seems to be enough information to at least say that an elevated suicide rate for the foxxconn workers is a bunch of bull The FoxxCon CEO is correct.
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