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    Konosuke Matsushita Principles
      1. The mission of the company is to enrich society
      2. Company’s vision must be driven by the aspirations of its customers
      3. In the long run, the public opinion is right
      4. Don’t sell customers goods that they are attracted to; sell them goods that will benefit them
      5. Treat your products like your children
      6. Any waste will increase the price of the product
      7. Stick to fair prices
      8. After-sales service is more important than assistance before sales; it is through such service that one gets permanent customers
      9. Use complaints to strengthen ties with your customer
      10. To be out-of-stock is due to carelessness; if this happens, apologize to your customers, and deliver the goods as soon as you can

      Core 7 Principles

      1. Contribution To Society
        We will conduct ourselves at all times in accordance with the Basic Management Objective ,faithfully fulfilling our responsibilities as industrialists in our community in which we operate.
      2. Fairness and Honesty
        We will be fair and honest in all our business dealings and in our personal conduct. No matter how talented or knowledgeable we may be, without personal integrity we can neither earn the respect of others nor enhance our own self-respect.
      3. Cooperation and Team Spirit
        We will pool our abilities to accomplish the goals that we share. No matter how much skilled we are, without cooperation and team spirit we will be a company in name only.
      4. Untiring Effort for Improvement
        We will constantly strive to improve our ability to contribute to society through our business activities. Only through such untiring effort can we fulfill our Basic Management Objective and help to realize lasting peace and prosperity.
      5. Courtesy and Humility
        We will be cordial and modest, always respecting the rights and needs of others in order to strengthen healthy social relationships and improve the quality of live in our community.
      6. Adaptability
        We will continually adapt our thinking and behavior to meet the ever-changing conditions around us,taking care to always act in harmony with nature in order to ensure progress and success in our endeavors.
      7. Gratitude
        We will act out of a sense of gratitude for all the benefits we have received, confident that this attitude will be a source of boundless joy and vitality, enabling us to overcome any obstacles that we encounter.
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    Capitalism: Monopolisation of chipmakers
    • The number of IC companies that own and operate 200mm fabs, which reached its peak of 76 in 2007, has now fallen to 58, IC Insights said.

      The number of IC companies that own and operate 300mm fabs, which reached its peak of 29 in 2008, has arrived at 23, IC Insights disclosed.

      Industry moves IC fabrication onto larger wafers in bigger fabs, the group of IC manufacturers continues to shrink in number

      This is how capitalism laws work.

    3 comments 4 comments Vitaliy_KiselevDecember 2016Last reply - December 2016 by MaxDepth Subscribe to this blog
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    Good quote: On capitalist press
    • What a mess! Sensation follows upon sensation, each report is more spectacular than the last....

      The man in the street, swallowing everything he is told, listens to these fables, taking them at their face value, and blindly following the swindlers who try to divert “public” attention with exactly the kind of thing that serves their interest. The man in the street does not suspect that he is being led by the nose, and that the ringing phrases about “patriotism”, “the country’s honour and prestige” and “the Concert of Great Powers” are a deliberate attempt to cover up the machinations of financial swindlers and all sorts of capitalist adventurers. The sensational reports cooked up daily by the big bourgeois newspapers, whose occupation it is to sell the “latest” and the “most exciting” news at a profit, are designed specifically to distract the attention of the crowd from the really important questions and the real background of “high” politics.

      V. Lenin

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    Strange open letter about encryption
    • Dear Canon,

      We, the undersigned documentary filmmakers and photojournalists, are writing to urge your company to build encryption features into your still photo and video camera products. These features, which are currently missing from all commercial cameras on the market, are needed to protect our safety and security, as well as that of our sources and subjects worldwide.

      Without encryption capabilities, photographs and footage that we take can be examined and searched by the police, military, and border agents in countries where we operate and travel, and the consequences can be dire.

      We work in some of the most dangerous parts of the world, often attempting to uncover wrongdoing in the interests of justice. On countless occasions, filmmakers and photojournalists have seen their footage seized by authoritarian governments or criminals all over the world. Because the contents of their cameras are not and cannot be encrypted, there is no way to protect any of the footage once it has been taken. This puts ourselves, our sources, and our work at risk.

      Many technology companies have in recent years embraced encryption technology, often including it in their products and enabling it by default. Indeed, encryption has, in some sectors, become an industry-best practice. Apple’s iPhones encrypt all data stored on them by default, as do many phones running Google’s Android operating system; text messages and voice calls made with WhatsApp, iMessage, FaceTime, and Signal are all protected using end-to-end encryption technology; and laptops and desktop computers running modern versions of Microsoft Windows and macOS encrypt all data stored by default too.

      However, we face a critical gap between the moment we shoot our footage and the first opportunity to get that footage onto more secure devices.

      As filmmakers and photojournalists who value our own safety and the safety of our sources and subjects, we would seek out and buy cameras that come with built-in encryption. Adding these data security features to your product line would give your company a significant competitive advantage over other camera manufacturers, none of whom currently offer this feature.

      Beyond the commercial motivation for adding encryption features, we know your company has commendably committed to corporate social responsibility. Building encryption into your products is not just about helping the filmmakers and photojournalists who buy them, but about making the world a better place. As filmmakers and photojournalists, we use our lenses to hold powerful people to account — and ultimately to change society for the better. Encryption features will allow us to continue to tell the most important stories, from some of the most dangerous places in the world.

      You can help us reach that goal by starting to work towards building encryption into your camera products.

      Thank you for your consideration.

      Signed, Over 150 Filmmakers, Photographers, and Media Workers Around the World

      Small comment. Letter is super naïve.

      First, implementing any serious encryption have big consequences for cameras and their sales due to necessity to get certificates in most countries. Encryption level due to such things will be 100% restricted to some safe looking one that can be decrypted by any serious organization.

      Second, only way the proper encryption can be implemented is to have invisible, untraceable second partition that is accessed using secret key. Such modes exist in good encryption vault software.

      Third, implementing just simple file contents encryption is very easy to break and in many countries you MUST provide decryption key on first demand and negative answer turn you into criminal.

      Final, primers of encryption usage in hardware and software make me laugh.

    4 comments 5 comments Vitaliy_KiselevDecember 2016Last reply - December 2016 by Vitaliy_Kiselev Subscribe to this blog
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    Capitalism: Fascism with censorship coming under fight with terrorism flag
    • Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube are coming together to help curb the spread of terrorist content online. There is no place for content that promotes terrorism on our hosted consumer services. When alerted, we take swift action against this kind of content in accordance with our respective policies.

      Starting today, we commit to the creation of a shared industry database of “hashes” — unique digital “fingerprints” — for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or images that we have removed from our services. By sharing this information with each other, we may use the shared hashes to help identify potential terrorist content on our respective hosted consumer platforms. We hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb the pressing global issue of terrorist content online.

      Our companies will begin sharing hashes of the most extreme and egregious terrorist images and videos we have removed from our services — content most likely to violate all of our respective companies’ content policies. Participating companies can add hashes of terrorist images or videos that are identified on one of our platforms to the database. Other participating companies can then use those hashes to identify such content on their services, review against their respective policies and definitions, and remove matching content as appropriate.

      Well, nothing in the tech restrict it to "terrorist content", actually companies could almost instantly wipe out any video or image they won't like.

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