Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_je9n59q wrote

It's not even that, Musk's and Tesla's obsession to push shipping goals to post stock pumping quarterly numbers doesn't happen by wishful thoughts. It happens by pressuring workers in the factories to "go faster". While ignoring that means "start cutting corners".

Hey, it lets the executives have plausible deniability if there's a lawsuit over it.

Basically, you want to reject your Tesla delivery if it was made the last 2 weeks of a quarter.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_jdv55ay wrote

Google Groups is used by Google internally for communication....

It's just not a high priority for development.

I also like how the blog post mentions FluxBB as a FOSS alternative, but FluxBB actually is abandoned for 2 years now.


The reason why these hosted services gain popularity is because hosting your own infrastructure on top of spending your limited free personal time on a project is overloading. There's only so much bandwidth people have.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_ja8zc4q wrote

>Mountain bikers destroy trails.

Where I live, mountain bikers are the ones maintaining the trails both from construction to long term maintenance and cleaning. The dog walkers with their dogs off the lease are the ones trespassing on the trails marked by the state as no pets to go harass wildlife and leaving their empty bottles of soda everywhere.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j9p590j wrote

That's the problem. Global warming was some dumb early messaging and now the right wing idiots meme that shit even though the real and proper description is climate change. And even more proper is "rapid climate change that poses a challenge to way of life for every living thing"


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j7pss1z wrote

>s and they come from south korea

The Note 7 batteries that famously caught fire were manufactured in China by Amperex. Samsung actually outsourced it. Rumor is Samsung was partially at fault because they pressured for a capacity increase in the battery late in the process.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j63mvrk wrote

Nah it's arguing for a government ran system to give universities access to said computing power. It's not about prioritization, censorship and double dipping which is net neutrality.

I would take the cynical position. Fuck universities. Most of them spend absurd amounts of money financing sports teams and building stadiums. They can either spend it on actual academic pursuits or fuck off.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j63m29g wrote

Again, you are speaking out of your ass.

Military radios already exist to deal with secure encryption and resisting jamming. These are in fact standard issue soldiers and integrate with a whole family of equipment in plug and play fashion. And they continue to create newer and newer generations of radio that become standard issue pretty quickly because RF engineering itself is pretty mature and much of it is just silicon design catching up and allowing better processing capabilities.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j63i3ou wrote

>Just the secure communication encryption will be a nightmare.

Uh dude, that's been invented 3000 times over. Military radios are standard tech from Thales, Harris and General Dynamics. Any new equipment on a soldier that needs a secure data link actually just plugs into the existing radios.

You are making an assumption they want the headset to do everything, they absolutely don't and the details on those plans have been fairly public.


It's just an iteration of the Nett Warrior project and it reuses most of it.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j522qhq wrote

Many US municipalities still run "recycling" operations but ever since China and a few other Asian countries banned imports of "recycling" waste, they largely go to landfill. However, the "all-in one" recycling programs especially go to the landfill because its considered too expensive to even sort the recyclables in the US.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j1dnsz1 wrote

>Not to mention that many workers were already working 2 or 3x what they were supposed to be working because many companies dropped to skeleton crews during covid to try and wring as much profit out of each and every soul that they had working.

That actually wasn't common in the tech sector because demand for tech services was through the roof.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j1dnot7 wrote

>A lot of these companies are just tightening their belt early in preparation for a 2008 level recession as to not be caught off guard.

Many are also correcting for the COVID hiring bubble they went on. Seriously, Facebook went from 45k employees in 2019 to over 70k at the beginning of 2022. It's insanity not to call that a bubble. Alot of companies really went all in on "digital is the future forever" during COVID and unfortunately they have to scale back as reality sets in. Some actually did early in 2022, the larger tech companies held on but they are going to face the inevitable, hence why they started hiring freezes to try and shrink headcount through natural attrition rather than layoffs.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j0z7g4p wrote

>Isnt this because there are astronomically more tech roles now compared to then? Of course you’ll see more laid off.

Kinda, it's because these are all post-COVID normalization layoffs. Tech companies hired BIG TIME during COVID due to online demand. However that basically dropped like a rock this year and with the economy cooling, there was a bubble that unfortunately needed correcting.

For example, Facebook/Meta went from ~45k employees in 2019 to just over 70k at the beginning of 2022.


Reasonable_Ticket_84 t1_j0w4914 wrote

>But the big money comes from the parts suppliers. There facilities and manufacturing processes have to be approved. When they are they quite often are the only source for certain parts.

Partially. The biggest problem is in the last few decades companies have been buying each other up, it's so bad now that I believe Rockwell owns 70% of all parts companies for aviation. Basically, one giant monopoly. Even Boeing has shit its pants and is starting to slowly inhouse some manufacturing again.