shipping troubles, "worker shortages" 

I'm imagining the absolute pandemonium that must be happening right now inside logistics hubs, and I've got to say, I do not envy the logistics workers.

This isn't just a narrow problem.

This is what a general strike looks like.

And thanks to decades of concerted dismantling of labor unions and worker organizations, there's no one for the bosses to ask "why will no one work?"

If we had labor unions, the unions would tell the bosses why they aren't working. There would be lists of demands.

Instead, we just get unfilled positions in a system dependent on infinite growth, and bosses declaring that they don't understand why no one wants to work for them.

Figure it out fucko. That's what you wanted, right? To not have anyone tell you how to run your own companies? Well, here it is. You got it. You can figure out what the workers want yourself.

@wolf480pl by grounding effect I was thinking a short to ground between the breakers or something similar.

The bulb failure sounds like a voltage surge, so definitely something funky going on there.

@wolf480pl maybe a grounding effect, or the C25 has a short circuit relay that's more sensitive than the B16?

There's probably other possibilities, but it's definitely a thing that can happen without the B16 being broken, though that is also one of the possibilities.

A software tester walks into a bar. 

Runs into a bar.

Crawls into a bar.

Dances into a bar.

Flies into a bar.

Jumps into a bar.

And orders:

a beer.

2 beers.

0 beers.

99999999 beers.

a lizard in a beer glass.

-1 beer.

"qwertyuiop" beers.

Testing complete.

A real customer walks into the bar and asks where the bathroom is.

The bar goes up in flames.

Yeah, if there's more updates it could be.

Apple's running everything on a longer time scale, which makes sense since Moore's Observation doesn't really hold anymore.

Google could probably profit more if they weren't in such a hurry to obsolete their engineering work.

@feld Apple is doing better on long-term support, for sure.

6 years to Google's 3 year plan, and the older phones aren't even incapable of running the newer software, they're just not supported anymore.

Both of them beat Samsung, though :(

@feld it sounds like something they'd do.

I should probably check them out next time I'm in the market for a car.

@feld Toyota's a little better than Nissan, but I've got to have words with any automotive interior engineer who thinks that touch screen controls are a reasonable replacement for physical ones in a car.

@feld I've usually done it so that I know which one I'm connecting to, personally.

I'd bet that the interface chip is dual-band and the firmware is just 5GHz ignorant, which is why it gets confused.

@feld that's special.

Added to the troubleshooting toolbox, thanks.

@fifonetworks gravity put it there, I was just the fool that left the cover off.

@ashfurrow I have about 16 hours of packing to get all the way out of my old place (currently inhabited by offspring).

If I can figure out a way to get the offspring to do it for me, it's a win

@fifonetworks Heh, no components, so no power, so no worries.

Yes, I did short out a rather expensive video card on a work computer back in the '90's with a grounded serial cable cover.

Ooops, but it didn't really need the chrome on the outside, so not entirely my fault.

@valhalla @federico3 @SeanAloysiusOBrien not so odd, it's a key ingredient for a lot of homemade confections.

And as soon as you're talking about converting entire recipes to the local units of measure, remembering 48 tsp. to the cup seems a lot simpler (if you live in tsp land instead of ml land).

Just use the local measures.

I like the diagram, though, it would make a great fridge magnet for those of us who live in tsp land.

@federico3 @SeanAloysiusOBrien it goes both ways, you can't buy a 250ml can of condensed milk in the US.


@twitter fear is a perfectly reasonable response to something that can kill you in a painful manner.

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