1w ago  Tech Talk

Ebay has a relatively new listing option: Use AI Description. It's about as obvious and pathetic as you might imagine. Here's an example I found...

This 6 ft 4-prong dryer power cord with model number 0333552 by Utilitech is the perfect fit for your vented dryer. It has a 30 amp and 10/4 gauge, making it suitable for electric-powered dryers. The power cord is in the color black, and it comes with a set that includes the power cord itself.

The installation process is effortless as it is freestanding and side-by-side compatible. This power cord is ideal for those looking to replace or upgrade their current dryer power cord. Buy Utilitech now and experience a reliable and efficient power cord for your dryer.

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1w ago  Tech Talk

@entgame

Taking about horny. Mother of a child was harrassed because the child was H's son and it wasnt accident but a visit .

what

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1w ago  Tech Talk

@Typo-MAGAshiv more like jealous.

Taking about horny. Mother of a child was harrassed because the child was H's son and it wasnt accident but a visit .

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1w ago  Tech Talk

@entgame are you horny for Harambe?

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1w ago  Tech Talk

@Typo-MAGAshiv

Good God, what a glutes

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1w ago  Tech Talk
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1w ago  Tech Talk

@throwaway_old_guy

I have another take

These new insiders are usurpers and exploiters

Their job is not to run a company or build value or protect the brand or quality - it is to enrich themselves

It is that simple

Most people are seemingly incapable of seeing or acknowledging the obvious pattern here

And it links to global politics - to say they do t give a fuck would be putting it mildly

Simple as

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1w ago  Tech Talk

@Lionsmane8

My thoughts on the subject, based on observations of different fields of work over my working life.

                The Three Maxims of Manglement

#1 – Remember, you are not dealing with the Mensa crowd.

Generally speaking, they aren’t nearly as smart as they believe themselves to be.

#2 – They run this place using foreskin instead of forethought.

Often, they will make reactionary decisions to problems they knew existed beforehand, but chose to do nothing about until it becomes too big to ignore. aka; shit hit the fan.

#3 – They suffer from sphincter vision.

Their field of vision is so narrow, they will see either the only thing that is on fire, or the only thing that isn't.

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2w ago  Tech Talk

@MathPlanetarian The industry has changed SOOOO much since I started in 1985, and also since I opened my own shop in 2000.

The financial costs of opening a shop have gone way, way up. Zoning limitations, building rent, permit fees from half a dozen agencies. The cost of RUNNING the business has changed dramatically as well. Internet sales have driven the RETAIL price of parts below the jobber wholesale prices I can get from distributors even when I have a $200,000/year spend. Price pressures and constant shifting of manufacturing to "emerging" read cheap economies has caused virtually ALL brands of parts, even major OEMs, to race to the bottom in quality and longevity.

Cars have changed a great deal in this time, from being built to barely last through the mandated warranty obligation period and a move toward every-goddamn-thing on the car requiring proprietary "programming" procedures before it will function after replacement. After the payment coupon book gets used up and the factory warranty expires, original owners with the means usually end up restarting the clock by purchasing a new vehicle, and the second owners and beyond have NO idea the maintenance costs of these vehicles, and tend to be unable to patronize any shop better than the bottom of the barrel quick service chains.

I'm still in contact with a huge community of peer small to medium shop owners. Hiring quality mechanics has been a problem for DECADES in the US. Not so much because "Today's kids don't want to work" but chronic public disrespect for blue collar workers, elimination of trades education in high schools, what trade schools that still exist collecting tuition but churning out people who don't understand jack shit, and wage pressures driven by the biggest players in the industry.

A lot of people are retiring and their progeny don't want to follow them into this industry. There's a general sense that we don't envy those starting or taking over an existing auto repair shop today.

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2w ago  Tech Talk

@MathPlanetarian

here's my question

Clarey always talk how everyone should have car shop as there is shortage of skilled men. Is this bulsshit or you can't be arsed to start it again.

The brain drain is real.

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