1mo 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.

1mo ago  Tech Talk

@MentORPHEUS

After the bullshit Covid lockdowns bankrupted my 2-decades-running auto repair business

It's ridiculous how many former small-business owners I've talked to in the last 2-3 years lost their businesses due to that shit and its lingering effects.

Yet huge companies like Amazon, Walmart, and Home Depot thrived...

Almost like destroying any kind of independence was part of some sinister plan...

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1mo ago  Tech Talk

@Lionsmane8

There is an epidemic of MBA type managers that only know how to boost the balance sheet in the short-term.

Hello, Vulture Capitalism! HUGE American companies got harvested of their value then discarded in husks of debt often borne by taxpayers and small invested parties, while a few individuals walked away grotesquely rich. This is a big factor in why Sears failed right as the internet age could have revitalized their catalog delivery system. New owners came in not to perpetuate the company, but to keep it going in minimalist dysfunction while they harvested the value of the real estate holdings and walked away. Pretty sure JCPenney and K-Mart had similar underlying causes for their demise.

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1mo ago  Tech Talk

@MentORPHEUS 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.

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1mo ago  Tech Talk

Where drone delivery companies go to die. We've probably all seen the viral video of the food delivery drone almost making it to the customer, then crashing on a carport roof below, food and all. Flirtey was one of 10 US companies given experimental FAA approval to develop and operate autonomous delivery drones in the US. They completed the first such delivery in US history moving emergency medical supplies from barge to land.

The business model hasn't panned out commercially yet, however, so the company shut down in February. The bones of the company are now available for picking through in a bankruptcy auction. Tons of computer stuff, tools, machines, raw materials, and drone parts for sale. There always seems to be something frivolous like a ping-pong table in these auctions as well.

I'd totally bid in this auction if I wasn't a state away. After the bullshit Covid lockdowns bankrupted my 2-decades-running auto repair business, this is my life now; buying liquidated assets of other failed companies and flipping them.

hibid.com/california/catalog/540472/online-auction-of-bankruptcy-assets-for-flirty-5-20-24

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1mo ago  Tech Talk

@SeasonedRP

There is an epidemic of MBA type managers that only know how to boost the balance sheet in the short-term. It's in every industry.

They look good during their tenure but destroy the company's long-term competitivity.

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1mo ago  Tech Talk

@SeasonedRP I've watched so many brands that used to mean high quality go to shit and/or cease to exist. Sucks.

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1mo ago  Tech Talk

@Typo-MAGAshiv Some time ago, Boeing used to be highly regarded for quality. That was its brand. Then it merged with McDonnell Douglas and consultant/shareholder value types took over who realized profits increase if you skimp on quality. And they do. But not forever. But hey, the execs who made those decisions made their money and are gone. Current management team no better but caught holding the bag. Entire culture needs to be revamped. I've traded in and out of its stock since the early 90s so know the company fairly well.

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1mo ago  Tech Talk

@redpillschool

Whistleblower Josh Dean of Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems has died

So that's 2 Boeing whistleblowers dead now. Looks like Boeing can fix anything.. except their planes...

seattletimes.com/business/whistleblower-josh-dean-of-boeing-supplier-spirit-aerosystems-has-died/

While the odds that someone with a compromised immune system due to submitting to receive the Covid-19 "vaccine" would not only be a whistleblower formerly employed by an aerospace parts vendor for a prominent aerospace manufacturing corporation and later die within two weeks time from a rare antibiotic resistant strain of Staph infection are rather low. I will admit this much, it's vastly more subtle than self inflicted gunshots to the back of the head in the cab of a pickup truck in a hotel parking lot.

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