When was that? There were stickers on TV chassis in the '60s to
declare the percentage of the set was made in the US. Every 'American'
brand had some imported parts. The worst were Mexican made inductors.
they used a high acid flux and didn't clean the joints, so when a set
was three years old in the Ohio valley the wire would finally corrode
all the way through. Even the early Japanese electronics was better
The section on "computer equipment" was real interesting.
If we blockade China for fooling (I've used "fuck" too many times today)
with our networks, we won't have diddly-squat to make stuff with.
Wonder what that would do for employment.
It's a shame that so many government policies have run manufacturers out
of the country. I mentioned to someone else that people vote with
their feet and corporations and manufacturers vote with their moving
On 2/22/2013 3:18 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I read a post somewhere I think it was our Texan friend HB about an
insurance company buying up a lot of property in Texas because it's a
lot more of a business friendly state and the company may move there. ^_^
I do a lot of work in Walmart stores, you'd be amazed at the amount of
technology in retail stores these days. Last week me and JH were on an
electric man lift working on the 42" video advertising displays at one
of the Walmart Supercenter store's entrances. Besides, I like to watch
the people who wander around in there. Last week we had an old fellow
who was an army veteran on an electric cart roll up to where we were
working and start telling us about his job at the arsenal repair depot
were he retired from and worked on main battle tanks like the M60 and
M1A1. I'll always spend some time talking to the elderly when I can and
have the time. Heck, if I survive to get that old, I hope someone will
take the time to speak to me. ^_^
There are probably a thousand pictures of the strange being that
inhabit the dark isles of WalMart stores on that site. Don't blame me
if you spend a whole day asking yourself, WTH?
Make sure you're sitting down when you visit their DIY repair site:
That's not a smoke detector, that's a heat detector. I should know, one
of the things I've done professionally was the installation of fire
alarm systems and that device resembles a detector called a "rate of
rise" which goes off when the air temperature reaches a certain point at
a certain speed. ^_^
Years ago I worked a short time for a company selling self contained
fire alarms and I believe they even had a similar self contained fire
extinguisher. I do remember seeing the type extinguisher as the one in
your link. ^_^
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