Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(YouTube)   Add observation wheels to the list of structures that collapse in China   (youtube.com) divider line
    More: Scary  
•       •       •

3096 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Oct 2021 at 10:05 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



69 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2021-10-22 7:45:26 PM  
mypartyshirt.comView Full Size
 
2021-10-22 8:36:10 PM  
Oopsie.
 
TWX
2021-10-22 10:08:08 PM  
That computer-generated voice is annoyingly in the uncanny valley.
 
2021-10-22 10:09:56 PM  
It's just propaganda, stuff doesn't fall down all the time in china! It's just the US trying to keep the chinese middle class from expanding! Their cities are world class!
 
2021-10-22 10:12:16 PM  
It's okay. S. R. Hadden has a second one built in a remote location.
 
2021-10-22 10:12:49 PM  

TWX: That computer-generated voice is annoyingly in the uncanny valley.


Especially when it's TTS'ing computer-generated copy.
 
2021-10-22 10:13:26 PM  
Probably accidently used some non-ferrous metal.
 
2021-10-22 10:15:25 PM  
Did 100 people die? Because when shiat falls down in the US, we put up BIG numbers on the scoreboard. Only the biggest.
 
2021-10-22 10:17:01 PM  
Tofu Dreg?

All bets are off when you start painting bamboo to look like rebar.
 
2021-10-22 10:17:10 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Did 100 people die? Because when shiat falls down in the US, we put up BIG numbers on the scoreboard. Only the biggest.


No one actually lives in most of China's ghost cities.

They were built for artificial GDP growth through stimulus, not for need.
 
2021-10-22 10:19:41 PM  
Someone is getting fired.
Or going to the firing squad.
 
2021-10-22 10:21:24 PM  
1.4 billion people with less arable land than California.

No one is going to miss these ones
 
2021-10-22 10:23:11 PM  

Thosw: It's okay. S. R. Hadden has a second one built in a remote location.


(Iunderstoodthatreference.jpg)
 
2021-10-22 10:24:19 PM  

rogue49: Someone is getting fired.
Or going to the firing squad.


<Why_Not_Both.JPG>
 
2021-10-22 10:25:02 PM  
ha ha ha, and ha.
 
2021-10-22 10:26:39 PM  
They are owning the capitalist pigdogs.
 
2021-10-22 10:29:09 PM  
Moments earlier
Fark user imageView Full Size


/daily bad drawing
//I always have extra bolts left over
 
TWX
2021-10-22 10:33:18 PM  

kabloink: Moments earlier
[Fark user image 400x412]

/daily bad drawing
//I always have extra bolts left over


We had a company come in that management had contracted to the tune of $1200 per device to configure and install rack-mount equipment.  We started referring to this as, "$300 a screw."

What really incensed us was when we found they routinely only used two screws instead of all four.
 
2021-10-22 10:35:50 PM  
LOLbertarian deregulatory paradise.
 
2021-10-22 10:38:40 PM  

TWX: That computer-generated voice is annoyingly in the uncanny valley.


No doubt.

once they get rid of that last bit of synth y i k e s tho, man is it gonna be freakishly human sounding
 
2021-10-22 10:40:15 PM  
Are, and it seems I missed it - so I'll add it now.

F*ck china.

Buy anything you can made in any country other than china.  We'll never section them officially, but I'd hope we as a people would say "enough"

(But I know that isn't happening, with the wage stagnation largely caused by sending production to china)
 
2021-10-22 10:41:49 PM  

rogue49: Someone is getting fired.
Or going to the firing squad.


Nope.  Guy will get a raise for bringing more business in.
 
2021-10-22 10:44:47 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-22 10:45:55 PM  
I lived in China for a few years on the 50th floor of a 70 story apartment building. I keep reading stories like this and think I was lucky to survive.

/ain't nothing like a typhoon coming through and you can actually feel your building moving 50 stories up
//even though it's supposed to
 
2021-10-22 10:49:56 PM  

Thosw: It's okay. S. R. Hadden has a second one built in a remote location.


Wanna take a ride?

i.ytimg.comView Full Size


(watches Chinese wheel collapse)

FARK, NO.
 
2021-10-22 10:50:14 PM  

TWX: routinely only used two screws instead of all four


Sounds like the installer wanted to get it done as quickly as possible.
 
2021-10-22 10:50:21 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Did 100 people die? Because when shiat falls down in the US, we put up BIG numbers on the scoreboard. Only the biggest.


They could have. China is very good at hiding that kind of thing.
 
2021-10-22 10:51:07 PM  
So, I guess these means I really shouldn't be worried about their new hypersonic missile?
 
2021-10-22 10:51:18 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: 137 Is An Excellent Time: Did 100 people die? Because when shiat falls down in the US, we put up BIG numbers on the scoreboard. Only the biggest.

No one actually lives in most of China's ghost cities.

They were built for artificial GDP growth through stimulus, not for need.


The Video said it was Fuzhou, which is a city of nearly 8 million people.  Asia is crazy like that "Oh yeah, here's another city roughly the size of New York City you've never heard of".
 
2021-10-22 10:52:27 PM  

gameshowhost: LOLbertarian deregulatory paradise.


Nope, this is closer to fascism.

The state is paying for it to be built and controlling who builds it, but is selecting the lowest bid without question to quality.

This encourages a race to the bottom, to get the job.
 
2021-10-22 10:53:14 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Did 100 people die? Because when shiat falls down in the US, we put up BIG numbers on the scoreboard. Only the biggest.


When shiat like this happens in the US it makes the news, when shiat like this happens in China it makes Youtube...
 
2021-10-22 10:55:42 PM  

Invalid Litter Dept: Tofu Dreg?

All bets are off when you start painting bamboo to look like rebar.


I think bamboo would be stronger than that
 
2021-10-22 10:56:31 PM  

Lsherm: I lived in China for a few years on the 50th floor of a 70 story apartment building. I keep reading stories like this and think I was lucky to survive.

/ain't nothing like a typhoon coming through and you can actually feel your building moving 50 stories up
//even though it's supposed to


This is what I think about every time I watch an episode of House Hunters International where potential buyers/renters are looking at properties in China, Singapore, Hong Kong...basically anywhere they use bamboo scaffolding. The starry-eyed westerners are more concerned with whether there's off-street parking than whether their new 70th floor 2 bed/2 bath with a balcony is engineered and built to be seismically sound. If I were ever buying property there I'd insist on one of those traditional wooden houses, far away from skyscrapers, where the farthest I'd fall in a quake is out of bed.
 
2021-10-22 10:57:27 PM  
Wanted for questioning:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-22 11:00:11 PM  

The Garden State: basically anywhere they use bamboo scaffolding


Don't knock bamboo scaffolding!

1) It works
2) It's farking awesome looking
3) Much easier to recycle

Bamboo scaffolding may even be safer than traditional steel/wood scaffolding we use in the US because they use webbing to tie it all together on the outside and internally, so if you fall somewhere odds are good you'll get tangled up in the web before you fall very far.
 
2021-10-22 11:00:41 PM  

TWX: kabloink: Moments earlier
[Fark user image 400x412]

/daily bad drawing
//I always have extra bolts left over

We had a company come in that management had contracted to the tune of $1200 per device to configure and install rack-mount equipment.  We started referring to this as, "$300 a screw."

What really incensed us was when we found they routinely only used two screws instead of all four.


Most rack-mountable equipment I've purchased comes with screws. This was HP, IBM, Cisco, etc.

I'm wondering if your contractors may have been installing stuff that wasn't actually *new*...
 
2021-10-22 11:03:52 PM  

LarrySouth: Most rack-mountable equipment I've purchased comes with screws. This was HP, IBM, Cisco, etc.


Dell has had screw-less rails for over a decade, so has HP. That shiat just snaps into place like a Lego.
 
2021-10-22 11:05:39 PM  

Lsherm: The Garden State: basically anywhere they use bamboo scaffolding

Don't knock bamboo scaffolding!

1) It works
2) It's farking awesome looking
3) Much easier to recycle

Bamboo scaffolding may even be safer than traditional steel/wood scaffolding we use in the US because they use webbing to tie it all together on the outside and internally, so if you fall somewhere odds are good you'll get tangled up in the web before you fall very far.


When was the last time someone fell from correctly setup US scaffolding?

When was the last time someone died from correctly setup chinese scaffolding?

Realizing the wording is intentional.
 
TWX
2021-10-22 11:06:42 PM  

LarrySouth: TWX: kabloink: Moments earlier
[Fark user image 400x412]

/daily bad drawing
//I always have extra bolts left over

We had a company come in that management had contracted to the tune of $1200 per device to configure and install rack-mount equipment.  We started referring to this as, "$300 a screw."

What really incensed us was when we found they routinely only used two screws instead of all four.

Most rack-mountable equipment I've purchased comes with screws. This was HP, IBM, Cisco, etc.

I'm wondering if your contractors may have been installing stuff that wasn't actually *new*...


Oh it was new.

The primary installer doing the work was the son of one of the consulting company's owners.  He didn't even understand that there are multiple phillips head sizes and that the ring with numbers on it on the drill is the torque/clutch.  He was driving them in at full torque with a #1 Phillips.  This was bad enough on the 10-32 racks, but on 12-24 racks he would strip-out a conical void while simultaneously driving the #3-headed screw in so tight that we had to invest in screw extractors.

They installed something like 400 telco closets' worth of switches, probably 1700 total devices.
 
2021-10-22 11:19:18 PM  
Yeah, the CCP is starting to crack down on things there should have been more regulations on over the years. But a Ferris wheel always looks like a impossible trick to get up.
 
2021-10-22 11:19:21 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: Are, and it seems I missed it - so I'll add it now.

F*ck china.

Buy anything you can made in any country other than china.  We'll never section them officially, but I'd hope we as a people would say "enough"

(But I know that isn't happening, with the wage stagnation largely caused by sending production to china)


Where was the device you're using right now manufactured? How about every component within?

Yeah. Anti-China tough guy talk falls apart pretty quickly when you're posting this nonsense on the internet. An internet fundamentally underpinned by Chinese electronics.
 
2021-10-22 11:20:24 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: When was the last time someone fell from correctly setup US scaffolding?


Correctly? Maybe never. Incorrectly? I don't know how often, but it happens.

When was the last time someone died from correctly setup chinese scaffolding?

Correctly? Maybe never. Incorrectly? That also happens.

You use of the word "correctly" suggests that it would never happen if things were correctly set up, but that's a cop-out. We drop cranes all the time in the US and they can usually point to a failure at some point to follow procedure. I linked to an example of one time a crane was "correctly" operated but later found out to be operating in higher winds than were calculated to be safe. So it was correct, but also incorrect.
 
2021-10-22 11:30:26 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: Are, and it seems I missed it - so I'll add it now.

F*ck china.

Buy anything you can made in any country other than china.  We'll never section them officially, but I'd hope we as a people would say "enough"

(But I know that isn't happening, with the wage stagnation largely caused by sending production to china)

Where was the device you're using right now manufactured? How about every component within?

Yeah. Anti-China tough guy talk falls apart pretty quickly when you're posting this nonsense on the internet. An internet fundamentally underpinned by Chinese electronics.


No tough guy talk, just real talk.

I spend more to buy X product not from china, if I can.

I'll spend even more if it's domestically produced.

I walk the walk I want you to talk.

If we all did, china would mean doodly squat.
 
2021-10-22 11:44:14 PM  

wxboy: 137 Is An Excellent Time: Did 100 people die? Because when shiat falls down in the US, we put up BIG numbers on the scoreboard. Only the biggest.

They could have. China is very good at hiding that kind of thing.


Those massive floods they had a month or two had an official death toll under 100 I think, and disappeared from the news 2 days later.

Anyone who watched the videos knows that number had to be bullshiat.  If hurricane Katrina hit China the official death count would probably been 2 dozen.
 
2021-10-23 12:17:09 AM  
I  spent 10 days in China two years ago. A lot of the places I visited were brand new buildings built to show off how glorious China is. Record-breaking sky scrapers, fancy hotels, and super massive shopping malls. My main takeaway from these places was the very low quality of the construction.

When you look at these things from afar, they are very impressive, but when you get close you see all kinds of shortcuts taken and details overlooked. For one example, I stayed in the nicest hotel in one city, and as you go down the hall, you can see the cover plates on each room's doorbell was cockeyed just a bit one direction or the other.

It was always the little things. Like in a bedroom where there was crown molding that stopped a few inches short of one corner because that's where the piece the guy was working with ended. He didn't go cut a small piece to finish the wall. He just went down his ladder and onto the next wall, and no one else noticed it to correct it -- not his boss or his bosses boss at the time of construction or even the current maintenance people. Or like tile in a bathroom that was perfectly laid out until you got near the curved bathtub where you can tell the guy doing it didn't bother trying to cut his tiles to follow the curve of the tub and instead just slapped down what pieces he had and used tons of grout to fill in the big gaps. Eff it. Good enough.

It was like this in every building. If you walked up to something, you'd notice flaws. Things not straight. Places where painters got sloppy like painting the walls with rollers but not using a small brush to get the corners done. A screw missing or a nail bent over and hammered down. 

That's what made going up to the top of the tallest building in China scary. The whole time I was up there I was thinking of all of the little flaws I'm seeing as I look around and couldn't help but wonder how many are within the walls or the foundation. Am I standing at the top of a disaster waiting to happen?
 
2021-10-23 12:33:47 AM  
They hiring condo builders from Florida now?
 
2021-10-23 12:41:12 AM  
They really are catching up to America.
 
2021-10-23 1:08:51 AM  

Troy McClure: I  spent 10 days in China two years ago. A lot of the places I visited were brand new buildings built to show off how glorious China is. Record-breaking sky scrapers, fancy hotels, and super massive shopping malls. My main takeaway from these places was the very low quality of the construction.

When you look at these things from afar, they are very impressive, but when you get close you see all kinds of shortcuts taken and details overlooked. For one example, I stayed in the nicest hotel in one city, and as you go down the hall, you can see the cover plates on each room's doorbell was cockeyed just a bit one direction or the other.

It was always the little things. Like in a bedroom where there was crown molding that stopped a few inches short of one corner because that's where the piece the guy was working with ended. He didn't go cut a small piece to finish the wall. He just went down his ladder and onto the next wall, and no one else noticed it to correct it -- not his boss or his bosses boss at the time of construction or even the current maintenance people. Or like tile in a bathroom that was perfectly laid out until you got near the curved bathtub where you can tell the guy doing it didn't bother trying to cut his tiles to follow the curve of the tub and instead just slapped down what pieces he had and used tons of grout to fill in the big gaps. Eff it. Good enough.

It was like this in every building. If you walked up to something, you'd notice flaws. Things not straight. Places where painters got sloppy like painting the walls with rollers but not using a small brush to get the corners done. A screw missing or a nail bent over and hammered down.


Sounds like KB Homes suburbs in Colorado and Texas.
 
2021-10-23 1:25:41 AM  

Troy McClure: I  spent 10 days in China two years ago. A lot of the places I visited were brand new buildings built to show off how glorious China is. Record-breaking sky scrapers, fancy hotels, and super massive shopping malls. My main takeaway from these places was the very low quality of the construction.

When you look at these things from afar, they are very impressive, but when you get close you see all kinds of shortcuts taken and details overlooked. For one example, I stayed in the nicest hotel in one city, and as you go down the hall, you can see the cover plates on each room's doorbell was cockeyed just a bit one direction or the other.

It was always the little things. Like in a bedroom where there was crown molding that stopped a few inches short of one corner because that's where the piece the guy was working with ended. He didn't go cut a small piece to finish the wall. He just went down his ladder and onto the next wall, and no one else noticed it to correct it -- not his boss or his bosses boss at the time of construction or even the current maintenance people. Or like tile in a bathroom that was perfectly laid out until you got near the curved bathtub where you can tell the guy doing it didn't bother trying to cut his tiles to follow the curve of the tub and instead just slapped down what pieces he had and used tons of grout to fill in the big gaps. Eff it. Good enough.

It was like this in every building. If you walked up to something, you'd notice flaws. Things not straight. Places where painters got sloppy like painting the walls with rollers but not using a small brush to get the corners done. A screw missing or a nail bent over and hammered down. 

That's what made going up to the top of the tallest building in China scary. The whole time I was up there I was thinking of all of the little flaws I'm seeing as I look around and couldn't help but wonder how many are within the walls or the foundation. Am I standing at the top of a disaster waiting to happen?


I feel like everything you described is similar to the US too. I stayed at a $400/night Hilton in NYC a couple years ago and the electrical socket was hanging from the wall, the wall paper was peeling, and the bathroom shower tile grouts didn't line up on the back wall to the side walls.

The "details" was you mentioned cost money and everyone - in every country - cuts corners because why spend $10 when you can do it for $5.
 
2021-10-23 1:34:46 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Troy McClure: I  spent 10 days in China two years ago. A lot of the places I visited were brand new buildings built to show off how glorious China is. Record-breaking sky scrapers, fancy hotels, and super massive shopping malls. My main takeaway from these places was the very low quality of the construction.

When you look at these things from afar, they are very impressive, but when you get close you see all kinds of shortcuts taken and details overlooked. For one example, I stayed in the nicest hotel in one city, and as you go down the hall, you can see the cover plates on each room's doorbell was cockeyed just a bit one direction or the other.

It was always the little things. Like in a bedroom where there was crown molding that stopped a few inches short of one corner because that's where the piece the guy was working with ended. He didn't go cut a small piece to finish the wall. He just went down his ladder and onto the next wall, and no one else noticed it to correct it -- not his boss or his bosses boss at the time of construction or even the current maintenance people. Or like tile in a bathroom that was perfectly laid out until you got near the curved bathtub where you can tell the guy doing it didn't bother trying to cut his tiles to follow the curve of the tub and instead just slapped down what pieces he had and used tons of grout to fill in the big gaps. Eff it. Good enough.

It was like this in every building. If you walked up to something, you'd notice flaws. Things not straight. Places where painters got sloppy like painting the walls with rollers but not using a small brush to get the corners done. A screw missing or a nail bent over and hammered down. 

That's what made going up to the top of the tallest building in China scary. The whole time I was up there I was thinking of all of the little flaws I'm seeing as I look around and couldn't help but wonder how many are within the walls or the foundation. Am I standing at the top of a disaster waiting to happen?

I feel like everything you described is similar to the US too. I stayed at a $400/night Hilton in NYC a couple years ago and the electrical socket was hanging from the wall, the wall paper was peeling, and the bathroom shower tile grouts didn't line up on the back wall to the side walls.

The "details" was you mentioned cost money and everyone - in every country - cuts corners because why spend $10 when you can do it for $5.


Yup.

If only people understood how much "German engineering" is a myth as much as "American cowboys."
 
Displayed 50 of 69 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.