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2022-05-03 8:34:55 AM  
It's this article again. It's like they want everything to collapse.
 
2022-05-03 8:50:48 AM  
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How in the holy f*ck do you keep track of all that?!?!
 
2022-05-03 9:24:08 AM  

kdawg7736: It's this article again. It's like they want everything to collapse.


Well yeah, it's the sign of the rapture 1.2 or was it 2.0.  Guns and glory!!!
 
2022-05-03 9:46:15 AM  
The end of globalization, wouldn't that be nice?
 
2022-05-03 9:46:18 AM  

NewportBarGuy: [img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net image 624x416]

How in the holy f*ck do you keep track of all that?!?!


Heavy IT.  Nothing like that can be tracked without a couple of datacenters and a really good wireless network.
 
2022-05-03 9:49:13 AM  

kdawg7736: It's this article again. It's like they want everything to collapse.


I want a partial collapse just so it would royally screw over families who cant fit all their family members in one 5 person car. Just out of pure spite for those greedy stupid whores
 
2022-05-03 9:51:57 AM  
Forbes senior contributor Kenneth Rapoza wrote an opinion piece where he argued that China's Zero-Covid policy was 'magical thinking' and that the lockdown and cargo jam was a strategy to pressure the West to grow more dependent on Beijing.

Seems like this would do the opposite.  Whelp, we can't trust Beijing to supply us with cheap manufactured goods.  Guess we need to build factories elsewhere and bring back what is critical.
 
2022-05-03 10:09:19 AM  

MadHatter500: NewportBarGuy: [img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net image 624x416]

How in the holy f*ck do you keep track of all that?!?!

Heavy IT.  Nothing like that can be tracked without a couple of datacenters and a really good wireless network.


This. Logistics is simply that, and it has been computerized for decades.

wingnut396: Forbes senior contributor Kenneth Rapoza wrote an opinion piece where he argued that China's Zero-Covid policy was 'magical thinking' and that the lockdown and cargo jam was a strategy to pressure the West to grow more dependent on Beijing.

Seems like this would do the opposite.  Whelp, we can't trust Beijing to supply us with cheap manufactured goods.  Guess we need to build factories elsewhere and bring back what is critical.


Yeah, I'm not sure what they were thinking, because it is already having that effect. More companies are opening or planning fab work here in the US or Europe because of these issues.
 
2022-05-03 10:17:18 AM  

NewportBarGuy: [img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net image 624x416]

How in the holy f*ck do you keep track of all that?!?!


A really big abacus.
 
2022-05-03 11:04:40 AM  

NewportBarGuy: [img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net image 624x416]

How in the holy f*ck do you keep track of all that?!?!


Ideally not for long.  All the shipping containers are already tagged and staged based on what ship they're being loaded onto.
 
2022-05-03 11:37:59 AM  
I liberated this port in Battlefield 2042 last night.  We should be good.
 
2022-05-03 11:50:06 AM  

kdawg7736: It's this article again. It's like they want everything to collapse.


I'm crossing my fingers.  Whatever it takes.

Entropy, which is the Third Law of Thermodynamics, is defined as "a scientific concept, as well as a measurable physical property that is most commonly associated with a state of disorder, randomness, or uncertainty." In more understandable terms, it basically says the universe and all its systems move toward chaos, not organization. Additionally, the more complex a system, the more energy it takes to maintain order and the more likely it is to break down.
The operation of a "globalized" system of production, consumption, and pollution has, to put it mildly, a lot of moving parts - which means more things can go wrong that will ultimately affect the entire system.
None of the "supply chain" problems are going away any time soon - nor is entropy. What should - and may - go away is the fantasy of a smooth-running, extremely profitable, horrifically polluting concept of globalization as the path to a sustainable future.


Does anyone ever think about all the moving parts that you engage when you order some widget from China, and then you do it twice a week for the rest of your life?  Are you really worth all that?  Are you really worth all the work and processes and pollution and trash created by you wanting to have fresh strawberries year round?
Are you really worth creating 1000 tons of carbon every year getting you a cup of farking Starbucks every day?  The funny thing is that everyone thinks that they really are worth all that.  Whoa. I couldn't get that high on myself if I ordered a throne.
 
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