back to article Earthquake halts operations at two of Toshiba's chip factories

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake that hit southwestern Japan around 1:00 AM last Saturday has led to the closing of Toshiba’s Oita semiconductor plant. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the 'quake may have caused significant shaking, making it difficult to walk unassisted and causing items on shelves to fall. The agency …

  1. pavel.petrman Silver badge

    Fire, snow, plague, trade war and an earthquake

    I expect frogs by the end of this quarter.

    1. KittenHuffer Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Fire, snow, plague, trade war and an earthquake

      So you're predicting that the French will invade? And their great military victories will cause the closure of more chip factories?

      Does that means that when they reopen that the product will have been rebranded as Fries?

      1. Chris G Silver badge

        Re: Fire, snow, plague, trade war and an earthquake

        "rebranded as Fries?"

        No. Pommes frites!

        Re the title, there are a lot of god botherers who do seem to be expecting not only frogs but locusts and a small cavalry charge.

    2. lglethal Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: Fire, snow, plague, trade war and an earthquake

      Come come, we still have plenty of Natural disasters available to us:

      Flood, Tsunami, Cyclone/Hurricane, Meteorite, Animal Plague, Zombie Apocalypse, Bull in a Chip shop...

      1. Arthur the cat Silver badge

        Re: Fire, snow, plague, trade war and an earthquake

        England Test Cricket Teams …

        1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

          Re: Fire, snow, plague, trade war and an earthquake

          Apparently, in Oz, a joke did the rounds along the lines of "if you think you have covid and want a rapid test, call the English Cricket Team" :-)

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