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A heatwave in China has disrupted operations at laptop component makers and assemblers in Sichuan province and the municipality of Chongqing this week, creating the possibility of further problems in tech supply chains. The closures were a result of power cuts ordered by China's government on Sunday. The Department of Economy …

  1. MajorDoubt
    Happy

    people are more importanant than product

    fuck the 1 %

    1. abstract

      Texas Lt. Governor: Old People Should Volunteer to Die to Save the Economy

      https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/dan-patrick-coronavirus-grandparents

  2. badflorist Bronze badge

    "...drought have reduced output..."

    A drought more so than... ? 100F... ? I'm not sure what is different this year. Could it be that supply chain "issues" generate yachts...

    I guess here in the US if the steel mill workers didn't work in 120F environments then someone could at least afford a pontoon.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      A drought is lack of water, not a measure of temperature (even using medieval measurements )

  3. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Boffin

    Alternatives

    Called,

    Contacted,

    Spoke to,

    Asked,

    There's a few to be getting on with. Now, can Vulture Central do one of the above to those correspondents that use the ridiculous and totally inappropriate expression "reached out"... unless they really did lean across and tapped someone on the shoulder to get their attention.

    Now, what were we saying... Oh yes, it's been far too hot here for days to do anything that requires intelligent thought, so I guess steel work, and electronics assembly is not a good comparison.

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: Alternatives

      Almost as bad as "Can I get a coffee?".

  4. Flywheel
    WTF?

    Unprecedented

    .. statement from China: power cuts, which prioritized residents' access to juice

    Since when have actual people been more important than factory output in the Middle Kingdom?!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Unprecedented

      >Since when have actual people been more important than factory output in the Middle Kingdom?!

      In the same way as "Since when have actual people been more important than factory output in the United Kingdom?!"

      Corn Laws and The Cloth Act are proof that all countries treat their peoples as mere servants to their masters fortunes.

      1. Kabukiwookie Silver badge

        Re: Unprecedented

        Aside from the 'Middle Kingdom' apparently who at first glance would like their citizens to be cool.

        Personally I suspect that the effect of this move is the real reason though.

        Economies in the West are already teetering on the edge; a new supply chain issue may just give it a further push.

    2. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: Unprecedented

      It's a some balancing act. Take as much as you can, then give back as little as needed to keep you in power.

      1. gandalfcn Silver badge

        Re: Unprecedented

        That isn't just the PRC, it's all countries.

  5. Silver wolf

    Why does it always have to be the democrats or republicans as part of any conversation? Don’t you realize those two parties are meant to divide you so you won’t keep the government accountable for its actions? The more diverse they can keep us the more the 1% wins. Why don’t we try loving one another and finding perfect harmony to live among one another in peaceful ways ?

    1. Martin-73 Silver badge

      Indeed, republicans and democrats are just the far right and the really ludicrously far right (not in that order) of American politics. Libertarians make republicans look kind

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