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  • Global chip shortages may worsen as Taiwan battles increasing COVID-19 cases

    lkrupp said:
    Personally I am tired of the continuing world apocalypse hand wringing. Everything is a crisis these days. In fact if something isn’t a crisis it’s ignored. Only bad things are newsworthy. The pandemic crisis, the economic crisis, the border crisis, the equality and diversity crisis, the wage gap crisis, the mental health crisis, the haves and have nots crisis, the healthcare crisis, the LGBTQ+ crisis, the you name it crisis. Seems the world/country is banging off the walls from one crisis to another, waving its arms wildly in its inability to resolve anything.

    Now comes the chip crisis. We’re all doomed and will be back to using the telegraph to communicate with each other... tomorrow!
    You are absolutely correct - if there isn’t  a crisis happening, then there is no news to report! Also if you follow the money trial behind the crisis you can see who will make a profit off of it which are usually politicians and/or lawyers ( i know i am being redundant because most politicians are lawyers and most lawyers are politicians) .
    watto_cobra
  • FTC concludes manufacturer repair restrictions harm consumers

     "Many consumer products have become harder to fix and maintain," the report reads. "Repairs today often require specialized tools, difficult-to-obtain parts, and access to proprietary diagnostic software. Consumers whose products break then have limited choices. Furthermore, the burden of repair restrictions may fall more heavily on communities of color and lower-income communities. Many Black-owned small businesses are in the repair and maintenance industries, and difficulties facing small businesses can disproportionately affect small businesses owned by people of color."

    This is disappointing! Is everything thing today going to be adjudicated based on how it effects one part of society versus other without offering up proof?  Is there some statistical evidence to show this effects one community more than another? 
    JFC_PA
  • FTC concludes manufacturer repair restrictions harm consumers

    I am glad that my equipment is repaired by factory trained technicians using factory approved parts. One of my friends had a third party technician replace his iPhone 6 OEM battery with an after market battery and now he has no end of problems now with the iPhone. Apple won’t fix it and I don’t blame them, they are not responsible for someone else playing amateur repair tech. 
    JFC_PA