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Comment History repeats itself (Score 4, Insightful) 77

Nintendo is looking to step up it's hardware efforts in response to criticism that the Wii U's capabilities were notably lower than those of the PS4 and the XBox One...

Really? Why do people always jump to this conclusion? In the history of Nintendo, they make what they make for their target demographic, and don't try competing against Sony and MS. This shouldn't need revisiting EVERY TIME someone releases a console.

Comment Re:Oh boy... Nuclear! (Score 1) 121

That's because every change to a nuclear plant requires an act of congress. I'm serious.

In 2011-2012, ASME re-defined SA105 rolled steel. Arbitrarily, and the change was nonsensical. Millions of dollars worth of steel being used in in construction of Vogtle was suddenly no longer useable, and the design requirements for aspects of the plant required SA105 steel that was no longer possible to forge.

Vendors requested deviation to a superior steel to meet the delivery requirements, but WEC had to get congressional approval, since it deviated from the design plan.

Every ASME change, every NRC change, every shift in political tides that changes anything in the nuclear world in turn causes massive ripples, extraordinary costs, and delays. Nuclear doesn't work because the NRC, ASME, EPA, and D.C. make sure it's too expensive, over-regulated, and shift requirements throughout construction and operation.

Comment Summary and Article: Poor Trolling (Score 4, Insightful) 258

An article and summary using buzzwords and hashtag activism to suggest people should stop using buzzwords and hashtag activism about nuclear issues - just to make the OP feel like they did something more than using buzzwords and hashtag activism.

P.S. Hashtag activism.

Comment Re:Three main types of bad jobs. (Score 1) 474

A peer and I once made the same comparison. We called ourselves digital maintenance men, because by and large that's what it is.

I've never worked for a company that had a significant manufacturing component, but I kind of wonder how the blue/white collar split works there for the people who setup, maintain and manage seriously complicated factory systems. I think they might have been called millwrights at one time.

Definition Disclaimer:
Blue Collar: Hourly / Manual
White Collar: Salaried / Office

I do work for a company that has a significant manufacturing component. Craftsmen, Millwrights, Machinists, Welders, Operators (CNC/Lasers), report to Cell Leaders responsible for their area of the shop. That's the blue collar line. Cell leaders report to their operations manager, who reports to the plant manager. In parallel, materials management/inventory, engineering all report to the plant manager, with the lowest levels of those functions being blue collar (except engineering).

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