That single-sided material is what's used to make a bag of holding. Or a Tardis.
I used to buy single sided floppy disks and then use a hole punch to create the track index hole and the write tab. This turned it into a double-sided floppy. I'd this with good quality Verbatim disks. You could then take the disk out of the single sided drive and flip it over -- by hand -- to get double the capacity. But that was way before most of you young punks were even born. Now... get off my lawn.
Actually, my best hardware hack was an Arduino device that I turned into a product which has since sold thousands of units. 32kB flash, 2.5kB SRAM. Can send messages via the international space station.
"Precision manufactured?" The big question is: can it be repaired with duct tape?
Hiring a specific sub-sect of human because they can be paid less is more than discriminatory. It's unethical.
Multi-national companies are *not* American companies and they have no allegiance to America or its citizens. Their ethics are not your ethics. They see "shareholder value" as the highest ethic. To them, national boundaries are a hindrance to maximizing shareholder value.
I like it.
P.S. My UID is also semiprime.
The funny part is where they think they are in control.
It's all fun and games until someone brings a gun to the party.
We're producing less? I'm guessing no and that this is the effects of all that automation I keep hearing isn't happening...
Our manufacturing sector is growing, but slowly. It is far slower than most developing countries. Here is a decent article on manufacturing grown rates: https://www.mapi.net/china-has-dominant-share-world-manufacturing. That said, we are probably dropping in certain sectors, such as computer/electronics manufacturing. The U.S. is either outsourcing or automating a lot of the manufacturing jobs out of existence.
Real computer scientists like having a computer on their desk, else how could they read their mail?