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Old Aug 31, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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7.9 Quake rocks Philippines

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/79-quake-.../287206-2.html

"Following the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued for Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan."

If anything hits Taiwan, it could once again affect HDD prices.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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http://ibnlive.in.com/news/79-quake-.../287206-2.html

"Following the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued for Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan."

If anything hits Taiwan, it could once again affect HDD prices.
Downgraded to a 7.6.... hopefully our HDDs are safe....
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Obviously I don't want to seem completely cold and not give a damn about the people of the countries being affected however because hard drives are made primary in Taiwan, things could be affected.

I don't want to get started into my whole "buying American" thought process but moving some production over here wouldn't be so bad you know.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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Obviously I don't want to seem completely cold and not give a damn about the people of the countries being affected however because hard drives are made primary in Taiwan, I could be affected.
Fixed it...
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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I don't want to get started into my whole "buying American" thought process but moving some production over here wouldn't be so bad you know.
Like Louisiana, for instance...
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hopefully our HDDs are safe....
aka first world problem.
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Fixed it...
Actually no I wouldn't be affected. I think you read me incorrectly. I have no interest in hard drives. Solid state drives are where it's at and even still.

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Like Louisiana, for instance...
Again, reading me incorrectly. I believe in making factories all over the United States to help with jobs.
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Actually no I wouldn't be affected. I think you read me incorrectly. I have no interest in hard drives. Solid state drives are where it's at and even still.

And I think you read me incorrectly. What I was comment on was the apparent greater concern for anyone being inconvenienced by the temporary shortage of HDDs, rather than a concern for the effects on the lives of the people of the Phillippines.

I'm happy it doesn't effect you personally.
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Again, reading me incorrectly. I believe in making factories all over the United States to help with jobs.
I was being slightly facetious....

But you do raise the whole "why do Americans feel they have the right to the jobs, instead of earning them" question which has been thrashed over and over again on these threads.

If the US wants jobs, it has to earn them in a global free-market. Or it needs to give up the benefits of selling its goods into the global free-market if it also insists on giving up on the job mobility aspect of global free-trade.

The US still is the major exporter of goods into the free-market. Are you prepared to give up highly paid manufacturing jobs in exchange for low paid assembly jobs that will probably be done by robots instead of people in anycase?
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I rocked the PI a lot in the 70's and early 80's. Great place, great people. I hope all are well.
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I'm happy it doesn't effect you personally.
Admittedly my intention was cold, though I guess I was thinking with a business sense first since it happened last year.

If there was no flooding last year, I wouldn't have even created the topic.
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Old Sep 2, 2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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Live here now (Philippines). We were rocked around in our condo for about 30 seconds. Longer than the one we had in February, but less intense.
Never experienced one in the UK, lol.
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Good to hear you are all right. Keep us (or at least me) updated.
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 08:17 AM   #14
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Can I donate directly to the Red Cross in Taiwan, and would they direct any of their humanitarian efforts towards electronics factories?
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Can I donate directly to the Red Cross in Taiwan, and would they direct any of their humanitarian efforts towards electronics factories?
I laughed at this since I know it was kind of a zing but it was done in a way where I can take it in stride.
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