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|May-05-16|| ||Tomlinsky: Would that be a problem?|
|May-05-16|| ||cormier: https://www.yahoo.com/news/read-pre...|
|May-05-16|| ||Big Pawn: <tomlinsky: with a peach of a Mexican neck from a 2008 RoadWorn model that craps on anything coming out of Fullerton for my money.>|
Ah HA! I knew it.
Well, if it makes you feel better, I have, among others, a Jackson that is Indonesian made, but it's a neck-through and it plays great.
My two strats are American made all the way - no taco necks.
My Les Paul is the real deal too. I used to think it was an ugly, as I put it, "street cone orange" until I read about it. It's actually a semi-rare, one of 300 made Limited Colours edition which they describe as Transparent Amber.
Hmmm, suddenly it looked so much nicer!
|May-05-16|| ||WannaBe: Okay, I don't own a MexiStrat, but I do own a semi-MexiCanaStang. Parts of the car were made in Mexico & Canada, but it was assembled in Deerborn, MI.|
According to Wiki, Deerborn is 30% Arabic, so most likely, someone of Arabic descent touched or helped in assembling it; so my car is also part Arabic? =))
|May-05-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Aren't where the fingers come from more important than where the guitar comes from?|
|May-05-16|| ||WannaBe: <Jim Bartle> Strings, gotta be the them strings, without them even BB can't play a Gee-tar.|
|May-05-16|| ||Big Pawn: < Tomlinsky: Would that be a problem?>|
It would explain your overly sensitive softness. Where I grew up, the way I addressed you was normal and commonplace. Actually, the more one busted someone's balls, the more they liked them.
We just weren't all sweet, nice and sensitive like, I don't know, the Brits?
When a friend called back in the day, we would answer the phone with, "What do you want you no good bastard?" - and that was like, "Hey man, come on over. We're having a great time - the more the merrier".
|May-05-16|| ||john barleycorn: <WannaBe: ... someone of Arabic descent touched or helped in assembling it; so my car is also part Arabic?>|
Does the engine run on camel dung?
|May-05-16|| ||diceman: <WannaBe: Okay, I don't own a MexiStrat, but I do own a semi-MexiCanaStang. Parts of the car were made in Mexico & Canada, but it was assembled in Deerborn, MI.>|
I had a MexiCanaStang, had to get rid of it.
My MexiStrat refused to drive in it!
|May-05-16|| ||diceman: <WannaBe: ... someone of Arabic descent touched or helped in assembling it; so my car is also part Arabic?>|
Does it toss gays out the passenger window?
|May-05-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Nigel Tufnel: The sustain, listen to it.
Marty DiBergi: I don't hear anything.
Nigel Tufnel: Well you would though, if it were playing.
|May-05-16|| ||Tomlinsky: <JB: Aren't where the fingers come from more important than where the guitar comes from?> |
Sure, signature and passion doesn't come in little bags at Walmart's either. But try doing intricate calligraphy using a burnt broomstick.
|May-05-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Got it. But once I traded my ratty wooden tennis racket with loose nylon strings with a top player, and used his tournament racket for a little while. He still won every point.|
|May-05-16|| ||Tomlinsky: Anyway, point was there is plenty of stuff outside the US that isn't crap. China will supply as much crap as we want, and we seem to, but they, and wherever, can supply quality as well... but we would have to pay for that.|
The thing with making tons of crap over decades puts you in the position of having the resources and know-how of how to manufacture whatever quality you want... if it is demanded. The 'set-up' was paid for over those decades. If the US thinks it can suddenly start producing better crap than China on the turn of a pin they are deluding themselves. The knowledge learned from getting things 'wrong' is valuable in the long run.
|May-05-16|| ||WannaBe: Elephant in the boxing ring one is hilarious!
|May-05-16|| ||Jim Bartle: <The knowledge learned from getting things 'wrong' is valuable in the long run.>|
Then I am much wealthier than I realized.
|May-05-16|| ||Big Pawn: <𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐣𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐧𝐝.>|
|May-05-16|| ||Tomlinsky: <JB: Got it. But once I traded my ratty wooden tennis racket with loose nylon strings with a top player, and used his tournament racket for a little while. He still won every point.>|
Sure, but I bet he plays better with a working tool of his trade that he is more comfortable with and performs with him. Moonlight Sonata on a wonky old upright piano doesn't do much for me personally.
|May-05-16|| ||Jim Bartle: No question.|
|May-05-16|| ||keypusher: <Tomlinsky: Anyway, point was there is plenty of stuff outside the US that isn't crap. China will supply as much crap as we want, and we seem to, but they, and wherever, can supply quality as well... but we would have to pay for that.>|
They make a lot of quality stuff now. My laptop, my iPhone...I have a really hard time believing we in the U.S. could manufacture anything like them. But I was blown away when I realized my broom was made in China. It's cheaper to build a broom in China and ship it across the ocean? Really?
<The thing with making tons of crap over decades puts you in the position of having the resources and know-how of how to manufacture whatever quality you want... if it is demanded. The 'set-up' was paid for over those decades. If the US thinks it can suddenly start producing better crap than China on the turn of a pin they are deluding themselves. The knowledge learned from getting things 'wrong' is valuable in the long run.>
Yes, Andrew Grove wrote about that, a little more politely, a few years back.
<There's more at stake than exported jobs. With some technologies, both scaling and innovation take place overseas.
Such is the case with advanced batteries. It has taken years and many false starts, but finally we are about to witness mass-produced electric cars and trucks. They all rely on lithium-ion batteries. What microprocessors are to computing, batteries are to electric vehicles. Unlike with microprocessors, the U.S. share of lithium-ion battery production is tiny (figure-E).
That's a problem. A new industry needs an effective ecosystem in which technology knowhow accumulates, experience builds on experience, and close relationships develop between supplier and customer. The U.S. lost its lead in batteries 30 years ago when it stopped making consumer electronics devices. Whoever made batteries then gained the exposure and relationships needed to learn to supply batteries for the more demanding laptop PC market, and after that, for the even more demanding automobile market. U.S. companies did not participate in the first phase and consequently were not in the running for all that followed. I doubt they will ever catch up.>
In 2010, when he wrote that story, there were 166,000 computer manufacturing jobs in the U.S. (fewer, he pointed out, than existed when the first PCs were introduced in 1975) compared to about 1.5 million computer manufacturing jobs in Asia. Apple had 25,000 employees in the United States. Foxconn had 250,000 employees in China that manufactured all of Apple's products.
|May-05-16|| ||Tomlinsky: <JB: Then I am much wealthier than I realized.>|
Aye, maybe we all are but can't agree on a common currency. Or something.
|May-05-16|| ||Tomlinsky: <keypusher> Absolutely.|
|May-05-16|| ||chancho: As sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives...|
<Now that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee-presumptive, leading GOP elites from Reince Priebus to Mitch McConnell have been flocking to endorse him.
But House Speaker Paul Ryan broke sharply with the trend on Thursday, telling CNN's Jake Tapper that he was not yet "ready" to endorse Trump.
"To be perfectly candid with you Jake, Iím just not ready to do that at this point. Iím not there right now," Ryan said. "I hope to though. And I want to.
But I think what is required is that we unify this party."
Now, this doesn't appear to be a play to steal the nomination from Trump ó because when pushed by Tapper, Ryan said again that he himself would not accept his party's presidential nomination.
Instead, it's a shot across Trump's bow ó an attempt to warn the billionaire that he can't take Republican Party support for granted just yet.
Ryan repeatedly hammered home two things that, in his view, Trump would have to do to unify the party.
First, he kept saying Trump would have to be a conservative nominee.
"I think conservatives want to know, does he share our values and our principles on limited government, the proper role of the executive, adherence to the Constitution?"
Only when those questions are answered, Ryan said, could Trump "bring all wings of the Republican Party together.">
|May-05-16|| ||perfidious: <antonin: Being a life master at chess means next to nothing, hate to tell you....>|
If <you> were one, you would expect everyone here to genuflect on command.
<....If you had to quit chess to go to gambling, that makes you NOT a winner!>
Who says I 'had to quit'?
'Pears to me this is just another falsehood from the <big liar>.
<....Being an obese <gambler> does not make one a winner, it makes you a loser....>
Had no idea I had climbed into the 'obese' category--this poster's fervid imagination and ability to lie as others breathe are unsurpassed.
<....But this doesn't matter either, as you aren't a real poster on this page anyways. You're just another <jiffy> and even <jim> isn't that bad....>
'Real poster' as defined by you? The day I allow the likes of yourself to define who or what I am would be a sorry one indeed.
<.... Hey, maybe when I take a drive up to Vermont this month I can stop by and say hello. Just keep an eye out of my big black Cadillac....>
I don't have sociopaths as house guests.
|May-05-16|| ||ljfyffe: <jbc>So think before you speak...Einstein was a native-born German, in the homeland of baloney, as you should know, lived in Germany for sometime before taking on Swiss citizenship and then finally ttalso American...however, his place of birth does not change...so what's the problem? Calling him German-American, vis a vis the 'American' designation debate that was at hand, was therefore quite appropiate.|
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