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They called my uncle into the hospital yesterday to say goodbye to my 58 year old aunt (my mother’s little sister).  She’s been on a vent for a week and they had to resuscitate her 5 times yesterday.

I am mostly a lurker now that I have switched jobs and I am WFH 100% of the time now... but I used to walk around downtown and take pics.  I always love coming to this board.  I hit this site many tim

Instead of everyone being in total "fear" mode and panicking if their next door neighbor in their building has the virus...maybe it would be best if everyone banded together and made sure they provide

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15 hours ago, LA_TN said:

Steel actually went DOWN last week - believe it, or not

Enough developers cancel projects nationwide (and worldwide), those commodity prices might drop a lot more. Unfortunately, other, non-material costs may continue to inflate, however - such as labor, logistics, design/engineering, etc..  Logistics are horrendous right now with little good news in sight....or at least that I've seen. It's a weird world right now.

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7 hours ago, Flatrock said:

Enough developers cancel projects nationwide (and worldwide), those commodity prices might drop a lot more. Unfortunately, other, non-material costs may continue to inflate, however - such as labor, logistics, design/engineering, etc..  Logistics are horrendous right now with little good news in sight....or at least that I've seen. It's a weird world right now.

Logistics is a nightmare nowadays

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10 hours ago, LA_TN said:

Logistics is a nightmare nowadays

Tell me about it. The video card for the computer I ordered the first of Sept. went from a delay of 2 weeks now to over 2 months at the earliest. I got so frustrated talking to the dingdongs in Mumbai India, I finally got a hold of the salesperson in Austin and talked to him directly. Dells customer service really stinks and they talk out both ends of their body if you can understand them.

But the guy in TX, said the supply chain has got a lot of orders on hold, off the record. My computer service can’t get the parts and I can’t offard a Mac, but probably the same deal. This is a custom build, so I guess I just have to wait. My parts are probably sitting off the coast of Cali. Somewhere!

I don’t know what the solution will be as you have one group of people screaming for these jobs to be brought back here, but there are not enough workers to cover the jobs we have now and the people that are available do not seem to have the skills to do the jobs that would be required to do the high tech work required for these mfg. jobs. Seems that some of these folks have their heads screwed on the wrong way as they don’t have the education to understand simple economics.

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1 hour ago, smeagolsfree said:

Tell me about it. The video card for the computer I ordered the first of Sept. went from a delay of 2 weeks now to over 2 months at the earliest. I got so frustrated talking to the dingdongs in Mumbai India, I finally got a hold of the salesperson in Austin and talked to him directly. Dells customer service really stinks and they talk out both ends of their body if you can understand them.

But the guy in TX, said the supply chain has got a lot of orders on hold, off the record. My computer service can’t get the parts and I can’t offard a Mac, but probably the same deal. This is a custom build, so I guess I just have to wait. My parts are probably sitting off the coast of Cali. Somewhere!

I don’t know what the solution will be as you have one group of people screaming for these jobs to be brought back here, but there are not enough workers to cover the jobs we have now and the people that are available do not seem to have the skills to do the jobs that would be required to do the high tech work required for these mfg. jobs. Seems that some of these folks have their heads screwed on the wrong way as they don’t have the education to understand simple economics.

Semiconductor foundries are being built here in the US again. The investment is massive. It just takes years for that them to produce. Earlier this year a bipartisan bill passed to subsidize and accelerate this investment. It’s a national security matter imo

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20 minutes ago, samsonh said:

Semiconductor foundries are being built here in the US again. The investment is massive. It just takes years for that them to produce. Earlier this year a bipartisan bill passed to subsidize and accelerate this investment. It’s a national security matter imo

The average time for a semiconductor factory is about 3-4 years. That's in perfect conditions... As we all know we are very far from perfect conditions. So we're going to be in this hell for awhile :( 

I've also been wanting to buy a graphics card (GPU), but can't get one. I guess I should figure out how to make bots to buy things for me. And price! I miss the days of $450 was about top of the line, now it's $1200.... Ugh

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