My wife was warning me that because I have a Hewlett-Packard Commie Cartel notebook, the replacement battery was probably going to require a second mortgage on our house.
I took advantage of the opportunity to tell her about the utter awesomeness of the Chinese manufacturing industrial monolith. Within 72 hours of any laptop being released nowadays, the Chinese have usually organized an alternative replacement battery which they have prototyped, tested and refined before the actual parent company has even begin to accept orders for replacement parts.
These people cannot be underestimated. They are beyond incredible. After a century of stereotypes about Asians lacking mental flexibility and innovative insights, they are now the most adaptive and productive race of people that has ever lived on the planet that we can document historically.
If the entire Western world showed up to a tennis match with the Chinese, they would probably show up with a badminton racket and forget to wear pants. That's a good analogy of the differences between the two nations. The West is like a senile old man who can't remember where he put his dentures last night in comparison. In the time it takes the Western world to form a subcommittee to discuss the possibility of manufacturing a new product in a couple of years, the Chinese can have them rolling off the assembly line still warm. I would guess that with the coming explosion in 3D printing devices that this is only going to increase exponentially in the future.
That's just talking about the manufacture of common appliances and electronics. If we are talking about waging and winning a nuclear war, there is no comparison. The Chinese would win, right now, hands down, no contest. This presents a vision of two futures : one where the failed regime in the Kwa quietly concedes defeat and shuffles into their new jobs as coolies pulling rickshaws for Asian diplomats visiting underdeveloped nations ... and the other one where they go violently and savagely into the long night firing everything in their arsenal in a worldwide thermonuclear conflict that is so ugly it defies comprehension. I predict that because of the nature of the leadership taking over the 'Stain at present it is going to be the latter.
|This is the sorriest man-shaped sonofabitch on the planet.|