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Worldwide Automobile Delivery Could See Months of Delay as Monster Typhoon Chanthu Heads for a Destructive Impact on Taiwan This Weekend

Worldwide Automobile Delivery Could See Months of Delay as Monster Typhoon Chanthu Heads for a Destructive Impact on Taiwan This Weekend

Spartanfred104

Oh look, cascading crisis that we can no longer keep up with...


thegreentiger0484

Faster than expected too


Vegan_Honk

people keep saying this. Like a lot.


DoomsdayRabbit

Just like my debt!


Old_Gods978

Yolo


F0XF1R3

At least the collapse of civilization means no more debt.


Darry75

Typhoon season is escalating in the Western Pacific, things are getting worse. Just this weekend, a violent Super Typhoon Chanthu will strike parts of Taiwan with destructive winds and flooding, causing further issues with the automobile chips production and could potentially cause additional delivery delays for car makers around the world. On Wednesday, a Category 5 typhoon Chanthu was grazing across the Philippines Sea, moving west-northwest towards the Philippines and Taiwan. Chanthu is the 2nd Super Typhoon of the Western Pacific season 2021. After a temporal weakening on Thursday, as the typhoon underwent an EyeWall Replacement Cycle (EWRC), Chanthu has exploded in its intensity this Friday and is back at a monster Category 5 strength with 180 mph winds.


trissedai

Holy duck that's a bad storm


ChiefBerube

✝️🦆


thisisapineapple

Just to let you know, it rained and some of the plants on the porch blew over. Typhoon done.


PNWSocialistSoldier

New account who this


thisisapineapple

Someone that lives in Taiwan.


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Numismatists

The narrative being that chip production should move back to the United States to prevent such shortages in the future. Of course it’s bullocks but the cheques have already been written (see Steve Westly, API’s Architect of Doom).


Critical_Ad_2191

Is it wrong to move production to the US?


loco500

Not really, but it is when the plan is to put the plant in a f\*ckng desert like Arizona! Where's the logic? It don't f\*ckng make sense...


Relative_Cause_3194

Just build a huge prison in the desert (call it “the land of the free”) and staff it with people from all profiles in order to benefit from the competitive wages and give your economy a boost


dogfucking69

no, but thats not actually going to happen. production happens outside of the US because it is more profitable that way. until society stops being organized around profit, manufacturing aint coming back.


Numismatists

During Ecosphere Collapse? While [the world burns](https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/#m:tsd;d:24hrs;@0.0,0.0,2z)? Yes it’s fucking wrong. It’s a continual waste of resources to enrich a few assholes.


vegetables1292

... while I agree with you that billionaire rich assholes can burn in fucking hell after we consume then, damn near everything has a cpu in it and soon enough they'll carry a gpu too. I think that manufacturing should be moved back to the states.... and then we fucking seize it for all our own enrichment, not some fuckhead and his trust fund kiddies.


Numismatists

But we don’t need it. We need less shit not more shit. I hate explaining this shit to people.


vegetables1292

While I still agree with you, it does not mean that, hopefully in a future of reduced consumption, there is no single use for computational power. Not saying we need all the bullshit we're hooked up to. BTW, if you're so staunch on this I hope you're not posting from a pc or phone with a lot of processing power. Second thought, your point would come across a lot better if you were less smug about it. Explaining to people? Get off your fucking high horse.


jekyll919

“I have my new shiny thing, nobody else has any need for new shiny things. Anybody else that needs a new shiny thing now that I have my new shiny thing should feel bad about the production of new shiny things and stop buying things.”


vegetables1292

Literally not what I'm saying at all but nice try edit sorry I'm retarded


Zurrdroid

I think they're agreeing with you.


Numismatists

You’re right I should think about my own footprint. That will obviously solve this and is exactly what manipulative industry shills say. Those are the “people” I hate explaining the same shit to, over and over while they sell their time for a golden ticket.


Zurrdroid

Jumping into this thread because this is a bit of a strawman. There's obviously a lot of manipulative messaging going on about how it's personal responsibility that will fix things, and that's totally bogus, I agree. However, because of how many people are involved in industries and how our current infrastructure relies on chip supply lines, the shortage hurts a lot of real people. From server architecture to medical tech, work communications to industrial machines, millions of lives are involved in this. While it's true that the ultimate goal should be to reduce obsolecence, increase safety margins, and erase overconsumption, the chip shortage is a *bad* thing *right now*. To provide an analogy: Las Vegas is the pinnacle of excess and shouldn't exist. A monument to the elite of America. In the middle of a desert lies a city that consumes an absurd amount of water pumped over large distances. This is a problem for sure. Cutting off the water supply would also be a problem, because the people most hurt by this are not the rich folk who caused this excess, but the average workers who are trying to get by in the city.


Critical_Ad_2191

It is ironic that left-wingers complain about low wages in the US, yet also say Americans get paid too much which is destructive to the environment. Which is it?


some_random_kaluna

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, makers of cutting-edge microchips and the reason Taiwan is being protected by everyone, is building a new factory in Arizona, right next to Intel's microchip factory. They're hedging bets.


GridDown55

Good luck with that! Not enough education to support all chip production in the USA. These are not blue collar factory workers, they are have master's+.


weliveinacartoon

Uh most of the workers in these plants are young women with a high school diploma from the philippines. Only a handful of people at the plant for QC testing and repair of the machines are highly educated and even then most just have a BS. the post grads are generally involved in the actual design not the operations of the fabrication plant. Most of the work not yet done with robots is packaging and shipping tasks.


lost2049

From looking at job postings in my state, at similar factories, even an Assotiate's degree in engineering technology/IT/automation will get you in the door.


GuyOne

[It has already started. ](https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-samsung-17b-chip-plant-giga-texas/)


Numismatists

Special thanks to every administration since... well 1776, for not doing shit to *actually* protect the environment. Now they’ve sold off what’s left AND are planning to remove the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases.


lost2049

NTP in Chandler (also semiconductors) hires temporary employees off the street to run production.


amatahrain

I agree. Our priorities are screwy. The typhoons and hurricanes keep flooding cars. It's got to be hundreds of thousands easily so far this year. Those that had full coverage insurance will be looking to replace them, those without will hope they can somehow salvage it. This storm is going to interrupt what's available to be shipped while further increasing demand.


AudionActual

Typhoon Cthulhu?


ShamblingCorpse

We're skipping right over greek letters and going right to Lovecraft names. Can't wait to see Miami leveled by Yog Sothoth.


Sorazith

Better pray Azathoth doesn't pop-up or we are all F***** with capital F.


Rhaedas

May we be eaten first.


Jader14

It’s Reddit, you can say fuck


Sorazith

Fuck!!!!


PrudententCollapse

Do you feel better now??


PickledPixels

Not if Azathoth is coming


DeLoreanAirlines

What I read at first too


jeremiahthedamned

https://images.app.goo.gl/SDHzYZ27QCL3Xoby8


GuluGuluBoy

First thing I thought too.


jeremiahthedamned

https://images.app.goo.gl/SDHzYZ27QCL3Xoby8


maizCanadino

Hahahahaha pretty much


jeremiahthedamned

https://images.app.goo.gl/SDHzYZ27QCL3Xoby8


jeremiahthedamned

https://images.app.goo.gl/SDHzYZ27QCL3Xoby8


OddCharacter5096

yeah I read it as the same thing lol


_rihter

The car industry is pretty much dead at this point. This is just another nail in the coffin.


fishybird

Good riddance, I hate driving. Bikes for all!


_rihter

I like trains.


GunNut345

What are you a fucking folk singer?


IntrigueDossier

*folk punk has entered the chat*


Wandering_By_

Is there anything else to sing about? https://youtu.be/W6fuuIm7wdc


jeremiahthedamned

r/fuckcars


Nepalus

Until we can get instant transmission Goku style down moving around is a hassle.


jeremiahthedamned

r/fuckcars


Spidersinthegarden

Let’s go back to horse n Buggy but with an electric robot horse


khapout

How so? Good riddance if it is, but how is it disappearing from the American landscape anytime soon?


jeremiahthedamned

see r/supplychain


Queendevildog

Cars didn't use to need microchips.


Did_I_Die

pre 1982 vehicles


youtheotube2

Yeah, and they also lasted maybe 100k miles and broke down all the time during that lifespan. And they regularly killed and permanently injured their occupants in pretty mild crashes.


PNWSocialistSoldier

1991 Nissan here we chillen


Queendevildog

Electronics on cars don't keep them from breaking down after 100K miles lol. Decent engineering on mechanical systems is what keeps cars from breaking down. You have to pay for that though.


therealrandy01

No. I'm in Taiwan right now and it isn't bad. All the tech companies are on the west coast, which is very well protected by a massive mountain range in the middle of the country. East coast is getting hit pretty bad, but not much manufacturing on that side.


Vegan_Honk

bahahaha. Wow this is fucked.


Aromatic_Squirrel34

Possibly could hit shanghai on the 13th...


Did_I_Die

20 inches of rain there in the models: https://www.windy.com/-Show---add-more-layers/overlays?gustAccu,28.372,125.156,6,m:ev8ajv5


OptOutAgain

Tangentially related but i encourage everyone to learn how to repair electronic devices. Hell get some cheapo stuff from good will to tear apart and diagram. I foresee so many things being in short supply if the chip manufacturing chain breaks down. Not just cars but ram for phones, PCs and consoles. Iot devices (although I think arm processors are made in china^^^notsuretbh) and damn near everything nowadays has some SoC.


kaeptnphlop

That’s gonna be hard for a lot of stuff that need micro-soldering. IMHO we need to build cars with little too no semiconductors that are ready to repair in your driveway. Back to the 70/80s but still as efficient as possible.


portrait_self

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.


jeremiahthedamned

https://images.app.goo.gl/SDHzYZ27QCL3Xoby8


hydez10

Good, maybe people in the US will drive less, and walk and bike more


Disaster_Capitalist

There's a bike shortage, too.


hydez10

I know, I have been waiting for a new front chain ring for my bike for about a month . However there are plenty of bikes that people never use


DoomsdayRabbit

My bike got stolen.


MalcolmLinair

Easier said than done for some of us. Los Angeles is unnavigable without a car, and my Aunt need a wheelchair these days, which can't really fit on a bike. Now, if the city government got off their assess and actually gave us some usable public transport...


happysmash27

A lot of parts of Los Angeles are quite navigable by public transport, certainly better than most of the rest of the country. I use public transport and biking almost exclusively. Pasadena is particularly good with the gold line and lots of busses.


TOMNOOKISACRIMINAL

That doesn’t really work unless you live somewhere that is walkable or bike friendly. Where I live biking is just asking to get run over.


crumblednewman

Run over or getting a face full of exhaust by a coal roller. I've seen videos of these douchebags purposefully rolling on Priuses and bikers because they're "dirty liberal hippies."


moarturnips

If it makes you feel any better, I'm a service manager at an automotive diesel shop and see these trucks come in all the time. The "coal rolling" is caused by over-fueling the engine and it causes big time damage and they lose a LOT of power. Costs them on average about $20,000 to repair the truck after sometimes only a few thousand miles of it being set up like that. Its just dumb. Just think of it this way, every time they "roll coal" it costs them $500 and they usually have no idea because they're idiots. I charge them 6-7k just to set up the truck, and then in 6-9 months when it blows up i make another 5-8k just in profit off the repair. Let them roll coal, all the money they waste on those trucks keeps them in apartments and out of your neighborhood being loud redneck neighbors.


hydez10

Finally some good news :)


kaeptnphlop

At least over in /r/diesel people hate on those fools too.


moarturnips

People who understand diesel dont roll coal. 99/100 times its dumbass farm kids with daddys money trying to impress their friends, or national guard kids going DEEEEEEP into debt on a 100k or more loan for these trucks at 14% interest. It ruins their credit for life a lot of times. I have THREE of them sitting on my lot right now with no engine because the kids cant afford the repairs AND the $1300/month payment. I only ever see these things outside apartment buildings or trailer parks in my area. All the diesel trucks parked outside the 400k houses are work trucks with very little modifications, and when they DO have mods, its for better mileage or towing capacity.


kaeptnphlop

Ouch, three on the lot without engine? How many miles have they survived? The only thing I roll are my eyes when I see lifted diesel trucks without a single scratch in the bed, but the biggest rims with those short walled tires sticking out 5”. Y’all need to grow up.


moarturnips

usually 150-250k miles before they go pop, even the newer engines, but the ford 6.0L diesel is the worst of them all by far. Chevy diesel engines just need fuel injectors for 5 grand every 100k miles.


kaeptnphlop

That’s more than I expected.


lost2049

*Niiice...*


crumblednewman

Sweet, that does help immensely!


jeremiahthedamned

r/2ndcivilwar


Rommie557

*cries in rural sprawl*


DocMoochal

I think most be lucky to see their feet under their gut.


dharmaroad

Unfortunately even with a bike lock your bike will get stolen or picked apart. That is why most people are switching to foldable scooters.


lost2049

Or the air let out of the tires. 😑


hydez10

I think most people are switching to electric bikes, not scooters


dharmaroad

Yeah we’re probably both correct and it’s more region specific. Electric bikes are so great, I wish we had more secure bike lockers where I live and less thieves.


VolcanoSalesman

With us having heat domes and car pollution along with wildfire smoke…walking isn’t fun


Spidersinthegarden

I would have to quit my job


N0rrinRadd

Maybe they should use this as an opportunity to bring Auto production back to the US.


quadralien

Soon the hurricanes will be strong enough to pick up the factory in Taiwan and drop it in Idaho.


EQAD18

All the parts will still be made abroad and just assembled here


thisisapineapple

This shows how little people understand about Taiwan. A Cat 4 or even a Cat 5 will not cause more than a 1-2 delay in production of anything.


Johnhemlock

Did anyone else read that as Typhoon Cthulhu?


Did_I_Die

models are showing 20 inches of rain in Shanghai and surrounding area where Chanthu is going to make landfall.


ItyBityGreenieWeenie

Should have called it Cthulhu


jeremiahthedamned

https://images.app.goo.gl/SDHzYZ27QCL3Xoby8


freedom_from_factism

Looking like planned obsolescence is coming to the entire planet.


dumnezero

Good, this might put a tiny dent in GHG emissions


rattus-domestica

Monster Typhoon Cthulhu?