From: jim beam on
On 06/21/2010 06:37 PM, Clive wrote:
> In message <08ydnQ8EnOV474LRnZ2dnUVZ_gqdnZ2d(a)>, jim beam
> <me(a)> writes
>> have you ever encountered the exploding chinese capacitor problem in
>> electronics? to the consumer, there is no difference in initial
>> quality. but a few months down the road, when they literally go
>> "BANG", you'll discover why the initial quality, which was prima facie
>> perfectly adequate, was in fact no indicator of subsequent performance.
>> same for cars, "initial build quality" makes no differentiation
>> between one vehicle with cheapo chinese bearings [for example] and
>> another with quality american.
> Those final two words were an oxymoron. for one...

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