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A technique called transformation toughenening uses a bunch of small particles of zirconia dispersed in alumina causing compressive stresses at crack tips preventing them from propogating and increasing toughness

Growth as an end
  • My friend's parents have been running their farm at the exact size profitably for almost 80 years, they exist in existing capitalism and have not died out or been crushed. There are many mom and pop stores and medium sized companies that exist without dying or growing

  • Growth as an end
  • The profit does not increase, it stays the same (adjusted for inflation), it doesn't need limitless growth.

    If every year I sell 100 bushels of wheat for 2% profit, I'm not experiencing any growth

  • Growth as an end
  • Capitalism does not require infinite growth, this idea is not taken seriously in economic circles. Keynesian and neoclassical economics do not consider or require infinite growth.

    You can be profit driven and not require infinite growth, if you make 2% profit every year you are not requiring infinite growth.

    It's not true that maximizing profits is the duty of a company to it's shareholders, here it is from NYT and supreme court:

    There is a common belief that corporate directors have a legal duty to maximize corporate profits and “shareholder value” — even if this means skirting ethical rules, damaging the environment or harming employees. But this belief is utterly false. To quote the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in the recent Hobby Lobby case: “Modern corporate law does not require for-profit corporations to pursue profit at the expense of everything else, and many do not.”

  • Stress
  • Doesn't apply here, say for example i have a piece of steel with length 100mm and it stretches 10mm, is mm/mm the strain would be 0.1 mm/mm, in meters it would be 0.1m/m

    Really strain is dimensionless but occasionally people add units

  • How working for Big Tech lost 'dream job' status
  • Now, is that DevOps engineer worth that much more than the warehouse guy who picks the item to send to you?

    This is going to make me sound like a prick, but yeah the DevOps guy is worth more than the warehouse guy, maybe not 500k more but still alot more.

    It all comes down to how many package deliveries 1 warehouse guy can facilitate vs 1 DevOps guy. Speaking as someone who worked at a warehouse (package distribution fedex) for a short period of time, moving boxes is nowhere near as valuable.

    Not to say it's not crucial, but the ratio of engineers:package handlers needed is really high

  • If a car was in a severe-ish accident...?
  • Technically yes, they must pay. If they are there for a short while like an hour or so nobody would mind, depending on how dickish the owner of the property is.

    For more long term parking say a couple days, it's liable to get towed.

    I was working as a security guard in a warehouse type building, and there was this one car with a broken windshield that belonged to one of the employees. This car had been parked in the lot for about a month until the building owner had it towed (because he was a prick). Even though parking was free, and it wasn't a restricted area. Legally speaking it was within his right to tow that car, the employee ended up paying about 3-400 bucks to the tow company.

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