Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire


  • :belt_onion:



  • That's a pretty gutsy adblock-blocker.
    I guess I won't bother visiting the site, then.



  • @CreatedToDislikeThis said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    That's a pretty gutsy adblock-blocker.
    I guess I won't bother visiting the site, then.

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    No surprise they double down on adblockers. Look at all those bloody ads! Large top banner that slides with the page (only for a bit, though), right banner, and an ad in the video (autoplaying, of course, because why wouldn't it be).


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    @Maciejasjmj said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    @CreatedToDislikeThis said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    That's a pretty gutsy adblock-blocker.
    I guess I won't bother visiting the site, then.

    0_1486599339437_upload-16dab12d-b896-4186-9b89-0c8703a75f10

    No surprise they double down on adblockers. Look at all those bloody ads! Large top banner that slides with the page (only for a bit, though), right banner, and an ad in the video (autoplaying, of course, because why wouldn't it be).

    dafuq.

    That's terrible.


  • :belt_onion:

    Ads, what ads? I don't see any ads.

    (I guess that's why Forbes hates AdBlock so much).


  • sockdevs

    Forbes
    noun

    A website dedicated to the delivery of adverts, occasionally interspersed with news articles.



  • @RaceProUK Somebody should make a news blocker, so you can experience the advertisements of forbes without the distraction of actual content-ish material.

    (inb4 somebody points out that this already exists)



  • @Maciejasjmj
    "We're losing revenue because 20% of the visitors have adblock!"
    "Well, make the ads 20% bigger to compensate"
    "Now it's up to 40%!"
    "Dammit, make the ads bigger again!"

    And so on, until the entire revenue comes from one really loyal guy watching 8 hours of ads for every article.


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    Local news sites are what made me install adblock on my work computer. I was ok with them on other sites I use when looking for work-related shit, but I wanted to go read the news at times. The worst offender are the ones where they replace the entire background of the page with an ad, meaning that clicking anywhere except for article text opens a new tab, redirects you, or does something else annoying.

    Fuck them.



  • @cvi said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    @RaceProUK Somebody should make a news blocker, so you can experience the advertisements of forbes without the distraction of actual content-ish material.

    The bad ideas thread is :arrows:



  • @anonymous234 said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    And so on, until the entire revenue comes from one really loyal guybot watching 8 hours of ads for every article.



  • @El_Heffe said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    What a shocker!

    I guess the lesson is that if you don't build safety into your products, you will eventually get burned.


  • :belt_onion:

    @anonymous234 said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    "We're losing revenue because 20% of the visitors have adblock!"
    "Well, make the ads 20% bigger to compensate"
    "Now it's up to 40%!"
    "Dammit, make the ads bigger again!"

    That reminds me of a parody I came across years ago.

    BigMega Corp. announced today it will reduce its workforce by an unprecedented 120 percent in 2005, believed to be the first time a major corporation has laid off more employees than it actually has.

    The reduction decision came after a year-long review of costs which concluded the company would save $100 million by eliminating 10 percent of its employees.

    “We believe that by decreasing expenditures, we enhance our competitive cost position, improve our bottom line and increase shareholder value”, said the CEO. We figured out that if we cut 20 percent of our workforce, we'd save $200 million, and if we cut 100 percent of our workforce, we'd save $1 billion. But then we thought, why stop there? Let's cut another 20 percent and save $1.2 billion.”

    BigMega Corp plans to achieve the 100 percent internal reduction through layoffs, attrition and early retirement packages. To achieve the 20 percent in extra reductions, the company plans to involuntarily downsize 800 non-BigMega Corp employees who presently work for other companies.

    While executives at the "External Reduction Targets," (or ERTs) declined to comment, employees at those companies said they were not inclined to cooperate.

    "This is ridiculous. I don't work for BigMega Corp. They can't fire me," said Kaili Blackburn, an engineer with Sikorsky Aircraft.

    Reactions like that, replied BigMega Corp’s CEO, "are not very sporting."

    Analysts credited the company’s short-term vision, noting that the announcement had the desired effect of immediately increasing BigMega Corp share value. However, the long-term ramifications could be detrimental, said Merrill Lynch analyst Beldon McInty.

    "It's a little early to tell, but by eliminating all its employees, BigMega Corp may jeopardize its market position and could, at least theoretically, cease to exist," said McInty.

    BigMega Corp’s CEO, however, urged patience: "To my knowledge, this hasn't been done before, so let's just wait and see what happens."


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Groaner Dude, you are on fire with the puns!



  • Back to the topic... I think I've heard earlier last week that Samsung had announced breakup with that factory, citing the failure of Note7 was caused by their faulty battery design.

    It must be a bad week for people who work there.



  • @lolwhat said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    @Groaner Dude, you are on fire with the puns!

    Burn him! ! !


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Onyx Some sites are even better than that! Gannett, which owns a bunch of fish wrappers (including USA Toady and "local" papers) and TeeVee stations here in the States, has standardized the look and feel of their various subsidiary media sites. One "feature" is the click-anywhere-to-get-redirected shit you described. Another one is that you'll open an article and be presented with a fucking survey (answer: "none of the above, twats") before you can actually read the article. The sites would also bitch about ad blockers previously, but evidently they switched to the surveys instead. Oh, and I shan't forget the "SUBSCRIBE NAO AND SAEV!!!11" popover should I move my mouse cursor out of the viewport.



  • @cheong According to the article:

    it happened at a waste depository factory, not a production one

    :wtf: is a waste depository factory anyway? Don't we have enough waste deposits without setting out to manufacture more?

    inb4 a factory that makes places where you can store waste deposits

    This Telegraph article supports your claim and also makes more sense of the waste depository thing:

    The fire in the Samsung SDI factory, which developed some of the faulty batteries in the Note 7, was caused by a pile of discarded batteries in its waste facility, the local emergency services said.

    ... or maybe not (emphasis added):

    "The material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products," said the local fire department in Tianjin.

    ... or then again, maybe:

    Samsung said the fire, which occurred in the waste depository, was "minor" and didn't affect the production line.

    Well, thanks for clearing that up, Telegraph.



  • @Scarlet_Manuka Emmm... Replied wrong post? I can't remember saying anything you quoted. :rolling_eyes:



  • @cheong
    The quotes are "According to the article:"

    So, they're all snippets from TFA, not anything you said :)



  • @cheong Yep, @izzion has it right: I was replying to you but quoting the articles, sorry if that was confusing :)


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    I saw a Samsung advert the other day about how much quality control and stress testing they do on everything. If I had the time and skill, I'd love to change each clip of a test to end with the product bursting into flames. Especially the one where they submerge it in water


  • sockdevs

    @Jaloopa said in Samsung Battery Factory Catches Fire:

    Especially the one where they submerge it in water

    Ah, so it's a Samsung cigar Bender was smoking!


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