I’m not thrilled at all with this news
You WILL buy/rent our new software - whether you want to or not.
Apparently it will be a free upgrade, but looks like they’re certainly trying to force it.
Another reason to adopt Linux as the O/S
Cross-posting this thread from a while back to say - I stand by my claim there that being extra sceptical of projects which aren’t free(dom) software is a relatively painless and safe bet.
I am more aware now of the unpopularity of this idea than at the time of the thread, but open-source-washing is real and it is insidious, and I find this a good example. Being a free software project is only a small step towards respecting your customers and making secure software, but it is a small step nonetheless.
This is capitalism for you…
Tell me again about socialism breaching human rights and being a failure?
I feel for them, but I’d bet if your boss told you that, I doubt you would comply, I certainly wouldn’t, I’m far from violent, but freedom deserves to be fought for.
I have worked in various fabs 15-20 yrs ago - thankfully only as a subbie for specific jobs- Mgmt were quite heavy but to me at the time it made sense from an H&S PoV. HF is nasty stuff and cleanliness is all-important.
Hancock resigns – sadly he will be replaced by another effing Tory shtebag.
The fab shown in that picture is a more modern automated fab. There is virtually no exposure to HF for the workers there.
I was going to point that out, but you beat me to it… HR employee management practices aside, it’s likely one of the cleanest work environments in the world.
Cleaner than an operating room.
Prrofits depend on cleanliness, you can be certain its not for the protection of the employees.
and all the Yanks who have scurried off to foreign parts…
Yes. Technically, even the bunny suits are for customer perception. The wafers remain enclosed in a Class 1 environment within their carriers and the tools. Product would be fine even if they wore Street clothes.
Edit: I work in a less automated fab, though. Wafers are exposed to the clean room environment, which is Class 10, and bunny suits are necessary.
Like I said, its 15 years since I was in a clean-room. First clean room I was in, was 40+ yrs ago assembling gyroscopes for inertial nav systems.
They still have some old fabs in use for some smaller companies. Improvements have been made, of course, but a lot of what you remember still exists.
We do have open HF baths here, but they are getting phased out.
Current exchange rates:
30 pieces of silver <==> $5000