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Old 01-11-2017, 01:39 PM   #1
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Chinese make their own ball point pen tips.

Couldn't think of s snappy title for this.
The chinese have finally developed the manufacturing technology to make their own ball point pen tips, so obviously trickier than it seems.

What more surprised me is they make 38 billion a year

http://www.manufacturing.net/news/20...location%3dtop
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:56 PM   #2
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What more surprised me is they make 38 billion a year
When the army tells you to buy its pens, you buy. Another legacy of Tienanmen Square.

How many spies were sent into Bic factories? How many were caught, tortured, and sent to Guantanamo?
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:15 PM   #3
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:35 PM   #4
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Uh-oh. TW's off his meds again.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:58 PM   #5
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Beest's link shows the Chinese are committed to international fair trade, not just increasing export income.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:21 PM   #6
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Beest's link shows the Chinese are committed to international fair trade, ...
Well flick my Bic.

The Donald's solution to international fair trade. Burn free trade agreements.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:03 AM   #7
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I find it difficult to comprehend that China can build jet fighters, but can't make a pen.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:46 AM   #8
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Their jets have no balls.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:56 AM   #9
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I find it difficult to comprehend that China can build jet fighters, but can't make a pen.
They stole those prints on the internet back in the 2000s.

Bic has superior internet security. They don't use computers. They use pens.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:13 PM   #10
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Bic has superior internet security. They don't use computers. They use pens.
LOL

That's why i posted it, who knew it was so difficult, The Wikipedia Page says the mechanics ( The bit the chinese have just figured out) were patented in 1888, Biro's innovation to make it practical was the ink in 1938
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:25 PM   #11
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Their jets have no balls.
Good.

Actually, it makes me feel a little better about the Chinese as foes.

If they can't build a pen, how good can the fighter be?
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:21 PM   #12
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If they can't build a pen, how good can the fighter be?
Real good if they got the blueprints and stole the source code.
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Old 01-15-2017, 10:46 AM   #13
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Let's leak the F-35, that'll fix them.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:35 PM   #14
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:29 PM   #15
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Real good if they got the blueprints and stole the source code.
...and ordered the hard-to-make-stuff from overseas. I'm sure they've seen pen blueprints before, too, but they couldn't make them.
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