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1 week ago
In These Shakes
2 days ago
Reminds me of this story about a manufacturing plant that had a problem with their box filling machine, and if it got stuck, it would end up shipping empty boxes, which caused returns, etc. Expensive engineering consultants design a system that weighs each box that comes out, and if it’s not heavy enough, it freezes the line, and someone has to come down and manually reset the machine. It works, but it does slow down production. Until one day the problem vanishes. Zero empty boxes, zero slowdown. They’re not sure how that can be, since it should still happen occasionally. They go down to the floor and it turns out the guy working the line got tired of resetting it when the scale shut it down, so he propped up a fan to blow the empty boxes off the conveyor before they got to the scale.