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Market Failure!

Post by grylliade » 26 Apr 2010, 15:08

Sometimes The Market lacks something you want. More often, The Market delivers something that's just . . . lame. In either case, it's clearly Market Failure, since The Market is clearly there just to satisfy your personal desires. Tell us about it. Grylliade understands.
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TANSTAAFL

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Eric the .5b » 26 Apr 2010, 16:41

I heard the new Black Lipstix CD was totally dismal and excellent, but I can't find it on iTunes.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Mo » 26 Apr 2010, 17:10

The new site does not allow usernames shorter than 3 letters, so I have to use the Frenchified version of my handle.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by grylliade » 26 Apr 2010, 17:25

Meaux wrote:The new site does not allow usernames shorter than 3 letters, so I have to use the Frenchified version of my handle.
I forgot about you (and likely someone else). I'll change the software to allow two-letter names, and if you want I'll change your username to Mo.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Mo » 26 Apr 2010, 17:33

grylliade wrote:I forgot about you (and likely someone else). I'll change the software to allow two-letter names, and if you want I'll change your username to Mo.
I believe JD, at least,would also be affected by this policy. If you could make that change it would be greatly appreciated.
his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by GinSlinger » 26 Apr 2010, 20:52

Unions!

Is it broke yet?

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Post by J sub D » 28 Apr 2010, 16:32

Meaux wrote:
grylliade wrote:I forgot about you (and likely someone else). I'll change the software to allow two-letter names, and if you want I'll change your username to Mo.
I believe JD, at least,would also be affected by this policy. If you could make that change it would be greatly appreciated.
mk as well.
EDIT: Oh, and the civil rights and basic human dignity thing too. - JasonL

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Post by mk » 05 May 2010, 16:11

I seem to be ok. Market!

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Warren » 05 May 2010, 16:13

Banana peppers!
THIS SPACE FOR RENT

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JD » 05 May 2010, 16:32

Thanks for making that change, David.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by dhex » 05 May 2010, 16:40

phpbb is a lot nicer than drupal. thanks.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JasonL » 05 May 2010, 23:38

I'm in HP printer driver hell. It auto updated and something blew up. Error messages popping up like mad. Have to manually uninstall because the installation error seems to bug out all of the driver utilities. Blah.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by mediageek » 14 May 2010, 01:02

Palin/Camacho 2012

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JD » 14 May 2010, 09:37

Ah, printers, the dung of Satan. My girlfriend has a multifunction printer which she hates. I figure, I'll try and hook it up to my Mac, maybe I'll have more luck with it. No, because Dell does not make Mac drivers for their printers, period. FU, Dell.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by J sub D » 30 Jun 2010, 12:33

Look closely.
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It's a Yahweh action figure complete with an AK-47.
EDIT: Oh, and the civil rights and basic human dignity thing too. - JasonL

My guess is this is the love child of some Objectivists what got excommunicated. - Warren

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Number 6 » 30 Jun 2010, 12:34

J sub D wrote:Look closely.
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It's a Yahweh action figure complete with an AK-47.
WANT!
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Jun 2010, 12:38

That's terrible package design. I suspect a shop. :)
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by peejaybee » 30 Jun 2010, 12:40

Eric the .5b wrote:That's terrible package design. I suspect a shop. :)
Some of the pixels look wrong, and I've seen lots of 'shops.

I'm remembering the old kiddie hymn "God's gonna get you for that / God's gonna get you for that / There ain't no place to run and hide / for he knows where you're at."
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Hugh Akston » 30 Jun 2010, 12:44

I'm not really sure what to do with this.

On the one hand, an omnipotent deity with an assault rifle is clearly more powerful than one without.

But on the other, the AK-47 is the weapon of terrorists and paramilitaries. If God were on America's side he'd have an M-4 or an M-16.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Mo » 30 Jun 2010, 12:53

Maybe it was made in Mozambique

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his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

no one ever yells worldstar when a pet gets fucked up - dhex

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by J sub D » 30 Jun 2010, 13:31

Eric the .5b wrote:That's terrible package design. I suspect a shop. :)
So I went googling in an attempt to confirm the exisence of a GodAlmighty action figure. No luck. Finding this similarly packaged (but even funnier) product somewhere on the tubez, I now suspect hoax
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Still the exercise it wasn't completely fruitless as I did find these other, very real Biblical action figures for sale at Christianbook.com.
EDIT: Oh, and the civil rights and basic human dignity thing too. - JasonL

My guess is this is the love child of some Objectivists what got excommunicated. - Warren

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Jun 2010, 23:51

J sub D wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:That's terrible package design. I suspect a shop. :)
So I went googling in an attempt to confirm the exisence of a GodAlmighty action figure. No luck. Finding this similarly packaged (but even funnier) product somewhere on the tubez, I now suspect hoax
Image
Still the exercise it wasn't completely fruitless as I did find these other, very real Biblical action figures for sale at Christianbook.com.
It would have been a lot funnier if it had been an empty container purporting to sell a Muhammad action figure.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JD » 01 Jul 2010, 11:37

Ugh. WTF did Google do to Google News? It used to be nice and clean; now it looks like every other "portal" site, crapped up with a bunch of useless noise. I'm starting to think that Google has lost its original designers, who understood the value of simplicity.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by dbcooper » 01 Jul 2010, 11:39

JD wrote:Ugh. WTF did Google do to Google News? It used to be nice and clean; now it looks like every other "portal" site, crapped up with a bunch of useless noise. I'm starting to think that Google has lost its original designers, who understood the value of simplicity.
Ha! Was just thinking that. In that "poll" box click "reset personalisations" (or something similar) and that will put things back to the way they're supposed to be.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JD » 01 Jul 2010, 11:46

And a big Nelson Muntz-style "Ha ha!" to Microsoft, which is discontinuing its "Kin" cellphones after only SIX WEEKS, with reported sales still only in the triple digits...
http://www.pcworld.com/article/200258/w ... ?tk=hp_blg

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