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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Jasper » 10 Apr 2019, 10:43

I had something similar when I was a kid, on my feet and wrists. I had to soak my feet and wrap my wrists for 30 minutes everyday in some sort of "medicine" (no idea, I was that young) and had to wash using phisoderm, which used to come in a bright green bottle. I never went barefoot until I was like 8 or 9 because my feet were always chapped and cracked. I can remember waking up some mornings and my bedsheet would be bloody becasue I had been scratching my feet and wrists in my sleep.

I was lucky and grew out of it when I hit puberty.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Mo » 12 Apr 2019, 04:56

Holy crap. Uber lost $4B on $11.2B in revenue. Ignore the headline $997M profit as that is a result of $5B in income from divestitures. I suspect that those divestitures were timed to goose the S1 income statement so Uber could go public as "profitable"
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by lunchstealer » 12 Apr 2019, 11:54

Wow. Any idea how Lyft is doing on the profitability front?

ETA quick google news search says pretty much the same, adjusted for market share.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 13 Apr 2019, 22:37

Detroit couple creates Netflix-like service with pro-socialist programming

Like any good start-up, they're trying to raise capital.

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Post by lunchstealer » 14 Apr 2019, 17:39

D.A. Ridgely wrote:Detroit couple creates Netflix-like service with pro-socialist programming

Like any good start-up, they're trying to raise capital.
A flat $10/month? Those fascist regressive pricks. Shouldn’t it be free to the 99% and paid for by $10,000/month subscriptions to the 1%?
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Post by Andrew » 16 Apr 2019, 10:38

I wish I could figure out why the OXO coldbrew maker clogs or leaks one out of four batches. The really enraging/confusing times are when it manages to do both.
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Market Failure!

Post by JasonL » 16 Apr 2019, 12:52

I’ve done 2 loan pre approvals online since yesterday. Ive been declining more than five spam calls per hour since I submitted the first one.

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Post by Warren » 16 Apr 2019, 14:26

JasonL wrote:
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I’ve done 2 loan pre approvals online since yesterday. Ive been declining more than five spam calls per hour since I submitted the first one.
Your inconvenience has provided me with momentary amusement. Thanks for posting.
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Post by dead_elvis » 14 Jun 2019, 13:15

Fuckery afoot at American Airlines website. Yeah that's not trying its damndest to be fraudulent without crossing the line.
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Post by nicole » 14 Jun 2019, 14:20

Super sleazy
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Post by Aresen » 20 Jun 2019, 10:24

I just got a '4th of July Savings' ad on Youtube for Sears. Doubly strange because Sears is completely gone in Canada.
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Post by Taktix® » 20 Jun 2019, 11:55

The factory reset instructions for GE "Smart" bulbs are fucking hilarious:

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Post by Ellie » 20 Jun 2019, 12:09

Aresen wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 10:24
I just got a '4th of July Savings' ad on Youtube for Sears. Doubly strange because Sears is completely gone in Canada.
To be fair, Canada does have a 4th of July. Comes right after the 3rd of July.
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Post by Warren » 20 Jun 2019, 12:13

Taktix® wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 11:55
The factory reset instructions for GE "Smart" bulbs are fucking hilarious:

Yup, that's some stupid. I mean, I get that you don't want to add a reset button and you don't want the thing to reset by accident, but that's excessive fuckery. Especially if you have to try each method three times because you can't get it to reset and you don't know if maybe that second time you turned it off for 2 seconds was actually closer to 3 seconds or if it's just FUBAR.
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Post by Ellie » 20 Jun 2019, 12:55

I've been watching a lot of Xfinity Streaming lately, which has commercials -- and of course it's the same handful of commercials over and over and over.

1. I refuse to ever get the browser extension Honey because of how annoying their ads are. They have no perspective, or winking irony, about acting like it is the ACTUAL WORST THING EVER if you can't find a promo code for your online order.
1b. Also they had one commercial where someone magically got $16.50 savings on an $11.20 order and that annoys me all to heck

2. H. Jon Benjamin is now shilling for Arby's, and I first heard those commercials when I had Xfinity on to fall asleep to. Let me tell you, it is WEIRD to be half-awake and suddenly hear Bob Belcher yelling at you to go eat at Arby's.
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Post by Warren » 20 Jun 2019, 13:11

I have never been subjected to Honey adds, but I have the extension. It's great, but people are catching on. It's not producing as much savings as a year ago.
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Post by Ellie » 20 Jun 2019, 13:23

I started seeing Honey ads on Facebook last year and they were annoying in a different way. Basically, "Check out this great trick that millennials have figured out!" or some shit. Ugh, fuck off.
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Post by Warren » 20 Jun 2019, 13:27

Well the actual app is pretty unobtrusive
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JD » 20 Jun 2019, 13:53

The GE lightbulbs one reminds me a little of how Samsung recently reminded its customers to scan their smart TVs for malware, and then were all "uh, not that you should be worried about our smart TVs getting malware or anything".
Beep boop, you silly humans.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Ellie » 20 Jun 2019, 14:03

JD wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 13:53
The GE lightbulbs one reminds me a little of how Samsung recently reminded its customers to scan their smart TVs for malware, and then were all "uh, not that you should be worried about our smart TVs getting malware or anything".
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Post by Mo » 20 Jun 2019, 16:26

JD wrote:The GE lightbulbs one reminds me a little of how Samsung recently reminded its customers to scan their smart TVs for malware, and then were all "uh, not that you should be worried about our smart TVs getting malware or anything".
How the fuck am I supposed to scan my TV for malware? Does John McAfee come and fuck my TV in between whales?
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Jadagul » 20 Jun 2019, 17:37

Mo wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 16:26
JD wrote:The GE lightbulbs one reminds me a little of how Samsung recently reminded its customers to scan their smart TVs for malware, and then were all "uh, not that you should be worried about our smart TVs getting malware or anything".
How the fuck am I supposed to scan my TV for malware? Does John McAfee come and fuck my TV in between whales?
Only if you ask him nicely.

(There is an installed antivirus buried deep in one of the menus. It is actually McAfee branded.)

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Post by Mo » 20 Jun 2019, 17:43

Then why the fuck doesn’t it run automatically?
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Jadagul » 20 Jun 2019, 17:51

No one knows.

No one understands any aspect of this story. Which makes it funnier.

Do you actually need to run the antivirus? How is the TV being exposed to malware? There's an app store, but it has like a hundred apps in it, and they can be individually screened. Is there some attack surface they're worried about? (Is this generic concerns about " 'the Internet of Things' is short for 'the Internet of Things that Shouldn't be Connected to the Internet'"?)

Is McAfee providing a service to Samsung, which they are paying for? Is Samsung providing brand awareness to McAfee, which McAfee is paying for? Did they choose not to automate the running because it's totally unnecessary, but then they advertised the feature to give McAfee publicity, and now they can't admit there's no reason to run it? Do they actually think people will do a sixteen-click malware scan on their fucking televisions once a week?

No one knows!

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Jasper » 21 Jun 2019, 09:04

Ellie wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 12:55

2. H. Jon Benjamin is now shilling for Arby's, and I first heard those commercials when I had Xfinity on to fall asleep to. Let me tell you, it is WEIRD to be half-awake and suddenly hear Bob Belcher yelling at you to go eat at Arby's.
Been getting those on Hulu as well. I mean, good for him, but yeah, if you not looking at the screen when one come on, you're like "wtf - I was watching this drama, and now BB or Archer is on."
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