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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Requiem for a Blockbuster

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I just worry kids will never know the pleasure of convincing your exhausted mother that you'll shut up in exchange for the king size candy bar and 6 pounds of Ninja Turtles episodes.


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Kids’ll never know the joy of waiting all week to watch a movie but all the copies are rented out, so you ask them to check the return box but still nothing, so you settle for something off the “middle racks”
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Code Lifespan

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Surely (no one/everyone) will (recognize how flexible and useful this architecture is/spend a huge amount of effort painstakingly preserving and updating this garbage I wrote in 20 minutes)
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ChrisDL
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10/10 can confirm.
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JayM
6 days ago
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Yep
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DexX
6 days ago
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Depressingly true.
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fanguad
6 days ago
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Pure, unadulterated truth
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Surely (no one/everyone) will (recognize how flexible and useful this architecture is/spend a huge amount of effort painstakingly preserving and updating this garbage I wrote in 20 minutes)

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Punch

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Note, this morning, when I have a lot of drawing to do, my stylus isn't working.


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brennen
5 days ago
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Arguably, if we punched _enough_ computers, we could do something about a major source of our discontent.
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jlvanderzwan
7 days ago
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This may explain why I prefer the big bulky but indestructable thinkpads over ultrabooks
llucax
8 days ago
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I like this theory
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GaryBIshop
9 days ago
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Deep!

Runtime

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At least there's a general understanding all around that Doctor Who is its own thing.
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jlvanderzwan
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During my first years of studying at university I did not have access to cable TV in my student apartment, so I was "stuck" with renting DVDs and only watching films during that time. This was early 2000s, before streaming was a thing.

One thing I noticed after that was that I just could not go back to TV series because they felt like they dragged on forever and never gave me any closure.
silberbaer
12 days ago
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Should be a rating system... The Stockholm Scale. How long must I endure misery before I start empathizing with this show?
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dianaschnuth
12 days ago
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Well, that’s a new perspective…
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At least there's a general understanding all around that Doctor Who is its own thing.

Washing Machine Settings

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I guess the engineers who built my dishwasher MIGHT have some insight into how to load it, but instead of reading the booklet they gave me, it seems easier to experiment for years and then get in arguments so heated that I get banned from Quora.
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acdha
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Less funny: my new Samsung washer wants to lock most of the specialized settings behind a smartphone app which refuses to run without you giving it precision background location tracking (“to configure WiFi”) and accepting a EULA that they can sell all of the data they collect.
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LeMadChef
20 days ago
The WHAT?!
mareino
20 days ago
Samsung CEO videoconference, 2024: And as this slide shows, white women aged 18-35 tend to use their washing machine to wash clothes and sheets, while black men aged 65+ tend to use their washing machine to wash clothes and sheets.
zippy72
20 days ago
Samsung: alienating our remaining customers as fast as we can
acdha
20 days ago
This stuff really underscores how consumer choice isn’t enough: Samsung’s spy-washers are subsidized by data resale enough that it was cheaper for me to get an entire computer with Wi-Fi which will never be used than a washer like the old one I replaced.
Groxx
19 days ago
it's hardly even a consumer choice, since it doesn't really tell you all this up-front, and you can't generally return it without a sizable fee (particularly after it's installed and used)
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I guess the engineers who built my dishwasher MIGHT have some insight into how to load it, but instead of reading the booklet they gave me, it seems easier to experiment for years and then get in arguments so heated that I get banned from Quora.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Imagination

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When I was a kid, there was one superhero movie every 5 years and it was bad and we all felt ashamed and THAT'S THE WAY WE LIKED IT.


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