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Thursday, 25 November 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy Part 2: The Ultra Efficient Bulbs You're Not Allowed To Have

quote [ You can?t buy them unless you live in Dubai. Apparently inspired by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who wanted more efficient and longer-lasting bulbs. ]

Yes, longer lasting, far more efficient LED lightbulbs exist, but you're not allowed to have them, at least not yet.

[SFW] [business]
[by the circus@8:17pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 22 November 2021

Locked out of ?God mode,? runners are hacking their treadmills

quote [ NordicTrack customers were watching Netflix?until the company blocked their access. ]

Then fuckin' slide around like on a NordicTrack
[SFW] [business] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [8 comments]

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Stop Shopping

quote [ Despite those concerns, few seem willing to acknowledge that the record amount of stuff being brought into the country isn?t merely disappearing off store shelves. We know where it?s going, and we know who?s buying it all up. They?and maybe you?could simply knock it off. ]

Is it Buy Nothing Day again already?
[SFW] [business] [+1 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:32pmGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 21 October 2021


quote [ On Itch, VAT is exclusive, meaning it?s added on to the game?s price at checkout. On Steam, however, VAT is inclusive, so that 20% comes out of my end. When you set the price of your game in USD ($9.99), Steam has a system that recommends prices for other currencies, but what I didn?t realize is that it doesn?t take VAT into account, even though they know dang well what it will be. ]

Relaxing game, interesting insights into sales numbers from indie platforms (as opposed to Steam).
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[by Paracetamol@8:52pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 October 2021

What really happened to McDonaldland?

quote [ Explore the history & ultimate downfall of McDonaldland and The Disney-McDonald's Happy Meal, McDonald?s magical world & ad campaign that brought fame and fortune to the iconic fast food franchise. From the origins of Ronald McDonald, the McDonald?s Merchandise craze, the McDonalds Disney partnership and Happy Meal Toys and how it ultimately came to an end. ]

Short answer: Johnny Copyright Law has a long arm.

[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by the circus@6:37amGMT] [1 comment]

The Death of Ronald McDonald

quote [ At one point, the fast food mascot was more recognisable than Jesus Christ. What happened? ]

Line 'round the corner like Ronald McDonald's
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 4 October 2021

Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR

quote [ It?s always DNS. ]

LOL. So there's also a tweet in the extended of an NYTimes reporter saying they spoke to a FB employee that said they can't get into their building because their card reader system isn't working. Which isn't out of the question for access control systems that authenticate over IP.

[SFW] [business] [+4 Funny]
[by steele@7:48pmGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 23 September 2021

The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

quote [ The Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence ]

Competition isn't profitable. Collusion is the capitalist way.

[SFW] [business]
[by the circus@7:28amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Record shattered: 73 container ships stuck waiting off California

quote [ Supply chain crisis deepens as more imports snared in historic ship queue off Los Angeles/Long Beach. ]

A fascinating twitter thread filled with links about the supply chain collapse basically in progress

An interesting side effect is that all those worries about companies automating jobs away from low wage workers have basically gone out the window. Turns out you can't replace people with robots when your supply chain can't get you the parts to do so.

[SFW] [business] [+1 Insightful]
[by steele@9:43pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 10 September 2021

Why Bitcoin Is A Scam

quote [ In a little more than 10 years, Bitcoin has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, and the community around Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) has grown exponentially. People have gotten rich off Bitcoin, you?re told; put money in it, and you?ll get rich too. But it?s all a lie. Doug Henwood, author of Wall Street, explains. ]

El Salvador adopting bitcoin as a currency being followed by a flash crash is just ::chef kiss::
[SFW] [business] [+1 Underrated]
[by steele@5:55pmGMT] [6 comments]

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