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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 10386288 times)

King Zultan

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #159915 on: May 22, 2022, 02:26:50 am »

Who gets a new landline in 2022.
I kind of did when my house got stuck by lightning a few weeks ago it killed the old lines and I had to run new ones.
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« Reply #159916 on: May 22, 2022, 04:21:33 am »

Whether VOIP or old-school copper, a wired phone tends to be more comfortable to use as a phone (even the boxier corded units) and produce better voice quality than a cell phone. If your modem is hooked into a UPS as it should be (and many now come with an integrated UPS), it is very likely to stay up even in conditions that put one or more cell towers out of service.

This doesn't even factor in the people who live in terrain where providing enough towers for blanket coverage would be impractically expensive.
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« Reply #159917 on: May 23, 2022, 04:17:30 am »

This doesn't even factor in the people who live in terrain where providing enough towers for blanket coverage would be impractically expensive.
I'm pretty sure I live in one of those areas, but I don't think the terrain is the issue it's probably the people in charge of placing those towers not wanting to waste money on a bunch of poor farmers.
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« Reply #159918 on: May 23, 2022, 11:04:01 am »

[brag]Seeing year goals of "read X books" (and not even that many) on this forum while living in a house with cabinets full of just books is pretty WTF-inducing. [/brag]
For more proper WTF, many of those books were brought from abroad, because apparently it was harder to find books in russian in soviet Ukraine than in neigboring countries. I didn't ask in detail, though.
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« Reply #159919 on: May 23, 2022, 01:46:31 pm »

Some folks do indeed just not read all that much, for reasons from disinterest to exhaustion to logistics (I'd read a lot less/reread a lot more if it weren't for the internet, ferex, and it'd probably drive me up the wall). It's definitely a thing.

Not... not my thing, for all I've gone pretty much entirely digital due to it being so much less expensive and easier to use (I'm mildly obsessed with reading, not books -- the dread frumple cares not from whence the words flow mostly), but a thing. Different strokes, and all that. Some people read like they breath, some don't, and mostly that's okay.
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« Reply #159920 on: May 24, 2022, 05:22:40 am »

I had to send an email to the BBC to let them know a glaring factual error in one of their articles that could have been corrected merely by looking at a couple of different Wikipedia page.

I feel silly for having done so, but holy shit Beeb, itís not that hard to look up European soccer finals scores.
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« Reply #159921 on: May 24, 2022, 06:27:51 am »

Not that I play their games, but apparently EA is soliciting buyers - one of which is Disney (apparently Apple and Amazon are also in the bidding).

I suspect that for some bizarre reason nobody will consider such a purchase as anticompetitive.

I think Disney should not be allowed to buy any more companies.
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« Reply #159922 on: May 24, 2022, 06:32:27 am »

Why are EA looking for a buyer? I canít imagine they need one given their penchant for releasing the same sports games every year.

Microsoft also bought ActiBlizz recently, they donít need more either, and Amazon is Amazon.
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« Reply #159923 on: May 24, 2022, 06:49:48 am »

Didn't EA just lose the FIFA  license?
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« Reply #159924 on: May 24, 2022, 06:59:22 am »

They refused to renew it, though at a cool $1 billion for four years is probably a wise decision. Theyíre going to still be making football games, and FIFA will find someone else to do their branded stuff.
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« Reply #159925 on: May 24, 2022, 07:03:47 am »

I heard that the broader market, and in particular the 'metaverse' and 'gaming' industries are expected to undergo a consolidation as people seek to streamline liquid distraction into your eyeballs and earballs and fingertips.

The recession risk, the risk of these snowballing media companies, etc.
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« Reply #159926 on: May 25, 2022, 01:58:33 am »

I wonder what it'll be like when all the big companies become one company.....
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« Reply #159927 on: May 25, 2022, 02:08:36 am »

No new IPs ever
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« Reply #159928 on: May 25, 2022, 06:14:32 am »

The monopoly will be complete and we set up the board for another round.
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« Reply #159929 on: May 25, 2022, 08:49:41 am »

I rather think it will be more like Shadowrun, where corporations just decided 'we're countries now.  But also we're not'.
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