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Reply #105 on: May 06, 2017, 12:44:41 PM

It's an MP3 player with a salt shaker attached.

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Reply #106 on: May 06, 2017, 11:10:29 PM

I don't even...

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Reply #107 on: May 07, 2017, 12:31:27 AM

went to the page

I have literally no idea what this actually does

but i've been trying to convince myself that this is a good way to spend $9,000: http://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/collection/wireless-speaker-systems/beosound-shape
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Reply #108 on: May 07, 2017, 02:01:29 AM

maybe it shoots the salt straight onto your plate?

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Reply #109 on: May 07, 2017, 12:03:04 PM

Wasn't this, like, a Google April Fool's joke??

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Reply #110 on: September 01, 2017, 01:45:50 PM

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Reply #111 on: September 01, 2017, 02:16:05 PM

Funny, watching this right now

https://youtu.be/_Cp-BGQfpHQ
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Reply #112 on: September 03, 2017, 03:25:05 AM

Thanks for pointing that channel out. That man is great, I am sure his kisses taste like WD40!

As opposed to the founder of Juicero, who said things like:
“Not all juice is equal. How do you measure life force? How do you measure chi?”

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Reply #113 on: September 03, 2017, 10:04:06 AM

Yea, I've watched about 30 of his videos since yesterday. He's fucking great.
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Reply #114 on: October 02, 2017, 10:51:59 AM

Maybe lets have something no so serious?


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Or maybe this is actually deadly serious?  why so serious?

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Reply #115 on: October 02, 2017, 11:44:15 AM

I keep thinking all this IOT shit is just idiotic overcomplicated shit tacked onto devices that don't need it so that geeky types with money can feel like they live in Star Trek, without ever considering if the tech is good enough to justify both its own existence and the security risks it brings.

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Reply #116 on: October 02, 2017, 12:00:35 PM

I gave my friend who is an engineer at Intel shit about 15 years ago when he switched jobs into their "internet appliances" division. I was like "what, you going to make a toaster connected to the internet?"

Now look at the shit we have.

Bastard is now one of the higher-up engineers in the IoT group at Intel.

I need to go back to Portland just to smack him around.

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Reply #117 on: October 02, 2017, 01:20:11 PM

in Star Trek, without ever considering if the tech is good enough to justify both its own existence and the security risks it brings.

Star Trek Holodec security protocols?  why so serious?

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Reply #118 on: October 03, 2017, 11:05:12 AM

I keep thinking all this IOT shit is just idiotic overcomplicated shit tacked onto devices that don't need it so that geeky types with money can feel like they live in Star Trek, without ever considering if the tech is good enough to justify both its own existence and the security risks it brings.

I think of it as a solution in desperate search of a problem.

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Reply #119 on: October 03, 2017, 11:35:31 AM

The best part of the picture is the tag under the company name: "Penetration testing"  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #120 on: October 03, 2017, 11:39:01 AM

"... and Security services." Kinky.

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Reply #121 on: October 03, 2017, 06:15:39 PM

Funny, watching this right now

https://youtu.be/_Cp-BGQfpHQ

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Reply #122 on: October 04, 2017, 10:53:10 AM

Funny, watching this right now

https://youtu.be/_Cp-BGQfpHQ

AvE is awesome.  He's the guy that made me start subscribing to YouTube channels.

Best part.  According to that video, they were losing money on each unit sold

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Reply #123 on: October 04, 2017, 11:08:00 AM

Funny, watching this right now

https://youtu.be/_Cp-BGQfpHQ

AvE is awesome.  He's the guy that made me start subscribing to YouTube channels.

Best part.  According to that video, they were losing money on each unit sold
That's common.
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Reply #124 on: October 04, 2017, 11:58:02 AM

Every console manufacturer sold at a loss except for Nintendo, which IIRC, they stopped doing with the Wii. All the Playstations and Xbox systems were sold at a loss.

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Reply #125 on: October 04, 2017, 12:08:38 PM

Loss-leaders are not new in any industry.

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Reply #126 on: October 04, 2017, 12:32:27 PM

If you can sign people up for $20, single serving packs of vegetable juice, you can give the hardware away practically free.

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Reply #127 on: October 04, 2017, 12:37:31 PM

If you can sign people up for $20, single serving packs of vegetable juice, you can give the hardware away practically free for $400. Or $700 for the early customers.

Fixed that for you.


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Reply #128 on: October 04, 2017, 01:00:53 PM

Funny, watching this right now

https://youtu.be/_Cp-BGQfpHQ

AvE is awesome.  He's the guy that made me start subscribing to YouTube channels.

Best part.  According to that video, they were losing money on each unit sold
That's common.

Yes it's common, but the whole idea of losing money on a 400 dollar juicer makes me chuckle.

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Reply #129 on: October 04, 2017, 01:32:04 PM

Loss-leaders are not new in any industry.

They will bury you though if you're doing it as a startup.

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Reply #130 on: October 05, 2017, 07:03:23 PM

Amazon begs to differ.
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Reply #131 on: October 05, 2017, 09:02:19 PM

Uber would also like to have a word.

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Reply #132 on: October 05, 2017, 09:49:53 PM

Amazon isn't/wasn't a loss leader.

Uber will fail.
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Reply #133 on: October 06, 2017, 12:29:16 AM

Amazon begs to differ.

Amazon started as a bookstore that while they operated on thin margins (below any other bookstore), they did not operate selling books at a loss.

Also, dont kid yourself, Amazon has absurd purchasing power. They force OTHER companies to sell to them at a loss.
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Reply #134 on: October 06, 2017, 09:18:31 AM

Yeah, Amazon started out doing one thing really fucking well, and provided a service that made brick and mortar stores almost obsolete by cutting their margins to barely keeping the lights on levels. Their patience was rewarded, but I don't ever recall them doing much of anything at a loss. Maybe they did so with the Kindle or the Fire/Alexa shit? By that point, they couldn't be considered a startup.

Uber can go fuck itself. It's going to run headlong into local regulation, and it's only selling point (lower prices than taxis) is not going to be able to withstand the nut punch those regulations will require. You know, things like liability for their drivers and passengers, not relying on that fucking horrible "self-contractor" bullshit that lets them get off paying their employees fucking dirt. I will gleefully cheer when they have to become just another taxi service.

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Reply #135 on: October 06, 2017, 09:30:20 AM

Free 2-day shipping, especially the first few years when it was for everyone rather than just Prime members, was a huge well of red ink for Amazon for a long time. They didn't sell the actual items at a loss, but they lost money on every sale nonetheless.

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Reply #136 on: October 06, 2017, 09:59:06 AM

I don't remember free 2 day shipping for everyone; I know they offered free shipping if you spent more than $50 (might have the number wrong) but it was their standard 3-5 day IIRC.

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Reply #137 on: October 06, 2017, 10:03:50 AM

Free 2-day shipping, especially the first few years when it was for everyone rather than just Prime members, was a huge well of red ink for Amazon for a long time. They didn't sell the actual items at a loss, but they lost money on every sale nonetheless.

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Reply #138 on: October 06, 2017, 10:15:55 AM

I almost feel bad for the UPS guy because he's down our block every day. A couple of my neighbors also abuse the heck out of Prime. I'll order a box of pencils and get it free 2 day, because I need pencils and why not. If I had Alexa and did stream-of-consciousness ordering I'd probably end up with multiple UPS boxes every day  DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

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Reply #139 on: October 06, 2017, 05:18:59 PM

We left a literal 80lbs of cardboard on the sidewalk for the recycling guy this morning. He could barely fit it all in the truck. (it was only half of what's in the garage)
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