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8th Dec '16 11:50:29 PM IvanovTroping97
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* The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, released in August 2016 and discontinued just two months later. On the surface, it was a great cell phone that competed with any number of comparable phablets. The problem? [[http://gizmodo.com/how-a-boring-iphone-7-put-samsung-on-the-path-to-self-d-1786786206 It was rushed to market]] to beat Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 (which came out the following month), and this left it with a serious problem: namely, that it [[MadeOfExplodium had a habit of spontaneously combusting]]. Samsung hastily recalled the phone in September once it started causing dozens of fires (to the point where aviation safety authorities were telling people not to bring them onto planes), and gave buyers replacements with batteries from a different supplier. When ''those'' phones started catching fire as well, it became obvious that the problems had nothing to do with quality control and ran to the heart of the phone's design. By the time that Samsung [[http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/11/13202608/samsung-galaxy-note-7-discontinued discontinued the Galaxy Note 7]], it had already become the [[EveryCarIsAPinto Ford Pinto]] of smartphones and a worldwide joke, with every major wireless carrier in the US having already pulled them from sale. Samsung especially doesn't want to be reminded of it, to the point that they ordered Website/YouTube to take down any video showing a mod for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' that reskins the Sticky Bombs into the Galaxy Note 7.

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* The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, released in August 2016 and discontinued just two months later. On the surface, it was a great cell phone that competed with any number of comparable phablets. The problem? [[http://gizmodo.com/how-a-boring-iphone-7-put-samsung-on-the-path-to-self-d-1786786206 It was rushed to market]] to beat Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 (which came out the following month), and this left it with a serious problem: namely, that it [[MadeOfExplodium had a habit of spontaneously combusting]]. Samsung hastily recalled the phone in September once it started causing dozens of fires (to the point where aviation safety authorities were telling people not to bring them onto planes), and gave buyers replacements with batteries from a different supplier. When ''those'' phones started catching fire as well, it became obvious that the problems had nothing to do with quality control and ran to the heart of the phone's design. By the time that Samsung [[http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/11/13202608/samsung-galaxy-note-7-discontinued discontinued the Galaxy Note 7]], it had already become the [[EveryCarIsAPinto Ford Pinto]] of smartphones and a worldwide joke, with every major wireless carrier in the US having already pulled them from sale. Samsung especially [[OldShame doesn't want to be reminded of it, it,]] to the point that they ordered Website/YouTube to take down any video showing a mod for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' that reskins the Sticky Bombs into the Galaxy Note 7.
4th Nov '16 8:53:09 PM Scifimaster92
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* Thought those were bad? Get a load of the F-35, a billion-dollar blunder of a plane. Not only does it fly slower and carry less bombs and missiles than other planes, but if it is to use its stealth features, ''it can't even take off with a full fuel tank!''
1st Nov '16 7:37:20 PM a83hg
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* Thought those were bad? Get a load of the F-35, a billion-dollar blunder of a plane. Not only does it fly slower and carry less bombs and missiles than other planes, but if it is to use its stealth features, [[EpicFail it can't even take off with a full fuel tank!]]

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* Thought those were bad? Get a load of the F-35, a billion-dollar blunder of a plane. Not only does it fly slower and carry less bombs and missiles than other planes, but if it is to use its stealth features, [[EpicFail it ''it can't even take off with a full fuel tank!]]tank!''



* The Pocket Hose claims to be an innovative water hose that is very long and compresses back into a smaller size once turned off. In reality, it's just a webbing that can develop holes and leak a lot, attached to 2 ''plastic'' levers. After a flood of negative reviews on Amazon, Telebrands responded by making a "3x stronger" version...[[EpicFail which gained just as negative reviews]]. They then made ''another'' version which replaced the plastic connectors with brass. It still didn't change a thing.

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* The Pocket Hose claims to be an innovative water hose that is very long and compresses back into a smaller size once turned off. In reality, it's just a webbing that can develop holes and leak a lot, attached to 2 ''plastic'' levers. After a flood of negative reviews on Amazon, Telebrands responded by making a "3x stronger" version...[[EpicFail which gained just as negative reviews]].reviews. They then made ''another'' version which replaced the plastic connectors with brass. It still didn't change a thing.
31st Oct '16 8:15:43 AM tigerstar
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* The Apple III, released in 1980, was a disaster from the outset. SteveJobs, insisting the computer should run silently, stipulated it could not have a cooling fan; the designers tried to achieve this by building the computer in an aluminum shell to act as a heatsink, but the long lead times on production of the shells meant they had to go into production before the motherboard was finalized, and they later discovered there wasn't enough space inside to cram in all the components. The excess heat that built up inside the computer would warp the boards, melt floppy disks and pop microchips out of their sockets. Apple's technical support actually recommended customers experiencing difficulties [[PercussiveMaintenance pick up the computer and drop it onto their desk from a height of six inches]] to jolt the chips back into their sockets. Apple eventually had to recall and replace the first 14,000 machines produced. Steve Jobs later said Apple lost "infinite, incalculable amounts" of money on the Apple III.
31st Oct '16 7:23:34 AM tigerstar
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* The Coleco Adam, a 1983 computer based on the fairly successful UsefulNotes/ColecoVision console, suffered from a host of problems and baffling design decisions. Among the faults were the use of a proprietary tape drive which was prone to failure, locating the whole system's power supply in the ''printer'' of all places (meaning the very limited daisy-wheel printer couldn't be replaced, and if it broke down or was absent, the whole computer was rendered unusable), and poor electromagnetic shielding which could lead to tapes and disks being ''erased'' at startup. Even after revised models ironed out the worst bugs, the system was discontinued after less than 2 years and sales of 100,000 units.
23rd Oct '16 7:48:02 PM BNSF1995
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* The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, released in August 2016 and discontinued just two months later. On the surface, it was a great cell phone that competed with any number of comparable phablets. The problem? [[http://gizmodo.com/how-a-boring-iphone-7-put-samsung-on-the-path-to-self-d-1786786206 It was rushed to market]] to beat Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 (which came out the following month), and this left it with a serious problem: namely, that it [[MadeOfExplodium had a habit of spontaneously combusting]]. Samsung hastily recalled the phone in September once it started causing dozens of fires (to the point where aviation safety authorities were telling people not to bring them onto planes), and gave buyers replacements with batteries from a different supplier. When ''those'' phones started catching fire as well, it became obvious that the problems had nothing to do with quality control and ran to the heart of the phone's design. By the time that Samsung [[http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/11/13202608/samsung-galaxy-note-7-discontinued discontinued the Galaxy Note 7]], it had already become the [[EveryCarIsAPinto Ford Pinto]] of smartphones and a worldwide joke, with every major wireless carrier in the US having already pulled them from sale.

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* The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, released in August 2016 and discontinued just two months later. On the surface, it was a great cell phone that competed with any number of comparable phablets. The problem? [[http://gizmodo.com/how-a-boring-iphone-7-put-samsung-on-the-path-to-self-d-1786786206 It was rushed to market]] to beat Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 (which came out the following month), and this left it with a serious problem: namely, that it [[MadeOfExplodium had a habit of spontaneously combusting]]. Samsung hastily recalled the phone in September once it started causing dozens of fires (to the point where aviation safety authorities were telling people not to bring them onto planes), and gave buyers replacements with batteries from a different supplier. When ''those'' phones started catching fire as well, it became obvious that the problems had nothing to do with quality control and ran to the heart of the phone's design. By the time that Samsung [[http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/11/13202608/samsung-galaxy-note-7-discontinued discontinued the Galaxy Note 7]], it had already become the [[EveryCarIsAPinto Ford Pinto]] of smartphones and a worldwide joke, with every major wireless carrier in the US having already pulled them from sale. Samsung especially doesn't want to be reminded of it, to the point that they ordered Website/YouTube to take down any video showing a mod for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' that reskins the Sticky Bombs into the Galaxy Note 7.
23rd Oct '16 1:11:00 PM MarkLungo
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* Las Pegasus [=UniCon=], a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' convention, was organized in Las Vegas in February 2013. It promised to be a huge event with over ''twenty-two'' special guests from the show, including Creator/JohnDeLancie, Creator/TaraStrong, and several of the show's writers and musicians, and promised dealer room and artist alley vendors a crowd of over 2000 attendees. Held at the Riviera, one of the older and dumpier hotels on the Vegas Strip best known for its nude showgirl revues, it quickly became infamous for its overworked and underprepared staff, low attendance (estimated between 600 and 1200 attendees), lack of respect for the special guests (Tara Strong was served food she was allergic to and Creator/NicoleOliver was forgotten at the airport), and cheaply made, error-filled convention programs (visible in all its glory [[http://f0xybat.tumblr.com/post/44985918380/guidebook-from-the-unicon-that-went-wrong here]]). On Sunday the convention collapsed totally from lack of funds, resulting in neither the hotel nor the special guests being paid for their efforts, vendors and artists losing money, funds earmarked to go to ''charity'' missing, and some ticket holders getting double-charged for rooms they thought they were getting for free. Organizers of other major brony conventions had to be called in to clean up the mess, and a fundraiser was held to reimburse the special guests so as not to burn bridges between the fandom and Creator/{{Hasbro}}. The event quickly became [[MemeticMutation memetic]], and not in a good way, and it pretty much killed any chance of there being another brony convention in Las Vegas. A more detailed account of the fiasco can be read [[http://bronydramarecorded.tumblr.com/post/45728669070/the-unicon-that-went-wrong here]], with a first-person account from an artist alley vendor available [[http://www.roundstable.com/2013/03/01/fear-and-loathing-in-las-pegasus/ here]].

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* Las Pegasus [=UniCon=], a ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' convention, was organized in Las Vegas UsefulNotes/LasVegas in February 2013. It promised to be a huge event with over ''twenty-two'' special guests from the show, including Creator/JohnDeLancie, Creator/TaraStrong, and several of the show's writers and musicians, and promised dealer room and artist alley vendors a crowd of over 2000 attendees. Held at the Riviera, one of the older and dumpier hotels on the Vegas Strip best known for its nude showgirl revues, it quickly became infamous for its overworked and underprepared staff, low attendance (estimated between 600 and 1200 attendees), lack of respect for the special guests (Tara Strong was served food she was allergic to and Creator/NicoleOliver was forgotten at the airport), and cheaply made, error-filled convention programs (visible in all its glory [[http://f0xybat.tumblr.com/post/44985918380/guidebook-from-the-unicon-that-went-wrong here]]). On Sunday the convention collapsed totally from lack of funds, resulting in neither the hotel nor the special guests being paid for their efforts, vendors and artists losing money, funds earmarked to go to ''charity'' missing, and some ticket holders getting double-charged for rooms they thought they were getting for free. Organizers of other major brony conventions had to be called in to clean up the mess, and a fundraiser was held to reimburse the special guests so as not to burn bridges between the fandom and Creator/{{Hasbro}}. The event quickly became [[MemeticMutation memetic]], and not in a good way, and it pretty much killed any chance of there being another brony convention in Las Vegas. A more detailed account of the fiasco can be read [[http://bronydramarecorded.tumblr.com/post/45728669070/the-unicon-that-went-wrong here]], with a first-person account from an artist alley vendor available [[http://www.roundstable.com/2013/03/01/fear-and-loathing-in-las-pegasus/ here]].
20th Oct '16 5:38:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** First, the last issue of the original iteration (which was renamed ''Pokémon Mania'' at the time). While the actual last issue of the magazine is the March 2014 issue, after that the entire team behind it was fired for no reason from the publisher which made a final "issue" with no experience on the matter whatsoever: All the multi-parter articles that were still going on from last issue were stopped and replaced with stuff blatantly copypasted from the web (including an article [[TheyJustDidntCare leaving in a "click here and wait for the image to load"]] line), the belief that "Flash Fire" is not the name of an ability but the new name for the Fire Pokémon type (as in, "Vulpix is a Flashfire type Pokémon"), a third of the magazine being occupied by a bunch of super easy trivia questions written in a large font in order to fill more pages than it should (to say, trivia quizzes like that occupied ''half a page'' when they appeared in the classic issues) and generally half-assed everything.

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** First, the last issue of the original iteration (which was renamed ''Pokémon Mania'' at the time). While the actual last issue of the magazine is the March 2014 issue, after that the entire team behind it was fired for no reason from the publisher which made a final "issue" with no experience on the matter whatsoever: All the multi-parter articles that were still going on from last issue were stopped and replaced with stuff blatantly copypasted from the web (including an article [[TheyJustDidntCare leaving in a "click here and wait for the image to load"]] load" line), the belief that "Flash Fire" is not the name of an ability but the new name for the Fire Pokémon type (as in, "Vulpix is a Flashfire type Pokémon"), a third of the magazine being occupied by a bunch of super easy trivia questions written in a large font in order to fill more pages than it should (to say, trivia quizzes like that occupied ''half a page'' when they appeared in the classic issues) and generally half-assed everything.
16th Oct '16 12:48:50 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* The Italian ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''-themed magazine ''Pokémon World'' in the years passed many iterations, many name changes and a DorkAge that spanned for four years, but in recent times had issues twice:
** First, the last issue of the original iteration (which was renamed ''Pokémon Mania'' at the time). While the actual last issue of the magazine is the March 2014 issue, after that the entire team behind it was fired for no reason from the publisher which made a final "issue" with no experience on the matter whatsoever: All the multi-parter articles that were still going on from last issue were stopped and replaced with stuff blatantly copypasted from the web (including an article [[TheyJustDidntCare leaving in a "click here and wait for the image to load"]] line), the belief that "Flash Fire" is not the name of an ability but the new name for the Fire Pokémon type (as in, "Vulpix is a Flashfire type Pokémon"), a third of the magazine being occupied by a bunch of super easy trivia questions written in a large font in order to fill more pages than it should (to say, trivia quizzes like that occupied ''half a page'' when they appeared in the classic issues) and generally half-assed everything.
** After the accident described above, they made a two-issues comeback from a different publisher named ''Pokémon Mag'' in 2015, and later they came back in full strength as ''Pika Mania'' in 2016, under yet another publisher. But then, the ''Pokémon Mag'' publisher decided to revive its iteration of the magazine... and it's ''very bad''. Not only it suffers the same issues as the April 2014 issue of ''Pokémon Mania'' described above, but [[UpToEleven goes even worst]]: they give news that are already old like they were the latest thing (the September 2016 issue explained [[VideoGame/PokemonGo how Pokéstops work]] two months after ''Go'''s release and talked about [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Solgaleo and Lunala]] as a brand new thing shown here for the first time, four months after they were unveiled) and the magazine also suffers of GISSyndrome (many pictures found in the magazine either don't match the article - such as DVD covers in articles about the Trading Card Game - or are thumbnail previews taken from Youtube videos, not to mention that they keep using fanart taken from Deviantart, including [[https://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Exeggutor-459617017 fanmade]] [[http://smiley-fakemon.deviantart.com/art/Mega-Sandslash-475360228 Mega Evolutions]] [[http://dpghoastmaniac2.deviantart.com/art/Hula-Form-Meloetta-628289637 and alternate forms]] being used in every issue, passing them off as real stuff). Also they keep giving aids on how to cheat at ''Pokémon GO'', basically helping kids [[WhatAnIdiot to get banned from the game as soon as possible]].
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11th Oct '16 7:44:45 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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