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11th Apr '18 10:02:50 AM MBG159
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** Procedural generation in general gets a lot of this. For instance, some games tout that their levels are procedurally-generated from playthrough to playthrough, meaning that every time you play the game again, you'll have a new level to explore that's unique to you. What this actually means most of the time is "this game's levels were created by a random number generator, meaning either that they're so bland and samey that even a computer couldn't screw up making them, or [[LuckBasedMisson the computer did screw up]] and [[UnwinnableByDesign the game is now unwinnable]]."

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** Procedural generation in general gets a lot of this. For instance, some games tout that their levels are procedurally-generated from playthrough to playthrough, meaning that every time you play the game again, you'll have a new level to explore that's unique to you. What this actually means most of the time is "this game's levels were created by a random number generator, meaning either that they're so bland and samey that even a computer couldn't screw up making them, or [[LuckBasedMisson [[LuckBasedMission the computer did screw up]] and [[UnwinnableByDesign the game is now unwinnable]]."
11th Apr '18 10:02:12 AM MBG159
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** Procedural generation in general gets a lot of this. For instance, some games tout that their levels are procedurally-generated from playthrough to playthrough, meaning that every time you play the game again, you'll have a new level to explore that's unique to you. What this actually means most of the time is "this game's levels were created by a random number generator, meaning either that they're so bland and samey that even a computer couldn't screw up making them, or [[LuckBasedMisson the computer did screw up]] and [[UnwinnableByDesign the game is now unwinnable]]."
3rd Mar '18 4:24:23 AM SwordsageRagnar
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** How bad was it? Bloomberg News managed to destroy the Juicero's reputation in exactly one minute with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lutHF5HhVA one video showing that squeezing the packets was just as capable of producing as much juice as the press itself]]. After that, the Juicero became the laughing stock of the internet, as well as raise questions about the device and trends of "Internet of Things" gadgets. Among them, it was pointed out that the required internet connection and scanning the QR Code portion supposedly to prevent using out of date or recalled packets, was also a form of digital rights management to force the use of the brand's subscription-based packet delivery, with the cheapest options (5 packets a week, using the lowest priced flavors) still coming out at over $1600 a year and preventing use of any potential cheaper alternatives.

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** How bad was it? Bloomberg News managed to destroy the Juicero's reputation in exactly one minute with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lutHF5HhVA one video showing that squeezing the packets by hand was just as capable of producing as much juice as the press itself]]. After that, the Juicero became the laughing stock of the internet, as well as raise questions about the device and trends of "Internet of Things" gadgets. Among them, it was pointed out that the required internet connection and scanning the QR Code portion supposedly to prevent using out of date or recalled packets, was also a form of digital rights management to force the use of the brand's subscription-based packet delivery, with the cheapest options (5 packets a week, using the lowest priced flavors) still coming out at over $1600 a year and preventing use of any potential cheaper alternatives.
2nd Mar '18 10:15:26 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The Laphroaig distillery does a similar gimmick, but are cheekily up-front about the purpose: After "registering" your plot, customers are welcomed to visit the distillery and claim their "ground rent" of a free dram of whiskey.
12th Feb '18 2:03:00 AM Kadorhal
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oHp-VvhDE Juicero: Making Juice is Easy]]" [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket went to great lengths to make the old juicing method of "buy produce, wash it, chop it up, put it in a juicer, enjoy your juice, and then clean the juicer" seem hopelessly difficult]] before introducing the simpler Juicero. This is because the Juicero was a "juice press" that could ''only'' produce juice from expensive ($5-7 USD each) pre-made packets that only last a few days. You couldn't even use your own produce if you want to. And that's before it needs to connect to your wifi to read the qr code on the bag and have the Juicero app on your phone (after you sign in it as well). So you need to connect your "juicer" to the wifi, pull out your phone, have it read the qr code on the pack, then you can put the pack on the machine and have it press your juice into your cup in minutes. Is it any wonder that the machine dropped in price after seven months and then flopped in little over a year?
** How bad was it? Bloomberg News managed to destroy the Juicero's reputation in exactly one minute with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lutHF5HhVA one video showing that squeezing the packets was just as capable of producing as much juice as the press it self]]. After that, the Juicero became the laughing stock of internet, as well as raise questions about the device and trends of "Internet of Things" gadgets. Among them, it was pointed out that the required internet connection and scanning the QR Code portion supposedly to prevent using out of date or recalled packets, was also a form of UsefulNotes/DigitalRightsManagement to force the use of the brand's subscription based packet delivery, with the cheapest options (5 packets a week, using the lowest priced flavors) at over $1600 a year and preventing use of any potential cheaper alternatives.
** As if having to cease production wasn't bad enough for Juicero's reputation, another company is creating a very similar juice-press, called [=JUlaVIE=] (originally Juisir, but changed to avoid confusion with the Juicero) who have taken to outright pouring salt on Juicero's wounds. There's no internet connection required, and the expensive packets are instead replaced with a reusable bag with replaceable filters that users simply put in chopped or slices of fruits and vegetables into, allowing for users to create whatever mix they like. Time will tell if they have better success than Juicero.
* Another device that was trying to get funded at the time of the Juicero disaster, was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e1x5IaO7k SMALT - The World's First Interactive Centerpiece and Smart Salt Dispenser]]". No, your eyes are not deceiving you. An internet connected salt shaker/dispenser with companion smart phone app. Rather than play the TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket route, they instead take it in the opposite direction by bragging about all neat features it has compared to your average container of table salt. The average container of table salt that most people can use to season their food in less time than it takes to pull out their phone, turn on the app, select the dispenser setting and amount, set the mood lighting color, and have a conversation about the device that the company behind it advertises that it wants you to have with your dinner guests. Yes, really. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Now we don't have much room to talk here]], but if this device is the highlight of your dinner table conversations, then you may want to re-examine the choices in this life that you've made that has brought you to holding a [[SarcasmMode riveting conversation about a]] ''[[SarcasmMode salt shaker]]''.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oHp-VvhDE Juicero: Making Juice is Easy]]" went to [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket went to great lengths lengths]] to make the old juicing method of "buy produce, wash it, chop it up, put it in a juicer, enjoy your juice, and then clean the juicer" seem hopelessly difficult]] difficult before introducing the simpler Juicero. This is because the Juicero was a "juice press" that could ''only'' produce juice from expensive ($5-7 ($5 USD each) at minimum) pre-made packets that only last a few days. You couldn't even use your own produce if you want to. And that's before it needs to connect to your wifi to read the qr QR code on the bag and have the Juicero app on your phone (after you sign in it as well). So you need to connect your "juicer" to the wifi, pull out your phone, have it read the qr QR code on the pack, then you can put the pack on in the machine and have it press your juice into your cup in minutes. Is They put [[UsefulNotes/DigitalRightsManagement DRM]] on ''juice'', of all things - is it any wonder that the machine dropped in price after seven months and then flopped in little over a year?
** How bad was it? Bloomberg News managed to destroy the Juicero's reputation in exactly one minute with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lutHF5HhVA one video showing that squeezing the packets was just as capable of producing as much juice as the press it self]]. itself]]. After that, the Juicero became the laughing stock of the internet, as well as raise questions about the device and trends of "Internet of Things" gadgets. Among them, it was pointed out that the required internet connection and scanning the QR Code portion supposedly to prevent using out of date or recalled packets, was also a form of UsefulNotes/DigitalRightsManagement digital rights management to force the use of the brand's subscription based subscription-based packet delivery, with the cheapest options (5 packets a week, using the lowest priced flavors) still coming out at over $1600 a year and preventing use of any potential cheaper alternatives.
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** As if having to cease production wasn't bad enough for Juicero's reputation, another company is creating a very similar juice-press, called [=JUlaVIE=] (originally Juisir, but changed to avoid confusion with the Juicero) who have taken to outright pouring salt on Juicero's wounds. There's no internet connection required, and the expensive packets are instead replaced with a reusable bag with replaceable filters that users simply put in chopped or slices of sliced fruits and vegetables into, allowing for users to create whatever mix they like. Time will tell if they have better success than Juicero.
* Another device that was trying to get funded at the time of the Juicero disaster, was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e1x5IaO7k SMALT - The World's First Interactive Centerpiece and Smart Salt Dispenser]]". No, your eyes are not deceiving you. An internet connected salt shaker/dispenser with companion smart phone app. Rather than play the TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket route, they instead take it in the opposite direction by bragging about all neat features it has compared to your average container of table salt. The average container of table salt that most people can use to season their food in less time than it takes to pull out their phone, turn on the app, select the dispenser setting and amount, set the mood lighting color, and have a conversation about the device that the company behind it advertises that it wants you to have with your dinner guests. Yes, really. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Now we don't have much room to talk here]], but if this device is the highlight of your dinner table conversations, then you may want to re-examine the choices in this life that you've made that has brought you to holding a [[SarcasmMode riveting conversation conversation]] about a]] ''[[SarcasmMode salt shaker]]''.a freaking ''salt shaker''.
16th Dec '17 4:58:00 AM SwordsageRagnar
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* Another device that was trying to get funded at the time of the Juicero disaster, was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e1x5IaO7k SMALT - The World's First Interactive Centerpiece and Smart Salt Dispenser]]". No, your eyes are not deceiving you. An internet connected salt shaker/dispenser with companion smart phone app. Rather than play the TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket route, they instead take it in the opposite direction by bragging about all neat features it has compared to your average container of table salt. The average container of table salt that most people can use to season their food in less time than it takes to pull out their phone, turn on the app, select the dispenser setting and amount, set the mood lighting color, and have a conversation about the device that the company behind it advertises that it wants you to have with your dinner guests. Yes, really. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Now we don't have much room to talk here]], but if this device is the highlight of your dinner table conversations, then you may want to re-examine the the choices in this life that you've made that has brought you to holding a [[SarcasmMode riveting conversation about a]] ''[[SarcasmMode salt shaker]]''.

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* Another device that was trying to get funded at the time of the Juicero disaster, was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e1x5IaO7k SMALT - The World's First Interactive Centerpiece and Smart Salt Dispenser]]". No, your eyes are not deceiving you. An internet connected salt shaker/dispenser with companion smart phone app. Rather than play the TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket route, they instead take it in the opposite direction by bragging about all neat features it has compared to your average container of table salt. The average container of table salt that most people can use to season their food in less time than it takes to pull out their phone, turn on the app, select the dispenser setting and amount, set the mood lighting color, and have a conversation about the device that the company behind it advertises that it wants you to have with your dinner guests. Yes, really. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Now we don't have much room to talk here]], but if this device is the highlight of your dinner table conversations, then you may want to re-examine the the choices in this life that you've made that has brought you to holding a [[SarcasmMode riveting conversation about a]] ''[[SarcasmMode salt shaker]]''.
16th Dec '17 4:55:39 AM SwordsageRagnar
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** As if having to cease production wasn't bad enough for Juicero's reputation, another company is creating a very similar juice-press, called JUlaVIE (originally Juisir, but changed to avoid confusion with the Juicero) who have taken to outright pouring salt on Juicero's wounds. There's no internet connection required, and the expensive packets are instead replaced with a reusable bag with replaceable filters that users simply put in chopped or slices of fruits and vegetables into, allowing for users to create whatever mix they like. Time will tell if they have better success than Juicero.

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** As if having to cease production wasn't bad enough for Juicero's reputation, another company is creating a very similar juice-press, called JUlaVIE [=JUlaVIE=] (originally Juisir, but changed to avoid confusion with the Juicero) who have taken to outright pouring salt on Juicero's wounds. There's no internet connection required, and the expensive packets are instead replaced with a reusable bag with replaceable filters that users simply put in chopped or slices of fruits and vegetables into, allowing for users to create whatever mix they like. Time will tell if they have better success than Juicero.
16th Dec '17 4:53:18 AM SwordsageRagnar
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* Another device that was trying to get funded at the time of the Juicero disaster, was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e1x5IaO7k SMALT - The World's First Interactive Centerpiece and Smart Salt Dispenser]]". No, your eyes are not deceiving you. An internet connected salt shaker/dispenser with companion smart phone app. Rather than play the TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket route, they instead take it in the opposite direction by bragging about all neat features it has compared to your average container of table salt. The average container of table salt that most people can use to season their food in less time than it takes to pull out their phone, turn on the app, select the dispenser setting and amount, set the mood lighting color, and have a conversation about the device that the company behind it advertises that it wants you to have with your dinner guests. Yes, really. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Now we don't have much room to talk here]], but if this device is the highlight of your dinner table conversations, then you may want to re-examine the the choices in this life that you've made that has brought you to holding a [[SarcasmMode riveting conversation about a]] ''[[SarcasmMode salt shaker]].

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* Another device that was trying to get funded at the time of the Juicero disaster, was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e1x5IaO7k SMALT - The World's First Interactive Centerpiece and Smart Salt Dispenser]]". No, your eyes are not deceiving you. An internet connected salt shaker/dispenser with companion smart phone app. Rather than play the TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket route, they instead take it in the opposite direction by bragging about all neat features it has compared to your average container of table salt. The average container of table salt that most people can use to season their food in less time than it takes to pull out their phone, turn on the app, select the dispenser setting and amount, set the mood lighting color, and have a conversation about the device that the company behind it advertises that it wants you to have with your dinner guests. Yes, really. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Now we don't have much room to talk here]], but if this device is the highlight of your dinner table conversations, then you may want to re-examine the the choices in this life that you've made that has brought you to holding a [[SarcasmMode riveting conversation about a]] ''[[SarcasmMode salt shaker]].shaker]]''.
16th Dec '17 4:53:02 AM SwordsageRagnar
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** How bad was it? Bloomberg News managed to destroy the Juicero's reputation in exactly one minute with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lutHF5HhVA one video showing that squeezing the packets was just as capable of producing as much juice as the press it self]]. After that, the Juicero became the laughing stock of internet, as well as raise questions about the device and trends of "Internet of Things" gadgets. Among them, it was pointed out that the required internet connection and scanning the QR Code portion supposedly to prevent using out of date or recalled packets, was also a form of UsefulNotes/DigitalRightsManagement to force the use of the brand's subscription based packet delivery, with the cheapest options (5 packets a week, using the lowest priced flavors) at over $1600 a year and preventing use of any potential cheaper alternatives.
** As if having to cease production wasn't bad enough for Juicero's reputation, another company is creating a very similar juice-press, called JUlaVIE (originally Juisir, but changed to avoid confusion with the Juicero) who have taken to outright pouring salt on Juicero's wounds. There's no internet connection required, and the expensive packets are instead replaced with a reusable bag with replaceable filters that users simply put in chopped or slices of fruits and vegetables into, allowing for users to create whatever mix they like. Time will tell if they have better success than Juicero.
* Another device that was trying to get funded at the time of the Juicero disaster, was "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2e1x5IaO7k SMALT - The World's First Interactive Centerpiece and Smart Salt Dispenser]]". No, your eyes are not deceiving you. An internet connected salt shaker/dispenser with companion smart phone app. Rather than play the TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket route, they instead take it in the opposite direction by bragging about all neat features it has compared to your average container of table salt. The average container of table salt that most people can use to season their food in less time than it takes to pull out their phone, turn on the app, select the dispenser setting and amount, set the mood lighting color, and have a conversation about the device that the company behind it advertises that it wants you to have with your dinner guests. Yes, really. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Now we don't have much room to talk here]], but if this device is the highlight of your dinner table conversations, then you may want to re-examine the the choices in this life that you've made that has brought you to holding a [[SarcasmMode riveting conversation about a]] ''[[SarcasmMode salt shaker]].
15th Dec '17 4:29:52 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oHp-VvhDE Juicero: Making Juice is Easy]]" [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket went to great lengths to make the old juicing method of "buy produce, wash it, chop it up, put it in a juicer, enjoy your juice, and then clean the juicer" seem hopelessly difficult]] before introducing the simpler Juicero. This is because the Juicero was a "juice press" that could ''only'' produce juice from expensive pre-made packets. You couldn't even use your own produce if you want to.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oHp-VvhDE Juicero: Making Juice is Easy]]" [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket went to great lengths to make the old juicing method of "buy produce, wash it, chop it up, put it in a juicer, enjoy your juice, and then clean the juicer" seem hopelessly difficult]] before introducing the simpler Juicero. This is because the Juicero was a "juice press" that could ''only'' produce juice from expensive ($5-7 USD each) pre-made packets.packets that only last a few days. You couldn't even use your own produce if you want to. And that's before it needs to connect to your wifi to read the qr code on the bag and have the Juicero app on your phone (after you sign in it as well). So you need to connect your "juicer" to the wifi, pull out your phone, have it read the qr code on the pack, then you can put the pack on the machine and have it press your juice into your cup in minutes. Is it any wonder that the machine dropped in price after seven months and then flopped in little over a year?
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