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22nd May '17 3:23:35 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The International Star Registry runs a similar scam, offering to name a star for your loved one and record the name in the Library of Congress for posterity. They really will do that for you, because the Library of Congress couldn't care less either way; so long as you pay the requisite fee, you could rename every star in the galaxy "Soiled Underpants" and register it with them if you wanted, but it would have no bearing on what the International Astronomical Union officially designates as a star's name.

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* The International Star Registry runs a similar scam, offering to name a star for your loved one and record the name in the Library of Congress for posterity. They really will do that for you, because the Library of Congress couldn't care less either way; so long as you pay the requisite fee, you could rename every star in the galaxy "Soiled Underpants" and register it with them if you wanted, but it would have no bearing on what the International Astronomical Union officially designates as a star's name. To their credit, the Star Registry website ''does'' admit as much if you poke around in their FAQ.
22nd May '17 3:19:40 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The International Star Registry runs a similar scam, offering to name a star for your loved one and record the name in the Library of Congress for posterity. They really will do that for you, because the Library of Congress couldn't care less either way; so long as you pay the requisite fee, you could rename every star in the galaxy "Soiled Underpants" and register it with them if you wanted, but it would have no bearing on what the International Astronomical Union officially designates as a star's name.
4th Apr '17 1:04:26 PM Trueman001
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* The credits of the {{Creator/Pixar}} movie {{WesternAnimation/Ratatouille}} included the claim "No stop-motion! Only genuine animation used!" -- probably as a TakeThat at WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress.

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* The credits of the {{Creator/Pixar}} movie {{WesternAnimation/Ratatouille}} included the claim "No stop-motion! motion capture! Only genuine animation used!" -- probably as a TakeThat at WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress.
1st Apr '17 12:40:16 PM WhosAsking
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* 3DFX marketed its Voodoo line of graphics cards as not requiring users to throw out their old graphics cards. In reality, this was because the Voodoo had no 2D rendering support, and required a 2D card for that purpose, unless not being able to do any non-gaming task wasn't a problem for you. This was less of an issue than other examples, as most users already had suitable cards, and its 3D performance was world-class at the time. Most recognized the technique as a "piggyback" card, similar to MPEG-2 DVD accelerators at the time (the late 90's). As the technology caught up, single cards capable of doing both 2D and 3D competently started appearing, and even 3dfx saw this coming: the Voodoo3 line and beyond were all-in-one cards.

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* 3DFX marketed its Voodoo line of graphics cards as not requiring users to throw out their old graphics cards. In reality, this was because the Voodoo had no 2D rendering support, and required a 2D card for that purpose, unless not being able to do any non-gaming task wasn't a problem for you. This was less of an issue than other examples, as most users already had suitable cards, and its 3D performance was world-class at the time. Most recognized the technique as a "piggyback" card, similar to MPEG-2 DVD accelerators at the time (the late 90's). As the technology caught up, single cards capable of doing both 2D and 3D competently started appearing, and even 3dfx saw this coming: the Voodoo3 [=Voodoo3=] line and beyond were all-in-one cards.
1st Apr '17 12:39:52 PM WhosAsking
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* 3DFX marketed its Voodoo line of graphics cards as not requiring users to throw out their old graphics cards. In reality, this was because the Voodoo had no 2D rendering support, and required a 2D card for that purpose, unless not being able to do any non-gaming task wasn't a problem for you. This was less of an issue than other examples, as most users already had suitable cards, and its 3D performance was world-class at the time.

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* 3DFX marketed its Voodoo line of graphics cards as not requiring users to throw out their old graphics cards. In reality, this was because the Voodoo had no 2D rendering support, and required a 2D card for that purpose, unless not being able to do any non-gaming task wasn't a problem for you. This was less of an issue than other examples, as most users already had suitable cards, and its 3D performance was world-class at the time. Most recognized the technique as a "piggyback" card, similar to MPEG-2 DVD accelerators at the time (the late 90's). As the technology caught up, single cards capable of doing both 2D and 3D competently started appearing, and even 3dfx saw this coming: the Voodoo3 line and beyond were all-in-one cards.



** ''[[http://kotaku.com/if-you-die-in-this-game-you-can-never-play-again-ever-1690928265 Upsillon Circuit]]'' takes it one step further: You can only play once. ''EVER.'' When you die, ''you are never allowed to play again!'' And this is marketed as the ultimate hardcore challenge.

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** ''[[http://kotaku.com/if-you-die-in-this-game-you-can-never-play-again-ever-1690928265 Upsillon Circuit]]'' takes it one step further: You can only play once. ''EVER.'' When you die, ''you are never allowed to play again!'' And this is marketed as the ultimate hardcore challenge. An indie game ''You Only Live Once'' also made this a feature.
31st Mar '17 7:34:26 AM Trueman001
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* The credits of the {{Creator/Pixar}} movie {{WesternAnimation/Ratatouille}} included the claim "No stop-motion! Only genuine animation used!" -- probably as a TakeThat at WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress.
19th Feb '17 6:18:19 AM HiddenWindshield
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* The Pasta Pro, a big pasta pot with a lid that doubles as a colander, proudly advertises that the lid locks on tight so you won't scald yourself when the lid falls off. Sounds like a great idea -- one less dish to wash -- but some reviewers have reported that the lid isn't "locking on" so much as it's ''warping''. It sticks so badly that it won't come off when the pot is hot. Of course, attempting to pry the lid off carries a very high risk of burns. Other manufacturers have [[FollowTheLeader improved upon]] the idea with better results.

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* The Pasta Pro, a big pasta pot with a lid that doubles as a colander, proudly advertises that the lid locks on tight so you won't scald yourself when due to the lid falls falling off. Sounds like a great idea -- one less dish to wash -- but some reviewers have reported that the lid isn't "locking on" so much as it's ''warping''. It sticks so badly that it won't come off when the pot is hot. Of course, attempting to pry the lid off carries a very high risk of burns. Other manufacturers have [[FollowTheLeader improved upon]] the idea with better results.
4th Nov '16 11:31:32 AM SgtFrog1
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** This also incorporates a bit of TheCoconutEffect. Some Japanese-made motorcycles are faster and/or more powerful than American-made ones, but because they don't roar as loud or vibrate as much, they're seen as inferior (when the opposite is true, see above).
4th Nov '16 11:27:54 AM SgtFrog1
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** Another interpretation is they never say ''how much'' you'll be winning. You could lose a thousand dollars on the slots...and then hit a minor jackpot and win...a thousand dollars. That's still winning, but in reality, you've broke even, you're right back where you started.
4th Nov '16 11:19:03 AM SgtFrog1
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* The Pasta Pro, a big pasta pot with a lid that doubles as a colander, proudly advertises that the lid locks on tight so you won't scald yourself when the lid falls off. Sounds like a great idea -- one less dish to wash -- but some reviewers have reported that the lid isn't "locking on" so much as it's ''warping''. It sticks so badly that it won't come off when the pot is hot. Of course, attempting to force the lid off carries a very high risk of burns. Other manufacturers have [[FollowTheLeader improved upon]] the idea with better results.

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* The Pasta Pro, a big pasta pot with a lid that doubles as a colander, proudly advertises that the lid locks on tight so you won't scald yourself when the lid falls off. Sounds like a great idea -- one less dish to wash -- but some reviewers have reported that the lid isn't "locking on" so much as it's ''warping''. It sticks so badly that it won't come off when the pot is hot. Of course, attempting to force pry the lid off carries a very high risk of burns. Other manufacturers have [[FollowTheLeader improved upon]] the idea with better results.
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