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#1107

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#1108

Is Chibi-Usa Marty McFly?

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#1109

Don’t take anyone’s support for granted. I knew a family where a mother took out a hit on her own daughter because of her identity.

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#1110

There’s a history and/or anime joke here that’s wooshing me.

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#1111

Superbitch needs to be in theatres. :rofl:

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#1112

The new arcade business model. Put machines in atypical spaces where it’s difficult to not interact with. Next, 2 player Time Crisis machines in elevators.

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#1113

That’s incredible. I just hope you can turn it off when it’s sleepy time. As much as I want a DDR machine, I don’t want a machine that makes loud noise and has bright lights right in the bedroom.

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#1114

100yen to turn off the sound, 200yen to turn off the screen. 1000yen to rickroll the next guest.

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#1115

It really hit me today how retail work fucks with your head and warps your perception of a normal working environment. I was recently reassigned from reviewing injury claims to working on bug reporting and testing for the firm’s document management and claimant data analysis solution. I really don’t want to be a bug tester, it’s not my field but there’s no review work right now. I was terrified to ask to be reassigned back to reviews because I’m still used to the “take it or take a hike” mentality of retail, and I was pleasantly shocked when my new boss was chill and said “Ok thanks for telling me I’ll see what I can do.” Then when I got a call from HR to come discuss it I was terrified again because in retail getting called to HR means you’re on a shit list, and was again shocked when I was practically begged not to quit and to help out testing for a few weeks until there was review work again and they’d get me right on it. Today my boss gave me a substantial project to do. I’m used to retail where when you get a project you’re expected to have it done yesterday and do all your other normal work besides, oh and if you neglect any of it you’re getting written up. So I ask what to do if I’m not done by this evening and my boss looks at me like I’m nuts and says it’s going to take until Thursday at least and this takes priority over anything else. I know that a lot of folks here are lifelong white collar office types where this doesn’t sound crazy but the extent of the retail programming just kind of hit me.

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#1116

That’s the difference between skilled labor and unskilled labor.

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#1117

Fuck yeah it is. It’s like getting out of prison or something, you’re stuck in a shit situation so long you don’t realize just how shit it is and it’s kinda hard to adapt at first to a genuinely good situation.

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#1118

It’s also the difference between union and non-union jobs. Doing the same work I did non-union to my now union job was the same sort of shift if my sense of job security.

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#1119

Me

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#1120

I stayed overnight in a love hotel once, both because it was cheap but also just to say I did it. The one I went to was pretty much just a really comfy hotel room that happened to have free porn on the cable package and a little vending machine that sold condoms.

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#1121

My first post on this community will be 10 years old in August. I’ll only be 23…

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#1122

Glad to see that I wasn’t the only one who grew up here. 2005 was way too long ago. :upside_down_face:

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#1123

@Pegu started here when he was 12. Given that he turns 23 in June, it must’ve been 10 years ago by now.

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#1124

New iPad Minis with pencil support and stuff: https://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/

I presumed this line was dead.

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#1125

Yeah, I’m surprised they updated those. Not surprised they are trying to sell more pencils, though.

Apple’s number one problem right now is that they need a new product entirely. They’ve just been iterating on what they have for quite a few years. Those iterations are getting smaller and smaller. I present to the court, exhibit a: animojis.

It’s not surprising, though, because nobody else is coming out with new products either. Apple has always waited for other people to invent some great idea with a bad implementation like laptop, mp3 player, smart phone, tablet, smart watch, and then take it out of the suck-zone. They need someone else to make a new product that sucks so they can make a good one and take all the credit again.

In the meantime I think they should just go for the TV thing. It’s a low hanging fruit, but still good. Get an incredible OLED display, embed an Apple TV right inside of it and you’re good to go. If they really want they can put some other stuff in there. Why not a router, wifi access point, and even a time machine all in the same TV? Most people have cable boxes and routers near their TV. Clean everyone’s entertainment center up, and save us from the awful smart TVs with one that we can actually trust.

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