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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-10-20 05:40 [#02606509]
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i sit up one day, and realize amazon has become a bit shit.
i want a bean bag chair, and it's promptly sensory overload.
there are chairs for $30 and $40 and $80 and $150 and $200
and $250 and many of them actually look quite the same. they
all have 4.5+ star reviews. i opt not to buy any of them.

less fortunate was my voyage with a wifi-to-ethernet bridge.
all it had to do was outperform my piece of shit netgear
whatever from 2015 by a dozen megabits or three, and i would
have just kept it and had no complaint. but, no, it's the
worst piece of shit ever, no configuration, it insists on
putting the ethernet port on its own weird subnet
(192.168.10.*) and there is absolutely no way to change it.
this is what i find after thirty minutes of cursing to the
engrish in the interface and trying to even get it to talk
to the router

after all this, right next to the router, it is _slower_
than the 2015 turd that crashes thrice a day, 20-30ft away.

i admittedly got a bit sauced, at this point, and wrote up a
scathing review. initiate the return process. i still have
to drive to kohl's with a QR code, and who knows if i'll get
my money back. i log back in the next day to see if i still
feel the same way, only to find my review has disappeared
into the void. unavailable. no comment. did returning it
cancel the review? is this some dodgy shit? one other
product on my "home networking" list suddenly changes brand
names, and i think: yeah, this is probably one of those
deals where it's the same chipset in five dozen pieces of
crap and they're all pieces of crap and they just keep
switching brand names to dodge the brutal reviews

and how am i to sort this shit out from what's deece on
amazon with all the review gaming; i can't even rant about
how shit something is without it being like jaws taking down
my review like a lure along with the boat


 

offline Tony Danza from why so cow, man? on 2020-10-21 04:31 [#02606516]
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isn't this all because you're an obstinate old goat who
insists on using ethernet jacks on his computers


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-10-21 06:21 [#02606517]
Points: 16196 Status: Lurker



no, just a normal person who thinks 45mbit from this piece
of shit that had glowing reviews on amazon, when my work
laptop clears hundreds of mbit. but the best results are
always with a wired connection, and i don't mean in general,
i mean i went around and tried it out to sure

here let's steal discord's bandwidth LAZY_TITLE

will it work? we'll see. could be a nice new file host for
us


 

offline Tony Danza from why so cow, man? on 2020-10-21 12:16 [#02606522]
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maybe look at using a smaller MTU

I have an archer a6 it's good it gets me movies real fast


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-10-22 01:13 [#02606525]
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i think the answer is to just run some wires meself
even if a router is ace it's still another hop, another CPU
speed, another config process, in between you and the things


 

offline BlatantEcho from Portland, OR (United States) on 2020-11-04 08:58 [#02606692]
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I don't give amazon any money, I think they are evil.

People = consumers, who just mindlessly buy all sorts of
cheap garbage there. And, what do we see? More cheap
garbage. Strange.


 

offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2020-11-08 01:44 [#02606738]
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can you jump the shark... when you are the shark?
something to ponder


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-08 09:48 [#02606740]
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as long as there is another shark available to jump -- yes,
a shark can jump the shark


 

offline yann_g from now on 2020-11-08 13:54 [#02606742]
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who you buy from is more important than who you vote for.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-08 16:55 [#02606752]
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what video streaming service defines me as a person?


 

offline yann_g from now on 2020-11-08 17:10 [#02606753]
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pornhub.


 

offline Tony Danza from why so cow, man? on 2020-11-08 17:32 [#02606754]
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thats right baby! it pisses me off when people think that
politics is still a legitimate form of civic participation.
You should only buy things or not buy things. thats the real
voting


 

offline dariusgriffin from cool on 2020-11-08 18:16 [#02606755]
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voting is equally useless tbh


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-11-08 19:40 [#02606758]
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your dreams define you as a person


 

offline Tony Danza from why so cow, man? on 2020-11-08 21:20 [#02606764]
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based


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-08 21:29 [#02606766]
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based.tv, i like it, let's get a prospectus together


 

offline Tony Danza from why so cow, man? on 2020-11-08 21:30 [#02606767]
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it's been done


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-08 21:31 [#02606768]
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lol, domain is taken and it is some knockoff maga merch site


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-08 21:31 [#02606769]
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however, based.health is available for 49% off the usual
rate


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-11-12 08:28 [#02606836]
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voting against laws is essential.
consumers dont have the same effect as laws.
i could buy meat from the farm and talk about it for the
rest of my life. still the laws empower a meat factory with
two thousand migrant workers living incarcerated in dorms
slaughtering 25.000 pigs a day.

its the same with any other food. the only thing i can
choose is what i put into my body. what others do is their
decision. the world we live in is the result of all our
accumulated decisions. we are doomed.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-11-12 08:31 [#02606837]
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yeah funnily amazon just had one of their shops schemes
leaked.
worked like this:
1. buy product via paypal
2. rate 5 stars
3. send screenshot to shop
4. get a full refund via paypal
5. keep the good

one shop had 7000 of those screenshots in a link to the
press.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-20 05:34 [#02606933]
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amazooooon

this is what you get when you pay your workers shit, and
treat them worse


 

offline wavephace from off the chain on 2020-11-29 19:21 [#02607039]
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amazons really bad now try buying something like some
electric appliance or basic electronic equipment. they have
all these cheap made in china products from different
"brands" no 1 ever heard of, they all are exactly the same
just with a different logo on it, cuz there all made in the
same factory its terrible most of the time i just go to
target and buy whatever they have


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-11-30 00:01 [#02607042]
Points: 16196 Status: Lurker | Followup to wavephace: #02607039



agree 100%

price gouging also a problem -- you can use amazon to dodge
the grocery store and whatever a bit, but there's always a
bunch of jerks gouging prices, first time i started to keep
grocery store receipts, price seems too high it probably is,
can go check.

then shit like -- a six-pack of mortite brand rope caulk for
$30, cool, home depot charges ~$6 per pack and now i don't
have to go to home depot for this. then it arrives after
FOREVER and they have sent me one pack, not six, but one for
the price of six. fuck. the fuck. off. i return it to kohls.
i hope they have to pay to ship that single stupid box of
rope caulk back to china or whatevs

so, yeah. even if it's name-brand and you're minding prices,
you can still get flagrantly fucked. i have actually never
returned anything to amazon until a few months ago, but i've
started to, with the kohl's thing. used to be you'd get
mildly scammed and think "ah well" but it's become so
flagrant and frequent that i feel like pointedly engaging
the returns process is the only valuable means of feedback i
have

being careful, though, a lot of stuff is still fine.


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-11-30 08:24 [#02607044]
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dont forget in many cases all the products in stores around
here come in from the very same factory in china, with
retailers just slapping different logos on it, triple the
price to pay for employees and expensive storage space in
our country. totally useless in the case of cables and stuff
you know your shit about. i find this rather annoying and
feel entrapped between making the choice between buying dirt
cheap but supporting the bad working conditions overseas and
producing unneccessary packaging waste for the last 5km of
travel OR buying twice the price in a store that ultimately
supports the very same bad working conditions overseas
anyway. world economy needs to grow together to stop that
shit. either we pay he rest of the world what it works for
or we need to start over to produce our shit ourselves
again.
import taxes or other forms of import laws are the only way
i can think of how governments could make this hapen, but
then we couldnt consume the world at a discount right?


 

offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2020-12-01 19:33 [#02607045]
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heres more proof of its fraudulence
LAZY_PROOF


 


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