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Disclaimer: By comparison, I pay A$7 for a loaf of gluten-free bread.

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1 So Microsoft is re-releasing Clippy but as an A.I. ? I KNEW that little guy was trouble...I just didn't realize to what degree. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wednesday, January 17 2024 04:24 AM (liVFZ)

2 Clippy was dreadful. The accursed dog assistant may have been more obnoxious, though. There should have been Nuremberg-style trials in Redmond.

Posted by: normal at Wednesday, January 17 2024 07:29 AM (bg2DR)

3 You could make a mint if you sold toasters that actually browned the bread while leaving it soft inside on the first try, rather than the new ones that are so neutered that after three tries, you have a slightly browned crouton.

Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, January 17 2024 02:34 PM (nk1Z+)

4 You've just described the $300 steam toaster...

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, January 17 2024 08:56 PM (oJgNG)

5 ESR had a rant about toasters in 2018: http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8063
They're all optimized to lower BoM as much as possible (except, at that point in time, there was one really expensive Sunbeam or something that wasn't.)

"My friends, the sliders were all effectively identical, bar the one pair that was slightly longer to fit a toaster with extra-long slots. Same nondescript thin white metal, same shape and spacing of flaps. They looked like they all might have been designed on the same CAD program and built by the same no-name appliance OEM"

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 18 2024 01:01 AM (BMUHC)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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