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Daily News Stuff 24 April 2024

Corncobs R Us Edition

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  • Don't let them eat cake: The mental patients recently stripped of their little blue warning labels contrived a campaign to block every paid subscriber to Twitter.  (Mashable)

    The article quotes Dril, a guy famous for once saying something mildly amusing about corncobs.

    Seriously, that's the kind of academic wizardry we're dealing with here.  They got one tiny bit of unearned recognition and they'll burn down the planet before they allow anyone else to have what they did.

    Since none of them ever says anything worthwhile, all this achieves is making it slightly more involved to mock them the way they deserve.

    And there's a very simple solution to all this: Make the Block button a paid feature.  Then everyone will be happy.

    Twitter took a slightly different tack: Handing out blue checks to leading proponents of the "Block the Blue" effort.  That works too.


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1 "Twitter took a slightly different tack: Handing out blue checks to leading proponents of the "Block the Blue" effort. That works too."
Now we know why Paul Krugman got his check back.  (When he whined about it, insisting he hadn't paid, Musk replied with a picture of a crying baby.)

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, April 24 2023 11:16 PM (k3/O4)

2 I took the plunge a year or so ago (maybe longer?) and switched from Google search to DDG.  Recently I wound up semi-accidentally using Google and was shocked at just how awful it was with all the sponsored results and everything.
Everyone who said when they bought DoubleClick it would ruin them was 1000% right.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, April 24 2023 11:21 PM (k3/O4)

3 DDG is about as terrible for search as google was 12 or 13 years ago, and google now is about what I imagine you'd get if you hired some random fark editor who had previously worked at buzzfeed news to build.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, April 25 2023 04:58 AM (LADmw)

4 At least neither of them are pushing chat AI on us the way Bing is.
Yet.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, April 25 2023 05:09 AM (BMUHC)

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