Andy Lundell 🙄

I'm a virtual reality and game programmer, who's excited about games, technology, online comics. Currently I work on creating interactive haptic systems.

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@sudoLife @gcluley

I doubt it.

Last time the DMV (or similar) screwed up your paperwork, who was more inconvenienced? You, or the agency?

Nobody is going to budget to fix a glitch that affects exactly one customer out of millions.

August 16, 2019
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@sudoLife @gcluley

I can't imagine anyone with software dev experience honestly assuming that every piece of software that handles plate numbers would be written well enough to handle this properly.

Even the guy who asked for this plate believed it would break their software, but for some weird reason he thought that would work out great for him.

August 16, 2019
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@gcluley
That's pretty much what I would have expected to happen.

It's difficult to imagine someone with software dev experience actually thinking this was a good idea.

It might not end with the DMV either. License plates go into lots of databases. What about his insurance? What about when he tries to buy a parking pass somewhere? What about other states' automated toll systems?

August 15, 2019
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@taweret "Best" is probably Lion King, but I prefer Little Mermaid because mermaids are cooler than lions.

August 15, 2019
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@faho Way ahead of you!

August 15, 2019
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If snap bracelets are coming back, surely Pogs must be next? Right?

August 14, 2019
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Hey! The drugstore had a display of Snap Bracelets in the Back To School area!

Are snap bracelets coming back?

They should. Snap Bracelets are fantastic.

August 14, 2019
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@mal @taweret

I'll bet AskJeeves is just one guy now.

Sadly, his name is probably not Jeeves.

August 14, 2019
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@mal @taweret

It's weird that we find this weird.

Imagine saying "Wow, you can still get that book? That's from 1998!"

August 14, 2019
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@Blakely

I guess I can understand why they didn't want Data, an American-Written and American-performed character, specifically praising the IRA while they were still carrying out attacks in the streets of London.

I'm less sympathetic that they axed the whole episode though. That's a bit spineless.

August 14, 2019
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So, Automattic acquired SimpleNote a while back. A note-taking app that people enjoy because it's bare-bones and snappy. Like an online version of notepad.exe.

They've just rolled out a new version that's bloated and sluggish and said they had to do it so they could "add new features".

I'm not confident that they're going to "understand" tumblr any better.

August 14, 2019
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Tumblr acquisition

@sanspoint

Automattic just rolled out a new version of SimpleNote that completely fails to give me any confidence in their competence levels.

August 14, 2019
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food

@pig @taweret

I'd have gone with "Pizza Panther"

August 14, 2019
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@Blakely Fun Trivia : This scene got the episode banned in UK for years.

When they finally did air it over there, they edited this scene out.

August 14, 2019
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movies

@taweret Then Explain Citizen Kane's twist ending?

August 14, 2019
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@taweret Back when TV commercials had the same budget as a YouTube video does now.

August 14, 2019
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@taweret Careful. If you're not in a police station, That's also cinema shorthand for "this person is crazy".

Especially if you include newspaper clipings.

August 13, 2019
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@RedFuture @picklemaddierix Imagine pitching that show.

"Imagine a show about four young people who hunt ghosts! "

"Fantastic! "

"Except, instead of ghosts, it's real estate fraud."

"...? "

"Also there's a dog that almost talks."

"Sold! "

August 13, 2019
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@taweret Surgeons do it all the time.

August 13, 2019
Andy Lundell 🙄
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Not counting 'Ascension', is there any TV series that focuses on a generational starship?

There's lots of novels, but I can't think of a TV series.

August 13, 2019