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    [–] Samsung states that broken Galaxy Folds are due to user error, forges ahead with original release date of April 26th gurg2k1 2 points ago in gadgets

    Well if multiple people have done it independent of one another it could be attributed to a bad design. Have you ever heard of someone accidentally peeling their screen off before? I haven't.

    We can certainly blame the users but we can also blame Samsung for not concealing the edges under the case. As far as I can tell there is no inherent reason to leave them exposed in order to make a foldable phone. Hiding then would prevent this from happening intentionally or accidentally.

    [–] Samsung states that broken Galaxy Folds are due to user error, forges ahead with original release date of April 26th gurg2k1 5 points ago in gadgets

    Have you ever been able to peel your smartphone screen up with your fingernail? If i told you that was possible with this phone would you pay $2,000 for it?

    [–] Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband - Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition. gurg2k1 3 points ago in technology

    My zipcode is labeled 84% fiber coverage but its not available in any of the residential areas here, such bullshit.

    That's like AT&T in NYC claiming the whole city is covered by fiber because they have lines running past people's houses/apartments even though they aren't connected to those houses/apartments and ignore (against their city contract) people when they request a hookup.

    [–] hardware needed to stream from pc to 4k tv? gurg2k1 2 points ago in htpc

    You could get an alternative to the Shield like a Roku box, Apple TV, etc. Not sure which app have ethernet available but Plex has apps for most hardware.

    [–] 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premiere was pirated nearly 55 million times in one day gurg2k1 1 points ago in television

    Licences were created by these people. In the age of the internet, third-party broadcasting rights make no sense.

    [–] 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premiere was pirated nearly 55 million times in one day gurg2k1 0 points ago in television

    The person who is paying for HBO already but couldn't watch it through their service you mean?

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Yep this is it. Not so much a documentary but I don't know what else to call it.

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Chips are still making money for their old competitors and computer hardware is still a thriving business.

    It's really not so much. AMD nearly went out of business and Intel is shifting their focus from processors/hardware to "data." Samsung and Qualcomm have the mobile market locked down but have to keep costs down in order to keep phone prices down. It costs billions of dollars to release a new generation, but the gains are becoming more and more marginal while the problems of building structures at this scale are becoming more and more challenging. I'm honestly nervous to see how this industry will look in 20 years.

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 9 points ago in AskReddit

    Probably this one: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3scce7/i_am_jerry_stritzke_ceo_of_rei_and_were_closing/

    TL;DR company tries to use an AMA as good PR and gets skewered in the comments.

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 62 points ago in AskReddit

    They definitely followed the Applebees model of firing cooks and installing microwaves in their place. The last time I ate there the ravioli were very clearly microwaved too long because the edges were all tough and chewy in a way that only a microwave can accomplish. You sure wouldn't expect a drop in quality based on the $20 a plate prices though.

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 201 points ago in AskReddit

    I recently watched a sorry YouTube "documentary" on Frys showing clips of how it used to be versus now. To be honest I think they were absolutely decimated by online sites like Amazon, the hobbyist electronic market dwindling, and by the massive overhead associated with running massive brick and mortar stores.

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 -4 points ago in AskReddit

    That seems like a disingenuous statement considering their recent track record of doing live action remakes of animated classics. "All movies are original if you don't count remakes of a different format."

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 7 points ago in AskReddit

    Clear Channel is another awful company that did that. Now it's "iHeart Media" which is an awful name in and of itself.

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 2 points ago in AskReddit

    But the cheese, sauce, and pepperoni is still all bland and oily (not in a good way either).

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 20 points ago in AskReddit

    "Honey, it's -10 degrees outside! Quick, get the kids bundled up so we can go to McDonald's and earn some extra money!"

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 19 points ago in AskReddit

    "I was just bringing her my footlong... sandwich! I swear!"

    [–] What company has lost their way? gurg2k1 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I don't mind it melted in grilled cheese, but anywhere else and it's an abomination.