squirmy_wormy

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squirmy_wormy ,

If original price was 9

1 for 9

2 for 18 (deal gives 2 off)

3 for 27 (deal gives 3 off)

If it was 10

1 for 10

2 for 20 (4 off)

3 for 30 (6 off)

squirmy_wormy , (edited )

I know. If the single price was anything other than 8, the other hard coded prices give scaling discounts.

The adjusted price saves you money on a single one and removes the bulk savings. Kinda neat to me. Wonder if that was on purpose to make it easier to move stock.

*Edit: hell, the actual way to look at this is you get bulk pricing without the bulk. This is pretty awesome and mildly interesting if anything.

squirmy_wormy ,

I'm assuming the £8 is a sticker put in the item and not what it originally said, since it looks raised and like a sticker.

That leads me to believe the original price under the sticker is greater than £8, which makes the discount make sense. And makes it interesting because the lowest a store could set a single unit and maintain the price curve is £8.

squirmy_wormy ,

Well sure - they put one sticker on and it solved everything. Are you suggesting they should have put a sticker to adjust the price of a single item and then also put another sticker on to hide the 3x item? That's not only a waste of stickers and time, it also really doesn't add or remove anything from the situation.

I'd argue you are the mildly infuriating part of this scenario at this point.

squirmy_wormy ,

It "solved" the singular and bulk pricing. If they chose a lesser value for the single item, then the more you bought, it'd get more expensive.

They gave you the cheapest price for quantity. That's both a scenario and reality.

squirmy_wormy ,

It's shitty he doesn't link to the original video. He shows the original channel in his video, but isn't directing traffic.

squirmy_wormy ,

The company addressed the issue though. I'd agree with you if they were like "oh well, things happen" and that was it.

No one got away with anything.

Any suggestions for overcoming addiction to capitalist big tech social media and streaming etc?

I've tried getting into peertube to have something to watch. I'm exploring copyleft music on open audio / funkwhale. I'm on here in lemmy as of this week. I'm playing with mastodon and the fediverse. I've tried studying psychology and psychology-adjacent territory like Deleuze and Guattari and Foucault and Derrida so I can break...

squirmy_wormy , (edited )

Sit quietly in a room and meditate. Every time you want to reach for a device, meditate for 5 minutes. Just breathe.

Or just go for a walk without any tech.

Edit: separate the capitalist bit from what you're going through. Dependency is an individual experience, and there are dealers out there, but it's all about choices you make for yourself.

squirmy_wormy ,

I completely agree. The post kinda combined the two ideas and I was trying to suggest separating them. Anyone can get harmfully hooked on anything.

squirmy_wormy ,

"ai" as people think of it is marketing spin.

squirmy_wormy ,

How is this article about eugenics

squirmy_wormy ,

That's not eugenics, that's genetics. Eugenics is the selective breeding of humans like we do with animals to make a better human.

squirmy_wormy ,

My fuckin God, how is it so hard for you assholes to use the Internet

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/bab440cc-5a08-4822-9fe3-c1ef464c8a7b.png

squirmy_wormy ,

People doing those things have also been annoying for a long time though

squirmy_wormy ,

Would you care to elaborate?

squirmy_wormy ,

Fucking chefs kiss on the response bud. A simple upvote wasn't enough.

squirmy_wormy ,

Eh, if you're in the hospital, do what you're told. If you don't want to listen then just fuckin leave.

Waffling in the middle is a waste of everyone's time.

squirmy_wormy ,

I've seen both, sometimes middle management gets gutted and things are reorganized, sometimes it's more focused on the grunts.

You can only generalize it so far

squirmy_wormy ,

STOP SPREADING THIS SHIT. fuck man, you all make everything worse by forwarding propaganda.

3 migrants, including 2 kids, drowned in Eagle Pass days after Texas blocked Border Patrol from area, congressman says ( www.cnn.com )

Three migrants, a woman and two children, drowned Saturday in the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas – very recently the epicenter of the migrant crisis – just days after state authorities blocked the US Border Patrol from accessing miles of the US-Mexico border, according to a post on X by Rep. Henry Cuellar....

squirmy_wormy ,

The fuck are you on about?

squirmy_wormy ,

Why is 16 the cutoff

squirmy_wormy ,

Man, I've noticed an uptick in that recently - seems to corelate with the dumber subreddits being recreated here.

squirmy_wormy ,

As expected, gamers were silent and raised their voices to show their disagreement.

C'mon editors.

squirmy_wormy ,

What?

squirmy_wormy ,

Because for the first time in a long time, they got proper funding to do this task. That funding is now back under the gun, so any progress they made is evidence towards or against it continuing.

squirmy_wormy ,

K..so cool. If you're pro-big-usa-military, then you gained 6 hours. If you're pro-a-bunch-of-other-govt-programs, they hey! Congratulations! There's another half billion

squirmy_wormy ,

So you're complaining that the rich are starting to pay their taxes and we gained half a billion them.

squirmy_wormy ,

Reporting progress isn't a trick. It'd be a trick if that number wasn't true.

They equally could have said "we got 3.50 from em, everyone is following the rules". Would that be a trick if that's what happened?

squirmy_wormy ,

I feel like you didn't read the article. This is what basically happened:

  • IRS got funding
  • a bit later, IRS says "hey! We got 500 million back so far"
  • here comes you: "it's a trick!"

They didn't use stats or any framing here. They just reported progress.

If you are being genuine at all, you are grossly misunderstanding the situation and additionally your arguments don't make sense in the grand scheme of things: at some point of debt collection, you will collect less than 1%. From there you keep getting more.

squirmy_wormy ,

On a report of the rich beginning to pay their taxes, you are complaining that they aren't paying their taxes.

squirmy_wormy ,

Why are you spreading this nonsense? Who cares what Chris Christie says?

squirmy_wormy ,

That's cool and all, but again: who cares about him?

squirmy_wormy ,

The likely answer is to really really make sure that the court is following the book (or even stretching the book) so it can't be appealed.

It's fucking infuriating though. If only we were all so lucky, or if the systems was good enough that the layman's journey was the same, without extra performative bullshit.

squirmy_wormy ,

No. Bad. rolls up newspaper

That isn't the point of jail. Anyone can turn their life around. Jesus dude.

squirmy_wormy ,

If I understand you correctl,y people can change, like you said: he's growing more violent.

So they only can get worse? The only path for a human is into darkness? That's still change, bud. And you're silly if once you acknowledge change that it's only one direction.

Aside from that, the point of jails is to punish and ideally reform people so they become better. So the original premise is flawed from the start, it was never about "locking them away for good", it was always deterrent and to prevent them from doing it again.

squirmy_wormy , (edited )

To turn someone's life around is to change for the better. I also quoted you with that phrase.

If you're going to argue semantics, invest in a thesaurus. Also, if youre going to play the pedantic card, don't use colloquialisms.

I'd suggest you do some reading on the histories of criminal punishments and how society has evolved around them.

I'd also like to point out how you ignored what I said: you acknowledge he has changed, but is only capable of changing in one direction. Which is a silly thought if you've ever met a person who has made mistakes. Maybe you haven't.

squirmy_wormy ,

Plenty of violent crimes are mistakes. Plenty of people are not actually violent during a crime and charged as accessories, thereby making them as violent in the eyes of the law (and by extension, the layman).

And I quoted you for the phrase "turn their life around".

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/33f644ae-5dc4-4df0-b40e-4965a4378e46.png

But we can still ignore the rest of what I'm saying if you want: jails aren't for what you said they were for. If you want, I can offer you another word though - prison. Which is where you actually go in the states to be locked away for life.

Which is still not good and does more harm than anything else. So you had the words wrong and you are pushing a childish, vengeful, harmful view that only exists to make you and others like you feel good. Most of the developed world disagrees with your small thinking and can back it up with proof.

I don't think I have a problem with reading, words, or their meanings. Do you?

squirmy_wormy ,

Jails aren't prisons. People can change. Both of those statements being true mean that your original comment that started this chain of events is false.

squirmy_wormy ,

What? In a kitchen, that's like 5-10 minutes of cleaning. The longest part is remaking it

squirmy_wormy ,

Isn't the bulleted list the stuff that was lost? They say "we don't have govt id stuff so that can't be stolen, the CC info wasn't affected, here's the info that was potentially hit"

This seems like a great email to get. They know what subsystem was hit and are telling people.

squirmy_wormy ,

I definitely don't either, but I sense that the email itself is supposed to be the infuriating part here. The scenario is mildly infuriating for sure, but the email itself is still about as good as you can get in my opinion. Quick, clear about what could be hit.

squirmy_wormy ,

All tech demos are fake. Always have been. I have no idea why people still believe them.

From a networking perspective, does the Fediverse strike anyone else as "optimistic"?

Usually, when you open a website, that site might be pulling live data from somewhere, but it’s from a database on the same server. If you click a Fediverse link, and no-one else from your instance has already done so, it seems like your instance has to contact a remote site, pull the data and render it, in the same timeframe...

squirmy_wormy ,

Wouldn’t that be lazy loading, not optimistic?

squirmy_wormy ,

Especially considering “eh?” usually goes at the end, so it’s just awkward

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