New stupid Sony (consumer) POS

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  1. gpsman

    gpsman Guest

    gpsman, Feb 11, 2009
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  2. "gpsman" wrote ...
    > http://www.theonion.com/content/video/sony_releases_new_stupid_piece_of
    > http://tinyurl.com/newsony
    >
    > Adjust the volume of your speakers to 0.000000000125 before clicking.
    >
    > If your neighbors are completely deaf, click away.


    Is The Onion always that sophomoric and idiotic? Glad I missed it.

    Sounds like a pre-pubescent boy's dream of seeing how many
    foul words we can stuff into a fake "news report". Click only if
    you have nothing better to do with your time.

    If they really knew anything about the market they would go after
    Monster or one of those companies with no legitimate reason to
    be in business. They clearly know nothing about the history of
    modern consumer electronics.
     
    Richard Crowley, Feb 11, 2009
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  3. gpsman

    gpsman Guest

    On Feb 11, 11:38 am, "Richard Crowley" <> wrote:
    > "gpsman" wrote ...
    >
    > >http://www.theonion.com/content/video/sony_releases_new_stupid_piece_of
    > >http://tinyurl.com/newsony

    >
    > > Adjust the volume of your speakers to 0.000000000125 before clicking.

    >
    > > If your neighbors are completely deaf, click away.

    >
    > Is The Onion always that sophomoric and idiotic?


    I dunno, somebody sent it to me. I thought it was pretty funny.

    > Click only if
    > you have nothing better to do with your time.


    I think that goes without saying, so I never thought to say it.

    > If they really knew anything about the market they would go after
    > Monster or one of those companies with no legitimate reason to
    > be in business.


    > They clearly know nothing about the history of
    > modern consumer electronics.


    What would one need to know about the history of electronics to be
    frustrated by some of the poorly functioning and documented consumer
    electronics of today?

    I think it was meant as satire.
    -----

    - gpsman
     
    gpsman, Feb 11, 2009
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  4. "gpsman" wrote from Gooooooooogle Groups...
    "Richard Crowley" wrote:
    >> Is The Onion always that sophomoric and idiotic?

    >
    > I dunno, somebody sent it to me. I thought it was pretty funny.
    >
    > > Click only if
    > > you have nothing better to do with your time.

    >
    > I think that goes without saying, so I never thought to say it.


    It was grossly foul and offensive. It does not contribute
    to polite society to even propogate it.

    > > They clearly know nothing about the history of
    > > modern consumer electronics.

    >
    > What would one need to know about the history of electronics to be
    > frustrated by some of the poorly functioning and documented consumer
    > electronics of today?
    >
    > I think it was meant as satire.


    Perhaps that is what passes for "satire" in high-school today?

    There are so many much more richly deserving targets than Sony.
    I find Monster's basic raison d'etre and corporate behavior much
    more offensive than anything Sony could ever dream of doing.
     
    Richard Crowley, Feb 11, 2009
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  5. gpsman

    Bob Ford Guest

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:55:37 -0800, "Richard Crowley"
    <> wrote:

    >"gpsman" wrote from Gooooooooogle Groups...
    >"Richard Crowley" wrote:
    >>> Is The Onion always that sophomoric and idiotic?

    >>
    >> I dunno, somebody sent it to me. I thought it was pretty funny.
    >>
    >> > Click only if
    >> > you have nothing better to do with your time.

    >>
    >> I think that goes without saying, so I never thought to say it.

    >
    >It was grossly foul and offensive. It does not contribute
    >to polite society to even propogate it.


    Yes it was and I dumped it almost immediately!
    >
    >> > They clearly know nothing about the history of
    >> > modern consumer electronics.

    >>
    >> What would one need to know about the history of electronics to be
    >> frustrated by some of the poorly functioning and documented consumer
    >> electronics of today?
    >>
    >> I think it was meant as satire.

    >
    >Perhaps that is what passes for "satire" in high-school today?
    >
    >There are so many much more richly deserving targets than Sony.
    >I find Monster's basic raison d'etre and corporate behavior much
    >more offensive than anything Sony could ever dream of doing.


    Yep, I agree with your criticism of Monster totally. What a farce they
    have been able to propagate.
    --
    >

    Bob Ford
    Images In Motion
    www.imagesinmotion.com
     
    Bob Ford, Feb 11, 2009
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  6. gpsman

    gpsman Guest

    On Feb 11, 1:55 pm, "Richard Crowley" <> wrote:
    > "gpsman"  wrote from Gooooooooogle Groups...
    >
    > "Richard Crowley"  wrote:
    > >> Is The Onion always that sophomoric and idiotic?

    >
    > > I dunno, somebody sent it to me.  I thought it was pretty funny.

    >
    > > > Click only if
    > > > you have nothing better to do with your time.

    >
    > > I think that goes without saying, so I never thought to say it.

    >
    > It was grossly foul and offensive.


    So's war, but polite society can't seem to get enough of that, except
    for censoring the images so they don't have to look at it.

    > It does not contribute
    > to polite society to even propogate it.


    I can assure you there was no intent on my part to contribute to
    "polite society"; I cannot speak for the creators or The Onion.

    > > > They clearly know nothing about the history of
    > > > modern consumer electronics.

    >
    > > What would one need to know about the history of electronics to be
    > > frustrated by some of the poorly functioning and documented consumer
    > > electronics of today?

    >
    > > I think it was meant as satire.

    >
    > Perhaps that is what passes for "satire" in high-school today?


    I dunno. Did you see some high-schoolers in it?

    What would one need to know about the history of electronics to be
    frustrated by some of the poorly functioning and documented consumer
    electronics of today?

    > There are so many much more richly deserving targets than Sony.


    <rolls eyes> What kind of rationale is that? No spoofing Apple
    because MS is more richly deserving?

    > I find Monster's basic raison d'etre and corporate behavior much
    > more offensive than  anything Sony could ever dream of doing.


    Well, nobody sent me a link to your spoof of Monster, so I was at
    somewhat of a disadvantage in that regard.
    -----

    - gpsman
     
    gpsman, Feb 11, 2009
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  7. "gpsman" <> wrote from Goooooooogle Groups...
    > I can assure you there was no intent on my part to contribute to
    > "polite society";


    In that case, plonk to you. Don't let the door hit you in the backside.
    Annother reason to filter everything from Goooooooooogle Groups.
     
    Richard Crowley, Feb 11, 2009
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  8. gpsman

    gpsman Guest

    On Feb 11, 5:14 pm, "Richard Crowley" <> wrote:
    > "gpsman" <> wrote from Goooooooogle Groups...
    >
    > > I can assure you there was no intent on my part to contribute to
    > > "polite society";

    >
    > In that case, plonk to you. Don't let the door hit you in the backside.


    Unfortunately, for you, a plonk doesn't send me anywhere.

    I value your perspectives on video production more than any others,
    but you can be rather silly regarding silly issues.

    > Annother reason to filter everything from Goooooooooogle Groups.


    The delivery method of a message is irrelevant to value.
    -----

    - gpsman
     
    gpsman, Feb 11, 2009
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  9. gpsman

    jakdedert Guest

    Richard Crowley wrote:
    > "gpsman" <> wrote from Goooooooogle Groups...
    >> I can assure you there was no intent on my part to contribute to
    >> "polite society";

    >
    > In that case, plonk to you. Don't let the door hit you in the backside.
    > Annother reason to filter everything from Goooooooooogle Groups.
    >
    >

    Oh please...if you must plonk everyone who doesn't fit your definition
    of 'polite society' (whatever that is), plonk me too. Once you've
    kill-filed everyone, then sit there and be polite to yourself.

    Jeez....

    jak
     
    jakdedert, Feb 12, 2009
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  10. gpsman

    David McCall Guest

    "jakdedert" <> wrote in message
    news:EbYkl.2887$...
    > Richard Crowley wrote:
    >> "gpsman" <> wrote from Goooooooogle Groups...
    >>> I can assure you there was no intent on my part to contribute to
    >>> "polite society";

    >>
    >> In that case, plonk to you. Don't let the door hit you in the backside.
    >> Annother reason to filter everything from Goooooooooogle Groups.

    > Oh please...if you must plonk everyone who doesn't fit your definition of
    > 'polite society' (whatever that is), plonk me too. Once you've kill-filed
    > everyone, then sit there and be polite to yourself.
    >
    > Jeez....
    >
    > jak
    >

    Didn't he already get you a while back?

    David
     
    David McCall, Feb 12, 2009
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  11. gpsman

    jakdedert Guest

    David McCall wrote:
    > "jakdedert" <> wrote in message
    > news:EbYkl.2887$...
    >> Richard Crowley wrote:
    >>> "gpsman" <> wrote from Goooooooogle Groups...
    >>>> I can assure you there was no intent on my part to contribute to
    >>>> "polite society";
    >>> In that case, plonk to you. Don't let the door hit you in the backside.
    >>> Annother reason to filter everything from Goooooooooogle Groups.

    >> Oh please...if you must plonk everyone who doesn't fit your definition of
    >> 'polite society' (whatever that is), plonk me too. Once you've kill-filed
    >> everyone, then sit there and be polite to yourself.
    >>
    >> Jeez....
    >>
    >> jak
    >>

    > Didn't he already get you a while back?
    >
    > David
    >
    >

    Who knows...or cares, really. I just wanted to poke at the sanctimony
    of thinking the idea of 'polite society' has any meaning whatsoever on
    usenet.

    Hopefully his servants are polite to him. He can 'plonk' them with a
    pink-slip.

    jak
     
    jakdedert, Feb 12, 2009
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  12. gpsman

    Guest

    Regardless of whether anyone cares to plonk anyone or not, I do agree
    that the Onion piece in question was just dumb - it wasn't even funny,
    just dumb. Most of their stuff is better - or at least funnier.
     
    , Feb 12, 2009
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  13. gpsman

    Thomas Guest

    Thomas, Feb 21, 2009
    #13
  14. On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:20:27 -0800 (PST), gpsman
    <> wrote:

    Finally watched it. It's not a hate against Sony, but a simple call
    for "going back to the basics". You could fill in the name for any
    electronics manufacturer there, but I guess Sony got the stick because
    they sometimes indeed come out with weird things which are hard to
    figure out for the average punter.

    Pity the language is crude, but I guess that's The Onion's way of
    satirising.

    cheers

    -martin-
     
    Martin Heffels, May 4, 2009
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