Category Archives: Stupid

Hands On With What?


It’s bad enough that visiting a site that covers Android is like asking to be victimized — assaulted by megabytes of ads in exchange for a few kilobytes of content.

But when they can’t even get the name of a damn tablet correct, that’s a new low.

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Xiaomi Wastes Limited Hype Attention On MiPad Price Cut



The MiPad, over a year after its launch, is finally priced like its competition was back then.

Does anybody care?

What a waste of my attention.

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Fake “MiPad 2” Fools The Gullible

The Alleged Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Shows Its Face In China

Snort. No.

More than they published:

Original source Weibo:


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The Worst Google Books Scan Ever

I’ve seen some doozies, but this is the absolute worst.


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Samsung: Charging More For Less = Fewer Sales, Less Profits

Galaxy A8 prices start at north of $500

Hahahahahahaha. No.

This is a US$350 device, period. There’s now real competition from Alcatel, Asus, and LG, to name just three.

Previously here:

Samsung News: Phone A8 And Tab S2 Prices
Samsung Galaxy Phone A8 Gets A Review
Samsung Galaxy Phone A8


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Amazon’s “Sub-Optimus” Prime Day A Joke In Asia Too

Amazon Prime Day disappointment highlights Alibaba’s superiority

An ecommerce battle between the two would be waged on a variety of fronts, but after watching the Prime Day debacle, it’s hard to imagine that Alibaba won’t have the upper hand when it comes to marketing and promotional events and sales. After the folks at Amazon clean up the PR mess that was Wednesday’s Prime Day, they really ought to take a long hard look at Singles Day to find out what they should have done.

Amazon’s Prime Day was a disaster.

Not even their Kindle Paperwhite was on sale! How does that even make any marketing sense? They would have made up any loss in hardware profit with eBook profits. All those people who are still hanging onto their old Kindles would’ve jumped to upgrade.

Anyway, China’s 11/11 day has nothing to fear.

Previously here:

Xiaomi Final 11/11 Sales Tally
More 11/11 Sales Data
Final Overall 11/11 Sales Figure
Xiaomi Final 11/11 Sales Total
Teclast’s 11/11 Shipping
Xiaomi 11/11 Sales Figures
Xiaomi 11/11 Sale Record
11/11 Sale: Incredible New Record Created
11/11 Sale Breaking Records
The 11/11 Sales Tmall Press Room
A Variety Of Photos From The 11/11 Sale

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Asus Violates Rule One: Don’t Confuse The Market!

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is now available to buy in the US for $199.99

Interestingly, Best Buy says it’s selling the Z580C model of the Asus ZenPad S 8.0, but the specs it lists are actually those for one iteration of the Z580CA. We assume Asus’ naming conventions have managed to confuse even this well known retailer.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

I didn’t even look at the listed specs!

A reality check is in order.

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Yes, Blocking And Burning Someone On Twitter Who Turned Stupid

Is Anything Better Than Not Knowing What Stupid Thing Twitter Is Angrily Jerking Off About?

And now this idiocy …


… if talking about the size of something is now verboten, just burn down the entire fucking nation. It’s all over.

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Director Danny Boyle’s Casting Innovations


With the movie Steve Jobs, director Danny Boyle threw away that silly notion that the star must at all resemble the real-life subject.

That’s just silly, uncreative, and, well, dammit, creatively fascistic.

Boyle has announced that he loved doing the Steve Jobs movie so much that he’s got several more movies with real-life subjects in them.

See the casting reveals after the break.

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Where Is Steve Jobs In The New Steve Jobs Movie?


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