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Algorithmic Rape Jokes in the Library of Babel | Quiet Babylon
Fantastic blog post on the Solid Gold Bomb "Keep Calm And Rape A Lot" algorithmically-generated t-shirt scandal, covering "content spinners", print-on-demand, object spam, Borges' Library Of Babel, "crapjects", and summing up with:
We’re sad for the sick feeling this has brought on! We’re sad for the queasy feeling this has brought on! We’re sad for the ailing feeling this has brought about!


Strange new world for sure.
algorithms  amazon  crapjects  borges  babel  object-spam  spam  content-spinning  rape  scandals  furore  solid-gold-bomb  t-shirts  etailers  print-on-demand 
march 2013 by jm
more details on the UK distance selling regulations governing Raspberry Pi RS orders
'my understanding is that according to the Distance Selling Regulations [...], unless you agreed otherwise with RS, then they were obligated to fulfill their side of the contract within thirty days from the day after you ordered, and if they were unable to do so they were also obligated to inform you that they could not and repay you within thirty days;ons (more info here in a nice, easy-to-read format), unless you agreed otherwise with RS, then they were obligated to fulfill their side of the contract within thirty days from the day after you ordered, and if they were unable to do so they were also obligated to inform you that they could not and repay you within thirty days'
rs  shopping  etailers  inept  distance-selling  uk  law 
february 2013 by jm
don't order a Raspberry Pi from RS
I've been waiting 24 days for mine so far. Frankly amazing they are so apparently inept, particularly since it seems in breach of EU distance selling regulation if they go beyond 30 days without an update. They've just posted this:
Quick update- we received our delivery of raspberry pi’s last week and as of Friday we had shipped up to order reference 1010239854. We will continue daily to get your orders shipped out as quickly as we possibly can; so that you will all receive your raspberry pi’s shortly. Many thanks everyone for your patience and again apologies for the delay in the dispatch update message on the Pi Store which I know has caused some confusion.
rs  raspberry-pi  inept  etailers  uk  e-commerce  shopping  hardware 
february 2013 by jm

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