• edric
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    1 month ago

    Meh, I’m sure they’re wiping their tears with all the money they got from selling an overpriced popcorn bucket because it went viral. If they really wanted something more tame, they could’ve used the pain box instead.

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    • @Viking_HippieOP
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      351 month ago

      If they really wanted something more tame, they could’ve used the pain box instead.

    • Album
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      231 month ago

      Yep there’s no way they didn’t see it coming. I’m not saying this was day 1 intent but surely before release somebody had the realization that it had potential to be used in other ways.

  • @[email protected]
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    351 month ago

    Why don’t companies have someone in product development who’s entire job is to point out less than desirable ways people will use their products, or protect against rule 34 or the like? The internet has been around long enough that it shouldn’t have been a surprise that there were people who wanted to fuck a plastic lamprey eel. How as this even surprising?

    • @MissJinx
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      341 month ago

      Hire a 13yo boy just to look at your products and point out all of the ways it can be badly interpreted

      • @pikmeir
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        271 month ago

        They made a movie about that once with Tom Hanks. Guess these companies never watched it 😏

      • @[email protected]
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        111 month ago

        I would argue that QA saves you money. In that, it detects faulty products and in doing so limit liability.

        • @[email protected]
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          101 month ago

          I agree whole heartedly, the “it doesn’t make money” argument is common and the fight to do proper QA is rarely won.

          • @Malfeasant
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            The problem is QA vs QC. Quality control means you actually have to do stuff. Quality assurance just means “I assure you, the quality is good ;)”

        • gimpchrist
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          61 month ago

          If you don’t have a QA you run the risk of having to rebuild the entire bar from scratch

        • @XeroxCool
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          41 month ago

          QC detects problems. QA predicts, mitigates, and resolves problems. QA is the first to go when it’s cheaper to scrap problems rather than make perfect product. QC goes when companies can outsource it to supplier-reported inspections and then leave it to the customer to act as final inspection. The Amazon method that everyone has to follow if they want to stay competitive

    • @Viking_HippieOP
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      81 month ago

      Because that employee would be by far the most overworked one in most companies?

      Or maybe just because most companies don’t care as long as you keep giving them money without costing them any 🤷

  • @PoastRotato
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    331 month ago

    …driving people to go crazy with demand for the shai-hulussy-shaped vessel.

    This can’t be legal

    • @Viking_HippieOP
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      111 month ago

      I’m pretty sure it’s in a “shouldn’t be but is” grey area along with the likes if gerrymandering and planned obsolescence 🤷

    • @Nobody
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      91 month ago

      Bless the Maker and his shai-hulussy

      Bless the coming in Him

  • @ChunkMcHorkle
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    251 month ago

    Right. Like AMC marketing execs have never heard the words vagina dentata.

    Yeah. I’m just gonna leave that there. Like AMC did with the Dune popcorn bucket, lol.

    • @Viking_HippieOP
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      71 month ago

      Pretty sure that the marketing department that brought us roughly a dozen The Walking Dead spinoffs can’t climax WITHOUT hearing the words “vagina dentata”

  • Destide
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    191 month ago

    Internet’s been around for about 40 years, sounds like a you problem

    • @Viking_HippieOP
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      41 month ago

      Yeah, it’s silly to be such delicate prudes about it tbh lol

  • @[email protected]
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    181 month ago

    I think this is the funniest thing I’ve read all year, "driving people to go crazy with demand for the shai-hulussy-shaped vessel.

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      1 month ago

      I’ve seen eggdrop bots, all Dune inspired, fester in an irc room for years and never got anythin close to shai-hulussy. AI will never replace humans.

    • @june
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      21 month ago

      I’m dead

    • @MadBigote
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      51 month ago

      So the bucket was sold in other places? I thought it was just a gimmick from the movie theaters in mexico to boost sales.

  • @Jimmycakes
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    131 month ago

    They probably paid some TikToker to make videos about it’s other uses to pump sales

  • GladiusB
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    121 month ago

    This is actively promoting it. They absolutely knew.