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@masklayer MS seem to be frontloading some of that as well at least, what with ads in Explorer and Rate Me nags in the calculator on Win10

@masklayer increasingly pissing off their user base in the process

@masklayer no, sorry, I didn't mean the Insider thing but the Creators Update and the way they're marketing it - it's just absurdly similar to how Apple used to announce/pre-release hype new OSX releases

except that's not a sustainable strategy and Apple are now just as often bolting random crap to OSX and acting like it's The Best Shit as they're adding actual sensible and useful features

I'm gay, awoo, seize the means of production, &c &c.

@masklayer I googled this and am more than a little amused by Microsoft trying on pretty much literally Apple's marketing strategy, except ten years later and four or five years after Apple have been getting diminishing returns to a degree where it's publicly noticeable

@danielcassidy I'm guessing a dremel's motor isn't strong enough to actually do severe harm through torsion but it'd probably still fucking hurt, so yeah, would be nice

theonion.github.io/fartscroll. reminder that The Onion have given us one of the most underutilised pieces of great web technology

@alahmnat ah! the early release on digital happened here with Force Awakens too, Google Play got it like a week before retail

@alahmnat (I preordered with a Christmas amazon voucher but they've got it listed for April 10)

@alahmnat another two weeks here apparently :L

@tomharris and now he lets them out to people for Β£1400 a month?

@TMWReviews also the fuckin animated version of When The Wind Blows which was on early afternoon kids' TV in Germany on the regular

in the decade that saw Chernobyl and a lot of tension at the tail end of the Cold War in a country literally split into Soviet-adjacent and Western halves

@TMWReviews and Extremely British as well in every way

emo woop?? dunky trundle!

goddamnit I was listening to the Toy Dolls' cover album and now I have Nellie The Elephant stuck in my head

literally moments after coming back in from our walk this morning, next to the patio door:

there is an astonishing amount of popular music that I have experienced primarily (or originally) through the medium of cover versions, between ElΓ€kelΓ€iset's Finnish-language polka covers and the Toy Dolls' cover album