This happened in 1991. Needless to say, it’s a lot easier to “do a Ratner” now, and the consequences will arrive a lot sooner too…
Been a long while since I dealt with tape storage. I knew LTO was still a thing, but hadn’t realised there were only two companies making the tapes now. And they’re locked in a patent infringement dispute. Ouch.
What could possibly go wrong? /sarcasm
It’s hard to say which is the bigger WTF in this story. Microsoft couldn’t figure out how to parse RSS feeds? This kludge got signed off? Microsoft didn’t think to renew the domain registration themselves?
Word of advice—if you’re going to do any sanding, wear gloves.
My hands are OK, but I’m having difficulty getting Touch ID to register on my iPad Mini or iPhone SE.
D’oh! I’d forgotten that my Steam account still had my old mobile phone number. At least I was able to sort that out without SIM-swapping.
Facepalm. Name mix-up earlier. MacPaw are the developers of CleanMyMac, whereas Macphun (now Skylum) are the folks behind Luminar, Aurora and other fine Mac photo-editing tools. Fixed my brain-fart.
This is the future we deserve.
Owners of the newly released $350 Nike app-connected Adapt BB self-tying shoes have taken to the Google Play store to complain that an update left their fancy kicks bricked. That’s right, the self-lacing shoes reportedly no longer connect to the accompanying app — essentially transforming them into regular old shoes (buttons on the side of the shoes means you can still tie them). And people are pissed.
Regardless, this was clearly not what Michael Donaghu, Nike’s VP of Innovation, had in mind when he penned a 700-plus word treatise on the shoelace throughout history.
“Shoelaces: you had a good run,” he wrote. “But we think we may have finally bettered you.”
Donaghu, it seems, got a little ahead of himself with that pronouncement. But hey, who could have ever foreseen the possibility that a needlessly complicated app-connected and battery-powered shoe might fail?
Now please excuse me while I lace up my decidedly not app-connected shoes and run as fast as I can away from this nightmare future we’ve brought upon ourselves.
Maybe the old rule of ‘wait for version three’ needs to be brought back and applied to the Internet of Things?
And probably just as well it just bricked the shoe, instead of making it go into reverse and squeeze your foot. ‘Bleeding edge’ would take on a whole new meaning!
This is bad. And Etsy’s solution might make it a lot worse. I know a few folks who sell on Etsy, I hope they’re OK.