The worst meme

The worst meme: Brand name recognition.

“Turtle Wax” presoak that does nothing but smell bad
Seriously. Presented with the same shit tier product, both with no brand name, and with a recognized brand name, consumers will go for the brand name.

Never mind that the contact that once held that brand name is gone and the brand name itself has been sold off as an intellectual property asset.
Man, people will buy anything. I’m pretty sure underwear with “covfefe” printed on it exists now. Morons.

Tech Note #69: The Fuck You Cracker

Little do you know, until it’s too late, but many electronic systems feature a sort of latent failure mode that can be triggered by a seemingly asymptomatic event happening seconds, minutes, even days prior.

The Fuck You Cracker

Meet the Fuck You Cracker.

When the Fuck You Cracker detonates, it goes off taking the software, sometimes hardware, but always at least a bit of your hard work with it.

The event that lights its fuse is often very strange and minor. In the case of Ericsson IRD satellite receivers, one detonator is a loss or glitch in the black burst sync input when the receiver’s internal frame sync is enabled.

In the case of these camera robotics, it’s a slow loss of nitrogen gas pressure in the pedestal which led to loss of even lens zoom/focus control minutes before a live show. Seen here: Deco Drive before the magic is applied.

Rawr XD

Other examples I can think of:

Internal software fault on a Mazda 6 ECU causing runaway battery charge to 19VDC

Sony XDCAM deck losing sync and trashing closed caption data on line 9 in a recording quietly– it went from Closed Captioning to Clclososeded  Cacaptptioioniningng.

Any number of I/O accesses to an NFS filesystem that’s gone offline

The Monroe Systems DASDEC, where a received EAS alert hangs forever in the machine’s “inbox” if it’s received with an out of range valid time, and there’s no way to delete it or let it expire until the valid window comes up again. This is fine unless you put audio of a national EAS test alert into it, as the infamous Bobby Bones show incident did– the DASDEC will always auto relay this, you cannot override or filter it out, thus not only causing the Fuck You Cracker fuse to burn until it’s valid again but possibly also relighting the fuse on any station that monitors yours………

I’m sure you’ve also run into the Fuck You Cracker. Watch out, it’s a sneaky one.

¿Que?

lost in the ether

That moment when you hit seek on your car radio, and it stops on a channel that should be vacant with a dead carrier with a strange warbling beep every second, followed by a voice screaming “¡DISFRUTA!” and then the carrier drops without a trace

I swear my hair is still standing on end

Don’t Be Evil

I’ve gotta say, as a kid this would have been freaking heartbreaking to me.

This vending machine promises to have all sorts of goofy wonderful things. 

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But wait, would some of these even fit in the little capsules?

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What the hell— is even in those capsules??

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Are those… Are those actually random printed Tyvek wristbands?

Oh just what every kid wants to see fall out of the machine after putting in 50 cents.

No thanks, I’ll stick with the Frosty Balls.

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Don’t choke on the Frosty Balls.

And the award for silliest front panel design goes to….

The QEI Model 691 FM modulation monitor!

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It always makes me think of Pokey The Penguin comics.

Please feel free to use this photograph to torture graphic designers.

Sorry about the stray marks, I’ve been asked to respect the secret identity of my client. You’re not cleared for that. Fnord!

Oops I think I accidentally made myself a rave flyer

Every time I start messing around thinking I want to make business cards for myself, THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENS

 

but believe me the music will be more interesting than you’d expect

Exciting new business opportunity

I’ve looked at the state of American industry and business and, well, it’s time to Make America Great Again. There’s a great business opportunity waiting and ready, and it’s a perfect recession-proof one with potential for tax free income!

Start A Cult!

The conditions are perfect! Your target audience is ready! Currently, you have:

  • Brainwashed masses who have been trained to respond to emotional appeal over all reason and logic
  • Ample tax breaks provided to anything filed as a ‘religious organization’
  • Growing demographics of people driven by hatred who want to live far from — whatever (homosexuals, Jews, Muslims, you name it…)

All you need is this easy to use startup guide! In it we’ll describe how to provide yourself endless interest-free income for the rest of your lives* and the ability to establish your own enclave far from civilization that tries to push you towards acceptance of whatever you’ve grown to hate today.

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Fnord reacts only.

 

* Included drink recipe will work with any powdered fruit flavored beverage mix.

Things you shouldn’t have to be an engineer to realize

Consider the case of this single occupancy restroom:

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The toilet seat was covered in piss.

Why? The door is behind me in this picture; it actually took extra effort to walk over there and fire hose the seat.

THIS MAKES NO SENSE.

I just can’t make this up. Too illogical.

The authenticity of the video in the previous post has been questioned by a member of the repeater council who was not in attendance.

Are there any nice goth clubs around now? I think I need to go stomp around in the dark to industrial music now.

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