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New Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
by senectus
It strikes me that the XKCD research and marketing dept seems to have missed a major market with their latest phone.

What they should have designed was a Micro-payment generating AR Fact checking phone.

In addition to the quaint novelty of making phone calls, texting and crowd sourced Michelin star food photo checking, it should also have auto hooks back into snopes to Fact Check reality and correct it when found to be incorrect with a AR update.

While doing that it can make auto micro updates to Wikipedia which is now a subscription service and therefore will pay the XKCD AR News Edition Phone owners for their newly recorded and reported facts.

Interestingly, the phone will be free but only because it only ever unlocks if it see's someone ELSES face....


It'd single highhandedly put all those fake news sources out of business in one generation!

Re: New Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:09 pm UTC
by ucim
senectus wrote:It'd single highhandedly put all those fake news sources out of business in one generation!
You mean... Breitbart wouldn't be selling their own versions?

Jose

Re: New Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
by Weeks
senectus wrote:It strikes me that the XKCD research and marketing dept seems to have missed a major market with their latest phone.

What they should have designed was a Micro-payment generating AR Fact checking phone.

In addition to the quaint novelty of making phone calls, texting and crowd sourced Michelin star food photo checking, it should also have auto hooks back into snopes to Fact Check reality and correct it when found to be incorrect with a AR update.

While doing that it can make auto micro updates to Wikipedia which is now a subscription service and therefore will pay the XKCD AR News Edition Phone owners for their newly recorded and reported facts.

Interestingly, the phone will be free but only because it only ever unlocks if it see's someone ELSES face....


It'd single highhandedly put all those fake news sources out of business in one generation!
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewers head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick's existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them.

Re: New Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
by Flumble
But do you have the tattoo, Weeks?

Also thanks for leaving me thoroughly confused. Does this mean it's another edit-spam topic?

Re: New Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:37 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
With a posting gap that large.....

Re: New Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:14 pm UTC
by Weeks
SecondTalon wrote:With a posting gap that large.....
Um please stop looking at my posting gap

Re: New Phone

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
by Mutex
2014 was a big year for senectus, 3 posts! :P

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:05 am UTC
by senectus
I lurk :-P

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am UTC
by Mutex
I feel proud to have probably caused your post-count to increase by 16.7%.

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 am UTC
by Weeks
senectus wrote:I lurk :-P
JUST
POST

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:20 am UTC
by senectus
I did.

I may again.

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:12 am UTC
by Weeks
Flumble wrote:But do you have the tattoo, Weeks?
I love Pink and Warty

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:19 am UTC
by Carlington
who dis ?

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:55 am UTC
by somitomi
Carlington wrote:who dis ?

Dammit, I had that idea, but forgot to actually post it. I feel like that guy, who also invented the telephone but was beaten to the patent office by Bell.

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:26 am UTC
by Soupspoon
somitomi wrote:
Carlington wrote:who dis ?

Dammit, I had that idea, but forgot to actually post it. I feel like that guy, who also invented the telephone but was beaten to the patent office by Bell.

Should have phoned it in.

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
by Weeks
Carlington wrote:who dis ?
I dont know we made brownies...and I think were dead

Time is going really really really really slow

Re: New Phone

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
by flicky1991
Carlington wrote:who dis ?
Anagram of... shidow OK that's not quite a word but it's better than nothing