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I expect nothing now except getting ripped off. Should have seen it was too good to be true.
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There was also a program that Larry Fast (Synergy) used to create an album of spacey tunes. It was interesting but not all that listenable-to for very long.
Getting slapped with a ruler was better than getting hit with a brick, I guess?
So screw the Knitting Channel, sure. And all the dinky little channels, only to be left with a few big ones that can survive on their own.
"There's no variety on TV anymore."
And for the commenter below that indicated the "hailacab" app, yeah, I figured there was one, at least one if not more. Why, though, would anyone use Uber or Lyft if you could get a "real" cab? And is it just inertia that the cab companies don't become more responsive? "We've always used buggy whips! How would you get around without one?"
Now you kids over there, off my lawn!
Encyclopedias are (were?) expensive, and for instance, my folks bought me a set when I was young and didn't get a new set for probably a decade or more. But I always "knew" that they were correct. However, teachers always made you have several sources, not just an encyclopedia. That cross-checking should be in place even today with Wikipedia. In fact, this could help fix a broken entry.
Of course, they need a process to stop "back-and-forth" changes of things. I think they need to have some indication that over all, an article is getting more and more correct, and thus should be harder and harder to change. I don't know, maybe they have something like this in place.
They probably get requests like this a lot. Sometimes it's a tragic circumstance like this. Sometimes it's "Oh, hey, my uncle was a jerk and killed dolphins for a living, but he really liked Superman" or "We just thought it'd be a neat idea, coz his name is Stan and all".
This, to me, doesn't look like a heartless corporation. It looks like "Can we use the Superman symbol?" "No."
And, really, it was a dumb idea in the first place. He could have liked just about anything. "But he really liked nuclear launch codes, why is the government being such a dick about this?" I can see how it's sad, but they should have come up with another idea for a memorial. Maybe donate the money that would have been wasted on a stupid statue to helping other, living children.