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Comment The beat goes on... (Score -1, Redundant) 130

Given that economies have cycles, this is hardly groundbreaking, earth shattering news. Especially when you have companies like http://www.dubli.com/ who have found a business model to sell tech products at superlow price - obviously leading to increased consumerism, and a happier economy. Why more people haven't noticed this site, I don't know. Even so, outside of that, it's good to hear that things are looking up again - I miss the boom days...

Comment eBay! (Score 0) 430

Soon eBay's going to be old hat, a tarnished brand. Why? Because of http://www.dubli.com/ More and more people are hearing about this year on year, and few people are going back to eBay once they've had the DubLi experience. Think about it: eBay used to be all about the auctions, now it's more about buy this now and the general marketplace. Anyway, go give DubLi a shot - you won't regret it!

Comment Wifi sounds great (Score 1) 196

It's pretty much the way things are evolving though, isn't it? Just think how awesome it would be on those long car trips to keep the kids quiet by letting them play online games, and your wife happy by letting her shop on DubLi/eBay/Amazon. I guess I'd like to use it to play any music I want, anywhere. Already got a SatNav.
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Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex 272

When an UK man was asked to be the best man at a friend's wedding he agreed that he would not pull any pranks before or during the ceremony. Now the groom wishes he had extended the agreement to after the blessed occasion as well. The best man snuck into the newlyweds' house while they were away on their honeymoon and placed a pressure-sensitive device under their mattress. The device now automatically tweets when the couple have sex. The updates include the length of activity and how vigorous the act was on a scale of 1-10.

Comment Hmm (Score 1) 475

Can't say I think that's such a great idea. Considering that more and more people are buying stuff on the internet anyway, it seems reasonable to assume that fruit and veg don't really need to be labeled as such, since you can view the price on the internet. And anyone remember those smart fridges which could access the internet and auto restock your fridge contents? They sounded awesome! Anyways, just look at sites like http://www.dubli.com/ and you'll see what I mean. The internet's a growing place, and there's hundreds of ways to monetize it. This is just one of many areas where it's diversifying and changing our lives, for better or worse.

Comment In short, not really (Score 1) 173

But I confess that I like shiny games with nice graphics and an interesting storyline. That's not to say there's no indie games out there like that, but on the whole... (I liked Prey, for e.g.). Perhaps minor gamemakers could form some sort of coalition and flog their wares on a site like DubLi or eBay which both have some kind of global reach?

Comment Ah, corporate drone world (Score 1, Redundant) 221

Where every ounce of personality must be annihilated and replaced with a grey-faced, grey suit. Is this really the world that people want to live in? And this for computer avatars? Should successful web companies such as ebay and dubli alter their websites to be a dull, monochrome gray to enhance their responsible status? Should everyone be made to wear glasses that automatically make everything a grayer shade of life?. Kind of depressing, that despite my satire and fun poking, this probably will happen. Individualism is not a great thing to happen the higher up in business you go, and the ambitious will follow these diktats should they think it'll help them up the greasy pole. As for me, I'm content to wear my jeans and tshirt and do my work. Doesn't affect it one little bit, let me tell you!

Comment Cool! (Score 1) 179

Pretty interesting stuff from a layman's point of view. Does this mean that eventually my internet connection will get faster (because it's really slow these days) and I'll be able to enjoy DubLi.com without having to wait too long?

Comment Interesting concept, but.... (Score 2, Informative) 176

Essentially man is a social animal and has an inbuilt desire to fit in with the society that surrounds him/her. I'm not quite sure why an expensive and pointless scientific paper needed to be written about what is essentially a psychological and societal issue. Take DubLi, for example - it's growing because those who have used it are reporting positively to friends, collegues etc positively. It's not exactly rocket science, just my 2 cents worth.

Comment This could be great, but..... (Score 1) 199

It's great how fast ebook technology is coming along. Can't be doing with the Kindle sinces it's too interlinked with amazon (and that's before you even consider the DRM). I'm hoping that if Asus get round to manufacturing this, they'll be 'open'. As in - once I put a book (or some other kind of document) on it, it'll stay put and not lock me out after a set period of time. If they do that, I'm heading straight to DubLi to buy one. So here's hoping you're listening, Asus!

Comment eBay and PayPal = bad. (Score 1) 309

Just another reason to move away from eBay, in my opinion. Remember the old days when it was fun? Now it's all money money money money. I even heard they were phasing out auctions for those Buy It Now deals and similar. Whilst that's cool for buyers, where's the auctions??! Don't get me started on all the costs to place a listing too. I've stopped using eBay, have changed to DubLi.com who have a much better model - and they don't use PayPal! Also, the prices go down. It's pretty much win-win. I'm surprised it's not a more well-known company, to be honest.

Comment moderntainment: the future? (Score 2, Informative) 127

I don't think the future of entertainment will be so different than it is today, or even 500 years ago. The medium may change, but that's really about it. Humans like to be entertained, period. Here's an interesting new development in 'moderntainment'; http://us.dubli.com/The-New-York-Spygame__3_2913?gmt=-60 which I think could really indicate how people are starting to think about their space and entertainment, and how to make the most of something that even a few years ago was pretty much the preserve of novels and OTT Hollywood shows. Food for thought, I think.

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