A Holiday Appears!

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby beatbandito » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:43 pm

Just watched a group of drunk veterans start a brawl that quickly fell apart in an Applebee's parking lot.

That's not a political statement or anything, just a thing that happened.
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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Esperath » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:45 pm

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Friday » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:41 pm

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Mongrel » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:35 pm

Saw this in the local news. Toronto's sexy fashion Santa

Next Dr. Who, right here folks:

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby François » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:33 pm

Merry Christmas and otherwise, ya glorious buncha fellows. I command you to have the grandest available time for as long as optimal cheer levels can be sustained safely. Afterwards I leave it up to you if you want to keep redlining the joy engines, I ain't a slave driver.

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby François » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:29 pm

...the #goundhogday (sic) tag is surprisingly popular.

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Thad » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:39 pm

Ars: Google’s Gmail April Fool prank backfires in spectacular style

The now-removed "Gmail Mic Drop" function allowed users to "send and mic drop" an e-mail, which automatically attached a GIF of a minion—yes, those weird yellow characters from Despicable Me—dropping a mic, before muting the conversation and archiving it. The prank is mildly amusing, but it wasn't so much the prank itself as the execution that caused problems.

The "feature" was not opt-in, and it was not made distinct from Gmail's regular functions. The "send and mic drop" button replaced the often-used "send and archive" button, which lets users close a conversation and file the thread away. Many users typing with muscle memory, unaware that the functionality had been changed (or even those who just misclicked—the button does sit right next to the send button, after all) took to Twitter saying that they had accidentally sent the e-mail to bosses, clients, and others who wouldn't have found the GIF particularly amusing.

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Unfortunately, Google didn't turn off the feature soon enough. One user writing on the Google help forum claimed that it cost him a new job.

"I just sent off an e-mail with my resume to the first person who wanted to interview me in months," he wrote. "I clicked the wrong button and sent it with the mic drop. Well, I guess I'm not getting that job. Words cannot describe how pissed off I am right now. I'm actually shaking. One click, ONE CLICK and I lost the job. Goddamnit. Not funny, google. I'm going to go cry now."

Another user, a professional writer, claimed to have lost his current job thanks to the prank.

"I am a writer and had a deadline to meet," he wrote. "I sent my articles to my boss and never heard back from her. I inadvertently sent the e-mail using the 'Mic Drop' send button. There were corrections that needed to be made on my articles and I never received her replies. My boss took offence to the Mic Drop animation and assumed that I didn't reply to her because I thought her input was petty (hence the Mic Drop). I just woke up to a very angry voicemail from her which is how I found out about this 'hilarious' prank."




Rob Beschizza adds, "A good reminder that email is not what Gmail is for."

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Mothra » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:34 pm

Ugh, god, that last picture makes me cringe.

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Grath » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:01 pm

Mothra wrote:Ugh, god, that last picture makes me cringe.

The entire thing makes me cringe, because minions.

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Rico » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:48 am

I do get a bit of schadenfraude from the bit where it was never enabled for Google business or education accounts. It doesn't turn mic drop into a good April Fools idea, but perhaps if you're really doing important business you shouldn't use a free e-mail address from a company which already plays around with its products quite a bit?

But seriously, can all corporations stop April Fools forever?

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Thad » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:39 pm

About the only good April Fools jokes I can think of were from Google Maps, though.

Probably because they weren't actually trying to fool anybody.

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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby beatbandito » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:12 am



the proper way to celebrate a stoner holiday is twelve hours late
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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:18 pm

Happy Canada Day, ya hosers.
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Re: A Holiday Appears!

Postby François » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:05 pm

Hmmm what do I have to celebrate about Canada this year... Hmmmmmmmm.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Oh dang, Harper got the boot since last time, right. Happy Canada Day!

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