• Neato@ttrpg.network
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    Corps figured out sustained income was better than marketing and making products. All they had to do was take away every digital product and turn it into a subscription.

    Then they’ll buy each other up until they are an effective monopoly and raise prices forever.

    I don’t see a way out of this for products already captured if you need them.

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    Business 1: but it’s only $18.99/month!

    Business 2: but it’s only $13.99/month!

    Business 3: but it’s only $25.99/month!

    Business 4: but it’s only $10.99/month!

    Business 5: but it’s only $35.99/month!

    Business 6: but it’s only $14.99/month!

    Business 7: but it’s only $55.99/month!

    Me: …Yeah everybody, that’s the issue.

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      Gave me some high school flashbacks there. “But it’s only 5 pages…”, yea, 5 pages from everyone.

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    All the logos over his face makes him look like a rainbow eldritch horror when I see him in my periphery.

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      I have done that a week ago, put Immich on it and planning on other services to degoogle myself. Now i have 6tb of space for my photos, for “free”. Minus the initial investment but that should pay itself in few years.

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        Oh, I thought maybe it was from that creepy Jehovah’s Witness propaganda show, although comparing the mother directly, the meme image is clearly of higher quality.

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          No, it’s the movie where Jerry Seinfeld is a bee and tries to bang Patrick Warburton’s human wife.

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              Holy shit, I just watched one at random.

              It was about a young JW girl who was depressed because she didn’t have any friends at school because she wasn’t allowed to join in on things like the science club field trip. She went to her dad for advice and together they studied the bible where she learned that she needs to choose her friends carefully because the followers of Jesus chose their friends poorly and it resulted in Jesus getting murdered. In the end, the young girl decided she didn’t want to join the science club because she should only befriend those who bring her closer to Jehovah.

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                Yeah, they’re really disturbing. Great instructions on how to fuck up your kid’s mental health (as if the world today needs more help with that).

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    Maybe a bit controversial but I am fine with business products being subscription based as their income depend on it and they get priority support quite often. I work with SAP products so that’s what I am basing it on. Kinda same feeling for something like adobe commercial licences but the problem is with the extremely high cost, hidden fees and other shenanigans. The only subscription that I have is Tuta and Addy which I find reasonable. I would probably be getting a subscription for music and videos as well if any of them were actually good, reasonably priced and somewhat ethical for business standards.

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      Yay, a likeminded person!

      For Microsoft I fully understand that they’d rather have a subscription model for Windows. After all you’re getting updates every fortnight and critical patches ASAP. I wonder they let you buy their shit for so long.

      Just in case someone brings it up—and someone will bring it up regardless—: I’m not defending their recent enshittification and “always online” mindset.