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    Octagoncow reacted to Vishera in Audible controversy (Amazon how could you?!!)   
    I will explain:
    If you publish your audible book exclusively on Audible then you will get only 40% from every copy sold.
    Same here (but not exclusive publishing),just replace the percentage numbers.
    So if someone buys your book for $1,
    You get $0.4
    The buyer applies for a refund
    You return $1
    Amazon keeps the $0.6 from the purchase for themselves.
    So basically you "return" more than you earned for every refund.
    It's even worse if you get only 25% or even 13%.
    It's a scam.
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    Octagoncow reacted to Moonzy in Audible controversy (Amazon how could you?!!)   
    -happiness noises-
    It still took me quite a while to get it, so you might wanna add more context to your post
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    Octagoncow reacted to minibois in Audible controversy (Amazon how could you?!!)   
    I feel like i am missing a whole bunch of context.
    40% what? 25% what?
    Why should I boycott Audible based on these numbers?
    "He is not the only one"
    Who is 'he'?
    EDIT: keep in mind the topic has been majorly edited. At the time of posting it was only the summary, a quote saying "He is not the only one" and the link to a YouTube video
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    Octagoncow reacted to Spotty in Changes on March 16th, 2021 to Lastpass free tier will prevent you from using Lastpass on more than one type of device   
    This is true, but it still sucks. I do appreciate you saying it though even if it might not be a popular opinion.
    On the flip side everyone is free to stop using LastPass and go somewhere else, though somehow I don't think lastpass will care if they lose a bunch of free users from this and there's probably going to be enough people that sign up to premium because of this that it would be worthwhile for them.
    I'm not surprised they're removing customer support for free users. The staffing costs of having customer support tied up dealing with non-paying users is a real cost they have. I can understand why they would only want to offer support to paying customers.
    I wonder whether free or paying users are more likely to contact support? I vaguely remember reading something about that from another company where it was heavily skewed one way but I can't remember where it was or which it favoured. If anyone knows please share.
    Locking users to only being able to access their account from one type of device is just an artificial lock. Since free users choose which type of device they're locked in to lastpass would still need to develop for mobile and desktop anyway it's not like the development cost of the apps would be lower by making this change. Unless I'm missing something it wouldn't cost LastPass any more to offer both mobile and desktop logins to free users. 
    If you like LastPass, you've been using it for a while and there's some features of premium that you want them by all means you should consider subscribing to premium if you can afford it. But being scared you won't be able to access your account and passwords from a different device if you don't pay is not a good reason to get premium.
    I really do hope LastPass backflips on that decision but I won't hold my breath.
    Couldn't you keep one free account for desktop then just create a second free lastpass account for mobile and use the export function to keep the two accounts synced up. 🤔 Shitty solution to a problem that shouldn't exist but if someone is determined to use lastpass across different devices without paying for it...
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    Octagoncow reacted to VeryColdAir in Changes on March 16th, 2021 to Lastpass free tier will prevent you from using Lastpass on more than one type of device   
    I've been using LastPass for about 6 years now, and it has been really convenient, but I'm not sure I want to pay $36 a year for their premium plan. I'm really disappointed they made this change. It still says on their plan page that the free plan gives "convenient, reliable password management with access on all your devices for free."
    I'll look more after work, but Bitwarden free plan (or even their $10 annual premium plan) looks like it's what I'll be switching to.
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    Octagoncow reacted to kelvinhall05 in Changes on March 16th, 2021 to Lastpass free tier will prevent you from using Lastpass on more than one type of device   
    On March 16th, 2021, Lastpass will remove the ability for free users to use Lastpass on more than one type of device. This means you'll have to decide whether you want to use it exclusively on mobile, or exclusively on PC.
    If you want to use your Lastpass account on your phone and computer, you will have to upgrade to Premium.
    I had trouble understanding exactly what this meant, but thankfully they gave some examples:
    My thoughts
    This is bullshit and not even 15 minutes after I saw this, I had exported my data, imported into Bitwarden, and deleted my Lastpass account. I strongly suggest everyone currently using Lastpass to switch to either Bitwarden or maybe Keepass.
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    Octagoncow reacted to Velcade in Florida Water Plant "Hacked" and poisoned the water supply - Password reuse -   
    Unacceptable really.  There should be safe guards in place to not allow such a drastic change. 
  10. Funny
    Octagoncow reacted to huilun02 in Warner Bros patents a game system that isn't all that unique, threatening game-industry creativity   
    Should have instead patented their singleplayer loot box and story dlc mechanic, so that other devs/publishers can't pull the same shit on customers.
    Warn a brother, brother
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    Octagoncow reacted to Oshino Shinobu in Warner Bros patents a game system that isn't all that unique, threatening game-industry creativity   
    What? Like patents somehow don't apply to developers of PC games?
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    Octagoncow reacted to Moonzy in YouTube demonetized Onision for violating its Creator Responsibility policies off the platform   
    "5.3mil subs across 3 accounts"
    And I'm like.. who?
    Man having 1 mil sub is nothing now
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    Octagoncow reacted to kenchikuka in Dennis WASTED His Money - Intel $5,000 Extreme Tech Upgrade   
    Came in here just to find out. Disappointed. =(
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    Octagoncow reacted to bit in Dennis WASTED His Money - Intel $5,000 Extreme Tech Upgrade   
    didn't even say if he went over the budget smh
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    Octagoncow reacted to Zodiark1593 in Hitman 3 PC Players Will Have To Buy Hitman 1 & 2 All Over Again, while advertising them as "at no additional cost" for Steam owners.   
    For most games, isn’t pre-ordering quite redundant anyway, especially with digital copies being a thing? I’d imagine supply of game copies is seldom a problem that one would have to worry about getting ahold of one. 
    Random personal tidbit time: The only game I’d ever pre-ordered was Pokemon SoulSilver. 
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    Octagoncow reacted to Eigenvektor in Hitman 3 PC Players Will Have To Buy Hitman 1 & 2 All Over Again, while advertising them as "at no additional cost" for Steam owners.   
    One of the reasons you shouldn't pre-order anything and wait for reviews.
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    Octagoncow reacted to Windows7ge in 'Your c**k is mine now' - Hacker hacks 'smart' chastity cage and demands $750 of BTC as ransom   
    Oh dear god this is a thing? Who in the right mind thinks using such a device is a good idea? Something like this really doesn't need to be an IoT device.
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    Octagoncow reacted to Senzelian in Ticketmaster admits it hacked rival company before it went out of business   
    That $10 mil fine is not going to put their rival back in business, so it was probably worth it.
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    Octagoncow reacted to RejZoR in RIP Adobe Flash, you changed the internet forever but you will not be missed   
    Everyone raving how they won't miss Adobe Flash at all and dismissing it was a method that for years delivered video content to the masses and provided endless hours of enjoyment through games and animations it helped create. It was also a method of creating insanely rich and visually appealing webpages that were just not possible through HTML at the time.
    Just because it didn't age well in its final stage of lifecycle, that doesn't mean Adobe Flash didn't push online content to new heights. HTML5 literally replaced it because it copied its functionality without being dependent on 3rd party plugin and it's now an integral part of browser engines. So, people who diss and dismiss Adobe Flash just to look cool are annoying fools. Without Adobe Flash, I don't think we'd evolve HTML the way it has.
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    Octagoncow reacted to Spotty in Samsung to manufacture NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 SUPER Series GPUs next year (Updated)   
    It's important to note that neither Samsung or Nvidia have disclosed what the new deal is for. There is speculation that it is for Super or Ti cards, however there is also speculation that this new contract is actually for the new generation mobile GPUs which seems more plausible and less interesting. Maybe the new contract is just Nvidia securing more of Samsung's production capacity to meet the rising demand from customers?
    From TechRadar:
    Hopefully Nvidia continuing/extending their deal with Samsung to produce GPUs is a sign that Nvidia is confident in Samsung's ability to deliver and meet demand and a sign of improved availability to come. (we can hope!)
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    Octagoncow reacted to DrMacintosh in Apple Planning to Ditch Qualcomm Next   
    It's only a monopoly if Apple were buying Qualcomm. 
    Building and creating everything that runs on a product of yours is not a monopoly. 
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    Octagoncow reacted to sazrocks in Apple Planning to Ditch Qualcomm Next   
    Apple creating a competitor to Qualcomm's 5G modems is a... monopoly?
  23. Funny
    Octagoncow reacted to Arika S in Gone like the wind - Chairman Ajit Pai will step down FCC on Jan 20   
    Hope the next person is better.
    But they might trip over that low bar 
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    Octagoncow reacted to bellabichon in Gone like the wind - Chairman Ajit Pai will step down FCC on Jan 20   
    I wonder if he'll go back to Verizon, or maybe he'll start at AT&T. Wherever he can screw over the largest number of people daily, I suppose. 
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