‘Retail apocalypse’ continues: Gap, Family Dollar, thousands of other stores will close this year by dcjogger in news
[–]ducksworth 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 2 days ago (0 children)
To be fair here, a lot of the names on the list are old-line retailers that still imagine they have a middle-class customer base (Macy's,) have been in trouble for a long, long time (Payless,Sears, GAP,) or have simply expanded far too quickly ("Dollar" stores.)
All it would have taken would have been an economy with a cold to push them off the edge. The current situation we have has booted them off instead.
Student loan defaults rising, study finds by dcjogger in news
Imagine that. It's almost like spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to get an "education" doesn't really work like they said it does. Double for those studying things of little use in a good economy.
[–]ducksworth 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 2 days ago (0 children)
Family Dollar and Dollar General are basically just convenience stores that have a somewhat larger product line and charge even increments of a dollar for things. People think they're cheap because it's a "dollar" store.
In reality the products are cheap, but the prices aren't.
F-Reddit. What were you censored for saying on Reddit, and what event was the final straw before leaving? by Tom_Bombadil in censorship
[–]ducksworth 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun - 4 days ago (0 children)
I think the only thing behind the curtain at Reddit is a pile of dog shit.
Even the tech subs are all but useless these days. Last time I tried to ask a question about something, it was all "Why are you using that, that's too old, do this instead!" Yeah fucker, I'll just tell my employer that the 100k worth of equipment needs to be replaced because some jackass on reddit went reeee.
The worst smart phone instant message software EVER: Tencent Wechat by Snow in Internet
[–]ducksworth 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 days ago (0 children)
I've always seen QQ and WeChat as "Things you use in China because that's what the Government allows you to use in China, and if you don't use them then you don't do things."
[–]ducksworth 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 5 days ago* (0 children)
I didn't get banned, but I noticed that the quality of conversation slowly went downhill until it was all but useless, and that somewhat controversial (but not really that controversial) news topics just got censored out of existence. I closed my old account, but I keep one that I use for read-only, because reddit is still a decent resource for things like SBC technologies and whatnot.
I had participated in some topics over the years that were hot buttons for tards, and call me paranoid but I was also seeing some weird stuff on that account and it's associated Imgur account. Wiped them both. Just comments along the lines of "how'd you know that?"
edit: People were making comments on my profile that were, to me, how did you know that about me?
It occurred to me that these retirement communities springing up have a limited lifespan.
5 days ago by ducksworth to /s/whatever from (self.whatever)
In flip-flop, Apple bans app used by Hong Kong protestors by Mnemonic in Internet
[–]ducksworth 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 days ago (0 children)
Apple knows who butters their bread. You won't get that sweet cheap almost-slave labor by offering things the Government doesn't like.
Wow I'm shocked. I see posts here that offend me and I want them and their subreddits banned!!! WHY IS THERE NO CENSORSHIP AND WHY ARE THE ALT-RIGHT ALLOWED TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINION? by deafbr0 in AskSaidIt
Reddit is kind of a sad thing. There are these little bright spots that flicker through, like some of the art subs, tech subs...it's a shame that they have to be covered with the shit that is the rest of the site.
Good morning everyone by ducksworth in Introductions
[–]ducksworth[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 5 days ago (0 children)
I will, I just like to make sure (at least look like) I know what I'm doing first.
[–]ducksworth[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 5 days ago (0 children)
'mornin to you too!
Good morning everyone
8 days ago by ducksworth to /s/Introductions from (self.Introductions)