The Random Video Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kyle, Jul 30, 2014.

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    What I think of whenever I see someone blow a bunch of cash on overpriced, overhyped, soon to be outdated technology...

    So much effort, consideration and thought, massive amounts of investment...



    Once a "big deal", lots of money thrown at it to push it, and then ..."flop"...



    Even the pointless yet irrelevant commitment of mass media didn't help...



    The Edsel was overpriced and out of reach of most Americans, released during a time of economic downturn to a public looking for relief - the Edsel fell on deaf ears. No added value in function to the customer at a much higher price. A classic failure due to the hubris of management living in a fantasy world of their own making, unaligned with reality.

    Ford published a number of films about the Edsel as marketing promotion material...

    Okefenokee Interlude - 1958 Edsel promotional film

    Published on Jan 11, 2017
    "Okefenokee Interlude" is a travelogue film produced by Ford Motor Company to promote the 1958 Edsel automobile. More Edsel videos are available on my YouTube channel: the travelogues "What a Vacation!" and "West to the Tetons," the hilarious film "Strictly for Stunts" which shows stunt drivers putting the new Edsels through their paces, and a highly regarded one hour musical special "The Edsel Show" starring Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and Louis Armstrong was presented live on CBS-TV October 13, 1957.


    Edsel The Car's the Star pt1
    In September 1957, Ford introduced their new medium-price car, the Edsel. After three disastrous years of sales failure and massive losses, Ford discontinued the Edsel. One of the largest product flops in history, the few remaining Edsels are now prized by collectors.
     
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    May the Fourth Be With You at North Bay Star Wars Museum
     
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    All of those local "operations" should have been local to begin with, there's no reason to go back to googles servers for any of those commands, and going to query weather goes to a different service as well - which can be done directly from the phone instead of going through google services.

    This is nothing more than an optimization that should have existed out of the gate, except google wanted to scrape all the data from all queries from the beginning, now google is cost optimizing the scraping, and we get the nice side benefit of higher speed turn around for queries.

    Nice thing is, now you can tell which queries go back to google and which are the ones google has deemed important enough to continue to scrape data...
     
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    Fishon I Will Close You

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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    So you're back.
    I guess I was right. Again.
     
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