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Some of the items that turn up with the note "Citation Needed" are hilarious. In this entry, Wiki is asking for a citation to back up the claim that the survival rate for most product launches is 100%. This sort of tag always adds to my enjoyment of these entries [[User:Paradox|Paradox]] ([[User talk:Paradox|talk]]) 13:46, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
 
Some of the items that turn up with the note "Citation Needed" are hilarious. In this entry, Wiki is asking for a citation to back up the claim that the survival rate for most product launches is 100%. This sort of tag always adds to my enjoyment of these entries [[User:Paradox|Paradox]] ([[User talk:Paradox|talk]]) 13:46, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
:Ahoy, Paradox! I don't think you intended to make your comment so time-stamped (used loadsa ~s as horizontal-rules?), but do revert this edit if you did. Take care if you didn't.
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:Ahoy, Paradox! I don't think you intended to make your comment so time-stamped (used liadsa ~s as horizontal-rules?), but do revert this edit if you did. Take care if you didn't.
 
:Otherwise, I agree that ''in moderation'' the Citation tag works. I personally like the current load here, but bear in mind that Mileages May Vary and others doubtless think less is more. It takes all kinds to make a world, of course. [[Special:Contributions/141.101.98.206|141.101.98.206]] 17:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
 
:Otherwise, I agree that ''in moderation'' the Citation tag works. I personally like the current load here, but bear in mind that Mileages May Vary and others doubtless think less is more. It takes all kinds to make a world, of course. [[Special:Contributions/141.101.98.206|141.101.98.206]] 17:06, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
The theme of foreboding smart device here seems similar to how we don't really know what will happen next regarding AI.  [[Special:Contributions/172.70.110.226|172.70.110.226]] 00:26, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
 
 
 
I think the "one more thing" part of the title text may be a reference to Columbo, who would often lure a suspect into a false sense of security, before hitting them with a 'one more thing' where the hammer drops (in this tech case, that the bad thing is now about to be revealed). [[Special:Contributions/162.158.158.153|162.158.158.153]] 00:28, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
 
 
Given Cueball had apparently been aiming to give a "threatening" presentation and suddenly had to change it to "non-threatening", I think it's possible he just changed a couple of words in his speech.  The words "surprising and delighting" look a bit odd in the final frame.  I suspect he simply replaced the word "annihilating" with "surprising and delighting", and "a few" with "a staggering number of".  See how that reads to you. [[Special:Contributions/162.158.165.140|162.158.165.140]] 04:13, 10 June 2021 (UTC)
 
 
Are we missing the difference between "unthreatening" and "non-threatening"? Unthreatening would describe the product in ways that are not threatening. Non-threatening would describe the product in terms of threats, but neither confirm nor deny whether the product would result in such threats. [[Special:Contributions/172.69.33.247|172.69.33.247]] 20:15, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
 

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