Sunday, February 27, 2022

And while you're watching Europe vs Russia...

The Chinese Communist government announced military exercises in the South China Sea from Sunday through Tuesday.

The Republic of Taiwan will be cannon fodder as Xi makes his move.

Weak as so-called world leaders and appeasement never works.

Thursday, February 03, 2022

Marketing Thieves

Had to purchase a new phone after running it over with the quad bike.  Effing thing slipped out of the pocket and under the bike on a metalled track.  Screen buckled and bowed upward, was unreliably but barely functional.

Said new phone comes with a redeem offer from 2 Degrees for their pre-packaged SIM.  Finally logged on, entered redeem code and hey presto upgraded with a "freebie".  No alternative choice, an automatic upgrade.  From a $19 to a $30 plan for one month.

But wait, there's more!  New plan at end of free month auto-renews.  No it doesn't drop back to my old plan, it stays on the increased charges forever.  And you have to join the 'your call is valuable to us... '  queue of the damned on hold to cancel the unwanted redeem upgrade.

Maybe slick marketing, but in my book out and out thievery by 2 Degrees of the highest order.