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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    And that's there because of the cost, not scarcity. I've seen places with signs that say "if you need more, just start another transaction."
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    I had this discussion elsewhere just yesterday. Modern gas has a really long shelf life if you throw stabilizer in it at the beginning (and I guess maybe keep it semi-temperature-controlled, not just outside in the back yard?) I had a car I had to stop using for about 8 months. I filled it up...
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    Well, that's the drawback of a vehicle with a huge gas tank and crap fuel economy. I use 5-10 gallons a week in my subcompact; I don't need to drive a lot and I get 20+ MPG in the city.
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    The other thing you've got to think of is--let's just assume for the moment that it really is $35 more to fill up your gas car than a Tesla. The latter costs maybe $20K more than a cheap econobox like a Chevy Sonic. Consider how many $35-savings-per-fill-ups you have to do to amortize the...
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    In the US, most gas stations have a limit of around $150 per debit/credit transaction, but in theory there's nothing to stop you from just hanging up the pump and doing another transaction.
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    The only people this happened to were the ones who were on a plan that bought electricity on the spot market. Most of the time that's cheaper than a traditional plan. When there's a shortage, prices go up. Get this--the company warned their customers to switch away so this wouldn't happen...
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    NZXT H1 case recalled due to fire hazard

    Yes--*after* he said "good job, NZXT, for stepping up with a high-quality fix."
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    Intel CEO: Most People Only Replace A PC After 5-6 Years

    You need a Kickseystarter.
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    "Why should you want them to have the ability on impulse to buy something?” This question, in the general case, seems rather tone-deaf.
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    RGB All the Things!

    The limitations vary by state--and may only apply to moving vehicles. Texas, IIRC, won't let you use red lights that could be confused for an emergency vehicle, but if the car's parked, I think it can be anything. I've seen parked cars with a ton of RGB in metro Dallas and on the beach on...
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    Sony is FINALLY working on bringing Discord to Playstation

    What Vegeta535 said, but it's not just that. RSI injuries can be caused by just being in a slightly-off position, such that it takes months before you realize that you're in pain all day, starting about an hour after your get into work, because your chair is an inch too low. A lot of people...
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    Sony is FINALLY working on bringing Discord to Playstation

    This is precisely why split keyboard were developed.
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    How's it run, say, SQL Server?
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    "Feel free to open a ticket with Apple." Yeah, I know you can't say that.
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    I'll blast Dell, for example, for doing this kind of crap, too. My current work box, I ordered with minimal ssd and ram, and then added aftermarket stuff at a big savings. But at least I can do that, because it's not soldered on.
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