Recent content by Adelante

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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    In to retire the Phenom X4...
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    ASUS Announces G11

    I think "Mayan-inspired markings" needs to be translated as "our design department got high on peyote while watching 'Apocalypto' then decided let's make a case or something, we're super creative right now! ... Hey, don't judge us." :D So yeah, just about 10 years since that was 2006.
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    ASUS & HardOCP 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Gold Edition Lucky Draw

    Concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs, apparently. Just curious as to why they want that as a qualifier. Either way, good luck to all and congratulations in advance to the winner.
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    Tennessee Sues the FCC to Stop City-Run Internet

    Ugh, Marsha "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" Blackburn - has there ever been a story with her involved that didn't involve shameful stupidity and/or terrific avarice? She's a craven pawn of the ISPs and business interests over the good of the people. Don't ask her about climate change...
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    500 Million ASUS Motherboards. The Celebration Starts at [H]. - Lucky Draw

    Had an A7V-8X back in the day, ran that poor thing into the ground. It managed to survive from 2003 until Fall 2009 [the audio chip went out, then the HD controller failed and I had to put it down Ol' Yeller style]. Still, good times - swapped the CPU once (2100+ to 3200+), really the first...
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    Retiring my HD5770 and everything it ever touched. Well, maybe not my brother, I still have use for him. But component-wise, everything.
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    Seasonic Black Friday Lucky Draw

    Could use a new keyboard, this one should probably be disposed of by hazmat technicians.
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    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Testing

    Unfortunate, but it comes with the territory. Hopefully they can sort out what happened to correct the issue. In their shoes, carry on and name their first official vehicle in the deceased's honor or something. All this having been said, I didn't realize they were using a solid-propellant...
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    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Released Early

    Is this what Bill O'Reilly got his whole mercenary world police idea from? Guess that means video games are dangerous to impressionable minds... BAN ALL THE THINGS!
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    Netflix First Original Anime Series Looks Awesome

    Not sure what compelled them to choose this one - I couldn't stomach the rampant logical inconsistencies and outright stupid gimmicks. #1: You can only kill the giant space monster with a quasi-magical sword/spear in a specific spot. Also, the monster moves through space... how? #2: Clones...
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    The Unbearable Bureaucracy of Wikipedia

    I haven't written much for Wikipedia recently because the last couple times I tried to clean things up I: A] pissed off the PR department of a large defense manufacturer, which had written up an article on a piece of gear [a suspension kit for HMMVs or some such shenanigans] so full of...
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    Russian Satellite Launch Ends in Embarrassing Flames

    Additionally, it was payback for the whole episode back in 1871 [end of the Franco-Prussian War], when a victorious Otto von Bismarck crowned Kaiser Wilhelm I in the Hall of Mirrors, one of the most opulent bits of the palace. What better place to humiliate the Germans than the place where they...
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    Next-Gen Consoles are Power Hogs in Standby Mode

    Probably just because they test everything at Bill Gates' house. ;) Wikipedia entry on Bill Gates's house, Xanadu 2.0
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    Air Force Prepares to Dismantle HAARP

    As a Civ player, this should be obvious. I sold all my science buildings to save on the upkeep costs and the corporations... Wait, now I have no science. Well kids, it was a good run - now, who wants to learn about lost technology? :o
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    Privacy Spray Removes All Traces Of DNA From Surfaces

    Holy mother of coincidence, the photo credit on that one. :eek: