Recent content by DocNo

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    Warm? TPLink Archer AX-11000 $200 at Costco (instore only I guess?)

    I've used Unifi AP's for years, but they have really fallen off with their firmware development - and their Wifi 6 offerings area joke - still only rocking gigabit ethernet ports :p A friend was testing out (of all vendors) Grandstream - I thought they only did phones. I picked up a couple of...
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    Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien WiFi Router $279 for Black Friday

    If you are buying a set of meshed access points make sure they have dedicated radios for meshing! Amplify does not. Even their Alien line, which was super disappointing. I have a ton of UBNT gear but as MrGuvernment points out for the past three or four years - every since they fired all...
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    MIT Biologists Rejuvenating Cancer Patient T-Cells

    I dunno - I only have insurance for major medical and have a health savings account. Anything I put in it is pre-tax and anything I spend out of it is tax free if used for health care. As soon as it got over $10K in it I could direct how and where the money in it is invested. I pay cash for...
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    MIT Biologists Rejuvenating Cancer Patient T-Cells

    I almost went there. Pretty sad, really. All this government "protection" pretty severely limits the options available to us in the USA.
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    Microsoft is the first cloud provider to break into the top 10 Supercomputers

    One of the best things Nadella did was dethrone the Windows group and shift the emphasis of Microsoft back to being a *software* company. Woe be to anyone who discounts Microsoft as a software developer - they literally invented modern software development and the concept of commercial...
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    For groups that shriek about wanting strong women represented, when given the chance they seem to go out of their way to do the exact opposite. I don't think it's always out of malice but more sheer incompetence. They were too stupid (and apathetic) to realize that by making her a lesbian it...
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    Yes, more subverting expectations - "we intentionally made it bad". Riiiiighhttt. I wish I could say I was surprised/dissapointed. Unfortunately Hollywood/media companies are continuing to live up to their reputation for not being able to create anything new and interesting but just shitting...
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    MIT Biologists Rejuvenating Cancer Patient T-Cells

    I think the real issue with treatments like this is figuring out how to move stuff out of the lab and deploy it at scale. We need an Elon Musk type personality to take on alternative treatments in medicine. The other problem is the medical field is so ridiculously over-regulated, at least...
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    U3011 HDMI confusion

    I know this is an old thread but posting for those who find it via search (like I did) If you go from HDMI on your computer to DVI on the monitor you will more than likely be able to get 2560x1440. It worked for me on a Dell Latitude 7490 with the crappy Intel integrated graphics, as well as...
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    Disney Reveals Price, Release Date, and Content Plans for Disney+ Streaming Service

    Me too - it will be interesting to see how long before they inevitably jack the prices up though :/
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    How the hell does Amazon impose anything on me? If I want to pay with cash I just go to another store. There's not a damn thing Amazon can do about that. Oooh those evil capitalist boogymen - utterly impotent thanks to.... capitalism! Oh my, the irony! The only way Amazon can impose a damn...
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    Whole Foods Cuts Workers' Hours after Amazon Introduces Minimum Wage

    Well at one point Bezo's was just a schlub like the rest of us. Then he got off his ass and invented Amazon. That's what makes America amazing - unlimited potential. Here's a serious question - how is the existence of "megacorps" directly effecting you? You personally. Not some empty...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Seriously? What the hell does "amok" really mean? How is it in your world apparently companies are all powerful gods with more power than government or even their customers? Eh - there's a rub right there. Without customers companies are pretty impotent now, aren't they? All this recent...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    It comes from people who are aware of history. Not popular these days to think about the past, but it's pretty smart to at least ponder a little about where we came from. For a US centric perspective, this is a great place to start...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Ding ding ding. The whole "morality" around CC vs cash is irrelevant. A distraction. It's more totalitarian BS from people who are convinced they are way better at spending your money than you are.