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    What was your least favorite graphics card?

    It puzzles me that some people list the S3 Virge. I got one when it came out (somewhere in 95) to replace my S3 Trio (32 or 64, don't remember) and it had blazing fast windows performance, great at DOS games, plus some very early rudimentary 3D. There were no other significant "players" in the...
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Happy to see so many fond memories of the 9600/9700 All In Wonders. The 9700 AIW was also my favorite, that bundled Remote Wonder was great, great tv tuner back when it was useful, overall the most useful graphics card I've ever had. Honorary mention for the ATI XPERT@Play. It was a 3D Rage Pro...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    Hmm, I am starting to suspect you are not ignorant, but a troll, using dubious tweets to promote misinformation. I will just post here one of the sources which show the graphs (from the black box) of the TWO AoA sensors that Lion Air had (which you insist it didn't have, because they "didn't...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    The point I am making is that even if there is a second AoA sensor, the MCAS system software will not use it. It is not designed to use it, there's no option (and definitely not an option you'd pay for). That's what all the sources say, and your source doesn't say something different.
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    Dude, where are your getting your "alternative facts"? The whole point of the software fix they are preparing for months now is that it will feed off both sensors. You think they would have the ability to use redundant sensors to increase safety and they would be charging for it? Do you realize...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    Complete BS. There is no such "airline option" of course. Airlines don't have to pay crucial safety options. The MCAS software was designed to be fed by a single sensor (even though there were indeed two available), that's how it was submitted to the FAA for certification, although the FAA...
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    OK, this new article that the Seattle Times apparently had written a few days BEFORE this second crash (they were waiting for responses from FAA and Boeing when the new accident happened) is a real eye opener about what went on with FAA & Boeing, describing how the FAA let Boeing self-regulate...
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    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    What I find most worrying, is that I just saw an interview of the FAA chief and he sounded unashamedly like a Boeing spokesman - I had go back to the video to make sure I heard right and he wasn't just a Boeing corporate shill. You'd expect the aviation regulator to be all about safety, not...
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    America and Canada Ground All Boeing 737 MAX Planes

    It's kind of crazy if you think about it. Normally, plane manufacturers have to estimate demand and market trends many years before, in order to design planes that will become popular when released. Airbus famously miscalculated with the Airbus A380 which was ready exactly when demand for huge...
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    Quadriga Cryptocurrency Wallets are Empty

    Well, if it's attached to you somehow, you don't actually need to hold it...
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    Highlights of the Microsoft HoloLens 2 Presentation at Mobile World Conference

    Meh, the interface isn't as welcoming as, say, Microsoft Bob...
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    Intel Gen11 Reportedly Takes iGPU Performance to Another Level

    Sorry dude, the other poster is right, it is you who does not understand math. If something is twice as fast as something else, you can say "it has 200% of its speed" or you can say "it is 100% faster". It is delta vs absolute value, very basic concepts. "213% times faster" is something nobody...
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    Doug Bowser Named New President of Nintendo of America

    Bowser becomes president of Nintendo of America? Seriously?? Are we living in some dystopian fiction???
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    Hardware Unboxed Calls NVIDIA DLSS "The Biggest RTX Fail of Them All"

    As a computer scientist with a couple of decades of experience in the field, one simple thing I can say is when you see something being marketed as "AI powered", it is 100% a marketing gimmick. It is the same algorithms we've had for decades, with their known limitations running on much faster...
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    Russia to Disconnect from the Internet as Part of a Planned Test

    Most of the spam I get is from Russian servers. I could use a break...
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