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    How Bethesda Quickly Fell From Grace In One Year

    I'm pretty sure anything actually developed in Maryland will still be praised. Such alarmism.
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    Another useless launcher enters the fray.

    I mean if I get to play any game I want and the developers get a higher share, what are my worst-case scenarios personally? So maybe when all these launchers get frustrating I'll have to generate shortcuts for each title I have installed and put them in a folder? Or some disk space usage when...
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    Another useless launcher enters the fray.

    I support whatever means give a higher percentage of game sales' profits to the developers themselves. And yeah, I know it's going to the publishers largely, but the devs are far more likely to get an increased cut from them than some sort of middleman.
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    Crap Wifi, tons of APs

    You could try reducing the channel width on your 5Ghz antennas. You will lose bandwidth but if reliability is what you're after it may be worth a shot.
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    Those with Fiber what is your speed tier and what is the fastest you downloaded from steam?

    I have symmetric gigabit. Past a certain threshold, Steam downloading becomes more about decryption than bandwidth, so CPU limitation becomes a factor. On my connection, an i5 6600k pulls about 65MBps, but my new 3900x effectively saturated it yesterday downloading Remnant: From the Ashes at...
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    Dropbox Changing Plans/Pricing

    I'm kinda surprised no one has bought up Backblaze. Unlimited data (though I know that word seems meaningless in many industries) for $60/year. I'll admit I haven't scoured the fine print but this pricing seems disruptive, and I believe there are competing products with identical pricing.
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    Light-based hardware

    Gravity is caused by what amounts to a bend in spacetime. Light travels along a straight path, yes, but a black hole is a really extreme bend, sort of like a pit. Also, it's possible the light may eventually escape, but as hawking radiation.
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    Anyone use MoCA?

    Assuming you're in a house, it would be a (likely gray) box on the outside near the electric meter and such. Though it's been a while since I dealt with any of this stuff, I believe the correct way it should be grounded is a fairly heavy gauge solid core wire should be coming off the coax...
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    Anyone use MoCA?

    It's possible the coax is not properly grounded in the external box.
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    The Outer Worlds (New Obsidian RPG)

    While I tend to agree that availability on multiple storefronts is beneficial for price purposes, the reality was that it wasn't happening. For the large majority of titles on pc, your choice of platform has been one. This is just a different... one. Maybe when the Epic store becomes more...
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    The Outer Worlds (New Obsidian RPG)

    Some of you guys are awfully triggered by the concept of competition... Epic is giving developers bigger cuts of the profits on their own titles in order to increase penetration of Epic's new platform. A platform that exists after years of criticisms of the overwhelmingly dominant Steam. It's...
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    Intel Uses Extreme Cooling for Their "Cryoprober"

    Helium on Earth is mostly produced via alpha decay of heavier elements in the Earth's crust and is largely extracted as a byproduct of natural gas harvesting. The market demand has really reached a saturation point. It will continue to be produced for eons but will most likely start to be...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be "As Refined as Red Dead Redemption 2"

    And with one tenth the development staff, to boot.
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    CL DSL woes...

    As someone who worked in the field on both copper (dsl) and fiber lines, I can tell you that dsl is, unfortunately, garbage tech. Fundamentally inferior to coax ip. You wouldn't believe how old some of the lines and terminals are. On the other side, the telcos have this statistic they use that...
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    Please recommend a 10Gbps NIC for my home system.

    You may want to reconsider your objective until you can justify the need. Meaning, you may want to see that you can ever saturate that bandwidth across a single physical interface. I say this as a person with multiple years of gigabit speed at home and I still have an incredible difficulty...
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