Recent content by James Robinson

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    Amazon Announces Plan to Fight Counterfeits

    Actually a good listen. btw. the 'tempered glass' item they refer to was phone screens. HUGE counterfeiter market with those... but what the link fails to address is the other half... fake reviews left on competitors items to drive down their spot and sales.. it is a MUCH larger issue and easier...
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    Amazon Announces Plan to Fight Counterfeits

    Except there are more then 30 countries pouring the fakes into the supply stream. I spend horrendous amounts of time investigating this issue, and informing purchasers of the facts, getting Vendors shut-down. The single LARGEST issue is that Amazon has started farming out logistics and Vendor...
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    Amazon Abandons Plans to Build a Headquarters in New York

    No..... They use transferred established & experienced staff to fill most of the mangement positions, and hire for new staff @ the locations suffering the losses.
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    Amazon Abandons Plans to Build a Headquarters in New York

    Amazon didn't just demand freakish tax breaks, they wanted long standing immunity to potential formation of Unions or organized action, preferential prioritization for air/ground transport routes, and significant discounts on use of water, sewage, and power. All so they could offer entry level...
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    Family of Teenager Killed in 116-MPH Tesla Crash Sues Company

    Next.. we sue Proctor and Gamble for making Tide Pods look so delicious! Society has managed to all but eliminate Darwinism.. and now the fucktards are free to roam the lands uninhibited.. breeding without restraint
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    Toyota Unveils Guardian System That Can Make Decisions on the Fly to Avoid Accidents

    Can it keep me from pulling into Taco Bell and blowing $30 on food I don't need and shouldn't be eating?
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    The State of VR in 2018

    Can't wait for the buzz words to finally die off and we can get back to what's important: better frame rates at lower cost in regular gaming.....
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    Creative Launches Super X-Fi Amp

    Not even a little. On-board sound has the ability to do 7.1, and all the other codec and specs... but when compared to an actual dedicated sound card the differences are night and day :(.. the problem is most people don't actually DO that comparison, and so they settle for what they are TOLD is...
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    Creative Launches Super X-Fi Amp

    I like to wear headphones in public places, and that's about it. I'm not a kid, don't live in my parents basement, and feel no particular need to be 'quiet' in my own home. I find headphones to be restrictive and almost claustrophobic @ times. I WEAR a set because I can't seem to find a decent...
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    No Man Sky Goes Underwater with Abyss Update

    wait.... "No Mans Sky".... set in the Ocean.... what am I missing? Is it just me or does this strike anyone else as a tad awkward ? :facepalm:
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    Creative Launches Super X-Fi Amp

    I am one of the few who couldn't care less about headphone audio.. I have a decent speaker system and playback 7.2 audio on it from my PC. Problem is my Xi-Fi Platinum Pro finally shit the bed last year.... and low & behold Creative refuses to support 7.1 audio . LOTS of overpriced crap in their...
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    Panasonic’s "Wear Space" Helps People Concentrate in Open-Plan Offices

    LOL!! Exactly! They are nothing more then Horseblinders, and they've been around for almost 300 years LOL!!
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    Drone Shot Simulates Airplane Collision

    These kinds of 'tests' are minimizing what actually happens. You're not seeing what the wind force is going to do to the edges of that wing when it catches them, the shearing force tearing it open. All you see is a sterile impact.
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    WinAmp is Coming Back From the Dead in 2019

    Never stopped using it... been registered since it first started.. love the program. Been using it since MODs, VOCs, S3Ms, & Midi files evolved and WAVs joined the pile. Adlib, Roland, and then Sound Blaster changed everything... Turtle Beach had some nice gear, but compatibility was a serious issue
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    Amazon Workers Lose Monthly Bonuses, Stock Awards as Minimum Wage Increases

    Amazon VCP is based on productivity of the plant or building as a whole, with Oct/Nov/Dec giving double VCP. Also, this is in combination WITH mandatory overtime, which makes the whole season a veritable 'make my holiday' windfall for most workers, regardless of their tenure (provided they were...