Recent content by Olle P

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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    No not everybody can, for various legal reasons. And amongst those that legally can have a card there are those that are uncapable of understanding/using it correctly. So why not prevent this kind? You say it's a business decision, but that's not exactly true: We're discussing discrimination...
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    Florida Introduces "Stop Social Media Censorship Act"

    Did you actually read the proposed bill? 1. It does not apply to every company, but a select few (big) ones. 2. It does not apply to companies that are outspokenly affiliated to some political or religious agenda. 3. There are still quite a few types of "statements" that the senator doesn't...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    In my mind it's a matter of discrimination. You could just as well have businesses that won't sell to blind people, or those in wheel chairs, or Jews, or Democrats, or... You think that's fine too?
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    YouTuber Discovers Unreleased NES WCW Wrestling Game

    "... he's going to release the ROM to the public..." And Nintendo's response to that?
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    Windows 10 Will Uninstall Incompatible Updates

    Windows "updates" that are so bad that they prevent Windows from starting (the kind of problem fixed by this new feature) are rare, in my experience. The bigger problem is when third party software suddenly doesn't work as a result of a (quietly installed) Windows update.
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    Passively Cooling the Intel i9-9900K

    For me that video is a nice review of the heatsink...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    From a Swedish perspective I'd support a law like this, provided it's accompanied with matching banking laws. The use of cash is extremely low, and an increasing portion of stores don't accept any form of cash. If you go to the bank and want to insert cash (>$50) to boost your account you better...
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    MSI Gaming Monitor Stops a Stray Bullet (and Still Works)

    "... the monitor still works, but MSI is sending him a replacement anyway." Of course MSI won't let him keep this gem! That monitor will probably get on display at MSI's sales HQ (or similar).
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    Isn't that the whole thing? Since W7 is about to go EoL MS doesn't loose any migration. Isn't it also easier (and thus cheaper) to program DX11? I got the impression that DX12 "allows" (requires) the programmer to make hardware specific optimizations to get even better performance.
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    Boeing 787-9 Twin Jet Dreamliner Hits Top Speed of 801 MPH

    Not in Krizby's example that I was referring to. Yes, and that's because with a change in pitch you initially trade speed for altitude. If the objective is to change speed while maintaining altitude you first change the power setting and then adjust the pitch to compensate for the change in lift.
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    Intel Gen11 Reportedly Takes iGPU Performance to Another Level

    To me there's too little info to make a clear cut opinion, yet: * What happened to Gen10? * Is Gen11 to be used in desktop or laptop CPUs? Perhaps both? * What's the power consumption? * Is it the top end or mid range model that's been tested? * When will it be available, and at what cost? The...
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    Boeing 787-9 Twin Jet Dreamliner Hits Top Speed of 801 MPH

    Given that the speed of sound under water is about 1,500 m/s (3,350 mph) I'd say no, not really...
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    Boeing 787-9 Twin Jet Dreamliner Hits Top Speed of 801 MPH

    You clearly underestimate the flight characteristics of rocks... If you lose aerodynamic lift you go ballistic, continuing at the same speed horizontally while beginning a gravitational descent. Add engines that provide some lift and speed to the rock and it will fly quite nicely...
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    Boeing 787-9 Twin Jet Dreamliner Hits Top Speed of 801 MPH

    That's not a 100% certainty... A DC8 has supposedly gone supersonic once in a test flight and survived. Not recommended though, because the transsonic a can really cause havoc.
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    Millions of Sensitive Swedish Medical Calls Leak Out

    There's a real storm brewing in Sweden now, caused by this. The (accidental) publication of sensitive data is (probably) a violation against several laws, and the authority of data protection will look deeply into the matter. Computer Sweden, the magazine that originally found this out, has...
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