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    LG Exiting The Mobile Phone Market

    My GF cooked her 5X also. We 'narrowed' her failure (and my lackthereof) down to her use of the Facebook app of that era. I don't have FB, she does...and whenever she was using ithe app, seemingly faithfully her 5X felt like a mini nuclear reactor. Perhaps also ironically I moved onto a Pixel...
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    LG Exiting The Mobile Phone Market

    Got my Nexus 5X (built by LG) on BlackFriday 2015 for $299. Probably my 2nd favorite phone ever (behind HTC TouchPro 2)...and made before 'courage' took over the marketplace making everything $1000+ Sad to see them go.
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    AMD Radeon 6700 XT Launch Live Stream - 10am 3/3/21

    I have 2 GeForce 8800 Ultras (for SLI, of course) sitting on my shelf at home. BFG Tech OEM...gotta love that lifetime warranty! Anyway, I purchased them on launch day for $900 ish (a piece!) from Newegg. Newegg had a limit of 1 per person. They happily let me purchase 2. I suspect the...
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    AMD Radeon 6700 XT Launch Live Stream - 10am 3/3/21

    I'll try to stay on topic - if there's one thing the Pandemic has taught me is that consumers will pay substantially more for the same product. As a Florida Resident, Disney currently charges the same price despite ~90% of the experience being cut back. At Starbucks you no longer have the DIY...
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    Richard Garriott makes deepest dive

    Kind of disappointed he didn't run into those aliens from 'The Abyss'
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    The place near Atlanta that you're referring to may have been Monarch Computer.
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    Yep - and ZipZoomFly (Newegg's main competition at one point) started life as GoogleGear.com but changed to the ZZF moniker after pushback from you know who (before ZZF bit the dust as well).
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    Sad to see Fry's come to an end. Being an East-Coaster I'd been shopping online with them since they were using the Outpost.com domain, and it's yet another one to bite the dust.
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    GPU mining moves to RTX 3000 laptops (AKA exploring new lows)

    Depends on your use case. or me, it's going to take many moons to get an extra $500+ of value out of a washing machine (probably about the time I was within 6 months of the payback-period is when it would give out, knowing my life).
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    South Korean cinema halls renting theaters to gamers

    More people need to take the Tanzanian approach, but that's off-topic. On topic - great way of 'getting by' for South Korea. Screen golf is also big in the winter (and other times) so this is kind of a natural fall-out.
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    Nvidia bringing the 1050 ti back from the dead to meet demand

    I was watching (this week's rerun of) 'The Full Nerd' yesterday...there was some discussion that pallets of GPUs are being sold directly to miners and are never making it to the retail channel at all. They never confirmed or denied the rumors, but discussed it as a likely possibility. Seems...
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    GPU mining moves to RTX 3000 laptops (AKA exploring new lows)

    About the only bit of good advice my family has given me in recent times: When you need a new washer/dryer, but buy the cheapest thing you can get your hands on because the high-end models don't last any longer than the cheap models...they're just more expensive to replace.
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    No, I don't think Disney is going to declare bankruptcy because I think they're going to start selling off properties (e.g. Star Wars/etc.) As I said in my previous post. I do believe that Disney put themselves in a terrible financial position by getting suckered into paying WAY too much for...
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    So you get that Bob Chapek was selected as CEO to replace Bob Iger because of Chapek's reputation for ferocious cost-cutting and doing everything 'on the cheap', right? Why do you suspect that was? Do you think Chapek was going to have a change-of-philosophy with his newfound CEOship and...
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    Disney does NOT have $100 billion in cash reserves. Apple - yes. Disney, no. (and actually I think Apple is close to $200 billion...but think about that. Disney is 1/2 of Apple? After purchasing Fox, etc. No...) edit: I just checked. Disney had $5.5 Billion in cash reserves at the end of...
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