Recent content by Sovereign

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    PayPal Hates on Hate and Haters that get Paid for Hate and Hating

    "Alt-left" doesn't exist. Just an extension of the same morally bankrupt "both-sides-ism." False equivalence between a few antifa who go too far and a whole cottage industry of neo-Confederate/neo-Nazi thugs who've been peddling their ideology for hundreds of years is willful blindness at...
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    FaceApp Forced to Pull “Racist” Filters That Allow “Digital Blackface”

    On what planet did they think this was a good idea? It was going to court controversy, no matter how stupid the resulting arguments might be.
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    Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Is Now Available on Steam

    I have no idea what this game is about, but I need something new and this seems to be winning accolades. Purchased. (Of course, it may end up on the pile of "Steam games I bought and haven't played," but 'tis the hazard of Steam...)
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    Google Employee behind Anti-Diversity Memo Is “Exploring All Possible Legal Remedies”

    And this is why when I hear the argument that the lack of women in [insert field] is just a result of benign choices, especially if the argument fails to question what might influence those choices, I call bullshit. Why would anyone want to enter a culture where their gender made them suspect...
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    There Are Nearly 200 ISPs Imposing Data Limits in the US

    Break the monopolies. Local loop unbundling and/or public fiber leased to whoever wants to create an ISP are the only ways out of this mess short of nationalizing the existing infrastructure.
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    The Web Is Getting Choked by Ads

    The advertisers poisoned the well a long time ago. We will never trust them again, between ads that wait to pounce on you until you're halfway down the page to popunders/tabjacking, sudden audio/video, malware, tracking... Their greed may break the internet because users are turning into Roman...
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU Specs and Pricing Revealed

    How this shakes out highly depends on third parties, especially with that high TDP/power draw. If Asus, Gigabyte, etc. can slap a better cooler on that lets air Vega run like stock liquid Vega at a reasonable price, this could get interesting. I'm not sure how feasible that is (though my...
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    YouTube Red and Google Play Music May Be Merging

    I mean, that's what it effectively is right now. Just don't change my "early bird special" ($7.99/mo) and we're golden.
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    Say Goodbye to These Windows 10 Features in the Fall Creators Update

    Remove Paint? What? Unless there's some other lightweight quick image editor/resizer they're replacing it with, that makes no sense.
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    Intel’s 12-Core i9 CPU May Clock Well below AMD’s Threadripper

    You know you're making competitors sweat when they go out of their way to attack you. The worst fate is to be ignored--because it means your competition literally doesn't care what you do because you matter so little to them. Supposedly, Intel's whole CPU business plan assumed "AMD will always...
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi Behind the Scenes

    Retreading A New Hope for Episode VII was okay--it showed "We know how to make a Star Wars movie; we're not going to turn this into <insert other franchise>." If they retread Empire though... Even if it's a legitimately good movie they're going to light all the goodwill they have on fire...
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    StarCraft: Remastered Will Be Released on August 14

    Development interviews said they literally playtested the remaster with pros from South Korea. Not only did everything have to pass the "looks test" ("Can I tell by glancing that's a Battlecruiser/Carrier/Hydralisk/etc?") but also the "feel test." Which meant leaving in things like odd pathing...
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    Verizon Customers Booted off Unlimited Plans for Using Too Much Data

    If they don't want people using their unmetered (which is IMO a better word than unlimited--they don't bill you by the megabyte but they can and will slow you down) connections in third-party areas, stop selling them out in the sticks. Of course, that would undercut the notion that Big Red "has...
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    Study: Solar Panels Create More Toxic Waste Than Nuclear Power Plants

    Another dirty secret is: That's not the real reason nuclear fuel reprocessing was banned. The initial ban was due to proliferation concerns and the policy remains to this day on that basis. While it's true that environmental groups oppose nuclear power, they weren't the ones who came up with...
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    Study: Solar Panels Create More Toxic Waste Than Nuclear Power Plants

    Slate isn't much better, but the broader point stands. This "story" is garbage and pure FUD. You'd never see an ISP shilling piece hit the front page about how Net Neutrality is "unfair" and "harms poor people" (sadly actual arguments they've used). So why this blatant propaganda from a...