Recent content by spugm1r3

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    Man Spends a Week Inside VR

    This was actually pretty interesting. His description of "back to reality" reminded me of coming back from a long deployment at sea, and how it feels like the ground is moving when you step back on to the pier. All the comments about how the technology is not there are non-sequitur. The...
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    Careless Employees Expose Sensitive Data as Public on the Cloud

    You default to private, you make the first available option "Share with all internal <enter company name here> only", and require a confirmation when sharing publicly. You would only have to do this with enterprise version. This would save the ignorant from themselves, and change your problem...
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    "Captain Marvel" Trolled the Trolls with a $455M Global Launch

    I like how the last one didn't bother to remove the quote marks before copying and pasting.
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    Suicide Instructions Found Spliced into Kids' Cartoons on YouTube, YouTube Kids

    Don't let ______ babysit your kids. Enter anything media related, and you are doing well. Give them Legos, give them pets, give them outdoors. Most important, give them your undivided attention. In a perfect world, their algorithm would help moderate the content. I did some dev work building...
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    Machinima Is Shutting Down, With 81 Staffers Laid Off

    Or, sometimes it's easier to buy the pizza oven and throw it away, if your business is selling sushi. I'm not sure the people they kept were the crust, or just people with flexible enough experience to do something else of value.
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    LG Study Claims Xbox Players Are "Better" at Games than PC and PS4 Gamers

    I'd be curious how the test was serviced to various users. If your entry point to the test while on a console was an ad while playing the game, you would get only players of said game taking a test on said game. Conversely, if those on a PC were brought to the test while browsing on, say, their...
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    USB-C Audio Is "Dead"

    I have the same for maintaining sanity on 18 hour flights. I think they are more than sufficient, but I also have no illusions of getting an audiophile experience on the go.
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    Picard Will Lead "Radically Altered" Life in New Star Trek Series

    This is rad. I grew up on The Next Generation and I had a hard time enjoying anything after that. Now, cue the comparisons between Data now and twenty years ago... as advanced as robotics were in that universe, I can't imagine they would bake in aging.
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    Viveport Infinity Brings Unlimited Access to the Viveport Subscription Catalog

    Given the scarcity of full, dedicated, VR titles, this is a must. Most of the content is in various stages of alpha or beta release and it can be pretty easy to burn through the 5 titles. Even more so if you have kids, and need to get a different set of content for their consumption. I'm not...
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    YouTube Stars Are Shilling Real-Life Loot Boxes, and They Look Terrible

    This crap kills me. While it may be easy for me to know when I'm being sold something, my kids have a harder time distinguishing it. I don't let them watch Youtube unattended, but I still have to explain to them how disingenuous it is and it's like I just told them Santa isn't real.
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    Bethesda Reportedly Offering Refunds for "Fallout 76" on PC

    I'll admit, I've been pretty unenthused by the game, a feeling which is disappointing in and of itself. Every Fallout game since 3 has sucked me in, made me want to procrastinate other responsibilities to get a few more minutes of playing time in. Not so much with 76. Most irritating and...
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    Alphacool Eiskoffer Lucky Draw

    I've used other hard tube kits, but this thing is, far and away, more complete. It may seem like a small thing, but including the gloves, for instance, means preventing two separate purchases. For someone just getting into hardline watercooling, it can be an overwhelming experience; saving them...
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    CaseLabs Announces It Has Been “Forced into Bankruptcy and Liquidation”

    No. But, I'll go ahead and make a statement based on gut feelings too, since that seems the modus operandi. The few that do exist are likely experiencing a massive windfall, due to the tariffs, and are not likely feeling altruistic. It's simple supply and demand here, limit the supply without...
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    CaseLabs Announces It Has Been “Forced into Bankruptcy and Liquidation”

    I second what GreenOrbs said. I also have to say, most people here spend up to $150 for riveted 1/16th inch steel and plastic. Caselabs cases are 4mm aluminum without a single rivet or an ounce of plastic. This is a sad day, and its made more sad by the fact that a US company, building...