Recent content by tgom222

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    Nintendo "Wins" $12 Million from Pirate ROM Site Operators

    While I think it is petty of Nintendo to go after these sites, unfortunately, "But everybody else is doing it!" is not a valid legal defense.
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    Intel to Scale Down DIY Processor Shipments

    Wow, is Intel trying to drive DIY PC builders to AMD? Between this and the total coasting in regards to performance increase, they have really allowed AMD to catch up from what look like an insurmountable distance.
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    Netflix May Make Changes to its Pricing Schedule With the Addition of a Fourth Plan

    Netflix is starting down the same road as cable. Charging extra for more screens is fine. Charging extra for 4K and HDR seems lame. The small amount of 4K/HDR content they have is shot that way and they are downgrading it for the lower paying customers. It's not like they have to make a new...
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    Backpage Founders Indicted on 93-Counts

    Is that one guy Ernest Hemingway?
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    Uber Disabled Volvo's Safety System Before Fatal Crash

    I'd like to know if something in the Volvo software conflicted with Uber's software. Why was it disabled? It seems some redundancy would be beneficial. The very first report stated that the woman stepped right out into the way the car. I think a lot of people thought that there was no way the...
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    Toys R Us Is Closing All Its U.S Stores

    While I'm sure that's part of it, the stores were run pathetically. I start looking for my kids Christmas gifts early. Whatever they want for Christmas seems to turn out to be the items you can't find anywhere. This past October season, I went in to Toys'R'Us to look for something. It was...
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    Google Believes Android is as Secure as iOS

    While I agree with the sentiment of your post, the article was about security. Hasn't your S8 received monthly security updates? My wife's S7 is still getting them. Android security updates are very heavily influenced by manufacturer. The Pixel phones are as good as Apple. The rest are on a...
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    Intel Hades Canyon NUC Benchmarks Leak

    That's awesome. I work for a company with the word "computer" in the name and we have some old, hand me down Lenovo laptops with 3 GB of ram and hard drives. We do some onsite consulting work and some of my co-workers have actually had customers say "You work for a COMPUTER company?" when they...
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    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X On Sale

    +15% IPC or +15% overall? You said the former but, I think you meant the later... Clock speeds are going up for sure.
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    Rhode Island Also Wants to Tax Your Pr0n

    Define great. Great on out-of-pocket costs. Not so much on coverage or access. Average wait time for an MRI in Canada is 11.1 weeks. So long that many ligaments have already healed in that time, making it difficult to determine how extensive injuries originally were. In the USA, I could...
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    Bar Receives 500 DMCA Notices Last Week

    +1 The majority of people at bars aren't using open wifi to torrent.
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    How Bill Gates Aims to Clean Up the Planet

    Smog is not caused by CO2. It is mostly from NOx emisisons and unburnt hydrocarbons.
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    Apple to Invest $350B in US over 5 Years & Pay $38B in Repatriation Taxes

    Apples to Oranges. That is just the repatriation tax. There will be additional taxes levied on this money, 1. If Apple pays dividends with some of the repatriated cash, stockholders will have to pay income tax on those. 2. If Apple uses the cash as capital investment (which looks...
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    Serial Swatter Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

    You got the general jist of the charges correct. I would only add that most jurisdictions add a Felony Murder statute. If a someone dies in the commission or as the result of a felony, it's felony murder. I don't know if falsely reporting a homicide/hostage situation to police is a felony in...