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    Intel Releases Disappointing Q4 2018 and Full-Year 2018 Financial Results

    Only 5 billion net income in one quarter; How will they survive?
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    Facebook Fined 500,000 Pounds for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

    The pain to their wrist must be intense.
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    Battlefield V Won't Launch With Battle Royale

    Good. If BR became the predominant form of Battlefield then it's not really Battlefield anymore. This fad will pass like all others...I hope
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    Google Pixel USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter Performance Review

    My issue is more with being forced into it and buying new headphones (dongle is a non-starter sry), juggling more battery management, etc. It's simply unnecessary and has no real benefits at least for my use cases. It seems to be almost entirely about nickle-and-diming you for a bit more...
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    Instagram Users with 100,000+ Followers Get Free Food for Posts

    In theory I would agree. Listening to someone's opinion who you trust is a lot better than just relying on an advertisement directly from the corporation. I just think it would be hard to trust the opinion of some some social media "star" when they are effectively being paid for what they...
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    Intel's i9-9900K Is Only 12% Faster than AMD's 2700X at Gaming, but 66% Pricier

    Gsync with a lower framerate doesn't look or feel anywhere near as smooth as just having a higher framerate/refresh rate in the first place, at least for me. It's a nice thing to have if your framerate is dropping low but it's no substitute for just having more frames. I agree pushing for 144...
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    Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All US Employees

    You're right I shouldn't have decided to develop an autoimmune disorder. That was silly of me wasn't it?
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    Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All US Employees

    The correct approach is probably much more nuanced than declaring "capitalism" or "socialism" as the solution to everything. Simplifying everything or turning everything into a binary option does make it much easier to think about things, but it doesn't seem to be getting us any results...
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    Discord Announces "First on Discord" Games

    Yeah it's hard to see anyone really competing with Steam at this point. Valve was just so early to the idea and even pushed their big games at the time to Steam as killer apps. Which was kind of annoying actually because Steam was horribly buggy at first. I still think Discord is a great app...
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    RIAA Releases 2018 Mid-Year Music Industry Revenue Report

    Good bands can make albums full of good music instead of coasting by on one single, so there are upsides as well. It's not clear exactly what those numbers refer to either. If I buy 8 songs off an album with 10 songs I assume that counts as 8 "single" sales? The real problem for the actual...
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    Startup Claims Solid State Battery Breakthrough

    Quick find investors before people realize we can't actually do this!
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    Metal Gear Solid 1998 Intro: 4K Unreal Engine Remake

    I remembered the original looking a lot more like the remake. It's funny how your brain can fill in the gaps like that, and at the time that opening was pretty damn impressive. :)
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    Study Finds that Millennials Prefer Multiple Content Providers for Streaming

    Yep this is the problem with only studying behavior and ignoring the motivations or circumstances behind those behaviors.
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    Elon Musk Smokes Weed in Podcast

    All of those things are true with alcohol as well. Double standard. Most people try alcohol before pot, so if weed is a gateway drug alcohol is even more of one. Alcohol users suffer from more psychological problems as well, but there is a question of correlational directionality in both...
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    VR Shipments Decreased 33% Due to a Lack of Bundling and Discounts in 2018

    It's already pretty good for any "cockpit" type games that support it just because they almost work by default, but yeah for most other games there is a bit of a chicken and egg situation. It's hard to justify devoting a lot of development resources to making a game work well with VR when 99%...
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