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    Microsoft quietly releases a new Linux distro called CBL-Mariner

    Ubuntu, so not forced? I don't see that as a valid reason for accepting more baseline bloat in a distro. It is the most popular linux desktop, along with other widely popular ones like Mint being derived from it. The general desktop user will not necessarily be privy to installing Debian...
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    Microsoft quietly releases a new Linux distro called CBL-Mariner

    Microsoft is creeping ever-more into Linux territory, as shown in the latest Ubuntu release, with baked in support of AD and other Microsoft-based software: https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/22/ubuntu_21_04/ I'm not saying it's a bad thing that Microsoft adds Linux support, it is that they...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Thanks for the link - The temps here will be 113 today and were 112 yesterday, no thermal shutdown yet (*knock on wood*), the dish is on a pole that extends up a few feet from the roof, so it may not be getting as much heat from surroundings, as say, the low ground mount that comes with the kit...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    The last week saw temperatures in my area between 103-108F, have not had any issues so far. Dropouts have decreased (as well as length of dropouts) compared to a few months ago. We recently cancelled our cable satellite and went with streaming sevices, haven't had a single issue with...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    In my location, summer temps generally hover around 105-115 degrees. Currently the temps are between 85-90 degrees during the day. I've not had problems yet due to heat, but will report if I experience a heat related issue.
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    Customizable controller let's you configure controls

    Couch setup matters as well, having one that reclines at the proper distance and angle to the TV, along with a good gaming wireless KB/M setup can make all the difference. The setup is important (and can be cost prohibitive), but the slower and less accurate movements when playing FPSes and...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Received my Starlink a week ago, retrofitted an old Hughesnet mount on my roof to work with it. So far it has been great in nearly all aspects - pings ~ 30ms, average d/l is around 80Mbps, with speeds periodically getting up to 130Mbps, upload speeds ~ 15-20Mbps. Night and day better over...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    My ISP charged me $500 for the install/lease of my equipment (simple roof mounting with an ethernet run), and I'm being charged $140/mo to get 3mb-6mb on a good day. Based on the article: “Expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the next several...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    After the latest launch, it looks like the public beta is coming soon: https://www.zdnet.com/article/elon-musk-spacexs-starlink-broadband-public-beta-ready-to-go-after-latest-launch/
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    I was skeptical, hence my question about actual specs - I am lucky to get 3mb/s at my location. My ISP provided me with a cell tower service that initially gave me ~15mb/s the first couple months (great, right?), until they oversold in my area and the speeds went to crap. And then COVID tanked...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    500mbps seems terribly low. At any speed, like you said, when they choose to oversaturate/oversell the service in a particular region, speeds can suffer greatly there. Has Starlink publicly released any actual specs on the bandwidth capabilities per satellite? I don't know why they would...
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    VMware Updates per-CPU Pricing Model

    Why not just go to the core model rather than changing what a CPU actually means?
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    Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS

    Works well, much like Chrome, and seems to have better GPU acceleration than Chrome on Windows, based on my experience. Will be glad when W10 incorporates this into the base OS, so I don't have to deploy Chrome any more in my organization. Having a single browser will be nice. As long as...
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    Researchers Find A.I. Is Capable at Diagnosing Common Childhood Conditions

    Regardless of the privacy concerns, if a computer program can aid in detection of ailments from medical scans to supplement a doctor, it can only be a good thing. I've had 2 family members misdiagnosed from separate PCPs who failed to identify obvious ailments on xrays that were blatantly...
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    Amazon is Reportedly Tired of Selling Low Cost Items

    This is the most obvious answer, keep selling cheap crap, but require a lot of it to make shipping worthwhile. More inventory moving, less shipping costs for Amazon, problem solved for them.
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