Recent content by Zamboni

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    911 Calls Raise Concerns Over Amazon Working Conditions

    But at the same time they'll continue to hire the kids because they're cheaper than hiring experienced workers. I've found that any resume with a decent amount of experience on it usually goes straight into the trash can, especially if they don't come with that sweet state-funded retraining...
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    Vitaminwater Offers $100K to Quit Smartphones for a Year

    Cake. My phone sits in the glove compartment of my car - it won't be missed and I'd rather have the Razr back anyway. Funny how they're weeding out the easy winners by limiting this to Twitter and Instagram users.
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    Federal Agents Dressed as Mail Couriers Are Busting Illegal Online Drug Deals

    That service does exist, but it's a bit more expensive than the USPS flat rate boxes. The dark web is the kind of place to spend millions on narcotics and then cheap out on the postage.
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    Internet Fire Challenge Leaves 12 Year Old Girl Horribly Burned and on a Ventilator

    The Internet never forgets. Ten years from now a new batch of kids will be scoring antique Tide pods off of eBay when the challenge comes around again.
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    “Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money”

    Our local library checked out 21 million books last year, on top of however many CDs and DVDs and digital copies. They also have close to 4000 computers for public use, plus printers and faxes. None of this is going to be replaced by an Amazon retail kiosk. What's next, local parks? No need...
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    20K Sith vs 20K Jedi - FIGHT!

    Throwing the Sith around just causes the Jedi to scatter to hunt them down (and throw them again). The simulator borrowed its AI from an ant nest.
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    GTX 1180 Leaked On Vietnamese Store

    Sloppy photoshop. They didn't even blackout the entire World of Warships logo off the 1080 box..
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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk Alleges Sabotage by Employee in Company Email

    The Model 3's being delivered now are closer to $49K. The $35K model is way down the schedule, if they ever build it.
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    Check out this cheapo M.2 SSD, the DREVO D1 M.2 2280 240 GB $59

    It's a Silicon Motion controller, but the memory chips are labeled Drevo (marked SDXNS1CRG-064GFR W15128WFR Korea).
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    3tb 49 bucks @ frys

    Well, it is from Fry's. I stopped shopping there because it was hard to find anything that wasn't refurbished or a customer return. Their cashiers could never understand why I'd start opening boxes at the register to find one that still had a new part in it.
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    31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz VA G-Sync - LG 32GK850G

    Mine finally showed up, decided to set everything up on one desk to compare sizes. (43" 4K, LG 32", antique Dell 3007)
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    Amazon Shares Fall After Report Trump Wants to Curb its Power

    Amazon: "Do you want us to sell your daughter's imported jewelry or not?" Trump: "I love Amazon!"
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    Does formatting damage an SSD?

    The occasional format is fine. It's defragging that wears down the life cycle.
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    Amazon Patents Drone That Can Recognize Screaming and Flailing

    If you're a Prime member, the drone will drop the package and the parachute will guide it into your waiting arms. If you're not a Prime member, it doesn't use the chute.