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    Windows 10 machines running on ARM will be able to emulate x64 apps soon

    I'm thinking Intel is suddenly going to get it's act together and make some big moves. Right now they are repeating Pentium 4 and RAMBUS days.
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    I pay $130 a month for Internet that is less than this. And I live in suburban city life.
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    Razer is launching a prepaid credit card

    I'm not arguing your point in general, I think you are probably right. But I recently got a pre-paid credit card for paying for stuff online....the more shadier companies (like file sharing). That way if they try to over charge, or my card info gets stolen I don't have to worry too much.
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    PS5 Price Revealed

    First game I ever bought was Populous 2 in the early 90's and I paid $50 for that. The difference though was that 30 years ago you sold 10's of thousands of units. Now you sell 10's of millions of units.
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    Apple helped the US government build a 'top secret' iPod, former engineer says

    Article doesn’t actually give any information. iPod designer claims he helped develop an iPod that looked and functioned like normal but had the ability to do other things. No one at the company can validate his claims cause it was top secret and couple people that did know have left. Developer...
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    Apple blocks WordPress iOS app updates because they weren't getting a cut of free purchases.

    Don’t forget the next part of the article, where the developer seems to understand the issue better then those getting outraged on his behalf.
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    Apple blocks WordPress iOS app updates because they weren't getting a cut of free purchases.

    What part am I supposed to be outraged about? Not following rules or Apple making a profit?
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    Apple blocks WordPress iOS app updates because they weren't getting a cut of free purchases.

    it said in the article that there was a way for customers to find out about purchasing things outside the app. Which is where the problem is. The developer said “ok you caught me, I’ll just remove it an we are good now?” Apple is saying no, make it available the proper way that you agreed to and...
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    Apple blocks WordPress iOS app updates because they weren't getting a cut of free purchases.

    I don't understand the rationality for why so many people believe app developers are entitled to the 10's of millions of users on Apple's platform and not have to pay anything for it. Apple created the entire ecosphere that allows for this app (program) to exist, in exchange for that, they want...
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    Apple blocks WordPress iOS app updates because they weren't getting a cut of free purchases.

    Apple for no reason so what ever other than greed and evil...... Oh, so in other words....just follow the normal rules and he would be fine.
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    Bill English, co-inventor of the computer mouse, dies at 91

    John C Dvorak should write the eulogy ;)
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    Intel Readies Atom "Grand Ridge" 24-core Processor, Features PCIe 4.0 and DDR5

    Sources say it will come with 5TB of onboard memristor storage courtesy of HP.
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    Never had amd before

    AMD Processors will make all your dreams come true* *Not valid in all states. Results shown not typical. Your results may vary. We have a Ryzen 2600 on our Oculus Rift S. I would say the video card is the important factor on VR. Went with AMD because the price is very competitive. Since then...
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    Sampler Feedback Streaming will allow Xbox Series X to better the I/O throughput of Sony PS5

    I'm not too concerned with the tribal banter of Team Xbox versus Team Playstation versus Team PC. but I what I found very interesting in regards to the Playstation SSD announcement is how games were so fundamentally impacted by the speed of the storage medium. The maps and game play themselves...
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    Epic Games integrates into GoG, and Tim Sweeney advocates for universal game ownership across all platforms

    Oh also, none of these games or services are sold for the sake of art or your enjoyment. They are created and sold to generate revenue, for everyone involved. That's the only reason these different services and games exist. This notion of universal ownership would seem to fly in the face of the...
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    Epic Games integrates into GoG, and Tim Sweeney advocates for universal game ownership across all platforms

    When you make a purchase on Steam now, you have to agree to the "subscriber" terms of service for every purchase. Its seems Steam might be side stepping this issue by not selling you anything. Instead you pay a one time "subscription" fee to use that product indefinitely.....until you can't. So...
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    Sony boosting output of PlayStation 5 to meet surge in demand

    Best Buy hasn’t had PlayStation 4 Pro in stock since early April. I’m sure Sony would like to make up for that sales slump before the end of the year.
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    'NBA 2K21' Will Cost $70 USD for PS5 and Xbox Series X. Is this the new normal?

    But it's a sports game, wait a couple years and it will be $5 used.
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    Ubisoft’s CCO resigns in wake of sweeping allegations

    It's almost as if the centuries of practice where men and women tended to gather in different professions may have had a practical purpose. Nah, lets put 'em all together and we'll just make policies to keep things right.
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    Microcenter Powerspec Duplicator i3 Mini 3d printer, shipped!

    Doing very well in Dallas (though COVID-19 had some negative effect I'm sure). The 4 Fry's stores in the metroplex on the other hand.....it is a wonder they are still in business.
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    iPhone 12 Won't Include Charger Or EarPods In Box

    Obviously you have to purchase a Google USB-C to Headphone adapter! https://store.google.com/us/product/usb_c_headphone_adapter "Use your favorite 3.5mm headphones with your Pixel and Pixel Slate, or connect to your sound system, with the compact USB-C adapter."
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    Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB smokes

    Little extreme there..... maybe your experiences during the PATA100 days was different than mine....when getting more than a year out of a hard drive was considered decent.
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    John Carmack Had Minecraft VR Running On Oculus Quest

    Minecraft on Rift is a pretty cool experience. Especially in creative being able to fly around.
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    Portable SSD make a huge difference over a portable normal hard drive ?

    Depends on your needs. If you are just saving a small file here and there or watching movies, then a regular hard drive isn't a problem, especially for the price versus capacity. But if you are going to be accessing lots of files in random location, then an SSD would be noticeable. My real...
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    Western Digital SMR Drives: the class-action lawsuit and the performance impact

    I have a Seagate 6TB SMR drive and it is awful after about 40-50GB of continuous writes. I ended up using Microsoft Storage Spaces and combining it with some other drives just to offset the speed issue. But you can still see the up/down swing of transfer speed on large backups. If your goal is...
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    Anyone else having poor experience with touch/hand tracking on Rift S?

    The cable is official product ordered from Oculus website and shipped from Facebook. The cable was immediatly noticable. I have been unwinding the headset when the kids were done with for a couple months trying to prolong the lifespan of the old cable. So I was pretty used to the feel of the...
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    Anyone else having poor experience with touch/hand tracking on Rift S?

    Went ahead and measured the outside diameter difference. Original cable is 6.5mm New is 5mm.
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    Anyone else having poor experience with touch/hand tracking on Rift S?

    It got to be a daily thing, so I went ahead and swapped out the cable as I had bought several months ago. Seems to be ok now. The old cable had several kinks in it, but no cuts in the sleeve or anything. I was surprised at how much thinner the replacement cable is though. Gotta be a good 25%-30%...
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    Anyone else having poor experience with touch/hand tracking on Rift S?

    I had an original Rift with 3 cameras and the hand tracking was rock solid on that setup. But ever since moving to the Rift S, I have found the hand tracking to be deteriorating over time. They keep updating the firmware and software and I keep thinking this might be the time they finally fix...
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    Star Trek will go to Strange New Worlds in new spinoff series

    If you want to see a space series far better than any Star Trek, check out Another Life on Netflix. (...snorts uncontrollably under breathe) Give it 3 or 4 episodes though to get you hooked. (....erupts into unstoppable laughter)
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    12 quarts mobil 1 synthetic, various grades $30, ymmv, instore.

    My commuter car uses the 0-20 high effeciency stuff. I picked up one of these couple weeks ago. My car also only uses 4qt of oil, so this is 3 oil changes for me....$10 an oil change (+filter) for high effeciency oil is good in my book.
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    Are Sony Playstations in short supply right now? Pro specifically.

    Ahh, ok I hadn't put much thought into the PS5. I thought maybe that was next year or something. Perhaps I'll wait and get that (and hope for backwards compatiblity). I'm mostly just wanting to play FF7 and Death Stranding so far from PS world.
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    Samsung’s premium 2020 TVs to support 8K at 60Hz and 4k at 120Hz

    We got a Sony with Dolby Vision this year since we are an Apple and Xbox household. Holy cow, the effect is very noticable....borderline uncomfortable in some scenes....not blinding, but your eyes do protest. I've also noticed the difference playing co-op with my kids while on Lockdown. We have...
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    Are Sony Playstations in short supply right now? Pro specifically.

    I have been wanting to get a Playstation 4 Pro since FF7 came out. But Best Buy has not had any Playstation of any kind in stock for the last 2 weeks I have been looking. Best Buy is my preferred place to buy, but I have also checked other brick and mortar stores and look to have limited...
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    EU votes to have universal mobile device power adapters

    The point is, that Apple has consistently had innovative connector technology for 20 years. Few people want to admit this because Apple is the epitome of capitalism, but it's true. Apple has also been fairly good about keeping the connectors consistent within their product lines. Everything had...
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    EU votes to have universal mobile device power adapters

    Are we talking about cell phones or laptops? Every modern cell phone on the market uses a USB "charger" or a standardized wireless charger. As far as their laptops, the magsafe is awesome and people I have talked to that have Macbooks are very satisfied with them. I have 2 after market magsafe...
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    EU votes to have universal mobile device power adapters

    As I said, it’s very easy to forget or discredit things when it comes from someone you don’t like. I mentioned Lightning and 30 Pin and you both chose to only acknowledge things that didn’t pertain specifically to your argument. So far the rational am seeing is that the majority should control...
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    EU votes to have universal mobile device power adapters

    did you forget that the lightning cable came to market years before USB-C? Did you forget that the 30 pin offered power, digital, and analog signals so that docks could choose to have or not have processing built-in? Did you forget that FireWire allowed digital signal transfer and control of DV...
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    Storage For Video Production

    What kind of space are you looking for? 2TB, 10TB? Are you wanting some level of protection like mirrored drives, or just 1 single drive? Mirrored will cost significantly more.
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