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    High Performance to Noise Ratio in Noctua's Next Generation A-Series Fans

    Yeah, but then you end up dressing like you just got run over by the clearance rack at Goodwill
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    The Last Throes of Mad Catz

    Mad Catz also bought Saitek and cranked out low-quality versions of the cyborg 3D. I had a game-port version of the stick from when it was still made by Saitek, and the later Madcatz version was nowhere near it in quality.
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    Social Just Warriors in Space....and Beyond

    Obesity is caused by eating low-quality cheap food. Someone who spends $5 a day on the Mcdonalds dollar menu is going to be more obese that someone who spends $50 a day on seafood and steak at a fancy restaurant
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    Social Just Warriors in Space....and Beyond

    I had never heard of Point & Clickbait before. It looks like a gaming-focused onion-esque parody of Breitbart. (I assume its a parody anyway, it's getting harder to tell lately)
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    You Should Care about the Supreme Court Case on Toner Cartridges

    It really depends on which part of Hollywood you are talking about. Directors, writers, actors, and production crew, sure I could see that. After all, it's hard to create something that appeals to the masses if you only think about yourself. Movie studio executives and financial backers (the...
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    VR Gaining Traction in the HardForum

    There is a VR version of the Dolphin Gamecube emulator that works similar fashion as vorpx. Metroid Prime supposedly plays pretty good in VR, other games not so well.
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    VR Gaining Traction in the HardForum

    You can't look around or behind you with a flat screen, no matter how big it is. Granted, any game that requires such actions will have a dedicated 'look' function, but VR makes it a much more natural thing to do.
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    Google Working on Secret VR OLED with 10 Times the Pixels of Current Displays

    I would like to point out that the screen door effect is not directly related to the resolution or pixels per inch. It's caused by the gaps between the pixels, so all they really need to do is to make screens with larger pixels and smaller gaps.
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    Noctua Exhibit at Computex Has AMD ThreadRipper Heat Sinks and More [Rumor]

    Just wait until the fans starting playing the corporate jingle every time you turn them on, like some modern appliances do. You hit power button and hear the post beep, followed by 4 different jingles playing at the same time.
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    You Should Care about the Supreme Court Case on Toner Cartridges

    I don't know if it applies here, but some printer companies were adding an automatic expiration for cartridges, where the cartridge would record the date when it was first installed, and report empty after a set amount of time had passed, regardless of actual ink level remaining.
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    HTC Vive Wireless Shown Off by Intel at Computex

    Isn't it a bit late for Intel to be annoucing this, when the TPCast wireless adaptor is going on sale sometime in the next 3 months? The 3rd party Windows Holographic VR headsets already do this, using some variation of kinect technology
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    Noctua Exhibit at Computex Has AMD ThreadRipper Heat Sinks and More [Rumor]

    Those "experimental" coolers look familiar...
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    Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Universal Basic Income in Harvard Commencement Speech

    It's a solution for a problem that doesn't yet exist, but it's becoming increasingly clear that, if it does happen, it will happen within the next few decades. The important thing to remember, though, is that creating any solution will take a long time, and there needs to be a solution ready...
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    Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Universal Basic Income in Harvard Commencement Speech

    It comes from the 1%, who currently have 99% of the money.
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    Mark Zuckerberg Calls for Universal Basic Income in Harvard Commencement Speech

    This was at Harvard, a school for rich kids who already have income for life in the form of trust funds. Is there a phrase that means the exact opposite of "preaching to the choir"? Because that's what he was doing.
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    Radio Shack Closing Its Doors after 96 Years This Memorial Day Weekend

    Luckily the parts that tend to break the most, like power connectors and switches, usually aren't surface mounted
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    Radio Shack Closing Its Doors after 96 Years This Memorial Day Weekend

    All of the radio shack stores in my area have already been converted to Sprint stores. Probably just threw all the leftovers in a dumpster instead of selling them.
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    Oculus Rift Release 1.15 Allows Full Room Scale Tracking

    They wanted to show off one of the newest Oculus games, JazzHands VR
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    Oculus Rift Release 1.15 Allows Full Room Scale Tracking

    Both of those games will put you in every corner of the play space, and if you are facing a non-lighthouse corner and bend over, your body can block the controller from seeing either lighthouse. It's only happened with those 2 games, though
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    Nintendo Switch Dock Costs $90 but Appears Awfully Empty

    My point was, the lack of a mini-dock is an intentional choice (to waste our money on extra plastic, packaging and shipping, all marked up 10% by every hand it passes though), and not because it has to be any particular size.
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    Nintendo Switch Dock Costs $90 but Appears Awfully Empty

    It only has to be that big if you insist that the dock must actually hold (and almost completely encase) the tablet. There is no technical reason they couldn't make a mini-dock (the same size as the circuit board), that just connects to the switch tablet via a cable, saving costs in materials...
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    German Heavy Metal Music Festival Builds Beer Pipeline to Preserve the Environment

    We used to call them Low-Lifes (because they are cheap), but we still drank them (because we were poor)
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    Oculus Rift Release 1.15 Allows Full Room Scale Tracking

    I'm curious how well a game like job simulator or fantastic contraption works on the Rift, because those games sometimes put you in positions where even the Vive can lose tracking. There have been a few times were I have accidentally launched that green cat into orbit, because the controller...
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    Manchester Arena Bombing Tweeted Hours Before

    OK, you want a rebuke to your pigin-english translations? Here you go (line by line, same as yours) http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=2&verse=191 http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=3&verse=28 http://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=3&verse=85...
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    Manchester Arena Bombing Tweeted Hours Before

    Based on the fake tweets, the (false) claim of responsibility from ISIS, and the fact that the authorities already knew there was an Al Qaeda member in the area and did nothing about it, I would call this a semi-false flag operation (I say semi, because it was a real terrorist, but it was...
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    Far Cry 5 Teasers Confirm American Setting, Full Reveal This Week

    I'm not sure this level of detail could be handled by a $2000+ gaming PC, let alone a PS4 like they claim in the teaser.
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    Far Cry 5 Teasers Confirm American Setting, Full Reveal This Week

    Considering that these teaser videos are live-action and not computer-generated, disappointment is a certainty.
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    Far Cry 5 Teasers Confirm American Setting, Full Reveal This Week

    Either the PS4 has magically gained some impressive graphics power, or those were just live-action shorts and not at all indicative of the actual game.
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    Robots Could Wipe out Another 6 Million Retail Jobs

    In support of your comment, here is a (slightly old) minimum-wage chart adjusted for inflation.
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    Panasonic Recalls 280,000 Tablet PC Battery Packs Due to Fire Risk

    It may not be entirely the fault of the battery in this case. Toshiba Toughbooks and Toughpads are frequently used in conditions where you wouldn't normally use a computer, like in a steel foundry, or a freezer-warehouse. Lithium batteries needed a newer and more complex charging system...
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    It's Time for PC Game Demos to Make a Comeback

    When I was younger we didn't have money for games, and nobody had yet told me about the secret password "warez" that would open the door to free games (this was back when just searching for the word 'warez' would get you real software and not viruses) A lot of BBSs had a download section full...
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    Robots Could Wipe out Another 6 Million Retail Jobs

    We already live in a post-scarcity world, but the reason we don't all have a small amount of luxury is because a small number of people are living in utmost luxury. We work hard so that someone else can buy a second (or 3rd, or 10th) yacht or mansion.
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    Robots Could Wipe out Another 6 Million Retail Jobs

    That is the main plot behind the sci-fi book Steel Beach. In the book, CGI characters or overlays in movies are banned in order to protect jobs forhuman actors, so alien or fantasy characters have to be created though surgical modification of the actors, including things like turning them into...
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    WannaCrypt Makes an Easy Case for Linux

    I don't use Windows because I like Microsoft, I use Windows because it's the only OS that allows me to play Elite Dangerous in VR.
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    Robots Could Wipe out Another 6 Million Retail Jobs

    Everyone who would have gone into unskilled farm work ended up in unskilled service-sector work instead. Where will they go from there? The industrial revolution may have created as many jobs as it destroyed, but there is no guarantee that the AI revolution will do the same.
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    Robots Could Wipe out Another 6 Million Retail Jobs

    I recently ate at a Red Robin restaurant, and every table had a touchscreen that you could use to order appetizers, drinks, and desserts, as well as pay your bill (with a card) All it would take is one tiny software change (to allow ordering food) and suddenly they no longer need (as many)...
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    Apple: Exploding Headphones Not Our Fault

    Can a company still dismiss a claim on the basis of 3rd-party batteries if 1st-party batteries don't exist? I don't recall ever seeing Beats or Apple -branded AAs or AAAs Unless the manual specifically lists a brand name, or it can be proven that the batteries were at fault, she might still...
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    Zenimax Sues Samsung over VR Technology in Gear Goggles

    That is just a software setting to turn on low-persistence mode (a feature of samsung oled panels). There is a hidden setting on the phone to force it on manually, which is very unpleasant to look at under normal smartphone use. You can still use low persistence mode with cardboard, you just...
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    Zenimax Sues Samsung over VR Technology in Gear Goggles

    The gear VR has it's own high-resolution gyroscopes and accelerometers (separate from the ones in the phone). You can see the difference when you run cardboard apps on a GearVR. There is a significant decrease in head tracking speed and accuracy with cardboard, because cardboard apps can't...
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    Post Your Workstations 2017

    There is a baggie of Colorado Retail Marijuana sitting there too.
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