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    Comcast data caps are coming in January all over the place

    Wrong. It's local Communism, bud. If it were capitalism, any ISP that wanted to lay fiber could do so. Prices would be much lower and speeds much higher. That's how it works in Europe. The telcos have contracts with local governments to prevent competition. I am all for capitalism - this...
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    Comcast data caps are coming in January all over the place

    I just got a notice that I was at 75% of that and I don't download anything, but I do a ton of work with databases over VPN, which must be driving up my usage. Fucking bullshit! Can they even do this if you are mid-contract? Good news for me is that I have options. Commiecast can stuff it.
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    TSMC Approves 3.5 Billion Dollar Arizona Foundry

    Some was paid already.
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    Microchipping humans

    Two A
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    Crysis Next Teased, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale FPS

    Crysis = $ Fortnite = $ Crysis x Fortnite = $$ It's simple math, for crying out loud! ;)
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    Microsoft Internal Documents - Permanent Work From Home

    Best consensus I have read was: Introvert: WFH = good Extrovert: WFH = bad Introverts are happy just doing their work. Extroverts like a to create a lot of (mostly) useless meetings and spend time chit chatting to cultivate relationships. Admittedly, for some job roles, this is necessary...
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    Intel's supposedly RTX 3070-level GPU, the Xe DG2, is running in its labs right now

    Sure. Unless they stole some designs from nVidia or AMD, how did they make this giant leap in technology? Intel has been hyping their GPUs for decades and they always end up being duds.
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    [WCCF] [IgorsLab] Alleged performance benchmarks for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT "Big Navi" graphics card have been leaked out.

    AMD can more easily sell GPUs now without heavy discounts, because they have improved their brand awareness by winning in the CPU market. Winning in the GPU market is going to magnify that benefit. I figured Navi would be a hit, because they are talking about dropping $30BN on Xilinx. They...
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    Department of Justice Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

    True, but is Google even a "North American company?" These companies will eventually be based in tax sheltered countries or pay no taxes, if they are not already. How many people realize that Apple is really a Jersey island company? What is the solution? Eventually they become like MomCorp in...
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    India shows off new home-grown CPU – but at 100MHz, 32-bit and 180nm, it’s a bit of a clunker

    Better they develop a homegrown industry than outsource those grown in their home to international industries. Only product I have bought that knowingly came from India was a shirt. At least this is a start.
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    Researchers found the manual for the world's oldest surviving computer

    Heard about it. Fancy watch. Sounds like the Z4 helped develop the first jets and rocket technology? Now that's cool.
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    Cramer’s lightning round: Micron Tech is the one chipmaker everyone hates

    In other words, he is all in on gold and silver miners (where everyone should be). ;) Stay the heck away from the stock market. It doesn't even keep up with inflation. Gold has outpaced the market by >2.5x over the last 20 years. Look at what physical silver did after the 2008 crash... Micron...
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    Lots of speculation. Numerous possibilities. Controlling ~75% of mobile phone processor and almost being able to build their own phones. They can increase licensing fees and shut down competitors as well. Providing the core components for consoles will make them more competitive in consoles...
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    Yes, a Pregnancy Test Can Run Doom and Skyrim

    So he only used the housing and the board doesn't fit in it. Waste of time - not a success.
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    ...except in space.
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    Firefox on Android gets Major Update...

    Using Fennec Fox. Firefox with even moar privacy. Still haven't seen this change yet. Being the curmudgeon I am, I will probably hate it.
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    Intel Is Changing Its Logo and Iconic, Five-Note Bong Sound

    See? We've changed! Honest! Exactly. Intel has been dragging their name through the mud, the last few years. AMD already valued at nearly half of INTC, because the writing is on the wall, if they don't pull their shit together. Their roadmap doesn't look good.
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    Marvel Uploads a New Avengers: Endgame Trailer

    Gives another meaning to "necro bump"
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    Factorio exits Early Access after eight years of work

    That's what I was thinking. That or solo player C&C.
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    Thermaltake Wants to Jazz up the Way You Apply Thermal Compound

    Not a convincing method when they show the sides aren't even covered. Would recommend against this new paste, even though I have never used it. Diamond dust works well in TIM, but it also erodes the laser etching. I have used many different pastes over the years. Here are my general...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    What is your other choice? Android? Also a monopoly for it's ecosystem. It censors apps as well. The US has anti-trust laws to prevent oligopolies like this from existing - they are not enforced. The problem is, what if you do breakup Google or Apple and some multinational conglomerate takes...
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    A machinist lapped an AMD Ryzen 16-core CPU within a nanometer

    Exactly. Things he could have done differently that would have been time better spent on improving performance: 1. Machined OFF the headspreader. 2. Desoldered the heatspreader 3. Used sub-zero cooling. He probably had a bubble like this soldered on chip...
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    Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft

    Would rather have Exynos chips with unlocked bootloaders in the US than Snapdragon.
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    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AGP Graphics Card Complete New In Box Factory Sealed Rare

    ...or someone who has a friend that works at Best Buy that has access to the shrink-wrapping machine in the back of the store... Good one. Been selling on eBay for 20+ years. I have pretty much stopped selling there, for that reason. They need to divorce themselves from PayPal, switch to Adyen...
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    RISC-V Gaining Traction

    Android was open-source... and now it is a mix - at best. If I understand this correctly, what's to stop the big players from developing proprietary ISA's, just like Google does with Google-based Android apps?
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    Matrox D1450 Graphics Card Now Shipping

    '90's, kid. We need Kyle and Steve here to set you straight.
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    Star Wars: Squadrons hands-on: the flight sim we've been waiting for

    It looks pretty awesome, although content limited. Seems more like XvT where single player campaign limited. Hopefully they flesh it out more. This could be something big. Too bad the E.vil A.lliance is making it, but they make every game now, it seems.
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    Chinese developer unveils new 64-core CPU for 8-processor servers

    "does not disclose its transistor count..." "TSMC’s 16nm" Nope.
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    Superman builds a Ryzen system.

    ^ 'roids. You can work out 12 hours a day and you are not looking like that without juice. The only guys I've known that looked like that told me they juiced.
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    'NBA 2K21' Will Cost $70 USD for PS5 and Xbox Series X. Is this the new normal?

    Inflation. Wait until Biden gets in office. To China and back!
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    iPhone 12 Won't Include Charger Or EarPods In Box

    Apple charge less? Doing this in the interest of "waste" and the "consumer." LOL! Quit being an Appleogist. They're trying to bilk you for more money! Yup.
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    Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

    I remember selling that back in '97 when it was a $1600 camera (1280x1024) and I worked at CompUSA. One of the main alternatives was an $800 0.3MP (640x480) Sony Mavica that used a 3 1/2" floppy disk. Resolution was terrible, pictures were awful, but it didn't use Olympus's SD technology, which...
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    EA, Motive and Lucasfilm Announce Star Wars: Squadrons

    Hey it's SWG. Looks like they are hiding something.
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    Engineers Found Guilty of Stealing Micron Secrets for China

    I was going to say BURN them, but that works, too. China invented the game.
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    Chinese vendor has repacked a Xeon CPU

    Defense is only about 1/4 of what is bankrupting us. You are right - we can definitely trim it down - probably in half. However, defense is the only department that is mandated by the Constitution and is necessary to keep China from taking over us or our allies (i.e. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan...
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    Creative introduces the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition in a white finish with added RGB effects

    The SNR of Creative cards is hard to beat with an external DAC for the price AND it's internal. They still make sense. ...and if you are using onboard and can't tell the difference in audio when you are listening to music then... 1. You have some really crappy speakers/headphones. Are they...
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    US successfully tests a Laser Weapon that can Destroy Aircraft Mid-Flight

    Hah! I think of Real Genius every time frikkin lasers get mentioned.
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    AMD Repositions Ryzen 9 3900X at $410 Threatening both i9-10900K and i7-10700K

    Prices at their Duluth, GA store were always crappy. Retail around it died and so did the store. Their Alpharetta store has alot of missing inventory. Prices not good. Used to shop in So Cal stores where prices were great and inventory teeming with cheap Chinese crap. Lucky enough to have two...
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