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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    As for Toyota losing Prius drivers to Tesla, as a Prius owner who wants a Tesla, my biggest gripe with my Prius is just how awful Entune is. I never touched it once my free trial ran out . It blows my mind that in 2019 Priuses aren't compatible with CarPlay or Android auto. I didn't end up...
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    AT&T Raises Prices Again

    I recently subscribed to YouTube TV because the older members of my family weren't happy being cable-less. Quality is better than cable was, price is better, channel selection is better, and they can watch pretty much whatever they want when they want. There was a slight learning curve for my...
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    Whole Foods Cuts Workers' Hours after Amazon Introduces Minimum Wage

    You're technically incorrect. There are different types of corporations. I believe what you're referring to are C corporations. I run an S corporation, we have no publicly traded shares, and therefore no fiduciary responsibly to share holders. The wide world of business is MUCH more...
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    Steven Spielberg Is Gunning to Make Sure Netflix Never Has Another Oscars Contender

    TL:DR Spielberg is old and doesn't like change Oscars are almost completely irrelevant these days. The medium of distribution has zero relevance to quality. Arguing Netflix movies don't belong in Oscars is like saying that movies on DVD don't belong in Oscars. Is he arguing that only films...
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    Tesla Demonstrates Its New Security System Called Sentry Mode

    So much hate. Say what you will about Tesla, but that commercial was awesome!
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    The Division 2 Ditching Steam Is "A Long-Term Positive," Says Ubisoft

    Full disclosure, I have a free key for division 2 coming from AMD. I still doubt I'll ever play it, due to hating uplay.
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    The Division 2 Ditching Steam Is "A Long-Term Positive," Says Ubisoft

    I never really liked Ubisoft as a company to begin with. Once they required uplay, even on steam, I stopped buying their games, even when they were on deep sale. All these different launchers are a waste of time and resources. I'm not saying companies couldn't have their own launchers, just...
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    Senate, House Bills Aim to Kill $7,500 Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, Add New EV Tax

    I'm a huge proponent of alternative fuels, but the EV subsidy needs to die. It only benefits the wealthy, and hinders road maintenance. I'm all for creating an EV tax, anyone following EVs has known an EV tax would have to come eventually. I'm lucky to live in an area with cheap electricity...
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    BioWare's Head of Live Service Apologizes for Anthem's "Rocky" VIP Demo

    I'll give them credit where due. They did a great job of owning the mistakes and apologizing. Bethesda could do with more apologizing for fallout 76.
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    Palmer Luckey Details His Vision of Reshaping National Security During Interview

    Maybe the military can actually get useful technology for once, instead of pie in the sky promises and pork. None of what Lucky is proposing sounds like new ideas. What would be new would be actual follow through with decent gear. Much of the techtec use in the military is years behind what...
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    Netflix Hit with Choose Your Own Adventure Lawsuit over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Choose your own adventure is a set of directions, but I see how it could be trademarked. Trademark law is different than copyright law, so the company may have legal footing. It's the same as ComiCon™ vs. a comic convention, or comic Con. Having the ComiCon ™ is stupid, but legally valid...
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    Bungie Inks Deal to Leave Activision While Maintaining Control of Destiny

    Might not all be good news. Did everyone miss the part about NetEase investing $100M in Bunngie? No one investments that much money without wanting something in return, and considering NetEase's track record, I'm cautious of the announcement at best. Further, considering how in bed NetEase is...
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    Radeon 7 Goes on Sale February 7

    I'm not really disappointed or excited. People seem really negative today without a lot of justification. I'll wait for benchmarks and mature drivers before deciding. Heck, I kind of have to. Building a Zen 2 threadripper rig as soon as it comes out, my ancient 3570k workstation is in need...
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    Radeon 7 Goes on Sale February 7

    I got the same bundle with my 590. The bundle REQUIRES you to have the card installed and actually checks your system for the card; I tried to claim the games in mymgtx 980ti rig and got an error message stating the 590 wasn't detected in my system, so I put the 590 in my gaming rig to collect...
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    Nintendo "Could Shift Away from Home Consoles," Focus on Smartphone Games

    The idea of mobile only Nintendo sounds awful to me. However, I hear people making a lot of criticisms of mobile gaming. My phone screen is almost as big as the switch screen, and the phone is more powerful than a switch. I hate gaming on the switch, mostly use a pro pad on my tv. I can do...
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    The Walking Dead: The Final Season Is Now an Epic Store Exclusive

    Screw Tencent. Soon as I learned Tencent had any hand in Epic I immediately uninstalled anything from Epic. I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell anyone who trusts a Tencent related company to not screw them over
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    "Fresh Prince" Star Sues Fortnite for Stealing Carlton Dance

    Good luck with that lawsuit /s If anyone owned the rights to the dance, it would be NBC Universal/Comcast, as they are listed as the rights holder of "Fresh Prince of Bel Air." However, case law seems to support that dance moves cannot be copyrighted due to their collaborative nature. That...
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    An Active Robot Is a Healthy Robot

    I'm intrigued and terrified at the same time. You can buy a home version for under $1k at their website. Hmmm, new GPU or killer nightmare bot...
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    Rumors Suggest Nvidia Could Launch Turing Cards Without Raytracing

    As much as I hate Nvidia's pricing this generation, I think it was the right move to make based on their current situation. Everyone I look, 2080TIs are selling well. Further, by having the 2080TI so overpriced, it has helped move their backstock of 1080TIs and other older cards. It sucks for...
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    Blizzard Entertainment Has Paid 100 Customer Service Employees to Voluntarily Quit

    Watching Blizzard die, a company I've loved and enjoyed for the better part of 25 years since I was a wee child and spent upwards of $5k on their games over the years (my playtime on WoW is over 2 years of real world time over the last 14 years), almost feels like watching a beloved family...
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    Former Microsoft Employee Claims Google Broke Edge

    There is a competitor, it's called pornhub. I wish I was joking, but pornhub has become the go to video hosting service for anything that "violates" YouTube rules. Tons of adult, not porn, content with bad words and "offensive" ideas. A lot of gun YouTubers have moved to pornhub. Porn...
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    The Next AAA Publisher Crash May Already be Here

    I've already mostly given up on AAA developers. The only way to correct the trend AAA devs are heading is to not buy their crap. I hate zenimax as a distributor, but still bought fallout games until 76 because I've played and moved every fallout since I was playing fallout 1 in middle School...
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    Pliant Energy Systems Builds a Skating and Swimming Robot

    Neat. As someone who was trained for search and rescue diving, but luckily never had to use that training, the swimming bot could be a huge boon. Instead of having dozens of divers searching an area you could send in autonomous bots that could tell the divers where to look, saving time, money...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    Sorry, that was a little mean spirited. You clearly understand how a web browser works, otherwise you wouldn't be on [H]. Do you genuinely not understand how firearms sales in the U.S. work, as many people don't, or did you ignore how firearm sales work in the U.S. because it didn't fit your...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    Since Google is hard for you, wtf are you doing on [H] if you can't eve use a web browser, I'll spoon feed it to you. Link to AFT firearms tax: https://www.atf.gov/firearms/firearms-guides-importation-verification-firearms-ammunition-and-implements-war-firearms
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    Woman Sues Apple over iPhone Notch

    On one hand, it's nice to see Apple get some of their own medicine. On the other hand, this lawsuit is absurd. One marketing photo doesn't a fraud make. As many have stated, the notch wouldn't have been a surprise to anyone paying attention, either to the reviews, outside of the box, or the...
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    New York Passes Minumum Wage Law for Uber and Lyft Drivers

    First, let me explain where I'm coming from. I chose to drive for Lyft in my spare time instead of taking out a bank loan to expand my business last year. It was awesome. I raised the $20k I needed in about 4 months, got to know every part of the metropolis I live in, and performed market...
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    NYC Politician Wants to Ban Cashless Restaurants

    Perhaps the point is to exclude customers who don't have cards. As many have said, there's no law requiring a business to take cash. Just as businesses have reason and right to be cash only, there are non racist reasons to only take plastic. Cash drawers aren't cheap. My business isn't...
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    Streaming Is on a Collision Course with ISP Data Caps

    Data caps are the ISPs way of discouraging cost cutting. I'm so bummed where I live. We have gigabit internet from Comcast, charter, and Google. When I bought my house Google said they'd be in my neighborhood by year end . They've since abandoned expansion. Google is $70/ month symmetrical...
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    Bethesda Bans Fallout 76 Players for Life after Shocking In-Game Homophobic Attack

    People being jerks in an open world sandbox. News at 11!
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    NVIDIA Blames AMD for Excess GPU Inventory

    Translation: our products are vastly over priced and now we have competition. Technically what he said is accurate, if not wholly true. AMD is the reason Ngreedia GPUs aren't flying off the shelves.
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    Microsoft Wins $480 Million Contract to Supply Hololens to U.S. Army

    If the AR training gets implemented anything like VR training was when I served, medically discharged in 2014, it'jll justbe a huge waste of time and money. Using it to augment combat capabilities could be really cool, but in my experience serving years in the army and more as a contractor...
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    I hate loot boxes, but I love them too. They let me know what games to never play. Loot boxes are gambling plain and simple, and should be taxed as such. Taxing them doesn't solve the problem of having gambling in games, but it does make parents aware of them, and brings penalties for letting...
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    Google Rebrands Project Fi and Opens it to More Devices

    I tried Fi for a year on a pixel XL. Honestly, it was great, minus data caps. Fi runs on TMO, so I switched to TMO for $45/month, after taxes and fees, unlimited everything. No contract because I brought my own phone. I miss being able to make calls from my computer through Hangouts, but...
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    noblechairs HERO Series Office and Gaming Chair Review @ [H]

    I bought this same chair about a month ago. I'm a 300# 6' tall dude with a really messed up back, so it's hard to find good chairs that fit and reduce pain. I love this chair! After putting it through a lot of testing, my only complaint is that the arms will slide down under my weight. The...
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    Ubisoft: "If Players Didn't Buy Loot Boxes/Crates, They Would Not Be Added"

    Haven't bought a game from EA, Activision, or Ubisoft in years. Have several titles I got from them for free laying around, and still don't play them. I wish more people would vote with their wallets, but we're trained to be consumer sheep who don't think about spending from an early age. I...
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    HyperX and Allied Esports Announce HyperX Esports Arena

    Hopefully they'll improve the thing. I was there in July for a convention and picked the Luxor based on the esports arena. The hotel was a dump, the wifi was sub 25mbps, and my roommate got stuck in one of the elevators for about an hour, causing a massive panic attack. No microwave in any of...
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    Microsoft Admits Cortana Is an Epic Failure by Shamelessly Selling Amazon Echo Dot

    Good. Now maybe micro$oft will stop putting her back on our PCs. Updates have messed with Cortana settings way too often. I don't want that skank eating up clock cycles, phoning home with data, or changing settings.
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