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    LG Exiting The Mobile Phone Market

    My GF cooked her 5X also. We 'narrowed' her failure (and my lackthereof) down to her use of the Facebook app of that era. I don't have FB, she does...and whenever she was using ithe app, seemingly faithfully her 5X felt like a mini nuclear reactor. Perhaps also ironically I moved onto a Pixel...
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    LG Exiting The Mobile Phone Market

    Got my Nexus 5X (built by LG) on BlackFriday 2015 for $299. Probably my 2nd favorite phone ever (behind HTC TouchPro 2)...and made before 'courage' took over the marketplace making everything $1000+ Sad to see them go.
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    AMD Radeon 6700 XT Launch Live Stream - 10am 3/3/21

    I have 2 GeForce 8800 Ultras (for SLI, of course) sitting on my shelf at home. BFG Tech OEM...gotta love that lifetime warranty! Anyway, I purchased them on launch day for $900 ish (a piece!) from Newegg. Newegg had a limit of 1 per person. They happily let me purchase 2. I suspect the...
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    AMD Radeon 6700 XT Launch Live Stream - 10am 3/3/21

    I'll try to stay on topic - if there's one thing the Pandemic has taught me is that consumers will pay substantially more for the same product. As a Florida Resident, Disney currently charges the same price despite ~90% of the experience being cut back. At Starbucks you no longer have the DIY...
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    Richard Garriott makes deepest dive

    Kind of disappointed he didn't run into those aliens from 'The Abyss'
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    The place near Atlanta that you're referring to may have been Monarch Computer.
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    Yep - and ZipZoomFly (Newegg's main competition at one point) started life as GoogleGear.com but changed to the ZZF moniker after pushback from you know who (before ZZF bit the dust as well).
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    Fry's Electronics permanently closing Feb 24, 2021

    Sad to see Fry's come to an end. Being an East-Coaster I'd been shopping online with them since they were using the Outpost.com domain, and it's yet another one to bite the dust.
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    GPU mining moves to RTX 3000 laptops (AKA exploring new lows)

    Depends on your use case. or me, it's going to take many moons to get an extra $500+ of value out of a washing machine (probably about the time I was within 6 months of the payback-period is when it would give out, knowing my life).
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    South Korean cinema halls renting theaters to gamers

    More people need to take the Tanzanian approach, but that's off-topic. On topic - great way of 'getting by' for South Korea. Screen golf is also big in the winter (and other times) so this is kind of a natural fall-out.
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    Nvidia bringing the 1050 ti back from the dead to meet demand

    I was watching (this week's rerun of) 'The Full Nerd' yesterday...there was some discussion that pallets of GPUs are being sold directly to miners and are never making it to the retail channel at all. They never confirmed or denied the rumors, but discussed it as a likely possibility. Seems...
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    GPU mining moves to RTX 3000 laptops (AKA exploring new lows)

    About the only bit of good advice my family has given me in recent times: When you need a new washer/dryer, but buy the cheapest thing you can get your hands on because the high-end models don't last any longer than the cheap models...they're just more expensive to replace.
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    No, I don't think Disney is going to declare bankruptcy because I think they're going to start selling off properties (e.g. Star Wars/etc.) As I said in my previous post. I do believe that Disney put themselves in a terrible financial position by getting suckered into paying WAY too much for...
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    So you get that Bob Chapek was selected as CEO to replace Bob Iger because of Chapek's reputation for ferocious cost-cutting and doing everything 'on the cheap', right? Why do you suspect that was? Do you think Chapek was going to have a change-of-philosophy with his newfound CEOship and...
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    Disney does NOT have $100 billion in cash reserves. Apple - yes. Disney, no. (and actually I think Apple is close to $200 billion...but think about that. Disney is 1/2 of Apple? After purchasing Fox, etc. No...) edit: I just checked. Disney had $5.5 Billion in cash reserves at the end of...
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    There's the 10K and then there's reality. This year is Walt Disney World's Fiftieth (50) Anniversary. To celebrate, they've sealed off and ceased construction on what was to be one of their prized expansion projects commemorating the event. Not exactly indicative of an organization flush with...
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    I haven't studied in detail, but recall that Disney took out an additional $11 Billion in debt to dal with the COVID situation. That was over and above the Fox deal, which already had them shaky.
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    Disney may be resurrecting Lucasfilm Games

    I think exactly the opposite. Disney is hurting for money. Bad. DisneyLand (Anaheim) and Disney Cruise Line (DCL) will have been closed for a full year come March, with the other Disney Parks worldwide having been 'off and on' for the year. They're still in the hole billions on Disney+...
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    I Bought a 6900 XT Today!

    I could click the buttons, but never even got it to add to my cart.
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    Who else is gonna try to get a 6900xt today?

    Super frustrating.
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    Where / how to buy AMD gpu tomorrow

    Yeah, I mean - I got both an RX480 and a Radeon VII on launch day. This was no prayer.
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    Where / how to buy AMD gpu tomorrow

    Yeah, there's no way. I was 'on my game' at AMD, Newegg, and Amazon. If they were there for 10 minutes, I'd own one. I do not.
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    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    I started the add-to-cart process on the AMD website...things paused and got hung up...then the site crashed for me (still can't load amd.com for that matter). Obviously I did not complete my purchase either.
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    Where / how to buy AMD gpu tomorrow

    Same. I don't see anything at Amazon. Newegg just has everything sold out/out of stock.
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    AMD Radeon RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT Unboxing

    Anybody know when official 'launch time' is? I'm assuming 9am EST on Wednesday - but that's an assumption.
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    AMD Ryzen 5000 Processors Allegedly Work With 300 Series Motherboards

    I'm with you - I loved the old blue/white/yellow text based BIOS.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Yep - I was damn near through the checkout process and it bombed on me :(
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Oh...6am. I missed it by a mile then.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    They must have had like 5 in stock. I was refreshing like a madman.
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Not necessarily. For now all it really means is that you loaned B&H $799. They can either fill your order, or refund you. edit: And for the record, it's after 9am and I don't see any stock on Newegg, Amazon, nor AMD direct.
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    Best driver for Radeon VII 16Gb + Asrock x399M

    I often have to 'trick' mine into displaying by unplugging the DP cable and re-plugging it into the video card. FWIW, other than that, I use the latest driver without issue on my Radeon Vii
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    Microsoft Internal Documents - Permanent Work From Home

    I'm inclined to agree. Our company wants us to be WFH right now, but allows us to come into the office if we want. I've been working in the office every day since this thing started. I really can't do WFH on a full-time basis. WFH gives me a bad psychological feeling...my mind keeps saying...
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    Researcher Discusses How Time Travel Could Prevent a Pandemic like Covid

    My understanding was that current consensus was that time travel was possible, but that you could only travel forwards in time - not backwards. But I do concede the hypothetical nature of the entire discussion.
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    The Great RTX 3080 Scalping event has begun!

    Fair enough - it's been a long time - I didn't quite remember.
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    The Great RTX 3080 Scalping event has begun!

    Feels like I've seen this story before. I seemed to remember being excited at the prospect of $599 AIB partner cards leading up to the launch of the 1080. Then at launch we found out there was $100 premium for the FE version with no AIBs available. On top of that, FE versions were as rare as...
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    For the 96% who failed to get a 3080

    Hoping to get an RX6000 direct from ATI. That said, most of my hobby 'workload' these days is video editing vs gaming, and I already have a Radeon VII (which fits that bill very nicely), so it will be interesting to see of the RX6000 is actually an upgrade in that department.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I looked around to see if I could grab one just for the heck of it, but there were none to be had. And this is coming from someone who scored BOTH an RX480 and a Radeon VII on launch day!
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