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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    And that's there because of the cost, not scarcity. I've seen places with signs that say "if you need more, just start another transaction."
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    I had this discussion elsewhere just yesterday. Modern gas has a really long shelf life if you throw stabilizer in it at the beginning (and I guess maybe keep it semi-temperature-controlled, not just outside in the back yard?) I had a car I had to stop using for about 8 months. I filled it up...
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    Well, that's the drawback of a vehicle with a huge gas tank and crap fuel economy. I use 5-10 gallons a week in my subcompact; I don't need to drive a lot and I get 20+ MPG in the city.
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    The other thing you've got to think of is--let's just assume for the moment that it really is $35 more to fill up your gas car than a Tesla. The latter costs maybe $20K more than a cheap econobox like a Chevy Sonic. Consider how many $35-savings-per-fill-ups you have to do to amortize the...
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    In the US, most gas stations have a limit of around $150 per debit/credit transaction, but in theory there's nothing to stop you from just hanging up the pump and doing another transaction.
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    US’s largest pipeline crippled by cyber attack

    The only people this happened to were the ones who were on a plan that bought electricity on the spot market. Most of the time that's cheaper than a traditional plan. When there's a shortage, prices go up. Get this--the company warned their customers to switch away so this wouldn't happen...
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    NZXT H1 case recalled due to fire hazard

    Yes--*after* he said "good job, NZXT, for stepping up with a high-quality fix."
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    Intel CEO: Most People Only Replace A PC After 5-6 Years

    You need a Kickseystarter.
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    "Why should you want them to have the ability on impulse to buy something?” This question, in the general case, seems rather tone-deaf.
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    RGB All the Things!

    The limitations vary by state--and may only apply to moving vehicles. Texas, IIRC, won't let you use red lights that could be confused for an emergency vehicle, but if the car's parked, I think it can be anything. I've seen parked cars with a ton of RGB in metro Dallas and on the beach on...
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    Sony is FINALLY working on bringing Discord to Playstation

    What Vegeta535 said, but it's not just that. RSI injuries can be caused by just being in a slightly-off position, such that it takes months before you realize that you're in pain all day, starting about an hour after your get into work, because your chair is an inch too low. A lot of people...
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    Sony is FINALLY working on bringing Discord to Playstation

    This is precisely why split keyboard were developed.
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    How's it run, say, SQL Server?
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    "Feel free to open a ticket with Apple." Yeah, I know you can't say that.
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    I'll blast Dell, for example, for doing this kind of crap, too. My current work box, I ordered with minimal ssd and ram, and then added aftermarket stuff at a big savings. But at least I can do that, because it's not soldered on.
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    Apple M2 enters mass production

    While true, "they're not the only ones to rip their customers off" isn't a compelling defense.
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    Linux malware evades detection for upwards of 3 years, not sure how

    Paging everyone who whines about forced Windows updates.
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    The usual claim is "if we told you what you did, you could use that to figure out how to avoid getting caught doing it again."
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    PSA: Nvidia Warns People To Update GPU Drivers Because of Security Problems

    Studies have been done showing that people who see one lying around tend to take it home (or to work) and plug it in to see what's on it, and these days it's pretty easy to create a malicious fake thumb drive.
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    PSA: Nvidia Warns People To Update GPU Drivers Because of Security Problems

    "Requires physical access to your computer" can sometimes also mean "I think I'll plug in this flash drive I found on the street this morning. "
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    Doom Eternal has added paid skins, despite previous assurances it wouldn’t

    The funny part about this is that by the time it was available, Gamestop had piles and piles of cards they'd give out for free that gave you the armor. One of the things I like about Guild Wars 2 is there's almost[1] none of that. Anything you can buy in the store via gems, you can earn...
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    You can't. There's nobody to talk to, just like with Google. They have plenty of people to write "ai" looking for undesirable speech, but no customer service to handle stuff like this.
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    Matching Epic, Microsoft is slashing what it takes from developers to 12%

    I absolutely agree. But since they broke it, remapping outside of what the game will let you do is a potential workaround.
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    Rumor zen3+ cancelled

    Care to TL;DR?
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    Matching Epic, Microsoft is slashing what it takes from developers to 12%

    That's actually good to know! I've only ever used iCue for commercial, proprietary keyboard software.
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    Not that you'd want to, I'm sure, but if you made a new FB account, could you connect your Oculus to that? What about if you sold it/gave it to someone else, would they be able to activate it again? Or is the hardware itself tainted, I wonder?
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    Matching Epic, Microsoft is slashing what it takes from developers to 12%

    Yeah, but (for example) iCue is a pain in the neck, and doesn't (for example) let you turn the arrow keys into WASD, as far as I know. With QMK, you can do stuff like that. I just got a split ergo keyboard, and the default keymap puts space on the left-hand side, which is torture if you touch...
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    Matching Epic, Microsoft is slashing what it takes from developers to 12%

    This is probably overkill, but if you had a keyboard that used QMK you could remap the keys in firmware, on the keyboard itself. Here's an example (this is an example, not necessarily an endorsement): https://drop.com/buy/drop-ctrl-mechanical-keyboard
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    Just in - Hope for an end to the GPU shortage comes from an unexpected source

    The thing about that thing is it's gonna cost 5 figures. I saw another article about it. It has the equivalent mining power of 32 3080s, uses the electricity of about ten, so it's actually a good deal on that front, but the article also said "if the price drops to $20,000-30,000 it'd pay for...
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    The sentence you replied to was a question, not an argument.
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    The guy spent $25000. Let's--just for a moment--assume some of that money was stolen or something. Just how much of those $25000 of purchases would you say would have to fraudulent for Apple to keep the rest of the money? Put it another way--there's a case in court now about a guy who had his...
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    Be interesting to see that, and whether or not that turns out to be legal. IMO it shouldn't be.
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    The closest digital example I can think of is that somebody's game launcher got sold a couple of times, winding up owned by, I think, Gamestop? When they shut it down and all the games went away, someone requested a refund according to the original policy, and he actually got a check a few...
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    One wonders if Tesla changed their policy going forward, though, or if it's going to happen again.
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    Not to be a jerk, but that's irrelevant. If you don't like that example, it's like buyng a $BRAND[1] car in cash, and then then having $BRAND take the car away because your drivers' license expired. [1] Pick a marque you like, don't get derailed over trivia.
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    It shouldn't matter. They're taking away $25,000 he spent presumably legitimately. They should refund his money.
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    Man Sues Apple for Terminating Account with $25,000 in Purchases

    The closest brick-and-mortar analogy I can come up with is your son gets caught shoplifting from Best Buy, so they come in and take back the refrigerator, washer, dryer, and cell phones you bought there. If Apple, Steam, whoever bans you, they should refund all the money they've taken from you.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti’s GA102-225 GPU Leaked

    I'll get right off your lawn with my grrrraffe.
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    Microsoft enables Linux GUI applications in Windows 10 .... TF?

    You could already run Linux gui apps on Windows via WSL (and WSL2) but you had to use a Windows X server. It looks like this just gets rid of that limitation.
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    You're just gonna sit there and not mention those SA Laser caps? You running QMK or something else?
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