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  1. CaptNumbNutz

    Tech Jesus goes on a tear about size.

    These specs are starting to sound more like the product name for a cheap dick hardener supplement you can buy at your local gas station.
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    Coronavirus : Folding@home takes the challenge, needs your help.

    Not everyone is getting tested (sometimes due to lack of testing kits), and some places (especially China) are not reporting accurately. When more people are tested, the fatality rate goes down. Check out the results for South Korea currently sitting at 0.6% and they are the second most...
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    Ten minutes of Half-Life: Alyx: The biggest VR goosebumps we’ve ever had

    Ok. Thanks for clearing that up. I hadn't seen anything about the game before today, I wasn't sure how it worked.
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    Ten minutes of Half-Life: Alyx: The biggest VR goosebumps we’ve ever had

    Ok. I'm confused about a couple things. 1st. Why to I have to point somewhere to move my character there? Why can't I use a thumbstick/touchpad/button on the VR controller or a keyboard to move? Having to point to something to teleport there ruins immersion. Did I miss something or is there...
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    Want a Big and Tall (350lbs) office chair with genuine(full grain) leather. Suggestions?

    They do exist, but extremely hard to find and insanely expensive. Most chairs I've seen that I've confirmed had actual "Genuine Leather" (cow hide) are over a grand in price. TBH, I was thinking of replacing the pneumatic cylinder in mine then going to the local leather shop in town. I would...
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    Want a Big and Tall (350lbs) office chair with genuine(full grain) leather. Suggestions? I don't know if they have bonded leather or real leather though, but they do have fabric.
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    Cellphone Radiation

    The only chance a cellphone has of giving you cancer is if you attempt to eat the internal components. That's assuming you don't die of poisoning first.
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    China's Latest Loongson CPUs Are On Par With AMD's Excavator

    I don't recall ARM being specifically mentioned in that movie. RISC was mentioned but was used as a bad play on words. :p Despite ARM being based on RISC, I think in the context of that scene they were referring to the Power PC chips that Apple was starting to use on their computers at the time.
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    AMD CTO Mark Papermaster: More Cores Coming in the 'Era of a Slowed Moore's Law'

    Yes. But not much longer as I said. It likely won't be the "another 7-8 years" like the person I responded to suggested. Ivy Bridge cores got another 5% on Sandy's, so that will help. BFV is not BF1. Like with every DICE and Battlefield game on the Frostbite engine, DICE seems obsessed with...
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    AMD CTO Mark Papermaster: More Cores Coming in the 'Era of a Slowed Moore's Law'

    Sandy Bridge CPU's are struggling to keep up with the current top AAA game titles, and it's not due to lack of cores. I have a 2600K overclocked to 4.5ghz. I play Battlefield V a lot. At 1080p, I can barely get 60-80 fps using a Nvidia 2070, where as people with better CPU's and the same gpu...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Official Thread

    If I pre-order the digital PC version from GOG or Steam, how and when do you get the physical bonus items (stickers, postcard, etc.) included in the pre-order?
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Official Thread

    Basically, CDPR has an ARG going on until the game launches. Puzzles, files to download and decrypt, secret messages, clues hidden in real world and the net, etc.
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    The Temperature firmware update is already out. It lowers the temps anywhere from 1-5 degrees celsius.
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    I think the choice for them to put 2 micro HDMI ports on the Pi4 is a spectacular idea, and one that probably cost them next to nothing to implement while adding a much desired feature. Many people don't realize, the Pi is used in much more than small personal projects, it's used in...
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    Yes, you could stream from plex before, but you were limited by the lack of CPU power and lack of H265 hardware decode. This one has a built in hardware H265 decoder and the CPU itself is about 3x faster per cycle so it should be able to handle almost anything you throw at it. They also added...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Official Thread

    I think people have ignored many of them long enough, the well has started to dry up. Good riddance to the Gamergate SJW vampire known as Anita Sarkeesian.
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    What's the difference between the new Mac Pro and a cheese grater? One does something useful and the other costs six thousand dollars.
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    Google Suspends Transfers of Technology with Huawei

    There ya go: Who is ? Looks to me that this screenshot is showing this phone connecting to that Chinese government website while on a private LAN, e.g. Wi-Fi, hence the private 19.168.x.x ip address. You may wonder how they got this...
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    In News That We've All Been Waiting For - More Star Wars Movies

    All signs point to it being Benioff/Weiss Old Republic trilogy. Rian Johnson is in some seriously hot water after the epic failure that was Last Jedi, which was evidenced by JJ Abrams taking over episode 9 and George Lucas was brought in for consulting. The Neo FemiNazi in charge is also getting...
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    In News That We've All Been Waiting For - More Star Wars Movies

    All the hints are Old Republic era in some shape or form. Whether its pulled from KOTOR RPG's, Old Republic MMORPG, other legends material, or something brand new has yet to be determined. Darth Revan is all but Canon at this point with his deleted scene cut from the Clone Wars TV show and the...
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    Student Fried $58,000-Worth of College Computers Using 'USB Killer' Device

    He was last seen yesterday. He either pussed out or he finally got it delivered only to learn the damn thing does work. From what I can tell, it's quite capable of frying many motherboards out there because they don't have fuses in the right places. I imagine the device has enough punch to zap...
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    Student Fried $58,000-Worth of College Computers Using 'USB Killer' Device

    search for the "epic thread thread". It's a bit dated, but it will have a some good stuff from past 10 years in it.
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    MSI Betrays AMD's Socket AM4 Longevity Promise: No Zen2 for 300-series?

    This reminds me a lot of the original ATI/AMD chipsets the RX480 and RX580 (Express 3200) back in 2004-2006.
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    PCMag: Game of Thrones Torrents are Perfect for Delivering Malware

    How much you want to bet HBO (or it's parent company ATT/Warner Media) helped create this story indirectly by paying for advertisement with the outlet that wrote the article? ;)
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    Ransomware Encourages Victims to Subscribe to PewDiePie

    It's the Youtube and Gamer name for a Swedish man in his 20's that held the record of most subscribers on youtube. He was always a bit on the weird side and had a flair for the dramatic early on which got him his fanbase. Then he started into other commentary and comedic videos, mostly...
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    Florida Introduces "Stop Social Media Censorship Act"

    Normally, I would have a problem with this. However, everytime the market opens up to allow a competitor the same people who cry from the rooftops that their preferred source of media is a "private entity" and "can do what they want" then they call for the same censorship and shutdown of a...
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    A "Server Misconfiguration" Was Behind the Facebook Outage

    Fine. That makes more sense. The way it's explained means that many large spread out companies may do this type of setup... e.g. Netflix, Google, etc. It doesn't explain my point #2 though. If this was a BGP issue, I wouldn't expect it to be a "server" misconfiguration. More like a router...
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    A "Server Misconfiguration" Was Behind the Facebook Outage

    Gotcha... I think I misread that. It read to me like FB was originally claiming a BGP issue, when it was others that were claiming it. Thanks.
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    A "Server Misconfiguration" Was Behind the Facebook Outage

    Although a BGP configuration issue sounds a like a plausible cause, I don't buy it because they keep saying "server misconfiguration". 1. Why is Facebook doing anything BGP related? Border Gateway Protocol is used by ISP's and internet backbone providers to route between network providers...
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    Passively Cooling the Intel i9-9900K

    That heatsink is nothing groundbreaking at all. It's essentially a scaled up chipset heatsink and probably costs pennies to manufacture. As many people have pointed out, there's been plenty of decent passive cooling tech in the past, and frankly, Arctic Cooling's product is flat out pathetic...
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    Windows 10 Will Uninstall Incompatible Updates

    I have to disagree. I believe it works quite well. I've used Windows Restore on Windows 10 twice now, both times to uninstall a broken update. What they need to fix is their ability to test shit before they push it out. Windows update was great under Win7.
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    Disney's New Streaming Service Will Include "The Entire Disney Motion Picture Library"

    The Clone Wars final season won't be on the big screen. Disney also has a couple animated Star Wars shows right now as well as a handful of Marvel Superhero shows currently running. Those are what I'm referring to, and none of those will hit the big screen.
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    Tesla Launches New Supercharger with 1,000 MPH Charging, Better Efficiency, and More

    Depends on the battery tech. Tesla's don't use your typical Li-ion and Lipo packs found in everyday devices. LiFePo4 (aka Lithium Iron Phosphate) batteries were developed to counter most of the problems. IIRC, most of the batteries for anything like scooters, wheelchairs, and electric cars use...
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    Disney's New Streaming Service Will Include "The Entire Disney Motion Picture Library"

    Disney = Star Wars and Marvel So the demographic is much larger than people realize. Disney has hinted many times they would begin to put all future content on a streaming platform only. Most notably, they have finally finished the Clone Wars TV cartoon that they forced Cartoon Network to...
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    Disney's New Streaming Service Will Include "The Entire Disney Motion Picture Library"

    When they say "the entire Disney motion picture library," I think they will conveniently leave out such historical gems like "Song of the South".
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    Anthem Is a Buggy Mess

    The problem isn't BioWare, it is EA. EA has notoriously closed down nearly every single company they have purchased during the last 20 years. What's worse, is often EA is the very reason those companies don't meet the expectations in the first place, either by making impossible requirements or...
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    FedEx Unveils Delivery Robots

    They quite literally took the mobile platform for Dean Kamen's iBot stair climbing wheelchair (inventor of Segway), removed the seat, installed a box to hold delivery items and a computer to drive it . There is no way this thing will tip over without some force, as it can literally drive on 2...
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    Huawei Announces the $2,600 Foldable Mate X Smartphone: It Folds Outwards!

    The US Government has been investigating them since at least 2007. They have violated international laws and sanctions on numerous occasions. They've been in trouble with...
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    Hayabusa2 Probe Captures Dust From an Asteroid

    Is it me, or does Brian May look like a crazy 17th Century Noble with that hairstyle of his?