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    Why Paid VPN is Preferable Over Free VPN?

    Another way of looking at it is that free VPN services have no stake in the game. They won't "keep" or "lose subscribers based around security. They have no incentive. I would say: do your own research. There are lots of sites that more or less dedicate themselves to figuring out which...
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    Why Paid VPN is Preferable Over Free VPN?

    When you're on the internet, you're giving 'someone' all of your data. If you're using, say Spectrum (replace with whatever ISP), they have all of your user and browser data (and so do basically all the server providers. Amazon AWS, Google and all of the major players with site trackers that...
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    Apple announces Self Service Repair

    Apple products generally aren’t user repairable or user serviceable. And what I mean by that is by the general public. While I think there’s quite a few people in the [H] that are likely capable, I think it’s far beyond the expectations that any normal person is going to be able to properly...
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    Playstation 5 hacked... twice

    Cool. Again, I haven't really said anything regarding 3D. You're hung up there. I've said basically nothing about it. Lets be clear here, you've just moved the goal posts. I quoted you twice, it's you that have stated that it's going to be a long time before you can "use crypto at your...
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    Playstation 5 hacked... twice

    Okay, you're missing my entire point then. Let me spell it out for you. You made this statement: You now can use crypto to buy things at your local corner store. At least anywhere that basically accepts credit cards, which is basically every corner/liquor store on the planet that actually...
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    Playstation 5 hacked... twice

    I'm guessing you didn't click the link, because that's not what my response was referring to. In fact, that link could probably be its own thread here in the news section.
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    Playstation 5 hacked... twice

    You can do it pretty much everywhere now: Doesn’t mean most people would want to. But now the option is there.
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    Nikon F mount to Z mount adapter with AF & AF-D Autofocus Support?

    Yeah, I'd give up. A lot of the glass will continue to be relevant, but not in the market you're thinking of. A lot of AI and AI-S and even Pre-AI lenses are getting 'cinevised' and used on cinema cameras. Certain lens sets have actually increased as a result of this. The Canon FD lens set...
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    Summer of 58 Dev quits over steam return policy

    I feel like people complain a lot to complain, not you, just in general... about anything really. I actually would have cut some of the flab near the end of the Outer Worlds and tightened it up. One of the big issues with Outer Worlds was of course how much development time they had. And they...
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    Summer of 58 Dev quits over steam return policy

    2 hours of interactive entertainment for <$10 is an insane steal. There is a massive amount of work that’s put into that, in some ways far more than a movie, and a movie ticket costs more and takes less time to produce. And I suppose to also put it another way, you pay the same level for a...
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    How is Nintendo successful?

    It was a simile. I was pointing out that your idea that because one system came out after another one doesn't necessarily mean that it's faster. I used the Switch to illustrate that point. I'm not an expert, but the common thinking on the Wii U's failure is that it had a terrible confusing...
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    Brother wants to trade cards- help

    I would RMA that... immediately. And then just keep your card.
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    How is Nintendo successful?

    It being more recent doesn't make it faster. The Switch came out in 2017. The PS4 in 2013 and the PS4 Pro in 2016. Is the Switch faster than the PS4 and PS4 Pro? I'm just pointing out that your statement is a fallacy even if I understand what you're trying to say. To your credit the Wii U's...
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    How is Nintendo successful?

    The Wii U also was not remotely competitive either. Additionally if you look at their history in terms of mobile consoles as well, they've always been middle of the road; leaving players like Sega and Sony to take the top end with things like Game Gear and PSP. Enter the Switch.... This...
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    How is Nintendo successful?

    “Most people” by which we mean not traditional, not hardcore gamers, don’t see much of a difference between a game console and a toaster oven or any appliance with one job. This is the one that gets argued a bunch and that isn’t really true either. For what Nintendo makes, you really wouldn’t...
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    How is Nintendo successful?

    You could've been doing that for the past 20 years. It's called a PC. Basically what it tells me is that you're not their customer. Which is fine. However it makes zero sense for Nintendo to cater to you when clearly they are catering to a much bigger portion of the market that does like...
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    Nintendo software only.

    This could've been in your other thread. The answer is: no. As I also mentioned in that thread, they can't keep their hardware in stock. It's flying off of the shelves. Why would they actively choose to make less money? Additionally there is no other first party making systems in the format...
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    How is Nintendo successful?

    They are successful because they are making a product that people want. Bottom line. <sidetangent> Basically take business 101. Marketing is the practice of finding out what the customer wants/needs and producing a product to meet that want/need. Which is a very different understanding that...
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    Looking for iPad Pro M1

    If you really want it and you have the cash just get it. You'll be able to get a good chunk of your money back out of it on the back end. Higher end specs always retain the money longer on the back end on Apple products. I imagine if you wanted to buy a 1TB + Cellular, you'd be able to get a...
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    What to do with my MacBook Pro 15, 2015 model

    It's all relative and up to you. I don't think it's worth spending $300 on. I'd recommend either living with it or ditching it. If you decide to live with it, just use Bluetooth headphones and ignore dead pixels. Otherwise buy an M1 machine or wait until the M1X 16" MBP's drop in November.
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    Video is very dark when I play on PC, but fine on the Camera LCD display

    There are a few different things here, all of which could be issues. 1.) Exposure Problems: When in dark situations and looking at a 'lit screen', it's important to use objective tools to determine exposure. It's critical to know things like how to use waveform (and use IRE to know precisely...
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    I assume it will be added at some point as their competitors like Tile have this functionality. However, like all tech, never buy anything now for the promise of future performance. If Airtags don’t fit the bill, definitely don’t get them with the hope that this ‘issue’ will get fixed.
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    The grey area is if you’re using the family setting on an iCloud account. Because it’s possible to share purchases as a family. Not sure if it’s possible then to see and track all that through “one iCloud account” or not. EDIT: quick search also says “no” and this apparently is a very common...
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    Apple AirPods pro vs Bose QC 35

    It’s possible. But current rumors say no. In the fall there is going to be a lot of releases. It’s not just going to be phones (although it’s expected that 5 phones are going to drop, which is no small thing). There is an expectation that the 14” and 16” ARM MacBook Pros are also going to...
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    Apple AirPods pro vs Bose QC 35

    Totally different experiences. I have a similar setup to above. I have Sony Wh-1000XM2 and the AirPods Pro. I use them both almost daily and they fit very different use cases. If I’m using my laptop or will be stationary for a long period of time then the full sized headphones win. The AirPods...
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    No. Who can track my AirTag? According to Apple, only you will be able to track where your AirTag is through the Find My app. Even though the AirTag emits a signal, Apple promises it is end-to-end encrypted...
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    AMD X Apple unveil the Radeon W6800X Duo

    I was wondering if/when such a card was going to come out. There has also been rumblings of second gen "New" Mac Pro hardware using the latest Intel Workstation chips. Mac Pro seems like it won't be migrated over to ARM until the VERY end of their transition window, and likely Intel will still...
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    [Epic Store] Mothergunship /&/ Train Sim World 2 (Free Till [DEAD])

    Possibly. I'm fairly certain Tim Sweeney's 'business strategy' is basically just to get people onto the platform and to spend money. All the articles I've ready about EGS is that it's 'making' negative money. I would imagine after they have enough people on the platform to compete head to...
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    [Epic Store] Mothergunship /&/ Train Sim World 2 (Free Till [DEAD])

    I'll never spend a cent on EGS. But I'll keep riding the train until it dies. At some point the tap will have to close just to make a profit.
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    what is your best gpu that is just colecting dust

    I think I still have an MSI 5900 GTX or whatever it's called still around here somewhere. Everything else I've liquidated. I don't keep parts when they could be money and therefore something else.
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    Dell will not ship Gaming PCs to these states

    I haven't really been ever tempted to buy a prebuild. But after watching GamersNexus tear down an Alienware machine that set them back $1800, they would more or less have to pay me to want to use their poorly built garbage. Literally the only reason to buy any prebuilt right now is to gut it...
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    Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    Which is significant. If you want some of the most powerful equipment in the game and you want to fully equip all of your characters, Pinnacle Station was the only way to do it. If you're not a crazy min/maxer, you probably don't care. But half the fun for me in ME1 was getting to the end and...
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    Dead Space remake

    EA effectively cancelled Dead Space after III, because the "sales weren't high enough" for their ridiculously high standard of everything needing to be an insane $100million plus franchise. It's really well documented. Literally Viseral was dismantled after III because of EA's corporatism and...
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    The future is far too long and your imagination is far too small. I’m more or less guessing you also didn’t bother to watch the analysis either or vet his previous accurate predictions.
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    That's not what this guy thinks:
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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    Like all things, I’ll wait until it actually comes out to make final judgement. Even with the specs laid out there are far too many things we don’t really know. And as a wait and see person, I’m just as happy to wait for the Gen 2 to drop if this actually becomes a viable platform.
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    New OLED Nintendo Switch dropping October 8th

    A big headline feature which might push me to getting a Switch after putting it off so long is process improvements which would decrease thermals and increase battery life. I have to think if that was happening though they would've said something. I of course think a "Switch Pro" would be a...
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    Anyone pickup the new iPad Pro for 2021?

    I definitely would love to grab a new 12.9. But I have other priorities for now. Maybe in the fall or winter, God willing.
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    EDIT: this video is probably more for the lazy that just want to see some stuff in action and see the additions to the OS. If you want a deep dive, it's not for you.