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    [Hot] PowerColor HD 7870 MYST. Ed. 2GB + Bioshock & Tombraider - $209 (no rebate!)

    Still out of stock at Newegg and now Tiger. Superbiiz has both cards without rebates but with $10 code LUCKYVID to get free shipping and it comes with the game bundle. Amazon has the Sapphire with rebate and game bundle.
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    “Aporkalypse” Bacon Shortage Sends Twitter Into A Panic

    It isn't the interwebs love of bacon. Bacon is a precious gift from God to all mankind.
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    Why Do Not Track is Worse Than a Miserable Failure

    Sho nuff. It's also pretty easy to not mingle your digital life with your physical life. If you're not down with that, maybe you shouldn't be on the intarnets. There's no law against private citizens tracking private citizens once they leave their house. I see no reason why there can't be a...
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    100 Browser Based Nintendo 8-bit Games

    Yes, the controls make it hard to play... wonder why they just didn't use WASD?
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    Publishers Accused of Trying to Exploit Kickstarter

    And nobody checked out the project Obsidian has on Kickstarter? Old school RPG fans want to back that project!
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    Stupid Google Street View Criminal of the Day

    Dis right CHEER. I drink tons and don't smoke nuthin' but the drug war has killed more people and put more in prison than were enslaved in America when it was legal. Seriously though (if that's possible in this thread), I shared this on my Youface page as soon as I found it just because it was...
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    BioWare Co-Founders Retire

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    Nearly One-Fifth of the U.S. Can’t Watch Online HD Video

    I'm sure that the FCC will continue to work hard to remedy this problem. The solution will involve taxes, I'm sure, just as they brought telephone service and electricity to the poor souls out in the boondocks who absolutely had to have these modern miracles to survive.
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    Paypal’s New Direction: Helpful or Hypeful

    Glad damicatz made the point so I didn't have to. Asking for Gaypal to be treated like a bank is only validating their unethical practices by codifying them into law and handing them even more power through their connections with those "regulators." Just like the banks, they'll have Congress...
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    Once Cars Can Talk, What Will They Say About Us?

    Guaranteed way to ruin this tech and make cars more expensive at the same time: NHTSA mandate.
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    Kim Dotcom Helicopter Chase?

    Who gives a crap what that fat tub of grease posts?
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    Court Affirms $675K Penalty In Music-Downloading Case

    I'd say all of them should be responsible. Those who use stolen credit cards are as guilty as those who steal credit card numbers and post them on the webs or sell them to those people.
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    Court Affirms $675K Penalty In Music-Downloading Case

    At first, I thought this fine was outrageous at well. However, he shared it. He made potentially millions of more infringements possible, depriving the rights-holders of potentially millions of dollars in profits. It's not a grey area at all. He definitely deserves more than simply replacing...
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    Windows 8 Might Not Be Sold in Stores

    Good. Retail copies were horrendously overpriced anyway.
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    Too Much Video Game Violence At E3

    I think that's the point that these articles (rockpapershotgun included) are trying to make and apparently either aren't making it very well, or it's over the heads of those who crave these games. The bar is being raised with every generation of new games. It's perfectly sensible to be...
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    Teacher’s Aide Fired For Not Handing Over Facebook Password

    Simply don't use your real name on Facebook and put virtually no personally identifiable information on it. You can still socialize with all of your friends using their real-names, but most people are trained to use your Facebook handle so they can link you anyway.
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    10 Ways Blu-ray Is Letting Movie Lovers Down

    With you on the parents thing... I have seen this with my own eyes and realize that they care about HDTV as much as I care about Blu-Ray, which is next to nothing. I just don't understand not upgrading your experience by literally pressing a button. It's right there and it's free! I feel good...
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    Illegal File Sharing Isn't Stealing

    I agree but I don't think that's relevant. This problem isn't a matter of degrees; how much is lost or gained by the process of copying a work of art. That's really what we're talking about here, no matter what the art is: musical composition, game development, drawing, whatever. Those who...
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    NSA Denies Wired’s Domestic Spying Story

    Yeah, I really don't think anyone believes this for a second.
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    Mass Effect 3 Player Files FTC Complaint

    I would say it's obviously that Francis dude who filed the complaint, but I have no proof.
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    Kim Dotcom: Many Megaupload Users at the U.S. Government

    And those folks don't matter in terms of determining policy or the substantial actions governments take like voting for and signing laws, initiating lawsuits, enforcing laws, running agencies, signing treaties... I was referring to specifically to those in positions which are able to take such...
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    Kim Dotcom: Many Megaupload Users at the U.S. Government

    Proof or it didn't happen.
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    Mass Effect DLC Character "IS" On The Disc

    And that's if you use government fake math. Even gas prices should be much higher thanks to inflation (when it's measured properly). We really don't understand how good we have it in terms of nominal prices, and how badly we're getting boned in real terms.
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    Kim Dotcom: Many Megaupload Users at the U.S. Government

    True. Many keep voting for more of the same and wonder why things in this country don't change. I disagree. I was enlightened after reading some interviews with lawmakers and articles about the many of them retiring because they're so disappointed in how little they can accomplish because of...
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    Turning The Homeless Into 4G Hotspots

    I doubt that the homeless people who benefit from this arrangement are complaining about it or feel humiliated (as some people on other sites have commented on this story). Those concerns probably left their minds some time ago when they became more focused on practical matters like how to get...
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    Mass Effect 3 Leaked Online

    That's why there are demos. For some reason, it appears some people believe demos are insufficient to determine whether you like the product.
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    Mass Effect 3 Leaked Online

    If you watch a movie and don't enjoy it, do you have the right to demand a refund for the ticket because that movie didn't entertain you? Good luck with that. If the software didn't function because it was broken, or a bug in it prevented you from using it, you'd have an argument as long as it...
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    Mass Effect 3 Leaked Online

    It seems only complex to those who attempt to justify it. Intent does not matter. When you pirate a copy of someone else's work, you're making the presumption that YOU own it, and the creator is only entitled to the portion of the price that YOU decide to give them, be it 100% or 0%. Now...
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    Mass Effect 3 Leaked Online

    It seems to me that is precisely what the industry is attempting to do through DRM. I don't see why that effort can't be supported by a recognition of the basic moral issues involved. I truly believe that many who steal software believe there's no moral issue at all (much less that they may be...
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    Mass Effect 3 Leaked Online

    What do you mean it's not applicable? Copyright infringement is akin to counterfeiting. I don't see any moral justification for either, which is precisely the point. Just because I may want to try something before I buy it doesn't give me the right to make a copy of it and use it any more...
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    Mass Effect 3 Leaked Online

    It isn't an attack that people should pay for that which they consume, and it applies to healthcare, food, entertainment, or any other good. It doesn't matter whether it's digital or physical; it's morally unacceptable to steal, and to use the "try it before you buy it" excuse when there is...
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    Mass Effect 3 Leaked Online

    I don't think many people recall the days when you COULDN'T demo games. Yes, such a time existed when game demos weren't readily available. In that case, your choice was to borrow it from your friend after they were done with it, buy a copy yourself, or copy his/her disks. Yes, games were...
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    Logitech K800 wireless illuminated keyboard $50 @ Amazon, FS

    I paid $50, Amazon shipped at lightning speed, got it in 2 days for free, everything was sealed, clean, looked brand new, and it works perfectly. No driver CD. They even packaged the sealed keyboard box in plastic AND packing material. I'm impressed. If it is a refurb, it's the best damn...
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    Logitech K800 wireless illuminated keyboard $50 @ Amazon, FS

    This keyboard has been in and out of stock at Staples for the past week at the same price. As of right now, it is still in stock with free shipping over $50, so do the slickdeal thing and buy $26 worth of stuff, then get a $25 off $75 coupon.
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    Newegg is a wasteland

    I can understand how people are shopping less at Newegg but I think it's because other sites have really stepped up their game in regards to pricing and shipping. Newegg's sales haven't been awesome over the last year or two, but I still find enough decent prices to justify giving them my...
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    Most bang per buck?

    I agree. I stepped up to a 6870 from an 8800GT bought like 3 years ago. The card came with 3 free games and I paid $136. It runs everything I play on high settings. I'm sure a 6950 would play everything out there acceptably at 1080p but it's almost $100 more. There are always new cards...
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    ME3 error?

    I had a very similar problem as I just reinstalled ME2 to play the DLC before ME3 is released. I had Physx installed but it was the wrong version. I had to uninstall Physx, uninstall the game, reboot, and reinstall the game. Then it worked. ME3 is apparently still based on the same code as...
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    [H]OT? G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3

    G-Skill DDR3 is ALWAYS cheap. No need to rush. Great RAM prices should last for a few more months, but my motto is: the one who dies with the most RAM wins.
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    Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB DDR5 $142.19 AR

    Can't speak on whether or not it's a worthwhile upgrade but I bought the XFX 6870 deal with three games and I'm extremely happy with the purchase. Deus Ex and Shogun 2 are both great games if you want them, and if not, you can easily resell them to get back $30 or $40 These specials on 6870 +...