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    Creative Labs Refurbs. G5, G6, X3, AE-5. $69.99-$99.99

    Any reason I wouldn't pony up 20 bucks and get the g6?
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    new to VR and looking for purchase recommendations

    If you can afford it, the Index is still an awesome piece of tech - I use it as a VR developer - but like others have said, Quest 2 is a good starting point until you know VR is for you
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    New OLED Nintendo Switch dropping October 8th

    Ah! We fell for it - the old bait and...switch I'll show myself out now
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    My GTX 1080 has died

    All I can say is, good luck OP - I feel for you. This would suck any normal year but it's even shittier because of the bullshit scalpers/miners. I hope it works out for you - I've got a 1080 TI and I might just repaste it just as a precaution, it's certainly been long enough
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    Various Star Wars games on sale on Steam, GoG, Microsoft Store, Epic

    The nostalgia is real - I remember staying out all night playing this game, using force choke and just dropping people off the walkways on that one map with nothing but pits and walkways. I think you could make an entire game with just that gameplay mechanism (Force Unleash got somewhat there)
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    Best bang for buck 49 inch? (Light gamer, more for productivity/development (non color corr)

    Decided against the huge display and picked up a 34 Dark Matter - it's like 3440 x 1440 - this is not my main setup in any case, and I might toss a 2nd monitor in portrait mode, if I need to do that? Most games have locked FPS option so if I need to I can set that; I'm fine with 60 fps.... I...
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    Best bang for buck 49 inch? (Light gamer, more for productivity/development (non color corr)

    I'm thinking of upgrading from my current setup, a 32 QHD HP Omen with a 27 inch FHD Dell monitor on each side. While I used to game back in the day and occasionally still do, my standards were such that I never really felt the need for more than 60 FPS - generally I try to follow the "unseen...
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    Record Anomalous Nernst Conductivity

    You wouldn't download Uranium 238...would you?
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    Rage 2 (Epic Store 02/18- 02/25)

    They are taking the long-view and I think it will actually work to some affect - what is Steam making every year, with little effort on Valve's part? is it 4 billion now? Probably more. Epic wants a piece of that and they'll get it - the hardest part was getting peoplse to install new software...
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    Steelcase Leap V2? (NEW OPEN BOX) $299.11

    the most important thing out of everything here is to check the label of the chair in the back for its manufacture date - because that's the timeframe of your warranty - Steelcase will honor it and most likely the manufacture date is not the beginning of your warranty that's when it was first...
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    A Physicist Has Worked Out The Math That Makes 'Paradox-Free' Time Travel Plausible

    Dark is right. It's still unsettling to me to confront this - I got a little into mindfulness meditation, and the more aware you are of the absolute spontaneity of your thoughts, the more you see how little free will you actually have. Even reading this statement, your reaction - if it matches...
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    CYBERPUNK 2077 US$43.99 / $41.79 with code

    On an electronic copy??? What is this company, Nvidia? (yes I know software != hardware but I don't believe their supply problems were involuntary by any means.
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    scalpers starting to return cards LOL

    I hope all scalpers die or change. That might sound harsh, let's be honest, I don't game like I used to and don't "need" the card so it's not like it's affecting me much. But the type of person who looks at that situation and thinks, how can I unfairly take advantage of this system? I'm not...
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    [TechSpot] Quad 3090 tested in a workstation

    Saw this - apparently it's mostly the power draw, I would have thought more issues from the software side but I guess not. I'm still not convinced, since the article says they aren't offering quad builds to most customers. All they said was you need a 20 amp circuit, that's not a huge problem...
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    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    I go back and forth with this. It's like the anti-bullying stuff I see in schools. Part of me thinks we are coddling the kids. But the, I think, sensible part of me rightly asks the questions, "wait, am I just LETTING a bully beat up a kid, just to help make him tough? surely there's a better...
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Ask to meet them you'd like to buy one and just don't show. Fuck those people. And WTF MC, why didn't you limit your supply?
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    All the nice people who get cancer and then you have this asshat. I get it, people will do it, but don't brag about it.
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    3080 Review Date and 3070 Release Date

    And what where they going to do to curb traders and bitcoin miners? How are they ensuring that everyone will get a chance to get one?
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    Fusion Power Breakthrough: New Method for Eliminating Damaging Heat Bursts in Toroidal Tokamaks

    I'm glad someone was here to post this. This guy does a decent job of explaining what's going on, if this breakthrough is substantial, he'll probably do an update.
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    A 'consciousness conductor' synchronizes and connects mouse brain areas

    I think this is important to remember but I also think you aren't allowing for the outliers that push the boundaries. We are learning more about the brain and our concept of "free will" is starting to erode but we are understand much more about what "pushes OUR buttons." An AI won't fatigue or...
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    A 'consciousness conductor' synchronizes and connects mouse brain areas

    But Galileo wasn't asking permission to mess with the sun's orbit or something that could kill everyone. Heresy/faith is not the leading wall being imposed here. My question is, how difficult is it to simply have a shackled, rate-limited AI? Can't you control the actual cycle rate of the CPU...
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    Vintage Doom Mail Order

    You guys remember having to configure your dialup modem to play coop/vs on Doom? I still can't remember how my friend and I figured it out, without the use of any search engine.
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    Coronavirus : Folding@home takes the challenge, needs your help.

    How much quicker now that we are literally at stay at home order will the FDA approval process take? What ELSE are they approving right now? More importantly, is the approval process mainly for anaphylaxis/side effects, or just so the drug actually does vaccinate?
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    Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

    The mistake I made was waiting too long before getting into big battles. I should have gone the vassal route instead of making my own kingdom first. This game is all about the big battles and they are amazing.
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    Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

    Pro tip - if you lock items in your inventory, you can click SELL ALL at the top and it won't sell them...nice thing is, you can sell manually sell an item that is locked too....so basically, lock all your food and your horses and sell everything else easily, no more clicking manually...
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    Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

    Try to get a workshop with villages that create the raw resources. You start to get decent income though not the insane levels mentioned when there was a bug. (I have too I am making 250 or so each day, but I spent about 30k for both)
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    Vintage Doom Mail Order

    I'm convinced some of these obscure, "high-value" auctions/sales are completely inflated by simply selling it to someone you know, swapping digital currency for real currency and then repeating every so often. It's not worth what the buyer will pay, it's worth what the buyer thinks OTHER buyers...
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    Nintendo/Sony Playstation Prototype

    I remember this thing. I also remember being a 12 year old pissed that Nintendo didn't want to work with Sony. Imagine how great the Nintendo 64 would be if Nintendo's game designed had been combined with some good hardware? Cartridges my ass.
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    Ultra 64 Controller (N64 Prototype) + Ultra 64 DEV Showcase!

    Omg this was the first time I truly ever nerded on tech stuff. I think I was 10 or 11. I knew ALL about this console (at least whatever Nintendo Power "reported" ). There was supposed to be an optical drive at one point and a 3D version of Final Fantasy that had never been released. I'm...
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    US Navy just patented a very compact fusion reactor.

    THANK YOU! It's not like it's a barrel shroud or anything!
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    Kingdom Come: Deliverance - GOG - $20.09

    Fuck, I just bought this last week...
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    Woot: Herman Miller Aeron Chair $500

    There are a bunch of office resellers and liquidators online, that sell these regularly for a few hundred bucks. I believe their business model is to show up at a foreclosure and buy everything, cubicles, chairs and all, and then sell them online. I'm not sure if there is a counterfeit market...
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    Science Confirms That Bluetooth Headphones Are "Mostly Terrible"

    Is this a bandwidth problem? I'm curious what would happen if you plugged a really good pair of headphones (wired) into a bluetooth speaker and then played TO the speaker from your phone.
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    The Female Leads Have Been Chosen for the Netflix 'The Witcher' Series

    I feel like if he wasn't already doing Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds could pull this off. Hell, I could see him dressing up as Black Panther and when people call him out on hit, he either calls them racist or says he's just being ironic.
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    Captain Kirk is a VR Wuss

    Kirk ain't wrong guys. I absolutely believe you could give someone PTSD using VR, albeit with less severe symptoms. You are still exposing them to something traumatic and mainly engaging two of their 5 senses but still, your animal brain, which is mainly the problem in PTSD, only interprets...
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    Learn to Fly and Steal with Your PC

    You know, it sucks for the airline and everything, but I'll take one of these types of suicides over the active shooter / suicide by cop. At least he didn't take anyone else with him. I feel like the guy would have lived to be a legend, you know, had he lived.
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    Pass the Visine Please

    Just imagine the first guy who looked down into a microscope and saw bacteria. Hope he wasn't OCD.
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    COSMOS: Possible Worlds in 2019

    I hope I am alive (I probably will be) when they discover the "microscope" for stress. When they can actually visualize stress and its effects on the body. (probably has something to do with using fMRI's and brainwave imaging/prefrontal cortex)
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    Elon's Tunnel Under Los Angeles May Get Fast Tracked

    Found the Californian Dad
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    Backpage.com Shut Down by FBI

    Let's be clear, I think it's a safe bet we all agree child sex trafficking != prostitution. My understanding of backpage was that it also facilitated underage sex trafficking. I'm not sure how you could make it unprofitable since there is no cheap alternative you could offer to undercut the...
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