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    The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Dawnguard Trailer

    Actually it looks more like Underworld to me.
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    Musings on Browser Memory Use

    While I generally prefer Firefox, I've accepted it as axiomatic for some time now that Chrome is generally "better" when it comes to memory use. Imagine my surprise when one boring day at work, I did a google search for "web page that takes up a lot of memory" and then opened the first 10, 20...
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    Twitter and Facebook Lack Humanity?

    That actually seems like a pretty clever marketing angle to me.
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    Is the era of cheap GPUs over?

    I paid $665 for an 8800GTX on launch day with overnight shipping and it was worth every penny. On the other hand I'm now rocking a used GTX 570 that I got right here on [H] 3.5 months ago for the spectacular price of $265 delivered, and I am very happy with it. Shrug.
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    Happy Pi Day

    Suck it, Europeans! Month/Day > Day/Month :p
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    The Gentlemen's Rant: iPad

    I almost closed the video when he started with Apple being the most innovative company in the world.
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    [H]OT Samsung 830 256GB $289.99 + shipping @ Frys

    sonofabitch, all these awesome 256 gig SSD deals since I bought my two used 120s! :(
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    AMD Radeon HD 78xx Press Deck leaks

    Nice of them to compare to the card that I have (570), but even if I take +40% average at face value, it's not a compelling upgrade unless the price is REALLY good, which judging by the pricing of the 79xx series, it won't be.
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    How To Power Down Windows 8

    win-R, shutdown -s -f -t 00
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    Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    At the very least there should be an option for "desktop" mode with start menu and all the metro stuff disabled. When the dev preview came out I assumed that there would be something like this in the final shipping version, ala "Windows Features", but the CP has me thinking they're going full...
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    Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    The difference is that with Windows 8, it's designed with an entirely different set of inputs in mind, with the inputs that were previously used for every incarnation of Windows are an afterthought.
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    Apple vs. Facebook: Why Users Are The Losers

    As a Windows user who doesn't care for Facebook, I couldn't agree more with this headline :D
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    Best Burning Software?

    +1 for ImgBurn
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    Are SSDs Doomed? Researchers Say "Yes"

    "Computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps only weigh 1 1/2 tons"
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    Kingdoms of Amalur

    How do people feel about the combat? All that combo-stringing looks cool at first but it seems like it would get tedious after a while.
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    Kingdoms of Amalur

    Right, clearly not isometric, but the videos remind me much more of that style than of, say, Mass Effect or any other 3rd person game that comes to mind. Haven't played Witcher series so I can't compare to that.
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    Kingdoms of Amalur

    The POV and action style on the videos I saw reminded me of Diablo and Torchlight.
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    Kingdoms of Amalur

    Just checked out some videos for this game the other day - not at all what I expected based on reading about it. It just looks like a Diablo-esque game with Wow-ish graphics and almost arcade-like combo strings. Can anyone tell me if those impressions are incorrect? Not trolling, just...
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    Stuff That Didn't Make It Into Skyrim (But Should Have)

    Just remember, Xbox gets 30 day exclusive on Skyrim DLC :(
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    Stuff That Didn't Make It Into Skyrim (But Should Have)

    I have little doubt that they will be monitoring feedback to this video and releasing many of these things as part of future DLC (but not for free).
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    In fairness, I haven't even played the game since Christmas (other than firing it up for a few minutes last night to check out the Beth pack), so it's possible the community packs have improved by leaps and bounds since then. I'm sure by the time I'm actually interested in sinking another 200...
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    While the Beth pack is definitely a very subtle improvement, I think most of the community textures are trying too hard. They're great on their own but when you put it all together in a moving game it's just too much business and distracting, IMO. Then again, aside from a few notable...
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    Skyrim Creation Kit and Free High-Res Texture Pack Out

    :confused: Yeah I was gonna say, those shots literally look the same.
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    Awesome, glad to hear it!
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    Couldn't even get to the store page at work but remoted to home and was able to get the download going - it's finished now. Now 4 more hours of waiting :mad:
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    Anyone else having trouble getting to the DLC page and/or getting it to download/install?
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    It's Tuesday. Any news? I haven't been following Skyrim that closely since I stopped playing around Christmas, but I did install the 1.4 update the other day and took it for a spin... performance seems drastically improved.
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    Mortal Kombat arcade collection on steam.

    I was really excited about this... ...5 months ago when it came out for the consoles. Seriously, I bought it for 360, enjoyed it playing solo for a couple of weeks, and haven't touched it since. No chance I'd pay for it again just to get it on PC, much less having to dick with GFWL. Why the...
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    A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors

    Anyone else reminded of space invaders?
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    Mass Effect 3 will require Origin only!

    You guys each win one internet. You saw through my clearly stated plans to play the game legitimately without using Origin, to my true intention to pirate it! :rolleyes:
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    AMD Radeon HD 7950 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Doesn't seem like it would be much of an upgrade over the GTX 570 I got used for ~$230 a few months ago. Heck, even the 7970 doesn't seem like it would be much of an upgrade at 1080p :(
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    Mass Effect 3 will require Origin only!

    Naturally there will be people who would have pirated it anyway and will use Origin as an excuse, but I can't imagine they'd be many. Most people who would have pirated it anyway won't feel the need to make excuses for themselves. The people who pirate b/c of the Origin situation will probably...
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    Mass Effect 3 will require Origin only!

    "Mass Effect 3 will require Origin" I predict there will be a sizable quantity of gamers playing ME3 on release day without Origin. Good job shooting yourself in the foot, EA. Surely 100% of nothing is much more profitable than 80% of something.
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    Stupid FedEx Driver of the Day

    Yes, your sense of humor is clearly very healthy :rolleyes: As many others have said, this was a very stupid thing for the delivery guy to do, but the fact that we have to be so afraid of saying the wrong thing in "the land of the free" for fear of having our lives ruined is absolutely...
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    How To Create A Strong Password And Remember It

    Oh I wasn't thinking of logging into a live system - most any such system would/should lock you out after a few attempts. Maybe. I am by no means an expert on the subject, but I would imagine that any decent system would have options for stringing together common words, random or not.
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    How To Create A Strong Password And Remember It

    I knew someone would post that xkcd comic. It's funny, but I doubt that it's very accurate in practice, aside from the raw numbers. There's a reason people are taught not to use real words in their passwords, it's called a dictionary attack.
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    Morrowind Overhaul 2.0 released

    Agreed, I hate expansions/addons/DLC that shit all over the balance of the core game (fallout 3 alien blaster/mothership zeta, anyone?)
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    How Often do You Actually Use USB3?

    I will comment that a relative of mine got a Corsair GT USB3 Voyager for Christmas and the write speeds are still capped by the hardware - around ~25 MB/s or so at best - while the read speeds jump from ~35 MB/s to ~85 MB/s going from USB2 to USB3. Nice, but kind of the reverse of what you'd...
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    How Often do You Actually Use USB3?

    Considering I rarely use usb storage anymore, I've found myself unable to justify buying any USB3 storage devices when I've already got a plethora of perfectly serviceable USB2 flash and hard drives - which mostly get used for installing Windows (flash drives) and backups (hard drives)...
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    GoDaddy Lost 70k Domains Last Week

    No shocker there. GoDaddy is sketchy as shit.
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