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    Critics Of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Blast New Film

    I watched it, I liked it, but then I read most of the books up until Ep 1 came out. There are a lot of things in this movie that draw from the expanded universe that Disney said they threw out, and making the connections for me was interesting. The only thing I didn't care for was the end...
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    Americans With Broadband Plateaued, Most Rely On Smartphones For Internet

    Actually it doesn't even teach the basics anymore, especially about government and history, and doesn't even make people learn good math skills. Just this weekend in southern Indiana a 23 year old woman driving a semi caused a historic bridge to collapse because the sign said the weight limit...
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    Americans With Broadband Plateaued, Most Rely On Smartphones For Internet

    I agree completely, I even think my laptop screen is too small. Besides out where I live I get 1.5MB DSL or 3G mobile, so neither is a great option, so I just use the DSL and save on the phone costs.
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    Germany Fires Up Bizarre New Fusion Reactor

    I think it looks more like the Droid Army command ship of the Trade Federation :)
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    Why People Are Giving Up On The Apple Watch

    Yup 48 is feeling pretty old :)
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    Windows 7 PC users refusing to move to Windows 10

    It will take forever for us lol. Honestly we just got rid of our last W3.11 about five years ago and our last W95 three years ago along with about four WNT computers. The upgrade on the one I mentioned in my first post is costing us $8K to replace an XP computer with a W7. :rolleyes:
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    Windows 7 PC users refusing to move to Windows 10

    Fine for a home user maybe, but guess you didn't read my post about what happens when you just upgrade because it's free. If my company upgraded all our computers to W10 tomorrow, we would be shutting the doors a month from now because we would not be able to do any of the work we need to do...
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    Why People Are Giving Up On The Apple Watch

    I agree. I still use my Moto V3 RAZR because I use a phone to make phone calls. If I could make calls from just a watch sized device maybe I would switch to one, and especially if it could be made like a pocket watch. I have never had a need for a phone to do anything more than make a call so...
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    Windows 7 PC users refusing to move to Windows 10

    The XP computer just went down on one of our mass spectrometers in the lab, so we called the vendor about upgrading. Only option is to upgrade to W7 since the software and instrument interface card are not compatible with W8 or W10 and probably won't be for quite some time. While most...
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    Blue Origin: Amazon Successfully Launches, Returns Rocket

    I think they stole the design from Dr. Evil. But on a serious note, with what this just did, it would work perfectly as a way to return to orbit from a Lunar base. This went high enough and fast enough that it could be used to return Lunar astronauts to an orbiting shuttle for return to...
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    Samsung Announces New Flip Phone

    Well, I used to talk to other people in line, but now they are all just phone zombies so I sit and laugh at them :)
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    Best Buy Shows Electronics Aren’t Going To Save Christmas Either

    Financial restriction is truly the problem right now. I live in Kentucky and as some said the cost of living here is low enough we can make due well in that $50k range if you don't get too extravagant. But being single and making $50k I can say that my bring home pay is about $28k per year...
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    Samsung Announces New Flip Phone

    I am currently still using my RAZR that I bought in 2005, just put the third battery in it. Still makes good calls and does all I need a phone to do, make phone calls. I could consider a flip smart phone possibly, but unlike this one in the article, I would rather it didn't have a screen on...
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    Men Wearing Jetpacks Fly Next To Jumbo Jet

    Good thing they didn't drift too far behind the wing tips, the turbulence there would have tossed them around like leaves in a tornado. Takes some guts and skill to even get that close.
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    International Star Wars Trailer Has Unseen Footage

    Luke "Look so old to such young eyes do I" Finn "Oh you have no idea old man" Luke "When 900 years old you are, run so well you will not" yoda laugh Finn "WTF" Luke - wicked Joker laugh Finn - totally confused look Luke - shakes head " Oh the voices! so many voices in my head"
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    All Versions Of Windows Affected By Critical Security Flaw

    I already dual boot with Linux Mint and the only game I play is Star Wars Galaxies so not worried about that. It is just used as my backup box to macro some in game content and crunch some distributed computing projects so unless MS wants to give me 7 free so I can upgrade to 10 free, probably...
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    All Versions Of Windows Affected By Critical Security Flaw

    Would my AthlonXP M system with 1.5Gb ram run faster on W10 than it does on WXP The Barton is a good little processor, but I doubt it would handle W10 that great.
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    Fears Windows 10 Will Blow Data Caps

    Im not, I am sticking with W7 on the one laptop I use for imaging with my telescope, until I can get Linux software to control the camera. I am just wondering about the other people around me who have W7 who will click on the update icon without knowing what it entails. The icon is...
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    Fears Windows 10 Will Blow Data Caps

    So what's this going to do for someone who is on dialup? I just got DSL here a couple years ago and the best connection I can get here is 1.5Mb, a half mile past my house is still no DSL. So is Microsoft now saying that if you live in a rural area and just want a simple laptop you are going...
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    World Population Expected To Reach 9.7 Billion By 2050

    I really sad story to go along with that was that before the 80s Ethiopia had very productive farms and fertile land. Then the government there decided they wanted to control everything including farmers and began to tell them how to grow crops and what crops to grow. They forbade farmers from...
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    World Population Expected To Reach 9.7 Billion By 2050

    If we want to maintain current levels of comfort then probably it will top out at 10 billion, but with over 7 billion now, we are not nearly at food capacity as many places say we are. Just take the food that is wasted in the United States alone and you could probably feed another billion...
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    World Population Expected To Reach 9.7 Billion By 2050

    I once did the calculations on population and land area, and found that if you give every single person on the planet(not just each family) a 2000 sqft house you can fit them all on the land mass of Greenland and have room left over. Then you have the rest of the world to grow food on. The...
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    Some Guy Is Driving A Hybrid To The South Pole

    LOL I was referring to the colors because the old thermaltake coolers used to be orange and blue.
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    Some Guy Is Driving A Hybrid To The South Pole

    Were these made by Thermaltake?
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    Hackers Can Remotely Kill A Jeep On The Highway

    I guess my 85 Cherokee is safe :) And I would much rather have it than any of the new ones.
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    Ford Recalls 432K Cars Over Software Problem

    I agree completely, I guess I am a purest when it comes to automobiles. A friend at work has a car, don't remember which one, that has the keyless push button ignition and we noticed it doesn't even have a key lock on the door. A question I asked that she can't answer, if the battery runs...
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    Amazing Pics of Abandoned Russian Spacecraft Factory

    At that time period it would have been owned by the government instead of a private company, so they wouldn't worry about leaving it to rot. Cool that there are two shuttles there. Can you imagine being a kid living near that, talk about fun having your own space ship to play in :)
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    Are Iconic SciFi Space Habitats Actually Possible?

    To move the asteroid I like the idea used in the book "Rip Foster, Ride the Grey Planet". They discover an asteroid that is made mostly of Thorium, which they use as nuclear fuel for their ships. To move the asteroid into Earth orbit, they cut holes into the surface and detonate atomic bombs...
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    Microsoft Dropping Modern Version Of Skype For Windows

    I am still on Skype 6.21 because the interface is so much better than the new one with the goofy chat bubbles.
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    Deleting Your Browser History Could Land You In Court

    If you work for the government you can do anything you want to protect "the government" but if you are a private citizen look out.
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    Ford CEO: We Won’t Take A Back Seat to Google And Apple

    I like tech, and I like vehicles, but I hate them mixed so much. I guess I am a contradiction. I enjoy working with my quarter million dollar mass spectrometers at work and playing with tech gadgets at home, but I drive a 96 F150 and an 85 Jeep Cherokee, some of the least tech enabled...
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    Report: Automakers Suck At Protecting Cars From Hacks

    I don't even have a radio in my Jeep, nothing electronic except the ignition module. It is just about EMP proof it is so old lol.
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    Technology Gone Wrong: Stolen Vehicle Edition

    I am glad I drive an 85 Jeep Cherokee :) No computer to use to break into it, and ..well it looks so bad noone would want to steal it anyhow lol.
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    We're Paying For Broken Games, And It's Unacceptable

    This is exactly how it should be. If developers would only start to seriously promote the game once they knew a very good stable release was ready, then they wouldn't need to worry about criticism for releasing an on time terrible game instead of nicely polished game that is still on time...
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    Microsoft Exec Sees Autumn Release For Windows 10

    I can say that at work in the laboratory, we will be years before updating to W10. Matter of fact, much of our equipment is still on XP because the manufacturers have not made upgrades to their control software and we can't throw out a piece of equipment we bought 5 years ago that cost $250k...
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    Survey Everyone Is Binge-Watching Netflix

    With 100 channels of Honey Boo Boo and shopping, why would anyone choose Netflix over cable? :eek:
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    Mozilla Ends Relationship With Google, Starts One With Yahoo

    I use FF almost exclusively, but did try Comodo Ice Dragon, and it came with Yahoo as the default home page. I laugh every time I use it (haven't bothered to change the home page) because it seems that everyone who uses Yahoo are only interested in what celebrity has done something crazy this...
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    Cineplex Charging $3 Extra For The Good Seats

    I always thought the best seats were in the back row, darn I will get a discount for my favorite seats.
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    Internet Freedom's Expiration Date

    Maybe I could get behind this tax as long as all politicians are required to pay out of their own pockets the tax for all the campaign emails they send out each cycle. :p
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    Symantec Calls Antivirus 'Doomed'

    Please!! tell our IT guy this, he still has it installed on most of our systems. It slows down our equipment so much it isn't even funny, even the PCs that never attach to the internet. A few years ago we got hit with the one that puts the -=Porn Files=- directory in every directory on...