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    Obscure games that you loved

    Does "Master of Monsters" count as obscure, or just forgotten? I was obsessed with that game for a long time. Turns out, after taking to Battle for Wesnoth much later on, I find out Wesnoth took most of its inspiration from MoM. Not surprising.
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    Favorite adventure game

    Tough to call a clear #1 here, but some of the contenders would be: Loom Kings Quest 3 (my first KQ game, kinda have a soft spot for it) Any Hero's Quest (do these count?) Longest Journey (may be a bit late for this list, dunno)
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    Verge Cryptocurrency Hacked

    Dev hard forked the chain without even realizing what he had done. Yikes.
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    THE CRASH OF FEB 2018

    If you guys are able, I'd mine and hold on until the price increases. Convert to something solid that will be a sure bet (insofar as we get these) in the cryptoworld. If you can't afford to do that, there still is a good market for used equipment - hell, I'd buy a 1080ti at the right price...
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    Just mine or trade?

    Both are likely to up quite a bit this next year. It may well be that ETH will go up by more, but who really knows? It probably depends upon how the POS transition goes, and other major changes Ethereum has planned.
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    Lots of GPUs Needed to Make Up for $500M Theft

    USD held by Coinbase is. Crypto held by them is not. If you have BTC on that exchange, and it gets hacked, you're SOL.
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    Just mine or trade?

    Depends how much time and energy you want to put into this. If you don't want to do a lot of evaluation of different projects, mine to a profitable one, convert to a safe long term hold, then wait. If you like to gamble a bit, and are willing to do some serious research, you can trade your way...
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    What longshot coins are you sitting on? Here's mine

    Picked up some appc a few hours back. With the big coin burn and some marketing, it looks to be taking off. I don't know about this in the last night term, but over the next few weeks to months, it ought to rise. Decent team, working product, existing market base.
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    Zcash trading

    I think its a set amount per day. Try again (early) tomorrow. https://support.binance.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003834812-Binance-Re-opens-Limited-User-Registrations-and-Adjusts-Referral-Program-Terms
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    What longshot coins are you sitting on? Here's mine

    Damn, how do find out about early coins like this to mine?
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    Zcash trading

    Binance is back to accepting new accounts. PM me if you want a referral code.
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    What longshot coins are you sitting on? Here's mine

    I was sitting on some Neblio I had bought at $7 several weeks ago. Sold literally 30 minutes before its takeoff to Pluto to fund some other stuff. I thought I could turn a profit on something else and buy it back. Don't be like me, folks. If you do your research up front, ID good...
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    What longshot coins are you sitting on? Here's mine

    In all likelihood, that's a rubric used to begin a discussion among the people who actually decide, and nothing more. I have not doubt they can overlook a "bad mark" in one area if there is a competing benefit in another area. If XRP is going to make them much more money than other competing...
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    Best NVIDIA Lyra2REv2 miner?

    Have you tried mining it with x17 algo as well? How does it compare to Lyra2REv2 in payouts, if you have?
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    What longshot coins are you sitting on? Here's mine

    Still more XRP than I've got, and I bought in at $.70. As for TRX, we might know a bit more in the coming days. Stupid competition with binance is over tomorrow, and code goes public on the 29th.
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    What longshot coins are you sitting on? Here's mine

    I'd sit on ripple until at least February. Past that, nothing is certain.
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    What longshot coins are you sitting on? Here's mine

    It'll probably sit there for a while then jump again when it hits Coinbase (if the rumors are true). I should have bought more when it was under $.70. TRON has been going crazy again. It's dropping sharply now, and will likely jump early tomorrow morning when it hits OKEX. Daytraders take...
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    transferring ether from miningpoolhub to coinbase?

    Probably coinbase. There have been a mountain of reports about slow transfer times in and out of coinbase wallets lately.
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    “You Are Being Programmed,” Former Facebook Executive Warns

    "We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection, because we get rewarded in these short-term signals: Hearts, likes, thumbs up," Palihaptiya said. "We conflate that with value and we conflate it with truth, and instead what it really is is fake, brittle popularity that's short...
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    Netflix Stole My VHS Cassette Photos for Its Stranger Things Boxed Set

    If that "completely different way" is not enough to move from a "derivative work" to a "transformative work" in a courtroom, then the creation and distribution of that second photo involves copyright infringement. In the end, it's all about what the courts say. But there's no evidence he...
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    Netflix Stole My VHS Cassette Photos for Its Stranger Things Boxed Set

    The objects in the photo are immaterial. He took the photo. Netflix stole the photo, allegedly. It's his rights over the use of the photo he is invoking. If Netflix took his photo and edited it, what they have created is a derivative work. Creation of derivative works is one of the 6 rights...
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    Netflix Stole My VHS Cassette Photos for Its Stranger Things Boxed Set

    Sure, it could have been. But if this guy is right, the one Netflix chose was his, and this is a clear case of copyright infringement. You may think it's over the top, and so might I, but the law is clear enough. If he didn't register his photos, though, it might be a moot point anyway, as he...
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    Dell 27" 144hz GSync, 1440p monitor - $349 @ Bestbuy

    Thanks for the extra detail. Makes sense, as this monitor really seems to hit the sweet spot of cost and performance in all categories. I bought mine for $410 or so and don't regret it at all. "Going to" is a bit strongly worded. I haven't noticed this issue, and it seems I'm not the only one.
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    Dell 27" 144hz GSync, 1440p monitor - $349 @ Bestbuy

    I've had one of these for almost a year now. I actually went from a 1080 IPS panel to this guy. After a day or so, I didn't even notice the difference in color (during gaming use). While my experience is admittedly limited in this regard, it seems a much better TN panel than anything I've...
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    Nissin Introduces Noise-Canceling Ramen Fork

    Still doesn't look like enough to prevent my urge to punch people who slurp & eat noisily. Can't stand that.
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    Ohio State Will Give Every Incoming Freshman an iPad Pro

    I expect whoever worked out that detail on the OSU side will be employed by Apple within a year. I've seen this kind of thing several times over the past few years at OSU.
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    Pirates Pirating Pirates In Predicament

    Is it actually "pirating" if it's legal in that jurisdiction?
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    Szechuan Sauce is Back for One Day

    So I take it someone found a stash of the original sauce from 20 years ago? o_O We'd all better go pick up that collectable art, too. Should be worth a fortune in a few years!
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    Google and Facebook Secret Algorithms Come Under US Govt. Fire

    Interesting stuff. I'm not sure I know how I feel about how this could play out. On the one hand, access to information and control over who sees what has always been an area of compelling public interest. When monopolistic corporations control too much, it's worrisome. Government interest...
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    I enjoy bashing individuals? Where did this come from? What individuals did I bash here, or anywhere, for that matter? Please be specific. I far prefer sources that talk issues and methods, rather than people as such.
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    It's good you highlighted this. I'm aware that DrudgeReport is mostly linking out to others' work. My reason for not believing whatever I see on there, and my comment earlier, is precisely that no one at Drudge checks anything. The content on there is no more reliable than the original...
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    Where did I ever suggest I, or others, should or do take anything at face value, without criticism? Again, you're arguing with someone who is not present, using false dichotomies.
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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (free if you own the Legendary Edition)

    Yeah, not sure what, exactly, "free for one week after launch" implies. I suppose, as part of their "Creation Club," this stuff will all cost money. Damn, it's been nearly 6 years. Just make another ES game already, instead of finding new ways to charge for the old one.
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    The big exception being, of course, when this is impossible or not optimal. For example, you can't go back in time to witness an event. Barring a recording, you won't be able to do this yourself. Also, there are many types of information you and I are not qualified to analyze. It takes an...
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    Sure, but there are still better and worse ways to analyze this distinction. Plus, we'll never achieve consensus or certainty about any of this, but that's OK. That might be a bit strongly worded, but I think the sentiment is on target. Always approach everything with a skeptical eye, is...
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    Maybe. But here's a critical difference. I know that the NYT employs roughly 15 full time fact checkers, plus a host of freelance ones. I've seen the basic methodology they use. I have a certain, reasonably high level of trust, after seeing and experiencing all this, that their methodology...
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    Bias is always present, and objectivity is more an ideal to keep us grounded than a reality to achieve. There are harmful biases, and those that help. Understanding bias, distinguishing between when one is hidden v open, harmful v helpful, and the like is key. It's not easy to do, and I won't...
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    Continued analysis. Good news organizations will take strong measures to prevent factual errors, quickly publish corrections and retractions if needed, and otherwise demonstrate a commitment to getting things right. Questionable news organizations publish whatever their journalists write and...
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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter launches later this month

    I'm in the same boat. I haven't made it fully through. It's fun, but the writing isn't really drawing me in. For those who have now played both, how does the storyline compare?
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    Google Now Hates Socialism Too

    This is what we ought to be focusing on. By controlling access to information, you can control - to a large extent - what many people believe. Google is far from an extreme or radical case of this kind of control, but various decisions they have made in the past have had clear consequences...
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