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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    In to retire the Phenom X4...
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    ASUS Announces G11

    I think "Mayan-inspired markings" needs to be translated as "our design department got high on peyote while watching 'Apocalypto' then decided let's make a case or something, we're super creative right now! ... Hey, don't judge us." :D So yeah, just about 10 years since that was 2006.
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    ASUS & HardOCP 20th Anniversary GTX 980 Gold Edition Lucky Draw

    Concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs, apparently. Just curious as to why they want that as a qualifier. Either way, good luck to all and congratulations in advance to the winner.
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    Tennessee Sues the FCC to Stop City-Run Internet

    Ugh, Marsha "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" Blackburn - has there ever been a story with her involved that didn't involve shameful stupidity and/or terrific avarice? She's a craven pawn of the ISPs and business interests over the good of the people. Don't ask her about climate change...
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    500 Million ASUS Motherboards. The Celebration Starts at [H]. - Lucky Draw

    Had an A7V-8X back in the day, ran that poor thing into the ground. It managed to survive from 2003 until Fall 2009 [the audio chip went out, then the HD controller failed and I had to put it down Ol' Yeller style]. Still, good times - swapped the CPU once (2100+ to 3200+), really the first...
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    ASUS Matrix OR Poseidon - CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

    Retiring my HD5770 and everything it ever touched. Well, maybe not my brother, I still have use for him. But component-wise, everything.
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    Seasonic Black Friday Lucky Draw

    Could use a new keyboard, this one should probably be disposed of by hazmat technicians.
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    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Testing

    Unfortunate, but it comes with the territory. Hopefully they can sort out what happened to correct the issue. In their shoes, carry on and name their first official vehicle in the deceased's honor or something. All this having been said, I didn't realize they were using a solid-propellant...
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    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Released Early

    Is this what Bill O'Reilly got his whole mercenary world police idea from? Guess that means video games are dangerous to impressionable minds... BAN ALL THE THINGS!
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    Netflix First Original Anime Series Looks Awesome

    Not sure what compelled them to choose this one - I couldn't stomach the rampant logical inconsistencies and outright stupid gimmicks. #1: You can only kill the giant space monster with a quasi-magical sword/spear in a specific spot. Also, the monster moves through space... how? #2: Clones...
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    The Unbearable Bureaucracy of Wikipedia

    I haven't written much for Wikipedia recently because the last couple times I tried to clean things up I: A] pissed off the PR department of a large defense manufacturer, which had written up an article on a piece of gear [a suspension kit for HMMVs or some such shenanigans] so full of...
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    Russian Satellite Launch Ends in Embarrassing Flames

    Additionally, it was payback for the whole episode back in 1871 [end of the Franco-Prussian War], when a victorious Otto von Bismarck crowned Kaiser Wilhelm I in the Hall of Mirrors, one of the most opulent bits of the palace. What better place to humiliate the Germans than the place where they...
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    Next-Gen Consoles are Power Hogs in Standby Mode

    Probably just because they test everything at Bill Gates' house. ;) Wikipedia entry on Bill Gates's house, Xanadu 2.0
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    Air Force Prepares to Dismantle HAARP

    As a Civ player, this should be obvious. I sold all my science buildings to save on the upkeep costs and the corporations... Wait, now I have no science. Well kids, it was a good run - now, who wants to learn about lost technology? :o
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    Privacy Spray Removes All Traces Of DNA From Surfaces

    Holy mother of coincidence, the photo credit on that one. :eek:
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    Titanfall's Massive PC Install Explained

    Oops, forgot my smiley. Meant to write to imply that they would have to be doing something pretty crazy/stupid with bitrates to hit those numbers. After all, EA's stable's definition of music is pretty loose: Game Facts: BF3 Music ;)
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    Titanfall's Massive PC Install Explained

    Inclined to agree, even if they had a number of languages included for no other reason than to clutter drivers. 35GB does seem pretty odd, maybe they're just riding that 6.144Mbps E-AC-3 cap or something stupid like that [still 12 hours at that rate]. On a related note, if you're working on...
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    New Jersey Also Bans Tesla Sales

    Goes into effect on April 1st... so we can assume this is almost as big a joke as the people who drafted this bill? :rolleyes:
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    Massachusetts Will Make Upskirting Illegal After All

    Isn't that just Florida? :( The Daily Show Sketch: "Unjustified" with Jessica Williams I see your invisible text and raise you a FTFY.
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    Watch This Guy Get Stunned By A Flying Drone

    OOOOH. Now that article from the other day about fabricating taser-proof clothing makes sense. Also, aren't we missing an obligatory SkyNet reference? ;)
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    Indie Studios, Not Corporate Giants, Are the Future of Videogames

    Well, boil it down and you have big publishers/studios who have IPs that they are almost slavishly devoted to perpetuating and indie devs that are having to build up an IP, typically from scratch. From there, basic economics. The big studio has an IP, probably one they've acquired along the way...
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    The Google Glass Redesign

    Not to mention the lack of stereo input for depth perception, but I think the reason they made it stick out like an awful sore thumb was a mistake in the switch between prototyping and production. The only reason it should stick out like that is if you were trying different modules or something...
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    AMD Radeon R7 260 1GB

    qft
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    Drones That Hunt Down And Hack Other Drones

    Sadly, while this guy is basically pointing out the exploit without malicious intent, it only goes to prove the "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" AKA "If You Build It, [Expletive Choice]s will Ruin It" Law.
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    Red Cross Wants Gamers Punished For War Crimes

    I appreciate the argument of reality v fiction/fantasy - we (typically - gonna overgeneralize here) play games to satisfy the escapist impulse i.e. the fact that life is not always rosy (along with dysfunctional governments, families, jerkbags, douchebags, et cetera). So I don't have an...
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    Half-Life 3 Being Actively Developed?

    So there's what, 12.5% left?* ;) As long as the decay product is gold, I'm sold. *[assuming you start with 100% (0) > 50% (1) > 25% (2) > 12.5% (3)]
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    Oculus Rift + Robot Hand = Creepiness

    That's some nasty ransomware you got there. :eek:
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    Teen Hacker Making $50k A Month Arrested

    Wait, I thought that was what we paid Israel for?
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    Apple Takes Home Three Brand of the Year Awards

    Two words: market fragmentation.
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    Guns Disabled in iOS Deus Ex On Jailbroken Devices

    Wait a minute... Isn't half the damned draw of Deus Ex the hacking? This news story has a better plot line than half of the games that broke probably. :o
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    Konami Asks Its Users to Change Their Passwords

    Wait, somebody guessed our security credentials!? :eek: NOOOOOO! They'd better have infinite lives because when our legal gets ahold of them, they'll need them!
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    Google QUICkens Chrome with Network Speed-Boost

    I only wish I could say that's a browser issue... but I'm pretty sure it's just that Flash no longer plays Flash... :mad:
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    Apple: Don't Use iTunes To Make Nuclear Weapons

    So no N/B/C... can I still use it if I'm making a laser powered by the chemical excretions of uranium-eating bacteria (if I can find some)? :)
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    Google Bans Face Recognition Apps for Glass

    ALERT! Sensors indicate that subject has spotted you! ENGAGE EVASIVE MANEUVERS!
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    Valve Is Crowdsourcing The Banning of Cheaters

    TL;DR Version: Yeah, this isn't particularly new but maybe it works because nothing works like the fear of God smiting you. By showcasing how thoroughly hateful people are to each other to the point where they actually get referred to this system? The Tribunal system is pretty bare-bones: you...
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    Netflix Adultery Afflicts Half of Relationships, Says Netflix

    Yeah, they *used to* have profiles on accounts. Then they decided they'd rather have more money. :rolleyes:
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX780M On eBay For $1,300

    Sooo... the next-gen cards will be the Olympian? :p
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    E-Sports League Mined Bitcoins with Subscribers' Computers

    What, no love for the smooth-faced attic residents? ;)
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    AMD’s New Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access

    Oh my God, did AMD just make my decision on my next platform a real choice?! NICE.
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