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    Apple 32" 6k monitor

    To be fair, it is a really Grand Stand.
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    In my first post I mentioned Hydrogen fuel cell cars costing as much to fuel as a regular gas car. That turns out to be wrong; FCV turn out to be much more expensive to fuel than gasoline cars. For some bizarre reason fueleconomy.gov's price estimate for how much FCV cost to operate is based...
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    Texas expected to ban red light cameras

    The worst thing about red light cameras is that they incentivize towns into shortening yellow light times, which is just bad for safety. If an intersection has a problem with people running red lights, the yellow light length should be slightly lengthend, for safety's sake.
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    The Endgame is Near for Phones

    Well, the replacement rate for phones is still going to be a lot more frequent than that of fridges or washing machines, or desktop computers for that matter, for the the simple reason that phones are a lot easier to break & steal. Other than that though, it is amazing how little going from a...
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    Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism

    Well, one could easily argue that Facebook is being racist here. They specifically mentioned that they will not be banning black separatist groups, or Basque separatist groups. Only white groups are being targeted by this change. Saying some groups are allowed to espouse certain policies that...
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    I have to disagree with that assessment, Nutzo; sales of EVs have gone from nothing to hundreds of thousands in less than a decade. And production of them is ramping up; Tesla by itself should basically double its sales numbers next year now that it has its Model 3 production line sorted out...
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    I am guessing that Toyota was fully convinced that hydrogen fuel cells were the future, and that EVs were just going to be a side show. Of course, with Tesla selling more EV's every week than Toyota has sold fuel cell vehicles since they released the Mirai in late 2015, that looks really silly...
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    Florida Introduces "Stop Social Media Censorship Act"

    Actually, there has been a Supreme Court case that ruled the First Amendment applied to can be applied to private venues. In the case of Marsh vs Alabama(1946) a woman was distributing religious pamphlets in a company town, where the Gulf Shipbuilding owned everything, including the sidewalks...
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    Tesla Unveils Model Y Electric SUV with 300-Mile Range and Seven Seats

    The Jaguar I-Pace does indeed look better than the Tesla, and I prefer its more conventional interior layout to the extremely minimalist design Tesla went with in the Model 3 & Y, but the Telsa does have some key advantages over the I-Pace. For one price; the entry level I-Pace starts at $69k...
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    Tesla Unveils Model Y Electric SUV with 300-Mile Range and Seven Seats

    Looks pretty much how you would expected a slightly lifted & stretched Model 3 to look. Nice that Tesla managed to squeeze a third row in there; handy if you have kids & their friends to haul around. Tesla should have no trouble selling every one of these they can make; the smaller CUV market...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    If Microsoft released a patch that did that, all that would happen is that people would do clean installs of Windows 7, and not allow it to do any updates, thus resulting in a huge number of machines with no security patches on them. And the idea that a software company should be able to put a...
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    Quadriga Cryptocurrency Wallets are Empty

    So, what's the nicest country that doesn't have an extradition treaty with Canada? That would be a good place to start looking.
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    Anthem Is a Buggy Mess

    You are forgetting that EA makes a bunch of sportsball games, like FIFA, Madden, and NBA Live, that sell a ton of copies every year. They are particularly profitable since so many people are willing to buy each years version to get roster updates, while EA only has to do a revamp of the...
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    Tim Cook: Apple Is Working on Future Products That Will "Blow You Away"

    No, not an iShotgun, but instead an iR-15. With a courageous top-loading fixed magazine so they can sell it in California, and of course special Beats-Bullets (by Dr Dre) to load it with.
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    Volvo Reveals the New Polestar 2 Electric Performance Vehicle

    Somethings to consider with electric motors - unlike with ICE vehicles, going with smaller, less powerful motors won't get you much efficiency improvements; so the range will end up being basically the same. The second is that going with more powerful motors only adds very marginal price +...
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    Kalashnikov Makes an Explosive Suicide Drone

    Imagine a single guy with a van full of these, releasing a couple of these at a time from isolated areas at major electrical substations & power lines. In some areas you could have millions of people losing power within a week of doing this. (And I am probably on those government lists already.)
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    The Verge Investigates the Life of a Facebook Moderator

    Obviously not, if they experience so much trama looking at what the average /btard considers to be fun thread. Facebook HR should hire some of them; think of how many could start paying their parents rent for their basement room.
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    Man Gets RFID Chip Implant Live at Mobile World Congress

    All the pizza places in my hometown (college town in the upper Midwest) have those machines as well, though there is a very good reason why pizza places in much of the US will want people calling in orders to pay ahead of time - in some areas too many people will order pizzas that they don't...
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    Tesla Demonstrates Its New Security System Called Sentry Mode

    Speaking of flamethrowers, there is a nifty invention from Elon's homeland that would work wonderfully with this new sentry mode - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_(flamethrower) . Set up the alert system to show you video on your phone, and let you give any would be vandals or thieves a...
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    Here Is the Samsung Unpacked Press Event

    The strange thing to me about the rising prices of flagships is that at the same time mid-range phones (say $150 to $300) just keep getting better and better. The only reason to shell out extra for a flagship model these days is for pure fashion purposes; hey it works for clothing. Yes, this...
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    Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds Commercial Leaks

    Well, at least it appears to have a headphone jack, which is nice. Any more on the rumors that Samsung will have a version that doesn't have the silly curved screen edges? My work phone is a Galaxy S8, and I find the curved edges to be very annoying - I find the distorted video edges very...
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    Software Pirates are Allegedly Hijacking Apple's Enterprise Developer Certificates

    The whole needing a special certificate to install apps that are not on the iTunes store is what gets me here. If you own a device, the device maker should have no say on what kind of software you choose to run on it. People running whatever software they choose to works fine on the PC, and...
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    India Antitrust Commission is "Looking Into" Google Accusations

    I guess India wants to upgrade their fencing & walls with Bangladesh.
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    Ford Is Developing a Powerful All-Electric F-Series Truck

    That gets me thinking about some of the secondary effects of wide-spread electric vehicles. Since electricity is so much cheaper than gas, people will have less reason not to get a bigger car, if that is what they want. Checking fueleconomy.gov, a Tesla Model X (a big 3 row SUV) has the same...
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    SuperData Breaks Down the Global Gaming Market

    Another factor with the mobile games is that they are very popular in eastern Asia. Lots of people in China, Japan, South Korea, and so on have long commutes by train/subway; thus they prefer to get their gaming in when they are sitting around with nothing to do. If you aren't in those...
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    Tesla Encourages Auto Hacking with a Model 3 Giveaway

    The Tesla Model 3 is usually compared against small to midsize luxury cars, like the Mercedes C-class, BMW 3 series, Lexus IS, and so on. Here is an article comparing Model 3 sales versus various other cars in the same size/price range. As a side note, Tesla is now selling as many Model 3s in...
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    Judge Rules Against Law Enforcement in Biometrics Unlocking Case

    Interesting case here, though it does bring some questions - if someone is arrested, it is routine to take their prints and do a mugshot. So while this decisions looks like it might prevent police from directly forcing the person to open the phone, would it be okay for police to use those prints...
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    Analysts Discuss What Headless Intel Is Looking for in a CEO

    Given Intel's current level of competence lately, I get this feeling that they will try to ape AMD and hire a strong, independent woman type to be CEO. And end up with Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of Theranos.
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    Apple Lowered Its Q1 Revenue Guidance Due to Slow iPhone Sales in China

    What really strikes me as crazy about the increasing price of flagships is how capable sub-$300 phones are these days. I picked up a Moto X4 for $200 a few months ago for my wife, and it works wonderfully. It is hard for me to see what improvements spending hundreds of dollars more gets you...
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    The State of VR in 2018

    There are plenty of examples of technologies that were hailed as the next big thing, only to end up dying. Think about when the Nintendo Wii came out, and motion controls for games were all the rage, with Sony and MS throwing money to come up with their own versions. Only for gamers to get...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    You missed the Supreme Court decision South Dakota vs Wayfair Inc. that occurred earlier this year, which reversed an earlier Supreme Court decision and allows states to collect sales taxes on purchases made by state residents from out of state retailers, with certain conditions. So Pennsylvania...
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    The Steam Awards Nominees and Steam Winter Sale Dates Have Been Announced

    It is interesting how disconnected gaming "journalist" have become from their purported audience. Of course, this is because in many cases their real customers are in fact the game publishers; the people reading the reviews are the product. Thankfully with the internet it isn't too hard to find...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    Can you give an example of this? If a person was convicted of a felony in the past, it would get reported to the NICS and would show up when a gun store in any state files the 4473 background check form, and the gun store would then deny the sale. Someone doing a private sale of course will...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    I suggest you take a look at Canada's attempt to register long guns; in the mid 90's they passed a law requiring everyone to register their long guns; while the initial cost was projected to be $2 million, the whole boondoggle ended up costing over $1 billion before they gave up on the effort...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    The problem with the insurance idea is that is would require people to register their firearms. Now in past, other countries have used such gun registries to enact confiscation efforts 20-30 years down the road. Australia, for example required people to register their long guns in the 1970s...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    The not selling M rated games thing to minors is just a store policy; California did have a law about it, but as I mentioned the Supreme Court struck it down. Any of those stores could change that policy and sell to minors with nothing more than a PR hit. That does bring about an interesting...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    In case you didn't know, firearms & ammunition are already taxed at 11%, which is a higher rate than this proposed tax on video games. This money is earmarked towards wildlife conservation efforts; these taxes plus hunting/fishing licenses provide the large majority of funding for state wildlife...
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    Pennsylvania Proposes Tax on Mature Video Games Due to Violence, School Shootings

    California tried passing such a law back in the mid-2000s, but the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Entertainment_Merchants_Ass'n Amusingly, as mentioned by other in this thread the state senator who drafted this law, Leland Yee, is in...
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    Jersey City Cops Use Fake Amazon Boxes and Doorbell Cameras to Catch Thieves

    Legally, entrapment requires that the police to do something that would induce an otherwise law-abiding person to commit a crime. I.E., if a LEO told a random person walking by that a package was abandoned, and they could take it if they wanted, it would be entrapment to then arrest them for...
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    Steam Is Banning Sex Games with Young-Looking Characters

    I would argue that this move shows a bigoted lack of tolerance for other (Japanese in this case) cultures, and that Valve should not try and force white, western values on foreign game developers of color. Valve, check your privilege.
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