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    File Abnormality Causes Duplicate Tax Refunds

    Nope, received a 1099-INT from the federal govt for interest paid. The catch is this note on the 1099-INT, This amount may represent interest on an over payment for more than one year. See dandirk's post #18. The again is a reference to all the govt is bad rhetoric I have been hearing since the...
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    File Abnormality Causes Duplicate Tax Refunds

    Your govt hate is misinformed, again. I had to file an extension last year and when I got my refund it was more than I what I filed. IRS paid me interest on my refund.
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    Senate Report: Equifax Accused of Failing to Prioritize Cybersecurity

    Why would any corporation care about securing your personal information? There are no consequences when the information is stolen other than providing more revenue to the credit monitoring corporations. The only ones that suffer from this stolen information are the people that have their...
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    San Francisco Uses Computer Algorithm to Dismiss 9,362 Marijuana Convictions

    If you are going to go down that road then start looking at people that are over weight, that don't exercise, don't sleep enough. At least marijuana is taxed heavily and exactly what medical problems are caused by marijuana? Plenty of medical issues caused from the behaviors I mentioned.
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    California Lawmaker Wants to Move toward E-receipts

    How about printing receipts that don't use chemicals that are dangerous to your health?
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    Harley Davidson Reveals the Pricing and Specs of Its "Livewire" Electric Motorcycles

    I do the same thing! I use old pinball machine balls for attention getters
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    The Chinese Social Credit Score System Has Already Been Implemented

    Proving my point that the right and the left are two sides of the same corporate coin
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    The Chinese Social Credit Score System Has Already Been Implemented

    One of the biggest steps in surveillance in the USA, The Patriot Act of 2001, implemented by the Republicans. When will people learn that the Left and Right are two sides of the same corporate controlled coin.
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    Silicon Valley Wages Are Shrinking for All Except the Top 90th Percentile

    If you cannot afford to live someplace, then move. Cost of living is much less in other parts of the country.
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    Robots Replace Waiters at the 'Robot.He' Restaurant in Shanghai

    Since most of the jobs that required only a high school education have been shipped overseas, these starting/training jobs are the majority of jobs that are left in this country. 50 years ago, you could pump gas and support a family. Someone earning the minimum wage in 1963 would have earned...
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    Robots Replace Waiters at the 'Robot.He' Restaurant in Shanghai

    It's called a living wage so the taxpayers don't have to subsidize corporations by providing food, housing, medical care to their employees.
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    China Is Hijacking the US Internet Backbone

    So, the Chinese are doing the same thing the NSA is doing?
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    Evidence of Supermicro Infected Hardware Found at U.S. Telecom

    Read the article In the case of the telecommunications company, Sepio's technology detected that the tampered Supermicro server actually appeared on the network as two devices in one. The legitimate server was communicating one way, and the implant another, but all the traffic appeared to be...
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    Intel Introduces Unlocked 28 Core Xeon and Refreshes Skylake X

    Won't buy a new CPU until Meltdown/Spectre and their variants are fixed in the die.
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    China Embedded Spy Chips On Supermicro Motherboards

    No, the NSA has their exploits embedded in the CPUs themselves.
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    Five Governments Call for Encryption Backdoors in Memo

    Sigh, In the US, we used to have "due process". If you look at House Joint Resolution 76 that Trump signed into law 22Aug2017, it gives the newly formed commission “the authority to enter property near the Metro Rail System ‘without limitation’ and without a warrant, for the purpose of ‘making...
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    Five Governments Call for Encryption Backdoors in Memo

    No matter how secure a house you build, law enforcement has access to military hardware if required to gain entry. You are not going to be able to stop a tank or high explosives. Problem law enforcement has with encryption is that they do not have any tools to decrypt the data and that...
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    LG to Launch World’s Largest Micro LED TV at IFA

    I just took my 34in to the eWaste dump this morning. Getting ready to move and didn't want to move a 190lb TV.
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    LG to Launch World’s Largest Micro LED TV at IFA

    game at 1080i on the CRT, but I haven't seen a panel PQ better than a HD Trinitron Wega. Getting really close on the higher end panels, but the consumer grade panel PQ is inferior.
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    LG to Launch World’s Largest Micro LED TV at IFA

    Let me know when your PQ matches 25 year old CRTs.
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    Karlsruhe Team Develops First Single-Atom Transistor

    Runs at room temp as well as near absolute zero. the single-atom transistor does not only work at extremely low temperatures near absolute zero, i.e.-273°C, but already at room temperature.
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    Intel Has Disclosed New Security Flaws that Affect SGX and Virtualization

    Banks use Intel CPUs. When your bank account is emptied or your credit card is maxed you will care about this crap.
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    Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine!

    POTUS can veto Congress spending bill. Small number of bankruptcies, larger number of failed business/ventures. Too bad if the US government becomes insolvent, we can't just walk away from the debts and start over. Trump likes to push the envelope and take risks, but failure can be disastrous...
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    Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine!

    And look pro Russia
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    Wells Fargo Blames Computer Glitch as Reason It Foreclosed on Hundreds of Homes

    Fines are just the cost of doing business. When someone goes to jail, then there will be a deterrent to fraud.
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    Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine!

    No false statements, Trump's companies have filed bankruptcies six times. I would say that makes him really good at bankrupting. When Congress and the President are from the same party, there is no overriding. Cutting taxes and increasing federal spending is a recipe for disaster. Annual Federal...
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    Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine!

    Hilary who? You need to worry about the current, as Rex Tillerson so eloquently said "fucking moron" running the country. He's really really good at bankrupting.
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    Fast.com from Netflix

    DSL Reports or SourceForge have much better speed tests. http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest https://sourceforge.net/speedtest/
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    Two Plead Not Guilty in Swatting Death

    Get off your high horse. 25 years ago cops were not shooting/killing people because they 'felt threatened'. I feel my life in danger whenever I see a police officer, but I don't have the right to shoot police officers.
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    Intel Limited Edition Core i7-8086K For Sale

    Are the Meltdown and Spectre exploits included?
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    NVIDIA Releases Firmware Update For Displayport 1.3 and 1.4

    DisplayPort cables and ports may have either a "full-size" connector or a "mini" connector. These connectors differ only in physical shape—the capabilites of DisplayPort are the same regardless of which connector is used. Using a Mini DisplayPort connector does not affect performance or feature...
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    NVIDIA Releases Firmware Update For Displayport 1.3 and 1.4

    Just updated my GTX 980 successfully. When you run the tool it displays if you need the update and allows you to update or exit.
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    All Your Routers Are Belong to Russia

    The following devices are known to be affected by this threat. Based on the scale of this research, much of our observations are remote and not on the device, so it is difficult to determine specific version numbers and models in many cases. It should be noted that all of these devices have...
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    Flying Drones Legally Gets Easier in Much of the U.S. Today

    Bingo! Individuals not held accountable, not the system of government.
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    Flying Drones Legally Gets Easier in Much of the U.S. Today

    I find this attitude disgusting and exactly what corporate Amerika wants. Our forefathers created a system of government that is unrivaled and if the current government is corrupt or incompetent then it is our duty as US citizens to elect new honest, competent representatives.
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    Foxconn Will Drain Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

    Defending the current administration's policies by citing another administration's policies is not an argument.
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    NSA Triples Collection of US Phone Records

    There is always plenty of money for the government's spying and wars. Too bad the same cannot be said about all the social programs.
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    Foxconn Will Drain Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

    The current administration will always support corporate use of natural resources before preserving natural resources for all citizens.
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    Intel Rumored to Release i7-8086K to Celebrate 40 Years of the x86 CPU

    Including the Meltdown and Spectre flaws?
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    Linux Computer Manufacturer Moving to U.S

    System76, has announced that it will be moving its assembly from China to the United States I am almost positive every single part in their computer is made in China.
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