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    BioWare Employee Celebrates and Mocks TotalBiscuit’s Death

    Wow, I didn't even know Total Biscuit had died. I loved his videos during Steam sales where he would play a bit of each game and talk about it. Clearly this guy took criticism of the game way too personally (unless he was the lead animator or dialogue writer on Andromedra then most of the...
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    US Senator Demands Government Oversight of Predatory “Loot Boxes” in Video Games

    I don't like them - but, well, do you remember those passes they tried doing for awhile where you had to register a one use code in order to do multiplayer and EA was hoping down the road if somebody bought it used they would also pay for a multiplayer pass? Everybody hated those too. Remember...
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    US Senator Demands Government Oversight of Predatory “Loot Boxes” in Video Games

    Do you trust that the government knows enough about games that should they write a law or regulation they will understand the nuances between why gamers hate paying to get a random item in game, but are ok with paying to play the game with the goal of getting random items? Eg, the difference...
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    Threadripper Pays for Itself Using Cryptocurrency Mining @ [H]

    I've been seeing this topic pop up all over the place, but this is the first place that started talking about it by mentioning that it was AMD marketing that sent the idea out there. Are older chips Intel chips just too inefficient to do this with or could you still come out ahead even with...
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    Microsoft’s Next App Will Let You Track Your Friends

    Sounds like the equivalent of 'Find my Friends' on iOS. It actually comes in handy at times particularly with family.
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    UK Wants To Ban Messaging Apps Without Backdoor Access

    Wouldn't this make open source illegal?
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    Congress Wants To Legislate Net Neutrality

    They don't need to, since 'the proposal is being backed by several large telecommunications companies'. They don't need to understand the Internet to understand how to pass the law Verizon and AT&T wrote for them.
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    Jury Finds Apple Not Guilty Of Antitrust

    People found a way around the DRM in the original iPod, and started to put music on it that didn't go through Apple. Apple updates their system software and closes the bug in the DRM. That's what this lawsuit is. Now, if that were to win a guilty verdict, get out of the way, I wouldn't turn...
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    Google Street View Car In Wrong-Way Crash

    Yep, pretty much. Quote from article: "After the crash, Case sought treatment at a hospital emergency room, where he received a CAT scan and X-rays. Case said that he suffered bruised ribs and whiplash in the crash and was outfitted with a neck brace at the hospital. Case said that he...
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    GameStop Offering A High Interest Rate Credit Card?

    Capital One - try for one of the lower tier cards and work your way up. I used to have no credit like you, just put everything on my Paypal Debit card because I had the grandfathered one that gave 1.5% cash back. Then I decided I needed to build credit. Capital One was the easiest to get...
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    FCC Asked to Bypass State Laws Banning Municipal Fiber Internet

    If you think decisions like this are better decided on a local level, then it makes every sense in the world that a community/city should be able to decide on it's own without say from the state. If you think decisions like this should be decided by people who aren't in your city - then it...
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    The Revolt Against Google ‘Glassholes’

    I think the idea behind the camera is to catch those fast moments that don't give you time to pull our your phone or when you want to be looking at what you're taking a photo of instead of just looking at a screen of a device pointed at what you want a photo of. EG your kid does something new...
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    The Revolt Against Google ‘Glassholes’

    I believe the psychological term for that is 'confirmation bias.'
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    Notch: People Say We Are "Literally Worse Than EA"

    Comcast is way worse than EA. I can choose not to buy EA products and yet still have games to play. I can't choose to not buy Comcast products and yet still have cable or cable internet.
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    Disney Sees Infinity Video Game Hitting $1 billion in Revenue

    I really can't understand how putting a little figurine on a reader, then playing a game is somehow better than just playing the game with the character already in it. It isn't like you're actually interacting with the figurine - you're just setting him somewhere then focusing your attention on...
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    Comcast Backtracks On Data Caps

    Holy crap this guy is a cable executive! (;)) Is anybody surprised that he would say things that we know to be flat out the opposite of reality?
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    10% Of Americans Don’t Carry Cash Anymore

    The credit card companies report your balance at the same time your statement closes. Don't prepay (eg pay before your statement date), but once you get that statement you should pay in full (interest will eat up any rewards almost immediately) because by that point the balance has already been...
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    10% Of Americans Don’t Carry Cash Anymore

    I used the price protection part of my Chase Sapphire Preferred a few months ago. I'd bought a Droid Maxx off contract (REALLY expensive, but I was tired of having poor battery life, and didn't want to lose my unlimited data plan.) About 2-3 months after I'd bought it Verizon dropped the off...
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    10% Of Americans Don’t Carry Cash Anymore

    I pretty much just use cash for church now. Everywhere else it's the right credit card for the right occasion. Restaurant? Chase Freedom if it's the quarter where they give 5 points a dollar, otherwise use Citi Forward (5 points there all the time but the points are less flexible). Cable...
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    Time Warner CEO To Get $80M For Six Weeks

    You remember when the bailouts happened, and big bank CEOs STILL got millions in bonuses? Almost all of us here have the skills to bankrupt big banks just as fast as any of those guys that ran their companies into the ground, blamed others, then complained when people dared be upset at them...
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    Judge Reverses Huge Jury Award Over Madden Video Games

    Why even have a jury though if all it takes is a judge not liking their verdict to overrule them and rule the other way instead? If the judge thought a certain piece of evidence was absolutely required couldn't he have mentioned that before the jury came back with their answer? Clearly that...
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    Sony Downgraded To ‘Junk’ Status

    Nobody here would turn down a free 4K projector, so you aren't alone. :D (if for no other reason than they could resell it for $20k+)
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    Sony Downgraded To ‘Junk’ Status

    He might be right though. Apple used to be the company you looked to when you wanted to see something new and different. Under the current CEO though I haven't seen anything really cool and new ala the first iPhone, the first iPad (some accused it of just being a bigger iPhone, but that size...
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    Beats Music Closes Access After One Day

    Beats whole thing is like it's a product of marketers. The fact that so many companies out there do essentially the same thing, I just can't see a whole ton of people who 'just can't wait for a service that does music with the Beats logo on the site.' that they don't have subscription somewhere...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Just look at the profit of AMC Theater's Chinese parent conglomerate. Although I doubt Wang Jianlin would ever actually admit something like this having any effect whatsoever on profit to shareholders.
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Their his prescription glasses - not only does he say he was wearing them the whole time, but it makes no sense at all that he would be walking around blind until he got into the theater and only then put them on. Unless you're trying to say he's lying, but then again everything else he said...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Seriously? You think it's perfectly fine to lead somebody on, 'Come on in, come on, you're completely welcome. Come in, sit down.' and then turning around and calling the police 'He's trespassing!' If the chain came out and said right away 'This isn't allowed! That's our policy!' that's...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    You do have the right to ban somebody from having something on them. They didn't though. They never told him he couldn't wear Google Glass (which unlike a camcorder - Google glass is as innocuous as a cell phone), they didn't say a word to him as he walked in, they didn't say a word as he...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Here's what the movie theater has now publicly said to others: 'At AMC Easton 30 last weekend, a guest was questioned for possible movie theft after he was identified wearing a recording device during a film. The presence of this recording device prompted an investigation by the MPAA, which was...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    I've never heard of somebody simply having a cell phone in their hand, turned off (like this guy's Google Glass was), and having federal law enforcement called in to haul them off for interrogation. Heck, I've never even heard of somebody getting kicked out at all for having a cell phone in...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Google Glass is no more a recording device than your cell phone is, and I don't see AMC trying to make it a federal case everytime you pull out your cell phone. We all know that rule is for people using camcorders, not multifunction devices that can do multiple things other than recording.
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Umm, honestly, I'd be freaked out if a guy came in and stared at me in the bathroom WITHOUT Google Glass even being there. I'd probably already be out of their right away. If a guy came in and said 'Google record a video' then proceeded to stare at me I'd get the heck out of there just as fast...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    I wonder if part of this isn't a misunderstanding of what Google Glass can do and can't do. You guys that are against Google Glass know Google Glass isn't a recording device like a camcorder is right? It's like a phone - it only records when it's specifically instructed to record and you're...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Boot somebody? Yes, if they've told you ahead of time 'Google Glass is not allowed'. In this case not only did they not tell him they're not allowed (and continue to refuse to tell press who are calling them if they do or don't have a no Google Glass rule), but they called federal law...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    I find my contacts are very useful. Now, even though they are useful I take them out at night before going to sleep. There are other people out there that wear their contacts lenses 24x7, they don't even take them out to sleep (easier for them to just leave them in). I wouldn't call people...
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    FBI Drags Google Glass Wearer From Theater

    Actually, it says he's worn it there several times before and the theater never complained. (People are even calling the theater and asking if Google Glass is ok there, the theater is refusing to say if they do or don't allow people in with Google Glass - if the theater is out and out against...
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    Game Dev Says Sales Screw Your Fans

    The link seems to come right back to HardOCP again instead of going to the article discussing it.
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    PlanetSide 2 On PS4 Better Than PC Version On Ultra

    It's free to play so you don't have to buy it to play it. ;)
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    Ballmer Says Elop A Candidate For Microsoft CEO

    Listen, sure the conspiracy theorists have a good base to start with, it all does look quite suspicious, but I think we can all acknowledge that there is also at least a slight possibility that he wasn't a trojan horse for Microsoft but is in fact just terrible at running a technology company.
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    Google Outage Is Over

    Actually Google Ads was down. I know several sites that were messed up too outside Google and eventually I realized they were all the sites that showed Google ads.