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    Chinese company to build a solar array in space

    "we" didn't do shit. A relative handful of politicians and media entities sold us out. People abdicated thinking to the media. And powers that be realized this and have exploited it for decades with increasing shamelessness. Call it out and you're a force of "Evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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    Remastering "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" with Machine Learning

    Amazon changed their pages to make the discounted percentage more prominent. And it's working well. So I believe they are inflating prices temporarily so they can drop them and claim a higher number, more than they used to. Especially in a 30-day window and Cyber Monday is within a 30-day...
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    Chinese company to build a solar array in space

    I know a virus that addresses this problem. Fatality was high among people who couldn't work due to age or health and low among the Sub 65 able bodied. What a perfect fit.
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    Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

    Saying you have unresolved issues with High School probably puts you on a half dozen watch lists.
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    It's Dead, Jim.......and by Dead I mean Stadia

    Luna next? These guys should start small with casual gaming (Tetris, android ports, oldies but goodies, etc...) and build out from there slowly.
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    So Steam is practically Ancient in computer years...

    I use Steam as a store/launcher, a means to an ends. It's not an 'ends'.
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    Starlink Hacked?

    So did your grandma.
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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    There's some horizontal real estate it could give up without giving that up. It's literally the width of a laptop.
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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    Had it for a bit. My main gripe is the size. Horizontally it seem disproportionate to the screen. Overall width is Screen Width x2. The pictures lie. Needs to be about 30% less wide.
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    Windows 12

    They couldn't scrutinize interactions between two separate changes slightly out of sync. With large releases they can evaluate the full system and catch all the interactions.
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    Paypal Changes?

    Paypal's main popularity is as an anonymizer for your credit card. You often can get disposable CC #'s from your CC company or your CC company may offer their own anonymizer to accomplish something similar.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Does this mean I can register with a MS account, create a local administrator and ignore or delete the MS account I used. Because the option to install W10 with a local was so well obfuscated last few installs, that's what I had to do.
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    They tried to fix this before. The makers responded by putting in electronics so if their product is not detected, charging is throttled. They should segregate charging from data. Charging could be standardized for decades and decades. The rest no so much. they need a plug that can be...
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    Valve to Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Steam Gaming Platform

    The current situation will be mild to what comes next.
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    NFTs were probably a good idea that had the good parts removed. If there was attachment to something actual for instance. I have some ideas for uses of transferrable tokens but NFT as it is poisoned their potential.
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    Valve to Face Antitrust Lawsuit Over Steam Gaming Platform

    What Steam does, it acts like group purchasing power. It can shoot down dumb vendor ideas that abound aplenty. Like ridiculously intrusive spyware, rootkits, etc. I look forward to gaming slitting its own throat much like Movies, Comics, etc.
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    NVIDIA fined USD $5.5 million for hiding how many gaming GPUs were sold to crypto miners

    Don't understand why those sales would be anyone's business except if they were deceiving shareholders. And if the shareholders aren't mad, then it should be dropped.
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    ‘Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet’ NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280

    Ironically this background will one day make the NFT worth more than $280.
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    ‘Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet’ NFT Went on Sale for $48M. It Ended With a Top Bid of Just $280

    Jack hasn't been in charge for years. He's been a figurehead I imagine as part of some prolonged contractual obligation with his severance. Jack sounding more and more like Elon, actually.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Right now in W10, a local account at install is pretty non-intuitive (if possible its hard to tell). It's easier to use a MS account, create a local admin and delete the MS account. Although at that point, they can forever associate that computer with that account. I do have an MS account...
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    Ford Mustang Mach E Leak: Mustang goes Electric

    Early EV's were like 5 mph-ish. They were used by the wealthy for status and leisure, kind of like that Tesla that pretty much stays in the driveway.
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    Ford Mustang Mach E Leak: Mustang goes Electric

    They didn't have a comparable alternative to those. So even with the burden of finding a source of gas, it was a net improvement depending on your circumstance.
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    Players found cheating in Call of Duty games may now find themselves banned from the entire franchise, including all previous games and future titles

    The only robust anti-cheat has to be built into the video card. It would require an AI/hashing system that allows you to know if the screen image has been manipulated outside what is possible in the given context of the player's position.
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    The problem isn't she doesn't look like an anime character, it is she's doesn't look like 'the character' for a live action version of the show. She's just not a femme fatale type. She also looks like crack shot & headlock with thighs action girl. That is also not Faye. To make it worse...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Anti-cheat needs to be in the video card which will never happen.
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    A recent purchase that says its W11 ready had bitlocker enabled on the drive? Is the TPM2 think because they plan to make bitlocker standard?
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Don't need. Why create churn.
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    Time to fork home and enterprise/corporate. Home generally doesn't need an update past security and they could benefit from enterprise feature removal.
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    Copper Foil Shortage

    Real problem is Taiwan losing their ever loving sh.. over the pandemic. Their initial success with a tight border and security state wasn't going to last forever and they thought it would.
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    What's a computer?

    This is very much a connected problem to when 'internet addiction' and you should 'unplug' used to be bandied about. And you were made fun of for spending too much time online. But then Steve Jobs invented a connection to the internet that a blonde cheerleader could use. Then poof internet...
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    It might actually be. But it's not 100% true to the source and they should just admit it. But, if they admit it they have to explain why. Either they endorse the political driver of the changes or they say they needed to placate the folk pushing those changes out of fear. Neither...
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    Summer of 58 Dev quits over steam return policy

    It's a good policy, this is an edge case. They could make an exception for exceptionally short playtimes but the buyer should be notified. Valve did nothing wrong, imho.
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    Proton mail may log ips after all...

    Or if you're an open opponent of the current Regime at the time.
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    Proton mail may log ips after all...

    They imply their system was built so this isn't possible.
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    JOHN WICK 4 AND MATRIX 4 THREAD (All Keanu)

    He kept the John Wick look for the Matrix film, so you know the relative state of that franchise.
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    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more (UPDATE - added source for Windows 10 retirement date)

    What a bunch of bs. Someone wrote an article, all the MS defenders glommed onto it and Microsoft sat there we're suppose to believe, not correcting a pretty high profile point. I'm really getting done with this bs. My gaming has contracted immensely. I have more pc's than I really need...
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    Tbh, the pedos will just keep files encrypted and use a memory only decryption/viewer. Or run linux in a vm. I'm sorry this is not robust and this is using children to get a foot in the door.
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    The problem is image bits >> Hash bits or its not really a hash. And to quote the article: "This hash must be significantly smaller than the image to be sufficiently efficient when stored on disk or sent over the network." At some point pictures of flowers will start giving you similar...
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    Unfortunately people don't have a good grasp that a 32 bit hash vs. a 1080*760*24bit = (49766400 bits) image is going to have collisions. Even if the hash is not heavily random. And what happens if someone adds a postage stamp size porn image to the corner of a political meme, then enters...
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