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    Warm? TPLink Archer AX-11000 $200 at Costco (instore only I guess?)

    I've used Unifi AP's for years, but they have really fallen off with their firmware development - and their Wifi 6 offerings area joke - still only rocking gigabit ethernet ports :p A friend was testing out (of all vendors) Grandstream - I thought they only did phones. I picked up a couple of...
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    Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien WiFi Router $279 for Black Friday

    If you are buying a set of meshed access points make sure they have dedicated radios for meshing! Amplify does not. Even their Alien line, which was super disappointing. I have a ton of UBNT gear but as MrGuvernment points out for the past three or four years - every since they fired all...
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    MIT Biologists Rejuvenating Cancer Patient T-Cells

    I dunno - I only have insurance for major medical and have a health savings account. Anything I put in it is pre-tax and anything I spend out of it is tax free if used for health care. As soon as it got over $10K in it I could direct how and where the money in it is invested. I pay cash for...
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    MIT Biologists Rejuvenating Cancer Patient T-Cells

    I almost went there. Pretty sad, really. All this government "protection" pretty severely limits the options available to us in the USA.
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    Microsoft is the first cloud provider to break into the top 10 Supercomputers

    One of the best things Nadella did was dethrone the Windows group and shift the emphasis of Microsoft back to being a *software* company. Woe be to anyone who discounts Microsoft as a software developer - they literally invented modern software development and the concept of commercial...
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    For groups that shriek about wanting strong women represented, when given the chance they seem to go out of their way to do the exact opposite. I don't think it's always out of malice but more sheer incompetence. They were too stupid (and apathetic) to realize that by making her a lesbian it...
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    Cowboy Beebop live action at Netflix!

    Yes, more subverting expectations - "we intentionally made it bad". Riiiiighhttt. I wish I could say I was surprised/dissapointed. Unfortunately Hollywood/media companies are continuing to live up to their reputation for not being able to create anything new and interesting but just shitting...
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    MIT Biologists Rejuvenating Cancer Patient T-Cells

    I think the real issue with treatments like this is figuring out how to move stuff out of the lab and deploy it at scale. We need an Elon Musk type personality to take on alternative treatments in medicine. The other problem is the medical field is so ridiculously over-regulated, at least...
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    U3011 HDMI confusion

    I know this is an old thread but posting for those who find it via search (like I did) If you go from HDMI on your computer to DVI on the monitor you will more than likely be able to get 2560x1440. It worked for me on a Dell Latitude 7490 with the crappy Intel integrated graphics, as well as...
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    Disney Reveals Price, Release Date, and Content Plans for Disney+ Streaming Service

    Me too - it will be interesting to see how long before they inevitably jack the prices up though :/
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    How the hell does Amazon impose anything on me? If I want to pay with cash I just go to another store. There's not a damn thing Amazon can do about that. Oooh those evil capitalist boogymen - utterly impotent thanks to.... capitalism! Oh my, the irony! The only way Amazon can impose a damn...
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    Whole Foods Cuts Workers' Hours after Amazon Introduces Minimum Wage

    Well at one point Bezo's was just a schlub like the rest of us. Then he got off his ass and invented Amazon. That's what makes America amazing - unlimited potential. Here's a serious question - how is the existence of "megacorps" directly effecting you? You personally. Not some empty...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Seriously? What the hell does "amok" really mean? How is it in your world apparently companies are all powerful gods with more power than government or even their customers? Eh - there's a rub right there. Without customers companies are pretty impotent now, aren't they? All this recent...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    It comes from people who are aware of history. Not popular these days to think about the past, but it's pretty smart to at least ponder a little about where we came from. For a US centric perspective, this is a great place to start...
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Ding ding ding. The whole "morality" around CC vs cash is irrelevant. A distraction. It's more totalitarian BS from people who are convinced they are way better at spending your money than you are.
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    No shit - but only in Amazon's stores. Unless you are trying to argue that Amazon's policy would magically override all other stores at the same time too? How exactly? Magic? Unicorn farts? The capitalist cabal? I love people who love to argue how restricting choice is actually ensuring...
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    The Path of Exile: Synthesis Expansion Is Now Live

    I agree. I'm surprised they supposed it for this long (which I just realized probably didn't come across in my original post)
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    Whole Foods Cuts Workers' Hours after Amazon Introduces Minimum Wage

    Wow, you mean you can't magically create more economic benefits via laws/fiat? Who could have known that?
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    It's not hard. What is required are "crises" for politicians to justify their existence with. God forbid people think for themselves. Don't want to pay without cash? Just don't go to Amazon's stores. I'm sure plenty of other stores will be more than happy to take cash and advertise the...
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    The Path of Exile: Synthesis Expansion Is Now Live

    Wow - I can't believe they just now dropped XP and Vista support and still support 32 bits too.
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    Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods Releases on March 27th

    Time to spin up some sick days...
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    Denuvo Performance Hit in Devil May Cry 5 Tested

    Nice to have confirmation of the obvious for once. Thanks Capcom!
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    Diablo Is Now Available for Purchase on GOG

    People who want support? They just didn't throw the old code up unmodified. Bandwidth and infrastructure have costs too. Blizzard could afford to release it for free but they didn't want to invest in it, so this is a good compromise. I'm happy it's at least an option for those who want a...
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    Rotten Tomatoes Bans "Want to See" Score, User Comments before Films' Release

    Nope. But it is interesting/entertaining. It's natural to be curious about other people's thoughts. Otherwise social media wouldn't be a thing. Which is why the hand-waving over the removal of this is so amusing. "Oh, it's not that important". Oh really? Then why bother removing it? Well...
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    Rotten Tomatoes Bans "Want to See" Score, User Comments before Films' Release

    lol - I live to see people making big deals out of "meaningless" things. People love to use words like meaningless while their actions tell a different story :cool:
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    Microsoft to Announce Xbox One S "All Digital Edition" in April [Rumor]

    Ugh - not interested. The biggest reason I got an Xbox One was for the BR drive :/
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    Rotten Tomatoes Bans "Want to See" Score, User Comments before Films' Release

    Fine - but that's not what the original article or point was about so not sure why you are commenting in this thread.
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    Rotten Tomatoes Bans "Want to See" Score, User Comments before Films' Release

    Did you read the article? The thing people were commenting with before it got removed was "Do you intend to see the movie" Of course they hadn't seen the movie! Would be a bit daft to ask someone if they intended to see the movie if they had already seen it! Finally, the lead in the movie...
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    George Lucas Is Reportedly Fixing Luke Skywalker for "Star Wars: Episode IX"

    This popped up in my YouTube recommendations: Man there was a bunch of really bad shit I blocked out. It was even worse than I remembered. Sigh...
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    Rotten Tomatoes Bans "Want to See" Score, User Comments before Films' Release

    Yes - opinions that aren't agreed with are now "trolling". You just have to love social media.
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    Windows 10: New Study Shows Home Edition Users Are Baffled by Updates

    Windows update for business is just a set of GPO settings or you can use an MDM to set the settings. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/waas-manage-updates-wufb
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    Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods Has a March 2019 Release Date

    Love me some Grim Dawn - will be looking forward to this!
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    Linus Torvalds Comments On Apple's Potential Move to ARM

    lol - Linus on hardware. Poor beleaguered Apple - how will they ever survive? Love these threads on this site - comedy gold. It will be fun coming back to this thread a few years from now. The previous threads like these have aged so well :)
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    Potential Outer Worlds Release Date Leaks Out of Steam

    One of the few games I've been looking foreword to recently.
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    Intel Officials Allegedly Say that Apple Could Move to ARM Soon

    Ha - Apple has been dying since the 80s. Intel are amateurs a dying by comparison :)
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    Google Forgets to Tell Consumers That Its Nest Security System Has a Built-in Mic

    You just didn't look hard enough. I got a $14 Honeywell at Home Depot at the start of winter that has nothing but a bimetallic strip in it with a couple of adjustment screws. Simplicity itself for a backup. Meanwhile my Nest works just fine, thank you. Although if I were to replace them I...
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    Intel Officials Allegedly Say that Apple Could Move to ARM Soon

    Higher performance, less power consumption than the Intel chip currently in my MacBook Air? Bring it! Something that runs faster, cooler and with better battery life - sounds great to me. And I don't expect Apple to switch all Mac's - there is no reason to. They have run simultaneous...
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    Backblaze Analyzes SSD Reliability

    Yup - parity RAID is a looser. Not going to be as reliable as you need it to be and permanent write performance penalty. Just say no! RAID 10 FTW
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    Google Forgets to Tell Consumers That Its Nest Security System Has a Built-in Mic

    Never had a problem with a Nest bricking. If you look at the threads in the support forums almost every single bricked Nest is from people who do NOT have a C wired therefore not steady power, but instead are relying on Nests hackney power stealing to charge the battery scheme that is sketchy...
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