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    Microsoft E books to stop working.

    I think you miss the point. People want their books with annotations, and they want their music, hence paying for it. What they don't want is to lose access to the goods which is what's happening. I admit I have no sympathy though, anyone who expects Microsoft to keep a product more than 5...
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    Microsoft Announces Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac

    Great, so now my Macs can spam me about not being signed into OneDrive "for backups" as a security risk, just like my Windows PC does? Pass. Does it block like my pihole does? Because I run 90% of my time on macOS, iOS and Playstation, yet my Windows development PC and...
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    All Myspace Data Before 2016 is Gone

    1200/300 baud modem using tin, pine and lynx. Lynx to browse the web (it was great before flash became a thing) Pine for emails Tin to download porn, line by line at resolutions my 3x 4k displays probably wouldn’t even register >.<
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    Atari VCS Is Powered by 14nm AMD Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics

    So three things from me (FWIW) 1. Running Linux rather than Android (I applaud it for this) means that it's going to live or die by the software designed for it. I don't know how much lean-back style software there is for Linux but based on how hard Android TV stuff is to get already (most...
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    Microsoft Will Pester Windows 7 Users to Upgrade to W10 with Pop-Up Notifications

    IKR, it's not like Microsoft has a history of repeatedly harassing users into installing Windows 10 in the dodgiest ways possible...
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    Tesla Unveils Model Y Electric SUV with 300-Mile Range and Seven Seats

    I’m sure they will, and it’ll be $39,000 for the base model (base model starting production 2023)* *note: base model pricing for headline grabbing only. No base model will be sold in your lifetime, but you’re dumb so you’ll defend us as affordable anyway
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    Careless Employees Expose Sensitive Data as Public on the Cloud

    Unless I’m misunderstanding what Box is (cloud storage), no, he didn’t misunderstand. Offering a non password protected space to share files like this isn’t something I’d generally expect businesses to use, but here at least it seems like stupid business practices rather than any real fault of...
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    Careless Employees Expose Sensitive Data as Public on the Cloud

    I’ll take neither hackers or Microsoft having my data, thanks.
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    911 Calls Raise Concerns Over Amazon Working Conditions

    Foxcon probably have some spare nets though
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    UK Will Require Age Verification for Porn Sites in April

    You forgot “this information will be used to lower your social score we’re going to introduce like China’s, or Canada’s systems”
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    Borderlands 3 Could be Revealed at PAX East 2019

    You forgot the Battle Royale mode
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    George Lucas Is Reportedly Fixing Luke Skywalker for "Star Wars: Episode IX"

    Kathleen Kennedy still running the show.
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    Netflix May Be Losing $192M per Month from Piracy, Cord Cutting Study Claims

    So I pay for a service for 2 or 4 simultaneous streams but only I can watch all streams at the same time? Wut? Does that mean that me watching Netflix on my phone while on the road while my other half watches it at home is piracy? Is she the pirate, or me? How about if you charge $x for 2...
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    Report Claims Canadian Police are Tracking and Acting On "Negative" Behavior

    It was supposed to be fiction, not a guidebook :(
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    The HTC 5G Hub Will Bring Cloud-Based Virtual Reality to the Home

    17ms latency on a VR headset is making my stomach churn already
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    Denuvo 5.6, Used in Metro Exodus, Has Been Cracked in Five Days

    Wow, that's a pretty mean thing to say about the Epic store.... Oh you meant Denuvo, easy mistake.
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    Microsoft Workers Protest $480M Army Contract with Tech "Designed to Help People Kill"

    Becoming more efficient at mass murder (whether it be using planes or bombs) is not something the world should be striving towards, particularly when it's driven by the almighty dollar (which it ALL is)
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    Linux Gaming Is on a Life-Support System Called Steam

    Haha I it’s never growing to be the year of the Linux desktop, but I’m happy with it being even more of a viable alternative. I run macOS as a primary and laptop and play a majority of my games on Playstation (despite my 800 game Steam library), so I’m never going to be one of the cool kids no...
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    "World War Z" Studio: Epic Exclusivity Is "the Best Deal for Players and Developers"

    Lack of choice is never good for the consumer, if someone wants to pay for simplicity, supporting a brand or some value they feel they get (perceived better service) then let them. If they want the cheapest price possible then cool, offer that too. Epic knows that it has a mountain of Fortnite...
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    Linux Gaming Is on a Life-Support System Called Steam

    Sure, and for me it's great that they are, and I'll continue to support them despite 90% of my time on a PC (productivity and gaming) not being Windows or Linux
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    "World War Z" Studio: Epic Exclusivity Is "the Best Deal for Players and Developers"

    Sure, and if it took 5% it'd be even less of an issue, mostly because it wouldn't be there. Epic store is being funded entirely at this stage by Fortnite, and not off its own merits. We'll see how it goes in the long term when Fortnite gets replaced as the game du jour and it actually has to...
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    Linux Gaming Is on a Life-Support System Called Steam

    Seems to me that Linux gaming is doing far better than it has ever, more titles available (directly or via Proton) and the fact that it's not a shrinking market means it's hardly on its knees. I remember the first time I used Linux and the most impressive game you could get was Tux Racer, now I...
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    "World War Z" Studio: Epic Exclusivity Is "the Best Deal for Players and Developers"

    For me it’s not store worship, It’s that I’m sick of constantly fragmenting the market so some other greedy company (like Valve) can get a cut. Steam is the entrenched and I’m fine with it as an app, functionality, price etc. I don’t want a launcher for every damn game I have all with it’s own...
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    "World War Z" Studio: Epic Exclusivity Is "the Best Deal for Players and Developers"

    So why not continue to sell it on Steam for $40 and let the market decide? Oh, because you’re cool gamer people too, not because buckets of Epic cash... uh huh.
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    How Facebook Tracks Your Ovulation and Heart Rate Through Apps

    Anyone got a good pihole filter list to block all their telemetry and site, including all cdns?
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    YouTube Updates Its Strike System

    Those sorts of statements are just a conspiracy to diminish conspiracy theorists in the eyes of the public.
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    Google Might Announce a Game Streaming Platform Next Month

    They've already got the fist in, might as well go elbow deep!
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    BioWare: "We're Definitely Not Done with Mass Effect"

    I found Andromeda boring, added in with the BioWare fighting with the community over political correctness makes me regret the $20 I paid for it. Anthem so far to me feels like 3rd person Destiny 2 and I’m all Destiny’d out (played and loved the first, 2 just felt like the 1st’s late game loot...
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    Police Mistake Cryptocurrency Miner for Marijuana Farm

    I have family that live in SA, assuming they have power (whole state blacked out a couple of years ago), anyone living in Elizabeth / Smithfield who has a high power draw house that *doesnt* expect to have SAPol kick their door in is probably dumb enough to think they’re going to get an ROI on...
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    Police Mistake Cryptocurrency Miner for Marijuana Farm

    Hit nearly 118 deg F (47.6 deg C) the other day and yes, most expensive power in the world in South Australia
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    "Criminal Conduct": NYPD Asks Google to Scrap Waze's DUI/DWI Checkpoints

    It’s weird to me that so many here are for (directly or indirectly) having more drink drivers on the road. Over here you can and will be breathalysed at any time (including any crashes where police attend) and if you’re over the 0.05 limit you’re given 15 minutes before a retest, fail again and...
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    Sony: Cloud Won't Make Consoles Obsolete in Five Years; It'll "Take Much Longer"

    Coming from a country with lots of land mass and terrible internet full of data caps and where 5mbit for 90% of users is considered a target, I have to agree. I’ve tried streaming via my Shield, it connected once out of the dozen or so times I tried it and even then it was a laggy, glitchy mess...
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    Metro Review-Bombed: Dev Threatens Next Game Won't Be on PC If Sales Are Low

    Sure, would you pay $500k a year in rent on Main Street in Shoppingsville or $200k a year in rent in that new community an hours drive outside of town where there’s far less foot traffic? You’re going to piss off your customers because they need to drive 40 miles to your store but at least you...
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    Facetime Bug Let Others Hear Audio Before Picking Up

    Correct, FaceTime can be used audio only or audio & video. Terrifying bug, at least Apple responded immediately and disabled FaceTime Groups (I don't believe you can exploit this bug anymore even if it's enabled on your handset?) until a fix can be developed. They have had a few security...
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    Ubisoft Changing Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Following Forced Relationship Furore

    I guarantee 99.9% of the outraged didn’t even buy the game or the DLC, it’s just another platform for them to be outraged about which is all they seem to care about. Putting gay characters in the game in the first place was nothing but pandering to the vocal minorities narrative so they didn’t...
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    Ubisoft Changing Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Following Forced Relationship Furore

    Butthurt..... gay... come on, I can't be the only one.. Yeah but breeding requires a very specific allocation of genders to work or it did until a few years ago when people just started making them up. Am I allowed to call them people still or do they prefer something else? Gender has...
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    Upcoming Chromium Update Could Make Ad Blockers Less Effective

    I gave up on Ghostery after they got bought by an advertising company, and ABP after they were rumoured to be taking payments to allow "safe" ads. I don't know whether either resulted in a genuine risk, but I stick with UBO and Privacy Badger now, plus PiHole going to Cloudflare for my DNS. Also...
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    Microsoft's Direct3D Team Mounts Old GPUs on Their Office Wall

    Noob question, why is the Intel i740 description blurred out?