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    Tesla Raises Prices to Keep More Retail Stores Open

    Elon Musk's annual salary is $37,000, the lowest amount he can legally be paid. And he doesn't cash the checks. He's only going to get paid in company stock and only if Tesla achieves some very lofty valuation increase: "He would only be paid if Tesla reaches a set of aggressive milestones that...
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    "Door Handles Wouldn't Work": Tesla Driver Dies in Burning Car after Crash

    Breaking News: Tesla cars aren't invulnerable. Every fatality in a Tesla must be reported in the national news and every tech blog. And Tesla is responsible for every vehicle crash and casualty until attention has moved on and the clicks have paid out.
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    Post Release Reviews of Anthem are Still Mixed

    It has tons of flaws, but the gameplay keeps me coming back. I did a grandmaster 2 run of a legendary contract, last night. The hardest fight I've had in the game, so far. Probably revived my teammates 10-15 times, putting it all on the line for a few of them. Took out a Luminary with hordes of...
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    "Forgettable, Repetitive": Early Reviews Aren't Kind on Anthem

    I rushed through the game in three days. The gameplay is fun. The long loading times, frequent server/connection failures, and the long time sink time spent walking at a snails pace back and forth through town while talking to a bunch of npcs after every mission are intolerable. Now that I'm...
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    EA "Respawns": Company Up 16% as Apex Legends Reverses Entire Loss

    Apex is the first battle royale that knocks my socks off. It's damn good. It came from a competent shooter and uses a modified Source engine. It runs well, mobility is high, and a lot of the guns feel great and predictable. Your abilities can be used for yourself, but some of them can also be...
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    IBM CEO: Hiring Based on Skills Instead of College Degrees Vital for the Future of Tech

    A stem degree with a good GPA from a reputable university is indicative of person's ability to learn and be trained. It's not an indication of experience or knowledge. When a company spends tens of thousands of dollars recruiting engineers to entry level positions, you're going to need a long...
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    How Well Do FreeSync Monitors Work with NVIDIA GPUs?

    G-Sync wasn't more expensive exclusively due to the NVIDIA PCB. Anyone selling G-Sync monitors had to get NVIDIA's approval on panel selection. The manufacturer also had to pass some sort of quality certification. That said, I now regret getting the Alienware AW3418DW G-Sync monitor. Samsung...
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    Panel Makers to Shift Focus to 8K LCD in 2019

    Don't sell yourself short. You can finance it for just $99/mo for 10 years and bring it home today! I mean, 640k 8k is all you'll ever need.
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    Apple Confirms Some iPad Pros Ship Slightly Bent, but Says It's Normal

    It's not bent. You're perceiving reality wrong.
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    How to Stop Apps from Tracking Everywhere You Go

    Privacy is an illusion. Unless you're ready to accept some extreme inconveniences, don't bother half assing it. Tech companies know you better than you. All that information is available to hordes of CS majors. It is almost certainly in the hands of a three letter organization. They're not going...
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    8K Broadcasting Begins in Japan

    Looking forward to 8K wall screens on every exterior wall of my home. I can move from the beaches of Pensacola to the rim of the Grand Canyon with the click of an app. Make it happen, Google/Facebook/Apple. Solve that parallax problem.
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    NVIDIA's Secret GPU: TU106-400A vs. TU106-400 Benchmark

    It feels good to have a 1080 ti and a 1440p monitor. I have no reason to participate in the most bizarre, inexplicably deceptive launch I've ever seen. Between the lack of performance data at product announcement, overreaching NDA's, launch delay, reportedly rapidly deteriorating cards and...
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    Damaged Sensor Pin was the Cause of Failed ISS Crew Launch

    Wasn't expecting such a quick investigation. Lucky for that Canadian astronaut.
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    RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition available on

    Hmm... buy now at $1,200 or wait to see how tariffs affect prices when the $200 early adopter fee expires. Or, just be happy with my 2GHz GTX 1080 Ti. $1,200 is an insane price to pay for pretty puddles, eyeballs, and windows at 1080Peasant.
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    Linus Tech Tips: "Linux Gaming Finally Doesn't Suck"

    Such a waste of time. I mean, I want them to succeed. It's a chicken and egg dilemma. No one is gaming on Linux because developers can't justify investment. And developers can't justify investment in Linux because no one is gaming on it. The only way I see this happening is if NVIDIA builds an...
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    Google Can Now Turn Off Teens' Phones

    Google gives adults ability to treat their children as Google treats adults. Where were you last night? Who were you with? What were you talking about? I told you not to say that. You're fired. I mean grounded.
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    Metro Exodus: GeForce RTX Real-Time Ray Traced Global Illumination Demo

    Without seeing RTX off/on sided by side, I'm not sure I'd notice it. In this video, it doesn't look significantly better. It just looks different. And that makes sense. The fake effects that raytracing replaces were also intended to be an approximation of the behavior of light. So, of course...
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    Many Rural Americans Lack Access to High Speed Internet in Their Area

    Burying cable is ridiculously expensive. What rural homes need is high-cap LTE wireless service to a modem in their home with a roof-mounted antenna built at the homeowners expense. With little to no competition in these neighborhoods, you're going to have to vote for state officials willing to...
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    EKWB has RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti full cover waterblocks available for preorder, shipping September 20

    I'm waiting for the MSI 2080Ti Sea Hawk AiO. I've got the 1080 Ti version, which performs great. Cool, quiet, and effortless. But I'll wait for reviews with thermals before I leap.
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    Volvo Shares Their Vision of Autonomous Taxis with the 360c Concept Reveal

    I wasn't buying the premise at first. Watching the video gave me time to reconsider it. It's pretty much ideal. You don't have to travel to and park at an airport / train station / bus station, it picks you up from home. It takes you directly to your destination, no rental car or mass transit...
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    18-Year-Old YouTube Star, “McSkillet,” Kills Mother, Daughter in Fiery Crash

    Driving >100mph down the wrong lane of the highway is suicide.
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    18-Year-Old YouTube Star, “McSkillet,” Kills Mother, Daughter in Fiery Crash

    Not necessary. Two others murdered by this vile sack of shit. All because he couldn't play video games for a living.
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Picture Leaks

    Can't wait to be furious about how much I paid for this.
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    Crytek Moves on Cloud Imperium Games

    Where is Ja!?
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    Apple Hints at Plan to Build a Car After All as it Rehires Ex-Tesla Engineering Head

    Proprietary charging plug and exclusive charging stations. It charges slightly slower than standard chargers. Includes empty mounts for four iPads, four iPhones, and two Apple Watches. Vehicle behavior can be updated via OTA firmware updates, but they don't affect things you care about because...
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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk Wants to Take the Company Private to Avoid Short Sellers

    I hope he was telling the truth about securing sufficient funds. Reporters haven't found the financier, yet. The short sellers, shareholders, and the SEC are going to eat his cake in court if he was anything but 100% accurate.
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    What game(s) will never die?

    Doom. On every gaming platform, from PC to console to Kodak digital camera.
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    District 9 Director to Helm new RoboCop Movie

    This is going to be awesome. Blomkamp's action and depiction of violence is very much in sync with Verhoeven.
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    thoughts on oculus go?

    No, 3DOF Go isn't as immersive as 6DOF Rift. But for things that don't *need* 6DOF, where a gyroscopic pointer is just as good, Go is better. The screen and lenses are just better in every way. The screen door effect is largely eliminated thanks to RGB LED and the image looks sharper. And it's...
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    thoughts on oculus go?

    I like mine a lot. There are oodles of games for Go. And, they're much cheaper than the ones on Rift. The screen and lenses are better, so it's a lot better for images and video. And the fact there's no cable attached makes it much more welcoming. I didn't touch my Rift for nearly two months...
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    Tesla Hits Model 3 Production Target

    I discussed this with one of my coworkers today, who's considering ordering a Model 3. He was told if he orders now, they'll deliver it within six months.
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    EA Blames Zelda for Mass Effect Andromeda’s Failure

    Mass Effect Andromeda was worth every penny of the $11 I paid for it. I took some screenshots along the way.
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    Microsoft Declares PC Best for VR & AR

    Well. I'd say Oculus Go is the most appealing VR headset for the widest demographic. It's so incredibly casual. It's just $200 for the whole kit. It has tons of cheap, fun games. I own about 110-120 of them. It is the king of VR media consumption. Even 2D video is good, since the soft headband...
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    Anyone else not give a single hoot about overclocking

    I like getting the most of my hardware for little additional cost. I run an easy 5.15GHz OC on all six cores of my 8700k. VR demands high frame rate with no interruption. And when your target frame rate is 165hz, (I overclock my monitor, too.) , that extra power rarely goes to waste.
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    Official Trailer for Neil Armstrong Biopic “First Man”

    For a few times the budget of that movie, Elon Musk could probably land people on the surface of the moon. We need to sell tickets to watch a real moon landing.
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    Sprint’s New $15 per Month Unlimited Offer Hopes to Lure in Switchers

    Wow. I need to get my folks on this pronto. Pair it with a Moto G6 from Amazon for $235 or $47/mo for five months. I feel like a real idiot being in a $100/mo, fresh contract for 15 more months. Maybe I should just pay the $800 now, switch plans, and come out ahead in the long run. But then...