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    Bose Companion 5

    Question for you all out there. I have never been an "audiophile" by any stretch, but I do appreciate good sound. The main thing is my hearing is mediocre. I have had a Bose Companion 5 on my computer for what seems like 10 years now. I have run my headphones out of them for a long time but I...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    Will not happen. Steam will be the king for the foreseeable future. Until Gabe leaves its not even going to be challenged. EA thought they could do it. MS thought about it for a half second. I have all the free games on Epic and just one purchased game...RDR2 because that was where it was at...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    Apple doesn't stop anyone from making (for example) an instant messenger app for iPhone and selling it in the App Store. Apple doesn't stop Skype, Teams or even Google Voice from working on an iPhone and being in the App Store. They aren't preventing competition. I just looked and Google...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    You buy an apple device you get apple software - kinda makes sense. That is why Grandma can actually do a video call with the grandkids. You can choose to do otherwise jailbreak for example but it then doesn't play with apple stuff on everyone elses phone. You are effectively saying that you...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    We will just have to disagree. There are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of apps in the app store. Curating what is sold in their app store is not monopolistic. IMO.
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    The App Store is not required. I use a work iPhone. I have zero apps from the App Store. That said, I am not a normal use case, in fact likely very small. Saying that I am charging you a cut to sell your software in my store is not monopolistic. You don't have a "right" to sell in my...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    There is nothing stopping anyone from going Android or Jailbreaking an iDevice. Just because Apple makes it a PITA doesn't mean it is illegal and a monopoly. A walled-garden is just that...you play in their sand-box by their rules. Apple app store isn't the only sand box around. I make no...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    Not a good comparison. You aren't buying a replacement radio for Tesla for example. Apple has every right IMO to restrict the software they allow onto their walled-garden. You can always jail-break the iPhone if you want...and isn't that what Apple is saying..."We provide a curated service...
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    Best modem and router for 1gb service w. Spectrum internet

    If you want to order Gig it says equipment will be provided - however for 100/400MBit service you can use your own.
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    Intel Announces Sunny Cove Brings 18% IPC Improvement

    Another reason I still run my 6700K at 4.2 and call it a day. When we see some major progress I'll buy back in.
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    Nvidia SUPER Refresh: Faster 2060, 2070, 2080, Faster GDDR6 and $100 Off

    Separate cards just don't fly. This isn't the 90's just ask Ageia. Until it's baked in, it is a niche at best thing and won't be overly useful.
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    Nvidia SUPER Refresh: Faster 2060, 2070, 2080, Faster GDDR6 and $100 Off

    Honestly my MSI 980TI Seahawk does everything I ask it to at 1440. I like my monitor and until I go up in res with a new monitor it seems icky to say but I am good with what I have for now. I hope newer better faster comes out in the next gen or so. Until this card I haven't skipped a Video...
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    Foreign Tech: National Emergency, says White House

    HuaWei is government owned - they try and spin it as being owned by the employee labor union but ... come on this is China. The country of China (PRC actually) is effectively masquerading as various companies in various marketplaces. In telecom they want everyone using their hardware so they...
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    Epic Games Mega Game Sale (5/16-6/13)

    This is not desperation...it is actually a very smart attempt to pull users into the epic store. They are forgoing some profits now for a much larger audience (and profits) later. Smart folks over there at epic - even if I personally dislike the idea of their store and buying timed exclusives.
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    MS Paint lives on...for now

    Someone said something about removing snip....If they get rid of snip - omg FFS you bastards at Redmond are truly lost.
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    T-Mobile Money

    Not a bad deal really if your a T-mobile customer and want to use them for your bank but it is only 4% up to 3k not worth changing banks when you can easily get 2%+ on your whole account elsewhere - without all the limitations they have.
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    Nvidia's Tom Peterson leaves for intel

    Hey this is great for Kyle and the others getting "poached". Honestly it is good for Intel as well and we *might* benefit. Intel has to look and see their market share being threatened and possibly stagnant/regressing. They can't let that happen or they are in for a world of hurt. Intel has...
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2060 GAMING Z Video Card Review @ [H]

    Going to miss these! Thanks for all the reviews!
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    Bethesda Releases Patch 5 for Fallout 76

    How in gods name does a character having an inventory with any amount of items cause server instability. With a programming background it makes no sense that a list (all they need to really have is a list of binary numbers indicating the item and properties) takes up any real space these days...
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    Fallout 76

    I concur - at 150+ with a decent base and several TSE weapons in my X01 it has gotten a bit boring. Last night I decided to try the PVP which I have avoided. First - took all my caps and put on another account except for 100 caps to fast travel with. Then I looked for random owned workshops...
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    Fallout 76

    I have been hoarding power cores - I have about 70 on me currently. (Batteries Included Perk) I have found lots in generators but I pick them up instantly. I go to all the PA locations and get those too when I am running around.I noticed the Whitesprings guys have them still but I did have one...
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    Fallout 76

    If it is the Prime Receiver you also have to use Ultracite ammo which requires nuked flora components to built *I believe - not 100% sure*
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    Fallout 76

    The enforcer perk makes shotguns a staple with my buddies and I. Nuked Whitesprings is where it shines but really anywhere it works great. Kneecap something and it starts limping after you. Shoot the other leg and it goes down to the ground and can't attack you unless you stand on it. It...
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    Fallout 76

    I have a Two Shot Gauss Rifle with +10% damage while aiming and vats critical meter fills faster (useless for me). It has 448 Dmg with my rifleman perks. I can one-shot the Ghouls at whitesprings in the head every time. I can two shot them in the body consistently. I can shoot the Scorchbeast...
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FAILS After Gaming for 2 Hours @ [H]

    Maybe NV secretly wants to bring back the old OC FU edition labeling from BFG days...that was a classic.
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    Disney CEO Apologizes for "Star Wars": "You Can Expect Some Slowdown"

    They had to push something out - they gave Lucas 4 BILLION. They have made their money back but still...its a money thing.
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    Alphacool Eiskoffer Lucky Draw

    I like to keep my hard tubes straight whenever possible but this looks like the perfect way to customize them for the perfect fit. Keeping all that fluid in is sometimes a bit [H]ard but it is necessary even with protective coverings.
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    POLL: RTX - Wait for reviews or pre order?

    MSI 980Ti SeaHawk is my current card for my 1440P Asus monitor. Everything I play I max and it plays fine so I am not seeing the need right now.
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    Intel Gags Customers from Publishing Performance Impact of Microcode Updates

    Intel needs to watch themselves. I could still see using my old i7-920 for day to day it would be fine. For gaming my 2600k does fine still. It isn't like the latest 90s where you get massive gains anymore. We really have hit the spot where current software (daily productivity software) doesn't...
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    NVIDIA NDA & HardOCP - POLL

    This is the best thing I have seen. You know what is best for the site.
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    Prime Members Get 20% off Fallout 76

    I found a few more in addition to Fallout. Even some console ones
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    Acer Predator X27 4K G-Sync Display is Loud and Cheap

    Vega I have a great appreciation for your reviews over the years and I have respect for your opinions. I absolutely believe you when you say it is the best possible available gaming monitor. That said I can't justify 2K on something like that monitor which may or may not have a cooling issue...
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    Acer Predator X27 4K G-Sync Display is Loud and Cheap

    ASUS ROG PG279 here - beautiful. I can't see replacing it yet especially for 2K. I just am not that [H]ard anymore.
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    Damage From Atlanta's Huge Cyberattack Worse Than First Thought

    Well at the same time even if you don't use the same one, try and go be responsible for 50+ devices on a rolling 60 day window with mandatory changes. You will develop a method that is crackable as it is impossible for a person to remember truely random passwords changing 60 days on multiple...
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    Damage From Atlanta's Huge Cyberattack Worse Than First Thought

    Its government - IT Admins likely had cost restrictions, personnel shortages and/or antiquated systems. The admins also likely did not have the authority to make decisions on wide scale due to that being the responsibility of an agency or department which is usually headed by non-IT people. At...
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    What game did you Build your 1st Rig around?

    First one I bought was AMD 486 DX4-120 with 8 MB of RAM and a 1Meg Generic (Cirrus Logic?) Video card and a 512MB Quantum BigFoot HDD First one I had was a Tandy 386 SX-20 I bought the 486 to play games and learn on...MYST was a big one lol.
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    Battle for Azeroth Arrives August 14

    MMO's - responsible for more hemorrhoids than long haul trucking.
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    NVIDIA GPP: Meet ASUS AREZ Radeon Series

    If I was the business with the better products I sure as hell would be kicking them and trying to grind them into the dirt beneath my shoes. That is what a business is supposed to do, try and improve itself and maintain dominance. As a consumer, it does not do me good that the top dog has no...
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    Any FPS like oldschool, without aiming with right mouse button?

    I was pleasantly surprised at Doom (2016). I just played it for the first time last week and it really is straightforward and about as much as the originals you could want. Just with nice looking graphics and modern sound etc. It just works and the SP actually has a loose storyline that...
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    Mass Effect: Andromeda

    I know the devs are all proud of their scenes but seriously - have a toggle in settings that after 1 full length launch there is an option to just have a 2 second version or none at all. The doors should open near instantly - why in gods name don't they lol.
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