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    Tesla Model S "Spontaneously" Erupts

    Man... the entire pussification of today's modern society is astounding... Yeah it sucks that stuff catches fire, people die, blah blah blah... but its like everyone has simultaneously forgotten the ugly 110 year history of ICE automobiles. At multiple points in history, vehicle engines have...
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    Rant: Bought a GPU wasn't told it was smoked around.

    Actually using ozone on pc parts is a very bad idea. Ozone destroys oil based products like plastic and rubber and it loves to eat away at copper and certain types of metals... all of which are commonly found in PC parts. Identifying what you are cleaning is half the battle... using the right...
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    Sony: Would someone please think of the children!

    Meh... I wouldn't get my panties in a twist over this. This shit has been happening for 30+ years. Its just mass market appeal to western audiences where parents freak out and start a movement against girls with boobs bulging out of impractical armor. At the end of the day, Sony is a Japanese...
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    Research Paper Suggests 20M PC Gamers Will Switch To Consoles in 3 yrs. I call BS!

    Yeah well STEM education is further pushing children towards working specifically with PCs... and once you realize a console is simply a locked down PC, you have no need for a console unless there is a specific exclusive title that you want to play so badly that you are willing to fork over the...
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    I am not sure if VR is for me

    Position 5.1 speakers 1 ft from your head, and point the subwoofer ports at your face and feel the bass.
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    Biostar adds Windows 7 support for a number of their MBs

    What use is sleep mode for a cryptominer? After digging around a bit, I think crypto is their primary market. They advertise it on their website, and after searching around for prices for the cheaper boards, its almost like they are non-existent. Win 7 keys are cheap, and can be upgraded to...
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    As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

    I think it all stems back to Wallstreet and how corporate laws work in the US. The problem is publicly traded companies, and the laws that dictate how they have to be run. If you as the CEO, CFO, or w/e head are not doing everything possible to maximize returns to investors, then you and your...
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    As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

    What a brilliant strategy! Lets destroy any billion dollar long term potential and brand image recognition in exchange for millions of dollars now!
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    Calyos Announces Availability of Fanless PC Case

    Used heater cores and evaporators are pretty cheap. Probably not what you meant... but hilariously cool none the less.
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    A recent Windows update is locking up some PCs, here’s a temporary fix

    Becoming part of a botnet is exactly what is happening, and I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft isn't being "nudged" by big brother to resolve this issue since the vast majority of desktops/non-mobile systems out there run windows. I used to have a couple older win 95/98 and XP rigs that I...
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    YouTube TV prices will raise to $50

    Most Muricans don't realize it yet, but they are being taxed for this stuff as well, it just comes in the form of property tax measures and "administrative fees" that get tagged onto the original "Only 50$ a month!* for the first year then its 200 a month with a 500$ early termination fee". Its...
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    Rise of Skywalker

    Don't forget the explosion of the Death Star #2 as well. The explanation how these people can survive is kinda dumb and a total reversal for Disney movie philosophies. From "Thought dead, Darth Maul survived his injuries by focusing on his hatred of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi who...
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    Uber reveals IPO plans.

    Wallstreet in general has become a large Ponzi scheme. Unless you have millions of dollars and are managing your own portfolio, you are making pennies compared to what they make off your 401k, IRA, or other "low risk" investments. Edit:
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    A recent Windows update is locking up some PCs, here’s a temporary fix

    The way Windows has been rolling out the updates has been screwing stuff up. A friend's newer Touchscreen HP laptop was working fine before an update (I was right there when the update downloaded)... updates and restarts and keyboard no longer works and cpu usage was pegged at 100%. Rollback...
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    Rise of Skywalker

    Eh they bringing Palpatine back? So is he a super radiated sith or something now? I seem to remember him being thrown down some kind of reactor tube in Death Star #2... Right before the Rebel Alliance blew it to pieces... again... The entire saga is one big circle jerk of rehashing old ideas...
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    SpaceIL`s Beresheet space craft to land on the moon today

    Conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with that photo... Not saying its fake... but it totally looks like its crashing into a 3D moon image from Google Earth.
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    Julian Assange Arrested

    Yeah hes screwed. Whats kind of funny is, had he faced up to the music 7 years ago, his prison sentence would be over already. Which makes me think he ran because they are going to hit him with multiple counts. Not to mention, Manning is getting him/herself into hot water again by refusing...
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    Micron Cuts DRAM and NAND Flash Output as ASP Falters

    Isn't it great how these companies build these billion dollar factories in the most disaster prone of areas... "Oh no Shin Chan dropped a water bottle on the fab controller keyboard... time to run a Monsoon "Flood" damage press release!"
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    VRoamer Generates On-The-Fly VR Experiences While Walking Through Buildings

    This sounds all great and dandy... until your guild decides to run a 40 man raid at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C. It would probably make for some "killer" car games though...
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    Irdeto Launches Denuvo Anti Cheat

    Why not just pony up and go full frontal with this. Make your DRM a full blown crypto miner, and if a person isn't mining, they are a pirate! Or they could be a minor who pirates because they have no money. Either way DRM sucks, its pointless, and needs to go the way of the Dodo. Except for...
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    The DHS Issues Medical Advisory for Medtronic Cardiac Devices

    Any command huh? Guess which device is getting a Doom port created for it...
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    BioWare Warns Hostile Replies Make Developers Less Likely to Engage

    I kind of find it funny... every other industry pours billions into customer feedback yet they get very, very little, and most is negative... but they still want it in order to improve their products. The video game industry on the other hand gets feedback for free and they don't want it...
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    Parents Blame Elementary School's Cell Tower after 4th Student Diagnosed with Cancer

    Just follow the money. Someone, somewhere is making a killing off of those stupid stickers. Wouldn't surprise me if the sticker contained more carcinogens in it than the objects they plaster them on. Same thing with the "oldstyle" plastic bag ban... bet those paper and "reusable and...
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    Parents Blame Elementary School's Cell Tower after 4th Student Diagnosed with Cancer

    This cancer was caused by farm water runoff... that stuff is no joke. Field workers cover themselves from head to toe in clothes to protect themselves from exposure to these chemicals even during the middle of summer when its 110F. These kids are getting cancer because they are playing in the...
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    Footage Shows a Click Farm in Action

    LOL keep up the good work... I said it long ago, we are creating a giant brain through the internet of things. Imagine each device as being a single neuron in a brain. A human brain has about 100 billion neurons in it. There are approximately 26 billion devices connected to the internet...
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    Researchers Create an MMO for Neural Networks

    I wonder... with all this talk of AI taking over, has anyone stopped to question the end result of human children interacting with intelligent AI entities? Imagine giving each child its own personal tutor that is able to hone in on the best methods for teaching that individual... which would...
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    NSA Releases Free "GHIDRA" Reverse Engineering Tool

    Sorry to say, but the NSA and CIA are basically chock full of Mormons as well. They make for perfect employees... they follow orders first then ask questions after and are willing to work 6 days straight. I just imagine them being the Borg... you deal with one, you deal with the whole...
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    Quadriga Cryptocurrency Wallets are Empty

    I hear the French Foreign Legion is always hiring.
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    NSA Releases Free "GHIDRA" Reverse Engineering Tool

    Or how about this one: The code, while harmless on paper, when executed causes a memory fault that creates a backdoor. By downloading the tool you basically tell them where to look for the newly compromised machine. Actually I think the true purpose of this is far more nefarious and far...
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    Boeing Reveals an Intelligent Drone Designed to Escort Manned Fighters

    It almost feels like this is Boeing giving Kalashnikov the middle finger for invading their "airspace"... Its a "My drone is better contest".
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    The Pentagon Wants to Replace Passwords with the Way You Move or Walk

    Well I guess its time to brush up on my mentat training...
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    Metro Exodus Update Sharpens DLSS

    I really have to laugh at how this stuff is implemented vs how its marketed. You use AA, which basically blurs the image, to eliminate the jaggies... then you need DLSS to "smooth" the blurriness that AA and other FX introduces. Somehow that makes the image "sharper". Its like those pretty...
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    Man Gets RFID Chip Implant Live at Mobile World Congress

    So if your hand just so happens to "fall off" as you are being arrested, does it still count as self incrimination if they use it to unlock all your devices and search your "automatic" house top to bottom? I mean, they obtained it through legal search and seizure measures, even if they were a...
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    Rice Researchers Reveal Silicon Based Security Keys

    Who would have known rice was made up of tiny keys of silicon...
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    Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Working on His "Star Wars" Trilogy

    Star Wars was pretty much dead after Lucas split from his first wife. I don't recall the whole backstory, but it usually involved Lucas being a whiny bitch and her telling him to man up when no studio wanted to produce a "space opera" while re-writing his crappy dialogues. She won an academy...
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    Activision Explains Why It Broke Up with Bungie

    If only the people addicted to your crap games could quit so easily when you don't "meet their expectations"... Imagine if your parents decide to get rid of you because you don't "meet their expectations"... "Sorry son, but you don't make enough money, so we are going to have to disown you"...
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    Nvidia is Publishing a Book on Raytracing

    Forget the book on ray-tracing, what I want to read is a book about how nvidia invented the "GPU". Bet that would be good for some laughs.
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    Specialized Processors are Seemingly Overtaking General Purpose Chips

    Meh, the cycle will eventually come full circle once more and general computing devices will become king again. Basically what is happening is akin to animal evolution in a stagnate ecosystem... they start to specialize and become hyper adapted to their environments in order to compete with...
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    Firefox 66 to Block Audible Sound from Autoplay Video and Audio by Default

    Google, Amazon, Facebook, Akamai... those four are the ones I see the most, probably 90% of all sites have some affiliation with those four. Probably a little hyperbole, but I don't think its that far off. Firefox on its own is pretty good now at blocking a lot of content, I have it set to...
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    Your Privacy and Data are Different Things

    All this discussion on privacy has me thinking of "The Culture" and how privacy is handled in a fictional society where certain entities are capable of seeing anything and everything. These entities generally consider it "impolite" to go looking around without consent, although there is nothing...