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    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    Well, some games take a while to load but as I've found out it apparently was not a storage issue. For instance Metro Exodus is now a good example of that. Who would have figured right? Back then I was into MMO's and it did seem like it helped with faster load to a degree but it could be one of...
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    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    I've been on since 2015 but to be honest I haven't found any difference in gaming. In fact, I think I could hardly tell the difference. However for workstation purposes it is absolutely worth it. Same as if you're into video editing. I wouldn't say that until recently it was particularly wroth...
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    All Digital Xbox One S Could Launch May 7

    Back in the day you bought a disc and played however you liked, offline, no problem. Now console games are rushed to sell and are often broken and need massive day one fixes. So pretty much in some cases you get a broken product on that disc and must go online to update. My hunch is that plus...
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    Intel Shows Off Graphics Card Designs at GDC 2019

    While I don't expect much from it, more competition is definitely a dire need to deal with this nVidia price bullshit. Perhaps Intel with their deep pockets has ability to create a competing product, even if not in high end but at least in mid range. More competition is always good for everyone...
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    All Digital Xbox One S Could Launch May 7

    Well, this has been the case with online play activations and the like to curb used sales. As for the digital only, this might not be bad if games cost less or at least go on sale often like Steam. Pretty much nearly all games need massive day one downloads anyway so the whole disc/offline play...
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    Health Apps Sell User Data

    AFAIK these are not considered *real* health apps and their data isn't accepted/used by doctors. I don't think HIPAA can apply to these, thought it probably should if it does collect any meaningful info that can be linked to a person.
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    MSI Expected to Overtake Samsung in the Curved Monitor Market

    It does work fine but at work I've seen many with sleep issues. Personally I just didn't want to invest any money into an old monitor so this was my excuse to get a new one. Wife didn't mind the new monitor as it is better for photos and has a much smaller desk footprint (I have it mounted on a...
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    MSI Expected to Overtake Samsung in the Curved Monitor Market

    Haha, I was using 3007WFP as well. But final video card upgrade removed DVI port and I figured it was time for it to go as I didn't want to purchase an active DP adapter. I was reasonably happy with its picture quality but it did dim over the years. It was hard to me to just get rid of it...
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    Atari VCS Is Powered by 14nm AMD Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics

    Yeah, I was hoping for an emu box but these are way too expensive. I highly doubt it will be anywhere close to a Shield in terms of price. I you look up the recent crop of AMD Ryzen SOC such as a V1000, mobo alone is something like $350. That Smach Z console that many consider vapor is in a...
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    Atari VCS Is Powered by 14nm AMD Ryzen APU with Radeon Vega Graphics

    I recall seeing somewhere these are going to be as much as $1K in higher end configuration. I guess this is plausible given what Intel asks for their NUC Extreme. IMHO, it is too much for what you get unless you just gotta have a small device for some reason.
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    Logitech M185 and Other Mice are Vulnerable to Keystroke Injection

    Yeah, battery life hasn't been a problem for a while. I have a pair of Logitech MX Revolution mice (rechargeable wireless) and a more basic one with a single AA battery. Rechargeable easily last close to a month with pretty heavy regular use. The other mouse with AA battery lasts even longer...
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    MSI Expected to Overtake Samsung in the Curved Monitor Market

    At that rate you will never upgrade. I was going the same route a while back with my Apple 20" Aluminum HD Cinema monitor (1680x1050). I had replaced it with a 30" Dell UltraSharp (2560x1600) and now 32" LG 4K in my sig. That Apple monitor still kicks around and I used it as a test display when...
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    Google GDC 2019 Gaming Announcement

    To be fair, it should remain to be seen what they really can pull off and for how much. It is unlikely to replace real hardware due to latency but if it works fairly well, it would be a good addition so people who cannot afford a gaming box or travel could play without a gaming box...
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    Not All RTX 2080s are Created Equal

    Pretty much, they should have kept adding M to the mobile versions. Though, I guess these are indeed close to desktop than older mobile parts which not only had lower clock speed but also fewer cores. AFAIK these all have the same number of cores for equivalent model but in some cases...
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    All Myspace Data Before 2016 is Gone

    This really should apply to any free service. I'm surprised myspace is even around still, haven't heard about it for ages. Not a big loss. lol
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    MSI Expected to Overtake Samsung in the Curved Monitor Market

    Curved does help either really big or really wide monitors. Ultrawide monitors around 34" and bigger definitely get a benefit so you don't have to turn your head around as much. TV's IMHO are more of a gimmick when it comes to curve because you sit too far for any potential benefit to matter.
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    3DFX's Unreleased Rampage GPU Lives On in 2019

    Hah, that's a brand name from the past! I used to have something from them but cannot remember what now. Used to have a Gigabyte 4200Ti and back then when it went for RMA, they actually resoldered the caps. ;) From that era I was very excited about 3dfx Voodoo Banshee with 12MB VRAM, it was a...
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    That's pretty clear as they are worthless for anything but local driving. Why not just get a hybrid, even SUV's are like into 40mpg and you can go anywhere. I hardly doubt that having an overpriced EV and an ICE car is going to save you money. There are also so many more choices outside of EV, I...
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    So is the shitty range on EV and having to look for a charger station which takes a while to charge. It really cannot replace ICE or Hybrid unless you only drive in your local town and don't mind/can afford multiple cars.
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    So do you buddy. You didn't say it was slower only at boot in your original post.
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    I don't like telemetry but so much software does it nowdays, I'm not sure it really is worth the effort to fight. For somethings if you run pfsense or the like, it's not too hard to block on your network. If you have W10 Pro you can block stuff via gpo. As far as I know it does respect that...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    ms I really didn't see much difference between Vista Ultimate x64 and & Ultimate x64 on same machines. I originally had it on evga nf780 q9450 with 8GB ram and mechanical raid 10. It was same on my nf680 and e7200 (I cannot remember, it was some kind of dual core chip, way back in the day it...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    It did not take this long to boot, maybe a driver was a problem with your machine. I had my main box with 4 Seagate 1TB drives in RAID10 and the thing booted in a jiffy. Probably about a minute to usable. On other machine like my media center with a single drive it didn't take 5 minutes either...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    Who really cares how long it takes to boot, you said it is a much slower OS no matter what. How about providing specs of your hardware so we know what you used to make this comparison? Do you also realistically expect it to be faster or the same speed on same hardware as OS that predates it by...
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    Footage Shows a Click Farm in Action

    Interesting, I love watching EEVBlog and will have to look this one up. Regarding likes and such, I honestly never cared or took them for anything. I hardly even take reviews into consideration unless they are really written out with details and I still research elsewhere. Someone mentioned...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    This is bullshit. Vista was plagued mainly by hearsay and shitty misadvertising as well as lack of knowledge. How many people have you hear bitch about Vista and when asked they never actually used it? Of course it ran worse on machines designed for XP (like those with 512MB RAM). It did however...
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    Footage Shows a Click Farm in Action

    I wonder if they use VPN on top of physical hardware, otherwise it wouldn't be too hard to see that all this business is coming from same IP/location. Also just kind of shows how stupid the whole like idea is. Reminds me of back in the old says where advertisers paid per click or impression so...
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    Intel Comet Lake Processors Could Pack 10 Cores

    Depends on how much expansion you need or if you want to go with SLI or carry over existing SLI setup. It does seem that SLI has been kind of dead lately, though some games do support it and in some it works anyway but results vary. With pricing of new cards it's kind of hard to afford SLI...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    Unless it goes the way of XP, I highly doubt it had much life left once security patches stop. It's also far less than a year left, W7 is scheduled to go EOL this December. I honestly haven't looked back once I finally pulled the trigger on W10. I did go with a Pro and you can turn off most of...
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    Gaming Display Prices are Dropping

    Well, it seems few options that are somewhat close to that are over $2K. For 4K@144 it depends on what game and settings, depending on that I would assume is possible with a high end or flagship card in something like a $3K PC. In which case another $2K for a monitor would be kind of a lot...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    I said almost dead because it will be EOL soon. EOL means officially dead for something like OS or that has to do with security, doesn't matter if people keep using it.
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    It would be pretty much impossible to be gaming without internet these days. Suggesting going with almost dead OS is hardly a good idea security wise.
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    Nude Mods Released for Devil May Cry 5

    Now it's a triple-X game! ;) Screw all the tats though...
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    Netflix Brings Dragon's Dogma and Other Japanese Anime to the Platform

    Whadyaknow, maybe there will be something worth watching on it. I have it free from T-Mobile but haven't found anything worth spending the time on (little that I have to be precise).
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    RED Removes References to Hydrogen One Modular Components

    That and apparently the phone hardware is pretty crappy. I also find the phone to be really ugly. Screen seems to be a fail as well and name is misleading. It may feel good in the hand but not seeing the appeal even if the hardware did deliver.
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    Adobe to Kill Shockwave in April

    Only government uses it probably. I cannot wait for both to finally be put to rest with enough nails in the coffin that they will not be able to rise up.
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    Tesla Raises Prices to Keep More Retail Stores Open

    I'd rather look at VS than Tesla snobs. Thank you very much!
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    RED Removes References to Hydrogen One Modular Components

    All the fluff and advertisement and end result being a major fail seemingly in all departments. Not that it was unexpected though. Big ballsy ego from RED as usual but it shows that sometimes it's best to just stick to what you're good at.
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    Philadelphia Passes Ban on Cashless Stores; Amazon Go Plans Said to Be in Jeopardy

    Privacy is pretty much dead though unless you live in some forest and live off the land or something. Any store you go they have cameras and likely software that tracks faces and such. Even if you go in to pay with cash, you will still come up on a radar. I bet you don't use internet or have a...
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    Intel CPU Shortages Are Expected to Worsen in Q2

    I honestly didn't care too much, it is the latest crop of HEDT processors and least expensive one with more than 16 PCIe lanes (if you don't count Xeon but then if you want 8 cores and high clock speed it will cost way more than this, according to msrp on Intel ARK i9-9900k supposed to cost just...
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