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    iPhone 12 Won't Include Charger Or EarPods In Box

    This is definitely true. I have an iPhone, but it's a smart phone. I use to use Android. I don't know how they are now, but back then, I found settings for android to be a PITA (not that I felt Apple was perfect either). A Galaxy s20+ vs an 11 Pro Max is in the same ballpark. S20 + has a...
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    Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

    I'll take your word on it. I was thinking the d810 was identical to the d800 and that does have a smaller grip As for ergonomics, the 850 (and perhaps the 810) lost a button or 2 and changed where other things were.
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    Microsoft is closing all of its stores

    Unless something has changed recently, you can return stuff for free. I bought some software from Amazon. A week later it was discounted, so i bought it and returned the original order. As I recall, I had to take it to the UPS Store. I can't remember if I Preprinted the label or you had to...
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    Microsoft is closing all of its stores

    It wasn't exactly brand specific. When I lived in TX, they had one and it had laptops from a variety of companies and I think they had accessories from other companies as well. I got a really good deal on a Dell XPS laptop at the store. Where I live now, it's no loss, because the MS store is...
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    Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

    I thought the DF used the D4 focusing system. Did it only use the D4's sensor?
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    Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

    D810 or d850. I believe the D850 is larger body than the d810. If a local shop carries both, I'd hold htem both and decide if the larger size of the d850 is worth the premium. The d850 does do better in low light than the d800 (and I assume 810). As I recall, there are some ergonomics I like...
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    Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

    A d800 (36 MP) has much lower noise than a d90 and the d850 has lower noise than the D800 (and more pixels too). They're not mutually exclusive. I don't see much need for 60mp, but I don't know that it hurts much either and there are plenty of newer cameras that are in the 24mp range. One nice...
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    Western Digital adds “Red Plus” branding for non-SMR hard drives

    They need to explicitly state on the box and drive anytime they sell something with SMR. And unlike otehrs, I think renaming nas drives Red plus is still shit. Call the SMR drives pink drives or orange or whatever, but Red was created to differentiate NAS drives from non-nas drives. To Turn...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    I think RDR2 was a 2 disk install.
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Might have been too much for a gaming rig, but it was a great deal for a blu ray player (and the cheapest available too). My parents have been using theirs for about 13 years just as a BD player and for some streaming channels.
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    It didn't last year, AFAIK, but I wouldn't run it on the Xbone. I'd do it on the Shield (2019).
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    And yet they have Blu Ray/4k support in the Xbone. Personally don't care about Windows support, since I own AnyDVD and use it or Makemkv to rip all my Blu Ray and 4k disks to my NAS and TBH 100ish for AnyDVD is probably more useful than 50 for a Blu Ray license. Back in the day, I did play...
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    Billy Mitchell Has His Guiness Book Of World Record Scores Reinstated.

    It's amazing how expensive those machines have become. 35 years ago, I had a friend who bought Pacman and Donkey Kong for about 200 each (used). I get it to some degree with Pinball (because most of the old tables are no longer made and reconditioning them can be expensive), but for old video...
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    Windows 10's next major update for 2021 codenamed Iron (Fe) 1-c

    Kinda true, but if you keep those major updates sitting around, you can just install the update and, IME, it always fixes the issue (if it's a s/w problem).
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    Windows 10's next major update for 2021 codenamed Iron (Fe) 1-c

    In fairness, they've always bitched about windows updates. One version of XP was going to spy on you about piracy or mp3 or some other nonsense...nothing came of it. Vista was the worst (which it was initially, but it was largely fixed by hot fixes 6 months later or when those were rolled up in...
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    Windows 10's next major update for 2021 codenamed Iron (Fe) 1-c

    Unless something has changed, there are tools that are in one and not in the other. The real question is why, after 5 years, haven't they moved everything to settings.
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    [Epic Store] Sid Meiers Civilization Vi (Free till 5/28)

    And that's better than Platinum (I just assumed platinum would have everything).
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    [Epic Store] Sid Meiers Civilization Vi (Free till 5/28)

    What was the Newegg deal?
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    Remastering "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" with Machine Learning

    They won't know if they don't try. And TBC, I don't buy into the idea that they need to sell 90,000 copies of the series from around 200 bucks to break even. They make money from syndication and streaming too and if it didn't look like shit, they might bet more money for it. I love DS9, and I...
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    Remastering "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" with Machine Learning

    Which is why you kickstart it and see what they can get up front. If you buy into the article posted by Saturn, it's about 100k/episode. It's possible they can get that. And if they can't, then what did they lose?
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    Remastering "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" with Machine Learning

    Based on this, it looks like the AI does better with SFX than filmed segments, which begs the question: why doesn't paramount rescan the negatives, rerender SFX if the original bits are available (and they were overbuilt as some clearly were) and just upscale the rest. If this article is right...
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    Tom Cruise making a movie in space with Elon Musk's SpaceX and NASA

    I can't remember what I thought of the 4th movie, but I know I was very disappointed in the first 2. 3 was the first one that felt like mission impossible was more than branding, which IMO. But maybe I'd feel differently if i saw it again...if it's on Prime or Netflix, i'll give them a look...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Doesn't it seem possible (maybe even likely) that these will end up being delayed (or have very limited availability if released this year) due to Covid? If it's the latter, then maybe a higher MSRP will fly, simply because there are enough well to do buyers to outstrip supply. Since people...
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    Tom Cruise making a movie in space with Elon Musk's SpaceX and NASA

    I think that's often true. The main exception is Born on the 4th of July. It might be the only Cruise movie where I didn't see Tom Cruise.
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    Tom Cruise making a movie in space with Elon Musk's SpaceX and NASA

    For me, the first 2 were not that good, but from MI3 on I've enjoyed them all.
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    COVID: The Outbreak (The Game) is officially launching on May 29th

    That is incorrect. Flu deaths are esitmates. Actual confirmed flu deaths are significantly less than the estimates. OTOH, Covid deaths are confirmed deaths The mortality rate is a minimum of 5x that of the flu and as much as 40x that of the flu We will be at 70k deaths sometime next week and...
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    COVID: The Outbreak (The Game) is officially launching on May 29th

    1. No it's not. 2. It's a game. Relax.
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    More Windows 10 update fail

    Isn't that how we should be doing things anyway? I know I back up every week. I can't remember the last time I needed one, but I've got it. I did have an issue with BSOD recently, but I just applied an old feature update to windows - I've always got 1 or 2 of those, because I forget they're...
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    I don't cut up cards, I just use them whole...though I normally do not use CCs, I use old gift cards or loyalty cards from a trip I took to vegas 10 or so years ago, but cutting them up works too.
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    I use vuescan, but AFAIK, all scans of negatives huge. You can scan them to TFF, PSD or raw, but raw, as I recall, is essentially a scan as a negative. My recollection is the advantage of that is that you can go back and apply certain changes later on, but it's definitely not a regular raw...
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    Watch the documentary. It's the same kind of whining that I see on this board every time Trek comes up. It's the best trek and Trek fans fucking hated it.
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    I recently watched the DS9 documentary, "what we left behind" and it was remarkable how similar to the complaints about current Trek shows are to those written about DS9. The more things change....
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    WD Easystore 14TB External Harddrive $199

    Then you need to explain what you mean, because I don't follow you at all. I don't know anyone whose house as burned to the ground, but I know several that have had catastrophic failures and they've retrieved all their data from the cloud every single time.
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    Remastering "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" with Machine Learning

    Still looked pretty bad to me. TBH, it seems to look better on BBC America, but I think they're doing some cropping, because it takes up much more of the screen than a 4:3, but I found it more watchable (even if it was horribly compressed cable). Alas it's in the middle of the run and i'll need...
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    Can't speak for others (and I'm on 8TB drives, not 12 or 14), but I use much of my storage for rips of my 4K disks, as well as older blu rays and all of my CDs. All are lossless rips to FLAC or MKV files, so it takes up a fair amount of storage. I also do weekly backup from PCs...oh and a few...
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    Because, afaik, you can't say something is on sale, unless there are days when it's not on sale.
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    Remastering "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" with Machine Learning

    Really? OK, I need to look at this, because I've wanted to rewatch DS9 for almost 10 years, but the quality made it unwatchable for me.
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    WD Easystore 14TB External Harddrive $199

    It's a backup. If your house burns to the ground tomorrow, you can get your data back. If you're really worried about the man looking at your info, encrypt it before sending it up.
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    WD Easystore 14TB External Harddrive $199

    This is my take too. I just put them on their. I have a parity drive just in case one dies. If 2 die, I also have a separate backup of the videos (never mind that I have all the original Blu Rays, 4K disks and generally another copy of any videos I took. I just don't get the need for...
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    Half Life: Alyx Now Released for VR Systems, Receives Acclaim in Reviews

    Aren't there places you can demo VR (after stores reopen, assuming they're all closed), so you can decide what you want to get?
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