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    Classic World of Warcraft Content Progression Revealed

    My experience was very different from that. On the server I was on, Stonemaul, there was only 1 top tier raiding guild on each faction. Because of that my guild maintained an active roster of well over 60 people - we had a 100 person ventrilo. This meant that on any given raiding night, we...
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    Classic World of Warcraft Content Progression Revealed

    I was in a top tier raiding guild who "cleared" vanilla wow. We were something like 14th or 17th in NA to beat WoW. It was a job, during AQ we reduced our raiding from 5 days, 4 hours a day down to 4x4 because of burnout. That wasn't including all the farming you had to do to be geared up and...
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    Tesla Crashes into River, Owner Claims It Accelerated on Its Own

    "The more I pushed the brakes, the more out of control it goes!"
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    Man Who Made Hoax Call In Deadly Swatting Seeks 20-Year Term

    If that isn't attempted murder, I don't know what is. Calling the cops for a noise complaint garners a very different threat level response (and threshold for lethal force) than telling them an armed suspect has committed murder, and is about to do some more.
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    Got a Spare $43,000? You Could Spend It All on This Monster Gaming PC

    Really cool, but I could not use it because I would a. spill tea into it, b. kill myself when I use it as a footrest.
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    Got a Spare $43,000? You Could Spend It All on This Monster Gaming PC

    43k and they're using a 9700k pleb edition instead of a 9900k /smh
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    Tesla Demonstrates Its New Security System Called Sentry Mode

    Of course the cookies are guarded by HAL, aka Skynet.
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    Samsung Unveils a Folding Smartphone

    That device is going to fail the bend test, when someone snaps the hinge by overflexing it.
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    PSA: Anthem's Open Demo Is Live until Tomorrow

    That name brings back so many memories. Loved the independent torso and 3D verticality. One of the missions that I still recall fondly was the one where you're fighting through a ship that crashed landed vertically, so everything was "on its side".
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    The Anti-Cheat System Is Broken in Battlefield V

    I used to play CS (pre 1.0) and DOD in those early competitive leagues like OGL. The admins were all corrupt and were cheating in subtle ways. The only difference between that and other servers is the ones that would admit it. In fact in league play, how admins verified walling was through...
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    AdoredTV: What Is Zen 2?

    I have dual dimm double sided Samsung-B die, which is better than double sided whatever else is available. Quad dimm single sided Samsung-B die is worse. The only worse configuration you could do is quad dimm double sided Samsung-B die, because Hynix is off the table unless the goal is to...
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    The Anti-Cheat System Is Broken in Battlefield V

    Yeah those days... "Really" good headphones and putzing about with the interp settings... Which actually translates into lots of wallhacks, prefiring, and netcode exploitation. Luckily aimbots were terrible.
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    AdoredTV: What Is Zen 2?

    Yeah, I am running 32gb in 2 dimms after all. There's really only 1 legitimate worse setup and that'd be 16gbx4. At launch, my ram could only do 2667, 2933 wouldn't even post. So the fact it's running 2933 is already a massive improvement. I didn't bother testing 3200 too long, not after...
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    AdoredTV: What Is Zen 2?

    At 3200, my USB 2 ports quite literally dissapear. Haven't bothered testing new bios for OC, not after a dissappointing 3.825ghz @1.45v.
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    Companies Turn to Exoskeletons to Assist Factory Workers

    The obligatory: I can lift x pounds all day long, this thing is useless.
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    "Floss" and "The Carlton" Dance Emotes Removed from Forza Horizon 4

    There's a lot more they could do to fix MP in FH4. The matchmaking, for example, is basically trash tier, where only A,S1,S2 races exist. What's funny is is that long MP load times are almost certainly down to people playing this game on a toaster, and not the XB1 players.
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    Family of Teenager Killed in 116-MPH Tesla Crash Sues Company

    Not sure why you're harping about the Model 3's brake performance when it was a Model S that crashed. A car that has proven itself to actually have very good braking performance despite how much it weighs.
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    Family of Teenager Killed in 116-MPH Tesla Crash Sues Company

    Just some points pulled from the NTSB Report: -in a 30mph zone, right before a caution 25mph left curve -rear seat passenger was ejected from vehicle Witness report -car attempted a left pass, in the shared center lane -loss control on attempt to go back into right lane -struck curb, crossed...
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    Wi-Charge Uses Invisible Infrared Beams to Charge Devices

    No it won't. SimCity2000 taught me that when microwave misses, only a few neighborhoods catch fire.
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    AdoredTV Discusses the Recent AMD Ryzen and Radeon 3000 Series Leaks

    My bum 1700 is waiting for a replacement. If the 3700X can deliver 4.5 or even 4.7 on turbo, I'm sold.
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    Intel Core i5-9600K Processor Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Not terribly surprised. Several other reviews have basically noted that while the solder is superior to the old TIM, the package ended up getting thicker. Therefore to beat a 8000 series, you not only need to delid a soldered CPU, but also sand it down. Whereas the 8000 series was a straight...
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    Bethesda Details Fallout 76 Patch Schedule and Faces Backlash Over Bags

    Plastic is forever, cotton won't last past the nuclear apocalypse. The switch to nylon is actually an upgrade, except for the the fact that dollar store garbage bags look more durable. /s
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    Bethesda Details Fallout 76 Patch Schedule and Faces Backlash Over Bags

    Even more insulting is the fact that someone found suppliers on Alibaba that would do canvas bags for 3$ with a custom logo with 500 unit orders.
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    NVIDIA Gives the Bird to All RTX Early Adopters

    This is actually a genius move by nVidia. Early adopters were going to buy the game anyways, money already made. Now they'll bait people who are on the fence with BFV; when they enable RTX and see their framerate drop 50-70%, they'll be forced to buy another to SLI them.
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    Fallout 76 No Longer Has Its Frame Rate Tied to the Physics Engine

    My guess is that there was sufficient cancellations to force them to allocate resources to fix this unfixable problem. A combination between IP fatigue and dealing with the same shit every time finally drove the numbers low enough where they had to "listen".
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    SMACH Team Releases New SMACH Z Alpha Prototype Footage

    Original GPD Win was either KS or IGG'd around the same time as the SmachZ, and it released relatively on time. I backed their IGG for the GPD Pocket, which was released on time. GPD Win 2, was also on track, and I expect the Pocket 2 will be too. Feels to me that GPD is grounded in both...
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    Comcast to Refund $700,000 to Customers to Settle Deceptive Advertising Allegations

    Do you really need to even ask? 2-3 years worth of interest or ROI on that money. This could be a whole lot of money pocketed. Enough so that "returning" this money costs them effectively nothing. Those with outstanding debt late have their debts cancelled, those who paid out are are out of...
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    AMD EPYC Rome 64-Core Server Versus Intel Dual Socket Xeon Platinum Benchmark

    Oh man, can't wait for this to trickle down into Zen 2. 1700 is feeling long toothed.
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    Blizzard Responds to Diablo: Immortal Backlash

    They want a piece of an already baked pie. This reskin is going to have to be heads and heels better than the competition to gain traction. But then again, it's a reskin, their investment should be minimal... should be.
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    Apple "Determined to Kill Off the Laptop for iPads"

    Tablets make terrible glorified typewriters.
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    Newer Tesla Vehicles Are Getting Upgraded 'Summon' Auto-Parking Features

    Time to make sure there are video cameras in the car. People will start throwing themselves in front of the car for insurance claims, Chinese style.
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    Fallout 76 Has Built in Speed Hacks Because the Physics Engine Is Tied to Its Framerate

    I wonder if the associated loadtime "bug" is also still present. This "bug" made Skyrim and FO4 unplayable for me. This issue is far worse than needing a 60fps lock. In some instances, load times gets linked to fps. So what happens is you use vsync or a fps lock to 60 to prevent this hyper...
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    Apple Devices Bricked By Helium Leak

    Unfortunately if you looked at his testing, it takes about 8 minutes in a bag to do the trick. You could brick an acquaintance's phone in a quick bathroom run though.
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    Apple Revitalizes the iPad Lineup and Announces New Mac Mini and MacBook Air

    Your story is a lie. Apples don't get viruses. /s Actually now I'm curious, how did she pull that off?
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    Amazon Alexa Devices Now Have a Whisper Mode

    I got the feeling that Alexa is better for home automation. However, from what I gathered, it is far worse for things like Chromecast. Also, afaik, deals don't come up nearly as often for Home where I live. Not compatible. Is compatible. However from what I gathered, voice control with openhab...
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    Amazon Alexa Devices Now Have a Whisper Mode

    The proper dimmer costs $30, already halfway to the cost of a Google home mini. I would prefer not to cover my phone with raw food to Chromecast or set timers while I am cooking. I actually installed this lighting system because it's less problematic: -I have almost no natural lighting -2700K...
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    Discord Updates Terms of Service to Force Arbitration over Lawsuits

    Leak? What leak? They're offering a free service. That basically comes with the territory that they are selling user data.
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    Amazon Alexa Devices Now Have a Whisper Mode

    You don't seem interested in an answer, since you know of better alternatives. Care to divulge?