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  1. Blista

    Is The Self-Driving Car Un-American?

    How fast does driving ability degrade when you stop driving regularly? What worries me is how many people will lose the ability to drive well but will be unwilling to recognize the fact. Most people overestimate their skills as it is. People growing up solely using autonomous cars won't...
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    Why Young Men Would Rather Play Video Games Than Get A Job

    Spending all day alone grinding on a game isn't fun. It might trigger the effort/reward circuit in the brain and take up your time, but these guys have essentially opted out of society because they don't see a place for themselves in it. I think it's too easy to write them off as lazy and I'd...
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    Young People Say Quitting Social Media Makes Them Happier

    I signed up to LinkedIn when I was job hunting and quickly discovered that many of those who advertise on LinkedIn are judging you like a high school clique. You're either in with the right people/have enough contacts/have the right profile or you're not. However, if you pick up a telephone...
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    220lb RC Jet Plane Disintegrates Midair

    I feel bad when I damage a new RC car body. Seeing these videos confirms I will not be making the jump to aircraft anytime soon.
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    Battlefield 1 System Specs

    I keep wondering when my i5 2500K will be out of date for gaming.
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    Former Disney Digital Boss Says He “Loves Piracy”

    D'oh! It would be less embarrassing if I hadn't actually read the article as well.
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    Former Disney Digital Boss Says He “Loves Piracy”

    Guess who won't be having a long career with the Disney corporation. Edit: Reading comprehension failure. Title says Former.
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    Reports Of Email’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    At least with email I know a person has put half an ounce of effort into connecting with me. Txt messages and so on all seem to carry an unspoken demand for instant attention, and usually purely for the sender's gratification. I didn't reply because "How r u?" is just another inane...
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    Woman Sues Parents For Sharing Embarrassing Childhood Photos On Facebook

    One thing about this story that doesn't make sense is that this couple shared five hundred photos of their child and yet they had over 700 Facebook friends. What kind of masochist isn't unfriending them at that point?
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    Why The Game Industry Is Still Pushing Pre-Orders

    That's true. I've pre-ordered and been perfectly happy with games. For me the knee-jerk reaction to pre-orders is to think of the worst examples or the disappointing ones. The pre-order risk, potentially awful or broken game, versus the reward, typically a few dollars worth of DLC or...
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    Why The Game Industry Is Still Pushing Pre-Orders

    People can be smart but act stupid. The black hole of marketing and hype swallows up a lot of money from people who assume they are acting rationally. They can't accept that they do dumb things constantly and get manipulated to make unwise purchases. People feel invested before it is even...
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    PlayStation 4 Slim Teardown

    I must be getting old. So many YouTube uploads about games/tech seem to contain either awful music or people needlessly shouting.
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    NVIDIA Announces Vault 1080 Mod For Fallout 4

    It certainly sounds like something Nvidia management would be familiar with.
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    Stop Preordering Videogames

    I never bothered with preordering when I was younger since I was playing more games, but now I spend my time on only a handful of games during the year. As the gap between games increased I would preorder games that I felt were safe bets. They would be part of a continuing franchise and from...
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    Bethesda Plays Fallout 4 - Nuka-World

    I think that's one the fundamental flaws of the settlements. You only hear about players trying to deal with them as a flawed game mechanic rather than something actually as part of the gameplay. There's no real stakes to settlements being attacked and it just comes across as busy work to...
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    Bethesda Plays Fallout 4 - Nuka-World

    Nuka World has too much ground to make up for it to be worth the cost of the season pass. I'd say Far Harbor was decent and Automatron would be good filler between larger DLC, but the rest I've found either pointless or lazy. For an open world FPS/RPG game it sure seems like they want you to...
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    PowerColor Red Devil RX 470 Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I've been hanging on to an AMD 7850 for a while now, always telling myself I'd get something much better eventually when I had the money spare. However, now I don't really think I need to go beyond the RX 470. Cost vs performance seems to line up like it is a spiritual successor to the 7850.
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    Corsair's The Witcher Wild Hunt Lucky Draw

    Expand the range of speakers. Make a 2.0 desktop speaker setup with excellent fidelity and power. The SP2500 is great but in short supply and too bass focused. Ditch the external remote and subwoofer in favour of quality.
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    Corsair Hydro Series VGA Cooling Lucky Draw

    1. I would consider it. 2. I would always prefer to install it myself because I could then buy the card and the cooling solution I want rather than having to compromise by picking from limited options.
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    Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W Luck Draw!!!!!

    B: Silence
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    Corsair Graphite Series 780T Lucky Draw!

    Airflow. More airflow!
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    Seasonic Snow Silent 750W PSU LUCKY DRAW!

    Seasonic are the first choice, second choice and third choice whenever looking for a PSU. Mostly because not only are Seasonic PSUs great, they also tend to supply other quality companies who rebrand them as their own.
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    The [H]ardOCP Mini-Giveaway Sponsored by ASUS

    Why is smaller better? Surely Tyrion Lannister is all the evidence needed.
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    Seasonic Black Friday Lucky Draw

    Free Seasonic gear? Yes please!