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    Bethesda is embroiled in a new potentially billion-dollar lawsuit which could delay Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax

    My concern here is not the lawsuit. My concern is the loss of the company and the culture that created the fantasy RPGs of Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim, and the nuclear apocalypse games of Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 (and made the game Fallout: New Vegas possible). For myself, the acquisition by...
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    Nvidia's Plan for ARM to Take X86 's Throne | Exclusive

    In many cases those processors did take the throne from x86. All of the processors you mentioned were capable and powerful, and when doing math or transactions they could haul rocks way better than x86. Intel was worried that a better architecture was going to eat their lunch. By 1995 Intel...
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    Big Navi and Ampere Shenanigans!

    I can see a difference, but I think it's mostly a difference in hue. I don't fixate on looking for jaggies at light-transition corners, I prefer to base my opinion on the whole view as I'm playing the game, so I'm not sure I see much of a difference. They're close enough that if you took one...
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    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    None of this is as important as the dress Noah Cyrus wore to the CMT awards. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. I don't care about the possibilities between electric, methanol, hydrogen, or something we don't even know about yet...
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    After Ampere Launch Survey

    My selection isn't listed: - I don't know yet because I haven't finished paying for the engine I am building for my truck, but I am buying a bigger power supply.
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    A few speculations: 1. Graphics has a fixed ceiling. At the start of the 1990's computer audio was a bunch of simple beeps and tones. Then the premium sound card makers entered market and started delivering a better audio experience. By the end of the 1990's these companies began to...
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    RISC-V Gaining Traction

    I think the important thing to take from all of this is that RISC-V gives management technocrats a new term they can use to make themselves look tech savvy. It used to be that they would talk about plain old RISC, which was a technology that was heavily backed by IBM, but eventually everyone...
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    New BootHole Vulernability Revealed, Impacts Billions of Devices

    I would if I was guaranteed to get a new one. But I'd probably get a refurbished imagination sent in by some other freak. Which means that they would refurbish the imagination that I sent in and then send it back out to someone else, and there's a chance that I would run into that person in...
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    New BootHole Vulernability Revealed, Impacts Billions of Devices

    I am imagining a darkened club with a big sandbox next to a stage, and a bunch of unattractive businessmen sitting in it, masturbating, while a stripper on stage spins on a pole. -- I don't wish for money or fame or good looks in my next life. In my next life I just want a different imagination.
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    Engineers Found Guilty of Stealing Micron Secrets for China

    It always looks like one country has an impossible advantage, but that's not the reality. China is going to steal great amounts of tech from the United States because the United States has the tech. Whether it is high-technology manufacturing, advanced software, materials science, or just...
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    Graduate Student Solves Decades-Old Conway Knot Problem

    No, but there are 'halves' and 'halve knots'.
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    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Teased, Set in the Land of the Ice and Snow

    I didn't play much of anything in the franchise, but friends said to try Odyssey and I did. And I liked it, I really did. And I would have pushed on to finish the game if it weren't for their goofy armor and weapon system. Just something about the way you churn through armor, weapons, and...
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    China Bans Online Gaming and Chatting Internationally

    Agree 100%. I do feel badly for the Chinese people (but Chinese gold farmers still suck.)
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    Gamers Nexus tackles the question: Which is better, liguid or air cooling?

    I remember my co-worker trying to get his P4 system cooled down. In the summer his little home office would climb to over 100 degrees and his expensive P4 system would gack. Because the room was so hot he eventually built a custom water cooling system for about $350.00. I had to ask him, why...
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    Shadowserver needs funds to be independent

    Shadowserver, a little known but very important security service, has had its funding cut by Cisco. They are looking to remain independent through crowdfunding, but since most people don't know what it is they don't understand its value. Good article in Wired: A Critical Internet Safeguard Is...
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    size of Xbox Series X compared to a Fridge

    Would be a good time to make something that looked just like an XBox X, but then you open a little door and take out a cold beer. I'd buy both.
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Perhaps I'm only speaking for myself. Every time I've owned a console I've replaced the controllers with different ones (wireless, or vibrating, or aftermarket ones better suited for my hands). And I have five of every type of cable in a drawer in my filing cabinet. If they offered me a...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    If Sony wants to compete on price they should surprise Microsoft with a 'strip' version. Plain brown box with something funny written on it, no free game, one inexpensive controller, no hard drive. Maybe even no video cables. Let the savvy people buy the peripherals and the drive size that...
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    GeForce 442.37 hotfix driver

    .... In general, I don't download drivers linked from third party websites, I don't update drivers using any third party system scanners, and I don't like having unnecessary software running on my computer. I had stopped using GeForce Experience when the updates kept setting it to run at...
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    GeForce 442.37 hotfix driver

    Was checking to see if this showed up on GeForce Experience, but it now requires a login. So ... I uninstalled GeForce Experience. I will not create an account with nVidia just to download drivers. nVidia - I bought your product. I do not want to enter into a relationship with you.
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    Leaked Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Footage Is Visually Breathtaking

    I like WWI and WWII flight sims. I might buy it when you can shoot things.
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    System shock 3 Cancelled?

    I feel cold inside. P.S. In space, no one can hear you fart.
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Yeah, there's also the 'pedestrian safety' regulations that are popping up all over europe. The NHTSA is looking at them for the US but they won't be applied to trucks. It's hard to imagine any of the current Ford/GM/Dodge trucks doing anything but sucking a pedestrian under the front bumper.
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    NVIDIA Shows That Their GeForce RTX GPUs Are Much Faster & Powerful Than Next-Gen Consoles

    Well, young Neetoz'd, wetness is not actually a function of water, but a function of the brain's interpretation of sensations on our skin! In truth, there is no 'wetness', but a blanket perception of change in temperature that is accompanied by a lack of pressure. Wetness is further enhanced...
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    NVME PCIe Technology and Gaming - do you need it?

    I only have one HDD in all of my systems, and it's in my 3TB Toshiba Canvio that I use as a backup drive. I don't build NAS's anymore, and I don't run any local servers, so a platter drive doesn't make sense. I get it, you don't need an NVMe to run games, but at the same time if you need a new...
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    Shadow Tech Facility Tour ... will PC gaming die soon?

    Televisions didn't destroy movie theaters, but it did force Hollywood to improve their film quality and explore deeper subjects.
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    Porch Pirates 2019 2.0

    Not for a proper enclosed porch. Once you start throwing in the concrete pad, outdoor electrical, framing, and things like proper anchoring to the top plate, you're looking at some money. If your house faces uphill you have to do all that drainage crap. Then you have windows or wrought iron to...
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    Porch Pirates 2019 2.0

    My friend was trying to figure out if if you could profitably install 'security porches' for around $10k. His idea was basically a wood-and-wrought-iron enclosed porch with a few features, like a doorbell and camera so the UPS guy could press the porch's doorbell, connect to you via the porch...
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    Ask the Experts Question: Should I have a dedicated SSD for games?

    Samsung 512GB 970 Pro (NVMe) for boot and application drive. Inland 2TB Premium (NVMe) for games and .. uh .. stuff. And I also have a Samsung 1TB 860 SATA that I use as an encrypted drive where I can put local files when I'm consulting. Note: If you're using Bitlocker, make sure your SSD...
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    Apple's New Mac Pro Costs $53,000 When You Max Out the Specs

    I'm seeing a lot of people here who claim to be libertarians who are talking like this offends them. If Apple is making a product people are willing to pay for, good for them. If people want to pay $8,000.00 for a genetically modified non-allergenic cat, good for them. Everyone else will go...
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    Elon Musk’s defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet kicks off in Los Angeles

    TL;DR What a mess. Musk wasn't originally asked to provide a 'sub' to help move the kids out of the cave. He was originally asked if SpaceX had a way to scrub the air in the cave in case the kids needed to stay in there for an extended period. This was unnecessary, though, because CO2 in...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Musk is very aware of the bottom line, and he's very aware of startup costs. He used to talk about these things, they are the big factors driving his business decisions. I remember watching a presentation he made when he was starting SpaceX. He talked about the four big factors that drive...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Yeah - they travel less than 150 miles twice a day. Stop and go traffic, which is terrible for ICE mileage and wear-and-tear. Power walls for each bus at the depot so they can buy power on the cheap at night, and maybe even solar where practical. Low center of gravity. Tesla's electronics...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    I'm still waiting for the one thing that will be a slam dunk for Tesla - the Tesla School Bus. The demand would be huge.
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    I like it even if it only makes people think. Admit it - the first time you see one in the wild, in a parking lot somewhere, you're going to walk up to it and look at it. Peer through the windows. Maybe thump your knuckles on the body. Admire the tires. When companies design disruptive...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Port Authority in a town near me ordered two for pulling containers off of barges. [Edit]: If you're wondering why they don't crane them off, it's not that big an operation. This is an inland port that moves grain out and sometimes returns a few containers. They use a set of wheels that...
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    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Like I said in the thread in the car forum, put an aftermarket bumper / winch / brush guard on the front, some mudflaps, a roll bar with headache lights and a whip antennae, and maybe some running boards, and it'll be truck. P.S. One of the navies (British?) have already been farting around...
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    Valve confirms Half-Life: Alyx

    I lost my excitement when I heard it was going to be a VR-only title. But that trailer was so good I could feel my balls crashing into the corner of the sofa.