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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    Actually, it may be. I called Solar City, now part of Tesla,a few months back to see what a domestic power storage battery system could cost, and the guys there told me they'd stopped selling domestic power storage units because they needed every battery they could get for their big commercial...
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    Logitech M185 and Other Mice are Vulnerable to Keystroke Injection

    I used to use wireless mice. I learned my lesson, tossed them in a drawer, and moved back to mice with tails.
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    Toyota Has a Curious Justification for Not Selling Any EVs

    I prefer my Prius hybrids: no worries if I decide to drive to Montana, they'll be plenty of gas stations along the way. The only thing making me even think about all-electric is Tesla's 0-to-60 times. ;) No worries about blackouts or power shortages, as recently happened in the US NW. Turns...
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    Samsung Quits Blu-ray Player Market

    Plus, when you stream, you own nothing. NETFLIX subscribers, you want to watch Disney/Marvel/Pixar? Next year, you won't be able to. Not a problem for those of us who own copies of the movies.
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    Samsung Quits Blu-ray Player Market

    Gotta admit, ours is buggy. We're thinking of replacing it.
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    Amazon Abandons Plans to Build a Headquarters in New York

    The whole competition for HQs was a scam: The cities chosen were the ones near Bezos' mansions.
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    Amazon Acquires Home Mesh WiFi System Manufacturer Eero

    Why would they bother buying it, if that was their plan?
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    Amazon Acquires Home Mesh WiFi System Manufacturer Eero

    If you want your WiFi system to spy on you, buy Amazon.
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    Micron Will Manufacture Octa Level Flash

    I don't believe it. It's just a rumor right now. If it is true, I won't be surprised if it's something like 6/8 encoded (i.e.storing 6 bits in 256 analog levels as an 8--bit Hamming code) And regardless, I won't buy it if/when it comes out: bottom-of-the-performance-barrel technologies aren't...
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    Researchers Develop Silicon Interconnect for GPUs

    Yawn. An old idea, and Intel and AMD are already using it. https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu_mainboard/intel_showcases_their_foveros_3d_packaging_technology/1
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    Facebook Employees Panic After Apple Revokes the Company's Enterprise Certificate

    Love it. Facebook gets creamed by their own slimy tactics.
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    Samsung Says Phones with 1TB of Flash are Coming Soon

    Back up your PC to your phone. LOL.
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    Report Reveals the Extent of Cryptocurrency Crime and Laundering

    Non-governmental cryptocurrency only exists to facilitate crime. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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    TSMC Nanke 14 Factory Production Interruption Could Affect NVIDIA and Others

    I wonder where they imported (according to Google translate) the bad chemicals from? No surprise, though: it's a common story in China for a supplier to provide materials that don't meet spec. I had a scuba BCD (buoyancy control device) recalled because a Chinese subcon swapped non-marine-grade...
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    Californian Cops Outfit Tesla Model S as Future-Friendly Police Cruiser

    And what were those solar panels powering before the electric cop cars existed? Where they up there for show? Or where they powering the station, which will have to now buy more power off the grid to make up for the solar power used to charge the cars? And how are the solar panels going to...
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    Californian Cops Outfit Tesla Model S as Future-Friendly Police Cruiser

    Even if Santa Claus gave them the panels and the Tooth Fairy is doing all the maintenance, it's still not free because of opportunity cost. They could be selling that electricity. Whatever they could make by selling it is the money they are losing by using it to power their electric car...
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    Californian Cops Outfit Tesla Model S as Future-Friendly Police Cruiser

    "Electricity to charge the Tesla will come at no cost to Fremont, as the department has 872 kilowatts worth of solar power at its headquarters." Stupid. The cost of obtaining and installing the solar cells has to be amortized, and the maintenance costs. Nothing last forever, and electricity...
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    Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018

    If all that data really matters to you, you should be backing it up offsite. Backblaze itself offers their B2 service it for $5/TB/mo. -- $200/mo for the 40TB you claim to have (a high estimate that assumes you haven't RAID'd those drives). And it's probably far more secure and definitely more...
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    Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2018

    I remember when HDD reliability actually mattered to desktop users like me. I've got some RAID5 rust spinning in a NAS for backups, but if it failed, everything's also on SSD backups.
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    The Polestar 2 Will Come With Google Integration

    They should have named it "Polecat." Because it stinks when your car is spying on you, too.
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    New Horizons Sends A Sharper Images of Ultima Thule

    NASA's a fraud: that's just a peanut. ;)
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    ASUS ROG THOR 1200W Power Supply Review @ [H]

    Seriously, one side of the thing is an OLED panel? Have we jumped the shark on PSUs now? Well, I'm not their target market anyway, I'm a SeaSonic guy.
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    Ford Is Developing a Powerful All-Electric F-Series Truck

    I'm happy to say a lot of my power comes from nukes. I wish all of it did.
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    First-Ever 2020 Toyota Supra Sells for a Whopping $2.1 Million

    I won't be surprised if it's wrecked within a month.
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    Ford Is Developing a Powerful All-Electric F-Series Truck

    An electric off-road vehicle would be nice -- quietly and non-pollutingly seeing the wonders of nature along the fire roads that criss-cross our National Parks and Forests would be amazing. Then take it a step further, pack a big solar panel array along with your luggage, and use the vehicle as...
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    YouTube Bans Dangerous Challenges and Pranks Videos

    Does this ban apply to scripted fiction as well? And movie trailers? Does it apply to vids from video games?
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    Amazon is Allegedly Canceling Subscribe & Save Orders to Charge Customers More

    Just another of Amazon's abusive practices. But don't count on governments to do anything, Bezos owns too many politicians. The only solution is the obvious one: Just say No to Amazon.
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    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing: i9-9900K CPU Testing @ [H]

    This is not a big surprise. Other than "embarrassingly parallel" algorithms, Amdahl's Law (from 1967) always applies.
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    USB-C Audio Is "Dead"

    Cutting to the chase: I won't buy a phone without a headphone jack unless there is no other choice. I'd even rather get an old used phone, if I had to -- I don't even need something as good as my current Galaxy S8. The last thing the cellular phone industry needs to do right now is give me...
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    USB-C Audio Is "Dead"

    I heard a rumor that the iPhone 12 was going to have a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the reason they were going to give for that was: COURAGE. I heard that rumor right here, as I was typing this.
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    USB-C Audio Is "Dead"

    Bluetooth headphone stereo, using the latest advaanced codecs, is OK (almost CD quality), but with a headset (two-way audio), Bluetooth is equivalent (by design) to 1960's era telephone calls. I changed to using a wired headset because clients were sometimes hard to understand over Bluetooth...
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    Wi-Charge Uses Invisible Infrared Beams to Charge Devices

    I hate the names of this technology, but it makes me think: 802.11ax (and 11ac Wave 2 I thnk as well) have beamforming: they locate a device and electronically shape the transmission towards it, like a phased array radar. And WiGig will introduce 60GHz, which will be able to be beam-formed more...
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    Here are AMD's Radeon VII Benchmarks

    Not the best PR move that they used an Intel CPU to bench their new GPU. Not that it matters to me: I'm not buying it until I see an [H] review, if even then.
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    Here Is the Official "AMD Radeon VII: World's First 7nm Gaming GPU" Reveal Trailer

    Exactly. In [H] we trust. I can't remember the last time I bought a major PC component that hadn't been reviewed here.
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    Intel Introduces New 9th Gen Desktop Processors

    I expect the thermals will be the same if they're just disabling the iGPU, but will be slightly worse if they remove it entirely in order to get more die per wafer. The extra area of the unused iGPU should be be helping spread the heat and helping to transfer it to the case, too. People should...
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    Intel Introduces New 9th Gen Desktop Processors

    The fundamental CPU architecture of Intel's x86 chips, other than the abortive Pentium 4, is still that of the Pentium Pro. Adding an on-chip memory controller was the only major change to the core instruction execution architecture, everything else has been making stuff bigger, deeper, and/or...
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    Intel Introduces New 9th Gen Desktop Processors

    Probably not. Not because they couldn't. but because Intel and it's motherboard vendors don't want that level of confusion.
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    Intel Introduces New 9th Gen Desktop Processors

    It's not necessarly true that these "F" variants are defective chips. Intel is having trouble meeting demand, and reducing the die size of the i9-9900K by removing the iGPU to produce the i9-9900KF would allow them to get more die per wafer (and at a lower cost per die). The part has an...
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    An Analysis of the Z390 Socket Proves the Extra Pins Aren't Necessary

    The world is simply more perverse than amateurs imagine. Professionals worthy of the name rely on a vast body of past community experience that alerts them to that perversity. Old timers remember the tin/gold DRAM DIMM/socket debacle, and people older than that remember the copper/aluminum...
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    Watch the Intel CES 2019 Livestream

    I saw nothing that interested me as a desktop user. Oh well, maybe in 2020 ...
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