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    Comcast, beware: New city-run broadband offers 1Gbps for $60 a month

    Unincorporated in Colorado but fully surrounded by municipal broadband. Paying 90 for 1000/40..... debating moving to get better upload. CenturyLink just put fiber in my brother in law's neighborhood and getting 1000/1000 for 65.
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    Pilots Now Spend More Time Learning Automated Systems than Hands-On Flying

    I'm sure someone quickly knocked out a FMEA and their mitigation solution was "Pilot turns off system if failure" not even knowing the details of that system
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    TSMC's Profits are Expected to Decline

    Let's hope the semiconductor suppliers catch up based on this news. I've been signing off on 20 deviations a week to keep production running.
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    Nissan Will Use a Vive and HaptX Gloves to Prototype Designs

    I feel like we work at the same company.
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    "Door Handles Wouldn't Work": Tesla Driver Dies in Burning Car after Crash

    This so much. Everyone person I know with a Tesla drives like an asshat. My brother in law took me on a Costco run today in his model x and hit 80 in a 45.
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    FS: Two 12GB Titan X Pascal w/ EKWB MLC Liquid Coolers

    I currently have two in SLI with hybrid coolers and they are great. Good luck with sale.
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    Target for 4k or stick to 1440p?

    I have a 1440p 144Hz 27" TN and a 4K 60Hz 40" VA and I prefer most games on the 27 for what it's worth I do like turn based on the 40 though and for productivity its awesome A native 120 Hz 4k that can also do 1440 is a good option also
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    Intel Allegedly Places $5.5 Billion Bid For Mellanox

    so sick of mergers, chip industry consolidating power is f-ing over everyone
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    FS: (2) 8TB Seagate NAS 7200RPM HDDs

    If you don't have them sold by Sunday PM me. I live in Denver (out for business) and am interested but don't hold them for me.
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    Tesla Drastically Increases Supercharger Prices around the World

    Not really as bad as you say it is https://www.pei.org/wiki/octane-number https://www.etuners.gr/fuel/
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    Twitch Streamer Ninja Made Close to $10 Million Last Year

    If you draw 4 percent which should be safe-ish to cover you still are pulling 1 percenter income
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    Amazon blowing out pixel 2 and pixel 2 xl 12/17 only

    Agree fully anecdotal from my perspective. Buy a pixel for the software experience not for the hardware. My shitty hardware and warranty experience does not mean you'll have one. Odds are you'll get an acceptable phone if they properly refurbished them.....
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    Amazon blowing out pixel 2 and pixel 2 xl 12/17 only

    I'm on my 3rd pixel 2 XL. All had flakey hardware issues.
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    LG Plans to Sell TVs That Roll Up like Posters in 2019

    Yep need a "wife proof" TV also. Only took me one burned plasma and one burned OLED to learn. Yes they are burned in, not image retention.
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    Intel is Allegedly Shipping 14nm Products With MRAM

    Everspin MRAM is asininely expensive. If Intel can drive prices down that would be great. In my applications we'd replace all our EEPROM with MRAM if the prices could even be in the same ballpark.
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    It is going to need a ton of expansion on the transmission end. I'm not familiar with the distribution end to comment. Generally any capital expenses go into the rate base and up our rates, so fun fact....meeting demands of electric cars will make electricity more expensive.
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    MSI GS65 Stealth Ultimate Gaming Laptop - 6core CPU, GTX1070, 512SSD, 144hz screen

    I didn't realize this was still for sale and bought a new one. Great laptop
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    Silicon Valley Wages Are Shrinking for All Except the Top 90th Percentile

    What state? My company is in North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, some other states and hires new grads ME and EE in the mid 60s. My wife's company is in Colorado and Missouri and hires in the 60s also for EE and CE new grads. I started in the mid 50s almost 15 years ago (EE).
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    Apple Devices Bricked By Helium Leak

    Looked up a random clock 32.768KHz Epson Seiko xtal in our system and it was specified as (-0.04*10^-6)/(degC^2) with a 3 ppm per year drift coefficient. Looked up a mems and it was 100ppm and cost more. Consumer electronics must use some trash XTALs
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    Overtime Now Optional at Rockstar Studio after Allegations of "100-Hour Weeks"

    Not my color, good luck with harvest. Unrelated I hate working long hours for a corporation and know they are screwing me over but sometimes that is what is needed.
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    Overtime Now Optional at Rockstar Studio after Allegations of "100-Hour Weeks"

    Curious what color? I designed the sensors in one of them that do stone detection. Just got done with a couple hundred hour weeks due to requalification for parts shortages. Electronics supply market is a blood bath right now. Working like that just takes all the fucks given out of me for...
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    Apple Argues Tariff Increase Would Affect Apple Watch, AirPods, Mac Mini, More

    Jabil has been in Michigan for a long time. I design electronics built in the USA. It's not impossible just a little more work and a little margin. Just need to design the parts for automated assembly. Though highly automated assembly doesn't provide many low skill jobs like manual assembly...
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    Apple: 2018 MacBook Pro Throttling Is a Bug, Fix Now Available

    I always ask my software engineers to fix my mistakes
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    Senate Wants Emergency Alerts to go Out Through Netflix, Spotify, etc.

    I have my bedroom TV speakers powered by a Sonos amp and it started doing emergency alerts even with the zone off. Nothing like a 2 AM alert for shit happening 100's of miles away.
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    Intel to Buy eASIC

    Intel took Altera's bad failure support and made it catastrophically terrible hope they don't bork up eAsic too much for their customers sake.
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    Consumer Reports Just Reversed its Stance on the Tesla Model 3

    If this was a simple problem chances are they didn't do enough validation up front. I tend to agree with the recent Ars article on this. I think they are using their easily update-able system as a reason cut cut corners on validation on the back end. I'm happy with over the air updates, but...
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    Tesla Model 3 Outsells BMW and Mercedes Models

    Good to know they aren't too bad to use and you can build muscle memory to use.
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    Tesla Model 3 Outsells BMW and Mercedes Models

    You need to look at tablets and phones to use them well. Touchscreens may be easier to use when you are parked, but tactile buttons and knobs are easier to use and still look at the road. Since they already have the screen there, it is probably a cost reduction to just make it bigger and not...
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    Anyone running SLI these days with 10xx cards?

    Every new game took a couple hours of tweaking/googling just to get it to load and not crash the system. All sorts of micro stutter and could only run games in windowed full screen. Tried new/clean drivers, tried reinstalling windows and didn't help. Driver updates were 50/50 if they caused...
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    Anyone running SLI these days with 10xx cards?

    Had 980s in SLI and it was nothing short of a disaster. Running Titan Xp in SLI and no issues at all. Like most things in life YMMV
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    Ford is Cutting Car Production Back to Just Mustang and Focus Active Models

    585864+500723=1086587, 1086587 > 896764 https://www.tfltruck.com/2018/01/2017-pickup-truck-usa-sales-war-summary-won/ Summary from the link: Full-Size Truck Sales (USA) – Year 2017 YTD 2017 # YTD 2017/2016 % Ford F-Series 896,764 9.3% Chevrolet Silverado 585,864 1.9% Ram 500,723 2.0% GMC...
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    nVidia CEO makes a comment about GPU supply

    Is it Nvidia BS, probably......but the electronics supply market is a disaster right now. Shortages on everything seems like. Even commodity parts like FETs, Resistors, Ceramic caps, Diodes are doubling/tripling in lead time. Just had a gate driver go from 8 weeks to 48 weeks overnight.
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    Anyone here bought gpu directly from Nvidia website? Feedback?

    Tons of AIO kits on the market if you don't like the cooling of the founders.
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    NTSB Revokes Tesla’s Party Status

    Unfortunately most things need to be built/named for the biggest idiot you can come up with cause people be stupid and corporate pockets are deep.
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    ASRock Taichi X399 suddenly dead?

    Solder joints can wear out due to CTE mismatch between the joint/part/PCB. Certain packages are way more susceptible to this than others (large non J leaded resistors/caps are terrible so are parts with alloy 42 lead frames). Time at temp will age solder and accelerate fatigue. BGA have...
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    Toyota Suspends Public Road Testing of Self-Driving Cars

    Lots of crosswalks near me are death traps. Feels like playing frogger when crossing. May as well not be there as all they do is give the pedestrian a false sense of safety. I can see why people jaywalk when they don’t feel safe in crosswalks or when crosswalks are stupid far apart. Worst...
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