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    "Door Handles Wouldn't Work": Tesla Driver Dies in Burning Car after Crash

    Does any car have door locks that automatically unlock in an accident? I don't think I'd want that myself. It would be easy to exploit for theft and vandalism. I know a lot of cars have automatically locking doors. It would be interesting if Tesla has telemetry from the crash on their servers...
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    New MicroSD Standard Comes with PCIe and NVMe

    The cards are capable, but what SD card reader can handle almost 1GB/sec? I think mine tops out at about 50MB/sec.
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    TSMC Expected to Lead in Manufacturing AI and 5G Chip Solutions

    Are there any other eggs that we could possibly put into that basket? FFS This is a setup, I swear.
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    The Official MSI Radeon VII 16G Product Page Is Now Live

    From the MSI spec page. Three hundred big ones.
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    The Official MSI Radeon VII 16G Product Page Is Now Live

    Tain't nobody gonna mention the power? 300Watts for 7nm! No way. Must be the 16GB of RAM?
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    Americans Are Lining Up to Work for Amazon for $15 an Hour

    Huh. I thought this was a very good thing, when I read about it. The minimum wage around here is more than $10/hour though. In other areas, that's a massive raise for the same work.
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    Apple Reactivates Facebook's and Revokes Google's Enterprise Certification

    Keep it up, Apple. You might get some money out of me yet.
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    ANYmal Can Deliver Packages Now

    SIX news stories about the same robot? Feels like there may be something behind that, even if there isn't.
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    LG Study Claims Xbox Players Are "Better" at Games than PC and PS4 Gamers

    I am old AND slow, and I feel bad now. Thanks. I actually did better the first time I tried it. I am slow though.
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    The Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Consumer Protections in Biometrics Case

    What are you people waiting for? Get out there and sue Facebook, like the blurb said to do. You know you want to. :)
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    China Releases Footage of First Far Side Moon Landing

    Nice work, China. Hey there, NASA. Don't you want to one up them now? It has been a while. The flag has bleached and all of that. Just wait for Mr. Musk and pals to do it instead? OK.
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    NYPD Deploying Drone for First Time to Secure New Year's Party

    A poster for a police state or just "keeping the peace" at a party? Announcing their capabilities to the press beforehand seems like a bad idea too.
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    Facebook Faces U.S. Lawsuit as it Responds to Controversy

    They should be cut in half financially. The government could use the money anyhow.
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    Sextortion Scammers Sent Organizations Bomb Scare Emails Demanding Bitcoin

    Until they actually blow something up, they have no credibility. Until they actually show me a picture of me from "my webcam", they're junk mail. BUT, you'd think this would be the kind of thing the NSA could make themselves USEFUL with. If they claim they're in a foreign country, they're a...
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    Microsoft Edge Development Will Be Based on the Chromium Open Source Project

    If I was in charge of the FTC, I'd be trying to break up Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. The how might be tough, but I think it has to be done. This has a small hint of Google combining with Microsoft and that CANNOT be allowed to happen in any way, shape or form. They all have...
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    Tesla Achieves Production Goal of 1,000 Model 3 Cars per Day

    I don't like the push for excessive technology/luxury in EVERY car. At least make it optional. Even if I were a multi-billionaire, I'd want less of that crap in my car. And you are correct that I'm slightly jealous of the people that can afford them. But, like I said, I would probably do...
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    AMD Will Reportedly Launch the X570 Chipset, with PCIe 4.0, at Computex

    Does it have nbase-t built in? More PCI-e lanes like the Threadrippers? My computer is pretty new, so I'll try to hold out for a while. If the Ryzen 3xxx is faster and uses less Watts, I might upgrade just for that. I love that crap. I'm weird like that...
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    Tesla Achieves Production Goal of 1,000 Model 3 Cars per Day

    They could make them cheaper if they lost the GLASS ROOF and half of the electronic/telematic crap. Most people just want a powerful motor, a comfy seat, HVAC, reliability, good brakes and a radio. The model 3 was supposed to be the cheap one. They totally forgot that. Buy the model S or X if...
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    4 Legged Robot Put to Work Patrolling Power Station

    SCADA + security cameras > slow robots clumsily meandering the halls. Also, why would the author think the BUILDING should be designed around the robot? :confused:o_O WTF? Redesigning the robot for the environment makes a little more sense.
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    Logitech Is in Talks to Acquire Plantronics

    Hopefully Plantronics brings a little classiness to Logitech and not the other way around.
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    SK Hynix Inc. Announces 1Ynm 16Gb DDR5 DRAM

    Please define Ynm. The press release doesn't define it either. A quick internet search didn't help. YNM - yes/no/maybe?
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    Microsoft's October Update Failure Is Holding the Whole PC Industry Back

    It's just AMAZING to me that nVidia can't fit everything they want and more into a 500+MB video card driver. The whole Windows 10 OS is only about 4GB. That's just pure BS about the hardware waiting on the OS. Bullet items, checklists and marketing fluff. BS.
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    FocusAR: Auto-Focus AR Eyeglasses That Can Replace Prescription Eyeglasses

    I'm guessing the AR part will make them ineligible for health savings account purchase. I just need reading glasses that "go away" when I'm not reading and "come back" when I am. I also need safety glasses that do the same thing. Bifocals give me headaches and nausea. These probably would too...
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    Microsoft Completes $7.5B Github Acquisition

    I still want an honest answer (I know) from Microsoft. Why do normal people mentally recoil when they hear that Microsoft is involved?
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    MIT Publishes Self Driving Morality Survey Results

    This is thing is ripe for picking.
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    Microsoft Completes $7.5B Github Acquisition

    Microsoft has to know that a lot of people don't like this. What do they think? Do they just not care? If only there were someone with credibility and integrity to talk to Microsoft's PR people and get their carefully crafted words. ;)
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    Motorola Partners with iFixit to Sell Mobile Repair Kits

    It is a good move. I like Motorola and I had one of their phones. BUT, if the battery was removable the battery swap kit would cost about $20, instead of the $40 they're charging. My current phone has user replaceable batteries. It doesn't require tools and I got a new battery shipped to my...
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    Atlis Electric Truck Battery Charges in 13 Minutes

    We had a Transit Connect in another department. They put a lot of miles on it and hated it (too slow). It worked though. It depends on the attitude of managers to make changes. A lot of the older guys would have already retired if health insurance was cheaper. No joke. When I said "truck...
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    Atlis Electric Truck Battery Charges in 13 Minutes

    We have a new policy to start buying electric vehicles at work. We bought one, so far. There are almost no options for electric trucks. Period. Any news of an electric truck is good news to me. Most of our fleet is pickup trucks, but we could get by with medium sized vans too. Some of the...
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    Netflix Knocks Out Marvel’s "Iron Fist"

    I didn't like the main character. He's totally out of place in the world. He's not a businessman, fighter, playboy, or anything really. I pity the poor actor in real life. I hope he did some financial planning. Curly blonde hair on a guy is not a good thing. Sorry, man. Cut it short. I watched...
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    Here Is the Announcement Trailer for Cities: Skylines - Industries

    I bought it and played a little. Not my thing. I got hung up on the water lines, sewer lines, power lines, roads and the user interface. Tiny little things that should take zero thought, unless you're an actual civil engineer doing this in the real world.
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    Intel Will Officially Unveil the 9th-Gen Core Series on October 8

    I don't agree about the Ryzen heatsink. It's too small, noisy and I don't like the disco LEDs. It seemed to ramp up the fan every time you do anything at all. Audibly. I got a hyper-expensive Noctua (with a brown fan :) ) to replace it. I tend to overdo these things a bit though. Can't hear it...
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    "Sans Forgetica": The Font Designed to Help You Remember

    I doubt it will help, but I'll probably try it. Good way to get people to install viruses...
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    83% of Routers Contain Severe Security Issues

    Now they're classifying consumer routers as IoT? I thought that was light bulbs and security cameras, not routers. Is my mouse IoT too? It's plugged into the internet and it's a thing.
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    Dam these Concrete Blocks for Electricity

    I like compressed air storage. Then you can filter the air as it's compressed (removing some larger pollutants and dust). You might be able to somehow collect and use the water vapor too. Heating and cooling too? Lots of options there. The crane thing isn't terrible. Seems kind of stupid to...
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    Who Needs the US? Alibaba Will Make Its Own Computer Chips

    TSMC ("Chinese") is really caught in the middle here. They'll be making Intel and AMD chips, since Intel and Global Foundries all but gave up. Plus everyone loves a single point of failure/monopoly. Plus tariffs and trade wars. Yippee skippy. The future looks so bright, I gotta wear welding goggles.
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    Financial Info Leaked in Newegg Data Breach

    Why am I reading it here and now, instead of an email from Newegg on the DAY THAT IT WAS DISCOVERED? :mad: Just built a Ryzen system. Bought stuff from all over, including Newegg.
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    Copytrack Announces Image Monitoring Deal

    If the original isn't 100% the same as the one the memer posted, isn't it original work? I'm sure there's some legalese that I don't know/understand somewhere. What if I changed the brightness, contrast or flip the picture? If every single pixel is different, how can it not be considered...
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    Google Is Requesting YouTube Clips Trashing Its Design Team Ahead of Pixel 3 Launch

    I will cut a lovely notch in your $1200 phone for a mere $100+shipping. /s
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    Schneider Electric Solar Products Shipped with Malware Installed on USB Drives

    A lot of the inverters and batteries REQUIRE you to be connected to the internet. I hate that. You don't put infrastructure on the internet. If it's not coming from a thumb drive they'll find a way in through the WiFi or whatever. This stuff doesn't NEED to be online. You could just as easily...