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    Time for Your Daily Brain Teaser

    You will love this site: Brusspup
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    James Cameron Hopes for “Avengers” Fatigue

    Happened on the NYC tram, just like the comic. Other examples also. Not going to try to point out everyone since you know that there was about 100 episodes (issues) between Spidermans Origin and the ride on top of the tram where spidey saved the day. An exaggeration that points out that some...
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    BT Pushes Ahead with Plans to Switch Off Telephone Network

    .......has anyone ever heard of a DDos of a voip service? Is it possible? I ask because just like after 911, its good to have a backup plan that doesnt rely on a plane to get anywhere. When some hacker figures out how to hack such a system, phone calls dont have a backup plan. I know its a...
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    Amazon Gets Tax Breaks While Its Employees Rely on Food Stamps

    I believe the other point is that amazon is operating - while effectively paying no taxes through subsidies. Those taxes would normally go to supporting the snap and other govt programs. Seems like they are double dipping. I agree with you though. Doubtful that snap recipients can mail-order...
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    James Cameron Hopes for “Avengers” Fatigue

    The other reason IMHO ( ;)) is that a comic book is an already produced story board. How easy is that to translate to the screen? Normal action movie: read script: see if you like it: if you like it, pay story board artist: create story board, edit and start filming. MCU movie: buy comic book...
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    Buy a Billionaire a Couch on GoFundMe

    ...........Gayle king did the interview and as soon as she found out where he slept, she tested the comfort of the couch by sitting on it and bouncing as you would test a bed. Question: What newscaster goes both ways as long as you have billions in the bank............allegedly ;)
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    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Among your choices, is there a "new pair of sneakers" feeling when you switch. I ask because one of the reasons why some of us stay with what works so long that there is a learning curve when we get a new 'input something'. I would probably triplicate the favorite. ....afterthought.......KVM...
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    "High Definition Vinyl" Coming as Early As Next Year

    ...and the buy in is that it plays better than the old diamond crystal stylus. At 15K , cheap for the guys that will get one. Aficionados claim since the sound is analog comin from the mic - on all forms of music and sound in general - it stands to feel/believe that only an analog recording...
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    Doom 2: Hell on Earth Teased for E3 2018

    Never heard about "H2H mudfest" wads. They dont google either :cool: Any way you could point someone to their location? Among the 1000 wads that you have I "know" that you have finished HR1 and HR2. Some of the most challenging mappacks that there was with one exception that you may have heard...
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    Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information

    .......leaks are another way for folks to get a lil extra cash too.....and in this facebook popularity world gets you some social points even if its a secret to only your closest friends. The leaker of the security video of Jay-Z getting kicked around by solange netted something like 100K. Fk'd...
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    Sega Genesis Mini (aka Mega Drive Mini) Announced

    Thanx for the heads up on retroarch. Didnt know about this b4 and it solves a slight (in) convenience that I had wondered about. One stop shopping for Mame, Dos and the rest. I use D-fend (reloaded) for the dos game selection and rocket launcher for doom games. This should make it possible to...
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    Cops around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show

    ...and if you think about it, some of the most likely coders with the ability to figure it all out are the same guys that were on the other side of the law hacking some sites servers. Would be funny if after the break the cops had to pay some ransomware to get at the hacked password :facepalm:
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    Mod Brings 2.2 GB Of 2k Textures to the Original Doom Games

    ...probably needs a new limit removing engine like zdoom or prboom. I still fire up new/old 32 level compilations especially when I hear about some new map pack upload. Never got tired of the community that were still making new maps.
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    Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs from 2020, Replacing Intel

    ..............and dont forget that at the very least, the processors in the tool sets that are making the chips will be x86.
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    The Top 5 Worst CPUs of All Time @ [H]

    Good question. I'm just impressed that someone remembers those chips and their "personalities". Mucho props to you man.(y)
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    OPPO Says Farewell

    Then Western Digital(?) bought Toshiba :cool: We get the quality that we want, it just has a different name on it. Makes it harder to know what "it" actually is. That new UHD player is actually a LeGoppoeneer with westernshiba memory. ....anyway.......:cool:
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    I shouldn't be surprised about the amount of callousness in society, but I still am when I am reminded about it. Makes me get behind the FDA when they take an inordinate about of time to Ok a new drug when its already being used overseas. One of my ongoing realizations about the ability of "big...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    Sry. You are a bit late. First human killed by a robot after the true first one: Kenji Urada (c. 1944 – July 4, 1981) was a Japanese engineer who was killed by a robot. Urada is often said to be the first person killed by a robot, but a worker at a Ford Motor Company factory in Michigan by the...
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    OPPO Says Farewell

    Anybody remember Kuro? Kenwood, Sansui, Thorens, Dual, Nakamichi, BSR and a few somewhat brands like Sharp, Panasonic and RCA are no longer the brands they once were. Because Oppo was ahead of the curve, someone will buy up their IP and incorporate them in their own brands Sry to see them go...
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    Overwatch Pro is in Trouble for Livestreamed "Racism"

    :cool: Clear facts change things. I based my points on what was related without clarity. Thought he could actually be. Many times something is thought to be racist when its not. Its the over sensitivities about things said - even within someones own tribe - thought to be racist. Its happened...
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    Overwatch Pro is in Trouble for Livestreamed "Racism"

    How is it racism when a korean guy mocks a hateful way???
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    Overwatch Pro is in Trouble for Livestreamed "Racism"

    From the picture included its an asian guy mocking himself in an attempt to exaggerate the differences in culture to somebody. Not always cool but hes mocking himself. Himself. Margret cho told that when she dressed up as Jong il or jong un, she was lambasted for dressing up as a Korean...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    Actually they do - with a quick mental calculation. Some of the pushback may be because we expect our inventions to perform better than we do. Our computerized systems are faster and better performing than we are at the problems we give them. Some of the other pushback may be because people as...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    If a product is used as not intended but the product can essentially do things on its own, who is liable for the mistakes that come because of it? Beta: Gaming/Os/IoT/Refrigerator/Smartphone/Flatscreen/thermometer.....(you get the point) software doesnt place a group of people lives in...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    ...along with your examples, the recent news about frozen embryos accidentally coming out of frozen storage because they ran out of liquid nitrogen may be because someone turned off the alarm. The autofill stopped working correctly so the alarm went off to tell the person on call that it needed...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    So true. It will be horrible if the programmers at Tesla built expectations into the software forgetting that things change. The previous accident that got a lot of notice (53' long white rectangle) , was because the car didnt expect to see a semi's trailer perpendicular across the road that it...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    ...I also read/saw that its possible that the confusion was caused because "The barrier was previously crashed into". When the barrier has been uncrashed into, its at least 10 ft longer. Once a car crashes into it, it gets reduced to just a barrier, not a *deceleration* barrier. It may be that...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    I dont have the same callous position on people dying because of the misuse of technology. Guess you also realize that these things are usually settled in court and then we get confirmation that the manufacturer went ahead of himself by putting something out that wasn't ready for mass...
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    Tesla Autopilot Nearly Recreates Fatal Crash

    .....its supposed to be an assistant than complete self driving without assistance. Tesla should be held accountable for making it seem like it can do it all because fully self driving is how many people are using it. Its only supposed to be an assistant but since its named "autopilot" the...
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    Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected to Crash in the Next 24 Hours

    So the planet dodges a space bullet. Falling trash instead adds to the "Great pacific garbage patch". No littering lawsuit involved.
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    Netflix Could Buy EuropaCorp before the Summer

    ....I am still "Taken" (npi) as to how well the Chris tucker character played out in "The Fifth". He is one funny dude and I would like to know how a producer goes about giving a screen test for a character that comes off like he did. Really funny. When I finally see "Valerian" I will understand...
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    Netflix Could Buy EuropaCorp before the Summer

    :cool: Somewhat. Just saw "The Fifth" and needed a reminder as to how his last picture did. I like big Sci-fi and remembered that although it had a crazy budget -1/5 of the way to a billion - it wasn't doing well in the movies last I checked. Quick search and other reminders of his filmography...
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    Netflix Could Buy EuropaCorp before the Summer

    Just finished looking at "The Fifth Element". One of his (IMHO) best. But he also gave birth to "Taken", "The Professional", "The transporter" and "Lucy". His last film had a budget over 200 million but barely made it back - "Valerian and the *something* Planets". He was married to "The fifth...
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    Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Expected to Crash in the Next 24 Hours

    The last time this happened Australia charged the US for littering.
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    AV1 Unleashes 4K and Higher UHD, Royalty-Free Video for All

    After first hearing about it, I did a little reading about it and also found that they are depending on a measure called PSNR (Peak signal-to-noise ratio). I never heard about this. I have mostly been depending on the simplicity of a smaller file size for the same or better quality. If they are...
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    Festo’s Latest Robots Are a Rolling Spider and Semi-Autonomous Bat

    Yeah. Lucas did it first
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    Study: Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter than Real News

    You dont need research to show the 'potential'. Sometimes we have to understand the potential of the attempt. Eventhough she failed, we have to check on the woman that is looking for someone to 'off' her husband. When she finds someone to do it, she gets arrested. Recently a Kardashian said...
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    This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

    Whats funny is that bunches of folks are ok with the idea. Case in point: itunes. Person buys a song that they cant touch. Streaming videos. Person buys video that they cant touch. Digital playlists. Person buys multimedia that they cant touch. Cryptocurrency. Person makes money with coins...
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    FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites

    So........what exactly are our satellites looking for??? You would think that a private launch pad would be totally easy to see :confused: ...could give some identified aggressors - N-korea - ideas.
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    Study: Fake News Spreads Faster on Twitter than Real News

    Exactly! Woman gives birth to healthy baby will get less tenacity than baby found being raised by wolves behind Kmart in Nebraska.