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    Intel to lay off Bay Area employees

    Ah, that explains it. Here in the US, there are non-exempt (hourly), exempt (salaried), and a newer category called salaried - non-exempt. Salaried (exempt) employees are typically executive, professional, and administrative positions and are not eligible for overtime. I’m sure most of the...
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    Intel to lay off Bay Area employees

    You’re wrong on what you said above - I don’t think you understand what a salaried position truly is. If you talk to most management types, they will even say salaried employees are paid to finish a job rather than being on the clock and that on average, they should spend closer to 45 to 50...
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    Intel to lay off Bay Area employees

    JosiahBradley is correct and your last statement applies to hourly employees, not salaried - there is a distinction. Salaried employees are paid to “finish a job or tasks,” not for each hour they spend working. If I need to go to a doctor appointment, go to get a haircut, etc, I don’t get...
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    Frys going out of Business

    That's my local store too. I remember when that aisle was jam packed and overflowing with product and people, and I remember when a trip to Fry's was a happy occasion. I am not sure how they stay open at all. I remember when it was the Incredible Universe too - I think I got my first Voodoo I...
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    rumored RTX 3xxx specs

    Was it? I guess I forgot about that - I thought it was around a 30% delta.
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    rumored RTX 3xxx specs

    The Asus (which is the $999 card I mentioned earlier) is on sale at Newegg and I suspect Amazon is price matching. Also, you’re posting a screenshot of retailer prices which you discounted earlier when I said I found those same prices at Amazon, Newegg, Microcenter, etc. The only actual...
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    rumored RTX 3xxx specs

    I just went to Newegg and looked at 2080 Ti cards. There is a single $999 card on sale. The next cheapest is $1100 with most being more. Also, a quick glance at Amazon shows similar results. So let’s not pretend that $1000 is the average price and $1200 cards are outliers. That is clearly...
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    rumored RTX 3xxx specs

    Cool, so I’ll just wait a year for it to drop to $1000 or so. We’ll see. The only thing that will surprise me is if 3080 Ti starts at $1000.
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    rumored RTX 3xxx specs

    I would imagine the $800 Ampere will be about the same as the 2080 Ti in performance, whereas the Ampere Ti will be about 30% faster than the 2080 Ti at 2080 Ti prices or above. So the $800 card would buy me 30% in boost if I'm right. I can't justify $1200+ for a graphic card.
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    rumored RTX 3xxx specs

    Unfortunately, I think you're right and that means I'm going to stick with my 1080 Ti a little longer unless an $800 part comes along that is 30%+ faster. I can afford the Ti tier cards, but I can't justify them - the value isn't there especially given my gaming patterns lately.
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    Tim Cook to Investors: People Bought Fewer New iPhones Because They Repaired Their Old Ones

    I have an iPhone 7+ and can afford to upgrade, but haven’t. My phone does everything I need it to do. I am thinking that after the 4 year mark, I might consider an upgrade but if it’s still running fine, I’ll probably put it off.
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    Eight of Amazon’s Top 10 Best Selling Processors Are AMD CPUs

    Let that sink in for a moment - a $750 CPU is the best seller. That’s amazing.
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    Newegg philosophy: 3 day delivery does not include 2 days it take to get in mail!

    Here is how the pros do it: search for the part using Newegg’s amazing search engine and once you find the part, paste the part number into Amazon’s search. I used to spend thousands every year at Newegg but I may only buy one or two things per year from them now - the rest is from Amazon...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    They’ve had them since at least early afternoon (see my earlier post) and they’re still in stock, which is good news. It’s amazing that a $750 CPU is their top CPU seller too!
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    I am so tempted, but I generally wait 2.5-3 years between upgrades at a minimum and Ryzen 3 should be out as I hit that 3 year mark. :)
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    If anyone is interested, Amazon has the 3950X in stock at $749: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-3950X-32-thread-Processor/dp/B07ZTYKLZW/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=3950x&qid=1578079908&sr=8-2
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    Millennium Bug (20yrs on) - Computerphile

    I was at our data center monitoring the servers and equipment. We had patched all of our equipment and had taken other contingency plans as well. When midnight rolled around, nothing happened (fortunately!) and I got home around 1 AM.
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    Here's Why Graphics Card Pricing Could Shoot Up In 2020

    It is completely out of hand, to the point where I’m considering just reusing my 1080Ti in my build next year. I’d like to get a 3080 Ti or whatever the next high-end card is, but I won’t be surprised if it is $1400 and I don’t think the value is there at that price. I still maintain (and...
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    AMD Ryzen 4000 Rumored to Offer Around 17% Increased Performance

    You can still game very well on an i7-2600K from 2011, assuming it has a modern video card. I always find it funny when the word “obsolete” is thrown about whenever a new product is introduced. Ryzen 3000 isn’t going to magically stop working when 4000 is released, and it will still be an...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    Must.....resist......
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    Are all you 3960x and 3970x owners doing custom loops? I’m considering building a new rig next year but I’m not sure I want to do a custom loop and am looking for suggestions.
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    Xbox X

    That’s the edition which comes with a VR headset and a 90-day subscription to Pornhub.
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    'An important piece of the puzzle': Scientists discover why gene mutation leads to autism

    Lulz - you mean EVERYONE doesn't look forward to Jenny's expert scientific analysis?
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    'An important piece of the puzzle': Scientists discover why gene mutation leads to autism

    Yeah, I know I’m looking forward to Jenny McCarthy’s peer review of this paper.
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    Elon Musk’s defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet kicks off in Los Angeles

    Your "question" was: "Wasn't the guy an actual pedo?" That sounds an awful lot like a loaded question and I'm sure you know that. The tone suggests you're pretty sure there is evidence Unsworth is a pedo or at least, you heard it from a reliable source. Where is the evidence? EDIT...
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    Elon Musk’s defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet kicks off in Los Angeles

    So to answer the question I posed to you - no, you have no proof he is a pedo. Got it - exactly as I suspected. As to why this is a thing - it's disturbing how many Musk cheerleaders here actually thought Musk "knew something" about this guy when the rest of us said he was just shooting his...
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    Elon Musk’s defamation trial over ‘pedo guy’ tweet kicks off in Los Angeles

    What I do remember is an unfortunate number of Musk defenders, including a few who insisted Musk "had something" on this guy and that's why he tweeted that. I won't do a search and remind these people who they were (I'm sure they know), but I will point out that Musk stated this: And here's...
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    Atari 7800 Schematics Found in Dumpster Dive

    Correct, Amiga was Lorraine. I believe this was the name of David Morse’s wife.
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    Atari 7800 Schematics Found in Dumpster Dive

    Right. But on the other hand, the Atari ST made it in 1985 and outsold the Amiga for the first couple of years. Of course, Atari used a canned OS and didn’t develop their own, so they didn’t need to devote as much to OS development. You’re certainly correct about the WCS (the RAM component)...
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    Atari 7800 Schematics Found in Dumpster Dive

    Yeah, Arstechnica did a long series in 2015 for the 30th anniversary of the Amiga 1000. It was great. The book has some other funny Commodore management stories: 1. The original genlock and PC sidecar for the A1000 were finally released to market just as Commodore discontinued the A1000...
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    Atari 7800 Schematics Found in Dumpster Dive

    I got an Atari 2600 around 1980 or so, and it was a great part of my young life. However, as the 80s progressed, I moved over to Commodore and had a VIC 20, C64, C128, and then finally, an Amiga 2000. I still have every one of these original systems plus an Amiga 3000 I bought a few years...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    I got a 3900x for $499.99 about 2 weeks after launch. I then decided I wanted to wait and see what the 3950x and Threadripper 3 had to offer, so I sold it at cost to someone at Anandtech. Like others, I think the 3950x is going to be next to impossible to find before the holidays but I won’t...
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    more Star Wars to be frozen in carbonite...

    Disney should freeze both of those jerks in carbonite. Permanently.
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    Nvidia Creates New Studio To Remaster Classic Games With Raytracing

    If they remastered the X-wing and Tie Fighter series, I’d buy a 2080 Ti (or whatever their current high-end replacement for the 2080 Ti will be) on the day of release.
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    Atari VCS architect quits the project; claims he hasn't been paid for six months

    Well, if you're giving them away, I'll take them. :)
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    Atari VCS architect quits the project; claims he hasn't been paid for six months

    It's a shame, because when it was first announced, I was pretty excited until I saw the price tag and Kickstarter campaign. I decided it was better to take a wait and see approach and I'm glad I did. I grew up in the 70s and 80s, and this particular era was one of the best times of my life. I...
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    As predicted: Windows as a PPV service...

    Microsoft has made Office 365 so cheap that it is almost insane not to use it. However, I think people miss a few things about it: 1. At some point, MS will just keep increasing the pricing. 2. Once you’ve migrated terabytes of apps and data to O365, good luck moving it back to on-prem or...
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    Atari VCS architect quits the project; claims he hasn't been paid for six months

    I think his reaction was to the company being composed of 3 employees and the "CEO" (I'll use that term very loosely) making $1.1 million when they're bleeding cash.
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    Atari VCS architect quits the project; claims he hasn't been paid for six months

    I remember going from a C2N datasette to the 1541 - I couldn't believe the blazing speed. With the C2N, you could start loading and literally go fix a small meal (and maybe even eat it!) before it was done loading. The 1541 was more like 1 or 2 minutes for most game with the occasional short...
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    Atari VCS architect quits the project; claims he hasn't been paid for six months

    1. My original, 1984 1541 still works great. Never had a single issue with any of my drives. I never recall having to wait 10 minutes for a game to load even from the slow 1541. On a side note, I pulled a bunch of old disks from my garage and tried loading games just to see how much the...
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