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    Man Spends a Week Inside VR

    This was actually pretty interesting. His description of "back to reality" reminded me of coming back from a long deployment at sea, and how it feels like the ground is moving when you step back on to the pier. All the comments about how the technology is not there are non-sequitur. The...
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    Careless Employees Expose Sensitive Data as Public on the Cloud

    You default to private, you make the first available option "Share with all internal <enter company name here> only", and require a confirmation when sharing publicly. You would only have to do this with enterprise version. This would save the ignorant from themselves, and change your problem...
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    "Captain Marvel" Trolled the Trolls with a $455M Global Launch

    I like how the last one didn't bother to remove the quote marks before copying and pasting.
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    Suicide Instructions Found Spliced into Kids' Cartoons on YouTube, YouTube Kids

    Don't let ______ babysit your kids. Enter anything media related, and you are doing well. Give them Legos, give them pets, give them outdoors. Most important, give them your undivided attention. In a perfect world, their algorithm would help moderate the content. I did some dev work building...
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    Machinima Is Shutting Down, With 81 Staffers Laid Off

    Or, sometimes it's easier to buy the pizza oven and throw it away, if your business is selling sushi. I'm not sure the people they kept were the crust, or just people with flexible enough experience to do something else of value.
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    LG Study Claims Xbox Players Are "Better" at Games than PC and PS4 Gamers

    I'd be curious how the test was serviced to various users. If your entry point to the test while on a console was an ad while playing the game, you would get only players of said game taking a test on said game. Conversely, if those on a PC were brought to the test while browsing on, say, their...
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    USB-C Audio Is "Dead"

    I have the same for maintaining sanity on 18 hour flights. I think they are more than sufficient, but I also have no illusions of getting an audiophile experience on the go.
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    Picard Will Lead "Radically Altered" Life in New Star Trek Series

    This is rad. I grew up on The Next Generation and I had a hard time enjoying anything after that. Now, cue the comparisons between Data now and twenty years ago... as advanced as robotics were in that universe, I can't imagine they would bake in aging.
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    Viveport Infinity Brings Unlimited Access to the Viveport Subscription Catalog

    Given the scarcity of full, dedicated, VR titles, this is a must. Most of the content is in various stages of alpha or beta release and it can be pretty easy to burn through the 5 titles. Even more so if you have kids, and need to get a different set of content for their consumption. I'm not...
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    YouTube Stars Are Shilling Real-Life Loot Boxes, and They Look Terrible

    This crap kills me. While it may be easy for me to know when I'm being sold something, my kids have a harder time distinguishing it. I don't let them watch Youtube unattended, but I still have to explain to them how disingenuous it is and it's like I just told them Santa isn't real.
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    Bethesda Reportedly Offering Refunds for "Fallout 76" on PC

    I'll admit, I've been pretty unenthused by the game, a feeling which is disappointing in and of itself. Every Fallout game since 3 has sucked me in, made me want to procrastinate other responsibilities to get a few more minutes of playing time in. Not so much with 76. Most irritating and...
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    Alphacool Eiskoffer Lucky Draw

    I've used other hard tube kits, but this thing is, far and away, more complete. It may seem like a small thing, but including the gloves, for instance, means preventing two separate purchases. For someone just getting into hardline watercooling, it can be an overwhelming experience; saving them...
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    CaseLabs Announces It Has Been “Forced into Bankruptcy and Liquidation”

    No. But, I'll go ahead and make a statement based on gut feelings too, since that seems the modus operandi. The few that do exist are likely experiencing a massive windfall, due to the tariffs, and are not likely feeling altruistic. It's simple supply and demand here, limit the supply without...
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    CaseLabs Announces It Has Been “Forced into Bankruptcy and Liquidation”

    I second what GreenOrbs said. I also have to say, most people here spend up to $150 for riveted 1/16th inch steel and plastic. Caselabs cases are 4mm aluminum without a single rivet or an ounce of plastic. This is a sad day, and its made more sad by the fact that a US company, building...
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    Post Your Workstations 2018

    I hate to be the stick in the mud, but we have a thread for pictures of your rig. This thread is more about where your rig lives. Nice rig though sherbanater :)
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    Researchers Are Studying VR Controlled Robotic Arms Assisting Humans

    There we go, now we can just send some poor untrained suckers to Mars and keep our highly-skilled (read expensive) staff back on Earth until we get it right. Science!
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    FCC Mistakes Angry Americans for Hacker DDoS Attack

    This. It doesn't even matter if its true, Pai didn't set the record straight. He didn't say "I didn't recognize it for it what it was, and that's my mistake." He said, "I just got here, it's not my fault."
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    FCC Mistakes Angry Americans for Hacker DDoS Attack

    This feels like a fun bit of irony. It's the internet equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and saying "LALALALALALALALALALALA!"
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    Frisco, Texas Gets Ugliest Self-driving Vehicles in Nation

    I sure hope they have a Johnny Cab driver...
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    China's Sex Doll Makers Jump on AI Drive

    Here's hoping, when the robots gain sentience, they either understand sarcasm, or forget that I participated in this conversation.
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    Intel Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

    I did say "consumer PC". I'm not ignorant to the diversification of Intel's business model, I just had hopes that a legitimate performance threat from AMD would make Intel do something other than heavy marketing on marginal increases to sell their products in the consumer space.
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    Intel Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results

    And there goes any hope that Intel might adjust their incremental improvement strategy in light of the fact they have real competition in the consumer PC space. When you flop and still make money, hand-over-fist, you have a real hard time believing your crap actually does stink.
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    Metallica Shapes Live Performances Around Most Popular Tracks on Spotify

    Neat concept... too bad it was Lars talking about it. I put my prejudice aside and listened to the whole thing. Lars still sounds as douchy as he did back when he was busy trying to take down Napster.
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    China's Sex Doll Makers Jump on AI Drive

    Asking for a friend... do they have a US site? Also for a friend, do they have support for English?
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    Today is 49th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    I see the premise for a new game here...
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    Today is 49th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    I didn't realize this was the anniversary. Last night I stuck my son in a VR-tour with Buzz Aldrin that took him to the moon and Mars. Auspicious timing.
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    DC Universe Streaming Service Annual Membership Pre-Order Available Now

    PFfff, ROTFLMAO, for anyone thinking , just because you've cut the cord, that you end up with an all access pass to streaming content without ads, upcharges, or stratification. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, Warner Bros... none of them are in this business to change the world; they are in this...
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    Apple Hardware Engineer Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets

    This is the new norm for the tech industry. Corporate espionage has always been a thing, but the Made in China 2025 initiative has brought it right out in the open. Instead of fingers crossed behind backs while saying "I promise I won't steal your stuff", China is saying "I will steal your stuff...
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    Worst Graphics Card Ever? GT 1030 DDR4 Benchmarked

    They aren't rejects, just different technologies with different strong points in their performance. The memories are designed for different things. You don't see a lot of comparisons between DDR4 and GDDR5, and you can probably guess why when you see the performance numbers. Most of Nvidia's...
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    Monster Hunter: World PC Requirements Leaked

    You say that, but it took 12 years for an iteration of the game to sell more than a million copies in the US and Europe (some more armchair analysis). I'm not foolish enough to think it is title alone, but 12 years to achieve market penetration on your best-selling title, and with a household...
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    Monster Hunter: World PC Requirements Leaked

    Thanks for background. I got my wiki on and realized this was a console/portable title, which explains how this one has skated under the radar for me. I still hold the title is ridiculous. It more or less ensures their market will be only people that were already familiar the game.
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    Monster Hunter: World PC Requirements Leaked

    Was the name of this game designed by clickbait headline generators? It reads like knock-off mobile game on the Play Store.
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    Roblox 'Gang Rape' Shocks Mother

    My son played this game for about a week before I said no more. Pretty much any game with an online communication feature is off the playlist. Smashbox Arena (VR) is still allowed, but only because I disabled the mic and he's only allowed to play if we are watching him. I try not to shelter...
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    Ubisoft’s Executive VP Wants to End Finite Experiences

    Oh cool, books where you reach the last page, only to find out there are more pages.
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    12 Things to do After Installing Linux Mint

    Linux does often feel like a procedurally-generated OS, and it makes it really difficult to find definitive answers. One other thing I think is missing for the majority of us that have tried (multiple times) to switch over, is the why? Chiefly, why am I struggling so hard to do things I've come...
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    The Original Xbox Prototype is Still Around

    They took that whole X-"box" thing rather literal, didn't they? It is mostly for posterity's sake that one plays KOTOR II. Sadly, the magic simply didn't extend beyond the bounds of the first.
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    Google Cloud May Turn All You Work Off Without Warning

    Well, this is unexpected...
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    Rocketing Ain't Easy

    Looks like a bit of a misfire. Honestly though, this is kind of terrible. Japan is extremely adverse to the startup culture, and tends to dump all of that potential startup funding in to maintaining aging establishments instead. This is one more "I told you so" win for the status quo.