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    The Original Ghostbusters Cast Will Return for New Movie

    To be fair to Leslie Jones, she could say that with a face that makes you think she is about to rip your arm off and beat you to death with it... And be entirely joking.... But she will never admit it was a joke, and if you don't get that it was a joke it is your fault for not understanding her...
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    Picard Will Lead "Radically Altered" Life in New Star Trek Series

    This is exactly what has gone wrong with Star Wars as well.... They went outside the lines with Midi-chlorians and such in the prequels. Then in the sequels they did the same with things like hyperspace capable planet destroying mid-flight splitting beams apparently instantly visible from any...
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    The Chinese Social Credit Score System Has Already Been Implemented

    Sounds like the government over there is trying to foment rebellion against themselves to me. Nothing like watching people constantly and oppressing them based on what they do to really piss people off.... This kind of thing only works if the punishment is harsh enough to take away their ability...
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    No Man's Sky Visions Trailer

    The thing is that the game itself was never actually bad. It just wasn't even close to what they said it would be.
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Turns down UK Parliament Request to be Interviewed

    I agree with this in general. Putting aside for the moment whether or not permission was given.... My main problem is with how people are treating Facebook like it is pure evil when in fact it is an organization that made a mistake, tried to correct it, did not do a great job of correcting it...
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    Fallout 76 Available at GMG with BETA Access

    Or you can get it from Humble for even less (with BETA).
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    US Army is Investigating a Quad Bore Rifle

    The only reason the army ordered a copy of this gun is so the guy in charge could fark around with it on the range. They do that all the time. If you work your ass off for 25 years to get in a position to make decisions like this, of course you are going to use it to get your hands on some fun toys.
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    Steve Wozniak: AI Will Never Be Smart Enough to Drive a Car

    These aren't even vaguely a problem, at least not after the move from fully autonomous self-driving cars to only partially autonomous ones… Snow: Roads will be plowed, and where necessary salted and graveled in a precisely orchestrated priority order by automated plows. The whole system will...
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    Science Fiction Novelist Peter Hamilton Discusses His Vision of the Future

    My answer to the question "If you could have one super power what would it be?" has been the ability to create teleportation portals of any size I like to any place I want, with the portals being move-able using a proportionately large, hard to build and somewhat hard to move, but not actually...
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    Ex-Google CEO: China Will Cause the Internet to Split in Two by 2028

    If he said "Yes.... Blah blah reasons, blah our intent blah, blah, explanations, blah.".... You would rip him a new asshole AND have specific statements of his on which to base that ripping. He is NOT saying that he can't and doesn't judge himself (e.g. psychopath territory). He is saying there...
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    Study Finds that Millennials Prefer Multiple Content Providers for Streaming

    It is "Lies, damned lies, and statistics". Also, traditionally -> means "Equals" or "Leads to". Based on this it appears as if you are saying: Because millenials get a fragmented POS of an offering they prefer multiple large payments for content instead of one small one. It is also not...
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    Google Wants to Replace URLs

    To be clear to the DRTFA crowd and the CUTFA crowd.... They are not talking about getting rid of URLs at all. Not even a little bit. All they are suggesting is that, in general, instead of showing you the full URL (which would be unchanged) such as this...
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    Madden Tournament Shooting Survivor Files Lawsuit against EA and Venue

    Your reasoning is backwards. With very few exceptions (such as Zimmerman) lawful concealed carriers in the USA are far more likely to walk away from a potential confrontation than the average person. The one real bit of research done in this area shows they commit violent crimes at a rate less...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Game Play Demo Is Being Streamed on Twitch

    Okay, that makes sense. I was thinking a totally different direction and wondering if he was conflating Shadowrun and Cyberpunk.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Game Play Demo Is Being Streamed on Twitch

    What fantasy stuff are you talking about?
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Game Play Demo Is Being Streamed on Twitch

    To be fair... Deus Ex was just a less fleshed out Cyperpunk 2020 on a computer screen instead of with a GM and your friends....
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    Midterm Elections in West Virginia Will Feature Mobile Phone Voting

    Actually "Color in a bubble" on paper is super reliable and not only is still in use, it is on the leading edge of election security and innovation... The most obvious benefit is that you can recount every single individual ballot, which is not the case with any form of electronic system. With...
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    Warcraft Players Are Removing Their Shoulder Armor to Protest Their Evil Warchief

    I think you are missing my point... Caring about the backstory in general is fine, but acting like the backstory "Leader's" actions matter so much that you have been "Betrayed" and have to quit or not wear armor in protest, is ridiculous. This quote from the article highlights what I mean...
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    Uptight Robots Begging to Stay Alive Are Less Likely to Be Switched Off by Humans

    There is a big difference between a one-on-one interaction with someone who means you no harm and can do you no harm, and asks you not to do something harmful to them... And a dozen Terminators marching towards you firing guns like mad. Sorry, but this test proves nothing in regards to a...
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    Why Are PCs Sales Growing While Mac Sales Are Crashing?

    Another reason that PC sales slowed down and are now increasing again is that SSD's extended the shelf-life of a LOT of computers over the last few years, and we are only just now getting past the original impact of this. When people found out they could just replace their HDD with an SSD and...
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    Warcraft Players Are Removing Their Shoulder Armor to Protest Their Evil Warchief

    Since when are the Horde NOT the bad guys? I thought that was fundamental to the Warcraft world. Also, 100% in agreement with SeaFoam... WTF? and also.: How can anyone give a fuck about this kind of thing? It's a game, the only "Leader" you have is yourself a/o your clan leadership. The rest is...
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    MacBook Keys Wrecked by Single Grain of Sand

    I went into an Apple store the other day. They had 15 people working, 20 customers in the store, some of whom were together, and I still had to wait 15 minutes to make a simple purchase requiring nothing more than me telling them what I wanted, paying for it, and leaving. They have taken...
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    Tabletop Tablets Are Putting Waiters’ Jobs at Risk

    You were a waiter, yet you are apparently unaware that at most restaurants the cooks get part of the tips left at the table? Sounds like someone is feeding us a steaming pile.
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    Tabletop Tablets Are Putting Waiters’ Jobs at Risk

    Did anyone RTFA? The thing that the waiters are complaining about is NOT the use of these devices to place orders or in any way REPLACE waiters. The problem is that at the end of your meal the devices are used to rate the waiters, and if you give a waiter anything less than 5 stars out of 5...
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    Alexa is Getting a Brain

    I am not at home, so I can't verify right now if this is still the case, but when Music Groups (which is what you are using to play everywhere) first came out each device could only be added to a single group. I have a LOT of Echo's, and I have a lot of music configurations I might want to use...
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    Alexa is Getting a Brain

    I don't give a rats ass about the privacy concerns. Just be FAR more helpful, sensible, connected, and intuitive please. For instance, I should be able to 100% control any Echo on my account from any other Echo on my account, and even tie them together on the fly to do things like play...
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    There's no Scandal as far as Facebook is Concerned

    I know all about what is going on and I continue to use Facebook exactly as I did before. I know and honestly don't give a crap because nothing that happened was anything other than what I thought was taking place with when I signed up. I use Facebook as a convenient way to communicate with a...
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    Microsoft to Kill Off OneNote’s Desktop App

    It is NOTHING at all like post it notes. For proof of this, compare it in practice to the actual post-it-note app that you can get for Windows. The two are so different that there really is no comparison. Personally I find Post-it-Notes to be practically useless, while OneNote is fantastic. We...
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    Netflix for Windows 10 Gets Picture-in-Picture Mode

    I tried googling how to do this, and everything I find says you have to install an app or download a browser extension.... It isn't built into Windows. What do you know that Google doesn't?
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    Google Loses Landmark “Right to Be Forgotten” Case

    For those that don't realize... That Google must remove links to old negative stories about people at their request is long since a dead horse. The UK (and entire EU IIRC) decided many years ago that people have the right to request, and effectively force, Google and other search engines to...
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    Hunt: Showdown (Crytek)

    As far as I can determine your first 3-5 matches with a new hunter should be spent working your way towards the nearest extraction, killing all the zombies and getting all the clues you can along the way... But entirely foregoing the bounty in favor of surviving long enough to level up a few...
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    Nvidia Has Been Sneaking a Slower MX150 Variant Into Some Ultrabooks

    Where does the DeviceID come from? Where does the default clock setting come from? If both of these come from Nvidia then Nvidia is the problem. I notice the memory is Samsung vs Hynix (1D10 vs 1D12). I am guessing that lower speed memory is used in the 1D12 and that is the reason for the clock...
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    MoviePass CEO Brags About How Much Data it Collects

    In 15 years Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, or some other vendor of your choice, and some not of your choice, will know absolutely everything you do. EVERYTHING, including full data on your bowel movements if they want it... and you will be happy to let them have it. They will even have...
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    Microsoft Says It’s Time to Kill Off the Password

    XKCD's entropy math is wrong because it treats the characters as characters and stops there. You also have to consider how long it would take to break if you treat the words as words, and attack based on popularity of use in passwords. A better approach is to use three random words + one...
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    Microsoft Says It’s Time to Kill Off the Password

    Not "Either Or".... BOTH. It is called Multi-Factor Authentication. It is like when you have to use the Blizzard authenticator app AND a Password to access your Blizzard account. It makes it a lot more secure. So in this case it would be your face being scanned AND a password, or even just a...
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    Microsoft Says It’s Time to Kill Off the Password

    How about we use biometrics AND passwords. Much more secure.
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    I Hate Telephones

    Here is a comprehensive list of issues with that article: The Author
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    Google’s AI Guru Predicts Humans and Machines Will Merge within 20 Years

    He is nuts if he thinks anything that significant will happen in the next 20 years.... At least if he thinks it will be more than a couple early experiments. We are probably 60 years or so from ubiquitous brain implant internet interfaces. 20 years from now? I could maybe see the early use of a...
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    Android at 10: How Google Won the Smartphone Wars

    All Blackberry had to do to print money forever was make a Blackberry App for Android 8 years ago, License their security chip to be put in Android devices for cheap, set the chip to only interface with the Blackberry app, and continue to improve their RIM servers. It would have been win-win for...
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    Hawking: AI Could Be “Worst Event in the History of Our Civilization”

    Isn't this the same guy that says alien's are going to show up at some point in the reasonably near future, despite the math saying it is far more likely someone will win Mega Millions three drawings in a row on one ticket per drawing, all with the same numbers? Sorry, but I can't take him...