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    Tesla Rival Nio Causes Traffic Jam as Software Upgrade Incapacitates Smart Car

    Could it be by design? Imagine a future where all cars are self-driving and can be remotely controlled: at any time the authorities (or possibly criminals, if they crack it) can lock any car and summon it, even against the will of its occupants.
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    UK Video Games Market Is Now 80% Digital

    DVDs are digital too... it's in the name, after all!
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    Twitch Streamer Ninja Made Close to $10 Million Last Year

    Where are you getting 12% inflation from? A 1 lb box of pasta in the US costs the same as it did 5 years ago ($1.00 regular price, on sale $0.88).
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    The Future of Warfare Will Be Fought over Information

    We knew this back in 1999.
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    Windows Scores a Win Over Linux as Another State Decides to Switch

    Couldn't the same reasoning be applied to instead transition everything to Linux? I'm guessing Microsoft made someone an offer they couldn't refuse.
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    Ryzen 2700 vs 2700x in overclocking?

    One word: noise.
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    Trump Wants Postal Service to Charge “Much More” for Amazon Shipments

    The UK privatized their Royal Mail service. What happened? Rich folks ran off with taxpayer money and are bleeding the Royal Mail dry. Privatizing basic services like these is a bad idea. Unfortunately, I fear that the Republican "infrastructure" initiative will be a ploy to carve out taxpayer...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    If mass transit is too crowded, then that's a sign of success, not failure. It means the transit network needs to be expanded. If commute times are too long, then either the population densities aren't enough to support mass transit, or not enough resources have been invested. Many problems with...
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    Virginia’s $40 Toll Road Better Be the Future of Driving

    Well, it makes sense that people who use more gasoline pay more in gasoline taxes, since the tax is per gallon. Part of the problem is that gasoline taxes aren't always indexed to inflation, they're set at a fixed number of cents per gallon. So yes, we already have gasoline taxes, yet at some...
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    Virginia’s $40 Toll Road Better Be the Future of Driving

    The farmers pay a transportation company to drive their produce on roads using trucks, which the transportation company delivers to customers in cities. The trucks burn diesel, and the truckers pay a tax on the diesel. So who pays for the roads? Well, the transportation company does, and they...
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    Virginia’s $40 Toll Road Better Be the Future of Driving

    Presumably the local government is raising revenue both ways because people would complain if gasoline taxes were raised further. My point is that, if the state needs the money to pay for the roads, then they have to raise the money somehow. This thread is full of complaints about any form of...
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    Virginia’s $40 Toll Road Better Be the Future of Driving

    In the scenario you describe, city dwellers pay the farmers more for their corn, and the farmers use their increased revenue as they see fit, which may include transporation costs. Thus, the consumers of the corn are paying for the roads used to deliver the corn, but indirectly, and in...
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    Virginia’s $40 Toll Road Better Be the Future of Driving

    If you guys don't like this, then you should support higher gasoline taxes. Gasoline taxes affect people who drive gas guzzling cars/SUVs/trucks more than people who drive small, economic cars. Gasoline taxes also encourage carpooling and the use of public transit, both of which reduce...
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    So what happens to the laptop market if... (intel+amd chip related)

    That's interesting. I wonder what the price of HBM will look like over time, especially if supply is low due to manufacturing issues by SK Hynix. The power saving advantages could still be a big benefit, even if it's more expensive. We'll find out soon enough.
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    So what happens to the laptop market if... (intel+amd chip related)

    Are you sure the HBM2 will be more expensive, if there is no longer an interposer?
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    AMD launches Ryzen Mobile 7 2700U & 5 2500U with Vega Graphics

    For 15 W, in a sub $1000 computer, that's outstanding.
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    Bitcoin Smashes through $6,100 to Hit a New Record High

    Indeed, it's very hard to make rational decisions about something irrational. At least, I have no model that I could use to guide me in predicting whether the price of bitcoin will go up or down. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if 5 years from now it was 10x higher, or 10x lower...
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    Budget Video Cards?

    Doesn't the answer to your question depend on what else you're spending? i.e. what fraction of your $800-850 are you planning on spending on the GPU? Once you know your budget, then it's pretty easy to find the best card at that price.
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    Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 replacement

    I replaced my Intellimouse with a Roccat Kova. I like it.
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    Which Card? Low Noise & Power Usage. Support 4k Display and Linux.

    Get an AMD card. Their open-source drivers "just work."
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    Custom DB4 build

    If there is no internal airflow, then how much difference does it make to put those extra heatsinks on the motherboard? Do you have a way of measuring the temperatures without and with?
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    GeForce GTX 260 Died Need Suggestions For Replacement

    There are DX 11 cards on Newegg for as low as $35.
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    Ryzen semi-passive SFF build?

    Then you want to get the largest possible cooler and configure your fan to stop spinning below a certain temperature, which can be done in software.
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    Ryzen semi-passive SFF build?

    In general, smaller cases are harder to keep quiet than larger ones, as large cases can be fitted with multiple large, slow fans, and airflow is less restricted. For instance, if you allowed yourself a larger case, you could even use a fanless cooler, like this one. The CPUs you mentioned are...
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    Wanting to get a 1060 for 1440p instead of a 1070, a lot of naysayers though.

    Get an RX480 or RX580, right now they're better value than a 1060. They have the memory to run at high resolutions -- it'll be a huge upgrade over a GTX660. And if in 1 year you want an upgrade, then you can buy an even better card with the money you didn't spend now.
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    Ryzen 7 1700 + B350 Overclocking Tidbits

    Thanks for sharing those data. I went ahead and made two graphs, with your numbers and with the base clock, boost and XFR information for each CPU. What I find interesting is that the Ryzen 1400 always stays in the power consumption sweet spot. Does anyone have stock power consumption...
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    Bit of a Rant about Ryzen & AMD

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    Seeing higher Ryzen performance than most benchmark sites

    46% is very close to what you'd expect (50%).
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    Seeing higher Ryzen performance than most benchmark sites

    I don't know how good the benchmark itself is, but these guys do have distributions of invidual scores posted, so you could possibly see where you land vs. others. You can tell that the distribution is bi-modal, which probably shows those who overclock vs. those who don't. (edit: tri-modal, not...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    Good luck
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    why are these cases $600+? Who would fell for it?

    These could also be a type of "Veblen good" in which high prices make a product seem luxurious, and therefore more attractive.
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    Anyone research SFF cases for APU (NO GPU)?

    Streacom DB4 with the supplemental heatsink attachment. It's fanless!
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    Any pros to AIO cooled GPU's anymore?

    You are confusing conducting heat with conducting electricity. Water has a very high heat capacity, and it absolutely does conduct heat. You can test this by using deionized water vs. tap water.
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    Some Perspective: Zarathustra's Nvidia Price History

    You should always start the y-axis at zero. Otherwise the relative sense of scale is wrong. I think this looks better:
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    Ryzen Mobile - Any idea when?

    APUs are scheduled "late 2017", and called Raven Ridge. I guess hypothetically non-APUs could be in a laptop too, but that seems less likely.
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    Battlefield 1 “They Shall Not Pass” DLC Introduces The French Army

    Except it's not funny. Over 1 million French soldiers gave their lives.
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    Been out of the game a while - Card for 1440p 120hz?

    All of those cards are fine at 1440p, but you might have to turn down the settings, depending on the game. IMO, chasing the highest settings is never worth it, because the next game around the corner will put the max settings out of reach again. So pick a card in your budget, settings that look...
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    Itching to move to 1060 from 290x

    An RX480 would be less of a change on the software side (drivers etc.)