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    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy threatens employees to return to office or "things are probably not going to work out for you"

    I wouldn't say I "love" going to the office but my job, and the jobs of those who work on my projects, pretty much require being at the office. When people do work from home they're operating at about 75% of capacity because they need to rely on people at the office to get them the information...
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    Pressure grows on Apple to open up iMessage

    I'm not sure "seamlessly" is the right terminology. It can do it relatively seamlessly if you know which options to turn on that aren't on by default.
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    Meta “threatens” to pull news from Canadian users

    I agree with this take. The very news organizations wanting to get paid for the links all host their own Facebook pages and post links to their news articles. So they're actively putting their content on Facebook and then complaining that they want to get paid by Facebook for the links on the...
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    Quebec judge authorizes class-action lawsuit over 'addictive' Fortnite game

    I agree. My niece and nephew can use the crap out of their iphone or ipad but the second they can't connect with WiFi they're calling out to Dad ... who's just as useless at fixing as they are. They know how to play the games and use the apps they want to use. They're faster than I am at...
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    Apple Sued for Allegedly Deceiving Users With Privacy Settings

    Isn't that exactly what Apple is doing right now in growing their advertising arm in apps (theirs and others)? They want to monetize that data, not by selling the data but to use that data to sell ads. You want to make good money on Apple platforms you'll have to use their advertising system and...
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    New EU rule will require all phones and electronics to use a standard charger

    I think your "99.99%" is very optimistic. I see people charging with cables all the time. My brother's whole family only charges with cables. They don't have a single wireless charger in the house despite having four phones with wireless charging capability.
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    Lots of people remark about how "young people" are so "up" on the new technology. My response is always the same .... "ask them how it works". The vast majority of the kids they're looking at with their "excellent skills" using technology don't have the first clue how any of it works. They know...
  8. I Status Quo is No Mo

    All true. On the MSRP item, people got a result in complaining about how selling price wasn't matching MSRP. It wasn't the result they wanted, but it was a result. The end effect is that there will likely be no MSRP. The manufacturer's don't want to take the heat for the retailer and why...
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    BlackBerry not Dead Yet

    I still miss the old blackberry physical keyboards. I used to send email on my phone far more when I had a blackberry with a physical keyboard than I do now with an iPhone or Android device. That said, the ability to have all that screen space for viewing attachments or other web based media...
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    Bill Gates predicts our work meetings will move to metaverse in 2-3 years

    Here's my take on work from home. Your mileage may vary. I find different industries / countries / regions / cultures just deal with these issues differently so the expectation that there is a one-size-fits-all answer to work from home is ridiculous. What works in one region / industry may be a...
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    World's largest neighborhood of 3D-printed homes to break ground in Texas

    Yeah, I don't see a lot of room for changes, at least not easily, in what they're showing. That said, if they just 3-D printed the outside shell of a home and then you studded all the interior walls then you'd have a fairly fast build with excellent water proofing properties and then good...
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    Microsoft opens up its store to 3'rd party storefronts

    Eh. I see it more as a pre-emptive strike against regulators. They see regulators around the world looking at Apple and Google's storefronts and wanting to regulate them. I see this as Microsoft saying to those regulators "look at us, we'll let anyone in, we don't care" so when they start...
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    Court issues permanent injunction in Epic v. Apple case

    I'm not bent out of shape on game prices. Compared to inflation they're doing quite well. They continue to be extremely great value in a $$ per hour in terms of entertainment.
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    NBA Coach Allegedly Punished Entire Team ... Because One Player Had An Android?

    See, I carry two phones. One iPhone from work and an Android phone for myself. Two reasons from my perspective. One is that the company is horrible at providing new phones. I'm currently using a scratched up iPhone 8 that was used by many others before it got dropped in my lap only last year...
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    Windows 11 May Not Run on Early Ryzen, Threadripper, Skylake-X, or Any Pre-2016 Intel PC

    If I was a betting man, I'd bet that most home users never update whatever comes on their computer. If they have Win10 now they'll have Win10 until they replace the machine. When support stops for Win10 they'll keep using it and not care. They barely run windows updates which is why MS started...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    I had a lot more typed but erased it all. My point ultimately boils down to this: The regulators are going to define a market more based on number of consumers or sellers involved in that market than they are the technological description of the market itself. If there's a billion transactions...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    I'm not a huge fan of Valve, but the big thing they have going for them is that they don't own the platform that their store exists on. Google, Apple, MS, and Sony all own and control the platforms that their stores exist on so they can create problems for other stores coming into existence...
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    Customizable controller let's you configure controls

    Yep. Whatever floats your boat. The only annoying part of the controller issue in some games is when they don't pause the game when the batteries die on the controller. They revert to KB and Mouse which for me is sitting a few feet away. Mid-combat that can be a pain in the ass to scramble for...
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    Customizable controller let's you configure controls

    A keyboard and mouse sucks for gaming on the couch. I used to love keyboard and mouse but I really can't go back. Sitting at a desk for gaming for me is a dead deal.
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    The Year Windows Died at Home and Nobody Cared

    I currently, at work, have 8 windows open across 3 screens in Windows 10. That's probably a little on the low side for numbers of windows opened. That doesn't count multiple tabs in a browser. Why search for a program? 99% of my time is using the same programs every single day. They all sit in...
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    The Year Windows Died at Home and Nobody Cared

    Used it since DOS and disagree with all your points except the control panel / settings. That's a hot mess. But, the rest of the UI? I get along with it fine especially since most of my computer use at home these days is either sitting on a couch with a gaming PC hooked up to a TV ... or using a...
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    Google replacing Google pay with less functional, entirely different app with same name, old service dead on April 5 (in US)

    Yeah, we don't have that here. I'm not in the USA anyway. He shrugged his shoulders when I asked him about his driver's license.
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    Google replacing Google pay with less functional, entirely different app with same name, old service dead on April 5 (in US)

    I know at least one person who never carries a wallet and uses their phone to pay for everything. Oddly enough, that means they never have their driver's license either so I have no idea what they plan to do if they get pulled over by the cops.
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    Steam wants users to browse past as many games as possible hoping that browsing turns into sales. They hope that eyes on goods turns into sales. Steam's goal isn't to make it stupid easy for me to find the specific type of game I'm looking for it is to get maximum eyes on maximum numbers of...
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    Epic Games Sues Apple

    See, I find Steam's store front to be a big steaming pile of shit. Finding games I want to play usually involves digging through a pile of crap I don't want to maybe find the few that I do. Everything for them exists in a big ass bucket and filtering is done by whatever tags someone applies to...
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    CD Projekt Red says it was hacked but won't pay the ransom

    Yep. While other people's mileage may vary, I haven't seen any more bugs than I did in any of their previous titles. Also, Skyrim as an example had far more bugs for me than Cyberpunk has had and got nowhere near the same bad press.
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    CD Projekt Red says it was hacked but won't pay the ransom

    Well, that's sort of the point. The video game industry is chock full of unmet promises from devs. None of the media or long-time game players are so naive that they should be shocked by a promise that wasn't kept. But, sometimes they do get a little over-excited and it spins out of control and...
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    CD Projekt Red says it was hacked but won't pay the ransom

    Frankly, I think the public criticism of the game is more to do with the unmet promises and people getting overly excited than any bug issues. While I recognize there are bigger issues on consoles, on PC I really don't have any issues preventing me from playing and enjoying the game. It isn't...
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    CD Projekt Red says it was hacked but won't pay the ransom

    I agree. They may have overpromised but that's not abnormal for the video game industry, and many others. Hardly going to net any charges by a government.
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    CD Projekt Red says it was hacked but won't pay the ransom

    Why? They sold a ton of copies. Unless I'm mistaken they're hardly hurting for a dollar at the moment.
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    Sometimes companies buy other companies just so someone else doesn't get their hands on it. The "value" of the company is never just measured in what it brings to the table for you but also what it brings to the table by your competition not having it. And, I don't mean just increasing license...
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    The Verge: Westworld showrunners are creating a Fallout show for Amazon

    As long as it doesn't have a plucky, rebellious "hero" who, while they are utterly incompetent and make horrible decisions ... somehow, they're loved by all and treated like the golden child. I fucking hate that story. Sadly, it is far too common these days.
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    Hard Drive Upgrade/Addition

    I'm currently running an Asus Z270-K board with a 256GB Samsung 850 Pro for the operating system and basic programs and a 500 GB Samsung 850 Pro for the games. As games get larger I'm having to do more uninstalls to free up space on that 500 GB drive so was looking at installing a third drive...
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    Netflix Cancels The Punisher And Jessica Jones

    Star Trek the original series just had them on screen doing their job. The story wasn't about the fact that there was a black woman on the bridge, or an Asian, or a Russian. That wasn't the point of the story. They weren't superheroes, they weren't brilliant at everything. They just were. Every...
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    Tesla Model 3 Owners Vent about Polar Vortex Affecting Cars

    Yep. Lexus has them these days which pop out electrically. I hope there's a manual override. Nissan has them on the GTR. They also show up on tons of higher end stuff. Gah. It is bad enough opening a regular door in icing conditions but these things make it worse. I can't fault Tesla...
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    Tesla Model 3 Owners Vent about Polar Vortex Affecting Cars

    The door handle design is seemingly all the rage in more expensive vehicles. More complicated than it needs to be as far as I'm concerned, but several manufacturers use the whole flush door handle design element now.
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    Locking Out Law Enforcement Is an 'Unintended Side Effect' of New Android Security

    The problem is that once that access is there then all other governments will want access to it as well, including the governments you might not like. Companies aren't going to be able to do business in those nations if they refuse to give them the same access that they give the US government...
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    IBM CEO: Hiring Based on Skills Instead of College Degrees Vital for the Future of Tech

    Here's the simple solution. If you can afford the degree then go get it. It isn't going to hurt your job chances and it may help. If you can't afford the degree then try to get certifications in the areas you're interested in. Again, it can't hurt your job chances. No matter where you fall on...
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    CBS Offers "Star Trek: Discovery" Season 2 Premiere for Free on YouTube

    Members of the staff making the show said the former is my understanding, or at least they used similar messaging on purpose. The latter is you imposing your beliefs onto others without supporting fact. Can you not see the difference?
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    IBM CEO: Hiring Based on Skills Instead of College Degrees Vital for the Future of Tech

    Yep. Some things you can do yourself as self-taught but after a point it becomes difficult. In many fields you'd end up working for 20 years to gather up sufficient experience to offset the university degree.