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    Filament Brand Preferences and Resellers

    I like eSun for ABS, PC, and Nylon filaments; it's good enough for the stuff I print and sells for a reasonable price. I don't print PLA, and I never got good results with eSun PETG. For temperature, I usually just stick to the middle of the recommendation for my filament then adjust from there...
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    X-Wing and Tie Fighter - GOG - Out Tomorrow!

    The crap sound quality and 'generic' CD audio were major downgrades going to the Tie Fighter Collector's CD edition from the original. Thankfully, both can be fixed with Tie Fighter Reconstructed. It doesn't fix the lack of iMUSE (so no dynamically changing music), but it's still one hell of an...
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    Why Don't We Feel Guilty In Video Games?

    The disassociation from role playing as someone else implicitly encourages players to not make the same moral choices as in real life. If I'm playing as a character, then I'm not playing as myself.
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    Patrick Norton And Shannon Morse Launch TekThing

    I remember when it was called ZDTV and the Screen Savers had Kate Botello.
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    Are you A Digital Hoarder?

    My many years of being stuck on dial-up when most people got broadband have shaped me into a digital hoarder. I would make sure to save everything because re-downloading it would waste bandwidth that could be used to download something else. I would only delete things if I'm absolutely sure I...
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    Sony Gives In To Hackers

    It sucks that the "terrorists have won", but the theaters and Sony are businesses - I don't expect them to stand up to anything that could open up a big-ass can of liabilities if something went down.
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    Valve Apologizes As Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns

    Steam should have a a very clear and objective set of guidelines and policies as to what's acceptable on their service and what's not. Valve sounds like they're essentially winging it - which certainly doesn't do developers any favors when they have to guess whether they'll be banned for any...
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    Microsoft Pulls Buggy Patch Tuesday Updates

    Seems that KB3004394 was pulled sometime prior to last night since none of my 2008 R2 systems have it installed. It's a good thing I waited a couple days, though I really should wait at least a week from now on unless it's absolutely critical.
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    FBI Demands New Powers To Hack Into Computers

    The scary thing is: the technology already exists. Replace pre-cogs with massive data mining operations, databases, and behavioral filters and Minority Report starts looking an awful lot like a prophecy. The same data used to sell you personalized ads today may be used to get you arrested in...
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    New College Class: 'Wasting Time on the Internet'

    This should be an online class!
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    Anyone have any Logitech warranty experience?

    My only experience with Logitech's warranty was surprisingly positive. The wireless receiver for my mouse died and they sent me a new one - not a new receiver but the entire retail packaging for the mouse. I didn't even have to send the old one back.
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    Microsoft Unveils First Look At Windows 10

    Skipping 9 aside, at least they kept the name simple with incrementing numbers instead of coming up with some new "trendy" brand, or completely tossing all naming sense and calling it "Windows 8 R2 Update 1" (which I'm sure they'll still do for the server version).
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    You’ll Need 165Mbps Internet in Just 6 Years

    What I "need" and what I can get are two completely different things.
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    The Mystery Of TrueCrypt's Disappearance

    Maybe you have nothing to hide now. However, something that's perfectly legal or acceptable today may not be tomorrow - and you may not even know about it until it's too late. Call me paranoid if you'd like, but I'd much prefer to use whatever countermeasures I can to stay in control of my...
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    The Military Wants To Build Robots With Morals

    I want robots to act like robots - unfeeling and sticking to what they're programmed to do. Trying to make them emulate human morals is arrogant and introduces unnecessary unpredictability.
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    Driver Fined $48K For Using Cell Phone Jammer

    I don't care what justification anyone has for using a jammer. Wireless signals are not to be fucked with. The spectrum is not your private property. Jamming devices are illegal for a reason - they are indiscriminate by nature (unlike firearms since they need to be aimed). I don't want my...
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    Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

    Apprehension of being acquired by Facebook aside, I think it may be beneficial that Oculus is to be acquired by a Corporation that isn't encumbered by an existing hardware division. At least it wasn't Apple.
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    When will 2.5" replace 3.5"?

    I'd say that 2.5" drives are already the standard. Most people don't need the space that a 3.5" has. Besides, many people buying computers today are getting laptops so they have no choice. A lot of servers have migrated to 2.5" SAS drives. I don't think 3.5" will die anytime soon since...
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    Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vector 150?

    Don't get an OCZ; they might not be around for long to honor an RMA.
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    Twitter Prices IPO At $26

    Trading at $44 a share right now and dropping. It's not worth nearly that much.
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    Original Grand Theft Auto Being Rebuilt in 3D

    Will it still be a top-down shooter like the original (but with 3d graphics) or are is it being remade in 'full' 3d?
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    Jack Thompson: Gamers Addiction Has Made Them Retarded

    Games cause some people to become retarded - and I'm not talking about gamers.
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    Senate Panel Votes To Study Video Game Violence

    They'll keep doing studies until they get the results they want. Of course, it's justified because of "gun violence" (apparently violence is okay so long as a gun isn't involved).
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    Computer Smart As A 4 Year Old

    It doesn't matter how large the database is or how much programming is done. A computer cannot be "smart" unless it can learn and adapt.
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    ET3 is Building a 'Hyperloop' Transport System

    Maybe a plasma window could be used?
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    Fitting One Petabyte On A DVD?

    It's hard to get excited about another experimental optical storage technology. How long have we been hearing about fluorescent or holographic disks?
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    XP 32bit or 64bit to best run older PC games

    64-bit XP is an oddball that's based on Server 2003. That can create its own set of problems since some software won't install if it detects a "server OS" (not common, but it has happened to me).
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    Taking Google Glass Into The Men's Restroom?

    Nothing a little tape can't fix. I'd do it myself just to block out the insanely bright blue LEDs that manufacturers like to put on everything.
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    IBM model M?

    I just wish there were buckling spring keyboards available with NKRO (or at least 6KRO). I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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    EA Gifting Free Game to SimCity Players

    They could've made things right by giving away copies of SimCity 4.
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    Man Gets Netflix Tattoo

    He should've gotten a Quickster tattoo instead to show the world what a great idea it was (just like the tattoo!).
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    Tweeting From Beyond the Grave

    "BRB, lol"
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    Dotcom Wants To Encrypt Half The Internet

    The government doesn't have to spy on everyone. It just needs to keep up the perception that they know everything about you - the nebulous threat of ending up on The List is enough to keep many people people in check - most of whom just want to keep their heads down and live their lives without...
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    I'll have to check to see if I still have it somewhere. I'll get back to you.

    I'll have to check to see if I still have it somewhere. I'll get back to you.
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    TSA to Remove ‘Nude’ Body Scanners from All Airports

    Are they actually removing all "nude" scanners or just the Rapiscan backscatter devices? I was under the impression (from other news articles that I can't currently find) that this move has nothing to do with privacy and that they will be replaced by millimeter wave scanners.
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    International prepaid sim card?

    She does know people in Thailand, but I don't think they'd be able to send anything in time. I may just have to get something here for her something to use initially (even if it's a little expensive) and then have her acquaintances swap the cards for her at the earliest opportunity. This...
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    FCC Wants Gigabit Internet In All 50 States

    By "community" they probably mean a gated community with twelve billionaires living in it. They can reach their goal so long as each state has at least one.
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    International prepaid sim card?

    That's what I'm leaning toward now - getting the cell phone here and the SIM card in Thailand. She said that she may use it there for local calls too. Thanks for your help!
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    International prepaid sim card?

    She is going to be staying mostly in rural areas. Internet is not an option and she's not the type to understand that, let alone Skype. The most easy to use and basic cell phone is a requirement. Naturally, I'd get the cell phone here - the ones in Thailand are crap. She at least knows the...
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    International prepaid sim card?

    Does anyone have any experience with international prepaid SIM cards (that can be bought in the US) such as the ones from Telestial? My mother is going to be visiting Thailand for a while. She wants to take a cell phone with her, and In order to keep complications to a minimum and prevent Bill...