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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    Shielding a wire is just a method of being able to carry a signal further. This can be done by twisting the wire some more and by making the wire thicker, and of course adding better shielding and insulation to the wire. For all intents and purposes it's electrically and physically the same...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    You're like a Thunderdolt.... Actually that name kinda makes fun of yourself.
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    Electrically and physically the same, but the different is the shielding in the wire. The main difference in networking wire is how far you can run a wire before you lose signal. Cat 5e works for 10gbit but you can only run it for 45m/147ft where as Cat 6a can support 10gbit for a distance of...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    The problem wasn't the discount but that part of the deal was that they must buy their products exclusively from them. Also, without the discounts to exclusivity then your Intel based PC would cost more than someone else's Intel based PC who took the discounts to exclusivity. Meaning that...
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    One of the worse PC builds you seen.....

    A case is just a box that holds the PC. A lot of reviews just have a test bench where the motherboard is mounted externally because a case doesn't matter. I've modded a case because a 120mm radiator wouldn't fit, so I bent the case with a hammer. It's just case modding done poorly. The thing...
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    One of the worse PC builds you seen.....

    My first PC was a Compaq Presario with a Pentium @90Mhz. I had added so much to that thing to make it better. Pentium MMX overdrive that I think ran at 150Mhz but could do 166 if it wasn't for the limitation of the PC. A Voodoo Rush graphics card that I loved no matter how many people said I...
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    One of the worse PC builds you seen.....

    I've done stupid things in the past because I didn't know better. My first PC was a Compaq Presario and every time I reinstalled Windows 95 I flashed the bios without knowing why, but I did it anyway. Then one day I just unplugged the PC while it was flashing and to the repair center it went...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I know, it's amazing isn't it? Having choices is amazing. I don't care how it came about so long as it did. As far as I'm concerned Gnome, Mate, KDE, Cinnamon, and etc all have good reasons for existing. I'm sure Microsoft makes it easy to customize things. No wait, they don't have that...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    You're right, it isn't free. Unless you're a USB-IF member then it is free. If you're not a member then it's $3,500 for a two year term. I'm sure Apple would charge less. If the other end of the wire looks like this then it's electrically the same. Apple's Lightening cable, USB-C, USB Mini...
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    No chit, and that's why USB-C is the standard and not Apple's lightening connector. Unless it's an open and free standard then nobody will adopt it. For the past 20 years the only real difference in charging wires for mobile devices is the shape of the connector. We've moved from USB 1.1...
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    One of the worse PC builds you seen.....

    It's bad but it probably worked for a while since the fans have dust. Using thumb screws to hold a hard disk isn't bad, it's actually fine so long as it doesn't interfere with anything. Considering there's also thumb screws on the motherboard, that suggests that the person didn't have any...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I never played Shadowlands so I can't confirm. I'm only in TBC. Yes and no. OpenGL hasn't been a thing in Windows for nearly 2 decades with some exceptions here and there. OpenGL was a thing for Mac until Apple introduced Metal and basically left it to bit rot. It's still the #1 API for...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    The things to take away from the video is this. Dolphin which is using ARM and Metal API still runs slow compared to PC. Civ 6 runs like dirt on the M1. CSGO is bad because it uses OpenGL and Apple gave up on OpenGL. Warhammer 3 requires M1 but uses Rosetta2 because it needs Intel features...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Linus Tech Tips just released this and it starts with gaming benchmarks. Only world of warcraft nearly matched the RTX 3090 in performance with graphic glitches.
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    Senators call for US to follow EU's lead in creating a national standard for phone chargers

    You ever see a website that wants you to accept cookies? That's from the EU. As an American I don't need to deal with that shit but I gotta because Europe is big. If America wanted to force phone manufacturers to use Apple's charging standard you bet Europe would too, but that would mean...
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