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Comment Just IE (Score 1) 80

Doesn't Chrome have the same problem? I've had to go into Task Manager and kill Chrome after getting the "You have a virus! Pay us money!" popup. (Have they fixed that in Chrome already?) My ex was stupid enough to actually call the phone number they put up on the screen, after which some Indian guy asked her for money.

Comment Re:Misleading as usual? (Score 1) 53

Probably most of the 802.11ax protocol is done in firmware, not in the chip silicon. By saying it's a 802.11ax chip, they're just saying it meets the frequency demands of the current version of the spec, and they'll ship new firmware when the spec is finalized. Has that been a problem for any of the 802.11 pre-finalization chips yet?

Comment Re:18:9 (Score 1) 132

Because consumers are STUPID! Do you know that several companies make TOSlink optical audio cables... with gold-plated connectors? The ignorant consumer has been trained to think "gold-plated = better audio" just like they've been trained to think "bigger numbers = better". This is readily apparent with companies produciing 8K screens, which is twice the visual perception limit of the human eye! But hey, "bigger numbers are always better!"

Comment Single word answer (Score 1) 435

Porn. Not quite as embarrassing when you're watching it on VR goggles as when you're watching it on the TV visible through the living room picture window. Why didn't 3D catch on? Too many different formats, and the age old chicken-and-egg dilema: nobody buys the devices unless there is content available, and nobody produces content if there are lots of devices out there to play it. Now explain to me who is buying 8K televisions with zero content for the available...

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