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When I fight saw this I thought Batman was being cast as the "bad guy" but on second viewing maybe Superman is taking too much power and starting to become a bit of a dictator like in Red Son. Then Batman is trying to liberate the planet. 

Either way it looks really good so far, but very early days.
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Was forced to dump Chrome today. Ever since I installed my new graphics card the display driver keeps crashing if I try to watch a video in Chrome and do anything else that uses the graphics card. Like watch another video, or play a game.

After doing a little research it seems the problem is related to Chrome and spans NVidia and AMD cards. So I had to dump it for Firefox and so far I am not missing it at all.
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I don't find this stuff all that exciting. I do not want to be wearing a device all day, which is the only way I see this being useful. 

For gaming this looks very cool. Where you would all put on glasses and play a D&D game around a table together with virtual heroes running around on the table in front of you.

But this demo does not excite me much. I would rather just use the laptop than have a big mail thing flying around in front of me.
Google's multi-million dollar investment in augmented reality startup Magic Leap appears to be paying off if this demo reel is any indication. In it, the
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The theaters are really clueless. This is a win win for Netflix. Either the movie is released everywhere and some people watch in in theaters and other on Netflix, or the theaters boycott it and everyone watches it on Netflix just to see what all the hub-bub is about.

I love seeing movies in the theaters but it also sucks being bled dry at every turn if you want to see a recent movie. A nice compromise would be good.
Unsurprisingly, there's one group that's not at all excited to hear Netflix and IMAX are arranging for the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel to hit t
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Android emulation on my computer has always seemed like it would be cool, but I have had some nagging issues with the concept. My Google Account and phone has a lot of information in it I do not want other people to have access too.

The whole idea of a 3rd party having complete control over the Android platform from top to bottom freaks me out. It seems like it would be trivial for them to install root kit type software that intercepts all your data, or custom keyboard that logs what you type.

Even if they are not 100% nefarious they could easily do what Lenovo thought was ok and try to track all your web behavior and sell the data. 

So when a company I have never heard of offers me a "free" program that has the ability to gain access to all my most important information online I am very weary.

That being said I nearly caved in last night, thinking that no one else seems to have problems. CNET reviewed Bluestacks and Andy the Android and never once brought up security. But then after a quick search for Andy the Android and security it seems that the program is made by a company notorious for malware and installing ad-ware that is very hard to remove.

So I think my initial instincts were right. This seems like a bad idea. To use software like this you have to trust the company supplying it. I am still a little shocked that CNET reviewed this software and never once mentioned the possible security concerns.
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This is fun. Bought a Chromebox to mess around with, just finished hacking it and putting Xubuntu on it. Xubuntu seems to be working with everything out of the box, I see it recognizes the Bluetooth, Wifi, sound, graphics and it is just a nice little desktop.

Put Steam on there (which was my main reason for trying this) and was able to stream a game from my main system. The sound did not work for that last night, going to play around today. Installed LIMBO locally on the Chromebox and that works like a charm with the XBox360 controller and sound.

Right now I am installing DOTA 2 on an external HD. I don't expect it to be playable but just interested to see what the limits of the Intel integrated graphics are. Maybe if the settings are low it might be playable. We will see.

Then if this works out as a nice little system it seems very easy to bump up the RAM to 4 or even 8GB and install a 256GB/512GB internal M.2 SSD. 

Really cool little system.
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Oh shit was just looking around social media and realized that Walking Dead is on now on the East Coast. Time to shut down the computer and wait. #thewalkingdead  
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My Windows 8 was getting very flaky on me. I was going to do a clean install because another three months or so is too long to wait for Windows 10. But then I tried to list the things I need Windows 8 for and it was basically nothing. I was using storage spaces, which is nice. But that's it. Everything else Windows 7 still does better.

So I just went back to Windows 7 clean install and waiting for Windows 10. It's already so nice to be back. Hope Windows 10 can be Windows 7 with a more modern look and some new useful technology.
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Watched the first three episodes of Community last night and really enjoyed it. I did not think they could pull it off with, what I assume, is a reduced budget and no broadcast studio behind it. But they did. If anything I think it went all in on geeky inside jokes that they may have held back on NBC and it pays off big time.

Miss Troy hope he will show up at some point for a cameo at least. Looking forward to Tuesdays now. ;)

Not sure how Yahoo! plans to make money yet, did not see any ads and it just started playing for free. They will probably hit us with something later once we all know we like it.
Francesca “Frankie” Dart is hired as CFO of Greendale after a roof collapses from 40 years of Frisbees. Tasked with fiscal responsibility, Frankie suggests cutting unnecessary classes such as “Ladders” amongst other changes, and Abed helps Frankie. Struggling to keep Shirley’s Sandwiches afloat, Britta, Annie, Jeff and Abed turn it into a speakeasy after Frankie bans alcohol on campus.
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Installing Elementary OS for the first time on any system, and so far based just on the installer it is one of the most pleasant experiences I have had installing an OS to date.

I am installing it on my Dad's old laptop and the installer popped up in seconds. The install finished in minutes and the webcam even worked immediately and so it could take a photo for my avatar if I wanted.

Quite impressive so far. I did not donate the $10 for it yet, but based on this experience I will for sure.
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I want to know what does "not turn a profit" actually mean, and I am not paying for WSJ to read the full article. Because I am starting to hate the word "profit." When you build products just for Wall Street and how to turn the largest profits for each quarter then you end up with shitty products.

Who cares if YouTube is not making a profit? If it manages to break even with how much infrastructure that site needs to store all these videos I think that's already amazing. 

Maybe people should focus more on making exciting products that work well for the users using it and not for people on Wall Street trying to turn a quick profit with no interest in the product other than weather it will make money this month or not.
Despite "Gangnam Style" having over two billion views, hosting countless other viral clips and netting over a billion users per-month, YouTube can't seem
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It probably makes enough for the salaries of everyone there, to pay out to investors, and to keep the lights on/pay the chunk to the people putting things on the site that generate traffic. The thing is that usually when more investors look to pay in they want to see growth. Making more then the bare minimum to essentially "keep the lights on" means that it can be reinvested in the growth of the company and the company can do more things. Not saying it is the right or wrong mindset just saying its what folks like WSJ have to report on because its target market is folks in the business of profits.
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