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[H] Enthusiast Archives: March 2015Archive Listing


Monday February 16, 2015

Video Game Violence and Pseudoscience: Bad Science, Fear, and Politics

I don't know about you guys, but this is the first time I've seen this article. I recommend reading this if you haven't done so already, it is definitely good reading. Thanks to forum member 'tubular' for the link.

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court considered an effort by the state of California to regulate violent video game sales to minors (Brown v. EMA, 2011). In speaking about studies California used to support its regulatory efforts the majority decision of the court said: These studies have been rejected by every court to consider them, and with good reason: They do not prove that violent video games cause minors to act aggressively.

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When Fake News Goes Viral, Blame The Media

The media failing to do basic research before running with a news story? How can that be? wink

It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. In fact, according to a study by media researchers, many news organizations fail to do enough to separate fact from fiction, and often help unverified rumors and reports to go viral online.

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Start Folding With The [H] Today!

Joining the best folding team on the planet (Team #33) is now easier than ever. We don't give you money to join and we can't promise you cash or other incentives, we do this simply because it is our passion and that is why we've had the best folding community around...for years. So, if you want to make a difference with a group of people that honestly care about what they are doing, join team Team #33 today.

Folding is a wonderful way to help your fellow man using your spare CPU cycles and now, thanks to the Quick Setup V7 Guide for Windows, it is easier than ever to get started. Remember to put the number 33 in the "team" field and you’ll be folding with the [H]orde in no time! Thanks to all our team members for the wonderful job they are doing.

Sunday February 15, 2015

The Star Trek vs. Star Wars Trailer

Admittedly this has nothing at all to do with technology save the expertise of the editor of this mock mashup of Star Wars and Star Trek using digital technology to join two movie franchises into a trailer. This will appeal to the Nerd and Geek in all of us. Enjoy cool

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Microsoft's Patchwork Falls Apart Again!

Microsoft once again has had to recall yet another patch, this one was supposed to improve Powerpoint and does nothing but render it useless after the update is applied. Microsoft hasn’t had the best track record for its updates over the past months and it doesn't look to be improving over time.

By The Register's count, this is the sixth time in eight months that Microsoft has had to withdraw a patch.

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FAA Finally Outlines Drone Regulations for Commercial Use

Why is it that government agencies just love to release important news on the weekends? Today, the FAA finally released their proposals on the regulations to be imposed on small commercial drones.

The new FAA proposal doesn't apply to hobbyists. The agency already issued a policy for recreational use, with rules calling for flying less than 400 feet high and within sight of the operator, while keeping clear of other aircraft and notifying air-traffic control when flying within 5 miles of an airport.

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The Phorm Keyboard Bubbles Up When You Need It

Talk about having your cake and eating it too, that’s the basic idea behind the new Phorm keyboard. It’s a protective case designed by Tactus Technology that gives you look and feel of a physical keyboard on your iPad Mini when you want it and at the push of a button, morphs back to a flat surface.

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Dying Light is Going to Get Even Tougher by March

If you are one of the many Zombie killers out there playing Dying Light and finished the game thinking it was too easy, you’re about to get an update. According to Polygon, Techland will be introducing a free update in March called Hard Mode that will increase the difficulty level to make the game more challenging.

A few gamers have already finished Dying Light and are asking for more. So we're going to give our community a new challenge that will put everything they learnt in the game to the test. Hard Mode is exactly that,.

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Titanfall 2 Likely to Seek Wider Audiences

IGN reports that Electronic Arts has hinted at a sequel to Titanfall is going to happen and sooner than later. EA wants to appeal to a wider audience across multiple platforms and drop its exclusivity to the Xbox platform.

Although that game was confirmed as a "lifetime" exclusive on Microsoft’s machines, rumors prior to the launch suggested that a sequel would not be locked in to one family of platforms like its predecessor.

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Next Windows 10 PC Build Possibly Due in Late February

For all of you running the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it’s looking more and more likely that the next Build will not make it out until late this month or early March. So much for Microsoft’s promise of faster Build releases.

It was a long couple months between Builds 9879 and 9926. So, Microsoft has quite a span to work with when fulfilling its promise of quicker Build releases. 1 month, 29 days?

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Apple Has Hundreds Working On an Electric Car Design

Are you ready for the iCar or possibly the Applemobile? According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, you might want to get used to the idea, but don’t hurry, it will take many months or possibly years to get everything in place to run an efficient production line. The stories of Tesla and Apple poaching each other’s employees now looks more like just a friendly exchange of technology.

Apple has allotted for as many as 1,000 people to work on the project, according to the newest report, and the team includes former Mercedez-Benz head of R&D; Johann Jungwirth.

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The New View-Master Is a $30 Google Cardboard Headset

Many of you older readers will fondly remember the time you spent as a kid looking through your View-Master at scenes from all around the globe. All it took to change locations was to switch the round viewer disk and you were in a different world. That same kind of satisfaction can still be found today along with some high-tech VR technology thrown in by Google Cardboard to give the View-Master a whole new dimension. Give it a try and be a kid again. cool

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