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Blizzard support studio workers drop union bid thumbnail

Blizzard support studio workers drop union bid

One Activision Blizzard studio won't form a union, at least not in the near future. The Communication Workers of America (CWA) says it's withdrawing its petition for a union vote at Blizzard support studio Proletariat, which is currently working on World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. As Kotaku notes, a CWA spokesperson claims Proletariat chief Seth Sivak
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GTA Online PC players hit with game-breaking exploit

A new exploit in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto Online is causing players to lose game progress and in-game currency, with some accounts becoming corrupted or banned. The exploit, a “remote code execution,” was distributed through the developer of the North Online GTA cheat mod. The exploit can reportedly impact anyone, not just
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Congressman calls for a federal Department of AI to prevent Skynet thumbnail

Congressman calls for a federal Department of AI to prevent Skynet

A U.S. congressman has begun advocating for a federal department to regulate the use of artificial intelligence, postulating a dystopian future where AIs will make key decisions and autonomous weapons roam America. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) authored an opinion piece in The New York Times on Monday, arguing that AI has emerged as a powerful
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Clear your Windows clipboard fast with this handy trick thumbnail

Clear your Windows clipboard fast with this handy trick

Image: Kamalakannan PM / Pixabay I spend a lot of time on my computer. And, in course of the day, I might copy to my clipboard any number of things not meant for sharing—sensitive information like passwords or 2FA codes, text from an early article draft, or a private quote from a friend. Out of
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ChatGPT may charge $42/mo for a paid tier, as Microsoft invests again thumbnail

ChatGPT may charge $42/mo for a paid tier, as Microsoft invests again

Image: Mark Hachman / IDG Microsoft said Monday that it is entering a “third phase” of its relationship with ChatGPT developer OpenAI through a multibillion-dollar investment. But the deal may come with a price for users, too: a $42 monthly “professional” tier subscription that sources say OpenAI is testing among early adopters. In 2019, Microsoft
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The best monitors: 4K, gaming, HDR, and more thumbnail

The best monitors: 4K, gaming, HDR, and more

Image: Matt Smith/IDG Need a new monitor for your PC? We’ve combed through scores of options to find the best monitors available in 2022. Our picks are the result of hundreds of hours spent testing the latest models from Acer, Asus, BenQ, Dell, LG, Samsung, and other major brands.  While our favorite monitor overall is
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macOS CLI tool to configure multi-display resolutions and arrangements thumbnail

macOS CLI tool to configure multi-display resolutions and arrangements

displayplacer macOS command line utility to configure multi-display resolutions and arrangements. Essentially XRandR for macOS. Install via Homebrew with brew tap jakehilborn/jakehilborn && brew install displayplacer or visit the releases tab. Usage: Show current screen info and possible resolutions: displayplacer list Apply screen config (hz & color_depth are optional): displayplacer "id: res:x hz: color_depth: scaling:
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Medical History Books

One of my hobbies is buying up pre-antibiotic medical books. If you look at the history of western medicine, it’s often been a wash: it’s still not all that clear if letting a doctor treat you is a better idea than staying home, eating right, exercising and minding your own business.  For example: click here. 
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