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    Tech talk is ending after tonight
     
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    Has anyone tried out a subscription service like uTomik? How does it stack up against competitors? Ad says it's $6/mo:

    https://utomik.com/
     
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    Looking at their game selection it looks like there's a lot of older games that can be purchased for cheap.
    I subscribed to PS now for pc for a couple of months to play some of the ps3 games I missed out on. It's a streaming service but I never had a hiccup. It was only 720p and most games were 30fps but some were able to go up to 60fps.
     
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    Gotcha. I keep expecting a Netflix-ish service to pop up and truly challenge the buy-to-play model that has dominated for so long. I was sorta expecting Steam to lead the way in this; if only to stave off predation/disruption from hungry upstarts. I figured they would introduce that with the Steamboxes, but those flopped, after all. Humble Bundle is curated company-side.

    Is Origin really still the best there is out there?
     
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    I've wouldn't be surprised to see a Microsoft one.
    I've subscribed to the Humble monthly since the beginning and there's only been 2 months that I haven't been impressed so far. Usually I can trade off or sell the games I don't want. I usually come out ahead of the game. If not it's only $12 a month, I'm not out much.
     
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    Heads up guys. I've been seeing quite a few units listed as "New" of this particular mechanical keyboard, popular with pro gamers, being sold on the Amazon Marketplace for clearance prices:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00AOIRCI6/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all

    CM Storm QuickFire TK
    Cherry Red Switch

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    Not sure where these are coming from, but keep your eye peeled if you wanted a cheap mechanical keyboard. The current example is $17 (w/$5 shipping), but that seller is brand new with no ratings. I saw a similarly listed "New" unit sold for $20 that was on there last night. That seller had several hundred reviews with a 97% reputation.
     
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    Seeing as that is normally a $80 keyboard...I'm going assume it is a scam.
     
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    No, not necessarily. The market is messy sometimes. Sometimes some shop goes under, or there is some police raid somewhere, and ultimately somewhere along the hand-train responsible for parceling these small caches off an ignorance of the market comes to bear, and a bunch of units flood the market briefly at rock bottom prices.

    Many livelihoods are built in part around strategies to discover and exploit these opportunities, or at least they used to be; back when you had to be wily, and running a merchant business entailed more than just reselling shit on Amazon you bought off Alibaba.
     
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    Oh it could be legit. I'm just not going to be the one to test it out first to find out.
     
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    Naturally. I strongly advise against purchasing an item at such an undercutting value from a seller with no reputation. But like I said, I've been seeing these units pop up in my RSS feeds and other deal-watching alerts, and just last night there was a unit that apparently sold from a seller with a decent reputation.
     
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    I'm guessing they're discontinuing them, it's an older keyboard.
     
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    Well if the seller get some rep, he does have a couple CherryMX Blue.
     
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    I'm genuinely curious which commercial servers need drive bandwidth that badly that 375GB@$1500 makes sense, and what they're servicing with those servers (if it isn't just plain old multipoint traffic).

    I guess this is where computers are headed. RAM is sort of phasing out hard drives at every level except pure home media storage. Makes sense. RAM's getting cheap enough. I get the feeling it won't be long before we're installing Windows on some sort of modified RAM partition.
     
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    Didn't Intel just release a different type of super fast boot storage in a tiny package but they were really small, like 16gb.
     
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    You got me. Nothing's coming to mind, so either I forgot or I missed it. I'd have to Google.
     
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