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  • It's not censorship if it's a private company, say the communists, who have all  somehow simultaneously seized upon a new talking point.

    Yes, it's Gleen Grennwald, and I haven't forgotten his history.  But I have to give him credit for announcing that the emperor's pants are on fire when the emperor's pants are, in fact, on fire.

    At this point every country in the world should either be banning American Big Tech, shaking them down for cash, or both.  Australia has so far gone for the shakedown route.  I'd prefer an outright ban, but at least it's something.

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A closer look at the new Steam Deck.

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1 I like the shakedown route because they deserve to be having money taken away from them.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, July 17 2021 04:18 AM (eqaFC)

2 The catch on the Steam Deck is that the $399 model has 64GB eMMC for storage.  To get NVMe you have to spend more.  And I'm not sure if it's confirmed or not but I've heard the storage won't be user-upgradable, so if you want more storage, you'll need to buy it up front.  If true that could well mean it's soldered down.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, July 17 2021 04:27 AM (eqaFC)

3 Yeah, the real starting price should be considered $529 for the 256GB NVMe model.  64GB isn't enough for much of anything these days.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 17 2021 07:31 AM (PiXy!)

4 The shakedown method has its advantages, but it has the dual disadvantages of justifying bailouts ("Google is too big to fail, so we need to funnel massive subsidies to them!") and empowering bureaucrats ("We accrued $15b in fines which statutorially aren't constrained, so we can use 'em as we like!").  I personally prefer the method of: arrest and hold indefintely without trial the entire board (hey that's totally okay since Jan 6th, dontcha know), give all the employees a five minute running start, and nuke it from space.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, July 17 2021 10:34 AM (obo9H)

5 Also, I'm pretty sure it's well-settled case law that the government can't get a private company to do something that would be unconstitutional (illegal) for the government themselves to do.
Oh, it's unconstitutional (illegal) to search your house without a warrant?  Well, we'll just hire some company to do it and bob's your auntie!

Posted by: normal at Saturday, July 17 2021 10:37 AM (obo9H)

6 "The CPSC said its complaint "seeks to force Amazon, as a distributor of the products, to stop selling these products, work with CPSC staff on a recall of the products, and to directly notify consumers who purchased them about the recall and offer them a full refund.""

So Amazon did all of that except "work with CPSC staff on a recall of the products", and that's why they're all shirty.

Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, July 17 2021 12:29 PM (Ix1l6)

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