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  1. On the bright side, at least the LCS will only cost $13B instead of the $400B we've spent on the 35, and they're already much closer to selecting a successor. Far as I can tell the sixth gen fighters are pretty far out.
  2. Here's a nice early look into iPadOS that has me pretty hopeful about the update. I'm also hopeful that Apple requiring apps to support the windowing system will help. It's really annoying to use an app like Google Hangouts and not be able to slide it over.
  3. Odd, since I got it from the Times. I agree it's not completely a kids table, but I'm also not too worried about Warren standing out until the field narrows a bit.
  4. Here are the lineups for the debates: Night One: June 26 Cory Booker, senator from New Jersey Julián Castro, former housing secretary Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York John Delaney, former representative from Maryland Tulsi Gabbard, representative from Hawaii Jay Inslee, governor of Washington Amy Klobuchar, senator from Minnesota Beto O’Rourke, former representative from Texas Tim Ryan, representative from Ohio Elizabeth Warren, senator from Massachusetts Night Two: June 27 Michael Bennet, senator from Colorado Joseph R. Biden Jr., former vice president Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind. Kirsten Gillibrand, senator from New York Kamala Harris, senator from California John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont Eric Swalwell, representative from California Marianne Williamson, self-help author Andrew Yang, former tech executive Kind of annoying that Warren is separated from the rest of the top 5.
  5. I don't know all of it, but I think of the Littoral combat ship as being kinda like the boat version of an F-35. Maybe they're not quite as broken, but they're supposed to be a do it all kinda thing and haven't been able to do much of anything, at an enormous cost. The fact that they're not using them here emphasizes their uselessness.
  6. It's bizarre that the White house feels the need to contradict the owners. The Japanese aren't even saying Iran didn't do it, just contradicting the story of how it happened. It just makes it feel like you're making up who did it when you can't even agree on what happened in the first place.
  7. The critics I follow keep describing it as "weird," and everyone seems to uniformly love Forky. I didn't need any incentives to see this, but a little weirdness sounds good to me.
  8. Thanks to Gamepass I'm checking out some games that I never bothered to pick up, so I gave FH4 a shot last night for a couple hours. As a brief preface, I don't think I've put any real time into a "pure" racing game since Gran Turismo on the PS3, and even that one I didn't get too into. I played some of the OG Forza on the Xbox, and while I might have played some of the sequel, it wasn't for long. Given that, I was freaking blown away by FH4. The graphics look great in 4K HDR on the One X (I haven't tried the performance option yet), but I really loved how it just gets to it. The opening sequence is amazing, and it wastes no time in showing you what the game can be. Having an open world instead of a horrific menu system is great fun, and the variety of driving opportunities in the first hours is wonderful. I also really love the rewind feature. I obviously want to get good enough to not need it much, but it's such a good learning tool. This is the first racing game I've played since I've actually driven on a race course (only for a few days in a 15' vette) and the first racing game since I started following motorsports (F1 mostly), so I'm trying to play in the cockpit view and I turned off traction control and ABS, though I'm leaving the racing line on. The instant rewind is so great at allowing me to be competitive while still very much learning how to drive in this game. It has me wanting a steering wheel after only a couple hours. I know most of my impressions are from having missed the boat for so long, but it was quite amazing to jump right into such a brilliant game. I have no freaking clue what half the systems in the game are, but I'm glad the game doesn't make you learn all about them before just letting you play. The game just so desperately wants you to love cars and race as much as possible, it's wonderful.
  9. They need to pad out their catalog for their inevitable subscription service. Once it transitions to a streaming service, it'll save them a lot of money if you're streaming SNES games for $15 a month.
  10. I can't seem to get it to work on the PC. I'm certain that I'm signed up to Gamepass, as I've been able to download games on the Xbox. I've updated windows and downloaded the beta Xbox app, but when I click to "play a game with gamepass" it just asks me to sign up.
  11. Sometimes I wonder if Xi is sufficiently annoyed with the tariff nonsense that he'd work against Trump. Putin is easily getting his money's worth, but I don't know if Xi is quite as happy. Then again, maybe Xi would probably take the tariffs in exchange for an incompetent running the US every day of the week.
  12. This is a very odd and completely pointless list. Many of these things, like paper maps, CDs, Music players, landline phones, and DVDs, are already long since obsolete. It'll be a while before all of these things go extinct, but obsolescence is long since past.
  13. It's going to get some push back just because it's not using the actors and designs from the MCU, but those character models just don't look good. I also kinda hate these trailers that want to just hint at what gameplay could be, but aren't actually ready to show it.
  14. This was a dumb argument and served no purpose the first time around, we really don't need to rehash it.
  15. Because it was running at 720p over a wired connection. The ability to stream games at 720p in an ideal scenario isn't particularly impressive. Stadia is promising 4K60 with HDR and surround sound, and I doubt they'll be alone in that. Maybe this is the demo they knew they could get to work on the floor at E3, but it's not the kind of thing that sells me on the tech.
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