The Free Market Approach to Energy Has Costs Texans $28 Billion Since 2004

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Texas has a utility market unlike any other in the U.S., and in the wake of last week’s grid failure there that left millions of people in the dark, it’s come under scrutiny. Ninety percent of Texas’ electricity is generated on its own grid , and that grid is very lightly regulated. Read more.

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Microsoft Kills One of Its Best Windows 10 Update Loopholes

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As Microsoft continues to roll out its latest Windows 10 version 2004 update to consumers and businesses, it seems like it’s taking away some key perks of having a non-home version of the OS, mainly the ability to delay major updates.

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‘DOOM 3’ Rips onto PSVR This Month in Special ‘VR Edition’, Trailer Here

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Bethesda announced that a VR version of DOOM 3 (2004) is coming to PSVR later this month. Both PCVR and Oculus Quest have rich modding communities which have already ported the 2004 classic to their respective platforms, a luxury PSVR owners obviously haven’t had.

The CW's 4400 Reboot Is All About Believing Black People's Truths

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Like its 2004 predecessor, the CW’s 4400 reboot —from co-creators Anna Fricke and Ariana Jackson—is an ambitious, multi-genre series trying to tell a complicated story about humanity being confronted with the consequences of its actions, and being given a chance to put some things right.

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Mystery of Glowing Cosmic 'Eye' Finally Solved

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In 2004, astronomers spotted a unique celestial feature that, when observed in ultraviolet, bore the appearance of a glowing eye staring directly back at Earth.

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Latest Windows 10 Patch Fixes Crashing Issue on PCs with Thunderbolt Ports

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After Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 version 20H2 and Windows 10 version 2004 updates, some users reported having issues with their PCs crashing—specifically when plugging in an external Thunderbolt NVMe SSD.

Microsoft Will Axe Control Panel From Windows 10, We're Calling It Now

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After moving the Fresh Start feature in the latest version, 2004, and reducing the number of days Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education users can manually delay updates, the company is now experimenting with… Read more.

The CW's 4400 First Look Teases an Intriguing Connection

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In USA’s The 4400 , which premiered in 2004, thousands of people from throughout various points in recent history—who were all thought to be abducted—suddenly returned as a group in the present day, with no real recollection of what had happened to them.

‘Doom 3: VR Edition’ Now Available On PlayStation VR

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Developed in collaboration with Archiact, Doom 3: VR Edition features the same campaign as the original 2004 game with several additional features designed specifically for VR. Rip and tear your way through id Software’s FPS classic in VR.

Army of The Dead's Most Disturbing Zombie Is Also Its Most Tragic

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Though there are no in-universe connections between the worlds of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead and the director’s Dawn of the Dead from 2004, one of the Netflix zombie movie’s more interesting plot points feels like a purposeful callback to the earlier film’s most disturbing scene.

The Grudge Series Creator Is Back With More Curses and Nightmares in Howling Village

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Shimizu brought extra authenticity to the 2004 Sam Raimi -produced… Read more. Filmmaker Takashi Shimizu is probably best-known for creating the Ju-On: The Grudge franchise back in the early 2000s ; it became a sensation in Japan and was one of the top titles, along with The Ring , to emerge from that era’s Asian horror boom.

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Confirmed: Resident Evil 4 VR Is The First Quest 2 Exclusive

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We only have a few details on Resident Evil 4 thus far, but it’s looking like a full port of the 2004 classic which puts the action in first-person for the first time. The newly-revealed Resident Evil 4 VR is the first fully exclusive game confirmed for the Oculus Quest 2.

FPS Classic ‘Special Force’ Arrives On VR Headsets Later This Week

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Immerse yourself in one of 2004’s most prominent first-person shooters, now available in VR. Originally released on PC back in 2004 , the FPS classic received 15 years of continued support across 100 different countries , generating several spin-offs and sequels as well as a diverse player base in the process. If you’re a longtime fan of the first-person shooter genre, chances are you may be familiar with a competitive squad-based shooter referred to as Special Force.

Cybershoes Announce ‘Doom3Quest’ Support, Indiegogo Pre-Orders Now Available

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Released back in 2004 to positive reviews, Doom 3 represents your classic first-person shooter. Immerse yourself in id Software’s FPS classic with this unique artificial locomotion system.

James Michael Tyler, beloved Central Perk manager Gunther on 'Friends', is dead at 59

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Over 10 years, from 1994 through 2004, Tyler appeared in 148 episodes of Friends — well more than half of the 236 that span the full series. James Michael Tyler, the actor best known for the role of Central Perk manager Gunther on Friends , died on Sunday morning. He was 59 years old.

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Doom 3 VR Mod Coming To Oculus Quest

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This month he believes he can bring over 2004’s Doom 3. The developer behind a series of mods bringing classic PC games to standalone VR on Oculus Quest is taking on the task of porting Doom 3.

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DecaGear PC VR Headset Promises Face & Hip-tracking, 4.6MP Per-eye, and 2021 Launch

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Recently emerging out stealth, Singapore based Deca has revealed an ambitious PC VR headset called DecaGear.

'America: The Motion Picture' trailer has George Washington dual-wielding chainsaws

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It all looks very Team America: World Police , so if you liked that and are the same person you were in 2004, you'll probably like this. "Ding dong! It's America, m *r!" Netflix has released a new trailer for satirical animated film America: The Motion Picture, and it's a lot.

LeEco’s scattershot US debut is one huge risk-take

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Founded in 2004, the Chinese behemoth – previously known as Letv – is already one of the largest online video companies in its home country, but is also building what it describes as a “Le Ecosystem” that runs from smartphones through internet-enabled … Continue reading. You can be forgiven for never having heard of LeEco before, at least if you’re in the US.

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A 4400 Rewatch Reveals Just How Influential Its Legacy Is

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The CW’s plan to resurrect USA’s 2004 series The 4400 definitely comes across as the network’s latest go at bringing aliens/futurism/superhero drama to television.

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‘Doom 3’ Rips & Tears onto Oculus Quest with This Unofficial Mod

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As you’d imagine, Doom 3 (2004) wasn’t built for VR. But thanks to work by consummate modders Team Beef, the iconic first-person shooter from id Software can finally be played in all its horrific goodness on Oculus Quest, replete with Touch controls.

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NASA wants us to know that IRL 'Armageddon' is at least 100 years away

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Asteroid 99942, named "Apophis," was first discovered in 2004 and has been flagged before as a possible impact risk.

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Doom 3 Runs On Oculus Quest And Quest 2 With Doom3Quest

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The landmark shooter made by Id — originally released in 2004 — arrives in standalone VR in 2021. Simon Brown and his enthusiastic partners at Team Beef have done what Facebook, Oculus and Zenimax-owned Id Software could not. Doom 3 now runs on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2.

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Half-Life: Alyx Releases 10am Pacific On March 23, Pre-load Begins Friday

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The title is a prequel to Half-Life 2, originally released in 2004, and will see you play as Alyx Vance in City 17, fighting against the Combine. Valve announced that Half-Life: Alyx will release at 10am Pacific time next Monday, March 23.

NASA's Perseverance has a little 'family portrait' Easter egg

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The rovers are lined up in chronological order: Sojourner, 1997; Spirit and Opportunity, 2004; Curiosity, 2012; Perseverance, 2021; and the Ingenuity helicopter , which rode along with Perseverance. In 1972, astronaut Charles Duke left a family portrait on the moon.

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Charisma Carpenter accuses Joss Whedon of 'toxic' behavior on 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

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The actor, who started out playing Cordelia Chase on Buffy in 1997 and then continued playing the character on the spinoff Angel from 1999 through 2004, posted her statement to Twitter Wednesday.

Doom 3: VR Edition Announced For PSVR, Coming This Month

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This will be a full port of the 2004 original and its expansion packs, complete with support for the PSVR Aim Controller. Doom 3: VR Edition, an official VR version of id’s horror shooter, is launching on PSVR this month. The news was just announced over on the PlayStation Blog.

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‘DOOM 3 VR Edition’ Releases Today on PSVR, Extended Gameplay Video Here

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DOOM 3 VR Edition launches today on PlayStation consoles, bringing the 2004 classic horror-shooter to PSVR for the first time.

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Ken Jennings may have botched his chance at hosting 'Jeopardy!'

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Jennings was launched into national fame in 2004 when he won 74 games and over $2 million. When beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek died in November , the internet was devastated.

'Six Days in Fallujah' is ready for its comeback. The question is, are we?

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Atomic Games first announced Six Days in Fallujah as a third-person shooter set during a six-day span as the second battle of Fallujah unfolded in 2004. Back in 2009, the world wasn't quite ready for a game set during the Iraq War. Well, times have changed.

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A Marine who worked on 'Six Days in Fallujah' in 2009 helped us see why it exists

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That was clear in 2009 when Konami revealed the Atomic Games project set during the Iraq War's second battle of Fallujah, in 2004. There's no easy way to talk about Six Days in Fallujah.

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FORM’s Premium Goggles Introduce AR To The Swimming Pool

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I competed in two Olympic Games: 2004 and 2012,” added Scott Dickens, Director of Strategic Partnerships at FORM. “At The $199 wearable tracks your performance and displays key information via a see-through overlay. Since the introduction of devices such as the Fitbit back in 2009 and the Apple Watch in 2014, the smart wearables market has gone from fantasy to reality, offering consumers a brand new, more convenient method for connecting with their digital lives.

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‘Pistol Whip’ Gets Dieselpunk-inspired Level in New ‘Dark Skies’ Update

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Like many of the game’s other levels, ‘Dark Skies’ takes inspiration from a few works of fiction, namely the airship scene in Ninja Gaiden, The Rocketeer (1991), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Sniper Elite VR Update Supports Gun Stocks And HP Reverb G2

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The patch notes say players with Reverb G2 “will need to ensure they have Windows 10: version 1903/1909 (KB4577062 or later) or 2004 (KB4577063 or later) installed.” Sniper Elite VR developers issued an update with a long list of improvements for PC VR and PlayStation VR.

Facebook is now a $1 trillion dollar company

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As The Verge noted, Facebook is the only company on this list that was founded in the 2000s (2004, to be exact), if you count Alphabet from Google's inception in 1998. On Monday, Facebook's market capitalization has exceeded $1 trillion for the first time, making it the fifth U.S.

Digitizing Retail Loyalty Programs & Stores with RFID tags

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Loyalty cards embedded with RFID tags have been around since at least 2004 and I am surprised that solutions built around this technology haven’t gained wider adoption. [.]. The post Digitizing Retail Loyalty Programs & Stores with RFID tags appeared first on Immersive Authority. Digital Transformation futurology loyalty retail rfid smartshopping

5 things we loved about the 'Friends' reunion

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Friends ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004, and while there has been no official cast reunion since then ( just that iconic selfie ), the show never left the forefront of pop culture.