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And just how the fuck do they intend to enforce this? It would be entirely up to retailers to not sell products to those states and even then you just feed scalpers on Ebay who'll gladly sell Californians 3060 Ti's. So what the fuck is the point of this. My electric bill is high because of air condition and a state-wide refusal to prevent utility gouging. Holy fuck I need to get the fuck out of this state.
As a political Science BA holder, the establishments of the world don't give a shit about you, US included. They could care less if you have high electric bills due to A/C usage due to climate change caused by their negligent energy policies over the past few decades.

Al Gore, physicists, and climate scientists were begging the governments of the world to do something about climate change. Right now your small power usage is competition for corporations, and finance who are using way more power. So if they have to screw you over, by restricting "high" GPU power usage power supply, they will.
 

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Guess I'll be buying my PC parts from outside of California whenever I'm traveling.
 

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Here's a bit of insight from JayzTwoCents. I think he did a nice job of clearing things out:
It's disappointing that so many people took the clickbait news at face value and freaked out. I even had engineering co-workers ranting about big gubment and socialism before actually going and reading what happened, which, at the heart of it is "Everything is fine, Dell sucks as Dell has always sucked.". Theres plenty of other SIs you can order from, fuck dell anyway.
 

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Maybe we need the spy to sap all of the Alienware PCs

Points for whomever gets the joke
 

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Well, this is unfortunate
I would like to know how many other, more impactful areas that these states are wasting energy on. Especially Cali. Hell, just think of the power draw for the thousands of charging stations needed to keep all the hip people’s electric vehicles running.

This is just another example of the powers that be cherry picking one offender while turning a blind eye to several others, if only because they can.
 
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It only effect Dells/Alienware but could affect other PCs in the future due to power consumption regulations.

Also, Gavin Newsom can go fuck himself, he can't even solve homelessness in LA and San Francisco. The state of Washington lets crypto-miners get away with everything.

As an economics student, and a political science graduate I know this will cause the following.
In terms of politics, this will move the Overton of acceptability of shit laws window. The regulation will gradually force gaming PCS to be less powerful and could affect consoles in the future as they get more powerful.

In terms of economics, if 6 states ban it(this includes the largest state of California), demand will go down, and supply will follow because businesses will adjust due to the reduction in demand.

As someone who has taken an environmental science class, why not ban natural gas/fracking, why not reduce plastics usage, why let Amazon sell shit with half-filled trucks. There are so many policy solutions, but the so-called progressive governor of California Gavin Newsom is too brought off by corporations like the big four(Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook) to regulate their power usage so he goes after the powerless. Introverted gamers.
The link they gave to CA’s new energy compliance advisory didn’t say anything about only applying to Dell -

 
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Goods news for whoever isn't satisfied with the PS5's kind of anemic storage capacity. Pricey tho.

In any case, the cost doesn't matter so long as Sony doesn't release an update enabling the second nvme slot.

EDIT: never mind, seems that shouldn't be long either
 
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Loony leftists derail Activision-Blizzard walkout.
 

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Loony leftists derail Activision-Blizzard walkout.

I've seen folks on the wow forums lambasting this as "SJWs/Wokeness will ruin Blizzard/WOW"

Seems like the Blizzard situation is giving all kinds of narratives to latch onto. Right wingers are bitching about Wokeness. Left Wingers are (rightfully) complaining about terrible rapey working conditions and "normal gamers" are complaining about the poor state of the video games themselves
 

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Goods news for whoever isn't satisfied with the PS5's kind of anemic storage capacity. Pricey tho.

In any case, the cost doesn't matter so long as Sony doesn't release an update enabling the second nvme slot.

EDIT: never mind, seems that shouldn't be long either
Another reason late adoption suits me just fine. Someday I’ll have all planned features “day one”, and at a much more pleasing price.
 

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Right wingers are bitching about Wokeness. Left Wingers are (rightfully) complaining about terrible rapey working conditions and "normal gamers" are complaining about the poor state of the video games themselves
The most vocal wokescolds are often projecting their rapey behaviours.
 

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The most vocal wokescolds are often projecting their rapey behaviours.
A reminder that The Quartering was banned from a MTG community group or tournament or something for harassing women there.

And funny he made "Blizzard sucks" kind of videos before but now he's rushing to their defense.
 
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A reminder that The Quartering was banned from a MTG community group or tournament or something for harassing women there.

And funny he made "Blizzard sucks" kind of videos before but now he's rushing to their defense.
Maybe youtube should just preemptively ban his account before he makes any bigger fool of himself.
 

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A reminder that The Quartering was banned from a MTG community group or tournament or something for harassing women there.

And funny he made "Blizzard sucks" kind of videos before but now he's rushing to their defense.
I don't remember him being banned for harassing women. I do remember him being assaulted at GenCon and then being banned and victim-blamed by the latter.

Also he still hates Blizzard, he's just disappointed the ActiBlizz walkout being pozzed and derailed.