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Carighan

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The strength of life to face oneself has been made manifest. The persona Carighan has appeared.

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My girlfriend is a professional fermenter

Wow, rough comment about your GF, hope she doesn’t read this. 😛

Carighan,
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There is also discord guilds for sharing cheats, which is very damaging to the massive fps games industry

Using systems built into the game is damaging to the industry?

Or do you mean cracks/hacks? Because if it’s a cheat, that’s something the devs explicitly added.

And looking at Nintendo vs the R4, these companies do take down sites discussing/sharing hacks and cracks. Just not as publicly as you might expect it to happen because why would they, it’s just a lawyer sending a very formal letter asking for them to either take it down, or their company will be taken down in court.

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I mean, it was DOA at “From the Atom team”.

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To be fair, there’s a big difference.

VS Code is a text editor / IDE. Compared to something like Notepad++, it’s super slow to open/load, it’s UI feels laggy at times, and it’s just overkill for opening a text file. Compared to specialized log viewers, it struggles with large files and is generally super slow.
But compared to “full” IDEs like IntelliJ, it’s marginal in coding features, lacking important analysis and testing support, plus integrations with ~everything.

If you find yourself in the middle, like many JS developers do, not actually needing the biggest IDE but also needing more than just a text editor, it’s a fine tool. As a Java Backend Dev, VS Code feels like a joke if applied to that, OTOH.

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I AM SO HYPED! Preordered right away (like duh)

Why would you preorder while you don’t know whether it even runs on day 1? Especially with From, where the main game had serious technical flaws initially, too?

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Fair enough, tbh. A little bit of hype is always nice.

I struggled a fair bit. Performance hit me hard with really bad stutter in particular during some early boss fights, I also had weird CTDs after the first patch, and of course it has the good ol partially-hardcoded key bindings were trying to use alternative input schemes such as cursors, ESDF or truly alternative input devices is a no-go. Though these days I find it difficult to criticize any specific game for that, I hate how ubiquitous this problem has become. Like CP2077 still has it after so many years, Avatar Frontiers of Pandora has it, etc etc.

Oh, and one big one I just recalled: The online would disconnect, but without telling me. This wasn’t always bad, but the game would not realize it’s no longer online, so sometimes it “stalled” trying to check something online. Never found out what caused that, it was gone after some patch. Long story short I waited a fairly long time, then played it after a bunch of patches when it was mostly - sadly not entirely - fine. And loved it. :)

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All of those could be and were done before, only it wasn’t public so you had no way to also know your score.

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Uh, okay then. Damn I’m old. Apparently. 🧐 Funny though that the younger generation cannot imagine how life worked pre-personal-computers (or even before computers entirely).

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Abolish corporate personhood

This to me is a big one.

One big issue in bigger corporations is how the C-suite execs are inherently not being held responsible for any damages caused by their decisions, as due to the raw size of the company, these happen too late, and they can take a golden parachute and go to the next company to focus on shortest-term gains, raise stock prices, then get bonuses based on that.

But, a few things can be done to improve that, and requiring companies to have someone legally be responsible for the shit happening under them would be a huge step. Personal accountability. Either be responsible as the CEO, or have a legal document that delineates which issues fall under whose manager’s umbrella.

I’d go a step further and make C-suites / management with profit sharing or stock-based bonuses also automatically lose money for losses in said performances, even after they leave the company, based on the percentage of money they were responsible for (You worked there 12y ago to 8y ago, you were the CEO so 100% responsibility, company now lost 6 mil, you have to pay back bonuses based on 2 millions “performance”).

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Yeah although not having a tablet or web client is frankly ridiculous. It’s not 2000 any more, plus their desktop client is already running in a package Chrome anyways.

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incompetence and thoughtlessness shine through absolutely everywhere, and nothing works the way it ought to.

I mean the website also feels quite amateurish, as does the art-design. It’s not bad for an indie game, but it seems to want to be so much more.

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https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/b8da799c-7f67-4893-b275-f8ec129154af.jpeg

Interesting, but the implementation feels a bit meh. This implies traded items are sub-par, right? Since you get better items if you join the faction that causes them to be non-tradeable.

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Not a lot at all, as you can run a spam mail center on a potato. People underestimate how power-/hardware-inefficient crypto really is, and how that alone already makes it unusable for banking at large.

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Yeah but that’s making the assumption that someone drives to the office.

And also immediately points the finger at car-based single-person traffic, not office-based work. And I want offices closed down as possible, so please keep the finger on them. 😛

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Aaaah, yes, if we assume everything else to be equal, then of course having the admin work from home makes a positive impact.

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To be fair, to some degree this is exactly the use case stochastic parrots (the thing we call ‘AI’ as a buzzword) can truly excel at:

  • Interpeting the bullshit we stammer out when we try to give a verbal command while totally not adhering to any reliable command structure.
  • Formulating a reply that sounds like fairly natural language despite how inane the sources used might be.

So yeah, we’re finally at a real use case. Gimme! And from briefly trying it, Gemini is better at figuring things out from impresice input than Assistant was.

Make no mistake, it’s ultimately the same backend. They just swapped the processing layer between audio-to-text parsing and running inputs from them (and again on the way back). Sadly no Google Now smartness at all, we’ve lost that forever. But hey, at least this improves stuff.

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Ah, I think the wording confuses it.

Timers are set for a duration. Alarms are set for a time. Which makes sense btw, you can’t set an egg timer to 9:15 either, you set it for, say, 21 minutes (if it’s 8:54 right now). And you don’t set your alarm clock for “in 6 hours”, you set it for 8:00.

It’s a bit arbitrary, but this is exactly where I feel models such as Gemini or ChatGPT can actually improve things, because they can more readily leap from the keyword “timer” expecting a duration to that you actually meant “alarm” from the rest of the input, you just said timer instead.

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Should note that AFAIK there’s no confirmation that their project was in fact an actual Disco Elysium 2 (instead of a spiritual successor or something), and neither do we know whether a DE2 is not being worked on, just without people that made the first game.

Of course, it really does not bode well for any such game, but ever since Life is Strange 2/Tell Me Why vs True Colors where the former DLC-studio made a far better mainline game than the actual company making them managed, I am being more careful with considering a game “ded” just because the people involved with the game left.

🤷

To focus on the more important part: People got laid off. Which sucks. Hard.

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DDG is so bad in results though it makes not using a search engine seem like a solid alternative. I remember that research from a few months ago where they compared Google, Bing and DDG to do statistical analysis of if and how much Google’s search results have been getting worse in recent years.

Result:

  • Google did get worse.
  • However, Bing and DDG got worser, faster.

The real conclusion was that SEO spam has found ways to optimize that is no longer easy to exclude for search providers. Hence all search is getting shit pretty quickly.

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Didn’t they also click ads when you clicked a link, invisibly in the background?

Looking for a pro controller/handheld option. All suggestions appreciated.

I had the 8bitduo Ultimate and I loved it, though it was a little awkward to hold at first as I was more used to the slanted handle design of an Xbox controller. Unfortunately, I think I must have left it somewhere in public leading to it being stolen, as I haven’t seen it in a few months in spite of constantly looking for it....

Carighan,
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For the Switch, it has to be either their own Pro Controller, or IMO that very 8bitdo Ultimate. The latter has the upside that you can also use it on PCs, on the downside its vibration is significantly worse than the Nintendo one.

Everything else I’ve tried, Hori, Gulikit, they’ve all been disappointing by comparison to those two.

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