dandi8

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dandi8,

He's only not evil because he can't understand his actions.

A god would have to be dumb for this logic to apply.

dandi8,

Steam is a ticking time bomb but mostly for the reason that you don't own the games you purchase there and you can't back them up (mostly) so when Steam decides to ban your account or just closes down, you lose all of your games forever.

More people should push for DRM-free games with offline installers, like GOG and Itch offer.

dandi8,

That's why we need a remodel of the economy to go along with it. The only way to stop the creation of more "rich" is to get rid of capitalism altogether.

dandi8,

How does this compare to Joplin?

Is there, or will there be a self-hostable server to sync notes between devices?

And does it support Markdown?

dandi8,

I'd rather they didn't do this at all.

Please, let's not nornalize nickel-and-diming your customers.

dandi8,

I used to be able to just cheat in the game. Just input a cheat and get infinite lives.

Why do I have to pay money for that now?

dandi8,

A step in the right direction would be no pointless MTX, as plenty of other games are doing right now. There are no microtransactions in my copy of Days Gone, for example. Nor are there any in Horizon: Zero Dawn.

And even if it's the popular thing to do, that is not an excuse to let them get an inch. "Oh, but he only beat you a little!"...

Why do people hate TV shows like The Biggest Loser and My 600-lb Life?

I’m watching both of these shows in their entirety and I don’t know why they’ve historically gotten so much backlash. One reviewer called TBL “a dumpster fire of a TV show” and others seem to think M6L is downright abusive. However, I can’t find anything particularly bad in either....

dandi8,

One reason is the more you're forced to work, the less energy, and, more importantly, time you have for preparing healthy meals. Therefore you're more likely to go with preprocessed, prepackaged meals or straight fast food which will make you fat fast.

I've got a relatively cushy job and cook my own, relatively healthy meals but even I find myself going for that store-bought pizza when I have a particularly busy week.

Moreover, unhealthy, preprocessed meals are basically drugs in terms of the dopamine hit, so you're more likely to go for them if your life sucks and you're sad about it.

Add to that the lack of education on healthy eating, which I'd bet is easier to come by when you're at least middle class and bam, you're a fat poor person.

dandi8,

We deploy to production with every single commit, but releases are behind feature flags.

When we're ready to release a feature, we just toggle a flag and we're done.

dandi8,

You know this could be measured just as well at the charger, right?

dandi8,

It's mechanically great but the story is... Not good.

dandi8,

I wish they were more upfront about the GOG release date.
I'll gladly buy this once it's available DRM-free, like its predecessor.

dandi8,

But now no one has all the new major releases, so in that regard it's a worse experience.

dandi8,

Physical media FTW. I wish it was easier to obtain movies and shows physically. I like to own my stuff.

dandi8, (edited )

You first start spreading, then you start feeling ill - about 2-3 days later. If you left your home within 2 days before noticing symptoms, you've been spreading covid.

dandi8,

I'm still playing Unreal Tournament 2004 just fine with bots. I don't need a community to play Project Zomboid with my SO. Your claim is factually incorrect.

dandi8,

It replicates it well enough for me to still be playing it regularly 20 years later and well enough to debunk the myth that every multiplayer game must automatically become unplayable with time ("die") solely due to the fact that it's multiplayer.

I can also still play UT2K4 with my friends, should I want to. I can't do either of these with a "live service" game where there is no offline mode or self-hostable servers.

Also, you ignored my mention of PZ, which is a multiplayer-enabled game which also won't die when the developer dies (or abandons the game).

dandi8,

Cool, I'll buy it once it comes to GOG.

The History and Future of Digital Ownership (www.theverge.com)

I’d like to get the community’s feedback on this. I find it very disturbing that digital content purchased on a platform does not rightfully belong to the purchaser and that the content can be completely removed by the platform owners. Based on my understanding, when we purchase a show or movie or game digitally, what...

dandi8,

And yet, somehow, GOG and Itch still exist, allowing you to download games completely DRM-free, as often as you like. If they ever go out of business, you can still use your local copies forever.

How do they do it? A mystery...

dandi8,

What do you use for automating the backups?

dandi8,

Well then let me actually download the movie like it was a game, then! And how exactly does it take less bandwidth? It's still tens or hundreds of gigabytes to download every time someone wants to install a game, most people only use the offline installers as backups.

dandi8,

A while ago I wrote an extensible dummy data generator for Java.

I needed to fake some scientific data for a project at work and wasn't satisfied with how closed for modification existing data generation solutions were, so I decided to tackle writing a library on my own.

It was my first major contribution to open source and had some architectural challenges which were fun to solve, not to mention the learning experience :)

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