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True. Risk of Rain Returns is amazing. But back when they announced ROR2 and that it would be a 3D environment I was like “how the heck is that going to work?” but they pulled it off. Clocked over 200 hours in that one (so far - haven’t even tried the DLC yet)

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Anyway, I believe what you’re describing was coined as “eternal summer” many many years ago.

The same phenomenon was coined on Usenet many years before 4chan.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September

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Not to excuse this sort of behaviour, but at least they’re honest enough to say it’s about the money, instead of hiding behind excuses like “bUt sEcuRiTy vUlNeRaBiLiTieS”.

We need laws to prevent this kind of anti-consumer bullshit (yeah I know, a pipe dream) and for people to simply not give Haier their money, or data.

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A garage door opener is simply a machine so a shorter name could be “rage against the machine.”

Wait…

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Some of these category winners are starting to make less and less sense each year. Red Dead 2 for Labor of Love? wtf?

I voted for Risk of Rain Returns for best on Steam Deck. Been playing it on the ROG Ally and it’s a damn near perfect handheld game.

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Essentially. That category must have been a troll by the steam community.

Even today Skyrim is a better game than Starfield. It’s the same formula Bethesda have been doing for 20 years now but they somehow managed to make the world feel more artificial and lifeless. And So. Many. Loading screens. 😔

Nothing against the core Bethesda formula - I still enjoy the whole “explore, run into shit, and spend the next 30 hours on side quests” - but they really need to focus on making a more rich and engaging experience.

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maintaining nuclear power plants with the highest appropriate levels of safety.

There’s your problem right there.

Nuclear power generation can probably be safe, in theory.

Nuclear power generation in our current late-stage capitalism where corporations, and even governments, will cut corners for the sake of profit and politics, is not.

It’s a cool technology, but I personally don’t trust the world with it right now.

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Anyone who’s waiting on BG3 to be cheaper or GOTY edition or whatever, try Divinity: Original Sin 2. It’s amazing, and the definitive edition is only $13.50 USD right now. No need to have played the first one - I never did and D:OS2 is probably one of my favourite games of all time now.

The US is normalizing the cruelest mass killing method to stop bird flu (www.vox.com)

Last year, I wrote a great deal about the rise of “ventilation shutdown plus” (VSD+), a method being used to mass kill poultry birds on factory farms by sealing off the airflow inside barns and pumping in extreme heat using industrial-scale heaters, so that the animals die of heatstroke over the course of hours. It is one of...

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Or… and this is crazy… not cram thousands of them together in such a tiny area. Then disease wouldn’t spread so rapidly.

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This is why the core of the issue that nobody ever talks about is human overpopulation. The demented levels of factory farming we have is only a thing because 8 billion people need to be fed.

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It’s happening across a lot of industries, especially tech. During covid line went up very fast. Post-covid line stopped going up fast, but companies are desperate to keep it going up fast. Otherwise it would count as a slowdown in year-on-year growth and we can never ever have that (/s).

The employees secretly using AI at work (www.bbc.com)

Berlin-based business consultant Matt and his colleague were among the first at their workplace to discover ChatGPT, mere weeks after its release. He says the chatbot transformed their workdays overnight. “It was like discovering a video game cheat,” says Matt. “I asked a really technical question from my PhD thesis, and...

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The article: “I asked a really technical question from my PhD thesis, and it provided an answer that no one would be able to find without consulting people with very specific expertise."

Me waiting for the part where the AI hallucinated and he got an F on his thesis:

I mean, it might have worked out, but you have to be very careful when asking LLMs for factual information. I’ve tried it at my work and it gave me info that contradicted that from experts.

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So I tied a salmonella-ridden bag of precut onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.

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Butter comes in egg form now? What a time to be alive

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affordable streaming services

The AI is hallucinating again

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Do you have a recorded voicemail greeting? There are techniques now to train an AI voice on as little as 3 seconds of audio.

Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6HSsVIkqIU

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Makes sense.

But is it just me that’s unaffected by such a script? I’m just like “Death threats? shrugs Fair enough.” Unity threatened a lot of dev’s livelihoods. What did they expect, for them all to just roll over and take it?

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This is one of the greatest comments of all time

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imo refunding after 10 hours is not the right thing to do, and could undermine the whole refund system if it becomes a common thing people do.

The original idea for allowing refunds for digital games (or anything, really) is if you get a broken or defective product. If the game won’t launch, or it’s a buggy unplayable mess, or not what was advertised (and I’m talking blatant false advertising, not some vague speculative comments) you get a refund. If you simply don’t like the game, then you need to own it that you made a bad purchase and move on. It happens.

This is why it’s important to wait for reviews and actual gameplay on YouTube/Twitch first, so you have a much better understanding of what you’re getting. Hell, this why YTers/streamers get free codes on release, so their audience will see the game and want to go buy it.

It’s been said a million times over but I guess it needs saying again: STOP 👏 PRE-ORDERING 👏 VIDEO 👏 GAMES

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I’ve downloaded it on two devices already. It’s on the Starfield - Standard Edition page, not the premium edition one. The usual play button will say “Pre-load install”.

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Exactly. I read the headline and was like: no, that’s what corporations want - for you to sacrifice pay or something else so they don’t lose out.

Most corps have posted record profits these past few years - they can afford to let their workers work a day less without reducing their pay, they just don’t want to admit it.

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