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

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Apple limits third-party browser engine work to EU devices ( www.theregister.com )

The Register has learned from those involved in the browser trade that Apple has limited the development and testing of third-party browser engines to devices physically located in the EU. That requirement adds an additional barrier to anyone planning to develop and support a browser with an alternative engine in the EU....

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Just one more reason to make laws that enforce similarly fair competition in other countries. Don't let companies get away with this shit!

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That's actually really cool that they do that. Reduces the ability of people to scam because they cannot pick intentionally-similar usernames.

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America! Land of the free*!

*: Unless you meant freedom of religion. You better not! We'll sue/burn/shoot/jesus you if you do! Ultraconservative Christianity or death!

If you've done the Final Fantasy marathon did you include FF XI? Was it worth it?

I've been playing through all the numbered games and its been great. I could write an essay or two on any of them. In general I'm only including base games and no expansions or DLC so it wouldn't be a huge undertaking to beat 11, but I'm trying to see if it's worth it from others who have done the marathon....

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No of course not. Plus XI nowadays is a bit tricky to play anyways, and with XIV, there's also no reason to for the average player.

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I'll be honest compared to many of the main FF games like X, XIII or XVI, XIV's story from ARR->EW, especially once you're in the last segments of ShB and EW, easily outdoes them. It's slow as molasses since it has to fit a whole MMO with 2y release cycles into it, but it's also damn good.

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But it restores tabs? In fact I think nowadays that's the default behavior unless you turn it off.

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Damn, computers have gotten really far if nowadays we're happily throwing away the performance of dockerizing ˜everything on entirely normal application installs. Sigh.

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In your downloads folder. Just as before. Did you by chance remove it's file permissions? Or mess with the config to swap the folder in the past and now it no longer has permissions?

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TV never tells a lie, didn't you know? The whole planet was black&white before '55.

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That's a good thing - as the consumer.

The less exclusives, the better. We don't need lock-ins, we need open platforms and open systems. If I want a plug&play gaming experience I can buy a console, if I want maximum performance and quality in a more maintenance and setup intensive package I can build my own PC.

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But what if it ain't a car but a Cybertruck?

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Honestly if the POS that Tesla sells here counts as a truck, my bicycle does...

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Why not? They are one of the last browsers to add support, so I think they quite did?

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Meh, with games we want them to work independent of which type of controller we use, but display each driver's specific button graphics as needed. I see no difference here. Do I want dynamic upscaling and auto-HDR for all graphics cards? Sure! Do I still want it optimized for each type of graphics card unless the hardware makers can - unlikely - present a unified API? Of course I do.

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“Natural” has almost no meaning on a package, it is just a hand-waving word

That's partially because it's useless in general, of course it's natural, where else would you get it from? Every atom from a particle accelerator colision?!

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a layout designed to circumvent jamming typewriter

Or are you have... the stroke?!

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Sure, and we've tried a lot of alternative layouts over the decades.

None of them stuck around, by and large. Some have ultra-niche followings, sure. But overall, the latin-script world has stuck to (Q|A)WERT(Y|Z). For a reason!

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Why does this not work with a QWERTY layout?

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a layout designed to circumvent jamming typewriter keys

BTW, the supposed origin of the QWERTY layout is uncertain, and the story about it being based around avoiding adjacent bigrams has been called into question often enough (PDF, see pg. 169ff). You can see there plenty images of typewriters that had O next to U still (I was left of U), which if you think about bigrams makes no sense as especially back then it was one of by far the most common ones.
The supposed slowdown is also false as explained in the PDF, as early typewriters were used to receive morse-code, and could type at 60-80 words per minute while the best morse senders capped at ~30, meaning that no slowdown would have been perceivable anyways.

One proposed origin could be that the early still-not-quite-there developments were based on most people using 4-8 fingers to type not all 10, and alwys the inner fingers and discarding the outer ones.

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Why does it produce such extra load on a QWERTY keyboard?

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What additional axis? Swiping is always done on a 2D board?

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Link ot the actual source. No need to give someone regurgitating their content the ad impressions instead of the people doing the work.

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I hate how this woman still gets attention. Sigh.

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Imagine thinking the standards are from, or care about, the US.

You're the ass-backwards place that still measures things in bald eagles, dingbats and whatchamacallits. You and 2 more countries. Get with the times.

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Hrm, I had similar issues on my Artillery X2 before.

Here's what I went through:

  • Replaced the nozzle
  • Replaced the thermistor
  • Replaced the heating block
  • Replaced the main PCB
  • Replaced the heatbreak

Finally, I gave up, and took out the thermistor again thinking maybe I broke it. There's a small PCB connected to it, that sits on the side of the hot end assembly. I contacted Artillery about a potentially faulty hot end PCB, they sent me a replacement. It did not help. Desperate, I also replaced the thermistor with the replacement one that was part of their repair kit. And that worked. I think the faulty PCB broke the first replacement thermistor or something...

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Which to be fair, is a more than enough law for 98%++ of the population and all companies, too. Just not for the biggest companies who really ought to always be upgraded one "unit". That is, instead of 500 Kiloeuros, they get to pay 500 Megaeuros.

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I mean, this sucks, but I also wonder how this could be fixed. If you read up what absolutely benign stuff like your physical screen resolution coupled with how quickly you move your mouse coupled with your possible languages ad companies can use to uniquely identify you among the whole world visiting their page, it's not a long throw at all to uniquely identify someone based on their steam friends.

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Yeah this seems to be something people are missing. These tests sometimes prohibit all reviewing and commenting in their NDAs (including positive ones). It's a playtest, not a beta, review copy or pre-release.

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I mean I was originally angry about this toss-up, but since it hit an investment company... good guy Google?

I'm confused now.

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I use Ubuntu because if we want any chance of proper mainstream usability of Linux, this distro is the best bet. And to help my family with it, I need it ready myself.

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I love the petty envy Sony displays here. "Fuck! Microsoft is getting all the bad press attention! Quick! Do something!"

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They did it a second time, so what is it now? Dependable incompetence?

Why does a state like California that has supermajorities in both houses of the legislature not have a livable wage, housing guarantees, universal healthcare, and other very progressive policies?

I keep being told it's because of the Republicans that we can't have nice things. So what gives in California? We should be overflowing with progressive policies.

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Ignoring all direct political alignments, also keep in mind that such problems are never trivial.

If they were, sooner or later we would have long solved them, even with enough idiots willfully not wanting them.
But it's not easy. For example, California by and large cannot print money. And it's not like the things you mention are the only problems any modern society faces, especially on a multi-culture multi-urban multi-layer multi-level scale like the whole of California.

That is to say, if a bridge collapses, that's urgent to fix. More so, to people in the immediate area, than to work towards a living wage with a 10-15y plan on how to deeply and permanently change and transform the job market and job situation. But now some money needed for the latter went towards the former. And a host of things are "on fire" every single day. Could you still put down policy changes? Sure, but if you cannot at least start on putting them into action, there's no point. You'd just end up wording them in such a way that whoever comes after you could trivially ignore them, and you don't want that.

And then we get into issues that do not benefit from human mass survival, and in fact would often benefit from the lack of it, like climate change, ozone depletion and species extermination. Which also cost insane amounts of money to work on, and if we're being honest should take priority as they would automatically make all other considerations useless if we don't first focus everything onto such basic issues.

So in short, it's usually a combination of:

  • Lots of problems
  • All kinds of problems at the same time
  • Lots of needs-fixing-right-now problems
  • Lots of 105% prioty problems
  • Lack of resources to fix all of those above + then also add more to the pile.
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Ah yeah, that's how Zimbabwe did it, too! 💡

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Because its not a solution, it just makes the problem worse. It'll just create even more money under 100 people can gobble up.

The money exists! It needs to be liberated from wasteful uses such as arms, billionaires or shareholders. We can also print more money, sure, but without first fixing the underlying spending/allocation/hoarding issue, we'd only be feeding the dragon.

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They hopefully dragged the CEOs of the companies that put up the pro-plastic ads through the streets before flogging them publicly?

Because if they didn't, they really should have. For bad taste. Taring&feathering could also work. Sends a clear message to not be a dick.

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I mean I bailed on gamescom even before that, given how badly the event was always organized.

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It's just a rebrand, but I've used Thunderbird for so long and gotten so used to the icon aesthetics, it's awesome to see it come together finally.

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Fascinating, and makes perfect sense. The only character you could viably write over every other one without conflict ist 1111111, after all.

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C-suite bonuses ain't gonna pay themselves, you know?!

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I mean if they listen to Joe Rogan, they don't seem to think much of themselves either tbh. That counts as self-harm.

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Valve got Sony to hold off on the PSN account linking for Helldivers II, valve got Boeing to hold off on the Starliner launch. Impressive!

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Prey retroactively devaluaed Dishonored for me - as amazing as those were at their time, Prey showed what really could be obtained from the formula, and perfected every aspect of it.

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That's because from a health perspective, alcohol in particular is an "end state drug". It's what you die with. It ruins you. Not as fast as heroine, but just as thoroughly.

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