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Does the Fairphone still boot with the battery fully removed? If so, that might be an idea!

TIL about Sublinks, a Java-based alternative to Lemmy's backend (github.com)

Today I learned about Sublinks (here), an open-source project that aims to be a drop-in replacement for the backend of Lemmy, a federated link aggregator and microblogging platform. Sublinks is designed to be initially API-compatible with Lemmy, allowing existing Lemmy clients, such as Lemmy-UI, to integrate seamlessly....

Carighan ,
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However for maintainability, I really don’t see it. Java has the billion dollar mistake with null references, forces you into an object oriented programming style and uses exception-based error handling, which is far inferior to errors as sum types like in Rust.

None of these are a problem to experienced Java developers however, of which there is a huge ocean. Compared to a relatively tiny handful of Rust developers that also can get very highly paid industry jobs that keep them busy, so there’s even less of them available for hobby projects.

I can totally see it. Makes perfect sense in fact, you want people to help with development, you cast the widest net possible.

Carighan ,
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“How dare these people have basic human needs, despite us very clearly not considering them human?!”

Fuck Israel…

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The catch:

After intermittently disappearing from all current Pixel phones, the option to take Photo Spheres is back on Pixels that previously supported the feature. This means that Google’s latest phones, the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, are still left without the beloved functionality, but at least it’s back on the Pixel 7 series and older.

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A whole bunch fo NERF guns. Rival, Elite, Vortex, I got a fair few over the years.

Do I need them? Of course not.

Did 15y old.me always want a dozen or so? Definitely!

Epic Games reportedly hit by 189GB hack, including login and payment info (www.rockpapershotgun.com)

The report comes from Cyber Daily, who also broke the news of last year’s confirmed hack attack on Insomniac Games. The site claims that new ransomware group Mogilevich are the culprits, as per the screencap of a darkweb posting above, and that the hackers are now trying to get Epic or another party to pay up for the return of...

Carighan OP ,
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Hrm, depends. Usually in modern online payment systems it should be impossible for the debitor to have the CVC of the card and hence leaked information could not make actual payments from it, but it could spam the card’s number with bogus payments to continuously keep it being blocked.

In any case if you’re affected I would recommend asking your bank how to proceed, just to be on the safe side.

Carighan OP ,
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Nah, use Mastodon or Bluesky 😜

Carighan ,
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A better comparison would be that your coffee maker’s RGB light no longer supports a specific off-shade of pink.

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Yeah, and it’s almost like that is still an ongoing thing hence it’s quite understandable that Gemini is severly unfinished and broken for now.

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Yeah but as the shareholders get used to companies laying off workers to “cut costs”, any company not doing it sees their shares tank. Which is Not Ok™️, so they keep firing people so the execs can pay themselves bigger and bigger bonuses over high stock prices.

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That’s probably the point here. They’re intentionally not showing anything and not saying too much because this is the launch game for the Switch U or whatever it’ll be called.

Carighan ,
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Yeah it’ll now come with oodles extra merchandise you can buy. And the game world looks like it’s N64 now but with the framerate of the original Star Fox.

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If so, try Cassette Beasts. Actually blew me away completely unexpectedly, combining smarter combat, really neat pixel graphics, inventive monster names that are of course all terrible puns, and a really really great combat soundtrack that dynamically gets vocals when you fuse.

Only downside is that it makes modern actual Pokemon games look even worse by comparison.

You can only pick 2 games from steam to play for the rest of your life, what games are they? (sh.itjust.works)

I have a large library of steam games, but yet always come back to Garry mod and ravensfield. I keep coming back for the modded content and every other game is excellent, don’t get me wrong. But a lot of big games like RD2 and watchdogs 2 just seem like such a long time investment. What 2 games do you infinitely come back to?

Carighan ,
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Does it have to be Steam? Or any two games?

Carighan ,
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Imagine having a mobile app that allows you to effortlessly capture and organize all your knowledge and insights on the go. From ideas to important learnings, this app could be a game-changer in helping you stay organized and make the most out of your knowledge.

This sounds like a lot of centralization, tbh. And without stating why that’d be beneficial.

Plus, how would this be superior to specialized apps? A flash card learning app has different UX than a language learning tool than a note-taking app.

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Hrm, well… I guess if someone needs that. I personally can’t imagine a use case for it, sorry.

Carighan ,
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And you think there’s no acceptable amounts of rat poop in any other food you eat? Funny.

Chickens aren’t grown in sterile level 4 labs. There’s all kinds of contaminants in every food you eat. Many many more so if you buy “organic” because those fertilisers and weed killers are far less pure.

There are exceptions, of course. But you’ll still find miniscule trace amounts of quicksilver in baby food every once in a while, sure. So little that the check machines won’t even register there’s any at all but a lab could still find some. But by and large, there are acceptable levels for everything and we check for all of that, too. There’s a reason it’s an industry, not grabbing a random chicken from the street and biting it’s head off.

Carighan ,
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Whatever that app was. 🤷 Google does so much country-specific and A/B stuff, it’s impossible to even know what their ecosystem is.

Carighan ,
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All examples you mention are just refinements of what others did, proving the point. Except the Vision Pro which is just factually a bad product and rightly getting lambasted by everyone for it. But eh, even Apple has their misses.

Carighan ,
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No, the G Pay logo and branding is entirely separate. It is and has always been the indication that you can pay with the Wallet app. Which sucks as far as naming goes, but at least it has been quite consistent.

Over here. I had no idea that in other countries they did all kinds of fuckery with their branding.

Carighan ,
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It’s almost as if, and bear with me here this is a truly wild concept, letting every manager run their own little show and paying them based on how many new products they introduce isn’t actually healthy.

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I mean, cool, they’re finally replacing Geforce Experience, one of the worst pieces of software ever made.

But they’re replacing it with shit that commits all the same crimes. Locally run webserver hosting web interfaces and a website running in a packaged Chrome accesses. Instead of something utterly wild like oh I don’t know, actually building a piece of software not a web page!

Also it still commits the cardinal crime of letting 11y old me do the design and what I thought was “COOOOOL!”, instead of just, you know, looking like an app. In the design language of the OS. Which would be wild, I know.

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That is true. I will say, even with all the features dropped, this is a step in the right direction.

It’s a small one overall, but credit where credit is due, this shows promise. Just wish the underlying architecture were better, it’s still based on the packaged chrome thing.

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By itself, yes. GameStream is EOL. And this is said end, it seems.

Your replacement option is Sunshine, or switching to using a steam link setup.

Carighan ,
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Not for me, no. Sunshine is already the open re-implementation of the gamestream component of Geforce Experience.

Carighan ,
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The specific casting bugs me:

  • Budget Deadshot
  • Old Nami
  • Hit Bunny-Girl
  • Box Wheatley
  • Extra from the Mad Max set

It’s just… I dunno. Doesn’t quite fit the tone from the games. But hey maybe it comes out and is surprisingly funny in it’s braindeadness.

Carighan ,
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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.

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

Carighan , (edited )
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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, its 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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Oops. TY, corrected!

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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?

Carighan ,
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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. :)

Carighan ,
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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.

Carighan ,
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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).

Carighan ,
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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.

Carighan ,
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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.

Carighan ,
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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.

Carighan ,
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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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