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"Piracy Should Always Be An Option

Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Monopolies that exploit vs competition that excludes. Consumers want their one-stop-shop, but they also want them to not have horrible business practices. What do we do?"

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i wish gamers had gotten this mad when blizzard did mass layoffs after making record profits

DOOM (1993): tiny, fast, runs on just about anything, originally released on 2 floppy disks and shared via FTP at 1993 internet speeds

DOOM (2016): takes 1 hour to download on a 200 mbps internet connection and requires an nvidia gtx 670 or better


I still have machines from 2012 in regular price today doing their jobs just fine, using the current release of Debian.

I would have thought it absurd to try and use the 386 I got in 1990 on a regular basis in 1997 (would windows 95 even run on it?). I actually think that is a great thing, and I hope some day we can make mobile devices follow the same path.

@srol @chr

Much of the so-called "news" I see on "news" sites isn't news at all. Sometimes, on the Norwegian sites, the front page is about a soccer match. At other times, nothing happened in Norway that day, and all the "news" is international, and yet, it still isn't news.

News is information about the current state of affairs, and before the "news" media hijacked it, it carried much more weight.

"I bring news of your brother-in-law. He has fallen in battle at Hastings."

just released Bonk, an open source collision detection library for MonoGame Core. this is the tool we are using for collision detection on Samurai Gunn 2

- extremely modular design
- implements line, circle, rectangle, and convex polygons
- spatial hash for broad phase
- GJK for narrow phase
- EPA for separating vector
- 0 heap allocations (no garbage collection)

licensed under LGPL 3

I don't know if it's weirder that Google is convinced that I can't get enough of "How I Met Your Mother" news, or that there are web sites still generating enough articles on the topic for it to recommend new ones to me each day.

webmd out of context 

mh term used in joke 

I'd just like to take this moment to say fuck you @kaniini for writing good software with configurable options because it's making my package maintainer life hell right now

like literally, i don't even look at what software a given instance runs. i just look at the raw data instead and make my decisions based on this. that's what everyone should do.
i'm not going to block all instances that run the gab software, because that's as stupid as blocking all instances which run mastodon or all instances that run pleroma or all instances that run misskey. what matters is how these instances are run themselves. that will continue to be the deciding factor for me.

if you don't like this, then that's fine, go ahead and block this instance, as i have no interest in being bullied into making moderation decisions that are flawed.

In the modern age, where home electronics could literally serve the entire internet passively, ISPs continue to do stupid things like bandwidth throttling and usage caps, because home electronics "aren't ready for the full power of The Internet."

...does masto (or glitch soc) have an automatic spam filter now?

i guess i should try to make sure i don't post the same toot more than one now... no more goo mornings?

"LH [Longhorn/Vista] is a pig and I don't see any solution to this problem. If we are to rise to the challenge of Linux..."
Jim Allchin, #Microsoft VP

"George Hamilton has never voted, says actors 'have no qualifications' to talk politics

In fact, Hamilton believes that it's irresponsible for actors to share their opinions on political issues entirely, because entertainers "have no qualifications."

"They're given an unusual amount of credibility," he said. "A lot of young actors do it and they shouldn't. The political (people) are happy to use your persona." "

"Apple users have no one to blame but themselves.

In 2019, there is a lot of information available on Apple's design practices, how they deal with lemons, and the longevity of their products. If you still choose to give them money, whatever happens to you, your wallet, or your data is on you."

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