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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.

https://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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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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Even Xbox is loosing to Sony and Nintendo despite being a decent product.

Xbox and Windows are both by Microsoft but they can’t even get that right.

I got a free trial for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that I’ve been using to play Starfield and a handful of other games on PC. But half the time I go to play it I either get a license error, which usually needs a full PC restart and signing in and out a few times to fix, or it constantly has to sync with the cloud. I can save my game, close it, not even switch off or restart my PC or even close the Xbox app, and later on when I go to play again it has to slowly synchronise my cloud save again. Why?! And if I want to make sure my save can be used on another device, I have to keep the app open for at least 10-15 mins after exiting the game so that the save can sloooowly upload to the cloud. I can upload things to YouTube, Google Drive, etc at 15+ Mbps but Xbox gaming services chugs along at 0.5 Mbps max. It’s infuriating.

Honestly, game pass is a pretty good value proposition (lack of game ownership aside), but with the issues I’ve been having I won’t be keeping it after my free time expires. If Steam has been able to handle license verification and cloud saves for years without problems, why can’t Microsoft get this shit right? /rant

Sorry, I really needed to vent about this.

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.

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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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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This is like Too Many Cooks in comic form

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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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“As we see here in exhibit B, the Discord chat logs clearly show Depp just wanted to grind the latest WoW update for Glorbo.”

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I’m a few months, there will be at least a 50% chance that comment or post you are replying to is a bot.

It already feels this way. A lot of them are the most basic comments or don’t make any sense at all.

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