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  1. Comment on French Court Says Valve Must Allow Steam Users To Resell Games in ~games

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    Found an interesting viewpoint on Reddit. They noted that the French Court hasn't ordered Valve to build infrastructure to allow transferring ownership of games between accounts. They just can no...

    Found an interesting viewpoint on Reddit.

    They noted that the French Court hasn't ordered Valve to build infrastructure to allow transferring ownership of games between accounts. They just can no longer prevent it from happening like they currently do by banning the sale of accounts in their ToS.

    In that case, selling whole accounts for the games is a much different beast, very unlikely to cause a second-hand license apocalypse.

    17 votes
  2. Comment on DigitalFoundry Direct: Modern games look amazing on CRT monitors in ~games

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    Ah I'm off to college and don't have it right next to me anymore. Some random eMachines model.

    Ah I'm off to college and don't have it right next to me anymore. Some random eMachines model.

  3. Comment on DigitalFoundry Direct: Modern games look amazing on CRT monitors in ~games

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    I've dug out my old CRT monitor but it seems so dim. Any way to brighten it up or is it just age? Nobody makes CRTs anymore, do they?

    I've dug out my old CRT monitor but it seems so dim. Any way to brighten it up or is it just age? Nobody makes CRTs anymore, do they?

    4 votes
  4. Comment on 'Terrifying' New Climate Models Warn of 6-7°C of Warming by 2100 If Emissions Not Slashed in ~enviro

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    I don't think dude's saying "everything's fine guys no need to worry the microbes will live on without us." Hard to tell if he's just adding detail or if he has a point but he's not saying that...

    I don't think dude's saying "everything's fine guys no need to worry the microbes will live on without us." Hard to tell if he's just adding detail or if he has a point but he's not saying that that makes everything A-OK

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What can a software developer do about climate change? in ~enviro

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    JavaScript is shockingly only a 4.5. That'd be a big step up from Python. Year of the Linux JavaScript shell?

    JavaScript is shockingly only a 4.5. That'd be a big step up from Python. Year of the Linux JavaScript shell?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Why Go and not Rust? in ~comp

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    I've used both in the past, currently using Go. Rust has a very steep learning curve, and I don't think I ever got over the main hump. Sometimes it seemed like you just couldn't represent certain...

    I've used both in the past, currently using Go.

    Rust has a very steep learning curve, and I don't think I ever got over the main hump. Sometimes it seemed like you just couldn't represent certain things cleanly. While learning, I tried to build a little test roguelike game with "Actors" that all had pluggable AI objects. But that always seemed to lead to infinitely recursing types and I never did get it to work, even with a lot of outside help. Shame because it has a lot of benefits, I just can't get over the initial costs myself.

    While it took me weeks to start writing any code in Rust, pretty much the next day after touching Go I had ported over my lil JavaScript/HTML5 Canvas CHIP8 emulator to Golang and the Linux terminal. Everything feels very simple and easy to get a good grasp of while introducing a lot of little "just very nice" things.

    I think each has their uses, but for someone like me that was looking for a language to play with and replace Python with, I definitely prefer Go.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What can a software developer do about climate change? in ~enviro

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    No worries, I understand, I'd rather use a Mozilla-made language as well. Sadly just haven't wrapped my head around the finer details just yet.

    No worries, I understand, I'd rather use a Mozilla-made language as well. Sadly just haven't wrapped my head around the finer details just yet.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What can a software developer do about climate change? in ~enviro

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    If you're like me and get stuck with things that seemingly just can't be represented cleanly in Rust, maybe give Go a visit. 3.0 on the scale vs Python's 75 is still a solid improvement, and...

    If you're like me and get stuck with things that seemingly just can't be represented cleanly in Rust, maybe give Go a visit. 3.0 on the scale vs Python's 75 is still a solid improvement, and you'll save a lot of pulled hair vs Rust. Heck, Go's compiler is practically as fast as Python's interpreter.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit launches /r/Layer, a "community canvas" sponsored by Adobe in ~tech

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    Yep, that's why the link for the post explicitly links to new.reddit.com, which overrides the per-user setting to force old.reddit.com.

    Yep, that's why the link for the post explicitly links to new.reddit.com, which overrides the per-user setting to force old.reddit.com.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on ProtonMail and Huawei: A Relationship Made in Privacy Hell in ~tech

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    The problem is when people optimize for monetary gain, letting silly things like factual reporting slip far down the list of priorities.

    The problem is when people optimize for monetary gain, letting silly things like factual reporting slip far down the list of priorities.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on ProtonMail and Huawei: A Relationship Made in Privacy Hell in ~tech

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    Ain't misleading, if you state something as fact because it has a remote chance at being so, you're straight up lying at that point.

    Ain't misleading, if you state something as fact because it has a remote chance at being so, you're straight up lying at that point.

    7 votes
  12. Comment on School uniforms are on the rise — even for toddlers — and it’s changing back-to-school shopping in ~life

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    It's a tie my dude. They're wearing the shirt and pants, who cares about the details and accessories beyond that. Can't make em all carbon copies. If they were drop kicking the uniform that'd be...

    It's a tie my dude. They're wearing the shirt and pants, who cares about the details and accessories beyond that. Can't make em all carbon copies. If they were drop kicking the uniform that'd be one thing but there is no purpose in going after kids because their shirt's not tucked in.

  13. Comment on Firefox 69.0 Released in ~tech

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    Then, again, all I can do is point you to the DPI settings. What you're complaining about is universal across all apps, and has a solution that solves all apps. No reason for each individual one...

    Then, again, all I can do is point you to the DPI settings. What you're complaining about is universal across all apps, and has a solution that solves all apps. No reason for each individual one to reinvent the wheel. Firefox's default text sizing is not smaller than any other application's body text, so solving it only for Firefox and leaving the rest of the desktop illegible would be a strange thing. Multiple solutions exist in and outside of Firefox without touching the advanced settings and without diving into extensions. You haven't explained at all why these go-to solutions aren't good for you, so I really can't offer you anything else but what I already have.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Firefox 69.0 Released in ~tech

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    Then I'd say up the DPI/scaling for your monitor in your display settings. That's really not Firefox's domain. 100% should be comfortable. If you insist on making it a Firefox thing, you can set a...

    Then I'd say up the DPI/scaling for your monitor in your display settings. That's really not Firefox's domain. 100% should be comfortable. If you insist on making it a Firefox thing, you can set a minimum allowed font size easily. Or override the advance setting layout.css.devPixelsPerPx to scale just Firefox and not any other application. This is not a common scenario, and in the closest common scenario, the sane solution is "solve it outside the browser."

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Firefox 69.0 Released in ~tech

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    Isn't that the entire point of extensions? To extend functionality so that every conceivable thing doesn't have to be included in the browser/editor/whatever for every person who will never use it?

    Isn't that the entire point of extensions? To extend functionality so that every conceivable thing doesn't have to be included in the browser/editor/whatever for every person who will never use it?

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Starbound developer Chucklefish allegedly did not pay around a dozen of its workers in ~games

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    At least wrt Cave Story, I guess they stole large chunks of the reigning fan translation and changed enough to make it look like their own. They also grabbed a few community mods for the game...

    At least wrt Cave Story, I guess they stole large chunks of the reigning fan translation and changed enough to make it look like their own. They also grabbed a few community mods for the game (I've only ever heard/seen Boss Rush, there was a diffs floating around of the mod and CS+, they're basically identical) and pulled those into their commercial game. Other than that I think they have a reputation for severe lack of communication and a talent for delaying/canceling projects with barely a word.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Why Do Chinese People Like Their Government? in ~misc

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    I get what you're saying and I agree but as corrupt as it is, the US government hasn't gotten to the point of chatting up Google about suppressing searches for "human rights" yet. People do tend...

    I get what you're saying and I agree but as corrupt as it is, the US government hasn't gotten to the point of chatting up Google about suppressing searches for "human rights" yet.

    People do tend to make exceptions for "us" vs "them" governments but once you pass a certain point I'd like to think anyone would start to view their government as "them." Probably both governments have crossed that line in some ways.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Steam Key Giveaway Thread, September 2019 Edition in ~games

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    I've heard good things about Dust: An Elysian Tale, wouldn't mind trying that. Thanks for posting!

    I've heard good things about Dust: An Elysian Tale, wouldn't mind trying that. Thanks for posting!

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What happens when you launch a fresh install of Firefox? in ~comp

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    You could probably use a Bluetooth mouse or a USB otg cable to plug a USB one into your phone. Android supports pointing devices like mice and tablets as well as touch.

    You could probably use a Bluetooth mouse or a USB otg cable to plug a USB one into your phone. Android supports pointing devices like mice and tablets as well as touch.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review in ~tech

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    You're talking Storage though. Especially cache, that has nothing to do with RAM usage. The cache (and a lot of storage) exists only to be loaded in tiny portions into RAM on-demand. As far as...

    You're talking Storage though. Especially cache, that has nothing to do with RAM usage. The cache (and a lot of storage) exists only to be loaded in tiny portions into RAM on-demand. As far as apps that demand 12GB, I really don't know of any. Even Fortnite, minimum reqs are 3GB. Most mid-tier phones have at least that much, although I can't say how exclusive the GPU requirements are. I'm still just kinda confused by that much RAM being in a phone. Especially since I thought we were in some kind of a shortage?