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  1. Comment on Game developers need to unionize in ~games

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    As a student studying to be a games developer this would be amazing, I wish I could say I could see this happening. Even where I live, the UK, for every potential unionised developer there will be...

    As a student studying to be a games developer this would be amazing, I wish I could say I could see this happening. Even where I live, the UK, for every potential unionised developer there will be 100 more that will work for £25k a year doing 60-80 hour weeks. Their best bet is somehow convincing the majority of senior developer in games studious to unionise, and I don't think even that's possible.

    The UK has a concept of a 48 hour working limit, but it's pretty useless since your employment contract will stipulate that you waive the 48 hour limit. You can refuse of course but then you won't find work in the games industry. You could also retract the waiver but this takes 3 months (technically it can be as short as 1 week, but the length of notice required is written in to your waiver so of course they'll go for the longest option). Legally companies aren't allowed to fire you for withdrawing a waiver, but there will be "alternative" reasons eventually.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Unity has updated their Terms of Service again and reinstated the licenses of Improbable/SpatialOS in ~games

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    This doesn't surprise me, their terms were so vague as to become an issue for a lot more developers than just those they were targeting. I'm happy for the developers using Spatial OS but at the...

    This doesn't surprise me, their terms were so vague as to become an issue for a lot more developers than just those they were targeting. I'm happy for the developers using Spatial OS but at the same time Improbable was definitely in the wrong and I think Unity is being quite lenient on them for what they did, though with how riled up the community got it's probably the best PR move.

    I wonder what's happening with that $25 million unreal fund

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Defining and using "ask" tags in ~tildes

    Zeph Link
    I believe ask.help should be used for questions such as how to fix or resolve issues, such as cooking, car mechanics, programming, etc.

    I believe ask.help should be used for questions such as how to fix or resolve issues, such as cooking, car mechanics, programming, etc.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Initial D. What do you think? in ~anime

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    I loved it, it got me in to other animes that deal with skills/sports and becoming the best at them. It drags on a bit towards the end, but that may just be because I've rewatched it 3 or 4 times now.

    I loved it, it got me in to other animes that deal with skills/sports and becoming the best at them. It drags on a bit towards the end, but that may just be because I've rewatched it 3 or 4 times now.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What new videogame do you think will become a classic in 10-20 years? in ~games

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    I guess factorio isn't the first thing people think of, but by every metric I don't see how it wouldn't be up there with other top indie games as classics. I agree that unlike the other games...

    I guess factorio isn't the first thing people think of, but by every metric I don't see how it wouldn't be up there with other top indie games as classics. I agree that unlike the other games mentioned it's not for casual play and maybe that's an issue.

  6. Comment on What new videogame do you think will become a classic in 10-20 years? in ~games

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    I'm surprised so few indie games have been mentioned. I fully expect Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Gungeon, Risk of Rain, Factorio, Rim World, and Stardew Valley to be considered classics.

    I'm surprised so few indie games have been mentioned. I fully expect Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Gungeon, Risk of Rain, Factorio, Rim World, and Stardew Valley to be considered classics.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on ActivityPub implementation on Tildes? in ~tildes

    Zeph Link Parent
    Is it not possible to use it while centralised? It would basically be conforming to a public API right?

    Is it not possible to use it while centralised? It would basically be conforming to a public API right?

    3 votes
  8. @rubenvanassche: Belgium has it's regional elections this sunday, the voting machines are using USB sticks and store the votes on a separate Linux partition. But the stick should also be used on windows which wil ask the users to format it and so it will delete all the votes. 😮

    31 votes
  9. Comment on Extra inventory, more sales, lower prices: how counterfeits benefit Amazon in ~tech

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    Blocked due to GDPR, here's a copy of it on pastebin

    Blocked due to GDPR, here's a copy of it on pastebin

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn't SUCK! - Linus Tech Tips in ~games

    Zeph Link Parent
    50% of my library runs on linux, probably closer to 75% if you include wine. Not enough to make me switch, but definitely not as bad as 5%.

    50% of my library runs on linux, probably closer to 75% if you include wine. Not enough to make me switch, but definitely not as bad as 5%.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Inside a $1 Billion Real Estate Company Operating Entirely in VR in ~tech

    Zeph Link
    Note that they don't use the term VR to mean the use of VR headsets, just that this takes place online.

    Note that they don't use the term VR to mean the use of VR headsets, just that this takes place online.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on What are some of your favorite RSS feeds to subscribe to? in ~tech

    Zeph Link
    Slightly off topic but what rss readers do you all use?

    Slightly off topic but what rss readers do you all use?

    11 votes
  13. Comment on New "voted" formatting - less improved in ~tildes

    Zeph Link
    I don't mind the change personally, just find the difference between the boxes and the one vertical line kinda jarring.

    I don't mind the change personally, just find the difference between the boxes and the one vertical line kinda jarring.

    9 votes
  14. Comment on Comment label testing in ~test

    Zeph Link
    I'll help ya

    I'll help ya

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Comment label testing in ~test

    Zeph Link
    hello

    hello

    4 votes
  16. Comment on If you could only pick one of these skills and be forced to lose the other two, which would you pick: knowing how to drive a car, knowing how to swim, or knowing how to ride a bicycle? in ~talk

    Zeph Link
    I only know one of them so I think I'm done.

    I only know one of them so I think I'm done.