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America! Land of the free*!

*: Unless you meant freedom of religion. You better not! We'll sue/burn/shoot/jesus you if you do! Ultraconservative Christianity or death!

If you've done the Final Fantasy marathon did you include FF XI? Was it worth it?

I've been playing through all the numbered games and its been great. I could write an essay or two on any of them. In general I'm only including base games and no expansions or DLC so it wouldn't be a huge undertaking to beat 11, but I'm trying to see if it's worth it from others who have done the marathon....

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No of course not. Plus XI nowadays is a bit tricky to play anyways, and with XIV, there's also no reason to for the average player.

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I'll be honest compared to many of the main FF games like X, XIII or XVI, XIV's story from ARR->EW, especially once you're in the last segments of ShB and EW, easily outdoes them. It's slow as molasses since it has to fit a whole MMO with 2y release cycles into it, but it's also damn good.

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TV never tells a lie, didn't you know? The whole planet was black&white before '55.

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But what if it ain't a car but a Cybertruck?

Carighan ,
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Honestly if the POS that Tesla sells here counts as a truck, my bicycle does...

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a layout designed to circumvent jamming typewriter

Or are you have... the stroke?!

Carighan ,
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Sure, and we've tried a lot of alternative layouts over the decades.

None of them stuck around, by and large. Some have ultra-niche followings, sure. But overall, the latin-script world has stuck to (Q|A)WERT(Y|Z). For a reason!

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Why does this not work with a QWERTY layout?

Carighan ,
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a layout designed to circumvent jamming typewriter keys

BTW, the supposed origin of the QWERTY layout is uncertain, and the story about it being based around avoiding adjacent bigrams has been called into question often enough (PDF, see pg. 169ff). You can see there plenty images of typewriters that had O next to U still (I was left of U), which if you think about bigrams makes no sense as especially back then it was one of by far the most common ones.
The supposed slowdown is also false as explained in the PDF, as early typewriters were used to receive morse-code, and could type at 60-80 words per minute while the best morse senders capped at ~30, meaning that no slowdown would have been perceivable anyways.

One proposed origin could be that the early still-not-quite-there developments were based on most people using 4-8 fingers to type not all 10, and alwys the inner fingers and discarding the outer ones.

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Why does it produce such extra load on a QWERTY keyboard?

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What additional axis? Swiping is always done on a 2D board?

Carighan ,
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Link ot the actual source. No need to give someone regurgitating their content the ad impressions instead of the people doing the work.

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I hate how this woman still gets attention. Sigh.

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Hrm, I had similar issues on my Artillery X2 before.

Here's what I went through:

  • Replaced the nozzle
  • Replaced the thermistor
  • Replaced the heating block
  • Replaced the main PCB
  • Replaced the heatbreak

Finally, I gave up, and took out the thermistor again thinking maybe I broke it. There's a small PCB connected to it, that sits on the side of the hot end assembly. I contacted Artillery about a potentially faulty hot end PCB, they sent me a replacement. It did not help. Desperate, I also replaced the thermistor with the replacement one that was part of their repair kit. And that worked. I think the faulty PCB broke the first replacement thermistor or something...

Carighan ,
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Yeah this seems to be something people are missing. These tests sometimes prohibit all reviewing and commenting in their NDAs (including positive ones). It's a playtest, not a beta, review copy or pre-release.

Carighan ,
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I use Ubuntu because if we want any chance of proper mainstream usability of Linux, this distro is the best bet. And to help my family with it, I need it ready myself.

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I love the petty envy Sony displays here. "Fuck! Microsoft is getting all the bad press attention! Quick! Do something!"

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They did it a second time, so what is it now? Dependable incompetence?

Why does a state like California that has supermajorities in both houses of the legislature not have a livable wage, housing guarantees, universal healthcare, and other very progressive policies?

I keep being told it's because of the Republicans that we can't have nice things. So what gives in California? We should be overflowing with progressive policies.

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Ignoring all direct political alignments, also keep in mind that such problems are never trivial.

If they were, sooner or later we would have long solved them, even with enough idiots willfully not wanting them.
But it's not easy. For example, California by and large cannot print money. And it's not like the things you mention are the only problems any modern society faces, especially on a multi-culture multi-urban multi-layer multi-level scale like the whole of California.

That is to say, if a bridge collapses, that's urgent to fix. More so, to people in the immediate area, than to work towards a living wage with a 10-15y plan on how to deeply and permanently change and transform the job market and job situation. But now some money needed for the latter went towards the former. And a host of things are "on fire" every single day. Could you still put down policy changes? Sure, but if you cannot at least start on putting them into action, there's no point. You'd just end up wording them in such a way that whoever comes after you could trivially ignore them, and you don't want that.

And then we get into issues that do not benefit from human mass survival, and in fact would often benefit from the lack of it, like climate change, ozone depletion and species extermination. Which also cost insane amounts of money to work on, and if we're being honest should take priority as they would automatically make all other considerations useless if we don't first focus everything onto such basic issues.

So in short, it's usually a combination of:

  • Lots of problems
  • All kinds of problems at the same time
  • Lots of needs-fixing-right-now problems
  • Lots of 105% prioty problems
  • Lack of resources to fix all of those above + then also add more to the pile.
Carighan ,
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Ah yeah, that's how Zimbabwe did it, too! 💡

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They hopefully dragged the CEOs of the companies that put up the pro-plastic ads through the streets before flogging them publicly?

Because if they didn't, they really should have. For bad taste. Taring&feathering could also work. Sends a clear message to not be a dick.

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I mean I bailed on gamescom even before that, given how badly the event was always organized.

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It's just a rebrand, but I've used Thunderbird for so long and gotten so used to the icon aesthetics, it's awesome to see it come together finally.

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C-suite bonuses ain't gonna pay themselves, you know?!

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I mean if they listen to Joe Rogan, they don't seem to think much of themselves either tbh. That counts as self-harm.

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Not even that, but usually this comes with the actual big target on your back: Being publicly traded.

Now of course, you can be publicly traded without being a big corp, and you can be a big corp that is held privately. But usually these big corpos are the ones that are on the stock market, and yes, the moment that happens everything becomes secondary to your actual responsibility: To the shareholders. Line must go up! And an easy one is to fire more workers.

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Prey retroactively devaluaed Dishonored for me - as amazing as those were at their time, Prey showed what really could be obtained from the formula, and perfected every aspect of it.

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Because the indie space is also a graveyard. Investors are increasingly wary of funding anything but a “guarantee” and plenty of studios have had to shutter because the funding they were promised was rescinded.

Maybe gaming has become too bloated as a concept if no company can ever produce a product with their own money any more, instead always listening entirely to investor cash.

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but Dishonored, Deathloop, and Prey all did pretty well I thought

I thought Arkane Austin (the closed one) was only Prey of those. Which is a shame, because Prey was utterly fantastic.

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Yeah the studio put out nothing but nice games. Sure, Ghostwire in particular wasn't stellar, but it was also enjoyable and pretty well done. Evil Within was dorky, but in just the right way. Hi-Fi was phenomenal, and that alone should have seen them physically behead every single higher manager at Bethesda before they tough anyone at Tango.

But alas, apparently if it ain't Fallout: Ghostwire or Fallout: Hi-Fi, then it doesn't matter. Manager bonuses ain't going to pay themselves (hrm... come to think of it, they do?), line has to go up!

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SwitchU, if anything.

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And yet it was one of the best gaming experiences ever, no matter the framerate and resolution.

Been a long time since fidelity was interesting to notice, tbh. Don't get me wrong, all else being equal I'd take 165Hz and 4k over 24Hz and 720p. But all else isn't equal. And the better game easily wins.

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You either never worked with anything that did actual agile (to be fair, most don't) or you haven't done development in a long time if you think that.

Would Lemmy Benefit from Implementing Polls? ( slrpnk.net )

A popular way of dealing with discussions, and familiar to most people, I assume. As far as I see it, adding a poll system to Lemmy is a good way to enhance user engagement. I'm not really aware if this has been a topic before or not, tried looking it up but didn't see much juice on the topic, so thought I'd spark it up....

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[x] Blurgenfurl

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If you're the Consort, that's an important part of your endgame scoring! (Stationfall board game 😛)

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💖 Check out Microsoft Azure AI

No thank you, I won't.

Carighan ,
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Well this one comes with rootkit DRM and season passes, so it's no wonder it wants to be as online as possible.

Carighan ,
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This is just shutting down an already outdated API. Devs should be moving off of it, and now it has a year out set for full removal instead of just being deprecated.

Carighan ,
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I think the mistake was ever thinking that one company is "good" while the other is "bad". Companies are just different flavors of bad once they grow above a size of, well, once they are companies.

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I dunno, I don't think the game would benefit from flat combat and meanigless crafting grinds.

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Yeah same, bunch of my friends had been playing it for a week or two, but between the in game story, the season passes and the utterly intrusive DRM, I figured I'll wait for a good sale at least. Well, guess I'll be saving 100% on this, now!

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I still don’t quite get why some people are defending manufacturers which remove the headphone jack on their phones…

Not defending, just utterly couldn't care either way. 🤷

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Power User is if you don't actually know how to close tabs, aye.

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