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Comment Re:Devs continue to develop for these gimped thing (Score 1, Insightful) 112

Oh please, that strawman was debunked ages ago, its no different than the *.A.A claiming that piracy cost them more than the GDP of the planet! All one has to do is look at the incredible mountains of cash valve is generating without putting out new AAA titles in years to see PC gaming is a HUGE money maker and that users do not mind DRM if its not intrusive always online horseshit like UbiSuck.

No lets cut through the bullshit, shall we? The REAL reason that you see so many developing for consoles is that console users are easy to fuck and fuck hard, end of story. They can keep the prices jacked for FAR longer on consoles because they do not have to deal with a free market, with consoles they have a captive monopoly so they are the only game in town. With PC you have Steam and GOG and the Humble Bundles and Origin and UbiPlay and Greeman Gaming and Amazon, with PCs the users have a huge market to shop from and endless titles going back 30+ years so they don't have to put up with the "take it and like it" bullshit. Check a new title 3 weeks after release, where is it cheaper? PC. 3 months? PC, 6 months, a year, 2 years? PC, PC, and PC, simply because if you don't compete? You ain't getting that money.

So don't give us the party line bullshit, its because of money alright, its because they can royally fuck console users and they have no choice but to bend over and take it.

Comment Re:Summary is so broken (Score 0) 112

Are the console OSes really so primitive that they cannot handle these things without dedicated cores? Because I have an 8 core and despite the OS having much more to do i have zero effort doing any of the above while playing games and running plenty of background tasks. Considering the hardware of both consoles is really nothing more than an HTPC it seems kinda ridiculous that it cannot perform basic tasks that PCs have been able to do quite easily for ages with hardware that powerful.

Maybe somebody that actually works console dev can chime in with the inside scoop, how primitive are the OSes on these things?

Comment Re:15 years old? (Score 1) 368

I agree with the other replies, and this: a small permaculture operation growing a variety of crops all at the same time in the same space can be vastly more productive than a commercial monocrop corporate "farm". Read the book "Eaarth:Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" for examples on how this is being done and what all is going wrong and other things like the new kind of infrastructure we'll need to build out.

Comment Re:AMD (Score 0) 190

AMD socket AM1, end of story. We're talking a quad core with Radeon graphics for $50 and you can get AM1 boards for $30. Slap in a 4GB stick, the cheapest case with PSU you can find (because the chip maxes out at 25w so any PSU will do) and a cheap HDD and voila! You have a pretty powerful HTPC or office box for sub $150, sub $130 if you shopped around.

Comment Re: At what point do we reevaluate the position (Score 1) 224

Hmm, so, you paid for your own education through high school? Didn't borrow money for college through a government program? Built your own roads? Supplied your own water, electricity, and gas without relying on the infrastructure placed there by the government? You have your own fire and police department? Presumably you are also not planning to draw on any social security benefits since that would imply benefiting from a program the government put in place. You are an awesomely independent 'Murican, and I salute you.

Comment Re:Why emojis/emoticons are in Unicode? (Score 1) 247

Can you realize how bad will if we got the 90's emoticons on it, then after they got no more used, inflate Unicode with all the internet 2000's expressions too, and then very new decade, the new trend inflating Unicode after the old one got no more used?

So we have like ~120000 characters defined with about a million to spare in UTF-8 and we could increase that to a billion by going back to the original specification. We could give every CJK glyph and every word in the oxford dictionary an emoji with plenty room to spare. What exactly would be "so bad"?

Comment Re: At what point do we reevaluate the position (Score 1) 224

Which land is it that's completely inhabited by whites only? It's not the one that Stockholm's in. Fun facts about Sweden: Nationally, about 10% of the population are immigrants or at least one of their parents was. In the greater Stockholm metro, it's more like 25%. Here in my suburb, it's about 60%. And to the best of my knowledge, Sweden's never had anything like the White Australia programme.

Yes, but the "old" kind of immigration was mostly people crossing the border, I'm from Norway and I got relatives that both have lived and do live in Sweden. In US terms it's pretty much like moving from one state to the other. The EU gave us "exotic" immigration from Poland, the Baltics, the Balkans and a few more from Western Europe, but globe-spanning immigration with a radically different culture in any significant numbers is really just the last decade or so. Sweden is going to change a lot over the next years, far more than the numbers might suggest.

Comment Re:What about other life goals? (Score 1) 129

I used the unpaid example to draw a sharper contrast. A large block of time off is generally unavailable under any terms, except at companies like FB (or apparently everywhere in Europe) that explicitly call out child-rearing.

Since you seem to know of the system: If European democracies have a state system for paying for the leave, did the debate include proposals to allow payments for other avocations?

Europe is a big place and it probably varies to jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but I'd say generally no. I know that here in Norway there are a few other exceptions where the government may step in and pay like if you're giving care to someone seriously ill because you're a de facto replacement for public healthcare but for personal projects you are on your own. It has been suggested though that those who want to be slackers can be employed for a relatively short while, then go on unemployment benefits while making crap applications for jobs they won't get, flunk interviews and in general be unemployable while formally meeting the requirements. For the more serious people though I know some that have gotten 6-12 months unpaid leave to pursue some personal dream in the private sector, in the public sector it's even easier.

I think this very much relates to the use of overtime and wage politics, in Europe you generally have to pay for every hour and to be honest you're usually paying overpaying unskilled/untrained people and underpaying your best people. Which means that if good employees don't get their leave and instead quit thinking their CV is good enough to get re-employed a year later you as an employer lose. They have to deal with similar leaves quite often for the 50% that's female and we also have a shorter paternity leave, so really there's no reason to be a dick about it. I guess it depends on why though, if you're starting a competing business then no.... the one I know who got a 12 month leave sailed around the world. Pretty bold move, but it was also fairly certain he'd be coming back. I think it takes a large company though, the smaller the harder it'll be.

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