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Expect some GOP legal challenges to taking Biden off the ballot. But they're longshots.
  • Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said she plans to introduce on Monday a resolution “calling on Kamala Harris to invoke the 25th Amendment and assume the duties of acting President.”

    “If Joe Biden does not have the cognitive ability to seek reelection, he does not have the cognitive ability to serve the remainder of his term,” she wrote on X.

    Just down the feed. What kind of dumb nonsense is that?

    Also, why the fuck would the Republicans want loads of examples of Harris as acting president before the election? That can't help their "team" win.

  • 2.2 Million People Were Willing to Pay $100 to Play College Football 25 3 Days Early
  • It's presumably going to be annual.

    They stopped because of legal issues related to players not being compensated for virtual players that were clearly modeled on their traits. They're coming back because the NCAA being forced to abandon the whole "amateur" premise means they can do licensing more legitimately.

  • 2.2 Million People Were Willing to Pay $100 to Play College Football 25 3 Days Early
  • I'm not buying NCAA so I didn't do it (and won't do any ultimate team nonsense or pay at all for early access), but there was a bundle of the $100 NCAA and Madden deluxe editions for $150 on PS5, so only $10 extra if you were going to buy both.

    Worth noting that a lot of the people buying are doing it because they're playing the awful Ultimate team cash vacuum and they aren't actually "spending extra" for early access and would have bought the same version without it.

  • Anon is an anthropologist
  • Writing isn't just storing information. It's transmitting it across much greater distances, more times, with much less corruption.

    Oral transmission is better than nothing, but written transmission inherently has better reach. Then the printing press allowing for mass reproduction of transmission, then the internet for rapid, much more democratized transmission. It's the spread of ideas so they can intermingle that's the super-accelerator.

  • Some bad code just broke a billion Windows machines
  • The doctor will very likely have no choice but to send you to complain to someone else. Not recording will violate policy if that's what their system is, and it's an entirely reasonable policy to have. Medical interactions are heavily documented for a reason, and it's because mistakes can literally kill people.

    All your records are already electronic, and a notebook is a far bigger security risk than a cell phone is. It's not encrypted. Anyone can walk away with it.

  • how can I stop feeling offended when coworkers don't return my greetings?
  • even I know that the least you can do is to greet your coworkers

    Greeting coworkers is definitely not obligatory, and neither is responding to a nothing greeting. It's unlikely there's any hostility or passive aggressiveness.

    It's a ritual you're used to. It doesn't mean it's one they're obligated to reciprocate.

  • Lawsuit paperwork reveals Valve employs around 350 people – and less than 100 work for Steam. Most of Valve's payroll is still committed to game dev roles.
  • There are plenty of games that are entirely DRM free and can be played straight from the EXE.

    Steam Workshop is a massive value add. The premise that it's not is a joke. Not every game has a community that distributes mods that way, but it's by far the easiest way to add mods, and the people who value steam for Workshop absolutely have nothing at all to do with extracting profit.

  • Lawsuit paperwork reveals Valve employs around 350 people – and less than 100 work for Steam. Most of Valve's payroll is still committed to game dev roles.
  • Steam doesn't require DRM.

    The launcher is a massive value add, pretty much singlehandedly responsible for PC being a relevant gaming platform at all, and the features (that you can easily ignore) are also huge value adds to a significant number of people. There are no features that are "bloat". There are things I don't personally care about, but all of them are the single reason some measurable chunk of users prefers steam over anything else.

  • Lawsuit paperwork reveals Valve employs around 350 people – and less than 100 work for Steam. Most of Valve's payroll is still committed to game dev roles.
  • It dominates the market without any effort whatsoever to force companies to distribute exclusively through them or otherwise weaken competition because it's far and away the best out there.

    And EGS (and EA Play, and Ubisoft, and GOG, and...) show that just making a functional launcher is far from trivial.

  • Meta Reportedly Unhappy With How Much Money Its VR Division Burns
  • They haven't reversed any behavior.

    There is no circumstance that justifies having any account with anything Facebook owns, and stealing other company's names to try to trick people into thinking they're a different company doesn't change that.

  • [Playstation Lifestyle] Game Pass Price Hike Criticized by FTC in Case Against Activision Merger
  • Just buy games lol.

    I don't think the library is worth close to $20/month. That's at least 3 launch titles a year, or a good number of sale titles. But I really just don't see how the price bump has any relation to the Activision acquisition. It was never going to stay where it was if they were including day 1 titles.

  • Microsoft resolves cloud outage that caused some US airlines to ground flights
  • You know the kind of companies that do this nonsense on windows have the same incentives and give the same access to third party "security" tools on Linux?

    Windows sucks. But the fact that it's windows they broke is dumb luck.

  • Microsoft Says Bye-Bye DEI, Joins Growing List Of Corporations Dismantling Diversity Teams
  • It's not "how I see it". It's a clearly defined legal term, that functionally means that you're required to act in good faith.

    It doesn't mean more than that, and minority shareholders that have tried to sue on the grounds that they have any additional legal obligation have been laughed out of court.