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Life By You [Sims clone by Paradox] is Cancelled
  • Eh, they probably couldn't find the sweet spot of putting forth minimal effort while making maximal profit off of people's low standards.

    I don't really have sympathy for them because this game was most likely going to be more garbage on the pile.

  • Why is compact mode 'not supported'?

    I use it all the time and have for years. Just seems like a weird feature to lock behind about.config and say it's not supported while they still support things like Pocket.

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    Valve faces a £656 million lawsuit in the UK for 'overcharging 14 million PC gamers'
  • I'm a firm-believer that if there was a product that could compete with Steam, then people would use it of their own volition.

    GOG is the only platform people ever willfully recommend to others without twisting their arms because of exclusives or deals. Why? Well, they have something Steam doesn't. Epic, Blizzard, Rockstar, all of them have platforms that exist to do one thing: make rich people richer off of the backs of useful idiots.

    Getting mad at Steam for having market dominance is asinine. Get mad at the market for rewarding bloated companies who put out garbage just to make themselves more bloated and the useful idiots who go along with it.

  • Valve faces a £656 million lawsuit in the UK for 'overcharging 14 million PC gamers'
  • What? We still have useful idiots saying "X show is available on Y(netflix, apple, disney, amazon, etc) paid streaming service" instead of just giving a link to free streaming services like https://hydrahd.com/

    Manufactured outrage is just that: manufactured. People get mad about things other people get mad about to fit in.

  • Valve faces a £656 million lawsuit in the UK for 'overcharging 14 million PC gamers'
  • A company that makes a billionaire out of its owner is overcharging you, no matter how much you like the company or the owner.

    I agree, but I think people who subscribe to this mentality should be focusing their efforts on more than just Valve.

  • Valve faces a £656 million lawsuit in the UK for 'overcharging 14 million PC gamers'
  • Do you think you would get the same buggy mess if every single publisher had 30% more budget to work with?

    Yes, 1000%.

    Games are buggy because developers/publishers/players don't care. Money has nothing to do with it and if they had more money, they would just pocket it and release garbage for people like you.

  • [SOLVED] Is there a way to start and stop chromedriver/geckodriver with Rust and Selenium (thirtyfour) automatically like in Python?

    So, apparently the chrome/geckodriver processes will terminate on their own if the user sends ctrl+c to the console. It will not terminate on its own if the program finishes running naturally.

    If you're interested in terminating it on your own, like I also was, here is how I went about it.

    ``` use std::process::{Child, Command};

    fn main() { let mut s = Server::default(); s.start(); s.shutdown(); }

    struct Server { child: Option<Child> }

    impl Default for Server { fn default() -> Self { Self { child: None } } }

    impl Server { fn start(&mut self) { self.child = Some(Command::new("./chromedriver") .spawn() .expect("ls command failed to start")); }

    fn shutdown(&mut self) { input(None); // wait for input so you can observe the process self.child.as_mut().unwrap().kill(); self.child.as_mut().unwrap().wait(); println!("shutdown"); } }

    pub fn input(prompt: Option<String>) { let mut input = String::new(); match prompt { Some(prompt) => println!("{}", prompt), None => () } io::stdin().read_line(&mut input).expect("Failed to read input"); } ```

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    [SOLVED] I'm trying to print a tall, thin cylinder, but these rings start appearing around it towards the top. Does anyone know what could be causing this?

    I've printed similar objects with a different colored PLA, but I ran out of it and switched to this.

    Is it possible that this could be influencing the outcome?

    I have tried reducing the printing speed by 50%, but this did not seem to have a significant impact.

    [SOLUTION] The problem was a loose screw. The offending part as well as the new result are pictured below. It's not perfect, which I guess is actually a part of the model this time, but it's good enough for my purposes and way better than what it was before.

    I figured this out by twisting the Z-axis thingy manually all the way to the top to see if I could feel any issues. Towards the top, it would start to 'skip', where I would turn and pretty much nothing would happen. I assume this has to do with the lack of lube at the top because my prints rarely go that high. I checked to see if the screws were loose, and sure enough, the top one was. I tightened it up and now my printer is printing like the beast I remember!

    !

    !

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    How come Windows and macOS users don't have to enter their password every time they need administrator privileges?

    Isn't it enough to just enter your password once to login, then receive a warning whenever you're about to do something potentially dangerous?

    If it's such a big security risk, how come the most popular and widely used operating systems in the world and their users seem to be unaffected by it?

    I guarantee, most new users coming to Linux from Windows/macOS are going to laugh and look at you funny if you try to justify entering your password again and again and again.

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    What did Gray Fox believe in?

    Does anyone else think Gray Fox is kind of inconsistent? I just finished MGS1 (again) and he said fighting was the only thing he was ever good at, but at least he "always fought for what he believed in." Did he believe in killing Naomi's parents? What about all the other innocent people he's killed? I'm reading through the stories of MG1 and 2 to see if it would shed some light on this, but nope. It looks like Gray Fox is a legit madman with no morals that just wants to kill Snake. I mean, he even kills the lady he was engaged with and doesn't bat an eye. That really doesn't sound like "fighting for what he believes in," unless he's just admitting he's a shitty person when he said that line.

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    Twitch @lemmy.ml john89 @lemmy.ca

    Why doesn't Twitch take 1% of donations to streamers?

    It seems like they're leaving a lot of money on the table. I don't think a significant number of people would jump ship if Twitch updated their policy to give 99% of donations directly to streamers while taking a 1% cut for themselves.

    There might be some initial grumbling, but it would probably fizzle out in a week when people move on to other things.

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    Today I learned an oil company prevented the rescue of contracted divers working on their pipe to save money.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_Petroleum_Holdings#Paria_Fuel_Trading_Company_diving_tragedy

    Of course, there is no direct admittance of "we knew it would be cheaper to let them die."

    Instead, they say "we had no legal obligation to rescue them." That's the answer for the people who were born yesterday.

    Big oil truly is a disgusting thing.

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