Skip Navigation
natecox Nate Cox @programming.dev
Posts 1
Comments 275
Starfield's latest update draws player ire by sticking a bounty hunting quest behind the Creation Club paywall
  • I think there’s a very clear and distinctive difference between an upfront, honest cost for a content pack; and breaking that content pack into itty bitty bits and charging for each.

    The latter has an obvious goal of obfuscating the total cost of the content pack, so as to inflate it past what their market research indicates people would normally be willing to pay.

    It’s dishonest and anti-consumer, and it’s foolish as the consumer not to push back against this practice before it becomes normal.

  • Starfield's latest update draws player ire by sticking a bounty hunting quest behind the Creation Club paywall
  • Fun fact: when you need to resort to hyperbole it’s a good indicator that your position may not have merit.

  • Starfield's latest update draws player ire by sticking a bounty hunting quest behind the Creation Club paywall
  • It’s funny how people will chant “vote with your wallet” but when someone votes against business practices they don’t agree with using their wallet they’re all surprised pikachu about it.

    Charging per quest in a micro transaction scheme (which isn’t really micro at a $10 entry fee) is shitty and I don’t want to support it by pumping their gameplay numbers right after announcing it.

  • Starfield's latest update draws player ire by sticking a bounty hunting quest behind the Creation Club paywall
  • Damn, I was just thinking of giving SF another shot. Guess it wasn’t meant to be.

  • Biden supporters mostly back him in 2024 election because they oppose Trump, poll finds
  • Strategic voting is a direct result of first past the post voting; effectively any system that uses FPTP will result in a two party system where your vote gets used against the other person not for your choice.

    I’ll continue to shill for ranked choice voting whenever I see any opportunity.

  • Those were the days
  • No way, I make my living typing; I am very very careful about this and I’ve been super successful. Only three fingers lost.

  • Those were the days
  • My dad always told me that life begins at 30.

    I turn 40 this year, and I really agree with him. The first three decades were just awkwardly fumbling around and getting nothing done because I was a dumbass. The last ten years I really got it together and I feel comfortable with myself for the first time ever.

  • Those were the days
  • I dislike the narrative that you can’t be happy as an adult. Yeah having nothing to do and no responsibilities was cool, but I would not trade what I have now to have it back.

    Adult me has an awesome wife and kids, good friends, hobbies that I wouldn’t have dreamed of as a kid, a tool bench full of fun power tools, and freedom to use my free time basically however I want.

    I am way happier as an adult than I was as a teenager.

  • Google leaked tons of personal data and even a Nintendo Direct: report
  • It’s not even a definite cockup, because being a large data provider means you are constantly under attack by intelligent, knowledgeable people intent on getting in. It’s surprising that it doesn’t happen far more often.

    The real problem is that all this is being stored in the first place.

  • Windows just changed my desktop wallpaper and re-added the search bar without my permission after an update
  • Sure, because it logically follows that the troll here is the “I had an irritating and unexpected behavior on windows” person, not the “Linux users are troglodytes” person.

    FWIW, windows also did this to me as a part of the “oh god please oh please use Bing search on Edge” campaign.

  • Windows just changed my desktop wallpaper and re-added the search bar without my permission after an update
  • I’m not sure how you messed up, because I was able to not blame the user for decisions made on their behalf without their consent, and I too saw this post.

  • Got a Bambu P1S but the build are low quality
  • Damn fine callout here, it definitely looks like the AMS there is loaded up with the green, orange, and pla support

  • After its reputation went up in flames, Humane warns users its charging case may too
  • A device that can do all of the things a phone can do without needing to find and install apps, that can learn from your usage patterns in effective and practical ways, and is unobtrusive to wear all the time sounds pretty fucking cool to me.

    That is the promised future that AI devices are selling; I thought I was pretty clear that this device was never going to deliver on it.

  • Remote Amazon tribe finally connects to internet — only to wind up hooked on porn, social media
  • Tribespeople became so addicted that Marubo leaders, fearing that history and culture — which is passed down orally — could be lost forever, they have now limited access to the internet for two hours each morning, five hours each evening, and all day Sunday.

    That is still so much internet, we would probably all be healthier following that guideline.

  • Missouri joins other red states in trying to stamp out ranked choice voting
  • I’m sure this will pass, I just do not understand why people vote against their own best interest so damn often.

  • After its reputation went up in flames, Humane warns users its charging case may too
  • I think it would be really cool if it worked like they wanted us to believe it would. Like, it could be one of those “change the way we live our day to day lives” events to the like of of smartphones becoming mainstream.

    This device was never going to live up to that or get anywhere close to it, but I can’t blame people for really wanting to believe.

  • Study finds 268% higher failure rates for Agile software projects
  • This just in: intentionally misrepresenting something has a 100% chance of it being misrepresented.

    Let’s try again:

    • proper tools are important, but not as important as the people using them
    • documentation is important, but not as important as the software functioning correctly
    • working with the customer to accomplish their needs is more important than adhering to the letter of a contract
    • plans are important, but dogmatically applying them above the spirit of their intent is harmful
  • Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds - Expansion Announcement
  • I had a setup that turned on the action camera when I put my thumb on the steam decks left stick, so I was always in normal mode unless I was actively looking around or moving.

    It was pretty natural and the best experience I came up with, but I still felt like it was a compromise I was frustrated to have to make.

  • Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds - Expansion Announcement
  • I set up a pretty workable controller config that I played with for like two months, but even with many hours invested in fine tuning it I just felt like I was fighting the game’s UI and I gave up.

    What’s really frustrating is that the game is totally playable with a controller. ANet just needs to update the menus and it would be a fantastic experience.

  • Do people actually get upset if you forget their name?
  • If we’ve just met, not at all.

    If we’ve been best friends for 10 years, that would sting a little.

  • Defederation requests, how to?

    Do we have an established practice for requesting defederation?

    I would very much like to request that we defederate from burggit.moe (because I would prefer to keep my lemmy experience free of loli porn) and I went looking for the best way to do this, but the best I could come up with was posting to meta and that seems like the wrong place.

    I feel like I missed something obvious ¯\(ツ)

    16