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How about they cut executive pay instead of fucking the rank and file over

YSK: Indeed and other job sites are saturated with scams

For the past two years, legitimate job postings on Indeed and Glassdoor have been replaced by scams. If you're tricked, the scammers aren't satisfied with your contact info in your CV, they reach out via email to request that you connect on an encrypted messenger app where they can privately scam you out of thousands in pre-hire...

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During my most recent job search, the most annoying thing I saw was "resume consultants"

They'd reach out like an interested recruiter, but very quickly get to the sales pitch

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But you don't have to go sketchy off brand. You can get Ubiquiti if you want a really good system, or eufy or reolink if you don't want to muck about with the sysadmin stuff Ubiquiti requires

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Can we start with the CEOs? Pretty sure shatGPT can do their jobs easily

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Best thing Elon has ever done right here

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Apple has done this many times before. Over even more frivolous patents (i.e. a glossy black rectangle)

They made their bed, now they have to lie in it

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go to read article about fixing annoying internet shit

some big stupid pop up interrupts my reading internet shit, pestering me for my email address

YSK that chiropractors are not medical doctors and "Systematic reviews... have found no evidence that chiropractic manipulation is effective" (en.wikipedia.org)

"Systematic reviews of controlled clinical studies of treatments used by chiropractors have found no evidence that chiropractic manipulation is effective, with the possible exception of treatment for back pain.[8] A 2011 critical evaluation of 45 systematic reviews concluded that the data included in the study "fail[ed] to...

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Seriously. I had a friend extolling how good his experience with his chiropractor was, in response to my tale about physical therapy after a skiing accident. I ended the argument pretty quickly by asking "how often do you have to go back"

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Pixel

After getting burnt by both the Google endorsed Xoom and the Google branded Nexus 10, I don’t trust them at all when it comes to tablets.

With both, Google released good products, and then proceeded to ruin them with abhorrent changes to the software. They made the Nexus 10 dump it’s tablet interface in favor of a big phone UI ffs.

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They should stick them on swappa. Kindles hold value fairly well, and they’re great gifts to kids, as they can often encourage reading

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The site hosted by y-combinator defends the former president of y-combinator. Weird

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Great, it will now have a fraction of the features AnyList had, before Google killed the integration for no good reason

Games that require you to unlock the basic functions of the game can suck my nuts.

I have recently played 3 games that have forced a lengthy, unskippable tutorial section that runs for several hours of the game, just to unlock the most basic functions like buying the items, customizing features, multiplayer, and even 2-player split screen modes....

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Best? Kagi. Best free? Probably bing or searx

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Is this the same CEO who fired the entire documentation team and then gave herself a raise?

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Control is awesome. I was hoping AW2 would be more like control, but from what we’ve seen in the media that doesn’t seem to be the case. Still holding out hope

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For me the problem with AW, more than the boring gameplay loop, is the weird episodic format they shoehorned into it. You’d just be getting into the groove of the game, used to the annoying combat and stealth and such, and then it yanks you out of it and you have to watch an end of episode cutscene, and then a new episode cutscene, just to continue on

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Kagi summary:

  • The Android Market (now Google Play Store) was launched in October 2008 with the T-Mobile G1 phone, helping establish app ecosystems on mobile.
  • Before app stores, finding and downloading apps was difficult through various online stores and carrier stores with limited selection and updates.
  • The Android Market centralized the app experience and discovery, giving access to a growing variety and number of apps in one place.
  • Early app successes helped drive more users, phones, developers and apps in a reinforcing cycle that grew the app economy exponentially.
  • Popular early apps filled gaps in Android’s capabilities in areas like weather, file management, flashlights as built-in features were still being developed.
  • Later apps brought extra abilities beyond necessities, like music streaming, ebooks, games, social media and more.
  • The article reminisces on the novelty of app stores and ecosystems in their early days compared to their ubiquitous presence today.
  • Over 100,000 apps were available by mid-2010 and over 3.5 million apps today on Google Play.
  • We now take app discovery, updates, and the overall app experience for granted due to how well app stores do their job.
  • The article credits the Android Market and Apple App Store for establishing apps as the norm and changing our expectations of mobile.
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Considering skylines is basically the only surviving city sim franchise, not much. But city sims have always had difficulty with performance. Sim city 4 was notorious for how badly it performed in hardware, even to this day

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From what I’ve seen the road building is far better and basically incorporates all the “retired” mods

I’m sad that zoning is still essentially the same as how SimCity did it in 1989, as I really want mixed use, but that’s a minor quibble

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I can guarantee you that if SA were released today it would be riddled with micro transactions and covered in dlc

Sandbox mode basically wouldn’t exist

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All the people I’ve seen playing it don’t seem to show any specific way to do mixed use, so if it does exist it’s probably just a thing that happens automatically on high density housing units

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14 is the most underwhelming release I’ve ever used, to the point I didn’t even notice when my phone updated

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Fwiw Android has had auto deleting 2fa codes in it’s messaging app for at least 2 years now

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Google Messages.

And yeah, I think it really has had that effect. Most people don’t know about it; I had to show my father how to set it up. They put a banner up on the app once when they introduce it, or when you first open Messages, but a ton of people just dismiss the banner and then don’t see it.

Versus apple who has a big show where they show off all the new shit they’re doing, and the press breathlessly covers it, trickling it down to the average consumer.

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I really hope its good. From the YT videos I’ve seen of people who got it early, it looks great.

But I still have a little bit of hesitation about how the roads continue to work. They’re still mostly “plop a road of X type”, and upgrades you just either connect in, or plop on top of an existing road. Finessing lane changes, i.e. merges or adding a new lane, still looks to be mostly an issue of getting the game to do what you want. If you sat me down and asked me to do a fun game based way of drawing road and other networks, I’d probably go with something loosely similar to how OpenStreetMap represents roads, but with more graphical flair. Roads are just collections of points, in whats called a “way.” You can set attributes on a way, which are things such as lanes, speed, lighting, material, etc. For a game, you could basically draw a line of where you want the road, and then set how many lanes it is, and see that footprint, before you apply it. Also lets you do things like take a 5 lane road and split it up into a big mess, so you can make abominations like the hi-5 in Texas, or even things as simple as diverging diamond or SPUI. Not sure if thats possible in CS2, I haven’t seen any youtubers do it. Getting them working in CS1 was possible, but required a ton of mods.

Maybe I’m overthinking it, and maybe the CS2 approach is better. I’ll have to get my hands on it to try it.

As for zoning, its okay, but I wish we’d really start to see some divorce from what SimCity invented back in 1989, and allow for more granular mixed-use zoning. I want apartment buildings that have light commercial at the ground floor, like you see in basically every major city

Also really hoping that it has proper M+KB on xbox. Starfield doesn’t, and it leaves whole sections of the game essentially broking (i.e. crafting 99 items requires you to press RB a shitload)

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Temper your expectations. It’s better than it was at launch, but it’s still fundamentally infinite.

I find it good for a few games, but any more than an hour of play and I just don’t want to play anymore. I’ll switch over to 5 or another game.

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Can they build factories to brake too?

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I use foam for vscode. Works great, is codium compatible, and is open source

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I wasn’t singularity to get rebooted and finished

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You should refocus your efforts to OpenStreetMap and it’s associated entities. Don’t give Google free data they will later take away or charge you for

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Search input elements still don’t have a native “clear” button

JFC that’s been a thing in webkit for nearly 2 decades

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Throw them into the ocean, same as all car batteries

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So you got thirty hours of entertainment out of it. That’s way more than a movie gets you

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sign of the times

We’ve had actors in videogames for as long as there’s been the ability to play samples at a high enough quality. Hell, the 90s FMJ era was full of them. Some good, some not so good.

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Bruce Lee was in Bruce Lee in 1984, if you really want to get down to it. And he wasn’t even the first.

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Yes, move default to old or default or classic or some similar subdomain

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Given the Dreamcast and Xbox are practically cousins, I’ve always been surprised they didn’t buy em earlier

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The creator of wikis is way ahead of you:

fed.wiki/view/federated-wiki

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This is particularly painful with starfield. I know the game just came out, but the Fandom wiki is atrocious, and I haven’t been able to find any others.

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They don’t get sensor drift, but if the mechanical centering of the stick is sub par, you can get mechanical drift. The N64 is a good example. Flawless sensors, shitty mechanical construction

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Yup. If they'd just made the bowl out of something OTHER than ABS, they would have been good. Delrin, PTFE, even a thin layer of brass or broze, and those controllers wouldn't have had anywhere near the amount of issues they're known for having.

There are third-party manufacturers who sell replacement bowls and sticks, made from everything from POM to steel.

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