This is the same shit that berniebros were going on about with HRC last year, fuck outta here with this shit. Neoliberals are garbage but nazis are infinitely worse.
Getting real sick of Bernie's shit (and people linking to Reason, a site that should be lit on fire and thrown into a dumpster)
Actually no I think everyone expected Bill Maher to be a turd, because he is a turd and always will be a turd.
That's... a forty hour week; those dumbasses have turned school into a literal full-time job, I guess to prepare those kids for the future of working seventy-hour weeks while being underpaid. Honestly, it's miraculous nobody has tried to burn the place down yet.
Better late than never! Sorry, Stellaris has me in a headlock right now.
There's never going to be universally good programming advice. A thing I notice people doing a lot in these discussions is taking whatever kind of programming they do and taking their conclusions about how to best do that kind of programming, and positing them as hard truths or even as more than very localized conclusions. This is especially true of assertions about language choice.
Programming languages are primarily tools meant to be used by humans and a lot of the arguments over language choice are basically a left-handed person trying to tell everyone they need to use left-handed scissors. CPU cycles being or not being a bottleneck is a purely local contingency, too, and it can vary wildly even between seemingly similar applications.
Like, I'm primarily a game developer, but I care 0% about CPU or GPU performance when it comes to code; those are just not the kinds of games I'm making. Someone working on stuff that is superficially similar to what I'm doing might care enormously about cycles because their game has stuff that it needs to calculate every frame and they want to run at decent framerates even on mobiles.
Similarly, some big networked applications are just glue to turn http queries into database access, and some are engines for doing large-scale math, and often those two use cases get conflated easily because they're superficially the same kind of thing. Like, any sort of bespoke solution for a big company is going to be seen as "enterprise" and people will think that the same solutions apply to it even though those applications might be doing wildly different things.
The bottom line is, though, Python is a really bad language that you shouldn't use, and Ruby is way better.
I honestly think that traditional "classist" OOP languages like Java and C++ are actively detrimental to robustness, but that's my own bad opinion
Thank you for picking up the slack this week as I lapsed into a Breath of the Wild-induced coma
God, the Huffington Post is such a crock. "This state." YOU MEAN NEW HAMPSHIRE WRITE IT ON THE HEADLINE. It's transparently a trick to make people click and it's gross.
Who cares if they're criminals, the state putting the arbitrary label of "criminal" on someone isn't a justification for displacing people.
Breaking: Calais mayor is a piece of shit who should be thrown into the river.
Thanks for posting it this week - I'm both sick and my power was out all day yesterday, oops.
For sure! Feel free to use the community for it.
What it is with spray-tanned shitstains being fascists, I'll never know.
always here for the vaguely aggressive Ontario usage of "buddy"
Most of the time, I find that apologists are just fascists or fascist sympathizers. See the guy (it's always a dude...) who made the video having a bunch of jokes about trigger warnings on his channel.
It'd be nice if neighbors would syndicate to one another. As in, the top posts from a community would propagate to neighboring communities. That would help give small communities some natural discoverability, without an invasive front page or /all of some kind. If you followed /gaming, sometimes you would get very active/popular posts from /roguelikes, /if, /ps4, etcetera etcetera.
I have noted before in this place that the people who seem most fascist these days are self-described ‘anti-fascists’.
So much for the tolerant left!
I have no time for smug neocons muddying the waters.
Trump supporters (as in denizens of places like /r/the_donald) aren't "immature", they're fascists. Fascists should never be given a platform, period. This has been explained over and over by multiple people over the last few weeks, I can give you some links if you want.
In the interest of Fostering Authentic Discussions(tm) I'll paraphrase here what I've been saying on twitter.
Basically, gamers don't know what they want with regards to shovelware on Steam, and Valve doesn't know what it's doing. Putting a higher price tag on being able to submit things through the open channel (whether you call that Greenlight or Direct or whatever) isn't going to improve quality. Maybe a small fee (like $25) is useful to weed out outright spam, but I'm pretty sure plenty of people who wanna sell forgettable Rust-alikes can put up an outlay of $5000 to do it.
Meanwhile, students, beginners, and small indies get shut out of the market. $5000 would be completely exorbitant, and it's irresponsible of Valve to even float the idea. Valve should just let shit be shit and stop worrying about the presence of bad games on Steam, and instead focus on strengthening discovery and curation to help the good content rise to the top. Trying to improve discovery by choking the bottleneck of which games make it into Steam just leads to bad outcomes for developers, whether that comes in the form of extortionate fees to access the market, or overbearing App Store-style review policies, or what have you. By comparison, anyone can put any number of apps on the Android marketplace after paying a onetime fee of $25, and yet somehow that platform is doing just fine.
Ultimately Valve keeps circling around actually paying people to curate the marketplace. They tried third-party curation, but that system was misdesigned because it really should have been fully opt-in; I have no interest in seeing TotalBiscuit's bad opinions plastered on every video game store page, but that's what ended up happening because somehow he was the default.
what about my free speech though
I mean it has a lot to do with the overwhelming sense of entitlement you're visibly radiating, like a blonde mullet dipped in fluorescent paint.
Nor do I get paid to write. That's cheating and defeats the purpose.
lol I know that the most valid opinions are the ones that come unsolicited from white techbros who can't get their pitches past an editor
He's one of the good ones