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Microsoft in damage-control mode, says it will prioritize security over AI
  • The company I work at "supports" Linux in the sense that you're allowed to use Linux but then you're essentially on your own when it comes to solving problems. I asked why there's no proper Linux support and the short answer was "it's too much trouble". The long answer was "don't ask. I don't want to get into it".

    So my guess is that setting up a company wide policies and support for Linux is significantly more work than it is for Windows or Mac.

  • The debate gets interesting sometimes
  • Do we have to revolutionize to find that 3rd option

    Pretty much. It's against the interest of both parties to have more options because both are near-guaranteed to lose power if there were more options.

  • Casper Van Dien is loving the Starship Troopers renaissance but still finds it mind-boggling some take it at face value
  • The movie actually doesn't care if the asteroid was sent by the bugs, was a false flag or just really unfortunate circumstances because it doesn't matter. What matters is how the government reacts and the government instantly presents it as an attack.

    It's like with WW1 the assassination of Franz Ferdinand is presented as the reason the war started, but really countries were just looking for an excuse to start a war. Buenos Aires didn't really matter because Earth was just looking for an excuse to start a war.

  • Casper Van Dien is loving the Starship Troopers renaissance but still finds it mind-boggling some take it at face value
  • But how do you know humanity is being attacked or that the bugs will destroy humanity? Just like you say everything else is speculation that is also speculation. It's also a speculation that the only thing saving humanity is the military. For all we know we're actually the attackers and bugs are just defending their homes and if we never attack there wouldn't be a conflict.

    You can't just take away the whys and hows and say it's pro war. It's satire, if you remove all the nuance then of course it's going to be pro war. The whys and hows make this an anti-war movie.

  • Casper Van Dien is loving the Starship Troopers renaissance but still finds it mind-boggling some take it at face value
  • You're missing the satire. It's a satirical anti-war movie. At face value everything in the movie makes sense, the bugs attacked and we're fighting for our survival. But you really need to take a deeper look at the movie. How do we know the bugs attacked first? The government told us. What do we know about the government? The government promotes a militaristic class society where the only way to be a citizen is to join the military. You regularly see people who have lost limbs, how did they lose them? It's not a peaceful society, otherwise people in military service wouldn't lose limbs. You dig and dig and eventually you would have to question what the movie shows you. You can't really be certain that the bugs attacked first because all you know is what the government tells you and that its in the interest of that government to have this war.

    And the movie even backdrops that the war effort is not on the side of humanity. Towards the end of the movie roughnecks get reinforced and those reinforcements are literally children. You don't send children as reinforcements unless you're scraping the bottom of the barrel. It's a very clever hint that humanity is actually losing that war.

  • Epic won’t update Fortnite to run on the Steam Deck. Tim Sweeney says Linux is ‘a terrifically hard audience to serve’ (2022)
  • I think most Linux gamers understand they're not going to get official Linux support. And most of the cases it's also not necessary because the compatibility layer is pretty good. The only big hurdle is anticheat and that's where epic would have to do the bare minimum of adding their own native EAC client to Fortnite.

    Now the argument that it would increase cheating in a hugely popular game like Fortnite is somewhat legitimate, but I think it's more likely Sweeney would rather let leopards eat his face than support anything related to Valve.

  • Today, it has been 6 years since The Elder Scrolls 6 teaser
  • It's like people have completely forgotten that fact. That snippet was at the very end of a 30 minute Bethesda presentation that had Fallout 76 with its multiplayer being a significant move away from their traditional formula, Elder Scrolls Blades (which is a mobile game nobody remembers) and the reveal of Starfield, a completely new franchise. Of course fans are going to question where is TES 6.

    And a few months later Blizzard showed what happens when you don't tease Diablo 4 after revealing Diablo immortal.

  • Fallout TV Show Could Now Last Five Seasons After ‘Immensely Surprising’ Popularity, Say Creators
  • The Bethesda games are the series now.

    And? It doesn't make the older games disappear. Bethesda choosing to go their own way instead of being faithful to the original games does not invalidate the fact that Bethesda, and by extension the show, is not faithful to the original and breaks lore continuity. As for my personal opinion on the matter I've accepted since Fallout 3 that the lore is fucked and doesn't really matter anymore.

    They’re exponentially more popular than the first two.

    This doesn't really shouldn't even need addressing. This is something people say when they have no actual arguments. You're comparing games that are literally a decade apart. No shit modern Fallout games are more popular than Fallout 1 and 2. Gaming in general is exponentially more popular than what it was back in the 90s. Diablo 2 is considered one of the best looters ever, it sold over a million units in the first few weeks and got a Guinness world record for it. Fallout 3 sold 4 times as many units in the first week. That should give insight into how unbelievably pointless your comparison is.

    And popularity doesn't mean good. COD is one of the most popular franchises in the world, nobody is singing praises of COD (at least not since the 1, 2 and Modern Warfare).

  • Fallout TV Show Could Now Last Five Seasons After ‘Immensely Surprising’ Popularity, Say Creators
  • Being canon is not the same as being faithful. Bethesda Fallout games have not been faithful to the original games despite now being canon. The show, despite being relatively good, can be canon and also can not be faithful to the first 2 games.

  • PSA: Alternatives for the most popular communities
  • You missed to point. Compare instances to communities.

    Instances are not isolated. It doesn't matter much which instance you join because as long as your instance is federated with other instances you can still participate in the communities you want to participate in. If you don't like your instances, you can join a different instance and as long as that other instance is federated the same way you can get get the exact same experience on a different instance. That means instances are decentralized.

    Communities are isolated. It matters which community you join because each post and comment is contained within that community. If you join a small community and there's a bigger community elsewhere you won't be able to participate in the bigger community. If you dislike a community and join a different community you can't get the exact same experience because you can't interact with the same posts. All of that means communities are centralized.

    The reason we have popular communities in the first place is because communities are centralized. Centralized communities also work against the decentralization as your example also pointed out, because instances can leverage their communities.

    This is also what I alluded to my steering wheels analogy. We don't have tools to decentralize communities. We have a steering wheel for each community instead of one wheel for all communities that are essentially the same.

  • PSA: Alternatives for the most popular communities
  • I disagree. The decentralization is thought through at an instance level, not community level. If it was thought through at a community level we'd have tools to aggregate different communities. The current solution is the equivalent of having multiple steering wheels on a car, nobody thought how you'd actually steer the car so you were given the option to steer each wheel separately. It might make sense on a superficial level but if you thought about how users actually use the thing you'd know it's not the best way to do things.

  • Nvidia overtakes Apple as the second most valuable company.
  • Because of a lot of things. From graphics side RTX and DLSS left AMD catching up (even if RTX isn't really that big of a deal now), then there was Nvidia cards being better at crypto mining and now it's Nvidia cards being better at AI computation + Nvidia pivoting into AI hardware space..

    If you want to boil it down to the undeniable, it's that Nvidia is just better at marketing. Everyone knows what Nvidia is doing. What is AMD doing? Besides playing catch-up to Nvidia.

  • Gritty with the truth bomb...
  • I guess that's up to you how accurate you want to go with your calculations. If you also want to account for inflation go for it. I didn't account for inflation because I originally did the calculation out of interest to see if I was just safe investing at 4% how much money I'd need to cover my current expenses. Once I got the number I wasn't interest in going more specific because I instantly realized it would be effectively impossible for me to make that much money. For me that number was enough to get the ballpark of what it would mean to be the ultrawealthy, I wasn't looking for a specific threshold.

  • Gritty with the truth bomb...
  • Do you think that everyone who starts a business or invests in companies is guaranteed to make a profit? I don’t think so, but I have no idea what percent end up profitable. It seems like a big gamble to me, so I can’t help but wonder if the ones that we see and pay attention to just so happened to be the ones that either chose really well or got really lucky. I have no idea which is more common.

    There are no guarantees in life. There's no guarantee that working for a company gets you paid either, the company could go bankrupt and all you have is a claim for unpaid work. And in that sense anyone who starts a business isn't likely to make a profit. Anyone investing, there are very safe investments that are essentially guaranteed to make money. If you want an easy example I'm sure your bank is happy to take your money, invest it, take the risk, and guarantee you something like a 2% payout on your money. My rainy day fund is currently invested by bank on a guaranteed 4% return to combat the inflation. Unless you're investing irresponsibly or with a very high risk it's as close to a guarantee to make money.

    I do know that there are a shitton of trust fund kids that don’t end up as billionaires. If it really was just as simple as having “lots” of money automatically gets you way more money, then it seems like there would be a runaway affect where there would just have to be more and more money created at a faster and faster rate in order to keep paying off all these rich people and their black boxes. There is something about that that doesn’t seem quite right to me, like just on a mathematical level, doesn’t it seem like the amount of money in existence would have to be going up exponentially in order for this story to be true?

    It's not about becoming a billionaire. Billionaire is a blanket term some people use to refer to the ultrawealthy. They don't need to be billionaires, they just need to be wealthy enough live off of investment returns. If I had 10 mil at hand I'd consider myself ultrawealthy, because I've done the math and if I invested that much money into a relatively safe investment I could spend the rest of my life living off the investment returns. I'd be set for life. And remember, 10 million is still more than 900 million away from a billionaire. At about 20 mil I'd be getting more from my investment returns than I do at my actual job, but I live in a relatively cheap area.

    don't know where you're from so I'll use America as an example. 20 million at a 4% return in a year (which is what my bank gives me) is 80k a year. The average annual wage in the US in 2022 was 77k. Minus taxes at 20 mil on a 4% return you'll make just below what the average american makes, without doing anything. You can do a similar calculation for your country. Find out what's the safest maximum rate your bank provides (that will be the floor of how much you'd make investing), find out what's the annual average wage in your country (or better yet, use your own wage), find the tax rate, throw them all together and see how many millions you'd need to live the rest of your life without ever needing to work. From there you get a relatively good idea how much money you'd need for that runaway effect, where you can do pretty much whatever and you'll just keep getting richer. And if you to the calculation, maybe for you that number is 100 million. That's still 900 million away from a billionaire, just to remind you of how obsenely wealthy billionaires are.

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    Navi wins the PGL Major

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    PGL major 2024 megathread

    The major is upon us. Megathread to discuss the major. Opening stage is over, elimination is upon us:

    Group elimination stage:

    Advance to quarter finals:

    • Cloud9
    • Vitality
    • Spirit
    • Faze
    • Eternal Fire
    • Natus Vincere
    • MOUZ
    • G2


    • paiN
    • Virtus.Pro
    • Complexity
    • Imperial
    • HEROIC
    • TheMongolz
    • FURIA

    Group stage results.

    Advanced to elimination stage

    • Cloud9
    • Heroic
    • paiN
    • Eternal Fire
    • FURIA
    • Imperial
    • TheMongolz

    Eliminated in the opening stage:

    • AMKAL
    • KOI
    • Lynn vision
    • Apeks
    • ENCE
    • Legacy
    • Gamerlegion
    • SAW
    Counter-Strike GoodEye8 PGL Major Copenhagen attendees finalized

    PGL have confirmed which teams will skip the Opening Stage after Valve updating the Regional Standings.

    PGL Major Copenhagen attendees finalized
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    Blast premier Spring groups 2024

    Kinda late with the post, but better late than never.

    Day 1:

    • G2 vs NiP -> G2 advance, NiP drop to losers bracket
    • NaVi vs Compexity -> NaVi advance, Complexity drop to losers bracket
    • Vitality vs OG -> Vitality advance, OG drop to losers bracket
    • Astralis vs Falcons -> Astralis advance, Falcons drop to losers bracket

    Day 2:

    • NaVi vs G2 -> NaVi advance, G2 drop to losers bracket
    • NiP vs Compexity -> NiP faces G2 in losers bracket, Complexity are sent to Spring Showdown
    • Vitality vs Astralis -> Astralis advance, Vitality drop to losers bracket
    • Falcons vs OG -> Falcons face Vitality in losers, OG are sent to Spring Showdown

    Day 3:

    • Faze vs Gamerlegion -> Gamerlegion advance, Faze drop to losers bracket
    • Spirit vs Liquid -> Liquid advance, Spirit drop to losers bracket
    • VP vs BIG -> VP advance, BIG drop to losers bracket
    • C9 vs Heroic -> C9 advance, Heroic drop to losers bracket

    Day 4:

    • Gamerlegion vs Liquid -> Liquid advance, Gamerlegion drop to losers bracket
    • Faze vs Spirit -> Faze faces Gamerlegion in losers bracket, Spirit are sent to Spring Showdown
    • C9 vs VP -> VP advance, C9 drop to losers bracket
    • BIG vs Heroic -> BIG faces C9 in losers, Heroic is sent to Spring Showdown

    Day 5:

    • Vitality vs Falcons -> Vitality face Astralis in group finals, Falcons are sent to Spring Showdown
    • G2 vs NiP -> G2 face NaVi in group finals, NiP are sent to Spring Showdown
    • Gamerlegion vs Faze -> Faze face Liquid in group finals, Gamerlegion is sent to Spring Showdown
    • C9 vs BIG -> BIG face VP group finals, C9 is sent to Spring Showdown

    Day 5:

    • Vitality vs Falcons -> Vitality face Astralis in group finals, Falcons are sent to Spring Showdown
    • G2 vs NiP -> G2 face NaVi in group finals, NiP are sent to Spring Showdown
    • Gamerlegion vs Faze -> Faze face Liquid in group finals, Gamerlegion is sent to Spring Showdown
    • C9 vs BIG -> BIG face VP group finals, C9 is sent to Spring Showdown


    • Astralis vs Vitality -> Vitality qualify for Spring finals, Astralis go to the deciders
    • NaVi vs G2-> NaVi qualify for finals Spring finals, G2 go to the deciders
    • Liquid vs Faze -> Faze qualify for finals Spring finals, Liquid face G2 in the deciders
    • VP vs BIG -> VP qualify for the Spring finals, BIG face Astralis in the deciders


    • Astralis vs BIG -> Astralis qualify for the Spring finals, BIG is sent to Spring Showdown
    • Liquid vs G2 -> G2 qualify for the Spring final, Liquid is sent to Spring Showdown
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    S1mple retires from CS HLTVorg - S1mple retires from CS

    Watch HLTVorg's clip titled "S1mple retires from CS"

    HLTVorg - S1mple retires from CS
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    HLTV top 20 players of 2023 Megathread

    The yearly HLTV top 20 players of 2023 is upon us:

    1. Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut
    2. Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač
    3. Robin "ropz" Kool
    4. Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov
    5. Lotan "⁠Spinx⁠" Giladi
    6. Álvaro "SunPayus" García
    7. Oleksandr "⁠s1mple"⁠ Kostyliev
    8. Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov
    9. Martin "stavn" Lund
    10. Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants
    11. Nicolai "device" Reedtz
    12. David "frozen" Čerňanský
    13. Nemanja "huNter-⁠" Kovač
    14. Guy "NertZ" Iluz
    15. Jakob "⁠jabbi⁠" Nygaard
    16. Benjamin "blameF" Bremer
    17. Emil "Magisk" Reif
    18. Casper "cadiaN"⁠ Møller
    19. Kaike "KSCERATO" Cerato
    20. Russel ⁠"Twistzz"⁠ Van Dulken
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    New mod, new winds


    This community has been rather inactive for a long time and probably partly because the community creator and former mod was never active. There's also no strong CS community on lemmy so I decided to step up and hopefully shape this community into a healthy CS community, because I love CS and I don't want to go Reddit for my CS fix.

    Moving forward I will take a more active role in this community to post content for others to discuss. To focus the discussions I will start by creating megathreads for the bigger happenings in the community. For instance instead of having 20 posts about the HLTV top 20 players that will get little to no comments, I will create a HLTV top 20 megathread to get more a discussion going on.

    At least that's the plan, please do stick around and help me (by posting, commenting and upvoting) help you get this community up and running.

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    Mod status request

    I would like to take a mod position to try and get this community off the ground as @Osiris seems to be inactive.

    0 XTQZZZ no longer part of new TSM project

    The entire roster featuring the likes of Audric "JACKZ" Jug and Timofey "interz" Yakushin is also reportedly in jeopardy.

    XTQZZZ no longer part of new TSM project

    THREAT now a free agent

    From Twitter:

    > As a few negotiations with teams have fallen through and with the upcoming release of CS2 I would like to state that I’m currently a free agent and am interested to go all-in given the right team! Retweets appreciated!