@eevee Basically everything on streaming platforms has to be licensed, and they have to continue paying for those licenses. Sometimes even if they want to license something, the other side won't allow them.

Makes a very good case for building a physical library, a emby/plex server, or at the very least going with a service that lets you buy the movies and keep them in your library where they can't be un-licensed as easily.

@gat bristleconeshooting.com/faq/ This one says they'll rent to out of state visitors, they're a bit further south from the one you posted.

@gat Weird. Any other gun ranges nearby that will let you rent one alone?

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Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.

Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.

*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*

1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

@pro @cks I've been using Jekyll for a similar site, but it involves a bit of work and I've been short on time to complete it. I've heard there's also apps called Hugo and Vuepress, but haven't used them. I build the page in a Git repository then compile and upload it automatically from the jekyll scripts.

@avia I saw something about a software developer talking about the 737, but I don't know if it's the same one you're mentioning, and it wasn't in a programmer site.

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Apropos that, an anecdote. When I "invented" hypervisor (and paravirtualization), I literally named it that, because you know, it's like a super-supervisor. And, before that, Soviet spies stole the source code for VM/370 from IBM, so it was widely available among the "in" people. I never saw it myself, but once I talked about my ideas with a guy who did. He listened for a minute, then exclaimed: "Holy shit! Now I know why!" He explained that in the IBM source, all global identifiers started with "HV", and it was always a mystery to him why. Only when I talked to him about my hypervisor, the penny dropped.

@burek Can you see what the Total Bytes Written is on it? SSDs are usually rated/warrantied for 5 years continuous use as long as you don't exceed their TBW.

Got my Sipeed Maix boards in today. Now to figure out what all I can do with them. (Maix Bit, Maix Go, and one of the Maix-I Wifi modules for when I decide to do productiony-things.)

@deshipu If you're letting the game auto-kill enemies, you're not going to make it all that far in the game. You're supposed to be comboing skills together because the automatic attack damage is pretty low. Xenoblade basically plays like a single player MMO game.

@deshipu The last point happens half-way through the game, which because it's a 90+ hour game is about 50 hours in. But yeah, the opening cutscenes are pretty daft. Japan sometimes seems to fetishize the lone hero that goes charging in. You're playing a bunch of kids for the first 20 hours or so, then the party fills out a bit.

@deshipu @kelly_clowers In any case, in addition to it just taking me forever to pick a favorite, there's fields like Philosophy where I don't feel qualified to pick a favorite. When you've done a deep-dive on less than a half dozen philosophers... I feel a lot more qualified in the gaming arena, having finished nearly 1000 games.

@deshipu @kelly_clowers Elizabeth Anscombe doesn't come to mind when you think about philosophers, probably because it's the ones that are much more firebrand-y and have views that a lot of people object to that show up in the popular culture more.

@deshipu @kelly_clowers Rand's probably the closest to a favorite because even though I don't agree with most of her work, I find it less objectionable than most philosophers I've read up on. Heidegger, Nietzsche, Marx, all really awful all around.

@deshipu @kelly_clowers There's also the one who is on the Philosopher's comic all the time, but I don't particularly like her views either. Heck, I can't name a favorite philosopher at all since most of the ones I know are more the target of ire than favorites.

@deshipu @kelly_clowers Well, in that case, Yoko Kanno for composer, Ayn Rand for philosopher, Kim Shattuck for photographer (I really don't know the name of anyone at all that is specifically a photographer though, Kim I know for other reasons and she's also a photographer.) Paula Deen for cook. I don't know the names of any technical writers at all, nor fashion designers. (I don't follow fashion, and technical writer isn't something you become well known for.)

@deshipu (I generally have to deliberate for hours when trying to answer what my favorite of anything is... so I usually don't bother forming opinions about favorites in most arenas.)

@roxy Interesting. Reminds me of the people who were sharing a gmail account and sending their hidden messages by saving them as drafts so the other person could login and read them.

@deshipu I honestly don't have a "favorite" of any of those of any gender. I suppose my favorite writer of Playstation first party games made by Naughty Dog would be Amy Hennig though.

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