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This thread is only for feedback related to technical issues (bug reports, suggestions). Otherwise use /meta/.
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also for those who can't see the images there are converted version on demozoo: https://demozoo.org/parties/4406/#competition_17507



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> Join fbi.gov for community trying to opensource a clone of a popular game engine
> Look at game engine
< MIT License
> Leave

Is the entire gamedev community cucked? Nearly impossible finding a recent github project without some 'permissive' but non-copyleft license. Why would anyone as a reaction try to clone a game they feel should belong to the community while giving other usurpers the chance to turn it into a botched IP?
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That you see a bigger problem with the MIT license than with using fbi.gov tells a lot on yourself.


If you license it as GPL, the only people that are gonna be making games with it are gonna be making hobby shit like SuperTuxKart




The only people that are going to be working on it in the first place are fans of the game. There is no incentive for the original copyright holder to contribute code for a planned rerelease, when they can just hire a studio like bluepoint to reverse engineer their game, letting them keep it closed source to begin with. Regardless, game assets are also not freed or open sourced from their proprietary license by reverse engineering the game code. The rights still belong to the original copyright holder, most likely the publisher. This means that only they can share or sell a complete copy of the game, no one else. So they can take the community's hard work for free, and enhance and port it to modern systems closed source all over again. Even worse is if the community already did some of these updates. Now the community is back to square one with none of the benefits, let alone profits. You couldn't be a bigger cuck doing this if you tried.


And in case it's not clear, GPL prevents all this.

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I keep seeing news about tech companies having huge layoffs and doing salary cuts. Is it going to collapse? Are software engineers going to paid how much their work really is worth (i.e., next to nothing)? Should I start looking for a new job?
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the only reason there's layoffs is because the tech giants overhired during the pandemic. It's always better to have a hard skill than not have one


What's a hard skill?


A skill that makes your dicc hard.



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Twitter API becoming a premium service in a few days
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or rather, most users are on mastodon instances


Well sure, Pleroma is newer, it's gonna take a while for things to even out.

Also I think the fediblock thing has slowed down since admins are aware cutting off randomly over drama had been killing the tech. It's been picking up momentum for a while since the hype of the most recent Twitter exodus died down.


I've been having lots of trouble with nitter lately. I hope things are fixed soon. Nitter is an essential part of engaging with internet social media.


same, with some hot accounts not accessible on some instances. what happens if nitter stops?


Make sure you cycle through different instances if one stops working. https://github.com/xnaas/nitter-instances


what does /tech/ think of chatGPT? does it have any utility with regards to leftist organizing?

>article for those not in the know

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>trained on massive amounts of data.

Selected by your favorite, overexploited people!


It's a huge waste of great potential. "OpenAI" but everything is closed.


It won't be a problem because soon only ChatGPT will read ChatGPT generated text. People will ask it to write their documents from them and to summarize the documents others generated with it.


Did chatGPT write that?


They already have algorithms that detect text made by algorithms thoughever. That's how they got so good in the first place.

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Why are proprietary software allowed to use Github to distribute their malware?
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>centralize your decentralized by design version control
>but muh friends (followers)! muh stars (likes)! muh code as social media crap!
>be shocked when corporation exploits your normalfaggot tendency to turn everything into social media
people can just walk away from GitHub, git is decentralized, but they won't because they're addicted to the social media features they use on it.


I don't think I've ever seen anyone use Github to "socialize"
It's just well known and not going down anytime soon
Notabug.org, sr.ht, repo.or.cz, and 0xacab.org are nice alternatives


You've never seen an issues page??


>when you hate life so much that a site adding a way for users to socialize with each other makes you seethe
you people are absolutely miserable holy shit


>The various consequences of Microsoft buying Github
This is why you should shill Gitea at every opportunity

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I accidentally deleted my whole vault home dir because I'm stupid, with all my important passwords, keys, etc.

I was looking for ways to fix it and found out that with qubes by default keeps snapshots from the last shutdowns of each vm, at least for the private partition. I just reverted and it was fine. The end.
This is just a PSA i guess. I never knew qubes was good for keeping your data safe from yourself even. Try it if you haven't used it


dayum what a qt

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>Alexa has been around for 10 years and has been a trailblazing voice assistant that was copied quite a bit by Google and Apple. Alexa never managed to create an ongoing revenue stream, though, so Alexa doesn't really make any money. The Alexa division is part of the "Worldwide Digital" group along with Amazon Prime video, and Business Insider says that division lost $3 billion in just the first quarter of 2022, with "the vast majority" of the losses blamed on Alexa. That is apparently double the losses of any other division, and the report says the hardware team is on pace to lose $10 billion this year. It sounds like Amazon is tired of burning through all that cash.

>We have to wonder: Is time running out for Big Tech voice assistants? Everyone seems to be struggling with them. Google expressed basically identical problems with the Google Assistant business model last month. There's an inability to monetize the simple voice commands most consumers actually want to make, and all of Google's attempts to monetize assistants with display ads and company partnerships haven't worked. With the product sucking up server time and being a big money loser, Google responded just like Amazon by cutting resources to the division.

All the questions people ask are about the weather or to play music. No one buys shit on alexa which is what they hoped for. Millions of dollars burnt for nothing creating a solution to a problem no one had.
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Eeh. I want good capabilities out of the box when only running offline mode. The talk on r/mycroft r/homeassistant is rather negative. Their Mark II uses a different software and the user-written tools for the older model (which they aren't selling anymore) are incompatible with the new one. Maybe in two months the situation will be much better, but for this Christmas season they screwed themselves in my impression.


Hubris, and to be fair, many big tech experiments have worked. But yeah, the idea that people will just buy the first product recommended by their digital spyware assistant with no investigation is pretty whack.


>>17803 (NTC)
On one hand, I want to support Mycroft, on the other I don't want their shitty… lets be nice and call them prototypes.

Should I just donate a hundred?


Heh, found this picroft mod on the subreddit

Any other cool projects you've seen? something more original than a magic mirror, please


<Since starting here in early 2020 I’ve had to make some of the toughest decisions I’ve ever faced, and none more so than at the end of last year. At the end of November, just after the Mark II entered production, I was faced with the reality that I had to lay off most of the Mycroft staff. At present, our staff is two developers, one customer service agent and one attorney.
Well shit.

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