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>x86 installs the management engine
>x86 is dead
>Odroid cancels the N1
>no affordable high-powered ARM pc any more
>ARM is dead
Will this be the decade of RISC V?
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Stallman on "The CPU"~
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HI I THINK MAC IS THE BEST
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Better QR games
In the aftermath of various video game news, I wanted to spitball an idea about a certain kind of collectible item. Just because the reality of these things is that the ones available to buy aren't really that great or well utilized, and are usually bogged down with pay-to-win schemes and such, so I actually find thinking about the possibilities more enjoyable than actaully taking part in some of these toys.
Did you use to go to the arcades and do that thing, that you put your coin on the desk to denote you're next in line to play at that cabinet? Well, I never saw it happen anywhere, but the tactility of coin-operation is still a really satisfying thing to experience, so I'm interested to think what would be a good implementation of a kind of a collectible coin, that could be used in a way to recapture that feeling of getting into an arcade and see your hard-worked lawn-moving hours turn into a spot of fun to be had.
My initial conception is this: let's say some company provides an arcade cabinet, that plays dozens of ROMs in the same vein as Neo Geo Mini, but actually is the premium experience that feels really good with all the nitpicks avoided. Just to have this idea start taking off. But this cabinet doesn't take money, this is the main thing, it takes collectible coins, which it then gives back right away, that are your own, Amiibo-like tokens with an NFC chip. What you do is, the whole process is determined by what coins you use, let's say you have to put in 3 every time, and that determines which game you choose, which character and what kind of settings, and they remember your statistics and user name which also makes them traceable back to you if there's some confusion over who's the real owner of which coin. Of course it doesn't stop there and brand new games could be much more exciting and have all kinds of features, but underlining the base concept and functionality is important at the start. So effectively you buy one maybe $7 token for a lifetime access to a single game at an arcade (as longa s you wait your turn, another one for a single character, and a third one. These are all same "type" tokens, so put them in different order and you'll just get some other game altogeher, and a different character. It's kind of vague like Spirits in Smash Ultimate, but every combination works.
I'm imagining these things as semi-replaceable, not something that you'd be devastated to lose, but which also would have some purposeful tradeability. You could own maybe 20 and be happy with that collection, and there shouldn't be any rare ones that are built to nickle and dime you and make you feel you can't just go to the store and get another one if you lose it. One coin should be like the save data to a short game with good replayability, something that you build but which can always be rebuilt if need be. Also leaderboards and accounts and stuff are of course online.
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What web browser do you use? I recently installed ungoogled chromium and it works amazing! On top of that, as the name suggests, it disconnects everything related to google, and it also sets duckduckgo as the default search engine, meaning google won't be able to spy on you!
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How does a complete noob get into programming? I want to start with websites since I figured it would be easier.
Do I learn HTML first or CSS first?
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NECKBEARDS DESTROY MULTI BILLION DOLLAR OS WITH FREE TIME AND AUTISM
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Only Microkernels up in this bitch
Guys I have been evangelised by not GNU Hurd but Andy Tannembaum's amazing work on MINIX 3 to create a usable microkernel-based operating system. Share your views.