Shout-out to all the amateur programmers who have "hacked" the database #mastodoom
“Rereading Lord of the Rings 10 years later, only to realize that the Ring is my smartphone.”
“Scientists, and supporters of science, have often been unwilling to raise such controversies ‘because they're afraid that talking about them will decrease trust in science and that it will aid and abet anti-science forces.’”
Google Chrome now forces users to log into the entire browser if they log into any Google services, pinky-swear they aren’t syncing all your browsing data by default at the moment:
The one thing I hope devs get from my inclusion in this article is that accessibility benefits everyone. You're not doing all this work just for the audience that needs it the most. These options benefit people who never asked for them and didn't even know they wanted them.
"Every aspect of the game [Forza Horizon 4] they've attached some form of progression to."
Man, I dunno whether to like this because so much of my behaviour will be recognized by the game, or to dislike it because so much is quantified and explicit—"gamified," for lack of a better term.
"I am very proud of the Linux code that I invented and the impact it has had on the world.
"I am not, however, always proud of my inability to communicate well with others—this is a lifelong struggle for me. To anyone whose feelings I have hurt, I am deeply sorry."
"This is what I thought: for the most banal even to become an adventure, you must—and this is enough—begin to recount it.
"This is what fools people: a man is always a teller of tales, he sees everything that happens to him through them; and he tries to live his own life as if he were telling a story."
Jones in the Fast Lane, je me souviens de toi.
“Loot boxes are psychologically akin to gambling.”
“Our large-scale study (n=7,422) found important links between loot box spending and problem gambling…
“Loot boxes provide games companies with an unregulated way of exploiting gambling disorders amongst their customers.”
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