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you'd think a bunch of programming nerds would be able to understand the concept of exponential complexity but the blockchain proves otherwise

"money doesnt buy happiness" is not a useful adage in a world where most peoples immediately pressing problems can be solved easily with money

Blizzard was originally a Halo purchase for Activision. Activision had a bad reputation and, aside from the revenue it brought in, likely made its decision based on Blizzard's (unearned) positive reputation.

Even in that situation, when Blizzard was on top, Activision was ruthless when project Titan failed to meet its milestones. Even though it was turned into the highly successful Overwatch, it failed to meet their arbitrary financial goals, and heads rolled.

What do you think they'll do now?

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The IP of Blizzard's franchises are probably too valuable to kill off, so they'll survive in some form or another, but I wouldn't be surprised if we saw WoW being managed directly under the Activision branding in the next few years. I just don't see how Blizzard can pull its reputation from the toilet in a way that makes people want to touch it ever again.

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If Blizzard isn't just shut down by Activision (which is a real possibility depending on how badly the next couple quarters are) there's a pretty good chance that these lawsuits will render the company unrecognizable when all is said and done.

Never mind the legal and PR implications, just the morale blow this has caused will probably drain most of the talent from the company. I mean senior leadership was leaving years before these lawsuits. Folks are gonna look for greener pastures.

this company would prefer you get depressed about your own insignificant impact on the environment than pay any mind at all to the true culprit. they would have you think all is doomed and that all you can do is go vegan, recycle some boxes, buy a solar panel and an electric car and a curly lightbulb and then proceed to get mad at your neighbor who hasn't done half of that. they would prefer you do anything at all besides blame them directly.

four times in this tweet they say you and your.

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Maybe the best celebrity endorsement ever was Macho Man Randy Savage for Slim Jims. He looked like he was a character invented specifically to sell people seasoned meat sticks. A hundred ad people could work on it for a hundred years and not come up with a better mascot

the STEM vs liberal arts dichotomy is a lie. we must unite to defeat our true enemy, the business students

Could be construed as a subtoot, more that I don't know the person and don't want to come off as a reply guy 

Time is a human invention, a technology we created to have better control of our food supply, vis a vis seasons, the idea of a time to plant vs harvest, etc.

Capitalism ruins it by twisting it into a way to generate profit for a select few. The idea of seasons, time, etc can actually be very useful and beautiful outside of that context.

Don't be the person who does the thing that makes the place create the policy

Pouring one out for the Taco Bell employee that was doing a thousand-yard stare and gave me my drink with no ice in it.

I recognize that look. I've had those days.

"Google Drive for Desktop" was discontinued a while back and the desktop client was rebranded to "Google Backup & Sync" which is now being discontinued in favor of the New™ "Google Drive for Desktop" :bloboh:

Twisted Metal, and it's less adored sequels, Bopped Metal, and Pulled Metal.

countryside girl gang on their way to go terrorize the porch of the only convenience store in a 40 km radius
#MastoArt #CreativeToots #art

Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of smart people in the industry misapplying their talents to do things like build a profile on people based on their screen size, os, and browser of choice... but that's actually a small fraction of the data that has been collected.

Every corporation and government agency just keeps vacuuming up as much info as they can, regardless of usefulness or potential use. And most of it just... sits there, clogging up massive data centers, and will never be used.

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Once upon a time you needed to create programs and scripts that collected and returned useful information, but now that storage is damn cheap and fairly reliable corporations have gone full hoarder and will collect literally everything and anything about you.

Setting aside the massive privacy invasion, 99% of this data is useless. There aren't enough capitalist schemes in the remainder of human history that could use it all. Which translates to dollars lost storing this junk data.

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A single-user space station out in the fediverse asteroid belt.