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OOProgrammers would rather use inheritance polymorphism and injection to bend the laws of reality itself than just implement a feature using actual code

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the first sentence of every code project's readme should briefly explain what the project does, in language that is comprehensible to people outside your immediate community.

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Morning fedi!

Goodboy Galaxy for GBA is now live on Kickstarter, along with a new demo (Chapter Zero) which improves on the jam version in every way!

We really hope you enjoy it!

Game: hotpengu.itch.io/goodboy-galax

KS: kickstarter.com/projects/pengu

Morning fedi!

Goodboy Galaxy for GBA is now live on Kickstarter, along with a new demo (Chapter Zero) which improves on the jam version in every way!

We really hope you enjoy it!

Game: hotpengu.itch.io/goodboy-galax

KS: kickstarter.com/projects/pengu

On the train for the first time in over a year. Acutely aware of how few people are wearing masks, and how many people are sniffling and sneezing. :blobcatNervousSweat:

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An argument that's often made is that piracy harms content creators. That music piracy impacts the revenue that artists earn through royalties, etc. The gist of the argument is "piracy hurts those who make the content you love".

Whether you believe that or not, do you know who this DOESN'T apply to?

Do you know who receive NO royalties for their published work, and in fact must PAY just to get published? Academics.

You should feel no guilt for obtaining free scientific papers. The authors are losing nothing; their research is being seen by more people than it would otherwise.

So why do they pay to get published? Reputable academic journals serve as a clearing-house. Getting your paper published in a journal is a mark of quality, indicating that your paper has been peer-reviewed and accepted as a valid contribution to science and knowledge. And I have no problem with this; people pay for certifications all the time.

What I have a problem with is that the journal, who have already been paid to publish the article, then turn around and charge the general public for access to the article. (I guess it's usually free if you're a student, but still.) Essentially the journal is taking ownership of, and restricting the dissemination of the scientific knowledge that they were paid to publish.

Publish: from the Latin publicare, "to make public". If it's behind a paywall, it's not publically available; so technically, it's not actually published.

Consider also the rise of "predatory journals", something that can only exist because of this business model. Predatory journals basically exist to scam academics into "publishing" their work in a journal that is neither peer-reviewed nor reputable. They also make money off those who want to advance an agenda; predatory journals will happily take money to publish just about any paper, including those which were outright lies or would never pass a real peer review.

The only ones who benefit financially from all of this is the journals themselves.

So, pirating academic papers may harm the journal it's published in, as they lose out on potential access fees. But the authors don't lose anything financially. And they also don't lose any value in publishing; they are paying for the legitimacy that being reviewed and published grants their work, and the journal still receives the publishing fee. And the journals will always get plenty of money flowing in from all of the universities that provide access to their students.

Who's really losing out here? Anyway, SciHub is a thing.

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I'm happy to announce that all GBAdev Discord channels are now bridged to IRC (efnet)

List of channels: paste.sr.ht/blob/be6ecf840ba67

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Kind of amazing how a system can fail so badly that the window manager strobes at you while ignoring all your inputs.

Looks like it's not the year of the Linux desktop, folks.

As a lover of psytrance I've been looking forward to this album for ages, and wow it's every bit as good as I'd hoped! halleylabs.com/album/more-adve

RetroArch drama, dilemmas 

Bleh idk what to do about all this...

We've been planning to bundle the demo of our GBA game with a trimmed down build of RetroArch (+ mGBA libretro core), as it's the only solution we've found that gives perfectly smooth gameplay on PC (60fps with no frame drops/dupes or audio crackle).

After the abuse allegations circulating on Twitter last week, continuing with this plan feels like a slap in the face to the community.

But, short of trying to implement RA's "dynamic rate control" in mGBA to improve the experience, which would be possibly weeks of trial and error for uncertain results, I don't know what else I can even do.

The game will also have a web player and a "just the ROMs" zip. Do I just keep the RA option for those who want a PC download, and try to explain the situation if I get flak?

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> get stuck
> complain online
> find solution immediately after pressing the button
it's magic.

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Personally I would have preferred to see a world where

- Firefox OS became a viable contender
- Microsoft doubled down on EdgeHTML and made it actually competitive
- Safari kept innovating on app-like features the way they did when iOS first launched

But unfortunately that's not the world we live in. So we're stuck with Chromium leading the charge, Safari playing spoiler, and Firefox losing relevance.

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I'm happy to announce that all GBAdev Discord channels are now bridged to IRC (efnet)

List of channels: paste.sr.ht/blob/be6ecf840ba67

friend asked me if I'd heard of delay lama, while I was listening to a song which had delay lama. What is this cosmic coincidence lol

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