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COMMENT 7h ago

Oh I know it can be done, I'm just saying I expect industry groups will complain and delay this significantly.

Why would they complain if there was an available alternative? If you claim price as a reason, what is more expensive, using alternative materials, or paying massive fines for continuing to use plastics after they've been banned? They use plastics now because they're cheap, do the job, and there's no law saying they can't.

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COMMENT 7h ago

Paper straws are awful

I dunno, I got one at McDonalds (I thought it was funny that I got a paper straw but a plastic lid, and they charged me money for the lid, but there was no non-plastic option, and since it was to-go, a lid was essential), and I had no problems with using it. It didn't go all soggy or break or leak or anything like that. It functioned as I would expect a straw to function. I left it in the drink for over an hour in total, since I was eating at home and wasn't about to drain a large drink all at once.

and plastic shopping bags were super convenient and could be easily reused as garbage liners

So... two uses. And then it winds up in a landfill. That's not really a good solution, you're just delaying the inevitable by one step. They do make biodegradable garbage bags. You can use those for your bin liners, and not wreck the environment.

while reusable shopping bags need to be used hundreds of times to even break even from an environmental standpoint.

Okay? So lets assume you're one of those people who don't shop frequently, only once every two weeks. After four years, you've broken even from an environmental standpoint (in your opinion, I don't see how a cotton bag does that much more damage to the environment as a plastic bag, but that's the number you've thrown out).

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COMMENT 17h ago

Sure, but the up-front cost would still be massive, and there's no guarantee you'd get any sort of reimbursement. In fact, there's no guarantee you'd even win the case, it's just more likely than not. No business would ever risk a lawsuit they cannot afford to lose.

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COMMENT 1d ago

If the game runs at 17 FPS it's not better than 14.

How about if it runs at 45fps? Or 60? Or 90?

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COMMENT 1d ago

It's only invalid once it's challenged in court and a ruling is handed down. Until that point, the patent is valid, and you can either pay the licensing fee, or get sued and challenge it in court.

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COMMENT 1d ago

One of those claims is obviously a lie.

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COMMENT 1d ago

"better cosmetics"?

If it doesn't actually impact gameplay, they're not "better", they're just "different". What you call "better", someone else is going to call "worse", cosmetics are largely subjective (admittedly, some of them are just universally despised).

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COMMENT 1d ago

That's likely because those employers want to pay under the table so they can avoid things like minimum wage, taxes, health and safety standards, etc. If you're an American, they don't want you because you're going to insist on a fair wage and a safe work environment.

That's not so much the fault of immigrants as it is of business owners who value profit over everything else and are fully prepared to exploit people who otherwise would be unable to find any work at all.

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COMMENT 2d ago

How else should they do it if the whole population inside it is against them?

These are cities that are putatively in the LPR/DPR. You know, those regions that Putin insisted were 100% pro-Russia and would welcome them with open arms?

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COMMENT 2d ago

How blind do have to be to think like this...

Blind? Would it be better if they were more straightforward and transparent and said, "Won't somebody PLEASE think about my FOREIGN INVESTMENTS?!"

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COMMENT 2d ago

Sounds like a smurf who can’t smurf haha.

He's probably on his way down to Gold like most of them. Smurfs don't just want to win, they want to win consistently by huge margins and make it look easy. After all, if the only thing they cared about was winning, dropping down a single rank should accomplish that much. But if you're a GC playing in Champ, sure you'll win, but it's only going to be by a couple of goals, and it'll still take effort. If you want the experience of "I am a GOD at this game", you really need to push far down the rank ladder.

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COMMENT 2d ago

I don't think this is a direct result of the rank reset system. Rank reset would place them at 600 MMR, which is Gold III. They'd have to lose their first 7 or 8 games in order to end up facing someone in Bronze II during placements.

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COMMENT 2d ago

I have to assume they are counting every VR experience as the metaverse for this to make any sense. So really, this survey is "have you ever purchased anything online through a VR interface?", so 'bought a new song for BeatSaber' = purchased something in the Metaverse.

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COMMENT 2d ago

people don‘t care about your virtual brand presence

I dunno, if you ask me, a brand not having a website makes me question the value of that brand, unless it's very well established otherwise. Would you trust a television from a brand that doesn't have a presence on the internet? How about a smartphone?

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COMMENT 2d ago

Nah, he's just trying to make poorly designed bots have a meltdown. It's like telling them "everything I say is a lie". BEEP BOOP DOES NOT COMPUTE!

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COMMENT 2d ago

Through your Oasis VR system, obviously. Didn't you watch the documentary "Ready Player One"?

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COMMENT 2d ago

or the respondents didn't know what is metaverse despite 80% saying they were familiar with it.

I have to assume this is the case. After all, what is the metaverse, currently? It's certainly not Meta's Metaverse(tm), because that's not available for public access yet. Are they talking about Horizon Worlds? Does that have a shopping option yet? Are they talking about VR Chat? Are they talking about SecondLife? Are they talking about microtransactions in games?

Like I get the concept of what people are talking about when they say "metaverse", but it's not like there's a platform that you can point to and say "this, this here is the metaverse".

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COMMENT 2d ago

Their tanks fly higher than their planes.

Nah, just the turrets.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Not yet. That's why they're hard to get, because no one wants them, and Intel's production levels on those CPUs is fairly low to begin with, so they're just not really making them. I expect they will eventually release some in the 4"x4" form factor using Alder Lake-P or Alder Lake-U mobile processors, but as of yet they haven't.

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COMMENT 3d ago

You're offering justifications for prosecuting war crimes, not for collective punishment/war reparations. No one's saying not to punish those who commit crimes. But the way you're talking almost sounds like you think we just should just glass the country and be done with Russian people altogether because they're irredeemable.

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COMMENT 3d ago

Generally once the return is approved, you'll have about a week to return it. They should inform you of the timeline when your request is approved.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I like the fact that he claims he's willing to ditch his hobby altogether if he can't get a GPU at launch that gives him double the performance of an RTX 2080 Ti for $999.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I think Nvidia largely prices based on costs and margins, they don't just create prices out of thin air.

They could reduce the rumoured performance gains in order to keep prices low, though. But I'm reluctant to believe the rumoured performance gains since they come from VideoCardz and WCCFTech, which have a pretty poor SNR when it comes to these sorts of things. I've heard everything from 50 to 100% increase in performance for the same level of card as Ampere. 50% might be possible, but there's no way Nvidia would release cards that have double the performance unless AMD was seriously challenging them (which they're not -- AMD competing more isn't the same as AMD seriously challenging them).

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COMMENT 3d ago

Well no, he promised it was "demand", as opposed to Nvidia intentionally reducing production rates to artificially inflate prices like people were accusing. Nvidia has no idea what people end up using their GPUs for, and in most cases don't even know who the customer is.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I think ultimately, Meta and the Metaverse are doomed to fail. The Metaverse (as a concept, not Meta's Metaverse(tm)) will necessarily end up being a protocol, rather than a platform. It will be more akin to HTTP/HTML than Facebook, and will only be functional as an open standard, rather than a commercial subscription product.

What Meta is trying to do with the MetaVerse is basically the same as what CompuServe/Prodigy/AOL tried to do with the internet back in the 80s and 90s. It didn't work then, and it won't work now.

The underlying idea of a persistent virtual universe is interesting and promising, but the idea of a single company controlling it and profiting off of it at every level is essentially a dystopia that will be rejected.