I wasn't planning to get used to the fingerprint scanner on my phone but a temporary injury has made clear how naturally I rest my finger on the back to wake/unlock (& get temporarily confused when it can't read through a bandage).
A quick reminder on when interfaces feel so natural as to become automatic.

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Am I missing something or are all the leaks for X570 chipsets getting the bandwidth wrong for PCIe 4 when using an M.2 form factor?
PCIe 3 x4 was already 32Gbps (& heavily advertised "Ultra M.2") so we should be looking at advertised support for a new gen of 64Gbps SSDs or even doubling the number of M.2 connectors directly off the CPU to support a new mainstream gen of PCIe 4 x2 (ie link bandwidth same as current high end) SSDs.

I wonder if the Epic Store sale flat discount means sales of cheaper titles have been softer than expected. That $10 is a potential huge saving ($8.80 of which Epic pays out of pocket) on games that people might be avoiding on the hopes it becomes one of the future giveaway games.

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New EU rules might put a dampener on crunch culture. It's hard to predict how much this will affect, but it's a step in the right direction.

I must admit, I am pretty ignorant of the North American demoscene. Possibly because it never quite emerged as a major independent identity outside of crack groups or LAN parties? vice.com/en_us/article/j5wgp7/

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Just a normal day under the Software as a Service paradigm.

RT @KupoGames@twitter.com

I just got an email from @Adobe@twitter.com that I'm no longer allowed to use the software that I'm paying for. Time to cancel my subscription I guess.

Share plz.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/KupoGames/status/1

Early 2017: PhD completed, now to spin back up a few projects.
2018: Right, definitely time to complete some of these projects rather than constantly getting distracted by new things.
2019: Going to actually finish a project any month now. *Sound of new project ideas intensifies*

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An eyebrow-raising tidbit in Matrix's security mediation - having lost their Android signing key, there was a risk of being impersonated via a sideloaded APK so they had to create an entirely new app id and prompt users to switch manually (!) medium.com/@RiotChat/riot-im-a

*Nodding along in a "this should be part of every CS project estimation 101 course" way*
At the scale of project tasks, log-normal is probably a reasonable distribution.
We are likely estimating the median time for tasks, not the mean.
You can't sum medians so that mistake is actually two different underestimations of total time.

I guess I shouldn't be shocked by people talking about classic shader injected SSGI (dialed up to 150% so you can't miss it) as part of "that new ray tracing" (or a novelty rather than basically the standard for injected AO right back to nVidia driver-injected AO for HL2 etc literally a decade ago nvidia.com/object/win7_winvist).

GameDev on Rust is still pretty up in the air (unless you're rolling your own, just using it as a safer C that talks to C libs) but this is a pretty good outline of the major options for rendering right now (and which are active): wiki.alopex.li/AGuideToRustGra

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Solidarity with everyone at Riot Games participating in today’s walkout. <3

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This isn't quite the bug report I wanted to wake up to:

All Firefox extensions disabled due to expiration of intermediate signing cert on 2019-05-04:


I hope someone at Sony is reading this Valve Index tech pitch. How to sell current PSVR headsets to PS5 users in 2020?
120Hz: check.
"RGB provide 50% more subpixels than [PenTile] OLED, resulting in greater sharpness for the same rendering cost."
New console GPU, new resulting clarity; same comfortable form factor & amazing price. (And offer a camera upgrade with more expensive vision/fusion algo.)

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When you try to debug a crash with the help of a debugger, a dozen stack traces and code analysis tools, but just can't find the bug...

...and then start applying logic & common sense and discover the cause within 10 minutes.

Oh wow, I found another good one. When you've got your multilingual release automatically iterating over each supported language, including the name of the expansion.

If you bounced off intro to formal verification or (self-taught coder) never really dug into it, maybe this short post can help towards a lightbulb moment. blog.regehr.org/archives/1667

Weird dreams of digging into caves a la Astroneer only with the visual style of Horizon Zero Dawn tech dungeons.
Woke up wondering how many teams are working on next-gen Red Faction stuff.

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