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Oh, dude, by a mile. He doesn’t have a creative bone in his body. PayPal and Tesla? He bought those, the companies were already founded and were doing business before Elon came with his emerald mine money.

The Las Vegas Loop, on the other hand, is his brainchild. And… it’s a subway system. He re-invented the subway. Only worse! Subway trains usually transport dozens, if not hundreds of people at the same time. The Loop doesn’t use trains, though. It uses cars. Manned cars. And, you guessed it, they’re all Teslas.

Best part, though? You know how subway tunnels usually have little niches for subway workers to duck into and maintenance tunnels, ventilation, etc.? Yeah, the LV Loop has none of those. The place is a deathtrap. The moment there’s an accident down there, people WILL die from asphyxiation. Did I mention the walls are so narrow that if you wanted to make an emergency exit, you can’t get out of the car?

So, to sum up: he has a mind. I would struggle to call it creative, though. The things that worked, he had nothing to do with. The things he did have a hand in, are a disaster. Just ask the citizens of Boca Chica. But that’s a whole other kettle of fish and this comment is long enough as it is.

tl;dr: Narcissistic conman, yes.


No way I can be objective about all of this, so here I go! …


I get that now that ActiBlizz’s shares have tanked is the best time to snap them up, but at the same time, have they seen what soulless dross ActiBlizz has been producing over the past few years?

Well, here’s hoping they get rid of Kotick, at least.


Yeah, the blockchain seems to be the common denominator across all “definitions”.


What centralised database? What problem is this trying to solve?


I don’t know this Bayliss guy, but I already hate his guts. He’s creating MORE scalpers, making a bad situation even worse.

Reminds me of this article from last year. No matter how they try to spin it, scalpers are scum. That’s the long and short of it.


Can anyone tell me what the heck web3 actually is?

I mean specifically, what criteria does a webpage have to fulfill for it to be considered web3 compliant? …


The title is a bit off, I think. It implies that Mozilla’s climate policy review is over and done, but as far as I can see, the review is still ongoing. The situation is still the same as last week when this whole kerfuffle blew up: Mozilla has paused cryptocurrency donations and is currently reviewing the impact cryptos have on the world’s climate.


Mine is Monokuma from the Danganronpa video game series. I just like how nicely he works as an avatar: only a couple of colors, immediately recognizable and it’s not heavy on the details. I suppose I could make the argument that his black and white likeness represents the duality of man, but that would be 2deep4me.

I just like him, is all.


Legitimate question: is there any practical reason why an average user would continue to use Google search?

You’re constantly dealing with popups about changes to the license agreement, the first few search results are always sponsored and now this. Even if I didn’t care about privacy, I would be pulling my hair out.


Was about to ask the same. There are quite a few articles on the topic, but all of them are marketing fluff.


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That tracks. When 8 came out, people stuck with 7. When Vista came out, people stuck with XP. When ME came out, people stuck with Win98 (and some with Win2k). I imagine this will be much the same.


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Getting a shot just got a whole new meaning.


Color me unsurprised.


Guys, OP’s right. Vaxed people do die. As do unvaxed people, but you know, details.



Norton 360, one of the most popular antivirus products on the market today […]

For real? Even when I was still on Windows way back when, everyone I knew was avoiding Norton like the plague.

And just lol @ installing a crypto miner and taking a comission.


I like them better than imitation meat, honestly. I haven’t tried the impossible burger, but I have tried a burger with a beyond meat patty and, man, I dunno. It does come pretty close to tasting like meat, but it tastes kind of off. I think vegan burgers taste best when they don’t try to imitate meat and instead try to do their own thing like make a patty out of beans and beet and stuff.


I liked the video. Like @marmulak said wanting every Windows game to work on an OS that is clearly unsupported strikes me as an odd approach, but whatever, to each their own. In fact, I find it amazing that Linux is now able to run as many games as it does. This was not the case a few years back. All in all, I’m hopeful for the future as far as Linux games are concerned.

One nitpick, though. That tweet by Ben Golus saying that they would skip Linux next time because of how many errors Linux users generate. He was full of shit. There was also the Titans fiasco, so yeah. Ben Golus and Uber Entertainment should have zero credibility at this point.


Is being a landlord even considered a job?


I meant decentralized as in there’s no company or organisation behind Bitcoin, but yes, it’s very cost prohibitive.


Square Enix wants in on the NFT action

Here’s the original letter. It’s as dry as it is depressing: …


What's the cheapest hardware that can playback videos at 1080p?

There are so many options out there, it’s kind of dizzying. …


[Answered] Trying to remember an IP-KVM-like device

This is going to sound rather vague, but less than a week ago, I was reading a forum post somewhere about a device that lets you control a machine remotely, allowing you to do stuff like remotely access a machine’s BIOS. Pretty sure it was Linux-based. …


What's the best way to emulate a PC at a specific processor speed?

The game I’m trying to run is Legend of Heroes 3: Prophecy of the White Witch for Windows XP. I installed XP in VirtualBox, but unfortunately, the game logic seems to be tied to the processor speed, which makes the game run at a blazing speed, making it unplayable. Same when I tried running it with …


How about a scary story in one sentence?

The last man on Earth hears a knock on the door. …




GOG and IO Interactive are finding out what happens when you try to sell a game with online DRM on a DRM-free store

The game in question being Hitman: Game of the Year Edition, which has content locked away behind an online connection. The community is not taking the news well: …


Just in time for your daily dose of Schadenfreude. …



Just tried the latest elementary OS in VirtualBox and... is it supposed to be this obtuse?

I’m just screwing around with the OS, but I have to say, I’m a bit perplexed. …


Outline link, if you don’t like Kotaku: https://outline.com/Rm6EA3



Is there like an idiot-proof guide on setting up a Lightning network wallet? It seems complicated.

I tried setting one up with Zeus, twice, but I couldn’t figure it out…


Steam, GOG and itch.io are having summer sales right now

In case someone wanted to grab a game they wanted at a discount. Here are the links and the start and end dates for the sales. Well, except for itch.io’s. I can’t find the end date for their summer sale: …


Square-Enix are remaking Final Fantasies again. I am alarmed and doubtful.

Square-Enix recently released a trailer for the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection. You can see the teaser here, which shows absolutely nothing whatsoever. …


Advice needed. What would be the least invasive Chromium-based browser for a Windows user? Automatic updates and addons are a must.

The user has basic computer literacy, which is why having auto updates is something they’d like for the convenience. Addons are needed for uBlock Origins and such. …