20 September 2023
The painful side of making video games, Grinder's big problems, and Google's sneakiest trojan horse.
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- Why isn’t dotnet core popular among startups? — Is there any specific reason why startups, at least here in India, don’t tend to use dotnet for backend especially now dotnet is also open source and cross-platform.
- Almost Half of Grindr’s Employees Quit — Grindr seems to have played itself by giving its employees a return-to-office ultimatum — and nearly half of those employees responded by quitting.
- [Santiago on X: “I fired somebody cheating”](https://twitter.com/svpino/status/1700848050153890170 “Santiago on X: “I fired somebody cheating””) — Around that time, I stumbled upon the idea of overemployment. A whole movement dedicated to helping people work several full-time jobs at once.
- Google gets its way, bakes a user-tracking ad platform directly — Chrome now directly tracks users, generates a “topic” list it shares with advertisers.
- Google Chrome pushes browser history-based ad targeting
- The Privacy Sandbox — Billions of people around the world rely on access to information on sites and apps. To provide this free resource without relying on intrusive tracking, publishers and developers need privacy-preserving alternatives for their key business needs, including serving relevant content and ads.
- Major programming faults discovered in Starfield’s code by VKD3D dev - performance issues are not the result of non-upgraded hardware — What really grinds my gears is the fact that the open source community has figured out and came up with workarounds to try to make this game run better.
- Starfield Is Great—Unless You’re on Nvidia or Intel
- Venn on X — While it may not be optimized for PC, it will be optimized for #Linux.
- Todd Howard Tells Starfield Players To Upgrade Their PCs
- Artificial intelligence technology behind ChatGPT was built in Iowa — with a lot of water — In a paper due to be published later this year, Ren’s team estimates ChatGPT gulps up 500 milliliters of water (close to what’s in a 16-ounce water bottle) every time you ask it a series of between 5 to 50 prompts or questions. The range varies depending on where its servers are located and the season. The estimate includes indirect water usage that the companies don’t measure — such as to cool power plants that supply the data centers with electricity.
- Nissan, Kia ‘collect data about drivers’ sexual activity’ — The foundation said most car companies can comb through a variety of sources to glean personal information about drivers after they pair their smartphones with a vehicle’s connected services.