@LukeSmithF1 Verstappen Mexico 2019. Rules are rules for a reason. No ifs, buts, nice that someone else won... safety first.
@ZiggoSportF1 Maar what if grid penalties vanwege Q2 dubbel geel?
Maar @ZiggoSportF1 verbeterde Stroll onder dubbel geel in Q2? Kans grid penalty?
. @Olav_Mol de hamvraag: verbeterde Stroll onder dubbel geel in Q2? Kans grid penalty?
Hey @XboxP3 while team #Xbox is on the way up, can we please ensure that we spend more time racing instead of cycling through the endless menus the current generation Forza games present us with? Less is more, like the Xbox Series X/S design!
I miss the old product and UX-focused Apple. The new services focused Apple wants to be like Facebook and keep shoving unwanted services down my throat. Nagging me over and over as long as I don't fall for it. https://twitter.com/Tojiro/status/1308456416932278272…
@LeoJTravis10 @westy2018 @daringfireball Is it is not about opinion, it is about antitrust rules and Microsoft's market position. Microsoft is not a monopolist, the market is highly competitive and they don't dictate the market terms for the gaming industry. So there is absolutely no ground for this deal to be blocked.
A great read about Sony's console versus Microsoft's service... Sony is selling boxes with a light service bolted on, Microsoft is selling a full-on service proposition https://stratechery.com/2020/ps5-and-xbox-sonys-console-microsofts-service/…
Great to see that John Carmack is happy with Microsoft acquiring his old company and IP. https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/1308069857913720832…
@daringfireball John, please explain why this deal deserves scrutiny from the US congress. I really fail to understand the point you make.
Microsoft just dropped a bomb on the gaming industry. The game has changed at the start of a new console generation: from buying studios to buying publishers. Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein. Dishonored, Doom, Prey, Quake and Starfield are all Microsoft 1st party games now! https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1308028874962337793…
Today is a special day… We are THRILLED to welcome the talented teams and beloved game franchises of @Bethesda to Team Xbox!
Read the full announce from @XboxP3: https://xbx.lv/2ZW4bD0 https://pic.twitter.com/iQVutgT6zq
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Of course there's an easy way for @Twitter to not be racist when they auto-crop images: don't crop images. Show the whole image, scaled to fit the space, every time. The photographer is the expert on cropping, not you. Stop.
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@GordanKnott @michaelhazani @nimazeighami To me this is the only right answer. Stay way from it until they change it, which they likely won't. And by doing so you also reward companies who do have ethics. This approach rewards the companies that screw us over.
@michaelhazani The only proven way to change something is to NOT hand them your money. This is our generation's main problem: preaching principles and values, but when the next shiny thing comes along we conveniently forget all of them. If you want a better world, you have to sacrifice!
(continued) "Strong engineering professional with a Interaction Designer focused in Human Computer Interaction from The Interaction Design Foundation." A bit heavy on buzz words and not what I would write. There is also a typo ("a Interaction" should be "an Interaction").
According to LinkedIn's AI generated summary I'm a "Experienced Technology Strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the think tanks industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Management, Lean UX, User Experience Design (UED), and Business Development...
Come on @Apple, iPad naming shouldn't be so complicated: iPad SE (entry point), iPad (mid-end) and iPad Pro (high-end). The colors on the new iPad air shows your hand, it is the iPhone 11 equivalent in the iPad product line #AppleEvent
Apple doesn't ask Netflix or Disney to submit movies / TV shows individually into the App Store. Apple wants a 30% cut of in-app purchases from games, because they're the biggest thing on the store. Gaming also biggest entertainment industry that Apple is not a serious part of
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@gruber it is also about liquidity: if you purchase 100 physical games, you probably have at least $1000 of liquidity when you trade in. Now buy those digital, they're tied to your account (you can't sell accounts legally). So unlike physical, digital games are not an investment.
@gruber also: some modern games are like 180GB in size. Now try downloading that on a crappy internet connection. So these people also tend to buy discs, but with day-one patches and updates, this isn't always a solution. Also: some discs/cartridges barely contain any game data.
@benedictevans The mental toll of endless zoom meetings real though. Also completely changes the requirements for our homes (e.g, fast internet, office space, multiple monitors for some jobs). I hope we end up with 3:2 or better even a 2:2 (days in/out office) ratio. More work-life quality!
@benedictevans No we need more and more effective regulation. It cannot be the case that Silicon Valley companies or Chinese for that matter) dictate the rules for our societies. Enough of this “the market dictates” stupidity, we need more agile and tech savvy governments.
@gruber @rjonesy @ditheringfm @benthompson The exodus of quality Mac apps & Developers has already started. Instead of improving the Mac ecosystem, they are doubling down on the iOS model and bringing the iOS App Store to the Mac. Writing is on the wall. I am sure Apple is disgusted by initiatives like Setapp on the Mac.
@stephentotilo Totoro... always Totoro. My 2,5 year old loves it... but maybe that's your point... what is the next step up from there. My daughter also loves Ponyo. The rest don't hold her attention for a prolonged period.
@gruber @rjonesy @ditheringfm @benthompson All of this is endorsed by Apple and powered by their In-App purchases framework. And since they started content curation for the store... they are mostly pushing IAP enabled (ed: addictive and low quality) apps on the store front page. Don't we deserve better from them?
@gruber @rjonesy @ditheringfm @benthompson And in terms of ethical scrutiny... Apple pretends to be the holy protector of humanity, while they are failing many including human rights activists, protesters and especially children who are abused by game companies with loot boxes and basically gambling mechanics...
@gruber @rjonesy @ditheringfm @benthompson Just imagine the global outrage if Apple would force the iOS App Store model on the Mac. This is the sole reason that they haven't done so. Now the primary computing device paradigm shifts from computers to smartphones, we need to demand the same openness that let the Mac thrive.
@gruber @rjonesy @ditheringfm @benthompson Both. The smartphone is the single most important device in most people's lives, and the market is a duopoly. This means that Apple (and to a lesser extent Google) have become the gatekeepers, censors effectively, of what is installed. Too much responsibility and room for abuse.
@gruber @rjonesy @ditheringfm @benthompson Stop drinking the Apple kool aid. Although all of them are "computer" class devices. iPhones and iPads (and Macs) are primary computing devices, and critical to conduct your life for 90% of people using them. Consoles (and Apple TV or Apple Watch or not), so less scrutiny!
@daringfireball I am not a big fan of Epic and Sweeney. But this is not about them directly, this is about Hey, Spotify, and all small devs who are held hostage by Apple. "Go somewhere else if you don't like our store". Not possible, everyone knows that and Govs need to step in
@daringfireball bottom line is that Apple and some media are cherry picking arguments. That whole report that Apple quotes was paid for by them, and it only highlights cases that advance their point, and left out everything that counters their point. It is pure propaganda.
@daringfireball Facebook, Google & Amazon are some of the biggest leechers of Apple's infrastructure and companies like Facebook have at many times violated consumer safety. So why are they not paying any money to Apple to "nurture a safe platform for users". All of this stinks!
@daringfireball following the same #whataboutism that you use to compare general compute platforms to game consoles: why are physical goods exempt? Why does Amazon not pay the Apple tax? Why do Facebook and Google not pay the Apple tax over (dangerous) advertisements they run?
@daringfireball can we please stop this non-sensical thing of comparing general computing platforms (which should be open!!) with game consoles? Everyone can perfectly live their live without a game console while it is increasingly hard if not impossible to not own a smartphone.