I need to looks at seriously dialing back my internet service. I should probably be paying half what I am now. I have a fancy high speed (for my area) plan when there are just two of us here, we usually watch video at 720 or less, and I seldom download a game over 10GB.
It would probably make far more sense to swap plans / providers in the near future.
I've used it to install VVVVVV and Re-Volt so far. The former worked fine, the other coughed up error messages saying I needed files from the CD in order to play. Will try slapping on some more stuff over the weekend.
One point it does drive home is that digitization can often lead to commodification, which in turn leads to people placing less value on the digital item.
"Those things are everywhere, not terribly unique, so who cares?" is the sort of attitude that can often emerge.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of the Serial Experiments Lain soundtrack. (Or the anime for that matter)
Here's an article from 2018 during the last video card drought where nVidia and AMD were claiming that they weren't favoring the miners buying in bulk:
It's fine that they want to make prudent business decisions going where the money is, but don't lie to us.
Gee, I wonder if video card manufacturers are favoring selling bulk to crypto miners. Last time there was a serious drought of cards and prices skyrocketed was late 2017 / early 2018 when Bitcoin was at an all time high of $18k.
When the price collapsed and many lost interest in crypto, video cards became cheaper / easier to find. Now Bitcoin is at another all time high of $65k and video cards are hard to find / expensive again. This can't possibly be a pattern. =p
Fiddling around in the fediverse.
I like retro videogames, old time anime from the 70s-90s, and read when I have time.
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!