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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    Steam should exclusively sell Trainz

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  • TTODewbackTTODewback Not a Lizard Person Center of the EarthRegistered User regular
    i am money
    no one can get enough of me

    Bless your heart.
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  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(
    Valve should be cleaning house. They should have a person who's job is to try to install a game and play 30 minutes in, and if it can't do either of those tasks successfully, it gets boots anyone who bought it gets a refund.

    If during that 30 minute period the game is garbage, give them a chance to prove it isn't and move on. 3 strikes and your company is banned.

    The problem is they'd need to have specific, like, guidelines on what is and isn't garbage.

    That is very hard.
    Yes I suppose they would, but having the game install without fidling with options, and function for 30 minutes would get rid of some of the trash.

    It would be hard to be specific, but on the flip side it is a private organization and if they don't like your platform rules they can go to gog or somewhere else, I bet you can define sets of infractions and boot games. Youtube changes their rules at will and boots channels for violating their new rules, sometimes with minimal warning.

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    zepherin wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(
    Valve should be cleaning house. They should have a person who's job is to try to install a game and play 30 minutes in, and if it can't do either of those tasks successfully, it gets boots anyone who bought it gets a refund.

    If during that 30 minute period the game is garbage, give them a chance to prove it isn't and move on. 3 strikes and your company is banned.

    The problem is they'd need to have specific, like, guidelines on what is and isn't garbage.

    That is very hard.
    Yes I suppose they would, but having the game install without fidling with options, and function for 30 minutes would get rid of some of the trash.

    It would be hard to be specific, but on the flip side it is a private organization and if they don't like your platform rules they can go to gog or somewhere else, I bet you can define sets of infractions and boot games. Youtube changes their rules at will and boots channels for violating their new rules, sometimes with minimal warning.

    Just because YouTube can doesn’t mean they should.

    zepherin
  • PowerpuppiesPowerpuppies Registered User regular
    I mean I am a rich guy and I am thrilled about it and I need zero more money. It's not universal, any family making 250k without unusual medical expenses is choosing to be stressed about money

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I would have no problem retiring early.

    Boomers unretire because they can't seem to figure out anything else to do with their day since they've been bred to be workaholics and that's how they've defined their life.

    I would just, you know, pick up some fucking hobbies.

    Ladies.
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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    money level 1: pay all bills, buy groceries and kid items, buy reasonable entertainments (movies etc), place child in appropriate daycare/school, be able to go on a few trips a year

    money level 2: all of the above plus saving some for college and retirement

    money level 3: all of the above plus ability to give lots to charity, occasionally make ridiculous purchases

    money level 4: ???

    Chanus
  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    TTODewback wrote: »
    i am money
    no one can get enough of me

    TTO how was your pizza the other day

  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    i just want enough money that i don't have to spend so much of my time thinking about money and running out of it

    I'm not trying to humblebrag or anything - my experience has taught me something very important about money, though.

    Like, I have never really cared about money. I care about what it does. Saving was never high on my list of priorities because why do I care how big my bank account is? I care about living, about enjoying my life, and that I feel like I'm working for a reason that betters my life.

    Of course, I'm saving now because I need to be able to retire one day, but the size of the account really doesn't matter to me. The number is irrelevant.

    But getting back to what I learned: I made very little money doing work that I enjoyed when I was a programmer. I was doing some pretty cool stuff with RFID and portable computers back before there were iPhones. But I was making $13/hr. I couldn't buy a new car of ANY kind. I lived in a shitty basement suite because I couldn't afford anything better. Forget saving to go on a trip to anywhere.

    Right now I work technical support for a telecom. Not very exciting. Customers are jerks. It's not like an AT&T call center, thank god, there's lots of downtime and the work culture is p great, but it is what it is. I'm making over $100k a year in a union, though. And my life is so much better. Not because "I make more money" but because I don't worry about bills, or the future. I know I'm pretty well set if I just keep on keeping on. That is notably, incredibly freeing. Even though the work doesn't bring the same kind of satisfaction.

    If I could have done both, been a programmer and made this money, that sounds like the best of both worlds, and that's great, but I don't think I'd be this relaxed. Being a programmed making 6 figures means long hours. It means work stress. And there's just none of that here.

    So maybe there's more answers than just, "if you find a job that you love, you'll never work another day in your life". Maybe it's about finding the job that fits what you need from it, while making what you want possible. Even it's just answering phones.

  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    That bone demon's hands are clearly outside the circle of binding and are therefore in violation of basic conjuration principles.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    money level 1: pay all bills, buy groceries and kid items, buy reasonable entertainments (movies etc), place child in appropriate daycare/school, be able to go on a few trips a year

    money level 2: all of the above plus saving some for college and retirement

    money level 3: all of the above plus ability to give lots to charity, occasionally make ridiculous purchases

    money level 4: I'm going to buy a huge plot of land and build a sick laser tag arena

    Ladies.
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  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    Nova_C wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    i just want enough money that i don't have to spend so much of my time thinking about money and running out of it

    I'm not trying to humblebrag or anything - my experience has taught me something very important about money, though.

    Like, I have never really cared about money. I care about what it does. Saving was never high on my list of priorities because why do I care how big my bank account is? I care about living, about enjoying my life, and that I feel like I'm working for a reason that betters my life.

    Of course, I'm saving now because I need to be able to retire one day, but the size of the account really doesn't matter to me. The number is irrelevant.

    But getting back to what I learned: I made very little money doing work that I enjoyed when I was a programmer. I was doing some pretty cool stuff with RFID and portable computers back before there were iPhones. But I was making $13/hr. I couldn't buy a new car of ANY kind. I lived in a shitty basement suite because I couldn't afford anything better. Forget saving to go on a trip to anywhere.

    Right now I work technical support for a telecom. Not very exciting. Customers are jerks. It's not like an AT&T call center, thank god, there's lots of downtime and the work culture is p great, but it is what it is. I'm making over $100k a year in a union, though. And my life is so much better. Not because "I make more money" but because I don't worry about bills, or the future. I know I'm pretty well set if I just keep on keeping on. That is notably, incredibly freeing. Even though the work doesn't bring the same kind of satisfaction.

    If I could have done both, been a programmer and made this money, that sounds like the best of both worlds, and that's great, but I don't think I'd be this relaxed. Being a programmed making 6 figures means long hours. It means work stress. And there's just none of that here.

    So maybe there's more answers than just, "if you find a job that you love, you'll never work another day in your life". Maybe it's about finding the job that fits what you need from it, while making what you want possible. Even it's just answering phones.

    my job is entirely unfulfilling but it does afford me a lot of freedom that most jobs wouldn't

    i just wish it paid a little more or had benefits

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Spicy Rudolph Registered User regular
    What actually made me happy: Getting rid of every single piece of bullshit that didn't matter. No mementos, no reminders, no little bits of decor or any kind of consumer-grade product meant to attach one to a product.

    I have a set of camping gear, a set of music gear, my computer, kitchen utensils, and clothes.

    I also have some Philips Hue bulbs and a Nest thermostat waiting for the right place, but those have a reason for their existence and will be used when I get to the right apartment next year.

    Removing all the knick-knacks and shit, getting rid of old things that served no purpose, and only keeping what I actually use made a significant difference in my happiness. On top of that, since I don't purchase these things anymore I have more money overall.

    Make. Time.
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Everybody is laughing at Musk again.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/neknzg/elon-musk-tunnel-under-la-nearing-reality
    “If you can do hundreds of tunnels and you can have many small stations woven throughout the fabric of the city, you can actually — without the city even appearing different — you could solve the transport problem,” Musk explained. He said the parking-spot-sized stations could seamlessly integrate into the city, “and it wouldn’t affect things in a bad way.”

    “Compared to an above-ground system or compared to a flying car, you don’t have to worry about bad weather. You can’t see it, hear it, feel it, you’re not dividing communities with lanes, and we think we can make this really fun,” he continued.

  • Jubal77Jubal77 Registered User regular
    I see so many not being able to even get to level 1.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Jubal77 wrote: »
    I see so many not being able to even get to level 1.

    Daycare is probably a level 3 money expense for some people, to the point where they decide to just put off having kids most of the time.

    Ladies.
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  • Sir LandsharkSir Landshark resting shark face Registered User regular
    The king dipshit for the dipshit Contractor firm was staring at his phone and walked right off the dock and into the river

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    I would like to be wealthy enough to have a vanity business that I can pursue without risk of destroying my life if I don't succeed.

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    Jubal77 wrote: »
    I see so many not being able to even get to level 1.

    Yeah I think that's the study -that if you get to level 1 you are feeling pretty fucking good and after that it's diminishing returns.

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  • ChanusChanus Sugoi! ^_____^Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Jubal77 wrote: »
    I see so many not being able to even get to level 1.

    Daycare is probably a level 3 money expense for some people, to the point where they decide to just put off having kids most of the time.

    easily half of my friends had one or the other parent quit working because that was less of a burden on the household than paying for daycare

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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    .
    So It Goes wrote: »
    money level 1: pay all bills, buy groceries and kid items, buy reasonable entertainments (movies etc), place child in appropriate daycare/school, be able to go on a few trips a year

    money level 2: all of the above plus saving some for college and retirement

    money level 3: all of the above plus ability to give lots to charity, occasionally make ridiculous purchases

    money level 4: ???

    What's under level 1 because I'm not even at level one, and between dream and I we make what some would call a great deal of money.

    3000+ dollars worth of student loan debt every month really fucks everything up.

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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Jubal77 wrote: »
    I see so many not being able to even get to level 1.

    Yeah. That average income in the US is going to be barely level 1, if even.

    Which is the fundamental injustice of capitalism.

  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    The king dipshit for the dipshit Contractor firm was staring at his phone and walked right off the dock and into the river

    cc: organichu powerpuppies

    oh my godddd

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong My lit AF posts will leave you shook Registered User regular
    Steam booting off visual novels will hopefully get the audience for ALL visual novels on to a different platform like itch.io that isn’t so afraid of dicks and boobies. And like that, all boats rise.

    I don’t like a near monopoly storefront with strong no adult content rules. It feels like moving backwards. It feels like shopping for music at a Walmart in the mid 90s, with nothing but clean rap and tons of artists hidden.

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    Sleep wrote: »
    .
    So It Goes wrote: »
    money level 1: pay all bills, buy groceries and kid items, buy reasonable entertainments (movies etc), place child in appropriate daycare/school, be able to go on a few trips a year

    money level 2: all of the above plus saving some for college and retirement

    money level 3: all of the above plus ability to give lots to charity, occasionally make ridiculous purchases

    money level 4: ???

    What's under level 1 because I'm not even at level one, and between dream and I we make what some would call a great deal of money.

    3000+ dollars worth of student loan debt every month really fucks everything up.

    under level 1 is where the money you're making sure isn't making you happy because you are worrying about money a lot

    which is where probably most people are tbh

    Sleep
  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    Sleep wrote: »
    3000+ dollars worth of student loan debt every month really fucks everything up.

    God fucking damn

    That is the sort of number that would make me want to just become a bartender or something and live in cash and accept a judgment against me

    Organichu on
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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong My lit AF posts will leave you shook Registered User regular
    Of course I can say this easily as someone whose livelihood doesn’t rely on steam, but still. Move off the platform and bring your audience with you. It’ll hard now but better longterm.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    Steam booting off visual novels will hopefully get the audience for ALL visual novels on to a different platform like itch.io that isn’t so afraid of dicks and boobies. And like that, all boats rise.

    I don’t like a near monopoly storefront with strong no adult content rules. It feels like moving backwards. It feels like shopping for music at a Walmart in the mid 90s, with nothing but clean rap and tons of artists hidden.

    Well, no adult content except for the ultraviolent games that are free to have some boobies and dicks.

    21stCenturyNeco
  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    zepherin wrote: »
    zepherin wrote: »
    why is it so upsetting to me that Valve is actually, like, getting rid of some porny games.

    I certainly agree that several games don't belong on steam. I don't know if they got hit with it, though? But, i guess, I'm scared of VNs having to migrate away from Steam? Like, I feel that some non-violent stories about human relationship are a good thing. IDK, i'm starting to warm up to those and they're possibly going away. :(
    Valve should be cleaning house. They should have a person who's job is to try to install a game and play 30 minutes in, and if it can't do either of those tasks successfully, it gets boots anyone who bought it gets a refund.

    If during that 30 minute period the game is garbage, give them a chance to prove it isn't and move on. 3 strikes and your company is banned.

    The problem is they'd need to have specific, like, guidelines on what is and isn't garbage.

    That is very hard.
    Yes I suppose they would, but having the game install without fidling with options, and function for 30 minutes would get rid of some of the trash.

    It would be hard to be specific, but on the flip side it is a private organization and if they don't like your platform rules they can go to gog or somewhere else, I bet you can define sets of infractions and boot games. Youtube changes their rules at will and boots channels for violating their new rules, sometimes with minimal warning.

    Just because YouTube can doesn’t mean they should.
    True, but you need to be able to deal with business owners who think they are being clever for getting around requirements and sort of rules lawyering their way through. You need to have flexibility if you are booting garbo.

  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    So It Goes wrote: »
    money level 1: pay all bills, buy groceries and kid items, buy reasonable entertainments (movies etc), place child in appropriate daycare/school, be able to go on a few trips a year

    money level 2: all of the above plus saving some for college and retirement

    money level 3: all of the above plus ability to give lots to charity, occasionally make ridiculous purchases

    money level 4: ???
    Rockets.

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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    Steam booting off visual novels will hopefully get the audience for ALL visual novels on to a different platform like itch.io that isn’t so afraid of dicks and boobies. And like that, all boats rise.

    I don’t like a near monopoly storefront with strong no adult content rules. It feels like moving backwards. It feels like shopping for music at a Walmart in the mid 90s, with nothing but clean rap and tons of artists hidden.

    The Cult of Valve has been something I've been side eyeing for a while. I mean, I myself have said stuff should be on Steam because I don't want to install multiple storefronts, but damn if I'm not looking long and hard at Valve's attempts to strongarm developers. As much as Steam led the charge, there should be one piece of software that allows developers and publishers to have their own storefronts on the same platform, but that is literally impossible, so I've accepted that there has to be multiple programs running like Steam and Battle.net and Oculus Home and and and...

    Sleep
  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    So It Goes wrote: »
    Sleep wrote: »
    .
    So It Goes wrote: »
    money level 1: pay all bills, buy groceries and kid items, buy reasonable entertainments (movies etc), place child in appropriate daycare/school, be able to go on a few trips a year

    money level 2: all of the above plus saving some for college and retirement

    money level 3: all of the above plus ability to give lots to charity, occasionally make ridiculous purchases

    money level 4: ???

    What's under level 1 because I'm not even at level one, and between dream and I we make what some would call a great deal of money.

    3000+ dollars worth of student loan debt every month really fucks everything up.

    under level 1 is where the money you're making sure isn't making you happy because you are worrying about money a lot

    which is where probably most people are tbh

    Like that's the part about trying to say anything over X amount and you should be happy is kinda garbage. 65,000 a year ain't much when you essentially burn a third of it as tribute for angry money god's.

    Sleep on
  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    Steam booting off visual novels will hopefully get the audience for ALL visual novels on to a different platform like itch.io that isn’t so afraid of dicks and boobies. And like that, all boats rise.

    I don’t like a near monopoly storefront with strong no adult content rules. It feels like moving backwards. It feels like shopping for music at a Walmart in the mid 90s, with nothing but clean rap and tons of artists hidden.

    Itch.io is really nice, everyone should give it a look if they haven't already.

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  • SleepSleep Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote: »
    Sleep wrote: »
    3000+ dollars worth of student loan debt every month really fucks everything up.

    God fucking damn

    That is the sort of number that would make me want to just become a bartender or something and live in cash and accept a judgment against me

    Oh trust me, I've given it serious thought.

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    Everybody is laughing at Musk again.

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/neknzg/elon-musk-tunnel-under-la-nearing-reality
    “If you can do hundreds of tunnels and you can have many small stations woven throughout the fabric of the city, you can actually — without the city even appearing different — you could solve the transport problem,” Musk explained. He said the parking-spot-sized stations could seamlessly integrate into the city, “and it wouldn’t affect things in a bad way.”

    “Compared to an above-ground system or compared to a flying car, you don’t have to worry about bad weather. You can’t see it, hear it, feel it, you’re not dividing communities with lanes, and we think we can make this really fun,” he continued.

    Why are we laughing at this attempt to solve transportation issues? I love the idea of parking my car on a thing and having it whisked across the city. Is it feasible? Who knows, that's why he's doing a test tube.

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Bismuth OS Fully Operational 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    Steam booting off visual novels will hopefully get the audience for ALL visual novels on to a different platform like itch.io that isn’t so afraid of dicks and boobies. And like that, all boats rise.

    I don’t like a near monopoly storefront with strong no adult content rules. It feels like moving backwards. It feels like shopping for music at a Walmart in the mid 90s, with nothing but clean rap and tons of artists hidden.

    I get that a monopoly is bad, but i feel like there should be a space in the mainstream for smaller stories that relate to human relationship, adult themes and maybe includes some sexual content.

    I think Valve desperately needs to curate for quality, but not for content. Getting rid of boobies isn't gonna fix anything. Getting rid of game with covered boobies with the excuse that people can remove the coverings is even worse.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Jubal77 wrote: »
    I see so many not being able to even get to level 1.

    Daycare is probably a level 3 money expense for some people, to the point where they decide to just put off having kids most of the time.

    It's fucking expensive, and if you're of an income that can afford it, you get zero tax benefit from paying for it.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular
    Krathoon wrote: »


    *unless they're just lying to everyone again

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong My lit AF posts will leave you shook Registered User regular
    edited May 2018
    Steam booting off visual novels will hopefully get the audience for ALL visual novels on to a different platform like itch.io that isn’t so afraid of dicks and boobies. And like that, all boats rise.

    I don’t like a near monopoly storefront with strong no adult content rules. It feels like moving backwards. It feels like shopping for music at a Walmart in the mid 90s, with nothing but clean rap and tons of artists hidden.

    I get that a monopoly is bad, but i feel like there should be a space in the mainstream for smaller stories that relate to human relationship, adult themes and maybe includes some sexual content.

    I think Valve desperately needs to curate for quality, but not for content. Getting rid of boobies isn't gonna fix anything. Getting rid of game with covered boobies with the excuse that people can remove the coverings is even worse.

    I think the only way for valve to wake up and realize their mistake is for another platform that does curate and does have a more permissive content policy to start stealing their lunch. For Valve to change, it’ll take them looking like a shitty, stodgy service nobody wants to use because they don’t allow any adult content in the true sense of the word.

    And if a competitor can’t succeed on that, then maybe valve was right.

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