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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 29, 2021, 06:08
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 29, 2021, 06:08
Jan 29, 2021, 06:08
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 00:43:
And then there is this aspect to the story.

The secret to Robinhood's success (and profitability) is simple: payment for order flow. To ensure trades are commission free, trades are sold to "market makers'' or large firms such as Citadel Securities—Robinhood’s largest customer, which tried to bail out Melvin Capital after its Gamestop shorts cost it billions. Market makers execute those trades (sometimes at an inferior rate) and can use their privileged position to place themselves in the middle and make a profit. Crucially, in this arrangement, more trades and more volatility mean there’s more for firms like Citadel to work with. Here is the Financial Times explaining how it works:

"Citadel Securities pays tens of millions of dollars for this order flow but makes money by automatically taking the other side of the order, then returning to the market to flip the trade. It pockets the difference between the price to buy and sell, known as the spread.

Easy access to the market against the backdrop of wild swings in prices have led to higher trading volumes for stocks and options this year—increasing the raw material Citadel Securities uses to turn a profit. At the same time, the rise in volatility has forced spreads wider, increasing the potential income for market makers."

That is such an epic mind-fuck that it is beyond words. Sue these platforms into oblivion please!

Looking into this more, RobinHood leased out it's users stocks for short trades and now FORCES sell orders that you can not cancel.
If this is the mill of the day for that topic then this is going places... just wow. If you poke anywhere it's corruption all the way down isn't it?
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 28, 2021, 18:24
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 28, 2021, 18:24
Jan 28, 2021, 18:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 28, 2021, 17:40:
Short sellers do not destroy value any more than stock buyers create it.
Manipulating GameStop stock in a pump and dump scheme to stick it to the man makes zero sense.
On a separate note; Does anyone know what their business model is anymore beyond real estate.

It's rare to see you on the side of actual locust hedge-funds. In my book, any billion these moneybags lose is a billion spread to people who actually deserve it.
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Re: Valve Sued for Steam Controller Infringement
Jan 27, 2021, 18:24
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Re: Valve Sued for Steam Controller Infringement Jan 27, 2021, 18:24
Jan 27, 2021, 18:24
 
Bodolza wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 13:13:
The patent in question, which truely is as dumb as it sounds. God, the US patent system is broken.

It's even more broken considering the patent doesn't even apply to the controller.. I have one next to me. Back buttons are part of the battery cover. This patent has ZERO relevance to this controller.
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Re: etc., etc.
Jan 27, 2021, 09:59
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Re: etc., etc. Jan 27, 2021, 09:59
Jan 27, 2021, 09:59
 
Koei is the master of bad porting, my surprise.. it is not.
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Re: Biomutant in May
Jan 27, 2021, 09:57
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Re: Biomutant in May Jan 27, 2021, 09:57
Jan 27, 2021, 09:57
 
Slick wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 07:17:
I wish I could drudge up my initial reaction here on Blues to this game's first trailer. In a nutshell it was: "Holy fucking scope creep, this game will be 3 years late and riddled with bugs"

Just thinking about that trailer I'm lulzing to myself, so many systems on top of systems. I can't wait to see the final game they managed to squeeze out. I'm guessing that 80% of the mechanics they wanted to do will end up getting scrapped.

Or it could actually deliver what it promised, in which case it'll be amazing.

Yeah, if they actually ship that feature set it will be amazing, but EARLY release screams "we needs money" and not "we finished a perfect game"
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Sells 200K
Jan 27, 2021, 05:07
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Sells 200K Jan 27, 2021, 05:07
Jan 27, 2021, 05:07
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 03:01:
So what is the point of this game? (Or any game of this type?) You build stuff, to build better and bigger stuff, to build better and bigger stuff? I could never understand the appeal really. So in this particular one, are there enemies you fight? Do they come and steal or burn down your shit? Is there some kind of hostile AI builder out there that you are competing with? Is the environment the enemy? Is it like Simcity, where it's a complex juggling system where everything needs to be in balance or else it turns to shit? Are there earthquakes, other natural disasters?

You build a dyson sphere, duh Aside that, none of what you wrote is in the game, and what will come is mystery. The point is even now, with version 0.6 this game is WAY MORE FUN than Factorio or Satisfactory, why? Because you can see what you are really building. It is pretty awesome to see the sun in the sky slowly being built over by an ginormous space structure. But yes, the game needs something. You can play with scarce ressources where smart automating is key and there is a failure point. But needless to say, some enemy planets would be nice. Not invasions, but just a planet wide threat.... anyway, I never liked the combat in Factorio.... and Satisfactory has even less of that (and there it's even worse)
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Sells 200K
Jan 26, 2021, 12:49
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Re: Dyson Sphere Program Sells 200K Jan 26, 2021, 12:49
Jan 26, 2021, 12:49
 
This game completely replaced my Factorio addiction
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jan 25, 2021, 03:03
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2021, 03:03
Jan 25, 2021, 03:03
 
I am absolutely in LOVE with Dyson Sphere Program... yes, early access, and take that as you will.. but to me it is FAR better than Factorio or Satisfactory.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 24, 2021, 05:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2021, 05:13
Jan 24, 2021, 05:13
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 23, 2021, 22:18:
Dr Fauci must be clueless because he's also worried about the South African strain.

Another thing to be concerned about, the US is only sequencing 0.3 percent of cases, ranking it 43rd in the world and leaving it largely blind to the spread of different variant’s.

The coronavirus variant first spotted in Britain is spreading at an alarming rate and isn’t responding to established ways of slowing the pandemic.

Denmark this past week began sequencing every positive coronavirus test to check for mutations.
Here's the article. http://archive.today/gyD8X

Until last week Germany did not even sequence... now 5% of all cases are required by law.. we'll see the results soon.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 05:04
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 24, 2021, 05:04
Jan 24, 2021, 05:04
 
I am not wearing devices on my wrist at all, problem solved
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patched
Jan 23, 2021, 02:54
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Patched Jan 23, 2021, 02:54
Jan 23, 2021, 02:54
 
If this is the change-log for an entire month this game will be years from completion. (And yes, I read the linked changelog ;p)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 21, 2021, 15:03
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2021, 15:03
Jan 21, 2021, 15:03
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 14:02:
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 12:42:
You have to wonder about the men sniffing beaver butt who discovered the pleasing vanilla-like scent.
They are related to the people chasing perfectly preserved and unique dinosaur buttholes.

Well it's buttholes all the way down.... wait.. that came out wrong...

/me shows emself out
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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up
Jan 21, 2021, 03:12
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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up Jan 21, 2021, 03:12
Jan 21, 2021, 03:12
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 03:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 21, 2021, 02:45:
Valves statement is kinda hilarious, which part of "EU = single digital market" does Valve not understand? That we can buy games cheaper in other EU countries is literally the point of it. We've been paying 20% more than everyone else for so long that it's only fair to show publishers what we really think of them....

Unless the bulk of EU revenues are coming from Slovenia or Romania, then why wouldn't you expect those lower prices to just go away, and everyone just gets stuck with the higher prices?

I fully expect that to happen actually. Will it be 60€ or 50€ or 40€ though.. at least the pricing will be fair. And maybe Publishers stop caring and we can all benefit...
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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up
Jan 21, 2021, 02:45
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Re: Valve EU Fine Follow-up Jan 21, 2021, 02:45
Jan 21, 2021, 02:45
 
Valves statement is kinda hilarious, which part of "EU = single digital market" does Valve not understand? That we can buy games cheaper in other EU countries is literally the point of it. We've been paying 20% more than everyone else for so long that it's only fair to show publishers what we really think of them....
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Re: Newell:
Jan 20, 2021, 15:39
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Re: Newell: Jan 20, 2021, 15:39
Jan 20, 2021, 15:39
 
Dev wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 15:16:
I mean I can tell you, it will be at least a year until everything is settled out. In large part because it will take a bit to vaccinate but even when we vaccinate everyone who wants it by summer, there's still going to be like 40% of the population of US who won't do it, and we need 90% for herd immunity. So it will have to burn itself out.

BTW, we still haven't seen the full effects. Turns out that something like 10% of people hospitalized from covid die soon after they get better and are released because covid did a number on their organs and there's timebombs sitting internally.

Well, and then there is also a chance that the virus mutates to a different spike protein, making all vaccination and immunity null and void. Let's hope that it is just a fluke and not reality. The study has not been peer reviewed*
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 20, 2021, 15:11
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2021, 15:11
Jan 20, 2021, 15:11
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 15:09:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 13:29:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 13:23:
OK boys, I lost my bet. 5 digital Cinnamon Cookies into the furnace ~.~ Disappointed

Also even as a non American, that poem part was amazing. Absolutely loved it.. great delivery and great message.
here it is

Thanks for that. I saw her pic in the WaPo, but hadn't heard her poem.

Btw I get a ton of error 500 issues with the site today.....
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 20, 2021, 13:23
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2021, 13:23
Jan 20, 2021, 13:23
 
OK boys, I lost my bet. 5 digital Cinnamon Cookies into the furnace ~.~ Disappointed

Also even as a non American, that poem part was amazing. Absolutely loved it.. great delivery and great message.
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Re: Morning Patches
Jan 20, 2021, 13:19
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Re: Morning Patches Jan 20, 2021, 13:19
Jan 20, 2021, 13:19
 
WaltC wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 13:03:
Skyrim textures look very blurred for some reason. Pass.

Project Clarity is basically just AI upscaler + Photoshop sharpening ... it can never compete against properly done retextures. But you get at least an identical art-style... not pretty in-game though...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 20, 2021, 13:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2021, 13:13
Jan 20, 2021, 13:13
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 11:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 10:17:
Parler is coming back with Russian money.. lmao
The number one goal of Putin is to weaken the United States with division and destabilization. What better tool could he possibly obtain than the cyber home of the domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol?

Russia has once again come to the rescue of Trump and the Republican Party by hosting Parler so that US domestic terrorists can plot with each other.

happy happy joy joy

70% of r's don't believe 45 lost.
At least it's down from 80% earlier in January.

I can't believe I lost my bet. Instead the orange doofus RAN AWAY.. BLAGH
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Re: EU Geo-Blocking Fines for Valve and Others
Jan 20, 2021, 13:10
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Re: EU Geo-Blocking Fines for Valve and Others Jan 20, 2021, 13:10
Jan 20, 2021, 13:10
 
The fines may appear low, but they are nearly guaranteed the large part of profit these companies made in the listed regions - Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for that duration.
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