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some of the major ones are:

  • modding
  • porting old games to new hardware to keep them alive
  • education where people can learn how the engines are made
  • code reuse, open source engines can be built and extended upon allowing people to focus more on improving gameplay instead of reinventing the wheel
  • ability to run games on different platforms such as Linux by leveraging community effort

The reality is that Trump is just a symptom of a failing system that’s result of unbridled neoliberalism championed by Reagan. The system suffered huge back to back economic crashes in 2000 and 2008 that resulted in a massive wealth transfer to the top while leaving millions of people destitute. Right wing populism that Trump harnessed was a direct result of that.



It would be amazing to make this networked and run it like seti@home where each node could compute a small part of the world. Then you could leverage the global computer network to create what’s effectively a supercomputer for running this simulation at scale. Given sufficient fidelity in the environment and enough time this would likely end up evolving intelligence given enough time.











Its a good thing China doesn’t share NATO values. Last thing we need is a super power sharing the same values that led to countless millions being killed and billions having their lives ruined to serve the insatiable hunger of western colonialism.





As far as I know HarmonyOS is based on AOSP, so I would actually expect the core technology to stay open. I’d like to see what they actually do with it before passing judgement.



Sure, although Huawei hasn’t really monopolized the market as far as I know and there is a vibrant market of different companies.


It’s not really disputed, and the article is just trying to throw shade. For example, this gem:

Huawei’s ownership is a murky matter because the company has never, in more than three decades of existence, sold shares to the public.

It’s like they don’t understand the concept of a cooperative? If a company sells public shares then it’s owned by share holders.

Also, painting the fact that Huawei works with the government as being outlandish is also hilarious. Every US tech company works with US government and gets massive government subsidies.

In fact, if the government exercises some control over the company that’s actually a very good thing.








China’s decision to develop its own tech sector instead of relying on US companies is really paying in spade here. Most of the world allowed US tech companies to operate mostly unregulated and this precluded local tech sectors from developing. Now US is flexing their tech dominance over the countries that made these short sighted decisions.


I think projects can go through ups and downs, ultimately what matters is that there’s a sufficient user base to keep the project alive. GNU Social is a good example where it languished in obscurity for a long time, and then Mastodon came along and extended their OStatus protocol into ActivityPub.


I’ve read about this before as well, and makes sense that being able to get more calories through cooking would facilitate large brain development. It’s interesting how there’s a feedback loop between technology we create and our own evolution.







I don’t mean that all the economy is nationalized, rather that the state exercises a lot of direct control over the market economy in China. There is also central planning in play where the government produces 5 year plans and directs companies towards implementing them.


While the companies are private, the state is ultimately setting the direction and ensuring that things of national interest get the funding and resources they need. China also tends to nationalize companies once they become big enough to be of national interest. And yeah, I think China is very clearly showing that neoliberal ideology is a failure by comparison.