int13 Labs. (stealth) Working on Crayfish, an embeddable game engine for small teams/solo devs. Cowboy coder since 1991. French.

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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
I thought everyone in the Universe had already seen Jon Stewart's savage dunking on the public messaging around Covid's origin, but it looks like lots of people on Twitter have not. Some of the best comedy of 2021: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=sSfejgwb…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
This random tweet cracked me up because, like, it's a 30% cut. It affects the bottom line by 30%. That's the nice part about the term, "30% cut", is that you don't have to guess how much it's affecting the bottom line. It's 30%. Because it's a 30% cut. That's what the 30% means.
Replying to @TimSweeneyEpic
Roblox is a $38 billion company. Im sure they’re 30% cut isn’t affecting the bottom like much …
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
I think this captures a lot of us on here
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Yes. Link to full source: github.com/floooh/pacman.c/b…
The default expectation for modern C/C++ is that it's crappy, bloated, and unsafe. When your code isn't crap you actually have to explain to the reader why so they don't take offense. (This is from the excellent pacman.c.)
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Unearthed 2018 DARPA proposal about inserting Furin cleavage sites into SARS viruses, in Wuhan, by the same people who have been assuring us for 2 years SARS-CoV-2 wasn't a "lab leak". I would love to hear an explanation about why none of them felt the need to mention this?
EcoHealth: "We will analyze all SARSr-CoV..sequences for..proteolytic cleavage sites in S2 and for..potential Furin cleavage sites..[W]e will introduce appropriate human-specific cleavage sites and evaluate growth potential in Vero cells and HAE cultures." drasticresearch.files.wordpr…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Just like during the Hong Kong protests, Apple has again been pressured to remove an app for political reasons. This time a tactical voting app in Russia. Without side-loading, the @AppStore becomes a single bottleneck for governments to censor dissent. reuters.com/world/europe/goo…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Companies are now requiring remote workers to install software that takes a photo of them through their webcam every minute. Call me unconventional but as a CEO I think maybe you should just hire people you trust and let them do their job? theguardian.com/us-news/2021…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Apple’s head of keyboards: “Apple should buy [FlickType] from you.” Then, I was suddenly booted off the @AppStore👇
The bitter lawsuit hanging over the Apple Watch’s new swipe keyboard theverge.com/2021/9/16/22676…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Wow. Reading only parts of the patent filed for in 2018 ("constructs entities in a densely packed linear way", "modern video game dev is done using OOP") _completely_ disregards any prior work on ECS. This is why software patents are _disgusting_, and I will die on this hill.
Unity patents "Methods and apparatuses to improve the performance of a video game engine using an Entity Component System (ECS)" pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNu…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
[1/*] At some point very soon, we as US developers must present a unified front to the government to get software patents removed from US patent law permanently. They have held hearings on this, and most voices they hear are large corporate spokespeople.
Wow. Reading only parts of the patent filed for in 2018 ("constructs entities in a densely packed linear way", "modern video game dev is done using OOP") _completely_ disregards any prior work on ECS. This is why software patents are _disgusting_, and I will die on this hill.
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
China massively restricts playtime limits for younger players gamedeveloper.com/business/c…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
"The more important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplanted in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote" — Albert Michelson, 1899
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Authoritarian rule is defined by appeals to emotion as a necessary evil to combat "easily recognizable societal problems" combined with ill-defined executive powers, often vague and shifting. Not by bad intentions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author…
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Many people are calling for more forced obedience. It is a trend and one that had poor outcomes throughout the XXth century.
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
After looking at several Error Handling techniques from C#, C++, GO, and Rust, I've concluded that try-catch EH should be abandoned. - EH is expensive when you throw. - EH is expensive even when you don't throw. - EH is hard to get right. - EH is hard to implement. 🧵
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
[1/*] Thanks to Twitter's continuing "we really want the future to look just like the past" social conformity changes, I realized something depressing about computing that I had not considered before. I thought I might share it with you so you can be depressed, too.
We’re testing a feature for you to report Tweets that seem misleading - as you see them. Starting today, some people in the US, South Korea, and Australia will find the option to flag a Tweet as “It’s misleading” after clicking on Report Tweet.
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
This thread is a must-read for indies doing business. Jake lays out a perfect analysis of risk and reward and responsibility, which shifts where at which cost or compensation or circumstance & if that is fair or agreeable. This is how you should evaluate business terms.
Hey #indiedev #gamedev, I turned down a pretty big publishing contract today for about half a million in total investment (I'm a solo dev). They genuinely wanted to work with me, but couldn't see what was exploitative about the terms. I'm not under an NDA, wanna talk about it? 👀
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Stéphane Cocquereaumont retweeted
Neither private companies nor governments should search one's personal effects without following due process of law, which bars the suspicionless searches Apple now intends to conduct. Whether data is on a device or "in the cloud" makes no difference.
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