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Mozilla Labs Experiment Distills Your History Into Interests

Kamineko Fuck off (158 comments)

Kamineko writes "Kamineko is proposing that the Firefox browser fucks off. The proposal is designed to prevent websites personalizing content to visitors' tastes, regardless of sites sucking up a user's browsing history, as they do currently. 'Let's say Firefox fucks off' says Kamineko, a dude from the internet. 'As a user, I would have complete control over which of my interests are shared, and with which websites.'"

This is the result of an extended experiment. The idea is that Firefox fucks off and is just a web browser.

about 9 months ago

Why Do You Want To Kill My Pet? Zynga Shuts Down PetVille, 10 Others

Kamineko Re:You pet isn't dead (377 comments)

You're saying that the love and dedication that little Jane Doe gave to her 100px by 100px animated GIF of a kitty cat produced as part of a soulless-cash-grab by a minimum wage artist working for a corporation granted it a 'soul'?

Sure why not. That sounds pretty cute, and it'll drive anybody who takes the concept of soul too seriously bonkers.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

Kamineko Decent facilities (422 comments)

Decent restrooms. Decent kitchens. Decent windowage.

about a year and a half ago

CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI


Alright then. Riddle me this:

Why isn't the new Start screen optional?

Think about the answer carefully, because it doesn't have anything to do with the design of the the-interface-formerly-known-as-Metro. Whether or not the new Start screen is usable or perhaps even better than the previous Start menu designs is irrelevant.

Why isn't it optional?

about a year and a half ago

Raspberry Pi Now Has Distributors -- and Will Soon Have Boards for All (Video)

Kamineko Re:Don't play automatically (304 comments)

Damn video shot right through Flashblock AND YesScript.

It's a fucking menace. What are you playing at Slashdot?

more than 2 years ago

LibreOffice 3.3 Released Today

Kamineko Re:Please rename it to FOO (470 comments)

I don't think anybody here needs telling that the MS Office Ribbon is fubar.

more than 3 years ago

Privacy Concerns With Android and iPhone Apps

Kamineko Powers (116 comments)

I was really suprised when I learned how blunt the security options in Android were.

I'm used to COMODO IS asking me every time an application attempts to use TCP/UDP, start another process, look at a DLL or stuff like that.

All you get on Android is 'DO YOU WANT APPLICATION TO INTERNET? Y/N' which is totally insufficient.

more than 3 years ago

Google Seeking "Search Without Search"

Kamineko Instant (198 comments)

Forget Google Instant


the search giant is working on ways to push relevant info to users before they have even asked for it... Foursquare-style location 'check-ins' are also apparently on the way next year


more than 3 years ago

What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

Kamineko Re:Tie (742 comments)

Anything with a level editor! (Perhaps not Duke Nukem 3D's BUILD, though.)

more than 3 years ago

AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do

Kamineko Re:I like stickers (597 comments)

Who the hell is Laptop Stickers? Is he related to Bill Stickers? Why does everybody seem to hate these guys?

more than 3 years ago

Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime

Kamineko Re:Going for a run or a ride... (222 comments)

The moral of the story: judge everything constantly.

more than 3 years ago

Breakthroughs In HTML Audio Via Manipulation With JavaScript

Kamineko Re:HTML 5 is AMAZING!!! (141 comments)

And one of these would be that it allowed you to have sound in web pages.

more than 3 years ago

Students Flock To GMU For a Degree In Video Game Design

Kamineko Numbers (225 comments)

"What? You mean making videogames involves numbers? WHAT THE FUuuuuuuuuu..."

Hilarious, and it happens every time.

I feel sorry for the poor souls who'll have gone through four years of expensive 'education' to find that they really ought to have spent their time creating a decent series of demo games and applications instead. Oh well.

more than 3 years ago

When PC Ports of Console Games Go Wrong

Kamineko Re:Deus Ex 2 (398 comments)

You didn't think that the inclusion of NG Resonance as a sinister, omnipresent construct created by the WTO for the purposes of intelligence gathering was genius?

more than 4 years ago

Life Imagined As One Big RPG

Kamineko Jesse (176 comments)

I've met Jesse Schell. The man is charismatic and completely insane.

more than 4 years ago

Toshiba Developing High-Density 1TB SSD

Kamineko Re:Who cares about size... (149 comments)

Not really. I heard an anecdote once and it was really lousy.

more than 4 years ago

The DIY Book Scanner

Kamineko I've (177 comments)

What a coincidece! I too have a book scanner that scans books, and requires a human operator to attend to turning the pages.

It's called a scanner.

more than 4 years ago

LHC Reaches Record Energy

Kamineko Re:Still? (347 comments)

I know there's a chemical element song, but I don't know about any partical physics records.

more than 4 years ago



UK Thermal Imaging Van Pilot Seeks Extension

Kamineko Kamineko writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kamineko (851857) writes "From January 2009, vans equipped with thermal imaging capability have been touring Salford, UK, recording images of heat loss from residents' homes.

'Thousands of homes are to be surveyed with a heat-seeking camera to check how much energy they are wasting. The thermal imaging vans are part of a government-led initiative to help people insulate their homes and are funded by utility companies.'

Now, the initiative seeks to roll this project out over the entire country.

Does this affect any of you? Have any /. readers had their homes monitored by these vans? Were you asked first? Has anybody recieved any of the information recorded reported back to them, what format does it take and how can it help you?"

Link to Original Source

Kamineko Kamineko writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kamineko writes "I'm currently taking a four year BSc (Honours) Comp-Sci degree at a university in the UK. For the third year, I'm required to do a year's industrial placement. By some bizarre fluke, I've been offered a junior programmer position at a well-known video game development studio.

If I do well on... The Test.

What kind of material will be on The Test? Are they going to ask me to apply De Morgan's Theorem over and over, or do I need to be able to explain the principles behind the PageRank eigenmatrix?

Slashdot, how should I prepare?"

Kamineko Kamineko writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kamineko writes "What happens when a group of people suddenly decide to (ab)use their game-making skills and create the most awful games known to mankind?

You get 'Somewhere beyond Cassette 50', an ongoing series bringing you a whole new unexplored world of PC gaming.

Pesonally, I like Line of Sight ; it's actually a pretty fun game, sadly.

Make sure to post your top scores for Hold Space in the Comments!"


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