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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Kamineko Slow hand clap (158 comments)

The statistics for the UK from the website:

Violations of User Rights 16/40
Freedom on the Net 24/100
Obstacles to Access 2/25
Limits on Content 6/35

And yet on the map graphics it's shown as a bright white 'Free', not 'Partly Free'.

Not quite, mate.

about 2 months ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

Kamineko Re:Experience before starting a game project (419 comments)

You've gone mad, my friend. Nobody mentioned 3D, substantial, or "verifiable experience (to qualify for a console devkit)".

They could do it all in text: write some interactive fiction in some adventure editor (or make a lumpy but functional parser in freebasic). They could accompany it with still pictures; they could use still photographs from the place where they went if they felt like.

But even if they wanted something more realtime in 3D and not write an engine, they could use OGRE and all the rest. Or they could make levels in the Build engine or Quake engine in Worldcraft. Or they could just put together some crazy crap with blocks in Minecraft and overlay some text captions over the top.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

Kamineko Money (430 comments)

Money is the answer.

If you were to give me money, I could write all kinds of words for you. Tell me all about the configuration, deployment and best practices for your system and we'll work together on some documentation.

about 3 months ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

Kamineko MS-DOS EDIT (402 comments)

Is there a Linux text editor for the console that has an interface similar to MS-DOS Edit?

It really helps in those situations where you're trapped in the shell trying to fix xorg.conf, among other times.

MS-DOS Edit does pretty much all I could want from an editor, runs on thin air, and it has common GUI elements like the status bar, scroll bars and the menu bar which helps me greatly. (I suffer from option amnesia, and a general lack of giving a shit about learning the not-shown shortcuts of other editors.)

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Publishers

Kamineko Paywalls (218 comments)

Two links, both to paywalled articles.

Fantastic.

about 5 months ago
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Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

Kamineko Re:Work visa (255 comments)

You keep asking it and you keep getting the same answer because you're not supplying any constraints. It's quite disingenuous that you don't seem to be doing any of the research yourself. This kind of thing is not a secret; why would it be? Countries that have an immigration policy more inclusive than 'nobody ever' are going to make their requirements well-known to attract immigration of skilled talent. (Or, if they lack unskilled talent, visas may be available in that category instead.)

That's really the most vague wording of that question you've tried yet, and I answered it fully in another one of your comments, but just for you here's the UK's details.

Let's take a typical case. A skilled worker defined is by the UK in the folowing document:
https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-gene...

The list of occupations with exceptionally desirable skills is given:
https://www.gov.uk/government/...

On page 6, you'll find:

2136 Programmers and software development professionals:
The following jobs in visual effects and 2d/3d computer animation for the film, television or video games sectors:
- software developer
- shader writer
- games designer

The following jobs in the electronics systems industry:
- driver developer
- embedded communications engineer

Eligibility is described in this document:
https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-gene...

- certificate of sponsorship reference number
- an ‘appropriate’ salary
- meet the English requirement
- £900 in savings (£945 from 1 July) - this is to prove you can support yourself and you must have had this in your bank account for 90 days before you apply. You don’t need to have £900 in savings (£945 from 1 July) if your sponsor is fully approved (‘A-rated) and they have stated on your certificate of sponsorship that you won’t claim benefits during your stay.

If you are a graduate with a credible business idea, you would look here instead:
https://www.gov.uk/tier-1-grad...

There are other pages for industry captains, exemplar scientists, artists, sportspeople and so on.

So, for the last time: Find a list of countries that meet your own personal requirements (common language, firstly). Discover their requirements by searching online, or telephone them (information can be found from your local library). If you don't have a library, or a phone, or a workplace, or an internet connection, you are poorly equipped to attempt this. Contact their immigration offices to get a definite list with some solid crunchy numbers and facts for you to use as milestones for your application. Determine what businesses are located in your target country that would be hiring peoples with your (verifiable, i.e. certificated) skill set. You will have to search online, or in electronic or paper trade directories/journals, or speak to acquaintances, friends or colleagues. Contact the necessary businesses for information, and eventually interviews, this may cost money; get a part time job. No, this won't be easy if you're too young to work at an adult level, but if you're too young to work you probably don't have the certifications either (there will possibly be age restrictions for minors too) so it's a non-issue. If and when you are conditionally hired and sponsored (if required) by the company in the target country, organise necessary paperwork, double check all prerequisites (housing, medical registration, for example), and execute the plan.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Launches Student Coding Program "Winter of Security"

Kamineko S.m.r.t (40 comments)

Superlative plan.

Get students doing the security work, because the real developers are way too busy screwing around with the user interface and can't be disturbed.

about 5 months ago
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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 a year ago
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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 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

Kamineko Decent facilities (422 comments)

Decent restrooms. Decent kitchens. Decent windowage.

about 2 years ago
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CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI

Kamineko Re:DISCLAIMER: I WORK FOR MS ON THE "METRO" SCREEN (671 comments)

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?

more than 2 years ago
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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
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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 2 years ago
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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
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Google Seeking "Search Without Search"

Kamineko Instant (198 comments)

Forget Google Instant

Yay!

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

Boo!

more than 3 years ago
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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
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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 4 years ago
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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
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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 4 years ago

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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?"

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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?"
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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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