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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Get (or Share) News About Open Source Projects?

Rinikusu Re:various places (85 comments)

Formatting ate my brackets. Chances are, if you're interested in a language, there's a /r for it. In that /r there's usually talk of projects built with that language, or articles comparing that to other frameworks. It's kinda like a wikipedia style hole you fall into. For example, on a whim I was looking at /r/smalltalk and found pharo. Once I was digging around pharo, found newspeak. Or in /r/lisp, found dr. racket while reading through. I haven't read through /r/linux though, mainly because I'm rather content with my Mint installation, although I have been eyeing trying a slack release again on another box.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Get (or Share) News About Open Source Projects?

Rinikusu various places (85 comments)

Honestly, /. still gives me some leads on occasion. hacker news, reddit.com/r/, and then just googling for shit.

3 days ago
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VP Biden Briefs US Governors On H-1B Visas, IT, and Coding

Rinikusu Re:Same lies told about Canadian TFWP (224 comments)

Hell, I'd be happy if we could open up code shops on Indian Reservations here and help get a lot of those kids out of their cycle of poverty and alcoholism.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Rinikusu Re:Pft (960 comments)

/* so is there no shame for a guy to report being sodomized against his will by a man? */

Speaking as a man, I would much prefer admit I'd been sodomized against my will by a man than raped by a woman. Either scenario sucks, but most men can understand some gigantic physical specimen of a psycho raping another man, or being gang raped in prison. Almost no man wants to admit that some "girl" fucked him against his will, or used her position of power to gain "sexual favors" as a metric of job performance. Sorry.

about a week ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Rinikusu Re:Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

Very few and far between.

about two weeks ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Rinikusu Re:Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

Well, exactly. Who the fuck wants to actually, you know, work for IBM? A gigantic, monolithic mega-corp with a potentially stable (not anymore!) cube job answering to middle management assholes, stuck in meetings, and occasionally getting to code for. Look, that might be your idea of a good job, but for many of us Open Source supporters, we're not wearing a tie or cutting off our beards just so we can get 'paid' to do open source. So when someone says "no one's getting paid to work on open source," what they mean is, there aren't many one man or 5 man shops developing Open Source for a living. There are exceptions, but there's a million projects out there that prove the rule.

Whether or not this is a good thing, I don't know, but I sure as hell didn't decide when I was 8 years old "Mommy! Daddy! I wanna be a numbered cube worker!" /snark

about two weeks ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Rinikusu Not since Doom II (154 comments)

Used to play Doom II for hours on end. And then one day, it was like a switch turned on my brain. Now, any FPS makes me motion sick. Quake, Duke, etc etc, I try to play, and up comes whatever is in the stomach. Oh well. Back to RTSs for me. :)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

Rinikusu Are we talking Employees or H1Bs? (272 comments)

Because they don't need any of the former, but low and behold, a half million of the latter.

about two weeks ago
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ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

Rinikusu Why not just shoot it near the rovers? (50 comments)

Impact dart, have rovers examine the ejecta and the crater? No need to launch anything back...

about two weeks ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

Rinikusu Re:Gots to find more ways to avoid taxes (533 comments)

"You are inferior and all the improvements in your condition which you simply take for granted you owe to the effort of men who are better than you."
-Ludwig von Mises to Ayn Rand with regards to the common folk

about two weeks ago
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Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

Rinikusu Re:Walled garden? (171 comments)

Why does suit == decent clothes? I invest quite a bit in my Made-To-Measure shirts, I wear handmade shoes, and wear quality denim. A suit? No thanks. I get laid plenty, thanks, and my body odor is tempered by daily showers.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

Rinikusu Re:Walled garden? (171 comments)

Just as an aside, I've yet to wear a tie and I've had plenty of "real jobs." If wearing a tie is the requirement, I'll pass. Fuck, I don't even think I *own* a tie, much less a suit.

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Rinikusu Re:What? (753 comments)

Tattooed QR code to a bitcoin wallet to transfer tips to. Making it rain will be pretty lame unless you can implant led lighting under the skin that light up with the amount of "tips" the wallet receives...

about two weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

Rinikusu Re:Not new (253 comments)

I might've done the same. You only get to be young, dumb, and full of cum once (and mean it). Life is more than "earnings potential," you know.

about three weeks ago
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Tibetans Inherited High-Altitude Gene From Ancient Human

Rinikusu Re:Were Denisovans really a DIFFERENT SPECIES? (133 comments)

That's an outdated definition. Species is flexible in that regards.

Species A can breed with Species B and Species B can breed with Species C but species A can't breed with Species C. (and by breed, I mean produce fertile offspring). Rut Roh.

Remember that species is also a convenient moniker for what something is/was at a particular moment in time. Given enough time and isolation, perhaps our different human races could diverge enough to have similar issues with breeding. For Denisovans, they remained isolated enough to condense their gene pool (and add their own mutations) to be considered a distinct species, but still capable of interbreeding back into the main branch, so to speak. Hrm, there's gotta be a git analogy here that is too early for me to formulate.

about a month ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Rinikusu Re:He apparently doesn't fly (128 comments)

:: shrug :: I've flown over 150k miles over the past decade and I can count the number of times I've been awake during take-off on one hand. Then again, I take the 6AM flights which means I've been up since 2-3AM.

about a month ago
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Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

Rinikusu There've been quite a few procedural games (100 comments)

Frontier Elite 2, for instance. Ken Musgrave literally wrote the book on procedural generation and is the brains behind MojoWorld, a procedural world generator that's great fun. If you liked Bryce back in the day, MojoWorld is Bryce on steroids.

Not knocking these guys at all, btw, it looks great. Just giving some background.

about a month ago
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Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv

Rinikusu Re:Long Overdue Use of "free space" (81 comments)

It's all fun and games until some homeless dude uses it as a private toilet.

about a month ago
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Perl Is Undead

Rinikusu Re:2005 eh? (283 comments)

There's a Perl 6? When the fuck did this happen?

about a month ago

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