Yew2 (1560829) writes "Edit:
The first italicized paragraph should have the following two sentences appended to it immediately following and you have a recipe for a frenzy.
In fact, some have wanted the game so much that they’ve been using VPNs or IP Proxies to access the game. It’s about to get a whole lot easier, however, as Square Enix has removed the IP block for the game." Link to Original Source top
Online petitions begging for localization have been springing up everywhere since the game first released in Japan on the Wii in August 2012. As the first MMORPG in the series, Square-Enix has since added support for the WiiU, PC, Android, iPhone, iPad and very recently Nintendo 3DS. As actual translations and platform porting may not be so pricey, a release outside Japan would likely require adding server and network infrastructure which requires capital and operating funds Square-Enix or a partner has yet to lay out.
In the mean time there is quick start login guide for the English speaking world here with corresponding pictures here to help enthusiasts get the PC version installed and logged in via a yahoo.co.jp account to play the free trial version. Controller and keyboard settings are here and Chrome gives a decent translation. Ingame translations are summarized here for the Wii version but are generally the same in the PC version. Enjoy!" top
LGBT Activist Arrested Under Russian Anti-Gay Propaganda Law in Sochi
Yew2 (1560829) writes "Various media outlets are reporting that Vladimir Luxuria, Italy's first out transgendered elected official, has been arrested in Sochi. According to the McClatchy Washington Bureau, Vladimir Luxuria was allegedly arrested after holding a rainbow colored banner that said 'Gay is OK' in Russian. Luxuria took a photo, holding the banner, outside of Olympics' Medal Park. She put the picture on Twitter." top
Yew2 (1560829) writes "As one of the most read articles on foxnews.com in the last 24 hours, this opinion piece seems to be squarely in support of the ACA and opines this last ditch effort to defund it was critical to the GOP to prevent it from becoming a mainstay like Social Security and Medicare.
Republicans know what polls show — that most Americans don’t know what’s in ObamaCare, but when told what the law actually includes, a strong majority support the law. Once state health insurance exchanges take effect, and premiums for all Americans go down, Republicans know the law will only become more popular and harder to repeal.
#CAN SOMEONE DO THE HTML PLEASE? IM NET OPS, I H8 CODING ANYTHING!! (but i know how to comment out hostfiles ofc:) )" Link to Original Source top
Neverwet Brings Superhydrophobic Tech To Everyone for $20
Yew2 (1560829) writes "Despite onerous Army rules prohibiting recording of the Manning hearings at Ft. Meade, Maryland, the recently formed Freedom of the Press Foundation published anonymously sourced audio of Manning’s full plea allocution on Tuesday, allowing the world for the first time to hear the crisp voice of the 25-year-old Army private as he details his leaking of thousands of Army field reports and a quarter-million State Department diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks." Link to Original Source top
Yew2 writes "Significant turnout over shooting of Trayvon Martin, NYers are marching, hoodies and all, in protest of not just the killing itself but the stereotype that may have precipitated it. Regardless of the facts that have or may come out in this case, I grew up in the 80s and not only were they not called hoodies in my day (or mostly ever since) but in my opinion never really even fell into any stereotype with anything perceived as negative or hoodlum-esque, rather a convenient piece of clothing. The far right are connecting this clothing with mischief. Didnt we go through this with baggy pants, high tops and going back to dad's generation, pointy shoes??" Link to Original Source top
Ask Slashdot: How to escape the admin vs. engineer classifications
Yew2 (1560829) writes "When I entered the field of systems administration around the turn of the century, training in both network infrastructure AND enterprise hardware/software was all but necessary to be competitive. Like many in my generation I attained a CCNA as well as an MCSE and have always considered both sets of skills invaluable. Fast forward 13 years and 100+ clients and I am getting resume feedback like "seems more of a Cisco professional than MS" and "appears to have only a passing familiarity with many technologies" instead of seeing both sides of the skill set for what it is. I get that nowadays smaller companies are bringing infrastructure in-house with specialists and that larger companies have always segregated network "admins" from network "engineers" but for the sake of argument lets say that you have extensive skills in both arenas and are attempting a job opportunity focused on one or the other. Do you think the C word cancels out the M word on a resume or CV? How do you prove proficiency for the position while ensuring that other side of you is only seen as "in addition to" the relevant experience? Would a slashdotter even keep separate resumes with one skill set emphasized on each? Turn-of-the-century admins must know what I mean, have you experienced this? Having read a few hundred resumes myself my turnoffs include long lists of products and versions or resumes peppered with key-word matches to my requirements and the engineer vs. admin labels have made me wonder if other slashdotters have advice or success shedding them without such turnoffs. What do slashdotters think of engineers and sysadmins as being from different planets and how a "hybrid" is to communicate his skill set without either tailoring it to each job request — is that disingenuious or is that the answer — or expanding it to include every config and hotfix in his past?...and FTR, I'm definitely more of a MS guy but don't hold that against me!"