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Comment: Skip the entertaining, go to the useful (Score 1) 291

by j0keralpha (#39385227) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Give IT Presentations That Aren't Boring?

Developers: how can they optimize network usage in the product(s)? what beneficial effect does that have on your clients?
QA: How do you look for appropriate traffic? assure your product wont adversely affect a clients network?
PM: How should you work with your clients on network issues? what signs should you look for to see the product is helping or hurting client infrastructure?

Comment: The entire sci-fi market has been shrinking (Score 2) 607

by j0keralpha (#36082248) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is It Time For SyFy To Go Premium?

The public appetite for space travel, battles, and true sci-fi (as opposed to War of the Worlds: LA) has been shrinking for years. It's not just syfy, but every true space opera franchise has been slowly dying for the past decade or so, to be replaced by garbage like the "V" reboot. Even is syfy transitioned to a premium model, they may not get enough subscribers without the ghost chasers and such (I won't walk about wrestling).

Censorship

In Russia, 50% of News Must Be Happy 551

Posted by kdawson
from the ministry-of-truth dept.
Several readers sent us to the New York Times for disturbing news on Russia's vanishing press freedoms. The story tells of how one of the few remaining relatively independent radio outlets in Russia recently acquired new managers, reportedly loyal to Vladimir Putin. Quoting: "At their first meeting with journalists since taking over Russia's largest independent radio news network, the managers had startling news of their own: from now on, they said, at least 50 percent of the reports about Russia must be 'positive.' In addition, opposition leaders could not be mentioned on the air and the United States was to be portrayed as an enemy, journalists employed by the network, Russian News Service, say they were told by the new managers, who are allies of the Kremlin."
Technology

Animation Tool Puts You in the Game 110

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the what-fun-is-that dept.
Matthew Sparkes writes "A new technique could take a simple body scan and allow a user to upload it and use it as an avatar or game character. Previously an animator would have to create a skeleton inside the model and describe movement capabilities manually. In tests, an inexperienced user could produce the animations in less than 15 minutes."

Comment: Financial and Insurance Services (Score 5, Informative) 273

by j0keralpha (#11105360) Attached to: Finding Student IT Security Placements in the Industry?
These companies are both expanding their security apparatus and also are both industries known to be in love with the college intern concept. I interviewed for several security positions at insurance firms (specifically car insurance) who were hiring something like 5 or 6 security architects in one shot. Try to apply to intern programs there or at big Financial.

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