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Comment: Re:WRONG! (Score 4, Insightful) 65

by neokushan (#47860355) Attached to: Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

Don't allow password recovery.

That is absolutely not a solution. That's braindead idiocy at best. The result is that people will use one password for everything and probably write it down in a few places because if they forget it, they're fucked. Yes, people do that anyway but not allowing a password reset makes the situation much worse.

If your problem is with that "one key system", then perhaps you need to secure that "one key system" better. Twofactor auth on email hardens that single point and makes it very difficult to compromise. If an attacker is still able to compromise it, then I'd wager they'd be able to compromise those other systems anyway.

Comment: What would they NOT let you do? (Score 5, Interesting) 226

Was there anything that you tried to put in the show they they told you wouldn't be put in because it was to complex, or for some other reason. I know there is a lot of stuff that made it in, but what didn't get in there that you tried for?

Comment: Re:Experience before starting a game project (Score 1) 419

by Kamineko (#47686699) Attached to: Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

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.

Comment: MS-DOS EDIT (Score 1) 402

by Kamineko (#47589325) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors

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.)

Comment: Re:Encryption (Score 1) 220

by neokushan (#47098049) Attached to: PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

With encryption without authentication, many people will assume they gain some security when they are not.

Not at all. It would appear to the user like any non-TLS site does today - standard address bar, no padlock, nothing. What goes on in the background doesn't matter as far as the user is concerned. In fact, I'd be surprised if many users have even considered that their data is being sent plaintext on the majority of sites. Changing the background to be encrypted would be a good way to block a lot of passive surveillance without making users feel as though their entire online doings are protected without the padlock.

Comment: Re:Work visa (Score 1) 255

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:

The list of occupations with exceptionally desirable skills is given:

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:

- 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:

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.

Comment: Re:Not denying something is different from forcing (Score 1) 406

by neokushan (#47036821) Attached to: Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

Choosing not to include some feature in your product is exercising your freedom

Likewise, Choosing TO include some feature in your product is exercising your freedom. What's the issue?

Yes, Firefox is bundling in code to handle DRM, but you are never forced to use it. Firefox itself is not becoming DRM'd, in reality it's not entirely different to including proprietary CODEC support - you're free to use it if you want and free to ignore it if you don't want to use it. Ultimately, giving users a choice is the most freedom.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.