(Socrates would certainly not contadict me!)
Interested in all forms of artistic creations
painted a little wrote a little
not quite worth publishing if not that far from it


The Snowden's leaks

Hey, how do you people react to the whistleblower Edward Snowden leaks of mass spying of citizens in the USA and elsewhere, by the NSA?

Presidential elections

So Obama has won the elections :D

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Screenshot of map not entirely visible 1/1 in rm2k3

In relation to adding a layer for lighting effects, is it possible to take a screenshot of a complete map not entirely visible in rm2k3 1/1? Is it necessary? Thank you.

Lighting effects, rm2k3

Are there no tutorials teaching how to make lighting effects (in this case street lamps) for rm2k3 ?
If not (didn't find any), how do you do that? thx

Apple and work conditions

According to the New York Times, workers at a factory in Shenzhen, China, owned by Foxconn (a company that manufactures iPhones, iPads and other devices for Apple) regularly work sixteen-hour, seven-day work weeks.

They stand until their legs swell and they can’t walk, and they perform repetitive motions on the production line for so long that some permanently lose the use of their hands. To cut costs, managers make workers use cheap chemicals that cause neurological damage. There has been a rash of suicides at the Foxconn plant, and 300 workers recently threatened to jump off the roof over a safety and pay dispute.

In short, as one former Apple executive told the New York Times, "Most people would be really disturbed if they saw where their iPhone comes from."

Mark Shields, a self-described member of the "cult of Mac," started a petition on demanding Apple exert its influence on its suppliers to improve working conditions for the factory workers that make iPhones, iPads and other Apple products. Click here to sign Mark’s petition right now.

Apple knows it can play an important role in ensuring safe and fair working conditions for the workers at its suppliers, like Foxconn. In 2005, the company released a supplier code of conduct, and it performs hundreds of audits each year in China and around the world to confirm its suppliers are meeting the code’s expectations.

But that’s where Apple’s commitment falters: the number of supplier violations has held steady year to year and Apple hasn’t consistently publicly stated which suppliers have problems or dropped offending suppliers.

The bottom line, Apple executives admit, is that they’re not being forced to change.

One current executive told the New York Times that there’s a trade-off: "You can either manufacture in comfortable, worker-friendly factories," he said, or you can "make it better and faster and cheaper, which requires factories that seem harsh by American standards. And right now, customers care more about a new iPhone than working conditions in China."

That means public pressure is the only thing that can force Apple to ensure its suppliers treat workers humanely. If enough people sign Mark’s petition -- and tell Apple they care more about human beings than they do about how fast the company can produce the next generation iPhone -- the company could be convinced to make real change for the workers at Foxconn and other factories.

I'm having this weird phenomenon in2k3

I built a town, anf when I played the game, after putting the start position, the hero just couldn't move. Then i've put the only 2 events to parallel, instead of automatic, and my hero can walk all over the place as if I was holding down the Ctrl key. Of course, I've checked the passability of the chipset. The only things that stop him are the charsets. I have no idea what's going on. The 2 events concern meteorological effects and screen tint.( I've never had that, but then I never used those events.)

Why can't I post images on the forums like I used To?

I tried everything, did it exactly like I used to, with success, but now the best I get is a link, why?

non rectangular maps

So, I thought it would be nice once in a while to have maps other than rectangular, but, how does one do this?

Edit : I realize this was a stupid question : you just leave big black parts around it .

Sorry for the useless disturbance, this topic can be closed.

Commemoration 9/11

I remember when I heard of what had happened, the strongest feeling was : the unimaginable has occurred. What were your reactions then, ten years later, what has it changed for you, how strong of a souvenir does it remain for you today?

How do you desaturate a color, with Gimp? thx

I tried, didn't succeed, and there are apparently no tutorials for this. Thanks for the help!
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