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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Sam36 Re:A stupid consideration (500 comments)

Also agreed. Seen plenty of startups go down because they want to use the latest when the latest doesn't solve anything.

3 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Sam36 Re:Surprise? (578 comments)

The lack of 'ribbon' is exactly the reason one should stick with linux...

about a week ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

Sam36 Re:I just got married (205 comments)

I'd rather have more kids than risk my wife having adverse side effects to birth control (stroke, death, blindness, infertility)

about a month ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

Sam36 I just got married (205 comments)

and I don't agree with birth control. So I'll be in the market soon.

about a month ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Sam36 Re:Finally! (474 comments)

I disagree. I find irony in America's constant pursuit and judgment of those that smoke cigarettes. Yet there is this huge push to 'make everything legal'. As far as health goes, smoking cigs is much better than injecting heroin or smoking meth.

I think the people that will suffer the worst are the poor. Intelligent, normal income people know what drug use leads to. The people in the poverty underworld (those which will never post to /.), will be hit hardest by easy to reach drugs. That leads to many things, more deaths, more high school drop outs, and less employable people.

about a month ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Sam36 Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

I am posting this from a wireless internet provider in my (rural) area.

And well, the service is pretty crappy.... I couldn't imagine trying to browse the net by connecting to a satelite.

about a month ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

Sam36 Re:Dropping the Xbox? (300 comments)

Didn't even know he resigned. Shows how much I care. Hopefully MS will be able to do something cool now.

about a month and a half ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

Sam36 GOOD (300 comments)

I am happy.

about a month and a half ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

Sam36 Re:Can an "atheist company" refuse too? (1330 comments)

No they are humans. When the commanders of Hitler's army were tried for killing 1000's of people, they claimed they broke no laws for the people they killed were not human.
Saddened to see us go right back to this mentality.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

Sam36 Re:Can an "atheist company" refuse too? (1330 comments)

Well viagra is treating a medical condition. Trying to prevent pregnancy, well that is not a medical condition....

about 2 months ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

Sam36 Re:Throw the book... maybe literally at him. (220 comments)

Not sure what world you think you live in, but this is the same with goverment anything. I know plenty of people that don't work IT for any goverment contract, too boring. No body works, everyone stands around the water cooler and gossips all day. I am saddened that you think that goverment anything wouldn't waste money.

about 3 months ago
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Momentous Big Bang Findings Questioned

Sam36 Re:Peer review (154 comments)

Exactly, you believe flat out lies that everyone has a different opinion on.

about 3 months ago
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Sam36 Re:Blatant Racism (410 comments)

Agree.

about 4 months ago
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

Sam36 Re:AMD != More_Bang_ForBuck (87 comments)

What ever man. Top of the line AMD cpu: $250. Top of the line intel cpu: $800.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Better To Be a 'B' CS Grad Than an 'A+' English Grad

Sam36 What about C+ CS Student? (358 comments)

My gpa was 2.88. Is there still hope?

about 4 months ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

Sam36 Re:The Internet has strengthened my Christian fait (1037 comments)

Same here. It is very sad that people simply believe all the negative comments about Christianity without ever researching them. I enjoy the work Ray Comfort does and I am truly saddened when I see him street preach to someone that claims to be atheist or believe in evolution and when he asks them why they believe that, they usually can't answer. And if they do answer, it is usually not much of an answer (ie. it makes 'sense', there are contradictions in the bible, ect). People seem to put so little effort into their beleif these days, whether Christian or atheist.

about 5 months ago
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It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

Sam36 Re:The Religious Right will have your head on a pl (470 comments)

Actually, the bible teaches critical thinking quite well. From needing discernment of what is God's Will to identifying false religions and cults, there is plenty of critical thinking to go around. Too bad it is practically banned from public now.

Evolution destroys all that though. Ask any high school or college age person why they believe in evolution and they won't be able to answer. They were just told that it was 'true', no thinking needed. Plus text books show us that pretty hand drawn family tree looking thing.

If you want to harbor good critical thinking, lets start with what they teach in schools first. http://www.unmaskingevolution....

about 5 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

Sam36 Re:Religion... (529 comments)

I investigated evolution but I can't buy in to it.

about 5 months ago

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Asterisk Still Safe

Sam36 Sam36 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Sam36 writes "On Friday, the IC3 (FBI/NW3C/BJA) put out a security advisory on their website that contained a fairly vaguely worded warning about Asterisk systems being compromised and then being used as "vishing" (voice phishing) platforms.....

...It turns out that we were correct on our first guess: this is not a new problem, and furthermore is a difficult vulnerability to exploit even on those systems that are unpatched...

...Unfortunately, the news of security risks spreads faster than the news of a non-issue — secure systems aren't "stories" so I expect it will be an uphill effort to update all the sites which copied or re- blogged the IC3 story initially. We would very much like to enlist the community to have you try to post where you can the link to the Digium blog above ..."

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Novell Reports Leap in Linux Revenues

Sam36 Sam36 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Sam36 writes "Novell has released its financial earnings figures for the fourth quarter. While the company still shows a loss of 16 million USD (compared to 18 million during the same quarter last year), individual divisions of the company are doing quite well, with only two of them showing losses. Total revenue was 243 million USD. Interestingly enough, the company's Linux business is doing very, very well."
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