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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Sam36 Don't care, (450 comments)

This sucks, but I am still going to continue using debian (both stable and testing) everywhere. I have not found any issues with it over the years. Debian and linux is a good program.

about two weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

Sam36 Re:Old saying (249 comments)

GPS works by having many satellites in an egg shaped orbit around the Earth all broadcasting an atomic time. Your hand held radio receives these signals,and based on the time difference between the individual (and visible) satellites, the location of the satellites is then mapped out mathematically and thus you can triangulate the exact lat and long coordinates of the hand held radio based on that.

about three weeks ago
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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Xbox One Controller Support

Sam36 Re:Please explain (114 comments)

You are either trolling or clueless...
A kernel is an interface between software and hardware (like a game controller...)
Any hardware driver in the linux kerel can be built in the kernel, or as a pluggable module.

about a month and a half ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Sam36 Re:Yawn... (534 comments)

When people 'attempt' to use that verse, it shows their own lack of understanding.

And for your info, right below that line says to not cast your pearls to pigs. And based on my *judgment* of you, I will do just that.

about 2 months ago
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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

Sam36 Re:Yawn... (534 comments)

Then they aren't Christians. Most abduction stories, if research, will show you that all of these people were/are involved in the occult. Chuck Missler goes into that topic in a few studies http://tinyurl.com/nyhmszd

about 2 months ago
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Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries

Sam36 Re:Global warming AND Bush did this. (107 comments)

Weird, I would not have thought that one would be down voted for such a post...

about 2 months ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Sam36 Re:A stupid consideration (511 comments)

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

about 3 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Sam36 Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

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

about 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

Sam36 GOOD (300 comments)

I am happy.

about 4 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)

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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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