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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

ganjadude we are DOOOMED!!! (254 comments)

based on previous rollouts, we are doomed. xp - good, vista - garbage. 7 good- 8 garbage. if we are skipping 9 (which historically would be the good release) and go to 10 will be a disaster! Someone needs to tell MS that users skip a generation of windows, not them!

2 hours ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

ganjadude Re:So? (415 comments)

you unloaded some metal in your own yard and a cop wrote you up??? where do you live so i can avoid that place

yesterday
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

ganjadude Re:Best outcome (198 comments)

for most companies its not viable as a - most cars dont currently run on biodiesel B - the cost of biodiesel, at least in my area is more than the cost of regular diesel and C - the infrastructure is not there for people willing to invest in it. As I said, I would LOVE to run on bio, or a tesla truthfully, they are beautiful, but realistically, ill be driving an ICE for many years and we should never go out of our way to artificially raise costs on fuel, which only hurts the poor.

yesterday
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

ganjadude Re:Android version req - long time coming (377 comments)

well the reason for stripping these "apps" from the OS and putting them into the play framework is because of the OEM issue of taking forever to upgrade the phones. Lets be honest here, apps make the phones these days, and if the app cant be updated because verizon or whoever wont push out andoid (insert new version here) to your 2 year old, yet fully functioning phone, it eventually becomes worthless.

By taking the apps out of it, it allows them more control on the functionality of the phone, even if the framework does not get any help from the carriers

yesterday
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

ganjadude Re:It's sad (377 comments)

my google+ acct is pretty much only used for games. I have found that the majority of the android games I play make use of google + for logins, They dont force you to use them but i find it convenient to use it as i recall when my first droid crapped out all the save data was tied to the phone. im happy letting google think my sole function in life is to play plants vs zombies.

yesterday
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

ganjadude Re:It's sad (377 comments)

true, the choice is there, in my use case, first thing i do on a new phone is flash CM, and load gapps suite. I only use a handful of the apps ,but i dont ever come close to filling my storage so its just easier to load the suite. granted i know not everyone is that way but the sad truth is for many tasks, googles offerings are better than 3rd party apps. Navigation works beautiful, havent found a good replacement for that one yet.

yesterday
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

ganjadude Re:It's sad (377 comments)

most people who use CM still sideload google apps, I know I do

yesterday
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

ganjadude Re:Best outcome (198 comments)

no one said anything about delaying the spread of fuels. Its about using the resources we have until they compete, rather than artificially increasing the costs to encourage people to buy them now.

I know all about biodiesel, Ive made my own in the past. its not viable no matter how much I wanted it to be and I wasted a ton of money trying to make it so. I still love the concept, but it still isnt a replacement

yesterday
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

ganjadude Re:Best outcome (198 comments)

it is a bad thing. and if you dont think its a bad thing, im sure there are plenty of places you can live where you dont need a car. For the rest of us, stay there.

yesterday
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

ganjadude Re:Best outcome (198 comments)

because it could lower oil prices.

This is exactly what we need right now in the short term until alt fuels get cheaper. Its going to be decades before all the gas cars are off the roads, poor people cant afford new cars so they buy used, there isnt much of a used electric market out there right now. It has the added benefit of not being in the middle east like you said. To me this is a win-win-win, except for that pesky russian thing that we need to resolve.

2 days ago
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Sierra Nevada Corp. Files Legal Challenge Against NASA Commercial Contracts

ganjadude Re:dumb question (125 comments)

postcard? I expect a telegraph!

2 days ago
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Sierra Nevada Corp. Files Legal Challenge Against NASA Commercial Contracts

ganjadude Re:Another Factor? (125 comments)

The Columbia accident, as well as countless near-misses that could have resulted in a Columbia style accident, was due to debris detaching from the external tank and striking the orbiter. If the vehicle is on top of the stack, nothing that breaks off of the rocket can physically come into contact with the vehicle.

I always wondered after the fact if the first runs with the painted tank had the foam issue or if the paint kept it contained. I know we stopped painting it for cost and weight concerns, but sometimes, it makes more sense to spend the money. Again I dont know if it would have helped but its a question ive always wondered and never seen really discussed by people in the know

2 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

ganjadude Re:Correction: (195 comments)

while you may be factually correct, Everyone understood my position, which is also factually correct.

2 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

ganjadude Re:is anyone really surprised here (195 comments)

seems like you are screwed either way. vote GOP and its your fault for the banks, vote D, and its your fault we are broke. (but the environment is clean!...sorta...just dont look over there...or there...or....) The only real answer is to STOP voting for either party

2 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

ganjadude Re:is anyone really surprised here (195 comments)

only problem there is it would make the person in charge more likley to abuse different parties to get a bigger bonus, we cant be sure if hes going after XYZ because they really messed up, or if its because they have a bigger bank acct than ABC

2 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

ganjadude Re:is anyone really surprised here (195 comments)

even better would be a non compete. If you work in government banks, you cannot leave the government for a private bank for 10 years, or something along those lines

2 days ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

ganjadude Re: is anyone really surprised here (195 comments)

its not to try and put blame "on the poor" its to put blame on the people who mandated that banks give money to "the poor" that they knew they would never pay back, thus taking advantage of the poor

to use a style loved by the left, why do you hate poor people? why do you want to allow poor people to be taken advantage of based on the rules you put in place??

2 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

ganjadude Re:Unscientific. (300 comments)

i guess its shorthand for pounds per square inch of pressure. This is quite normal at least in america

3 days ago

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Climate scientists say warming not as bad as initially thought

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about 2 months ago

ganjadude (952775) writes "Some new climate research, by pure accident is showing that global warming is happening much slower than anticipated by earlier charts.According to Ars;

The new paper adds an additional approach to handling the problem: simply run a bunch of models and pick those that, by accident, accurately reproduced the ocean's chaotic behavior. The authors started with the CMIP5 collection of climate models and selected the 18 models that include an ocean simulation that's sophisticated enough to provide data on the state of ENSO and other ocean behavior. They started these 18 models in 1880 and used historical forcings (solar activity, greenhouse gas concentrations, etc.) up until 2005, then switched to a standard emission scenario until stopping the models in 2012.

This by no means settles the debate, but it sure changes the way we look at climate change."
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watch out Rapsberry PI, Theres a new kid on the block named Humming Board

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about 3 months ago

ganjadude (952775) writes "I stumbled upon this little scoop and thought the slashdot crowd would be interested in. The new kid on the block, known as the humming bird can handle faster processors, more RAM and will fit the same cases for the PI. Also, you can expand the memory and the CPU is replaceable! The low end model starts at 45$ and the high end goes for 100. So tell me guys, what are you going to do with yours?"
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Ferrari Fan page creator ousted by Ferrari, Kid Sues

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about 6 months ago

ganjadude (952775) writes "Sammy Wassem started the Facebook fan page for Ferrari when he was 15 and eventually grew it to over 500,000 followers. In 2009, the company congratulated him on the site's success, but said that "legal issues" forced it to take over the administration, according to Automotive News Europe. Wassem could still use the site, but managers had oversight.

Wassem asked Ferrari for financial compensation to keep working on the page but continued creating content on it for the next four years. Eventually, the company terminated his administration rights. In 2013 he and his father Olivier filed the lawsuit against the business alleging it owes payment over 5,500 hours of work and copyright infringement for taking over the page. They are asking for 10 million Swiss francs ($11.3 million)."

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California anti violence in video games legislator arrested on bribery charges

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about 6 months ago

ganjadude (952775) writes "California State Senator Leland Yee (D), a driving force behind California's legislative efforts to restrict minors' access to violent video games, has been arrested on charges of bribery and corruption. If you recall in 2005 Yee spearheaded legislation that would bar video game sales of a violent nature to children. (it was finally put to rest in 2011 by SCOTUS) When will these people learn???"
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Apple cracking down on App Discovery Apps

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about a year ago

ganjadude (952775) writes "Apple seems to have a problem with its store. a source states that even app recommendation engines that facilitate “filtering, bookmarking, searching, or sharing recommendations” of apps may be rejected, and the ability of third party apps to interact with the App Store now seems restricted.

I know its apples store and apple can do what it wants with it but is it really good when it is the only option for apps on a (un-jailbroke) environment?"

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Bug on EA's Origin game platform allows attackers to hijack player PCs

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ganjadude writes "Millions upon millions could be at risk due to the attack that was displayed this past friday at the black hat security conference.

"The Origin platform allows malicious users to exploit local vulnerabilities or features by abusing the Origin URI handling mechanism," ReVuln researchers Donato Ferrante and Luigi Auriemma wrote in a paper accompanying last week's demonstration. "In other words, an attacker can craft a malicious Internet link to execute malicious code remotely on [a] victim's system, which has Origin installed.

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Apple allows kickstarter lightning project to go on

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about 2 years ago

ganjadude writes "It looks as if Apple has changed its mind when it comes to the kickstarter project that was put off due to licensing. It seems that they have reversed their stance on allowing a charger to have both the 30 pin and lightning connectors integrated in one unit. Their argument being technical reasons prohibited it from happening."
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How do you extend your wireless connection?

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ganjadude writes "So I am moving to a location where the cell signal is very poor, (I don't get signal inside my house) and I have been looking at wireless extenders such as the ones that sprint and Verizon have. I am brought down by the cost (Sprint charges monthly, Verizon 250$ up front AT&T.... well they are AT&T) Being that this is Slashdot, and a lot of us live in basements, (I kid!) I assume that some of the crowd has had this issue in the past. My question is what have you done or what alternatives are available to someone in such a situation without bending over and taking it from the phone company?"
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ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ganjadude writes "http://gamasutra.com/features/20070216/fleming_01. shtml

"In the summer of 1975 I learned about the invention of the microprocessor and about the first retail store where a consumer could rent a timesharing terminal to use from home," he remembered. "That very day I committed to found EA in 1982. I figured that it would take seven years for enough computing hardware to get into homes to create an audience for the computer games that I wanted to make."

This gets me thinking about how the other giants of the industry got their beginning."
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ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ganjadude writes "According to PC mag, Warner brothers has introduced total HD, a disc which has blue ray on 1 side and HDDVD on the other

FTA:
"A two-format marketplace is not ideal," he concedes. "We can't change the fact that the current multiple-format marketplace is there." But with Total HD, "you can get all of the content with none of the risk."

Could this be the solution we have been looking for?"
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ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ganjadude writes "http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,128471-c,tradesh ows/article.html

FTA LAS VEGAS — Today Microsoft took the wraps off its highly anticipated home server software, the brains inside several products that are expected to ship this year. I sat down with a company representative to get a first look at what Microsoft Windows Home Server can do. The demo system was HP's MediaSmart Server, which was announced here at CES and will be available in September."
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ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ganjadude writes "So I am a Young person, lower 20's, And I took the CCNA classes back in 2001. College at the time was not an option so I am mainly Self taught in the field. I was wondering what other /.'ers took this route and what certifications you have gotten to further your career. Does college matter in the security field anymore or are certifications the way to go? If thats the case what direction would you send a person?"

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