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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

ganjadude Re:Boys are naturally curious... (599 comments)

what the hell are you blabbering about? is english your first language or is this a translation because you make no sense

first off, you are the one who said by not saying anything about X, its "implied" that they are REALLY talking about X. in your head maybe, but you cant hold someone accountable for what you ASSUME someone elses words, or lack of them mean

yesterday
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Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters

ganjadude Re:Skimpiest article ever (140 comments)

you read the article?!?!?! you are aware this is slashdot right?

yesterday
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YouTube Considering an Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

ganjadude Re:Ad-enabled music videos? (193 comments)

ads??? i havent seen ads on youtube in forever. granted i know what adblockplus is

yesterday
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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

ganjadude Re:Boys are naturally curious... (599 comments)

that should have read a right not to be offended,, but you said

"No, they spend great care to insult without saying anything" It's very important to not say anything when implying that women are dumb

I didnt lie, i left a word out

yesterday
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

ganjadude Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (255 comments)

you get your FICA back though (in some form or another) you dont get your "taxes" back though

Ill ceed that point to a degree. but any state taxes should not be included.

yesterday
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Verizon Launches Tech News Site That Bans Stories On US Spying

ganjadude Re:One more reason to ask.... (135 comments)

sadly, verizon service (cell service) is the only one worth a damn in most places Im at. sprint never works, att works about 40% of the places im in. this is true for many people i know

yesterday
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Verizon Launches Tech News Site That Bans Stories On US Spying

ganjadude Re:Nothing but Verizon Propoganda . . . (135 comments)

the difference is that verizon cant really do anything to harm me, the NSA can. sure verizon (and pretty much all telcos are evil) but without the NSA they cant hurt you, you dont have to do business with them

yesterday
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Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security

ganjadude Re:Dem speaker of the house, 3rd in line for potus (123 comments)

no, its not. stop being disengenious. Romney care was a single state issue, which makes it constitutional according to the 10th. This is not the same thing at all.

now, if another state implemented it (not the fed) you could still call it romney care

yesterday
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Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security

ganjadude Re:Small Government Mandate (123 comments)

do they? I had no idea bill clinton was a woman... or obama... or harry reid...

yesterday
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Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security

ganjadude Re:Small Government Mandate (123 comments)

do you not remember all the sarah palin hate? why do democrats hate women???

the rand hate above, why all the women hate???

long story short, just stop. you sound like an idiot when you make disingenuous statements to try and prove your point

yesterday
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Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security

ganjadude Re:Small Government Mandate (123 comments)

a libertarian state would never do such a think. you have libertarian and totalitarian mixed up

and cold is no libertarian, he is an authoritarian

yesterday
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Location of Spilled Oil From 2010 Deepwater Horizon Event Found

ganjadude Re:No Worries (73 comments)

how can obama be the messiah AND the koch brothers??? I

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Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

ganjadude Re:Boys are naturally curious... (599 comments)

just because YOU feel that someone is implying something does not mean they are. In other words, you dont have the right to be offended, and you dont have the right to assume someone things X because they didnt say anything about X

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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

ganjadude Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (255 comments)

why would you bring state sales taxes into the topic of federal taxes? as for FICA, I would argue its not a tax per se but more like insurance

yesterday
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

ganjadude Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (255 comments)

what is the point of that though? he STILL pays more in a year in taxes than me or you will in our lifetimes, why do you feel he needs to be punished for simply having money? its wrong

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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

ganjadude Re:Wrong headline (255 comments)

fair enough points. but it all boils down to choice. you always could have bought a mac. you always could have bought netscape (back in the day) if business didnt base its builds on active x (and now silverlight) it wouldnt be browser specific. the people who made the tools always could have stayed strictly HTML compliant, they chose not to. I cant fault microsoft for bad business practices of others.

If anything one could argue the exact opposite, due to M$ policy, it caused others to get outraged and make competing products better.

i get your points, I know I hated that time when IE dominated the landscape as much as anyone else and was so happy when mozilla came to the rescue. but I would hardly call any of that "harm". I mean they could just not exist at all, and we wouldnt have a lot of what we do have today. you can make the same complains against any big company, ma bell, the railroads, electricity. while it may not be perfect, its STILL orders of magnitude better than the previous generation

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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

ganjadude Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (255 comments)

Technically, a payroll tax is a tax paid by the employer based on its payroll. An example would be the employer portion of U.S. Social Security (Old Age and Survivor’s Insurance or OASI) or unemployment insurance (FUTA, for Federal Unemployment Tax Act). There may be all sorts of variations, such as limits on the level of wages on which the Social Security tax is applied. Colloquially, I’ve heard the term used for the entire Social Security program, including the employee portion, as you suggest. The income tax comes from the employee based on their income and, from a theoretical or policy (but perhaps not from a psychological) standpoint, is considered distinct. The money isn’t earmarked the same way as OASI or FUTA money. You can read about these topics in standard textbooks or dictionaries of economic or public policy terminology.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/...

if im reading this correctly, it looks like the payroll tax is paid by the business, not the employee while the income tax is paid by the employee.

2 days ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

ganjadude Re:So the taxpayer pays for overage, got it (255 comments)

just because they can doesnt mean they should. the top 50% of americans already pay just shy of 100% of the taxes in this country, top 1% pays almost 40%!

Let me phrase it this way "how much of ones own money do YOU think they deserve to keep, and how much do you feel the government "deserves" to take away from those who earned it??

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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

ganjadude Re:Wrong headline (255 comments)

ok, ill bite. explain to me how something M$ or bill gates has done that directly affected me??? (in a negative way)

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Climate scientists say warming not as bad as initially thought

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about 3 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 4 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 7 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 7 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 and a half 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  |  about 8 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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