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Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

ganjadude Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (336 comments)

"Nationwide in 2010, state and local governments raised $37 billion in motor fuel taxes and $12 billion in tolls and non-fuel taxes, but spent $155 billion on highways.[3] In other words, highway user taxes and fees made up just 32 percent of state and local expenses on roads. The rest was financed out of general revenues, including federal aid."

ok, now break it down to the ways the taxes should be used. of that number, how much did the federal gas tax bring in? of that, how many "federal" roads are there?

now, if the number brought in cant cover the costs of "federal" roads, then i will agree its time to raise the federal gas tax. if not, well let the states that need more road work done raise their taxes and let the states that dont need it keep or lower theirs.

taxes should be an evil necessity, not something we strive to increase at every chance..

in the end, all im asking is that we work on trying to bring down costs, rather than keep increasing our spending

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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

ganjadude Re:Damn the editor (137 comments)

Im waiting on The Flock of Moosen myself

yesterday
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Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

ganjadude Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (336 comments)

you actually expect gas to stay at these low prices? I sure dont, and when they go back up to where they were 4 months ago, i dont want a 25% increase on that.

federal gas tax is 18 cents, for the relatively few "federal" roads, that should be plenty (if they would spend the gas tax on the roads as intended instead of stealing it for other pet projects)

what I would like to know, and i am not sure where to find it is the following

total gas tax brought in last year

total spending on federal roads

Itemized list of where every cent of that gas tax went

If a single penny went to something other than federal roads, i want heads to roll.

everyone keeps talking about raising taxes, where are the people asking where the money is going???

yesterday
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Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

ganjadude most americans are idiots (336 comments)

most americans also support "action" on a lot of things. it does not mean most americans have any idea what the right things to do are.

remember, polls can be made to say whatever you want them to. Follow the money and see whos actually funding the poll to know what the desired outcome is.

yesterday
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Safety Review Finds Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Was Technically Sound

ganjadude Re:Shows the immaturity of the political system (160 comments)

yet you want us to let you push your oil through our country so you can leave from the gulf with it???

Not very neighborly of you

yesterday
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Safety Review Finds Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Was Technically Sound

ganjadude Re:If only it were POLITICALLY and SOCIALLY sound (160 comments)

which only reinforces the idea that we should have the fuel moved off site, and to a perm storage area. somewhere, i dont know, where not many people live, and thats geologically stable. perhaps where bomb testing was done in the past.

oh wait....

yesterday
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude Re:wow (290 comments)

the same was true when bush was in office by some on the far left. There are always going to be nut jobs out there.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

ganjadude Re: What are the practical results of this? (423 comments)

there are more "rich" democrats in congress than republican. The links ive provided show that dems are bringing in more money from "the rich" as well.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

ganjadude Re:What are the practical results of this? (423 comments)

actually it sounds as if neither of them happened. as i said im not going to look at everything hippy lady said , but at the same time i dont really care if she quoted stalin or she didnt, its not important

Just like this congressman not giving a speech to a "hate group" is not important, even if the media is still trying to tie him to it

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude Re:track record (290 comments)

and of course i misread the article when trying to hurry up and post, that was about someone only losing one. Here is a forum of people discussing the issue however. mod my previous post down if you must http://www.airliners.net/aviat...

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude Re:track record (290 comments)

that should read 1 of 4 engines http://articles.latimes.com/20...

A British Airways jumbo jet lost power in an engine on takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport last month, but the pilot elected not to make an emergency landing for repairs, deciding instead to continue the 5,400-mile, transatlantic flight to London on the remaining three engines, officials said Monday.

Because of unfavorable winds and inefficiencies resulting from the engine loss, the Boeing 747-400 burned more fuel than anticipated, and the pilot was forced to cut the nonstop flight short and land in Manchester, England, the airline said.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude Re:Protectionism USA (290 comments)

no, when it comes to heads of state, you dont know with newest tech, you go with tried and true.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude Re:wow (290 comments)

and just why would you expect bitching? Just because people dont like the sitting president doesnt mean we dont want the president, any president to be safe. The current planes were built in the early 90s, its time to retire them.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude Re:track record (290 comments)

true, but with a 4 engine plane, if 1 fails, you are still good, if 2 fail, chances are you are still good. Ive even heard of 3 engines going down and a plane landing safely with 1 of 3 engines.

your head of state needs safety and redundancy, not fuel economy

2 days ago
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

ganjadude Re:What are the practical results of this? (423 comments)

you have a legal right to withhold that portion of your dues, so your portion of that contribution is 100% under your control.

have you ever worked in a union? while this is true, most of them make it hard as heck to jump through the hoops needed to jump through to ensure none of your dues are used towards political campaigns.

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude Re:track record (290 comments)

why would you think it will be their last plane? the article notes that the 747 and the airbus are the only 2 quad engine planes available at this point in time. the replacement planes are intended to last 30+ years, as such why dont you think boeing will be able to compete again in 30 years??

And yes, because america, I think the president should rock american made transportation, and if the 747 is the only american made option, so be it

2 days ago
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US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One

ganjadude track record (290 comments)

which due to dwindling sales and prospects, may be the last 747s to be produced.

the 747 has been around forever, with many upgrades over that time. it has a proven track record. Now, generally im against no bid contracts, but this one makes sense.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

ganjadude Re:when? (465 comments)

there are a LOT of people who dont live in cities in the US

2 days ago
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

ganjadude Re:What are the practical results of this? (423 comments)

I dont disagree with your point. it just gets annoying when one side is constantly being called on for being the side of "the rich" when clearly that is not true at all

2 days ago

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Climate scientists say warming not as bad as initially thought

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about 6 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 7 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 10 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 10 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 2 years 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  |  more than 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  |  about 8 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  |  about 8 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 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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