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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

ganjadude Re:...and everybody gets to be right (82 comments)

while many environmental groups said the goals weren't ambitious enough.

They could say they want to cut the number 100% by 2030, and there would be people out there saying its not fast enough. It seems for some reason everytime something like this comes up, the only people you hear are those who say we shouldnt do anything, and those who say we are already doomed and should live in mud huts. Why cant we come up with a rational response? something where we use what we have now, and work towards a better tomorrow together?

instead of saying "global warming is a hoax!" why not say "well, its always better to have a clean environment, so lets work towards the goals"

and instead of saying "we need to stop using oil now! we need to stop using X Y Z NOW!!!" , how about we say "well, i know we cant stop society by eliminating everything that is "bad for the environment" so lets work at it one step at a time"

in the end, we go broke, shady business people get rich, and nothing changes. its disgusting

4 hours ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

ganjadude wireless carriers, take note (236 comments)

I would MUCH rather see phones no longer bundling their crapware on the phones, i mean you cant even delete them (without rooting)

8 hours ago
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

ganjadude Re: Did they make money on Surface? (107 comments)

not really, I know quite a number of people in the music business, Ive been around it for a number of years now (its my hobby/failed business venture)

Everyone working with protools and most other music tools are using the surface these days, it just makes sense for them when on the go. the touch screen makes mixing and fading a little more natural than using a mouse, and it has the hardware power to do everything well.

honestly the onlything wrong with the surface is the OS which can be flashed to linux anyway

9 hours ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

ganjadude Re:Remember when WSJ had a modicrum of decency? (658 comments)

we are all people yes, but you know what? life is not fair. It sounds heartless but no, no one "deserves" anything in life.

11 hours ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

ganjadude Re:Next record (167 comments)

the only idiot here is the one who brings politics into a topic that has NOTHING to do with politics

yesterday
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

ganjadude Re:Remember when WSJ had a modicrum of decency? (658 comments)

and what you are missing is that min wage jobs are not intended to be livable wages!!!. they are jobs to train high schoolers how to work, they are part time jobs for a parent whos kid is now in school and wants a few spending dollars. its not, nor was it ever intended that one can take care of a family on a min wage job (nor should it be!)

why should someone who can barely take my order correctly deserve to make more than I make working on a help desk keeping big companies up and running on multi million dollar accts? (no exaggeration i make shit money taking care of coach handbags cash registers) its not logical, its not moral, its simply wrong

yesterday
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

ganjadude Re:This is silly (658 comments)

and the idea that one has to do nothing to live " a middle class life" is also just as wrong.

Should someone who only has the skills to work a mcdonalds front counter be able to afford a new cell phone every 2 years (top of the line) should they be driving a new car? should they be have a 60 inch flat screen tv?

you know as well as i do the answer is no. this is not me being a heartless son of a bitch, I lost my good paying job, im currently working a help desk making shit, I have a 8 year old PC (granted it was a 3K$ custom 8 years ago) a 20 inch tube TV, I eat raman more than id like and you know why? because I know I cant afford much better right now. I dont feel the government or "rich people" owe me a thing

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

ganjadude Re:Not just women (546 comments)

i would argue that is not trolling however, that is exactly what you said however

2 days ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

ganjadude Re:More changes I don't want ... (172 comments)

google always throws out 100 half baked ideas, and hopefully one or 2 of them end uop being decent. sometimes its annoying when I find one I like that gets discontinued (igoogle home page for example) but if you make 100 things that suck and 2 that are awesome, thats still 2 more awesome things that didnt exist before. they have the money and talent so let um!

3 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

ganjadude Re:1..2..3 before SJW (766 comments)

is she cute??? if so yes

3 days ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

ganjadude Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (341 comments)

believe it or not, in those double wide drivethrus, the orders are actually taken at a call center, not in store. at least the McDonalds are that way

5 days ago
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NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

ganjadude Re:Ouch (74 comments)

I have met Mr. Bolden several times, and had the opportunity to see him in action. He is an excellent NASA administrator who is seriously focused on "boots on Mars," not self-esteem initiatives.

Thank you for your insight. I am really pleased to hear that

5 days ago
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NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

ganjadude Re:Ouch (74 comments)

while that was an absolutely stupid thing to do, its not really relevant to the topic at hand here now is it??

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

ganjadude Re:Tips for doing online harassment (113 comments)

last I checked parody != harassment. I know some celebrities and politicians would LOVE for that to be true, but so far, its not

about a week ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

ganjadude Re: Perfectly-timed? (251 comments)

The phone came out a month ago, of course it will, everyone who has an iphone and can is upgrading, others have.been waiting for a bigger iphone. Lets wait a year, at least a quarter beore who go claiming that they are all of a sudden owning the large form factor

about a week ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

ganjadude Re: Perfectly-timed? (251 comments)

What next? Apple patents the large form factor phone??

about a week ago
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

ganjadude Re:Clone? (251 comments)

How is a tablet, with a touch screen, and optional attachable keyboard in anyway a copy of a thin forn factor, non touch screen laptop?? I mean in what world are these things remotely the same??? And I hate you even more for making me defend microsoft.

about a week ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

ganjadude news for nerds? (77 comments)

To get the latest Android 5.0 SDK, fire up Android SDK Manager and head to the Tools section, followed by latest SDK Tools, SDK Platform-tools, and SDK Build-tools. Select everything under the Android 5.0 section, hit "Install packages...", accept the licensing agreement, and finally click Install.

or their grandparents???? Thanks, I think If I am a developer, I know how to update my toolset just fine

about a week ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

ganjadude Re:Public safety is not the issue (284 comments)

unreasonable to me is very simple.

unless im being watched for a credible reason, ANY search is unreasonable

about a week ago

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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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