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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

ganjadude Re:Motorcyclists rejoice! (213 comments)

really? your link says otherwise

California is the only state in the country where lane-splitting is legal.

"Basically, what we're most interested in is the speeds," Pope said. "You should lane-split no faster than 10 mph over the speed of traffic around you, and we recommend (motorcyclists) not split at all if the traffic is faster than 30 mph."

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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

ganjadude Re:Motorcyclists rejoice! (213 comments)

That would be good, but just make sure you remember to stop weaving in and out of traffic with no blinker, or drive between cars in their lanes because they are going to slow for you.

I know this sounds like a knock at bike riders but its not, i ride myself, but far to many bikers (more often than not on crotch rockets) tend to ignore traffic laws just as much

yesterday
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

ganjadude Re:Official Vehicles (213 comments)

followed shortly by cops(and hackers) having the ability to shut down any car it chooses? no thanks

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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ganjadude Re:just because the dept of ed.... (455 comments)

lets the losers fail and the winners win, than emulate the winners, not make the winners lower the standard so that others can "look" to be just as good.

i would have less of a problem with it, (less, not none) if there were not strings attached. For example, if you want that 4 billion dollars from the fed? you better be doing X, and not Y and if you do Y (even if Y makes sense where you live vs X making sense somewhere else) you dont get the money

the feds do this thing all the time, remember when drinking age was 18? the feds said they would hold up federal funding to states that did not raise it to 21. what happens? all states raise the drinking age to 21. is that right to you??? its not to me

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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ganjadude Re:just because the dept of ed.... (455 comments)

you were right at first, NY should NOT be paying for roads in cali (except for interstate highways, which are federal concerns) but when you brought up the army, the constitution says that is the federal governments concern.

you seem to be confused on how this "nation" works. this "nation" is a group of many many smaller nations under one roof. we are unique in the regard. no, the people in washington should not be setting the funding for schools all around the country simple as that.

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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ganjadude Re:just because the dept of ed.... (455 comments)

i get what you are getting at, but i dont believe that money should be taken away from those who do right to put their kids through a good school, and transferred to schools in other locations. I dont know what the answer is, but money should be kept local, or state wide at worst.

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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ganjadude Re:just because the dept of ed.... (455 comments)

threw up a straw man yeah. My point was simply being a pothead has nothing do with with the point being made (by myself as well I suppose)

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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ganjadude Re:just because the dept of ed.... (455 comments)

most of thethey do is disburse funds from the fed to the states

and this is the exact problem I have with the dept of ed. People in ny shouldnt be paying for students in cali, and people in north dakota should not be paying for students in fla. Keep the money local, and get rid of the overhead. Not to mention the fed can play games with the states, making requirements to receive funding that have nothing to do with education. Its wrong

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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ganjadude Re:just because the dept of ed.... (455 comments)

i actually graduated with honors thank you very much. Smoking pot has nothing to do with how smart someone is. Many of the brightest people use marijuana, they dont advertize it though

yesterday
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

ganjadude just because the dept of ed.... (455 comments)

just because the dept of ed has utterly failed any of us who went through school in the past 40 years, doesnt mean the right thing to do is go back and not teach you know, the basics. The dept of ed is horrible, but people like this dont belong setting the curriculum either

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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

ganjadude Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

ok, fair enough. i simplified my position too much when i said the model was wrong. My point i do believe remains however. my point was simply that there are variables that we are not aware of which could change the direction needed.

for example, lets say we find out that we are right, and we are to blame. but what if the planet has natural ways to rectify the situation that we do not understand? what if the planet is already doing "something" to fix the problem and we dont know it? what happens when we try and "fix" the problem and in turn make things worse? (which generally tends to happen with humans)

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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

ganjadude Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

also another great possible situation

My point with the post was for both pro AGW and anti AGW people to look back and see that they are SO focused on one data set (man) that they are not paying attention to other sets of data

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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

ganjadude Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

thats actually not what i was saying at all. where did i say do nothing? what I am saying is that the "models" are wrong, because they dont have all the variables in place, as such we can take them with a grain of salt AND AT THE SAME TIME... work on ways to reduce our contribution to the "problem"

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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

ganjadude Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

im actually arguing the opposite

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Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

ganjadude Re:Global Warming? (272 comments)

interesting.... however the problem lies in the fact thats it is higher than they thought, meaning it COULD still be worse than they thought, meaning AGW MAY NOT be the doom and gloom some make it out to be.

this little bit of information is not a gotcha moment, but it leads credence to the idea that we still have no idea

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13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees

ganjadude Re:Young person does something amazing! (134 comments)

even so, its nice to see a father and child doing research, even if she is not old enough to fully understand it all

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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

ganjadude Re:why can the world (327 comments)

im not even talking about the city im talking north of the city, one could live on 27K in NY, and barely get by... but one could make 27K in say north carolina, and live well off.

one of the many reasons im leaving NY for most likely NC

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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

ganjadude Re:why can the world (327 comments)

Yeah ive noticed that as well, seems once a month, for 3 to 5 days we get this and similar posts... hmm.....

3 days ago

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Climate scientists say warming not as bad as initially thought

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about a month 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 2 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 4 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 5 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 a year and a half 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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