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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

ganjadude Re:Parallax. (419 comments)

it was a bad joke thats for sure. Jokes are supposed to be funny, that was just sad

yesterday
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

ganjadude Re:Parallax. (419 comments)

Yet if someone said the same thing about hillary they would be labeled a sexist and modded down. Gotta love the double standard.

yesterday
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

ganjadude Re: Parallax. (419 comments)

actually she never said it, tina fey did

yesterday
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

ganjadude Re:I hate to be this guy... (183 comments)

you are not getting flamebait for wanting people to be fed, thats being dishonest. You are being flamebaited for not understanding that humans have the ability to do more than 1 thing at a time

yesterday
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

ganjadude Re:I hate to be this guy... (183 comments)

Besides, he needed to brag about having 'a newer model Honda Civic'.

not sure thats something Id be proud of...

2 days ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

ganjadude Re:Spoilers (131 comments)

You can prioritize traffic without making it a multitiered net. What a level playing fielf means is that if I roll out a voip solution, comcast cant throttle mine over their own or others

2 days ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

ganjadude Re:What now? (131 comments)

the janitor of the capitol building

3 days ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

ganjadude Re:Spoilers (131 comments)

no how about we keep all traffic on a level playing field. Or if they want to implement "slow lanes" I the consumer should be paid by the cable companies for putting the traffic I requested in the slow lane

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

ganjadude Re:So-to-speak legal (417 comments)

depends on how you look at it. The highway funding has so many strings attached, some states are not taking it any longer either because the requirements are too high or the end result is a bigger hole for the state. Add in the fact that the feds said "you want funding? make your drinking age 21 or we cut you off"

While it may be better in some ways, in a lot of other ways it made things worse

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:First world problems. (608 comments)

the bag of crap is useful

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:First world problems. (608 comments)

well with 7 billion people on the planet, this being pushed out to 4-10 million people or so. Enough of them are complaining about it so I could see that yes, worldwide U2 probably has 1% approval rating (or that even know who U2 is)

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:911 was down for us Friday night (608 comments)

If you dont know the basics about computers, you dont deserve to own one.

See, we have this thing called a society right. where different people do different things. I dont need to know how my engine works, I just know it does. I dont need to know how electricity works, I just know it does. I dont need to know how... you get the point. This is a horrible horrible piece of advice.

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:911 was down for us Friday night (608 comments)

depends, If the machine in question was static than it is a problem. I have a few machines that I run with almost no headroom intentionally for specific reasons. then again I also dont use a mac

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:It's not your phone (608 comments)

they are pissed because while apple pays other artists shit, they just gave a shitty band 100 million dollars and forced it onto peoples phones

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:The larger question: (608 comments)

i still have no interest in buying an idevice, but i have seen more things Ive liked since jobs left.

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:It's not your phone (608 comments)

the problem is with the account, not the product.

your holding it wrong

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

ganjadude Re:Actually, it was U$ 200 million (608 comments)

regardless of the actual number, its to high for a U2 album. they dont deserve 100 million (or a dollar) for that album. If I were an apple guy id be pretty pissed off if im listening to my music and all of a sudden a U2 CD I didnt buy starts playing. Everyone know that bono is just a giant piece of shit. i mean you saw the south park right???

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

ganjadude Re:So-to-speak legal (417 comments)

CO2 is clean? Please tell me you're joking. CO2 in the atmosphere makes the planet warmer. That's not an opinion, it's a well-established scientific fact. Don't believe me? Put two bottles of water in the sun, with thermometers in both. Drop an Alka-Seltzer into one of them. That one will get hotter than the other.

CO2 may not be "clean" but its not as bad as the boogie men are making it out be. the fact is CO2 is a vital part of the circle of life.

I'll pay more for food that has stricter controls on quality. You're taking the argument to an irrational extreme; "Safe Food" is unattainable. What we can do is make it safer through reasonable regulation and testing. Which is where we are now.

Ok, good for you, and when poor people cant buy food because it has to pass 100 regulations before it hits the shelf what about them? How about we continue the "choice" thing, as long as items are properly marked whats the issue? Or as for your last point on there, at what point is it "safe enough" people have made it thousands of years without the government telling people what they can and cant eat.

Then they should fix them. The specs are freely available and attainable by any competent company. What you're bitching about is companies cutting corners and getting called on it. Anyone with a working tape measure can determine if something is 3 feet tall; someone who builds that stuff for a living has no excuse for that.

Next you are going to tell us that every building with a drive up ATM should have braile on it as well for all those blind drivers out there because.. the law! A little common sense goes along way, regulations leave little room for common sense. If the ramp is 1 degree off, is it stopping people from using it? If no WHO THE FUCK CARES???

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

ganjadude Re:So-to-speak legal (417 comments)

FUNDED by the government, Created at a university

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 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 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 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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