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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

ganjadude Re:That's nice, but... (372 comments)

0000-0000-0000-0000-0000 - best key ever

yesterday
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Are there rules for retention and resale? (106 comments)

i got you now. see, thats a problem to me, if the government can collect the information, so should the people, if the people cannot, the government should not

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

ganjadude Re:Common Sense (158 comments)

NSA spyware, I deleted that app right away!

yesterday
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

ganjadude Re:NOT NEWS FOR NERDS (200 comments)

A large portion of the tech community smokes pot, something like this belongs here, not every little story on pot but a story this big for sure

yesterday
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Are there rules for retention and resale? (106 comments)

Im talking about asoftware based system that can take photos of plates, make, and model. any camera with good enough res for some orc functionally. One we have the plate we geotag the info to a google maps overlay. Really basic stuff. No personal information given, if one wants to take it a step further and tap into a database of said information, thats on them....

yesterday
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Good (106 comments)

My hope is that it would cause a public uproar, in turn restricting the use by the cops. In other words im not praising the public to do this, but I want the public to watch the watchers

yesterday
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re: Good (106 comments)

no, but its the point that they dont care about the actual data, they care about how its being abused or potentially is being abused

2 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Good (106 comments)

no stalking involved, a stationary camera (plus stationary cameras from any one else contributing) plotting plate data on google maps. I can see how politicians would change the meaning of stalking to include something like this however.

2 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Good (106 comments)

based on the SC and the EFF, it seems as if i would be well within my rights to set up some cameras to OCR plates myself than correct? I could even crowd source it, and post little trackers on particular cars when they pass the citizen cameras showing the routes and routines of anyone I want as well? Cops, federal employees, if i got down to chappaqua and set some up i could even monitor the clintons, all legally correct?? Hey if thats how they want it than i got to start writing a new android/iphone app

Im not against reasonable retention laws, 30-60 days is well within reason for the numbers not being watched on some list, any longer is too much (I feel the same way about internet logs and phone records, 30-60 days without a court order and it should be purged)

2 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Good (106 comments)

illegal search and seizure. I have the right to move freely about in my country, without worrying about the government trying to stop me. By keeping a record of everywhere i go via my plate, (without me committing a crime) they are illegally collecting and retaining my information about my travels. Taking the photo is fine, keeping it IMO is not (and if it is, than we should be just as well within our rights to document all movements of the police in public, im talking a google map with a tracker on it showing where every last one is at any given time (or at least the last time it was "tagged" by a scanner)

Im no lawyer, but my main argument here is what right does the government have in collecting any and all data on us all? My beliefs are that if i am not a criminal, the government has 0 right to collect anything on me, and if they do accidentally, it should be destroyed, not stored away for someone to pull up and use against me for some unrelated thing that might happen down the road.

2 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Good (106 comments)

id rather let criminals walk, over infringing on innocent americans constitutional rightd

2 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Are there rules for retention and resale? (106 comments)

how so? their argument is that the data is public because its out in public, if they drive by my home, they are in public, as such I am able to take that data and do what I want with it. Use their reasoning against them

2 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Are there rules for retention and resale? (106 comments)

you know this doesnt sound as crazy as it did the first time i read through it. I mean the truth is that we have to play the game, not just bend over and take it. if a bunch of people in this town set up a camera by their home, and with a little script had it pull the cop car data we could get a real time network of where all cops are.

we could take the rest of the plate data and sell it to google, who im sure would love access to that and make some money (which we will need due to the increased police harassment you know follows anytime someone stands up to authority)

I guess the point is to watch the watchers until they stop invading our rights.

2 days ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

ganjadude Re:Good (106 comments)

very simply I want them to write in a way so that it checks if the car matches the hit list, if yes, marks it, if not, discards it. there should be NO retention of a plate if its not on the "hit list"

2 days ago
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IEEE Guides Software Architects Toward Secure Design

ganjadude Re:I love it when the IEEE... (49 comments)

take your head outa your ass for a few minutes, not everything is republican and democrat here. This has NOTHING To do with politics. we are all dumber for having listened to you, I award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul

2 days ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

ganjadude Re:It'd be nice... (244 comments)

his account tweets, do you really think its him and not a PR firm?

2 days ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

ganjadude Re:Motorcyclists rejoice! (256 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."

4 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 5 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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