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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

ganjadude Re:Nope (155 comments)

true, i took the ** to note hyperbole but perhaps i shouldnt have made that leap

2 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

ganjadude Re:when it comes to this... (516 comments)

i flashed my droid 2, 3 and 4, all sliders, all worked wonderfully with CM or stock Never used the photon Q, but it felt cheaper than the droid line

2 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

ganjadude Re:NO, all candy bar (516 comments)

i went from a droid to droid 2, droid 3, droid 4 before jumping ship to the Galaxy line. It took me about 3 weeks to get used to it. i do miss my keyboard but i can do without it now adays

2 days ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

ganjadude Re:Regulationzzzzzzzzz... (155 comments)

right, because thats the ONLY thing bitcoin is used for....

2 days ago
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

ganjadude Re:Nope (155 comments)

not wanting the government to regulate X != anarchy

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

ganjadude Re:This explains a lot (486 comments)

clearly you have not looked into portugal. I highly recommend you do, theres a 10 year long study thats still ongoing and the results are staggering.

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

ganjadude Re:This explains a lot (486 comments)

drugs are bad, and i will say that as a stoner. HOWEVER the war on drugs is even worse. We need to stop treating drug addiction as a criminal issue and treat it as a medical /mental health issue. If people who were addicts had access to clean, uncut drugs, one - they would stop dropping dead from ODs because they would be aware of how much they are taking, as well as not having to worry about what its cut with killing them. 2 they would be more likely to seek help as the stigma of being a criminal would be gone.

all you have to do is look at Portugal. they did this 10 years ago and drug related issues have dropped dramatically.

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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

ganjadude Re:And now that decriminalization . . . (486 comments)

not have to buy shady cut up drugs, and therefore have less of a chance of an OD because they can gauge how much they are taking??? no thats to loggical

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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

ganjadude Re:Don't care (175 comments)

what the fuck is he supposed to say? its a factual statement. Stop being a politically correct asshole

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

ganjadude Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (706 comments)

and you know what? sometimes that what it takes to get things done. If you dont like it? stop doing it! You are working for *FREE*, you are right, you DONT have to take the abuse if you dont want. no one is holding a gun to anyones head over it.

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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

ganjadude Re:Don't care (175 comments)

clearly you have no understanding of sports at all of thats all you think is involved. I feel sad for you

2 days ago
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SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

ganjadude Re:Why stop there? (112 comments)

with ALL the other stuff our government funds, we should be able to kill some other programs to keep NASA alive. We should not be in this situation where we are dependent on russia to bring our men and women to space and back home.

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SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

ganjadude everyone knows (112 comments)

everyone knows that NASA is the red headed step child of the government. they are the face of the government that kids love, and encourages science and technology research, there is no better government agency that I can think of that has more good will with the kids

but for some reason, they dont get funded, everyone acts as if NASA wastes money left and right and they get nothing done. I blame congress and the president for always interjecting. They are politicians, not scientists. We should give nasa a blank check and let them do their thing.

2 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

ganjadude Re:Don't care (175 comments)

i was responding the the above poster and his disdain for sports, im not talking about the person in the article whom i dont believe should be in the competition with the others due to his unfair advantage.

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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

ganjadude Re:Don't care (175 comments)

really? you are excluded from "running in a line, then jumping" really??? you clearly have no clue about sports at all. perhaps you are the stereotypical nerd who got picked on all the time, but not all of us are, and to many of us sports are a good leisure activity

2 days ago
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When Spies and Crime-Fighters Squabble Over How They Spy On You

ganjadude Re:What's it going to take? (120 comments)

except the problem is there are rules in place to keep it updated, its called amending the constitution. something people learn in 3rd grade. yet somewhere along the line the feds forgot 3rd grade civics

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When Spies and Crime-Fighters Squabble Over How They Spy On You

ganjadude Re:What's it going to take? (120 comments)

i know right? hell im not even sure what the definition of "is" is anymore!

2 days ago

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Climate scientists say warming not as bad as initially thought

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about a week 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 three weeks 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 4 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 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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