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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

ganjadude Re:Rewarding the bullies... (580 comments)

in the late 90s in my high school we would have our principal come out to the student parking lot and talk about hunting with the rednecks in their trucks with their rifles in the back window. I remember one time by principal asked by buddy if he could see the rifle, and my friend took it off the mount, handed it to the principal and he checked it out for a good 5 minutes, handed it back and it got locked back in the visible mount in the truck. There were never any problems in my schools This didnt even stop with columbine, although I hear it has stopped as of now

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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

ganjadude Re:Without reading TFA, but living in the area... (310 comments)

ok, and if someone pays me 10K, I now have 9K in profit, so I can buy a bigger truck or new tools, and build a bigger house that is costlier than before. I can now grow my business, and hire people to work for me (and putting money in their hands)

Long story short, supply and demand work. If someone wants to pay me XX for something that costs me XX/10 no one should have a problem with that.

1 hour ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

ganjadude Re:Are you kidding (585 comments)

In their view social programs are bad for poor people, as poor people deserve to be poor

I dont think it works quite that way

Lets look at it like this. I cant tell you how many friends I have who lost their jobs over the past few years, myself included. Some of them sat on unemployement for the entire time they could collecting their 400 bucks a week, as soon as the check ran out, they all manage to get a job the next week. Kind of fishy dont you think?

If the government is giving people enough to get by, they lose the motivation to better themselves and get stuck in a rut.

Im in no way saying remove the security blanket, simply we need to find a way to teach people to fish again, instead of just giving them bread

1 hour ago
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San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained

ganjadude Re:The bay area used to have affordable housing (310 comments)

how do you know race has anything to do with it? If I lived in an area that was nice, and it turned to shit for whatever reason, im gonna find a better place. Racebaiters are worse than racists these days

2 hours ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ganjadude Re:This could be cool (159 comments)

thanks, I will check that out and see if i can contribute anything. I got my stuff from a school that was throwing it all away so i wouldnt be surprised if i dont have some obscure stuff

6 hours ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ganjadude Re:This could be cool (159 comments)

you are correct. I keep them in a climate controlled area, but id say 1 out of 10 that I try are corrupt. Its a shame but I just cant bring myself to throw it all away eventhough the truth is they are 100% useless, even if they work in todays world

2 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ganjadude Re:Vice and Frodo 64 (159 comments)

Thank you for the links. I knew of some of them but not gamebase, Ill be checking that out tonight

2 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ganjadude This could be cool (159 comments)

I currently have a dresser full of over 2000 C64/128 disks , system tools, etc. I have 2 working 64s 2 broken 64 and a working 128. I play with them from time to time but its so much work to keep them up and running (the 2 broken ones are used for parts these days) I wouldnt hate on this

2 days ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

ganjadude Re:Right: No degree == Bad pay (283 comments)

good for you. I dont understand why people dont think about things logically. My next move will include a paycut, but the cost of living in NC is so much lower than in NY, that my money in my pocket will get me further down there. truth is I moved about 15 miles further from my job, so it takes me an extra 10 minutes to get to work, I guess we could cut 15 bucks a week out to cover the increased cost of gas. I know this is not as easy for others to do but where there is a will there is a way. I wouldnt take a job in NYC for less than 120 grand these days( I live an hour north of NYC give or take and I do not work in the city)

2 days ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

ganjadude Re:So basically... (283 comments)

oh no,not a grammar typo!!, whatever shall I do!

2 days ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

ganjadude Re:Right: No degree == Bad pay (283 comments)

so move somewhere where you can get a 2K foot home for under 900 a month like I did, I doubled my pay eventhough it stayed the same simply by moving, and i moved into a larger home to bat

2 days ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

ganjadude Re:So basically... (283 comments)

I would, simply because people learn at different rates and different ways. I dropped out of college after 3 semesters, best decision ive ever made. now it wasnt all flowers and roses but I learned more in the next 4 years actually working and researching things on my own then they were ever going to teach me in school.

Lets look at it like this, If person A can come up with the same results, but put forth half the effort as person B, why shouldnt person A be paid more? (or have to work less hours for the same pay?)

2 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ganjadude Re:There's more than one part to this (1109 comments)

Bottom line: keep your social opinions to a personal level and keep them out of a professional environment. You can make all the legal arguments you want.

Agreed fully. Which is why no one should even know he made the donation to begin with. He didnt try and fire any gay people did he? He didnt say they were no longer hiring gay people did he? if not, then leave the man alone

2 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ganjadude Re:It sad really (1109 comments)

and removing the government from the equation is also wanting equality, the only difference is that removing the government from the equation will mean that the R and D will have one less topic to talk about to keep the masses occupied while they commit their crimes

2 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ganjadude Re:It sad really (1109 comments)

I think the point was remove those benifits, they are unequal anyway, against single people. Why should married people have benifits that single people cant have? I mean in my head, bringing the single people into the argument is the best way for gay people to get what they want as us single people are being discriminated against equally with the gay community

2 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ganjadude Re:Straight Privilege (1109 comments)

can we stop using the term privilege for everyone we dont like? It one, is not accurate, Me being white and male , and straight have no special privileges over anyone else, In fact id have more privilege if i were a minority or a woman in the eyes of the government in todays world. 100 years ago you may have been correct but we are living in the now. I cant tell you how many grants that are out there that are ONLY for women or ONLY for women of color. but there are no grants available to ONLY white people or ONLY males.. In the eyes of the government, in 2014, white males are treated as second class citizens.

2 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ganjadude Re:Some are more equal than others... (1109 comments)

without context sure those things sound reasonable but lets spin it a bit shall we?

If I contribute 1000 to rid the nusence wildlife ruining peoples yards and homes, its ok, If I donate 1000$ to the cause of forcing people to leave so that the panda can claim your home, its not ok

contribute to ensuring everyone gets a vote, and only 1 vote is ok, contributing to ensure people dont have to prove their are american to vote is not ok

2 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

ganjadude Re:Some are more equal than others... (1109 comments)

you know what sickens me? people who accuse others of bigotry, racism, and homophobia without having any proof to back it up.

voting for prop 8 while it may be wrong to some people, does not make him a homophobe. I highly doubt he is afraid of gay people.

2 days ago

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Ferrari Fan page creator ousted by Ferrari, Kid Sues

ganjadude ganjadude writes  |  about three weeks 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 three weeks 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  |  1 year,28 days

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 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  |  about 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 6 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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