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72% of Xbox 360 Gamers Approve of "More Military Drone Strikes"

gubers33 Age range of those polled? (446 comments)

A majority xBox360 gamers are kids and young teens, where as PS3/PC are where older generations seem to gravitate. So it would be interesting to see the age range of polled. A kid obviously is not going to be thinking about collateral damage.

about 2 years ago
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Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button

gubers33 Skewed data (857 comments)

Anyone who knows anything about computers turns off the reporting to Microsoft feature. I launch almost all of the .msc's by going to Start> and typing it in the search bar, I do the same thing for command prompt and powershell. Also why the hell is the Metro UI in Server 2012? Who the hell is going to managing a server from a tablet?

more than 2 years ago
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Stroke Risk Spikes In Healthy Adults Who Don't Get Enough Sleep

gubers33 Little biased wouldn't you say (70 comments)

I mean this is a study by a bunch of guys who are promoting sleep, and they are saying more sleep is better for you because it can prevent strokes. Hmmmmm

more than 2 years ago
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University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science Department

gubers33 Re:CS...good riddance (628 comments)

Most engineering programs require students to take many useless classes in terms of that they will be doing in the real world. I was an Computer Engineering major and then switched into Information Science and Tech. Math and Physics I an say were beneficial in my thought process for programming classes. However, taking Chem my freshman year was a complete was of time that I could have filled with a more useful class. There were a couple other engineering classes I took in my first two years in which case I consider a waste of time not to mention a couple thousand dollars.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Projects Record Losses of $6.4 Billion

gubers33 Pay better attention to security (290 comments)

PSN going down for an entire month probably hurt a little. They refused to secure their network prior and then when it did go down they drug their feet through the crap they were shoveling to get it back up. Their customer support will continue to go down the crapper as they care more about the RIAA and MPAA than the customers.

more than 2 years ago
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DoJ Files Suit Against Apple, Ebook Publishers

gubers33 Finally the E-Book Publishers are getting caught (235 comments)

While the oil companies continue to make record profits as they keep the price of gas jacked up... cause that isn't collusion.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Snubs Security Firm That Spotted Mac Botnet

gubers33 No overwhelmingly surprising (409 comments)

Apple has had the benefit of so many years of being such a small market share that it did not make sense for people to create Trojans that targeted them. However, Microsoft has had to respond to threats over the years and had the time to develop processes to assess threats and work with security researchers. Apple has ended up behind the curve in this spectrum because of how long they had a small market share. If Apple is able to suck up their pride and work with the researchers they could end up being able to deal with such threats appropriately, but right now their pride is getting the best of them.

more than 2 years ago
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Giant Touchscreens Coming To NYC Phone Booths

gubers33 How long until they get hacked? (124 comments)

I feel like it will only be about a week or so until these begin getting hacked by someone wanting to mess around.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Shuts Down Airport, Detains 11 After "Science Project" Found

gubers33 Another TSA Fail (537 comments)

The device obviously got through security in Dallas thus it must not have been a threat. It isn't like that was something that was easily concealed or concealed in a bag if the crew found it. The TSA have stopped exactly zero terrorists while harassing and groping millions innocent people and have multiple lawsuits filed against them costing taxpayers more money then their already ridiculous budget. TSA is a waste of taxpayers money, plain and simple.

more than 2 years ago
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Dell To Acquire Wyse

gubers33 Why is slashdot so behind (95 comments)

This was announced yesterday and I actually saw it in the firehouse yesterday. Yet it isn't posted on Slashdot til today.

more than 2 years ago
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PlayStation 4 'Orbis' Rumors: AMD Hardware, Hostile To Used Games

gubers33 Single PSN Account? (371 comments)

"If you buy the disc, it must be locked to a single PSN account." So I need to buy two disks to play Call of Duty on multiple accounts... say one for me and one for my kid. That model is absolutely ridiculous.

more than 2 years ago
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Student Expelled From Indiana High School For Tweeting Profanity

gubers33 Re:It's their network (349 comments)

If you actually read the article and not just the summary which seems to have added stuff, the student said it was his own laptop in the Huffington Post article. It also says no where that he was on the schools VPN, but they use a surveillance software on the students to recognize all tweets when they log in.

more than 2 years ago
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Domestic Drilling Doesn't Decrease Gasoline Prices

gubers33 Re:Government control? (736 comments)

It is cheaper in the US than most of Europe, but more European countries aren't oil producers.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding an IT Job Without a Computer-Oriented Undergraduate Degree?

gubers33 Many of my Co-workers don't have CS degrees (504 comments)

I work at a company that makes electronic medial record software, where many of my coworkers don't have degrees in computer science. My team supports the integration of our software with Windows and Citrix. I would say about half of my team holds degrees in CS or something related. Someone has a degree in music, another in education, physics, and economics. I know that the the Implementation team has even fewer people who hold degrees in CS or something related. I also worked at a company where the security engineer on the network team held a degree in psychology as well.

more than 2 years ago
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School District Sued By ACLU Over Student's Free Speech Rights

gubers33 Thank You ACLU (466 comments)

I keep hearing about stories like this from my mother about my old school, as well as other schools around the country. Schools need to realize that they are there to teach as their main function not to discipline. If a kid is acting out on the school grounds and breaking the rules, then they can discipline the children. Anything that happens outside of the school is none of their business and they should butt out. Activities outside of school grounds should be handled by the parents or police if it is that serious. The school is meant to teach that is it.

more than 2 years ago
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Push Email Suspended On iPhones In Germany

gubers33 Re:Apple asked for this (164 comments)

Didn't realize all those Droids were irrelevant or the Razor

more than 2 years ago
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Photographing Police: Deletion Is Not Forever

gubers33 Re:Two separate things here (482 comments)

Problem here, he wasn't charged with anything other than resisting arrest. He was not charged with failure to obey a dispersal order. Funny, because I was not aware that charge could stand on it's own. Being a member of the press, he was allowed to be there according to the First Ammendment " record matters of public interest in a public place.", meaning he was allowed to be there to document the event as a member of the press. The police then attempted destroyed evidence of their unlawful actions. The attempted deletion of the video is a blatant admission of their guilt, these officers should not only lose their jobs, but he charged with obstruction of justice and serve prison time.

more than 2 years ago
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The Specter of Gasoline At $5 a Gallon

gubers33 The political turmoil reason is a joke (1205 comments)

We heard this before meanwhile oil companies were making record profits and politicians were lining their pockets.

more than 2 years ago
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Push Email Suspended On iPhones In Germany

gubers33 Apple asked for this (164 comments)

Apple started making iPhone in 2007, then they tried to mess with a company that was making portable phones for over 30 years prior and were the main developers for the backbone all all the cellphone technology. Apple thought they were hot stuff and decided to kick a sleeping dog, they just didn't realize that dog was bigger than them in the cellphone business and would bite them in the ass for messing with them. Apple has a lot of good patents and a lot of bull crap ones, ie round corners on a rectangle. This one is an actual technology and doesn't apply to the 3G standards of FRAND so they are pretty much screwed on it. They asked for it though. Motorola left Apple alone, but Apple had to try to sue Motorola and every other Android phone maker. I guess their lawyers didn't think twice about suing the company that hold nearly every patent that involves the backbone of cellphone technology.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Ordered To Apologize To Wife On Facebook

gubers33 Re:Crazy (400 comments)

Wasn't able to read the article at first. That is great except it wasn't in front of the wife or kid (who is like 1 year old and I am pretty sure doesn't have a Facebook or can read). The wife who was blocked from his Facebook, was stalking him through someone who they were mutual friends with Facebook. If anything this is utterly invasion of his privacy. It is like getting a mutual friend to wear a camera when they come over your house and they say you are offended that they have a sign in his that says "My Ex Sucks".

more than 2 years ago

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Dell agrees to Buy Wyse

gubers33 gubers33 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gubers33 (1302099) writes "Dell has signed an agreement to acquire thin-client hardware and software company Wyse Technology, to expand its desktop virtualization offerings, Dell said Monday. Instead of running the desktop OS and applications on a PC, the virtual desktop exists only in a virtual machine on a server. In some environments, this allows enterprises to more efficiently and securely manage their users and devices, according to Dell.
By acquiring Wyse, Dell gets both hardware and software it can integrate with its own products to offer more complete packages."

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Space Headin' Out: NASA Aims for Jupiter, Mars and

gubers33 gubers33 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gubers33 (1302099) writes "Like pretty much every other agency in the government, NASA is likely to be hurting for money over the next few years. The end of the Space Shuttle program, which comes with Atlantis' final flight next month, will free up some cash. But at best, NASA's budget will be flat in 2012, and given the mood in Congress, "at best" isn't something to count on. And thanks to the cost overruns plaguing the yet-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope, the agency's science programs are especially vulnerable to cuts.

But that's down the road. For now, things are positively hopping at the Kennedy Space Center. Last week, a brand-new Mars rover, named Curiosity, arrived at Cape Canaveral to be prepared for launch this coming November. But long before that — as early as August 5, if conditions are right — a new probe called Juno will be on its way to Jupiter, followed by the GRAIL mission in September, designed to study the Moon's gravity field in unprecedented detail.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2080388,00.html#ixzz1QhIoj2D9"

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Steve Jobbs is back to work

gubers33 gubers33 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gubers33 writes ""Steve Jobs is back to work. He is at Apple a few days a week and working from home the other days," Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said. "We're glad to have him back." Dowling would not comment further on specifics. Jobs's return may do little to quell the tech community's obsession with his health and future role at the hip tech company. Bloggers and tech-news writers are asking many questions about Jobs' return, including: Would Apple be fine without its famous chief executive? What does Jobs' health mean for Apple stock? And why has Jobs' health been such a drooled-over story? Jobs, a 54-year-old pancreatic cancer survivor, had a liver transplant about two months ago. Apple, maker of the iPhone, iPods and Mac computers, had remained mum on Jobs' status except to repeat, over and over, that Jobs would return to work by the end of June."
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Captain Testifies at Flight 1549 Hearing

gubers33 gubers33 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gubers33 writes "WASHINGTON — When Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger III spoke to the 150 passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 on the La Guardia runway on the afternoon of Jan. 15, he remarked what a nice day it was to fly. And soon after they took off, he remarked to his co-pilot, Jeffrey B. Skiles, "What a view of the Hudson today." In retrospect, those words, released in the full transcript from the air traffic control of the fateful flight during Tuesday's hearings by the National Transportation Safety Board , were prophetic. The aircraft, an A320 Airbus, struck Canada geese at 2,700 feet, within 1 minute 37 seconds after takeoff, and Captain Sullenberger told the air traffic controller that "we lost thrust in both engines." Despite initiating the engine's restart program immediately and examining his options for landing at a nearby airport, Captain Sullenberger was forced a few minutes later to issue the now familiar calm, clipped words signaling that he was ditching the plane in the river: "We're going to be in the Hudson.""
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Ex-Google security whiz's start-up exiting stealth

gubers33 gubers33 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gubers33 writes "Security start-up Dasient is expected to come out of stealth mode in two weeks and reveal its plans to help companies fight cybercrime.

Dasient is officially keeping mum until its official launch the week of June 15, but co-founders Neil Daswani (formerly Google security product manager), Ameet Ranadive (once a senior associate at McKinsey & Co.), and Shariz Rizvi (formerly a software engineer at Google) have left a trail of clues across the Web.

Dasient can be expected to unveil an offering intended to help customers defend and recover from Web-based attacks, and that will include tools for diagnostics and remediation, Ranadive said in an interview earlier this year with Hostingcon that Web-hosting providers could be expected to generate a revenue stream through Dasient's offering."

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