Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

WA Law: 5 Years in Prison for Gambling Online

kryonD Re:and right now .. live from Washington (535 comments)

"Buying a company that generates wealth is different than poker, where no wealth is made."

Day trading a company because you think it will go up based on your market knowledge and trends is ABSOLUTELY no different than putting an opponent on one pair based on betting patterns and physical tells and then shoving your chips in on an open-ended straight flush draw with two over cards (i.e. you hold J-10 and the 9 and 8 is on the board, 71% chance of winning the hand based on 21 out of 47 remaining cards to improve with two cards to draw). You are making an educated guess based on incomplete information and relying and math to back you up. Of course the market tends to go up over time....doesn't mean it will today, or this week for that matter. You may have just tried to day trade on the next ENRON.

Risking something of value to gain something of value is gambling, no matter what you call it. The fact that one is a felony and the other is perfectly OK is what makes this law rediculous.

more than 8 years ago

Submissions

kryonD hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

top

Visited SCO's neighbors

kryonD kryonD writes  |  about 10 years ago

Had to make a quick trip to the Canopy Group to demonstrate how data integration really works. It was kind of interresting driving by the old SCO headquarters, especially knowing what I know now. All I have to say is, never f*%# with an 800 lb gorilla.

top

Graduating from Geek to Otaku

kryonD kryonD writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I just spent 9 days in Tokyo rubbing shoulders with the foreign tech industry as well as some of the most beautiful and intelligent women I've ever met. Needless to say, my next job will be in Tokyo. You can't beat a city the size of New York, extremely polite people, effecient mass transportation, and almost no violent crime. Did I also mention that a UNIX C programmer with a college degree and a small knowledge of the Japanese Language can easily land a job paying 6 figures?

oh, and , NIHON JOSEI GA DAISUKI!!

top

The perfect woman

kryonD kryonD writes  |  more than 11 years ago

A recent change in my life has forced me to ask the question:

If the woman you are with is perfect in every way, and she dumps you, does that make her imperfect, or say something about blind devotion?

Everyone knows that no one is truely perfect, but sometimes you do meet someone who seems perfect for you. Oh well....back to the singles scene.

top

Learning Japanese

kryonD kryonD writes  |  more than 11 years ago for(time = 0; AmIFluent(); time++)
{
  EmbarrassSelf();
  PissOffJapaneseFriends();
  LearnTheHardWay();
  AppologiseToFriends();
  StudyMore();
  LearnTheRightWay();
}

I love Japan, but learning the Language is a beast!

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>