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Amaya Gaming Buys PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker For $4.9 Billion

macbuzz01 Re:This ban on gambling, porn, etc (52 comments)


The "Black Friday" that destroyed the US market for online poker was not about legality of online poker, it was about an interpretation of the UIEGA by a US DA in New York. Because of the way the sites handled payment processing they were indicted. The Justice Department later stated that the Wire Act doesn't apply to online poker and that implementation of online poker is up to the states.

The UIEGA was a bill attached to a "must pass" ports bill. It was vaguely written (perhaps by design) and did nothing to clarify the legality of poker. I wonder if the lumping of poker (a largely skill based game) with other forms of games of chance was done out of ignorance. I know that before I looked into poker I thought of it as gambling because it was a game where you won or lost money. I've changed my view to hold that gambling = game of chance involving money. Poker is kind of it's own category as long as it's fairly implemented.

I fully understand that it'd be easy to write a house advantaged poker game (think video poker) and/or allow others to see everyones cards (as has happened in the past). I also think that reputable companies would find it to their advantage long term to maintain the integrity of the games they provide.

I hope this is a good move to get Stars / FT back into the US, but it makes me a little wary that a publicly traded company now owns the brand and has to answer to stakeholders / shareholders / profit margins etc.

about 8 months ago

The Mere Promise of Google Fiber Sends Rivals Scrambling

macbuzz01 Re:GigaPower isn't Gigabit Bandwidth (258 comments)

Clearly you misunderstood the meaning behind GigaPower. It means it's 1000 times faster than the 33.6 dial-up they first sold you.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Found Calculators?

macbuzz01 Re:Keep loaning them out. (302 comments)

+1 Insightful to the parent As a fellow nerd in education, keep doing what you are doing as long as it's effective. If you have a surplus of them, contact a colleague and see if they would like some to do the same. If they aren't a useful tool, sell them and buy something that is a useful tool for your students.

more than 2 years ago

Boeing's X-51 WaveRider Jet Crashes In Mach 6 Attempt

macbuzz01 Re:Worse yet, ... (190 comments)

+1 funny

more than 2 years ago

Apple Sues Steve Jobs Figurine Maker Over Likeness

macbuzz01 Wrong Tag (172 comments)

Shouldn't this be tagged idol instead of idle?

more than 4 years ago

Paleontologists Unearth Giant Fossilized Penguin

macbuzz01 Tagged Fossil (124 comments)

When I saw the tux icon and the fossil tag and immediately thought free /open source software-il. What's wrong with me?

more than 4 years ago

Promised Microsoft Tablet 'No Thicker Than Sheet of Glass'

macbuzz01 Re:I can't wait! (352 comments)

I'm going to wait until I can get a jet pack powered by Cold Fusion on Rails.

more than 4 years ago

They Finally Found Out We Like Our Computers

macbuzz01 Re:Like I needed to know. (184 comments)

I'm going to need some visual basic or it didn't happen. You down with OOP or was it opp....

more than 4 years ago

For taking notes by hand, I prefer ...

macbuzz01 Re:UhOh (373 comments)

I believe that would be part of the plain paper category.

more than 4 years ago

2 In 3 Misunderstand Gas Mileage; Here's Why

macbuzz01 Talk about subliminal messages... (1042 comments)

The Duke school of business could have been more subtle about how they feel about other business schools. Did they have to put Fuckya right in the name? Couldn't they have put that message in a motto or by-law or something?

more than 4 years ago

My laptop's battery's good for roughly ...

macbuzz01 Depends if I'm using Flash or not. (454 comments)

4 year old MacBook, original battery still get 1.5 hours. If I'm playing a flash game, I get 20 mins and my fans / CPU runs full blast the whole time.

Tell me again why a flash game requires all of my CoreDuo processor?

more than 4 years ago

Duke To Shut Down Usenet Server

macbuzz01 Good old Duke is back (273 comments)

It's been a while since we had a Duke Nukem story on the front pa...Oh...that Duke...and they just shut it down and didn't nuke it...? Nevermind.

more than 4 years ago

Is HTML5 Ready To Take Over From Flash?

macbuzz01 Re:See, this is what I've been saying on Slashdot (468 comments)

Oh boy, look like I forgot the *sarcasm* tag. The OP specifically said not to do, which gave me the permission to do. I think my kids' logic is starting to influence mine.

more than 4 years ago

Open Source Guacamole Puts VNC On the Web

macbuzz01 10 desktops (180 comments)

Eavesdropping 10 Linux desktops in 10 browser tabs? I like the sound of that.

There, fixed it for you

more than 4 years ago


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Novell Netware to Open Enterprise Server or Active Directory

macbuzz01 macbuzz01 writes  |  more than 6 years ago I am the lone IT guy just starting at a school where they still use Novell Netware 6.5. I have zero experience with Novell anything, and come from a 5 year experience with Active Directory on 2000/2003. I've had some experince with FreeBSD, but not as a directory server. There are approximately 300 client machines and they are a mix of Windows XP Pro and some XP home.

Here's my question: Upgrade to Open Enterprise Server or switch to the more familiar Active Directory even though I would have to learn Server 2008?

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