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Man Arrested For Exploiting Error In Slot Machines

ps2os2 Re:double standard (611 comments)

In the IT industry there are a subset of people who do a LOT of math. 30 or so years ago they had their convention in Vegas. It was a tremendous large event however very few of the sessions had people in them. Most of the people were in the casino's trying to win.

After that, the group took Las Vegas off the possibility of places to attend. Its hard to compete when you have more people think they are smarter at winning that trying to leard new methods of using math to do your every day job.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Arrested For Exploiting Error In Slot Machines

ps2os2 Re:Counting cards is not illegal (611 comments)

The Brits seem to think you are only partially wrong as if you don't give them the "key" you are guilty.

more than 3 years ago
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One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

ps2os2 Re:TSA Agents (446 comments)

Well I hate to tell you but most of the big time lobbyists use private jets.

more than 3 years ago
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One Tip Enough To Put Name On Terrorist Watch List

ps2os2 Re:TSA Agents (446 comments)

Well thats a start but to really have fun upload all the members of Congress. That would be ideal.

more than 3 years ago
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The 10 Worst Tech Products of 2010

ps2os2 Ten Worse? (203 comments)

I do not think so. The instructions that came with the IPAD was maybe 3" x 4" piece of paper and probably in 5 point type.
Simply put I could not read them. I had no clue what to do with the damn thing.
I had to have a friend come over to hook the thing up and to connect it to my wireless system.
Of course I have found the IPAD a PITA to use especially for typing. The key pad is worthless (to me). I had to go out and buy a keypad.
I have used it so little there are several layers of dust on the damn thing.
It is alo too heavy to read anything on my fingers tire after 15 minutes and I have to put it down for 30 minutes.
Sorry Apple it just does not cut the mustard for me.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Reading Spouse's E-Mail a Crime?

ps2os2 Re:Is opening a spouses mail a crime? (496 comments)

Not at all. By your definition is that a robber can get away with robbery because a bank invited the public to come in.
I think the operative word in the case is that the husband had intent to investigate his wifes' other time. I do not care if she wrote the passwords down or not its intent.
Just like Sarah Palin broke into her opponents email accounts make her no better that when some one else did it to her.
I love the two faced politician like Sarah Palin. In both instances she broke the law and some one "broke" into her email account.
Both parties are guilty. In this case the husband broke into his wifes email account. I think the operative word in this case did he have her permission, NO. I do not care if they are hisband and wife he broke into her emazil account, unless she gave him explicit permission.
Mail is similar if there is an understand that it is OK to open the others mail then it is OK until permission is stopped.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Reading Spouse's E-Mail a Crime?

ps2os2 Re:Is opening a spouses mail a crime? (496 comments)

And the other 50 percent live in a loving environment.

So you take your chances. Myself I prefer to live as you do.

more than 3 years ago
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IT Worker's Revenge Lands Her In Jail

ps2os2 Re:Makes the rest of us suffer... (347 comments)

I have a long reply to this but will try and make it short.
At one of my previous jobs the VP thought it would be a great idea to log everything I did (I was a sysadmin).
It was fun as right during my mass update of the OS I was getting so many loggings that the system actually slowed down because of it.
I called the auditor and asked him if he wanted to see what I was doing and have me explain what was going on. He was surprised and said sure bring it upstairs. I had three people bring 17 boxes of printout up to his conference room and put them on the table I told the three people to go back to their jobs. So I sat and waited for about 10 minutes and the auditor walked in and asked me what all this printout was from. I said well 10 percent of it is you logging me and the other 90 percent is printout that has to be saved for 12 months. Would you like me to explain what is going on? He says well he only has a few minutes and the conference room is booked. I said look I will give you a 5 minutes intro and just go through some of the output. I had to explain in 5 minutes a high level over view on maintenence and how it is supplied from the vendor. I then proceded to go through the first few pages and I could see his eyes glaze over and I paused. Is this enough explaination to ask you to turn off logging on me? He says he will get back to me.
10 minutes later he calls me up and tells me he has authorized the logging be turned off on me.
About 3 weeks later I was talking with my security guy and I asked him in a round about way who asked to have me logged. He would not tell me directly but I got who it was from they things he said. It was my boss's boss squared.
So the next time I had to run one of my huge jobs I got the three people together and put the paper on some carts and wheeled it in to his office and asked him if he wanted to see what I do for a living (he really had no clue). He said no thanks the auditor OK'd it and that was good enough for him. As I was leaving I could hear him on the telephone to the auditor asking how I knew who asked for the logging the auditor said he didn't tell me (he didn't). He never could figureit out.

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome Does Have a Caps-Lock Key After All

ps2os2 Caps Lock Key (391 comments)

I may be in a minority here but I wish they would get rid of the caps lock key forever.
I had a stroke and the control on my left hand is less than good (its poor) so I was forever hitting the caps lock key with out realizing it.
I have to buy an application that actually disables the key.
I wish it had never been invented.

more than 2 years ago
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Judge Declares Mistrial Because of Wikipedia

ps2os2 Re:Personally... (558 comments)

This is similar (I think). Back in the mid 1990's I worked as a systems programmer at a large hospital here in Chicago. I was called for Jury Duty. I was actually selected to be on a jury and then the jury selection started up. I was asked where I was employed and I told them and there was an objection and I was excused.

As it was explained to me later I just so happened to work at the same hospital where the person who was suing was treated for a dog bite. Apparantly they thought I had access to the medical records. I did not and had no idea even where the records were kept. And more importantly no idea on how to look any medical records up.

Fine with me as we have a system here you serve one day on jury duty and if you are not selected you go home.

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Declares Mistrial Because of Wikipedia

ps2os2 Re:Personally... (558 comments)

Or Jimmy Hoffa ?:)

more than 3 years ago
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Hidden Backdoor Discovered On HP MSA2000 Arrays

ps2os2 Re:Sigh. Consparicy theorists (197 comments)

OH SHIT SHE HAS A TIME MACHINE

Even if she had one she couldn't see it because it was too obvious.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Accused of Congestion By Choice

ps2os2 Re:Universal Health, I mean, Internet Care? (434 comments)

Toll roads??!!! You have got to be kidding
Take the toll rode here in Illinois its run by relatives or appointees of corrupt politicians and talk abouty feather bedding I won't go there.
Or take for example the Ohio Turnpike (toll road) It was built in the 1950's and was to be turned over to the public once it had been paid for by tolls. Haha It still costs to take it and it seems that each year the turn over gets put back 20 years (or so).
On an ideal situation both of these would have been turned back to the state but the politicians find ways of making money over it and acrttually do not want this to happen as they will loose their gravy train.

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Will Unveil Major Bank Scandal

ps2os2 Re:So... (1018 comments)

spun skoke: I mean, seriously, who gives a fuck if it is or isn't the best country ever? How does that impact you? If it is a suck-ass country, does that make you a suck-ass person? If it is an awesome country, does that mean you are awesome? How immature, who bases their self esteem on what they think of their country?
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I will try and be brief on this reply. I was stationed over in Germany in the early 70's. I was lucky enough to live off base. My landlord was a elderly German lady, who when we first met she found out I was from Chicago. She was SCARED!!! She thought I was a member of Al Capone's gang and would go around pretending to shoot a machine gun. No matter how nice I was to her she was sure I was a gangster and made sure that somebody was around when I was there. I could not have a pleasent conversation with her as she was always bringing up Al Capone. I was just trying to be friendly and brought her some biscuits or cookies from time to time and be friendly. I was getting discharged and was she happy that I was leaving. She was a sweet old lady and I hated the fact that her idea of all chicagoans belonged to Al Capones gang. Ever since I have been
less than eager to watch the Untouchables or any other gangster type shows as I know it eventually gets to the other countries of the world and people percieve some Americans are gangsters.

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Will Unveil Major Bank Scandal

ps2os2 Re:So... (1018 comments)

Trying to hold up the south's use of slavery is well known *AND* should be fogotten as much as possible. If you had suggested this after say 40 years say 1900 you might get a valid discussion. 150 years is just way out of the question as by now records have been destroyed and I am pretty sure that all slaves have died. That would mean trying to figure out 2nd 3rd and possibly more generations so how could you possibly compensate them? I submit it would be impossible. Unless you are suggesting to give money to every black person in the US for compensation. Then you have the same problem "who" and how much.

more than 3 years ago
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Which Shipping Company Is Kindest To Your Packages?

ps2os2 FEDEX (to me) is the best (480 comments)

Hands down (in the US) is FEDEX. I have at least 3-4 packages delivered weekly to my home. FEDEX has never delivered anything broken or mishandled. UPS & USPS are down on the later USPS is the worst and the slowest. Example (UPS) I order memory or whatever from a dealer in the suburbs and it is here the next day (without special handling). With the USPS first class envelope takes 3-4 days to get here from the suburbs.
I will only mention FEDEX in this context. I ordered an IPAD and I tracked the shipment and it went 4 or 5 places in SE Asia before it hit the US and then one bounce it came.
FEDEX is pretty good in the US. I had a computer monitor sent to me from CA and it arived the next day again no next day service was requested. The damn thing weighed 70 pounds.

more than 3 years ago
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Homeland Security Drops Color-Coded Terror Alerts

ps2os2 Re:A programmers approach (183 comments)

I agree with you generally however I can just see it now. Say a Terrorist lets the people know that he is going to bomb say somewhere in Chicago. Then instead of Chicago it hits a suburb right outside of Chicago. Then we will have people suing the government for giving out wrong information. I do not agree but that is how the legal system works. The people in Evanston will say why didn't you warn the suburbs? Its a no win as if you say midwest then it becomes meaningless warnings. I do not know if there is a solid way of warning people. Plus the terrorist might aim for say the John Hancock building and hit the Tribune building. Or if the weapon is defective it could hit the Chicago Sanitation site.
So even if you have the "correct information" you could mislead the public then you will have finger pointing. It's not the same as the A******* TSA people groping peoples bodies for the fun of it.

more than 3 years ago
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Homeland Security Drops Color-Coded Terror Alerts

ps2os2 Drops Color Terror Alerts (183 comments)

Two comedians brought in to the forefront like this:

Conan O’Brien joked, “Champagne-fuchsia means we’re being attacked by Martha Stewart.”

Jay Leno said, “They added a plaid in case we were ever attacked by Scotland.”

more than 3 years ago

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Confused about replying to a post

ps2os2 ps2os2 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ps2os2 writes "Slashdot is fairly easy to follow but something has changed in posting replies and it has me somewhat confused or you could make it easier.

There are two items that are bugging me and I need an explanation, please.

I occasionally reply to a posting and after I am done it is unclear to me how to submit the item. The instructions tell me to hit the save button and I cannot find a save button per se. I can find something called save but I am not sure I would call it a "button" Is this the save you are talking about?
Couldn't you make it easier to find. I stumbled on by mistake because I couldn't find any button that remotely looked like a "Button"

The second item is I *THINK* when I originally started replying on SLASHDOT that at least a message showed up saying my entry was delayed for moderation. Which is *FINE* I know that the system accepted my reply. Now I get NO INDICATION that the reply has been accepted. Shouldn't there be some sort of indication one way or the other?

Thanks"
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Medical School in the Caribbean goes Hamburger U

ps2os2 ps2os2 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ps2os2 (1216366) writes "DeVry to acquire medical school
By: Kelly Quigley March 20, 2003
DeVry Inc. has agreed to buy Ross University, which operates medical and veterinary schools in the Caribbean, for $310 million in cash.
Oakbrook Terrace-based DeVry called Ross University a "key acquisition" that will provide entry into the growing medicine and health sciences sectors of the higher education market. The deal will add to its earnings immediately and have a positive impact on operating margins and cash flow, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Ross University's campuses are located in the Caribbean countries of Dominica and St. Kitts-Nevis. Most of the university's 2,500 students are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Students complete their basic science curricula at Ross campuses and finish their clinical work at teaching hospitals and veterinary schools in the U.S.
The 25-year-old university is currently owned by affiliates of Leeds, Weld & Co. and J.W. Childs Associates, private equity firms located in New York and Boston, respectively. Last year the university reported net income of $18 million, on revenues of $62 million.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=8271&seenIt=1"

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