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Sharing HBO Go Accounts Could Result In Prison

slashdyke Re:Theft of Service! (221 comments)

We could only hope...

about a year and a half ago
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Scientists Explain Why Chairman of House Committee On Science Is Wrong

slashdyke Re: Where's "profit" in that (476 comments)

If I loan the money to the farmers to upgrade their farms, lend the money to the populace to buy their houses, cars, gadgets and toys. They pay me interest. The smart ones will pay off the principal too, but many won't be able to. So, in the end, they will not be able to afford the payments, and I will own the land, the houses, the cars, and the gadgets. If the propositions to eliminate bankruptcy, that i have heard about in the US, go through, then I will still be owed all the money as well as owning the properties, and toys. I think that is akin to slavery, but to me, that would be profit. I could afford all the food I can eat, while those arond me strive to survive. The profit is not for the economy, it is for the bankers - those few that own the biggest of the banks. The same ones that got all those bonuses when Obama handed out that big cheque a few years ago.

about a year and a half ago
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ATMs Compromised, $45M Taken

slashdyke Re:I wonder how much was skimmed by the bag men (196 comments)

Hey, if some guy around the world stole for me and skimmed a little off the top, would I care too much if I received $30,000,000 instead of the $35,000,000 I was thinking I would receive? Then there is the flip side... With all the money the banks have lost in recent years, forcing foreclosures, lost jobs, and so forth, maybe it was not so much that the guys "at the top" got the money, but that the banks lost it. What was their intention? Get rich, or rob from the rich?

about a year and a half ago
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How the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked The Onion

slashdyke Re:The trouble with using Google accounts (91 comments)

I have not taken this "inconvenient" step to secure my account, simply because I a) do not have a physical dongle, b) do not have a mobile phone - not even one that does not receive SMS messages, and c) I also don't have a smart phone to install a smart phone app. Now, I also do not have a google account, and so long as slashdot.org is not absorbed by them, I should be safe.

about a year and a half ago
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US DOJ Say They Don't Need Warrants For E-Mail, Chats

slashdyke Re:lol privacy (457 comments)

I would have to agree. Much as I dislike it, there is no privacy, "on my watch". Too many digital cameras with photos to facebook. Too many security cameras. To much data collection. I am sure my bank has a better idea of how much I actually drive, and where I go, based on where I use my debit and credit cards. So, yeah. Privacy? Not on my watch, not until the end of civilization as we have come to know it.

about a year and a half ago
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Israel Airport Security Allowed To Read Tourists' Email

slashdyke Re:Throw away email account (438 comments)

I've got a 'junk' email account that has been active for about 4 years now. That would work as a throw away account.

about a year and a half ago
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Israel Airport Security Allowed To Read Tourists' Email

slashdyke Re:My house, my rules (438 comments)

That is part of why I avoid travelling to the US. Their house, their rules, not for me thanks.

about a year and a half ago
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Israel Airport Security Allowed To Read Tourists' Email

slashdyke Throw away email account (438 comments)

I guess that might be a good reason to have a throw away email account. They want to read your email, well, sure officer, here you go. mydummyaccount@gmail.com and my password. Have fun with it.

about a year and a half ago
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Iron Man 3 To Debut As a 4DX Film In Japan

slashdyke They forgot to list Canada (158 comments)

The vancouver Aquarium had a movie on penguins last spring (2012) featuring typical effects as well as in theatre snow, rain, fog, tentacle slaps behind the ankles and jiggling seats. We did miss the smells however.

about a year and a half ago
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Fighting TSA Harassment of Disabled Travelers

slashdyke Re:My answer (525 comments)

It is not a search engine per say, but if you look for flights from companies in countries that are not the US, but are on the continent, you can find lots. Being Canadian, Air Canada is the obvious choice... lots of flights to/from Europe, connect in Cnaada and continue onto countries in Central and South America. I am sure Aero Mexico offers some European flights direct to Mexico and then connect again.

about a year and a half ago
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Canonical Could Switch To Rolling Releases For Ubuntu 14.04 and Beyond

slashdyke Re:Yay, I think? (222 comments)

I concur!

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Server Room Toolbox?

slashdyke Re:Buy crap tools! (416 comments)

Actually, buy the cheapest set of tools that you can find that copntains the bulk of what you will be needing. You will have a little of everything. Then as a tool is used it will wear out. Replace the worn one with a quality item, since you obviously use it. In five years when you need another tool that you have never used, you will have a brand new one still in its box. Carolyn

about 2 years ago
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Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons

slashdyke Re:Stalking vs Surveillance (387 comments)

I am just curious about the recording audio comment. If you are referring to his recording peoples speach, then any camera pointing at someone's face does the same for lip readers. Granted they won't be able to read your lips when you are facing away from the camera, but in some places there are enough cameras that there is no 'looking away'.

about 2 years ago
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Brain Scans Show the Impact of Neglect On a Child's Brain Size

slashdyke Re:What about teh gayz?! (206 comments)

You are wrong in stating that only a lactating woman can breastfeed. First of all, Male breasts are just undeveloped female breasts... a few hormones, and they can develop and start lactating. It does occur naturally, and I am sure it can be stimulated with hormone injections. Next, my wife had lactation issues with our first child. Our daughter would feed for maybe 15 minutes, and then due to slow supply, she would give up. Mamma would then switch to a breast pump, and I would take the previous 'harvest' and with a finger tube, our daughter would feed from my fingers. I had not been pregnant, so my breasts did not have the hormones to instigate lactation. So, our daughter got the benefit of breast milk, she bonded with Mamma on her breast, and she bonded with me, Mom, on a finger.

about 2 years ago
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Dominion Announces Plans To Close Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station In 2013

slashdyke Re:Nuclear Waste Storage facility (217 comments)

You are right, I should have read the article. Now that I have, I would have to modify my earlier statement to say, that I hope they have put enough funds aside. I know here in Canada, the government makes it very easy for businesses to get away with minimal coverage, and if anything goes wrong, well we tax payers get stuck with it in the end.

about 2 years ago
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Dominion Announces Plans To Close Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station In 2013

slashdyke Nuclear Waste Storage facility (217 comments)

Now comes the fun part, explaining to the tax payers and anyone else involved, why it stops producing electricity today, but they still pay for the cleanup and stoarage of the radiated materials for the next hundred or so years. Was that cost factored in to all the 'cheap energy prices' the electricity was sold for?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Protect My Android Devices From Hackers?

slashdyke Re:Good fix (295 comments)

Yeah, as I used to say, the Amiga could build great computers but their marketing department could not sell shit. PC/Microsoft could build shit, and they sure could sell it.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Protect My Android Devices From Hackers?

slashdyke Re:Good fix (295 comments)

We used Amiga's to run a lottery game show in the Czech Republic. We purchased the 68040 accelerator cards and maxed out the RAM, and then added another RAM card - We bumped that little Amiga 4000 up to 182MBs or RAM, for only $30,000.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Protect My Android Devices From Hackers?

slashdyke Re:Good fix (295 comments)

I thought it was IBM PC-AT vs Apple Mac vs Atari, and the Amiga was what they all tried to do, but could not, since it was 4096 colours when Macs were B/W, PCs were 16 colour CGA with a sprinkling of EGA, they beeped when the Amiga could produce robotic sounding speach synthesis, and the Amiga could even do basic 3d rendering with shadows, while formatting a floppy, and synthesizing speech, with a spreadsheet in the foreground calculating your invoices, and a video program editing your movies. The thing Amiga lacked was a great marketing department. They made a great product, but could not sell it.

about 2 years ago

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Virtualbox for tax software

slashdyke slashdyke writes  |  about 2 years ago

slashdyke (873156) writes "My main and only computer system runs Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I like it, it works well, and it runs almost all the software I need it to. The exception to this rule, happenes in about a month from now at tax time. I use a windows based incometax package. I have yet to find one that works in linux for Canadian taxes.

So, I googled installing windows on a linux box, and up popped virtualbox. having never heard of it before, I thought I would ask how it works for you? It it a good solution? Is it the only solution? Is it a safe solution, ie, does it leave my system open to windows based virii?

Please tell me what you know... Thanks!"
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5 moderator points, what to do with them

slashdyke slashdyke writes  |  more than 2 years ago

slashdyke (873156) writes "I have somehow earned /. 5 moderator points. I am at a loss as to what to do with them. I have been pondering for a day now, and I only have two days left. So I thought I would ask your advice.

Any suggestions?"

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