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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

snooz_crash Re:Now and then.. (270 comments)

I agree, but gaming is still in there but the quality is different because of the platform. With the wife and kid, I am no longer doing the several-hour marathons of Civ or AoE, as in the past. However, my phone has now enabled me to game during usually non-productive times - lunch, waiting rooms, pre-meeting, car-idling...

about 7 months ago

Senator Feinstein: We Need Video Game Control

snooz_crash Good Guy/Bad Guy (424 comments)

The only thing that'll stop a bad guy with a video game, is a good guy with a video game.

about a year and a half ago

If asked to read a corporate white paper, I feel like ...

snooz_crash By Email/By Phone (128 comments)

By Email: Ignore.
By Phone: Listen to pitch. Decline.

about a year and a half ago

On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:

snooz_crash Re:I'm against it, strongly. . . (564 comments)

Having had a grandfather that worked for the USPS, I do have a fond place in heart for the service. With that said, hasn't the reality of e-mail and online bill pay services negated much of the use of non-parcel and non-bulk mail traffic? Maybe raise the rate on bulk mail to further reduce the work load, because it does seem like a money loser and stay competitive with the parcel's. The only website that I found actual numbers on was at First class is on a strong downward trend and will not recover. It is time to consolidate.

about a year and a half ago

US Birthrate Plummets To Record Low

snooz_crash Re:OK, so...immigration (567 comments)

...or loosen immigration laws and have those with healthier birthrates to contribute to the system.

about 2 years ago

U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

snooz_crash IL - Voted early. (821 comments)

No lines. Voted on Scantron. Election judge handed me a judges sheet which was already voided. Got another sheet and had no problems.

about 2 years ago

Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

snooz_crash The Cloud (612 comments)

Are you a fan of the Cloud? Is it secure enough for Enterprise applications? What would you use it for and "not use it for?"

about 2 years ago

What Does a Virtual Assistant Do Best?

snooz_crash Reminds me... (125 comments) much better humans are as assistants.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a Professional Geek Dress Code?

snooz_crash Re:Contractor wear (432 comments)

>Remember two things, you should not be climbing under things anymore. Directors direct others to do this work. ...depending on the size of the organization. Speaking as a director and as a continuing desk diver, I agree with the "Contractor wear" top thread, but keep a pair a jeans in a drawer in your office/cubicle, just in case. ...and congrats on the promotion.

more than 2 years ago

Police Planning New Raid On The Pirate Bay

snooz_crash Shhhh.... (146 comments)

don't tell anyone...

more than 2 years ago

How long until the (first-world) classroom education model is obsolete?

snooz_crash Re:My seventh grade teacher (317 comments)

Possibly the importance of the education and socialization is its relationship to a structured environment - read "corporate environment." Those who excel at both, the grades and the popularity, usually end up being our corporate business management. It is not the oversight that is important, but the practice.

more than 2 years ago

Jupiter-Sized Alien Planet Is Darkest Ever (Barely) Seen

snooz_crash Alien? (207 comments)

Isn't every planet other than Earth "alien?"

more than 3 years ago

Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism?

snooz_crash DIY (949 comments)

Geeks have never been "intellectual." They have been smart and focused on their own subject (read "obsessive'). The internet has now made it possible to for these DIYers to bypass the traditional form of education. Intellectualism equates to being well rounded - that only happens later in life, when the geek has saturated his knowledge on his own subject and decides to branch out.

more than 3 years ago

Do Geeks Make Better Adults?

snooz_crash Entrepreneurs vs Social Climbers (335 comments)

The examples given include "Yahoo!, historical and current celebrities, Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Angelina Jolie." In one case you have a tech company where the culture is to bring in geeks and in the other cases listed, they can be defined as creators of their own product (entrepreneurs). What is missing is the standard business model - starting in the mail room and working your way to the top. I find that the popular kids still kick butt in the standard business world. In addition to high intelligence and drive, one needs a keen set of social skills to understand management at the highest level. Most geeks do not, as per the popular Venn Diagram

As far as making them "good" adults, obsessing about your kids is a good thing.

more than 3 years ago

The Empire Strikes Back Added To National Film Registry

snooz_crash Re:Poor poor (129 comments)

Kenny, Eric, Stan and Kyle. They fought so hard.

Blame Canada.

more than 3 years ago



What Did Google Earth Spot in the Chinese Desert?

snooz_crash snooz_crash writes  |  about a year and a half ago

snooz_crash (802357) writes "The CIA requests your assistance in IDing a base that they have been observing for quite a while. The base has been in existence for several years, but it's shape and location do not lend to an immediate answer to the riddle of "what the heck is it?""
Link to Original Source

Undersea Cable Cuts Explained.

snooz_crash snooz_crash writes  |  more than 6 years ago

snooz_crash (802357) writes "Ars Technica is reporting that two of undersea cable cuts can be attributed to cargo ships.
Telecommunications company Reliance Globalcom has announced the results of its investigation into a rash of cable cuts that occurred earlier this year. According to the company via The Hindu, two merchant vessels, the MV Hounslow, and the MT Ann, were responsible for damage that crippled both India and the Middle East's internet access for weeks."

Is MAC Address filtering enough?

snooz_crash snooz_crash writes  |  more than 6 years ago

snooz_crash (802357) writes "I know that wireless WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc. encryption is out there for my safety. I also know that I can disable SSID broadcast. But I do not. I do, however, filter for MAC addresses. My wife's laptop, my laptop, the WII, and a two others are listed on my white list.

Am I in grave danger? Can MAC addresses be spoofed?"


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