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New Facial Recognition Software May Detect Looming Road Rage

travdaddy Prepare for a long commute (133 comments)

Kill switches for when drivers get angry? If you thought gridlock was bad now, just wait until 50 angry stalled drivers are in front of you.

about 8 months ago
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Congressman Accepts BitCoin For His US Senate Run

travdaddy Re:By all means (165 comments)

Campaign donations are subject to federal reporting regulations regardless of what currency they use.

Which raises a question. So if someone anonymously dumps 1000 bitcoins on him, then what happens?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?

travdaddy Re:Estimation (473 comments)

By far the hardest part of my job as a professional software developer is estimating how long a feature will take to develop.

How much time will that take to estimate?

about a year ago
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Maryland Indictment Says Silk Road Founder Tried To Arrange Murder of Employee

travdaddy Re:Of course... (294 comments)

He is not the Dread Pirate Roberts. He inherited Silk Road from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts. The man he inherited it from is not the real Dread Pirate Roberts either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired 15 years and living like a king in Patagonia.

about a year ago
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What I Did During My Summer Vacation: Burning Man Edition

travdaddy Re:Normally... (228 comments)

Hipsters go to Burning Man. A few years ago hipsters thought it would be cool to be nerds. Apparently it has caught on enough now so that there is a loose association between Burning Man and nerds.

Hipsters ruin everything.

about a year ago
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Comments About Comments

travdaddy Re:The more moderated, the less honest (276 comments)

The less you moderate, the more spam and trolls you get, which are the last things that come to mind when I think about "honest."

about a year ago
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Managing an Elite eSport Team

travdaddy Re:My rule (163 comments)

GP meant drinking as in beer/alcohol, which is OK for Curling and Golf like he said but a very bad idea for Mountain Climbing, Running, and Bicycling!

about a year and a half ago
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Bitfloor Indefinitely Suspends Bitcoin Trading

travdaddy Re:A likely story (291 comments)

Sounds like the govenrment finally decided they didn't like money outside their control.

Sounds to me like they were a US company not following already existing US Anti-Money Laundering regulations.

about a year and a half ago
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Colleges Help Students Fix Their Online Indiscretions

travdaddy Re:Of all Samanthas (189 comments)

Indeed, what about the party-going Samantha Grossman who WANTED such photographs to be found when you googled her name? What an insensitive clod!

Now she'll never get her sugar daddy!

about 2 years ago
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Pull Lever, Don't Snap Shutter: It May Be Illegal To Post Your Ballot

travdaddy Re:Not a problem (383 comments)

Although posting your ballot may be illegal, it's unenforceable as a matter of law. There's no way to prove that an image is your ballot.

The poll workers should be enforcing this at the polls, catching the "criminal" in the act, and it should not be enforced anywhere else. I'm not saying they should be prosecuted, but they should at least be stopping them.

Obligatory car analogy: Speeding at 100mph is enforceable, but posting a picture of your speedometer at 100mph should not be enforceable.

about 2 years ago
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Do Tech Entrepreneurs Need To Know How To Code?

travdaddy Yes, look at Yahoo (202 comments)

Let's look at a successful mega-companies and see what they do: Yahoo. They know to only hire CEO's with Computer Science degrees. To do otherwise might cause disruption and financial losses to their business. They would never hire a CEO without a CS degree and they do a very thorough investigation into whether they might be trying to pretend like they have one. Yes, you need to know how to code.

more than 2 years ago
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How Long Do You Want To Live?

travdaddy I blame Meryl Streep (813 comments)

Sounds like too many people saw Death Becomes Her.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Many of You Actually Use Math?

travdaddy Cull the herd (1086 comments)

Advanced Math simply isn't used. The college math requirements are just there to cull out the weak members of the herd. This is why Computer Science Majors don't have as many idiots running around as Business Majors do. (or Political Science, Marketing, etc.)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

travdaddy Re:Guaranteed? (1127 comments)

Well they are I.T. guys. What, you don't think they're ageist too?

more than 2 years ago
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An Olympic Games For Enhanced Athletes?

travdaddy The Olympics? (245 comments)

If this idea is even slightly feasible, then the Olympics is not the starting grounds for it. Getting the countries of the world to agree on that? Non-prescription steroids are not even legal in a lot of countries. Let's try a small enhanced league in Amsterdam first.

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Marissa Mayer Becomes Yahoo! CEO

travdaddy Re:best thing to happen to Yahoo (302 comments)

Has that been verified or is that just what it says on her resume? </sarcasm>

more than 2 years ago
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How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?

travdaddy Seinfeld (315 comments)

I'm Art Vandelay; I'm an architect.

more than 2 years ago

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Mass. Gambling Bill Won't Criminalize Online Poker

travdaddy travdaddy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

travdaddy writes "As reported on Slashdot only about a week ago, a passage of a Massachusetts Gambling Bill would criminalize online poker. That passage has been stricken due to the help of a grass-roots organization called the Poker Players Alliance. It "quickly got the message to all of its Massachusetts members—around 25,000 people-- and over 1,000,000 nationwide to make their voices heard; apparently lawmakers were listening since the language making online poker illegal –and online gaming in general-- was taken out of the legislation." Another Massachusetts bill may even "take [poker] completely out of the gambling genre" and make it legislated as a game of skill."
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travdaddy travdaddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

travdaddy writes "The International Fund for Animal Welfare studied eBay's internationally illegal ivory trade and reported "over 2,200 elephant ivory items listed on eBay Web sites and found that more than 90% of the listings breached even eBay's own respective national wildlife policies." Normally banned items are delisted from eBay but the report continues, "very few of the suspected illegal items reported by IFAW investigators to eBay during the snapshot survey were removed from sale.""
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travdaddy travdaddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

travdaddy writes "An editorial writer for "The Roanoke Times" newspaper in Virginia obtained records of the state's concealed handgun permits, complete with full names and addresses, and put them on the newspaper's website. The article states, "You can search to find out if neighbors, carpool partners, elected officials or anyone else has permission to carry a gun." Due to public backlash, the database has been removed. The records are open to the public by law but how easily should they be accessed?"
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travdaddy travdaddy writes  |  more than 8 years ago

travdaddy (527149) writes "From a CNN article: "A 22-year-old woman was arrested after authorities say she tried to hire someone to kill another woman whose photo appeared on her boyfriend's MySpace.com Web page." "She was arrested after she met an undercover Mesa police detective at a grocery store, gave the officer $400 and offered to pay an additional $100 once the woman had been killed, according to court records. The records say Kane gave the undercover officer photographs taken from her boyfriend's social networking Web page of the woman she wanted killed.""

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