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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

vawarayer Silicon Valley taking advantage of young workers? (253 comments)

Answer : yes

Next question : Is Silicon Valley taking advantage of naive parents? Coze they have to decide what's best for their kids, right?

about three weeks ago
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Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

vawarayer Re:Mutants! (213 comments)

Kagaroos with back pockets for their cell phones !

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?

vawarayer Do It Like A Boss ! (388 comments)

takedown notice !

about 7 months ago
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Consumer Device Hacking Concerns Getting Lost In Translation

vawarayer I can speak consumer (100 comments)

Here: $$$

about a year ago
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Partially-Undersea Water Discus Hotel To Be Built In the Maldives

vawarayer Above? (89 comments)

Link text says above water. I'm guessing it should read below

about a year ago
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BitCoin Value Collapses, Possibly Due To DDoS

vawarayer Re:Tax payment (605 comments)

Is "No sovereign state accepts tax payment in BTC" any more valid?

Argument does not hold. Try to pay your own tax (presumably US) in a foreign currency (say Canadian$) I want to see the face of this poor tax clerk.

about a year ago
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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Released

vawarayer Re:Who cares? (271 comments)

Keep in mind that some other dudes want you to pay a recurrent monthly fee for playing on their servers. All Blizzard titles provide free access to battle.net and a replayability that I have yet to find in other games. I have had played SC 1 for several years before SC 2 came out. I think I have good zerg-bang for my protoss-bucks.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Long Do We Give an Online Service To Fix Issues?

vawarayer It's all a question of elasticity (113 comments)

Basic economy theorem: elasticity. Can you find similar service somewhere else at competitive pricing? Then why not get the $ out ritta way?

about a year and a half ago
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Can Any Smartphone Platform Overcome the Android/iOS Duopoly?

vawarayer Fashion Trend (404 comments)

Fashion Trend... so good marketing is the only answer. Like Nike vs Reebok.

about a year and a half ago
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W3C Finalizes the Definition of HTML5

vawarayer Yay (113 comments)

Yay!

about a year and a half ago
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ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?

vawarayer Re:Prior use (354 comments)

This is why it's called International code, not National code.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should Hosting Companies Have Change Freezes?

vawarayer Troll (138 comments)

If so, may I ask Eastern-EU folks to please refrain from hacking my servers

If so, may I ask the Slashdot editors to please refrain from letting people post trolls.

about a year and a half ago
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Re: the recent U.S. party conventions ...

vawarayer Re:Possible? (342 comments)

The context you're missing is that the US political system is a train wreck where even the decision to move Obama's speech to an indoor venue to avoid looming thunder storms is turned into a political cudgel by partisan hacks on the other side.

We had elections in Quebec, Canada last week. There was an attempt to kill the newly-elected Prime Minister.

about 2 years ago
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Training Cops To Use Social Media Information

vawarayer I am not here (51 comments)

I am not here

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Invites Hackers To Attack Its Network

vawarayer There's a bug (157 comments)

Annoying Facebook Games.

about 2 years ago
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Aussie Judge Declares Apple-Samsung Patent Battles "Ridiculous"

vawarayer Re:Deceptive Summary (69 comments)

Keep in mind Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett was referring to why this wasn't in mediation, that's it.

I own a patent for this kind of comment.

about 2 years ago
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Oil Exploration Ramps Up In US Arctic

vawarayer Re:Burn it (182 comments)

We should have never sold this piece of land.

more than 2 years ago

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Abducted Newborn Safe and Sound Thanks to Social Media

vawarayer vawarayer writes  |  about 2 months ago

vawarayer (1035638) writes "An AMBER Alert was quickly triggered when newborn Victoria was abducted from a Canadian hospital yesterday. The alert went viral over Twitter and Facebook and grabbed the attention of four teenagers, who reported were passing time away on their smartphones, when they decided to take matters in their own hands.

They started looking for the vehicle reported, then received a picture of the suspect. One of the teenager recognized the suspect and lead police to her, where baby Victoria was found, safe and sound, three hours after the alert was given.

Police, parents, and the heroes of the day all acknowledge that social media, and the widespread sharing of the news, was a key factor in reuniting the family together."
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Gunman kills 1, wound another, and set fire at rally for new Quebec premier

vawarayer vawarayer writes  |  about 2 years ago

vawarayer (1035638) writes "Mrs. Pauline Marois, elected tonight as the new Premier of Quebec, was giving her rally speech when a heavily armed man entered through the back door of the Metropolis and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another. The gunman then exited and set fire to the door he just entered.

Mrs Marois is not injured. The suspect has been arrested."

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Terrorist-Related Charges for Canadian Subway Smoke Bomb Pranksters

vawarayer vawarayer writes  |  more than 2 years ago

vawarayer (1035638) writes "Students in Canadian province of Québec have been on strike for the past 3 months, demonstrating against tuition hikes. It is reported to be the longest student strike in the province. Demonstrators have shown to be somewhat creative in order to get the government's attention, namely protesting semi-nude and blocking access to the busiest bridge in the country.

In the latest attempt to make the front page, four students face terrorist-related charges. They are suspected of smoke-bombing Montréal's underground subway system (metro), that caused havoc across the island's public transit system."

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vawarayer vawarayer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

vawarayer (1035638) writes "I'm looking for an affordable in-a-box digital video recorder (DVR) or an easy/affordable way of building a PC-based DVR for closed-circuit TV (CCTV) security monitoring and recording.

Key elements:
  • MORE than 16 channels (20 needed to be precise) note: most software packages I've seen so far don't seem to support more than 16
  • Affordable solution: meaning no 'time' to play around with experimental and/or poorly-supported solutions, and no 'cash' to go all the way with a full-featured-brand-name-please-sign-here-and-ther e DVR. Clearly: less than 2000$ (yes, I know, we're being picky here... the best of both worlds) ;)
  • Basic features one would expect: room for at least a week of storage, good quality, network access to the cameras, easy archive searching by date/time


Other elements usually found in a DVR system don't really matter: I have no alarm input, motion detection is rarely needed, no sound needed, no need for modem remote access or anything like this.

Anyone of you guys have come accross a similar situation? What kind of products are in use in your small / mid-sized company for video recording?

No, I don't mind Linux and I can work with it, but please don't come up with a solution where I'll need to put a week of work to get it started. ;) (my CCTV is down right now) And no, I'm not gonna hire you to do the work! :P

Manufacturers visited so far (I still need to do a bit more research on 'em)

Any other you'd recommend?"

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