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Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

xanadu113 Is it accessible for disabled people? (91 comments)

Yes, but is it accessible by disabled people, i.e., blind users that need screen readers..?

2 days ago
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Australian Government To Standardise On Drupal

xanadu113 Re:This is great. Long live Drupal. (102 comments)

which consists of thousands of different modules

Fabulous! what every project wants - nay, needs - is to import THOUSANDS of different modules.

Yeah, and that's exactly how many modules are used in a typical Drupal site... why are people who truly know nothign about Drupal posting bad things about it..?

about 3 months ago
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Australian Government To Standardise On Drupal

xanadu113 Re:Those poor bastards (102 comments)

PHP input filter is disabled by default from Drupal 7 on... really it's only good for prototyping.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Government To Standardise On Drupal

xanadu113 Re:Those poor bastards (102 comments)

Who wants PHP version 1?!? It's been PHP:Hypertext Preprocessor since version 2 or so.. =)

about 3 months ago
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Australian Government To Standardise On Drupal

xanadu113 Re:Those poor bastards (102 comments)

Wasn't Facebook originally on PHP..?

about 3 months ago
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Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

xanadu113 Re:next 50 to 100 years? (453 comments)

Couldn't they use quantum entanglement, and send information faster than the speed of light..?

about 3 months ago
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It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

xanadu113 Joan Quigley..? (470 comments)

Didn't the Reagan White House consult an astrologer, Joan Quigley...?

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:Funny to read this (140 comments)

Get ahold of me outside of Slashdot... myke at hempfest.org...

SlashDot is just one avenue of researching this...

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:Stop making this way too hard (140 comments)

Being as the event is free to attend, including the cost of wifi into the ticket price wouldn't work here. It is for the festival organizers, not the public...

I should also point out that the 4G this year has been much better than previous years, but still leaves much to be desired.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:Stoned... (140 comments)

With over 1000 volunteers who need to check in for insurance and permit reasons, doing that on paper would create even longer lines. The 4G isn't used for YouTube, FaceBook, Reddit, etc. only for check-in...

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:A Day Late And A Dollar Short (140 comments)

Yeah, that's EXACTLY how we run things. Funny how people can make judgements on people they've never met and events they've most likely never attended...

It's amazing how the "non-stoners" can come out sounding less intelligent than those who partake, isn't it...? That's why you posted under "Anonymous Coward."

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:A Day Late And A Dollar Short (140 comments)

I can confirm that the post appeared by the next day after posting it, and it was definitely posted after the 2013 event, in preparation for the 2014 event.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:Why not WiFi (140 comments)

I would love to have a mesh setup, suggestions on software/hardware..?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:Wireless 5.5GHz point-to-point link (140 comments)

As this isn't open to the general public, we will have less need for caching since the internal systems are mostly text based web pages...

The hotspots will be password protected...

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Pothead stereotypes... (140 comments)

It's funny how the "non potheads" can't think outside the box enough to realize this is for the 2014 Hempfest, not the 2013 one which ended last weekend on the 18th... ;)

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re: I think some of you have it backward (140 comments)

Cable, fiber, and DSL are difficult, if not impossible, to run into Myrtle Edwards park, and I'm guessing the city would never allow it unless it was their idea.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:antenna array (140 comments)

As a passive repeater, possibly...?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:A Day Late And A Dollar Short (140 comments)

OP was completely sober when posting the question. Trust me, I know him. ;)

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice For Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 Re:Use Broadband providers. (140 comments)

We do have generators on-site...

about a year ago

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Ask Slashdot: 4G Networking Advice for Large Outdoor Festival?

xanadu113 xanadu113 writes  |  about a year ago

xanadu113 (657977) writes "I help out with a large outdoor festival each year (Seattle Hempfest), and we use 4G hotspots on-site for our internet needs. Due to being at the bottom of the hill (in Myrtle Edwards park in downtown Seattle, WA right on the sound), we have problems with loss of signal, bandwidth switching (going between 4G/3G/2G, etc.

As wireless internet is our only option on site, we need to do something about improving the signals. What would be the best way to do a site survey of the 4G signals to select the best locations for hotspots, as well as the best carrier to use...? We need potentially up to 10 devices per hotspot, and up to 10 hotspots or so.

Also, would putting up a 4G repeater be a good option to solve this problem..?

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide..."
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Americans may need passports to board flights?

xanadu113 xanadu113 writes  |  about 7 years ago

xanadu113 writes "Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act.

The act, signed in 2005 as part of an emergency military spending and tsunami relief bill, aims to weave driver's licenses and state ID cards into a sort of national identification system by May 2008. The law sets baseline criteria for how driver's licenses will be issued and what information they must contain."

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xanadu113 xanadu113 writes  |  about 8 years ago

xanadu113 writes "I would like to donation a portion of my income to open source projects (open source tithing). What project(s) would benefit the most from my donations? Where would my money most benefit the open source community? Would posting open source bounties be a good way to help advance the software? (Does anyone else want to join me in this OS tithing?)"

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