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Comment: Re:He's being polite. (Score 2, Funny) 114

by Anon-Admin (#49140689) Attached to: Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them

I originally posted that tongue in cheek. The company I'm at, as well as many I know of, is running some 2003 and most are 2008. They are starting to move to 2012 and the windows admins are having a fit because there is no GUI and they can't just RDP into the system.

This has lead to "Your the Unix guy, you know command line stuff. Why don't you take over running these windows servers? They're just like Linux."

lol

Comment: Re:He's being polite. (Score 2) 114

by Anon-Admin (#49139663) Attached to: Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them

No they are not Techies they are "Power Users"

They think they are technical because the can navigate a gui, click on a button, and fill in a field. However they have no clue where the data is stored or what is going on under the GUI.

Hmm, that describes most windows admins. Wonder what they will do when windows goes command line and the GUI is no longer installed by default?

Comment: Re:What solution? (Score 1) 213

Seeing as the government runs the high schools (Public schools) you would have the government teach future business owners, doctors, lawyers, and politicians ethics.

There is no way that could ever turn into an epic failure. Sounds like a great, well thought out solution. :P

Comment: What solution? (Score 2, Insightful) 213

"The message here is that if politicians don’t come up with solutions to the other problems in the list, they are a risk in and of themselves."

Really?

So lets see. Government only has 4 solutions to every problem.

1) Pass a law making it illegal.
2) Tax it
3) Declare war on it
4) Throw money at it and hope it goes away

Which solution do you think they should use on these issues?

Comment: Re:BitCoin's isn't a mature cryptocurrancy (Score 1) 148

by Anon-Admin (#49021057) Attached to: Alleged Bitcoin Scam Leaves Millions Missing

Have you ever heard of an Escrow? In not you should look it up, lord knows I got an escrow on my house. It did not release the funds tell the inspectors and I signed off that the house was built right.

Same applies to buying with bitcoin. Use an escrow and you get your goods, the seller gets there coin, and the escrow provider get a small amount for handling the deal.

Comment: Re:10% of all bitcoins (Score 1) 148

by Anon-Admin (#49020913) Attached to: Alleged Bitcoin Scam Leaves Millions Missing

LOL, I bought $300 in bitcoin @ $0.50 a coin. Some time ago I sold off some of my holdings and bought 12.5 acres of land.

Mine is not in the millions, hell it is not even a million right now. But I have a bunch of bitcoin stored for later. Maybe it will make it to the millions, maybe not. Any way you look at it, I won on this investment.

Comment: Re:Sex tourist's dream... (Score 1) 84

by Anon-Admin (#48991521) Attached to: Smartphone Attachment Can Test For HIV In 15 Minutes

How do you determine that they have never engaged in risky behavior?
Have you ever asked a partner about all there past sexual experiences?
Have you ever been tested for HIV?
If not and if you have had sexual partners in your life then you may have been exposed.
Considering the fact that 14% of the people with HIV do not know they have it. Your partner may not even know they have it and may have never been tested to find out.

The only "risky" behavior is having unprotected sex without knowing the persons status via testing.

Comment: Re:Sex tourist's dream... (Score 3, Interesting) 84

by Anon-Admin (#48989961) Attached to: Smartphone Attachment Can Test For HIV In 15 Minutes

Honestly I can see a lot of good uses for it. From testing in third world countries by Doctors without borders to testing a partner before you go without a condom. Most people get to know each other before they drop the condoms but how many actually go down and get tested? I know I do and I ask my partners to before we drop the condom but from most peoples reaction I can tell that it is not a common request.

Hell how many get regularly tested? I get tested a couple of times a year but from what I can tell most don't and have no real idea what their status is. Some are afraid of getting tested for fear of being labeled or having that status known by the government, insurance, or anyone else. This allows personal, anonymous testing. So something like this could be a great thing to have.

You know the second it becomes available it will be used by insurance companies during the initial physical. There is a market for such a device and if it makes it to production I see it being a BIG seller.

Comment: Re:Kind of.. (Score 1) 481

by Anon-Admin (#48989237) Attached to: DOT Warns of Dystopian Future For Transportation

Lol, Ill believe it when I see no more 20,30, or 40 year old cars on the road.

And for the record, I own 4 cars. The youngest is 14 years old and the oldest is 22 years old.

In three more years, the oldest one will no longer have to meet emissions standards in my state and the cost of inspection will drop by 1/3.

I also wonder how they will get the self driving cars to me. You turn off the paved road onto gravel about 10 miles out, you turn off the gravel road onto dirt about 6 miles out, and then 2 miles past where the dirt road ends, following power line runs and deeded easements, you get to my place.

Comment: Re:Kind of.. (Score 2) 481

by Anon-Admin (#48989091) Attached to: DOT Warns of Dystopian Future For Transportation

Hmm, are you suggesting that people in California put in subways? I think I can agree with this. It should be entertaining to watch the news when an earthquake hits.

Subways work in NYC because you are sitting on rock. Specifically the remnants of an ancient cooled caldera. Take places like Dallas where we are sitting on clay that shifts, expands, and contracts so bad that we don't even do basements, and a subway is doomed to failure.

Comment: Re:Isn't this all of them? (Score 2) 412

by Anon-Admin (#48972093) Attached to: Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Scheduled: Drug. Not present in nature: Drug. Present in nature: Supplement. Synthesized drug which metabolizes into a natural substance present in the body (e.g. a wholly-unnatural compound which metabolizes into noradrenaline): Supplement.

So weed is not a scheduled Drug, it is a Supplement? Tell that one to the DEA

Substances are placed in their respective schedules based on whether they have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, their relative abuse potential, and likelihood of causing dependence when abused.

  Ill add that is also is determined by how many people in congress are using the drug. I believe that congresses use of Viagra is the only reason it is not a schedule 2 narcotic.

Comment: Re:Fraudulent herbal supplements? (Score 4, Insightful) 412

by Anon-Admin (#48971897) Attached to: Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

1) It is a regulated market
2) They violated the truth in advertising laws
3) The company is now open to untold lawsuits because some of the contents were harmful.
4) Fraudulent activity is not indicative of an unregulated or free market. Just as theft, breaking and entering, and mugging people are not business plans.
5) One bad apple does not ruin the batch. Simple proof, I have seen three people I went to High School with arrested on COP's. That does not make everyone in our class criminals!
6) Your low opinion of Human Nature does not appear correct. In test after test people in general are honest.

+ - Ask Slashdot: When and how did Europe leapfrog the US for internet access?

Submitted by rsanford
rsanford (711146) writes "In the early and middle 90's I recall spending countless hours on IRC "Trout-slapping" people in #hottub and engaging in channel wars. The people from Europe were always complaining about how slow their internet was and there was no choice. This was odd to me, who at the time had 3 local ISPs to choose from, all offering the fastest modem connections at the time, while living in rural America 60 miles away from the nearest city with 1,000 or more people. Was that the reality back then? If so, what changed, and when?"

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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