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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

CanadianMacFan Information Collected (139 comments)

I wonder if most people realize how much information Microsoft is collecting with their Beta. What are the odds it will still be collected when the final release goes out the door? People will have had a year to get used to sending it in.

about two weeks ago
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2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED

CanadianMacFan Re:Saving Earth's resources? (243 comments)

As lighting gets cheaper to use people tend to use more of it. The percentage of resources that people spend towards lighting has tended to remain constant throughout time. Now that we have LED bulbs people are installing more of them and using them for decoration, not just for lighting. Plus it's even easier than ever to stick a strip of LED lights under the kitchen cabinets where in the past it was a lot more hassle.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

CanadianMacFan Re:How much! (405 comments)

I've seen iPads being used by the commentators for the pre-match of British soccer matches.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

CanadianMacFan Re:football can cause brain damage (405 comments)

The person said they used Photoshop Express to crop photos. Sounds like a basic task and not on Photoshop itself.

Personally I wouldn't want a Surface just because I don't want the hassle of dealing with Windows. I do that twice a year to run some tax software and the rest of the time I spend in operating systems that are less stressful to me. If others like using the Surface then good for them.

about a month and a half ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

CanadianMacFan Re:Container ships (491 comments)

One word: Pirates.

about a month and a half ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

CanadianMacFan Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

How many of Microsoft's big purchases have ever really turned out to be good ones? Can't say too much about the smaller ones because I don't pay much attention to them.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:Apple now a trend follower? (730 comments)

Many of the people that have been buying the smaller Apple phones have been quiet while Apple has been hearing from people who "need" larger phones for years now. You go onto the forums and most of the talk has been people wanting larger screens while very few people speak up about being happy with the current selection. That has to have some impact at Apple though I'm sure that they also do their own research into the market.

Hopefully the people who have been quiet up to now will start to voice their opinion about liking the smaller screens and in the next release we'll get a comparable small screen iPhone.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:One day battery life in Apple Watch too? (730 comments)

If you are tracking your health then monitoring your heart rate, etc during the night could be helpful.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:Disappointing (730 comments)

Unfortunately the C seems to stand for Cheap. Plastic case, slower processor, and less RAM. I've got the 5s and don't really want anything bigger but don't want to give up performance either. I like being able to use the phone with one hand and don't like the solution Apple is providing. I was hoping that they would go from a 3x full screen display to a 2x resolution display in one handed mode with it anchored on a corner instead of shifting everything down halfway.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:Before and After (730 comments)

That's why I used another finger for authentication!

about a month and a half ago
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New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

CanadianMacFan Designer (161 comments)

Or the graphics designer could just optimize the graphics so that they are the smallest possible size in the first place. Then they are the fastest for everyone. Designers, like programmers, are usually used to having the fastest computers and connections so they forget about people with slower computers and connections.

about 2 months ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

CanadianMacFan Re:Well Obviously... (441 comments)

The murderer was a traditionalist who took advantage of the classroom experience at the 21st Century Village.

about 2 months ago
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Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

CanadianMacFan Re:Good news for the wealthiers (91 comments)

Of course that is pretty much the case now. If you are poor and in a third world country you are pretty much dead but if you are rich and from a first world country then you can afford to be flown back by private plane to get medical treatment.

about 2 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

CanadianMacFan Re: Unconstitutinal (376 comments)

At least in Canada the reasoning is that the ticket is issued against the car and not the driver. That's why there are no points issued against the driver when a ticket is issued via a red light camera.

about 2 months ago
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Delays For SC Nuclear Plant Put Pressure On the Industry

CanadianMacFan Re:Delays... anything new? (142 comments)

"in 2002 two CANDU 6 reactors at Qinshan in China were completed on-schedule and on-budget, an achievement attributed to tight control over scope and schedule."

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about 2 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

CanadianMacFan Re: And so it begins... (252 comments)

If you want to know about the technomages then read the books about them. There is a trilogy by Jeanne Cavelos. Most of the books in the series are pretty good and fill in the gaps that were left by the series.

about 2 months ago
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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Goes Into Production In China

CanadianMacFan Re:Hyperbole much? (85 comments)

I think the other stats, 8.9m length, are for the HO300.

about 3 months ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

CanadianMacFan Re:Outstanding... (184 comments)

That's what I thought when the UK announced their new aircraft carrier recently.

about 3 months ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

CanadianMacFan Re:I'm curious (184 comments)

The F-22 is the special fighter with all of the extras that the US is keeping for just itself while the F-35 is able to be exported to other countries.

about 3 months ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

CanadianMacFan iTunes (165 comments)

Feels like I've already been doing beta testing since the last major release of iTunes has been released. It's been very buggy, especially where podcasts are concerned. They keep throwing more features in which seem to break basic functionality and slow the application down. It now takes over two seconds to delete a podcast episode since version 11.3 came out. And that's for every episode. If you want to delete three episodes it takes over six seconds. How do you write something that bloody slow? I fear updating to the new version in Yosemite for how bad it's going to be.

about 3 months ago

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