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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

CanadianMacFan Re:How much! (400 comments)

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

3 days 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 (400 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.

3 days ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

CanadianMacFan Re:Container ships (482 comments)

One word: Pirates.

5 days ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

CanadianMacFan Re:Umm... WHY??? (367 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.

5 days ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:Apple now a trend follower? (729 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.

5 days ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:One day battery life in Apple Watch too? (729 comments)

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

5 days ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:Disappointing (729 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.

5 days ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

CanadianMacFan Re:Before and After (729 comments)

That's why I used another finger for authentication!

5 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

CanadianMacFan Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

I agree with you that it should not be labelled as an act of terror but if it was a case of misidentifying the plane those responsible should still be charged with manslaughter (or whatever the equivalent is for a wartime crime is). And if it was done on purpose then those who pulled the trigger to those who made the order should be charged with murder.

about 2 months ago
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A Look At NASA's Orion Project

CanadianMacFan Re:NASA has become small indeed... (108 comments)

But in the 1960's NASA was involved in a massive dick waving contest which made them take risks that management today would be scared of even contemplating yet alone taking. If there was the money available we could easily go to Mars within a decade. It would be risky but there would be people willing to take those risks.

about 2 months ago

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