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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

CanadianMacFan Re:Core business? (154 comments)

Hotmail went to live.com.

10 hours ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

CanadianMacFan Re:Land of the free (512 comments)

No, but I haven't paid any attention to what Hollywood does in many years. For the most part they tend to market themselves to the lowest common denominator (for example, computer graphics and explosions in place of well written stories) and I have no interest in that. I find my entertainment elsewhere and am happier for it. The same goes for music. I stay away from commercial radio and I listen to indie artists who are free to practice their art as they see fit.

yesterday
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

CanadianMacFan Re:Hyperbole Much? (563 comments)

I was wondering about the airliners too when I heard about the 9-11 type threat. Does this mean the TSA is going to be screening us before we get into the theatre checking our shoes and the like? For our safety of course!

yesterday
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

CanadianMacFan Re:Quoted from TFA (192 comments)

Should have saved the money and used the vacuum in his head to test the rockets instead.

2 days ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

CanadianMacFan Re:Can you say... (263 comments)

In this case the patent doesn't expire until July. The company is moving people over to a once a day pill now so that when the patent for the twice a day pill expires people won't want to go back to having to take a pill two times a day even if it saves them money.

4 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

CanadianMacFan Re:They're a resource, not a "problem". (305 comments)

You would think that the professors should have been taught that skill too but from my time at university it was a skill sorely lacking. They were there for the research that they had done and not for their ability to pass information on to students.

4 days ago
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Google Suggests Separating Students With 'Some CS Knowledge' From Novices

CanadianMacFan Re:Just let them test out! (305 comments)

On the other hand because he didn't use any of the additional resources such as going in during office hours of the extra tutorials etc he freed up some time that had been allocated for him to be used for others.

4 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

CanadianMacFan Re:I vote yes (1039 comments)

You do realize that most farmed fish are fed primarily a diet of fish caught from the wild?

about a week ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

CanadianMacFan Re:Someone has (270 comments)

I've got one of those too and they are very good. I got it specifically because it does the cup at a time. Their tea maker is amazing.

about a week ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

CanadianMacFan Re:Enlightening... (769 comments)

Heroes? They aren't heroes! They crawled back home in suburbia crying all the way to their office jobs and got a prescription for Prozac to deal with their PTSD while leaving the prisoners to be tortured and rot in Gitmo. Some heroes. A hero would have gotten a gun and stopped them from being tortured. A hero would have stood up on prime-time television and told the world what they saw in order to get it stopped. Being a hero means risking it all for doing something that believe so strongly in. Asking for a transfer to another division because you can't stand seeing someone tortured isn't not heroic.

about two weeks ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

CanadianMacFan Entrapment is lazy policing (388 comments)

You can want the plans for an aircraft carrier for more than one reason than just building a copy. For example, looking at vulnerabilities or selling them on to other interested parties.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

CanadianMacFan Re:Hard to say (346 comments)

Unless you are really lucky then you are right with your first sentence. If you stay then you just end up hurting your head as you bang it in frustration trying to teach management. Better to go find someplace else that aligns better with your values.

about two weeks ago
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Aliens Are Probably Everywhere, Just Not Anywhere Nearby

CanadianMacFan Re:intelligent non-human life (334 comments)

Just because we happen to be the most efficient at converting the environment to products for our use does not make us the most intelligent species on the planet. Considering all of the harm that we are doing to the environment due to our shortsightedness I would contend that we aren't nearly as smart as most of us think we are.

about two weeks ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

CanadianMacFan Maybe an ISP is at fault (216 comments)

After all by providing a link into the building where the content was stored they enabled the theft to happen.

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

CanadianMacFan Re:V34.0.5? (237 comments)

And there will be something for virtual reality tossed in.

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

CanadianMacFan Re:Video chat?? (237 comments)

Well, the Phoenix name could be used again and be symbolic as well.

about two weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

CanadianMacFan Re:My pedantic comment (375 comments)

You certainly showed him.

about two weeks ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

CanadianMacFan Imagine... (216 comments)

the roaming charges you could rack up!

about two weeks ago

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