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What Canada Can Teach the US About Net Neutrality

CrashNBrn 5 Main Canadian companies (80 comments)

In Canada there are 5 "main" companies.

Telecom: Telus, Aliant,
Cable: Shaw, Rogers, Eastlink

Much like the US, you will never have overlapping Cable service, and Telus and Aliant don't compete with each other either.

about three weeks ago
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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

CrashNBrn Re:The culture of responsibility switches. (262 comments)

Their DRM stance, like U-play (on top of Steam), Tages, internet required to not only launch but continue to play many titles. It all still continues to this day, even after a few years back they made a big PR announcement about reducing/removing DRM from their gaming titles. Yeah, well I never saw any change whatsoever and their older library of games still are infested with Tages and more.

If I see Ubi as the publisher, I just skip it. Although it looks like I've either accidentally purchased one of their titles, or it was so cheap ($5) that I gave it a go.

about a month ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

CrashNBrn Re:Been using Nightly for a while. (181 comments)

e10s still interferes with pretty much any addon that needs to have some type of JS input to the page/window.

RequestPolicy, likely all UserScripts (e.g. Greasemonkey and kin), LastPass (last I tested a week ago, was still non-functional).

Although Nightly with e10s enabled does at least appear to be working (better) with addons that only need to have input/listeners/control of the GUI.

about a month and a half ago
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Mozilla Teases First Browser Dedicated To Devs

CrashNBrn Memory Issues, even if not "leaks" (132 comments)

It may not be memory leaks, but Firefox refuses to release RAM once it hits a certain threshold - somewhere in the 2-4GB range for x64 (Nightly, and Waterfox); prolly a similiar range 2-3GB for 32bit FF. Easy to accomplish, open a bunch of images or dozens+ of tabs, once Ram usage hits 2GB+ start closing tabs...

It's likely the upper-end of the 2GB range, but still FF is unable to manage it's own memory usage.

about a month and a half ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

CrashNBrn Re:Well, that's cool I guess (125 comments)

Thanks, I forgot about that. At least it wasn't added to the "display" property. And there's less need for browser specific css extensions:

-webkit-box-sizing: border-box; /* Safari/Chrome, other WebKit */
-moz-box-sizing: border-box; /* Firefox, other Gecko */

about 2 months ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

CrashNBrn Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

Why does Elon Musk have a competing payment processor?

about 2 months ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

CrashNBrn Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

Years ago now, my bank wouldn't refuse a withdrawal that was set to come out in 2 days time, that would cause my balance to go below 0, and cause a $50 NSF from the bank and an insufficient funds charge of $25 from the company that was going to try and take money. Even though in one or two days time after the automatic-withdrawal date my check would be deposited to cover the initial charge. I couldn't afford a $75 charge for nothing. So I cancelled the account and withdrew all the current funds.

Once someone has your account info you are screwed.

about 2 months ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

CrashNBrn Oops, 43px. (125 comments)

Damn, 43px, ( 21 + 5x2 + 5x2 + 1x2 ). See just plain bullshit.

about 2 months ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

CrashNBrn Re:Well, that's cool I guess (125 comments)

If only Microsoft had of gotten its way 15 years ago, we would of had:

{
width:21px;
padding:5px;
margin:5px;
border: 1px solid black;
}
Where the total width is what you say it is: 21px. Instead we have the stupidity that the actual width is 32px. and paddings, margins et al ADD to the defined width instead of being a part of the element. Which makes calculating dimensions in HTML a fucking pain in the ass.

about 2 months ago
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Alienware's Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

CrashNBrn Cheap F'n Plastic (138 comments)

Shame that the case looks like it's made from the plastic used in $10 cases. Instead of ABS, or metal or something that wont break by looking at it sideways.

about 2 months ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

CrashNBrn Re:Low power CPU meet bloated pOS (88 comments)

Firefox is great (the most customizable browser ever), but Christ it refuses to release memory and when it hits a few GB or more the CPU load wont go below 30-40% (on a quad core).

about 2 months ago
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

CrashNBrn Re:Balmer is a smart man. (283 comments)

Does that really count though, if they've released a whole revised similar product-line?

about 2 months ago
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

CrashNBrn Re:Balmer is a smart man. (283 comments)

Amazon hasn't cancelled any of their products or services either...

about 2 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

CrashNBrn Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Microsoft almost gives away the license to the big OEM players too. As little as $25 in some cases. Not like you are going to get a Retail-box or Retail-OEM refund ($100-$200).

about 2 months ago
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Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

CrashNBrn Re:"The data come from" (93 comments)

The data comes from

about 2 months ago
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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

CrashNBrn Germany's Odd Software Industry for non-Germans (95 comments)

It may very well be the types of software that I've looked at, but almost every time I see that a particular piece of software has a German developer, the English support is non-existent or poor at best. Which is quite surprising to me as ~65% of the population speaks English.. Contrast that to Russian (~6%) or Czech (~27%), which (in my experience) has been much more friendly|open to English support|forums|help files.

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

CrashNBrn Use SETENV (347 comments)

Can't be any worse than trying to change Security Permissions|File Ownership through the GUI.

Environment Variables are better off being set via CMD.exe

SETENV.exe
SETENV -m PATH "%PATH%;C:\Somewhere\Else"

Then you don't even need to reboot/logout to have the change take effect.
Or the old-school way, but you'll need to logout/or reboot.

SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\Somewhere\Else

about 2 months ago

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The Pirate Bay R.I.P.

CrashNBrn CrashNBrn writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CrashNBrn (1143981) writes "We have heard rumblings of The Pirate Bay going the way of the DoDo Bird. The possibility that the current owners were considering selling. This has indeed occurred.
According to BetaNews, "Wayne Rosso, former president of Grokster has been working with Global Gaming Factory X, the Swedish firm that recently bought the Pirate Bay, to turn the service legit and legal without changing the user experience at all."
Rosso said, "I'm calling this new model 'resource supported'. In short, the more computer resources the user contributes to The Pirate Bay, the more his content consumption is subsidized. I won't drill down any further due to commercial confidentiality, but it can actually work. And if it does, it will be huge."

While the piratebay blog goes on to say, "If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That's the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And — you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That's awesome and will take the heat of us."

Color me skeptical, but it should certainly be interesting seeing the fallout from this."

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Apple Declares War on Palm Pre

CrashNBrn CrashNBrn writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CrashNBrn (1143981) writes "Fairly brief blurb on Gearlog, regarding an iTunes Support note on how Apple doesn't guarantee third-party syncing with iTunes... "because software changes over time, newer versions of Apple's iTunes software may no longer provide syncing functionality with non-Apple digital media players". Considering the timing of the support note and the Palm Pre's release, it looks like a passive agressive attack on the Pre. Interestingly, Gearlog mentions the Pre was designed by a number of ex-Apple employees — which I hadn't seen mentioned elsewhere before.
Palm spokeswoman Lynn Fox states, "If Apple chooses to disable Media Sync in a future version of iTunes, we just think it will be a direct blow to their own users""
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Judges upholds $107,834 award against RIAA

CrashNBrn CrashNBrn writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CrashNBrn (1143981) writes "Judge upholds $107,834 in attorneys' fees award against RIAA
In the long running saga of Atlantic v. Andersen the judge has awarded the exonerated P2P defendant over $100,000 in attorneys' fees. Her malicious prosecutio lawsuit against the RIAA is still pending."

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MacBook Pro external drive... and Windows?

CrashNBrn CrashNBrn writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CrashNBrn writes "My GF has a macbook pro, does Video and Music editting on an external drive. She inadvertently formatted it to Fat32, which in this case is next to useless. The problem as it stands, the drive will periodically need to interface with Windows machines. NTFS as I've read is not natively supported by Mac, and Mac's filesystem is not supported by windows. Is there some middle ground that doesn't rely on the Windows machine in question to be running WebDav or the like?"

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