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Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

KenAndCorey Re:All online filing or just web filing? (50 comments)

My mistake. It turns out that the online version now allows you to submit directly, without the need for a intermediate file. I believe both were offline, but of course both are online now.

about 9 months ago

Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

KenAndCorey Re:All online filing or just web filing? (50 comments)

In both the desktop and web version of Turbo Tax, you still download a ".tax" file that you then have to log into the government site and upload (known as Netfile). You do not file directly using the TurboTax software. So this will block both desktop and web-based TurboTax users. The only information required to access NETFILE is your Date of Birth and your Social Insurance Number. But you probably don't want people get a hold of that information either. Or your bank account if it is included in the file you are uploading.

about 10 months ago

Total Solar Eclipse Bedazzles Northern Australians

KenAndCorey Wednesday at 6:38am, not Tuesday. (52 comments)

Tuesday at 6:38AM (2038 GMT Tuesday) thousands of Australians...

That would be Wednesday at 6:38am in Australia, if it was at 2038 GMT on Tuesday.

more than 2 years ago

Azure Failure Was a Leap Year Glitch

KenAndCorey Re:It wasn't just Microsoft... (247 comments)

Yup, I see the same thing in my Google Chat history... 12/31/69, even for this morning's chat. Not all days are 24 hours long (in local time, or if you have to deal with leap seconds). Not all years are 365 days long. February is not always 28 days long.

about 2 years ago

Nintendo Announces New Console: Wii U

KenAndCorey Multiple controllers? (330 comments)

I haven't seen mention of how many of these new uber controllers can be active at a time. Just one? Hopefully two. I'm guessing the streaming video will limit on the number they can support.

more than 3 years ago

Geocities Shutting Down Today

KenAndCorey Re:XKCD (396 comments)

I'm still new to this Internet thing. I'm using Mosaic and I just skipped by that underline thing. (My apologies -- I can't believe I actually missed that in the summary).

more than 5 years ago

Geocities Shutting Down Today

KenAndCorey XKCD (396 comments)

XKCD has a lovely tribute to it today as well.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Hardware Demos Pressure-Sensitive Keyboard

KenAndCorey Re:A few ideas: (212 comments)

-Variable scroll speed with arrow keys

Variable scroll speed for ViM position keys.

more than 5 years ago

Lots of Pure Water Ice At Mars North Pole

KenAndCorey Re:liek wot? (176 comments)

I didn't even read the rest of the summary. I couldn't get back "Mar's".

about 6 years ago

Search For the Tomb of Copernicus Reaches an End

KenAndCorey Re:Always Jumping to Conclusions (243 comments)

All the the vectors show everything moving away from us at the same velocity... all the other raisins are moving away from it at the same speed.

No, they are not all moving away at the same velocity, or even the same speed. They are just all moving away from each other.

more than 6 years ago



KenAndCorey KenAndCorey writes  |  more than 7 years ago

KenAndCorey writes "From an article on the CTV News web site, Warner Brothers has decided it won't be giving Canadians previews of its summer blockbusters.

Citing a failure by the government of Canada to make illegal the recording of movies directly from the screen by camcorder, the studio will not issue advance screenings of such audience pleasers like "Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix" and "Ocean's 13."
This is total crap, as we already know that the Canadian Movie Piracy Claim is Mostly Fiction. But as is the norm in Canada, we try to make it sound like it's not as bad as it may first appear. Douglas Frith of the Canadian Motion Pictures Distributors Association says,

We're not looking at the individuals who go in for fun to camcord a film in a theatre. It's organized crime. People are going in, they get paid between $5,000 to $7,000 for a very good copy of a film."
Well, not yet, anyway."


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