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OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

compro01 Re:And As Usual... (174 comments)

Is there a real need for an SD slot when you have 64GB of storage available?

3 words : 4K video recording.

It's an excellent way to watch your storage fill up at about 7 megabytes per second.

yesterday
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OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

compro01 Re:easy (174 comments)

No. Accurate rebranding for Bell and Rogers.

yesterday
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OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

compro01 Re:easy (174 comments)

Or Canada. Even Bull and Robbers offer BYOD plans.

yesterday
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ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

compro01 Re:1/8 and 240/8-255/8 (260 comments)

Addresses were being allocated at a rate of about 2 /8s per month just before IANA's pool was depleted back in 2011.

If a new range of addresses became available, then, barring a policy shift, I would expect them to go at a similar rate, if not faster.

yesterday
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ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

compro01 Re:1/8 and 240/8-255/8 (260 comments)

Great. Wave your wand, fix every piece of internet infrastructure that regards those reserved addresses as unroutable, and we can put off exhaustion for about 9 months, at best.

Anything you do to IPv4 is nothing but a short-term stop gap. The address space is simply too small for the modern internet.

yesterday
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Google's Project Ara Could Bring PC-Like Hardware Ecosystem To Phones

compro01 Re:Not going to be mainstream. (133 comments)

Mainstream (iphone 5s) is 7.6mm thick and weighs. According to http://motorolaara.com/2013/10... it is probably about 9.3mm - effectively as chunky as a 2 year old device.

How the hell is that at all relevant? Do you need that 1.7mm shaved off so it will fit into the pocket of your skinny jeans?

yesterday
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

compro01 Re:You are going to see that where Science conflic (549 comments)

You also have a pretty fucked up understanding of Christianity

So do a lot of Christians. See "Christian economics", "protestant work ethic", and similar.

You might want to start with looking at who actually proposed the big bang theory in the first place, and until you do, shut the fuck up you ignorant twit.

Yes, a Catholic priest. As a general rule, Catholics seem to be significantly more sane than various American protestant sects on several issues.

2 days ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

compro01 Re:Still far too ambiguous (104 comments)

Whoever got this on the books should be drawn and quartered.

That would be Mulroney. "Mischief in relation to data" was added to the criminal code by the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1985.

about a week ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

compro01 Re:Mischief in Relation to Data (104 comments)

It does have a somewhat specific legal meaning.

(1.1) Every one commits mischief who wilfully
        (a) destroys or alters data;
        (b) renders data meaningless, useless or ineffective;
        (c) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with the lawful use of data; or
        (d) obstructs, interrupts or interferes with any person in the lawful use of data or denies access to data to any person who is entitled to access thereto.
...
(5) Every one who commits mischief in relation to data
        (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
        (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

about a week ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

compro01 Re:Becoming Canadian (422 comments)

I need to ask because dealing with those rules are my day job – how do Canadians avoid constructive sales?

For those who don’t know, in constructive sales one can “economically” sell a security (i.e. stock), extract the money from said sale, but delay the “actual” sell – and the associated taxes – indefinitely.

I would think that the General Anti-Avoidance Rule in section 245 of the Income Tax Act would cover that kind of scheme.

IANAA, etc.

about a week ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

compro01 Re:Think of all those poor accountants! (422 comments)

Yes. Was one of the Ryan-as-president ones. Probably Executive Orders. I believe the Warren Buffet expy he appoints as SecTreas uses the tax code to break a table to convince Congress that the tax code needs simplification. It includes some monologuing about cutting capital gains taxes to encourage investment (something that sounds obvious, but is generally unsupported by evidence).

about a week ago
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Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

compro01 Re:Honest? (50 comments)

So my question is: Were the banks running older versions of OpenSSL that were unaffected, or did they patch the newest version of OpenSSL and renew their certs, or did they patch and not renew their certs?

Or there's 4th option : They never used OpenSSL to start with. It's widely used, but it's hardly the only TLS implementation around.

about two weeks ago
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Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

compro01 Re:Idiots. (50 comments)

Less than a minute to patch.

Considerably longer to ensure that anything that might have been taken (like their certificates' private keys) is nullified.

about two weeks ago
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Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

compro01 Re:Honest? (50 comments)

Testing does back up the bank's claims. RBC, CIBC, TD, Scotia, BMO, CWB, PCF, Tangerine, all of them show as unaffected on Filippo's tester.

about two weeks ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

compro01 Re:In a cochlear implant users own words: (510 comments)

Was that loss from birth or did it develop later? Rush lost his hearing when he was in his 50s, probably as a result of his Oxycotin abuse. If yours was the former, that might explain your better results.

about two weeks ago
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Nest Halts Sales of Smart Fire Alarm After Discovering Dangerous Flaw

compro01 Re:The internet of things...that might get you kil (128 comments)

today we spend a bunch of money on new stuff that duplicates the functionality of old stuff. recently I spent $15 on an LED bulb and $15 on a dimmer lamp socket so I could have a dimmable lamp, something we had with the first electric lamps 100 years ago, and something we've had with oil lamps for 300 years.

And the new stuff does the same thing while needing about 1/5th as much power as the old stuff.

about three weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

compro01 Re:It will have a better field of view (496 comments)

Or cars designed by stupid people where it isn't physically possible to adjust the mirror far enough to eliminate the blind spot.

about three weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

compro01 Re:Voltage != Power (208 comments)

Realistically, how many amps is thing thing going to allow?

They're saying 5A at 20V.

Realistically, I wish the USB-C connector could start at 5 volts but negotiate to 12 volts to offset voltage drop.

That's mostly what it's going to do. It starts at 5V, and negotiates up to 12V or 20V.

Here's the whole presentation - https://intel.activeevents.com...

about three weeks ago

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