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China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

dk20 Re:Chinese ops a great idea, right? (96 comments)

Only a small fraction of that buy Apple or Microsoft products.
Citation? You have data backing up the statement?

Looking at it another way, lets say just 10% of Chinese buy Apple products, that would work out to 136,704,000 customers

Are you aware that Companies like GM actually sell more cars in China then any other market?

yesterday
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China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

dk20 Re:So what? I'm not in China. (96 comments)

Please post us a picture of your Chinese entry visa so we know you have actual evidence, not just regurgitating what you saw on FOX or CNN.

yesterday
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

dk20 Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (458 comments)

" problem that made your desktop look like Windows 95"

I don't get the reference, are you saying windows 95 is a bad thing in your pro-windows rant?

Fortunately there are slightly more then 654685787684 different websites telling you how to remove windows infections.

yesterday
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

dk20 Re:May I suggest (286 comments)

First, what weird thing to say "The air temperature is irrelevant for the heat inside the car."

So why when i get in my car when it is -20C outside why is the car -20C inside despite the sun shining away on it?

Next, you can just pull up a city up north and see the summer temps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

The "average" temperature in the summer is +12C so what sort of temps do you think you will find inside the car? It happens to be +12 here today (southern ontario) and insdie the car was only around 18C.

The further up north you go the less intense the sun's rays are.

2 days ago
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Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

dk20 Re:Tax dollars at work. (99 comments)

I find it interesting how the article talks about how the Canadian government owns the IP yet you discuss the US and its rules.

This is something you see often on slashdot, not all countries have the same rules as the US does.

2 days ago
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Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

dk20 Re:Systemic abuse can only be handled one way (54 comments)

"Neither is true in this case."

Know what is true, and more importantly what matters? It is against the law.

No where does it say the penalty has to be "fair" (which is relative by the way), just take a look at the multi-million dollar fines for "uploading" music.

There are companies that will argue that bankrupting a single mom is a suitable penalty for uploading a single song, but yet a multimillion dollar fine against them is suddenly "unfair"?

5 days ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

dk20 Re:Designed in US, Built in EU, Filled in Iraq (376 comments)

Everyone who is surprised by this please raise your hand..

Didn't the same thing happen with Anthrax, where they did a DNA analysis and determined that strain was sold to them in the 1980's?

5 days ago
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China Bans "Human Flesh Searching"

dk20 Re:Chinese Virgin (109 comments)

My wife is also Chinese so I am familiar with a lot of this.
Among the many differences, Mandarin (Actually Chinese in general) has no concept of Plural so this is anther common mistake they make when speaking English.

English speaker "How many books do you have in your hand?"
Chinese response "Oh, i have three book right now".

about two weeks ago
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China Bans "Human Flesh Searching"

dk20 Re:Chinese Virgin (109 comments)

Just curious, how is your mandarin? I mean here you are making fun of their English accent so i have to assume you speak both English and Mandarin perfectly right?

about two weeks ago
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Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

dk20 Re: battle with Android and iOS first! (132 comments)

Same thing i posted above. Apple has their iAd service with "customized" ads with apple taking 30% of the revenue and the developer taking the remaining 70%.

So, Google ads = BAD, apple ads = Good because?

about three weeks ago
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Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

dk20 Re: battle with Android and iOS first! (132 comments)

"So you've never heard of Jailbreak"

So, make up your mind.. Are apple product secure, or can they be "hacked"?
What is a "jailbreak", If i am not mistaken, that is when you gain "root" access to the device right?
Remember when you could do it just by going to a website?

I can install cyanogenmod on my android devices if i want, and their roms dont come with google play or any google services... Other then "jailbreaking" your apple device, what are your options?

Apple doesn't sell your identity.. good one.. Perhaps they can explain "iAD"?
At first Apples take was 40/60 but then they went with 30/70.

about three weeks ago
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Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

dk20 Where is Ubuntu's direction? (132 comments)

First, let me start off by saying I use to be very "pro-ubuntu". It was a great distro, and one of the few you can just throw the CD in and reboot into a usable system fairly quickly.

Then they seem to flounder around and lack direction so i moved to MINT. Of the 6 desktop PC's in my house, at one point 5 of them ran Ubuntu. Now three are MINT, two remain ubuntu and one is still on windows.

Ubuntu seems to be suffering a bit of the classic "floundering around" you often see in the opensource world. Instead of having a number of people working on a great distro, we have hundreds of "fractured" distro's (many based on Debian, some based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian).

Anyhow, look at some of the past products from the past ideas from Canonical...
Ubuntu TV, Looked promising...
Ubuntu ONE - I liked how you could "sync" the installed apps on one system and use it as a template to build other "similiar" machines...

Now they want to "fracture" it to create a "phone" version?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

dk20 Re:"stashes its cash" (365 comments)

Agreed, the funny thing is they are often "proudly american" as well....

Just not "proud" enough to :
1) Hire Americans (outsource everything to China)
2) Pay their fair share for the services they use (Bermuda, cayman islands, Ireland....)

Apple for example sure enjoys the US legal system, but not funding it...

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

dk20 Re:"stashes its cash" (365 comments)

You are kidding right?

Canada (where i live) has tax treaties in place for a large number of countries, they even publish a list: http://www.fin.gc.ca/treaties-...

Earn money in the US, revenue Canada will be looking for you to pay the "top up" tax (the difference between your US taxes and what you would have paid in Canada).

NOTE: this is for individual ratepayers, might be different for corp taxes.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

dk20 Re:Fine! (365 comments)

In many regards, the US rules are actually similar, I entered the US on a work via by showing up at the border with a letter as well. In and out in around an hour and $25 for the "processing fee".

The US has their "h1b" program and the associated "problems", in Canada we have our "Temporary Foreign Worker Program".

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

dk20 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

OK, i guess then if i paid 5x for a phone, i would expect it to be better supported then the far cheaper phones?

Most of those "androids which are never updated" are also around $99 with NO contract. Hard to compare a $599 phone with a $99 phone and say one is better supported.

Apple, meet Orange?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

dk20 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

OS X Mavericks is compatible with most Macs that are capable of running OS X Mountain Lion; as with Mountain Lion, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of available storage, and OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later are required.

The full list of compatible models:

mid-2007 or newer iMac
aluminum MacBook, 2009 or newer polycarbonate MacBook
2007 or newer MacBook Pro
late-2008 or newer MacBook Air
2009 or newer Mac Mini
2008 or newer Mac Pro
2009 Xserve

So, take a mac pro earlier then 2008 and install mavericks on it. Cant? Sure you can, you just have to "hack" the installer.

So like i said, arbitrary limits.... The box can run it, just it wont install without modifying the setup program.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

dk20 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

Care to post some facts behind your " is miles and light-years ahead of everyone else. Bar none." statement?

Go take a look at which devices support "mavericks" and come back and post your findings.
HINT: Many Mac Pro users were unhappy with the "line" at "2008 and newer"

Looking around my house, I have a SUN X4500 (Released July 2006) which runs Solaris 11.2 (Released April 2014). This alone exceeds Apple's "miles and light years" approach you listed by at least 2 years.

Windows PC's generally don't have arbitrary limits to which OS you can install (unlike Macs).

Next FUD please?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

dk20 Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

My Galaxy Tab 3 just received the update to android 4.4, not bad considering the tab 4's have been out for some time now.
With android devices there are also custom rom alternatives (Cyanogenmod comes to mine) and they make it fairly easy to install as well.

about a month ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

dk20 Re:Me too. (408 comments)

"You are one fucking idiot. "

Always the sign of an articulate individual who will surly provide a lot of value to any discussion.

I stopped reading after that, so good use of your time i guess.

about a month ago

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