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Comment: Details on the Toronto "Rocket" (Score 4, Informative) 237

by 8127972 (#45187939) Attached to: New York City Considers Articulated Subway Cars

... Which is the articulated train that we use is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Rocket

It's got more going for it than just being articulated. There are electronic signs that allow people not familiar with the subway system in Toronto to navigate the system better. Plus it's easier for those who have mobility issues.

Comment: Assuming this is true.... (Score 3, Insightful) 133

by 8127972 (#34182742) Attached to: Sophos Free A-V For Mac May Kill Time Machine Backups

... Then this is a serious hit to Sophos as they have a very good reputation. Having said that, AFAIK this is their first Mac app. So perhaps it needed more QA before release. Until more reports of this phenomenon appear, I'd reserve judgment. However it might be wise for Sophos to get out front of this issue before the spin gets out of control.

Comment: WTF? (Score 1) 528

by 8127972 (#32439288) Attached to: Microsoft Talks Back To Google's Security Claims

"When it comes to security, even hackers admit we're doing a better job making our products more secure than anyone else. And it's not just the hackers; third party influentials and industry leaders like Cisco tell us regularly that our focus and investment continues to surpass others."

Hackers said that Microsoft is better at making their products more secure than anybody else? What about Charlie Miller the Pwn2Own winner who said pretty much the exact opposite? I guess he doesn't count.

Comment: This is really sad because..... (Score 1) 151

by 8127972 (#32097620) Attached to: CBSA Reveals Some Laptop Search Info, But Not Much

....The current Conservative government in Canada promised to be more open and accountable to it's citizens. Just take a look at this YouTube video with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in it to see what I'm talking about. But it seems that they are practicing the exact opposite. Just look at this issue and another burning issue in Canada involving documents relating to how Canada handled Afghan prisoner transfers and the Conservatives unwillingness to hand them over to Parliament. This is even more troublesome when you consider that US Customs And Border Protection

Comment: The lawyers..... (Score 1) 212

by 8127972 (#31984818) Attached to: McAfee To Pay For PC Repairs After Patch Fiasco

... Must just be licking their chops. Why?

1. They all but admitted they fracked up. They even used the word "faulty" in their post. What were they thinking?
2. Whatever their definition of "reasonable" is, it's not going to make everybody happy. That's sure to generate a few phone calls to lawyers.

Expect the the class action lawsuits to be filed shortly.

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