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Comment: Re:1/8 and 240/8-255/8 (Score 2) 233

by compro01 (#46823857) Attached to: ARIN Is Down To the Last<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/8 of IPv4 Addresses

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.

Comment: Re:Not going to be mainstream. (Score 1) 131

by compro01 (#46820501) Attached to: Google's Project Ara Could Bring PC-Like Hardware Ecosystem To Phones

Mainstream (iphone 5s) is 7.6mm thick and weighs. According to 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?

Comment: Re:You are going to see that where Science conflic (Score 4, Insightful) 534

by compro01 (#46819627) Attached to: The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

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.

Comment: Re:Mischief in Relation to Data (Score 4, Informative) 104

by compro01 (#46779315) Attached to: RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

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.

Comment: Re:Becoming Canadian (Score 1) 421

by compro01 (#46761419) Attached to: Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

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.

Comment: Re:Think of all those poor accountants! (Score 3, Informative) 421

by compro01 (#46758921) Attached to: Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

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).

Comment: Re:Appeal to authority is not good enough (Score 3, Informative) 588

by compro01 (#46747793) Attached to: Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

"A European schedule"?

You are aware that Europe contains a great many countries, right?

And that some countries (e.g. Belgium, Bulgaria) in Europe run faster schedules (vaccinations at 2, 3, and 4 months) than the USA does (which does vaccinations at 2, 4, and 6 months).

Here's a handy summary of Europe's vaccine schedules. Compare it to the USA's schedule.

Comment: Re:Honest? (Score 1) 50

by compro01 (#46715167) Attached to: Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

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.

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