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Comment Re:Typical Slashdot discussions now (Score 1) 148

This is what the IoT is all about. There are tonnes of other examples as well. How about the guy who invented a system that monitors power usage at his elderly mothers house from his web browser. He knows her routine enough to see power spikes when he should (like the kettle making tea at 10am every morning). If usage looks out of the ordinary he immediately checks up on her to make sure she is ok.

Lots of great stuff happening in maker space. People coming up with all kinds of ingenious way of using embedded devices, like monitoring humidity and temperature for specific applications, water levels...all sensor based. Raspberry Pi's, Arduino, Beaglebones..this to me is exciting and brings an aspect back to computing that is reminiscent of the early days and what got many of us into technology in the first place. It's too bad this is no longer the place to share that joy. But like and idiot I keep coming back here expecting/hoping it can change. But it doesn't, this place is dead. Time to logout for good.

Comment Re:Well if its anything like the US... (Score 1) 220

Sorry just replied to the Quebec Italian restaurant one. The Charter is not perfect and there are controversial items in it. Governments usually (again Quebec is a whole other discussion) have to have a solid reason to invoke the clause and do so with great political risk.

Overall the Charter has been a net positive. Should it be criticized? You bet! 100%! That's how democracies work. But it entrenches Canada as a free nation and most Canadians are proud of their country when they read it and identify with it.

As for the old coot who hates Jewish people and would like nothing better than for their people to disappear...well we have plenty of groups in Canada that feel oppressed because they cannot freely oppress others.

Comment WDLive TV (Score 1) 236

Connected to my TV. It's clunky and unintuitive, but it works. I can connect to local shares on my lan and run netflix. Good enough and I don't have the time, or the will in my old age, to setup something more fancy.

Comment Re:Translation ... (Score 2) 145

This is what I am wondering. What is the benefit of a private repo hosted on someone else's platform that you don't control. Any company with source they want to keep private would probably be hosting themselves. I am sure there are use cases but how much money do they actually make with private repos?

I myself use github and its great. But if I am hacking around with concept stuff I usually just push it to my own private server, not to a github private repo i would have to pay for.

There is also gitlab if you really want the gui.

Comment Re:10 Mbps (Score 1) 280

I think you meant Gb and not GB. At those speeds I think there will start to be bottlenecks along the way that will also need to be addressed. When I said Jesus Christ I meant in the context of "Must be nice to have those kinds of problems". I am all for and my measly 3.5Mb/s and 512Kbps up. This is quite normal for many people and if we really want to go into the "Information Age" as you put it, we need to start thinking about raising the floor for all instead of having speeds that only a small number of people can take advantage of.

Lets mostly get to 10 right? My heart will not bleed for the anyone with 500Mb/sec (full duplex no doubt).

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