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Comment Re:$200 million a year for a public transit credit (Score 1) 48

90% of that money will be thrown at the GTA(Toronto) to try and shore up the Liberal party voting block. The GTA, counts towards nearly 1/3 of the population of Canada. Public transport isn't popular in Canada, you really aren't getting anywhere without a car here...unless you live in a major city. For me, the next major city with a population of over 200k is over an hour away. I live in the most population heavy part of Canada(southwestern ontario).

Comment Re:Neglect is more likely (Score 1) 66

And during the US election you threw vitriol at anyone bringing up the number of deaths and "suicide by two gunshots in the back of the head" surrounding the Clintons.

What makes those claims absurd conspiracy theories and yours about Putin not?

I think you answered your own question, in a roundabout way.

Oh, I think the question was answered well enough by your answer. That discomfort you feel is called cognitive dissonance.

Comment Re:Premium virtue signaling (Score 1) 47

Considering you used that pointless little alt-right phrase you are either in the broadcaster, recipient or collatoral damage category, so they would expect you to sign up with your dollars - or at least send a vast amount of advertising targeting you. Can we please get back to English instead of weird shit like "virtue signaling" where it's unclear whether its mention means an insult, irony or a quest for a "look at me" award?

When did it stop meaning "Look at me - I'm thinking the right thoughts"?

Comment Two points of bullshit (Score 1) 37

iOS doesn't support color profiles.

Maybe you should read more before you type.

Just because they don't provide you a way to assign a color profile does not mean iOS does not support color profiles... They have to because different devices now support a number of different gamuts.

iOS relies on a fixed resolution.

No, no it does not. It does specify things in points, but at this point there are a lot of iOS devices that are not just double the resolution of the original iPhone...

iOS supports all kinds of technologies that render at whatever resolution you have. From various Core Graphics drawing primitives to advanced image scaling stuff that makes full use of the GPU. I can take a PDF and drop it into Xcode to use as an asset anywhere in the app.

It also of course uses autolayout quite heavily in development, which will happily adapt UI elements to any kind of resolution differences it may encounter.

Comment Not from "predominantly Muslim countries" (Score 3, Insightful) 90

The secretary of state issued the memo after a Hawaii judge blocked the Trump administration's revised travel ban on citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.

The ban is for six predominately islamic extremist countries. Are you bigoted against Muslims or something?

Comment Re:Nonsense question (Score 1) 402

Speculatively we can say hyperbolically that hypothetically the tree did in tautology fall but when we talk a step back and deconstruct the epistemology and if we address it from a concrete standpoint as opposed to hyperbolic (which proper deconstructionists of course always do) we can't say that the tree didn't not not fall.

Comment Re:The management unit in all intel processors (Score 1) 107

The story talks about UEFI/EFI attacks, which allows access below the OS. I see your point though.
Is there an API that allows you to talk to the ARC (or to reflash it)? How do people program it (surely not jtag; or rather, there must be some way in addition to jtag)?

Comment An idea (Score 1) 120

It would be nice if after one wrong PIN attempt, your fingerprint was automatically deactivated from allowed inputs... or maybe some very low specified threshold for finger inputs it did not like.

The iPhone has a start in that direction, you can't use a finger to unlock until after you have entered the pin at least once after the device has powered up.

Comment Define "protest" (Score 3, Insightful) 169

Setting fires to cars and smashing windows is not a "protest".

You would think criminals would already know to use burner phones...

But then how would these gangsters be able to adequately send a selfie to Instagram in front of a smashed up store or burning vehicle? The cameras on burner phones suck, not to mention it would't have your Starbucks card loaded.

Comment You are thinking of someone else (Score 1) 169

The one saying she would get on her knees if you voted the way she wanted was not Trump

Side note: Liberals are so stupid Snopes had to actually cover this item to explain it was not a real offer....

Snopes is going soft though; no coverage of the veracity on her level of eye contact or swallowing.

Comment Re:One more time? (Score 1) 119

somebody will figure out how to pirate the film from their living room with much better quality and have a full resolution torrent up within 3 hours of the film's release.

Even if that happens, pirating weirdly hasn't seemed to cut into the movie studio's profits. So, they probably don't care about that (exception being of course when they're asking for tougher copyright laws).

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