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Comment Re:In other news, water is wet. (Score 3, Insightful) 38

To me the concern is not that the RCMP has the ability to monitor and record all voice and text communications in a cell, it's that so can anyone else who has the equipment. The fact that it's happening in the capital among all the government buildings is pretty concerning as it could be foreign governments, or whoever, spying on the Canadian government. Spying in this generation is nothing like the cold war and James Bond days of the 60s and 70s. The RCMP spying on my phone is the last of my worries. This is pretty serious stuff.

Comment I'm all for 1 standard, but... (Score 1) 228

I think what is now DST should be the standard all year round. It gives better daylight time all year and we wouldn't have to deal with complete darkness at 5PM in winter. So what if the sun is over our heads at 1PM instead of 12PM. I don'e know about you but 12PM is not the halfway point in my day. Most people get up way after the sun's been up but stay up many hours after the sun's gone down. Adopting what is DST now as the standard all year would be perfect.

Comment Re:Sealed for freshness (Score 1) 223

Once the last remaining physical connector goes away, it would be trivial to make a waterproof, dust-proof device.

What are you talking about? There are still the power, volume up, volume down buttons and the mute switch. Not to mention the microphone and speaker ports. And the USB-C port. If anything the home button is the one button that would be easy to seal and make waterproof/dust proof.

Comment Well there's a surprise (Score 1, Funny) 114

"Still, the development and roll-out of the anniversary iPhone suggest Apple's product strategy is driven less by technological innovation than by consumer upgrade cycles and Apple's own business and marketing needs."

Doing it for the money, who woulda thought?

It's true though, every time they come out with a new feature it's like they invented it.

Comment Unnecessarily complicating matters (Score 1) 28

The problem with IoT is almost 100% due to default passwords or no passwords. The solution is not to add another complicated layer on top. This is bullshit. We just need to start producing products with unique passwords. Simple.

I just bought a new TP-Link Ethernet over Power adapter kit with built-in WiFi and to my surprise, it comes with a little card with the unique password for my particular unit, in case I ever have to reset it to factory. No more default password for every unit. It's that simple folks.

Comment High-tech, Indian style (Score 1, Troll) 60

They're storing fingerprints on gummy bears. Next we'll find out Homer Simpson manages the "database". "Abraham said fingerprint and iris data of a person can be stolen with little effort -- a "gummy bear" which sells for a few cents"

Comment Re: Working on the report instead of the battery (Score 3, Interesting) 254

This is not new news. People have been complaining of bad battery life well before Consumer Reports: http://www.macrumors.com/2016/.... The bottom line is it shouldn't have such drastically different test results with the same repeated tests. Whether it's the batteriesSafari or otherwise, it should be at least consistant. http://www.macrumors.com/2016/...

Comment Re:Uber + Autonomous vehicles = Dumb (Score 1) 151

I think you're right about them being in last place when it comes to developing autonomous car technology, but saying "actually owning the vehicles would cost a ton of money for no obvious benefit to Uber" is not true. Simple math shows they would make a killing. Even if you estimate that they average a measly $15/hr with their autonomous cars, working an average of 20 hours per day, 50 weeks/yr, that's $105,000 per year. I think that's what they call profitable.

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