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Comment Re:User Convenience? (Score 1) 192

People have known about this issue and there has been a recall in place for months. They should not be using these phones anymore, there is no excuse at this point. The safety of others takes precedence over any moron who has not replaced their phone by now. If you have been too lazy/stubborn/dumb to replace your ticking time bomb phone that is on you.

I certainly don't want to be in a hotel, apartment building, at work, on public transit, etc. with some dumbass who has steadfastly refused to return their phone and poses a risk to me and others. Even driving to work some idiot might panic if the phone starts on fire and cause a car accident.

Verizon is knowingly putting people in the vicinity of these phones at risk. This isn't protecting consumer rights, its endangering innocent people. Did their PR people vet this idea with their lawyers? A lawsuit from anyone hurt by one of these phones will far outweigh any good PR gained for this decision.

Comment Re:That rarest of events (Score 3, Insightful) 193

How is this not in the public's best interest? I certainly don't want to be in a hotel, apartment building, at work, on public transit, etc. with some dumbass who has steadfastly refused to return their phone and poses a risk to me and others. Even driving to work some idiot might panic if the phone starts on fire and cause a car accident. This is most definitely in the public's best interest and should've happened sooner, IMHO.

Comment Not with the Libs in power (Score 2) 590

Not with the Liberals in power, Trudeau and Trump are far apart ideologically.

Now if it was the dearly departed Lord Steven Harper was in power I would be much more concerned about this happening. As someone who voted for the Cons in the past but didn't this past election I can't see them getting into power anytime soon, they went off the rails in their last term in office and during the last election. The "barbaric cultural practices" garbage they proposed will haunt them for a long time to come.

Comment Re: Slow news day methinks. (Score 1) 9

This article has no new or interesting technical information whatsoever, it is purely a business story. It should be on a business website, not on Slashdot. If I wanted to see a purely business article, I would go to the appropriate website. If people don't give any feedback, more fluff like this will appear here.

Comment Good solutions already out there (Score 1) 76

My bank has configurable notifications where I can set the dollar level at which an email and/or text is sent to me when a transaction occurs on my bank account card or credit card. Now this might be an issue if I'm traveling and don't have good cell coverage or a cheap roaming plan, but most of the time its fine for what I need.

Comment Goodbye Nexus 6P (Score 4, Funny) 551

"it's the best iPhone we have ever created," Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

Amazing, I think I will now purchase an Apple iPhone 7 device due to this declaration by none other than the CEO of Apple. I was content with my Nexus 6P, but that has all changed now. Thanks slashdot for letting me know about this statement in particular, time for the trip behind the woodshed 6P.

Comment Utopia? (Score 1) 104

It actually sounds rather Trumpish.

Of course people will make excuses for them because they are a socialist utopia.

Whoa,whoa, lets not get carried away now. Sure, our dear Lords do provide us with subsidized Tim Horton's coffee "drink" and provide us with "health care", but they also force us to watch pugilistic hockey matches, won't let us purchase assault rifles all willy-nilly and force us to watch Celine Dion and Justin Bieber specials on CBC. I would hardly call it a utopia.

Submission + - Canada Wants To Keep Federal Data Within National Borders

An anonymous reader writes: Canada has released its latest federal cloud adoption strategy, now available for public comment, which includes policy concerning the storing of sensitive government information on Canadian citizens within national borders. The newly-published proposals require that only data which the government has categorised as ‘unclassified’, or harmless to national and personal security, will be allowed outside of the country. This information will still be subject to strict encryption rules. The new strategy, which has been in development over the last year, stipulates that all personal data stored by the government on Canadian citizens, such as social insurance numbers and critical federal information, must be stored in Canada-based data centers in order to retain ‘sovereign control’.

Submission + - Sony Reaches Settlement In PlayStation3 "Other OS" Class Action Lawsuit

Dave Knott writes: After six years of litigation, Sony has reached a settlement with the the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit relating the Sony's removal of Other OS functionality from its PlayStation3 gaming console. Sony and lawyers representing as many as 10 million console owners reached the deal on Friday. Under the terms of the accord, gamers are eligible to receive $55 if they used Linux on the console. The proposed settlement also provides $9 to each console owner that bought a PS3 based on Sony's claims about "Other OS" functionality. The accord did not say how much it would cost Sony, but the entertainment company is expected to pay out millions.

Comment Re:Xbox One (Score 1) 144

My launch XBO has not had any issues so far and I use it quite a bit. I have about 15 friends with them and only one has had an issue thus far, his was DOA when he bought it.

Starting with with the 360 Slim they started using big heat sinks and fans venting the hot air via slits directly above the CPU/GPU, so heat dissipation hasn't been an issue for quite some time now. I picked up a Slim shortly after they launched and its been fine so far too, the quality jump between it and the original 360 was pretty big, IMO.

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