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rashdanml

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About rashdanml

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    The Community Penguin
  • Birthday 1990-04-27

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    Vancouver, BC
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    Reading, Writing, Learning new things. Gaming, Sports (basketball, table tennis, badminton), Computers (mmm, new hardware smell <3), Programming and Software, Web development/design.

    My head is constantly up in the clouds thinking up imaginative and deeply meaningful quotes.
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    Mechanical Engineer

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    Core i5 3570k
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    Antec Lanboy Air
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    Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB Seagate Barracude 7200RPM, 1TB Seagate Barracude 7200RPM, 1TB WD Caviar Black 7200RPM
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    Seasonic X560FL 80+ GOLD
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  1. rashdanml

    Android O launching August 21

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history That's actually more accurate.
  2. rashdanml

    Android O launching August 21

    The pre-1.0 version was called Cupcake, iirc. B didn't have a codename.
  3. For emphasis. The import fees deposit that Amazon.com charges includes both. Both duty and taxes.
  4. This would depend on the item in question. Amazon does have at least 2 warehouses that I'm aware of in Canada, and I've usually been able to find most of the common items on both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca (with reasonable price differences). There are plenty of items that are eligible for Prime and are fulfilled by Amazon (both effectively equal, the latter of which can sometimes be third party sellers).
  5. Yes and no. Electronics have no duty, but there is an import fee. Import fee is the summation of duty + local taxes. You still owe taxes on any item purchased, regardless of where it's purchased. If you were to drive down to the US (conversion rates make it not worthwhile anymore) and bring an electronic item through customs, if you declare it, you pay taxes. If you don't declare it, there's a chance you can get away with it (which is committing fraud), but if they send you for secondary inspection and discover the item, you'll get hit with a fine + the taxes.
  6. Obviously ... if you try to buy from a US website, you're importing that item into Canada from the US. This isn't anything new, Amazon.com does it for all items that are shipped from the US and are eligible to be shipped to Canada, the import fees deposit is to prevent getting hit by an even higher fee known as brokerage. https://www.amazon.ca/b/ref=s9_acsd_hfnv_hd_bw_bHp5rLv_ct_x_ct01_w?_encoding=UTF8&node=16329255011&pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=3GQFM2FA0GSRQ7QS4ZDJ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=484c6c87-da01-5e6e-928a-a7f1e81fa7ed&pf_rd_i=16329248011 They're $80 + tax on Amazon.ca, not factoring any savings for Prime members.
  7. rashdanml

    Can I burn Multiple DVDs once????

    The smart thing to do is make a disc image out of the source first, then burn that 6 at a time. But seriously - distribute digitally or outsource. Not worth the effort.
  8. rashdanml

    Paypal suing Pandora for using the letter 'P'

    I don't think people understand the issue here. At a glance, the logos are very similar, if not nearly identical (with the colours reversed).
  9. rashdanml

    Moving a desktop PC

    I'd personally remove the GPU and HDDs (prone to vibrations) and pack those separately. Done multiple times shipping it across the country (took it as a checked luggage on the flight).
  10. The ideal setup would be a Linux host with Windows guest, with GPU-passthrough. GPU vritualization is usually terrible, and GPU-Passthrough allows the guest OS to take full advantage of the host's hardware. Easy enough to setup if you have a CPU that supports the right virtualization specifications.
  11. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you're tunnel-visioned by their failed attempts and aren't seeing the bigger picture. Ubisoft made many good, even great, games which led to their popularity, which promptly led to shorter release cycles, which then led to reduced quality (though farm from "trash-tier") in some of their games. Realizing that, they ended their yearly release cycle on the Assassin's Creed series (which is arguably their longest and best selling series, with only Unity and Syndicate being subpar than the rest of the series). A company concerned only with money will not make a move like that.
  12. rashdanml

    how to open A 10 gig txt file

    I've usually had better luck opening larger files with Notepad++. The other option would be to split it into smaller chunks.
  13. Private companies tend to work as government contractors though. Private companies tend to be faster and more efficient (cost-efficient, usually) than solely government.
  14. rashdanml

    Google Announces Android O Developer Preview

    That's unfortunately a manufacturer issue. Apple is only a tad better with supporting older phones (and even in cases where a significantly older phone gets an update, doesn't necessarily mean it's worth getting the update due to hardware limitations).
  15. Hate to break it to you, but that won't happen. For starters, the only planets potentially habitable are Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Pluto (well, technically a planet). The rest are gaseous planets. Of those, the first three take the shortest amount of time to get to (6-7 months tops for Mars). Before colonization can happen, we'd first need to figure out how to survive the harsh environments. Mars is doable, but radiation exposure is a huge problem, aside from climate and atmosphere, and ensuring we have the right environment to grow food. Pluto's issue: 1) it's too cold, 2) it takes too long (decades, potentially) to get there with current, and likely future, technology. Future technology could bring that down to 10 years. But that's not worth it. Mercury and Venus, while close in proximity, have harsher climates and atmosphere. And the fact that a day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus (measured relative to Earth days). Many more issues to solve before colonization of either planet becomes a thing. Colonizing Mars, optimistically, may happen around 2100. That's out of most of our lifespan. Nearest Solar system is 4-5 light years away. 4-5 years traveling at the speed of light to get there. Or potentially 10s of thousands of years traveling in space to get there, and that's assuming it has a planetary system, with habitable planets. It would require a massive leap in technology to accomplish inter-system travel.
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