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Fox News Brings Video Game Violence Debate To a New Low

DirtyCanuck Negative (421 comments)

HOW DARE YOU question the the integrity of FOX NEWS and its "stories".
Fox NEWS clearly is suffering from dementia.
It's a disability you know.
  Maybe Medicare could get them the pills they need.

more than 3 years ago
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Canadian Firm Plans 78-Satellite Net Service

DirtyCanuck Re:This will be great! (143 comments)

"Maybe the Canadian government should be requiring all phone companies to upgrade their switching stations to DSLAMs. 50k to 500k is a big jump, and is the difference between being able to watch hulu.com or not."

Actually Bell has a monopoly on the lines. Such a mandate was issued then rolled back in terms of definition of both coverage and required bandwidth.

I worked as an employee of Bell up until a week ago as I am switching jobs and where I live. We use a program Called Iris to determine availability of High Speed based on address. We would often figure situations where a next door neighbor had high speed available where next door they did not.
Same goes for cellular Coverage: http://www.bell.ca/shopping/PrsShpWls_Coverage.page

Look how things get patchy into the North. Even around North Bay a city of 60 000 plus people with a University extremely modern Hospital and other thriving industries.

Laptops (Which I sold) were often sold based on whether they had a 56kb modem in them, typically Toshiba facilitated this. Our USB Modems were sold out, always.

People in the North are far from poor. Some people I know own 1000's of acres worth millions but choose to live a modest life.

They can't justify paying bell THOUSANDS to have a line run to their property.

But they certainly can afford to pay a premium for an alternative to the tyranny of the monopoly.

more than 3 years ago
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Canadian Firm Plans 78-Satellite Net Service

DirtyCanuck Re:This will be great! (143 comments)

This is Canada bud, we have the most land per person with gaps in population not seen in most places in the world.

Even in Northern Ontario where cell service and broadband exists, there are still consistent areas that have access only to dial up.

I have seen customers first hand, who had no service while their neighbor across the road had High Speed Bell or Cogeco.

When we start to take into consideration people that can't even access dial up it becomes apparent that there is a glaring gap in equal access to internet up here in the proper North.

With Bell and Rogers running the show it becomes very evident that an ideal way to harness these customers is to offer some sort of over the air service not already in place.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

DirtyCanuck How about this... (804 comments)

Get more creative with your teaching methods and embrace the inevitable.

more than 3 years ago
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Fedora Project Drops SQLNinja 'Hacker' Tool

DirtyCanuck Re:Because it's impossible to install from sources (159 comments)

I find that the natural ultimate Pentool Linux Distro is clearly Backtrack.

That said, often fedora and Ubuntu 10 will act a lot friendlier in a live cd (or usb) format.

Thus my pentest drive contains bootable versions of all 3. Looks like that might be changing.......

more than 3 years ago
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Chip Allows Blind People To See

DirtyCanuck Wow (231 comments)

I didn't see that one coming.

Hearing Implants?

Nope never heard of them

more than 3 years ago
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Plastic Chemical BPA Declared Toxic In Canada

DirtyCanuck Re:But asbestos is fine! (168 comments)

I think the reason for the BPA toxic classification stems from the Canadian governments agenda to use Maple Syrup as an alternative in plastic manufacturing.

I would expect similar measures put on the manufacturing of Asbestos following a solid breakthrough in the research and development of maplebestos.

about 4 years ago
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Badgers Digging Up Ancient Human Remains

DirtyCanuck Burying Bodies (172 comments)

Is it me or is the tradition of being buried becoming more and more ridiculous the further we venture into the reality that is the future.

Frankly cremation is the current preference, that doesn't end in a badger exhumation.

about 4 years ago
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Senate Votes To Turn Down Volume On TV Commercials

DirtyCanuck Billy Mays here for another exciting product.... (625 comments)

Hi Billy Mays here for the Commercial Kill.
Sick of commercials blaring and waking up your hooker in the middle of the night?
Using the power of the internet we can eliminate loud obnoxious commercials for your viewing pleasure.

Note: Commercials only removed from pirated material. Non Pirated material will be subject to EVEN LOUDER commercials that conveniently have the volume control disabled during duration.

about 4 years ago
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Blizzard Rolls Out Real ID Privacy Options

DirtyCanuck ID fraud Definition.... (145 comments)

Real ID making Identity Fraud Criminals out of us all since, 2011 ;)

about 4 years ago
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Torrent-Only Movie Denied IMDb Listing

DirtyCanuck Ying/Yang (207 comments)

I guess the real argument is what is considered a Production. Surely if the movie is of the quality as many B titles the means of distribution are irrelevant.

That said, the flip side is a IMDB that is littered with amazing Productions such as "Football to the Groin" and "Cat Gets Tasered, In Bathtub"

I guess for some of us the real IMDB will be reduced to .NFO files and their summary. That'll learn em' :O

about 4 years ago
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China Embargos Rare Earth Exports To Japan

DirtyCanuck Re:I can see the historians now (470 comments)

Obligatory Willie Quote:

"It won't last; brothers and sisters are natural enemies. Like Englishmen and Scots, or Welshmen and Scots, or Japanese and Scots, or Scots and other Scots. Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland"

more than 4 years ago
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Mega Man Designer Explains Japan's Waning Video Game Influence

DirtyCanuck Re:Bungie??? LOL! (315 comments)

"Yep, that's right. A bunch of FPS-obsessed geeks are far superior intellectually to people who play casual games in the spare time they have between their graduate studies, international travel, and outdoor activities."

It's a fact that anything short of "open dvd tray insert disc" is going to be seen as difficult to the masses. Marketing analysis proves this fact.

Lets remember we are talking about the late '90's in that comment. PC gaming was the ANTI console gaming providing gracious modability as well as control over functionality.

Today PC gaming is so gloriously simplified it's only a matter of time before laptops and tablets become the primary gaming platform.

Your stereotyping of "geeks" shames your whole argument.

To insinuate that people who play games do not go outdoors or play games casually (maybe so casual they don't need a dedicated gaming system in fact) makes you a bigot, Sir, or Madam.

more than 4 years ago
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Mega Man Designer Explains Japan's Waning Video Game Influence

DirtyCanuck Re:Bungie??? LOL! (315 comments)

As somebody who played Quake when it FIRST came out. (Goldeneye came out in 1997 same year as Quake 2)
During the original Quake, online Multiplayer was fantastic because me, my friend and any other rat in the city could play together from the comfort of our homes.
It was literally the coolest thing going. No split screen B.S.
Using the QuakeSpy portal one could access many "Dedicated Servers" that hosted games, something still not realized even in the modern complexion of today.
Online multiplayer capability was the flagship ability of Quake when press releases first came out. (Never mind Quake 2 circa 1997 when the completely nailed Quake 2 Online capabilities and MOD freedom)
Setting up a LAN is very difficult I know...

But, PC gaming will only ever be limited by the average intellect of the masses.

more than 4 years ago
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Marijuana Growers Use Wild Bears to Guard Pot

DirtyCanuck Re:Ah, nice. (75 comments)

Are you lost sir?

The United States has the DEA enforcing it's domestic drug policy throughout the world.

Here in Canada:
http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/articles/3261.html

Abroad, Cocaine is tolerated and seen as a great resource in South America yet America is killing civilians to thwart a domestic problem?????? A problem that stems from lack of Education, Health care and Poverty

Missionary plane shot down in Peru: collateral damage in US "drug war
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/apr2001/peru-a24.shtml
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ciadrugs/peru_coverup.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/04/video-of-missionaries-bei_n_449074.html

DEA agents shoot innocent 14-year-old girl in the head, but deny any wrongdoing.
http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/2998.html

http://www.isil.org/resources/lit/license-to-kill.html

DEA GO AWAY!!!
http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/drug-war-victim/

Lets not forget Marc Emery a Canadian politician extradited because of his influence on the pro marijuana movement. He was extradited for selling seeds (which is legal in Canada) via mail to the U.S. unprecedented enforcement of American pollution on Canadian Sovereignty.

more than 4 years ago
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Rogers Shrinks Download Limits As Netflix Arrives

DirtyCanuck Re:Why is overflow so expensive? (281 comments)

I think your problem is that you are using the packaging setup for residential services.

Now if you use the Small Business packages you will find it to be much more for your money.

I know Cogeco does charge residential overage but absolutely does not charge extra for business overage.

Customer service tends to be friendlier when you are a "Business" as well. They also don't verify that you are a business so it's simply a matter of choosing that package.

http://your.rogers.com/business/productsservices/internetservices/access/businessinternetaccess.asp
http://www.cogeco.ca/cable/on/en/business/internet/forfaits.html
Compare them yourself and you will shake your head at why somebody would pay for the residential package.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Telephone For Datacenters?

DirtyCanuck Hearing Aid Phones (110 comments)

Where I work we sell super amplified phones for people hard of hearing. I sell a lot of them for people in factories or other loud environments. They are very loud and even have a boost function.

http://shop.clarityproducts.com/products/categories/category333.asp

I'm sure other similar brands exist but this is the only one I have hands on experience with.

more than 4 years ago
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Australia Air Travelers' Laptops To Be Searched For Porn

DirtyCanuck Re:So... (647 comments)

My favorite this week:

Anti-Gay Minister Busted Using RentBoy.com!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYDlXfaivD4

You think they would focus on the actual sex trade (You know the people enslaving kids) rather than what deviant genre of porn people are into. Or what thumbnails from 1998 of child porn are cached on their computer.

Even when they book these evil fucks who rape kids they are usually out on the street faster than crimes as hilarious as Marijuana possession.

Remember kids, when faced with the dilemma to sell pot or rape somebody, think of the potential consequences and put on your rape face.

more than 4 years ago
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Halo 2 Online Preservation Effort Ends

DirtyCanuck Re:and... (201 comments)

Unfortunately the future of PC gaming through traditional (dedicated server) means is in jeopardy as far as mainstream titles are concerned.

PC games used to have an online edge because even if a game was created across many platforms the PC game would have Modding capabilities as well as dedicated servers. This edge would continue as games would become timeless and online play would only be limited by community support rather than some douche behind a desk crunching numbers.

Unfortunately this differentiation has been eroded by the idea that simplification sells.

SOURCE: http://modernwarfare2.infinityward.com/

more than 4 years ago
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Halo 2 Online Preservation Effort Ends

DirtyCanuck Re:and... (201 comments)

XBConnect is pretty sweet.

Allowed playing of the Original Halo online before Xboxlive existed.

Also allowed for playing of Halo 2 online well before the official release date

Not to mention all the modded Halo versions that can only be played online via a VPN

VPN allowed for much more freedom with regards to game choices and banning of cheating players.

Once again the community compiled something more useful than the locked down mainstream service.

more than 4 years ago

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Facebook breaches Canadian privacy law

DirtyCanuck DirtyCanuck writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DirtyCanuck (1529753) writes ""The Office of the Privacy Commissioner's report found that Facebook continues to breach PIPEDA in four ways and it made recommendations to correct the problem. It found:

        * Facebook doesn't have enough safeguards to prevent 950,000 third-party developers around the world from getting unauthorized access to users' personal information, nor does it ensure users have given "meaningful consent" to allow their personal information to be disclosed to the developers. Recommendation: Developers should only get the information needed to run the application. Users would have to specifically consent to the release of that information after being told why it is needed. Information about anyone other than the user would not be disclosed.

        * Facebook keeps information from accounts deactivated by users indefinitely. Recommendation: Facebook should have a policy to delete the information after a reasonable length of time, and users should be informed of the policy.
        * Facebook keeps the profiles of deceased users for "memorial purposes" but does not make this clear. Recommendation: Information about use for memorial purposes should be in Facebook's privacy policy.

        * Facebook allows users to provide personal information about non-users without their consent. For example, it allows them to tag photos and videos of non-users with their names, and provide Facebook with their email addresses to invite them to join the site. It keeps the addresses indefinitely. Recommendation: Facebook should only keep non-users' email addresses for a reasonable, specific length of time and should make its users aware that they need to seek consent of non-users before posting information about them.
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