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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

Dr Caleb Re:anarchists cookbook? (410 comments)

This would be my choice, as it's actually banned!

It should be banned, but not because it contains forbidden knowledge; anyone who tries anything in the book can get themselves hurt! It should be banned as a public safety service.

about a month ago

Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

Dr Caleb Re:Who names those ships? (80 comments)

The HMS Terror was also involved in the War of 1812 under the command of John Sheridan it lay siege on Balitmore, which led to a poem by Francis Scott Key and then inspired "The Star Spangled Banner".

These ships are as much a part of US history as they are of Canadian.

about a month ago

My degree of colorblindness:

Dr Caleb Re:Combination (267 comments)

Same here, but I can add mildly orange/brown to that.

about 2 months ago

3 Reasons To Hate Mass Surveillance; 3 Ways To Fight It

Dr Caleb Verified Threat? (120 comments)

So, clicking on that 'learn more' link at the top of the page puts Trend Micro into an uproar that "" is:

Details: Verified fraud page or threat source
Suspected fraud page or threat source
Associated with spam or possibly compromised
Rating in progress. Trend Micro Web Reputation is currently set to block pages that have not been checked for safety.

Irony, or on purpose?

about 8 months ago

NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide

Dr Caleb Re:Love this quote (256 comments)

If you consider the recent stories that a A woman was denied entry to the US based on confidential medical records that the US shouldn't have had; and recent revelations that '5-Eye' countries give information on their citizens to other 5-Eye countries to get around local privacy laws:

You could infer

11 - The NSA didn't have to collect the data at all because Telecom companies gave them the data "freely".

about 10 months ago

ESA's Long-Term Plan To Investigate the Invisible Universe

Dr Caleb Re:too many possible jokes (26 comments)

Where? I just don't see them.

about a year ago

WikiLeaks Releases the Secret Draft Text of the TPP IP Rights Chapter

Dr Caleb Re:Let me guess. (212 comments)

More like "+1, Almost a laugh but really a cry"

about a year ago

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Dr Caleb Re:Nice (719 comments)

"Take the Kama Sutra. How many people died from the Kama Sutra as opposed to the Bible?" - Frank Zappa

about a year ago

Canadian Minister Mined Data To Target Email To Gay Voters

Dr Caleb Re:internet (145 comments)

In Canada, none of that information is recorded on the voters lists, and no statistics are kept with respect to sexual orientation. A prominent member of the LGBT community recieved this email, and said on the radio this morning that she never emails government, nor participates in online petitions.

Now does it bother you?

about 2 years ago

City's IT Infrastructure Brought To Its Knees By Data Center Outage

Dr Caleb Re:First post! (102 comments)

Incorrect. I know many IBMers that have been restoring service to that datacentre for more than 50 hours, on 2 hours sleep. It sucks when you are doing it, but it's worth much geek cred in my book.

more than 2 years ago

With BB10, RIM Tries To Break Out of the 'Mobile Ecosystem' Model

Dr Caleb Re:Blackberry (143 comments)

Too bad that many feel the need to perpetuate that meme.

I just got a new BB 9900 Bold, and I think it's the best BlackBerry I've ever had. And I started out with the little 2 line screen BB Pager way back in the 90's.

more than 2 years ago

Organics Can't Match Conventional Farm Yields

Dr Caleb Re:Lower Yield, But What Yield Per Energy? (452 comments)

I wonder if the authors of the study get the point of Organic Farming?

It's not about yield, it's about removing the potentially allergenic and toxic substances in our food chain that modern farming uses from the land, air and water around us.

more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

Dr Caleb Re:operative? (649 comments)

Even Saddam Huessien had "The Iraqi Information Minister."

more than 2 years ago

Canadian Firm Gave Libyan Rebels Surveillance Drone

Dr Caleb Re:It was probably thought too rude to say no... (165 comments)

We are polite. Americans however confuse 'polite' with 'weak'. I don't understand why. As Churchill said, "If you must kill a man, it costs you nothing to be polite about it.".

more than 3 years ago

Bizarre Expanding Light Halo Seen By Hawaii Webcam

Dr Caleb Re:ICBM (38 comments)

So close. Only off by 3 months!

(The original article states "22 March".)

more than 3 years ago

Next Step For US Body Scanners Could Be Trains, Metro Systems

Dr Caleb Re:Hi Janet Napolitano (890 comments)

In the words of Frank Zappa "I hope your shit comes to life and kisses you on the face." Also said in response to a government official.

more than 3 years ago

Fun With an Induction Cooktop?

Dr Caleb Re:Lightbulb (147 comments)

Tanenbaum would have said "Holy fuck! A talking Linux!"

more than 3 years ago



New Brunswick election in question after Voting Machine Fiasco

Dr Caleb Dr Caleb writes  |  about a month ago

Dr Caleb (121505) writes "

"The New Brunswick Progressive Conservatives say they won't accept Monday's election result until all ballots are counted by hand."

Elections New Brunswick used 713 vote tabulation machines in the election, which had been expected to speed up the process of counting the ballots. This was the first provincial election to use them. However, problems emerged within two hours of polls closing, as manual counts were not matching up with electronic counts. For at least 90 minutes, Elections New Brunswick stopped transmitting updated results. "Michael Quinn, the chief electoral officer, said in a statement Monday night that some of his staff noted some of the results being entered manually were not getting replaced properly with results being uploaded from the tabulators."

There have also been reports on TV and Radio that some of the memory cards from the machines are missing and unaccounted for. They had been removed from some machines that were not transmitting the data to the central servers, so the memory cards were to be physically taken there and entered into the records. Reports also say some machines were not certified properly."

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Canadian Internet Surveillance dies a quiet, lonely death.

Dr Caleb Dr Caleb writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Dr Caleb writes "The Internet surveillance legislation sponsored by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has disappeared down a dark legislative hole. For all intents and purposes, the bill is dead. If the Harper government still wants to pass a law that would make it easier for police to track people who use the web to commit crimes, it will have to start from scratch.

A follow up from the Minister of "Against Online Surveillance? You Must Be 'For' Child Porn""

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Dr Caleb Dr Caleb writes  |  more than 12 years ago My Permanent record? Am I being booked? What's the charge ossifer?

Wow. I didn't know this existed. Kinda like Diary on K5.


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