3 Reasons To Hate Mass Surveillance; 3 Ways To Fight It
So, clicking on that 'learn more' link at the top of the page puts Trend Micro into an uproar that "yourbrowser.net" 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?
NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide
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".
ESA's Long-Term Plan To Investigate the Invisible Universe
Where? I just don't see them.
WikiLeaks Releases the Secret Draft Text of the TPP IP Rights Chapter
More like "+1, Almost a laugh but really a cry"
Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize
"Take the Kama Sutra. How many people died from the Kama Sutra as opposed to the Bible?" - Frank Zappa
Canadian Minister Mined Data To Target Email To Gay Voters
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?
City's IT Infrastructure Brought To Its Knees By Data Center Outage
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.
With BB10, RIM Tries To Break Out of the 'Mobile Ecosystem' Model
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.
Organics Can't Match Conventional Farm Yields
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.
Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music
Even Saddam Huessien had "The Iraqi Information Minister."
Canadian Firm Gave Libyan Rebels Surveillance Drone
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.".
Are 'Real Names' Policies an Abuse of Power?
You know, "George Orwell" and "Mark Twain" weren't their real names, right?
Bizarre Expanding Light Halo Seen By Hawaii Webcam
So close. Only off by 3 months!
(The original article states "22 March".)
Students Create Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
Feel free to watch the Global News story on it to answer some of your questions.
Next Step For US Body Scanners Could Be Trains, Metro Systems
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.
Fun With an Induction Cooktop?
Tanenbaum would have said "Holy fuck! A talking Linux!"
Plastic Chemical BPA Declared Toxic In Canada
Which residue would that be?
NASA's Juno, Armored Tank Heading For Jupiter
I learned many years ago that converting units for the metrically challenged does them no service. They need to learn to convert them themselves, so they can speak to the rest of the world in units we all understand.
Bill Proposes Canadian Cellphone Unlocking Rights
You said private heath insurance it illegal in Canada.
"I never said supplemental insurance is legal everywhere. So where am I wrong?"
You said 'Canada'. Parts allow it, parts do not, hence my statement that "when anyone says 'Health care in Canada' they are probably wrong." Saskatchewan and Manitoba allow supplemental insurance, just not any form of private primary insurance. You did do some research on this, didn't you?
"Right, they allow private supplemental health insurance. That's what I said."
No, you didn't. You said "False. I was not referring to private supplemental insurance, but private primary insurance, which is illegal in Canada." This is not supplemental insurance, it is primary insurance. Read the links. A privately owned hospital taking a monthly fee to provide healthcare services. I know it might be a stretch, but it's the only way to deprogram you from the lies you have been fed.
What is incorrect? That you did not read my links? I knew that. Read the link for Copeman Private Heathcare. "http://www.copemanhealthcare.com/services_fees" It specifically enumerates private services covered by BC health.
"You're mistaken. The normal covered services are not paid for with the private money, but by government "insurance." (It's more complicated than that, a bit, but still, that's basically how it works.)"
I am not mistaken. I actually work for Alberta Health Services. I know exactly how and were private hospitals in Alberta work. The government paid no money to these hospitals to supplement taxpayer care. They leased operating theatre space and staff from them to perform surgeries that were covered under Alberta Health Care. Not for their own private patients. But even with government charity, they were still unable to maintain a subscriber base large enough to cover costs. And they aren't the first, nor will they be the last private company that provides less than adequate service for more than average cost.
"Exactly my point. Thanks."
What was your point? That hospitals are privately run entities? Guess what! That the way our system works. Doctors, clinics, diagnostic labs are all privately owned. They just have a single insurer.
What you are still dead wrong about it private insurance being illegal everywhere in Canada.