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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 "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?

about 6 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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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

1 year,15 days
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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
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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.

about 2 years ago
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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
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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
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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
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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 2 years ago
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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
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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
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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
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NASA's Juno, Armored Tank Heading For Jupiter

Dr Caleb Re:Unit conversions (185 comments)

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.

about 4 years ago
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Bill Proposes Canadian Cellphone Unlocking Rights

Dr Caleb Re:Oh Canada (359 comments)

"Where?"

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.

"Incorrect."

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.

more than 4 years ago

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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.

Cool!

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