It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...
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.
Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found
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.
My degree of colorblindness:
Same here, but I can add mildly orange/brown to that.
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?
New Brunswick election in question after Voting Machine Fiasco
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 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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Wow. I didn't know this existed. Kinda like Diary on K5.