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Why Copyright Trolling In Canada Doesn't Pay

Kris Warkentin Re:As someone directly involved... (98 comments)

Just looked closer...apparently Hurt Locker isn't in the list. I thought it was based on the original letter I got.

about 10 months ago
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Why Copyright Trolling In Canada Doesn't Pay

Kris Warkentin As someone directly involved... (98 comments)

Apparently I'm actually one of the IP addresses named in the original suit. Funny thing is, I don't know, nor have I downloaded any of Voltage's list of crappy films. They actually have 'The Hurt Locker' (which I haven't seen) in their list but the rest are pretty much B movies. What's even more funny is that the time during which I was alleged to have downloaded some of their stuff was the same time I was in Europe on a two week vacation. There were people looking in on our house and we also have neighbors and such who use our wifi so certainly others might have downloaded movies but not me.

A fun fact about Canadian jurisprudence is that typically the loser pays court costs so if they DO try to take me to court, I think I might exhaust ever single possible legal argument, drag the whole thing out as long as I can before dropping that bombshell. I'm pretty sure that being on the other side of the Atlantic in the middle of the Adriatic on a cruise ship with no internet access proves that I didn't download anything... If I can cost Voltage a fortune in legal fees then it will be a good day.

about 10 months ago
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7.7 Magnitude Quake Hits British Columbia

Kris Warkentin Ocean Seeding (65 comments)

Ah ha! Proof that seeding the ocean with iron causes earthquakes!

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix Compares ISP Streaming Performance

Kris Warkentin Re:Ah Rogers (209 comments)

GB....hadn't had my coffee yet. ;-)

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix Compares ISP Streaming Performance

Kris Warkentin Re:please use real speeds (209 comments)

Well, it's not exactly a burst speed - I can run flat out at 3MB/s all day long. I see your point though - with the cap it amounts to a much slower overall rate if I want to stay off my limit.

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix Compares ISP Streaming Performance

Kris Warkentin Re:Ah Rogers (209 comments)

Sorry guys...it was early and I hadn't had my coffee. I meant GB.

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix Compares ISP Streaming Performance

Kris Warkentin Re:Ah Rogers (209 comments)

Oops...meant FCC, not FTC.

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix Compares ISP Streaming Performance

Kris Warkentin Ah Rogers (209 comments)

Yeah, my cable modem is stupid fast....only problem is, running full tilt I can go through my monthly bandwidth cap in eleven and a half hours.

Fortunately, for the moment, the overage cap is $50 so if you download a bunch some month you just say, "Woohoo, unlimited bandwidth." For example, in January I downloaded 750MB which put me 625MB over my cap and would have cost an extra $780. Ridiculous no? And now the CRTC (equivalent of FTC) has ruled that the major ISPs are allowed to pass usage based billing fees onto third party providers which means there will be no more unlimited plans and the billing cap will likely go away.

Basically, Rogers and Bell want you to watch their channels, not use Netflix, AppleTV, etc. And the wretched hive of scum and villany known as the CRTC is letting them do it.

Not much point in fast internet if you can't use it.

more than 3 years ago
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Want To Work At Google?

Kris Warkentin Re:Google recruiter email (458 comments)

I've been contacted by at least 3 different recruiters. One tried to add me to her contact list at http://www.linkedin.com/ but I declined since I don't want to work in the U.S.

more than 7 years ago

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