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NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Drivers

LordEd Re:To be honest, (938 comments)

In BC, we run the graduated license system: (

Step 1: Learner's licence. Must drive with a licensed driver + max 1 other passenger. 0% tolerance on alcohol and no cell phone/mobile devices (hands free or other) use. Also a limit on driving hours (not early AM). Lasts minimum 12 months ( Need to carry a "L" sign on your car to let other drivers know you are a new driver.

Step 2: Novice license. Drop the licensed driver supervisor and driving hour restriction. ( Lasts 24 months (reduce by 6 months with driving courses). Need to carry a "N" on your car to let other drivers know you are a new driver.

Step 3: Take a test and you get your full license.

Not quite every 10 years, but a harder entrance.

more than 2 years ago

Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

LordEd Re:Moderation system (763 comments)

So if I say that Microsoft sucks to impose a plus rating, a "I use Linux to listen to my pirated ogg encoded music" for additional plus, and let you know that in Soviet Russia, comments moderate you, I should get a +5 troll?

more than 2 years ago

Groupon Deal Costs Photographer a Year's Free Work

LordEd Re:It isn't really a coupon, it's a gift certifica (209 comments)

Its not really a gift certificate. You aren't buying something at $1 in == $1 out. You're pre-buying a meal, product or package at x% less than the marked price, pre-paying for it, and getting the discounted rate according to a set of listed terms.

If you get a hotel room at the internet pre-pay non-refundable rate and decide not to stay there, you don't get a refund either.

more than 3 years ago

How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

LordEd Re:Burned Backups (680 comments)

Depends on the number of trips / year. If one trip is 16 GB (8 DVD backup set), then the poster would have to go on 12 trips per year every year.

more than 3 years ago

How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

LordEd Re:Burned Backups (680 comments)

$40 for 200 dvds (400 GB assuming an extra copy is made for off-site) for DVDs that will last more than 1 year vs $54 for 1 year.

I agree of the effort part.

more than 3 years ago

How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

LordEd Burned Backups (680 comments)

Might not be good for 250GB at once, but after a trip, I burn the photos to a set of DVDs. One set to my work DVD case, one set kept at home.

more than 3 years ago

Rogue Satellite Shuts Down US Weather Services

LordEd Re:Rogue satellite (202 comments)

I could comment about it until I'm red in the face, but I'm not sure if anybody will listen until the spelling is corrected.

more than 3 years ago

Sahara Solar To Power Half the World By 2050

LordEd Re:Why DC when AC is better for long distances? (363 comments)


V = IR

Lets say your wire has .1 ohm every km of length. Transmit 1A over that distance.

1 * .1 = .1V loss on that km. Transmit it 10 km. You'll drop 1V on the line.

That, or bring out your theoretical 0 ohm wire.

more than 3 years ago

Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain

LordEd Re:A recipe might not be copyrightable... (565 comments)

On their facebook forum, their magazine has been deconstructed to show where all of their content came from. Its not just recipes, but articles and pictures as well

For example, the image at of their magazine is a copy of This is not a recipe.

more than 3 years ago

Countering a DMCA Takedown In the Magnet Wars

LordEd Re:bullcrap (475 comments)

You can't copyright a conversation.

At the bottom of this page:

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners. Comments are owned by the Poster. The Rest © 1997-2010 Geeknet, Inc.

Looks like Slashdot's legal team/person/robot thinks your comments are owned by you, which is a form of conversation.

more than 3 years ago

Rupert Murdoch Claims To Own the 'Sky' In 'Skype'

LordEd Re:He's crazy right? (186 comments)

How about Semprini?

more than 4 years ago

400 Turns of Civilization V

LordEd Incomplete (320 comments)

If the preview is incomplete, then why should I bother finishing thi

more than 4 years ago

Health Insurance When Leaving the Corporate World?

LordEd Re:Move to Canada (1197 comments)

Also hospitals are required by law to treat patients in emergencies even if they can't pay.

I heard about that, I think, but I thought they just had to provide the service. Is there anything that says they can't seek reimbursement for the service in the future?

more than 4 years ago

Health Insurance When Leaving the Corporate World?

LordEd Re:Move to Canada (1197 comments)

Quality of care and responsiveness to the patient matter a lot too

Yes it does. If I understand the current US system, if you have no money, you get no response (or go into debt and go bankrupt).

more than 4 years ago

Health Insurance When Leaving the Corporate World?

LordEd Re:Step 1. (1197 comments)

In fact once when I was up there and was in a car accident (friend was driving) the hospital looked at us anyways while we were waiting for my friends cut to get tidied up. I kept telling her, I'm Alright and I dont have insurance in your country.

she said," you dont have it, this is free. even for people from outside the country"

As far as i know (as a Canadian), out of country visitors typically pay for care. However, in this instance it was as a result of a vehicle accident, so the bill may have been applied against you friends' car insurance. Anytime I got to a clinic or hospital, I believe they ask if its related to a work or car accident because it gets billed to them differently.

more than 4 years ago



Vancouver riot over - Online riot in full swing

LordEd LordEd writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LordEd (840443) writes "Similar to the Cooks Source Magazine incident, the Vancouver riots have again woken up the Internet, and it wants blood.

Nathan Kotylak, a 17 year old water polo star, was caught in a photo attempting to set a police car on fire. The facebook group Vancouver Riot Pics: Post Your Photos has been posting Nathan's identity for several days. He was forced to make a public apology which required him to take the unusual step of having to get a court order to do so (the Canadian Young Offenders Act normally protects his identity from media). The family now reports having to flee the city fearing violence because their names, home address, and phone number are posted online.

Connor Mcilvenna was discovered by the Facebook group to have made 'pro-riot' status comments. While not illegal, it motivated at least 100 people to send emails to Connor's employer, resulting in his immediate dismissal.

The efforts have resulted in many being turned in or turning themselves in, but will the online riot spill over into real acts of violence or revenge?"

LordEd LordEd writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LordEd (840443) writes "Last month, westcoaster004 reported that Telus had started selling pornography to its cellular subscribers.

Today, Telus withdrew its adult content due to pressure from both business and Catholic organizations, including an instruction from Vancouver's Catholic archdiocese to cancel cell phone contracts at 130 parishes and schools.

"After receiving several hundred customer complaints — most of them from Western Canada — and a number of service cancellations, Telus has decided to discontinue the service", Johannsson said.

There will be no formal announcement of the decision."


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