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Federal Magistrate Rules That Fifth Amendment Applies To Encryption Keys

Quantos Re:Last Sentence (322 comments)

They can't compel me to do a damned thing. They can send me to prison until I give them the key. But that certainly won't win my co-operation with them. Have you ever heard the phrase 'Go to Hell'.

about a year and a half ago
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MPAA: the Impact of Megaupload's Shutdown Was 'Massive'

Quantos Re:Thanks (308 comments)

I doubt that it will fly up here in Canada. First, we pay a tax on all recordable media, so there is no such thing as piracy in Canada - unless you are downloading more than just music. Second, this is regulated by the CRTC, not the government. Third, someone tried this approach in the past and the court of appeals threw it out. So good luck to you MPAA.

about 2 years ago
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ClamAV Forced Upgrade Breaks Email Servers

Quantos Re:Alternative (299 comments)

Then you need to be far more attentive and dilligent at what you do.
Get off your ass, turn off the Simpsons, and do the job you get paid to do.
If you aren't willing to do the job you have, there are many others that will - and probably without the poor me whiny attitude.

more than 4 years ago
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Innocent Until Predicted Guilty

Quantos Re:I know just where to use it first... (430 comments)

Unfortunately this could also lead to compulsory sterilization for certain classes of people and risk groups(which has been tried before and failed miserably). Which is not only unethical, but it removes peoples right to choose their own lives destiny. How many people will wind up with this stigma because it won't work the way they hope it will.

There is no amount of accumulated data that will tell them which people are capable and willing to change their behavior so that they can be an integral part of society.

more than 4 years ago
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DNA Cancer Codes Cracked By International Effort

Quantos It's really too bad. (106 comments)

There isn't really a whole lot in the article about this. It would be nice if they told us how this could help, or how they hope it might help.

Can they identify these tumors with a simple blood test now or do they still have to do an invasive biopsy?

more than 4 years ago
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Wireless Power Group Sees Standard Within 6 Months

Quantos Re:This is done already (152 comments)

You guys do realize that there was a fellow named Tesla that did some really ground breaking work on this originally, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Toshiba Intros Trilingual Translation App For Cellphones

Quantos It's about time. (44 comments)

Finally, a translation app that just might be effective.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Acknowledges Theft of Code From Plurk

Quantos Re:Blaming somebody else is not taking responsibil (215 comments)

By the logic that it's not up to me to inspect a car purchase, that would be the dealership responsible for the fact of selling me an intact auto that is not made up of parts from a chop shop.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Acknowledges Theft of Code From Plurk

Quantos Re:Blaming somebody else is not taking responsibil (215 comments)

I'm not saying that it didn't cost them anything, look at all the egg on the face. It did indeed cost them something. But they would have looked a lot better had they caught it on their own, and then pulled the site down. Getting caught, that's never good. Aren't you supposed to audit projects like that to make certain that this type of thing doesn't happen?

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Acknowledges Theft of Code From Plurk

Quantos Re:Blaming somebody else is not taking responsibil (215 comments)

I just don't think that volunteering to take your hand out of the cookie jar when someone catches you qualifies as doing anything to further the position they are in. It's just not the same as taking steps to assure us that this type of thing won't happen again.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Acknowledges Theft of Code From Plurk

Quantos Re:Blaming somebody else is not taking responsibil (215 comments)

I have to agree on the point that MS definetely needs to step up their level of due diligence. Then I also ask myself why you would do business with a company that has a history of this behaviour. Doesn't anyone track and record what these sub-contractors do?(or is that like tracking a shoddy plumber?) Then MS did seem to get caught with the cookie jar again. When I was a child there were penalties for breaking rules. Come to think of it, there still are, unless you're a giant corporation it seems.

more than 4 years ago
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White House Holding Piracy Summit

Quantos I'm really not surprised. (268 comments)

I'm sure the industry has probably made sizable contributions on the political front, exactly for this reason. Judging from the business practices in the past it sure won't stop anytime soon. It makes 'Payola' seem somewhat harmless. Of course that's just my $ 0.02.

more than 4 years ago
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Swiss Geologist On Trial For Causing Earthquakes

Quantos Re:A Learning Experience - (258 comments)

Just imagine the other inmates, 'So, what are you in for?'

more than 4 years ago
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Chrome OS and Android "Will Likely Converge" In the Future

Quantos Re:You did it wrong (155 comments)

They need to revoke his day passes and internet access at that hospital...

about 5 years ago
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New Research Forecasts Global 6C Increase By End of Century

Quantos How can they tell... (746 comments)

How do they know if the CO2 is from fossil fuels or from natural sources, is there actually a test for this?

about 5 years ago
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Facebook Photos Lead To Cancellation of Quebec Woman's Insurance

Quantos From the article... (645 comments)

Blanchard said that on her doctor's advice, she tried to have fun, including nights out at her local bar with friends and short getaways to sun destinations, as a way to forget her problems.

The bar sounds like silly advice, alcohol and anti-depression medication NEVER mix.

about 5 years ago

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Sweden Sees Boom in Legal Downloading

Quantos Quantos writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Quantos writes "An excerpt from This article shows something that we might expect to see in North America.

The sale of music via the internet and mobile phones has increased by 100 percent since the Swedish anti-file sharing IPRED law entered into force last week, according to digital content provider InProdicon.

"The first week after the introduction of IPRED, sales increased by 100 percent compared to the previous weeks. I don't know if this is only because of IPRED, but it is definitely a sign of a major change," said managing director Klas Brännström.

InProdicon provides half of the downloaded tunes in Sweden via several online and mobile music services. Their Swedish clients include Tele2, Telia, Åhlens and MTV.

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Darwin's egg rediscovered

Quantos Quantos writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Quantos writes "

An egg collected by Charles Darwin during his voyage on HMS Beagle has been rediscovered at Cambridge University. The small dark brown egg, with Darwin's name written on it, was found by a retired volunteer at the university's zoology museum. It bears a large crack, caused after the great naturalist put it in a box that was too small for it. The egg is the only one known to exist from Darwin's Beagle collection.

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What do you do?

Quantos Quantos writes  |  about 6 years ago

Quantos (1327889) writes "I'm proud to be an Ironworker. It may not be as glamorous as some careers, but what do you do? 1. IT (not sure of all of the appropriate categories) 2. Accounting of some variety. 3. Management (maybe for shop floor level or higher) 4. Skilled trade. (Ironworking, carpentry, operating engineer(crane op), electrician, plumber, mason, etc) 5. Sales (could be retail level or commercial/industrial) 6. Service oriented (hotel, restaurant, transportation) 7. Unskilled labor. (General labourer, warehouse trainee)"
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Fundamentalist Church intended to picket funeral.

Quantos Quantos writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Quantos writes "Canadian border guards are under orders to prevent members of a fundamentalist American church from crossing into Canada to protest at the Saturday funeral for a Winnipeg man brutally killed on a Greyhound bus last week. Westboro Baptist Church, a controversial Kansas-based sect, intends to picket the funeral of 22-year-old Tim McLean to tell Canadians his slaying on July 30 was God's response to Canadian policies enabling abortion, homosexuality and adultery."
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