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Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

ahodgson Re:Most people would not do this (75 comments)

Canada had conscription .. briefly, during WW1 and again during WW2. Not since.

23 minutes ago
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Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

ahodgson Re:Yes, it's click-bate, but... (75 comments)

Name one? Bonus points if the maker's business model doesn't revolve around selling your personal habits and data for profit.

41 minutes ago
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Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

ahodgson Re:Nuclear won't be acknowledged as a solution. (629 comments)

Well, the anti-capitalists seem to believe that a centrally planned economy will create a socialist utopia where no one will have to work and everyone will be better off.

It's worked out so well in the past, after all.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

ahodgson Re:gotta give it to those protesters (1087 comments)

Half the country collects money from .gov every month. Lots of mod points to go around in that group.

3 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

ahodgson Re: Good luck with that (474 comments)

New wars in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia. So far. Oh, and Iraq 3.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

ahodgson Re:Stop trying to host it yourself. (405 comments)

Yeah fuck that. I can host my own mail just fine, thanks. Google owns enough of the world.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

ahodgson Re:Licenses That Are Missing (231 comments)

Like all such proposals, it makes sense only until you realize that the people enforcing these rules will be government bureaucrats ruled by politicians, aka human beings, who will selectively enforce, abuse, bend and break the rules whenever they feel like it for personal gain, financial gain, political gain or just because they screw up.

about two weeks ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

ahodgson Re: Why (529 comments)

The police lie. News at 11. When pressed in hearings, as I recall, they couldn't come up with even a couple of examples where the registry actually helped them solve a crime.

about a month ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

ahodgson Re:Dear Canada.... (529 comments)

Hey, I'm talking about Canada. We export oil. We have no interests in the middle east to protect.

about a month ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

ahodgson Re:Dear Canada.... (529 comments)

Criminals do the same things all over African and even Eastern Europe. I don't see us invading them. Screw Iraq, we have no business fighting in the middle east unless they attack us.

about a month ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

ahodgson Re: Why (529 comments)

The long gun registry was solely a tool for future disarmament attempts. It had no use in criminal investigations.

about a month ago
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The Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

ahodgson Re:Goldman Sachs All Throughout the Obama Admin (201 comments)

Of course, Obama then gave a cabinet post to Geitner, who was in charge of the NY Fed before and during the collapse. ie. the guy who was supposed to be regulating wall street.

about 2 months ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

ahodgson Re:Oh good (907 comments)

More like the Hugo Chavez foundation. I suppose you think someone should just give these poor folk a car?

Maybe you should lend them your money at more generous terms?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

ahodgson Re:Cake and eat it too (365 comments)

Yep. Even if you have all the right paperwork and do nothing wrong, the officials working the border will sometimes just decide to make your life hell. They can arbitrarily refuse you entry, interrogate you for hours, and basically do whatever they want. And it's totally random.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

ahodgson Re:Tariffs (365 comments)

Free trade benefits all countries involved, IF they play by roughly similar rules. Free trade with countries with no human rights, environmental rules, labour laws, or with manipulated currencies is economic suicide.

about 2 months ago
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Not Just Netflix: Google Challenges Canada's Power To Regulate Online Video

ahodgson Re:fuck american hegemony (109 comments)

Google and Netflix are still probably the losers in that exchange. The result will be somebody else coming in and serving that niche in Canada, a force which may eventually be able to expand outward into Google and Netflix territory -- a force they would want to nip in the bud with their superior market presence. It's not like the secret of streaming video technology is unknown to Canadian engineers, and its not like Netflix or YouTube are so critical to Canadian day to day life that to cut off Netflix access would cause an overnight revolution.

Possibly, say Rogers and Bell. Who are, coincidentally, trying to setup a streaming service. And who more or less control the CRTC. Hrmm....

about 2 months ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

ahodgson Re:Shouldn't be a problem (462 comments)

Yeah, it's just awful having those billions of dollars falling out of the ground. We can barely stand it.

about 3 months ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

ahodgson Re:Biased much??? (819 comments)

They can try and recline, but my knees are already there. But most of the time I'll just pay for exit row, if I have the choice.

about 3 months ago

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