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Canadian Gov't Considers Plan To Block Public Domain

angus77 Re:For me, this begs the question (169 comments)

Don't be ashamed of Canadians for this. Less than 24% of eligible Canadians actually voted for Harper's party. Blame the messed-up first-through-the-post system that allows 24% of the vote to equal a Majority, and blame the whole Confidence Vote bullshit for scaring MPs into voting for the party line lest they have to dissolve Parliament...again.

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Canadian Gov't Considers Plan To Block Public Domain

angus77 Re:For me, this begs the question (169 comments)

Same sex-marriage is not a human right. It's also not the preview of the federal government. It's a provincial decision. In Canada, the provinces have in general more control over what's said and done than the feds.

Then why is it that it was the Supreme Court that ruled on it, and why is it that Harper put it to a vote (which he lost) in the federal Parliament in 2007?

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So Far, More Than 50,000 Kindle Fire Pre-Orders Per Day

angus77 Re:50,000 a day? (291 comments)

If I drank $10 worth of alcohol...I probably wouldn't remember having done it.

more than 3 years ago
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I've lost more computers to ...

angus77 Expired warranties (317 comments)

Both my last two computers died within months of their warranties expiring.

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Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?

angus77 Re:Dammit People! (405 comments)

Still doesn't quite math out right. Harper still only got 39% of the vote, so the question remains the same---who's "WE"?!? Most people who bothered to vote voted AGAINST Harper, and he STILL got an absolute majority. Try to convince more people to vote under THOSE circumstances.

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Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?

angus77 Re:Its all about the money (405 comments)

The last election cost $288.2million. That's about $8 per Canadian.

more than 3 years ago
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Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?

angus77 Re:Dammit People! (405 comments)

Who's "we"?!? Only 24% of eligible voters voted for his party!

more than 3 years ago
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Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?

angus77 Re:Voting in Canada (405 comments)

"40% of the vote" actually makes them look pretty popular. The fact is that only 24% of eligible voters voted for them, yet now they have an absolute majority.

more than 3 years ago
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Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?

angus77 Re:Sometimes luddites are right (405 comments)

Even better idea! Let's have camera's hooked up to the web places over the ballot boxes, with the counted results updated and displayed in real time, so we can see who voted for whom!

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Canada To Adopt On-Line Voting?

angus77 Re:Might help... (405 comments)

That's beyond incredible. I've been a poll clerk twice (once provincial (Ontario), once federal), and I don't remember having more than half a dozen people in line at our busiest either time.

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Canadian IP Lobbyists Caught Faking Counterfeit Data

angus77 Re:In other words (118 comments)

Every ball that has been observef to have been dropped has been observed to fall. That's not relative, and claiming otherwise doesn't even achieve the status of splitting hairs.

more than 3 years ago
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When it comes to jury service, I ...

angus77 Re:Ineligible (528 comments)

I meant what I said. I personally don't care one way or the other.

[John]

Someone left their sense of humour at home.

more than 3 years ago
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When it comes to jury service, I ...

angus77 Re:Ineligible (528 comments)

Breckenridge here in Colorado have speed limits posted in MPH and KPH. I guess we get a lot of foreigners.

[John]

You mean you wish you did.

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Red Hat Nears $1 Billion In Revenues, Closing Door On Clones

angus77 Re:CentOS (201 comments)

The CentOS people themselves have stated that it won't affect them at all.

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Oracle Claims Intel Is Looking To Sink the Itanic

angus77 Re:Sparc (235 comments)

Not the most widely used software maybe, but SBCL is taking its time porting to ARM, Clozure CL doesn't have a port I'm aware of, nor does CLISP. The only Common Lisp implemantation I know of that works on ARM is ECL.

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US Reneges On SWIFT Agreement

angus77 Re:A real shame (394 comments)

I wasn't saying that citizens of the USA should be called "United Statesians" (although, neither am I the first to use the phrase). I was responding to the comment

We're Americans. You're not. Period. Mexicans come from Mexico. Canadians from Canada. Cubans from Cuba. Words bloody mean something.

As if things were ever so black & white. Millions of Latin Americans will continue to refer to themselves as "Americans" (or "americanos", to split hairs), no matter how settled atriusofbricia thinks the issue is.

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US Ed Dept Demanding Principals Censor More

angus77 Re:The Land of the Free (493 comments)

Right, learning how to be normal is one of the most important things our schools are there for.

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US Reneges On SWIFT Agreement

angus77 Re:A real shame (394 comments)

Latin Americans have been calling themselves Americans longer than United Statesians have been calling themselves Americans, so that "Period" isn't quite a full stop.
Having said that, I assume the poster isn't Canadian, because I have yet to meet a Canadian who doesn't feel insulted when they're called American---including the one roommate I had who was born in Masachusettes and held dual citizenship.

more than 3 years ago

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