×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks

c-A-d Re:Exactly (74 comments)

As a resident of BC, I am of the opinion that civil forfeiture MUST be tied to a criminal conviction that is RELATED to the crime committed.

5 days ago
top

ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

c-A-d Re:No Carriers (149 comments)

587 is specifically meant for clients to send mail to a server. All email clients should be sending through 587 using encryption and authentication.

about 2 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

We should probably put in some episodes of "Due South" (which was a fantastic series. I'm gonna have to revist that in another 5-10 years.) and Trailer Park Boys.

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Never said you were Liberal. I was just pointing out the stats. For me, the old Reform now CPC seems to hold closest to my views.

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:CRTC needs to be reined in (324 comments)

They could roll the CRTC stuff into Industry Canada, ditch the political crap, and everyone would be happier. And I suspect more would get done.

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:Uh (324 comments)

For what it's worth, losing the Canadian market would be roughly the equivalent to losing the California market for them as far as population goes. From a regulatory perspective, it'd be even easier.

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

When you consider that this is actually fairly typical of the returns in any Canadian federal election since the 1950s, then I can make the same claim of many Liberal governments as well, except for the bias towards Ontario in those cases. The west votes Conservative for some very good reasons (NEP and CWB for starters).

http://www.electionalmanac.com/ea/canada-popular-vote-results/

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:Fuck Canadian content welfare system (324 comments)

>The most telling artefact of CanCon is still the radio though, try listening to a rock station for more than a day in a row without hearing at least one Rush, Guess Who or Nickelback (ugh) track. I don't mind some of it but you can tell when it's Canadian percentile block time and you'll want to shoot yourself in the face with a 22

Crap like that is the reason I don't listen to domestic music radio. Ever. Period. I listen to the local news/traffic station and the rest of the time, it's satellite radio.

As for the 22, I'll need to see your firearms permit before you discharge that firearm.

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:Easier way to get the list... (324 comments)

They tried this a few years back out east. Needless to say, they kinda had to back off due to the backlash. I'm sure they'll try again though.

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Clothing is tarriffed on import. I know, I got nailed with that when I came back from India a few years back.

about 3 months ago
top

Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

There is no real "canadian culture" where mass media is concerned. As for the definition of Canadian Culture, I think the best one I've heard is, "It's not american".

My nickel (now that we no longer have pennies).

about 3 months ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

c-A-d Re:Medical doctor (737 comments)

It's a good start, but alternators are terribly inefficient so you'll want to learn to wind your own generators.

about 8 months ago
top

The Science of Solitary Confinement

c-A-d Re:isn't it used on violent prisoners? (326 comments)

One solution would be to rearrange the cells in new prisons to allow them to communicate with a small group of other prisoners even while isolated. Perhaps if they were placed in such a way as to allow them to physically interact at even a distant level so they can play cards or board games.

The current system is complete isolation but it may not be necessary. Just high isolation may be enough to keep the danger level down but the mental health of the prisoners up.

about 10 months ago
top

Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

c-A-d Re:Rejects (921 comments)

We have them already. They're called "hoodies".

about 10 months ago
top

Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

c-A-d Re:Why so defensive about French? (506 comments)

France really isn't. They don't perceive any sort of attack on their culture and every one of their neighbours speaks a different language (except Belgium, which speaks French). Quebec, on the other hand, is smack dab in the middle of an English speaking CONTINENT. All their neighbours speak English and they perceive any anglo encroachment as an attack on their culture. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled Bill 101 and other language laws as unconstitutional, but by invoking the Notwithstanding Clause they are able to ignore that ruling.

Personally, I think all anglos should run, not walk, to an english speaking jurisdiction. Let Quebec die under the weight of their language storm troopers.

about 10 months ago
top

Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

c-A-d Re:much ado about nothing (506 comments)

As someone who is from, and living in, B.C., I can confirm that more people speak Mandarin than French here.

about 10 months ago
top

Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

c-A-d Re:And in other news... (506 comments)

I think you mean Jacques. He's the dick from Quebec. Scott lives in Toronto.

about 10 months ago
top

Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page

c-A-d Re:France is obsolete today. (506 comments)

According to Wikipedia, French is still spoken around the world in 29 countries, including Canada, 11 of which it is an official language (wikipedia is wrong here... it's 12. In Canada, French is an official language and is enshrined in the Constitution).

about 10 months ago
top

Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

c-A-d Re:Nothing Will Come of It (131 comments)

As someone from BC, I would like to indicate my displeasure that the film industry here is heavily subsidized. That means that I'm paying, through my taxes, to keep someone employed. And I'm not sure if that's better than paying them welfare, through my taxes.

about 10 months ago

Submissions

c-A-d hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

c-A-d has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?