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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (287 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.

2 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (287 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.

2 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:CRTC needs to be reined in (287 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.

6 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:Uh (287 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.

6 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (287 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/

6 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:Fuck Canadian content welfare system (287 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.

11 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:Easier way to get the list... (287 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.

11 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (287 comments)

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

11 hours ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

c-A-d Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (287 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).

11 hours ago
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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 5 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

c-A-d Re:f**k cell phones (333 comments)

Where's the upvote button?

about 7 months ago
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How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

c-A-d Re:Web blew it all up? (333 comments)

The web has been sucking for about 5 years now, IMO. I find many sites are about 75% advertising and 25% content. Then there are the sites that absolutely refuse to let you view content unless you accept their cookies so they can track you. The web used to be great for finding information, now with all the SEO junk running around, trying to find anything is becoming more difficult. I'll often search for an obscure electronics part and get stupid results like the first 10 search results being from basically the same page (which is not related or does not contain the search term of "datasheet" but is instead trying to tell me what chinese sweat shop I can order it from) on a different domain, requiring me to drill down 3 or 4 pages to begin to find relevant results.

about 7 months ago

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