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Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

canwaf Re:Generosity knows no bounds... (24 comments)

Thanks for the UK average worker's equivalent of £3.78 Zuck. Much appreciated.

about 3 months ago

Twitter Prepared To Name Users

canwaf Re:wrong name (292 comments)

Depends when the tweet was posted. After, and you're in the clear. Before, and if you live in England or Wales, and you mentioned the superinjunction in a tweet too... then you are liable.

What if you mentioned Streisand and Giggs?

more than 3 years ago

Twitter Prepared To Name Users

canwaf Wide-reaching injunction to sweeping judgement (292 comments)

I hope that Gigg's lawyers don't manage to convince the judge that there should be a one-size fits all ruling/judgement against people who tweeted about Giggs before the MP broke the gagging aspect of the injunction. This wide-reaching injunction-happy judiciary may be prone to making sweeping punishment-happy rulings that can ruin people's lives more so than being a minor celebrity being caught up in a minor scandal published in low quality tabloids.

more than 3 years ago

1Gbps Fiber Optic Network For Rural Britain

canwaf How about some broadband love in cities first (81 comments)

I live in Cheltenham, UK (a city of approximately 100,000) and my 5 year old flat block has over 150 units in it; but due to anti-competitive ISP consolidation (and very bad business decisions), companies haven't invested in modern internet infrastructure. I've seen my local exchange. It is a barely manageable mess of copper cables and dangling punch down blocks which isn't due an to upgrade to support ADSL2 for more than a year.

The fastest internet connection I can purchase is a mere 2.2mbps downstream/100 kbps upstream; I had faster internet access 20 years ago when I lived in Ottawa, Canada. Screw the villagers, put the money were the population is.

more than 3 years ago

Europe Plans To Ban Petrol Cars From Cities By 2050

canwaf Re:UK already rejected (695 comments)

It may be that the UK has already rejected the idea; however, there is a large £300m pound fine against London for being the most polluted city in the UK. The fine, coupled with the potential congestion charge expansions, the result may still be no petrol cars in London in 39 years.

more than 3 years ago

'Officer Bubbles' Sues YouTube Commenters Over Mockery

canwaf Re:ugh (594 comments)

Don't you mean Her Majesty's douches?

more than 4 years ago

Lobby Groups Launch Full Assault For Canadian DMCA

canwaf Maybe we should tell the CRIA (135 comments)

Maybe someone should tell the CRIA that "grassroots" campaigns coming from paid staffers is called astroturf.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion For Yahoo

canwaf How about ... (784 comments)


more than 6 years ago



Web Design Bounties?

canwaf canwaf writes  |  more than 7 years ago

canwaf writes "I'm a university student, and I'm pretty capable when it comes to whipping up a webpage, but I don't have time to debug XHTML/CSS's differing interpretations across the various web browsers used. Since open source bounties can bring people with coding issues together with people who have the solutions, is there an equivalent for web-design? Are there general bounty sites hiding around in the net? Have you ever hired someone to get that errant pixel out of the way? What were your experiences?"

canwaf canwaf writes  |  more than 7 years ago

canwaf writes "The Canadian Government has rejected calls by the Canadian equivalent of the MPAA to bring in new tougher laws to combat film piracy in the cinemas. Citing an already stiff copyright law in Canada, Canada's Minister of Justice said there was no need to go after people with camcorders in Canadian movie theatres, "I do point out to people that the country is not completely bereft of laws in this area." The article states that currently "the maximum fine under the federal Copyright Act is $1-million and five years in jail for cam-cording a movie for commercial distribution." And with a recent articles blaming Canada for 50% of movie piracy, it can't help but hurt the CMPDA's claims that it has now been downgraded to twenty percent by one of their member's CEOs. Commentary, as always, on Michael Geist's blog."

canwaf canwaf writes  |  more than 8 years ago

canwaf writes "The Globe and Mail is reporting that the Ontario's Privacy Commissioner has spam and phishing in her sights. After two years of work with internet experts and Microsoft, the Seven Laws of Identity will "make privacy an integral layer in the project." "The concept has a customer sending a message to their bank requesting the purchase, and the vendor would receive a one-off permit number to enact the transaction, no other information would be shared, shutting" phishers out of consumers bank accounts and credit cards."



Slashdot and webstandards

canwaf canwaf writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I've been having problems with Slashdot's rendering in Firefox for a couple of months now. The middle column spilling over in to the leftmost column. General badness when it comes to how the HTML is put into practise.

A friend of mine, trebuchet, told me that somehow Slashdot blocks W3C Validation. Well, to put it to the test, I tried to Validate it, and it turns out to be correct.

First problem:
First off, somehow Slashdot blocks w3c referrer validation.

Second problem:
You can't manage to validate the HTML using a URL directly. Slashdot has blocked all incoming connections from w3c. "403 Forbidden"

Third problem:
You can download a webpage easily in Firefox, right? So I did that and uploaded it to the W3C validator: Apparently Slashdot isn't UTF-8. Thus W3C can not validate it.

Fourth Problem:
After throwing the HTML file through a tidy filter and a DOS2Unix text converter, I upload it again and Slashdot doesn't fare all that well...

File: Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters.htm
Encoding: utf-8
Doctype: HTML 3.2
Errors: 195

Yup, that's 195 inconsistencies with HTML specs. If the Slashdot crowd is so up at arms about IE not supporting standards, how about Slashdot start fixing shop at home?

Well, at least now I know why Slashdot doesn't render right all the time on Firefox... but it does fine on IE.

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