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Canadian DOJ Warned About Unconstitutionality of Copyright Digital Lock Rules

dadragon Re:Constitution? (64 comments)

Canada has its own constitution.

more than 2 years ago
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CRTC Says Rogers Violating Federal Net Neutrality Rules

dadragon Re:nope, there's a real unlimited option (165 comments)

Also, it's the U of S College Quarter, the shiny new residences being built by the U of S on Cumberland Ave and 14th St.

more than 2 years ago
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CRTC Says Rogers Violating Federal Net Neutrality Rules

dadragon Re:nope, there's a real unlimited option (165 comments)

Yeah, I read that after I posted my previous comment. Sounds like in Saskatoon they've started in Stonebridge and Varsity View. Too bad I don't live in either of those areas.

Almost enough to make me switch to Shaw :(

more than 2 years ago
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CRTC Says Rogers Violating Federal Net Neutrality Rules

dadragon Re:nope, there's a real unlimited option (165 comments)

It's probably because Saskatchewan's other ISP has ONLY unlimited plans. SaskTel only goes as fast as 25/2 on DSL (unknown on fibre, apparently they're keeping that a secret but probably 200/10 or so) but it's unlimited so many people switched when Shaw started to charge overages..

more than 2 years ago
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Chile Forbids Carriers From Selling Network-Locked Phones

dadragon Re:An outbreak of common sense (291 comments)

Is that in the US? In Canada they either come unlocked (straight from Apple), or you can get the carrier to unlock them over the phone in 15 minutes.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Won't Fit On a CD

dadragon Re:CD? (488 comments)

A CD is an expensive DVD like thing that holds less data for more money. Why they are still used is a mystery to most Canadians.

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Government Says DRM Circumvention Not Related To Copyright

dadragon Re:A simple and effective solution (119 comments)

The Conservative premier of Newfoundland and Labrador campaigned against the federal Conservatives. Just throwing that out there.

about 3 years ago
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ACTA To Be Signed This Weekend

dadragon Re:Yeah, so... (277 comments)

I have both a monarchy and a representative democracy. I believe the term you were looking for is "dictatorship".

about 3 years ago
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Alcatel-Lucent Boosts Copper Broadband To 100Mbps

dadragon Re:What about latency? (129 comments)

My ISP is not a Bell reseller. Indeed, Bell is a reseller of the local DSL provider here.

more than 3 years ago
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How Microsoft Can Lock Linux Off Windows 8 PCs

dadragon Re:What an over sensationalist title (899 comments)

Buy parts and assemble them, just like local computer shops that sell custom PCs do.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mobile Data In Canada For a US Citizen?

dadragon Re:$30 for 5 GB????? (270 comments)

I don't have a data cap with SaskTel. There are some good carriers in this country, but you're right you do need to live in the right places.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

dadragon Re:Really? (568 comments)

And overhead? Firewire 400 is faster than USB 2, at 480.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

dadragon Re:Care to elaborate? (2288 comments)

The problem is registering them in Canada, not driving US registered cars here.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

dadragon Re:Because.... (2288 comments)

Discovery and History in my experience show us (Canadians) the UK version. English media rarely shows us Canadian versions, we either get the American or British version. We often also get the French version dubbed in Quebec for that market.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

dadragon Re:Because.... (2288 comments)

That would explain a lot about what I'm hearing fellow Canadians say. I haven't seen imperial in stores in at least 15 years, though I do know my height and weight in Imperial. My daughter was just born and her size was quoted and written in metric, though.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

dadragon Re:Canada isn't as metric as you think (2288 comments)

There is a law about that. The Weights and Measures act defines a pint as an Imperial pint. I have never seen somebody brought a small pint in a bar when asked. And when you buy beer glasses in Canada they are pint glasses, not American pint glasses.

more than 3 years ago
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The Binary Code In Canada's Gov-Gen Coat of Arms

dadragon Re:I still can't believe (486 comments)

I hate to be pedantic, but there hasn't been a "Queen of England" in over 300 years. She is Queen of The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

I think I'm going to have to start calling her Queen of Scots, just to see peoples' reactions :)

about 4 years ago
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The Binary Code In Canada's Gov-Gen Coat of Arms

dadragon Re:De juris, not de facto (486 comments)

Um, what?

The de jure head of state is the Queen of Canada. The de facto head of state is the Governor General. The head of government is the prime minister.

about 4 years ago
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Bill Proposes Canadian Cellphone Unlocking Rights

dadragon Re:Hmm.... (359 comments)

Fido was entirely independent with their own set of towers at one point in time. (microcell).

Yes and no. Fido itself did have its own towers in cities, but one could roam onto Rogers for a fee and get highway coverage. Fido itself didn't have much if any coverage outside of the major cities in each province. Granted, Rogers coverage near here is pretty spotty too.

more than 4 years ago

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