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Voting Machine Problem Reports Already Rolling In

dargon Re:Stupid. (386 comments)

Hanging chads were again the result of a solution to a problem that didn't exist, Hole punch vs pencil

about 2 years ago
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Voting Machine Problem Reports Already Rolling In

dargon Re:Stupid. (386 comments)

Treat it like jury duty, randomly pick 100000 people nationwide who are required by law to show their faces, or grab a bunch of inmates, many of them are already doing hard labor for next to no pay, a day in the polling station might seem like a tropical vacation ;)

about 2 years ago
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City's IT Infrastructure Brought To Its Knees By Data Center Outage

dargon Re:First post! (102 comments)

Shaw has 2 major locations in Calgary, the only people effected are those that use the downtown site

more than 2 years ago
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Game of Thrones The Most Pirated TV Show of the Season

dargon Re:Your Sig (312 comments)

Warehouse 13 is ok, as is Alpha's, but you are right, their programming has decended into the realms of WTF!

more than 2 years ago
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Canada No Pirate Nation: Global Leader In Music Download Sales

dargon Re:Title? (179 comments)

Unfortunately, the proposed law you're discussing was from before our last election (elections kill any bills on the table). There is a new bill now, Bill C-32, which has some good points, but unfortunately, they are massively outweighed by the bad points, and because we now have a majority government, unless something completely unexpected happens, it will be law whenever they get around to it as the opposition can't simply block it, they can only delay it.

more than 2 years ago
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Canada No Pirate Nation: Global Leader In Music Download Sales

dargon Re:Title? (179 comments)

You can watch pretty much whatever you want, except Game of Thrones ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

dargon Re:When you can't innovate (349 comments)

BTW, would you be willing to pay a few cents to read a book that you own to your kids before bed? IT'S THE SAME DAMN THING!

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

dargon Re:When you can't innovate (349 comments)

Incase you don't realize, next to none of this money will go to the artists. This is the Copyright Board of Canada doing this, the same group of people that demand huge amounts of $$$ from colleges and universitys in Canada because a student MIGHT want to photocopy an article from a book so they can do a report. Their mandate according to their website
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The Board is an economic regulatory body empowered to establish, either mandatorily or at the request of an interested party, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration society. The Board also has the right to supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licences when the copyright owner cannot be located.
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So even if they don't know who the owner of something is or can't reach them (ie they're work in the journal / book / magazine / etc was anonymous), they're still going to charge you. Guess who gets that money, not the artist / creator.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Goggles Solves Sudoku

dargon Re:No (206 comments)

Grab the base google app for iPhone, it has goggles built into it

more than 3 years ago
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Sell Someone Else's Book On Lulu!

dargon Re:The only absurd part of this... (260 comments)

That's actually a relatively fair price, however I once spent $80 for a text book that was maybe 200 pages and we opened I think 4 times in the entire semester (10 years ago so memory has a few faults :) ), and that is definitely NOT money well spent.

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Takes On FourSquare

dargon Re:Easy Answer (220 comments)

If I had mod points, you'd get 1.

about 4 years ago
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StarCraft II To Be Released On July 27

dargon multiplayer with only humans? (220 comments)

Perhaps someone in the beta can enlighten me. Till they get the other expansions out, isn't terran vs terran multiplayer gonna be rather boring?

more than 4 years ago
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Submit Your Comments About ACTA

dargon Re:Lol (124 comments)

screw keeping it on their own continent, i say keep it in their own borders, i'm 100% positive that Mexico and Canada would prefer the US kept its nose out of our business. I'm from Canada, so i know i'm at least 50% accurate there :)

more than 4 years ago
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Road To Riches Doesn't Run Through the App Store

dargon Re:Another shocker (305 comments)

Who did Bill Gates screw over/ Just ask Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer Products. Bill purchased MSDOS (was originally called QDOS) from them for a meager $50000. Tim later went on to work for Microsoft, but I bet he'd much rather have made the deal with IBM himself and kept Bill completely out of the loop.

more than 4 years ago
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Stargate Universe

dargon Re:Potential (829 comments)

Blame fan support for Danial Jacksons repeated reincarnations, if I remember correctly they originally didn't plan to bring him back after his first "death" but a large percentage of fans kinda freaked out.

more than 4 years ago
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10th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day

dargon Re:How about a garbage collector appreciation day? (232 comments)

The fact that we have to deal with idiots on a minute by minute basis and we're not really in a position to tell them to take a hike when they claim that their problem is more important than the 30 other problems we're already working on at the same time.

about 5 years ago
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FDA Considers Banning Acetaminophen-Based Pain Killers

dargon Re:Only because of stupid people. (631 comments)

the other problem is that it's in so many different products, that it's very easy to slip up. The recommended daily maximum dose of acetaminophen is 4000mg. Extra Strength Tylenol contains 500mg / pill and the recommended dose is 1-2 pills every 4 hours. Nyquil liquicaps contain 325mg and the dosage of 1-2 pills every 6 hours. Nyquil liquid contains 500mg / 15ml with a recommended dosage of 30ml every 6 hours. Add in the fact that most people are stupid and don't realize that the maximum dosage listed on a box is mainly because of the acetaminophen and I can easily see an accidental overdose of acetaminophen occurring.

Wake up feeling like crap cause of the flu, pop a couple tylenol and a couple nyquil liquicaps, start to feel better (1650mg 8am)
4 hours later, still feeling crappy, pop a couple more tylenol (2650mg 12pm)
2 hours later, oh, good, I can take a couple more liquicaps (3300mg 2pm)
2 hours later, is my headache coming back? Better take some more tylenol (4300mg 4pm)

8 hours into the day, and someone has already taken more than the recommended amount and there's still around 6-7 hours till they'll probably go to bed, easily providing enough time to ingest at least 2000mg more acetaminophen

People are stupid, and the advertising says take this, it'll make you feel better, not take this it'll make you but be careful what else your taking or it could kill you. Most people don't read warning labels on medications that don't require a prescription to buy, hell, they generally don't read the warning on prescription medications either.

more than 5 years ago

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Pirate Bay Judge Accused of Bias...

dargon dargon writes  |  more than 5 years ago

dargon (105684) writes "One of the biggest cases in file-sharing history ended last week with The Pirate Bay Four sentenced to huge fines and jail time. Today it is revealed that far from being impartial, the judge in the case is a member of pro-copyright groups — along with Henrik Pontén, Monique Wadsted and Peter Danowsky. There are loud calls for a retrial. It's been almost a week since the verdicts of one year in prison and heavy financial damages were passed against the four accused in the Pirate Bay trial. The sentence seemed surprisingly tough to many analysts, with the court chosing to judge on intent only, dismissing all technical evidence. But did The Pirate Bay Four receive a fair trial? Today, an event on Swedish national radio SR threw everything into doubt — and it's barely believable, like something straight out of Hollywood.

http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-lawyer-is-biased-calls-for-a-retrial-090423/"

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