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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

future assassin What's really scarry (290 comments)

is that this guy in his head thinks this will work. How the fuck would a sane adult even come up with this and then state it publicaly. We all know no crime happens tto any business that has a license and there are no crooked/illegal buisnesses in the uninternet world.

2 days ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

future assassin Re:I had an close incident (186 comments)

Since I didn't want to write novel about it here... This was in a townhouse complex with the playground (where teh swing was) and tennis court right by the building. My door was like 20 feet or so away from it. Thanks for playing...

2 days ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

future assassin I had an close incident (186 comments)

This was 1991 I belive. I was sitting on this tire swing looking at the thunder storm coming into the valley over the city. Next to me 30 feet infront and 20 to the side was a tennis court all fenced off with a 20 foot fence.

As I was sitting there for a bit watching lightning strikes all of a sudden everything went white for a second and when it dissapeared I heard a huge bang and while looking at the sand below my feet, I saw electricity flying around on the ground. Took me a few secs to get orientged again and all I herd was "Holly Fuck", "Holly fuck" "Did you feel that all over your body" from the two guys that were playing in the tennis court.

Nex thing I know some panic attack hit me and I booted it home about 20 feet away. I started to get a clod sweat and when I felt my heart it must have been going 400 + beats per minute. Then it slowed down rapidly and all I could do is sit on the couch and go WTF?!!!

So for about a few weeks after that everytime there was a thunder strom and the lightning strikes got close to home I always felt wird electric charge aroung me. Well I never stuck around and booted it home the second I got the feeling.

Can't say it changed me but was a weird experience.

2 days ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

future assassin I just want a phone (189 comments)

I just want a good tough phone with nothing except for the phone and minimal software for the phone to function installed. Nothing else. If I want to install a browser, cal, etc.. then I 'd do it after wards

about a week ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

future assassin Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Canadian culture disappears entirely. If everyone starts watching all their TV on Netflex and similar services, Canadian TV could all but disapper.

What Canadian culture? I am Canadian culture, my friends are Canadian culture, a big chunk of the Canadian population being immigrants are Canadian culture. Maybe they should make more Native shows/programming to teach some Canadian culture.

90% of things we buy is made somewhere else but Canada. How about penalizing clothing manufacturers unless they make certain amount of clothing in Canada with a Canadian theme.

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about two weeks ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

future assassin Re:Easy fix (324 comments)

I'd shoot to kill any American that tried to take a piece of Canada and I think Canadian made content holding back things is rediculious. I can make my own idea what is it to be Canadian, I don't need a to show to guide me.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

future assassin Re:They will support Canadian content worthwhile.. (324 comments)

You Can`t Do That on Television
War Of The Worlds
Live It Up
My Secret Identity
Beach Combers
Earth Final Conflict
First Wave
Friday the 13th: The Series
The Friendly Giant
Jonovision could lead into Trailer Park Vision
Just For Laughs
Kevin Spencer even my kids were like WTF?

There`s lots but not that many vs the shiat ones.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

future assassin Re:Fuck Canadian content welfare system (324 comments)

Singing up for Hulu worked fine for me using a US zip code and my Canadian cc. Although I don`t have Hulu anymore I used it for a VPN for over a year.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

future assassin Fuck Canadian content welfare system (324 comments)

I could care less to support Canadian made content that I could care less to watch. Funny how this pops up just when Shaw and Rogers are releasing their version of Netflix. Netflix should just pull out but allow people to buy and look the other way. I`d rather pay for a VPN to access than to let the gov clamp down on emerging technology and markets.

about two weeks ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

future assassin I for one welcome (127 comments)

me as your on the computer at 3am psychopath overlord who has to get up at 7am.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

future assassin Re:35K CDN would be awesome (393 comments)

No, I own the shop but since I use the car mostly for work the company pays the gas. Basically I get paid $300 less which means less income tax from me and for the company to fork over each month.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

future assassin 35K CDN would be awesome (393 comments)

Atm I drive to and from work 100-150KM depending if I have to pick up stuff for my shop. I pay $265 for my Yaris and I give myself $300 in gas which is paid by the shop. At this rate I'd just sell the Yaris, put the money into the Tesla and have work use the gas money towards the Tesla and the payments I'm already making on the Yaris. No more fill ups and save $0.15/L+ in gas tax untill the gov surcharges me for the use of a electric vehicles. There's the cost of electricity but that should be no where near what gas is.

about two weeks ago
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Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

future assassin Re:Hopefully not like their TV remotes... (115 comments)

Funny my Chinese BIG Button remote works with any device in my house and I had to dig out my old copy of Windows XP since the Logitech remove couldn't be updated with Linux.

about two weeks ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

future assassin Taxis do it here (139 comments)

You can order say a meal from Burger King and they'll deliver for $5 might be more now as I've used it years ago. They'll pick up anything from the corner store. Was great on those super hang over Sundays.

about two weeks ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

future assassin Re:Distance Education (182 comments)

Why not just sit in front of a 50" tv and get just as good experience with out somethings stuck on your head?

about two weeks ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

future assassin Re:Not likely. (182 comments)

Haven't you seen the Lysol commercial promoting cleanliness in schools? http://www.lysol.com/our-missi... and http://www.lysol.ca/en/mission... Two days ago there was another one can't remember what it was about kids learning about some commercial product in class room.

Seems to be the new cool corporate thing to attach a corporate name into kids heads early from the start.

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Funds Harvard's Soft Exoskeletal Suit

future assassin Re:Hmm (29 comments)

No, as per TFS it bears load at the joints, where it's going to put more strain is on the skeletal system.

Which is just as bad, it dosn't take much to herniate a disk and fall over in immobilizing pain. What about hernias, buddy of mine just went through a nasty hernia from lifting weights in the gym

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Funds Harvard's Soft Exoskeletal Suit

future assassin Hmm (29 comments)

Since this suit doesn't bare the weight/force wouldn't this put much more strain on the muscles/joint/etc vs a hard exoskeleton structure?

about two weeks ago
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City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

future assassin Re:What's in the EU water? (249 comments)

What idiot modarated this as a troll? I'm in Canada but its quite interesting how many EU players especailly in Germany love OSS.

about two weeks ago

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Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube

future assassin future assassin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

future assassin (639396) writes "CBC.ca is reporting how a Prince Edward Island band In-Flight Safety is expressing frustration with one of the world's largest music companies, which has been connected to orders that the band's music videos be removed from YouTube.

In-Flight Safety is an independent band based on Prince Edward Island. It owns its own music and has no current connection to Universal Music Group. It had a 1,000 disc distribution deal, but that deal is done and the band never gave up copyright to its tunes.

But the music industry giant has been connected to orders for the takedown of five of the band's songs from YouTube. Most recently, it was the band's song Out of Sight, some versions of which remain blocked."

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SOCAN Tariff 22 has passed

future assassin future assassin writes  |  more than 6 years ago

future assassin writes "SOCAN ( http://www.socan.ca/ ) is pleased with the Copyright Board's decision to set licence fees for the use of online music services for the years 1996-2006.

Under the new decision, online music service providers will pay SOCAN licence fees of:

        * Permanent downloads: 3.4% of the amounts paid by the consumer with a minimum fee of 1.7 per file in a bundle and 2.3 per file in all other cases;
        * Limited downloads: 6.3% of the amounts paid by subscribers with a minimum fee of 60.9 per month, per subscriber, if portable downloads are allowed and 39.9 if not;
        * On-demand stream: 7.6% of the amounts paid by subscribers with a minimum fee of 48.1 per month, per subscriber.

The Board also determined that the online service industry would benefit from a phase-in discount. A 10% discount will be applied to the rates for the duration of the Tariff (1996 — 2006).

"On behalf of our songwriter and music publisher members, we are extremely encouraged by the Board's decision," says Paul Spurgeon, SOCAN's VP Legal Services & General Counsel. "While the rates established by the Copyright Board are not exactly what we'd hoped for, they provide an excellent foundation for the management of performing rights royalties for online music use as the industry evolves in the future."

For the full SOCAN Tariff 22.A decision, go to:
http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/decisions/m20071018-b.pdf"

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