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Geoengineering a Snow-Free Winter Fails In Moscow

hysma Re:Damn Russians (202 comments)

It is the "best place on earth," but only if you don't count Campbell, BC Ferries, health care, minimum wage, homelessness, police brutality, and the divided opinion on the Olympics.

But none of those matter much, it is The BEST Place on Earth afterall.

more than 4 years ago
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OnLive One Step Closer

hysma Re:Windows and Mac only (175 comments)

Best case of 80ms? Surely you mean "maximum acceptable," as they say they've determined that's as high as they want to go and have come up with their 1000 mile radius as a result of that.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Games Cost $60

hysma Re:Its justified price (536 comments)

Tuesday nights or weekend matinees are just $4.25 here. $6.25 for regular priced showings :) Oh, and that's in Canadian dollars, too. Screw paying $12 at Cineplex when local competition blows them away.

about 5 years ago
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Canadian ISP's Fight Back, Again

hysma Re:I swear to you (200 comments)

Yes, I agree in terms of what's your right and all, but it's very possible they crippled the hardware, too, and your stock firmware can't deal with those changes.

about 5 years ago
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Canadian ISP's Fight Back, Again

hysma Re:I swear to you (200 comments)

I'm pretty sure they also buy all Nokia's broken phones for their customers since the last two phones I got and unlocked with a stock firmware turned into crashing pieces of shit.

So you hack the phone and then it starts crashing? Maybe it's because the software you load is buggy?

about 5 years ago
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Woman Fired For Using Uppercase in Email

hysma Re:BILLY MAYS HERE!!! (364 comments)

It's not that he liked yelling, his scripts were just always written in caps.

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Faces the Canadian Privacy Commissioner

hysma Re:Just add to the EULA... (140 comments)

Once you register your domain with GoDaddy (or any other registrar), you'll get an email from CIRA asking you to accept their registration agreement and define what kind of Canadian you are (ie. a person, a corporation, a political party, Her Majesty the Queen, etc.). If you do not agree to the agreement or you don't complete this step, your registration is canceled.

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Faces the Canadian Privacy Commissioner

hysma Re:Keeping your information private on Facebook... (140 comments)

Yes, I google my real name every now and then. Who doesn't? :)

Well if you tell Google your real name, and Google saves searches for future data mining, not to mention they have ads on many, many sites which they can track as well, I'd say it wouldn't be too complicated for them to figure out what kind of sites you frequent. Further data mining may be able to identify who you are based on URLs that ads are loaded from.

How much do you trust Google?

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Faces the Canadian Privacy Commissioner

hysma Re:Just add to the EULA... (140 comments)

A. Create a new holding company in a different country (say USA or somewhere with desirable local laws) - transfer said .ca domain to new holding company. B. Change the main page to "This Site no longer exists. Try going to whatevermysiteis.COM" C. Tell offending government to go pound sand.

CIRA won't allow said holding company to take ownership of the domain unless said holding company has a Canadian presence. With .ca domains, they can't be under the control of anyone who isn't operating within Canada, for the most part.

more than 5 years ago
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Bars' Scanning of ID Violates BC Privacy Laws

hysma Re:What's the problem? (198 comments)

I'll support this decision when the laws concerning kids change.

Here are two dangerous scenarios, both of which take place in an age-restricted venue.

#1) You go home with the cute girl. You don't worry about this person's age since the legal age of the venue is 18 (Quebec), 19 (rest of Canada), or 21 (USA). Well, turns out you were wrong, and now you're a branded sex offender for life. Your only recourse is to sue the bar to oblivion for not doing its job filtering out the kids, forcing the bar to start being more strict, including scanning IDs.

In Canada feel free to have sex with any girl who's over 16. But you'll be thrown in jail if you take photos. For photos, you've got to wait until she's 19. But sex, no problem at 16! Oh and they just moved that up from 14 a couple of years ago...

more than 5 years ago
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Bars' Scanning of ID Violates BC Privacy Laws

hysma Re:I wouldn't go in anyway (198 comments)

No you won't since there is nowhere left to go! That's the problem...

more than 5 years ago
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Bars' Scanning of ID Violates BC Privacy Laws

hysma Re:Liability (198 comments)

So it has nothing to do with trying to enforce drinking ages. Instead it is just more "paper's please" government tracking of citizens.

I am sure that will make everyone there feel even better about being branded cattle...

Nope, that all came after the Privacy Commissioner did his investigation. Originally the police were all about this how it would help them track down gangs and the clubs were all about how this would help them fend off repeat trouble makers.

more than 5 years ago
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Cognitive Radios Could Increase Wireless Spectrum

hysma Re:Article is a little sparse (90 comments)

Actually it's more like the officer holds down the PTT button and hears a tone telling him his radio can't get a channel because they're all out of range or in use. This is exactly what happened with the CREST system they built here a few years back. It was supposed to be this great upgrade that put all the local police forces, fire crews and other public servants on the same system. Search for CREST in Victoria to find out all about the problems and how police offers had to resort to cell phones when in times of emergency.. Nothing like wanting the good ole' analog radios back.

about 6 years ago

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