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BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines

kj_in_ottawa Will the access be content filtered? (71 comments)

Will they filter out adult web content?

Or will you be able to have "A coke and a smile." ;)

about 4 months ago

Airline Pilots Rely Too Much On Automation, Says Safety Panel

kj_in_ottawa Re:Yes, manual flight much better! (270 comments)

Read the comments on CNN. Most of the best one-liners from "Airplane" are there.

Nice for a morning laugh

about a year ago

Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

kj_in_ottawa Re:'Into space' (425 comments)

Correct, an orbit is a lot harder than just achieving an altitude.

I do however, disagree with you about the conclusion you are trying to prove with your analogy.

If you have never built any sort of a vehicle before, evolving from the toy stage through many many many steps to a formula 1 car may actually be a logical process, and therefore is relevant.

Likewise, a progression from earthbound to an orbiting space station and beyond, may include a developmental step of placing a monkey in a missile.


about 2 years ago

Student Expelled From Montreal College For Finding "Sloppy Coding"

kj_in_ottawa Re:My Ass (633 comments)

Canada indeed has a couple laws that would be relevant

Most relevant, The Criminal Code section 342 "Unauthorized use of Computer" http://www.efc.ca/pages/law/cc/cc.342.1.html.
This criminal code section is subject to colour of right, meaning if you have permission from the system owner to perform testing, this section and owning the tools to perform this section become OK. If however you do not have permission, the investigation into this breach could expose other CCofC violations probably section 430 "Mischief", Section 351 "Possession of Break-in instruments",. as well as something from sections 354-360 which are the possessions of proceeds of crime sections.

Side note, don't break-in using any technique that involves intercepting someones communications (eavesdropping, man-in-the-middle) as that falls under privacy laws (CCofC 183-196) which are much more strict and can't be waived by the system owner, only by the sender or recipient of the communication.

IANAL, but for this case I would say the first time he found the vulnerability, there was no intent to commit the crime, he stumbled across it. The second time he was checking the other system to see if the flaw was there which seems like an unauthorized use of computer system. If he had asked the system owner (or manufacturer I suppose) if he could perform tests to ensure the flaw in the system would not be made worse by his code or his system would not be affected by the flaw, he would have been on better legal footing.

and once more IANAL

CCofC = Criminal Code of Canada
IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

about 2 years ago

Antivirus Software Performs Poorly Against New Threats

kj_in_ottawa Running AV still a good idea (183 comments)

Running an anti-virus does not provide 100% protection, it does however provide infinite times as much protection as not running one.

about 2 years ago

Electromagnetic Automobile Suspension Demonstrated

kj_in_ottawa Old Muffler collector (274 comments)

I wonder what the impact on ride quality would be when you pick up a large piece of metallic debris, like say an exhaust system that rusted off.

This wouldn't happen often, but would be interesting when it did.


more than 3 years ago

Cisco Social Software Lets You "Stalk" Customers

kj_in_ottawa Re:not stalking (123 comments)

Yup, if you dont want people to know the information, dont post it publicly. Seems simple enough to me.

So if I don't want to get stalked I... shouldn't go outside?

Or connect to networks. But wait, aren't networks Cisco's business? Perhaps they are just after the exhibitionist market.

more than 4 years ago

From Touchpad To Thought-pad

kj_in_ottawa Re:Brain matters (92 comments)

Step aside, or I'll have to use my telepathetic powers.

more than 4 years ago

Canon Blocks Copy Jobs Using Banned Keywords

kj_in_ottawa Re:Just what we need... (309 comments)

You would have just thrown the Cannon copier into a Star Trek Logic Bomb death spiral. Your post talks about reproduction and RPGs. Does not compute....

more than 4 years ago

Marijuana Could Prevent Alzheimer's, New Study

kj_in_ottawa Re:Rational (807 comments)

I have done a little research on the effects a hot girl's boobs have and indeed for most males there are some outwardly observable signs.

about 6 years ago

Plasma Plants Vaporize Trash While Creating Energy

kj_in_ottawa Re:Nice job. (618 comments)

Plasco has had a Plasma gasification pilot that has been running for a while here in Ottawa. I seem to recall over the summer news was that it produced less energy than hoped, but was still self supporting.


more than 6 years ago

Researchers Calculate Capacity of a Steganographic Channel

kj_in_ottawa Re:Steganography/Cryptography (114 comments)

I think the email you are about to receive inviting you for a walk in the woods, may have a hidden message in it.

more than 6 years ago


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