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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

rhazz Re:Oh noes! Strategic Syrup Alert! (521 comments)

Why does the US, with so many gun-toting civilians present to stop people from getting shot by other gun-toting civilians, have such a high gun-related murder rate?

yesterday
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

rhazz Re:Who saved the day with another gun? (521 comments)

Also if a bunch of average Joe's were up on parliament with guns out trying to kill the bad guy, they'd likely have been shot by the police responders...

2 days ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

rhazz Re:Dear Canada.... (521 comments)

And also regarding security, as soon as the news broke they locked down EVERY federal building in the city, not just the core. I am half way across the city from Parliament and I still cannot even leave the building to get food (lockdown at 10am, it's now 2pm), nor can anyone enter. They didn't even let those who were outside having a smoke back in. While this is certainly a reality check for us, sadly I foresee many billions of dollars being wasted on over-the-top security reactions in the near future - and it won't matter if it was politically motivated or not.

2 days ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

rhazz Re:Dear Canada.... (521 comments)

The security at most federal buildings in Ottawa is inadequate to handle this kind of threat. Do you think it's reasonable to post guards at every federal building? How many? With assault rifles? Parliament is also a public building (though the web site does indicate there are security scans - I admit I live here and have never been in it). And don't forget that the guy was taken out within sight of the main entrance by a swarm of both uniformed and non-uniformed guards.

2 days ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

rhazz Re:Dear Canada.... (521 comments)

The person who ran over the two in Montreal was already known to RCMP as a suspected radicalized individual. Fortunately we cannot arrest people based on their beliefs alone, he had to act or plan to act before he could be taken in. Unfortunately he apparently skipped the "planning" stage and went straight to running people down - he probably did it spur of the moment. I'm not sure how you could prevent that unless you jailed him just for reading jihadist material, or had an armed detail follow him around 24/7.

2 days ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

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

Canada only has jurisdiction over what is can enforce its orders on. If Netflix has no employees or assets in Canada, Canada has no jurisdiction over Netflix.

The CRTC doesn't need jurisdiction over Netflix to make them play ball. They already have jursidiction over the ISPs which deliver Netflix content to canadian consumers, and I'm sure they could easily make doing business in Canada more expensive for them. If Netflix was untouchable then they would not have bothered to show up to the hearings.

about a month ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

rhazz Re:So everything is protected by a 4 digit passcod (504 comments)

Unfortunately all you have to do is guess the first character correctly, at which point the phone will auto-correct to the correct password.

about a month ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

rhazz Re:mercury in CFLs is a net good (173 comments)

Only if you accidentally the whole thing!

about a month and a half ago
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After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy

rhazz Re:Doesn't this pretty much kill 4chan? (134 comments)

But a huge amount of what is posted on 4chan are just copied images or gifs created from (one would assume) copyrighted films/videos. And I'm not just talking about the porn sections. If they go down this path and actually enforce it I think it's very likely a number of the forums will dry up.

about 1 month ago
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Changing the Rules of a 15-Year-Old Game: Quake Live Update Causes Controversy

rhazz Re:Quake...the game that ruined my plans for LIFE. (170 comments)

so I Invested in a DUAL ISDN line (that's a 64 x 2 = 128k line) and pinged the bejeezus outta the competition

Why didn't you just download and use cheats? Paying $700 a month for something that will give you an automatic advantage over most players is pretty much the same thing in spirit, no?

about 2 months ago
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Can ISO 29119 Software Testing "Standard" Really Be a Standard?

rhazz Re:Wrong focus? (152 comments)

Yep, and it only takes two countries agreeing for it to be "internationally agreed"!

about 2 months ago
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

rhazz Re:What about.. (158 comments)

Oh get off your high horse. Yes, if only Canada had stamped out all other languages officially in government a hundred years ago, then we wouldn't have these issues today. And in the US there are definitely language issues - in some places you can speak any language you want as long as that language is English.

I very much disagree with Quebec's (and the rest of the country's) language laws, but the US isn't some magical place where all these problems don't exist - they just don't exist for the english population.

about 2 months ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

rhazz Re:Let us redefine "progress" (108 comments)

Not global no, but the mafia might have a problem with it on a regional basis.

about 2 months ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

rhazz Re:Salesmen (161 comments)

We also have secondary phones for IT after-hours support. I suppose in our case this enables the phone to be passed around to whoever is on call, but really nobody wants their personal cell phone being called unless there is an emergency (and I work in a regulatory body so it's pretty much never an emergency).

about 2 months ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

rhazz Re:So? (96 comments)

Guilty as charged.

about 2 months ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

rhazz Re:The memo you are about to see (161 comments)

Most payphones I see these days have been outfitted with credit and/or prepaid card slots. Credit cards would be an easy receipt (through bill printout), not so sure about prepaid cards...

about 2 months ago
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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

rhazz Re:Big Data (181 comments)

Are there actually any ISPs refusing to peer who are NOT content providers? My understanding is that companies who are both ISPs and content providers want to cause trouble for Netflix on the ISP side so they don't have to compete on the content side. If there are ISPs refusing to peer who are not biased in this manner, I would assume they must have a more compelling argument?

about 2 months ago

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