Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox
Actually, "average" can refer to the statistical central tendency indicator of your choice...
Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page
Fines and revocation of business license.
Terrafugia Wants Their Flying Car To Be Autonomous
Someone needs to watch these two videos to see why we need a human in the loop...
Canadian Government Trucking Generations of Scientific Data To the Dump
They ship to China via the Gulf of Mexico? Are there no ports in BC, Washington, Oregon, or California?
Reverse Engineering a Bank's Security Token
You are generally on the hook for fraudulent credit card charges under $50, with any provider.
Jade Rabbit Spotted By American Eagle (LRO)
In Canada and the US it's generally called "the Man in the Moon".
The FBI's Giant Bitcoin Wallet
"Money" never changed from Pounds to Euros.
Some Londoners Cut Off As Failed Copper Thieves Take Fiber
Where I live (London, Ontario, Canada), scrap metal dealers will not buy wire which has been burned. You have to either manually strip the insulation off or sell it to them with insulation still on and get peanuts for it.
Single-Atom Layer of Tin May Be a New Wonder Conductor
If you don't have resistance, any capacitive or inductive effects will be 100% efficient, no?. The whole problem with induction and capacitance in transmission lines is it increases the overall power loss due to unused current flowing through resistive lines. Superconductivity eliminates that source of loss.
EPA Makes Most Wood Stoves Illegal
The parent post said apartment *owners*, not renters.
Duke Univ. Device Converts Stray Wireless Energy Into Electricity For Charging
I'm sorry but voltage is not the speed of electrons. It is the difference in potential between two points. You can have voltage with absolutely no current. It is equivalent of pressure, not velocity.
Toyota's Killer Firmware
Drive-by-wire exists because of emissions regulations. The ECU precisely controls the position and rate of the throttle plate to optimise combustion during transient events. The current emissions regulations require strict control of combustion from the moment the first cylinder fires on cold start-up.
Anti-Poaching Lawsuit Against Apple, Google and Others Given the Green Light
Regular employment in Canada does not involve a contract either. You fill in some government tax and WSIB forms and you are an employee. It's not quite as at-will as in the US (employer owes you termination and severance pay if they terminate you without cause), but you can leave at will.
Communications Protocol Leaves Power Grid Vulnerable
DNP3 functionality will soon (5-10 years) be embedded in grid-tie solar inverters in Canada so the local power company can control them at will on a per-second basis (I'm working with a local college developing this technology right now). Pretty easy access to the communications channel if you ask me. And no, no one seems interested in security.
USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document
Not sure if serious.
The probability of multiple safeties failing is the product of all of the probabilities of failure of individual safeties, no?
Solar-Powered Boat Carries 8.5 Tons of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Ever try to circumnavigate the globe along the equator? That's right, you can't. There's a big difference between 5 weeks sailing as the crow flies across the Atlantic, and sailing all the way around the world.
Man Who Sold $100 Million Worth of Pirated Software Gets 12 Years In Prison
You have no idea what entrapment is, do you? Entrapment by nature cannot be performed by undercover police pretending to be something else.
Entrapment is when a police officer *who identifies themselves as a police officer* orders or asks someone to do something illegal and the person complies *because they are a police officer*. They then proceed to arrest the person for committing a crime they told them to do. THAT is entrapment.
Police have the authority to direct you to do something illegal such as drive the wrong way down a one-way street, if the situation warrants. If they arrest you for doing what they said, they have entrapped you.
Google's Idea of Productivity Is a Bad Fit For Many Other Workplaces
You want an exact phrase...put it in quotes. You want one of the terms to be guaranteed in the results...put a + in front of it. Want to exclude a term...put a - in front of it. Want to exclude a phrase...put it in quotes and stick a - in front. Want to exclude results from a site, write -xyz.com. Etc.
I do this all the time with Google.
"Dark Lightning" Could Expose Airline Passengers To Radiation
There is a difference between the company making money and the executives getting salary + options. See what happened to Nortel in Canada, company was bled dry to the point of no money left in the disability and pension funds, and executives were giving themselves $200 million bonuses. When there is that much money to suck out of a company, there are plenty of people who see it as viable.
Will Donglegate Affect Your Decision To Attend PyCon?
...and the US CBSA routinely denies entry to Canadians who have a criminal record, or *have merely been arrested some time in their life*. And they require a passport for entry to the US, even for Americans. Americans can enter Canada with only a driver's licence but they can't get back into their own country without a passport.
I find it hilarious that Americans are incredulous that some other sovereign country doesn't want criminals crossing their border. The US has been denying criminals entry for a lot longer than 8 years or so...
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