Re: Nut Bush City Limits.
I hope you don't live in Hanoi.
71 posts • joined 6 Feb 2013
I hope you don't live in Hanoi.
intended, but am I the only one who, upon glancing at your username, misread it as "triticale"?
Here's one of the questions from the survey:
"How can law enforcement and national security agencies reduce the effectiveness of encryption for individuals and organizations involved in crime or threats to the security of Canada, yet not limit the beneficial uses of encryption by those not involved in illegal activities?"
The only correct answer to this question is that it is not possible to do this.
The restaurant can be built to fit the surrounding architecture; search for an image of the McDonald's in Banff National Park. No towering arches because of building restrictions. 'Course the fare is the same, er, food.
@David 123: Thank you for that link! Very interesting subject.
A new Canadian was targeted in a tax scam and was convinced enough to purchase $3,900.00 in iThing gift cards.
Luckily she realized after second thoughts that she was being scammed, so did not mail the cards. It took a while, but the drugstore reimbursed her for the iThing purchase.
In another story, the same thing happened to a senior citizen, but the drugstore clerk knew enough about the scam to question the purchase of such a large dollar amount of gift cards, and convinced the senior to contact Revenue Canada to verify that she was not in arrears.
This scam has been going on for at least a couple of years in Canada.
"Seriously though how do you keep that many people entertained for months?"
What are the numerous *nix distro providers after then?
How can you be issued a ticket if they can't prove it was your car? If your car was not there, they don't have a picture of your licence plate or VIN, so how could they issue you a ticket in the first place? Do they send out tickets to everyone with a (for example) red car?
No emergency exit?
"...data...bin it. Irrevocably and verifiably."
How do you verify that data does not exist anymore?
the 25% fee increase had something to do with it.
Sure they can. Just watch CSI Cyber...
Snowden wouldn't take it even if it was offered. I suspect that he knows Canada would ship him back to the US if requested to do so.
if John McAfee was a GOP candidate in the current American election debates? Take that, Trump!
rely on such ignorance in order to push their agendas past congress or parliament. It would be nice if those holding the purse strings or making the laws could make informed decisions, but probably too much to ask.
I feel the same way about the use of "drones" to refer to quad-copters and such.
This is obviously intended as a send-up of the Kirk, Picard and Riker set of Starfleet officers, always looking to get on intimate terms with the crew and/or any passing aliens.
Picard? I must have missed those episodes.
"every radio controlled flying toy is a "drone" now? I guess all those RC "robot wars" shows actually did melt the brains of the youth watching them.
If it isn't autonomous, it ain't a drone."
No, there is no hope; the banks never lose.
Some would disagree with you:
I'm sure that only a person who has actually been up to some murky activities would ever actually follow through with this. Everyone else would ignore it and/or report it.
Twice a year I have to remember how to change the radio clock - something best done while parked.
The actual instrument gauges, on the other hand, are easy to scan and interpret while driving. Monitoring the gauges is actually taught by driving schools - a quick glance to confirm everything is ok, then back to the road.
Don't use it myself, so would someone please explain how the real-name policy is enforced? Is a credit card required for registration now?
Or was this story a case where an existing user's name was demonstrably an assumed name, thereby prompting a response from Facebook?
And yet... All of the banks haven't been mysteriously stripped of all assets. Somehow, all of the banks' clients still have all their deposits and investments. Miraculous!
Do you think that all the banks in all the countries other than in the U.S. would pass the same type of scrutiny? I'll bet one or two would balk as well, and more than a few wouldn't pass the more stringent security tests.
No one has a monopoly on security.
Maybe it's because folks don't typically hold the coins against their bare skin for 4-6 hours per day.
How about the credit card holder (mom or dad) setting up an "upgrade password" when the game is purchased so that the kids playing the game have to at least ask for permission to upgrade? I'm assuming that there would be a clear indication of the charges to be incurred before agreeing to the charges.
Maybe that's more of a game delevopment idea rather than an Amazon idea, but you get my meaning.
"...infect devices or simply fail to do much of anything once purchased and installed."
Hard to tell from the real thing.
Tosh or not, once I figured out how to change my e-readers to display white text on a black background I've enjoyed using them more.
IMEI blocking, or whatever it is that service providers do, makes the handset less valuable to potential buyers who want to use the device as a phone. A kill-switch to brick the phone makes the handset less valuable to potential data thieves.
Depends where you live. If you live in a "western-ish" democracy you have it relatively better than those living in a dictatorship, no matter what flavour you are.
I agree that being told to wear a suit is a first-world problem and not a big one at that.
But we can always use Google to search for "what happened around me today?"
"For today at least, however, French workers are free to switch off their phones and log out of their email the moment they leave the office."
They couldn't do this before? Unless it's in their contract to be available 24/7, why wouldn't anyone in any country do the same?
All four seasons are on Netflix. Enjoy!
You don't inherit a netflix account or frequent flyer status
No, but you might want to cancel the deceased's monthly credit card charges. A death certificate would likely allow an executor to do that.
Move to Canada and join one of the police departments here. I've met quite a few officers from the UK and they seem quite happy with the working conditions, other than the weather (-30 deg C at the moment).
For some docs it has been superseded by “Make more money”.
...as Robo-termites will attack boxes...
Which brought to mind the idea of using swarms of autonomous robots to chew up the space-junk in orbit.
As this comment was not submitted on a stone tablet or piece of paper, you must agree that computers are handy things. An improper software setting points to a manufacturing issue rather than a computer problem.
Those that "merit the help" likely walked off a cliff while looking down at their smartphone instead of where they were heading.
We have the same "without due care and attention" law in Canada, but the police complain that it is too hard to prove in the courts. It now appears that police want laws that are specific and easier to prove if broken, such as "using a cell phone while driving".
If asked for personal information not required to complete the purchase, say no. Lots of retailers routinely ask for addresses and phone numbers in order to mail out flyers, but you can decline to provide it.
"Well that is a recipe for disaster...."
Or for the creation of Michael Smith.
Capitalism is a religion in the US. Some may consider Jobs to be somewhat god-like.
Service providers could simply refuse to activate smartphones without proof of ownership, such as a bill of sale. Just like having to provide a bill of sale before being able to register licence plates on a motor vehicle. This would kill the black market demand, assuming the demand is for functional phones.
Yup. "Valuable patents" sounds familiar. Lay everyone off, sell off the intellectual property, gut the employee pension fund, fold up and die.
Face it - Canada is just a warehouse of raw materials to be used by companies that can actually compete in a global economy.
...they'll just move on to destroy other Canadian tech firms like Nortel. No wait...
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