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Comment: Two questions (Score 1) 304

by WillAffleckUW (#47950329) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

1. Did Netflix think it could get away without offering 1/3 Canadian content in Canada in both English and French?

2. Why do they need subscriber data (unless it proves Netflix isn't addressing 1)?

It's Canada. You don't want to deal with Canadian regulators, don't do business in Canada, it's that simple (and, yes, I do have a degree in business in Canada and have run businesses and worked for them there).

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 304

by aristotle-dude (#47948691) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

The CRTC is in the pockets of companies that don't like netflix, aka cable companies.

Fire the CRTC from the top to the bottom. If they are having their salaries paid for by taxpayers but are not looking out for their interests then let them go work directly for the cable companies instead.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 304

by aristotle-dude (#47948651) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

why does anyone other than netflix need to know who their customers are?

Why does a government regulatory body need to know who your customers are? Are you kidding?

No, we are not kidding. Tell us why bureaucrats, who are paid for by tax payer dollars need to know anything. I want to know who is being bribed and by who so I can both demand that the official be fired immediately and so that we can demand that the bribers can be brought up on bribery charges.

Comment: Re:The US already had this power for a long time (Score 2) 229

by aristotle-dude (#47948135) Attached to: Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

Except they don't. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Not all root servers are in the US. Not all root servers are controlled by US companies/government agencies. And there is nothing preventing a cut of potion of the Internet/group of ISPs to route any or all of the these IPs to their own DNS servers.

The still control the majority of the routing. They can cripple the internet any time they want and they can get their loyal partners in europe to follow suit.

Comment: The US already had this power for a long time (Score 4, Informative) 229

by aristotle-dude (#47947845) Attached to: Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet
They control all of the root traffic across the internet so they could not only shut down the entire internet but close off the US portion of the internet anytime they wanted. In fact, I believe there was a similar story about Obama wanting to be sure that he could "shutdown" the internet in an emergency.

Comment: Re:Non-Binding, right? -- Incorrect (Score 1) 428

by WillAffleckUW (#47947025) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

The referendum was a binding vote because it was approved by the Queen and Parliament in the confusingly titled "The Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 5) Order 2013"

For centuries, Canada was just something approved in "The British North American Act".

Not that confusing.

Canada was created in 1867, only was not considered Britain in 1947, gained independence in 1982 (yes, I know you don't know this, you're American, you probably think Canada is a state).

Comment: Re:Apple's new streaming service? (Score 1) 325

by TeknoHog (#47946153) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Do you still get the occasional partygoer who says they have connectivity, and they really really want you to play this great song from Youtube or Spotify with their phone? Because that's why DJs have all the fancy equipment and skills, to plug in someone's phone.

Connectivity is one reason why I stay away from closed systems like Spotify. Even with good signal, I wouldn't take the risk of something happening halfway, I really need the entire song on my machine. However, it's more about the principles and practice of DJing. For starters, I need the actual file for loading on the digital turntable and some analysis/planning to get a smooth mix. If someone wants to show off their 1337 Spotify skillz, then by all means do it, take my place for the rest of the night and let me hit the bottle.

An Ada exception is when a routine gets in trouble and says 'Beam me up, Scotty'.

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