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This has been going on in Canada for years now. Even if you aren't landing IN the States, so long as you fly OVER you are subject to screening. My father spoke to someone at the airport one day who was not cleared by DBS, but still managed to get on his flight to the Carribean. His plane had mechanical problems and was forced to land in Florida. When he got off the plane he was met by law enforcement, who read him the riot act and took him directly to jail. He waited there overnight, then was put ona plane home.
Living in southern Ontario, it is pretty much impossible not to fly over the states, even for domestic flights. That means we are all screwed by US rules, living in another country. Our freedom is limited by their assinine rules.
As a Canadian who travels in the US on occasion, what are my rights if I am stopped by one of these? Anyone have any thoughts on the matter? The thought of randomly being searched makes me want to go back to avoiding travel in the US, as I did during the Bush years.
How is it this story isn't on the front page yet? Massive internet routing problems for a fairly long period of time, and nothing on the front page.
Juniper has posted an ack: https://twitter.com/#!/JuniperNetworks/status/133637820081389568
the text of their note is here: http://pastebin.com/HBWiH92j
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Needless to say, all Juniper routers disappearing from the global BGP tables has quite an impact."
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I politely disagree - when you have corporation that have their hands on lawmakers strings, or you have lawmakers who are on the boards of various corporations/etc, you have the 'free market' influencing who is a criminal.
Want proof - read the front page of slashdot today. Or any other day
So, more realistically, it's the government who decides, with the influence of the free market.
No the real mistake was thinking you could haggle with service-level employees at a multinational company. That's the dumbest thing I've heard in a while.
My fiancee has managed to swing deals in many big retail chains - it takes a little persistence, and the ability/desire to walk away. even if walk away means walking out the door, waiting 20 minutes, and coming back to get a different sales guy.
She's Chinese, and says that white people are nuts for paying full price
I'm a convert, but I still have a hard time with it. I look at the price tag, decide if I can afford to pay that, and buy it if I can. She looks at a price tag and sees a challenge.
Last night I tried to sign in to play, and TF2 wouldn't even launch. It looks like their service was *massively* overloaded.
I bought the game 4 years ago now and I have gotten my money out of it in hours played, however it still irks me that a game I paid for is unavailable to me because of free players jumping on board.
TF2 servers were already frequently full of whiners and trolls, I'm afraid of what this new influx of players will mean. Hopefully the TF2 servers (yes, I know games aren't hosted on their servers, but login/etc is) can handle the new load.