The bastard child of a trashy hardware site (i.e. not Anandtech, maybe TH or one of the other lamer ones) and OSNews. Did they round out the article with meaningless, unlabelled graphs?
$197 billion for a web site? "Really?"
You don't get it... Canadian meda can be twice as innovative, interesting, diverse, and popular than USA media, but because of the population difference, it would still drown in a sea of mediocre USA programming without some sort of protection in place. This has nothing to do with quality, Canadians can kick ass at that, it's a simple numbers game. For every Canadian doing something awesome, there's at least 10 people in the USA doing something at least as good.
Hooray, getting more plastic knockoff versions of things, produced by slaves (hint: Communism doesn't treat people kindly), with zero regard for the environment, and shipped halfway across the planet.
You are incorrect on the Internet, so I must correct you.
Hits these days aren't discovered so much as made. CanCon must makes sure that some of the people making the hits are Canadian. It's just business, and Canadians have at least a 10/1 disadvantage, with the added pitfall that if these Canadian businesses fail, our culture gets completely swallowed up by USA megacorps. The truth is that USA can and will buy and sell Canada 10 times over without anyone south of the border even noticing. We as a country need to stand up and say that our culture is not for sale, or it will be gone.
Said the perpatrator of every genocide, ever.
Stoutlimb (a Canadian) says the goodness of every culture should be cherished, and those at risk of being unfairly erased due to circumstance need protecting. Part of Canadian culture is to protect our own against impossible odds. Our nation was founded on the premise of joint defence against encroachment from the south, and here we are 147 years later, still facing 10 to 1 odds. With your attitude, you won't remain Canadian for long.
Because of population differences, Canadian content producers would have to be 10x more productive and competitive just to even the playing field. Anything less, and a deregulated culture would look no different than USA culture. This is just facts, and most Canadians want their own unique culture to remain strong, and this is the only way to do it. We're not another state in the union, we're our own unique culture. Of course people in the USA wouldn't find this worth fighting for.
If I may make an analogy that will surely be torn apart, this is like installing soundproofing and turning up the volume on the TV because the neighbour is a bar with concerts going on 24/7. It's our right.
And that's the root of it. The socialist hatred of profit.
> A near east farmer group, an indigenous hunter gatherer group, and an ancient North Eurasian group from Siberia
I knew German Summer Glau had some Asian in her!
Well, forcing it onto everyone's device is one way to avoid piracy.
Ahhh...the goal of continuous, direct-to-brain, high quality porn streams continue to be driven apace.
Hacking not in Slashdot's niche? Puhleeze.
And this is hacking on an industrial, major-state-actor scale.
Ok, you have been warned.
Since it's in Australia, wouldn't it be a bebodying?
Peple blame sugar when it's other carbs that turn into the bulk of glucose in your body.
Almost half the calories in a Big Mac are bun. Non-sugar Carbs, via calories, are why we are fat.Chips, bread with everything, buns. Seriously, watch what's on your plate as you eat for several days.
There was a study 40 years ago where they fed. prisoners two diets of a whipped concoction, with varying amounts of fat and sugar. The fatter you were, the MORE you preferred the. high fat one, and the thinner people preferred the sweeter.
The idea fat people are hooked on sweets is BS. They are hooked on higher-calorie, denser-calorie fatty foods.
I just read an asinine study the other day that incorrectly associated sweeter foods with. higher calorie intake because they were more calorie dense, the authors surmised.
To be fair, the Satanic Temple is is forthright in stating that they would not have sought the right to distibute such materials on their own, but point out that most children will already be aware of Christianity, but this might be the first time they encounter to the practice of Satanism."