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Comment: So What's Next? (Score 2) 401

by andcarne (#39160687) Attached to: Canada's Conservatives Misled Voters With Massive Robocall Operation
How do we go about ensuring some sort of repercussions happen as a result of this? It seems to me that the Conservatives are able to pull off all kinds of stuff time and time again, without any effect. Should we, as voters, start recall campaigns? Or is there some mechanism for Elections Canada to invalidate an election?

Comment: If only the bugs weren't so prevalent (Score 1) 399

by andcarne (#33688810) Attached to: Review: <em>Civilization V</em>
Having just spent the last 13 hours trying to play a multiplayer game with 4 other people, I'm sadly disappointed in the state of the multiplayer game. Not only is it missing features (like saving, joining as AI, showing a *progress bar* when loading), but it's extremely temperamental and buggy. Firaxis sadly seems to have adopted the 'release now and patch later' attitude so prevalent in PC gaming studios these days. Hopefully a patch will be forthcoming, but at the moment I'm disappointed.

Comment: Re:Why enter now?? (Score 1) 119

by andcarne (#27538875) Attached to: Apple Promises Mother Lode to Billionth App Downloader
Isn't the publication of this contest somewhat misrepresentation? The excerpt from the rules makes it quite clear the prize will go to the person downloading after the 999,999,999th app, which does in fact make downloading anything now pointless. However, on the main page of the promotion, it says "Download an app and you'll automatically get the chance to win..." which suggests that each download you make now gives you an equal chance of winning when actually there isn't any chance now, and won't be until right before the counter ticks over.

+ - NY Times "Free" trial is a trap->

Submitted by LiquidCoooled
LiquidCoooled writes: The New York Times have recently begun offering an exact digital replica of the daily newspaper.
However to get a look at this nifty sounding site, you must signup and leave your credit card details.
The only thing which concerns me is the following:

Page Headline: Free: Try The New York Times Electronic Edition For 7 Days

Clause lower down: The first charge will be on the 5th day of your 7-day free trial.

My question then, how do I get a free 7 day trial?

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+ - Russian Subs Seek Glory at North Pole->

Submitted by PatPending
PatPending writes: MOSCOW — Two small manned Russian submarines completed a voyage of 2 1/2 miles to the Arctic shelf below the North Pole Thursday, planting a titanium capsule on the Arctic Ocean floor to symbolically claim what could be vast energy reserves beneath the seabed. The dive was part serious scientific expedition and part political theater. But it could mark the start of a fierce legal scramble for control of the sea bed among nations that border the Arctic, including Russia, the U.S., Canada, Norway and Denmark, through its territory Greenland.
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