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Comment: Re:British Commonwealth Apples & Oranges (Score 1) 51

by bryxal (#34584572) Attached to: Australian Stats Agency Goes Open Source

Take action to change that!

http://www.liberal.ca/open/

The Liberal Open Government Initiative will:

        * Immediately restore the long-form census;
        * Make as many government datasets as possible available to the public online free of
            charge at opendata.gc.ca in an open and searchable format, starting with Statistics
            Canada data, including data from the long-form census;
        * Post all Access to Information requests, responses, and response times online at
            accesstoinformation.gc.ca; and
        * Make information on government grants, contributions and contracts available through
            a searchable, online database at accountablespending.gc.ca.

For complete details, please read the PDF policy brochure. http://lpc.ca/opengov

(Disclaimer, I work as a developper for the party)

Canada

+ - Canada to adopt Open Data and Open Governement?->

Submitted by bryxal
bryxal (933863) writes "As reported by Michael Geist and David Eaves the Liberal party of Canada, just launch an open government platform. Their proposal would create an open data website as well as access to information portal as well as set a mandate to all governement departments that "the default position for all deparments and agencies will be for release of information to the public, both proactively and responsively". The platform also mandates the immediate reinstatement of the long form census.
Could this perhaps finally tip Canada towards open Data?""

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Canada

+ - Canada to join Open-Data movement?->

Submitted by bryxal
bryxal (933863) writes "Michael Geist and David Eaves are reporting that the Liberal party of Canada, are set to launch an open government platform at 1PM EDT. Their proposal would create an open data website as well as access to information portal as well as set a mandate to all governement departments that "the default position for all deparments and agencies will be for release of information to the public, both proactively and responsively". The platform also mandates the immediate reinstatement of the long form census.
Could this perhaps finally tip Canada towards open Data?"

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Politics

+ - Net Neutrality - Canada Liberal Party Q & A->

Submitted by LibParty
LibParty (1715702) writes "When we were asked by the Save Our Net Coalition to discuss our position on net neutrality and the future of the internet in general we jumped at the opportunity to be able to tell Canadians how we would steer Canada to be more competitive and innovative.

Below, you will find a series of Q&As we did with the Save Our Net Coalition. The Internet is the backbone of today’s flow of free ideas and sharing. The Liberal Party supports the principles of net neutrality and an open and competitive Internet environment."

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Google

+ - Google snoopmobile catches muggers->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Apparently a few unlucky muggers got a bit more than the bargained for when the mugged a 14 yr old Dutch boy last year. For just before their heist of some cash and a cell phone a Google snoopmobile had snapped their picture as it was taking pictures for Google streetview. After the victim realized this he contacted police who then obtained an original copy from Google and nabbed the perps. Full story can be found here — http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/19/street_view_mugging/"
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Education

+ - Wikipedia to add video-> 1

Submitted by
viyh
viyh writes "Wikipedia will soon be adding a video option, within two or three months, according to the MIT Technology Review.

"Within two to three months, a person editing a Wikipedia article will find a new button labeled "Add Media." Clicking it will bring up an interface allowing her to search for video--initially from three repositories containing copyright-free material--and drag chosen portions into the article, without having to install any video-editing software or do any conversions herself. The results will appear as a clickable video clip embedded within the article."

They will be requiring all video to use open-source formats. This is in hopes of getting content providers to open up their material to gain wider exposure on the Wikipedia website. There is also an in-browser editor that removes a lot of the headache often associated with any kind of video editing.

"Presently, the work flow is pretty atrocious" for people trying to download, convert, and edit video, says Dale, citing the notoriously confusing array of incompatible video formats now in use. With the new Wikipedia system, "people will be able to easily inject media into pages, in a way that wasn't possible before," says Michael Dale, a software engineer from Kaltura, the company assisting with development of the tools."

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The Internet

+ - The Liberal Party of Canada announces support of N

Submitted by bryxal
bryxal (933863) writes "The Liberal Party of Canada, currently leading in most polls (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/01/federal-poll357.html) has announced yesterday that it supports Net Neutrality. http://www.liberal.ca/en/newsroom/media-releases/15947_liberals-speak-out-in-support-of-net-neutrality saying: "Internet management should be neutral and not be permitted for anti-competitive behaviour nor should it target certain websites, users, providers or legitimate software applications. We must protect the openness and freedom of the internet, and maintain competition to spur innovation, improve service levels and reduce costs to users.""
Medicine

+ - Chinese passing off fake drugs as 'Made in India'->

Submitted by prapu
prapu (1147161) writes "The Times of India reports "Are fake drugs manufactured in China being pushed into various African countries with the `Made in India' tag? The Indian government has long suspected this to be the case, but it now has definite evidence for the first time. " http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/China/Chinese-passing-off-fake-drugs-as-Made-in-India/articleshow/4633377.cms"
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Comment: Re:R-Studio (Score 1) 399

by bryxal (#28184709) Attached to: What Data Recovery Tools Do the Pros Use?
I for one second the R-Studio. I used it and it worked well many times for me especially when dealing with broken RAID arrays. BUT I recently had to use UFS Explorer http://www.ufsexplorer.com/ because of a XFS partition and it was easier to use than R-Studio and supported more file systems, also their website has a whole bunch of tips as to how to identify what ordering the RAID drives are in for RAID 5 arrays and such.

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