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Comment: Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (Score 1) 170

by number17 (#48547935) Attached to: Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack
Remember that time when people were told to vote with their wallets?

Seems like people don't know what happened, don't care what happened, or more likely don't know how it can hurt them.

Don't worry though, in 2011, after the last big hack, Sony changed their Terms & Conditions so that you^H^H^H they would have limited damages in the future.

Comment: Re:And it won't be (Score 1) 144

by number17 (#48405681) Attached to: What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy
In Canada the mega-congolmerates control the news and the cables it runs on. Just look at the big 2



And then in 2012 these guys bought 75% in MLSE who own the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC.... and around 6 stadiums that they either own, invest and operate, or are invested in. They've gone complete vertical in the Toronto market.

Comment: Re:Was impressed until.. (Score 2) 144

by number17 (#48405579) Attached to: What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

Yes, its the same idea as cell phone usage. You get a certain up/down speed and a bandwidth cap. Based on the pricing, the GP is likely talking about Teksavvy who leases their cable and DSL lines from either Rogers and Bell.

Here is an example of Rogers pricing:

Comment: Re:No deaths? (Score 1) 174

by number17 (#47855217) Attached to: Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids
To be clear, you don't want the IRS to have the power to prosecute those who don't pay their taxes or are fraudulent in reporting them? If that's what you meant I would ask that you rethink the consequences of having no repercussions for not paying your taxes.

You don't happen to work for one of those big US telecom companies like AT&T or Comcast do you? Is that why you want to get rid of the FCC regulations and those pesky Net Neutrality folks?

Comment: Re:I can't wait (Score 1) 137

by number17 (#47827759) Attached to: New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

They can track it day and night, the phone will never get used whether I'm behind the wheel or in my house :-) I can't wait.

Good luck with that. Where I live an odometer reading is required as well as the occasional drive clean test for plate renewal. Let us know what they say when you report the same reading each year.

Comment: Re:stopping who? (Score 2) 322

by number17 (#47822599) Attached to: The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban
Explain yourself if you are going to cite the search term "Australia Gun Ban".

Australian Firearm Laws

State laws govern the possession and use of firearms in Australia. These laws were largely aligned under the 1996 National Firearms Agreement (NFA). Anyone wishing to possess or use a firearm must have a Firearms Licence and, with some exceptions, be over the age of 18. Owners must have secure storage for their firearms. Each firearm in Australia must be registered to the owner by serial number. Some states allow an owner to store or borrow another person's registered firearm of the same category.

It isn't easy being the parent of a six-year-old. However, it's a pretty small price to pay for having somebody around the house who understands computers.