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+ - Quebec government to force ISPs to block gambling websites

ottawanker writes: In order to drive more customers to their own online gambling website, the Quebec government and Loto-Quebec (the provincial organization in charge of gaming and lotteries) are thinking about forcing the province's ISPs to block all other online gambling websites. The list of websites to be blocked will be maintained by Loto-Quebec, and the government believes that the blocking will increase government revenue by up to $27 million (CAD) per year.

Comment: Ugh! (Score 5, Insightful) 308 308

So, they've said that they knew something like this was going to happen eventually.. If they knew it was going to happen eventually, they should have planned for it. And, if they were happy with the security measures before, why do they need to change them now?

Let's keep this in context.. One guy, seemingly acting alone, shot a few people. Unfortunately he did it on government land, so the instant response is 'Terrorism'.

One guy (well, two if you count our PM), screwing with our freedoms.

Comment: Why buy a product that you're going to jailbreak? (Score 2, Interesting) 136 136

When are people going to stop buying products that they feel the need to jailbreak instead of buying unlocked or open alternatives? Keep rewarding the bad behaviour that you don't like, and you'll just get more of the same, except locked down even better.

Comment: To help prevent people from buying AMD and nVidia (Score 3, Insightful) 80 80

Intel Xeon customers can reap higher performance for critical functions without translating the majority of their code to OpenCL or bothering to update it for GPGPU

In other words, to help prevent people from buying AMD and nVidia products.

Comment: Re:Ghost in the machine (Score 3, Interesting) 128 128

Electric power steering works with sensors on the steering wheel that detect when you turn it, and how much. The car then does some calculations taking into account the force and speed with which you turn the wheel, and the speed at which the vehicle is traveling. It then activates a motor, which actually turns the wheels.

I believe there is an electromagnetic clutch that disconnects the steering wheel from the actual rack and pinion, unless a fault is detected.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke

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