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Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 318

by rhazz (#47949393) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Canada only has jurisdiction over what is can enforce its orders on. If Netflix has no employees or assets in Canada, Canada has no jurisdiction over Netflix.

The CRTC doesn't need jurisdiction over Netflix to make them play ball. They already have jursidiction over the ISPs which deliver Netflix content to canadian consumers, and I'm sure they could easily make doing business in Canada more expensive for them. If Netflix was untouchable then they would not have bothered to show up to the hearings.

Comment: Re:Time to exchange data on the American cops... (Score 1) 142

by rhazz (#47863863) Attached to: Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash
This gun already exists! Well... in an anime at least. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

Inspectors and Enforcers use large handguns called "Dominators"—special weapons designed to fire only at those with a higher-than-acceptable Crime Coefficient.

Comment: Re:Doesn't this pretty much kill 4chan? (Score 1) 134

by rhazz (#47824447) Attached to: After Celebrity Photo Leaks, 4chan Introduces DMCA Policy
But a huge amount of what is posted on 4chan are just copied images or gifs created from (one would assume) copyrighted films/videos. And I'm not just talking about the porn sections. If they go down this path and actually enforce it I think it's very likely a number of the forums will dry up.

Comment: Re:Quake...the game that ruined my plans for LIFE. (Score 1) 170

by rhazz (#47817861) Attached to: Changing the Rules of a 15-Year-Old Game: Quake Live Update Causes Controversy

so I Invested in a DUAL ISDN line (that's a 64 x 2 = 128k line) and pinged the bejeezus outta the competition

Why didn't you just download and use cheats? Paying $700 a month for something that will give you an automatic advantage over most players is pretty much the same thing in spirit, no?

Comment: Re:What about.. (Score 1) 158

by rhazz (#47757869) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
Oh get off your high horse. Yes, if only Canada had stamped out all other languages officially in government a hundred years ago, then we wouldn't have these issues today. And in the US there are definitely language issues - in some places you can speak any language you want as long as that language is English.

I very much disagree with Quebec's (and the rest of the country's) language laws, but the US isn't some magical place where all these problems don't exist - they just don't exist for the english population.

Comment: Re:Salesmen (Score 1) 161

by rhazz (#47719725) Attached to: Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills
We also have secondary phones for IT after-hours support. I suppose in our case this enables the phone to be passed around to whoever is on call, but really nobody wants their personal cell phone being called unless there is an emergency (and I work in a regulatory body so it's pretty much never an emergency).

Comment: Re:Big Data (Score 2) 181

by rhazz (#47713215) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem
Are there actually any ISPs refusing to peer who are NOT content providers? My understanding is that companies who are both ISPs and content providers want to cause trouble for Netflix on the ISP side so they don't have to compete on the content side. If there are ISPs refusing to peer who are not biased in this manner, I would assume they must have a more compelling argument?

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