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Comment: Re:Dear Canada.... (Score 1) 380

by rhazz (#48205397) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
And also regarding security, as soon as the news broke they locked down EVERY federal building in the city, not just the core. I am half way across the city from Parliament and I still cannot even leave the building to get food (lockdown at 10am, it's now 2pm), nor can anyone enter. They didn't even let those who were outside having a smoke back in. While this is certainly a reality check for us, sadly I foresee many billions of dollars being wasted on over-the-top security reactions in the near future - and it won't matter if it was politically motivated or not.

Comment: Re:Dear Canada.... (Score 1) 380

by rhazz (#48205319) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
The security at most federal buildings in Ottawa is inadequate to handle this kind of threat. Do you think it's reasonable to post guards at every federal building? How many? With assault rifles? Parliament is also a public building (though the web site does indicate there are security scans - I admit I live here and have never been in it). And don't forget that the guy was taken out within sight of the main entrance by a swarm of both uniformed and non-uniformed guards.

Comment: Re:Dear Canada.... (Score 1) 380

by rhazz (#48205211) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
The person who ran over the two in Montreal was already known to RCMP as a suspected radicalized individual. Fortunately we cannot arrest people based on their beliefs alone, he had to act or plan to act before he could be taken in. Unfortunately he apparently skipped the "planning" stage and went straight to running people down - he probably did it spur of the moment. I'm not sure how you could prevent that unless you jailed him just for reading jihadist material, or had an armed detail follow him around 24/7.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 324

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.

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.

Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.