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Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 273

by cascadingstylesheet (#47951361) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Then why did they appear before the Commission at all? If they truly do not operate in Canada, then nothing the CRTC does affects them and they could blow off the whole thing with impunity.

Maybe they wanted to hear "the Commission" (caps? should I say it in an evil accent or something?) out. Maybe they wanted to make them look foolish. Who knows?

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 125

by Sloppy (#47945057) Attached to: Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

Already the industry is realizing what it needs to do.

Yep. In the wake of Snowden, people need to feel better. Performing encryption on a computer that you can't trust, is the best of both worlds and gives everyone what they need.

Users will be put at ease, manufacturers can check the "encryption" bullet point, and thanks to the computer working for someone other than the user, various other parties who "need" the data will be able to quietly get the keys without an unpleasant confrontation with the user. Everybody wins.

Comment: PDP11 (Score 1) 262

by danheskett (#47942197) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

I had a PDP11 in my basement, all full working, with loads of equipment to go with it. I had a fun time learning about the genesis of the industry and learning about the internals and workings of the machine.

Then I had a housefire. The machine and all of its components were completely ruined. I had a good laugh explaining it to the insurance adjuster. I think I got decent money for it because it was an antique, but it was limited because I didn't declare it separately on my policy.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.