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It's like having a choice between genital herpes, and facial herpes. I'd much rather just not have either!
That article does look like there may be something interesting happening now, but ultimately in the past years a lot of it has just been show. I am keen on the market entry of Wind Mobile, and the effect it will have on the cellular services. Little off topic, but as Canadians, our mobile market isn't very nice either.
And yeah, I always have been glad that I don't need to use Bell/Rogers/Cogeco, like the rest of the poor saps in the east. Though, it doesn't mean I need to be happy about what I do have available!
There are agreements in place to not step over their bounds and go east. Of course they also collude on pricing and packages, so there is no real competition in their respective areas anyways.
I'm glad something similar would never happen on Slashdot...
Newzbin 2 is a members-only site which organises and lists a large amount of the illegally copied material found on Usenet discussion forums.
The landmark case is the first time that a British internet service provider has been ordered to block access to such a site."
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Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used to convert books and documents into electronic files, to computerize a record-keeping system in an office, or to publish the text on a website. OCR makes it possible to edit the text, search for a word or phrase, store it more compactly, display or print a copy free of scanning artifacts, and apply techniques such as machine translation, text-to-speech and text mining to it. OCR is a field of research in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision.
There also seems to be a minor tone of irritation when 'the public' and 'Michael Geist' is mentioned.
Damn you pesky citizens of a sovereign nation, getting in the way of our plans for your country...
Seeing it explicitly laid out like that is just, well, disturbing.