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Comment: Re:Translation from Canadian CorpoSpeak (Score 1) 404 404

Aye, I've always been glad that I've not been subjected to Bell/Rogers/Cogeco, but it doesn't mean I need to be happy with what I do have.

It's like having a choice between genital herpes, and facial herpes. I'd much rather just not have either!

Comment: Re:Translation from Canadian CorpoSpeak (Score 1) 404 404

I was referring to Vancouver. I'll admit though, I have been out of the country for a couple years and due to return home in Feb.

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!

Comment: Re:Translation from Canadian CorpoSpeak (Score 1) 404 404

Don't forget the West Coast Shaw and Telus duopoly.

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.
The Internet

+ - BT to block piracy sites after court ruling->

scumfuker writes: "A High Court judge has ruled that BT must block access to a website which provides links to pirated movies.

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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The Media

Voicemail Hack Scandal Leads To Closure of UK Tabloid 268 268

Some Bitch writes "Britain's biggest selling Sunday tabloid will close after this Sunday's issue. The tabloid has been embroiled in a voicemail hacking controversy for some time now and the news that they compromised the voicemail of a murdered schoolgirl and paid bribes to Metropolitan police officers for stories kicked off a renewed assault on the paper. The News Corp daily counterpart to Sunday's News of the World is the Sun; the domain was registered two days ago."

Comment: In case I'm not the only one. (Score 1) 99 99

Wikipedia says:

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.

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau