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Comment: Re:Tell me when the subsidie run out (Score 1) 687

So when Canada imports gasoline from the USA are we paying the hidden subsidies/taxes at the refinery level? If so I would suggest that it's high time we implement more refinery capacity in Canada. $1US/Gallon is a massive amount of revenue heading south that could be redirected back into Canadian coffer's. In the 90's when the Canadian dollar was only worth $0.65 vs US$ I was paying $0.32 Liter for #2 Fuel Oil, the price in 2013 $CDN 1.3889/Liter. Similar increases have occurred throughout the entire petroleum industry.

Comment: Re:Nothing related to guns can be considered "smar (Score -1) 1388

by wwbbs (#42537463) Attached to: Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings
I Call BULL SHIT.... proof? Otherwise I say ... Unfortunately that poor old lady was also suffering from advanced Alzheimer's or Dementia and instead of a 300lb rapists it was group of girl guides selling cookies and she opened fire taking them all out and incidentally stray bullets also went through the wall and took the life's of someones parents leaving a poor baby to starve... I love to see a frail 75 year old utilize a firearm with the power required to stop 300lb aggressor and be able to accurately fire the weapon with out injury. Have you fired a hand gun? Hell a 75 year old be lucky if they're arthritis even allowed them to grip a gun..

Comment: Re:News Flash (Score 1) 626

by wwbbs (#41164119) Attached to: Study Shows Marijuana Use In Teens Correlates To Decreasing IQ
News Flash: Most kids have switched to the Synthetics drugs eg (research chemicals from China and India) so as not to get turfed from a Sports league and/or school in general. After years of propaganda youth have decided the same thing Generation X did; when they decided to consume mass amounts of mdma etc when it was all the rage in the 90's. I feel for this generation even more so for the next generation. When will "Joe & Jane Q. Public" wake up to the fact that while they keep creating more barrier's to legitimate usage that the people interested in exploring mind altering substances are still finding a way to to it; all the while organized crime is making tonnes of money. In order to see less youth abusing drug(s) we need to publish real scientific evidence not skewed by fundamentalists from either side of the argument. At the moment I see to many parallels to the arguments put forth by organized religion. "My deity is better than your deity"

Comment: Re:Caveat lector (Score 1) 406

by wwbbs (#40446255) Attached to: Intel Dismisses 'x86 Tax', Sees No Future For ARM

Comment: Re:Still alive (Score 1) 131

by wwbbs (#40369231) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Solution For an Email Discussion Forum?
Four words USENET "NOT SAFE FOR WORK" have you ever tried to blinding navigate the Usenet. I know that the amount of illicit and illegal stuff would make most prostitutes blush, let alone your manager or worse yet HR reviewing access logs. (generally most nntp clients download all the message headers)

Comment: Citadel (Score 1) 131

by wwbbs (#40369171) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Solution For an Email Discussion Forum?
Well if the Google Group thing does not meet your use case and neither does the standard mailman perhaps you want to look at something called Citadel the product is quite stable and very usable. best of all open source "Citadel is easy, versatile, and powerful, thanks to its exclusive "rooms" based architecture. No other platform seamlessly combines so many different features using this familiar and consistent metaphor. Packed with features email calendar/scheduling address books bulletin boards (forums) mailing list server instant messaging wiki and blog engines multiple domain support a powerful web interface see the full feature list..."

Comment: Re:System is Working (Score 1) 110

by wwbbs (#40022237) Attached to: Canadian Internet Surveillance Dies a Quiet, Lonely Death
Well Now it's not just the Pirates. The Entire world is in awe with the Malware and Virus, and other crackers and identity thieves. I think it really started to gain traction when the Mac/Apple world was exploited earlier this month. One way or another the Internet will not be the same in a few short years. The technology now exists to keep the Gated communities closed whilst still earning money. Hell just think we could all be using AOL if broadband hadn't expanded at the rate it did. Now we have Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco that control the world. The amount of outsourcing is just crazy. Just because the best tech exists don't be fooled that's what people will tend towards.

Comment: Re:Disagree (Score 1) 316

by wwbbs (#39590479) Attached to: Egypt Banned Porn, But How Much of the Internet Is That?
Well not sure what type of porn you watch with or without your wife. I must disagree with your Observation(s) unless of course you can site some proof? However I would suggest the type of porn you watch may not be conducive to healthy sex life. eg, if your wife is pushing 50-55 don;t watch something like "XXX Teen Tail" (hopefully fake name) as it may make her feel old.

+ - Raspberry Pi Needs CE Certificate-> 1

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judgecorp writes "After many delays, the Raspberry Pi computer has arrived in Britain, but has been stopped by the need for a CE approval sticker to say it meets European regulations. The Raspberry Pi Foundation expects the sticker to be a formality, and says it failed to apply because it thought the Pi did not qualify as a "finished end product"."
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+ - SPAM: Vehicle warning system can detect vehicles in the driver's blind spot

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johnsmith7866 writes "This new driver assistance system makes use of our unique signal processing capability which has been upgraded so as to offer additional functions. Multiple use of the sensor hardware makes new advanced driver assistance systems more economical. And the more vehicles which are fitted with these systems, the safer our roads will become overall"
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Comment: Re:Awesome.. but some perspective (Score 2) 227

by wwbbs (#39508649) Attached to: In Your Face, Critics! Red Hat Passes $1 Billion In Revenue
MS is a Mature Company. They are having a hell of time milking their Cash Cows right now. MS Office and MS Server both have significantly declining sales. Everything else they have touched has been a loss leader (xbox, bing, win mobile etc) This is an attempt to capture market share before falling completely into the toilet. Red Hat inc on the other hand has grown from the ether into a profitable company despite a product portfolio significantly smaller than M$. Where Red Hat Shines is the offer the best of the best when it comes to support of their software. Enterprise Red Hat Linux is significantly cheaper when you factor in the level of support you get. Do not forget that even companies as large as IBM outsource or licence Enterprise Red Hat Linux as it feels a niche market that if AIX were to support it would cause a significant profit decline based on AIX market share. I personally have paid for many Domino/Lotus Notes server's installation/migrations from Windows to RedHat as it far more cost effective based on 5-7year hardware cycles. (Which in some government agencies is a short life span. I've seen RS/6000 and IBM PL300's have uptime's measured in thousands of days and life cycles approaching 15years)

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